Ainsworth Star Journal
GHS royalty candidates selected for 2016

GHS royalty candidates selected for 2016

The Gregory High School 2016 Homecoming begins on Monday, Oct. 3. Coronation of the 2016...

Ainsworth Bulldogs Run Up Against a Tough Clearwater/ Orchard Cyclones Football Team

Ainsworth Bulldogs Run Up Against a Tough Clearwater/ Orchard Cyclones Football Team

The Ainsworth Bulldogs hosted the Clearwater/Orchard Cyclones on Friday, September 23rd and were...

2016 AHS Homecoming Royalty Night to be held on Saturday, October 1st

2016 AHS Homecoming Royalty Night to be held on Saturday, October 1st

Ainsworth High School homecoming will take place October 1st through 7th. This year’s theme is...

Jeffers named Hometown Hero

Jeffers named Hometown Hero

by Sally Conner This year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week was, Keep Connected. Cherry...

  • GHS royalty candidates selected for 2016

    GHS royalty candidates selected for 2016

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:26
  • Ainsworth Bulldogs Run Up Against a Tough Clearwater/ Orchard Cyclones Football Team

    Ainsworth Bulldogs Run Up Against a Tough Clearwater/ Orchard Cyclones Football Team

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016 18:00
  • 2016 AHS Homecoming Royalty Night to be held on Saturday, October 1st

    2016 AHS Homecoming Royalty Night to be held on Saturday, October 1st

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016 18:07
  • Jeffers named Hometown Hero

    Jeffers named Hometown Hero

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016 21:25

Ainsworth Hosts Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Representatives of Lexington Solid Waste were in Ainsworth on Friday, September 23rd at the KBR Solid Waste Transfer Station for hazardous waste collection. Over 60 vehicles made their way through the collection site depositing computers, televisions, paint, oil and other items that can’t be put out for the regular garbage pickup.

Nebraska State Fire Marshall’s Office Performs Another Training Session for Area Firemen

Firemen from Ainsworth, Long Pine and Raven were given a fire training on Sunday, September 25th. The training came along with cooler temperatures in the 60s and wind gust up to 45 mph. Several times the way the wind blew, you couldn’t even see the firemen in training. The Nebraska State Fire Marshals put the training on for the firemen.

Bison Roundup at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

The annual roundup of bison at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will take place October 17-19, 2016. This is about three weeks later than normal. According to Project Leader Steve Hicks, “Bison are handled during a fall roundup to keep the herd within the ecological carrying capacity of the refuge while conserving genetic diversity of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service bison population.” Sections of walkway above the refuge corrals have designated safe zones for public access, enabling visitors the opportunity to watch bison and photograph roundup action up close!

It’s a 130 year anniversary celebration at Zion Lutheran Church

In March of 1884, six immigrant families arrived from the eastern part of Nebraska and settled an area about 25 miles southwest of Valentine. During the remaining years of the 1880s, other families joined the original six to comprise the area south of Crookston known as the German Settlement. Zion Lutheran Church was organized in the spring of 1885.

Bertram found guilty of first degree murder

A Gregory County jury found Russell Bertram, age 64, guilty of first degree murder in the death of his pregnant fiancee on Monday, Sept. 26 at the Gregory County Courthouse in Burke. Leonila Stickney, age 26, was on a hunting trip to Gregory County with Bertram when she was shot and killed on October 24, 2009. Stickney’s death was initially called an accident, and Bertram wasn’t charged until six years later. Bertram said he was putting his gun in the pickup where Leonila was sitting when he accidently fired it.

New levies, 2017 budget approved

The regular meeting of the Gregory County Commission was held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Commissioners Darrell Bentz, Lance Matucha, Jessy Biggins and Jeff Johnson were present. Myron Johnson was absent. Vice-chairman Jessy Biggins chaired the meeting.



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