Ainsworth City Councilman Kent Taylor tendered his resignation from the Ainsworth City Council effective Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. In his letter of resignation, Taylor wrote, “It has been my pleasure to serve the public over the past seven and a half years. I have enjoyed being a part of the council and the relationships I have developed during that time. My thanks to all the employees for their hard work on behalf of the entire community.”
By Kirsten Gilliland
On Thursday, July 14th, Sandhills Discovery participants drove out to Meadville to watch Allen Barager’s Traditional Mountain Man Re-enactment and Dinner presentation. Before the action started, guests enjoyed a meal hosted at the Meadville Store. After the guests were done eating, Barager led them outside to begin his presentation. He started off by showing the crowd the camping supplies a mountain man of the 1800s would have as part of his supplies, including a fishing kit, spyglass and mouth harp.
Valentine Midland News
by Laura Vroman
The Disc Golf Course has been in place for a while, and the first scheduled tournament will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016. To help Disc Golf the Sandhills Area Foundation donated $500 to the Valentine Rotary who is hosting practices and the tournament. There is still one more practice session, July 26, where instructor Ray Johnson can help your technique and get your disc into the basket. Practice sessions are held in the Valentine City Park from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. so you can be prepared for the Saturday, August 6, Rotary sponsored tournament.
by Laura Vroman
Don’t you love it when things just flow? You have a list of things to do, and BAM, they’re done before you know it! You’re out fishing and have caught your limit rather than just “boating.” Or out on the links and had your best score ever! That flow is so important that it makes our day, and our week sometimes. But not overflow. That’s something entirely different. And Mother Nature did share several overflow rain events that caused incredible erosion at the new municipal golf course, which also had an affect on the Valentine Fish Hatchery since last fall.
Nick Myers has joined the Gregory Police Department. He was previously a corrections officer at the Winner City Jail where he worked for three years. Said Myers, “I really wanted to be a police officer here so I could be a part of the safety and security in my community. Being here 10 years now, it’s home. That’s the biggest thing. I’m here in town. I like the people. I want to be here. I want to help out and serve my community.”
The 10th Gregory High School All School Reunion was held on July 3, 2016. Three hundred fortyfive people attended. Clay Lundberg was the master of ceremonies for the program. Ev Jess and Margie Capparelli co-chaired the event. Julia Petrik Lemke and Tom Graesser were the oldest classmates attending the alumni banquet. They are both 95. They graduated in 1938. Their class motto was, “Everyone is the architect of his own destiny.” Their class colors were purple and gold and their class flower was violet.