Sunday, December 25, 2011

Save Our Post Office

The management of the U.S. Postal Service is proposing a drastic downsizing and service reduction—including possibly shutting down the Ricketts branch post office in Ricketts, harming local service, and laying off 100,000 workers nationwide.

These changes are largely due to an unreasonable requirement instituted by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, signed by George W. Bush, which required advance funding of retiree health benefits.

A bill has been introduced (H.R. 1351) that will relieve some of the most unfair aspects of this legislation and refund to USPS part of its current overpayment of funds. That's why I created a petition to the U.S. House of Representatives on SignOn.org, which says:

We, the undersigned, urge you to co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 1351, which will restore the U.S. Postal Service to a sound financial footing. We oppose H.R. 2309, which will unnecessarily destroy many good jobs and ultimately the U.S. Postal Service itself.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=268749&id=34122-8261653-uIkQA0x&t=2

Thanks!

–Paul Hines

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ring in 2012 in Ricketts

Come celebrate New Year's Eve at the Ricketts Community Center!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Not the same Ricketts #27


Pat Ricketts played cornerback for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Ricketts finished his Senior year (2003) with 35 tackles, including 26 solo stops. He had a season-high five tackles that year against Texas A&M.

Sure, there are plenty of folks around these parts who consider themselves Husker fans (not EVERYBODY in Western Iowa supports the Hawkeyes or the Cyclone) but let's face it, he really have doesn't have anything to do with the TOWN of Ricketts, but MOST of the rest of this website does!

If you grew up in Ricketts, be sure to plan on coming to our annual reunion, the third Saturday in July.

If you have memories or pictures of Ricketts to share, email them to our webmaster: ted.mallory -at- gmail.com.

If you have other funny, kitsch, or corny "Not the same Ricketts" ideas, send them too. Help put Ricketts on the map! And be sure to join our Ricketts Facebook Group

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thy Strong Word

Mon-Sat. Nov 13-20- 6:25AM Pastor Timothy Frank, of the Triple Parish Lutheran Churches, hosts 'Thy Strong Word' (for Triple Parish) on KDSN 107.1FM/1530AM

If you haven't met or heard Rev. Frank, here's your chance

Election Results

Results from the November 8 City election, reported in the November 17 Mapleton PRESS

Mayor: Jim Gress, 35 votes
City Council (3):
Jennifer Hennings, 32
Anita Riebesell, 28
Kevin Clausen, 13

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Not the same Ricketts #26

Wesleyan University (Connecticut) Art Professor Rowland Ricketts and his wife Chinami use natural plant dyes to create both artworks and functional textiles. They really like indigo (kind of a blue-violet color).

You're right, they look like nice enough folks, but let's face it, they don't really have anything to do with the TOWN of Ricketts, but MOST of the rest of this website does!

If you grew up in Ricketts, be sure to plan on coming to our annual reunion, the third Saturday in July.

If you have memories or pictures of Ricketts to share, email them to our webmaster: ted.mallory -at- gmail.com.

If you have other funny, kitsch, or corny "Not the same Ricketts" ideas, send them too. Help put Ricketts on the map! And be sure to join our Ricketts Facebook Group.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

LWML Soup Supper

Sunday Oct. 16th, 2011
5:00pm-7:00pm
St.Luke Lutheran Church
Ricketts, IA

Vegetable Beef, Chili, CHERRY SOUP, sandwiches & desserts

Adults $7
Ages 4-10, $5
Children under 4 eat Free

Monday, September 26, 2011

Annual Ricketts Fire Dept. Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast
Sunday October 9
8:30am-12:30pm
Ricketts Community Building
Free Will Offering


Thank You for coming and for your donation. All proceeds from today's breakfast will be used toward the purchase and maintenance of out equipment.


We would also like to thank the following businesses for their contributions: Ampride, HyVee, WalMart, McDonald's and No Frills.


If you are interested in joining the Ricketts Volunteer Fire Department or have any questions, please feel free to contact Chief Bruce Meyer or Assistant Chief Steve Smith.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Immanuel Soup Supper Tonight!

Sunday, September 25
4:30-7:30pm
Potato Soup
Chili
Vegetable Beef 
Sandwiches & deserts
Adults $7
Kids 5-12 $5
Children under 5 are free

Sunday, August 7, 2011

LYF collecting for local family

The Triple Parish LYF is gathering donations and collections for the Edginton family which lost their home to a fire. Items being collected include: canned or boxed food, personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, etc., laundry detergent, blankets, clothing size S-M juniors shirts, size 7 jeans or shorts, size M men's shirts, size 33 men's jeans, size XL ladies shirts, and size 36 men's jeans.

Donations can be dropped off at any of the three churches or by contacting Lorne or Brenda Christiansen to pick them up.

Timber Ridge Outdoor Service

The Lutheran Triple Parish (St. Luke's Ricketts, Immanuel, Soldier Township and St. Paul, Hanover Township) will hold their annual outdoor worship on Sunday, August 21 at 10:00 AM at Timber Ridge, West of Castana. Come enjoy some fellowship in the beauty of the Loess Hills and get to meet the new pastor, Timothy Frank.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pictures from 2011 Ricketts Kids Reunion

Here are some pictures form the reunion. We didn't get a group pic this year but Joleen Dohn from Omaha was kind enough to send me these pictures...Thank goodness we had the Community Center to go to !!!!

List of Attendees:
Marge & Allan Neddemeyer
Nolan Neddemeyer
Laura Langholdt
Roger and Linda Ewoldt
Paul Briggle
Francis & Durene Kronke
Paul & Dian Knockles
Cy & Jeannette Knief
Jeri Wigg, Rebecca Wigg, Lakin Winsick
Bobby Klinker
Crystal Marshall
Lloyd & Elaine Carlson
Nancy Landon

Thank,s
Nancy Landon






Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New 4-H Website

Anyone with kids who are interested in 4-H, if you're not in the Schleswig Sharks or the Charter Oak Boosters yet- the Charter Oak Achievers just launched a blog. Keep an eye on it for updates from this week's Crawford County Fair!
coachievers.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New Pastor

2:00PM Ordination & Installation of Timothy Frank at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hanover Township (Triple Parish, LCMS). Reception to follow at the Ricketts Community Center.
Everyone Welcome.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ricketts Kids Reunion Moved Uptown

FYI- the reunion will be at the Community Center Park...Nancy Landon says that it's just going to be too hot at the park!

Please pass the word!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

It is the
VETERAN,
 not the preacher,
 who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the VETERAN,
 not the reporter,
  who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
 not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
 
It is
the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
 
It is
the VETERAN,
 not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
the VETERAN,
 not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the
VETERAN who
salutes the Flag,

It is
the
VETERAN
who serves
under the Flag,

GRANT THEM O LORD, ETERNAL REST AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON
THEM.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Farewell Dinner

May 1 is Pastor & Vivian Ernst's last Sunday at the Triple-Parish.
Come say good bye at a Farewell Dinner after church at the Charter Oak Community Building.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Upcoming events



Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Plenty of pre-schoolers and other kids of all ages gathered at the Ricketts Community Building for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 23,2011.