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A daughter, Lennon Leigh Jaymes Lydic was born at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on April 24, to parents Lindsey and Bob Lydic of Brady. She weighed 8 pounds & 6 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Lennon Leigh Jaymes’s siblings are Gunner and Tenley Lydic; maternal grandparents are Bruce and Johnadean Petersen; paternal grandparents are Jim and Joyce Lydic; and maternal greatgrandparents are Verla Bohac, and Betty Petersen.

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The Senior Center has opened its doors for inside dining and is ready to welcome everyone back with open arms. Director Susan Anderson only worked at the Center for a month before the pandemic struck and is eager to see if opening the Center’s doors will help meet the social needs of the older generations of Gothenburg.

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On Saturday, May 1st the Robert Henri Museum in Cozad not only celebrated its opening day but presented Marlene Geiger with the Heritage Hero Award. Geiger is the President of the museum and has worked closely with both Executive Director Peter Osborn and Treasurer Chuck Birgen.

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On April 30th, Gothenburg celebrated its first annual Spring Fling downtown. Several businesses came out to support the event and the community flittered from vendor to vendor from 11 am to 6 pm. Special guests even performed in the streets. Despite 10th Street being the hub of entertainment, businesses throughout downtown were outside their shops with games, prizes, and smiles. Families raising funds for their children to take academic trips were also present. Gothenburg Schools brought their vocal and band classes to perform and several community members stopped to listen. The Times even opened its door and enjoyed the songs. A gymnastics and dance team performed later on in the day, keeping the streets full of entertainment. Food vendors were set up along 10th Street. You could get coffee, snow cones, and food from the trucks and a few of them even had tables sat out in front of them so people could sit and chat while eating.


A son, David Harley Edward Wehtje Jr, was born to David Wehtje and Nathaliz Arizmendi of Gothenburg, on April 14, 2021. David was born at 2:40 p.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces. He was 20 inches long. His brothers are Wyatt Saunders and Matthew Saunders. His sisters are Serenity Wehtje and Amberele Wehtje. Grandparents are Toby and Jenny Wehtje of Gothenburg and Lisa Ann Cuevas of Tampa, Florida. Great-grandparents are Johnny and Dolores Jesse, David Carl Keehn of Albion, Nebraska, and Carol Herllbush of Fullerton.


A daughter, Magnolia Renee Johnson, was born to Landon and Morgan Johnson of Gothenburg on April 12, 2021, at 12:41 p.m. Magnolia weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 ½ Inches long. Her brother is Bowe Johnson. Grandparents are Jamie and Stephanie Johnson and Tim and Wendy Williams. Great-grandparents are Lyle and Carold Gronewold of Gothenburg and Jewel Johnson of Gothenburg.


A daughter, Josie Ann McFadden, was born to Matt and Nicole McFadden of Gothenburg on March 29th, at Lexington Region Hospital, at 11:51 pm. Josie weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces. She was 20.5 inches long. Her brothers are Warren and Owen McFadden. Her grandparents are Lex and Patti Bratka of Burwell and Tim and Trudy McFadden of Gothenburg.

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A son, Hunter Blake Clevenger, was born on March 19, 2021 at Gothenburg Health to Matthew and Kyah Clevenger of Cozad. He weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. His brothers are John and Colton Clevenger and his grandmother is Theresa Fotheringham of Cozad. His great-grandmother is Charlotte Kellogg.