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Council hears proposal on repairs of city’s water tower Rising high above the community of Gothenburg stands the bright red and white city water tower. It is a landmark in town—often serving as a guidepost when giving directions to residences and specific locations to out-of-town guests. For the past 26 years, the water tower has displayed it’s red and white coat, but city officials are being told the time has come for a new one. Dana Daniels, with the firm Miller and Associates, made a presentation to the City Council at the July 18 meeting, with a proposal for maintenance and repair work he feels is now due on the water tower. According to Daniels, the tower has a considerable amount of algae and dust on the bottom of the tank and there is some rust beginning to come through on both the exterior and interior of the tank. Read More...
Eclipse brings influx of visitors You have no doubt been hearing lots of buzz about the upcoming eclipse, and may be wondering what the big deal is. What makes this solar eclipse different is that it is the first time since 1257, that the solar eclipse path will touch only American soil. Gothenburg is one of the communities along the path of totality for the eclipse, with residents and visitors here being offered a viewing time of about one and a half minutes of totality. The partial phase will begin at about 11:30 a.m., with the totality phase starting at 12:55 p.m. As of now, the only location in Gothenburg to offer public viewing of the eclipse is Lake Helen where First State Bank will be hosting a lunch and viewing party. Special glasses are required to view the eclipse, which will be available for the public at the park. Read More...
Swede Preschool relocates to Dudley campus About five years ago an advisory council was put together in Gothenburg to discuss and come up with potential ideas geared toward early childhood education in the community. While there were already a number of privately run preschools and early education providers, the advisory council concluded there was still a gap of children who were being missed. This fall the Swede Academy Preschool will be held in a different location. With a smaller class of incoming kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year, the district was able to free up a classroom to be utilized for the preschool. Jonas says that while they are very grateful for the space they had at the church, hosting the program at the school will provide several benefits. Read More...
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Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Meadowlark Pointe expansion begins COZAD—Big things are happening in the small town of Cozad, big things that are fulfilling the needs of the community...

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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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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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Opinions

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Invasion of the beetles

I have had visitors. Bugs. Beetles. Crawly Critters. They too have wanted to come in out of the heat, and I can’t blame them. The problem is that I find most of them lying on their backs, some...

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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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Sports

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Gothenburg swimmers shine at championship meet

LEXINGTON—On July 15, the Gothenburg swim team made a big splash as they competed for medals at the Plains tSunami Swim League Championship. The event was held at the Lexington City Pool. It was...

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Senior Melons down Herschland at area tournament

McCOOK—The Senior Melons jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they beat Herschland 13-4 in their first game of the area tournament played at McCook’s field on July 21. In...

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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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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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