Ainsworth Star Journal
Small town • Big adventure!

Small town • Big adventure!

by Laura Vroman The building, entry, and lobby have a brand new look, but the service is the same... read more

Ground breaking held for Grandview Addition

Ground breaking held for Grandview Addition

The official ground breaking for the Grandview Addition was held on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Senator read more

Long Pine Welcomes You With New Welcome Signs

Long Pine Welcomes You With New Welcome Signs

The City of Long Pine has new welcome signs on its Main Street poles. The project was organized by the read more

Top Athletes Honored at AHS All Sports Banquet

Top Athletes Honored at AHS All Sports Banquet

The Ainsworth Lions Club hosted the A.H.S. All Sports Tailgate Party on Tuesday, April 28th. Coaches read more

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Brown County Commissioners and City of Ainsworth Enter Into Interlocal Agreement to Establish and Operate a Nursing Home

At a meeting between the Brown County Commissioners and Ainsworth City Council on Tuesday, May 5th, the two governing entities entered into an interlocal agreement for the purpose to establish and operate a nursing home in Ainsworth, Nebraska, whether by leasing or by purchasing of existing assets of the Ainsworth Care Center, which may include building and/or personal property and/or licenses, or to build a new facility.

The governing body of the Joint Entity shall be a joint board referred to as the Ainsworth/Brown County Care Center Board (the “Board”), which shall consist of four representatives. Two representatives shall be appointed by resolution of the governing body of each Member (Ainsworth City Council and Brown County Commissioners). One representative of each member shall be an elected member of the governing body of the Ainsworth City Council and Brown County Commissioners. The other Brown County representative shall be chosen from the public and be a resident living outside the City of Ainsworth and the other representative shall be a resident of Ainsworth.

 If interested in serving on the Joint Entity Board, if outside the City of Ainsworth contact any of the three Brown County Commissioners and if a resident ofthe City of Ainsworth contact a Council member or City Hall.

To view a pdf copy of the interlocal agreement, please click the link below.

 Interlocal Agreement


Saga Continues on the Deseret Health Group Announcement to Close the Ainsworth Care Center

Residents of the Ainsworth Care Center and family members received a letter from Deseret Health Group notifying them that the Ainsworth Care Center would closing and they had until May 26th to relocate.

Tourism to Niobrara National Scenic River creates $2,078,600 in Economic Benefits

VALENTINE, NE – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 53,444 visitors to Niobrara National Scenic River in 2014 spent $2,206,800 in communities near the park. That spending supported 35 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $2,078,600. National Parks cite tourism as a significant driver in the national economy – returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service.

Cherry County Hospital named iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospital and a HEALTHSTRONG institution

Cherry County Hospital in Valentine, NE, was again recently named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the United States as well as named to HEALTHSTRONG status. “Cherry County Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians, physician assistants, hospital staff, volunteers, and trustees who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Cherry County Hospital.

GHS students build house from the ground up

“Three coats of mud and as much siding as we can.” That’s instructor Bob Hausmann’s goal for the GHS residential construction class in the remaining days of the 2014-15 school term. When the school year ends, the 33 students in the class can look at the 1,560 square foot, two bedroom, two bath house knowing that they built it from the ground up.

Stacie Genzlinger is deputy Register of Deeds

Residents who haven’t visited the Gregory County Register of Deeds office this year, or who went to the office on a Friday, probably haven’t met Stacey Genzlinger. Stacey joined the county staff in January. Stacey hails from the Black Hills. She graduated from Rapid City Stevens and earned an associates in business degree from Western Dakota Tech.

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