We Didn’t Have Enough Money For Christmas That Year

“We weren’t going to have a Christmas,” shared my grandma, Barb Franzen, as we sat at her dining room table. I remember her saying that Christmas was her favorite holiday as a child, so hearing that they weren’t going to have one surprised me. Franzen has always liked to talk about her childhood, but this was one story I had never heard before.

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Ginger Adkisson visited on Saturday with Tammy and Kerri Jo Hansen of Burwell in the home of Dustin, Kendi and Jolene Kay Olson in Gothenburg.

New Construction Comes to Gothenburg —Seeds Taking Root

When Jesse Ambler bought a lot in downtown Gothenburg, his plan was to create a permanent seed storage facility and office space for the company he started in 2015 when he was 24. Now under construction, the 60 by 120 foot warehouse with a 36 by 24 foot office is the natural progression of Ambler Agriculture, although Ambler seldom uses the company name. “Everyone just knows,” he explains. “I’m Jesse and I sell Channel seed.”

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The 2021 Inaugural Nebraska Hemp Conference will feature industry experts who will provide proven agronomic practices and insights to help growers make the best decisions for their farms. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on-hand to discuss different types of hemp (CBD/Floral, Fiber, and Grain), market trends across the US, legal and banking considerations, policy news, and outline several funding opportunities to growers and processors who are looking to expand their business in the state.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, March 9, 2021 – Agricultural producers in Nebraska who have not yet elected and enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2021 have until March 15. Producers who have not signed a contract or who want to make an election change should contact their local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Center to make an appointment. Right now, about 87% of the Nebraska farms expected to participate have completed the enrollment process.

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When Darrell Barnes got a phone call in January 2021, giving him a heads up about plans to rename a long standing wrestling tournament for him, he didn’t see it as a personal tribute. “It was really kind of embarrassing,” he said. “I see it as a tribute to the kids I coached.”

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The Times is pleased to announce a new feature introducing you to Gothenburg’s newest neighbors… The Welcome Wagon. We couldn’t have found a more interesting couple to launch.

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It was 44 years ago on Feb. 7 that Judith (Judy) Dangler went missing. During the following 11 months her family lived through a nightmare that no family should endure as it was eventually discovered she was one of two victims of Dennis Sell.

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