First State Bank

First State Bank held an Easter Egg hunt at the four plex on April 16. The baseball fields were covered in eggs and community kids scrambled to collect as many as possible. Local businesses and organizations donated prizes for the event. (Photo by, Ashley Mohler)

YMCA Promotes Healthy Kids Day

The YMCA at Gothenburg Health dedicates their time to insuring they offer healthy opportunities for all age groups. On April 13 they hosted a free day in the gym specifically for school aged children. The event, Healthy Kids Day, brought in children from Preschoolers to junior and senior high schoolers and consisted of age-appropriate activities.

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Six years ago Angela Sattler set out to educate Gothenburg and surrounding areas about mental health and the resources available. She founded 18/15 Mental Health Matters after her son was diagnosed with mental health issues as a way to encourage children and parents who are going through the struggles

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Following an 11-minute executive session at their April 1 meeting to discuss a potential land purchase Dawson County Commissioners passed two motions. The first authorized the Roads Committee to negotiate on the land purchase and the second authorized the committee to hire an architect to design a new Roads Department building and to seek an estimated construction cost.

Happy 100th Birthday!

Congratulations to Blaine Peterson. Long time resident of Gothenburg, WWII Veteran and businessman in the Gothenburg area over 75 years.

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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The new Flights of Honor exhibit will arrive at the 100th Meridian Museum in Cozad.

Congratulations to our

Congratulations to our two winners. We only received two egg design submissions and they were from a pair of brothers. It’s a tie. Leo and Nicholas Michael are our winners! Congrats, boys!

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The 22nd National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 30th, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Earth Day is quickly approaching, and it is a great reminder to do some Spring cleaning. As we look to ways to improve our environment inside and out, the Poison Center encourages you to check your cabinets, cupboards, and bags to fi nd any expired, unwanted, or unused medications. Timely disposal of prescription and over the counter medicines can reduce the risk of others taking the medications accidentally or misusing the medications. Keep your medications in their original containers, locked up, and stored out of sight. Call your local poison center for more information about medication safety. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means to prescription drug disposal. Disposing of unused, unwanted, or expired medication can help prevent another person from drug misuse, abuse, and overdose. Prescription medications are only to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Please ask a physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider if you have questions about your medications. On DEA National Rx Take-Back Day communities will be sponsoring take back sites. Please visit their website at Take Back Day ( and utilize the collection site locator. Every day is Take-Back Day in Nebraska. Nebraska Meds Coalition has additional resources to fi nding drug-take back sites as well as a zip code location tool to help you locate a participating pharmacy near you. Never fl ush unwanted medications! Visit the website at: Nebraska MEDS Every day, 24/7, 365 days a year nurses specially trained in poison information are available to assist with disposal questions, medication mix ups and exposures. Call 1-800-222-1222 and poison center nurses will be able to answer your questions and help you quickly locate the nearest take-back site. If you or someone you know is misusing medications or is struggling with substance misuse, please visit our partners at Coalition Rx at