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Juniors rally several times to beat Ogallala A thrilling comeback victory over Ogallala was definitely the highlight of the week’s action for the Gothenburg Juniors. The Melons clipped Ogallala 12-10 at home last Wednesday. That took some sting out of a 9-1 loss at home the night before to Lexington. A difficult pill to swallow followed Sunday, though, in an 8-5 loss at Broken Bow. Read the Full Story
Swimmers cross the finish line on top at home The Gothenburg Swim Team took the team title on Saturday while hosting their last regular-season meet of the summer in the Plains tSunami Swim League. Gothenburg floated to the top spot among five competing town teams at the Gothenburg Public Swimming Pool with a total of 541 points, up 63 points from the previous year. Elwood finished in the runner-up position with 326 points followed by Lexington with 315. Rounding out the meet were Indianola with 97 points and Eustis-Farnam with 90. Read the Full Story
A little spit and polish Car enthusiasts bring vehicles to Dawson County show CAR HEAVEN: Sabin’s Body Shop took over sponsorship this year of the 5th Annual Dawson County Car & Bike Show at Ehmen Park Saturday. There were 106 entries compared to 130 last year.     Read the Full Story
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Heather Combs Platter joins CDO team

Heather Combs Platter enjoys working with communities and institutions. That’s why a new job as an administrative assistant at the Community Development Office seems like a good fit. Having enough...

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Railroad tracks removed from crossing

TRAFFIC DELAY: Motorists were delayed Monday when workers from the Nebraska Department of Roads filled in holes left by the removal of Union Pacific Railroad tracks from a west Highway 30 crossing. Josh...

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Delivering babies over phone can be part of job

North Platte dispatchers have helped deliver babies through phone instructions. They have also shared how to administer first aid to callers in the coverage area and more. The area dispatchers serve...

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Ogallala sweeps SWC Cup crowns

Ogallala slipped by the Gothenburg boys by just one-half point and the Indians joined their school’s girls each as winners of the Southwest Conference Cup standings. It marks the first time in the...

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Opinions

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In following the discussion over the destruction or preservation of the historic concrete rail at Lake Helen, I recalled an inscription I once read on a memorial. It said “Future generations will...

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About 40 years ago, a young man from Toledo, OH, was visiting here when his father-in-law had a hay pile hit by lightning. GVFD was called and responded quickly. The man could not believe that all the...

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Sexual assault is a devastating crime that is committed with shocking frequency in our society. According to the RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) website, one in six women in America will...

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Sports

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Juniors rally several times to beat Ogallala

A thrilling comeback victory over Ogallala was definitely the highlight of the week’s action for the Gothenburg Juniors. The Melons clipped Ogallala 12-10 at home last Wednesday. That took some...

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Swimmers cross the finish line on top at home

The Gothenburg Swim Team took the team title on Saturday while hosting their last regular-season meet of the summer in the Plains tSunami Swim League. Gothenburg floated to the top spot among five competing...

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NU Baseball Academy

HUSKER TEACHERS: Representatives of the University of Nebraska baseball team taught the fundamentals of the game to about 60 youths Tuesday in Gothenburg. Leading the camp was NU director of baseball operations...

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NASCAR makes a pit stop

If Kyle Busch is superstitious and he knows that his #18 M&M truck stopped in Gothenburg on the way to Sunday’s NASCAR race, he might require regular visits here when his rig travels cross country. Busch...

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Brady Happenings

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The following students received honor roll and honor roll with distinction recognitions for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year at Brady Public School. HONOR ROLL/DISTINCTION Fourth Quarter Seniors—Allison...

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School to pay flat fee after board decision In the past, Brady Public school’s water bill amounted to $130 per month in the summer and $71 monthly the rest of the year, but that was before the school’s...

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DONATION DAY

Vice president of the Brady School Foundation Marge Spencer (left) and treasurer Bob Golter (middle) received a $25,000 check from village board chairman Todd Roe on Friday afternoon. The money came from...

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Agribusiness

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Groundwater levels nearly equal 1982

Accumulated groundwater levels in the Central Platte Natural Resources District have declined less than one foot since 1982. Shane Max, resources conservationist, reported to the CPNRD board of directors...

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Where’s the beef? Here in Nebraska

National influencers travel to central Nebraska for beef experience. KEARNEY—The Nebraska Beef Council welcomed 22 guests from across the United States for the 2015 Nebraska Beef Experience tour...

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Eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17 and will end Sept. 30. “The...

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