Rippey Library News

           The Rippey Library’s second annual car show was a great success.  There was good food, awesome cars, motorcycles, a tractor, including a lawn tractor, and a Volvo semi-truck with attached 5th wheel camper.             The day was hot!  Who would have thought that it would be 90 degrees on the 23rd of September!!             Thank you to all Read more…..

Recent Meeting

            The Rippey Lions Club held their regular meeting at the Rippey United Methodist Church on September 21, 2017. The meal was prepared and served by Phyllis Bardole and Jo Bardole. After the business meeting, Nancy Burrow presented the program, “Lions, Lions Everywhere.”  She gave a short history of the Lions Club organization, noting that there are 1.4 million members 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 Radebaugh 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…..