100 Years Ago
“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.”
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
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
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.