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* Help Wanted: If you’ve got the drive…Thad Jones Trucking has got the miles! Thad Jones Trucking is looking to fill full time local and regional truck driving positions for grain hauling/and or livestock hauling. Drivers must have their CDL, experience is preferred but willing to provide training to the right applicant. Competitive pay is offered. Get your career ‘in gear’ with Thad Jones Trucking out of Ainsworth. For more information and to apply call Thad at 760-1964 or email


* Help Wanted: Ainsworth Municipal Golf Course – Course superintendent wanted. The Golf Course Superintendent would be in charge of maintaining the golf course. Perform and supervise the maintenance and repair of motorized and other mechanical equipment. Maintain and operate the irrigation system. Must have working knowledge of the seeding and maintenance practices for golf course turf; herbicides and pest control methods and materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation systems, including wells, pumps and automatic controls. Some experience in ag or turf grass is preferred. Wage commensurate with experience. Send resume to Doug Weiss. Email or mail to PO Box 252, Ainsworth, NE 69210.


* Help Wanted: BKP Transport is now hiring! Valid CDL is required. Local hauling in the Rock, Brown, Keya Paha and Holt County area so you’re not gone all the time PLUS BKP Transport offers a flexible work schedule. Learn more about the opportunities available with BKP Transport by calling Brock Pospichal at 760-1613.


* Help Wanted: Cottonwood Villa is looking for caring, loving and compassionate team members to joint their excellent team and assist in enhancing the lives of those they care for. They are currently looking to fill a part time dining room aide position. If you are looking for a rewarding part time position that makes a positive difference in the lives of others - apply at Cottonwood Villa today. Stop in or call 387-1000 and visit with Ann Fiala at Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.




* Cornstalk Bales for sale. 760-1463.

* Beef for sale – no hormones, no antibiotics. You can buy it by the ¼, ½, ¾. Get it how you want it, it will be going in to Braun’s Locker on Feb. 27. Call or text Matt Kaup at 402-340-9648 and get stocked up on your
delicious Nebraska beef!

* Puppies for sale: 3 female blue heeler/catahoula mix puppies. Mother is ½ blue heeler/1/2 Catahoula. Father is blue heeler. BOTH working parents. Asking just $50 each or best offer. Call Lezley (Schmidtz) Koubek at 322-1763.

* For Sale: a silver 2013 Chevy Impala LS 4 door sedan, not a scratch on it. Just 65,000 miles on it. Tires are like new. For more information call Terry Burdick at 967-3325. Please leave a message and 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.






* The Deadline is Approaching! The Brown County Foundation will be considering all traditional grant requests, beginning in April. The open application period for traditional grants will be ending on March 30 so get those grant applications in for this coming fiscal year. They will notify approved grantees by June 1. You can find the application by going to, under the Brown County tab. Applications are also available through committee members: Steve Bartak, Joe Nelson, Colleen Lentz, Matt and Jen Lentz, Kara Welch, Dave Sherman, Leanne Maxwell and Vance Heyer. Applications can be mailed to Box 323, Ainsworth, NE or simply return to a committee member.

* Now taking Applications for LB840! Are you ready to embark on a new adventure? Dream. Create. Grow With LB840. Do you have an idea for a new business in Ainsworth? OR a vision for expanding your current business?
LB840 is in place to empower you to turn your dream into a reality with low interest loans and loan guarantees. Funds are also available for façade improvement and housing or commercial demolition. Whether you want to take the first step…or the next step – Don’t wait any longer. The best thing you can do is BEGIN. Apply for LB840…it’s an investment in YOU. To learn more about LB840 eligibility or for an application stop by at the City of Ainsworth Office or the North Central Development Center. They would happy to help you get started.


* Area high school seniors planning to pursue careers in agriculture are encouraged to apply for the Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Scholarship. There will be 3 “The Future of Agriculture” $1,000 scholarships given . To apply students must be a high school senior graduating in spring of 2020 for a school within the Coop’s trade area. Have a 2.5 or better GPA and plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary school pursing a career in ag or entering an ag related field of study. For complete details, eligibility criteria and to apply go to Applications may also be picked up at the Farmers Ranchers Cooperative main office. Applications must be postmarked or dropped off by February 3, 2020.

* GJW Scholarship
College DOES cost a lot more than it used to – but going to college is worth it! Your college degree will be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. The cost of attending college may seem daunting, but that’s exactly why at GJW – they are here to  help! If you are a high school senior in Brown, Rock, Holt, Keya Paha or Cherry county and are planning on going to college, stop in at your guidance counselors office and pick up the GJW, llc Scholarship Application – which contains all the details and eligibility criteria. Again this year, GJW will be offering two scholarships. A $500.00 employee scholarship – for an employee or a child of an employee and also a $500 general scholarship which is open to ALL area seniors. At GJW, they know that the well educated work force of tomorrow depends on accessible education today. Applications are due March 23.

