Gordon car wash under new ownership

By Jordan Huether

You may have noticed a new name hanging on the outside of the car wash in Gordon. Now named Huck’s Lazerwash, the facility was purchased on June 19, 2019, by Aaron Huckfeldt.

A 2007 graduate of Gordon High School, Huckfeldt also runs his own transport company, Huckfeldt Enterprises. As someone who prides himself on keeping his vehicles clean, he said it only seemed natural to invest in a car wash. “It’s a bonus that I was able to do that in the community I

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Willis Gran: Doing what he should, and just a “tad” more

By Rachael Huether

The 2019 Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo parade Grand Marshal has been named: Willis Gran. Likely a stranger to few in the area, Willis has devoted much of his life to volunteering on various boards and organizations in Sheridan County. Along with serving on the Sheridan County Ag Society board for 32 years, Willis has also been an active member of the Gordon Lions Club for 47 years, the American Legion Post #34 for 65 years, the Willow Tree Foundation for 20 years, The

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Ostrander Wins All-Around World Champion Versatility Ranch Horse Title

The American Quarter Horse Association, Guthrie, Oklahoma – Stetson Ostrander of Gordon, Nebraska captured the All-Around Cowboy World Champion title at the Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship Show on June 22, 2019 at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Ostrander showed the American Quarter Horse BOXO Valentines Cat. The 2012 Buckskin Mare by Palo Dura Cat and out of Tracis Blue Roan, was bred by Jecca Ostrander of Gordon, NE.

Ostrander competed in six classes in the

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Betty Mapes continuing legacy of helping senior citizens

By Rachael Huether

Betty Mapes is on her ninth year of volunteering for SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). As the only volunteer in Sheridan County, Betty is vital in educating seniors and disabled individuals in our area about Medicare.

After her mother suffered a stroke in 2010, Betty was forced to learn about the different programs available to help seniors with their medical needs. Betty told her mom, “You know, if I ever get this down I’m going to volunteer

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Shadbolt headed to WCRA Finals

By Rachael Huether

Local cowboy Garrett Shadbolt has been busy making a name for himself. On May 19, Shadbolt competed in the WCRA Semi-Finals in Guthrie, Oklahoma, taking home a total of $9,000 after two strong rides, scoring 88 points on his final ride to put him in first place.

Garrett got his start riding bucking horses his junior year of high school, where he competed in a ranch bronc event in Gordon. After graduating in 2014, he hit the rodeo trail hard, and eventually landed in the

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Memorial Day Services

By Berklie Haag

To celebrate Memorial Day, various services will be held on Monday, May 27 throughout Sheridan County. 

In Rushville, the American Legion  Henry Davis Post 161 is sponsoring a service at the Fairview Cemetery at 10 am. The speaker is Stacy Sweeney. The Milburn family will provide the music and Bishop Krotz will be presiding over the service. Dinner will follow at the Legion Hall. 

Hay Springs will host their ceremony at the Hay Springs Cemetery at 10:30 a.m

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Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo Concert Lineup Announced

The concert lineup has been announced for the 2019 Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo, set for July 26 and 27.

Scott Lindsey, President for the Sheridan County Fair Board, says this year’s entertainment features Brandon Jones as the headliner Saturday night on July 27. At the Legion Friday, July 26 will be Brock Finn, and Randy Burghardt on Saturday, July 27.

The Brandon Jones Concert will take place at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.  “Jones had a huge following last year, and did

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Gordon City Council says no to Sunday alcohol sales

By Jordan Huether

The Gordon City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. with all members present.

The minutes of the April 2019 meeting were approved as presented, as well as the March 2019 Treasurer’s Report and unpaid bills. City Manager Glenn Spaugh noted there was a Ukena grant that is going toward repairs to the gazebo and stone restrooms at the city park.

Janet Hess of Lone Willow Tree Chapter, DAR addressed

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