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Gothenburg Way planted in project Building a new high school wasn’t a popular idea in the beginning. Yet voters went to the polls and overwhelmingly passed an $11.4 million bond issue to construct a new building and other improvements in 2001. Several years earlier, farmers and the community came together to recruit a world-class company to build a grain-handling facility. Frito-Lay of Gothenburg opened its doors in 1996. These projects are examples of friends and neighbors trying to do their best for their community, according to Gothenburg Improvement Company president Mike Bacon. Behind them is also a philosophy GIC members and others call “The Gothenburg Way.” “It’s not thinking that good enough is good enough,” Bacon said. “We’re always trying to exceed expectations and do things right.” Read More...
Snow forces city, school to shut down Last week’s foot of snow from a Groundhog Day blizzard is slowly melting. Classes resumed at Gothenburg Public Schools after a two-day hiatus Feb. 2 and 3 and local businesses opened their doors after a massive blizzard blew through the area. Parts of Interstate 80 were closed Monday night and didn’t reopen until Wednesday. Highway 30 was also shut down for awhile. City crews worked through the week, clearing snow from areas in and around downtown and the school as well has emergency routes, according to city services director Shane Gruber. Gruber said crews are scraping away ice at city intersections this week and in driving lanes packed with snow. In addition, he said they are still cleaning drifts and snow from streets north of 20th Street. Gruber said he hopes they are finished by the end of the week, especially with warmer temperatures helping to melt the snow. Part of the crew was called away from clearing streets Friday when a water main broke in an alley south of the school behind 13th Street. “The ground froze and cracked the water main,” Gruber said. Read More...
Properties found to violate city code Seven Gothenburg properties have been determined as violating a city nuisance law. Property owners have been notified and asked to rectify the findings of the city health board. If they don’t, city officials said the city can take legal action. Read More...
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Local News

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Dawson County Democrats are asked to help select the next president of the United States at a caucus on March 5. The caucus will be at 2 p.m. in the Lexington Middle School, 110 Washington St. Participants...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Second annual Maker Fair offers opportunities COZAD—Getting to learn outside the classroom were the students of Cozad High School as they took part in...

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Equestrian scholarship

SOUTH DAKOTA-BOUND: Emily Keiser recently signed a letter of intent to attend South Dakota State and be a member of the equestrian team. College officials said the offer came because of her academic and...

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Four varsity and a novice Swede took home gold medals from the Gothenburg Speech Invite Saturday. Kylee Beyea scored a first in informative speaking and Georgina Dishman was judged best in humorous prose. Dylan...

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Opinions

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LB 1009 advances out of committee

Greetings District 36. I hope and pray that the recent snowstorm across Nebraska did not cause you or your family any problems. It’s quite interesting how the snowstorm and the surrounding circumstances...

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Williams outlines 3 bills he has introduced

¬†Greetings District 36. Last week in the Legislature, we began committee hearings. I’m proud to serve on the Banking and Judiciary committees. Many bills will come before all of the committees....

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Tax and spending cuts on the table

Greetings District 36. This past week, the Legislature began its work in full force. In addition to having full day debate on numerous items, we heard Gov. Pete Ricketts deliver his State of the State...

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Sports

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GHS Sports Schedule 2015-2016

BOYS varsity BASKETBALL Dec. 3—LEXINGTON, W 61-44 Dec. 4—at Hershey, W 49-34 Dec. 10—at Southern Valley, L 48-42 Dec. 12—PERKINS CO., W 56-52 Dec. 17—NP ST. PAT’S,...

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VALENTINE—When you hear that a team is contagious, it is not typically a good thing. The last thing a coach, a fan or a player wants, at this time of year, is their team catching something. For...

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Girls lose to good Minden team, look to future

Saturday’s game wasn’t going to be easy, even if the Swede girls could overcome the distractions and the late night in Valentine the game before.

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Swedes focus down stretch

There was a lot going on during Saturday night’s game for the Gothenburg boys basketball team. That had Gothenburg head coach Roger Koehler a bit concerned.

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Brady Happenings

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Eagles go 1-1 against Wallace, Sutherland

On Friday, the boys traveled to Wallace to play a rescheduled game against the Wildcats. Brady got the win 47-39. “We got off to a good start and then answered their runs,” head coach David...

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Brady girls looking to finish strong

With only one game left on the regular season schedule, Brady girls basketball coach Lance Arterburn hoped his team could put a shooting slump behind them last week and finish strong heading into the D1-11...

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The base salary for teachers at Brady Public Schools will increase to $33,000 for the 2016-17 school year. The school board approved the negotiated agreement with the Brady Education Association during...

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Agribusiness

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The 2015 Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report reveals that much of the state is beginning to recover from the 2012-13 drought. From spring 2014 to spring 2015, water levels began to...

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LINCOLN—Gothenburg beef industry professional Kelly Terrell participated in the 2016 Young Cattlemen’s Conference in January in Lincoln. “I have truly appreciated the opportunities to...

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Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for their farms and ranches, communities, families and themselves at the 31st Women in Agriculture Conference, the longest-running...

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