Visitors to the KBRB web site may listen to live newscasts between 6 and 10 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and all local sports.





Weekday Mornings: 8:50 a.m. on KBRB AM 1400 and FM 92.7

Note: all phone numbers are Area Code 402 unless otherwise listed

Please note: We do charge for items on Classifieds. Personal items are one announcement for $5, three for $10 or five for $15. Business rates also apply for items listed during Classifieds. Items broadcast are then posted on this Web site at no extra charge.


* Help Wanted: Hoch Funeral Homes, Inc. in Ainsworth is now taking applications for a full time secretary/receptionist. To learn more about this full time opportunity, requests as well as resumes can be emailed to: or sent to Hoch Funeral Homes, Inc., 1320 East 4th Street, Ainsworth, NE 69210 – Attention: Jim Hoch. The starting date for this opening would be late September/early October 2019.


* Help Wanted: Cottonwood Villa, assisted living facility in Ainsworth is seeking a part time Medication Aide. Training provided on site. If you want the opportunity to work with committed team members and be able to make a difference in the lives of amazing residents, all while receiving a competitive wage - this could be the perfect position for you! To apply or for more information contact Ann Fiala at phone 387-1000 or just stop in to visit with Ann at Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.


* Seven Springs of Long Pine is looking for a route driver/plant personnel. This is a full time position. Competitive wage is offered as well as a flexible work schedule. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, a CDL is not required, however a good driving record is. If you have any questions, for a full job description and to apply you can call Todd at Seven Springs, phone 273-4295 or his cell at 760-1298.


* Full Time and part time positions available for Feed Truck Drivers. Are you looking for better pay? Exceptional benefits? GJW, Sandhills Elite Genetics and the Ainsworth Feedmill are NOW HIRING! Flexible work schedules, competitive pay, exceptional benefits for full time employees including retirement plan, paid leave and health insurance benefits. No CDL Required! If you’re a hard worker, reliable and dedicated, the Feed Mill team will take the time to train you right. For more information call 382-3333 or stop by the office at 300 North Main Street in Ainsworth today to pick up your application to come work for this progressive and expanding company.


* Help Wanted: The Sandhills Care Center is looking to fill a part time, dietary aide position. Assists the dietary cook on daily duties while fulfilling residents nutritional needs. Weekends are a must. Competitive wage is offered. Come make a difference in the elder community and be part of a growing facility. Stop in for an application OR email You can fill out an application on line by going to If you have any questions call 387-1294. The Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth, where they are proud to put people first!


* Help Wanted: Farmers Ranchers Cooperative is searching for great people who have a passion for agriculture, their community and quality products and service. Current openings include: Warehouse attendant at the feed mill, Agronomy delivery and plant attendant and an agronomy custom applicator at the agronomy center as well as 2 CDL positions. Competitive salary and benefits package. For complete job descriptions on the many career opportunities available at the Farmers Ranchers Cooperative with locations in Ainsworth, Springview and Valentine, log on to or call Human Resources at 387-2811. Make sure to ask about hiring bonuses being offered.


* Work wanted: 2 people new to the Ainsworth area are looking for work. He has construction experience, she has experience as a cashier and administrative assistant. But either of them would give anything a try, if you’re looking for someone who is ready to roll up their sleeves and go to work for you, please call 387-2021.


* For Sale: a set of car ramps, a creeper, and some small wood jewelry boxes. For any or all of these items call 760-2138.


* For Rent: A Rowse windrow turner. $250 per day. Call or text Will Williams at 760-1477.  If no answer, please leave a message – he will get back to you.

* Bassett Housing Authority – a great place to live with no upkeep or maintenance! Lawn mowed and watered in the summer and sidewalks cleared in the winter. Applications are encouraged, however, rentals are limited to availability. Income guidelines apply and background check performed and approved prior to admittance. For more information call 684-3329. If no answer, please leave a message. The Bassett Housing Authority strives to provide affordable, safe housing to qualifying individuals or families.

* KBRB has office space available for rent. Our offices would provide a great setting for your business. For more information or to set up a time to view the available rental space, call 387-1400.


* Looking for: The Sandhills Care Center is in search of gently used/new recliners for residents who don’t have their own. Smoke free/clean/good condition. Please contact Stephanie at 387-1294 if you have a recliner that could be donated to a resident at the Sandhills Care Center.


* For all of your tree service needs, big or small – call Olberding Tree Service of Stuart for the fix! They make even the toughest jobs look easy.  Olberding Tree Service is environmentally conscious, fully insured and they have the proper equipment and personnel to get the job done right – the first time and clean up is immaculate! They’re local so you know they won’t drive away and leave you stumped. Now’s the time to call Jake for your free, no obligation estimate, references gladly given, phone 340-8311.


