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While many area events are being canceled or postponed due to the pandemic, our friends in Arnold will be hosting open road racers from all across the nation. For the 20th year, the Sandhills Open Road Challenge will take place this weekend.

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A ceremony honoring the Gothenburg High School graduates of 2020 was scheduled to be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the football field stadium. However, due to the current pandemic situation and rise in the number of positive Covid cases in Gothenburg, school administrators made the very diffic…

I was once told an analogy about a home that had a strong supply of water to many faucets. One day the faucet in the kitchen broke. No water could be obtained from the faucet even though the supply of water to the home was plentiful. Instead, water could be found from any of the other faucet…

Weston Jinks, a 2020 Gothenburg High School graduate, was recently informed that he has received the highest degree a member can attain from the National Speech & Debate Association.

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In many communities last names are synonymous with certain buildings, events and sometimes specific talents or trades. For example, when most people in Gothenburg hear the name Steve Walker - they think pie. And for many people who have lived in this area for very long, when they hear the na…

In November 2018 Nebraska voters passed Initiative 427 to expand eligibility for Medicaid services from the State. For the past nearly two years the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been working to implement the expanded coverage, which will be called Heritage Heal…

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For more than 100 years, Gothenburg’s Harvest Festival has been a large community celebration that brings current and former residents and friends together for a weekend in September. Like seemingly everything else in 2020, this year is different. Following a majority vote on Friday, July 31…

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Twelve new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven county region it serves for Monday, Aug. 3 - and the good news is, none of those were in Dawson County. The department reported 11 new cases for Saturday, Aug 1, with three of those in Dawson Count…

The drive-in movie this past weekend featured a new addition not offered at the previous summer events. Not only has Curbtender graciously partnered with the Sun Theatre to provide a venue for showing the outdoor films, but the company’s president - Mark Watje - also shared his culinary skil…

As the 24-foot speed boat neared the pristine white beach, I awaited the captain’s cue to drop the anchor into the aqua blue water.

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The Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce has a new board member in the leadership role following the resignation of board president Ben Kampschnieder earlier this month. Kampschnieder, global procurement agro senior supervisor at Frito-Lay, is relocating to Omaha with his wife, Erika.

The annual Relay for Life of Dawson County is an important event for raising funds and awareness for cancer research. Rather than canceling due to the pandemic this year, organizers opted to take a different approach.

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We are closing in on a year since a proposal was presented to the Gothenburg City Council outlining a plan for addressing the city’s street and water/sewer issues. At the July 21 council meeting, a bid for the estimated nearly $3 million project was accepted, and by this time next year resid…

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Covid-19 has hit the community particularly hard the past two weeks, and that has prompted a change in the plans for graduation. Gothenburg Public Schools Secondary Principal Seth Ryker made the announcement Monday evening regarding the Aug. 1 ceremony in a phone message to parents of 2020 G…

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Word has been circulating throughout the community the past few days of a spike in the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Gothenburg. That news prompted a Town Hall meeting on Monday afternoon involving Gothenburg Health, Two Rivers Public Health Department and Gothenburg Public Schools.

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One of the star attractions to the community of Gothenburg is its tree lined streets. And while the trees provide comforting shade and a beautiful backdrop, they can also be messy - and even sometimes a little dangerous.

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel by speedboat across the gulf stream and into the ocean. However, the waters were too turbulent for us to pass alone. While the speed boat was good sized, it couldn’t compare to the vastness of the ocean and the strength of the waves.

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Gothenburg Public Schools is welcoming five new teachers, two student teachers and one new administrator to the district in the 2020-21 school year. We came up with a few questions for each of them to help introduce them to our community

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Country Partners Cooperative, as it operates today, has been part of the Gothenburg community since 2016. However the roots of the cooperative go nearly all the way back to the turn of the 20th century.

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The City of Gothenburg continues working on the projects identified in the 2020 Street Improvement Plan, and at Monday’s meeting the City Council approved an agreement with Miller & Associates for the ADA ramp project, which includes the replacement of 66 wheelchair ramps at intersection…

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The two biggest events of most students’ senior year are prom and graduation. With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing schools to close for the last three months of the year, both of those traditional activities had to be put on hold. In fact, it was questionable whether either of them might ha…

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Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition, in partnership with First Five Nebraska, has launched My Nebraska Story - a new campaign to engage business leaders, economic development officials and others in strengthening the availability of quality child care in their communities. The camp…