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The last few weeks have seen fires raging across our beloved state. Farnam has been battling field fires, A home burned down in Brady, Cambridge was evacuated, a fire broke out near Cozad, and another fire blazed just east of Gothenburg. We at the Gothenburg Times contacted Fire Chief Mark Ballmer of the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department regarding information about these fires.

Mendez Signs Letter of Intent

On Monday, April 25, 2022, Abe Mendez signed a letter of intent to wrestle at Moringside University in Sioux City, Iowa. He is pictured here with his family. His coaches, friends, family, and girlfriend were present at the signing to congratulate him. (Photo by, Ashley Mohler)

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.

Getting To Know The Names On The Ballot

Elections are in May and with so many candidates running the Gothenburg Times has contacted them to offer candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves to you. Gathered here are the response we received back, in each of the following candidate’s own words.

94TH Nebraska State FFA Convention Results

The 94th Nebraska State FFA Convention took place in Lincoln from April 6th to the 8th. The Gothenburg Chapter had a very successful trip. As soon as the members arrived, competitions started. The Chapter brought competitors in ten CDE and eight LDE events. The Biotechnology team placed 6th overall with Emaleigh Rosse leading the team with a purple ribbon and 3rd place finish, Katelyn Hetz was 10th earning a blue ribbon. Michael May also earned a blue ribbon in the event. Agronomy placed 10th and consisted of team members Jake Burge earning a purple, Carter Anderson with a blue, Braeden Anderson also with a blue, and Wes Geiken with a red. The Natural Resources team placed 7th and all members earned ribbons. Gage Andersen and Rye Tiller got purples and Preston Nichols and Katelyn Hetz got blues. Floriculture placed 4th with Arissa Ackerman earning a purple and Layla Healey earning a blue. The Ag Sales team was 8th overall. Emma Peterson placed 5th individually and earned a purple ribbon. Kara Waskowiak earned a red. The Agriscience team placed 11th with these members: Casey Wahlgren, blue; Madison Cornwell, blue; Rye Tiller, blue; Max Wyatt, white. Food Science saw two members ribbon. Sophia Aden earned a red and Alec Winney earned a white. The Poultry Evaluation team also placed 11th and had three ribboning members: Ty Kreis, blue; Kai Jorgenson, red; Elissa Foley, white. Jake Burge won a purple and Trevor David a red in the Ag Mechanics competition.

Baby on the way, man feels overwhelmed

Q: My father wasn’t a good role model, so I feel pretty clueless about the whole parenting thing. Now my wife and I are expecting our first child. I’m eager to be a dad but also intimidated. Can you offer any insights?