Jingle Mingle

Those who attended the “Jingle and Mingle” party at the library on December 13, 2017 enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere.  The community room was decorated and there were plenty of goodies to eat.  The young people who took part in the games and contests, provided great entertainment for the older crowd, who were content to watch the fun.  Many thanks to those who helped Read more…..

Third Sunday of Advent

The Third Sunday of Advent worship services on Sunday morning, December 17, 2017, were conducted by the True Heroes Under God (THUG) youth group.  The group provided poems, songs and instrumental music during the service, with the help of their leader, Angela Abbas and her husband, Jason, who filled in for Avery Bardole, who was sick.  The members who took part were Read more…..

Recent Lions Club Meeting

  The Rippey Lions Club held their annual Christmas potluck meal at their regular meeting. Cindy and Mark coordinated the meal and provided pulled pork sandwiches. The group began plans for the 2018 BRR Ride and a breakfast in Mar. 2018. Following the meal, Maralynn Rinker led the group in a sing-a-long featuring favorite Christmas songs with Midge Vannatta playing all Read more…..

GC Godzilla’s Lego Club

            Jean Borgeson attended the newly formed Greene County Godzilla’s Lego Club pre-contest practice on Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at the Greene County Extension Office in Jefferson. The five boys, including grandson, Kale, had been meeting weekly for six weeks or so to build and program a robot.  This robot had 2 1/2 minutes to complete several different tasks to overcome Read more…..

Birthday Celebration

John and Dena Bardole hosted a birthday celebration for John and his son, Alex, both with Dec. 7th birthdays, at their home in Des Moines.  Those helping celebrate were Shelley and Randy Prati, Scott Bardole, Maddie Bardole, Tory Beger, Tess and Mark Isaacson, and Dale and Nancy Hanaman.

Christmas Music Recital

        The music students of Janice Johnston performed to an appreciative crowd of 52 relatives and friends on Sunday, December 3, 2017.  The Rippey Community Room and Library building was decorated for the season and Midge Vannatta was playing Christmas music before the program started to get us all in the Christmas spirit.                 Eight students performed on the piano, Read more…..

Jolly Good Time

Doris Brown joined her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Kathy Brown and their two granddaughters Jaycee and Jasmine and their cousin, Isabella Craig of Sioux City, to Des Moines to view the Jolly Holiday Lights Friday evening. Doris reported it was very beautiful and it was fun listening to the girls’ reactions.  She joined Jean Borgeson on Saturday for a visit Read more…..

Lori Line Christmas Concert

Sharon Ulrich and Jean Borgeson enjoyed the Lori Line Christmas Concert at the Perry Fine Arts Center on Monday December 4th. It was a great way to open the Christmas season. 

Day Full of Laughter

           For Jean Borgeson, a simple visit to Phyllis Gannon on Wednesday afternoon to deliver a birthday card for Phyllis, turned into visiting long enough to enjoy a bowl of chili with her and John. She was expecting a full house for Thanksgiving and also they were able to celebrate her 91st birthday that day.  It’s always an estimate when she is asked Read more…..

Thanksgiving Traditions

    Philip and Toni Roberts thought they would “eat out” this Thanksgiving for a change of pace but when a free turkey was available with the ham they bought, plans changed to a home cooked meal for just the two of them (after all it was just a 12 pound turkey)! Well, this twosome soon became seven when daughter Wendy Read more…..