“I lived across the hall from your future grandmother and needed some forks,” said my grandpa Rick Zarek as he was driving back home from the ranch. “You could say a fork brought us together”. “At 19 I loved picking her up in my 1962 Chevy. Going to see the movie M*A*S*H* was our first date and to this day holds a special place in my heart.”
Emotions were high on Saturday night in the gym of Brady High School as Brady’s senior class of 2020 sat on the edge of their seats, ready to embrace their long awaited graduation. The right of passage has always been special for those who walk across the stage, but for this class the afternoon meant a little more. These seniors, like many of their peers across the world had their senior year cut short and their initial graduation ceremony cancelled. The class motto, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them,” rang truer than ever as students reflected back upon walking down the halls, tests, and complaining about track practice with a bit of sadness that they were over. Speeches by Salutatorian Elizabeth Sitorius-Johnson and Valedictorian Kate Axthelm served as a voice for the student body, expressing the happiness and sense of accomplishment of completing such a great task and the sadness around the circumstances.
PROVIDING PAINT: Thanks in large part to Curbtender’s expansion to Gothenburg, the city is now also home to an Endura Paint facility at 110 W. Fourth St. Endura Paint began in Canada and is now headquartered in Texas. Endura Paint provides all of the high-tech paint products for Curbtender’s production here and the company hopes to eventually expand to other markets. Pictured with the Ambassador chairman Travis Anderson is Melodee Winter, Endura’s only local employee. CONTRIBUTED
“The best thing you should know about my teenage years was the amount of independence, and the worst part was the hormones,” my grandma, Debra Mayers, said with a slight smile on her face as she was sipping black coffee. “For me the sleepovers, or ‘slumber parties’ as you kids call them, were the most fun--especially the one I had on my 13th birthday. I loved all sports: playing them, watching them--I never really was a girly-girl type.”