Ainsworth Star Journal
High winds wake up city residents early Saturday morning

High winds wake up city residents early Saturday morning

Gregory residents were awakened in the wee hours of Saturday morning, June 20 by high winds. One mile read more

Ribbon Cutting at Old Mill Bulk Foods

Ribbon Cutting at Old Mill Bulk Foods

You’ve probably driven by it several times and noticed the turning water wheel out front as you drove read more

A.H.S. Alumni Return Home for Alumni Reunion: Reminiscing, Banquet, Parade and Golfing

A.H.S. Alumni Return Home for Alumni Reunion: Reminiscing, Banquet, Parade and Golfing

The 2015 Ainsworth High School Alumni Reunion is just around the corner and residents of Ainsworth will read more

Steinhausers Receive Yard of the Week Honors

Steinhausers Receive Yard of the Week Honors

The Ainsworth Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of Scott and Nancy Steinhauser as this read more

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Vanessa Taylor Takes Second Place at National History Day Competition in Washington D.C.

On June 18th, awards were presented for the 41st annual National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. More than 600,000 students from around the world competed in five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites.

Earthquake Shakes Valentine Awake!

By Laura Vroman

Did you think you were loosing your mind? Dreaming? Perhaps it was from the thunderstorm?

Perhaps it was the real deal...an earthquake in Valentine, Nebraska?

Nah. No way. We’re miles from California, yet it happened! June 18, 2015, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake literally shook some of us awake at 4:10 a.m.

Earthquake shakes Valentine awake!

Did you think you were loosing your mind? Dreaming? Perhaps it was from the thunderstorm? Perhaps it was the real deal...an earthquake in Valentine, Nebraska? Nah. No way. We’re miles from California, yet it happened! June 18, 2015, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake literally shook some of us awake at 4:10 a.m. 

Burgess inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fameat

The Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame Banquet was held in Valentine, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Bull Market. Bernard Clifton Burgess was one of 17 cowboys inducted. Bernard is the grandfather of Dee Jaye Fowler of Valentine, NE. A history of Bernard Burgess, February 11, 1926 - November 13, 2004

Uncertain funding dictates staffing ups and downs

A number of changes at the Gregory Elementary School were approved at the June 9, 2015 meeting of the Gregory School Board. Following that meeting, Superintendent Sara Klein was asked to summarize the changes in staffing and the resulting general fund expenditures in the school district during the past five to seven years. Three elementary teachers hired with opt out funding.

Highway superintendent vacancy advertised

The regular meeting of the Gregory County Commission was held Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Commissioners Darrell Bentz, Lance Matucha, Jessy Biggins, Jeff Johnson and Myron Johnson were present.



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