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MOON — When President John F. Kennedy made his Urgent National Needs speech on May 25, 1961 and called for, “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth,” the United States did not have the technology to back up this call to action and the Soviet Union had already beat the Un…

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Forty years ago, Doug Keller stood in front of the white stone building on Main Street in Eustis and wondered what he had just gotten himself into. At just 20-years-old, Doug was the proud new owner of that white stone building, which would soon become the first Eustis Body Shop location in …

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LEXINGTON — If one drives past the Lexington Regional Health Center, it’s a little hard to miss the fact Urgent Care has moved. The one day transition took place on July 1 and so far everything has been running well thanks to preparation and forewarning by LRHC.

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LEXINGTON — The driver and two passengers in a Hyundai were taken to the hospital after injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Prospect Rd. and Plum Creek Parkway on Thursday, July 18.

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LEXINGTON — A new outfit can make anyone feel more confident or successful, this is can be especially true for school students. If they are ashamed of what they have to wear can be detrimental to their own self-respect. There is a non-profit in Lexington which is dedicated to getting new clo…

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Lexington Community Foundation (LCF) has received notification that they will be receiving disaster relief grant funding from the Peter Kiewit Foundation (PKF). Paul Ternes, PKF Program Director states the funds are to provide emergency support for flood relief efforts in Dawson and Gosper C…

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Faith, family and friends carried Jeffrey and Mary Harbur of Gothenburg through nearly five years of fighting Mary’s breast cancer. And through it all, the couple stayed strong with their children Jessica, Hanna, Ashton, Brett and Brock (with special love from a little dog named Domino).

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Early detection saves lives and 25-year, two-time cancer survivor Grace Guyle of Cozad is living proof. She will be an honorary chairperson at the Relay For Life of Dawson County event on July 19 at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg.

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LINCOLN —  With extremely hot weather predicted for the next several days across much of the state, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is urging motorists to be prepared. Plan ahead for your trip by packing a travel survival kit.

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LEXINGTON — Saturday, July 13 U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Congressman Adrian Smith (Neb-03) visited the communities of Lexington, Kearney, and Gibbon to hear directly from Nebraskans about the impact of the most recent flooding. Click here for photos from their visits today.

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Some very exciting happenings at the Lexington Community Foundation as a considerable office renovation gets underway in August. The highly anticipated interior makeover includes complete modifications of the reception area, offices and meeting space. The projected completion date is by Octo…

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GOTHENBURG — The community of Gothenburg came together to celebrate their place as one of ten towns across the country to win the All-America City award on Thursday, July 11. Gothenburg had the special recognition of being the smallest city to win the award since its inception in 1949.

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Saying the right words to someone who has just told you that they have been diagnosed with cancer are sometimes the hardest words to find. Do you say, “Oh, I’m so sorry” or “Oh, no”?

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Relay For Life 2019 Honorary Chairperson Chris Barnes of Cozad wrote this poem right after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time in her life. She shared it at the 2006 Relay For Life event she might have missed. Note the the “c” in cancer is not capitalized because she didn’t want …

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Briony Karsyn Aden, age 9, of Gothenburg will be the youngest Relay For Life Honorary Chairperson at the 2019 event and she is celebrating being a “normal kid” again after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments last year.

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LEXINGTON — As the 25th Annual Relay For Life of Dawson County quickly approaches, the total raised has exceeded the $30,000 goal and is less than $500 away from the $31,000 mark. Donations and team fundraising dollars continue to grow with organizers hoping to hit closer to $35,000 for this…

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LEXINGTON — There were some in the crowd along the rail tracks in Lexington who remembered the sound of a steam locomotive’s horn. They got to hear it again on Thursday, July 11 when the world’s largest, heaviest and most powerful steam locomotive made a stop in town.

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As part of ongoing efforts to support those affected by recent flooding, the Dawson County Extension Office has moisture meters available for homeowners to borrow to monitor the moisture content of flooded materials.

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It is important for individuals to consider the safety of themselves and their families during current flooding conditions in South Central Nebraska.  If you experience flooding in your area, you need to be alert to some potential health hazards.

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LEXINGTON — The 2019 Dawson County Fair is just around the corner and there are again a myriad of events for people to participate in. Several events will be making a return to the fair for everyone to enjoy. The fair runs from Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 21.

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DAWSON COUNTY — The celebration of the United States independence was in full swing throughout the area on Thursday, July 4. Firework displays, boat parades, 5K runs, were all held.

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LEXINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture for Wildlife Services district supervisor Jerry Feist made another visit to the Dawson County Commissioners to introduce their new trapper Daniel Penner.