Commissioners appoint Tina Skinner as County Assessor

By Lauren Brant

The County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, June 19 at 9 a.m. in the county courthouse. All members were present.

The board moved to accept the agenda and June 12 minutes as presented. Chairman Jack Andersen abstained from voting on the minutes due to his absence.

There was a discussion about the upcoming protest hearings. The county has currently received around twenty protest forms. Attached to the form is a note for Sheridan County taxpayers to schedule

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District Court: Two Two sentenced to 34 to 44 years for child abuse

By Lauren Brant

District Court was held on Tuesday, May 16 at 9:15 a.m. at the Sheridan County Courthouse in Rushville, Neb., with Judge Travis O’Gorman presiding.

The case of Logan Lundahl, et. al versus Lilia Chavarin et. al was set for a motion for default judgment. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank was present to ask the court to dismiss charges against his clients because Chavarin has filing restrictions in other courts. Chavarin filed a motion for default judgment on two defendants who did

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Fireworks: Celebrate By Making A Bang - Safely

By Berklie Haag

With Independence Day fast approaching, adults and children are overwhelmed with anticipation of celebration and fireworks. Even with the excitement of July 4, people need to be safe and responsible with their firework use. 

June 24 is the day that the state of Nebraska issues as the day that firework sales may begin. The City of Gordon allows fireworks to be sold from June 25 to July 4. Fireworks may be discharged between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. from June 25 to July 3 and

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Gordon Theater moves forward with purchases following big fundraising weekend

By Jordan Huether

It has been a big week for the Gordon Movie Theater. On Thursday and Friday of last week, the Albany 4-H club held a yard sale fundraiser to help the theater purchase seats, raising $632 for the cause. Then, Open Range Beef helped put on a meat sale and hamburger feed at the theater Saturday which raised another $9,400, putting the total for the week over $10,000.

A long line had already formed at the meat sale before the meat had even arrived at the scene. By noon, only two

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Memorial Day Services remember fallen soldiers

By Lauren Brant

The sun beamed down on all Sheridan County cemeteries for the Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30. People arrived early to place flowers and American flags on graves of loved ones who lost their lives serving our country.

The American Legion Post #161, #34, and #239 honored fallen service men and women with the presentation of the nation’s colors and firing three volleys. 

Master Sgt. Carl Dehling of the Army National Guard in Chadron was the guest speaker for

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Weidemann hired as new GMHS CEO

By Jordan Huether

Gordon Memorial Health Services has a new CEO at the helm, quelling a brief period of uncertainty following the departure of William Giles in December. Don Weidemann comes to Gordon from Tucumcari, New Mexico where he was Regional Administrator at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital.

Weidemann brings over 20 years of experience to the position, including eight years spent in Asia where he resuscitated  a struggling, three-campus clinic in Guam and developed a new health

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Senator Brewer awarded Quilts of Valor

By Lauren Brant

Senator Tom Brewer was awarded a Quilt of Valor for his service to our country on Wednesday, May 17 at the Nebraska State Capitol. Megann Freese, a 19-year-old 4Her, made the quilt for Sen. Brewer and the Quilt Finishers completed the quilting.

Brewer learned he was the recipient of the quilt on May 2. He was educated on the program and said a unique item on the quilt was a white embroidered piece with the quilter’s name, date, who it was presented to and when it was

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Severe thunderstorm takes out power poles

By Lauren Brant

As people prepared for bed Sunday evening, a severe thunderstorm moved through the Nebraska panhandle. The storm headed in a northeasterly direction through Crawford before going through Sheridan County.

Hay Springs had wind gusts of 71 mph as the storm moved through and almost two-tenths of an inch of precipitation. Some Sheridan County residents were traveling home and had to stop south of the town after hearing reports of large hail. In another report, a woman said the hail

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Alcohol a factor in Highway 87 accident

By Lauren Brant

On Thursday, May 4, at 1:32 p.m. the Sheridan County Sheriff’s office received a call about an accident on Highway 87. Sheriff Terry Robbins arrived on scene at 2:11 p.m.

A 2001 Chevy Suburban exited the roadway while traveling north about 13 miles north of Rushville. Robbins said it appeared the vehicle entered into the east ravine. The driver appeared to merge back onto the highway, but spun out and rolled the vehicle several times. The suburban slid down between two

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