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* The city of Ainsworth is utilizing the services of Miller & Associates to gauge community input for future improvements to the city's swimming pool and parks. To complete the survey, click on the display above. Survey results will guide the City Council as it prepares to make improvements to the swimming pool and the city's parks.


* Help Wanted: Are you energetic, organized and goal oriented with HR management experience? If so, Sandy Pine is looking for a full-time HR manager to oversee all aspects of the human resources practices in the Ainsworth/Valentine area. The HR Manager will foster an uplifting environment which will facilitate the team meeting goals and expectations. Please send resumes to Shari at or call 382-3333 for more information.

* Help Wanted: Bassett Livestock Auction is looking for someone to clean after Wednesday sales. This includes upstairs offices, restrooms and the seats around the sale ring. Minimum age is 16 and the wage is $15 per hour. If you are reliable, can work with little to no supervision and have a few hours per week to spare, call Kristi at the sale barn, phone 684-2361 or stop in to see what the job entails.

* Help Wanted: Are you ready to take control of your hours, earnings and future? Watch your sales career take flight by becoming a benefits advisor with Aflac. Call Sheena Ferris today at 308-624-0262 or stop in at the Aflac office inside the KBRB Radio building in Ainsworth to learn more about this full time opportunity. No relocation needed! The position is available to anyone in the listening area as hands on training is provided. Opportunities abound with Aflac – to apply, email your resume to Aflac benefits advisors are independent agents and are not employees of Aflac. Aflac includes Aflac and/or Continental American Insurance Company (CAID)

* Help Wanted: Schumacher Brothers Fencing is looking to fill full time positions right here in the area. Starting immediately. Great pay. $18 - $20 per hour based on experience. Overtime is time and half and not restricted. If you have great work ethic and you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work Schumacher Brothers Fencing wants you. Full time. Starting now. To apply or to learn more call or text Dan Schumacher at 760-0836.

* Help Wanted: Rock County is accepting applications for a full-time road worker for the road department. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid drivers license, possess or be capable of obtaining a CDL within a reasonable amount of time, be able to operate pickup trucks, tractors and other road equipment and be able to lift at least 50 lbs. The position includes a full benefit package which includes health insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and retirement benefits. Wages will depend upon experience. A job description and application for employment is available at the office of the Rock County Clerk, 400 State Street, Bassett, NE 68714 or call 402-684-3933 or 684-3471. The position will remain open until filled and is subject to veterans preference. Rock County is an equal opportunity employer.

* Help Wanted: Full time and part time cook positions. Cottonwood Villa is looking for caring, loving and compassionate team members to join their excellent team and assist in enhancing the lives of those they care for. They are currently looking to fill full time and part time cook positions. A competitive wage is offered as well as benefits to full time employees and training is provided on site. If you like to cook, bring your experience and skills to Cottonwood Villa. For more information or to apply, call 387-1000 and visit with Ann Fiala at Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.




* Services: AgLand Pump in Atkinson has certified pump pullers ready to pull and service all of your turbine and submersible pumps this irrigation season. Agland Pump has gear heads, hollow shafts and submersible motors on hand, ready to hit the field. AgLand Pump – they eliminate the downtime!  AgLand Pump 925-2913. Brett 340-0830. Mike 340-4641.


* For Sale: two projectors: A Bell and Howell Super 8 Projector and also a Kodak Super 8 Projector. Asking $100 per projector. Both have cameras and roll up screen on legs. In  excellent shape, clean, good condition. Asking $100 per projector. Call 382-5488.

*For Sale: a glass top large coffee table, asking $50 or best offer. Also has John Deere engine decals or long older style decals for the hood. For more information call 760-2138.

* For Sale: a great opportunity to own and operate your own business. True Value Hardware in Gordon is for sale. This is an opportunity to own an excellent, established business at 217 N. Main, in the heart of Gordon’s business community. The business has 6,250 square feet of space with a full basement for storage and an elevator for easy transportation of inventory between levels. The business comes with a legend franchise, inventory, updated electronics and is a fast-paced, growing business. Call Jim Rucker for more information at 308-360-1777 or 308-282-1600.


* Bassett Housing Authority – safe, affordable housing for qualifying individuals. Income guideline apply – rent is 30% of gross income. Background screening is required and must be approved prior to admittance. One, two and three bedroom units come equipped with range and refrigerator, and are within walking distance of downtown Bassett. Utilities included are water, sewer, garbage, gas and electricity. Call 684-3329 for more information. If no answer, please leave a message. There is no charge to file an application. If no units are available at time of application, names are included on a waiting list and individuals will be called upon availability.






