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Nebraska LEAD Program Participants Travel to Kansas City, Washington D.C. and Chicago

Nebraska LEAD Program Participants Travel to Kansas City, Washington D.C. and Chicago

The Nebraska LEAD Program (Leadership Education/Action Development) includes men and women active read more

Cherry Hills Estates Goes Red for Women Enjoy special Valentine’s Day dinner!

Cherry Hills Estates Goes Red for Women Enjoy special Valentine’s Day dinner!

Cherry Hills Estates Residents and Staff joined in on the fun for Go Red for Women. Many residents wore read more

Ainsworth Bulldogs Win Sub Districts, Lose to Chadron in District Finals

Ainsworth Bulldogs Win Sub Districts, Lose to Chadron in District Finals

When Sub Districts start, it becomes a whole new season for basketball teams. After winning the Class read more

Nine Storm wrestlers head to state

Nine Storm wrestlers head to state

by Coach John Hansen The Burke/Gregory Storm wrestling team competed in the Region 3B Wrestling Tournament in read more

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Springing Ahead: Time Marches Forward with Annual Return of Daylight Savings Time

By Janelle Keller

It’s nearly time for the clocks to roll backwards again, for the sun to greet the horizon an hour sooner, if such a thing can be controlled by human elements. Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins on Sunday, March 8th, and with it the usual deluge of complaints about missing an hour of sleep. Who decided it was a good idea anyway? And why in the world did government leaders all across  the world agree? Credit is often given to Benjamin Franklin for the concept of moving the clock back to capitalize on early morning sun.

USDA Provides Extension of Deadline to Update Base Acres or Yield History for ARC/PLC

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a onetime extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from February  27, 2015 until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015.

Attend the Sandhills Area Foundation’s dinner and auction, Saturday, March 7

by Laura Vroman

Cherry County is God’s own Cow Country. There’s even signs along the highway that make that proclamation; so it must be a fact. The people of Cherry County are  awesome stewards of the land, which the cattle need, in order for the County to be God’s own Cow Country.

NorthStar Services crowns Valentine’s King and Queen!

February 12, 2015, NorthStar Services held their annual crowning of King and Queen of hearts. This year, Corky Thornton was selected as King, and Elizabeth Shelbourn was selected for queen! Congratulations! NorthStar Services is located at 324 S. Hall Street, in Valentine, NE.

IOOF asks for assistance with cemetery care

The Gregory City Council met on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Chad Peck, Seymour Studenberg, Shana Flakus and Tim Mills. City administrator Al Cerny, public works superintendent Mark Fortuna, library director Diane Althoff Merrill McFayden and other IOOF members also attended.

New information will influence decision on road north of Dallas

The regular meeting of the Gregory County Commission was held Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Commissioners Darrell Bentz, Lance Matucha, Jessy Biggins, Jeff Johnson and Myron Johnson were present.



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