Ainsworth Star Journal
Ainsworth High School Homecoming Candidates Get Ready for Homecoming

Ainsworth High School Homecoming Candidates Get Ready for Homecoming

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Ainsworth Splits Games With North Central and Colome in Quad

Ainsworth Splits Games With North Central and Colome in Quad

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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!!

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

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

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Ainsworth Cross Country Teams Win Class D-4 Districts and Head to State Cross Country Meet

 
 The Ainsworth Boys and Girls Cross Country teams won the Class D-4 District competition was held on 
Thursday, October 16th at the Atkinson-Stuart Country Club. The following are the official results. The
complete story with pictures will be published in the October 22nd edition of the Ainsworth Star-Journal.

District D-4 Girls

Top 15 Individuals:

1.

 Julia Beater (12)

Ainsworth

21:18.00

2.

 Elizabeth Cramer (12)

Anselmo-Merna

21:24.00

3.

 Elizabeth Salzman (9)

Ainsworth

22:14.00

4.

 Kassidy Grosserode (10)

Neligh-Oakdale

22:23.00

5.

 Jayden Reiman (10)

West Holt

22:23.00

6.

 Logan Clark (11)

Ainsworth

22:35.00

7.

 Alyssa Reiman (10)

West Holt

22:46.00

8.

 Maria Harthoorn (9)

Ainsworth

22:51.00

9.

 Clair Trenhaile (11)

Bloomfield

22:55.00

10.

 Megan Erickson (9)

North Central

23:04.00

11.

 Kristin Mahony (12)

CWC

23:11.00

12.

 Makayla Rinestine (11)

Sandhills/Thedford

23:16.00

13.

 Jayda Chance (10)

Neligh-Oakdale

23:23.00

14.

 Morgan Osborn (9)

Ainsworth

23:26.00

15.

 Shelby Heiser (11)

Boyd County

23:39.00

 
Team Scores:

1.

Ainsworth, 15

 

Coach: Jared Hansmeyer

 

Julia Beater (12), 21:18.00
Elizabeth Salzman (9), 22:14.00
Logan Clark (11), 22:35.00
Maria Harthoorn (9), 22:51.00
Morgan Osborn (9), 23:26.00
Emma Good (10), 26:16.00

2.

West Holt, 42

 

Coach: Jeff Kraus

 

Jayden Reiman (10), 22:23.00
Alyssa Reiman (10), 22:46.00
Emma Laible (10), 23:51.00
McKenna Young (12), 25:15.00

3.

Boyd County, 68

 

Coach: John Higgins

 

Shelby Heiser (11), 23:39.00
Morgan Harmon (10), 24:07.00
Micaela McGeorge (11), 24:30.00
Jessa McCarthy (11), 26:20.00
Kelly McCarthy (11), 26:54.00

4.

Neligh-Oakdale, 75

5.

CWC, 79

6.

Battle Creek, 86

7.

Sandhills/Thedford, 97

8.

Burwell, 110

 

District D-4 Boys

Top 15 Individuals:

1.

 Zachary Welch (12)

Ainsworth

16:47.00

2.

 Brady Delimont (11)

Ainsworth

17:10.00

3.

 Cameron Moes (12)

Osmond

17:22.00

4.

 Colin Erickson (11)

North Central

17:40.00

5.

 Hunter Martin (12)

Ainsworth

17:48.00

6.

 John Walnofer (12)

CWC

18:11.00

7.

 Garrison Hazen (10)

Creighton

18:41.00

8.

 Alec Masters (12)

Ainsworth

18:46.00

9.

 Shay Weber (12)

CWC

18:56.00

10.

 Kyle Young (11)

Bloomfield

18:59.00

11.

 Hayes Chohon (11)

Ainsworth

18:59.00

12.

 Connor McDermott (11)

West Holt

19:03.00

13.

 Austin Harthoorn (11)

Ainsworth

19:25.00

14.

 Aaron Boone (10)

Plainview

19:30.00

15.

 Blake Ahlers (9)

Boyd County

19:33.00


Team Scores:

1.

Ainsworth, 16

 

Coach: Jared Hansmeyer

 

Zachary Welch (12), 16:47.00
Brady Delimont (11), 17:10.00
Hunter Martin (12), 17:48.00
Alec Masters (12), 18:46.00
Hayes Chohon (11), 18:59.00
Austin Harthoorn (11), 19:25.00

2.

CWC, 53

 

Coach: Tom Erickson

 

John Walnofer (12), 18:11.00
Shay Weber (12), 18:56.00
Derek Tomjack (12), 20:08.00
Derek Mahony (9), 20:30.00
Jordan Sterns (10), 21:26.00
Jeremy Hubel (12), 22:19.00

3.

West Holt, 87

 

Coach: Jeff Kraus

 

Connor McDermott (11), 19:03.00
Tony Bohnet (12), 19:52.00
Dennis McDermott (9), 20:58.00
Theodore Stenka (10), 21:20.00
Brent Lemmer (10), 22:28.00
Tony Meyer (11), 23:44.00

4.

North Central, 94

5.

Boyd County, 117

6.

Niobrara/Verdigre, 120

7.

Plainview, 122

8.

Creighton, 124

9.

Neligh-Oakdale, 138

10.

Osmond, 140

11.

Bloomfield, 158

12.

Elkhorn Valley, 160

13.

Battle Creek, 239

 

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 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15th.
The alert went out to firemen and smoke from buildings on 2nd Street in Ainsworth was discovered. It took emergency personnel a few minutes to determine the smoke was coming from the Royal Theatre. The adjacent businesses of Ainsworth Motors, KBRB Radio and Mundhenke Agency were quickly checked. It was determined that there was just smoke in those buildings.
Ainsworth Firemen pried open the doors to the Royal Theatre to gain entrance to fight the fire.
The fire appeared to be in the front of the building, but firemen had hoses running to the back as well while firemen entered the front of the building.
The Ainsworth Fire Department was joined by Long Pine, Bassett and other area departments.
Firemen climbed on to the roof of the KBRB Radio building to gain access to the Royal Theatre roof. Three holes were cut in the roof of the Royal Theatre to help vent the smoke from the building.
Ryan Sylvester, an investigator for the Nebraska State Fire Marshal, said the fire was electrical and started in the concession area at the front of the building.
The building received extensive fire damage to the front area of the building and the roof. The rest of the building sustained heavy smoke damage.
Mundhenke Agency, KBRB Radio and Ainsworth Motors building sustained smoke damage.
Firemen continued to check the Royal Theatre building hourly on Wednesday to check for hot spots.

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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