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Gothenburg teenager, Cole Atkinson, who is an avid hunter along with his family, has won a safari hunting trip in South Africa. The trip is through the Dallas Safari Club New Adventures Membership Drive. It is a 7-Day Trophy Sable Hunt with Leopard’s Valley Safaris.

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(LINCOLN, NEB.) — Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring March 21-27 as Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week, a time to remind Nebraskans that community preparedness can minimize the dangers of the annual severe weather season to the lives and property of Nebraskans. In addition, NEMA Assistant Director Bryan Tuma has announced the winners of the annual Severe Weather Awareness Contest. The winning and honorable mention posters will be featured in NEMA’s 2022 Severe Weather Awareness Calendar.

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OMAHA, NE – Numerous food and agriculture interests have rallied together to offer support and promote Gov. Pete Ricketts’ proclamation of March 20 as “Meat on the Menu Day” in Nebraska. The declaration encourages Nebraskans to purchase and eat beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and other meats, while highlighting the role of meat in a healthy diet. The proclamation supports Nebraska agriculture and consumer choice in response to “MeatOUT” Day, a promotion sponsored by activists working to end animal agriculture and meat consumption. Gov. Ricketts signed the proclamation Monday, March 15 during an event held at Frank Stoysich Meats shop in Omaha.

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The one- and six-year road plans were reviewed by Dawson County Commissioners at Monday’s regular board meeting. County Road Superintendent Mark Christiansen outlined 10 projects on the one-year docket and shared a list of the 21 projects on the six-year plan during a public hearing.

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The Swedes junior high Quiz Bowl team (right) competed against Cozad Monday. From Left to Right: Taylor Wolf, Addison Burkink , Carson Reiman, Lyndsay Anderson, Mavrix Butterfield and Logan Feather. Results to follow next week in The Gothenburg Times

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Hope is the buzz word for the 27th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County. Area Relayers have chosen the theme of “2021 – Our Year Of Hope” with the event planned for Friday, August 6, at the Gothenburg Senior Center.

Ribbons and Roses

In September of 1993, Denise Romatzke bought a flower shop called Petals and Plants from Milan Block. She renamed her business Ribbons and Roses and has been in operation for the last 27 years. She has announced the end of Ribbons and Roses, and that she’s looking towards retirement, getting off her feet, and spending more time with her friends and family.

I-80 wildfire shuts down eastbound lane

The afternoon of Thursday, March 4 saw a wildfire break out near Gothenburg. It was on the south side of I-80. According to the Lexington Clipper-Herald, the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department had to call for aid from the Cozad and the Lexington Fire Departments. With high winds and so much dry vegetation in its path, the fire quickly moved westward.

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