Ainsworth Star Journal
Community Wildfire Protection Plan update is complete

Community Wildfire Protection Plan update is complete

by Sandy Benson Forest Fuels Management Specialist, Nebraska Forest Service The new North Central Nebraska read more

Gregory receives Community of the Year award

Gregory receives Community of the Year award

The City of Gregory is the 2015 South Dakota Community of the Year. Governor Dennis Daugaard recognized Gregory read more

AHS Junior-Senior Prom Presents Arabian Night

AHS Junior-Senior Prom Presents Arabian Night

The Ainsworth Junior-Senior Prom Banquet and Dance will be held on Saturday, April 25th. Seniors vying read more

Ainsworth Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Motorcycle Ablaze on Thursday, April 16th

Ainsworth Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Motorcycle Ablaze on Thursday, April 16th

Members of the Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department were call north of Ainsworth at 3:03 p.m. on Thursday, read more

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Ainsworth Library to Offer “Dash for the Stash” with $1,000 Prize for Financial Literacy Month

The Ainsworth Public Library is participating in the DASH for the STASH, a contest taking place from April 15-May 15, 2105 as part of Financial Literacy Month.

Ainsworth City Council and Brown County Commissioners Agree To Strive For Co-Ownership of Nursing Home Facility

The Ainsworth City Council and the Brown County Commissioners both passed motions for the intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Ainsworth and Brown County on the option of joint ownership/operation of the Nursing Home.

They’re back, soaring on our thermals!

We’ve all seen vultures soaring overhead, along the Minnechaduza Creek, but have you ever seen this many? Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Biologist Mel Nenneman, shares some information about these necessary birds. Turkey vultures (sometimes also called turkey buzzards) are resident birds in the southeastern U.S., from along the Gulf Coast to the mid-Atlantic states. The birds that are showing up in Nebraska are migrants that may have spent the winter on the Gulf Coast or in Mexico, or perhaps as far south as Columbia and Venezuela.

Happy Birthday Valentine Celebrate 1884 Day with the American Legion

Saturday April 25, the American Legion will celebrate 1884 Day. This is the major fund raiser for the Legion; local contributions help them to do many good works in our area. Valentine businesses will have 1884 Day bargains to support this annual celebration. We appreciate the Chamber of Commerce businesses! The Legionnaire of the Year Award this year will honor business owner Steve Steele. Mr. Steele is a dedicated charter member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 90. He is a continuous 12 year member and also serves as Squadron Vice Commander. He grew up in an American Legion family, his father and grandfather both served in the Navy. His mother was active in auxiliaries of both the VFW and the American Legion. Steve learned firsthand about volunteering from them and has continued to volunteer. Steve can always find a way to make things work or happen. He is a valuable member of the Post 90 American Legion Family.

Give Cancer the Boot is theme of Relay for Life

Give Cancer the Boot is the theme of this year’s Relay for Life in Gregory. Teams are being formed to participate in the relay on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Between now and then, the teams will be seeking pledges and donations, holding fundraisers and exercising/training for the relay.

Spring clean up scheduled for May 7-9

The Gregory City Council met on Monday, April 20, 2015. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Seymour Studenberg, Blane Bartling, Stacey Boes, Shana Flakus and Tim Mills. Chad Peck was absent. City administrator Al Cerny, police chief Steve McDowell, librarian Diane Althoff, airport manager Mike Klarenbeek water superintendent Alex Hamilton, public works director Mark Fortuna and planning commission chairman Scott Anshutz also attended. Brad Kruse attended the building permit review and Fr. Lyle Martin attended the public forum.

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