Thursday, August 22 - Michael Wegener Implement Consignment Sale in Cornlea is at 9 a.m.  Watch and bid online by registering at

* Now taking Consignments for the Harvest Machinery Auction coming up Saturday, September 7 at the M&M Auction lot, just mile east of O’Neill on Hwy. 108. Contact M&M Auction Service to get your items listed on this sale. Advertising deadline is Friday, August 23. Call Matt McKay at 340-1209 or Mark Durre at 340-4142.

* Friday, August 23 – a silent and live auction will be held during the Bulldog Pride Banquet fundraiser beginning at 5:30 at the Ainsworth Elks.

* 3 Day Estate Sale – the Estate Sale of the late Ginger and Gary Kelly household sale will be held this Friday, August 23 from 5 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25 a sack sale from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 88307 429th Avenue. Go west to the Bejot turn and then 5 miles north.

* Saturday, August 24 – SYC Family Fun Days silent and live auction fundraiser will be held from 1 until 6:30 Camp Witness near Long Pine. A free will offering meal will be served at 6 p.m. Live Auction will begin at 7 p.m. (Don’t forget there’s fun events all day Sunday too).

* Saturday, August 24 – The John and Donna Kruse and Guest Consignors Public Auction at the M&M Auction Lot, just mile east of O’Neill on Hwy. 108. Sale time is 10 a.m. sharp! This is a DO NOT MISS auction – see for
yourself, check out the sale bill and lots of pictures online by going to  M&M Auctions in charge, Matt McKay and Mark Durre – they’re ready to go to work for you.

* Sunday, August 25 – Weber and Company Performance Horse Sale will be held at 2 p.m. at the ranch, 1 mile north of Valentine on hwy. 83. Live bidding will be available at For more information or to check out the catalog go to

* Every Saturday, Bassett Farmers Market is open from 8 until 11 a.m. at Memory Lane Park, downtown Bassett. In case of inclement weather they will move to the Rock County Senior Center.


* Back to School Bingo at the Sandhills Care Center! Every Monday and Thursday in August at 3 p.m. and also on Bingo Night which will be Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m.  They're doing a drive for school supplies.  So come have some fun and play Bingo with the residents and bring a school supply or supplies with you!  Items will be donated to the school at the end of the month.

* Thank You! Stuart Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department would like to thank everyone for contributing to the 2019 fireworks. Whether through monetary donations, donations of supplies or donations of their time. It takes a community to create what has become a highly acclaimed fireworks display and even through the recent difficult times, we have seen communities in our entire area come to together to support each other. Please check out this week’s local publication for a complete list of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors as Stuart Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department would like to recognize and show appreciation to each and everyone of them. Again – thank you for your support, the Stuart Fire and Rescue Department wishes each of you a happy and productive fall season.

* Help Local Cancer Patients in their fight by attending the Sandhills Cancer Fund 3rd Annual Golf Fundraiser coming up Friday, August 23 at 2 p.m.  It's a 9 hole, 2 person scramble complete with flag prizes and betting hole, just $80 per team - that includes Mulligan, opportunity hole and supper too.  For those of you non-golfers, supper will be available by free will donation - call The Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course today to sign up and to reserve your cart, phone 387-1658.  Make sure to save the date for the 11th Annual Riders Unite which will be held on Saturday, September 28.

* Estate Sale – the Estate Sale of the late Ginger and Gary Kelly household sale will be held this Friday, August 23 from 5 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, August 25 a sack sale from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 88307 429th Avenue. Go west to the Bejot turn and then 5 miles north. Tons of kitchen items, canning items, dishes, baking items including cake decorating items. Loads of cookbooks, church cookbooks, old vintage cook books as well as many household and misc. items and antiques too! Don’t miss this big 3 day household estate sale this Friday, Saturday, Sunday.* Show your support for the Bulldogs by joining the Ainsworth Bulldog Boosters this Friday night at the Elks for the Bulldog Pride Banquet and Auction fundraising event beginning at 5:30 p.m.! A steak dinner with all the fixin’s will be served and you’ll have the opportunity to bid on the amazing silent and live auction items that are up for grabs. Get your tickets today for just $25 at Union Bank, First National Bank and West Plains Bank in Ainsworth or at Long Pine Lumber. The Bulldog Boosters are sponsoring this event to help the athletic department support our athletes for the upcoming year.

* If you think you know Dora – think again! Dora and the Lost City of Gold is this weekends feature flick at Ainsworth’s Grand Theater. THIS Dora is out to win over a much bigger audience, an enjoyable family feature with the ability to please even adults with limited knowledge of the popular nickelodeon show.   Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet – High School. Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Rated PG is showing THIS Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 4 in the afternoon. Don’t miss this spirited, live action adventure this weekend at Ainsworth’s Grand Theater.

