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.
“The naughtiest thing I ever did was slap my dad on his back when I got mad,” shared my grandmother, Anita O’Hare, as she stood in the kitchen cooking lunch. I thought this was so weird because I’d always heard that as a child she was such a kind and caring person. O’Hare, who was born in the blizzard of 1949 at her grandma’s house in the middle of nowhere (Eggbert, Wyoming) was always one to help others and not really judge anyone. As she herself told me, “ I was always friends or nice to the smelly kids.”
The SHARE! High School Exchange Program still has 22 students that are waiting for a volunteer host family for this school year. The students would arrive in Septembers and attend the local high school for 9 months. The students from Spain, Germany, Romania, France, and Italy speak English, are covered by medical insurance, and have spending money for their personal expenses. For more information, please call Yvette Coffman at 800-941-3738 or visit sharesouthwest.org.
As schools get back in session many of the youth from around the area are holding on to summer dreams as they refuse to stay away from the lake and outdoor activities. The thought of spending time inside sitting behind a school desk and studies are not as appealing to them as fishing at the local lakes or ponds.
2021 has seen the comeback of several traditional events for the Gothenburg Community. We’ve seen our community bounce back with renewed strength after a pandemic year and stand its ground when it came to local matters. President Tim Strauser of the Livin’ Out Loud annual event is ready to bring his event back to the community as well.