Remember this summer as temperatures rise and corn continues to grow that according to Nebraska Statute §39-301, it is illegal to water a public road with center pivot irrigation systems. If irrigation systems run the risk of watering roadways, they are required to use devices that automatically shut off the end gun according to Neb. Rev. Stat. §39-302. Damage done to public roadways or driving hazards caused by the pivots can result in liability and fines.
The Johnstown Fire Department was called to a grass fire northeast of Johnstown on Tuesday afternoon, June 25th. Duane Sedlacek was baling hay in a corner of a center pivot when a bearing on the baler overheated and started a small grass fire. The Johnstown Fire Department responded quickly and put out the small blaze. Not much damage to the grassland land and no bales were burned.
Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle accident west of Ainsworth on Monday, June 29th. Jaci Swanson was west bound on Highway 20 and slowing to make a left turn onto a county road as Wayne Paulson driving an Ainsworth Ready Mix truck started to pass. Swanson was pulling a baler and Paulson was unable to see the pickup’s blinker. Paulson swerved into the south ditch, striking the front end of the Swanson pickup. Neither drive was injured. Responding to the accident were the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Ainsworth Fire Department and Brown County Ambulance.
The Ainsworth City Council met Monday, June 29th in emergency session to discuss a funding application for broad band internet that was due by July 2nd.
KBR Leadership Academy, now in its fourth year, has had its final session on hold since the coronavirus pandemic struck the country. Yet advisors for the academy refuse to see the participants’ year cut short, so planning is finally moving forward.