Ainsworth Star Journal
Awards Presented to Members During the 125th Anniversary of the Ainsworth Fire Department

Awards Presented to Members During the 125th Anniversary of the Ainsworth Fire Department

Receiving special plaques of recognition were these volunteer firemen for their dedicated years of service read more

Pluto nearly

Pluto nearly

Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s read more

Tornado Spotted; No Damage Reported in Area

Tornado Spotted; No Damage Reported in Area

Winds, heavy rain and hail hit Brown County on Sunday, July 26th. Reports of rain ranged from nothing read more

Mark Your Calendars, USAF Vortex to Present a Free Concert

Mark Your Calendars, USAF Vortex to Present a Free Concert

The USAF Heartland of America Band’s Vortex will present a concert on Monday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. read more

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Pumpkin Patch in the Works at FFA Garden

By Janelle Keller

Summer time gardening is a popular hobby in Nebraska. It’s a relaxing way to spend time outdoors with something to show for it as the season progresses. For one FFA member and her family, it’s a way to promote an important organization as well.

Schroedls Receive Yard of the Week Honors

Recent recipient of the Yard of the Week was the Corey Schroedl family, located at 43056 Foxtail Road. Corey, Lisa and their children Sophia, Logan, Haley and family dog, were presented the honor by (Left) Chamber Board Members Chris Raymond and Susan Zwiebel.

The McClellen’s count their many blessings, including their mission work in Haiti

by Laura Vroman Christians call it the Great Commission; Matthew 29:19 says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”  Pastor Scott McClellen and his wife Keri have adopted two locations in Haiti where they serve as missionaries, in addition to pastoring the Berean Church in Valentine.  Pastor Scott said he thought that it was important to build on-going  relationships and by visiting the same place every two years, which  is a goal they have been able to meet.

Sandhills Area Foundation donates “heavily” to VHS

VHS recently updated their weight room with newly purchased equipment that was purchased through fund-raising and a generous donation from the Sandhills Area Foundation. “We replaced equipment that was here and made by some of the shop classes in the 80s,” said Athletic Director Gus Brown. The new equipment that was purchased includes three dual racks, two glut ham machines, a four way neck machine and a newly innovative squat machine. “The neck machine will help with concussions as studies have shown that stronger neck muscles help prevent concussions as there is better support for the head. The squat rack also helps prevent injuries as it helps females with the way that their knees bend during the lift so it doesn’t put as much stress on their knees.”  The weight room has been open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday for the student athletes.

Tree removal policy, nuisance committee results

The Gregory City Council met on Monday, July 20, 2015. Mayor Maurie Schlaht chaired the meeting. The council members present were Tim Mills, Blane Bartling, Jerry Kafka, Stacey Boes and Shana Flakus. Seymour Studenberg was absent.

City administrator Al Cerny, city librarian Diane Althoff, planning and zoning commission chairman Scott Anshutz and Jeannette Jelinek also attended the meeting.

Sunday night hail storms hit north of Gregory

Hail storms whipped through the area north of Gregory on Sunday night and early Monday morning, July 19-20, 2015.

Crops, vehicles and equipment were damaged by the storm. No injuries were reported.



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