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The Farnam United Methodist Church will be having Vacation Bible School on June 27th through July 1st from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. each day. The theme this year is "Australian Zoomerand". All children ages 3 to through 8th grade are welcome to come for a fun week of bible lessons and stories, crafts, games, music and snack time.

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Congratulations to Heather Smith of Cozad! Heather will be pinned as a licensed practical nurse on July 1 at North Platte Community College. The ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 11 AM in the McDonald-Belton Theater on the college’s south campus, at 601 W. State Farm Rd. in North Platte.

Reliving the Ride

The 2022 Pony Express Reride took place the second week in June. Riders secured the mochilla, mounted their houses, and took off on a ride of remembrance. The National Pony Express Association performs the reride annually in order to keep the history of the Pony Express alive in the hearts of our nation’s occupants.

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Annexation, mosquito spraying, and bridge maintenance were primary topics of discussion at last week’s City Council meeting. The Gothenburg City Council gathered in the council chambers behind the City Offices at 5:30 PM on June 7th. All council members were present during roll call.

Mormon Trail Memories

The Mormon-Oregon Trail Reride happened at the same time this year as the Pony Express Reride, an occurrence that the Pony Express Association stated was rare. The Gothenburg Historical Museum and Pony Express Association were excited to learn that a group of people were traveling by a covered wagon along the Mormon trail, straight through Gothenburg.

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Bids were accepted for repairs and painting at the County Annex building when Dawson County Commissioners met June 1. A $17,500 bid from Costello Painting of North Platte for repairing and painting the south and east walls on the Annex building and a $6,200 bid from Costello for caulking windows, priming and painting all rusty steel, also on the Annex Building, were both accepted.

Historical Happenings

The following passages come from copies of previous publications of the Gothenburg Times, they have been summarized by Ashley Mohler. Each passage has its source and is cited at the end of the passages.

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Today, more than ever, our children are struggling with their mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but the issue needs to be recognized all year long. We simply can’t ignore the problem any longer. Between the recent mass shooting events in New York, California and Texas coupled with the pandemic, leaders from federal agencies are sounding the alarm about a new phenomenon that they have deemed a “national youth mental health crisis.”