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May 7, 2021 Lincoln, NE - LB 152, a bill introduced by Senator Slama, was signed by Governor Ricketts on May 5, 2021.

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Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

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A son, Kaydence Marshall Royce, was born on May 18, 2021, at 12:03 p.m. to Charles (CJ) Royce and Samantha (Sam) Blase of Gothenburg. He was born at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His brother is Camden John Royce. Grandparents are Jennifer and Phillip Royce of Gothenburg, Nebraska, and Richard (Rick) and Sherri Blase of Gothenburg, Nebraska.

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A daughter, Catista Irina Meyers, was born March 6, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Rose and Ron Meyers. She was 6 lbs & 10 oz. and 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Melinda (Earll) and Michael Griffith of Cedar Rapids. Paternal grandparent is Cheryl Meyers of Cedar Rapids, Great-grandmother is Dorthy (Earll) Anders of Gothenburg, and siblings are Alec and Elaina.

JADE LYLE ELLER

A son, Jade Lyle Eller, was born to Sara Klein and Hunter Eller of Stapleton, NE, at 8:31 a.m. on May 12, 2021 at Gothenburg Health. Jade weighed 6 pounds and 2.5 ounces. He was 18.5 inches long. His brother is Treut Klein and grandparents are Steve Eller and Laron Eller of Wheatland, WY, and Bill and Rhonda Powers of North Platte. Great-Grandparents are Bill and Elvina Peck of North Platte

GRAYSON ALLEN ANDERSON

A son, Grayson Allen Anderson, was born to Travis and Kristina Anderson of Gothenburg at 10:46 a.m. on May 10, 2021, at Gothenburg Health. Grayson weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce. He was 19.5 inches long. His siblings are brother Jackson Anderson and sister Berkley Anderon. Grandparents are Gregg and Jackie Anderson of Gothenburg and Kevin and Kathy Kendall of Oklahoma City.

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The Gothenburg Future Farmers of America organization branched out this weekend with a public petting zoo. The FFA has been holding informational booths inside of Peterson’s Supermarket, but this last weekend they took the booths outside to the green lot across from the Sun Theatre.

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The Tail Twisters 4-H Club adopted Hwy 47 as a way to help keep the community clean. On Sunday, April 25 they did their annual roadside pick up then had a hotdog roast. Here the group is pictured in their cleaning gear. Their leader, Shannon Peterson, accompanied them on the clean-up. The total distance they cleaned was two miles. (Photo Courtesy of Shannon Peterson)

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Chief Financial Officer Nate Wyatt, of Flatwater Bank, is celebrating the completion of his Certified Financial Planner Certificate. Receiving the certificate is an honor in the financial world that everyone at Flatwater is excited to see Wyatt receive.

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