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On May 1 the Women’s Resource Center will be holding their 8th Walk for Life in Gothenburg at Ehmen Park. Frances Linegar, Walk for life Coordinator for Gothenburg, has been spreading the word around the city about this upcoming event and is excited to see it happen.


Construction on the roads have begun. The streets have been opened and new 10-inch water lines are prepped for placement between Gothenburg High School and the hospital. Currently, there is still no set time for when this project will be completed. (Photo by Ashley Mohler)

Train Causes Power Outage

Sunday afternoon Gothenburg experienced a sudden power outage when a train snagged a powerline. Line Foreman Nate Baker was able to provide the Times with more information concerning this curious scenario.

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.

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The Gothenburg City Council held a public meeting on April 20th that consisted of three public hearings, approval of payments, and discussions of putting in a new irrigation system at Lake Helen. They began the meeting at 5:30 p.m. with a roll call. Present were Mayor Joyce Hudson, City Clerk Misty Bussinger, City Administrator Gary Greer, Councilman Jeff Kennedy, Councilman Verlin Janssen, Councilman Jay Richeson, and Councilman Jay Buddenberg. The only member of the council not present was City Attorney Michael Bacon.

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Norma Darnall joined Steve Darnall, Lauren, Hannah and Macie of Plainview, Shane Darnall of Kearney and Dustin Riley, Erin Darnall, Stetson and Oaklynn of Lincoln in Kearney over the weekend to watch Lauren play softball and they celebrated Lauren and Steve’s birthdays.

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Peterson’s Super Market has been a big part of the Gothenburg Community for four generations - and now they are making changes to continue to meet the community’s needs. Michael Peterson, son of Steve Peterson who co-owns the business with his father Blaine Peterson, sat down with the Times in their new building to discuss the business’ future.

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On April 15 the GECLC (Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition) and the YMCA partnered to offer the Gothenburg community a big finish for the Week of the Young Child. They gathered at the YMCA for an activity circuit and healthy snacks.