By Mark MilesIn
February 2015, as a member of the Nebraska LEAD program I had a chance to visit the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), a magnet school on Chicago’s South Side. CHSAS consists of a 70 acre campus that is home to 700+ students. The school was built in 1985 on the site of the last working farm within Chicago city limits. Students commute from all across Chicago proper to attend the school. The school is devoted to teaching agricultural sciences to urban students with the intention of increasing the number of minorities in agricultural careers.
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small book exchanges number 36,000 around the world in 70 countries - from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library on Long Pine’s Main Street next to the Community Center will join the movement to share books.
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Valentine-On Thursday, August 25, 2016,0 at 5:00 p.m., join Niobrara National Scenic River (NSR) Superintendent Stephen Thede for a guided canoe float from Smith Falls State Park to Brewer Bridge. Canoes will be provided free of charge by the Niobrara Council, though individuals are welcome to bring their own canoe or kayak. Reservations are required and space is limited. Individuals will need to arrange their own transportation back to Smith Falls State Park; carpooling is encouraged.
Cody-Kilgore Unified Schools received the award for Nebraska’s Outstanding High School Career/Technical Education Program at the Nebraska Career Education professional development conference in Kearney, June 6, 2016. Recipients of the award included the following educators: Tim Nollette, Agriculture; Terri Nollette, Business and Guidance; Roxann Richards, Technology; and Janet Shelbourn, Work-based Learning.
Classes in the Gregory School District begin August 24, 2016. This year there are two new teachers, a new custodian and a new dietary aide in the Gregory Schools. Sara Stevicks Sara Stevicks is the preschool through fifth grade special education teacher. Sara taught early childhood special education at the Cornbelt Educational Cooperative before moving to Gregory. She is a graduate of Dakota State University with K-8 elementary and special education degrees. He has an early childhood special education endorsement from Black Hills State University.
The regular meeting of the Gregory County Commission was held Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Commissioners Darrell Bentz, Jeff Johnson, Lance Matucha and Myron Johnson were present. Jessy Biggins was absent. Zick resigns Karla Zick resigned from the assessor’s office effective August 12, 2016.