Lee Owen Vohs

10/9/84 – 9/2/17 Courtesy of Hastings Funeral Home, Perry, IA Lee Owen Vohs, son of Gary Lee Vohs and Kimberly Kay Swaink, was born October 09, 1984 and passed away on September 2, 2017 in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the young age of 32. Lee lived most of his life in the Silver City, Iowa community where he was a Read more…..

Central College Football Team Dines in Rippey

                The Central College football team stopped at Rippey Saturday evening to eat their post-game meal following their game with Buena Vista at Storm Lake.  This has been a continuing tradition since 1986 when Velda DeMoss first suggested the idea.  Quoting Velda in her “Velda’s Varieties” column in the Globe Free Press Nov. 21, 1996 when she recapped that evening:  Read more…..

Pleasant Visit

Connie Neese and Jean Borgeson spent a pleasant afternoon after church on Sunday, September 17, visiting Eleanor Whiton and Ben Vannatta at the Rowley Home in Perry.  Ben’s daughter, Jeannie and her husband Pete Kottra of Ankeny were visiting Ben, so it was an extra treat to visit with them.

Joyce Maack’s 80th

Phil and Toni Roberts spent the afternoon Saturday visiting Toni’s sister, Joyce Maack at The Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Algona.  Although conversation was sometimes difficult, Toni was happy to be with her sister and help her celebrate her 80th birthday! Afterwards they stopped for a visit with Joyce’s daughter, Stacy Barber and enjoyed watching part of the Iowa game. Read more…..

Rippey Birder

Colleen Radabaugh of rural Rippey has seen 65 different species of birds this year, primarily from her window or her front porch. Colleen and her husband, Toni reside 3 miles southeast of Rippey on a heavily wooded farm which has allowed her to see Orioles, Hummingbirds, as well as Kestrels. Colleen labors to feed the birds, and provide them water Read more…..

Weekend Visit

Iva Jo Muir and Jean Borgeson attended the Clay County Fair Saturday afternoon to Monday, September 11, 2017. They enjoyed watching C. J. and Kayla Muir participate in the cattle show on Sunday and Monday morning. The time was enjoyable and the weather cooperated. We walked more than we normally do, but found shady spots to sit with other people Read more…..

Spontaneous Celebration

Over the Labor Day weekend Toni and Phil Roberts received a call from their granddaughter Lindsay Rinehart from Bettendorf to come for a visit the next day. Much to their delightful surprise the visit included Lindsay’s sisters and husbands and children–Sarah and Corey Bradley and sons Camden and Corbyn of Winterset and Karen and Gregg Rooney with nine month old Read more…..

Family Memories

Recent visitors with Dale and Nancy Hanaman were Robert Huber, Cedar Falls,,and Jim Dobbins, Ballwin, MO. They shared lunch together and family memories.