FOR THE CHILDREN: The Gothenburg Senior Center hosted a Curbside Cookout on Wednesday, July 15. Volunteers met attendees as they drove through the parking lot so there was no need to get out of vehicles. The menu included freshly grilled hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon and homeade ice cream. Will Anderson and Mauve McCoy, far left, were ready and waiting for those in need of an ice cold drink. Pam Slack, in the middle photo, got all giddied up to meet incoming cars for donations and the guys on the grill did a fabulous job cooking the burgers to perfection. Jay Richeson, Larry Franzen and Justin Hetz were proud of the smoke they had rolling! It made for some excellent burgers. Roger Heidebrink mossied out of the photo before it could be taken. PHOTOS BY SHILOH SCHULTZ
A son, Asher Lee-Anthony Machacek was born July 5 at Great Plains Health to Chelsey Witthuhn and Mark Machacek. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Darwin and Denise Ehlers and David and Sue Machacek all of North Platte. Great-grandparents are Lawrence and Barb Ehlers and Bob and Hazel Palmer. Asher was welcomed home by brother, Ryker.
“I lived across the hall from your future grandmother and needed some forks,” said my grandpa Rick Zarek as he was driving back home from the ranch. “You could say a fork brought us together”. “At 19 I loved picking her up in my 1962 Chevy. Going to see the movie M*A*S*H* was our first date and to this day holds a special place in my heart.”
Emotions were high on Saturday night in the gym of Brady High School as Brady’s senior class of 2020 sat on the edge of their seats, ready to embrace their long awaited graduation. The right of passage has always been special for those who walk across the stage, but for this class the afternoon meant a little more. These seniors, like many of their peers across the world had their senior year cut short and their initial graduation ceremony cancelled. The class motto, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them,” rang truer than ever as students reflected back upon walking down the halls, tests, and complaining about track practice with a bit of sadness that they were over. Speeches by Salutatorian Elizabeth Sitorius-Johnson and Valedictorian Kate Axthelm served as a voice for the student body, expressing the happiness and sense of accomplishment of completing such a great task and the sadness around the circumstances.