Former Rippey Doctor Recalls Early Practice

Dr. Walter Chase, Article, 1980 Jefferson Herald, October 30, 1980 (Doc Chase also sent this article to the Rippey Library to be shared with the community.) Former Rippey Doctor Recalls Early Practice The following clipping taken from the New-Sun., published in Sun City, AZ, on Oct 4, 1980, was submitted to the Rippey postmaster, who in turn gave it to Read more…..

A. M. Hull Sells Grocery Store

Rippey businessman, A. M. Hull, sells grocery store to Claude Johnson and James Chambers, December 1910. From The Jefferson Bee, December 7, 1910 A. M Hull sold his stock of general merchandise, also the hardware and implements last week to Claude Johnson and James Chambers Jr. They began invoicing Monday a n d will occupy the same buildings where Mr. Read more…..

Lions Club Donation

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Nancy Hanaman, President of the Rippey Lions Club presented the Rippey Library Director, Shawneene Kenan with a check for $500. The library relies on donations as well as their own fundraisers each year to supplement the budget, so this gift is a wonderful, unexpected example of a local organization supporting their community.  This gift also Read more…..

Rippey Lions Club Met April 7, 2018

The Rippey Lions Club enjoyed their monthly potluck meal at the recent meeting. Plans were reviewed for the pancake breakfast on April 7, 2018 with Cindy and Mark Devilbiss as coordinators. During the business meeting, the group decided to contribute to support the Rippey Public Library and Team Velda’s Varieties in memory of Velda DeMoss as part of the Greene Read more…..

Easter Guests

Recent guests of Virgene Morse were Diane and Terry Ostendorf, Ben, Madelyn, Michaela and Sam Van de Berg who brought Scout to join in the festivities. Also gathering in the fun were Kevin and Delores Blanshan and Kelsey Blanshan.  They got together Saturday to celebrate Virgene and Kelsey’s birthdays with supper and cake made by the girls.  Eric was able Read more…..

Arizona Visit Concluded

Jean Borgeson returned home from a month’s visit with her daughter and family in Chandler, AZ.  The kids are growing and participating in T-Ball.  The last week there were games or practices every evening.  It makes for a very busy household to get everyone ready on time.  The weather was not so bad when arriving home.  Saturday afternoon was enjoyable Read more…..

Reflections On New Life

Thursday, April 5, 2018 I attended a funeral for a woman who was important to me and the Rippey United Methodist congregation I attend.  Doris Brown was nearly 90 when she died. She provided a legacy of family, commitment to children, to neighbors and friends as well as to her church.  That is the setting for these thoughts. One of Read more…..

Pondering My Parents

I grew up the second child of Bob and Mary Hanaman, on Argall Avenue in Beloit, Wisconsin.  My sister, Marianne, was 3.5 years older than myself.  Argall Avenue was a street filled with all kinds of neighbors.  Two people I thought were married were but siblings living together.  Five families had children near my age but younger than my sister.  Read more…..

Paved Turn Off From Highway 144 To Be Widened

Mayor Dan Brubaker was recently notified by the Iowa Department of Transportation that the evergreen trees at the north end of Rippey were to be cut down. The Highway 144 diagonal which runs from Southeast to Northwest through Rippey intersects with Greene County Road P46 from the North. The trees were cut to improve the visibility and later in the Read more…..

Rippey Winner

The City of Rippey hit the “jackpot” at the Wild Rose Casino on Tuesday evening but they were not gambling. Rather, they were the big winner in the competitive grant competition receiving $80,000 to re-purpose the Rippey School gymnasium into a fire station. In addition the City of Rippey received $12,258.00 from the Gaming Corporation as their per population reimbursement. Read more…..