Birthday Wishes

Mary (Ethell) Cunningham will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 7, 2017. Cards may be sent to her at: 2344 330th St. Rippey, Iowa 50235

Baseball Fundraising in the Old Days

Fundraising for baseball  in Rippey was common in the “old days.”  One in particular that caught my eye was the one announced Thursday, August 16,1951, in the Jefferson Herald.  There must be some fun memories from this game.  Franklin Johnson was Mary Cunningham’s uncle, so you can be sure I will be asking her about it! Admission was only 60 Read more…..

Weaver Travels

                Gary and Mary and David and Ada Weaver traveled to Sioux City last Wednesday to watch Nathan Basye play his last regular season baseball game of the summer. A light evening meal was served by Theresa, and the time before the game was spent visiting, and catching up on past family events. Read more…..

Model A Ford Club Lunch in Rippey

Eight Model A cars of Cedar Rapids Car Club enjoyed lunch in Rippey at noon on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Lunch was served by Friends of Rippey, with proceeds to help fund the Rippey Library for the year’s Summer Reading Program. The group was welcomed by Mayor Dan Brubaker, Phil and Toni Roberts, Shawneene Kenan, and Gary and Mary Weaver Read more…..

Piano Recital

Violin, guitar, and piano students of Janice Johnston performed for their families and friends on Sunday evening, June 4 in the Rippey Community Room.  Approximately 47 parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and teachers enjoyed the talents of the seven students who were featured. Those who shared their talents were, JoAllyn Rowe, Summer South, Keegan Lawrence, Daniel Cervany, Becca Davis, Tessa Fisher-Kerns, Read more…..

Memorial Day 2017

            The Kinkead-Martin Legion Post #583 provided their annual ceremony at Pleasant Hill on Sunday, May 28 and again, on Monday, May 29, 2017 beginning at the church services at the Fairview United Methodist Church and concluding with the ceremony at Fairview Cemetery.  They traveled to the Bowers-Angus Cemetery, Old Rippey Cemetery, saluting the veterans Read more…..

Rippey Alumni Party, May 27, 2017

            The annual meeting of the Rippey Consolidated School was held on May 27, 2017 in the Rippey United Methodist Church.              The meal was served at noon and afterwards, the group retired to the sanctuary for the meeting. President, Verdina Hastings presided.             The Praise Power Trio, consisting of Read more…..

Nathanael Greene Hosts Lions Club Meeting

    Nathanael Greene (Roger Aegeter), namesake for Greene County, arrived in his Revolutionary War uniform at the June 1, 2017 meeting of Rippey Lions Club. He shared about his early life in Rhode Island,his friendship with George Washington, and life after the war. He told the group that he was familiar with military strategy and was a key advisor to Read more…..

Cousin Reunion at Hanaman Home

Visitors on Memorial Day with Dale and Nancy Hanaman were the children and families of Bryan and Mavis Young, Wallace and Ruth Young and Mary (Young) and Laurence Huber. Cousins came from Texas, Missouri and Iowa. Guests included, Lynn Young Lawton, Mark Young, Sterling and Vicki Young, Robert Huber and Lyn Countryman, Kathy Young Sellers, Roger and Jackie Young, Eldon Read more…..