LaRose joins staff at Gordon Memorial

By Scott Bidroski

A new face is helping patients of Sheridan County at Gordon Memorial Health Services.

Chris LaRose, Nurse Practioner, has been on staff at GMH since July 22, 2021.

And it’s been a perfect fit ever since.

“The Gordon Community has been very welcoming. I have met some wonderful people and everyone has made me feel right at home,”said LaRose.

“Small town life is what I have always enjoyed and one of the reasons I chose this area,” he


After 27 years, Gordon True Value has new owners

By Scott Bidroski

A mainstay on Main Street in Gordon will have some fresh faces behind the counter.

Kirby and Bobbi Johnson, along with their two youngest children, have moved into Sheridan County and purchased True Value.

The family was living in Loup City, Nebraska previously but had spent quite a bit of time in the Sheridan County area.

“We’ve been coming to the area regularly for the last 4 to 5 years and really fell in love with the people/way of life. We found ourselves


Marie Nelson takes center stage at Omaha Fashion Week

By Scott Bidroski

For Gordon resident Marie Nelson, months of preparation, brain-storming, and creating was crunched down into just seven minutes. In those seven minutes, Nelson’s twelve pieces she created for her showing at Omaha Fashion Week (OFW) walked the runway.

And when everything happens so fast, it’s hard to get a grasp on how it was seen by the judges. That is until Nelson received word that she was the Showcase Featured Designer Winner for the Saturday show at OFW


Gordon native Ted Ehlers involved in motorcycle accident; recovering in Colorado

By Scott Bidroski

On August 27, 2021, longtime Gordon resident Ted Ehlers was involved in a motorcycle/vehicle accident near Custer, South Dakota.

Ehlers was struck while riding his motorcycle when a driver who was under the influence crossed the center line and collided with Ehlers.

According to reports from his family, Ehlers believes he made a last second correction to avoid the head-on collision, which may have saved his life.

Ehlers was taken to a Rapid City Hospital and flighted to


GRHS Freshman Ben Meyer discovers Yellow Flag Iris at Cottonwood SRA

By Scott Bidroski

For Gordon-Rushville High School freshman and Gordon resident Ben Meyer, a recent day trip to Cottonwood Lake in Merriman turned into something special.

Meyer was out exploring with his friend Todd Schmidt, who is the Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Project Director and fellow resident of Gordon, and noticed something unusual mixed in the with the normal cattails that Cottonwood Lake is known for.

“We were at Cottonwood and I saw a plant that kind of looked like a


Senior Center in Gordon is a resource for seniors and citizens alike

By Scott Bidroski

Friends, food, and a place to gather are all things we crave. Unfortunately, things were adjusted last year for a organization here in Gordon that was a meeting place for a lot of seniors in our community.

But things have once again changed and the Gordon Senior Center is back open for regular business.

Individuals are now welcome to meet once again for coffee and get a hot meal from the organization located on 113 E. 3rd Street.

Site Manager Cheryl Eilmes, who took over


GES students greeted with Sensory Pathways on first day of 2021

By Tessa Hurlburt

Mary Thies, teacher of 24 years and current K-5 Physical Education teacher at the Gordon Elementary School, is always looking for ways to reinvent teaching. Over the summer, Thies, like any dedicated teacher, did some research to expand her knowledge of her subject. She focused on a well-known fact: kids need to move!

“I believe all students need to move in one way or another during their school day. Movement that does not interrupt others but helps them to get their


Gordon City Council swears in Alyssa DeHart as newest member; hears public complaint about vehicle speeds on Main Street

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon City Council met for their regular meeting on Thursday, August 12. The meeting was declared open at 6:00 p.m. by Vice Mayor Kelly Grant. Members present were Kelly Grant, Tim Bounous, Alyssa DeHart, and Tom Evans. Mayor Nancy Russell was not present and was excused from the meeting.

Grant declared the meeting open and referenced the Open Meetings Act at the back of the room.

The first order of business was the swearing in of the newest Council member, Alyssa


Misty Curtis settles in as Principal of GRMS & RES

By Scott Bidroski

If you find yourself roaming around the halls at Gordon-Rushville Middle School (GRMS) or Rushville Elementary School (RES) you are going to see a new face filling the role of Principal.

Misty Curtis, who has moved back into the area from Pine Bluffs, Wyo., has jumped in with both feet to fill the role.

Curtis, who was born in Alliance and moved to Hemingford in the 9th grade, is very familiar with Sheridan County and the surrounding areas.

Her education history includes a

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