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The SHARE! High School Exchange Program still has 22 students that are waiting for a volunteer host family for this school year. The students would arrive in Septembers and attend the local high school for 9 months. The students from Spain, Germany, Romania, France, and Italy speak English, are covered by medical insurance, and have spending money for their personal expenses. For more information, please call Yvette Coffman at 800-941-3738 or visit

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For all kids, returning to school is full of possibilities, but it can also be full of potential dangers. By talking to your children about substances that can harm them, you can help them get the best experience during their school age years. Here are a few of the potential dangers:


Gothenburg and Cozad veterans are asked to help present the colors before the Swede/Haymaker football game Aug. 27. Veterans should gather in the south endzone at 6:30 p.m. No uniform is required.

Livin’ Out Loud in 2021

2021 has seen the comeback of several traditional events for the Gothenburg Community. We’ve seen our community bounce back with renewed strength after a pandemic year and stand its ground when it came to local matters. President Tim Strauser of the Livin’ Out Loud annual event is ready to bring his event back to the community as well.

Relay For Life total nearly $19,000

Nearly $19,000 was raised to fight cancer for the 27th Annual Relay For Life of Dawson County in Gothenburg on Friday, August 6. Organizers agree that “2021-Our Year of Hope” proved to be an inspiration.

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The Gothenburg Public Schools held a Board Meeting on August 9, at 5:00 p.m. The meeting lasted over two hours and touched on topics such as the upcoming Impact Center, return to school procedures and the adoption of school policies.

GECLC Hosts Town Hall Meetings

Last week, the GECLC (Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition) hosted two town hall meetings focused on why Gothenburg needs the Impact Center. The meetings were held on August 11 and 12. Your Gothenburg Times attended the August 11th meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Discovery Center.

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