Ainsworth Star Journal
Celebrating the Old West with the annual Old West Days and Nebraska Poetry Gathering!!

Celebrating the Old West with the annual Old West Days and Nebraska Poetry Gathering!!

Nurse Wendy March, our heroine, played by Taryn Adams, awaits what the villians, Nurse Hilda Hatchet, read more

Passing on the reins: Burke Livestock handed down after 47 years

Passing on the reins: Burke Livestock handed down after 47 years

by Maria Tussing Tri-State Livestock News If you dated a Lambley you worked at the salebarn. That read more

Fire Destroys Royal Theatre in Early Morning Fire

Fire Destroys Royal Theatre in Early Morning Fire

The Brown County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a passerby of a possible fire in Ainsworth about read more

Ainsworth Cross County Teams Sweep District D-4 Meet

Ainsworth Cross County Teams Sweep District D-4 Meet

The Ainsworth Cross Country Teams extended their seasons with a pair of wins on Thursday at the D4 District read more

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Travis (Travee) Hobbs Takes Oath of Office as the Brown County Clerk

Travis (Travee) Hobbs (left) was sworn in as the interim Brown County Clerk by Judge Mark Kozisek (right) on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to fill the unexpired term of Janet Huggins, until a successor is elected and qualified in the November 2014 election.

Ainsworth Homecoming Royalty Crowned Following Homecoming Football Game

Josh Finley and Shea Sinsel were crowned at the Homecoming King and Queen following the Homecoming football game with Battle Creek. Arianna Fletcher and Jake Wilkens were crowned as princess and prince of Homecoming. The 2013 King and Queen, Kody Rathe and Courtney Zwiebel were present to crown the 2014 Homecoming Royalty. Crown bearers for evening were Kaden Evans and Adysson Sears.

Postmaster changes at Crookston and Johnstown

By Jean Burge


Connie Hand of the Crookston Post Office, and Lonnie Coleman of the Johnstown Post Office, retired from their positions September 30, 2014. Connie and Lonnie enjoyed their jobs, and helping their customers. Of course they listened to the remarks when stamps and postage increased, or the changes of the new 911 addresses, but all in all, both are leaving with good memories of good people. Connie started her postal career working at Kilgore in 1994, then was employed at the Rosebud, SD, Post Office for two years. On January 10, 2004, she became the postmaster at Crookston where she has enjoyed serving the community. Connie said the best part of her job were her customers, who she will miss greatly.

Ribbon Cutting held for Bluestem Sandhills

A Ribbon Cutting was held for Bluestem Sandhills, LLC, Cherry County’s first commercial-scale wind turbine. The 1.85 MW General Electric turbine was erected in August and has been producing power for the City of Valentine since the end of September. The city signed a long-term contract with the wind development company, who has offices in Valentine and Omaha, to purchase the power over a 20 year period, with the cost of power to the City fixed for 20 years. This helps against increasing wholesale power costs to the City of Valentine. “There are many unknowns in the utility industry today. This project allows us to lock into an electric rate for 20 years creating greater long-term price stability for our residents and businesses. The predictability is extremely valuable to the City of Valentine,” said Valentine City Council member Kyle Arganbright.

2014 pheasant brood survey indicates higher pheasant numbers up 76%

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has completed the annual pheasant brood survey and the results show a 76 percent increase in the statewide pheasants-per-mile index from 2013. From late July through mid- August, GFP surveyed 109, 30 mile-routes across the state to estimate pheasant production and calculate the pheasants-per-mile index.

Color Run/Walk is Sat., Oct. 18

A 5K Color Run/Walk will be held at the Gregory City Park on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Proceeds will be donated to the Marty Jung family to help defray Marty’s medical expenses. The check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18th. The run starts at 9:00 a.m. There is a registration fee. Rotary is serving a free lunch at 11:00 a.m. Appeara is donating all the paper products for the lunch.

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