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According to hospital staff, the clinic at Gothenburg Health has been bursting at the seams with people experiencing Covid symptoms who are asking to see a provider, but may only need to be tested. To help alleviate this concern, Direct Access Testing (DAT) will now be available at Gothenbur…

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The Gothenburg Board of Education began their January monthly meeting by voting on officers for 2022, and no changes were made. Nate Wyatt will once again serve as president with Becky Jobman, vice president, and Kyle Fornoff, secretary.

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The staff at Gothenburg Health happily introduces the first baby born at their facility in 2022. Hope Adams and Dirk Earll of Cozad welcomed the New Year’s Baby, a girl on Jan. 8.

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Dudley Elementary art instructor Jami Stortenbecker recently had the honor of informing several students that their artwork has been selected for the CelebratingArt Fall 2021 Contest. Winners, by grade level, are:

I was listening carefully to the instructions. Before snowmobiling at 9,000 feet through a winter wonderland, I wanted to make sure I understood all of the rules. Our guide said, “If you feel like you are going too fast, you probably are. If you feel like you are out of control, you already are.”

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Last week we finished out 2021 by taking a look back at some of the stories that made headlines in the Leader during the first half of the year. This week we bid farewell to 2021 for good, by reviewing the last half of the year’s headlines.

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Gothenburg High School students and staff were greeted by a new sign when entering the campus following Christmas break. The new sign pays homage to the Swede mascot, and was installed by Love Sign Company on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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Gothenburg’s Rotary club reports that a total of $4,681 was received in donations for the 2021 Gothenburg Shares campaign, which provides food baskets to families in Gothenburg. A total of 75 baskets were delivered the Saturday before Christmas. While short of the stated goal of $6,000, the …

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The Gothenburg City Council’s first meeting of 2022 was short and sweet, with only three action items on the agenda - and one of those was approval of the consent agenda.

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A new job will allow a Gothenburg woman to give her son the same kind of wonderful childhood memories she experienced at his age - growing up in a park.

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It is nearly time to ring in a new year. But before we do that, the Leader wanted to take a moment to remind you of some of the stories that made our headlines in 2021. And there were more than we could get in one installment - so enjoy reflecting on the first few months of community happenings.

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The newly formed Gothenburg Park & Recreation Board made their first official decision at their Nov. 23 monthly board meeting, and it is designed to improve the aesthetics of our city parks while providing an opportunity to pay tribute to others.

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When I look back on the past year, I am startled to think of what I have accomplished and surprised to realize that some parts have only been around for a year or less. It always amazes me what a year can hold.

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What could be more festive in central Nebraska than receiving a beautiful Christmas greeting via Pony Express? Since approximately 2000, the local members of the National Pony Express Association have been carrying holiday greetings on horseback during a Christmas Reride. This year the rerid…

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For the past five years local individuals and businesses have been coming together to help spread hope and encouragement to those undergoing cancer treatment in our area. Mary Harbur and Lyndi Miller started the Chemo Comfort Tote project following Mary’s own experience with breast cancer.

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The Gothenburg Rotary club is the recipient of a chapter award, and seven local Rotarians have been honored for individual achievements. The awards were presented at the club’s weekly meeting on Monday, Dec. 6 by District Governor Bob Mayber.

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Sixteen years ago, what started as a vision for a different form of senior living in Gothenburg became a reality. This independent and assisted living community broke ground on June 24, 2004, and opened its doors to its first residents in October 2005. Stone Hearth Estates, located at 20th S…

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It’s called waltzing syndrome. Believed to have originated in Japan, it is a genetic variant that is characterized by the inability to move in a straight line, according to Merriam-Webster. Instead, movement is made predominantly in circles.

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Our own life experiences often play into many of our decisions. For John Haas, it was a personal experience as a parent that changed the course of his professional career and the path for him and his young family.

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The Dawson County 4-H Quiz Bowl team recently competed at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, KY. Team members were Emma Peterson, Gothenburg; Greg Treffer, Cozad; Spencer Walahoski, Overton; and Jacie Wolfinger, Lexington. Accompanying the group were…