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Softball squad concentrates on basics Success for the Gothenburg softball team this season is all about improving on the basics—pitching, defense and offense. Swede coach Roger Neujahr would like to see his team get better in all three areas and, hopefully, qualify for the state tournament for the seventh time in the 10 years of the program. Read the Full Story
Collision sends two to hospital One in Kearney with neck injury One Gothenburg man was awaiting surgery Tuesday afternoon at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Read the Full Story
Numbers taper off Fewer students enroll in Dist. 20 Sixteen fewer students than last year showed up for the first day of classes Friday at Gothenburg Public Schools. Read the Full Story
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Local News

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SERVICE IN JEOPARDY

SERVICE IN JEOPARDY: If recyclables are not put in their proper bins and local residents continue to throw trash in the recycling containers by the city shop, the Lexington Area Solid Waste Agency will...

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Study shares ways to grow housing

Gothenburg will need 73 housing units by year 2019 Finding a place to live in Gothenburg is a challenge. Just ask families that have recently moved to town and have had to resort to temporary housing...

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Peddlers in the park

Lemonade for sale: Several Gothenburg youngsters used signs and voices to peddle lemonade from Ehmen Park for several days last week. Right, the entrepreneurs included, l-r: Front—Dempsey Young,...

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Lifeguards host annual swim carnival

A lot of splashing and yelling was going on at the city pool the morning of Aug. 13. That was when the Gothenburg lifeguards hosted their annual swim carnival for the kids who frequent the pool. Results...

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Opinions

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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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The Environmental Protection Agency recently released regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants that will lead to more expensive electricity for all of us. That’s why...

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Before leaving office, President George W. Bush signed the “William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.” Bush (an open borders advocate) and a compassionate,...

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Sports

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Winning team repeats in scramble

The winning team at last weekend’s GFPC-NSG scramble tournament at Wild Horse Golf Club took top honors for the second year in a row. Chad Messersmith, Preston Foster, Josh Weaver and Brian Schimick...

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Softball squad concentrates on basics

Success for the Gothenburg softball team this season is all about improving on the basics—pitching, defense and offense. Swede coach Roger Neujahr would like to see his team get better in all three...

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Raising the bar

Jordan Baker finds her niche in AAU powerlifting It has been roughly a year since Jordan Baker entered her first powerlifting competition.

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Juniors take step in right direction

After a 0-16 campaign last summer, the Melons Juniors fared significantly better this year. Although Gothenburg lost its first six games by an average of more than nine runs, the Melons earned their first...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady Public School started the academic year with slightly more students than the number that showed up in 2013. When school started on Aug. 14, 205 students were enrolled. That’s three more students...

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Finken shakes off the rust, returns to education

Brady has interim superintendent After a year away from education, Russ Finken is back in business as Brady’s interim superintendent. In 2013, when Finken left his position as superintendent of...

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School board discusses addition, enrollment expectations, more With school slated to start Thursday, the Brady school board met Monday night to ensure that everything, including the new building addition,...

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Agribusiness

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is providing a precision ag clinic on Aug. 27 and a clinic focusing on the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and water is on Aug. 28. Both sessions...

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Herd rebuilding tips to be offered at State of Beef Conference

As Nebraska rangeland recovers from several years of severe drought, many ranchers are interested in rebuilding cow herds that were downsized as pastures dried up. Herds can be rebuilt either with purchased...

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Field days will be held in Chapman and Lexington to reveal results of test plots and provide information on irrigation technology. The field days will be held next week at the following locations: Wednesday,...

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