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Challenge tests nerves, wallet Towards the end of the work day on Thursday, four Gothenburg Discount Pharmacy employees moved to the south side of the building. There, they took a seat in metal chairs under a blazing sun for an ice bath courtesy of their friends at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital. Voluntarily immersing oneself in frigid water is an act usually performed by athletes looking to stave off soreness but over the past few weeks, thousands of people have taken the plunge as part of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Ice Bucket Challenge.   Read the Full Story
Kicking off a new year SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Students, parents, teachers, 27 vendors and others thronged the main street area of Gothenburg High School during a back-to-school open house Aug. 13. Read the Full Story
Learning about horses, God Colt tamed at roping grounds Read the Full Story
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Local News

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Valuation climbs in county, locally during 2014

Ag land prices drive increase Dawson County is growing. So are Gothenburg and other cities and villages in the county. Valuations for 2014, recently released by the Dawson County assessor’s office,...

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Superhero heart participants

COLLABORATION FOR A CAUSE: Several Gothenburg residents participated in a Superhero Heart Run Saturday in Kearney. The event helps raise awareness and support for children with congenital heart defects...

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Event about food and fun

BEEF FOR DINNER: The Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th annual Beef, Wine & More event Friday at Nebraska Salt & Grain Conference Center. Chamber director Anne Anderson said sponsor response...

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A short status hearing Friday, to determine whether a former Gothenburg resident will be paroled, was continued in Dawson County District Court. Eric McCain is seeking release from prison after Nebraska...

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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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Swede football steps into C-1 spotlight

After three consecutive trips to the state quarterfinals and the recent recognition lineman Tanner Borchardt has received, it’s safe to say the days of Gothenburg football flying under the radar...

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Good performances in all phases of the game turned into a 3-1 victory Friday for Gothenburg in its season-opening softball game at McCook. “McCook may not be what they have been in the past,”...

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GHS Sports Schedule 2014-2015

VARSITY FOOTBALL Aug. 29—HOLDREGE, 7:00 Sept. 5—MITCHELL, 7:00 Sept. 12—at GICC, 7:00 Sept. 19—at Ogallala, 7:00 MT Sept. 26—Cozad, 7:00 (Homecoming) Oct. 3—at...

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Winning team repeats in scramble

The winning team at last weekend’s GFPC-NSG scramble tournament at Wild Horse Golf Club took top honors for the second year in a row. Chad Messersmith, Preston Foster, Josh Weaver and Brian Schimick...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady eyes return to state

After a 2-6 regular season a year ago, the Brady football team qualified for the state tournament thanks to the Nebraska School Activities Association’s points system that rewards a team for a strong...

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Brady Public School started the academic year with slightly more students than the number that showed up in 2013. When school started on Aug. 14, 205 students were enrolled. That’s three more students...

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Finken shakes off the rust, returns to education

Brady has interim superintendent After a year away from education, Russ Finken is back in business as Brady’s interim superintendent. In 2013, when Finken left his position as superintendent of...

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Agribusiness

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is providing a precision ag clinic on Aug. 27 and a clinic focusing on the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and water is on Aug. 28. Both sessions...

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Herd rebuilding tips to be offered at State of Beef Conference

As Nebraska rangeland recovers from several years of severe drought, many ranchers are interested in rebuilding cow herds that were downsized as pastures dried up. Herds can be rebuilt either with purchased...

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Field days will be held in Chapman and Lexington to reveal results of test plots and provide information on irrigation technology. The field days will be held next week at the following locations: Wednesday,...

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