You are here: Home

Rippey Iowa Community Notes!!

Announcements of interest in and around the Rippey Community.

 The meeting minutes, policies and city ordinance concerning the Rippey Public Library are located under the About Our Library  tab.  The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees governs under the guidelines in the Iowa Trustee's Handbook located at   Mandy Easter is the Law Librarian, Iowa Library Services Law Library.  The Rippey Public Library is in the Central Iowa District.  Maryann Mori is the District Consultant and Doreen Buls is the Library Resource Technician  These resources are available to help libraries with any questions that may need to be explained. Training for librarians and trustees are held for the libraries in their district.  In Greene County, all six libraries are well represented when the training sessions are scheduled.  The libraries take turns hosting these events.

At the April 3, 2017 Rippey City Council meeting, they approved the appointment of Brenda Roberts to finish the term of Jo Bardole, who resigned in March.  Brenda has been a great supporter and volunteer over the years and will be a great addition to the roll of trustee


RIPPEY LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS:   The new summer hours will be from 11:00 – 3:00 Monday – Friday starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and continuing until July 15.  Starting July 15th the following hours will be posted as summer hours until Labor Day. M, T, W, F 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  NOTE:  THE ONLY CHANGE IS THE THURSDAY HOURS.

Rippey Library Summer Reading Program begins Friday, July 14th.  The theme is, “Build a  Better World.”  For more information contact Shawneene at the library. 515-436-7714

Rippey Library Summer  Reading  Program schedule.  All times are from  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Friday, July 14th – Kick-Off Party!

Monday, July 17th - Cities

Friday, July 21st  -  Recycling

Monday, July 24th – Green Thumb

Friday, July 28th - Lunch and Buzz

Monday, July 31st – DNR Dan Towers

Friday, August 4th @ 12:00 - Pizza Party

Baseball Fundraising Memories

August 16, 1951  Jefferson Herald

 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 cents, I see.  Oh, how fundraising in general has changed!..Jean Borgeson

 Cooper Ladies Team vs. Rippey Men In Baseball Benefit Sunday

 Rippey—The Cooper ladies baseball team, one of the outstanding clubs of its kind in this part of the

state, will meet the Rippey baseball team here Sunday evening in a benefit performance for the  Rippey


            The public is invited to attend the performance, which will get under way at 8:15 on the diamond here.

            There is considerable back-and forth bantering involved in the battle between the Rippey men and

the Cooper ladies—and Umpires Franklin Johnson and Dewey Rench have indicated that "there

have been attempts to influence the officials' game time decisions."

            Rules for the game will be according to those set up by the Cooper International Ladies Baseball

organization. At this point, the significance of this long title is not clear to the Rippey males. Neither is i t clear just what the "new rules" will have to offer.

Game time is 8-15 p.m.


Ad in paper:



The Outstanding Ladies (?) Team (?) from Cooper vs.

Rippey, in a benefit performance for the Rippey ball

players. Don't miss this game for a good time and

plenty of laughs. Their only performance in the state

this year. Time 8:15. Admission 60c.


Rippey United Methodist Church

Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235

Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731

Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
THUG (True Heroes Under God) Youth Group 6 p. m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Choir practice will resume next fall





Click here to go to