* Saturday, October 31 - Business Inventory Reduction Auction – Diversified Electrical Contractors, Owners at 306 North 5th Street in  Page. Tons of shop items, equipment big and small, storage, office and household items, miscellaneous items and tools.  We’re talking a dream sale here if you’re into power tools. Name brands you want like Milwalkee, Dewalt, Makita and more. Power tools, hand tools, shop equipment and supplies, racks, scaffolding, shelving, cabinets, storage and nice office furniture, office products, items and supplies. This is a complete electrical contractor business liquidation. Sale time is at 9:30 a.m. 2 rings may run! Lunch and restrooms available. Check out the sale bill and lots of pictures by going to and start making plans to spend the day on Halloween at the inventory reduction auction in Page.


* Friday, October 30 – Bassett/Rock County Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat beginning at 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Main Street, north of the post office. Trick or Treating will go until 4:45 when all children should meet at the north end of the block to start the parade. They will parade down to the Bassett Lodge and Range Café for a free hotdog meal! (Participants only.) Businesses and residents who want to participate can back into parking places on Main Street so that your trunk will be open to the sidewalk. There are some parameters/CDC guidelines which can be found by going to the Bassett Rock County Chamber Facebook Page, as their goal is to keep this as safe as possible so the kids can maintain some normalcy and celebrate Halloween!

* Friday, October 30 - The Ainsworth Women’s Club along with the Ainsworth Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all ghouls and goblins – and parents too – to come participate in Safe Trick-Or-Treat Street from 4 until 6:30 p.m., downtown Ainsworth. SO MANY area businesses and organizations are participating this year, and they are easy to spot – just look for the paper pumpkins! It’s a FREE do not miss event that offers parents a safe venue to bring their children to trick or treat! The Ainsworth Women’s Club and the Ainsworth Area Chamber of Commerce would like to send out a big thank you to all those participating to make Safe Trick Or Treat Street a great success.

* Friday, October 30 - Halloween is ON! No spooky virus is going to keep the Residents at Cottonwood Villa from Having Fun so this Friday night they’re hosting a Spooktacular Drive through trick or treating event from 4 until 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with Safe trick or treat street. Kind of like of a cruise night situation where you drive under the awning but we want kids to get out – and stand in front of the windows so the residents can see all their great costumes! BIG Smiles and waves are welcome. Of course treats for all the trick or treaters will be given. Add some sparkle in what’s been an extraordinary year – come to the Spooktacular Drive through. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween from the residents and staff at Cottonwood Villa.

* Friday, October 30 – It’s Moonlight Madness in Valentine. The Kiddy Costume Parade kicks off the event starting at 4 p.m. on the corner of 1st and main continuing north on Main Street to approximately half way past 3rd Street. The Valentine Police Department will have their Scare in the Square set up in front of the county courthouse building. Kids can then trick or treat up and down Main Street. Then shop all the participating Valentine Chamber businesses offering bewitching sales and specials from 6 until 9 p.m. Take a selfie in participating businesses and post it to the Valentine Chambers Facebook Page – you’re automatically entered to win prizes!

* Friday, October 30 – Drop off Pumpkins carved/decorated for the Elks Pumpkin Contest to the Elks during Trunk or Treat OR until 8 p.m. as the bar and grill is open from 6 until 8 p.m. that evening.  Divisions include: preschool – 1st Grade, 2nd – 4th grade, middle school, high school and adults. An Elks Gift Card will go to the winners. Judging will be held on Saturday, October 31.

* Friday, October 30 – The movie Hotel Transylvania, rated PG will be showing at 7 p.m. at the Ainsworth Grand Theater.

* Friday, October 30 - Come for the Boo’s – AND Booze! The 402 is looking forward to a spirited crowd with A-List costumes. Come enjoy a Classic Spookfest complete with drawings and of course specialty Halloween cocktails – candy corn martini, The zombie, Witches Brew and more of Kyle’s crazy concoctions. Prizes for best costumes, drawings too you won’t want to miss this Friday night at the 402, Main Street, Ainsworth. This is where you’ll want to spend your adult Halloween adventure!

* Friday, October 30 – Chills and Thrills Haunted House will be open from 7 until 11p.m. at the CCC Building, 409 East Adams in O’Neill. Just $5 admission. Event sponsored by O’Neill Satellite Rotary Club and Christ’s Connection Center.  Find them on Facebook.

