As we honor Memorial Day, many think of it as a weekend that kicks off summer, a time to barbeque, bask in the sunshine and spend with friends and family. Oftentimes we forget why celebrate such a day, especially with a memorial so close to home.
This past weekend the Sun Theatre hosted their very first Park It and Watch It movie series at the CurbTender parking lot. The movie, “I Can Only Imagine” was sold out each night of the showing. Organizers and volunteers were ready and waiting as vehicles began pulling in for the at dusk viewingroughly a few minutes past 8:00 p.m. Attendees were met at the entrance, given instructions as to the radio station that would be supplying the sound, how to order snacks and parking instructions. Volunteers guided the larger vehicles to the back row allowing easier viewing for the smaller vehicles in the front. Movie go-ers bundled up and watched from their truck beds, trunks, inside their vehicles and some even opted for a roof-top show. The event was well organized and went on without a glitch. The next opportunity to attend will be on June 19 and 20. The movie, Onward. (Photos by Shiloh Schultz)
Lincoln – Nebraska voters participated in an historic primary election this year. More than 471,000 Nebraskans voted in the May primary election, breaking a 48-year-old record for ballots cast in a primary election. “What is even more remarkable is that Nebraska voters broke the record in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the serious health threat posed by COVID-19,” stated Secretary of State Bob Evnen.
Registration for Gothenburg Public Library’s summer reading club, “Imagine Your Story”, will begin May 21st with registration by telephone. Reading Club will begin June 4th with a different way of having our program by using our online catalog to reserve books or by calling the library. No fees will be charged this year and there will be no in-person meetings on Thursdays. For more information, please call the library at 537-2591.
Another question and answer formatted town hall meeting took place on Thursday, May 14. Nate Wyatt kicked off the meeting, as usual, this time with feelings of gratefulness and positivity even after the freeze that took place this past week. “For the first time in time in many years, we would have had plants out and planted soon enough for them to be impacted by a freeze like this one. The second thing we could be thankful for is that here in Gothenburg, we’re really lucky because we have four different places where we can go get replacement plants,” stated Wyatt. These circumstances led him to the conclusion that rather than “focusing on the freeze” we could instead be grateful for the positive that came out of the situation.