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 sharesouthwest.org.
As schools get back in session many of the youth from around the area are holding on to summer dreams as they refuse to stay away from the lake and outdoor activities. The thought of spending time inside sitting behind a school desk and studies are not as appealing to them as fishing at the local lakes or ponds.
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.