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ELIZABETH SITORIUS-JOHNSON, Saluatorian: Good afternoon friends, family, faculty, and class of 2020. I want to thank you all for your part in making this day possible. I am very grateful for the staff and faculty that could provide us this graduation in these trying times. Who would’ve ever imagined that we would be graduating in July. Not me, that’s for sure. This is not at all how I pictured my senior year turning out. But as I have been told over and over again, “we won’t forget it, and it makes it that much more special”. Now I’m not sure if I consider not having our last day of senior year, or a senior countdown, or have my last track season something special. But I know that I won’t forget it. Along with 13 years of memories we have made. I’ve attended school at Brady since kindergarten. There’s

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Due to the Brady Days cancellation,the Brady Library annual book sale has been postponed to September 12th. This year we have ALL NEW (to us) BOOKS! Please plan to come by and pick up some books for you, your friends and family. We take any donation amount. All proceeds go to our After-School Kids Program.

Community Members Help Tell Gothenburg’s Story

Gothenburg—Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition, in partnership with First Five Nebraska, this week launched My Nebraska Story, a new campaign to engage business leaders, economic development officials and others in strengthening the availability of quality child care in their communities. The campaign is a collaboration between First Five Nebraska and Communities for Kids, an initiative of Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. It was made possible through the federal Preschool Development Grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Gothenburg Senior Center Hosts Curbside Cookout

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

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The 2020 Gothenburg High School Graduation Commencement will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 at the GHS football stadium. Below are details for the day from Seth Ryker, Gothenburg High School Principal.

ASHER LEE-ANTHONY MACHACEK

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.

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The Gothenburg Lions Club is having their annual peaches and pears fundraiser. Proceeds will be used for community needs and the Lions Scholarship fund. Peaches are $38.00/ box and pears are $38.00/box. Order deadline is Sunday, July 27. To place your order call:

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