Rushville City Council approves Telecom West’s lease agreement, gets update on Library project

By Scott Bidroski

The Rushville City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 31 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Chris Heiser began the meeting by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Council members present at the meeting included Heiser, Curt Gilchrist, Amanda Haller, and Steve Willnerd. Matt Jansen was absent.

The minutes from September were skipped and moved for approval at the next meeting.

The September Treasurer’s Report was approved by the


Three new members welcomed into GRHS National Honor Society

By Scott Bidroski

On Thursday, November 3, Gordon-Rushville High School (GRHS) held their annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction at the school.

Three students were inducted into the prestigious group in a ceremony held in the gymnasium.

The NHS is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools.

The selection to NHS is based on four criteria. They are scholarship (academic achievement)


Alyssa DeHart named Responder of the Year

By Scott Bidroski

In a ceremony held on Saturday, November 5, the Gordon Volunteer Rescue Squad (GVRS) gave out its highest honor, Responder of the Year.

Alyssa DeHart, who has responded to 215 of the 294 total calls since January 1 of this year, was given the award.

“Alyssa has a strong sense of community and determination to do her best at whatever she sets her mind to,” said GVRS Chief Candy Allison.

“Her skills and instinct have expanded exponentially since becoming


Mari Sandoz Historical Marker restored south of Gordon

By Shannon Smith, President of the Mari Sandoz Society

On Tuesday, October 25, Nebraska Department of Transportation workers Ryan Kozal, Chris Frandson, and Taylon Pascoe reinstalled the Mari Sandoz Nebraska Historical Marker about 30 miles south of Gordon. The marker was unveiled on Sunday, August 11, 1968, two years after Sandoz died of cancer in New York City on March 10, 1966. Mari did not want a big ceremony or funeral and she requested that she be buried in the Sandhills on her


Rushville honors its veterans from past to present with hanging of banners

By Scott Bidroski

In a large cooperative effort, the City of Rushville has put together an amazing project to honor its own who have served in the military.

As Veterans Day (November 11) quickly approaches, the fruits of that project are now on full display throughout Rushville.

The idea came from Rushville Chamber of Commerce charter member Amanda Haller and it rolled downhill from there.

Chamber member Kris House began the tedious process of collecting photos, information, and


Gordon City Council takes next step in street repairs

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon City Council held their regular monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13.

All members of the Council were present. That included Mayor Nancy Russell, Kelly Grant, Alyssa DeHart, Tim Bounous, and Tom Evans.

The minutes from the Sept. 8 regular meeting and the minutes from the Sept. 15 special meeting were approved by the Council.

They followed that up by approving the August and September Treasurer’s Report after a discussion with City Manager


Fifty years and counting, Gordon Lions Club continues to impact local community and beyond

By Scott Bidroski

A local organization that prides itself on continuously giving back to it’s community has just celebrated a 50 year anniversary.

But for the Gordon Lions Club it was just another day in the books of positively impacting their community. 

The local chapter of the Gordon Lions Club is part of an international organization that has 48,000 clubs in 210 counties with an estimated 1.4 million members. Those numbers make it the largest service organization in the


Six members strong, Haller family gives back to Gordon & Rushville through firefighting

By Scott Bidroski

In what we can only imagine was a bit of a rowdy household, Larry and Carolyn Haller raised five boys southeast of Clinton.

The brothers attended Rushville High School and put down their roots in Sheridan County.

But a calling for service was also in their blood with all four answering the bell and becoming volunteer firemen.

For John, Mark, Richard, and Leonard Haller, the call to become a volunteer firefighter was one they were proud to take. That desire to help their


October marks National Physical Therapy month and GMH has you covered

By Scott Bidroski

We’ve all been there. Tried to cash a check that our body was unable to deliver on. Took a fall on that Panhandle icy sidewalk. Had that old sports injury sneak back up on us in our later years.

If you found yourself relating to any of those situations, there is a good chance you have needed some rehabilitative services.

And luckily for you, there are some outstanding options here in Sheridan County.

Gordon Memorial Health Services offers a full line of Rehab

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