During his Monday, June 15th news conference Gov. Ricketts said, “We have been asking people not to visit long-term care facilities. This short-term solution has helped to protect lives and has kept the number of coronavirus cases down.”
In a normal year, Ainsworth would see lots of alumni returning home for this weekend’s Ainsworth High School Alumni Reunion. This year will be different.
She lived next door on Valentine Street in a little cottage held together by love and a stoic insistence on cleanliness and hard work. A simple housedress and starched apron was her daily presentation. Her face was framed with hair that was practical: short and straight with bangs.
This story ends with a happy reunion, but began in the early 1940s with the birth of a baby girl named Mary to her parents, George and Alma Vassos. Mary’s Greek father didn’t believe she was his daughter and was literally poisoning her. They lived on a farm in rural North Platte and the only neighbors were a family with some boys two farms west of town. At 12 years old Mary became pregnant and went off to live with her Aunt Helen Stearns.
LINCOLN, Neb. – In honor of the role pollinators play in Nebraska’s economy and ecosystems, Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed June 22-28, 2020, Nebraska Pollinator Week.