Sidetracks opens for business in Gordon

By Jordan Huether

A new business has come to Gordon’s Main Street. Sidetracks, a new liquor store on the south end of Gordon’s downtown business district, officially opened their doors January 13, 2020. The store is owned by Jordan and Amanda Strain and Ward Wacker of Gordon. 

The Strains, who grew up in Martin, S.D., were looking to return to a small town after several years living in Rapid City, S.D. Wacker, who is married to Amanda’s mother, pitched the idea of

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Tiensvold to be featured on this week’s episode of Forged In Fire

By Jordan Huether

Master Smith Jason Tiensvold of Rushville recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when he was invited to compete on the television series Forged In Fire. The History Channel program features a competition between bladesmiths as they attempt to recreate some of history’s most iconic edged weapons.

Tiensvold was contacted by the show last year and had to go through several interviews and reviews of past work before being selected. A few months later, he received a

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Gordon Memorial Health Services welcomes new provider, Megan O’Neil

By Jordan Huether

Gordon Memorial Health Services is welcoming their newest provider, Megan O’Neil, DNP, FNP-C, to the community with a meet and greet next Wednesday, January 15, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Hutchins Room of the hospital.

O’Neil came to Gordon in November after having lived in Cody, Wyo., for five years. She and her husband, Case, were looking for a family practice clinic in a rural area that would allow them to raise their daughter in a tight-knit community. Megan

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Scherers take over Sheridan County Journal Star

On January 1, 2020, the reins of the Sheridan County Journal Star will be turned over to Mandy Scherer, of Martin, S.D., who, along with her husband Bob, have entered into a purchase agreement with current owners Jordan and Rachael Huether.

Mandy started her newspaper career when she began working at the Bennett County Booster in December of 1999.

With the purchase of the Journal Star, the Scherers do not expect any major changes in the local newspaper.

“I would like to modernize the

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Joe’s Games brings arcade and more to Gordon

By Rachael Huether

On December 3, Joe’s Games opened their doors to the public. Walking in the door, you are greeted by a bright, friendly environment, one that you could have only dreamed of in your childhood. Colorful paintings of video game characters line every wall, surrounding a classic gaming center with the likes of Sega and Nintendo, arcade game cabinets, and sports-related games such as pool, foosball, and air hockey. Joe’s Wireless is also set up in this store, where you

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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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