Through cooperation and assistance with the North Central District Health Department, the Nebraska National Guard provided COVID-19 testing at Cottonwood Villa Assisted Living in Ainsworth. All the residents and staff members were given the test. The testing is required as a baseline to begin easing into opening over the next several weeks provided Ainsworth and Brown County remain COVID-19 negative as a whole. As of Friday, June 5th, Fiala stated that all the tests came back negative.
The Brown County Sheriff’s office welcomes back former Brown County Deputy Darrin Kremer, who has returned to the area he considers home. Kremer restarted his duties with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office on May 26, 2020.
The Ainsworth Community Schools Board of Education - Scott Erthum, Mark Johnson, Jessica Pozehl, Brad Wilkins, Jim Arens and Frank Beel - opened its June 8th meeting with two public hearings.
The Ainsworth Area Chamber of Commerce recently promoted t-shirts that said “Together We Are Brown County.” The t-shirts were $20.00 apiece with $10.00 of each purchase going to a 2020 Ainsworth or Long Pine Chamber of Commerce member. Seventy-seven t-shirts were sold with 19 businesses receiving part of the $770.00 earmarked for this promotion. Ainsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Lucinda Noronha (left) presented Bryan and Melissa Doke with their purchased t-shirts. The t-shirts were ready for pick-up last week.
Since March 2019, Long Pine Creek has left its banks several times causing severe damage to cabins along the creek and to the road that winds its way through Hidden Paradise.