Following a three-hour hearing on August 4th for a special use permit request for John Gross Finisher swine facility, the Brown County Commissioners voted two to one to decline the permit, with Commissioner Dennis Bauer voting to approve the permit and Commissioners Reagan Wiebelhaus and Raymond Small voting to deny the permit.
As Ainsworth Community Schools prepares to open its doors to students for the 2020-2021 school year, many decisions have been made on the safest way to proceed with COVID-19 still having a presence in the United States.
The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT Friday, July 31st, was 26,211, an increase of 2,037 from the previous Friday. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) dashboard continues to show an increase in positive cases this week over last week. There were 16 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 332. A total of 19,172 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered.
The Ainsworth Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized the final yard of the week for 2020. Receiving the recognition is Marcus and Reagan Fairhead who live at 910 E. 2nd Street. The Fairheads keep a very well manicured lawn. Hanging baskets, bushes and shrubs are found throughout their yard and they have made good use of rock landscaping for enhancing their lawn.
Beginning July 20th, the Sandhills Care Center moved into Phase 3 Reopening, in accordance with State and Government Rules and Regulations.