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2014 Garden Walk Gothenburg United Fund event features four gardens PARASOL TIME: Temperatures in the upper 90s Sunday brought out umbrellas as 37 participants in the 2014 Garden Walk visited the yards of three residents and a business—Randy and Dee Isackson, John and Kristi Kreuscher, Roger and Carol Wahlgren and Kennedy Landscape Services. Read the Full Story
Local, area cancer survivors chosen to lead Lap of Hope Relay for Life kicks off Friday at Lake Helen Three cancer survivors will lead the Lap of Hope at the 20th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County Friday at Lake Helen. Read the Full Story
Melons’ season comes to an end at Area B-6 tourney Gothenburg entered the Area B-6 tournament at Cozad as the five seed, and two games later, the summer season was over. The Melons opened the tournament with an agonizing 6-3 loss to fourth-seeded Minden before a lopsided 13-1 defeat to McCook. Read the Full Story
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Local News

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Bunny love

Getting ready to show: Prior to the rabbit show Saturday at the Dawson County Fair, Rebecca Crown of Gothenburg spent a quiet moment with “Honey.” Many youngsters from throughout the county...

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Learning about rootworms

Worm Warrior Tour: Experts shared advice on how to prevent corn rootworm damage at the Monsanto Learning Center Friday. They gave presentations to local and area high school FFA’ers. Pictured, Doug...

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Locks of Love

CLIPPERS ARE READY: Michelle Brodd (right) of Cozad is fighting cancer with clippers and scissors this year as the Locks of Love stylist volunteer at Relay For Life of Dawson County. She will be at Lake...

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Area drivers will need to get accustomed to travel delays on Highway 30 west of Gothenburg next year. The Nebraska Department of Roads’ 2015 Surface Transportation Program includes an 11.9-mile...

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Opinions

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Before leaving office, President George W. Bush signed the “William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.” Bush (an open borders advocate) and a compassionate,...

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Gothenburg is very fortunate to have corporate citizens like Dawson Tire & Wheel. I had an incident recently with a Dawson truck on I-80. The incident is not important but the actions of Dawson Tire are. The...

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To the clowns that vandalized the rest rooms at the Brady Park. I wish you would have left your name and telephone number so I could have called you so you could watch new sinks installed. Your mother...

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Sports

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Several Gothenburg wrestlers found success at the 2014 Cornhusker State Games July 19-20. Jeremy Larson won an IronMan award for points he accumulated in the competition. Wrestlers earned the award if...

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Melons’ season comes to an end at Area B-6 tourney

Gothenburg entered the Area B-6 tournament at Cozad as the five seed, and two games later, the summer season was over. The Melons opened the tournament with an agonizing 6-3 loss to fourth-seeded Minden...

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Sedlak-Poff champs of member-guest tourney

A total of 49 teams competed this weekend in the Wild Horse Golf Club’s member-guest tournament. Jim Sedlak of Johnson Lake and guest Stan Poff are the new overall champions finishing at -29 for...

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The Junior Melons saw their season come to an end over the weekend after they dropped a pair of games in the B-6 Area tournament. Saturday, the Juniors fell to Cozad 13-5 before McCook ended Gothenburg’s...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady Days celebrates 125th anniversary of village founding

There’s much to celebrate during Brady Days 2014. The annual festival, which is Aug. 1-3, will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Brady Island. Organized in 1889, Brady Island...

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At its latest board meeting last Wednesday, the village of Brady received an award from the West Central Nebraska Development District. Director Karl Elmshaeuser gave the community the Horizon award,...

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Brady students will need to enter school with a little more change in their pocket after the school board followed the state’s suggestion Monday night and increased the price of lunch and milk or...

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Agribusiness

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State Fair to open interactive display about agriculture

New learning experience at state fairgrounds Raising Nebraska has been announced as the official name for the new 25,000 square foot interactive display about Nebraska agriculture that debuts at the 2014...

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LINCOLN—The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department...

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Monitoring pasture condition? Extension has an app for that

LINCOLN—Ranchers are accustomed to checking cattle, wells and mineral supplements to keep tabs on their operation. But what about the grass? Monitoring the condition of pastures is just as important,...

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