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It’s a brand new day, and a great day to celebrate Last week Gothenburg achieved what no other community its size in the country has done by becoming the smallest town in the United States to officially open a YMCA. In less than a year and a half from the time it was announced that Gothenburg Health, the City of Gothenburg and Gothenburg Public Schools had entered into an agreement with YMCA for a facility, the money was raised and the building erected. That is a feat that every resident in the community should be very proud of. Read More...
Cade’s Journey—A family’s unexpected diagnosis Cade Atkinson was what his parents believed to be an accident prone little boy. He would frequently trip and fall, and didn’t seem to possess the same athleticism as most of the other children his age. But that’s not abnormal, right? Kids are different. Some are graceful, some are not. Still, there was an ever present feeling among his family that something wasn’t just quite right. Read More...
Celebrating Arbor Day The members of the Gothenburg Tree Board observed Arbor Day last week by planting a new tree at Lake Helen. The Exclamation Planetree will eventually grow to a height of about 55 feet and offer a beautiful yellow color to the park’s landscape in the fall. Tree board members are (l-r)—Dan Frerichs, Kim Slack, Connie Earll, Justin Dowdy, Jeff Kennedy and Nathan Baker. This is the second year of a three-year tree planting program in the city which is being funded by the City Tree Board budget and a Natural Resources District grant. Read More...
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Local News

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Gothenburg native releases first novel

Gothenburg native Matthew E. Nordin has released his debut Christian, sci-fi novel, The Pycroft Particle. This is Nordin’s second book published with Dot’s Micro-Publishing House with his...

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Dancing With The Stars changes venues

Organizers suspected the Dancing With the Stars event in Gothenburg might be popular, and the public proved them right! Tickets went on sale for the show, which benefits the Sun Theatre renovation project,...

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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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Opinions

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We all need help from a friend

The perfect storm. No, I’m not referring to the weather in Nebraska. I’m talking about that moment when everything that could go wrong does. Then, what? Recently, I had a series of mishaps...

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My happiness is my responsibility

Responsibility. As a child, I was taught to “be responsible” with caring for my toys or cleaning my bedroom or doing chores. As a student, I was expected to “be responsible” with...

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The beauty of an apology

“I’m sorry” pops out of my mouth even before I know that my lips have moved. It’s a mantra that I repeated throughout the day. I was sorry if I bumped into someone. I was sorry...

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Sports

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Swedes continue conference domination

The Lady Swedes continued their domination on the track this past weekend, as they claimed their eighth consecutive Southwest Conference title and their 11th conference championship in the past 12 years....

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Middle-of-the-Pack Finishes For Swede Boys and Girls

The Swedes rolled into Broken Bow on the perfect day. The track meet was originally scheduled for Friday, April 6, but officials moved the meet a day earlier in anticipation of bad weather. Thursday...

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Sell Heads Northeast

Gothenburg High School athlete Grant Sell will head to Norfolk this fall on a golf scholarship to Northeast Community College. Sell has liked sports since he was shooting hoops with his father when...

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Brady Track Team Ready for Action

Spring is almost here, and the Brady Eagles are sharpening their talons. Both the boys’ and girls’ track teams are young. The majority are sophomores. Of the eight-member girls’ team,...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady places champ and runner-up at State FCCLA

More than 1,200 students from all areas of Nebraska gathered for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference held in Lincoln April 8-10. The conference...

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Girls Show Support for Teacher’s Cancer Fight

Girls on the Run is a national program designed to scholastically encourage elementary-age girls through athletics and community service. Brady’s Girls on the Run showed public support for cancer-stricken...

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Swan Signs With Colby College

Going to the dentist has never been easier or less painful, but that’s still a recent development. Many people are still afraid of dental work because thousands of years of pain left an impression. In...

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Agribusiness

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Monsanto hosts 6th annual Safety Day program

Sixth grade students from Gothenburg, Cozad and Brady Public Schools met at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center on Thursday, April 12, for the 6th annual Progressive Agricultural Foundation...

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Dawson County ag groups donate beef to school for National Ag Week

Every year, farmers, ranchers, agricultural businesses, universities, and consumers across America join to recognize the contributions of agriculture during National Agriculture Week. This year, Dawson...

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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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