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  • ‘Our windows were in flames’: Riponite was in Pentagon when the plane hit
    When a plane crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the lights went out and the windows were engulfed in flames, and Riponite Matt Holley saw it all.
  • Two terms for Trump? Rove lays out how
     Will President Donald Trump be re-elected in 2020? No one knows — but a well known Republican strategist and political pundit, Karl Rove, has an idea of what it would take for Trump to earn a second term.
  • New band will headline this year’s Septemberfest
    Septemberfest won’t just return favorites such as the Watson Street custom car and classic cycle shows Saturday.
  • Mayor vetoes Murray Park pavilion vote
    As it turns out, a nearly half-million-dollar gift to the city of Ripon will not be used to upgrade a pavilion at Murray Park — at least, not right now. Mayor Gary Will today (Friday) issued the first veto of his nearly decade-long career at the helm of the city to overturn the Ripon Common Council’s decision from Tuesday night.
  • Pavilion project gets narrow OK
    For the Ripon Common Council, it seemed to come down to two factors as it ultimately decided to allocate the Mitchell estate funds toward the proposed Murray Park project.
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  • Margaret Ann Mackie, age 96, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Prairie Place in Ripon.

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September 2019

Scoop the Loop returns to Ripon after 25 years
A quarter century after city laws banned cruising, "kids" of all ages flooded to downtown Ripon to "Scoop the Loop" once again.
How fast can this Ripon boy solve a Rubik's cube?
A Ripon youngster has been competing with other speedy cube solvers from around the region. See how fast he can solve a cube on the fly.
Brotherly Surprise: Combat Medic Austin Manke returns home
After 8 months over seas, Army Combat Medic Austin Manke returns home to Ripon to give his little brother a big surprise on his last day of school at Barlow Park Elementary School.
Thai Traditional Dancing at Green Lake
Grins were no stranger to Green Lake School last week Monday morning when the visiting Thai middle school students hosted a presentation on their country and its culture. During the presentation, the Thai students performed several dances in brightly colored traditional garb. They then ushered everyone from the bleachers onto the gym floor into a large circle to learn and practice a Thai dance. As Green Lake students and staff walked around the gym, the Thai girls would weave through the throng, instructing people on the proper hand and arm movements.
Flooding around the Ripon area - March 14-15, 2019
Rapid runoff Thursday has had lingering affects on the Ripon area as creeks continue to process the extra water. Watch as water begins to flow out of far-flung fields toward Ripon, and how Ripon is affected by them.
Brandon Veterans Day 2018
Brandon Elementary/Middle School hosted its annual Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 9 in honor of those who have served.
Merrill talks about service
Private First Class and 2018 Ripon High School graduate Cody Merrill spoke via a Facebook video during the Ripon Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 9.
Ripon High School students participate in walkout
Forty students from Ripon High School participated in the walkout today held as part of a national movement to protest gun violence in schools, call for legislative changes and honor the memory of 17 people killed Feb. 14 in Parkland, Fla.
RC women win coin flip to host tourney
The Ripon College women's basketball team react as it wins a coin flip over Cornell to host the Midwest Conference Tournament. The video was taken by Ripon College Sports Information Director Michael Westemeier.
Lopez Buzzer Beater
Austin Lopez makes a basket at the buzzer to lift Ripon to a 44-42 win over Little Chute Tuesday night. It was the Tigers' first win of the season.
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