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Here little piggie THRILLS AND SPILLS: The stands at the Gothenburg roping grounds were overflowing Saturday afternoon as people came to watch pig wrestling, a new event at this year’s centennial Harvest Festival which was Thursday through Saturday. Read the Full Story
School Under the Sun Outdoor Ed takes Kids to Farm, Lafayette Park TANGO TAKES STAGE: Rick Crown of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office uses an 89-pound German Shepherd named Tango to sniff out drugs, find missing people and more. Read the Full Story
GHS senior brings Stop Hunger Now drive to town Local churches raising money to help hungry Little did Hailey Maline know that hunger activities at an FFA leadership conference would leave such a lasting impression.   Read the Full Story
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Local News

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Eastside Animal Center and Zoetis Animal Health gave a $600 check to Gothenburg’s FFA last Wednesday to help members prepare for contests and events. Pictured are, l-r: Front—Taryn Pieper and...

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Batman kind of band

BRADY COMES TO TOWN: The Brady High School band entertained parade watchers Saturday during the Harvest Festival parade in Gothenburg not only with music and marching but with the Batman T-shirts they...

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The Gothenburg golf team competed at Wild Horse for the second time in as many days on Friday in the Dawson County Invite, and it showed. McKinley Harm used an eagle on No. 5 to win the individual title...

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When Congress says it’s OK to waste healthcare dollars

Rural Health News Service Evidence continues to pile up that Medicare Advantage plans are no advantage for taxpayers. MA plans, as they are called, are one alternative for seniors to receive their Medicare...

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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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Dusters avenge loss to Swedes

Hits at key times were missing for the Gothenburg softball team in a 4-2 loss to Holdrege Thursday. Holdrege’s Abbie Nelson fanned eight Swedes and gave up just one earned run. The Swedes had six...

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The Swedes got their first shot at a ranked opponent on Thursday when Gothenburg hosted the eighth-ranked Crusaders of Grand Island Central Catholic. Gothenburg dropped the first two sets 25-17 and 25-15,...

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Swedes struggle in Gothenburg Invite

The Swedes volleyball team hosted the Gothenburg Invitational on Saturday. The tournament field consisted of top-ranked Kearney Catholic and Minden, two teams the Swedes will see again later this season. Gothenburg...

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The Gothenburg cross country teams traveled more than two hours for Thursday’s Fillmore Central Invitational. The trip gave coach Steve Reeves’s team a chance to see some competition it normally...

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Brady Happenings

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After sweeping a triangular in Brady last Tuesday, Lynne Johnson’s Eagles have found some time to work on themselves. Brady swept Medicine Valley and South Loup last Tuesday, moving their record...

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While there were too few students to report any scores from fifth grade, at least three quarters of all eighth and eleventh graders met the state standards in the science portion of the most recent NsEA...

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What is typically a very difficult decision for football coaches became a very easy one for Brady football coach Andy Seamann in Friday night’s game at Medicine Valley. After the Eagles scored a...

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Agribusiness

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Sunshine and above normal temperatures across much of the state this past week helped move crop development towards maturity, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rainfall...

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Husker Harvest Days have passed and farm equipment will begin moving into local fields making this one of the busiest times of the year for Nebraska farmers. It’s also a time to look up and around,...

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Stan Garbacz, the agricultural trade representative for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, has been awarded the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture. The award was presented...

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