A Gordon-Rushville classroom receives its wish list

A classroom in Gordon received funding from Bank of the West as part of the bank’s recent community contributions. The bank fulfilled teacher Mrs. Johnson’s wish list for her classroom of 12th grade students at Gordon-Rushville High School. The project named Stage A Play, received an interactive wireless tablet for use with the classroom whiteboard.

“With a whiteboard tablet my students can edit writing, find key concepts in reading passages then illustrate for the class in a quick and

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Saving Whiteclay the top priority of missions

By Ang Gilchrist

Around 40 people gathered on Friday for a luncheon meeting to discuss improving the existing conditions at Whiteclay.

The luncheon was put on by Lakota Hope Ministry (LHM, formerly known as the ABOUT group) and attended by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department, OST Tribal officials, other area law enforcement, public health and social program representatives, Lakota veterans, local pastors and ministry directors and Whiteclay business owners. During the gathering, options

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Rushville museum to celebrate fifty years

The Sheridan County Historical Society was temporarily organized on June 19, 1933. Officers elected were B.J. Peterson, President, C.S. Marcy, 1st VP, Frank P. Coats, 2nd VP, Mrs. Grace Hummel, Sec., L.G. Lohmeyer, Trea. On July 31, 1933, the society held its first meeting and became a permanent organization. On June 12, 1957 the society was reorganized as a non-profit corporation. C.E. Benschoter was named chairman, and J.E. Reid was named secretary.

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Gordon man had chilling duty following World War II

By Con Marshall

A Gordon man has a chilling story that he’s finally willing to share some 67 years after the fact.

Don Roth, then a U.S. Army 1st lieutenant, was assigned to participate in the execution of numerous Japanese military officers for their atrocities in the Philippines after World War II.

It’s not something he’s proud of, but he was following orders or, as he puts it, “I was just doing my duty.”

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Construction starts on Rushville cell tower

By Clint Andersen

Construction began Wednesday on a new Viaero cell phone tower in Rushville. The 150 foot tall tower is being erected just east of the Pump and Pantry.

According to Matt Rodgers, Viaero’s Foundation Manager, the tower will be built in two stages. The first stage is pouring the foundation, which will be finished this week, before the second stage of constructing the tower begins after the concrete cures.

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American Horse, Wellnitz are distance stars 55 years apart

By Con Marshall

Their high school graduation dates are 55 years apart, but the two outstanding distance runners in Sheridan County annals will always have fond memories of their accomplishments. Joe American Horse was without question the outstanding distance runner in Nebraska while running the mile for Gordon High School in the mid-1950s. Now, Cole Wellnitz goes into the books as the best in the new century after earning nine medals at the Nebraska State High School Meet the past three years

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Seventeen individuals indicted for distributing methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced today that 17 individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for drug distribution offenses alleged to have occurred in and around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The charges follow a large controlled substances investigation by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety (OST-DPS) and the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, whose member agencies include Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau

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Public nuisance, dead horse disposal addressed by county commissioners

By Ang Gilchrist

Complaints, citations, and court records on file involving animal cruelty, animal neglect, disposal and loose/roaming horses on both public and private land have this community concerned and wanting action.

The property, located at the intersection of 655th Road and 190th Lane, Gordon, Neb., is owned by Vern Sager (Porcupine, S.D.) and has been leased for years by 70 year old Arthur Anthony (Tony) Daringer. Over the past several years, Tony Daringer has maintained an average

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