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You can send your Christmas cards by Pony Express. Each card will be hand-stamped with a Pony Express seal and carried on horseback from Gothenburg to Cozad by the Nebraska Division Pony Express members from the surrounding area. Cards need to be at either the Cozad or Gothenburg libraries or the Gothenburg State Bank in Brady by closing time on Friday, December 10, 2021.

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Small Town Christmas is scheduled for Friday, December 3, 2021. There will be “open house” events at the local businesses from 1-4 p.m., Bake sale at the Senior Center 3-7 p.m., Kid’s activities at the Library and Santa and Vendors at the Fire Hall with fire truck rides from 4-6 p.m., Soup supper at the Senior Center 5-7 p.m. with drawings to be held at 6 p.m. at the supper.

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The Gothenburg Community Choir will be presenting “Night of the Father’s Love” on Sunday, Dec. 5th, at 7:00. The event will be held at the American Lutheran Church. A freewill offering will be taken with the proceeds divided between the Gothenburg/Brady Ministerial Association and Gothenburg Shares. The public is cordially invited to attend.

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The YMCA at Gothenburg Health (910 20th St.) will host two fun holiday events in December, one for kids and one for adults. On Dec., 13, the Y invites anyone 50 and older to a Christmas Trivia Senior Social. The free event will be from 4-5 p.m. at the Senior Center and will include trivia, games and snacks hosted by the YMCA. Although the event is free, pre-registration is encouraged by calling the YMCA at (308) 537-4022.

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Applications are now being accepted for the Gothenburg Improvement Company (GIC) revolving loan fund in which federal grant funds and local match will be loaned for the purpose of economic development, including financial assistance to small businesses that are lacking in the area such as restaurants and retail establishments. The loans will be made primarily for fixed assets to provide opportunities for startup and existing businesses.

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A local poolplayer came up just short of advancing to the American Poolplayers Association’s (APA) 8-Ball Doubles Championship in Las Vegas after falling in the semi-finals of the 8-Ball Doubles tournament held recently at TJ’s Family Fun Center in McCook.

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The Gothenburg FFA made an appearance at Fresh Seasons on November 17, 2021. They were in the store from 2:45 to 5:00 PM and spread out at booths to provide shoppers with samples and information regarding products. Pictured here are FFA Reporter Eve Healey and FFA Reporter Arissa Ackerman. Both Healey and Ackerman have had their writings featured in the Gothenburg Times.

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The Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its annual Holiday at the Henri on December 3 and 4, 2021. The museum and gallery is located at 218 East 8th Street in Cozad, Nebraska. From 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3, the museum will be hosting an open house which will include Christmas decorations along with guided tours of the historic house and art gallery. Refreshments will be served including desserts, coffee, and beverages. On Saturday, December 4, the museum will continue its open house from 10:00-4:00 p.m.

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You may have noticed a very large crane working at Gothenburg Health this last week. Becky Jobman states that the reason for the crane’s presence was a new air unit. The hospital’s old air unit was out of date and needed replacing. Pictured here is the crane lifting the new air unit onto the top of the building, where it could be secured and put into use. (Photo by, Ashley Mohler)

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