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Ainsworth Star-Journal The Ainsworth Star-Journal is a community newspaper located in Ainsworth, Brown County, NE. We are p

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04/12/2022
Now that the filing deadline has passed, here is the final list of 2022 Primary Election candidates for local offices. T...
03/02/2022

Now that the filing deadline has passed, here is the final list of 2022 Primary Election candidates for local offices.

The May 10th Nebraska Primary Election will be here before you know it. Stay informed about the election with a subscription to the Ainsworth Star-Journal.

02/25/2022

D1-3 Boys Basketball District Final

Class D1 #3 Ainsworth will play #14 Lourdes Central Catholic in the D1-3 Boys Basketball District Final on Monday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Norfolk High School.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm for the Boys Basketball D1-3 District Final at Norfolk High School. Fans are to enter either Door 13 or Door 16 located on the south and west sides of the high school. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. No passes will be accepted.

02/25/2022

D1-3 Boys Basketball District Final

Class D1 #3 Ainsworth will play #14 Lourdes Central Catholic in the D1-3 Boys Basketball District Final on Monday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Norfolk High School.

Ainsworth Community Schools will have a 2:00 dismissal on Monday, February 28 to allow staff and students who wish to attend the game ample time to do so.

This week we celebrate National FFA Week and our very active local chapters. Check out today's paper for an update on al...
02/23/2022
Ainsworth FFA Chapter Officers Demonstrate Leadership in Agriculture in 2021-22 School Year | Ainsworth Star-Journal

This week we celebrate National FFA Week and our very active local chapters. Check out today's paper for an update on all-things FFA, including stories written by some of our own Ainsworth FFA members!

We salute all FFA members in our area for taking the opportunity to become leaders and help move our country forward in a positive way.

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/news/ainsworth-ffa-chapter-officers-demonstrate-leadership-agriculture-2021-22-school-year

Each year the members of the Ainsworth FFA Chapter elect who they want to serve as their officers. Each officer is charged with certain responsibilities which include: President - Presides over all FFA meetings and coordinates all activities; Vice President - Assumes the duties of the president if n...

Look Out For Wind Chill!
02/17/2022

Look Out For Wind Chill!

Baby...It will be cold outside!
02/17/2022

Baby...It will be cold outside!

Congratulations to Jolyn Pozehl, who will be the first girl wrestler to represent the Bulldogs at the State Wrestling To...
02/09/2022
Jolyn Pozehl Pins Her Way to a Girls Wrestling District Championship and State Qualification | Ainsworth Star-Journal

Congratulations to Jolyn Pozehl, who will be the first girl wrestler to represent the Bulldogs at the State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha, held this year on February 17th - 19th.

Good luck to the boys wrestling team at Districts this weekend, February 11th and 12th.

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/sports/jolyn-pozehl-pins-her-way-girls-wrestling-district-championship-and-state-qualification

The NSAA Girls Wrestling District 3 tournament was held on Friday and Saturday, February 4th and 5th at Gothenburg High School. Jolyn Pozehl, wrestling in the 114 lb.

NCDHD COVID-19 Update for January 18, 2022 North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 494 n...
01/18/2022

NCDHD COVID-19 Update for January 18, 2022

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 494 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on January 10, 2022.

NCDHD NEW PANDEMIC CASE RATE/WEEK HIGH. This week, NCDHD is reporting 462 positive COVID-19 cases the week of January 10, 2022-January 17, 2022. The previous case-rate/week high was 320 cases the week of December 13, 2020-December 20, 2020.

Get FREE at-home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 tests! Visit covidtests.gov to order yours. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free-there is no shipping cost and you do not need to enter a credit card number. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your test now so you have them when you need them!

NCDHD will have a vaccination clinic available for walk-ins at the Ainsworth Conference Center on January 26th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Case count update as of January 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM: 8,246 Total Cases (TC), 7,238 Recoveries (R), and 96 Deaths (D). There have been 750 Total Cases (TC) reported in the last 15 days.

Case count update for the last 8 days: 494 Cases (C), 128 Recoveries (R), and 1 Deaths (D).