* Sandhills Elite Genetics Scholarship
Aiming to inspire and help area students become future leaders. Every penny counts when it comes to paying for college. Sandhills Elite Genetics is proud to offer two scholarships. A $250 employee scholarship – for an employee or child of an employee and also a $250 general scholarship which is open to ALL area seniors planning on furthering their education. At Sandhills Elite Genetics, we know that the well educated work force of tomorrow depends on accessible education today. If you are a senior from Brown, Rock, Holt, Keya Paha or Cherry county, stop in today at your guidance counselors office to pick up your Sandhills Elite Genetics scholarship application. Improving pigs, people and producers. Applications are due March 23.

* Your health care career is within reach! The Brown County Hospital is excited to announce they will be giving 3 - $750 scholarships. Considering the importance and complexities of high quality health care in today’s society, it is critical for bright, talented people to be encouraged to pursue professions in the field. At the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, it is their pleasure to assist area students who are working toward a career to improve the health and well being of others. The Brown County Hospital Scholarship is open to all area graduating seniors and current college students from Brown, Rock, Cherry, Keya Paha, Loup and Blaine county who have selected to focus on a health care or healthcare supporting career.  Applications are available by going to the Brown County Hospital facebook page or by calling Tami Kovar at The Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, phone 387-2800. The Brown County Hospital, quality in community healthcare. Application deadline is March 30, 2020.

* The Jones family and Thad Jones Trucking want to help you make college happen! For many students, the cost of college education can seem impossibly high. If you are a high school senior in Brown, Rock, Holt, Keya Paha or Cherry County and are planning on furthering your education, stop in at your guidance counselors office and pick up the Jones Family Scholarship Application – which contains all the details and eligibility criteria. The Jones family and Thad Jones Trucking is happy to encourage and excited to be able to help the future leaders in our area by offering a $500 scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 31.

* Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever Scholarships
The Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever has established a fund to Provide scholarship assistance to a deserving student, like YOU! They’re proud to recognize and provide a financial award to one or more outstanding graduating seniors from the Ainsworth, Bassett, Springview or Valentine areas. Over $23,000 and 46 scholarships have been awarded since the program started in 2008. Last year 6 scholarships were awarded. Applying is easy! Pick up your application which includes details and eligibility critera from your high school guidance counselor, OR you’re welcome to call Brad Waits at 760-2905 if you have any questions or if you would like to receive an application in the mail. Apply today, Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever would like to help you to further your education.

Improving Lives H&K Scholarship
Improving Lives H & K Scholarship was created in recognition and appreciation of those who have assisted Haley Happold and Kolter Mizner, who have reached milestones in their learning and development thanks to those who have chosen a career that truly makes a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families. If you are a senior in Brown, Rock or Keya Paha County that will be majoring in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Special Education, Audiology, Deaf Education or sign language you could be the recipient of the $500 “Improving Lives Scholarship” For details visit the “Improving Lives Scholarship” Facebook Page. You can pick up an application from your guidance counselor. Postmark deadline is April 5, 2020. If you have any questions contact Amber Happold: or call/text 760-3877.


* Saturday,  February 22 - Collectors – Dealers – Everyone! Don’t miss the Beverly Galloway Estate and Neal Galloway antiques, collectibles and furniture auction sale time is at 10 a.m. in the comfort of the O’Neill Community Center. Check out the sale bill and lots of pictures online by going to Start making plans now to spend Saturday, February 22 in O’Neill brought to you by M&M Auctions – Matt McKay and Mark Durre,  they’re ready to go to work for you!

* Sunday, February 23-Carlson Cattle Company Annual Angus bull sale 2 p.m. at the Carlson Cattle Company sale facility near Columbus.  Selling 60 Angus bulls.  For more information call John 276-6468 or go to  to view the catalog.

* Monday, February 24-Ravenscroft Red Angus Annual bull sale 2 p.m. at the Valentine Livestock Auction.  Selling 45 coming 2 year old Red Angus bulls.  For more information call Eric 823-4140 or go to

* Sunday, March 1-Miller Angus Annual bull sale 2:30 p.m. at Valentine Livestock Auction. For more information call Phil 389-0882.

* Wednesday, March 4-Hall Ranch Annual bull sale 1 p.m. at the Bassett Livestock Auction. Selling 70 2 year old Registered Angus bulls. Complimentary meal at Noon. For more information call Ed 684-3787 or Les 684-3845 or go to

* Thursday, March 5-Pasture View Angus Annual bull sale 1 p.m. at the Valentine Livestock Auction. Selling 50 Angus bulls. For more information call Dave 309-369-7400 or view the catalog at


* Don’t miss the 90th Anniversary Celebration of Rock County FFA with guest speaker – Trent Loos on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Rock County High School Gym. Chris Kalkowski, past state officer will also share remarks.
Following Trent, make sure to stick around for the Open House, take time to reminisce, look through old memorabilia, tour the current program and enjoy refreshments. This is a NO COST event, all are invited to attend on
Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m. at the Rock County High School Gym.

* “School of fish” is a Unique 2&1/2 hour fishing class for kids and parents and Its coming HERE to Ainsworth. The Sandhills Chapter Pheasants Forever, the Ainsworth Elks and the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club have teamed up to sponsor this great event. Kids age 8 – 14 if you enjoy fishing or you want to get started in fishing, you’re going to want to attend School of Fish on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks in Ainsworth. Learn about the lakes, the fish that swim in lakes and some great ways to catch them. In addition, you’re going to get your very own rod and reel and tackle, a $10 Cabelas gift card and a meal will even be provided. This class is absolutely free, there is NO registration fee - however, you must pre register for the event by by calling Brad Waits at 760-2905. Deadline to register is Mar. 6.

