Team Paul partakes in Chadron Polar Plunge

By Lauren Brant

Paul Kruger braved the cold water to participate in the Chadron Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 3 to raise money for the Chadron Rattlers Special Olympics team.

Kruger is a Gordon-Rushville High School student who competes on the Chadron Special Olympics team. His events include bocce ball, bowling, basketball, track, and powerlifting.

There were 18 plungers who participated in the event, held in the Hilltop Lanes parking lot. The event has raised $5,400 so far in pledges

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2018 election candidates

The deadline for incumbent and non-incumbent candidates has passed for the 2018 election. The following is an updated list of incumbents and non-incumbents who will appear on the ballot and the incumbents who did not file for another term. The primary election is May 15 and the general election is Nov. 6.

Sheridan County incumbents who filed for re-election

District 2 Commissioner – James Krotz

County Clerk – Sindy Coburn

County Assessor – Tina Skinner

Clerk of the

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Arrests made after law enforcement called to Gordon tennis court

By Jordan Huether

Law enforcement was called to the tennis courts in Gordon Monday following a report of reckless driving.

According to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office, Gordon PD responded to a call of people driving around and possibly “spinning cookies” at the tennis courts the evening of Monday, February 26. Several adults and two children were present when the office arrived. One 23-year-old male, Corey Cedar Face, was arrested on a 2014 warrant. At the time of his

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Mother, son killed in head-on collision near Rushville Friday

By Jordan Huether

A mother and son were killed and two people were airlifted following a head-on collision west of Rushville Friday evening.

According to the Sheridan County Attorney’s office, a two-vehicle accident, resulting in two fatalities occurred on February 23, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Highway 20, three miles west of Rushville. 

The Nebraska State Patrol reports that 31-year-old William Hilton was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when he attempted to pass a

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Hay Springs City Council accepts new city logo, discusses rate study

By Lauren Brant

Prior to the February monthly meeting of the Hay Springs City Council, Barney Whatley with Nebraska Rural Water Association met with the council at 6 p.m. to discuss city personnel policies.

The regular monthly meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. Council member Keith Kearns was absent. The council moved to approve the January 9 regular meeting minutes and the January 22 special meeting minutes as presented. The February 13 meeting agenda was

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Winter honored for 44 years with City of Gordon, Edwards named next city manager

By Lauren Brant

The Gordon City Council held a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 8 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers. Student liaison Hayden Hoos was present. Council member Tim Bounous was absent. 

Prior to opening the city council meeting, Mayor Nancy Russell presented City Manager Jacob Sheridan with a toy tractor for his time with the city. The tractor symbolized how Sheridan was going places and was also because the council knew his wife was about to have a baby boy. It

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Mustangs rally to pull off one-point win in WTC Championship

By Jordan Huether

The Gordon-Rushville boys basketball team has established their dominance of the Western Trails Conference after winning their third straight conference title on a one-point come-from-behind thriller Saturday evening at the Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff. After blowing out Hemingford by 28 points in last year’s championship game, the Mustangs had to fight to the end to pull off a 45-44 win over Bridgeport to extend their streak to three.

The Mustangs entered the

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Graduate students plan to transform Rushville grocery store into gallery/cultural center

By Lauren Brant

Architecture graduate students from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln came to Rushville on Friday, January 19. They began the semester-long studio project to transform part of the old Rushville grocery store on Main St. to an art gallery/cultural center. 

Eight of the eleven students in the course made the trip to Rushville with the goal to get to know Rushville, meet with Mel Ziegler to set goals and measure the building. While at the grocery store, the students

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Sheridan Co. schools celebrate I Love Public Schools day

By Lauren Brant

“The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.” – Todd Whitaker, American educator and speaker

Public schools provide students with opportunities to learn concepts and life skills so they grow into successful members of the community. To recognize the teachers and staff that make these environments positive and productive, Gordon-Rushville Public Schools and Hay Springs Public

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