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Chromebooks are here First laptops to be issued in November to seniors With the first wave of Chromebooks set for roll out the first week of November, staff and student volunteers are unpacking and labeling computers. Read the Full Story
Preparing for Powderpuff football game Interact Club to host fund-raiser for Groene family this Sunday One...two...three...hut. Read the Full Story
Calculus kids exposed to math problems in real-life settings From Monsanto to the superintendent’s office at Gothenburg Public Schools, high school calculus students are learning how math works in the real world. Recently, the class visited Monsanto where they listened to how employees use trigonometry to track and plant the different hybrids of corn. Read the Full Story
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Local News

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West ward polling place changed

Voters to use tabletop voting booths throughout county Change is in the air for Gothenburg voters and others in Dawson County who plan to cast ballots in Dawson County on Nov. 4. Local west-ward residents...

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Beware of sales pitches during Medicare’s open enrollment

Rural Health News Service Once again it’s Medicare open enrollment season, the time for those on Medicare to choose how to cover the gaps in the government health program for seniors and people...

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Chromebooks are here

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Preparing for Powderpuff football game

Interact Club to host fund-raiser for Groene family this Sunday One...two...three...hut.

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Opinions

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Floating in uncharted space

 “If I can let you go as trees let go/...Lose what I lose to keep what I can keep,/The strong root still alive under the snow,/Love will endure—if I can let you go.”—May Sarton  During...

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Have you ever heard someone say to a child, “Do you realize what you just did?” Generally, there is a negative connotation behind the statement; it’s not something we want to hear…...

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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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Sports

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Defense dooms Swede hopes at state

Defensive mistakes were too much to overcome for the Gothenburg softball team at the Class C State Championship last week at Hastings. Those mistakes were critical in an opening round 7-5 loss to Wahoo...

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Narrow miss

Tie-breaker keeps girls cross country team from state meet Gothenburg cross country coach Steve Reeves had a pretty good idea what to expect heading into the district C-4 cross country meet. He knew...

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Windy conditions hurt Harm at State

Senior McKinley Harm, the lone Gothenburg golfer at the state golf tournament, finished in a tie for 32nd place after two rounds at Quail Run golf course in Columbus. According to Gothenburg coach Tara...

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VARSITY FOOTBALL

Aug. 29—HOLDREGE, L13-10 OT Sept. 5—MITCHELL, W56-18 Sept. 12—at GICC, L 24-13 Sept. 19—at Ogallala, L 21-7 Sept. 26—Cozad, L 27-24 Oct. 3—at Broken Bow, W 31-7 Oct....

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Brady Happenings

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Errors force Brady’s exit in Bow

Ansley/Litchfield Eagles’ nemesis Lynne Johnson’s Brady volleyball team was on a serious roll and ranked eighth by the Omaha World-Herald heading into Saturday’s marquee match up with...

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Brady Public School board to pay fee, expenses to replace Finken The search for Brady Public School’s next superintendent unofficially began on Sept. 14 when the school board hired the Nebraska...

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Brady village budget passes; trustees may make change in lift station involved in lagoon project

To ensure the village could afford to fix its problematic lagoon, the Brady Village Board approved a budget with a 146% increase in expenses for the upcoming year at a special public hearing in September. The...

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Agribusiness

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CURTIS—Agriculture producers, students, agribusinesses and policy leaders are invited to the first “AgriFuture” conference in Nebraska on Oct. 28-30 in Kearney. Students and faculty...

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Based on Oct. 1 conditions, Nebraska’s 2014 corn crop is forecast at 1.58 billion bushels, down 2% from last year’s record high, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics...

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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning...

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