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After a successful neighborhood concert in April, the Sun Theatre board has decided to do it again. On Saturday, May 30, artist Big Red Sam will perform throughout the community from 6-8 p.m. in Corona Concert 2.0.  

On April 14, Gov. Ricketts announced that President Trump and the Department of Defense (DOD) had approved Nebraska’s request for federal funding of National Guard support in the fight against COVID-19 while maintaining command and control at the state level. At that time, more than 200 Nati…

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During each Town Hall meeting during the pandemic, Nate Wyatt has reminded us to look for the positives to come out of the situation. Last week, one of those “positives” began as the renovation of the Sun Theatre got underway.

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…

If a flower blooms in a pasture, is it’s beauty evident? If a flower blooms on the grassland where no one will see it, does it’s magnificence matter?

Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition members and Board of Directors presented a thank-you gift basket of goodies to the staff of the YMCA last week. GECLC Coordinator Nichole Hetz explained the basket was a way to express their deepest gratitude for the way the Y stepped up and prov…

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.

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Greetings District 36. This week’s column gives some perspective on the pandemic’s impact on unemployment and unemployment assistance in Nebraska. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 had reached the level of a pandemic. Across the country schools,…

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Once again, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts has taken to the road to raise awareness for children’s mental health across Nebraska, and even a global pandemic or rainy weather could not stop them. This is the 13th consecutive year of the Pony Express Ride event, culminating on the steps of …

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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…

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In response to the Governor' s updated Directed Health Measures, Mayor Joyce Hudson has announced some changes in the operations for the City of Gothenburg. The changes include measures to begin reopening programs and facilities in a safe and efficient manner. Following are the changes announced:

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In just a few more days we will experience a little more freedom, as Gov. Ricketts issued new Directed Health Measures Thursday which take another step toward loosening restrictions. One of the key restrictions being lifted statewide is the travel quarantine. As of June 1, only individuals r…

One thing the class of 2020 will always be able to say is - their senior year was different than any other in history! Granted, there have been wars that have affected certain aspects of life in America, and natural disasters that have impacted specific areas - but at no other time in our hi…

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Agriculture is the leading industry in Nebraska, and cattle production represents the largest segment of the industry - contributing more than $6.5 billion in cattle sales each year to the state’s economy. The beef cattle industry has an impact on nearly every citizen in Nebraska.

For some it was a trip down memory lane, while for others it was a whole new experience! The Sun Theatre hosted an old-fashioned drive-in movie event this past weekend, one of three such planned events this summer.

Nebraska’s Primary Election took place as scheduled on May 12, with a large percentage of voters opting for early mail-in ballots. In the Gothenburg East ward, 37.9% of the 1,294 registered voters cast a ballot, with 31.76% of those opting for the mail-in option.

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If there is anyone who has been granted the proverbial “gift of gab”, it’s Scott Foster. Over the years, his gift has been used to make a living for his family and to touch the hearts and memories of innumerable of people. From providing play-by-play for a high school sports contest to deliv…

The Dawson County 4‑H Clothing Contest will be held Tuesday, July 7 at the Lexington Middle School from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Clothing Contest will be conducted according to coronavirus guidelines. There will be correspondence as changes are set and protocol is established.

“...So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making,” is a quote I’ve been told from the Big Book-Alcoholics Anonymous.

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How often do you look up at the night sky? Think about it. Today (May 21) the sun rose here in Gothenburg at 6:18 a.m. That means that the sky gets mostly light by about 5:48 a.m. Who is up and outside looking at the sky before 5:48 in the morning on a Thursday? Conversely, the sun will set …

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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…