It may feel like summer is winding down: the pool is closed, the kids are back to school, and football season is just days away. But the fun’s not over yet! This weekend, many cowboys and cowgirls will make their way to the Brown County Fair at Johnstown, NE. Each year the Brown County Ag Society strives to bring you a greatfair filled with events for the kids of all ages.
A petition initiative to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska has met the qualifications to be voted on during the general election. Secretary of State John Gale says enough verified signatureshave been submitted to add the issue to the ballot in November.
Valentine Midland News
Gov. Dave Heineman has accepted the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” to help raise awareness for the devastating disease. First Lady Sally Ganem doused the Governor with ice water in front of the Governor’s Residence in Lincoln. Additionally, Gov. Heineman donated $100 to the cause through The ALS Association’s Nebraska Chapter.
by Laura Vroman
Sonnet 60 Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes before, In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
Mrs. Mary Kay Drees spoke about some of the changes she’s seen in education in her 39 years of teaching in the Gregory School District at the staff in-service held on Monday, August 18, 2014.
The regular meeting of the Gregory County Board of Commissioners was held Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Commissioners Gordon Miner, Lance Matucha, Darrell Bentz and Dennis Vedral were present. Robert Sperl, Sr. was absent.