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Gretchin Heckenlively of Gretna visited on Friday with her parents, Rick and Gwen Kotschwar and on Saturday visited her Grandpa, Lester Gaibler.

Far & Away

Reader, Shane Sitorius from Bakersfield, CA returns the questionnaire that is sent to our readers “abroad”.

4-H to Host Fun Run and Contest Winners

These Dawson County 4-H’ers participated in the 2021 4-H Presentation Contest in Lexington. Those who presented were: (left to right) Cassidy Reiman, Cozad; Carson Reiman, Cozad; Terrence Bliven, Lexington; and Griffin Owens, Lexington. Extension Photo (Photo courtesy of Kayleen Zimmerman)


Azrael Soriano - A son, Azrael Savil Baca Soriano, was born on June 20, 2021, at Gothenburg Health to Abinoham Baca-Herrera and Yadira Soriano Venancio. Azrael weighed 7 pounds, 11.05 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His brothers are Bryton Alexander Baca and Francisco Gabriel Soriano. Sisters are Diana Soriano and Alejandra Jauregui. The family is from Gothenburg. Grandparents are Roberto Baca-Marda Herrera Monsallo, the late Hortencia Venancio, Julio Censor Sorlano, and Saul Figueroa.

The Tail Twisters

The Tail Twisters 4-H Club is hosting their annual 4-H Fun Run on July 3. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. at Lake Helen and the race starts at 8:05 a.m. A $10 entry fee allows you to run, jog, walk or bike the 5K course. All race participants are entered into a raffle to earn prizes donated by local businesses. The 4-H Fun Run is the perfect chance to enjoy the July 4th weekend festivities and meet other local runners.

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The proposed Health Standards have been on the minds of the community for a while now, both in Cozad and in Gothenburg. Concerned parents have come forward with questions and local representatives have willingly tried to answer them. The Nebraska Children Coalition is taking informing our communities to the next level with a public meeting scheduled for June 28, at 7:00 p.m., at the Cozad Elks Club.

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Wild Horse Golf Club’s Junior PGA Club has taken to the golf course. With Director of Golf Tony Collins and Head Golf Professional Justin Henry as their coaches, the pictured kids are ready to learn and participate in Wild Horse’s Junior PGA. The kids are learning at their own speed and those new to golfing get to start with the basics. It is a pressure-free, safe environment, for the kids to learn and experience the sport of golfing. The photo above was taken of the Junior PGA participants and their coaches. (Photo courtesy of Tony Collins)

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A son, Westyn Kenneth Brock, was born to Aaliyah Segura and Dade Brock on June 15, 2021 at Butler County Health Care Center. Westyn weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Marc and Stacy Segura of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Jeff and LaDonna Brock of Gothenburg, Nebraska. Great-grandparents are Pam Brock of Gothenburg, Barb and Ken Stevens of Brady, Felipe and Marcella Segura of Gering, and Phyllis and Randy Aller of Mitchell.