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* Help Wanted: The Nebraska Department of Transportation is currently accepting applications for a temporary Construction Technician with starting wage of $16.30. Training will be available on the job. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a current driver’s license. Positions in both Valentine and Ainsworth are available immediately and could continue through November. For a full job description, and to apply, visit State applications are required and will be accepted on-line. For more information please call 387-2471.





* For Sale: a small apartment size white self cleaning stove. Asking $100. Call 273-4023.


* 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.


* The First National Bank is offering a scholarship to a 2020 graduate from Ainsworth, Bassett or Springview, who will be going on to major in Agriculture or Agri-Business.  Contact your guidance counselor for more information on how to apply. 

* 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 criteria 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.


* Wednesday, April 1-Titus Ranch Annual bull sale by private treaty starting at 8 a.m. at the ranch northwest of Springview. Complimentary lunch at Noon. Selling 25 home raised black Angus bulls. For more information find Titus Ranch on Facebook or call Tony 322-0996.

* Thursday, April 2-A&B Cattle Annual bull sale 1 p.m. at the ranch 7 miles south of Bassett. Complimentary rolls 7 coffee 9 a.m. and complimentary Rib Eye Sandwich lunch at 11:30 a.m. Selling 110 yearling and 40 age advantaged fall registered Angus bulls. Sale broadcast live on To see the catalog go to

* Friday, April 3 - Monthly Hay Auction at the Atkinson Livestock Market sale lot. Sale time is at 11 a.m. Consign-ments are still being taken for the upcoming hay consignment sale as well as the sales to come. Hay, Alfalfa, Grinding Hay, Cornstalk bales. To consign hay, call Wes Kilmurry at 925-5141.

* Saturday, April 4 - The Spring Machinery Consignment Auction will be held at the M&M Auction Sale Lot, mile northeast of O’Neill on Hwy. 108. Sale time is at 9:30 a.m. You can check out the sale bill by going to  but come expecting a lot of surprises as consignments keep rolling in for this one because it’s spring cleaning time. Consignments will be taken until Friday so if you want to get your consignments in, there’s still time! Call Matt McKay, 340-1209 or Mark Durre 4142 or email

* Thursday, April 9-Wulf Cattle Opportunity sale of 2020 will now be video auction only starting at 12 Noon. Selling 420 bulls and 30 females-Registered Limousin, Lim-Flex, Angus. Bid live on or For more information go to

* Calling ALL exhibitors and vendors…you can be a part of the largest ranch oriented trade show in the United States! The 31st annual Sandhills Ranch Exposition in Bassett, Nebraska June 17 and 18! The Expo pulls in thousands of attendees with it’s unmatched variety of vendors, exhibits and family friendly entertainment! The trade show and the craft show is a great opportunity for anyone to showcase their products and services. Learn more at  or call 684-2320.


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

* Effective March 12, 2020, 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!

* Help Spread the Love during visitor restrictions. The Sandhills Care Center asks all resident families, kids and community to write a letter to a resident, draw them a picture, send a poem, send a picture. The residents love anything to do with kids – maybe your child could draw a picture or write a resident a note? Anything that would add an extra smile in their hearts throughout these days to come. Mailing address is Sandhills Care Center, 143 North Fullerton, Ainsworth, NE 69210.  Also to the families of residents, if skype or facebook messenger is something you
would utilize for staying in contact with your loved one and being able to see them, please call 387-1294.

* Just a reminder from the Rock County Hospital in Bassett – there will be no Wellness Wednesday this coming Wednesday, April 1. They hope to be back in May, we will keep you posted right here on KBRB. Also a reminder –
the Rock County Pharmacy now has a walk up pick up window for your convenience and protection because they love taking care of you! The Rock County Hospital, Clinic, Long Term Care and Pharmacy in Bassett, Nebraska. A legacy of caring.

* They’re ready when you are. At Sandhill Equipment of Bassett, their sales, parts and service staff takes great pride in making you their number one priority. They want to work with you, and do it safely. They are still hard at work and open regular hours, however in an effort to keep their customers and employees safe, they are limiting people coming into and out of the building. Please call in your parts orders to 684-2331 or toll free at 800-657-2122. Orders can be picked up outside the main door. Thank you for your continued cooperation as we all learn to adapt to the reality of a pandemic.

* Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding Covid 19, The Scissors Edge in Bassett will be closing, temporarily, starting Monday, April 5. For those of you who have appointments this week, Kelly and Bailey will still honor them but will NOT be taking any new appointments at this time. Thank you for your understanding – stay healthy – stay safe! They are looking forward to when the time comes soon where they can start taking appointments again. For updates check out the Scissors Edge facebook page or stay tuned.

* Continuing to spread the love at the Sandhills Care Center. Now through Friday come decorate your loved ones window from the outside! Use your imagination, show your creativity! Call Tina to let her know if/when you’ll be decorating your loved ones window so she can make sure they are in their room because not only will the decorated windows bring them joy – so will watching you! As some of the residents don’t have family members available we’re also sending a shout out to any volunteers who would be willing to come decorate so all the residents can let some sun shine in. Call Tina at 387-1294 the Sandhills Care Center, 143 North Fullerton in Ainsworth where they are proud to put people first.

* Real relationships communicate consent. Sexual violence thrives when it is not taken seriously and victim blaming goes unchecked! Join Bright Horizons in believing and supporting survivors right here in our area. Show your support by going casual for a cause – participate in Denim Days, pledge from 1 – 5 per week and wear jeans to work on Friday’s throughout the month of April. Learn more at bright horizons ne dot org. Bright Horizons serves survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Holt, Boyd, Brown, Rock, Keya Paha, Knox, Antelope, Pierce, Madison and Stanton counties. Bright Horizons in Ainsworth, phone 382-5676.

* 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.


* Missing: a white male cat named Simba. He has a blue left eye and a green right eye. He is 1 year old (13 months exactly) Unfortunately he doesn’t have a collar nor microchip.Went missing 3/18 from North Main Street in Ainsworth. If found PLEASE call or text Sen at 719-360-0574 OR email




* Dr. Jered and Whitney Harlan of Devol, Okla., are the parents of twins, Stateley James Harland and Steeley Rose Harlan, born Feb. 28. Stateley weighed in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and Steeley weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. They join sisters Charley and Blakeley. Grandparents locally are Warren and Cheryl Harlan of Bassett.




* 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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