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Fugitive arrested at gunpoint near Lexington According to a press releae issued by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, a Dawson County Deputy Sheriff observed a 2005 Ford pickup which was northbound on Highway 283 enter the Nebraskaland Truck Stop gas station south of I-80 near Lexington. A subject exited the vehicle, and the deputy noted that both the vehicle and subject matched the description of an incident involving a shootout with the Kansas Highway Patrol. Shortly thereafter another Dawson County Deputy arrived. The subject was taken into custody at gunpoint without incident, and was identified as Richard Gathercole, age 39 of San Jocinto, Calif. Gathercole was booked into the Dawson County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property and possession of a stolen firearm. Read More...
Alzheimer's event downtown today Hilltop Estates and Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg, Golden Living Center in Cozad, and Brookdale in Lexington are hosting The Longest Day event today, June 21, to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s. Beginning at 4 p.m., displays will be set up on 10th Street between Lake Ave. and Avenue F. There will also be car-cutting and helicopter demonstrations by the Gothenburg Fire Department, a petting zoo, dog show, bingo, bake sale, balloons and hot dogs. The Gothenburg Dance Centre will have performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The day will conclude with a candlelight vigil and special speaker at 9:30 p.m. This free event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend. Read More...
Gothenburg YMCA officially breaks ground Though construction has been underway for several weeks, the official groundbreaking of the new Gothenburg YMCA was held on Thursday, June 8, with around 100 community members and supporters attending the special ceremony. “Gothenburg has had many groundbreakings over the years, but today is a little bit unique. We aren’t celebrating economic success—we are celebrating health and wellness success,” Karl Randecker, president of the Gothenburg Health Foundation Board of Directors, said as he addressed the large crowd. Read More...
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“Alzheimer’s has been compared by caregiver Jennie Rodriguez to being buried alive in a box with a window. “Its frightening for all involved,” Rodriguez said. She is passionate...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers.   Team Halo to host 5K Fun Run for Veterans COZAD—Running for a cause will be possible for all participants that take part in the Team Halo 5K Fun Run...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Five flags added to Cozad Avenue of Flags COZAD—Cozad’s Memorial Day service, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 890, was to take...

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Spring and summer in Nebraska means severe weather season, and thanks to modern technology area citizens can be notified of severe conditions anytime, anywhere. In the past the Code Red warning system...

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Opinions

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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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Thinning out for better growth

By Roxanne Converse-Whiting I gazed down upon the plush growth of little green plants with such pride and satisfaction. Having planted the seeds, watered the soil, protected tender sprouts from the...

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CAPITOL UPDATE from Sen. Matt Williams

Greetings District 36. The first session of the 105th Legislature adjourned sine die on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. I would like to personally thank all the senators for their time and commitment to the State...

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Sports

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Swede all-stars together again

MINDEN—Four senior members of the 2017 record setting basketball team united one last time to compete in the New West All-Star Classic in Minden on June 10. Dawson Graham, Collin Hahn, Ty Clement...

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Wrestling legend is coming to Gothenburg

He finished his college wrestling career in 2014 at Penn State University with an impressive record of 134-3, and went undefeated in the 2017 World Cup. This weekend, David Taylor will compete at the...

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Gothenburg swimmers at home in the water

The Gothenburg Swim Team hosted the Plains tSunami League meet on Saturday at the city pool. This is the 10th year for the swim team and the numbers continue to grow. In 2008, there were 12 team members,...

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2017 season underway: Seniors get a rocky start

The Junior and Senior Legion baseball players for Gothenburg began their 2017 season on May 24 at Ogallala. The Junior Melons have 14 players on their roster, while the Seniors have eight; however, several...

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Brady Happenings

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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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Lady Eagles fly together one last time

NORTH PLATTE—Three of the Lady Eagles hit the road last Friday to play basketball in the Mid-Plains Area All Star Game. Tara Callahan, Hannah DeStefano and Karnee Hatch were selected by area coaches...

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Summer lunch program comes to Brady

On Monday, June 5, a new era will begin in the community of Brady. A summer lunch program will provide meals for children at the school cafeteria, served Monday through Friday between 11:30 a.m. and...

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Agribusiness

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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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The AKSARBEN Foundation has announced 45 students from a six-state region as the 2017 recipients of an AKSARBEN AG Leaders Scholarship. Together, the students will receive $90,000 in recognition of their...

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