Divine Rhythm to bring Aroma Touch and Bemer Therapy to Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

Another new and exciting business in Gordon has opened its door to offer its clients a new way to reset and improve their health.

Divine Rhythm is officially open, giving owner Kim Bostock the chance to do what she has always felt she should be doing; helping people feel better and improving their health.

“I’ve always wanted to help people and I feel like that is my calling,” said Bostock.

Divine Rhythm is a combination of two therapy techniques.



A new chapter begins at Essence on Main Street in Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

A mainstay nestled in the middle of Main Street in Gordon has made a change in ownership.

Julie Otte, who was born and raised in Sheridan County but was living in Lincoln, Neb., has purchased the floral shop from Amber Sasse.

Sasse started the business in 2013 and had owned it since then. The business plan was simple but it really took off in the small town of Gordon.

“When I started Essence nine years ago, it was exciting and I had so much support from my family and


Timberline Health and Fitness to provide fitness option for Rushville and beyond

By Scott Bidroski

As the calendar turns over to a new year, many people set resolutions to help improve their lives and health.

And here in Rushville, Hannah Graham is putting another tool in the tool belt for citizens who want to improve their health and wellness.

Graham, who lives south of Rushville with her family, is set to open Timberline Health and Fitness on January 15, 2022. The location of the fitness center is at 111 Loofbarrow Street in Rushville.

A Health and Fitness center was


Rushville City Council moves forward with grant process for Library

By Marti Hagg

The regular meeting of the Rushville City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on December 27, 2021 by Mayor Chris Heiser. It was noted there is a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room. Members present were Matt Jansen, Curt Gilchrist, and Amanda Haller. Also present was City Manager, Kirk Beguin and City Attorney Aaron Conn. Council Member Steve Willnerd was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited aloud by all parties present.  



Powles Ranch named AGA Commercial Producer of the Year

By Scott Bidroski

Located in southern Sheridan County near the town of Bingham, sits a ranch that has been in operation in the Sandhills since 1910.

The Powles Ranch has been built over the years utilizing the tenants that are found in the Sheridan County ranching community; hard work and tradition.

The many years of hard work were recently recognized by the American Gelbvieh Association with the 2021 Commerical Producer of Year.

The Powles Ranch Partnership began their foray into the


Gordon Elementary’s Casey Slama receives Distinguished Principal Award

By Scott Bidroski

For Gordon Elementary Principal Casey Slama, his motives for being an educator have always been displayed on the forefront.

“When I graduated with my teaching degree, I’ve always wanted to make kids laugh, feel valued, and for them to know that I care for them not just as students but as people,” said Slama.

“That philosophy only intensified when I became a principal because now I was able to influence all students, not just the ones in my


Gordon Team Roping duo cashes in big in Vegas

By Scott Bidroski

When most of us make a trip to Las Vegas, we return home with our pockets a bit lighter than they were when we left.

That was not the case for the Team Roping duo of Buddy Darnell and Lynn Hruby who hail from Gordon, Nebraska.

The pair put together an average of 38.26 seconds on 4 tries to solidify a ninth place overall finish and a nice large check of $59,000 to split at the World Series of Team Roping event.

The event, which was held on December 4-11, began with about


Trio of GRHS students finish first in ProStart Culinary Competition

Three Gordon-Rushville High School students have won the virtual Nebraska ProStart October competition. Those culinary students are James Borton, Kalon Sauer, and Trinity Taylor.

Nebraska ProStart is a career and technical program that unites the food service industry and the classroom to teach high school students culinary skills and restaurant management principles, as well as employable skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism, and time management.

The teams were challenged


Harrison opens Cherish Skincare Studio in Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

When life for the Harrison family became a little too fast and hectic in Colorado, McKenzie Harrison took a step back.

“We were just tired of the busy, expensive life in Colorado,” said Harrison.

“We were searching some options and weren’t sure where to go, I don’t know how but some way God pulled us in and sent us to Gordon,” she added.

Harrison, who is the granddaughter of Joel and Jan Waddill, made the move back to Sheridan County to

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