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Gothenburg school implementing new brunch program Low participation in school breakfast means poorer outcomes for students. According to a press release by Nebraska Appleseed, “Nebraska ranks 48th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of students receiving school breakfast who also participate in free or reduced-priced lunch.” Gothenburg Public Schools has stayed essentially the same in the number of breakfasts served, according to Joni Jacobsen, Food Service Manager. From August 2017 to January 2018, compared to the same months in the previous year, the number has only dropped by 100, which could be attributed to factors such as the flu, she said. Read More...
Cozad Hay Mill Fire Extinguished A large fire roared to life Friday, Feb 16, at a hay mill in Cozad. The call went out at approximately 10:15 a.m., and 18 Cozad volunteer firefighters worked the fire through the afternoon. The fire started in the sawdust shed at Island Dehy. Hay mills use sawdust as an indirect heat source for their gas-fired cooking process. The 150-foot-long, metal building was fully involved by midday. Under fire department supervision, a worker with a loader tore siding off the building so firefighters could spray water directly on the burning sawdust. Variable winds stoked the fire, and as the wind shifted, large, unpredictable flames intermittently plumed from the building, keeping firefighters well back. Read More...
LB840 plan approved by voters Residents within the city limits of Gothenburg were given an opportunity to make their wishes known regarding the use of their city sales tax dollars in a special mail-in election concluded this month. A total of 794 ballots were completed and returned, with 691 of those voting in favor of the plan and 103 voting against. The proposed plan and election was spearheaded by the Gothenburg Improvement Committee (GIC) who worked diligently to inform the public of the purpose of LB840 and to make sure residents understood that they were not voting on a new tax, nor a diversion of funds that would otherwise go toward other projects. Read More...
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STUDENTS WORKING TOGETHER:

The Student Council has been selling bottled water at the concession stand during the volleyball and football games this fall. On Monday morning, Nov. 6, the Council officers presented a check to the...

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Chemo Comfort sponsor appreciation brunch

Cancer never takes a break—and neither do Lyndi Miller and Mary Harbur, coordinators of Chemo Comfort Tote Drive 2017. This year’s sponsor appreciation brunch will be held Saturday, Nov....

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Blue Heron cuts ribbon on flex fuel plaza

On Sept. 28, a Gothenburg business cut the ribbon on the region’s first Ethanol fuel pumps, as Blue Heron becomes the only blender pumps location along I-80 between York and Chappel. A large crowd...

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Two Rivers Public Health Department (TRPHD) reports a positive test of rabies in a bat implicated in a potential rabies exposure at a little league football event in Cozad on Sunday, Sept.17. Anyone with...

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Opinions

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Lessons on the highway

Driving down the highway, I was in no particular hurry and had my cruise control set. I came upon a car ahead and slowed to accommodate its speed. In a short amount of time, I discovered that the car...

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Ask for what you need

  I pulled up to the drive-thru and placed my order. As I drove around to the window and was handed my order, I knew that I would be getting what I had ordered. I asked for what I wanted, and the employee...

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Don't neglect the gifts

The rose bush bloomed all summer. My grandmother always told me, “Roses like their feet wet.” I watered it frequently and relished each new bud and bloom. However, the season was changing,...

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Sports

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The victory and heartbreak of the State High School Wrestling championships

Six Swede wrestlers paraded through downtown Gothenburg on Wednesday afternoon, on their way to compete in the 2018 NSAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Century Link Center in Omaha. Wrestling action...

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Swede volleyball team tastes success in 2017

The 2017 Swede volleyball season is in the books. This year’s team posted a 23-13 record and won some big games. “I thought we had a very successful season, I don’t think it ended...

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Future looks bright for Swede football team

As the season has come to a close for the year, the Gothenburg Swedes had a lot of positives to take from all the games they’ve played. Gothenburg went undefeated (4-0) in district play. “Winning...

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Swedes season comes to a close

NORTH PLATTE­—The Lady Swedes faced the Ogallala Indians on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. Some of the crowd and cheerleaders, from both schools, were decked out in Halloween costumes ready to support their...

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Brady Happenings

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Brady High School One Act: How to Kiss a Girl

TOO MANY VOICES: Ken (played by TJ Roe) seeks dating advice from a variety of sources representing several decades. Cast members of the Brady One Act play production “How to Kiss a Girl”...

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Brady students attend leadership conference

On Oct. 18, the District 10 FCCLA Leadership Conference took place at the South Campus of the North Platte Community College. The schools in attendance were Brady, Callaway, Cozad, Maxwell, Mullen, Overton,...

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Lady Eagles split at triangular

NORTH PLATTE­—The Brady Eagle volleyball team was the host for a triangular with Sandhills/Thedford and Ansley/Litchfield. They were also having a pink-out, encouraging fans and players to wear...

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Agribusiness

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Gothenburg students attend National FFA Convention

The Gothenburg FFA Chapter sent eight members to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., the week of Oct. 23. To start the week off members visited Warm Springs Ranch, located in Booneville,...

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2017 Harvest Festival Tractor Pull

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the Platte Valley Tractor Pullers came to Gothenburg to compete at the Roping Arena. Ross Bartlett and the Gothenburg Chamber hosted the pull, which had 75 competitors from three...

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Gothenburg FFA members compete at State Fair

On Sunday, Sept. 3, the Gothenburg FFA had 14 members showing at the Nebraska State Fair. The kids were very happy with the ribbons they came away with. In total, the chapter collected two red ribbons,...

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