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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. 

 Friends of Rippey Freedom Rock Fundraiser a Success

      The Friends of Rippey hosted the Churdan Town and Country Band in a fundraiser for the Greene County Freedom Rock on Saturday evening August 13th, 2016. There was a cool breeze, and the threat of rain vanished as the band played familiar tunes.
       The event was well attended, with about 75 persons bringing their lawn chairs and setting up on the lawn in front of the library/community room.
      The band played familiar tunes in the shade of the Rolling Hills Bank.  One of the most enjoyable was a reading done by Jeff Lamoureux about “Duty, Honor, Freedom" with the band playing background music.
       Ice cream was served by the Friends of Rippey, along with sweets provided by the Veterans of Greene County.  Mr. Don Ihnken provided information about the rock and photos of it were passed around for all to see. It is very big rock and will be moved to the permanent site between the former Milligan Grain elevator, and the Jefferson Depot. The audience was surprised to learn the rock will be painted in October of 2016, rather than April of 2017.
      When the band played the tunes associated with the branches of the military, Greene County Veterans were asked to come forward during the military salute. Rippey veterans included LaVere Derry, Dennis Ulrich, Gary Schmidt, Garry Higgins, Gary Weaver, Jack Lint, and Dan Brubaker from the Army, Mike Scharingson, from the Air Force and Phil Roberts, from the National Guard.
      An army helmet was circulated through the crowd, in a pass the hat gesture that resulted in $850.00 for the painting of the Rock. 
      It was an enjoyable evening, for a very good cause.

     A committee composed of veterans and representatives of the Fair Association, the county supervisors, and the Jefferson city council is spearheading the project. Artist Bubba Sorenson will paint the rock next April. The committee is working to raise between $15,000 and $20,000 to cover Sorenson’s fees and the necessary landscaping, lighting, cement work and signage.

Special School Election September 13, 2016 

The Special School Election for Greene County Community School District will be held on September 13, 2016. The polls will be open from 7:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m in all Greene County Community School District regular polling places. Rippey precinct is located in the community/library building.

 Voters will consider issuing $19.4 million in general obligation bonds for a school construction/renovation project.  Also, voters will elect a board member to fill the remaining term of office that became vacant on the resignation of Susan Burkett last January.  Mike Dennhardt was appointed to fill the position until the next election.  Burkett's term will end in 2017.

Nomination petitions will be available at the school administrative building at 204 W. Madison Street in Jefferson.  The deadline for returning nominating petitions is August 19 at 5:00 p. m.

Rippey Public Library  Katrina Buttler, Librarian
224 Main St; PO Box 184
Rippey, IA  50235
Phone: 515.436.7714 E-mail:
Rippey Library Website:  
Library Hours:
Mon 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue 2 pm - 6 pm
Wed 3 pm - 6 pm
Thu 2 pm - 7 pm
Fri 3 pm - 6 pm


The library has children's zoo passes (good until Dec 31, 2016 except for special events).  One ticket will be given to each child (12 and under) if they can come in and give me a verbal book report on a book they have read this summer.  (The report will need to be detailed and not just be the summary on the book itself.)  One ticket for every report while supplies last.

Quiet week here at the library as we get ready for school, book club and movie night!

To celebrate the start of school, we'll be showing a Movie in the Grass here at the library.   Friday, August 26th at 8:45 pm, we'll be showing The Angry Birds Movie and serving free popcorn.  Bring your blankets, chairs, bug spray and family friendly drinks and enjoy a fun night with the kids.  (All children must be supervised.)

Book club will be starting September 1st.  Our first book will be Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.  Please message the library on Facebook, send an email or call and let us know you would like to be part of RPL Book Club so I can make sure we have enough books for everyone.

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing you at the movie!

Rippey United Methodist Church

PO Box 286, 103 West Main St. Rippey, IA 50235
Pastor Paul Burrow
Pastor Rosa Soto
Phone: 436-7731
Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Children's Sunday School not meeting during the summer
Worship Service is at 11:00 a m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00

Tuesday, August 23, Ellen Johnston will speak to the group about her experiences as a teacher in other countries.  All are welcome to hear her speak at 10:00.

Rally Day, August 28, 2016

The Rippey Methodist church is celebrating rally Sunday August 28, 2016.  We are focusing on “pumping up” the whole church.  This being a little different as we usually focus on the children’s Sunday school.  It will be a church service that will involve the congregation and provide up-lifting music!  We are looking forward to a year of spiritual growth in our church!

Choir will not be meeting over the summer. There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall for special music this summer.  Share your talent with us!!

Ladies Aid and Rippey Lions will not meet until September.





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Upcoming Events
Rippey Yoga Aug 31, 2016 07:15 AM - 08:15 PM
Rippey Ladies Aid Meeting September 1, 2016 Sep 01, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Rippey UMC
Rippey Lions Club Meeting Thursday, September 1, 2016 Sep 01, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Rippey UMC
Rippey City Council Meeting Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Sep 06, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Rippey Community Room
Special Greene County School Election September 13, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM — Rippey Community/Library Building
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