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With four city parks encompassing dozens of acres of land, the Gothenburg City Parks Department has plenty to keep them busy. Just the upkeep and maintenance alone is a full-time job, yet the department has managed to also find time to make improvements to the already beautiful parks.

Lindsay Lohan might have made “mean girls” a well-used descriptor in 2004, but people have been experiencing meanness in junior high or high school for decades. 

Residents of Gothenburg heard the news on Friday, July 29, that a piece of our community history was going away. In a Facebook post by a local correspondent, it was announced that the Gothenburg Times would cease publication effective immediately.

I got the chance to attend “At the Movies” this month at Life Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. The entire lobby was decorated like the set of the Disney movie Encanto. My son was part of the team who built the set, so I was intrigued to discover more about the movie.

Local organization The Burg hosted a fundraising event this past weekend, and co-organizer Jesse Kincheloe said for the most part it was a success. Kincheloe said the group learned what worked, and what they need to do better next time.

Madison Ristine, OTD, OTR/L joined Gothenburg Health in March to offer occupational therapy in the rehabilitation department and swing bed program. However, when presented with the need for someone to be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Ristine rose to the occasion.

The Gothenburg High School Interact Club, under the leadership of Rotarian Dan Kreis, has been very active for several years in the community. Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps the school or community and one that promotes international understanding.

The 2022 Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Expo was held in Grand Island at Fonner Park July 9 - 13. More than 350 youth ages 10 - 18 from over 50 counties brought more than 600 head of horses and competed in educational and riding opportunities.

Pinpoint Communications is pleased to announce that 35 homes and businesses in the rural area of Gothenburg are constructed and ready to provide ultra-fast fiber Internet service via Pinpoints world class fiber to the home network.

The community of Gothenburg is pleased to welcome a new business to town. And as an added bonus, a vacant building downtown has been given a face lift and new life.

Editor's Note: This is part of a series of blog posts by Nebraska's term-limited senators reflecting on their time in the Nebraska Legislature. This column was originally published at FirstFiveNebraska.org on July 20, 2022. We thank State Senator Matt Williams for his dedication and service …

Located at the intersection of Avenue I and 12th Street, the Impact Center is set to be an integral part of Gothenburg and surrounding communities by providing needed services to help impact the lives of children and families in the community. To celebrate, the Gothenburg Early Childhood Lea…

I love finding a good trail to hike. It’s one of my favorite things to do in nature. When hiking, it is amazing what I can see, discover and learn.

In the middle of a global pandemic I fell in love with life in rural Nebraska thanks to a fantastic, regular Nebraska family. For an international student living on campus, sometimes it can feel like you are living in a bubble. You meet the same people, eat with the same people, and sometime…

The average value of agricultural land in Nebraska for the year ending Feb. 1, 2022, averaged $3,360 per acre, about a 16% increase ($465 per acre) over the prior year’s value of $2,895 per acre, according to the final report from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2022 Farm Real Estate Ma…

Feed the family and fight cancer at the rescheduled Dawson County Cancer Care Hamburger Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, July 23, at Plum Creek Market Place, 1411 Plum Creek Parkway, in Lexington.

Uh, oh! You're home and forgot to thaw something for dinner. You grab a package of meat or chicken and use hot water to thaw it fast. But is this safe? What if you remembered to take food out of the freezer, but forgot and left the package on the counter all day while you were at work?

A public hearing on a request for rezoning was held prior to the regular meeting of the Gothenburg City Council on Tuesday, July 19. The request was made by Boltcraft LLC of Gothenburg, represented by Benjamin Herbert, trustee of Nancy J. Nunn Irrevocable Trust.


The Gothenburg Community Playhouse formed in 1968 as a non-profit organization. After a successful fund drive to “save The Sun” from closing its doors, the playhouse purchased the Sun Theater in 1983. Since that time, the theater has thrived in its split-personality role by providing both li…

Country Partners Cooperative recently recognized Dennis Clark for his 20 years of service to the cooperative. Dennis currently works in the Transportation Department, hauling products via tractor-trailer. Dennis was presented a gift card as a token of appreciation. Pictured with Dennis (cent…