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Speck’s count their blessings this Thanksgiving Marcia Speck has been a teacher for many years; in elementary music at Gothenburg Public Schools for about the last 10 years, and as fourth grade teacher at Eustis prior to that. She took a break from teaching to stay home and raise her own two sons. This past August, she began experiencing pain in her hip. Thinking it was simply a case of arthritis she went to her general practitioner for what she assumed would be treatment for arthritis. She was wrong. “They did some tests and he sent me on to North Platte for more tests, biopsies, procedures, a bone scan—all kinds of tests!” Marcia said. To her surprise the results of the test indicated two forms of cancer in her body—endometrial and breast. “Apparently there are different types of breast cancer, so they needed to determine what mine was in order to plan the treatment,” Marcia explained. Read More...
Cottage caters to tourists and visitors It’s another opportunity to promote Gothenburg. Jan Rickertsen said many would be surprised by the amount of tourists that come off of the interstate to see the Pony Express Station where she worked as a teenager in high school or to take the walking tour of historical homes along Lake Avenue. The small house on Avenue D, owned by Rickertsen, known as the Swede Cottage, will be rented to travelers and tourists as well as advertised on Airbnb. It has a fully equipped kitchen, queen bed, pull out full bed, as well as washer and dryer. Read More...
Parker Hannifin (Baldwin) announces relocation of jobs More than 140 associates of Parker Hannifin in Gothenburg, formerly known as Baldwin Filters, were met with a surprise announcement last Wednesday, Nov. 8, when they were told their jobs were being relocated to the Kearney facility and the Gothenburg plant is being closed. According to the official press release issued by Rob Malone, Parker Filtration Group President, the facility will not close immediately and will take several months to complete the exit plans. The step-by-step process of closing manufacturing operations in Gothenburg is targeted to be completed by the end of October 2018. There will be no loss of jobs, according to Parker, as each associate will be offered employment at the Kearney facility and the closing of the Gothenburg facility will be gradual. Read More...
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STUDENTS WORKING TOGETHER:

The Student Council has been selling bottled water at the concession stand during the volleyball and football games this fall. On Monday morning, Nov. 6, the Council officers presented a check to the...

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Chemo Comfort sponsor appreciation brunch

Cancer never takes a break—and neither do Lyndi Miller and Mary Harbur, coordinators of Chemo Comfort Tote Drive 2017. This year’s sponsor appreciation brunch will be held Saturday, Nov....

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Blue Heron cuts ribbon on flex fuel plaza

On Sept. 28, a Gothenburg business cut the ribbon on the region’s first Ethanol fuel pumps, as Blue Heron becomes the only blender pumps location along I-80 between York and Chappel. A large crowd...

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Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) reports a positive test of rabies in a bat implicated in a potential rabies exposure at a little league football event in Cozad on Sunday, Sept.17. Anyone with...

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Opinions

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Lessons on the highway

Driving down the highway, I was in no particular hurry and had my cruise control set. I came upon a car ahead and slowed to accommodate its speed. In a short amount of time, I discovered that the car...

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Ask for what you need

  I pulled up to the drive-thru and placed my order. As I drove around to the window and was handed my order, I knew that I would be getting what I had ordered. I asked for what I wanted, and the employee...

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Don't neglect the gifts

The rose bush bloomed all summer. My grandmother always told me, “Roses like their feet wet.” I watered it frequently and relished each new bud and bloom. However, the season was changing,...

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Sports

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Swede volleyball team tastes success in 2017

The 2017 Swede volleyball season is in the books. This year’s team posted a 23-13 record and won some big games. “I thought we had a very successful season, I don’t think it ended...

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Future looks bright for Swede football team

As the season has come to a close for the year, the Gothenburg Swedes had a lot of positives to take from all the games they’ve played. Gothenburg went undefeated (4-0) in district play. “Winning...

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Swedes season comes to a close

NORTH PLATTE­—The Lady Swedes faced the Ogallala Indians on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. Some of the crowd and cheerleaders, from both schools, were decked out in Halloween costumes ready to support their...

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Lady Swedes advance to subdistrict finals

NORTH PLATTE­—The Swede volleyball team played at the North Platte High School in the subdistrict tournament on Monday, Oct. 30. Gothenburg played Chase County, who they beat earlier in the season,...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady High School One Act: How to Kiss a Girl

TOO MANY VOICES: Ken (played by TJ Roe) seeks dating advice from a variety of sources representing several decades. Cast members of the Brady One Act play production “How to Kiss a Girl”...

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Brady students attend leadership conference

On Oct. 18, the District 10 FCCLA Leadership Conference took place at the South Campus of the North Platte Community College. The schools in attendance were Brady, Callaway, Cozad, Maxwell, Mullen, Overton,...

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Lady Eagles split at triangular

NORTH PLATTE­—The Brady Eagle volleyball team was the host for a triangular with Sandhills/Thedford and Ansley/Litchfield. They were also having a pink-out, encouraging fans and players to wear...

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Gothenburg students attend National FFA Convention

The Gothenburg FFA Chapter sent eight members to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., the week of Oct. 23. To start the week off members visited Warm Springs Ranch, located in Booneville,...

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2017 Harvest Festival Tractor Pull

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the Platte Valley Tractor Pullers came to Gothenburg to compete at the Roping Arena. Ross Bartlett and the Gothenburg Chamber hosted the pull, which had 75 competitors from three...

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Gothenburg FFA members compete at State Fair

On Sunday, Sept. 3, the Gothenburg FFA had 14 members showing at the Nebraska State Fair. The kids were very happy with the ribbons they came away with. In total, the chapter collected two red ribbons,...

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