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After years of clutter and outdated building features, the Armstrong House Museum in Rushville, Neb.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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Foundation updates Lister-Sage workout equipment

By Lauren Brant

Lister-Sage was constructed a little over thirteen years ago, south of Hay Springs High School, to give the community space to workout and play sports. Margaret Lister Truwe donated money to construct Lister-Sage in commemoration of her parents. Truwe was a 1938 Hay Springs High School graduate.  Over time, the weight room equipment began to wear and some of the weights were becoming unsafe to use. It was time for an update.

After the Hay Springs School Community

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WCHR holds Gordon community open house

By Lauren Brant

Gordon’s Western Community Health Resources office held their open house on Thursday, August 3 after moving from the 100 block of N. Main to 229 N. Main St. a year ago.

Director of WIC Amy Bond is pleased with the new location. “We like the privacy because people can park in the back and come through or on the side and come through,” said Bond.

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is the most well-known service WCHR offers. They also provide family

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Livermont inducted into Tri-State Cowboys Museum Hall of Fame

Every year, on the final Saturday of the Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo, the Tri-State Cowboys Museum inducts a new member into their Cowboy Hall of Fame. This year’s honoree was Wayne Livermont of Martin, S.D. The following was read during a breakfast at the museum in Gordon, followed by a presentation with Wayne’s family in attendance.

Wayne Livermont was born the youngest son of Charles and Rebecca Livermont. He grew up on the family’s cattle ranch in Eastern Bennett

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2017 SCF&R Parade Winners

Commercial

First Place – First National Bank of Gordon

Second Place – Gordon Memorial Hospital

Third Place – KLH & Combs Co. Auctions

Civic

First Place – American Legion Riders (Western Sandhills Chapter)

Second Place – Big Sky Shrine Club

Third Place – Gordon Lions Club

Church

First Place – Joseph & Sheryl Applegarth Country Gospel Band

4-H

First Place – Albany 4-H Club

Second Place – Green Valley 4-H Club

Band/Music

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Two hospitalized after multiple accidents west of Gordon

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By Lauren Brant

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s office responded to two accidents within one mile of each other near Gordon on Tuesday, July 18. The accidents occurred 11 hours apart and both involved a car swerving into a trailer. 

Officers responded to the first accident at 12:20 p.m. 3 miles west of

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Family Dollar is under construction in Whiteclay

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By Lauren Brant

Last December news broke that a Family Dollar Coming Soon sign was posted in Whiteclay. Construction of the business began on Thursday, July 20.

Before a construction crew broke ground in the unicorporated village, Family Dollar submitted a zoning change application to the Sheridan County Board of

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Pancake feed first of several fundraisers for Gordon teen burned in explosion

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By Jordan Huether

A pancake feed was held Saturday, July 15, to help raise money to cover medical expenses for Faith Brehmer of Rushville and Mitchell Howe of Gordon. Howe, 17, was recently injured while cutting open a barrel with a grinder. A spark from the grinder ignited residual gas fumes, causing the barrel to

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