Ainsworth Star Journal
2016 Nebraska State Baseball Class C Senior Tournament Starts July 30th in Ainsworth

2016 Nebraska State Baseball Class C Senior Tournament Starts July 30th in Ainsworth

Saturday, July 30th marks the beginning of the 2016 Nebraska State Baseball Tournament for Class...

Ainsworth Public Library Hosts 2016 Garden Walk

Ainsworth Public Library Hosts 2016 Garden Walk

During a very warm summer evening, 40 members of the community bought tickets to participate in...

Cherry County Planning Commission disapproves CUP 01-16 and makes recommendations to the Cherry County Commissioners on Kilgore Wind Farm

Cherry County Planning Commission disapproves CUP 01-16 and makes recommendations to the Cherry County Commissioners on Kilgore Wind Farm

By Laura Vroman   There was a large crowd in front of the Cherry County Court House Tuesday,...

Gregory County 4-H Achievement Days to be held July 28, 29 and 30

Gregory County 4-H Achievement Days to be held July 28, 29 and 30

Gregory County Achievement Days will be held July 28, 29 and 30 in Gregory. A silent auction...

  • 2016 Nebraska State Baseball Class C Senior Tournament Starts July 30th in Ainsworth

    2016 Nebraska State Baseball Class C Senior Tournament Starts July 30th in Ainsworth

    Tuesday, 26 July 2016 14:37
  • Ainsworth Public Library Hosts 2016 Garden Walk

    Ainsworth Public Library Hosts 2016 Garden Walk

    Tuesday, 26 July 2016 14:44
  • Cherry County Planning Commission disapproves CUP 01-16 and makes recommendations to the Cherry County Commissioners on Kilgore Wind Farm

    Cherry County Planning Commission disapproves CUP 01-16 and makes recommendations to the Cherry...

    Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:50
  • Gregory County 4-H Achievement Days to be held July 28, 29 and 30

    Gregory County 4-H Achievement Days to be held July 28, 29 and 30

    Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:35

Ainsworth High School Graduate Bill Lentz Accepts Position as Secondary Principal at ACS

By Kirsten Gilliland

After Ainsworth Community Schools Principal Dirk Coon resigned in July, ACS has been scrambling to find a replacement in time for the upcoming academic year. Interviews for three candidates were conducted the week of July 18th, and on Wednesday afternoon, Bill Lentz accepted the position as Ainsworth Community School’s secondary principal for the 2016-2017 school year. Lentz is the son of Shirley Lentz and the late Wiley Lentz of Ainsworth. Other area family members include sister Stacey Gilliland and several cousins, aunts and uncles. Bill is married to Connie Lentz of Broken Bow, who retired from teaching physical education in David City in May. The couple has two children, son Jesse and daughter Sarah.

Leafy Spurge Task Force Holds Annual Tour and Conference

A hot, humid summer day on Tuesday, July 19th, Johnstown, NE was the host site for this years Nebraska Leafy Spurge Working Task Force’s annual tour. Rich Walters from the Niobrara Valley Preserve was the tour guide for the group. Before heading out for the afternoon the entire group was provideda bison burger lunch. Loading up and heading out after lunch one of the stops noted how the Nature Conservancy has undertaken large-scale eastern red cedar tree removal by mechanical and prescribed fire management.

Salon Bliss holds Ribbon Cutting

Morgan Arnold had always dreamed of having her own salon some day. After graduating from VHS in 2005, she attended Joseph’s College of Beauty in Kearney, and graduated in 2006. While in Kearney, Morgan worked at Bang Salon and Spa for the past 10 years. She and husband Brad, and their family, Lincoln and Maggie moved back to Valentine in March 2016 and opened Salon Bliss located at 411 N. Main Street in Valentine. A variety of services are offered including: Hair coloring, cutting, facial waxing, and extensions.

Heart City Throwdown set for August 6

The Valentine Rotary Club will host a disc golf tournament Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the Valentine Disc Golf Course located in the Valentine City Park. The Heart City Throwdown will be the inaugural tournament held at the Valentine course. Tournament play will consist of two rounds of 16 holes. Players will check in between 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. CDT.

DENR rep explains community assessment, clean up opportunities

Kim McIntosh, an environmental scientist manager at the South Dakota Department of Natural Resources, recently spoke to members of the BID group. McIntosh provided information about the Brownfields program and what opportunities are available to the BID and city. The benefit of the program is that unproductive properties can be returned to productive use. The program, which offers assessments of asbestos, lead and fuel contamination is free to cities, counties and non-profits.

Ellwanger appointed new Gregory County Highway Superintendent

Brad Ellwanger is the new Gregory County Highway Superintendent. The county commission appointed him effective July 1, 2016. Prior to that he was the highway department foreman. Brad is a Gregory High School graduate. He has worked for contractors, done carpentry work and road construction. He returned to Gregory County two years ago. Prior to that he worked in Sioux Falls.



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