Gordon/Rushville One Act Play Cast Gives Stunning Public Performance

By Marti Haag

The Gordon City Auditorium had a packed house for the public performance of Aeternum Proliem on Monday night.  Those in attendance were treated to a stunning performance by the large play cast.  Not only was the acting on point, but the special effects were striking as well.

"Aeternum Proliem", Latin for “Forever Battle” was written and is being directed by Gordon/Rushville’s very own, Candie Johnson.  A modern twist to the Passion of Christ

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Venture Custom Shop brings custom jewelry to Sheridan County

By Jordan Huether

Sheridan County has a rich history of skilled craftsmen and women. One of the recent additions to that list is Jason Venture Olsen, maker of custom carbon fiber and titanium rings.

Olsen made his first ring in 2001 while serving in the military as a machinist. A friend was getting married and asked Olsen if he would be able to fabricate him a ring from titanium. Olsen already had all the tools necessary for the task, so he decided to give it a try.

He liked the end result

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Gordon on Boil Water Notice

Updated August 30 to include new test information from Glen Spaugh and comments from Drinking Water Specialist Andy Kahle

By Jordan Huether

Residents of Gordon were shocked to learn Wednesday afternoon that their drinking water had been contaminated with E. coli bacteria. An urgent notice posted to the city’s Facebook page warned the public that its public water system had violated microbiological standards after the E. coli bacteria was detected in its distribution system during the

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Butler’s Daylight Donuts celebrates Grand Opening of shop in Gordon

By Rachael Huether

After three months in business, Butler’s Daylight Donuts held a Grand Opening on Wednesday, August 14. Jeff and Kerry Butler, owners of Butler’s Daylight Donuts in Gordon, say the positive response has been overwhelming. 

Jeff grew up in Gordon until age 17, when he moved away and then joined the military. Then, six years ago, he and his wife, Kerry, were trying to choose a vacation spot for their family of four. “We were having fun with it, kind of

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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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