A request by Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Steve Zerr for a full-time assistant was tabled by Dawson County Commissioner’s Friday in order to allow time for Zerr to gather necessary budget information requested by the board. Zerr noted the pandemic has emphasized the need for someone to be in the VSO full-time.
ABOVE: Roxanne Converse-Whiting, Chief Operations Officer for Sabin Motor Company shows Gothenburg Times a gift bag with an appreciation note signed by Sabin Motor Company, Runza Restaurant, Gothenburg Realty, & The Home Agency. The group put together 374 gift bags to be distributed among healthcare workers at Hilltop Estates, The Remedy, Stone Hearth, and Gothenburg Health. Photos By Alexandra Oberg
“After we got married, we were told to not come back to the Elk’s Club,” shared my grandfather, Montie Fuller, while he reclined on his spot on the couch. I thought this was typical of my grandfather because he had a small mischievous streak in him. Though I didn’t get all the details about the wedding reception, I knew this interview would be a pleasant experience for both of us.
Gothenburg TeamMates Mentoring Program honored Runza of Gothenburg with their Business of the Year award. Runza is very supportive of the TeamMates program each year. Runza provides a meal for the 125 golfers at the TeamMates Golf Tourney each summer. They donate soups for the Winter Fundraising Tailgate at Gothenburg Public Schools. Runza hosts Runza/TeamMates Day annually and donates 10% of their proceeds to the local mentoring program. Pictured are Chauncey Brown, Darcy Gurule, and Jon Roenfeldt who are all employed at Runza. The back row has TeamMates Board members Joyce Hudson, Angie Nichols, and Mishayla Freburg along with ownerJeff Whiting and manager Kim Jorgenson.
Senator Carol Blood from District 3 (Bellevue and Papillion, Nebraska), brought forward the Purple Star School Bill in support of Nebraska Military Families. LB5, The Purple Star School Bill is a state-sponsored recognition designed to emphasize the importance of helping military children deal with school transition, while also developing programs that recognize the value of military service and civic responsibility. The program is not mandated but an optional program for Nebraska Schools wanting the designation of being a “militaryfamily friendly” school. LB5 creates a path to do so.