* Get ready – Be Thinking about it – Bargain Buyway is coming up April 24 thru April 26.  If you have junk. Want to downsize. Ready to spring clean or have too many treasures - this is a great opportunity for you to have a yard or garage sale, host a food event, specials at your place of business – you name it! Share your wares! Once again – Ainsworth has big Bargain Buyway plans so don’t miss out on your chance to get in on the action. For more information call Angela Hempel at Viaero, phone 382-5701 or Danielle Witte at the Mundhenke Agency 387-2883. Forms can be picked up at Viaero or The Mundhenke Agency. Deadline to reserve your SPOT on the Buyway is March 1.

* Find your fun! It’s a beat the winter blues bash for ALL area youth – come play Cornhole! The Ainsworth Elks are hosting a Youth Corn Hole tournament on Saturday, February 29 so save the date! There will be 3 age divisions 3rd thru 5th grade and 6th thru 8th grade will start throwing at 1 p.m., No need to pre register, just come early to get signed up and enjoy lunch for Free! High School Division will start at 6 p.m., come early to get signed up and free supper! There is NO entry fee – it’s a no cost event hosted by the Elks – and yes, they’re feeding everyone too! If you have any questions feel free to call Shane Kinnick at 760-0835. Otherwise – just show up Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Elks in Ainsworth. Adult tournament will be held on March 6.

* 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.






* Jeremiah and Katie Meyer of Shelton are the parents of a baby boy, Luke Dean Meyer, born at 5:44 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital at Hastings. Luke weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19-1/2 inches in length. Grandparents are Greg and Kathy Jochem of Ainsworth, and Arlan and Jenette Meyer of Shelton. Great-grandparents are Brent and Karen Johnson of Ainsworth, Dean and Sharron Jochem of Ainsworth, Arlene Meyer of St. Paul, and Jim Prochaska of Shelton.


* Card Shower Request: Zelda Moore will be celebrating her 80th Birthday on Saturday, February 22. Cards will reach Zelda by sending to Zelda Moore, 87749 431st Ave., Ainsworth, NE 69210.


* 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


SECURITY AND LOSS PREVENTION. Provides insight into the complex problems of loss prevention in today's society, including security staffing needs, fire protection and control, duties and responsibilities of security personnel, internal controls, emergency and disaster planning, and internal theft. Mon., 7-9:45 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Hardy. 3 cr. $366.00

January 13-May 13 (CRIM2350/20S) CRN#24155

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 multicultural society, the role of the teacher, and educational practices in schools. The course is designed to help students explore education as a prospective career. Writing intensive. Mon., 7-9:45 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Johnson. 3 cr. $366.00

January 13-May 13 (EDUC1110/20S) CRN#21768

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I. English Composition I offers instructional practice in the techniques of effective writing. The process of planning, writing, revising, and editing essays for particular audiences and purposes and research-related skills are also emphasized. Tues. and Thurs., 4-5:15 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Young. 3 cr. $366.00

January 13-May 13 (ENGL1010/20S) CRN#24156

ENGLISH COMPOSITION II. Students will read and analyze various texts and respond with research-based argumentative essays that demonstrate information literacy, critical-reading, and source integration. A significant research project is required. Mon. and Wed., 4-5:15 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Dolesh. 3 cr. $366.00

January 13-May 13 (ENGL1020/20S) CRN#24157

COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY. This course establishes a solid foundation of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, abbreviations, medical terms and symbols. It emphasizes understanding the medical vocabulary as it applies to the anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures of the human body. Mon. and Wed., 4:30-5:50 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Tejral. 3 cr. $366.00

January 13-May 13 (HLTH1060/20S) CRN#24154

TOPICS AND IDEAS IN MATHEMATICS. This course is designed to give the students a survey of mathematics topics including set theory, logic, voting methods, financial calculations and management graph theory, probability and statistics. Main emphasis will be the application of problem solving methods while studying topics. Mon., 7-9:50 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Manganaro. 3 cr. $366.00

January 13-May 13 (MATH1100/20S) CRN#23212

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY. An introduction to the science of behavior and mental processes including the application of critical thinking to the study of learning theory, memory, personality, growth and development, biological and neurological aspects, abnormal behavior, therapies, intelligence, motivation, emotion, sensation, perception, and theoretical perspectives. Thurs., 7-9:50 pm at Educational Service Unit #17. Instr. Stevens. 3 cr. $366.00

January 13-May 13 (PSYC1810/20S) CRN#23780

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY. Introduction to the basic principles of sociology, including the study of sociological research, theoretical perspectives, culture, socialization, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, stratification, demography, and population. Tues., 5:30-6:45 pm at Ainsworth High School. Instr. Carter. 3 cr. $366.00

January 7-May 8 (SOCI1010/20S) CRN#23213




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