Juvenile arrested in connection with area break-ins, thefts

A 17-year-old male juvenile is in custody at a Nebraska juvenile detention center on suspicion of burglary and theft related to several incidents occurring over the past several weeks in Chadron, Gordon and Rushville. As that suspect is under the age of 18, his name is not being released at this time. The suspect was apprehended in Chadron on Wednesday, April 12 after additional attempted burglaries were reported within the community. The suspect was taken into custody at a location where a

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Whiteclay verdict set for May 2 after 11-hour NLCC hearing

By Lauren Brant

Whiteclay has been a sore topic for many as attention on it has focused heavily on its four beer stores’ sales of large amounts of alcohol just south of the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

On Thursday, April 6, the conversation continued for over eleven hours as the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission heard testimony from elected officials, activists, and the owners of the four beer stores. The discussion was primarily limited to the adequacy of law

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Thefts continue – Vehicle stolen, more break-ins occur Monday

By Jordan Huether

A car was stolen from the 400 block of Ash Street in Gordon the morning of Monday, April 10. The vehicle, a black 2005 Chevy Equinox with local plates, was unlocked and the keys were in it at the time it was taken. The vehicle has not yet been located, and anyone with information on its whereabouts is encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency. Multiple vehicles and unlocked garages were also entered on the 200 block of 7th Street and the 900 block of Maple Street

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Vehicle break-ins extend to Rushville - now total 17

Updated March 30, 2017 – Sometime during the late evening of March 28 or early morning of March 29, at least eight vehicles were broken into in Rushville. Miscellaneous personal items, cash and at least two firearms were taken. Some of the vehicles were forcibly entered, while others were not. Due to the recent rash of break-ins, all Sheridan County residents are encouraged to not only lock your cars, but remove and secure valuables, including firearms. The individuals involved in these

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GR Speech on Fire at Districts

By Berklie Haag

The Gordon-Rushville Speech Team competed  at the C1-5 speech contest in North Platte on Tuesday, March 14. 

With very little sleep, the speech members performed their speeches because, as the team dreamed of medals and perfect performances, a fire had started in the other, unoccupied side of hotel they were staying at: The Holiday Inn Express. At 3:30 am, the kids were awoken by fire alarms going off. Each member of the team and other hotel residents were evacuated

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BOC participates in Co. Government Day, discusses Co. Assessor

By Lauren Brant

The Sheridan County Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, March 20 with all members present.

The BOC moved to accept the agenda and approved the March 13 minutes. They signed claim checks most of the morning.

The commissioners, along with members of other county offices, met with Gordon-Rushville and Hay Springs High School students to celebrate annual County Government Day, which is sponsored by the Sheridan County American Legion. The students learned about the

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Fatal car accident occurs north of Rushville

On March 14, at approximately 4:10 p.m. the Nebraska State Patrol responded to a crash 10 miles north of Rushville that claimed the life of Michael S Hawk, age 21, of Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

Hawk was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Explorer being driven by 25-year-old William Reddy of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.  The Explorer lost control on a curve, exited the roadway, and rolled.  Hawk was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.  Reddy was transported to the Pine Ridge

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Sitting Holys arrested on felony assault warrants

According to the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Nebraska State Patrol troopers and S.W.A.T. team members in executing arrest warrants on two individuals in Hay Springs, Nebraska. 50-year-old Juel James Sitting Holy and 29-year-old Alyson Sitting Holy were arrested on felony assault warrants for events alleged to have occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m. Monday morning when an

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Andersen receives 2017 North Central Region Volunteer of the Year

By Lauren Brant

Clint Andersen has been a 4-H volunteer between 50 to 100 hours a year for over 27 years. During the 4-H Achievement night last fall, Andersen was announced as the 2017 Nebraska Lifetime Volunteer of the Year. “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be selected for this award,” said Andersen. “Thousands of people volunteer their time to make 4-H such an outstanding organization, so to be honored in this way is truly amazing to me.”

4-H Extension

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