Stay up-to-date on local news, events and agencies – like the Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department, featured below at a h...
01/12/2022

Stay up-to-date on local news, events and agencies – like the Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department, featured below at a house fire last week – with a subscription to the Ainsworth Star-Journal.

01/04/2022
01/04/2022
The AHS Mock Trial Blue Team has qualified for the State Mock Trial competition, which will be held virtually in the ear...
12/15/2021
District Mock Trial Returns a Verdict of State Qualification for the Ainsworth Blue Team | Ainsworth Star-Journal

The AHS Mock Trial Blue Team has qualified for the State Mock Trial competition, which will be held virtually in the early part of January. Good luck!

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/news/district-mock-trial-returns-verdict-state-qualification-ainsworth-blue-team

Throughout the months of November and December, the Ainsworth Blue and Red mock trial teams have been competing both virtually and in-person, presenting the mock trial case of The State of Nebraska vs. Jules Chapelle. Adapting to the different rules of virtual and in-person trials, both teams demons...

First major snow of the new winter season.
12/09/2021

First major snow of the new winter season.

Have your children sent their letters to Santa yet? Print this out, have your kid(s) fill it out and bring/send it back ...
12/07/2021

Have your children sent their letters to Santa yet?

Print this out, have your kid(s) fill it out and bring/send it back to the Ainsworth Star-Journal by noon on Wednesday, December 15th - we will make sure it gets to the North Pole right away!

If you prefer to scan and email it after your child has filled it out, send the (readable quality) scan to [email protected] by the same date.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Ainsworth! Keep up with the Ainsworth Star-Journal for updates on all of the...
12/02/2021
Annual Christmas Pageant to be Hosted by Women’s Club on Dec. 5th | Ainsworth Star-Journal

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Ainsworth!
Keep up with the Ainsworth Star-Journal for updates on all of the community events going on this holiday season.

What's happening this week:

Santa Claus visits Ainsworth! At the mini park on Sunday, December 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Women's Club Annual Christmas Pageant: In the Ainsworth Community Schools Learning Center on Sunday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. Get the whole story on this 60-year tradition in this week's paper.

Photos of these events to come in future editions!

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/news/annual-christmas-pageant-be-hosted-womens-club-dec-5th

Around the world, Christmas is a time for family and community traditions. Residents of the “Christmas City of the Sandhills” in Ainsworth are especially proud of their own unique tradition - a live re-enactment of the birth of the Christ child in Bethlehem. For over a half a century now, member...

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported by NCDHDNorth Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 195 new C...
11/29/2021

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported by NCDHD

North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 195 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 11/22/2021.

DON'T FORGET....
11/29/2021

DON'T FORGET....

COVID-19 Cases & Deaths in Brown County, NebraskaData through Sun Nov 21 202110 New Cases in Past 7 DaysNo Hospitalizati...
11/23/2021

COVID-19 Cases & Deaths in Brown County, Nebraska
Data through Sun Nov 21 2021
10 New Cases in Past 7 Days
No Hospitalizations

Lots of great stories and photos in this week's edition of the Ainsworth Star-Journal! Including: • Veteran's Day Progra...
11/18/2021
B*H Service Excellence Committee Artists Draw Uplifting Sidewalk Chalk Art Outside of Ainsworth Businesses for World Kindness Day | Ainsworth Star-Journal

Lots of great stories and photos in this week's edition of the Ainsworth Star-Journal! Including:

• Veteran's Day Program photos
• Ainsworth Dental Clinic is now Ainsworth Family Dental
• Y.O.L.O. Retro Limo and Tech Retail Opens Business on Main Street
• Ruth Stephens Begins Role as Brown County Hospital Interim CEO
• Sidewalk Chalk Art for World Kindness Day (Photos at link below)

Upcoming:
• Get excited for the 2021-2022 Bulldogs Winter Sports Season: Ainsworth Star-Journal coverage and photos coming soon!
• McAndrew Elementary students will teach you how to bake pumpkin pie, and describe what they are thankful for and what they like about fall - all in our Thanksgiving edition next week.

