Ainsworth Star Journal
Inexperienced Lady Bulldogs Compete for Starting Positions on Varsity Team

Inexperienced Lady Bulldogs Compete for Starting Positions on Varsity Team

The Ainsworth Lady Bulldogs will open their 2015-2016 Volleyball Season on Thursday, September 3rd with read more

80th Annual Brown County Fair Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend

80th Annual Brown County Fair Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend

The 80th Annual Brown County Fair will be this Labor Day Weekend, September 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th in read more

Welcoming the Flitters to Zion Lutheran Church

Welcoming the Flitters to Zion Lutheran Church

by Laura Vroman All sheep need a shepherd; a call was put out for the Zion Lutheran Church which was read more

House trailer destroyed in early morning fire

House trailer destroyed in early morning fire

The Gregory Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house trailer fire at the Grace Cerney residence read more

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Sandhills Iron Horse Riders Present Check to Dorothy Kenney

Each year the Sandhills Iron Horse Riders have a fundraiser for a cancer victim. This year, the Sandhills Iron Horse Riders selected Dorothy Kenney as their recipient. On July 8th, a fundraiser was held featuring a Poker Run, Silent Auction and Live Auction inconjunction with the Ainsworth Fire Department’s 125th Anniversary.

Board of Education Approves Final 2014-2015 Expenditures

A special meeting of the Ainsworth Board of Education was held on Monday evening, August 31st. Final expenditures for the 2014-15 school year in the amount of $64,988.24 was approved for payment by all members present.

Urgent need for blood donations for the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for types O negative, A negative, B negative and AB blood. During the summer months, the Red Cross sees an average of 100,000 fewer donations collected at blood drives. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds, so the need for donations is constant. Our upcoming blood drive is scheduled at the perfect time to help #RestockTheShelves!

The Sandhills shake on the 18th!

by Terri Licking

Thedford – “It shook our bed, rattled the dishes in our china hutch,” stated Melissa Licking, telling about the night on August 18, of the earthquake that woke her and her husband Riley from a deep sleep. “It shook our bed, we heard a rumble, then a thud. We looked at the clock it was 1:48 a.m.,” explained ranch wife, Melanie Daly. “I told my husband, (Charlie) I think we just had an earthquake. He said “You are probably right, check out Facebook in the morning.” Sure enough, we looked at six that morning, there were posts.

New budget passes first hearing

The Gregory City Council met on Monday, August 31, 2015. Council president Tim Mills chaired the meeting in the absence of Mayor Maurie Schlaht. The other council members present were Jerry Kafka, Shana Flakus, Seymour Studenberg, Blane Bartling and Stacey Boes.

City administrator Al Cerny, police chief Steve McDowell, city librarian Diane Althoff and street and public works superintendent Mark Fortuna also attended the meeting.

Oliver Thieme is German foreign exchange student

Oliver Thieme, age 16, is a foreign exchange student in Gregory this year. His home is Leisnig, Saxony in Germany. Leisnig is located between the cities of Leipzig and Dresden. Mildenstein Castle, a major tourist attraction is located in Leisnig. The castle is over 1,000 years old. A settlement there was first documented in the year 1046.

Oli’s host parents are Jeff and Amanda Determan. He hasn’t had any problems speaking or understanding English since he’s been studying it for 10 years.



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