Q: The past couple of months have been so hard for everyone. Beyond the immediate thought of “just get through it,” I’m struggling to grasp a lesson out of this time. What’s your take?

Greetings from the Nebraska Senate

Greetings District 36. I would like to build off last week’s communication regarding community efforts that are being undertaken in response to the pandemic. In working with community members across our District, an overriding theme keeps coming to mind: “Together we are Stronger!”

Economic Impact of Coronavirus Slowly Emerging

The Coronavirus which is killing Nebraskans and making others very sick also has the potential to greatly injure Nebraska’s economy, an impact which will be felt for at least the next 3 years or longer.

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LINCOLN-Ballots will hit the mailboxes of 51,000 voters in 11 Nebraska counties and select precincts. These counties and precincts are by-mail-only locations. In accordance with Nebraska law, Secretary Evnen has approved certain counties with a population of less than 10,000 to vote by mail.

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Gothenburg FFA members had the opportunity to compete in online contests. The contests were for practice and to ensure things would run smoothly if it was decided to do this as the state event. Both Gothenburg competitors, Emma Peterson and Seth Daup, placed in their speaking events. Emma won the virtual Creed Speaking event and Daup earned third place for Senior Public Speaking.

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APRIL 27, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning to send reminder notice postcards to an estimated 69 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. About 53.4% of households across the country have already responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12. Those households that have not yet responded to the census will receive an in person visit by a census taker to collect their information later this summer. According to the Census Bureau’s online response map track

Updates from the Gothenburg YMCA

To comply with local health department orders and the local Directed Health Measure, the YMCA at Gothenburg Health will be closed at least through M ay 11. They ask that you all stay safe, stay home if possible and follow safety precautions (handwashing, masks, etc.) to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.

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OMAHA, NE - Governor Pete Ricketts has declared April as Donate Life Month in Nebraska. Donate Life Month is a national observance to share the importance of registering to be an organ, tissue and eye donor, honor deceased and living donors and recognize the lifesaving and healing gift of transplantation.

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Greetings District 36. With the Legislature in temporary adjournment I have had the opportunity to spend some time reflecting on what has changed during the past 6 weeks, and what will change in our future. On March 12th, day 40 of the 60 day legislative session, we adjourned not knowing when we would be brought back into session. While we did come back to quickly pass legislation creating the pandemic emergency fund, the session remains suspended as we wait to see when and how things will begin to open back up.