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National FFA Week - - GHS students advance to State The first round of FFA CDEs (Career Development Events) were held on Feb. 8 in North Platte. The event is held at Mid-Plains Community College. The Gothenburg FFA members competed in a plethora of events. The events are designed to boost a student’s knowledge on careers in agriculture. The events include testing, but they especially give students hands on experience. Read More...
Hand corn-husking returns to Gothenburg this fall Horse-drawn wagons moving along, as seasoned competitors pick corn at a steady pace; shoppers browsing wares from food and craft vendors; families enjoying the activities on a sunny fall day—all of these memories from last year’s Nebraska State Hand Cornhusking competition inspired the committee to do it again. This year’s event, held in conjunction with Harvest Festival, is set for Saturday, Sept. 16 at Hecox Farms south of town. Read More...
Up, Up and Away - - Dudley Elementary balloons take flight Friday, Jan. 20, represented the 100th day of the 2016-17 school year—and in celebration of that the Gothenburg Dudley Elementary students and teachers had some fun. For the past 10 years the first grade students at Dudley have participated in a special project, releasing 100 balloons on the 100th day of school. A laminated card with a student’s name is attached to each balloon, along with instructions to the finder on how to respond if the balloon is found. So far this year, students have received messages from eight found balloons. Read More...
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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Lex Chamber banquet to celebrate successes COZAD—Getting together to celebrate the successes will be the business communities that make up the Lexington...

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Area News Digest

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Cozad’s Uden named NCBA 2017 president COZAD—Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattleman from Cozad, has been named president of the National Cattlemen’s...

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Area News Digest

Taken from the columns of area newspapers.  School offers computer skills certification BROKEN BOW—Broken Bow High School is paving the way for students to graduate with job skills in the computer...

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  The Hospital Foundation Gala is coming up in less than three weeks and the Foundation has a number of updates to share. “This year we are looking forward to featuring local cuisine from Hogz...

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Opinions

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Captal Update from Sen. Matt Williams

Greetings District 36. We are a third of the way through the legislative session and we are still dealing with the adoption of rules. I’m reminded of the lyrics to a John Lennon song: Nobody told...

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Capital Update

Greetings District 36. We have now passed the 22nd day mark of the 90 day legislative session. We have been deeply involved with debating the mid-biennium budget adjustments. As everyone is aware our...

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Capitol Update from Sen. Matt Williams

Greetings District 36. We’ve had a difficult few days in the Legislature. On January 25th, Senator Bill Kintner from Legislative District 2 announced his resignation from the Legislature. In my...

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Sports

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Swedes earn three state medals; Holley third, Larson fourth, Hotz fifth

OMAHA— Five Swedes were among the 896 participants representing 197 teams at the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Tournament held this past weekend at Century Link Center in Omaha. For two...

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Swedes champs of the Southwest

Ogallala-The team, coaches and fans were more than ready for the Swedes to get on the court again after there tournament loss to Omaha Skutt. In there first action since the tournament the Swedes found...

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Home Court Dominance

Lets talk basketball. Gothenburg fans have grown use to winning, especially on their home court. This game against a young Ainsworth team wouldn’t be much of a challenge for the talented Gothenburg...

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Lady Swedes survive against Valentine

The Lady Swedes were in action against a Badger team that sometimes plays better than their 1-15 would have you believe. The fans in attendance would surely get their moneys worth. This was an exciting...

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Brady Happenings

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Eagles too much for Broncos

Broken Bow—The Brady Eagles took to the road to face the Stapleton Broncos for a district match up. The last time these two schools faced off it was the Eagles winning in a blowout, 68-38, on their...

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Brady High School crowns royalty

All Hail the King and Queen: Last year’s Brady High School Sweetheart King, Nate Sitorious and Queen, Emily Shaw, were back to crown the new King and Queen. Pictured are this year’s royalty,...

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Lady Eagles down Wildcats

The Lady Eagles played in a tough game against a good Wallace team last Tuesday the 31st. The crowd was into the game shouting words of encouragement throughout the game.  Brady jumped out to...

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Agribusiness

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Dawson County LEAD members return from seminar

Nebraska LEAD Program Fellows David Rowe of Johnson Lake, Adam Smith of Lexington, and Shane Terrell of Gothenburg returned home after participating in a 10-day National Study/Travel Seminar conducted...

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Ostergard inducted into Business Hall of Fame

LINCOLN – In early February, a distinguished group of business leaders and entrepreneurs was inducted into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame, according to Barry Kennedy, president of the Nebraska...

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  Transferring a family ranching or farming operation to the next generation or to a new family is necessary to ensure family farms and ranches remain viable in the future, however it is a challenging...

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