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Catholic School Girls GROWING UP CATHOLIC: The Gothenburg Community Playhouse production of “Catholic School Girls’ featured four students in a New York parochial school growing up from kindergarten to eighth grade in the 1960s. The girls share their triumphs and their defeats during elementary school taught by nuns. Pictured are, l-r, Wanda Sluska (Taylor Rossell), a spoiled Polish only child; Maria Theresa Russo (Joselyn Kennicutt), a timid child in a large tumultuous family; Colleen Dockery (Lauren Andres), a bossy and boisterous brat; and Elizabeth McHugh (Georgina Dishman), who goes from full of faith to questioning God. The play, written by Casey Kurtti, was directed by Kaitlyn Clark. Read More...
Junior Melons lose two games by one run each The Juniors finished 1-3 last week but were only four runs away from being 3-1. The Melons lost to Holdrege 10-9 and to Ogallala 9-8. Sandwiched between those losses was an 11-1 loss to McCook. The week was salvaged on Saturday in Gothenburg with an 8-2 win over Kearney County. Holdrege 10, Gothenburg 9 The Melons jumped out to a 5-0 lead against Holdrege on June 21, but they were unable to hold on in Holdrege and lost 10-9. Read More...
Corner improvement gets deadline extension Difficulty finding a contractor to start an improvement project at the corner of Lake Avenue and Highway 30 put the project behind from the beginning—way behind. At their June 21 meeting, Gothenburg City Council members voted to extend the deadline for completion until Nov. 19, also extending the Community Development Block Grant for the downtown revitalization project. Read More...
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Mission to Gothenburg

CHRIST IN ACTION: Members of the Evangelical Free Church in Gothenburg spent time Friday sprucing up E.G. West Park. Katelyn DeBoer puts a new coat of paint on steps. Church members also dug post holes...

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Savings could be considerable Four Gothenburg streets and possibly a fifth could get new asphalt next year with significant savings to the city if the projects are piggy-backed with overlays planned by...

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Taking it day by day

Living with brain cancer Imagine waking up from a nap and not remembering what happened next. Memory Trosper can only recollect bits and pieces of such an experience that led to one of the scariest...

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Catholic School Girls

GROWING UP CATHOLIC: The Gothenburg Community Playhouse production of “Catholic School Girls’ featured four students in a New York parochial school growing up from kindergarten to eighth grade...

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Opinions

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Crucial decisions this session

Greetings District 36. Well, it’s official. The 104th Legislature has adjourned Sine Die and will not convene again until January 2017, so you can breathe easy unless you follow national politics...

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Legislative work not always easy

Greetings District 36. The 104th legislative session adjourned sine die on Wednesday, April 20. I would like to sincerely thank the 11 senators whose terms are completed at the end of this year. Each...

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Breathing a big sigh of relief

Greetings, District 36. Hooray, the 104th Legislative Session is nearly over and everyone can breathe a sigh of relief! The final few days have been long and sometimes contentious. Each senator has worked...

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Sports

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Junior Melons lose two games by one run each

The Juniors finished 1-3 last week but were only four runs away from being 3-1. The Melons lost to Holdrege 10-9 and to Ogallala 9-8. Sandwiched between those losses was an 11-1 loss to McCook. The week...

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Swim team succeeds at Minden

Gothenburg’s swim team season is drawing to a close. As the team prepares for the qualifying meet in Oxford on July 9 the team members spent Saturday in Minden. Aubrey O’Hare continued her...

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Offensive woes continue for senior melons

Gothenburg’s Senior Melons scored one run in three games as they were shut out by Holdrege and McCook before losing at home 11-1 to Ogallala on Friday. Holdrege 8, Gothenburg 0 Holdrege pitchers...

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Swim team competes at Lex

LEXINGTON—Gothenburg’s swim team continued its successful season in Lexington on Saturday. The Plains tSunami League no longer keeps team results, however several Gothenburg individuals were...

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Brady Happenings

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Dredging project continues at Jeffrey Lake

Public dock will be back for holiday Something is missing from Jeffrey Lake. A whole lot, in fact, and it’s not just the public boat dock. Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District...

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New equipment prepares BVFD for grain rescue

Bob Rayburn said he wasn’t nervous as a semi load of corn slowly sucked him deeper and deeper. He felt pressure intensify the farther he dropped, but he knew he was in good hands. Rayburn didn’t...

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When a large number of letters were sent to village residents letting them know their properties violate nuisance ordinances, Brady village board chairman Todd Roe got an idea. “I think if we’re...

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Agribusiness

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WASHINGTON—The federal crop insurance program will provide additional flexibility to farmers this year, according to acting deputy secretary of agriculture Michael Scuse. The modifications center...

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Funded with a five-year award from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, a new research project draws upon a range of expertise in Nebraska. The...

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Expert offers tips for handling cattle in hot weather

As summer approaches, it’s important for cattle producers to make plans to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather, according to Nebraska Extension educator Rob Eirich, who directs the Nebraska...

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