Historical Happenings

The following passages come from copies of previous publications of the Gothenburg Times, they have been summarized by Ashley Mohler. Each passage has its source and is cited at the end of the passages.

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Twelve Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) members attended the National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention February 27 to March 1, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. The delegates representing Nebraska from the board were: Lynn Belitz, Fullerton, Mary Alice Corman, Edger, and John Hansen of Lincoln. Delegates representing the membership were: Andrew Tonnies, North Bend, Marcia Regier, Beatrice, and Keith Dittrich, Tilden who also served as the Chair of the NFU Credential Committee. NeFU Vice President Vern Jantzen of Plymouth served on the National Farmers Union Policy Committee, and NeFU District 6 Director Graham Christensen of Omaha also attended.

Midwest’s Biggest Garden Event

LINCOLN — Spring Affair, the Midwest’s largest plant sale and garden event, is back in-person April 28-30 in Lincoln.

Lena Sue Ackerman

Mason and Holly Ackerman announce the birth of a daughter born February 11, 2022 at Gothenburg Health. Lena Sue Ackerman was born at 3:48am weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches in length. She is welcomed home by Brayton Lane Collins. Grandparents are Steve and Polly Ackerman of Gothenburg, Jan and Tara Hudson also of Gothenburg. Great-grandparents are Jim and Dee Hudson of Cozad, Jim and Lonnie Harrahill of Omaha, John and Sue Russell of Ashland, and Cecile Ackerman of Gothenburg. Congratulations Mason and Holly!

Teegan Joanne Sutton

Kendra Bihlmaier and Ryan Sutton announce the birth of a daughter born February 3, 2022, at Gothenburg Health. Teegan Joanne Sutton was born at 1:38pm weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length. She is welcomed home by four sisters, Brenley, Addalynn, Chloie and Riley. Grandparents are Jaide and Melanie Sutton of North Platte, Krystal and Greg Butacan of Norfolk Nebraska as well as Lisa Jurjens, of Gothenburg. Great-grandparents are Larry Jurjens of Farnam, Gary & Sandra Sutton of Columbus, as well as Janice and Robert Bruce of Columbus Nebraska. Congratulations Kendra and Ryan!

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As discussion continues about the potential consolidation of The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District with Dawson Public Power District, it was announced that small group public informational meetings are planned for the month of March.

Bodhi Neil Hueftle

A son, Bodhi Neil Hueftle, was born on February 8, 2022, at 5:03 PM to Aaron and Shae Hueftle of Cozad, Nebraska. Bodhi weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz, and was 20 inches long. His sister is Charlotte Hueftle. Grandparents are Neil and Anita Hueftle of Cozad, Nebraska and Bob and June Hall of Holbrook, Nebraska. Janice Hueftle of Cozad, Nebraska is Bodhi’s great-grandmother.


Lilith Skadi Thompson

First Dollar Award

The Gothenburg Chamber Ambassadors presented a First Dollar Award Thursday morning to Derik Holbein, owner of Elite Mobile Detailing. Derik said he has done detailing off and on for several years as a side job, but he ventured into fulltime business ownership last April. Derik can get vehicles of any size and shape looking sparkling clean. In addition to the average family cars and pickups, Derik also details boats, semis, horse trailers, campers and more. Give him a call at 308-325-4987 or send him a DM through the Elite Mobile Detailing Facebook page. Pictured are, from left, Ambassador vice chair Caroline Scott, Derik Holbein and Ambassador Joe Libal.