* Friday, October 30 ~ Boo-Yeah!  It’s Halloween at SpringLake Angus Center, where the woods, come back alive with blood curdling screams. Can you make it out unharmed? Family night is Friday night, the Forest of Horrors will be open for all ages from 6 p.m. to midnight for just a $5 admission fee. Find them on Facebook but Beware – all the spine chilling details can be found there.

* Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 - Tragedy, trauma, paranormal activity…prepare for a scare. Go on a bizarre, gruesome, terrifying, sinister tour experience you’ll never forget Friday night, October 30 and Halloween night at the Haunted House “Scare at the Fair” located at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine! For those of you who dare to enter – the Haunted House tours start at dusk both nights. Admission is just $10 per person. Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult however THIS haunted house is not recommended for little kids. It’s the evolution of fear this Friday and Saturday night, and it’s inside the ‘scare at the fair’ haunted house at the Cherry County Fairgrounds in Valentine.

* Saturday, October 31 ~ Boo-Yeah! It’s Halloween at SpringLake Angus Center. An epic celebration of the undead, the Haunted Forest opens at 6 p.m. for those 21 and over who dare enter. Masquerade on inside, parental discretion advised, Halloween Shenanigans and discount drinks begin at 7 p.m., great prizes for best costumes so go ALL OUT, and at 9 p.m., you’ll find out just why they call it a boo-gie barn. Howl at the moon with the live band “Silver Moon”. The Freaks come out on Halloween night at the SpringLake Angus Center. Find them on Facebook but Beware – all the spine chilling details can be found there.

* Saturday, October 31 – The Elks Corn Maze will transform to a corn maze of carnage after dusk for those of you thrill seekers – so this Halloween night, from dusk to 11, prepare to enter the Haunted Field of Screams…if you dare! Admission is $8.

* Saturday, October 31 – Chills and Thrills 2020 – A community celebration of all things Halloween so bring all the boys and ghouls, to the CCC in O’Neill, 409 East Adams. Free kids Carn-EVIL from 5 until 7 p.m., cotton candy and photo booth ops will be available for purchase. David and Grilliath will be grillin’ and chillin’ in the parking lot – a free will donation Boooo-be-cue from 5 until 11 p.m. and make sure to enter the Virutal costume contest. Snap a pix outside of the CCC with the sandworm and submit to the O’Neill Satellite Rotary Club Facebook page anytime on Halloween before 11 p.m. Cash and prizes will be awarded. If you’re ready to get your freak on don’t miss the Chills and Thrills Haunted House from 7 until 11 p.m., just $5 admission. Event sponsored by O’Neill Satellite Rotary Club and Christ’s Connection Center

* Saturday, October 31 - Welcome to the asylum! The Ainsworth Elks present a night full of fright starting at 6 p.m. in the club! Skeletons, skulls, spirits and specters – everyone is welcome. Killer costumes, drink specials and – depending on how you look at it, disgusting or DELISH Jell-o shots you’ll swear were dreamed up in Frankenstein's lab. Grill will be closed to menu orders but for this party they’ll be serving up bar pizzas with terrifying toppings. Sport your best costume and come get ghoulish this Halloween Night, at the Elks Club in Ainsworth, party starts at 6 p.m.

* Saturday, October 31 - 2020 is BOO SHEET Halloween Party. Time to join the Sandhills Iron Horse Riders for the hottest Halloween Party of the year starting at 8 p.m. at the Elks Club on Halloween night. Everyone is urged to dress up. Go ALL OUT, Prizes will be awarded for best costumes – solo, couple and group! Get your munch on with Scary Good Appetizers and step up to the mic in full costume. Lone Wolfe Karaoke will be in the house. Its sure to be the best Halloween Party in the underworld with a zombie theme so don’t miss it Halloween night at the Elks Club in Ainsworth.

* Saturday, October 31 – The movie Hotel Transylvania rated PG will be showing at 7 p.m. at the Ainsworth Grand Theater. They will have a special Halloween Night ONLY showing of “Young Frankenstein”, rated PG at 10 p.m.


* The Thrift Shop is extending their Friday hours so you can shop during your noon hour. This Friday they will be open from 12 noon until 4 p.m. They will be doing this every Friday in October to see what kind of feedback they get from shoppers...if this is something they should continue. So this Friday - you can come shop over your noon hour at the Brown County Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop on Main Street in Ainsworth.

