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The 2020 Gothenburg High School Graduation Commencement will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1 at the GHS football stadium. Below are details for the day from Seth Ryker, Gothenburg High School Principal.


A son, Asher Lee-Anthony Machacek was born July 5 at Great Plains Health to Chelsey Witthuhn and Mark Machacek. He weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Darwin and Denise Ehlers and David and Sue Machacek all of North Platte. Great-grandparents are Lawrence and Barb Ehlers and Bob and Hazel Palmer. Asher was welcomed home by brother, Ryker.

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The Gothenburg Lions Club is having their annual peaches and pears fundraiser. Proceeds will be used for community needs and the Lions Scholarship fund. Peaches are $38.00/ box and pears are $38.00/box. Order deadline is Sunday, July 27. To place your order call:

‘You could say a fork brought us together’

“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.”

Brady High School Class of 2020 Finally Receives Commencement

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.

Chamber Presents First Dollar Awards

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