On his way across northern Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts stopped in Ainsworth on Friday, June 24th for a town hall meeting. Thirty-five residents of Ainsworth and Brown County attended the town hall meeting to listen to Governor Ricketts and have the opportunity to ask him questions. Ainsworth Mayor Larry Rice welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Gov. Rickets.
This week, the Ainsworth Area Chamber of Commerce “Yard of the Week” goes to Doug and Cathie Pankowski, who live at 642 E. 3rd Street in Ainsworth. Throughout their yard you can see hostas, clematis, bleeding hearts, impatiens, metal sculptures including Sandhills Cranes, rocks, coral bells, a water fountain, hen and chicks, geraniums, pansies, daisies, yarrow, lilies and a bench for the two to sit and rest on after working with their flowers and yard. The recognition was presented to Cathie and Doug by Chamber Board Member Susan Zwiebel.
Valentine Midland News
VALENTINE, NE – The National Park Service is funding and participating in a multi-year project to better understand water flows in the Niobrara National Scenic River (NSR). The three-year project began last fall, and is being conducted by U.S. Geological Survey scientists from the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center in Lincoln.
Parade - 10:00 a.m. America’s 240th birthday will begin with a parade down Valentine’s Main Street sponsored by the Lions Club. Festivites begin at 10:00 a.m. with the theme Celebrate Freedom, Monday, July 4. You can still enter!!! Entry forms are available at KVSH Radio and need to be returned by July 1. There are cash prizes for first place, $100 in Chamber Bucks; $50 for second place; and $25 for third place.
Gregory’s Fourth of July celebration starts Friday, July 1st and ends with fireworks on Monday, July 4th. Some of the new and different highlights are: Bull Whip Artistry will be presented on July 4th at the Gregory Memorial Auditorium. It’s part of the Chamber of Commerce Art and Entertainment series. World class whip artist Gary L. Deer will present shows at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Area young people between the ages of 8 and 17 will have the chance to take to the skies over Gregory on July 2. A Young Eagles Flight Rally will be held at the Gregory Municipal Airport between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 289 of Sioux Falls will host the event. Volunteer pilots who are members of Chapter 289 will offer the free rides.