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On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes bound for California. The planes departed from airports in Boston; Newark, NJ; and Washington, D.C. September 11 would become an infamous date in American and world history, and the events of that day would forever change the world. As the world commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the following timeline, courtesy of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, can help people fully understand how events unfolded on that late-summer morning two decades ago.

Cameron Jacob Askelson

A son, Cameron Jacob Askelson was born on August 4, 2021 at 6:47 A.M. to TJ and Ashley Askelson. He was born at Gothenburg Health and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. He was 19 and 1/2 inches long. His sister’s name is Harper Askelson. Paternal grandparents are Lyle and Wanda Askelson of Decorah, IA. Maternal grandparents are Roger and Misty Keim of Cozad, NE. Great-Grandparents are Jeanne and Jerry Vonloh of Elwood, NE.

Jocelyn Rose Armstead

A daughter, Jocelyn Rose Armstead, was born on August 2, 2021, at 11:33 A.M. to Matthew and Sidney Armstead. She was born at Gothenburg Health and weighed 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces, and was 19 and 1/4 inches long. Her brother is Jackson Armstead, paternal grandparents are Richard and Carolyn Armstead of Cozad, and material grandparents are Kirt and LaRae Thompson of Brady.

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Thank you to our family and friends for making our 60th wedding anniversary such a special celebration. We appreciated all the cards, telephone calls, flowers, gifts and special wishes we received from all of you. We will have many happy memories to last for a lifetime.

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The Gothenburg Chamber Ambassadors presented a First Dollar Award Thursday morning to Brad and Dee Miller, who have established Miller Towing. Brad had been a truck driver for many years and recently began hauling vehicles for car dealerships. He said the business developed from there and now includes insurance claims, accident recovery, motorist assistance and more. Call Brad with your towing needs or recommend him to a friend, 308-529-2393. Pictured are, from left, Ambassador Rhett Lindholm, Miller Towing owners Brad and Dee Miller, and Ambassador Travis Anderson. (Photo and cutline courtesy of Deb Egenberger)

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This year’s Harvest Festival theme is Survivor: Riding Through the Pandemic and Deb Egenberger of the Chamber of Commerce says that the Chamber is once again ready to celebrate with the community.

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Taya Grace Franzen born June 17 at 7:00p.m. Weight 7 pounds 7 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Parents Derek and Alyssa Franzen of Gothenburg NE, grandparents Craig and Libby Franzen of Gothenburg NE, and Gary and Shelly Goldfish of St. Paul, NE. Great grand parents Larry and Marye Franzen of Gothenburg, NE, Allen Rich of Brady, NE, Bob and LaJean Kallenbach of Lincoln, NE and Bill and Shirley Goldfish of Scotia, NE.

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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)

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