By Kirsten Gilliland
Tuesday, June 14th, Walter and Beverly Ainsworth of Anza, CA made a stop at the Ainsworth Star-Journal to purchase a newspaper with their name on the title. The couple is currently on a road trip across the country. This is the duo’s first trip to Nebraska. Ainsworth wasn’t originally going to be a stop, but after taking a look at a map and seeing their last name, they decided to visit.
The 2016 Ainsworth High School Alumni Reunion is just around the corner and residents of Ainsworth will be welcoming home alumni, June 24th, 25th and 26th. Each class is invited to participate in the Alumni Parade on Saturday morning, leaving the East City Park at 10:00 a.m. Most classes will begin gathering at 9:00 a.m. (The Ainsworth Star-Journal will begin taking class pictures at 9:30 a.m., so be ready with your class).
Valentine Midland News
Medora Dahlstrom is the latest child to complete the 1000B4K challenge. The librarians at the Valentine Public Library congratulate her for completing this task of reading 1000 books before she starts Kindergarten this fall. It is so exciting to see children become excited about reading and take their love for books with them for their entire lives.
Xi Beta Omega met at Cherry Hills for their Founder’s Day program with 14 members present and three guests. Steve served a delicious meal of steak and shrimp. Every five years, the sorority recognizes a woman from the community that goes above and beyond the call of duty by volunteering, helping in their church and other ways to make this a wonderful community. Receiving the Woman of the Year nomination was Phyllis Ohlmann. The sorority gave her a beautiful throw with the yellow rose embroidered on it.
Over 50 people attended the drug awareness session held on June 15 in Burke. An agent from the FBI Drug Task Force and a highway patrol trooper spoke about their work and answered questions from the attendees.
The City of Gregory has a new high-speed emergency notification system, CodeRED. The CodeRED system allows officials to effectively reach residents and city personnel by using the system to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media to inform residents of emergency conditions to protect life and property. Said city administrator Al Cerny, “The CodeRED system provides us with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies.” Cerny also noted that it will enhance emergency preparedness plans for the city.