Body Image Addressed by a Buffalo County Teen

Body Image Addressed by a Buffalo County Teen

This post was written by Kearney High School senior, Isabella Breinig, as part of her volunteer hours with Buffalo County Community Partners. Body image, defined by the Webster Dictionary as, a subjective picture of one’s own physical appearance established both by self-observation and by noting the reactions of others. The concept of how we view ourselves, and how others view us in return, is a complex problem that is constantly...

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Youth Advisory Board Holds First Yearly Meeting

Youth Advisory Board Holds First Yearly Meeting

The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) came together for their first meeting of the year in August. The members had a board orientation going through expectations for the year, and then they proceeded with the meeting. “Our meeting was very informative and I think it was a great start to the new school year! I’m so excited that there are new faces and new ideas,” said Maria Klingelhoefer, senior YAB member from Amherst. The group began with...

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Violence Prevention Hosts Coaches Training

Violence Prevention Hosts Coaches Training

One of the HealthyMINDS Collaborative’s partners, The S.A.F.E. Center, recently hosted Nebraska’s first regional training of Coaching Boys Into Men. This training is a strategy of the HealthyMINDS violence prevention group, who is working together to reduce youth violence in Buffalo County.One of the HealthyMINDS Collaborative’s partners, The S.A.F.E. Center, recently hosted Nebraska’s first regional training of Coaching Boys Into...

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Complete Streets Initiative Update

Complete Streets Initiative Update

Earlier this spring, Two Rivers Department of Public Health put together an “Active Living Summit” to gather community input on improving active lifestyles in Kearney. After two communitymeetings, a few areas for action emerged. One was the need for complete streets policies here in our community.Earlier this spring, Two Rivers Department of Public Health put together an “Active Living Summit” to gather community input on improving active...

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Refresh Your Community Campaign Exceeds Goal

Refresh Your Community Campaign Exceeds Goal

Buffalo County Community Partners celebrates a milestone summer campaign, raising $49,809.44 toward the Refresh Your Community Summer Campaign, exceeding the campaign goal of $40,000. “We are overwhelmed by the support from the community this summer,” said Grace Mims, campaign co-chair.   “We are excited to see how physical and mental wellness will grow this year and years to come because of this support.” Matt Mims, campaign co-chair,...

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Work in Buffalo County Schools Fall 2017

Work in Buffalo County Schools Fall 2017

 Buffalo County Community Partners has been working with Buffalo County schools to support the mental and physical development of students. The HealthyMINDS collaborative has implemented a social emotional learning program called Second Step in some Buffalo County childcare facilities and early learning classrooms, and recently Community Partners bought 88 new Second Step kits for Kearney Public Schools to start implementing the curriculum...

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Board Updates August 2017

Board Updates August 2017

New Board Members Ron Dobesh and Ron Loeffelholz have both assumed positions on the board of Directors. Loeffelholz sits on the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners and also has previous leadership experience from serving on past community boards. Dobesh is a retired physician from Platte Valley Medical Group.         Emerging Issue: Opioids The board took action on an emerging issue last month. They approved to submit a...

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Thank You: Be Safe Be Smart 2017

Thank You: Be Safe Be Smart 2017

The Be Safe Be Smart campaign had another successful year making Cruise Nite safe and fun for all who participated in the festivities. We want to thank task force volunteers for all their hard-work prior to the event.  The following retailers in town showed their support for the awareness campaign: 56th Street Sinclair Plaza, Apple Market, Bill’s Liquor, Bill’s Liquor West, Boogaarts, Caseys’ General Store # 1735,...

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