* Sign up on In a Pickle you could win $50 worth of free groceries! Right now when you sign up on the In A Pickle app, you are automatically entered to win 1 of 4 - $50 gift certificates. 2 redeemable at H&R Food Center, 2 redeemable at Red and White Market. Now THAT’s doing business local! Drawing will be on Nov. 20. Those of you have already signed up, you’re registered!!!! Remember, In a pickle is completely web based so members do not have to download the program and take up storage in their phones. The mobile app is accessible from any web browser on a mobile device or computer, just log on to to get signed up.

* Daylight Savings Time is coming to an end, The Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department is reminding everyone of the simple life saving habit of changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when adjusting your clocks. It only takes a few minutes to change batteries and push the test button to make sure alarms are working. Changing alarm batteries at least twice per year is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce tragic death and injury. A working smoke alarm can give your family the extra seconds you need to get out of a home fire safely.

* Cribbage is coming soon to the Elks! Starting Wednesday, November 4 they will be playing Cribbage at the Elks the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. You’ll draw for your partner at 7 p.m., play will begin at 7:15 p.m. No sign up necessary. If you want to play Cribbage just come, but if you have any questions feel free to call Heath at 760-0793 or Brandon at 760-3985. Corn Hole will be starting on Friday nights in December, stay tuned for details.

* They’re out for blood! The Rock County FFA is holding a Blood Drive at the Rock County High School Gym on Monday, November 2 from 12 noon until 6 p.m. You can  make an appointment by calling the school, 684-3411 and ask for Kara Sybrant OR log on to and enter Rock County School into the sponsor code. Save a life, Starve a vampire!

* Postponed to Sunday, November 1 - Come Cruise for the Sandhills Cancer Fund now scheduled for Sunday, November 1. (We’re going to give it one more shot in hopes that the weather will be better.)  – might be your last chance to cruise you’re hot rod, classic, rat rod or motorcycle before putting them away for the winter. It’s also a great opportunity to help those locally who are fighting this terrible disease. Help spread the word – a long convoy would be awesome! Everyone is welcome. Meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 1 at the Hoch Funeral Home Parking lot. Stops in Atkinson, O’Neill, Newport and back to the Philing Station on Hwy. 20 in Ainsworth to enjoy grilled burgers for supper. If you have any questions contact Phil Fuchs by calling 382-1044.

* The City of Ainsworth wants your feedback, thoughts and opinions on the swimming pool, parks and other community recreational venues. Please take 5 minutes or so to complete the online survey, just go to , to the classifieds page – just click on the display ad and it will take you directly to the survey. Answers are confidential and your feedback will help shape future planning for improvements to these amenities and areas of our community. They thank you for participating in the study and helping the City of Ainsworth plan for great things in the future.

* Because of coronavirus protocol, the Sandhills Care Center is restricting visitors at this time. Absolutely no visitors.  Cottonwood Villa is also still enforcing a visitor restriction until further notice.

* Bassett Housing Authority is limiting visitors at tenant apartments to immediate family or caregivers only until the threat is reduced on coronavirus is lessened. If you are sick, please stay away!






* Tim and Hollie Kummer of Bassett are the parents of a baby boy, Hayes William Kummer, born at 1:54 p.m. Wednesday, Oct., 14, in the Faith Regional Health Services at Norfolk. Hayes checked in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19-1/2 inches in length. Grandparents are Ted Morton of Bassett, Robin Morton of Norden, and Wayne and Denise Kummer of Columbus.

* Lanay and Jared Hansmeyer of Ainsworth are the parents of a baby boy, Miles Benjamin Hansmeyer, born at 7:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Cherry County Hospital at Valentine. Miles checked in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. He is welcomed home by big brothers Blake and Jett. Grandparents are Bill and Gerry Carr of Ainsworth, and Roy and Judy Hansmeyer of Wilbur.

* Mike and Angela (Campbell) Hayes of Iowa are the parents of a baby boy, Lincoln Ray Hayes, born at 5:24 p.m. Oct. 2. Lincoln weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19-3/4 inches in length. Grandparents are Mel and Sherry Campbell of Ainsworth. Great-grandmother is Arlene Barnes of Bloomfield.




