“I can’t claim to know the words to all the national anthems in the world, but I don’t know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does: Does that flag still wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? That is what we all must ask.” -Ronald Regan
AND SHE’S OFF!: Gothenburg Senior Center Director Susan Anderson was so excited to have been gifted a riding lawn mower on behalf of the center, she sped off to mow and no one could catch her! Raelynn Maxwell of Cottonwood Realty purchased the mower and Matt Farr of LandMark serviced the mighty machine so it was ready to go for the new users. Pictured above is some of the staff of the Senior Center along with Maxwell and her team, Farr and board member/volunteer Pam Slack. SHILOH SCHULTZ
GRAND ISLAND — The Nebraska State Fair Board voted to hold a 2020 State Fair showcasing 4-H and FFA competitions and exhibitions. While the Fair will look different than it has in the past, providing an opportunity for young people to showcase the work they have been doing throughout the year as it is important to the State Fair and to the future of our state. The 2020 State Fair will include 4-H and FFA livestock competitions, contests, presentations, and static exhibits.
HEAD OVER HEELS: Cowboys from across the state gathered to do their best on Sunday afternoon at the Rough Stock Rodeo. Few were qualified riders while others pushed through the pain of being thrown off the tough livestock. SHILOH SCHULTZ
The Gothenburg Sr. Melons watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 6-2 loss to Cozad on Friday evening. Cozad took the lead on a walk in the second inning.
A son, Jackson Michael Wehtje was born June 22 at Gothenburg Health to Keisha and Stephan Wehtje of Gothenburg. He weighed 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Jenny and Toby Wehtje of Gothenburg, Rebecca Meredith of Gothenburg and Josh Blake of Cozad. Great-grandparents are Deb and Dennis Meredith of Gothenburg and Carol and Doug Hellbusch of Fullerton.
LUCAS ELLSWORTH ZIEMBA