GRHS performs One Act –Theatrically Bold

This year’s one-act play is a meditation on the horror of war set in 1990. It brings the spirit of Euripides to a Serbian detention camp for Muslim women. Men are pitted against women, Christians against Muslims, and Croats against Serbs in a drama that bares the inner conflicts that result when society is governed by illogical ethnic hatreds. 

A hard-boiled, devoutly Christian guard is torn by conflicting inner voices as he interrogates a prisoner and her mother about an explosion

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World War II B-17 bomber pays tribute to sacrifices made

By Jennifer Archibald

They were humble men who never bragged about what they had done or been through, loyal, patriotic and level headed. They were our greatest generation. Shaped by facing the hardships of the Great Depression and the challenges of World War II (WWII), these young men successfully rose to the occasion.

Neal Green, 94, is one of these great men. As a sophomore at Chadron State College he hitch hiked to Fort Meade in Sturgis, S.D. to join the Army Air Core in

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Navy Veteran’s service etches memories of survival, compassion from Vietnam War

By Lauren Brant

He stood on the flight deck off the coast of Vietnam and gazed at a horizon lit up with bombs exploding. His brother Gloyd, who was serving in the Marines, was inland as those bombs were going off over his head. That was the scariest memory Navy Culinary Specialist Richard McKay experienced during his service in the Vietnam War.

In March of 1969, McKay received draft papers from the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War. Prior to receiving the letter, McKay spoke with a Navy

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In their words: Local soldiers share their stories from WWII

By Jennifer Archibald

Since the end of World War II (WWII), 72 years have passed, and with the years, so have several of the war’s 16 million veterans, with 372 WWII veterans dying each day, making local soldiers Roy Anderson and Bob Reutter truly a part of our living history.

Anderson, 91, and Reutter, 90, are members of a modest group of veterans who did their duty without seeking fame and glory. Both men would say that their service was unremarkable, but both have a story to

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Community Action Planning Meeting held to plan Gordon’s future

About 20 citizens attended a community action planning meeting held at the Gordon Elementary School cafeteria on Monday, October 9 from 5:30-7:50 p.m. The crowd included three members of the planning commission and the city manager. Daniel Bennett, community planner with Panhandle Area Development District, and Kelsey Irvine, Community Health Planner with Panhandle Public Health District, facilitated the discussion. Light dinner was provided and the event was advertised via local media

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Legion Baseball Committee receives $98,000 in grants for McCarthy, Moore, Kiwanis ball fields

By Lauren Brant

The American Legion Baseball Committee began writing grants last February to help upgrade the Moore, McCarthy and Kiwanis ball fields in Gordon.

Casey Slama coordinated with grant writer Diana Hutchinson to apply for The Baseball Tomorrow Fund through the Major League Baseball grant earlier this year. The committee received the grant, but the construction company that was going to complete the project had a financial situation arise. The grant money was returned to MLB.

Rick

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CSC Athletic Hall of Fame to honor Sheridan County natives

By Con Marshall

Three Sheridan County natives will be among those inducted into the Chadron State College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 4. The program will be in the college’s Student Center that evening. 

Both Cody Beguin of Rushville and Chris Evans of Gordon will be inducted individually while Lorna Dahlgren Glenn of Hay Springs was a member of the Eagles’ 1994-95 women’s basketball team that is also going into the Hall of Fame. Glenn was inducted

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Sheridan County-wide housing study underway

A Sheridan County-Wide Housing Study with Strategies for Affordable Housing is being conducted by the City of Gordon Planning Commission (GPC), with the guidance of a County-Wide Housing Steering Committee and the assistance of Hanna:Keelan Associates.  The Study is funded by a Housing Grant provided by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority, with matching funds from several local entities.

The County-Wide Housing Study will include important population, income and economic data, a

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Progress continues on Gordon Theater as opening date nears

By Jordan Huether

There’s been a lot of activity at the Gordon Movie Theater recently, with work being done on both the inside and outside of the building to make final preparations for the installation of the new equipment.

The interior walls have been sheetrocked, primed and painted, the drop ceiling grid is in, and the installation of the fire sprinkler system is just days away. The sprinkler system, a $25,000 donation from Bob Dehn of Front Range Fire Protection, must be put in

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