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19-year-old Brady man charged with sexual assault for allegedly having sex with teen

A 19-year-old Brady man is charged with a felony after he allegedly had sex with a teenage girl on multiple occasions over a four-month period. Hunter D. Lovitt made an initial appearance in Lincoln County Court on Monday afternoon. He is charged with first-degree sexual assault of a minor. The Class 2 felony carries a 50-year maximum sentence in Nebraska.
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Lincoln County 19-Year-Old Charged with Sexual Assault of Teen

A 19-Year-Old Lincoln County man has been charged with a felony after allegedly having sex with a teenage girl on multiple occasions throughout a four month period. Hunter Lovitt made an initial appearance in Lincoln County County Monday afternoon. The Brady resident has been charged with first degree sexual assault of a minor. The investigation in the case began earlier this month, Lovitt was arrested Friday and lodged in the Lincoln County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 21st.
North Platte Telegraph

Gothenburg earns recertification in economic program

LINCOLN — The city of Gothenburg has earned recognition from the State of Nebraska for ongoing developments in the community’s manufacturing and housing industries. Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development have announced the city’s recertification in Nebraska’s Economic Development Certified Community program. DED Business Development Consultant Ashley Rice-Gerlach joined Lt. Gov. Foley to honor local leaders during a special presentation on Wednesday, according to a press release.

Giving Proper Honor to National Emblem on Flag Day

Our community flies the U.S. flag with pride; therefore, there are many flags that have outlived their usefulness. The Lions Club of Gothenburg has become the repository of these flags and hold a ceremony each year on Flag Day to dispose of these flags in an orderly and dignified manner according to the United States Flag Code. Several members of the Lions Club gathered in the parking lot on the west side of Lake Helen on June 14 to conduct the official ceremony.

Gothenburg Comes to Life With Summer Activity

Tourism is one of Nebraska’s largest industries, and Gothenburg and the surrounding area have a number of attractions and activities to draw travelers off of the Interstate - and appeal to locals alike. The community of Gothenburg is known as the Pony Express Capital of Nebraska, and a restored...

Keiser Earns Two Championship Trophies

Dawson County’s contingent to the District 4-H Horse Show in Kearney was 10 4-H’ers, but all were successful in qualifying for the State Competition in July and were able to bring home trophies. The biggest winner was Piper McCarter of Overton who competed in the Elementary and Junior...

Wynne Edward Norsworthy

Wynne Edward Norsworthy, 90 of Gothenburg, died June 19, 2022, in Gothenburg. He was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Gothenburg, son of Bernard and Mima (Morris) Norsworthy. Wynne graduated from Gothenburg High with the class of 1950. He then went on to attend the University of Nebraska in Lincoln before joining the United States Army. He served his country in the US Army from March 1952 to February 1954. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Wynne married Donna Joyce Love on Oct. 16, 1955, in Cozad. Wynne and Donna operated Norsworthy Feed Store in Gothenburg for 53 years.
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Broken Bow Legion Teams Sweep Gothenburg

The Broken Bow American Legion juniors and seniors baseball teams traveled to Gothenburg for a doubleheader on Wednesday night. The Bow juniors collected their 7th win in a row with 14-2 win in five innings. Zach Loy pitched a complete game to pick up the win. Loy gave up just two runs on 2 hits and struck out six. Coy Wardyn was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI to help lead the offense as the Bow juniors improve to 15-4 on the season.
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From the pulpit: June 25

“And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.”. — Matthew 7:28-29 (English Standard Version) I want to ask you a question: What do a seed, a son and a coin...

Larry’s Legacy: Helping the Community a Little Bit at a Time

Every year for the past six, the Larry Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament has provided financial relief to families who are suffering medical hardships. The tournament is held every year in conjunction with Farnam’s Founder’s Day Weekend. Larry Taylor was a guy who loved to golf. Even more than...

Team GO takes on Cozad

Gothenburg Swimmers took a short trip down the road on June 18 to take on the field at the Cozad Swim Meet as a part of the Plains Tsunami Swim League. Other teams in competition included Kearney, Ogallala and Holyoke, Colorado at the Cozad Swimming Pool. The meet boasted over...

Junior Melons Look to Rebound at Home

As the summer schedule continues to churn forward, the Gothenburg Junior Melons have found themselves in a bit of a slump and looked to redeem themselves with a pair of home games before heading to Imperial later this week. On June 15, the Melons hosted McCook and with the game...

Seniors Split Games Against McCook, Holdrege

The Senior Melons have found their groove this season and when they hosted McCook on June 15, the bats on both sides of the diamond were in fine form. Gothenburg collected nine hits and scored 13 runs with a dramatic walk-off win. Jake Kozeal, Tra Rossell and Tubby Baker each...

Most, Seamann Shine at NEMFCA Sertoma All-Star Game

The 2022 Nebraska Eight Man Football Coaches Association Sertoma All-Star game was held on June 18 in Hastings with two Eagles representing the West team. BHS grad Shane Most started on the west defensive team and according to coach Andy Seamann, played great coverage throughout the entire game. Brady football...

Impact Center Town Hall Draws a Large Crowd

A good-sized group of Gothenburg residents came together at the school’s Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 16 for a special Town Hall meeting to discuss updates to the Impact Center. GPS Superintendent-elect Allison Jonas led the discussion, designed to keep taxpayers informed of the financial implications of the new center - and more specifically how that will impact the school district.

Spreading Love and Healing From Gothenburg to Guatemala

“Mission work is kind of near and dear to my heart, and I’m always glad to talk about it.” That is how Rick Zarek of Gothenburg began a presentation last week as he discussed a recent trip to Guatemala to provide medical care and medications to people in remote areas.