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Council works to fix sidewalks and save trees While conversation continued regarding specific guidelines, one thing the Gothenburg City Council could agree on is that the safety of the community’s pedestrians is a priority that must be addressed. Once again the condition of the city sidewalks was a topic of discussion as the council met in regular session on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The area being assessed for repairs in this phase of the sidewalk project includes the portion of the city between 11th Street and 20th Street, and along Ave. D, Lake Ave. and Ave. F. Read More...
2017 Homecoming King & Queen Crowned Last week was Spirit Week at Gothenburg Public Schools—the week of Homecoming, when students and staff get the chance to just have fun showing their pride and support for their beloved Swedes. Of course, one of the highlights of Homecoming is the crowning of the King and Queen. Each year the student body in grades 9-12 vote for the senior boys and senior girls they would most like to see wearing the crown. A brief pep rally was held in the school’s north gym Friday, Sept. 29 during the lunch hour, where this year’s top three vote getters were announced. Read More...
TeamMates pair forms life-long bond Anyone who may question whether or not the TeamMates mentor program has a lasting impact on kids, simply needs to talk to Brittney Earll. She will tell you her mentor changed her life. By her own admission, Earll was on a rebellious path early on. “I was kind of unsteady and influenced by a lot of wrong things,” said Earll. “When I was in fifth grade my parents signed me up for the program.” Prospective mentees complete a profile, as do the mentors. The adults and youth are then “matched” based on similar interests and personalities resulting from those profiles. Ironically, Earll was matched with someone her parents knew well—Laurie Brown. Read More...
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Local News

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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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Latest Dawson County Hero Flight to depart Sept. 27

The fourth crew of the Dawson County Hero Flight will leave for Washington DC Sept. 27 from Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles. The sendoff is slated to begin with a free will lunch, provided by the...

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Taken from the columns of area newspapers.   Patriotism runs deep with flag barn quilt COZAD—Proud to be an American is more than skin deep for many citizens of the Tribune-area. For Carolyn...

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Opinions

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Laughter: the best medicine

Someone I love was recounting a memory to me: a memory that could probably get him into trouble even though it evoked a laugh-out-loud moment for me. He then said with all seriousness, “Yeah, but...

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We all are significant

“Who do you think you are?” someone asked me. “Who do you think you are?” past memories reminded me. “Who do you think you are?” ego accused me. The critic’s...

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Hurricanes, wildfires and hail

  I drove along the winding road with hills and canyons all around. I noticed the contours of the hills, etched slowly with wind, snow, and rain. Their velvety look could not hide the distinct shaping...

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Sports

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Swedes get Homecoming victory over rival Haymakers

With the evening a little cooler, the sun devoured by clouds and rain showering the field and anybody outside, a game was set to be played. This is one of the most anticipated games by not only the players...

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Cardinals sack the Swedes

CHADRON—The Swede football team was on the road last Friday as they challenged the 3-1 Chadron Cardinals. Gothenburg couldn’t get their offense going as they were only able to put seven points...

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Swedes slide into a second place finish

The Gothenburg Swedes hosted a round-robin style softball tournament last Saturday with three other teams. Gothenburg only had one loss as they closed the day at 2-1 for a second place finish. The team...

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Dawson County Golf Champs

Last Friday the Swedes were the host of the Dawson County Invite which was held at the Wild Horse Golf Course. The Swedes shot a 511 and were actually tied with Cozad. The Haymakers left for homecoming...

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Brady Happenings

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Rival Wildcats take advantage of injury riddled Eagle team

  Last Friday the Brady Eagles hosted their arch rival, the Maxwell Wildcats on a cool, breezy, rainy night. With the weather providing a slippery, wet playing field, the Eagles put forth a valiant effort,...

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Brady church celebrates 125 years

In 1887, the citizens of then Brady Island determined they needed a religious center, and a Sunday school was organized and conducted in the second story of the Griffin Store on the south side of the...

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Lady eagles drop two games

  The Brady Eagles hosted a volleball triangular on Tuesday, Sept. 12 with Dundy County and South Loup. The Eagles played their first match against the Tigers of Dundy County. Brady jumped out to a...

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Agribusiness

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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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Foodbank sweet corn pick set for Saturday, volunteers needed

Sometimes helping your neighbor can be as simple as spending a few hours in a cornfield on a Saturday morning. This weekend Gothenburg residents will have the opportunity to do just that, as the Monsanto...

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