District 12 FFA members compete at CSC

By Marci Luton, College Relations

Students from 16 Nebraska high schools competed Wednesday in the annual District 12 National FFA Organization Leadership Contest at Chadron State College, the site of the competition for 14 years. Representatives of the college welcomed the students and provided an overview of agricultural programs offered at CSC.

First and second place winners of each event qualify for the 91st Nebraska State FFA competition April 3-5, 2019, in Lincoln.

The winners of each


Mountain lion caught on security camera at Gordon residence has been shot

By Rachael Huether

Over the weekend, a security camera at a residence in Gordon captured images of a mountain lion in their back yard.

According to Sheridan County Attorney Jamian Simmons, the Gordon Police Department has confirmed the sightings early Sunday morning and Monday morning, both of which were captured by a home security camera at a residence near 1st and Maple Streets. 

Chief Clay Heath has confirmed that at approximately 6:00 a.m., a Gordon Police Officer, a Sheridan County


Ocean of Grass coming to the Gordon Theater

By Jordan Huether

It’s not every day you have the opportunity to watch a movie featuring real-life ranching in the Nebraska Sandhills. Patrons of the Gordon Theater will have such an opportunity the weekend of Nov. 9-11 when Ocean of Grass by Georg Joutras comes to town. The film, completely shot and produced by Joutras himself, features the McGinn Family Ranch, located south of Dunning, Neb. Joutras spent two years shooting for the film, followed by another 22 months of post-production


Parkview Lodge hoping to continue positive momentum with another four years of tax aid

By Rachael Huether

Before Rushville residents cast their votes on Proposition 1 November 6, Tom Serres, Parkview Lodge Administrator, wants to stress a simple fact: your tax dollars have not, and will not, be squandered. “If we could get this for another four years, we would be looking really well. We are looking well now. But we could start paying help what they deserve to be paid, and make updates to the building,” Serres said.

Hannah Graham, Director of Social Services &


Gordon City Manager Chad Edwards resigns; farmer’s market discussed

By Rachael Huether

The Gordon City Council met Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 6 p.m. Tom Evans was absent.

The council moved to accept the September 13 minutes and approved the August treasurer’s report as presented. After review, the council voted to pay the unpaid bills, totaling $84,337.54. Total October bills were $434,268.46.

Leah Olsen of Wellspring Chapel requested a closure of East 5th Street from Main Street to Elm Street for a trunk-or-treat event on October 31 from 4:00 p.m


Changing hearts, one step at a time

By Rachael Huether

When asked why he decided to walk across the United States, George Ross simply replied, “God.”

On July 27, 2018, Ross left his job as a carpenter in Syracuse, N.Y.,  and got rid of all his possessions so he could walk across the Country, hoping to encourage others to seek out God, and make a better tomorrow for our children.

“I just got caught up in chasing my tail, thinking about the proverbial dollar, and once I found God, none of it seemed to

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