Gordon-Rushville School Board approves sale of rural school properties, lowers levy, taxes

By Jordan Huether

The Gordon Rushville Public Schools Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 11. All board members were present, with the exception of Kathy Willnerd.

The board held a hearing for the District 81-0010 General Fund Budget. Superintendent Lori Liggett informed the board that they were able to pay off the Rushville bond that night and that they took 7 years off of the TELP energy loans by increasing their payment amount and decreasing the

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Alcohol-related accident kills 6-year-old

By Lauren Brant

According to a release by the Nebraska State Patrol, a single-vehicle accident north of Chadron, on Saturday, September 9, involving an intoxicated driver, has resulted in the death of a six-year-old Pine Ridge girl. Kimberly Eagle Bull, 33, of Pine Ridge, S.D., was driving a 2002 Ford Windstar van late on Saturday, September 9 when she lost control and rolled the vehicle. Six-year-old Christina Roubideaux was fatally injured.

According to the release by the Nebraska State

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Gordon City Parks

By Barbara Burleigh

September is here and once again the city of Gordon will host the Willow Tree Festival in the Winship City Park. This beautiful park plays host to many celebrations and family gatherings throughout the year.

This year the Winship Park has also been named on the list of parks to be visited across Nebraska by travelers who are visiting designated city parks. It is always good to remember the people who had long term ideas and wishes to provide a park for young and old alike

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Break-ins, vehicle thefts continue in Gordon

According to the City of Gordon, in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 20, Gordon Police Officers responded to a possible burglary in progress near the 200 block of North Pine Street. 

Witnesses advised the officers that a vehicle that had been stolen from the 200 block of North Pine Street was seen heading west on West 2nd Street. Witnesses also informed law enforcement that a second suspect vehicle was located in the alley between North Pine and North Maple Street.

Gordon

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Sheridan County part of historic Total Solar Eclipse

By Lauren Brant

All eyes were looking up at Smith Lake as the total solar eclipse passed over southern Sheridan County on Monday, August 21.

Prior to the eclipse, scattered clouds blew through  the area as people pulled out their lawn chairs. Rushville Chamber President Kris House said she came up with the idea after a friend asked her what the chamber was planning for the eclipse. Smith Lake was chosen, as the location sits within the path of totality. “I wanted people to come

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Community finishes two bridges on Cowboy Trail

By Lauren Brant

Members of the community came out on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 to build two bridges along Sheridan County’s section of the Cowboy Trail.

Before any work began on the bridges, Cowboy Trail West, Inc. collaborated with the Nebraska Game & Parks commission with the goal to finish the trail in Sheridan County. “We told them we could get them a grant if they could raise a 20 percent match,” said Kirk Nelson, Nebraska Game and Parks trail

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Fatal rollover accident occurs south of Whiteclay

By Lauren Brant

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol responded to an accident near Whiteclay on Thursday, August 17.

Jama Bourne came upon an accident and called it into authorities. “I personally didn’t see it happen, but I saw the pickup and where it crashed, [the woman] screaming for the man underneath, but more importantly how quickly alcohol can ruin a life,” wrote Bourne. 

The call came in at 1:24 p.m. reporting a single-vehicle

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Seven vehicles broken into, one stolen Friday in Gordon

By Lauren Brant

Gordon residents should lock their vehicles and remove valuables as another string of break-ins affected the city on Friday, August 11.

A Gordon Police Officer was dispatched at 4:30 a.m. to the 800 block of N. Oak St. A video recorded a vehicle break-in in progress as the officer arrived on the scene, causing the four suspects to flee across Oak St. toward Gordon-Rushville High School. According to the Sheridan County Attorney’s office, the suspects were believed to

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Fun Days Grand Marshals ‘Hooked’ On Sheridan Co. History

By Berklie Haag

After years of clutter and outdated building features, the Armstrong House Museum in Rushville, Neb. got a new start thanks to Jerry Wellnitz and Phyllis Krotz. Wellnitz and Krotz were rewarded for their hard work and preserving Sheridan County’s heritage in the museum by being chosen as the 2017 Rushville Fun Days Parade Grand Marshals.

Phyllis Krotz has lived in Sheridan County nearly all of her life. She began working at the museum as a museum volunteer, whose main

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