New Chapter for Gordon Livestock

By: Courtney Ostrander

On Wednesday, September 23 the official documents were signed, and the new owners of Gordon sale barn officially took over. 

Three couples will take the helm of Gordon Livestock. Eric and Kate Popkes, whom own/operate a feedlot and yearling operation together near Emmet, Nebraska. Jarrod and Paula Anderson whom feed cattle near Minatare, Nebraska. Jarrod also travels up and down Highway 20 as a weighup cow and feeder cattle buyer. Paula accompanies him on Tuesdays

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Best Painter in Omaha gives Modisett Ball Park a facelift

By Rachael Huether

Rushville alum Cory Shedeed, of Cory Dean’s Painting in Omaha, along with his crew of six, could be seen at the Modisett Ball Park in Rushville last week, giving the buildings a fresh coat of paint.

A 1991 graduate of Rushville High School, Shedeed talked about playing baseball at the Modisett Ball Park growing up. “My first year playing baseball was in little league for the Hinn’s Hornets. Lorna Hinn was my coach. After that, we started Legion Baseball

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Officer Mika joins Gordon Police Department

By Rachael Huether

Officer Brandon Mika recently joined the Gordon Police Department. While he may be new to the area, he is no stranger to law enforcement, or helping others.

Mika moved to Gordon about three months ago, after his family relocated here to work at the Pine Ridge IHS. Prior to that, he worked in Mission, S.D., as a police officer. Brandon had worked in the healthcare field as an ER tech, CNA, and EMT before deciding it was time for a change. “I’ve always liked

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Ray Misner charged with theft of property against Gordon Chamber of Commerce

By Rachael Huether

On April 9, 2020, a complaint was entered into Sheridan County Court against Raymond Misner, former Gordon Chamber of Commerce Director, for Theft of Property valued at $5,000 or more, which is a Class 2A Felony. This complaint states that from the time period of April 2017 to May 2019, Misner took or exercised control over movable property of the Gordon Chamber of Commerce with the intent to deprive them, or transfered immovable property of the Gordon Chamber of Commerce

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Panhandle schools will be operating in an alternative learning environment for the remainder of the school year

After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will remain closed and operate in an alternative learning environment for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.  

Traditional graduation ceremonies are not going to be possible this May.  Schools will be working to determine appropriate alternative methods to honor the Class of 2020 in each community, whether that be a ceremony at a later date or some other

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Farmhouse Coffee opens for business in Rushville

By Berklie Haag

There is no shortage of love in the new Farmhouse Coffee shop in Rushville. Owner Emilee Hinn has had big dreams of owning a coffee shop for many years and recently, her dreams became a reality. With friends and family by her side, Emilee serves homemade food and hot coffee with a side of love in every sip. 

The building at 133 South Main Street - adorned with the authentic copper ceiling - was a bank in the early 1900s, and then a law office for years after. Since then

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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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