* 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



BEGINNING OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY. If you have an interest in the night (or daytime) sky, this class will allow you to better understand what you see. You will explore some concepts of celestial mechanics, types of objects to view day or night, and equipment that can be used to enjoy the sky. This class will help you enjoy the sky without special equipment, use the equipment you already have, or select equipment to buy if you want to take your interest to the next level. The class is updated to include information on astronomical events coming within the current year. Bring a laptop. Mon., 6:30-9:30 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Urwiller. $30.00

October 19 (HORC 5110/20F) CRN#60285

COACHING BASICS. Many organizations and researchers have identified coaching as a fundamental leadership competency.  Those that understand and utilize coaching within their organization and their lives know that it promotes creativity, breakthrough performance and resilience, giving an organization/individual a competitive advantage.  Coaching is about relationship building and setting goals.  It's essentially a conversation that encourages learning and fosters individual growth and development. Which is exactly what the next generation of workers is looking for; to be challenged and recognized for their efforts, and to be led and not micromanaged.  Explore the value of coaching and examine various processes and components that will allow you, your organization, and your employees to be successful. In the event that Directed Health Measures or public health risk mandate that this training no longer be held in person, it will be moved to a virtual setting on the same date/time. Wed., 1-4 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Alberts. $120.00

October 7 (BSAD5275/20F) CRN#60188

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE. Are you a Customer Magnet?  In today’s competitive environment, you can’t stop at gaining new customers; you have to be relentless at retaining customers through exceptional customer service. Do your employees approach their work with the ‘voice of the customer’ in mind?  This seminar will teach basic customer service principles that anyone with customer contact can apply to increase customer satisfaction and retention. In the event that Directed Health Measures or public health risk mandate that this training no longer be held in person, it will be moved to a virtual setting on the same date/time. Wed., 1-4 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Younkin. $120.00

October 21 (BSAD 5150/20F) CRN#60189

ESTATE PLANNING 101. Silence may be golden, but not when it comes to your estate. This is a topic people tend to put off or ignore, but one of the most important things you can do is to develop a sound estate plan.  Learn about: Estate planning tools to protect your family and your assets; what to consider when creating your will; the benefits of trusts in estate planning; what is probate and how does the process work; how to plan to maximize estate tax exemptions and minimize taxes. Thurs., 6-9 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Boettcher. $120.00

November 5 (FNPL 5110/20F) CRN#60286

TEAM BUILDING. For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not. In this training you will explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways you can become a top-notch team performer. You will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and explore the laws of team-building and traits that lead to team success. In the event that Directed Health Measures or public health risk mandate that this training no longer be held in person, it will be moved to a virtual setting on the same date/time. Thurs., 1-4 pm at the Educational Service Unit Technology Center. Inst. Kuester. $120.00

November 12 (BSAD 5125/20F) CRN#60253


MICROSOFT WORD. This course will give you practical experience in operating the word processing portion of the Microsoft Office suite. Online. Instr. Coan. 1 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (OFFT1510/20F) CRN#16267

MICROSOFT EXCEL. This course will give you practical experience in operating the spreadsheet portion of the Microsoft Office suite. Online. Instr. Coan. 1 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (OFFT1520) CRN#16268

PERSONAL INSURANCE. In the personal insurance course, you will explore property and casualty insurance in three segments: automobile insurance, homeowner's and residential insurance, and personal-human loss prevention. You will collaborate on group projects for a deeper understanding of personal insurance principles. Resources will be provided for additional independent study at the interest of the student. Online. Instr. Long. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (BSAD2010/20F) CRN#14538

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE. This course will explore the fundamentals of commercial insurance and its application. You will gain knowledge of commercial coverage forms and endorsements. Topics covered are commercial property, business income, commercial crime, equipment breakdown, commercial general liability, commercial auto, business owners, farm, workers' compensation and employers' liability. Online. Instr. Kochenower. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (BSAD2020/20F) CRN#14539

PRESCHOOL CHILD DEVELOPMENT. This course focuses on typical-atypical development of the child ages 3 through 5 years, in the domains of physical growth and motor skills, cognition and language, and social-emotional development. Online. Instr. Thomas. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (ECED1120/20F) CRN#15085

PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS. Analysis of competitive and non-competitive markets, including the behavior of producers and consumers. Topics include price and income elasticity, income distribution, production costs, resource allocation, comparative advantage and current economic problems. Online Mon. and Wed., 2:35-3:50 pm. Instr. McClaren. 3 cr. $375.

October 5-November 25 (ECON2120/20F) CRN#14022

Northeast Community College is offering Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, an online training.

In this training you’ll learn about the interaction between light and plant tissue. Today, there are tools to help monitor crop health before an issue is visible to the human eye.  In this course, you’ll learn to use online and equipment mounted remote sensing solutions.  Tools covered include handheld, mounted equipment, and online satellite solutions.  This online training is a self-paced 6 to 8-hour class.
Learn more about these upcoming classes at or by calling 402-844-7000.




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