September 26, 2016

Ellen Johnston

Ellen Johnston Speaks to Rippey Lions

The Rippey Lions Club met with the meal provided by Mary Hick and Jo Bardole. President Randy Vodenik led business meeting, Ellen Johnston and her parents Ned and Janice were guests. Ellen shared her experiences teaching in Wales, China, Austria, and Taiwan and currently in Nigeria. Ellen commented on the Lions Club programs in Nigeria assisting with education projects, eye testing and other community activities.  She will be returning to Nigeria in October as one of a number of United States State Department Fellows and has a 10 monthly contract to teach English to students at the college level who are planning to be teachers or journalists. She feels it is important to learn about the culture of the country and meeting those who live there. She finds it a great learning experience to teach young people in various parts of the world.

    The next Lions Club meeting will begin with a potluck meal at 7 p.m. on October 6, 2016.

Rippey United Methodist Church

PO 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 Youth Group 6 p. m.
Every Tuesday: Quilters 9:00 - Coffee and fellowship 10:00
Every Wednesday: Choir Practice at 7:00 p. m.

* Reminder:

Pastor Paul will be on vacation starting September 21 through October 4.  During his absence, the Rev. Dale Schoening from the Woodward United Methodist Church will be covering Pastoral Emergencies and funerals.  Pastor Dale’s phone number is: 515-290-7737.  His e-mail address


Rippey Public Library Katrina Buttler, LIbrarian
224 Main Street, PO Box 184
Rippey, IA 50235
Phone: 515.436.7714

Monday 1:00 – 6:00
Tuesday 2:00 – 6:00
Wednesday 3:00 – 6:00
Thursday 2:00 – 7:00
Friday -- 3:00 – 6:00

Katrina's Notes

Friday, September 30 there will be a Movie in the Grass starting at 8:15.  Bring your blankets and family friendly drinks.  In case of inclement weather, the movie will be held inside.

It’s not too late to read “Mudbound” for the book discussion.  The discussion will be held on October 7, at 9 a. m.

 News in and around Rippey

Volleyball Trip

 Dale and Nancy Hanaman journeyed to Wartburg College in Waverly to cheer for their niece, Maddie Bardole, and the Buena Vista University Volleyball Team.  The tournament included teams from two conferences. Dale and Nancy observed the raging water flowing under bridges as they traveled and the flooding in Northeast Iowa.

Installation of New United Methodist Bishop     

  On Sunday, September 25, 2016, the new United Methodist Bishop for the Iowa Conference, Laurie Haller, was installed at First United Methodist Church in Des Moines. Leadership for the service was provided by Bishop Don Ott and Bishop Deborah Kiesey, a former pastor in Iowa. Nancy and Dale Hanaman served as ushers.

Baby Shower

Great Aunt Kate Neese, Cousin Emily, and great-grandma Connie Neese recently attended a baby shower for the soon to be born 11th great-grandchild of Connie.  The parents to be are Krista and Lucas Neese of Mankato, MN.   Other guests were, grandma to be Deanna Neese and Carrie Neese, wife of Tyler, who drove down from Little Falls, MN.  There was a large group of family and friends from the area, as well as the Iowa group, enjoying the day. 


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