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Lake Helen, sewer still biggest city projects City tax request rises 7.5% for several projects Funds to rehabilitate Lake Helen and sewer repairs take up the largest chunk of the budget for city projects in the 2014-15 proposed plan. Read the Full Story
Swedes’ swinging keeps students singing The Gothenburg volleyball squad opened its season loudly, sweeping visiting Broken Bow on Thursday. The Swedes took the match 25-20, 25-22, 25-18. Read the Full Story
A new Pony Express Relay FUND RAISER FOR BIKES: A Pony Express Relay, to raise money for spinning bikes for the Wellness Center was Aug. 23 and began next to the roping grounds. Organizers said 35 adults and 18 youths participated. Read the Full Story
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Local News

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She’s grand marshal of festival

Anderson to retire from CDO office After nearly 20 years of working in the Community Development Office, director Anne Anderson will retire. As a sign of gratitude, the Chamber of Commerce board chose...

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Park playground equipment in the works

Group raising funds to buy, install handicap accessible structures A group of parents is on the move to add more playground equipment in Ehmen Park and at Lake Helen. At the Gothenburg City Council’s...

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A super defensive performance bumped Gothenburg out of the championship bracket Saturday at the McCook Invitational. The Swedes had opened the tournament with a 10-0 win over Chadron but dropped an 8-3...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the news columns of area newspapers. Lexington family puts puzzle pieces into place COZAD—A Lexington family recently completed a “large” goal when they completed a five-foot...

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Opinions

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When life slams into you

Charles M. Schulz once compared life to a 10-speed bike. “Most of us have gears we never use,” said the famous cartoonist and creator of the comic strip “Peanuts.” I often feel...

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently released regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions at existing power plants that will lead to more expensive electricity for all of us. That’s why...

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Before leaving office, President George W. Bush signed the “William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.” Bush (an open borders advocate) and a compassionate,...

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Sports

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Swedes’ swinging keeps students singing

The Gothenburg volleyball squad opened its season loudly, sweeping visiting Broken Bow on Thursday. The Swedes took the match 25-20, 25-22, 25-18.

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Gothenburg’s cross country teams participated in two meets last week but only competed in one. Coach Steve Reeves elected to have his teams run controlled paces in the junior varsity division of...

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Big inning carries Swedes to 5-3 victory over Lexington

A four-run second inning paved the way for Gothenburg’s 5-3 victory over Lexington Thursday. “We were not sharp. And we really weren’t sharp in McCook (on Saturday),” Swede coach...

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The Gothenburg girls golf team competed for the second time this season last Friday at the North Platte Invitational played at Iron Eagle. It also marked the second time Tara Foster’s squad has...

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Brady Happenings

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The Brady volleyball team got off to a less than ideal start, losing to regional rival Maxwell in four sets. The Wildcats won the first set 26-24 before taking the second set 25-20. Brady prevented...

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Finken will leave district at end of school year Brady’s interim school superintendent will not be returning at the end of the school year. At Monday night’s school board meeting, interim...

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Proposed Brady budget rising 11.2%

Brady school’s proposed budget for next year increased about 11 percent over this year’s operating budget. Increased wages for both salaried and hourly employees are contributors to the...

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Agribusiness

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30 as congressionally mandated payment reductions...

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Producers urged to know where corn can go

LINCOLN—The Nebraska Corn Board wants farmers to make sure that the corn they grow has a place to go. In an effort to ensure the U.S. corn industry maintains important international trade markets,...

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Visitors to this year’s Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, will have an opportunity to contribute to the fight against hunger for local Nebraska families. From Sept. 9-11, organizers will be accepting...

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