Jackson Michael Wehtje

A son, Jackson Michael Wehtje was born June 22 at Gothenburg Health to Keisha and Stephan Wehtje of Gothenburg. He weighed 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Jenny and Toby Wehtje of Gothenburg, Rebecca Meredith of Gothenburg and Josh Blake of Cozad. Great-grandparents are Deb and Dennis Meredith of Gothenburg and Carol and Doug Hellbusch of Fullerton.

Lucas Ellsworth Ziemba


Ryatt Lee Shelton

A son, Ryatt Lee Shelton was born June 5 at Great Plains Health in North Platte to Derick and Shandell Shelton. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Barb Gunther of Arnold and Fred and Theresa Shelton of North Platte. Great-grandparents are Dell and Chyrel Cerny of Arnold, Leo and Elizabeth Colson of North Platte and Steve and Patsy Shafer of Platteville, CO. He was welcomed home by big brother Rex.

Rexten Alan Williamson

A son, Rexten Alan Williamson was born April 8 to Zane and Amanda Williamson. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Emily Ann Brittenham

A daughter, Emily Ann Brittenham was born May 6 at Gothenburg Health to Austin and Lonna Brittenham. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces, and was 17.5 inches long. Grandparents are Lynn and Missy Brittenham of Moorefield and Rex and Rita Foster of Gothenburg. Great-grandparents are Bob Davis and Herchel and Ramona Foster all of Gothenburg. Emily was welcomed home by her big sister Chloe.

Maguire Bartlett receives Elks Award

ELKS AWARD: The Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250 recently selected GHS senior Maguire Bartlett as one of the two recipients of the Elks Teens of the Month. Bartlett is the daughter of Jeff and Heidi Bartlett. (Contributed photo)

Saum recognized for 40 years of service

DEFINITELY A DILIGENT EMPLOYEE: Country Partners Cooperative recently recognized Craig Saum, Director of Energy Operations, for 40 years of service to the cooperative. Craig’s first position with the cooperative was in the tire shop in Gothenburg and he continued to be promoted throughout the years. He was presented a travel voucher as a token of appreciation. Pictured (l-r): Scott Haller, VP Energy, Saum, and E. Tod Clark, CEO.

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HOLDREGE – YMCA of the Prairie branches in Holdrege, Lexington and Gothenburg plan to reopen to members on June 1. The phase one plan will include limited services and new social distancing rules.

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Non-traditional students, low-income individuals and GED recipients may be able to receive financial assistance with tuition, fees and books through the Kiewit Scholars Program at North Platte Community College.