According to the Polar Bear Dip organizer and owner of Meadville, Kasey Soles, said this was the 24th year for the event. This year it was held on Saturday, February 30th with 37 dippers. Very little ice, approximately 2 inches, was present and the dippers had to go out about 12 feet to be able to go completely under the 19˚ water. Security ropes were tied to each dipper
5th - 8th Grades: 2nd place - Emma McMurtrey, 1st place - Kaitlyn Fernau and 3rd place - Mason Painter.
2nd Grade: 1st place - Landre Stephen, 2nd place - Ursula Morales-Olvera and 3rd place - Trypp Schmitz.
Ainsworth Community Schools held their 1st - 8th grade Spelling Bee on Friday, January 29, 2021, in the Learning Center. Students took a written test the previous Wednesday to determine the finalists. The students who advanced to the Oral Bee were:
Minutes for the January 26, 2021 meeting of Brown County American Legion Post Number 79, Ainsworth, Nebraska.
AHS Speech Team took second place out of 11 teams at the Gordon-Rushville Speech Invitational. AHS team members are (Front Row - Left to Right): Dakota Stutzman, Ellie Welke, Brandt Murphy, Josie Ganser and Cody Scott; (Middle Row - Left to Right): Coach Heather Lutter, Eden Raymond, Alyssa Erthum, Taylor Allen and Maren Arens; and (Back Row - Left to Right): Cody Kronhofman, Sophie Wilson, Ben Flynn, Logan Hafer and Cole Bodeman.
On Saturday, January 30th, the AHS Speech team competed in the Gordon-Rushville Invitational. This all-varsity tournament offered a preview of the district competition, with five of the eight schools in Class C1-6 participating. The team competed well and brought home the runner-up plaque for Class C/D schools, as well as claiming the 2nd spot overall.
Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.