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Food Backpack Program added to list of agencies that get United Fund support The school Food Backpack Program has been added to 11 agencies funded by Gothenburg’s United Fund Inc. “We added the program because there’s a need for it in our community,” said United Fund president Angie Nichols. Read the Full Story
2014 SWEDE HOMECOMING Theme: Swedes don’t fight alone HEY YOU: Gothenburg High School had its annual homecoming parade Friday afternoon that wound around the school campus, north to 20th Street, and back again. Read the Full Story
Full steam ahead for classroom/lab addition to greenhouse District 20 board approves contractor for $200,000 project at Monday meeting Paulsen Inc. of Cozad will install a classroom and laboratory to a greenhouse recently relocated to the Gothenburg Public School campus. Read the Full Story
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Local News

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New paint job

BUILDING RENOVATION: The Lake Avenue building that once housed the Movie Store, which has been vacant for more than a year, has been bought by Regis Swanson, owner/broker of Gateway Realty. Swanson said...

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City sales tax to fund $1.4 million of RDA project

$2.3 million plan in place for infrastructure to industrial site A three-minute petition was was all it took for the Gothenburg City Council to pledge $1.4 million of sales tax money for infrastructure...

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Food Backpack Program added to list of agencies that get United Fund support

The school Food Backpack Program has been added to 11 agencies funded by Gothenburg’s United Fund Inc. “We added the program because there’s a need for it in our community,” said...

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Gothenburg tax levy ranks fifth in county

Of the seven communities in the county, Gothenburg’s total levy is fifth even though the city is the third largest in the county. Tax levies were released at the Oct. 1 meeting of the Dawson County...

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Opinions

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Floating in uncharted space

¬†“If I can let you go as trees let go/...Lose what I lose to keep what I can keep,/The strong root still alive under the snow,/Love will endure—if I can let you go.”—May Sarton ¬†During...

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Have you ever heard someone say to a child, “Do you realize what you just did?” Generally, there is a negative connotation behind the statement; it’s not something we want to hear…...

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When life slams into you

Charles M. Schulz once compared life to a 10-speed bike. “Most of us have gears we never use,” said the famous cartoonist and creator of the comic strip “Peanuts.” I often feel...

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Sports

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Swedes grind out 40-21 win over Valentine

Gothenburg’s football team found itself in a familiar situation after three quarters on Friday night. The Swedes trailed Valentine 21-20 heading into the final quarter, but left the field with a...

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Swedes scramble to split triangular

The Swedes volleyball team was scrambling when it came time to start the Gothenburg Triangular on Oct. 7. The coaches decided at noon that day not to play Tiani Reeves who was battling an injury to her...

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Swede girls are SWC runnersup With the season winding down, the Gothenburg cross country team raced just once in the past week. The Swede girls finished second in the Southwest Conference meet, while...

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The Gothenburg volleyball team was still battling injuries at Thursday’s triangular in Lexington but walked away with two wins regardless. The level of competition was friendly to the Swedes who...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady village budget passes; trustees may make change in lift station involved in lagoon project

To ensure the village could afford to fix its problematic lagoon, the Brady Village Board approved a budget with a 146% increase in expenses for the upcoming year at a special public hearing in September. The...

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The Brady football team took another step towards the postseason with a convincing 58-12 win over visiting Stapleton on Friday night. The Eagles now sit at 5-1 on the season and are yet to lose at home. Andy...

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Eagles fly through winning streak

After Monday night’s sweep of Arthur County on Monday night, the Brady volleyball team hasn’t lost in a month. The Eagles last defeat came at the hands of Ansley/Litchfield on Sept. 13. Since...

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Agribusiness

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Based on Oct. 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2014 corn crop is forecast at 1.58 billion bushels, down 2% from last year’s record high, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics...

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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning...

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Cow-calf producers in Nebraska and surrounding states are facing a decision as their pastures recover from several years of drought. Many producers are considering rebuilding herds that were downsized...

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