Ainsworth Star Journal
Sandhills Summer Games Held on Saturday, July 19th

Sandhills Summer Games Held on Saturday, July 19th

Weather may have dampened the turnout but not the fun for the first Sandhills Summer Games in Ainsworth on read more

Bike and Build Team Overnights in Ainsworth on Cross-Country Ride to Raise Awareness

Bike and Build Team Overnights in Ainsworth on Cross-Country Ride to Raise Awareness

By Janelle Keller Drivers along U.S. Highway 20 from O’Neill to Chadron shared the road with a pack read more

Donna Schmitz inducted into Hall of Fame

Donna Schmitz inducted into Hall of Fame

Gregory High School coach Donna Schmitz was inducted into the South Dakota High School Coaches Association read more

The day began with rumbles of thunder

The day began with rumbles of thunder

The day began with rumbles of thunder, a few lightning strikes and some rain. But it cleared up nicely read more

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Cloverkids Explore the Four Elements of Nature

Cloverkid Camp was held at the East City Park on Wednesday, July 16th. The camp had a nature theme and allowed children to explore the four elements of nature: earth, wind, fire and water. The children enjoyed performing a gummy worm dissection, planting a salad in a glove, making pin wheels, creating their own lava lamp and playing with homemade snow.

Council Moves Forward on Seven Springs Building for City Shop and Millings for 5th Street

Long Pine City Council called a Special Meeting on July 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss disposition of Palace bleachers, housing updates, approving a line of credit for housing payments, revision on Seven Springs building purchase contract, loan for City shop, millings for 5th Street, City pickup use, waste water study payment, and bank signature cards.

Yard of the Week

This weeks honoree for Yard of the Week is John Hippler at 906 Queen St. His yard is filled with flowers, vegetables, and trees and  more trees. His fencing is wonderful and designed to keep predators out!!! It’s a treasure of such a great variety of plants you could just keep looking for more and more things.

Results of Minnechaduza Turtle Races

It was another successful jaunt down the Minnechaduza Creek at the Valentine City Park for the annual Turtle Races. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dean Jacobs said they sold approximately 500 turtles this year and had five heats. The first place winner in each heat won $50.

Treasurer Sara Grim resigns

The regular meeting of the Gregory County Board of Commissioners was held Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Commissioners Gordon Miner, Lance Matucha, Darrell Bentz and Dennis Vedral were present. Robert Sperl, Sr. was absent.

Grandview Addition is official name

The Gregory City Council met on Monday, July 21, 2014. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Tim Mills, Seymour Studenberg, Blane Bartling, Shana Flakus and Stacey Boes. Chad Peck was absent. Finance officer Al Cerny, librarian Diane Althoff, public works superintendent Mark Fortuna and planning commission chairman Scott Anshutz also attended the meeting.



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