Nebraska woman gets 18-20 years for plotting murder of ex's new family
ELEWOOD, Neb. — An Elwood woman convicted in an attempted murder plot that included children and her own son has been sentenced. Dawson County District Court records say 41-year-old Valerie Miller was sentenced this morning to 18 to 20 years in prison for attempted first degree murder. She previously...
Koen LeeRay Buckingham
Katana Lynn Lee and Dakota Nathanial Buckingham of Eustis announce the birth of a son born Jan. 30, 2024, at Gothenburg Health. Koen LeeRay Buckingham entered the world at 5:58 p.m. weighing 7 pounds 12.5 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long. Koen is also welcomed by brothers Paston Buckingham, Kaden Buckingham, Jeremiah Garst, and Austin VanBuren, and sisters, Peyton Buckingham, Kenzie Buckingham, Samantha Lee, and Ashley Lee. Grandparents are Jack Buckingham and Cheryl Buckingham of Eustis, and Amy Lee and Gary Lee of Lexington. Great-grandparents are Kristy Wolfe of Kearney, Monty Gain of Washington, Debra McCall of Seward, Jack and Dawn Buckingham, Jr. of North Bend, and Ron and Shirley Morr of Texas. Great-great grandparents are Elizabeth Buckingham of Ashland, Bonnie McCall of Seward, and Connie Scott of Elm Creek.
Cozad Man Inflicts Severe Injuries on Infant: Facing Felony Abuse Charges
A 23-year-old Cozad man, Draven Haynes, stands accused of inflicting severe injuries on a two-month-old baby, resulting in felony juvenile abuse charges, according to a report by 1011 NOW News.
Letter to the Editor: Chuck Johnson
The recent resolution for license plate readers (LPRs) adopted by the City will not make citizens safer. LPRs are flawed technology that don’t deliver as expected: real-time actionable intelligence, crime reduction, and increased prosecutions are not realistic performance expectations. LPRs read license plates in real-time, but that information must...
Standing Room Only at Chamber Mixer
It was standing room only at the Cozad Chamber Mixer last Friday. Chamber Director, Jordan Starman exclaimed, “This is a great turnout! There’s more people here than I thought there’d be!” as she navigated her way towards the bar to talk with her colleagues. The mixer...
Roll Out the Red Carpet for Dancing With the Stars
One of Gothenburg’s most popular events is making a return…Dancing With The Stars is back. Organizations are always looking for new and creative ways to raise funds. In 2018, a committee with the Gothenburg Community Playhouse/Sun Theatre came up with the idea of hosting its own Dancing With The Stars competition as a fundraiser. It was a huge success, so they did it again the following spring.
Ogallala's loss ends four-game winning streak at home
On Thursday, the Ogallala Indians faced the Cozad Haymakers in a battle between two of the state's top teams. Ogallala fell just short of Cozad by a score of 61-59. Having run the score up that high, both teams might be doing some extra defensive drills very soon. Noah Shoemaker...
Cozad Telephone Praised at Commissioners Meeting
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Cozad Telephone received a shout out at the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting. The company has been providing Cozad area residents with internet, telephone, and television services since 1902, and the Commissioners acknowledged their hard work during a discussion about broadband and homesteads. The topic...
Superintendent Jonas Presents New Staff Members to Board
The Gothenburg school board met on Monday, Feb. 12, with one of the main discussion topics being personnel. Superintendent Dr. Allison Jonas was pleased to present six new staff members for board approval for the 2024-25 school year. Before introducing the new staff members Dr. Jonas announced the impending retirement...
Breaking the Mold: Negley Makes History
When Title IX was signed into law in 1972, and compliance became mandatory in 1978, the general outlook on sports at the high school level changed so that girls would be afforded the same opportunities as boy athletes. The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) board of directors voted unanimously to sanction girls wrestling as an official high school sport for the 2021-22 season. Since then the program has become wildly popular and each year additional schools are adding the sport to their activities.
State Cheer and Dance
It’s a Trifecta of Championships for Cozad Cheer. “Alone, you are strong, but together, you’ll be stronger than ever.” - Unknown.
CNPPID: Eagle viewing facilities to close after this weekend
LEXINGTON — The weekend of February 24-25 will be the last chance to watch bald eagles from The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s eagle-viewing facilities at the Johnson No. 2 Hydroplant as well as the Kingsley Dam facility. Central provides the public with opportunities each winter...
Liseberg to rebuild Oceana Water Park after devastating fire
A major fire broke out on February 12, 2024, at Liseberg Oceana Waterworld, the new water park that Liseberg is building in Gothenburg. The fire originated at one of the water attractions outside the building and then spread throughout the building. At a specially convened meeting on February 16, 2024,...
Gosper County Sheriff’s Office warns of scammers impersonating Dish Network
ELWOOD — The Gosper County Sheriff’s Office would like to provide this PSA to our residents regarding a current scam being perpetrated within Gosper County and the surrounding areas. The scammers are impersonating the Dish Network Company or their employees and are making cold calls out to residents...
Lady Haymakers Make Strong Start in Subdistricts
The Lady Haymakers, seeded fifth, embarked on their Subdistricts journey in Gothenburg on Feb. 12, facing off against the fourth-seeded Chase County. Tip-off was at 6 p.m., and from the get-go, it was a tightly contested affair. In the first quarter, the Haymakers edged ahead with a slight advantage, leading 9-8. Their defense shined in the second quarter, holding Chase County to nine points while adding 15 of their own, ending the first half with a solid lead at 24-17.
End of Season, and Career, for Two GHS Wrestlers
The 2023-24 high school wrestling season came to a close this past weekend with the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Championships in Omaha. Gothenburg had two members of the men’s wrestling team qualify for the state tournament, and for both, it was their final match for the Swedes. Kade...
Highschool Basketball | 23 February Overton Girls Game Notice
The Overton Girls Basketball team will have a Tournament game with Lawrence-Nelson(Nelson, NE) on 23 February, 2024, 6 PM. As of now, Eagles has won 19 games and lost 6 games, and the winning rate is 0.76.
Elwood Reservoir Open for Recreation during Construction
ELWOOD, NEB. - The Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District (CNPPI), along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, wants to remind the public that Elwood Reservoir in Gosper County is open for recreational use during the current construction project taking place at the Elwood dam. As a reminder,...
It’s a Trifecta of Championships for Cozad Cheer
“Alone, you are strong, but together, you’ll be stronger than ever.” - Unknown. When reaching out to the senior cheerleaders for quotes about the State Cheer and Dance Championships, this is what was received from Taylor Howell. At first I was puzzled by her response, but as one looks back on their team’s phenomenal success this year, the quote totally makes sense.
Haymakers Bring Home Five State Medals, and Crown a Champion
Cozad has established a legacy in the world of high school wrestling over the years, and the 2023-24 season certainly lived up to the standard. The Haymakers won the district team title, the Southwest Conference team title, and sent nine athletes to the Nebraska State Wrestling Championships held in Omaha this past weekend. They came home with five medals and finished in fifth place in the Class B team standings.