Kiesner and Iles take the stage at Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo

By Scott Bidroski

Rider Kiesner and Bethany Iles have traveled around the world and been featured at the country’s largest rodeos. And now they will be right in your backyard, taking to the dirt at the McGinley Arena during the Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo.

The pair, who just earned the 2020 PRCA Dress Act of the Year, look to impress and amaze even the most seasoned rodeo fans. Kiesner and Iles, who have been performing together for the past four years, will have three performances

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Summer fun in Gordon; Wayland Park Disc Golf Course provides fun and exercise for all ages

By Scott Bidroski

I’ll admit it, I’d never played Disc Golf before. I’d played about every sport you can play recreationally and competitively, but not Disc Golf.

I headed out to Wayland Park this past week to try out this emerging sport on the newly upgraded Disc Golf course that weaves throughout the beautiful park in Gordon.

Before I went out to play, I swung by True Value in Gordon to pick up a convenient three pack of discs. It cost me just over $20 for the equipment

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The man behind the mask; Alan Toof receives award for 30 years of umpiring

By Scott Bidroski

If you have ventured out to a ballpark to watch baseball in Sheridan County over the last 30 years, chances are you have seen Alan Toof doing what he loves; umpiring America’s Pastime.

Toof, a 1978 Hay Springs High School graduate who now resides in Chadron, has been a staple at ballparks all throughout the Panhandle since 1991. This includes Kiwanis Field in Gordon and the Historic Modisett Ballpark in Rushville.

Before a game held at Modisett Ballpark on Tuesday

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Misner sentenced to 45 days in jail; $15,000+ in restitution

By Scott Bidroski

The ongoing saga of the Gordon Chamber of Commerce and it’s former director has reached a conclusion in the court system.

Raymond Misner, former Chamber Executive Director, was sentenced to 45 days of concurrent jail to be served in the Sheridan County Jail.

Misner was also sentenced to five years of probation during which he will be required to pay $15,089.48 in restitution to the Gordon Chamber of Commerce.

Misner plead guilty to the charge of a Class 4 Felony for

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Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo Changes; Details

The Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo will be held July 23-31. After last year and COVID changes, many new details are in store for Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo. Agricultural Society President, Scott Lindsey explained “The biggest change  being our two-day Open Rodeo has now been changed to a three-night PRCA rodeo. After the overwhelming success and support from the community in 2019 and 2020 for our PRCA rodeo in September, we decided to forego the September rodeo and move it all to

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Rushville All-School Reunion to host many events; including fireworks on July 3

By Scott Bidroski

 The Rushville All-School Reunion is set to begin over the Fourth of July weekend in Rushville with one of the highlights of weekend being a Fireworks show at the Historic Modisett Baseball Field on Saturday, July 3.

Registration will begin on Friday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gordon-Rushville Middle School (formerly Rushville High School) gym. Alumni will received their packets which will include their t-shirts, dance tickets, and any other items necessary for the

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After 37 years, Benben will step back from coaching

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon resident Shelly Benben has been on a sideline as far back as she can remember. The longtime coach is hanging it up though after 37 years of coaching in the Gordon-Rushville District.

Whether it be volleyball, track, or basketball, Coach Benben has done it all from Middle School, Intramural, and High School.

Benben is a 1975 graduate from North Loup/Scotia High School. After high school, she accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Chadron State College (CSC)

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After 35 years with GRPS, Peg Kuester set for retirement

By Scott Bidroski

A lifelong Sheridan County resident and a 35-year veteran of the Gordon-Rushville School District, Peg Kuester, is ready to begin a new chapter; retirement.

Kuester, who is a Rushville native and a 1971 graduate of Rushville High School, has filled many roles during her years in the District.

She recalls when she first began, she had a wage of $5 per hour which included health insurance, when she began her Office Manager job at Rushville High School.

“I loved my

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‘Scoot America’ rider Alex Simon passes through Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

You never know what you might see cruising down Main Street in Gordon on any given day. And on Monday, May 10 you might have seen Alex Simon cruising Main on his scooter.

Simon is riding across America on his electric scooter to raise awareness about micromobility. The trip is dually titled “Scoot America.” 

Simon defines micromobility as replacing cars with smarter alternatives on short trips. And while he recognizes this mostly applies to larger populated

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