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WATERFIGHT!: Jim Aden’s cabin was a bluster of activity on the 4th of July as the annual boat parade made its way through the coves of Jeffrey Lake. Friends, family and neighbors launched a counter attack as they were bombarded with water balloons and water guns from parade participants. CONTRIBUTED


Little Reece Buckley hangs out with his festively adorned calf on the 4th of July. Reece is the son of Brandon and Leann Buckley. (Contributed photo)


Members of the Tail Twisters 4-H Club held their annual 5K Run/Walk on the morning of the 4th of July. Participants glady accepted bottles of water to carry with them on the 3.2 mile trek in the rapidly warming sunshine. The run/walk looked a little different this year with a staggered type start time to be in compliance with the current Directed Health Measures. Club members use the funds raised to help support their activities throughout the year. Local businesses helped their efforts by donating prizes such as gift cards and products from their businesses. SHILOH SCHULTZ

Jackson Michael Wehtje

A son, Jackson Michael Wehtje was born June 22 at Gothenburg Health to Keisha and Stephan Wehtje of Gothenburg. He weighed 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Jenny and Toby Wehtje of Gothenburg, Rebecca Meredith of Gothenburg and Josh Blake of Cozad. Great-grandparents are Deb and Dennis Meredith of Gothenburg and Carol and Doug Hellbusch of Fullerton.

Lucas Ellsworth Ziemba


Ryatt Lee Shelton

A son, Ryatt Lee Shelton was born June 5 at Great Plains Health in North Platte to Derick and Shandell Shelton. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Barb Gunther of Arnold and Fred and Theresa Shelton of North Platte. Great-grandparents are Dell and Chyrel Cerny of Arnold, Leo and Elizabeth Colson of North Platte and Steve and Patsy Shafer of Platteville, CO. He was welcomed home by big brother Rex.

Rexten Alan Williamson

A son, Rexten Alan Williamson was born April 8 to Zane and Amanda Williamson. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Emily Ann Brittenham

A daughter, Emily Ann Brittenham was born May 6 at Gothenburg Health to Austin and Lonna Brittenham. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces, and was 17.5 inches long. Grandparents are Lynn and Missy Brittenham of Moorefield and Rex and Rita Foster of Gothenburg. Great-grandparents are Bob Davis and Herchel and Ramona Foster all of Gothenburg. Emily was welcomed home by her big sister Chloe.

Maguire Bartlett receives Elks Award

ELKS AWARD: The Cozad Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Number 2250 recently selected GHS senior Maguire Bartlett as one of the two recipients of the Elks Teens of the Month. Bartlett is the daughter of Jeff and Heidi Bartlett. (Contributed photo)