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Spring. Sandhill cranes, robins, grackles, and now vultures. They are all returning from their winter retreat. It is called migration, or the regular back and forth movement of animals between two locations.

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A year ago a pandemic began and the world as we knew it changed. I’ve had social media memories remind me of what I was doing a year ago. As I look back, I realize that the pandemic taught me several important lessons.

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Medicine among the nation's top 10 best primary care programs. In its 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings released Tuesday, March 30 the college's primary care program is sixth out of 123 instituti…

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The City of Gothenburg received a dividend payment of $29,260.23 from EMC Insurance Company Nebraska Safety Group Program. Gothenburg is one of many municipalities across the state that participate in the EMC Insurance safety program. EMC has paid dividends for 18 of the last 25 years, with …

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The Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department hosted their annual banquet recently. Several members were recognized during the awards presentation, perhaps most notably brothers Dale and Larry Franzen. Both men have served the local department for 50 years.

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The Gothenburg Chamber Ambassadors presented a First Dollar Award on Thursday, April 1 to Compass Roofing. The full-service roofing, siding and gutter company is based in Grand Island with other locations in central Nebraska and South Dakota. The Gothenburg office, led by sales rep Zach Wolf…

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Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzerelli, Richie Cunningham, Potsy and Ralph Malph made the 50s drive-in and diner seem like the coolest spot on Earth in the hit TV sitcom Happy Days. “Be there or be square” - right?

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Life is about transition - moving from one stage to another. Often, those transitions can also bring career changes, trying new things, or finally stepping out and taking a chance on that thing you have always wanted to do. That is where Sarah Anderson finds herself these days.

The Gothenburg City Council members gathered on Tuesday, March 23 for a discussion and planning retreat. The meeting was specifically to iron out details of a strategic plan for 2021; no action was taken during the retreat. After discussing for nearly two and a half hours, the council felt c…

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When conducting student testing or implementing curriculum, school districts often refer to “state standards.” Some may question just what state standards are, and the even bigger question...who sets the standards? The answer to that question is the Nebraska Department of Education.

Humans have fears. The list is long - heights, public speaking, snakes, a crowded room, and so on. John Bell’s life long battle with Tonsurephobia (fear of a haircut) has recently resurfaced. He and those closest to him have agreed to share their experiences. “I did really well for about 15 …

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As area residents begin to get out and about more with the spring-like temperatures and longer days, two local organizations are planning fun events in April geared for the whole family.

Gothenburg’s Trap team brought home some hardware this past weekend after competition in the Mid-Nebraska Trap Shoot in Doniphan. From left, Kellin Nelson, Hayden Guthard, William McVay, Dakota Warner and Carson Farr show off their medals. Combined, the those pictured shot a score of 191/250.

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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a California man after locating a missing Maine juvenile at a rest area near Brady. A missing persons alert had been issued for the 15 year old girl in Maine.

What little girl doesn’t dream of being a princess? On Friday, March 12, there were 24 little girls who had the joy of dressing up in their finest attire and meeting a real life “princess”.

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The staff and administration at Gothenburg Public Schools are committed to providing a well-rounded quality education for our students. That includes opportunities in several Fine Arts programs. From a high school musical to band and choir concerts, One Act play and art - students in Gothenb…

Denise Romatzke is a woman of faith who believes that everything happens for a reason. For nearly 28 years she has enjoyed owning a business she never thought she would, and now it is time for a new chapter.

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With our location right along Interstate 80 semi-trucks are a very common site. Sometimes what those large tractor trailers are hauling is obvious from the signage and logos on the outside of the trailer, but often all we see is a box on wheels. Cruising past truck after truck on the interst…

According to reports from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, the Gothenburg Police Department responded to the scene of a non-injury accident during the very early morning hours of Sunday, March 7 in the vicinity of 16th Street and Avenue C. Upon arrival the officer found the driver, Randy …

More than a year ago the Gothenburg City Council approved a plan for paving and infrastructure improvements within the city. The goal was to begin the project this spring, and at their regular meeting on March 16 the council took another step toward meeting that goal by awarding a bid for th…

The Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association has honored Larry Ostergard March 7 with an Oustanding Service Award for his assistance at Gothenburg Public Schools during activities.