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When it comes to local farming, few people have a better understanding of this area than Andy Jobman. After all, the Jobman family has been farming land around Gothenburg for generations. Andy shared his story, as well as past trends and what he sees for the future during a special presentat…

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In the fall of 2019 Erika Richards saw a post on Facebook that touched her heart and prompted her to action. It was about a project being done in the Cozad school to help provide clothing items for children in need. After confirming with school counselors in Gothenburg that there is a need a…

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There’s nothing like a day on the lake or a dip in the pool to cool off on a hot summer day. In fact, for most of us when we think about summer we think about water - and our area offers plenty of water fun.

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When is Avenue I going to open back up? Gothenburg City Administrator Gary Greer told the Rotary club on Monday that is a question he has been fielding repeatedly the past few weeks. Greer said the paving crew is supposed to begin work on the street this week and the paving should be complet…

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The former Shopko store on the south side of Gothenburg is taking on a whole new look, as work continues on revamping the building from a retail location to a modern grocery store. The building is now under the ownership of Steve and Ligia Peterson, who said they expect the doors to the new …

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In what has become a common sight in recent months, it was standing room only at the June 14th Gothenburg Board of Education meeting, with the hot button topic of state health standards being the primary reason for the large crowd. Nebraska State Board of Education member Robin Stevens was o…

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Potter Law Office has been a fixture in downtown Gothenburg for decades, and though Steve is no longer with us the office is still very much alive and well. Chevas Shaw had the privilege of working under Potter for two years and was already sharing office space with him, and is now practicin…

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We are nearly six months into the 2021 year and if you take a cruise through the country right now you will notice that the crops are really starting to take off with growth. The corn is starting to get some height, the soybeans are very noticeably in rows and first cutting alfalfa is in ful…

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Gothenburg Health is pleased to announce the addition of Cassie Hilbers, RN-BSN to the clinical management team at Gothenburg Health. Cassie has worked in multiple roles at Gothenburg Health and most recently served as the program director for Gothenburg Health’s Senior Life Solutions (SLS) …

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Editor’s Note: June is designated as National Great Outdoors Month, and in our area we have plenty of available activities and beautiful places to celebrate! Each week this month we will feature some of the special opportunities locally to enjoy our great outdoors.

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For the second year, families in Gothenburg will be provided with free meals over the summer. The USDA recently announced that the waivers established in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will remain in effect through the 2021 school year or until the expiration of the federally declared hea…

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When the sun goes down at every American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, hope shines the brightest. During the Luminaria Ceremony, hundreds of luminaria light the path to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease tha…

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Members of the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department greeted guests at the Fireman’s Ball on Saturday, June 5, and gave instructions on how to access the food and drinks. Last year’s ball was canceled due to Covid, and organizers said they were excited to get to once again host the summer tra…

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Every community has its trademark spots - those locations that all the locals know about and travelers hear about. The places that reflect the uniqueness and spirit of a town. In Gothenburg, one such place is Deb’s Diner.

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The American Red Cross will be conducting a Summer Full of Life Blood Drive at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg on Monday, June 7. The Blood Drive will run from 11:30 a.m. till 5:30 p.m. In appreciation for all who donate blood between now and June 13, donors will receive a limited…

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Gothenburg’s annual garage sale day is just around the corner, and now is the time to clean out your closets and get your sale listed! The Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce is taking registrations for Citywide Garage Sales set for June 26. Cost to register and get your sale address on the map i…

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Over the past 10+ years in the ranching world, I have personally experienced several injuries. Anything from dinging my shin on the hitch of the pickup to a horse rolling over the top of me and everything in between. The injuries seem to come and go. But sometimes it’s an injury that needs e…

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I read a quote that has stuck with me for several days: “Really there are only two feelings that a human being can have, namely love and fear.” I rarely take such statements on faith. I have to run them through my life experiences in order to determine its truth for me.

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Gothenburg High School was lucky enough to count a foreign exchange student among their student body and Class of 2021, but if you ask Hugo Morau, he would say he was the lucky one. In the midst of a global pandemic, Hugo wasn’t certain the exchange program was an opportunity he would get th…

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Charles, known to most as Chuck, and Heather Johnson left the desert of Arizona nearly three years ago and relocated their family in Gothenburg - a climate and lifestyle very different from what they were accustomed to. Now the couple says that is a decision they are very glad they made.

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From receiving distinction as an All America City to designation as a Tree City USA 33 years straight, Gothenburg is a beautiful community and proud of it. The town boasts four city parks covering a total of 55 acres, and includes an arboretum that is home to more that 110 trees. Keeping a c…

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Each summer since 2013, students from Nebraska colleges have spent their summers living and working in rural communities across Nebraska and the Midwest. These students, known as Rural Fellows, work closely with community leaders to develop and complete projects focused on supporting communi…

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Editor’s Note: June is designated as National Great Outdoors Month, and in our area we have plenty of available activities and beautiful places to celebrate! Each week this month we will feature some of the special opportunities locally to enjoy our great outdoors.