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/news/bch-service-excellence-committee-artists-draw-uplifting-sidewalk-chalk-art-outside-ainsworth

In honor of World Kindness Day on November 13th, the artists of the Brown County Hospital Service Excellence Committee drew sidewalk chalk art outside of various organizations, businesses and downtown in order to promote kindness.

Today we honor and remember the brave veterans who have served our nation to preserve the freedom we hold so dear. Today...
11/11/2021

Today we honor and remember the brave veterans who have served our nation to preserve the freedom we hold so dear.

Today at 2:25 p.m.: Veterans Day Program in McAndrew Gymnasium, Ainsworth Community Schools. View the full program schedule on the front page of this week's paper.

Did you miss the Ainsworth Community Schools Choral Department's performances of Shrek the Musical last weekend? You're ...
11/10/2021
SHREK THE MUSICAL | Ainsworth Star-Journal

Did you miss the Ainsworth Community Schools Choral Department's performances of Shrek the Musical last weekend? You're in luck - view photos and cast members in today's paper.

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/news/shrek-musical

The Ainsworth 7th – 12th Grade Choral Department performed Shrek the Musical on Thursday - Saturday, November 4th - 6th in the Ainsworth Community Schools Learning Center. The lead characters were played by Cole Bodeman as Lord Farquaad, Cameryn Goochey as Donkey, Gavin Olinger as Shrek and Makenn...

Third through fifth graders at Ainsworth Community Schools are receiving kid-friendly print newspapers called Kid Scoop ...
11/04/2021
Ainsworth Star-Journal Provides Kid Scoop News to 3rd - 5th Graders at Ainsworth Community Schools | Ainsworth Star-Journal

Third through fifth graders at Ainsworth Community Schools are receiving kid-friendly print newspapers called Kid Scoop News delivered each month of the school year by the Ainsworth Star-Journal in partnership with the Nebraska Press Association Foundation. Read the whole story in the November 3rd edition of the Ainsworth Star-Journal.

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/news/ainsworth-star-journal-provides-kid-scoop-news-3rd-5th-graders-ainsworth-community-schools

Ainsworth Star-Journal knows how important reading is, and is excited to awaken the magic of reading for Ainsworth students by partnering with the Nebraska Press Association Foundation to provide 3rd through 5th graders at Ainsworth Community Schools with monthly copies of Kid Scoop News, a print ne...

Congrats to both the Boys and Girls Bulldog Cross Country Teams for placing in the Top Five at State Cross Country! Ty S...
10/27/2021
Ainsworth Cross Country Teams Take Third and Fifth at State | Ainsworth Star-Journal

Congrats to both the Boys and Girls Bulldog Cross Country Teams for placing in the Top Five at State Cross Country! Ty Schlueter won Gold in the boys' race and Katherine Kerrigan and Emma Kennedy both medaled in the girls'. Photos and results are in today's issue of the Ainsworth Star-Journal.

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/sports/ainsworth-cross-country-teams-take-third-and-fifth-state

The Ainsworth Cross Country Teams competed at the 2021 NSAA State Cross Country Meet in Kearney on October 22nd. The Ainsworth girls brought home third place as a team along with individual medals by Katherine Kerrigan and Emma Kennedy. The Ainsworth boys placed fifth as a team and Ty Schlueter ran....

10/22/2021

NCDHD Offering Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Doses for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson:

Tuesday, October 26th:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Long Pine City office drive through.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Rock County Clinic; call ahead or schedule online.

Wednesday, October 27th:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Brown County Clinic; call 402-387-1900 for an appointment.

NCDHD will have booster doses available for persons that received Moderna and Janssen or Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines who meet the criteria. Pfizer booster doses will continue to be available at all future NCDHD sponsored clinics. Eligible persons will be able to get a single booster dose once their primary vaccination series is complete. The following criteria must be met:
• Must be over 18 years of age.
• Must have completed a primary 2-dose series of either Moderna, or Pfizer at least 6 months ago or a primary 1-dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) at least 2 months ago.
• Fall into one of the following groups:
- 65 years of age and older.
- 18 through 64 years of age at high risk of severe COVID-19.
- 18 through 64 years of age with frequent institutional or occupational exposure to SARSCoV-2.

