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Registration for this year’s Story Hour program at Gothenburg Public Library will begin on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Story Hour is for pre-school children 3 years of age (by November 15th) through 5 years of age. Cost for the year is $2.00 and each child must have a current library card. If living outside the city limits, cards are $1.00. Story Hour is held weekly and will begin the first week in October. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the library at 537-2591.

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Was cheatgrass, sometimes called downy brome, or wild oats abundant in your pastures this spring? Although difficult, they can be controlled and your pasture revitalized.

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Wyoming reader, Robert Kessler responds to our invitation to participate in our feature Far and Away.

Singing a Song of Praise

Psalm 96 of the NIV Bible says, “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day,” and that’s exactly what happened at Lake Helen this past weekend when the Livin’ Out Loud concert came to Gothenburg.

Fresh Seasons Soft Opening

Fresh Seasons Market, by Petersons, had their soft opening this past week. The new store is much larger than their previous location and offers a variety of new products. They have more cash registers available, a bigger deli, and a seating area.

Local Bank Robbery

Gothenburg Police were called to the Flatwater Bank for an armed robbery around 1:30pm on Thursday, August, 19th, 2021. Upon arrival, the officer was advised the suspect was being detained in the bank. The suspect, later identified as Wesley Cassidy age 26 of Wallace, Ne, was taken into custody and interviewed at the Gothenburg Police Department and then booked into the Dawson County Jail.

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Saturday afternoon to Sunday guests of Gary and Brenda Davis were Michele Arnold, Logan, Huston, Bronson and Bentley of Kearney and Sarah Petr, Dylan, Ansley and Taylor of Hastings. On Saturday evening they attended the wedding of Melissa Wilkinson and Darin Williams in North Platte.

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The Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for grand marshal to lead the Harvest Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 18. This year’s festival theme is “Survivor: Riding Through the Pandemic.” Nominations can be made by emailing the Chamber at or by calling 537-3505. Suggestions will be accepted until Sept. 3.