A daughter, Josie Ann McFadden, was born to Matt and Nicole McFadden of Gothenburg on March 29th, at Lexington Region Hospital, at 11:51 pm. Josie weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces. She was 20.5 inches long. Her brothers are Warren and Owen McFadden. Her grandparents are Lex and Patti Bratka of Burwell and Tim and Trudy McFadden of Gothenburg.

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A son, Hunter Blake Clevenger, was born on March 19, 2021 at Gothenburg Health to Matthew and Kyah Clevenger of Cozad. He weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. His brothers are John and Colton Clevenger and his grandmother is Theresa Fotheringham of Cozad. His great-grandmother is Charlotte Kellogg.

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A son, James Elliott Cool, was born on March 22, 2021 at Gothenburg Health to Joshua and Helen Cool of Gothenburg. He weighted 7 pounds and was 18.5 inches long. His sisters are Elsie and Lucille Cool. Grandparents are Jerry and Judy Cool of Arnold, and Pat and Deb Hecox of Gothenburg.

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A son, Jensen Dale Cullers was born on March 9, 2021 at Gothenburg Health to Nocholas and Amberlyn Cullers of Cozad. He weighed 6 pounds and was 18 inches long. His sister is Hayzlee Cullers. Grand Parents are David and Kelli Cullers of Cozad, Sue and Paul Lauby of Lexington and Mark and Karmen Morse of Cozad. Great-Grandparents are Dennis Bihlmaier of Gothenburg, Darlene Smith and Mary Morse of Cozad and Vern Cullers of Sun City, Arizona.

Historical Happenings

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Larry Ostergard Honored By NSIAAA

LARRY OSTERGARD was spotlighted and honored by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association (NSIAAA) with an Outstanding Service Award during the Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday in Kearney. COURTESY-PHOTO


A son, Stetson Van Lannigan was born on February 20 in North Platte to Danielle and Douglas Lannigan of Gothenburg. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. His siblings include Austin, Delainey and Daren.


A daughter, Ryott Araeyuh-May Beauvais was born on March 2 at Gothenburg Health to Marissa Smallfoot and Benjamin Beauvais of Maxwell. She weighed 6 pounds, 3.5 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Her siblings include a brother, Reiko Smallfoot and a sister Reighn Smallfoot.


A daughter, Payton James Lauer was born on February 22 at Gothenburg Health to Ryan and Katie Lauer from Gothenburg. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her sister is Everly Lauer of Gothenburg. Grandparents are Tim and Tracy Lauer, and Rodger Sr.