* Empowering special youth to enjoy God’s Great Outdoors is fun for everyone! SYC Family Fun Days is this weekend at Camp Witness near Long Pine! Saturday - A 10k and 5k Fun Run. Registration at 7:30 a.m. the run starts at 8 a.m. The Silent Auction runs from 1 until 6:30 p.m., free will offering meal will be served at 6 p.m., live auction starts at 7 p.m., come bid on guns, hunting and fishing trips, outdoor equipment, interior decore, baked goods and more! Also on Saturday, Shooting and fishing events and games from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Fun events all day Sunday too including a free pancake feed from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., church at 10 a.m., events begin at noon. Lunch stand on the grounds. ALL proceeds from this event help fund free hunting and fishing adventures for young people with special challenges. If you have any questions call 832-5979.

* A Golden Anniversary Celebration! Help Bob and Audrey Wilson say Cheers to 50 years this Saturday, August 24. Everyone is welcome to come to a 50th Anniversary Party in honor of Bob and Audrey Wilson at the Elks beginning at 7 p.m. Your presence IS the present! If you are unable to attend on Saturday night, cards will reach them by sending to Bob and Audrey Wilson, 333 South Oak, Ainsworth, NE 69210. Help Bob and Audrey celebrate their 50th Anniversary this Saturday evening, 7 p.m. at the Elks.

* Real Estate for Sale: a quaint, comfy home at 226 East 3rd Street in Ainsworth. With approximately 2228 square feet on 2 levels, this home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living/dining room, front porch and kitchen on the main level; and the unfinished basement is just waiting for your finishing touch! This home has abundant storage areas that you don’t see often. But what’s more – it has 2 detached garages. Priced at just $60,000. Give listing agent Missy Weber a call today at 376-5356.

* Get in the zone! The Play Zone. The Ainsworth Youth Sports program is focused on building healthy kids, families and community! They’re ready to kick off the fall sports season with Volleyball and Football. 1st thru 4th grade flag football and 5th and 6th grade tackle football; as well as volleyball for all 1st graders through 6th graders. Registration fee is only $20 and that includes tshirt. Registration deadline is September 3rd but don’t delay! Get your child signed up today by calling Ainsworth Youth Sports director Katie Painter at 760-0084 or email The enthusiasm around Ainsworth Youth Sports is contagious – so come join the fun!

* Choose local. Choose the best.  When you choose your local farmers market you not only get the most nutritious food, but it's affordable to.  The Bassett Farmers Market is open every Saturday 8 until 11 a.m., at Memory Lane Park, downtown Bassett.  In case of inclement weather they will move to the Rock County Senior Center.  No charge for vendor tables, but do call Jeanine for more information/to let her know you're coming - 822-0108. While you're down town make sure to visit Bassett area merchants and eateries. (Farm Fresh Eggs: If you have your egg#...bring the eggs).

* Sandhills Rod and Gun Club is getting geared up for Fall Trap League and will be starting on Wednesday, September 4 and will be running 4 Wednesdays so get your 5 person teams together – that’s men, women or mixed! There is just a $50 team fee - $80 individually which includes rocks and Ribeye Steak Sandwich Supper. Also each shooter must have some sort of membership to the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club. If you’re not experienced, no worries! It’s handicapped so this is an opportune time for you to just have fun with it and get better. Contact Tim Hinkhouse in Bassett or Todd Polluck or Gene Lenhert in Ainsworth if you have any questions OR if you have a team OR if you’re interested in being on a team for Fall Trap League at the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club.

* The Old Feed Store Art Center at 104 Clark St. in Bassett is open Monday evenings from 4 until 7 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Friday evenings from 4 until 7 p.m.; and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.  Make sure to keep watch on their Face book page and stay tuned for new and exciting happenings.

* Looking for local talent volunteers: The Activities Department at the Sandhills Care Center is looking for entertainment for Friday afternoons. This could include but is not limited to one-man bands, groups that play instruments, singers, piano players, etc. Any volunteers that would be willing to provide entertainment to the residents. If you or someone you know may be interested, please call 387-1294.




* To give away: black and gray tiger striped kittens. Litter box trained. Call 760-2122. If no answer, please leave a message, she will get back to you.






