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State says ACT, not NeSA, for this year’s juniors “Students are directly impacted by their score and it means something to them,” said Kris Tool about the juniors taking the ACT this past week instead of the Nebraska State Accountability System (NeSA) test as they have done in the past. “Most of the juniors were going to take the ACT this year, so this allowed them to focus on one test instead of worry about taking two different tests.” A yearly standardized test is required by the federal and state government for elementary students, 8th graders, and juniors in high school to measure progress and student learning. Mary Clark has been teaching English at Gothenburg High School for 28 years and has been preparing students for a standardized test in some form for approximately 15 years. Read More...
Students give back to the community Last week, Gothenburg High School students spent an entire day giving back. From mulching around trees at the park, to picking up trash and debris around the lake and numerous other projects, the students learned a valuable lesson in community service. The clean-up day is organized by the school’s Habitudes group, a career skill building program started last year. Three teachers serve as the sponsors and organizers of Habitudes—Dee Weaver, Kris Tool and Travis Coe. “We are trying to teach our students the correct habits and attitudes to have when they venture out into society,” Tool explains. Read More...
Are rural hospitals better? A recent AMA study compared the critical access hospitals to non-ciritical access facilities, that is urban verses rural. And while the results of that study may have surprised some in the medical world, they did not shock Carolyn Evenson, Director of Surgery at Gothenburg Health, and her team. The team points out that critical access hospitals comply with the same state and federal regulations as any urban hospital, and critical access hospital surgical staff can obtain the same certification as any surgical staff in an urban setting. Read More...
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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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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Cozad park benefits from concerned youth COZAD—Doing her best to help keep Cozad beautiful, Madisen Wilkinson recently raised funds, along with her...

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Fischer Statement on U.S. Air Strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to conduct air strikes...

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Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Cozad’s Wilkins at home on the runway COZAD—Dreaming of walking the runway since she was a little girl has become a reality for Aaliyah Wilkins...

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Opinions

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Capitol Update from Sen. Matt WilliamsA

Greetings District 36! When this session of the legislature began we were faced with a significant revenue shortfall. I’ve been asked many times about looking for new sources of revenue. This...

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Capitol Update from Sen. Matt Williams

Greetings District 36. It was a very exciting week in Lincoln. FFA members from across the state descended on Lincoln for the annual state FFA convention. The blue jackets of FFA members are a great sight...

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Captal Update from Sen. Matt Williams

Greetings District 36. As we begin the month of April, the legislative session nears the two thirds mark. Over the past several weeks the Legislature has made significant progress on some issues facing...

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Sports

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Swedes reign supreme at home

Each week the coaches comment on how hard the boys’ team works during practice. At the Brady/Gothenburg Invite on April 18 the Swedes may have started tasting some of the fruits of their labor...

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Talented field at Dutch Zorn Invite

The traditionally rich Dutch Zorn Track Meet took place last Thursday at the Gothenburg High School. Some of the best athletes in the state were gathered on this day as nine teams went head to head...

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Swedes continue to grow

OGALLALA–The Swedes are a young team this year who are trying to put the pieces together and as each meet goes by they seem to be getting better. This past week the Swedes saw action at the Ed...

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Lady Swedes give competitive track performance

OGALLALA—The Lady Swedes went on the road and competed at the Ed Moore Invite in Ogallala on Thursday, March 30. Eight other schools were there as well. Gothenburg finished third over all scoring...

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Brady Happenings

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Great day for Brady track

GOTHENBURG—The Brady Eagle track team held their annual Invite with Gothenburg on April 18.  The Lady Eagles were without a few athletes for this meet as Emery Swan and Michaela Jurjens were...

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Brady wins Quiz Bowl Championship

The Brady High School Quiz Bowl team traveled to Sutherland on Monday, April 10, and competed in the ESU16 Invitational Academic Quiz Bowl. Fifteen area teams from the ESU16 area were present for the...

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Brady students compete at State FCCLA

Six students from Brady Schools attended and competed at the Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2017 State Leadership Conference held in Lincoln, April 2-4. FCCLA is a co-curricular...

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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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  Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) urged President Donald Trump to raise the issue of access by U.S. beef producers to China during his upcoming meetings with Chinese President, Xi Jinping. Since 2003, China...

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Last spring, Kansas prairie fires raised questions about air quality in Nebraska as winds carried smoky haze into Omaha and Lincoln. Schools in both metropolitan areas canceled planned sporting activities,...

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