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Gothenburg’s resident ‘Good Neighbor’ For the past 71 years the Aksarben Foundation in partnership with the Omaha World Herald has been honoring citizens across the state for their service to others. Each year Aksarben Foundation Good Neighbor Awards are presented at Nebraska county fairs recognizing these individuals and organizations, and this year one of our own Gothenburg residents was the recipient of such an honor. Jane Herndon has lived in Gothenburg for the past 40 years, and is known throughout the community as an avid volunteer. She worked for many years as a truck dispatcher for Nebraska Salt & Grain, retiring from that position eight years ago. However, she has remained busy—she is very active in her church and is always willing to lend a helping hand anywhere she can. Read More...
Fun, ribbons, and hard work at the Fair Another successful Dawson County Fair is in the books, and for many area youth that means it is time for a little rest and relaxation before the start of the school year. Getting ready for the fair can be a lot of work. Just ask Gothenburg eighth grader Helene Keiser. We caught up with her on Wednesday evening, July 12, feeding the three pigs she planned to show. Along with showing pigs, at this year’s fair Keiser showed three feeder calves, a market steer, a breeding heifer and horses. She also entered sewing and photography projects. Read More...
Gothenburg native hosts book signing at library Lauri Gengenbach Garretson, a Gothenburg graduate, presented her new children’s book, Willamena Picklepants and a Case of the No Good, Really Mean Words to Mary Koch, Director of the Gothenburg Public Library on July 7. Garretson also participated in a book signing for the public and enjoyed speaking with parents, grandparents and children about her book. Read More...
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Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Annual Mission to Cozad being planned COZAD—The 11th annual Mission to Cozad will take place July 27 through July 30 with a Cozad Food Pantry drive...

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GHS squad full of school spirit; receive several UCA awards

The Gothenburg High School cheerleaders participated in the 2017 Uniersal Cheerleading Association (UCA) Camp last week, and received superior ribbons for every evaluation performance they turned in. The...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Gothenburg grad signs authored books COZAD—Author Lauri Gengenbach Garretson will sign her new children’s book, Willamena Picklepants and A Case...

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Quality environments for early childhood is so much more than placing them in a room with other children and watching them play together, according to Allison Jonas, director of teaching and learning at...

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Opinions

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Like it or not, change happens

  Change. Shift. Adjustment. Transition. No matter what you call it, the truth is that life is not static. Change happens. One of the hardest things that I have had to accept is that relationships and...

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Weathering the storms of life

  The storms have raged this week with high winds, vibrant lightening, boisterous thunder, and pouring rain. When I was thinking about what gives strength in the midst of life’s storms, I thought...

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Do you believe in miracles? I do

  Miracles take your breath away, warm your heart, or simply remind you that you are loved. My faith in a power greater than myself boils down to this: concentrated love. The Creator of the universe...

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Sports

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TeamMates making a difference

On July 15, a band of brothers from the University of Nebraska gathered together at one of the best golf courses in the country, Wild Horse Golf Club, for a great cause. The event was started by the...

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Valiant effort by Junior Melons

COZAD—In the double elimination area tournament the Junior Melons had to bounce back after losing to Aurora on July 9, 15-8. They hammered Cozad on Monday, 11-1, to earn a chance to avenge their...

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Six Killer Bees compete in All-Star Games at Lexington

LEXINGTON— On Thursday, June 29 four Killer Bee “A” team members and two “B” team members competed in games that were played in Lexington at 7 p.m. The “A”...

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Senior Melons take care of business

The Senior Melons made quick work of the Curtis/Maywood team on the afternoon of July 1. Gothenburg was never in any danger of losing the lead and overmatched their counterparts in every facet of the...

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Brady Happenings

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All-Star Senior Melon

  KEARNEY—On July 12, Radley Shaw played in the 2017 Mid-Nebraska Baseball League All-Star Game held in Kearney. He played on the West Team that won 13-9. The coaches of the West allowed the players...

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Brady woman gets workout on roller derby track

  Most people keep in shape with the use of a treadmill, bicycle, walking or running. Maybe group workouts are your thing—spinning class, Jazzercize or Refit. For Megan Huddle of Brady, the quest...

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Swan wins 2017 Blitzy Award

  During the first two weeks in May, sports fans were given the opportunity to vote for the top high school athletes of the year from among finalists selected by ESPN Radio 1410. The Blitzy Awards were...

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Agribusiness

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LINCOLN— The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is a Nebraska tradition and a unique opportunity for students to increase their knowledge and appreciation of agriculture. Nearly 200 Nebraska...

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Gothenburg FFA develops skills and builds character

Gothenburg High School was the host site for 110 high school ag teachers from across Nebraska on Monday, June 5. The day was filled with workshops and learning opportunities to kick off the 2017 Nebraska...

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Gothenburg FFA develops skills and builds character

LEADERSHIP TRAINING: On May 18, nine officers from the Gothenburg FFA Chapter attended COLT (Chapter Officer Leadership Training) Conference in Aurora, where they learned many valuable lessons such as...

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