Hay Springs City Council discuss NPPD operational agreement; storm damage

By Marti Haag

The April 9, 2019, regular Hay Springs City Council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Members Varvel, Kearns, Marcy and Blundell were present.  Jamian Simmons, City Attorney was also present.

The minutes of the March 12, 2019, regular meeting were approved as presented. The agenda of the April 9, 2019, regular meeting was approved as presented.

Terry Rajewich with NPPD, Doug Johnson, local NPPD manager and Jennifer Branson, Chadron NPPD office manager, were

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Doctor Doak Doolittle joins Gordon Memorial Health Services

By Rachael Huether

Doctor Doak Doolittle joined Gordon Memorial Health Services on February 1, 2019. 

Doolittle grew up on a dairy farm in Story City, Iowa, which is where one of his earliest memories pointed him on the path to medical school. At age two, he jumped out of a hog house and broke his arm. Being such a small child, he thought all broken things needed to be thrown away, so when he arrived at the doctor’s office he nervously asked if the could fix his arm, to which the

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Picnic tables in Antelope Creek

At 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, while City Manager Glen Spaugh was touring some of the areas impacted by water from the recent rain and snowstorm, he noticed a picnic bench that had been pushed into Antelope Creek in Winship Park, across from the City Offices. It was determined that the bench had probably been pushed into the creek by someone driving a pickup, since it was at least four (4) feet from the bank. Dan Bishop, Public Utilities Director was able to retrieve the bench later

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Jones-Hazledine named Nebraska Young Artist

Evan Jones-Hazledine of Rushville, a junior at Gordon-Rushville, has won a Nebraska Young Artist Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

The awards recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska for their talents in visual art, dance, music, theatre and emerging media. Jones-Hazledine’s specialty area is theatre arts.

Seventy-three students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected to participate in a

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Rushville City Council hears SOS pool committee updates, moves forward with bond referendum

By Marti Haag

The regular meeting of the Rushville City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on February 25, 2019, by Mayor Chris Heiser. It was noted that there is a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room. Members present were Matt Jansen, Steph Lovell, and Brian Snyder. Also present were Mayor Heiser and City Attorney, Aaron Conn. Council member Steve Willnerd was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited aloud by all parties present. 

The minutes of

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Shadbolt going the extra mile(s)

By Rachael Huether

For many, the mere thought of running causes cringing. Not for Anna Shadbolt, who has been running competitively for a large portion of her life, including track and cross country through high school. “I’ve liked running since I was a kid. I really liked being active and outside and that’s definitely carried into my adulthood,” Shadbolt stated. She also ran through college sporadically, and competed in her first half marathon in 2014. After no

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Mayor Russell swears in new police officer Keith Wolkins, council accepts 2017-2018 year audit

By Marti Haag

The February 14, 2019, regular meeting of the Gordon City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Russell acknowledged the posting of the Open Meetings Act in the meeting room. Council members Paul, Grant, Bounous and Evans were present, as well as City Manager Glen Spaugh and City Clerk Kim Buchan.

Mayor Russell welcomed Shelby Reynolds on board as the new Deputy City Clerk.

The minutes of the January 10, 2019, regular meeting was approved as presented. The January

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Halverson, Hoos place at District Wrestling; headed to State

By India Rittgarn

The Mustang Wrestling team traveled to Broken Bow on Friday to compete in the Class C District 4 wrestling meet. 

At this meet, there were two Gordon-Rushville placers: junior Conner Halverson placed second in the 160 weight bracket and senior Hayden Hoos placed third in the 152 weight bracket. 

Both of the boys will be advancing to the state competition that will take place on February 14 and continue on to the 16. 

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Nebraska School Board Appreciation Week

Through leadership, innovation, vision and engagement, 1,700 locally elected Nebraska citizens currently volunteer their time to serve on local public school boards throughout the state, representing 244 school districts, 17 educational service units, and 312,000 students.

With that, we honor and celebrate the week of January 27th through February 2nd, 2019, as School Board Member Week in Nebraska.

Nebraska’s school boards are made up of members of various ages, races, and backgrounds

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