* Start your success today with Northeast Community College. Whatever your academic or career goals – they’re here to help. Learn about all the great classes Northeast Community College has to offer – Classes that fit your budget, your schedule and your future. Visit


AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES MARKETING. Introduction to the concepts of agricultural marketing including, but not limited to, the study of marketing alternatives (cash, contracts, futures, and options). Development of marketing plans and analysis of current industry trends will be utilized to enhance the concepts. Tues., 7-9:45 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Hermelbracht. 3 cr. $366.00

August 19-December 13 (AGRI2290/19F) CRN#12869

BUSINESS MATH. This course will develop and apply mathematical skills to solve problems related to business occupations. Topics include application, basic mathematics related to cash and trade discounts, markup and markdowns, interest, payroll, annuities, stocks and bonds, installment buying, mortgages, taxes, insurance, banking, payroll, and business statistics. Mon., Wed., and Fri., 12-12:50 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Anderson. 3 cr. $366.00

August 19-December 13 (BSAD1070/19F) CRN#16054

ADVANCED MARKETING. Application of marketing principles and knowledge using case study and project based learning to simulate decisions made by marketing managers utilizing marketing research and analytic based statistics. Course will thoroughly explore strategies to deal with opportunities and challenges of evolving technology in marketing, including social media and mobile marketing. An Integrated Marketing Campaign will be created and evaluated. Mon. and Wed., 1-2:15 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Shaffer. 3 cr. $366.00

August 19-December 13 (BSAD2530/19F) CRN#16053

INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION. An overview of education in the United States viewed in terms of history, philosophy, finance and governance. Encourages critical thought regarding the role of education in our ever-changing diverse society, the role of the teacher, and educational practices in schools. The course is designed to help students explore education as a prospective career. Mon. and Wed., 2:35-3:50 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Schmidt. 3 cr. $366.00

August 19-December 13 (EDUC1110/19F) CRN#16051

AMERICAN HISTORY I. A survey of American History from the Age of Discovery through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis is on the political, economic, cultural, social, and technological issues that arise in the development of the American nation. Tues. and Thurs., 8-9:15 am at ESU #17. Instr. Timm. 3 cr. $366.00

August 19-December 13 (HIST2010/19F) CRN #16052

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC. An introduction and overview of the history of Western art music, from the middle age to modern times. Includes the elements of music, historical style periods, and major composers. Tues. and Thurs., 2-3:15 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Schultz. 3 cr. $366.00

August 19-December 13 (MUSC1010/19F) CRN#14044

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. A study of the functioning of the American political system through an analysis and application of its underlying theories. Tues. and Thurs., 5:30-6:45 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Dohmen. 3 cr. $366.00

August 19-December 13 (POLS1000/19F) CRN#16046

ELEMENTARY SPANISH I. An introduction to the grammatical and conversational study of the Spanish language. Emphasis on the history and culture of the Spanish speaking world. Tues. and Thurs., 12:35-1:50 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Swenson. 4 cr. $488.00

August 19-December 13 (SPAN1200/19F) CRN#14677

Public Speaking. This course will enable students to master the skills required of speaking in today's workplace and society. This course will focus on the organization, preparation, research, and evidence needed for a presentation that is tailored to fit the audience. This course will also enhance the students' listening skills which will assist them in everyday situations. Mon., Wed., and Fri., 10-10:50 am at ESU #17. Instr. Lemke-Elznic. 3 cr. $366.00 

August 19-December 13 (SPCH1110/19F) CRN#16045


GENERAL SALES AND USE TAX SEMINAR. This course covers the basics of Nebraska sales and use tax. Sales tax affects everyone! If you are a business owner, or are considering starting your own business, this information is a must for you and your bookkeeper. The topics discussed will not only benefit professionals; the general public can learn how sales tax affects them every day. The presentation covers all areas of sales and use tax, including licensing requirements, exemptions, reporting, and taxable services. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. 4 hours of CPE credit available. This course will be offered via distance learning technology from Norfolk to Ainsworth, O'Neill, and West Point. Course materials can be found at: Click on the Seminar Schedule, then click on the specific seminar you are attending. Tues., September 10, 8:30 am-12 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Nebraska Department of Revenue. $15.00

MANUFACTURING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT SEMINAR. This class will cover, in detail, the sales tax exemption for purchases of equipment used in the manufacturing process. Parts and repair labor for MME is included in this topic. Discussion will include qualifying manufacturing operations and which equipment qualifies for the exemption. A portion of the session will be dedicated to contractors who annex or install MME, or perform repairs on MME. Instructors will help you complete tax returns for a variety of scenarios. This session will benefit anyone operating a manufacturing facility or anyone who provides equipment, parts, or repairs to manufacturing operations. 3 hours of CPE Credit available. This course will be offered via distance learning technology from Norfolk to Ainsworth, O'Neill, and West Point. Course materials can be found at: 
Click on the Seminar Schedule, then click on the specific seminar you are attending. Tues., September 10, 1-4 pm at ESU #17. Instr. Nebraska Department of Revenue. $15.00