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Randeckers win VIP trip to the ESPY awards Clippers. That one word sent in a text on a Monday in May landed a Gothenburg banker and his son in seats alongside some huge sports stars at the 2015 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles earlier this month. Karl Randecker and his son, Derek, are avid sports fans. They listen to at least part of the Mike and Mike radio show nearly every day and they’re both consistent ESPN watchers. Read the Full Story
Late August goal DIRT WORK: On Monday, workers from Paulsen Inc. of Cozad were preparing the northbound lane of Highway 47 of the Interstate 80 viaduct for paving so two-way traffic can move over from the southbound lane. Josh Willard, Nebraska Department of Roads project manager, said they hope to switch traffic to the northbound lane by the first part of next week. Read the Full Story
Drop off handicap accessible FINISHING UP: Workers from Heisler Concrete of Kearney finished installing a sloped curb for 56 feet along the west side of Avenue H by the Dudley Elementary campus on Friday. The curb is handicap accessible for the drop off and pick up of students with disabilities in an area designated for second, third and fourth graders. Read the Full Story
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New playground equipment

Labor donated HOT WORK: Right, Evangelical Free Church members installed new play panels for grades K-3 last Friday at Dudley Elementary on the north playground. The group, which donated its services...

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Because of complaints about weeds and grass growing at the newly rehabilitated Lake Helen, the city administrator has some answers. First of all, Bruce Clymer said the islands in the lake are about three...

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T-shirts for 4-Her’s

FARM BUREAU DONATES: To support area youth involved with agriculture-related projects, the Dawson County Farm Bureau bought special T-shirts for every youth involved in 4-H in the county. That number is...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the news columns of area newspapers. Business celebrates 70 years in Cozad COZAD—Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley was to be in Cozad on Saturday, July 25, to honor the family-owned Nebraska...

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Opinions

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A little front porch sittin’

Front porches were a necessary extension of homes in the days before air conditioning. Many people screened in the area and used the space for sleeping during the summer, taking advantage of the cool...

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The peppiest camp around

Warm memories of Goodall Cedar Point Camp swirl high in my mind this summer like the smoke from the campfire we sat around, singing all kinds of songs under the Milky Way. One favorite, which always got...

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A déjà vu moment becomes reality

There’s something incredibly familiar about this place — almost like déjà vu. Déjà vu is a French phrase that literally means “already seen.” Americans use the label to describe...

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Sports

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A team of pool players that includes Gothenburg residents placed second during the Classic I division of pocket billiards at the State Games of America Saturday in Lincoln. Most of the competitions got...

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Melons hang tough, fall short

Gothenburg’s season ends with pair of losses in area tournament. It wasn’t the scorching summer temperatures that kept the Senior Melons from advancing in the American Legion B-6 Area Tournament...

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Forty-two young players participated in Wild Horse Golf Club’s annual junior golf championship last week. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 1-Hole Flight Boys Gabe Smith 9 Jack Aden 10 Troyton Hillius 11 Maverix...

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Members of the Gothenburg Swim Team ended their season with a tidal wave of awards during the Plains tSunami Swim League championship meet hosted by Lexington on Saturday, July 18. The local team medaled...

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Brady Happenings

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As with any big celebration, plenty of food will be served during Brady Days 2015 with a wide variety of options. A hot dog feed at the Community Center kicks off the weekend of goodies. Downtown businesses...

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Classes will come together during all-school reunion

Every three years, a committee of Brady High School alumni coordinates an all-school reunion to bring together graduates and former staff members. This year, the Brady School Foundation has gotten involved,...

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Property owners in Brady who have not corrected nuisances identified under the village ordinance will soon receive a certified letter notifying them of noncompliance. The nuisance ordinance requires notification...

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Agribusiness

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Lincoln—Experts will discuss topics related to grazing animals and stewardship of grazing lands during the 15th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference at the Kearney Ramada Inn, 301 2nd Ave., Aug. 11-12. Presenters...

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Lincoln—The 2015 state average for Nebraska agricultural land values declined 2 percent from 2014, according to the final results of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Farm Real Estate Market Survey. The...

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Nebraska Natural Resources Districts Tree Planting Numbers Reach 95 Million! Twenty-three natural resources districts have planted an estimated 95 million trees in Nebraska since being created by the...

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