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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.

NOTE: Weather Related Closings:  Rippey Public Library will be closed if Greene County Schools are canceled due to inclement weather conditions.

Rippey Library Board of Trustees meet for their regular monthly meeting, Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.

Rippey City Council will meet  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00 for a special meeting  to consider a resolution to convey property to Heartland CO-OP, The regular monthly meeting will follow. Council meetings are held in the community room.

Rippey Library,  Shawneene Kenan, Librarian


The Library has the CD and Disc cleaning machine now until the end of the month! The cost is 1.00 for DVDs and 2.00  for game discs.

Friends of Rippey

Friends of Rippey were privileged to be asked to serve the Keith Devilbiss estate sale that was held Saturday, February 18.  The food was ready to serve at 11:00 in the back part of the school building. The weather cooperated so there was a huge crowd attending and the auction was still going strong into late afternoon.  Thanks to those who furnished and especially to those who worked.

It’s ironic that Keith was part of the crew who worked on this building, in 1957. Carrying mud for that addition was one job for Keith that summer and when the building was completed, the contractor, Roth Construction, offered him a chance to take a fully paid, seven week training course. This began his life-long career of working with mortar and bricks.  He also loved to share his experiences of special buildings in Iowa that he helped build or repair, but his eyes really lit up remembering his work at the Rippey School and the Rippey Methodist Church. Putting the last stone in place at approximately 4:30 a.m., the morning of the dedication of the church on April 15, 1973, made for an entertaining memory he liked to share. Little did he know he was given another chance to leave his mark, this time at the school where he began his career.  He was especially proud of completing the monument. Keith loved Rippey, was a great supporter and promoter for the community...Jean Borgeson


The deadline for the Rippey School Memorial Bricks will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  Ten bricks are the minimum number that can be ordered.  Several people have ordered a brick as a memory for someone special in their life, or to show respect and gratitude for that deserving person. For some it was a relative, or a teacher, or a good friend.

The cost is $50.00 per brick, and the checks may be sent to the Friends of Rippey, Box 52, Rippey, Iowa.  The forms are available at the church or the library, may be downloaded from the Facebook page, "Remembering the Rippey School" and on the Rippey News web page at


Toddler Fest is coming soon! The theme this year is " Bee a Reader" Parents can mark their calendars for Saturday April 8th starting at 10 am until noon. This is a come and go event for children 2-5 years old and their families. There will be about 20 stations for the kids to visit. This is a FREE event held at the Jefferson Rec Center. There will be special appearances by Clifford, The Big Red Dog, from the Scholastic series and Martha, from the IPTV series, Martha Speaks.  This annual event is funded by the Greene County Supervisors to the Greene County Library Association to promote collaborative programs during the year.  Another popular program will be the final Summer Reading event. Without this funding the libraries wouldn't be able host these kinds of events by themselves. 

Rippey 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

Adult Choir Practice at 7:00 p. m. every Wednesday, except the 1st Wednesday, which is Administrative Council meeting every other month.





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Upcoming Events
Rippey Lions Club Meet Thursday, February 2, 2017 Feb 02, 2017 - Mar 02, 2017 — Rippey United Methodist Church
Rippey Rippey Library Board Meeting, Monday, February 27, 2017 Feb 27, 2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Rippey Public Library
Rippey UMC Joins Perry UMC for Ash Wednesday Services, March 1, 2017 Mar 01, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Perry UMC
Rippey Ladies Aid Meet Thursday, March 2, 2017 Mar 02, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Rippey UMC
Rippey Lions Club Meeting, March 2, 2017 Mar 02, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
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