City of Rippey lands $3,500 in shared casino revenues

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Mary Weaver, president of Friends of Rippey, and Janice Johnston, wife of Rippey City Council member Ned Johnston, accepted a $3,500 check from Brenda Muir, board member of the Grow Greene County Gaming Corp. for the city of Rippey as its share in the county's gambling revenues through Grow Greene County. Photo courtesy Mary Weaver

Brenda Muir, a member of the Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation Board of Directors, presented a check for $3,500 to the city of Rippey April 4. The funds come from a revenue-sharing agreement with the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson, by which Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation receives 5 percent of the annual profits from the gaming corporation.

Grow Greene County then further distributes 80 percent of the funds to public entities and other non-profit groups within Greene County, with the remaining 1 percent spread among the other six neighboring counties: Boone, Dallas, Guthrie, Carroll, Calhoun and Webster Counties.

Mary Weaver, president of Friends of Rippey, and Janice Johnston, wife of Rippey City Council member Ned Johnston, accepted the check as the Rippey City Council met at the time of the presentation.

The city of Rippey will be using the funds to repair streets and trim overhanging trees, according to city officials, who thanked the Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation Board of Directors for the funds.

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