Nebraska State Patrol fires Trooper Flick, two officers leave following internal investigation

By Lauren Brant

Investigation into a 2016 incident north of Gordon has resulted in the Nebraska State Patrol firing Trooper Tim Flick.

It was previously reported that former U.S. attorney Joe Stecher was appointed to investigate and prosecute troopers involved in use-of-force incidents following a fatal accident north of Gordon. On Oct. 3, 2016, a high-speed chase resulted in the death of 32-year-old Antoine L. Ladeaux after Trooper Flick used a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) to spin the

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Hay Springs spreads holiday spirit at The Night, Lights and Music

By Lauren Brant

The community congregated at the Hay Springs auditorium to celebrate the holiday season at The Night, The Lights and Music on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The high school band opened the program playing Christmas Echo, A Swingin’ Holiday, and Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Within the holiday swing ensemble, Hay Spring Music teacher Raime Varvel informed the audience the students’ rendition of We Three King’s, Silent Night, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

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Sheridan submits resignation as Gordon City Manager

By Jordan Huether

Gordon City Manager Jacob Sheridan officially gave notice to the city council Monday, Dec. 18 that he would be resigning his position effective February 9, 2018.

In a letter to the council and Mayor Nancy Russell, Sheridan cites a desire to move closer to extended family as his reason for leaving. Sheridan adds that he intends to spend the remaining months working to find and train a suitable replacement.

 
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Nebraska Minority Resource Center receives $1,000 Shopko Foundation grant for diabetes/obesity prevention program

By Jordan Huether

Local non-profit Nebraska Minority Resource Center received a $1,000 grant from the Shopko Foundation to help support their diabetes and obesity prevention program “Rethink your Drink.”

“As our organization continues to grow, and with local support from generous Corporations like Shopko hometown, we will be able to offer more programs for our American Indian and minority community members,” the organization said in a statement.

NMRC will be offering

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Sheridan County gets first snow of winter: Were you prepared?

By Lauren Brant

Snow has finally arrived in Sheridan County after weeks of warmer weather. The snow began falling early Monday morning as wind gusts were reported into the mid-40s, making travel difficult on the morning commute. Snow accumulations were reported between 1 in. to 2 in. across the Panhandle.

With the Wednesday and Thursday forecasts calling for 20 to 30 percent chance of snow showers, winter has arrived. As we work to seal up our homes and fill our cabinets before the big

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Corn fire north of Gordon burns 50 acres

By Lauren Brant

The Gordon Fire Department received a call at 1:07 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 about a fire north of town. 

The fire was about 6 mi. northeast of Gordon and about 2 mi. east of Highway 20 on Ty and Kelly Fish’s property. It started after a corn picker head caught on fire during the earlage corn harvest. The corn picker head is an attachment that mounts to the front of a corn chopper. There were no injuries from the incident, but the corn picker head was ruled a

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GRHS One Act Makes History – Sweeps Districts

The Gordon-Rushville One Act Play won the Class B District One Act Contest last Friday in Gothenburg, Neb. Though they have placed third and second in class C at the state level, this is the first time the One Act has qualified in class B.

There were eight plays in the district competition Mitchell, Sidney, Ogallala, Gothenburg, Chase County, Hershey, Chadron and Gordon-Rushville. The play The Balkan Women swept one of the toughest districts in the state with a first place from all three

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Hay Springs students perform We Loathe Our Customers one act

By Lauren Brant

The Hay Springs one act We Loathe Our Customers opens in the Maximum Office store known for employees who mess with the customers.

Payton Schoenhals plays Bailey, an employee at Maximum Office. Bailey Scherbarth is Bailey’s first customer of the day. As the customer explains what she is looking for, Bailey interrupts and says they are sold out. The conversation continues about whether Bailey is an employee and when the customer asks to speak to the manager, Bailey

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What’s up with the Litter? Keep Sheridan County Beautiful

By Lauren Brant

Sheridan County is comprised of landscapes from plains and the Sandhills to the Black Hills, but the beauty is being covered with trash. It’s not the radioactive waste, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or even other toxic fuels; it’s plastic, fast food, cans, and more.

The definition of litter as per state statute encompasses all waste material thrown out on a property within the state, except for wastes of farming or manufacturing. State statute 28-523 explains

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