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Why the hype? Eclipse chaser explains Gothenburg area residents are part of a very elite group—one in every 10,000 people ever witness a total solar eclipse in their lifetime, and on Monday, Aug. 21, we have that opportunity! Derryl Barr has been chasing eclipses around the globe for most of his adult life, and has had the privilege of witnessing 17 of them throughout the world. He presented an information packed seminar at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg on Friday, Aug. 18, designed to give the public a sneak peek at what to expect on Monday. Barr noted that the last time a total solar eclipse was visible anywhere in the continental United States was in 1979, when just the northwest corner of the country had a seat for the show. Here in Nebraska residents saw, at the most, 84 percent totality during that eclipse. In case you have been wondering what all the hype is about, according to Barr, the last time a total solar eclipse passed over Gothenburg was in January 959, and the event will not occur again until 2744. Read More...
Come for the concert, stay for the Eclipse Gothenburg welcomes thousands for annual Livin’ Out Loud event In August 2016, a crowd of 10,000 people gathered on a grass field in Gothenburg for a two-day concert event that is quickly becoming one of the state’s premiere summer events. Livin’ Out Loud 2017 is set for Aug. 19 – 20, and this year’s line-up will bring some of the nation’s top Christian music performers together on one outdoor stage. The 2017 concert will feature the sounds of Tenth Avenue North, Danny Gokey, Sidewalk Prophets, City Harmonic frontman Eric Dummer, Sarah Reeves, and The Lasting Hope. The event will be emceed by Keith Becker, and will include special messages from Josh Dotzler.   Read More...
Making kids feel special on their first day, and every day Every kid deserves to have new clothes for the first day of school. That’s the belief of Henry Potter, founder of L2 for Kids, a nonprofit corporation helping families and children in 29 towns in central Nebraska. “If you look good, you feel good, and you’ll do good,” Potter said. L2 for Kids helped families and kids in Gothenburg purchase clothing for the first day of school this past Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the Shopko Hometown store. This year, Potter said he anticipates helping 900+ kids and more than 70 of them will be in Gothenburg. Read More...
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Taken from the columns of area newspapers.   Over 200 students receive school supplies BROKEN BOW—Back to school just got a little easier for about 200 students in Custer County recently as the...

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A former North Platte school teacher, turned eclipse chaser, will make a special presentation in Gothenburg this week. Derryl Barr now lives in Indianola, Iowa, with his wife, Pam—and has become...

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Good food, good sips and a chance to raise money for a good cause. Organizers of this year’s Beef, Wine & More fundraiser hope that will bring out the crowds this Saturday. The 13th annual event...

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AREA NEWS DIGEST

Taken from the columns of area newspapers. Chicago author visits Cozad’s public library COZAD—Frieda Stiehl of Chicago recently visited the Wilson Public Library in Cozad to discuss her...

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Opinions

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Rarely fatal

  I love the reminder to laugh at myself and to not take life so seriously. A friend recently related a humorous story to me that gave us both a good laugh. She and her grandsons were digging an earthen...

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Look how far we’ve come

  I recently found myself sitting in five lanes of traffic that looked more like an inescapable parking lot. With only a reasonable distance to go, I was astounded at how long it appeared the journey...

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Learn to listen to your gut

I use it all the time. Even in a small town. On long distance trips with miles of highway stretched ahead. Amidst big city traffic. Her calm, clear voice directs me, helps me find my way, and doesn’t...

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Sports

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Swede softball kicks off the fall season

The new school year is upon us. Right from the get go the Swede Softball team isn’t wasting any time starting their season as they have a home game against McCook on Friday. The school year is...

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Swede going prime-time

On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, a football All-Star game of sorts will take place at AT&T Stadium. Yes, it is the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The game is the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl 2. This game will...

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Recap - Exciting season for Melons

The 2017 version of the Goth­enburg Junior Melons showed a huge statistical improvement offensively over the previous year’s team. Most notably, the Juniors scored 89 more runs than last season....

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Swede Striders host Family Night

At Lake Helen on July 27, the Swede Striders Youth Running Club held a family night as the last get together of the summer. The evening consisted of a one mile jog where parents joined the children and...

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Brady Happenings

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Nutritional Edge shared at Brady High School

  With all of the modern era’s technology and training techniques for athletes, one of the most vital aspects to achieving top performance, is often overlooked. Your food and nutrition intake....

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All-Star Senior Melon

  KEARNEY—On July 12, Radley Shaw played in the 2017 Mid-Nebraska Baseball League All-Star Game held in Kearney. He played on the West Team that won 13-9. The coaches of the West allowed the players...

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Brady woman gets workout on roller derby track

  Most people keep in shape with the use of a treadmill, bicycle, walking or running. Maybe group workouts are your thing—spinning class, Jazzercize or Refit. For Megan Huddle of Brady, the quest...

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Agribusiness

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Beyond the Gavel

  LEADER WORKSHOP: FFA students interested in parliamentary procedure were treated to a special hands-on workshop on Thursday, Aug. 10, presented by Dr. Daniel Foster, Associate Professor and agricultural...

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LINCOLN— The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is a Nebraska tradition and a unique opportunity for students to increase their knowledge and appreciation of agriculture. Nearly 200 Nebraska...

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Gothenburg FFA develops skills and builds character

Gothenburg High School was the host site for 110 high school ag teachers from across Nebraska on Monday, June 5. The day was filled with workshops and learning opportunities to kick off the 2017 Nebraska...

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