Break-ins, vehicle thefts continue in Gordon

According to the City of Gordon, in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 20, Gordon Police Officers responded to a possible burglary in progress near the 200 block of North Pine Street. 

Witnesses advised the officers that a vehicle that had been stolen from the 200 block of North Pine Street was seen heading west on West 2nd Street. Witnesses also informed law enforcement that a second suspect vehicle was located in the alley between North Pine and North Maple Street.

Gordon

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Sheridan County part of historic Total Solar Eclipse

By Lauren Brant

All eyes were looking up at Smith Lake as the total solar eclipse passed over southern Sheridan County on Monday, August 21.

Prior to the eclipse, scattered clouds blew through  the area as people pulled out their lawn chairs. Rushville Chamber President Kris House said she came up with the idea after a friend asked her what the chamber was planning for the eclipse. Smith Lake was chosen, as the location sits within the path of totality. “I wanted people to come

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Community finishes two bridges on Cowboy Trail

By Lauren Brant

Members of the community came out on Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 to build two bridges along Sheridan County’s section of the Cowboy Trail.

Before any work began on the bridges, Cowboy Trail West, Inc. collaborated with the Nebraska Game & Parks commission with the goal to finish the trail in Sheridan County. “We told them we could get them a grant if they could raise a 20 percent match,” said Kirk Nelson, Nebraska Game and Parks trail

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Fatal rollover accident occurs south of Whiteclay

By Lauren Brant

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office and Nebraska State Patrol responded to an accident near Whiteclay on Thursday, August 17.

Jama Bourne came upon an accident and called it into authorities. “I personally didn’t see it happen, but I saw the pickup and where it crashed, [the woman] screaming for the man underneath, but more importantly how quickly alcohol can ruin a life,” wrote Bourne. 

The call came in at 1:24 p.m. reporting a single-vehicle

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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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