If all criteria is met above, eligible persons may choose to receive any authorized or approved vaccine booster dose currently available regardless of which primary series they received.

10/19/2021
50 years ago, high schools around Nebraska joined the NSAA for the first season of sanctioned high school volleyball com...
10/13/2021
Volleyball Pink-Out and 50th Anniversary Celebration | Ainsworth Star-Journal

50 years ago, high schools around Nebraska joined the NSAA for the first season of sanctioned high school volleyball competitions in the fall of 1971. 50 years later, in 2021, over 100 past and present Nebraska high school volleyball players celebrated their shared history at the Ainsworth–Stuart–North Central triangular held in Ainsworth on Tuesday, October 5th in McAndrew Gymnasium.

https://www.ainsworthnews.com/news/volleyball-pink-out-and-50th-anniversary-celebration

50 years ago, high schools around Nebraska joined the NSAA for the first season of sanctioned high school volleyball competitions in the fall of 1971. 50 years later, in 2021, over 100 past and present Nebraska high school volleyball players celebrated their shared history at the Ainsworth–Stuart....

10/12/2021
Thank you to our readers, subscribers and advertisers. Without you, we would not have a hometown community newspaper!
10/07/2021

Thank you to our readers, subscribers and advertisers. Without you, we would not have a hometown community newspaper!

Submit your favorite, traditional or creative holiday recipe by clicking the link below and filling out the form. Your r...
10/05/2021

Submit your favorite, traditional or creative holiday recipe by clicking the link below and filling out the form. Your recipe may be published in an edition of the Ainsworth Star-Journal.

Recipe Submission Link: https://forms.gle/B4aL2ZUCQuXfzYKd6

09/30/2021

Did you know the first Bulldog volleyball team started playing in 1971 - exactly 50 years ago? A look back at the history, highlights and developments is in this week's paper.

09/28/2021

This week's front page features a story on local farmer and engine builder Mark VonHeeder's Drag Racing Division Championship.

09/21/2021

Brown County Fair Results – including Horse Show, Needlework, Agriculture and Horticulture – are in this week's paper.

09/15/2021

It's AHS Homecoming Week!
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Check out the Royalty Candidates on the front page of today's paper.

09/13/2021

Gym Floor Status Update:

Homecoming Volleyball Game vs. West Holt - Tuesday, September 14th

The current plan is to host West Holt in the McAndrew Gymnasium as scheduled. The final work on the gym floor is scheduled for Monday, September 13th, with clean-up and final preparations scheduled prior to the game on Tuesday.

IF any issues occur and the McAndrew Gymnasium cannot be ready for the game on Tuesday, the game will be moved to the Rock County High School Gym. ACS will make that announcement by early afternoon Monday, September 13th.

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I'm sure enjoying the return of Brown County History! Thank you!
I just read Kat's Korner in this week's paper and I was reminded how much I look forward to Hump Day for the reasons stated. It's hard to believe it's been 17 years since we lived in Ainsworth but the Star Journal helps me feel like we never left. In some ways, we haven't. Keep up the good work, Rod, Kathy, and staff!
Our friends at the Brown County Historical Society are working hard to preserve Nebraska history in their area. At the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, we know how difficult finding funds can be for our small community museums, historical societies and libraries. With our new Statewide Grants Program, we are directing our efforts towards helping these organization’s educational events, processing and preserving artifacts and much more. 💛 Ainsworth Star-Journal
Learn more about this program and how you can support it today: nshsf.org/statewide-grants-program/
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GJW, LLC and Ainsworth Feed Mill congratulates all graduates, everywhere.

Among the Ainsworth Community School graduates, we extended our heartfelt best wishes to both Braden and Rebecca. Your class motto says it all; take with you the lessons from your past and you two will change the future! Congratulations, class of 2019!

“Nothing we can do changes the past, but everything we do changes the future.” Ashleigh Brilliant.

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