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Dist. 20 looks at after-school program Solutions shared about elementary traffic congestion Safety and education are the goals of an after-school program proposed to the District 20 school board at a noon meeting Monday. Read the Full Story
Grain entrapment training FIRST-time event: The Dawson County Corn Growers had their first grain engulfment rescue clinic the evening of July 7 at the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Lexington. Read the Full Story
Foundation support MAJOR DONOR: Koby Rickertsen of Gothenburg was recognized as a Level I Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation during a program July 9 at North Platte that included Rotary International President Gary Huang. Read the Full Story
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Local News

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Fashion favorites and ‘All That Jazz’

Dawson County’s 4-H sewing enthusiasts displayed meticulously sewn garments at the 2014 Fashion Show. The event was held Wednesday, July 9, at the Cozad High School Auditorium. These hardworking...

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Wellness Center fund-raising for indoor bikes

The Wellness Center is raising money to buy indoor cycling bikes. Wellness Center coordinator Beth Ivey said $8,000 is needed for 10 bikes. If $4,000 can be raised through community donations, Gothenburg...

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Meet your new councilman

Appointed by Mayor Joyce Hudson to fill a Gothenburg City Council seat vacated by Duane Oliver, Randy Waskowiak is the new east-ward councilman. Waskowiak’s appointment was unanimously approved...

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Relay For Life fundraising tops $54,000

14 teams have their sights on $80,000 goal for 2014. Dawson County’s 2014 Relay For Life teams are focused with 20/20 vision on a future without cancer. Teams already have raised $54,000 with a...

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Opinions

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Gothenburg is very fortunate to have corporate citizens like Dawson Tire & Wheel. I had an incident recently with a Dawson truck on I-80. The incident is not important but the actions of Dawson Tire are. The...

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To the clowns that vandalized the rest rooms at the Brady Park. I wish you would have left your name and telephone number so I could have called you so you could watch new sinks installed. Your mother...

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Born and raised in Lincoln, I had hopes and dreams of going someplace “bigger and better” after college to live in a high-tech, fast-paced city where everything is cutting-edge and innovative....

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Sports

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Sedlak-Poff champs of member-guest tourney

A total of 49 teams competed this weekend in the Wild Horse Golf Club’s member-guest tournament. Jim Sedlak of Johnson Lake and guest Stan Poff are the new overall champions finishing at -29 for...

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The Junior Melons saw their season come to an end over the weekend after they dropped a pair of games in the B-6 Area tournament. Saturday, the Juniors fell to Cozad 13-5 before McCook ended Gothenburg’s...

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Fiala and friends return to Wild Horse Golf Club

Adrian Fiala will bring another group of notable Huskers to Gothenburg for the 13th annual Husker Heritage Golf Tournament on Saturday at Wild Horse Golf Course. While Fiala hopes everyone plays well...

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Seniors slumping into postseason

The season-long woes of the Senior Melons continued this week. After a 4-1 loss to Minden on Monday, Gothenburg dropped both games of a doubleheader against Hershland on Tuesday, 9-3 and 16-9.

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Brady Happenings

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Brady Days celebrates 125th anniversary of village founding

There’s much to celebrate during Brady Days 2014. The annual festival, which is Aug. 1-3, will commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Brady Island. Organized in 1889, Brady Island...

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At its latest board meeting last Wednesday, the village of Brady received an award from the West Central Nebraska Development District. Director Karl Elmshaeuser gave the community the Horizon award,...

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Brady students will need to enter school with a little more change in their pocket after the school board followed the state’s suggestion Monday night and increased the price of lunch and milk or...

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Agribusiness

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State Fair to open interactive display about agriculture

New learning experience at state fairgrounds Raising Nebraska has been announced as the official name for the new 25,000 square foot interactive display about Nebraska agriculture that debuts at the 2014...

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LINCOLN—The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department...

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Monitoring pasture condition? Extension has an app for that

LINCOLN—Ranchers are accustomed to checking cattle, wells and mineral supplements to keep tabs on their operation. But what about the grass? Monitoring the condition of pastures is just as important,...

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