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Peden makes history fun “My goal is that one or two children from each tour or bus load will love our country a little bit more after hearing the history that I share,” Sus Peden said about her jobs at the Pony Express Station and the Sod House Museum. The 2017 Friend of Tourism award was presented to Peden by the Chamber Tourism Committee for her service and the countless history stories told over the past 20 years while working for Merle and Linda Block first at the Pony Express Station and now at the Sod House Museum. Read More...
Travel writers boost tourism locally and statewide In it’s first month of the season Gothenburg’s historic Pony Express Station has been a busy place, and last week hosted a group of travel journalists for the second time this year. Last week a group of international golf writers spent the day at Wild Horse Golf Course on Tuesday, May 16, while a separate group of writers visited the Pony Express Station and Historical Museum on Thursday, May 18.   Read More...
Council declares old church building nuisance property For more than 120 years, the big white church with beautiful stained glass windows has stood proud. In the late 1800s it was home to the Episcopal Church; in 1907, the building was purchased by St. John’s Lutheran Church. The building, located on Ave. D in Gothenburg, is now owned by Ramona Ollendorf. Last week the Gothenburg City Council, following recommendations by the Board of Health, declared the property a nuisance. Ollendorf was present at the meeting to protest that finding.   Read More...
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Local News

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If you are the parent of a child in grades 7 - 12 at Gothenburg Public Schools, chances are you were presented with a new form to sign last week. Last month the GPS Board of Education approved a policy...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Wilson Library part of NASA @ My Library COZAD—Wilson Public Library has been selected through a competitive application process to be part of NASA...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Minutemen soccer are state bound COZAD—Standing their ground and defending their home field, the Minutemen soccer team built up momentum like a steam...

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Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Library to host Nebraska author Andrea Warren COZAD—Cozad’s Wilson Public Library is hosting Andrea Warren, author of numerous books including Pioneer...

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Opinions

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CAPITOL UPDATE from Sen. Matt Williams

Greetings District 36. Tuesday, May 23, was the last day of the 2017 legislative session. The final week of the session was filled with several topics, none more important than the adoption of our state’s...

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Capitol Update from Sen. Matt WilliamsA

Greetings District 36. Over the course of the past four months the Appropriations Committee has worked hard to craft a balanced budget for the State of Nebraska. The task was made difficult when the...

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Capitol Update from Sen. Matt WilliamsA

Greetings District 36. Budget, budget, and more budget. The last week in the Nebraska Legislature was dominated with discussions about our state’s budget. It is the responsibility of the Legislature...

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Sports

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Lady Swedes earn medals at State Track Championships

All season the Lady Swedes have worked and competed hard at every track meet they have participated in, and that did not change this past weekend as they represented their school and hometown at the...

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Two Swedes medal at State Track Championships

Due to the weather, the bleachers weren’t quite as packed as they normally would be at the beginning of championship Saturday at the state track meet. However, as the day went on the crowd migrated...

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Gothenburg hosts Jr. High State Track Meet

The Nebraska Jr. High State Championship Track Meet took place on May 13 at Gothenburg High School, and the facility was packed as there were 59 boys teams and 64 girls teams from across the state competing....

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Swede men qualify three for state

On a warm, sunny day the Gothenburg Swedes were on the road as they competed against nine schools at the B-6 District Track meet held at Ogallala High School on May 11. The Swedes finished in seventh...

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Brady Happenings

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Lady Eagles make history in Omaha

OMAHA—Brady Coach Rich Britten and his staff did a great job coaching this year’s team as the boys improved every meet and the girls ended their season with the Runners-Up Trophy at the 2017...

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Eagles migrating to Omaha

The Brady Lady Eagles totaled 71 points to finish in fifth place in the D-10 District track meet in Paxton last week. Sandhills/Thedford was the district champions with 129. The Eagle men racked up a...

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Lady Eagle leaves the nest

On April 26 at Brady High School Michaela Jurjens signed her letter of intent to compete on the track team of Doane College. Present to witness the event were family and her head coach Mr. Britten and...

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Agribusiness

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The AKSARBEN Foundation has announced 45 students from a six-state region as the 2017 recipients of an AKSARBEN AG Leaders Scholarship. Together, the students will receive $90,000 in recognition of their...

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  The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors was briefed during Monday’s monthly meeting on a boundary review process being conducted to comply with Federal...

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Gothenburg FFA excels at State Convention

The Gothenburg FFA experienced success at the 89th State FFA Convention in Lincoln, April 13-15. Eighty-two members competed in a variety of competitions, attended leadership academies, and attended...

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