Celebrating Donors by Opening Our Doors

In 2007, a tree was planted in honor of Joan Lindenstein’s retirement, dedicating her time to Buffalo County Community Partners, thus dubbing Oct. 29th as “Building a Healthier Buffalo County Day.” Lindenstein led the weaving of our vision in the community and the health systems. She helped shape Community Partners in its formative years in 1994 and 1995, served as chair of its board of directors for the organization’s first three years, and...

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Final Draft Hot Off the Press for America’s Best

As October comes to an end, the America’s Best Community team of Kearney is finalizing the plans for the community revitalization plan. Kearney was given $50,000 to develop the plan and continues working hard at weekly meetings for solutions to the plan. Kearney’s weekly meetings consist of intense collaboration of finding the best solutions possible for the revitalization plan. The plan focuses on increased attention and support towards...

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week kicked off October 23rd and celebrates the 30th year of being the nation’s largest and oldest unified drug prevention campaign. Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena by drug traffickers. Families of the community soon rallied for the fallen agent by wearing a piece of red cloth to signify a unified stance against drugs. Since the origin, the Red Ribbon campaign has grown to an...

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Walk To School Day Success

Walk To School Day Success

Enjoying fall weather by walking and biking to school while promoting safety information, was Safe Routes to School goal in celebrating international Walk to School day during the first two weeks of October. Four schools participated in the day by encouraging their students to walk or bike to school on certain days. There were classroom challenges and prizes for the children who were actively commuting. Community members and UNK athletes...

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New Energy From New Faces

New Energy From New Faces

Buffalo County Community Partners welcomes a new Marketing Coordinator, Michelle Toukan. Toukan is a 2015 Hastings College graduate with a bachelors in Advertsing/Public Relations and minors in Visual Media and English. She will be working with the different coalitions to boost their visibility and communication within the community. “Michelle joins us with exceptional experience as a recent college grad, she will bring her internship...

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Debut Diabetes Information and Referral Event

Debut Diabetes Information and Referral Event

This year the Diabetes Referral Network, a coalition of Buffalo County Community Partners, is hosting the first Diabetes Information and Referral Fair. The free fair will be Thursday, November 5th from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kearney Family YMCA. Anyone can come to be connected with local resources that can provide assistance or education around specific needs participants may have to control or maintain their chronic illness. The event...

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Recognizing United Against Violence Champions & Picture Peace Awards

Recognizing United Against Violence Champions & Picture Peace Awards

In celebration of International Peace Day on September 21, we recognized 8 United Against Violence Champions from Buffalo County who are helping youth to be safe, now, and giving them the skills they need to grow up to be healthy and happy adults.   Ravenna Public Schools, Dr. Jay Dostal, Kearney Family YMCA Sue Klein and staff, Doug Kramer, Hannah Wick, Angie Drahota, Kay Glidden and Jenny Brown were all the recipents of the UAV champion...

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Americas Best Community looks to Manufacturing

Americas Best Community looks to Manufacturing

Kearney was named one of the 50 quarterfinalists in the America’s Best Communities competition and was given $50,000 to develop a community revitalization plan. Last month, they invited the Kearney residents to join at the Town Hall meetings to have a voice in innovative solutions for problems in the community. Over 100 residents provided input for the revitalization plan. The plan must be submitted by November. In crafting a comprehensive...

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