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For as long as Tonja Shaw can remember, she has wanted to be a teacher. “I loved everything about school. I never had to think about or wonder what I wanted to be when I grew up. I just knew I wanted to teach.” Looking at her life in retrospect, her childhood dream is fulfilled, having spent…

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There are tantalizingly few references to the early years of the Village of Brady in historical publications widely available now. What little there are suggest that at one point, closer to the turn of the 20th century, Brady was a small scale cowtown, complete with stockyards that shipped c…

According to studies by Harvard and Rutgers University, a child’s brain undergoes 80% of its development by the age of five. The plasticity of the brain, or the ability to easily learn new things and create varied neural pathways, also declines sharply after this time period.

The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) announced the winners of the 2020 Professional Communications Contest during a virtual award ceremony on Saturday, June 6. All three entries submitted by the Gothenburg Leader placed in the national competition.

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Class registration for the 2020-2021 school year at BPS will be held Monday, June 22 for all incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Registration will take place in Mrs. Koch’s room, and will be split into three groups designated by class.

The Brady Community Center blood drive was one of the first to offer testing for COVID-19 antibodies. The testing will also be available at the August blood drives in Gothenburg and Brady. On Monday, June 15, Brady volunteers donated a total of 17 units of blood, falling short of their goal …

Tyler and Esther Motsinger have experienced a lot of changes in the past few years. The duo moved from Maxwell to Brady four years ago with their two daughters, Kelcie and Jahlie, and young son, Peyton.

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It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. The phone rings in the wee hours of the morning, and an unfamiliar number pops up. Heart in throat, you pick it up, dreading the words you’ll hear. “Your daughter has been in an accident.”

It’s said that the best way to start a business is to find a problem and solve it; or find a need and fill it. Local entrepreneur Benji Robison did a bit of both. He credits his dad, Dan, with the idea.

Rhythmic crunching of gravel. Steady breaths. The scenery glides by. There’s nothing like a solitary, soothing, morning run. Just ask James McGown.

With the discovery of at least one nesting pair of bald eagles on Jeffrey Reservoir come preservation guidelines from Central Nebraska Public Power. CNPP has adopted US Fish and Wildlife Services mandates to avoid interference with the eagle nest. Boaters are asked to maintain a distance of …

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on May 19 details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this dire…

Birding. That is what hunting for birds in Europe was called. Now it means bird watching. Birders, those who do birding, are a unique breed.

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of lake season for local lake-goers and this past weekend was no exception. Families and friends enjoyed time on the boat, trying to catch a little something to fry up and giving the dog some exercise in the front yard.

The Jeffrey Reservoir project began in the late 1930s, following Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s inception in 1933. The canal and supply lake system created is still in use today across the Platte Valley area. Instead of creating supply reservoirs from scratch, CNPPID…

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services official guidelines were released for Nebraska restaurants opening on or after May 4. Following are the requirements that the most recent Directed Health Measures (DHM) dictate must be complied with to provide dine-in service:

Meet Jaxton, son of Kate Axthelm and Colton Lovitt. This Brady native is a high energy, fiercely independent 2-year-old with an infectious smile who loves puppies, Elmo, and anything that involves being outdoors. Jaxton (or Jax for short) is not the CF kid. He is a curious, playful, charisma…