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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.

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 Friday, July  14th:  12-2 Monday, July 17th:  12-2 Friday, July 21st:  12-2 Monday, July 24th:  12-2 Friday, July 28th:  12-2 Monday, July 31st:  12-2 Friday, August 4th:  12-2

Walt Anderson Field Fundraiser June 24, 2017

Rippey Baseball Field

Friends of Rippey and others gathered on the lawn of the Rippey Community Room on Saturday evening June 24 to listen to a rousing Town and Country Band concert.  Traditional Sousa and Karl King marches were played along with a 60’s medley. A favorite from that was “YMCA” and several of the listeners participated in making the usual letter moves.   There were some serious pieces including “Halleluiah” that were very much appreciated by those in attendance.  The Town and Country Band directed by Snowy Chargo was at its finest.

The evening kicked off with a summertime picnic held in the Community Room. Food items were donated by Shawn and Lori DeMoss in loving memory of late Velda, DeMoss the former President of the Friends of Rippey, (FOR). Additional sweets were donated and the meal was served by Friends of Rippey members.

During the concert Mary Weaver Friends of Rippey leader announced that $850 was donated by those who enjoyed the meal.  (Additional funds were received after the announcement).  In addition she announced a former coach of the East Greene Hawks had left over funds remaining from a ball field fund raiser and he will be donating $750.00 to the project of remodeling the Grand Stand Bleachers. The evening well exceeded the $1000 goal established with that donation.

Total contributions to date are $2500, of the $3000 needed to complete the refurbishing.  Local contractor, John McConnell intends to begin work on the bleachers this week, in anticipation of having them repaired and painted by the Odd/Even, Rippey/East Greene Alumni game to be held July 15 at the Ball Park.

Anyone wishing to donate for repair of the Grand Stand Bleachers may submit the check to Friends of Rippey, Box 52, Rippey, Iowa  50235.  The FOR group is a 501 c 3, so all donations will be tax deductible. 

The Friends of Rppey thank those who came and enjoyed the evening,  as well as those who have supported the fundraising efforts for this project.  Mary Weaver, President of Friends of Rippey

 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!

 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





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