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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GRHS One Act named Western Trails Conference Champs

By Lauren Brant

The Gordon-Rushville One Act students presented "The Balkan Women" as they competed at the Western Trails Conference in Bridgeport on Tuesday, November 21 and won the conference trophy. Three actors were also recognized for all-conference. Rylan Hurd and Berklie Haag received supporting actor awards and Zak Wellnitz received the best-actor award.

The Mustangs competed against Bayard, Morrill, Bridgeport, Mitchell, Hemingford, and Kimball.

Gordon-Rushville High School One Act

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RES holds 2nd annual family bingo night

Rushville Elementary’s Connecting Parents and Students with their Communities (CSPC) Parent Group held their 2nd Family Bingo night on November 17 at 6:30. They hosted the event and provided the prizes. The CSPC Parent Group sponsors events throughout the school year to promote parental involvement in the school.

Approximately 60 people attended the event. Families were encouraged to come and play as a family. A couple of friendly “family rivalries” sprung up and added to the

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Sitting Holy found guilty in second case

By Lauren Brant

Juel Sitting Holy faces sentencing early next year after one of his four district court cases went before a jury who found the defendant guilty on all four counts.

Sitting Holy has two cases in Sheridan County District Court that have gone before a jury. In August, the defense indicated they reached an agreement with the state for a plea. The cases were set for a plea hearing on Tuesday, August 15 at 12:45 p.m. in the Box Butte County district court in Alliance. Between those

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