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.

The Naughtiest Thing I Ever Did

“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.”

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Cozad – The Nebraska Enterprise Fund will be holding meet and greet receptions in Central and Western Nebraska on Sept 1 and 2. Including, a noon meeting in Cozad on Sept 1 at the Elks Club’s “Library” Room from 11 am to Noon.

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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.

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For all kids, returning to school is full of possibilities, but it can also be full of potential dangers. By talking to your children about substances that can harm them, you can help them get the best experience during their school age years. Here are a few of the potential dangers:


Gothenburg and Cozad veterans are asked to help present the colors before the Swede/Haymaker football game Aug. 27. Veterans should gather in the south endzone at 6:30 p.m. No uniform is required.

Livin’ Out Loud in 2021

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.

Relay For Life total nearly $19,000

Nearly $19,000 was raised to fight cancer for the 27th Annual Relay For Life of Dawson County in Gothenburg on Friday, August 6. Organizers agree that “2021-Our Year of Hope” proved to be an inspiration.