A daughter, Brynlee Marie-Ann Stryker was born on November 19 at Gothenburg Health to Desiray Stryker from Maxwell. She weighed 6 pounds, 3.5 ounces, and was 17 inches long. Grandparents are Jacque Smolik and Jerry Smolik of Maxwell. Great-grandparents are Rhonda Hansen and Dale Hansen, both o Gothenburg.
A daughter, Starlyn Ann Nicola was born on November 22 at Gothenburg Health to Linsey and Danny Nicola from North Platte. She weighed 5 pounds, 2.5 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Pat Noonan of North Platte and Kenneth Schultz of Colon, NE. Greatgrandparents are Kenneth and the late Betty Rae Schultz of Colon, NE and Bonnie Dytrych of Cozad, NE and Ray and Betty Stawmiak of Valley, NE.
A son, Madden James Smith was born on November 24 at Gothenburg Health to J.C. and Molly Smith from Gothenburg. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces, and was 20.75 inches long. Grandparents are Bart and Angie Nichols of Gothenburg, Matthew and Keta Smith of North Platte and Bill and Maggie Moore of Steamboat Springs, CO. Great-grandparents are Jim and Karan Smith of Gothenburg, Don and Lois Reiners of Indianola, NE and Kathy Nichols of Gothenburg.
A son, Grey Jeffery Lake was born on November 27 at Gothenburg Health to Jeff and Autumn Lake from Gothenburg. He weighed 8 pounds, 15.5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Shirley Lake of Gothenburg, Christy and Scott Folkers of Kearney and Ray Nalley of Grand Island. Little Grey was welcomed home by big sister Aaliyah Houser and big brothers, Cole and Crue Lake.
TREE HUNTING: Our neighbor to the east holds a fun little treasure tucked away right off the highway. Heins Pines, located at 75861 Rd. 424 in Cozad, is a Christmas tree farm that not only offers Christmas trees, but evergreen wreaths, Hayrack rides, a lovely nativity scene complete with live animals, coffee served from the Coffee Tree and there’s even the perfect backdrop set up for photo taking. Get your crew together and enjoy a nostalgic setting right down the road. Their hours of operation and updates are available on Facebook as well as a contact number for any questions. Make an evening of it and stop by the drive-thru light display at Natural Escapes at 708 Maple Street in Cozad. Young and old are sure to enjoy. SHILOH SCHULTZ
IT’S A CHURCH TRADITION: Faith Chapel once again served their annual community Thanksgiving meal. Although they strictly delivered meals this year, their numbers continued to grow as they served just over 200 meals to Gothenburg citizens. Pictured packaging meals to be delivered are, l-r: Nick Toberer, Denise Toberer, Shannondoah Schram, Susie Meyers and Raelynn Toberer. (front) SHILOH SCHULTZ