‘The Tent’ receives an upgrade for this year’s fireworks season

By Scott Bidroski

As the ten day window that vendors are allowed to sell fireworks in Gordon was quickly closing, a building project was finished up just in time.

At the location right next to the Gordon Theatre, Crazy Ed’s Fireworks now has a brand new home.

The fireworks stand has been operating out of a tent each year in the past but the construction of new building was just completed and the business has settled in.

Ed Vinton, along with Nick and Alyssa DeHart, own and operate the


After 50 plus years, the iconic Covered Wagon restaurant is under new ownership

By Scott Bidroski

An iconic business that has anchored Main Street in Gordon for over 50 years is now under new ownership.

Two couples, who have many ties to the Gordon area, have partnered up to take over the Covered Wagon, one of Sheridan County’s staples.

Darren and Wendy Carson along with Jay and Nicole Jensen purchased the business earlier this summer and have been working hard since the transaction.

A new coat of paint on the building and the addition of the working marquee sign


Rushville Public Library is seeking donations for much needed roof and foundation repairs

By Scott Bidroski

The Rushville Public Library is heading a campaign to help with some urgent needs to its existing building.

The location at 207 Sprague Street in Rushville has been in disrepair for the past ten years.

This has lead to damage from the roof leaking which has in turn damaged the foundation of the building. A fix was put in place at one point in the past but unfortunately, it was not a permanent solution.

The estimated costs to completely fix the building are estimated near


Shots ring out in Rushville; suspect has been arrested

By Scott Bidroski

On Wednesday, June 8, gunshots rung out in Rushville, Neb. at the Sheridan Livestock Auction Company.

Once the dust settled, one man was flown to Scottsbluff to be treated for his injuries and another man was in handcuffs.

According to a Press Release from the Nebraska State Patrol, a verbal altercation broke out between Gilbert Grooms, 44, from Oglala, South Dakota and Charles Winters, 35, of Martin, South Dakota during a horse sale at the Sheridan County Livestock Auction


Peterson and Wallace earn the nod for the NSWCA Hall of Fame

By Scott Bidroski

Two Sheridan County names that are synonymous with wrestling here and beyond have received their call to the hall.

Rushville resident Kraig Peterson along with 1998 Gordon High School graduate Chad Wallace have been selected to the Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association (NSWCA) Hall of Fame.

The pair were inducted into the NSWCA Hall of Fame on Friday, June 10 during a banquet that was held in Grand Island, Neb.

Kraig Peterson’s history with the sport of


“Fortress of Sin”set for World Premiere at Gordon Theatre with Red Carpet Experience on June 11

By Scott Bidroski

Hollywood is coming to Gordon, Nebraska and all are welcome to attend.

The Gordon Theatre will be hosting a movie premiere, complete with a red carpet, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres for the release of the thriller, ‘Fortress of Sin.”

The movie features several native born Nebraskans in the cast and crew, with many having ties to Sheridan County.

The movie is set to hit the screen at 7:00 p.m. but the doors will open for the festivities at 6:00 p.m. Several


Nielsen Ranch donates beef for Steers for Students program

By Scott Bidroski

The Steers for Students program, which was created by the Sandhills Cattle Association, is having an immediate impact to Sheridan County students in its first year.

Thanks to the generous donation from Greg and Jolee Nielsen, who own and operate the Nielsen Ranch just east of Gordon, the Gordon-Rushville School District will not only be receiving the processed meat from this donation but will also receive a very unique educational opportunity in the process.

On June 29, the


GPD and Sheriff’s Dept. execute yet another search warrant

By Scott Bidroski

On Sunday, May 22, the Gordon Police Department along with the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 404 N. Main Street in Gordon, Neb.

The purpose of the warrant was to investigate the possibility of drug activity in the residence.

According to official paperwork filed in Sheridan County Court, multiple drugs were located inside the home.

In the basement, a small baggy of methamphetamine and 92 grams of amphetamine were


First National Bank of Gordon’s Cornelius Ray named to NBA’s Leadership Program

The Nebraska Banker’s Association has recently released the names of 16 candidates hand-selected to join the NBA’s 2024 Leadership Program.  

Cornelius Ray, Vice President of the First National Bank of Gordon, has been chosen to join the prestigious program. 

For the next two years, Ray will study leadership techniques in banking. He will be required to attend all Nebraska Bankers Conventions and take part in group

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