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Major Stephen Long described the Plains as the “Great American Desert” when his expedition studied our region in 1820. “It is almost wholly unfit for cultivation, and of course, uninhabitable by a people depending upon agriculture for their subsistence,” wrote his group’s geographer. Fast forward 200 years, and Nebraska has developed into a global powerhouse of agricultural production. We rank #1 in the nation in agricultural cash receipts per capita.

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Raymond and Mildred Tillotson had lunch on Monday with Patty Johnson at Cambridge.

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School Superintendents play a special role in education. They are the head of their school systems, the one that keeps all school buildings working together, and are often in charge of upping morale. Dr. Todd Rhodes, Superintendent of Schools for Gothenburg, Nebraska, has held this position for three years. In December of 2021, he announced his intention to step down from Gothenburg Public Schools and to take up a position in North Platte. “What I will cherish the most,” stated Dr.

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Super Swede students are nominated for demonstrating any of the 8 Keys of Excellence. The 8 Keys of Excellence are character traits and mindsets to develop for success throughout life: Integrity, Failure Leads to Success, Speak with Good Purpose, Commitment, Ownership, Balance, Flexibility, and This is It (being present in the moment). Congratulations to these Super Swedes!

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On January 4, 2022, at 5:30 PM, the Gothenburg City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting. This meeting was short with only two discussions on the agenda.

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