‘She was the only teacher who seemed interested in what I did’

As a child my grandma, Diane Harm, was not the best behaved while she was growing up. “I always snuck out of the house, but I never got caught,” Harm explained to me as she smirked and continued watching her show and twiddling her thumbs. Harm’s childhood friend was named Judy.

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Thursday, March 20: Swedish meatballs, baby bakers, beets, rye bread, Texas sheet cake.

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Overeaters Anonymous meets weekly on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church in the conference room by the east doors. For more information contact 308-529-0725.

Gothenburg speech team claims SWC championship

VALENTINE—TheGothenburg High School speech team claimed the Southwest Conference championship on Tuesday, March 10.

The Swedes won by a whopping 76 points over its nearest competitor —with four individuals picking up gold medals along the way—at Valentine High School.

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On Saturday, February 29, six of the Gothenburg High School’s art class members had the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony for the Scholastic Awards Competition. The competition consisted of submissions of artwork from artists across the world. After submission, the art was observed by a panel of judges and given awards based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Regional award opportunities include Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Voices and Visions Nominations. All Gothenburg students received regional awards. Results are as follows:

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ADVANCEMENTS IN AG: Horizon Ag hosted their annual open house on Friday, March 6. Attendants were offered knowledge by vendors presenting information on ways to benefit their operations.

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SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION: Every year, Eastside Animal Center partners with Zoetis Animal Health to support the Gothenburg FFA Chapter and the students who will become the next generation of agricultural leaders. This year, Eastside donated $990.00 to the chapter. Pictured are members of the Gothenburg FFA chapter and representatives from Eastside Animal Center. They are (l-r) front - Ryan Brown, Maggie Aden, Jake Scherer and Rylee Naprstek; back- Taryn Vonderschmidt, Neligh Andersen, Addisyn Gibbens and Dr. Morgan Schenk.

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MOHAWKS AND SPIKES: A group of Kindergarten and first grade boys donning wild hair in celebration of Dr. Seuss week were anxious to sport their crazy hair for the camera. Front row (l-r): Aaron Petska, Jake Gordon, Dax Nelson, Benjamin Karchner and Kale Thomsen; back, (l-r) Derrick Cunningham, Sawyer Donner, Trypp Staman, Shane Petska and Gage Vaughn.