As the regular season winds down, the Melons were able to fine tune their attack and defensive lineups against Curtis in a Juniors/Seniors diamond double-dip on Friday evening in Gothenburg.
It’s safe to say that we’ve all had those days where it feels like everything goes wrong and where one more bad thing will push us overboard. It’s on those days that the little things matter the most and Sarah Anderson, owner of Small Blessings Bakery and BBQ, has been using the phrase, “small blessings” to help her get through life for years.
The American flag has been an emblem of freedom for our nation since June of 1775. It has waved proudly in our streets, been draped over our heroes’ caskets, and been folded delicately to be presented to the families of the fallen. We are taught from a young age to never let the flag touch the ground and to take down a flag when it becomes too tattered to display. We are taught that flags should be disposed of respectfully, according to the Flag Code, but these ceremonies are not ones we have the opportunity to witness often.
Gothenburg Senior Melons went lost a spirited affair against McCook in District play at Minden on Friday July 23 in a walk off in the bottom of the seventh inning when the winning run was scored on an error. The game was close throughout in a back-and-forth contest. McCook MNB Seniors walked away with an 8-7 victory moving on to the winner’s bracket. the loss dropped the Melons to 0-1 in the double elimination tournament.
SPEAKING TO the crowd is Teammates originator Tom Osborne during a BBQ held at Wild Horse on Friday. ASHLEY MOHLER/PLATTE VALLEY MEDIA
Gothenburg Realty hosted a free lunch on July 21st in honor of National Hot Dog Day. They offered hot dogs, chili, cheese, chips, treats, and water to the public. A giveaway was also held. Pictured here is a room the Realty ladies turned into a gathering hall with bright yellow tablecloths and plenty of seats. (Photo courtesy of, Raelyn Maxwell)
Alice and Laurens McCain of Gothenburg, center and right, accept the Pioneer Farm Family Award from Dawson County Ag Society Director M.J. Hart, left, during a ceremony Thursday night (7-15-21) at the Dawson County Fair. The award is sponsored by the Ak-Sar- Ben Foundation and Nebraska Farm Bureau to honor families who have kept a farm operating for a century or more. The McCains still own land purchased in 1919 by Alice’s grandparents, Oscar E. and Kristina Tederman. (Cutline by Barb Bierman Batie. Photo courtesy of, Alice McCain)