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Revitalize the Sun campaign underway There is no better time for change than now, according to Gothenburg Community Playhouse (GCP) board member Heidi Galas. Another board member, Pam Buddenberg agrees that as the Sun Theatre continues to thrive and the audiences grow, the need for larger, handicap accessible restrooms and a lobby that has a better flow and appeal has become necessary. Read More...
Pony Express Foundation Announces $55,000 Gift to Build the Gothenburg YMCA The Gothenburg Pony Express Foundation recently donated $55,000 to the Gothenburg Hospital Foundation to be used toward the community YMCA Building. “The Pony Express Foundation really stepped up in a big way,” stated Becky Jobman, Gothenburg Health Foundation Director, “This is a perfect example of Gothenburg working together to accomplish an incredible goal.” Read More...
Former Gothenburg man realizes dream with grandson Behind his wife and children, Marion Tatum said that being a contestant on Wheel of Fortune with his grandson, Issac Phillips, was the number one thrill of his life. “When Wheel of Fortune started,” Tatum said, “I told my wife, ‘That’s the show I want to be on.’” For 35 years Tatum has been submitting requests to be on the TV game show, but this year the dream came true. Read More...
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STUDENTS WORKING TOGETHER:

The Student Council has been selling bottled water at the concession stand during the volleyball and football games this fall. On Monday morning, Nov. 6, the Council officers presented a check to the...

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Chemo Comfort sponsor appreciation brunch

Cancer never takes a break—and neither do Lyndi Miller and Mary Harbur, coordinators of Chemo Comfort Tote Drive 2017. This year’s sponsor appreciation brunch will be held Saturday, Nov....

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Blue Heron cuts ribbon on flex fuel plaza

On Sept. 28, a Gothenburg business cut the ribbon on the region’s first Ethanol fuel pumps, as Blue Heron becomes the only blender pumps location along I-80 between York and Chappel. A large crowd...

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Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) reports a positive test of rabies in a bat implicated in a potential rabies exposure at a little league football event in Cozad on Sunday, Sept.17. Anyone with...

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Opinions

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Lessons on the highway

Driving down the highway, I was in no particular hurry and had my cruise control set. I came upon a car ahead and slowed to accommodate its speed. In a short amount of time, I discovered that the car...

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Ask for what you need

  I pulled up to the drive-thru and placed my order. As I drove around to the window and was handed my order, I knew that I would be getting what I had ordered. I asked for what I wanted, and the employee...

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Don't neglect the gifts

The rose bush bloomed all summer. My grandmother always told me, “Roses like their feet wet.” I watered it frequently and relished each new bud and bloom. However, the season was changing,...

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Sports

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Swede volleyball team tastes success in 2017

The 2017 Swede volleyball season is in the books. This year’s team posted a 23-13 record and won some big games. “I thought we had a very successful season, I don’t think it ended...

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Future looks bright for Swede football team

As the season has come to a close for the year, the Gothenburg Swedes had a lot of positives to take from all the games they’ve played. Gothenburg went undefeated (4-0) in district play. “Winning...

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Swedes season comes to a close

NORTH PLATTE­—The Lady Swedes faced the Ogallala Indians on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. Some of the crowd and cheerleaders, from both schools, were decked out in Halloween costumes ready to support their...

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Lady Swedes advance to subdistrict finals

NORTH PLATTE­—The Swede volleyball team played at the North Platte High School in the subdistrict tournament on Monday, Oct. 30. Gothenburg played Chase County, who they beat earlier in the season,...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady High School One Act: How to Kiss a Girl

TOO MANY VOICES: Ken (played by TJ Roe) seeks dating advice from a variety of sources representing several decades. Cast members of the Brady One Act play production “How to Kiss a Girl”...

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Brady students attend leadership conference

On Oct. 18, the District 10 FCCLA Leadership Conference took place at the South Campus of the North Platte Community College. The schools in attendance were Brady, Callaway, Cozad, Maxwell, Mullen, Overton,...

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Lady Eagles split at triangular

NORTH PLATTE­—The Brady Eagle volleyball team was the host for a triangular with Sandhills/Thedford and Ansley/Litchfield. They were also having a pink-out, encouraging fans and players to wear...

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Agribusiness

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Gothenburg students attend National FFA Convention

The Gothenburg FFA Chapter sent eight members to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., the week of Oct. 23. To start the week off members visited Warm Springs Ranch, located in Booneville,...

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2017 Harvest Festival Tractor Pull

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the Platte Valley Tractor Pullers came to Gothenburg to compete at the Roping Arena. Ross Bartlett and the Gothenburg Chamber hosted the pull, which had 75 competitors from three...

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Gothenburg FFA members compete at State Fair

On Sunday, Sept. 3, the Gothenburg FFA had 14 members showing at the Nebraska State Fair. The kids were very happy with the ribbons they came away with. In total, the chapter collected two red ribbons,...

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