Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin the week of April 28th on US Highway 20, beginning at Wood Lake and extending west for 10.5 miles, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. Werner Construction, Inc. of Hastings, Nebraska, has the $2.9 million contract. Work includes milling and replacing the asphalt roadway and shoulders.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held in Ainsworth on Saturday, April 19th. Over 700 plastic eggs were hidden for the three age groups. Once they found their eggs, they quickly opened them up to see if they had candy, money or a winner of a big prize.
Valentine Midland News
by Laura Vroman.
Imagine members of the Town too Tough to Die being invited to our Nation’s Capital. With a population of 154 [according to the 2010 Census], this little village is doing huge things that even the White House is interested in hearing about. Cody-Kilgore Superintendent Todd Chessmore and CK student McKean Jenkins were invited to the White House; while it wasn’t for a formal sit down dinner with the President of the United States, the topic was in fact, all about sustainable food.
Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, 2014, will be the 1884 Day celebration at the Vets Club. This is the major fund raiser for the American Legion; local contributions help them to do many good works in our area. Valentine businesses will have 1884 Day bargains to support this annual celebration - appreciation goes out to the Chamber of Commerce businesses. The annual 1884 Day dance will be held Friday night from 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. with Cool Waters playing for your dancing and listening pleasure. The dance is open to all for a free will donation.
By David Rookhyyzen Capital Journal.
Tom Bowers has seen the Missouri River from its shiny topside, but also from its roiled and muddy underneath. While others have fished its banks, boated on its surface or irrigated from its flows, Bowers has explored the river from the bottom up. A certified scuba diver and instructor, he has inspected its dams, brought back ancient buffalo skulls from its bottom and photographed some of its natural beauty during a lifetime spent at work and play beneath the surface.
The Gregory City Council met on Monday, April 21, 2014. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Tim Mills, Chad Peck, Seymour Studenberg, Blane Bartling and Stacey Boes. Shana Flakus was absent. Police chief Dwight Ellwanger, finance officer Al Cerny, library director Diane Althoff, public works superintendent Mark Fortuna, planning and zoning commission chairman Scott Anshutz and planning board member Bonnie Johnson also attended the meeting.