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City Council sets tax request and levy for 2016-17 The Gothenburg City Council has unanimously approved a resolution to adopt the proposed budget for 2016-17, and a resolution to increase the city’s restricted funds authority by an additional one percent. Joan Windrum, accountant for the city, presented the budget at the council’s regular meeting Sept. 6. Read More...
Cornhusking contest returns to Harvest Festival after 17 year absence This year’s Gothenburg Harvest Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with the return of an event that has been missing from the line-up for nearly 20 years. Gothenburg will once again be hosting Nebraska’s statewide cornhusking contest, which was last held in the city in 1999. Read More...
Summer evening bike ride goes wrong July 17, 2016, was a typical warm summer day in central Nebraska, and 21-year-old Garett James was enjoying an evening cruise on the motorcycle he had just purchased a month and a half earlier. Read More...
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Training for emergency preparedness

Representatives from three area hospitals,Gothenburg, Lexington and Cozad, along with other medical professionals, recently came together in Gothenburg for a training seminar. Sponsored by the Tri-Cities...

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Gothenburg FFA members compete at state fair

Ten Gothenburg FFA members took the opportunity to attend the 2016 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Three species were represented in the various FFA shows with great success. The students prepare...

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City Council sets tax request and levy for 2016-17

The Gothenburg City Council has unanimously approved a resolution to adopt the proposed budget for 2016-17, and a resolution to increase the city’s restricted funds authority by an additional one...

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Cornhusking contest returns to Harvest Festival after 17 year absence

This year’s Gothenburg Harvest Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever, with the return of an event that has been missing from the line-up for nearly 20 years. Gothenburg will once again...

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Opinions

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Change. Just the word can send a shudder down the spine of most people; and it seems the older we get the more uncomfortable that word and its consequences become. However, with age—or as I like...

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Turning to the next page

“Life is an enfoldment, and the farther we travel, the more we comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.”—Hypatia    Nearly...

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Crucial decisions this session

Greetings District 36. Well, it’s official. The 104th Legislature has adjourned Sine Die and will not convene again until January 2017, so you can breathe easy unless you follow national politics...

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Sports

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Dirt track racing is a rough-and-tumble world. Inconsistent tracks, inexperienced drivers and the expense make it hard to keep going. For Gothenburg drivers Jamey Kennicutt and Jeff Whiting, this “hobby”...

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Legion baseball can be a battle of attrition. Young people have many things going on during the summer months and miss games, leading to inconsistent play and coaches with holes to fill on the lineup card. So...

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With a one-hole playoff Jeff Holsten beat Jake Peden to win the Gothenburg city golf championship on Saturday at Wild Horse Golf Club. Holsten shot an 18-hole score of 73, which forced the one-hole playoff...

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Juniors show improvement

Larson and Magdaleno lead the way statistically.

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Brady Happenings

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Brady school board members made several changes to the district’s policies Monday night, finalizing the student and teacher handbooks prior to the start of the 2016-17 year. In addition to reducing...

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A SMASHING GOOD TIME:

Kids crashed and crunched and popped during the first Brady Days Power Wheels Derby downtown Saturday afternoon.

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Bike blessing

RIDE SAFELY: There were 35 motorcycles and 130 attendees at the 12th annual Blessing of the Bikes at the Brady Community Church on Sunday. Christian band Forgiveness 490 performed for the event that included...

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Agribusiness

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LINCOLN—Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach is encouraging Nebraska producers with hay surpluses and pasture for rent to register as a seller on the department’s online Hay...

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LINCOLN—Farm and ranch production expenditures for Nebraska totaled $22.7 billion in 2015, up 3% from a year earlier, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Livestock...

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See first-hand how cover crops benefit soil health at the Cover Crop Field Day scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 at Mark Allen’s field at 43407 Road 760, just north of Lexington. Attendees...

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