Former Gothenburg Graduate Receives SMART Scholarship

The University of Nebraska-Omaha is a college that many Gothenburg graduates go on to attend, but Freshman Camryn Klintworth isn’t only a graduate of Gothenburg but has received the 2020 Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship (SMART Scholarship).

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Gothenburg Public School Board held their monthly meeting on May 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse Classroom of the Discovery Center. Their primary focus for the night was how to do what’s best for their students when it comes to curriculum and learning. Nate Wyatt, President of the School Board, sat down with the Gothenburg Times to discuss some of the changes the board has voted on.

3rd Graders Explore Pony Express Station

On May 12th, Dudley Elementary thirdgraders took the afternoon to explore the Pony Express Station at Ehmen Park. Matt Weiss, the lead Museum Curator at the Pony Express Association in Gothenburg, called the Gothenburg Times excited about inviting us to witness the third-graders exploring the grounds.

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Dawson County Extension Educator Bruce Treffer will officially retire at the end of May after a 40-plus year career in Extension, most of which was served in Dawson County. Dawson County Commissioners learned Friday about how the process will work to fill the position.

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.

I Would Go to the Cemetery and Scare People

“The naughtiest thing that I’ve ever done was, when I was young, I would go to the cemetery and scare people,” shared my grandmother, Nadine Douglas, as she sat at the table on the back porch watching the trains go by. I was pretty shocked that Douglas would do a thing like that since she acts way differently these days; but it was also pretty funny because I can just imagine people’s faces when she scared them! It reminded me of how she used to play pranks on her sisters all the time.

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Pre-registration for Summer Reading Club at Gothenburg Public Library will begin on May 24. Membership is open to schoolaged children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade.

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The Dawson County 4-H Clothing Contest will be held Tuesday, July 6th at the Cozad High School from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Clothing Contest will be conducted according to coronavirus guidelines. There will be correspondence as changes are set and protocol is established.

FAR AND AWAY

Reader, Paul Swan from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, returns the questionnaire that is sent to our readers “abroad.”

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