Ainsworth City Council Appoints Kent Taylor and Leanne Maxwell to Ainsworth/Brown County Care Center Board
At the regular monthly meeting of the Ainsworth City Council, the Council voted to appoint Councilman Kent Taylor and Leanne Maxwell to the Ainsworth/Brown County Care Center Board. The City of Ainsworth and Brown County will each have two members on the Ainsworth/Brown County Care Center Board. The Board was set up by City of Ainsworth and Brown County Commissioners through an interlocal agreement between the two entities.
In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, the American Legion and Auxiliary #79 will put up the Avenue of Flags and the Poppy crosses out on Friday, May 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
Valentine Midland News
Recent improvements have been made at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine under the guidance of the local Cemetery Board. The Boy Scouts and My Town Group have painted the fences and entrances to the cemetery. Also included in the improvements is the restructuring of the directory shelter. The flag circle has been cleaned up and the brick memorial stand is in place.
by Jeanie Cozad
What a busy time spring is in this corner of the world….brandings, fencing, graduations, etc. We did not make our goal of 99 units of blood collected, but we did collect 84 units. There were several Gallon Certificates distributed. We did reach 5,500 units collected since January 2003. Our donor that helped us reach that milestone was Jessica McGinley. The generosity of this community continues to amaze me. Thank you!! The goal for May 7, blood drive was 99; we had 75 present to donate whole blood and eight present to donate for double reds. We ended up with 68 whole blood units, and eight double reds, for a total collection of 84 units of blood.
Gregory was recently named the 2015 South Dakota Community of the Year. It was recognition of the community’s commitment to investing in the future and expanding the economy. The award also reflected the dedicated efforts of Gregory’s Business and Industrial Development group for nearly 50 years.
Three teachers who spent their entire careers teaching in Gregory were recognized at a open house held on Friday, May 14, 2015. The trio taught a total of 122 years in the Gregory School District. They are, l to r: Jim Larkin, Donna Schmitz and Mary Kay Drees.