Blizzard buries Sheridan Co. in Snow

By Berklie Haag

The National Weather Service  reported significant snowfall across West and North-Central Nebraska on Tuesday, January 24 through Wednesday, January 25. 

On the 24th of January, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning. They advised against travel due to the possibility of light snow and strong northwest winds reaching gusts up to 30 mph. 

All around Sheridan County, road conditions worsened as the snow built up and the wind blew, causing


Sheridan County Players’ “Almost Maine” ends this weekend

“Almost Maine” is clever, inventive and a bit off-kilter. This is a modern tragicomedy where love is explored through a series of whimsical two-character vignettes. It takes a witty, yet moving, look at the perils of romance in a remote mythical almost-town. It is beautifully structured with enchanting, surprise endings that will appeal to a mature audience; those who have fallen in and out of love.

The play has garnered critical acclaim and broke box office records. It is an


Sheridan Livestock has largest sale in history, celebrates 70 years

By Lauren O’Brien

Sheridan Livestock Auction Company, Inc., in Rushville, Neb., held their largest feeder cattle auction ever on Wednesday, January 11 selling 7,143 head.

In preparation of the sale, about eight people organized the event along with fifty people who ran the cafe, office, yard, and auction ring. The top steers sold during the auction went for $181.

Prior to the January 11 sale, the previous record was 6,600 head.

Owner Dan Otte said, “our producers in the area


GRHS Digital Marquee up and running

By Jordan Huether

When Jerry Jackson passed away in September of 2011, his family created a memorial to help purchase an electronic marquee to be placed at Gordon-Rushville High School, where Jerry served as a custodian for many years. Thanks to the memorial, the school was able to purchase and install a new digital marquee to the east of the high school over winter break.

The digital sign is able to scroll through several different messages on both sides to help keep parents, students and


Gordon Memorial Hospital Receives Haller-Neumann Trust Funds

Since 2007, a $1.3 million trust was established to come due in December 2016. The recipient: Gordon Memorial Hospital District. The Trust: Haller-Neumann Trust. With careful watch, from the executor of the Trust, Robert Russell, the Trust met its maturity and requirements set forth by Mr. Dalas Neumann himself. 

The Haller-Neumann Trust, established in 2007, was created to honor the memory of Dalas Neumann, with the entire principal and remaining funds of his income and estate to be paid


Gordon Theater meets fundraising goal

Gordon Community Theater, Inc. entered the new year still $20,000 shy of meeting their fundraising goal of $208,000. The deficit didn’t last long, however – by January 2, the match had been met thanks to a $21,000 Greater Good Grant from the Panhandle Partnership.  The grant satisfies the match required by the $50,000 Peter-Kiewit Grant the theater received last spring and allows for construction to begin on the building.

Final demolition will take place as soon as possible


Sheridan County Commissioners recommend renewal of Whiteclay Liquor Licenses

By Lauren O’Brien


   On Tuesday, January 10, the Sheridan County Commissioners unanimously voted to recommend the renewal of all four liquor licenses to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.

   Commissioner James Krotz read a statement stating "it is my opinion that the Sheridan County Sheriff's Department does provide adequate law enforcement."

   Commissioner Loren Paul also voiced his thoughts about alcoholism before the BOC announced


Final decision made on VA reconfiguration – Hot Springs campus to remain open

Hot Springs, SD - Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, has made his decision regarding the proposed reconfiguration of VA Black Hills Health Care System.

Secretary McDonald has elected to move forward with VA’s preferred alternative that was evaluated in the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

VA’s preferred alternative includes renovating building 12 at Hot Springs for outpatient services and dialysis. The VA BHHCS Call Center and VISN Call Center


Twisted Turtle Pub opens for business in Rushville

By Lauren O’Brien

The Twisted Turtle Pub at 129 N. Main St. in Rushville had a soft opening on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31.

Owners Courtney and Tosha Fuller enjoyed helping their customers and making pizzas and salads after all the hard work. The Fuller’s have discussed expanding their menu as they go, but as they launch the business they will stick to the basics.

They officially owned the building a year ago in August and worked to create a welcoming

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