Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SPRINKLE SOME KINDNESS: First graders and their teachers show off the donuts they sprinkled with “kind words” as Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools joined schools across the state on Friday to mark #BeKind, a movement started by Ralston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Adler and his wife…


ASHLAND – Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools Superintendent Jason Libal invited the public to munch on bagels and hear good news about local taxes.

Friday, August 24, 2018

SNAKE: Nebraska Game and Parks representative from Platte Valley start parks talks about the Bull Snake with Vince Jeffries, Brayden Ratzlaff and Piper Boggs. (Staff Photos by Anna Boggs)


BACK TO SCHOOL: Aiden Blankers helps his dad, Lowell Blankers, walk his brothers, Gavin Blankers and Aiden Blankers, to school on their first day of classes. Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools started the new school year on Aug. 15. (Staff Photo by Anna Boggs)

    ASHLAND – The two outdoor playgrounds at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) will be closed temporarily starting Aug. 27 for renovation and installation of new equipment.

ASHLAND – The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is holding a program and lunch event on Sept. 11 in honor of first responders and military persons who have devoted their lives to maintaining peace and freedom in the United States of America.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

ASHLAND – Historic downtown Ashland will mark the end of summer in artistic style with an Art Walk that is expanding beyond the walls of the participating galleries and shops.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

COOKIE ROLL: Eboni Simpson works on rolling a cookie into her mouth during the “Minute to Win It” games held at the Ashland Community Resource Center on Saturday. (Staff Photo by Anna Boggs)

WOWING THEM: Ashley Welch chats with a customer while her husband, Nolan, holds their youngest daughter, Winnie, on Saturday as the Welches new store, Salt Creek Mercantile, opened its doors for the first time to a very appreciative crowd. (Staff Photo by Suzi Nelson)

WAHOO – The Lunch and Listen program at the Saunders County Museum in Wahoo is set for Thursday, Aug. 23, from noon to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HANGING WITH HOUSTON: Houston Alexander, the famous mixed martial arts UFC fighter from Omaha, congratulates Isais Palacios and Davis Brady for their efforts during the basketball game that was part of the National Night Out celebration at Wiggenhorn Park in Ashland on Aug. 7. Alexander was …

CELEBRATION: Area churches joined together for a Unity Sunday celebration on Sunday in Wiggenhorn Park. The picnic was organized by the Ashland Ministerial Association. The community enjoyed a variety of activities including bounce houses, a dunk tank, food, music and a bicycle raffle. Local…

Thursday, August 09, 2018

ASHLAND – Sandy Lemon, supervisor, Contact Management Center at Nebraska Community Blood Bank, who was honored for hosting a blood drive in her small community of Ashland. Lemon was named Female Ambassador of the Year by Calvin’s Legacy Foundation, which raises money to support children with…

OPEN HOUSE: Bob Luebbe of HelpSystems (right) describes the restoration work that was done to the ceiling to Dee and Ray Elwood during an open house Aug. 2 to celebrate the first floor remodeling project in what used to be known as the Hoffman Building. Luebbe and his wife, Christy, restored…

LINCOLN – The 2017-18 Rotary International District Conference “Together Making a Difference” was held on July 27 and 28 at the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln.

JUNIOR HIPPOLOGY RESERVE CHAMPIONS: The Reserve Champions in the Junior Hippology at the Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Exposition at Grand Island in July was the Saunders County Team consisting of (from left) Emily Kwarcinski, 13, of Ashland and Kaliska Kelley, 14, of Ashland.  Parents of the …

ASHLAND – The Christian Women’s Connection will meet at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Word of Hope Lutheran Church, 157 South 22nd St., Ashland.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

ASHLAND – After paying higher water and sewer rates for operating an in home business, a group of local day care providers has asked the Ashland City Council to look into reducing rates.


WAHOO – The majority of township officials who attended the Saunders County Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday morning said they wanted to keep the township form of governance.

Friday, August 03, 2018

ASHLAND – Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) will be holding their twice a month immunization and car seat clinics in Ashland at the Ashland Public Library on Monday, Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

ASHLAND – She’s a 9-year-old girl who has spent the past several months with two companions that tip the scales at nearly 1,000 pounds each.