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The long journey to a new home Five years after beginning an arduous process, Steve and Polly Ackerman have finally brought their son home. Their journey is not an uncommon one for families seeking international adoption, but it is one this couple is glad to have behind them. Now they can focus on helping Marc adapt to his new surroundings. Adoption was not on Polly’s mind when she signed up for a medical mission trip to Haiti in April 2012. Though she and Steve had briefly discussed the idea of adopting in the past, this trip was merely an opportunity for her to use her nursing skills to help less fortunate people in a poor country.   Read More...
Langley headed to national pedal tractor pull in South Dakota Reagan Langley is a competitor. Even at her tender age of 7, she knows she likes to win—and win she does. When she was just 4-years-old, Reagan participated in her first pedal tractor pull at the Gothenburg Harvest Festival, and she was instantly hooked. The second grader has been competing in the event for the last three years, and has qualified for the state pedal tractor pull all three years. The state pedal tractor pull is held each year in conjunction with the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. The top three finishers in each age group at the state pull then qualify for nationals. This year, Reagan finished at the top of the 7-year-old girls division.   Read More...
The Home Agency gives large to YMCA Home Agency owners, Jim and Sharri Baldonado, have announced that their family along with The Home Agency are donating $100,000 to the Gothenburg Health Foundation to build the Gothenburg YMCA. The Home Agency is using this opportunity to honor the memory of Gothenburg Police Sergeant Glenn Haas. When completed, the YMCA will feature a tribute memorializing Sergeant Haas on behalf of the Home Agency. “I didn’t get to know Mr. Haas very well as he was killed six months after we opened our office in Gothenburg,” states Baldonado. “His wife, Janet Haas, has been a very important part of our success in Gothenburg and we feel like this is something Janet and her family will be very proud of.”   Read More...
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Local News

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Latest Dawson County Hero Flight to depart Sept. 27

The fourth crew of the Dawson County Hero Flight will leave for Washington DC Sept. 27 from Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles. The sendoff is slated to begin with a free will lunch, provided by the...

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Taken from the columns of area newspapers.   Patriotism runs deep with flag barn quilt COZAD—Proud to be an American is more than skin deep for many citizens of the Tribune-area. For Carolyn...

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Following a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Gothenburg City Council has approved a resolution to adopt a budget for 2017-18, and set the final tax request and resulting levy. The total budget...

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Gothenburg welcomes new pastor

Matching the gifts of the pastor with the needs of the congregation is the focus of Bishop Reuben Saenz to address the dwindling numbers in small church congregations in the United Methodist Church....

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Opinions

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Hurricanes, wildfires and hail

  I drove along the winding road with hills and canyons all around. I noticed the contours of the hills, etched slowly with wind, snow, and rain. Their velvety look could not hide the distinct shaping...

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Learning to do Love’s work well

It doesn’t cost money. I pulled over to the side of the road enraptured by the bright yellow of the petals contrasted with deep brown centers. Conveniently, I had a pair of small scissors in my...

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Life lessons from a bug

It was a comic scene at my feet. The black little beetle scurried toward my shoe with great intensity, bumped into it, capsized, wiggled furiously, righted itself, and scurried off in another direction....

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Sports

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Dawson County Golf Champs

Last Friday the Swedes were the host of the Dawson County Invite which was held at the Wild Horse Golf Course. The Swedes shot a 511 and were actually tied with Cozad. The Haymakers left for homecoming...

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Chanticleers escape Gothenburg with a narrow victory

The 2-1 Ord Chanticleers came to town last Friday night to play some football against the 3-0 Swedes, and play is what they did. The game would come down to the last seconds with the Chanticleers getting...

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Swedes down the Longhorns

Last Friday evening the Gothenburg Swedes played possibly the toughest defense they have faced this season when they battled Chase County. At times the Swede offense moved the ball with ease as they...

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Swede volleyball team takes third place

COZAD—The Gothenburg Swedes played in the Cozad invite last Saturday afternoon. In their final match of the day the Swedes played their rival Haymakers for third place. Gothenburg won in two highly...

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Brady Happenings

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Lady eagles drop two games

  The Brady Eagles hosted a volleball triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 12 with Dundy County and South Loup. The Eagles played their first match against the Tigers of Dundy County. Brady jumped out to a...

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Eagles have a new offensive identity

 The Brady Eagles hosted a short handed Sumner-Eddyville-Miller football team last Friday evening. Much to the delight of the their coaches and fans, the Eagles routed the Mustangs 87-12. With S.E.M....

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Lady Eagles pull out a tough win

The Brady Eagles played host to the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Mustangs last Friday and beat them in three sets. The Eagles continue to develop hitters as Trinity Christophersen led the team with 11 kills,...

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Agribusiness

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Gothenburg FFA members compete at State Fair

On Sunday, Sept. 3, the Gothenburg FFA had 14 members showing at the Nebraska State Fair. The kids were very happy with the ribbons they came away with. In total, the chapter collected two red ribbons,...

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Foodbank sweet corn pick set for Saturday, volunteers needed

Sometimes helping your neighbor can be as simple as spending a few hours in a cornfield on a Saturday morning. This weekend Gothenburg residents will have the opportunity to do just that, as the Monsanto...

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Beyond the Gavel

  LEADER WORKSHOP: FFA students interested in parliamentary procedure were treated to a special hands-on workshop on Thursday, Aug. 10, presented by Dr. Daniel Foster, Associate Professor and agricultural...

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