February 13, 2017


The deadline for the Rippey School Memorial Bricks will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Ten bricks are the minimum number that can be ordered.  Several people have ordered a brick as a memory for someone special in their life, or to show respect and gratitude for that deserving person. For some it was a relative, or a teacher, or a good friend.

The cost is $50.00 per brick, and the checks may be sent to the Friends of Rippey, Box 52, Rippey, Iowa.  The forms are available at the church or the library, may be downloaded from the Facebook page, "Remembering the Rippey School" and here.



Rippey United Methodist Church

PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235
Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
THUG Youth Group 6 p. m
Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Rippey Public Library

Shawneene Kenan, Librarian
224 Main Street, PO Box 184
Rippey, IA 50235
Phone: 515.436.7714
Website: www.rippey.lib.ia.us
E-mail: rippeyli@windstream.net

Monday 1:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 2:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00
Thursday 2:00 – 7:00
Friday -- 3:00 – 6:00

Rippey News

Rippey Lions Club

The Rippey Lions Club will meet on Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at the Rippey United Methodist Church. The meal will be served by Yvettte Bardole and Carmen McColley. Phil Roberts is in charge of the program. Thanks to all who helped with serving for the Bike Ride Rippey. It was a busy day.

 Friends of Rippey

Friends of Rippey were privileged to be asked to serve the Keith Devilbiss estate sale to be held Saturday, February 18.  The food will be ready to serve at 11:00 in the back part of the school building, located in Rippey. 

It’s ironic that Keith was part of the crew who worked on this building, in 1957. Carrying mud for that addition was one job for Keith that summer and when the building was completed, the contractor, Roth Construction, offered him a chance to take a fully paid, seven week training course. This began his life-long career of working with mortar and bricks.  He also loved to share his experiences of special buildings in Iowa that he helped build or repair, but his eyes really lit up remembering his work at the Rippey School and the Rippey Methodist Church. Putting the last stone in place at approximately 4:30 a.m., the morning of the dedication of the church on April 15, 1973, made for an entertaining memory he liked to share. Little did he know he was given another chance to leave his mark, this time at the school where he began his career.  He was especially proud of completing the monument. Keith loved Rippey, was a great supporter and promoter for the community. 

Birthday Celebration

Connie Neese enjoyed the weekend with the David and Barb Ovenshire family in Cedar Rapids.  The occasion was to help celebrate Keagan and Delaney their 17th birthday.  These busy girls play soccer and have jobs, one at a pizza place.  This afforded them the honor to provide pizza for the family gathering!  Connie returned home on Sunday.

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