April is Occupational Therapy Month; Meet your OT, Erin Sandoz

By Scott Bidroski

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has declared the month of April as Occupational Therapy Month. And at Gordon Memorial Hospital (GMH), a familiar face fills the role of Occupational Therapist.

Erin (Kruger) Sandoz, a 2013 graduate of Gordon-Rushville High School, is your local choice for Occupational Therapy in Sheridan County.

Sandoz, along with her husband Thomas and daughter Hallie, have set up shop here in Sheridan County, a place where Sandoz is all

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Feddersen Family Purchases Sandage Feeds

By Scott Bidroski

After 38 years of ownership under Gordon resident Diane Sandage, Sandage Feeds will make the transition to a new chapter.

As of March 1, the Feddersen family from Rushville has purchased the feed business from Sandage. A new name is coming soon, once all the legal hoops have been jumped through.

The Feddersen’s ranch near Rushville along with being partners in an AI Business with Judd Hoos. So cattle is not only a business to them, it’s a way of life.

“I

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Senators Sasse and Fischer Nominate Bourne for the Air Force Academy

By Scott Bidroski

For Gordon-Rushville High School senior Alliah Bourne, her plans for the future are set in motion.

Bourne was selected as a Military Academy Nomination for Class of 2025 by both Nebraska State Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse earlier this year. She received her letter of acceptance this past week to make it official.

“It is my pleasure to nominate this impressive group of Nebraska students for our nation’s prestigious military academies. All of these students

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Mustang Wrestlers Take the Mat in Omaha; Freeseman Brings Home Some Hardware

By Scott Bidroski

The 2020-21 season for the Gordon-Rushville wrestling team culminated this past weekend with a trip to the NSAA State Wrestling Championships held at the CHI Center in Omaha.

Five Mustang wrestlers qualified for the tournament, the most for the program since 2010.

Here is a recap of the action for the Mustang wrestlers.

Freshman Tucker Banister Banister took the mat in the 120 weight class. His first bout was against Lance Olberding from Fort Calhoun who was a returning

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Craven Feed begins a new chapter for Gordon business

By Scott Bidroski

Some familiar faces around Sheridan County have began a new venture.

Kent and Kayti Schwarting have purchased the former Otte Feeds and hope to continue the long standing tradition of fulfilling the feed needs for local producers.

The building that sits on the south edge of Gordon has housed a feed store since Marv and Naomi Businger founded Businger Feeds. It was then purchased in 2006 and renamed to Otte Feeds. The Schwartings purchased the business on February 10

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Johndreau’s to bring dentistry back to Rushville

By Scott Bidroski

When Horizon West Dental consolidated the Rushville and Crawford location at the beginning of 2021, it created a void in the Sheridan County community. But that void seems to be short-lived.

Building owners Chuck and Janet Hinn and Shirley Wiles have reached a preliminary agreement with Sheridan County native Stephen Johndreau, his wife Melissa, and their family to bring back dentistry to the Rushville location.

The only catch; Johndreau is obligated to the United States

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Redman Takes Home Third Place at State

By Scott Bidroski

For the first time in it’s program history, Gordon-Rushville had a female wrestler wearing the blue and orange singlet. But for sophomore Josie Redman, it was not just for show.

Redman took home the bronze with a third place finish in the 124 weight class at the NSWCA Girls High School State Tournament in York, Nebraska. The tournament took place over Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. She capped off an impressive season, posting a 19-6 record in the 2020-21

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Gordon’s Casey Walton Honored by Nebraska American Legion Riders

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon resident Casey Walton founded the American Legion Riders (ALR) chapter at Gordon Post 34 in 2014 to help honor and pay tribute to our Nation’s Veterans.  His many years of service and commitment to the organization has come to fruition with Walton receiving the 2020 Robert N. “Corndog” Swanson Memorial Award.

The award is presented annually to a Nebraska ALR rider who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Chapter, Post, and Community.

The

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Box Tops Puts Cash Into Our Local Schools

By Scott Bidroski

The dreaded grocery receipt.  It ends up on the kitchen floor, on the floorboards of your vehicle, or blowing away in the wind.

Residents of Sheridan County, hold on to that piece of paper! 

Box Tops for Education is a program that many are familiar with.  It has provided millions of dollars to schools across the country.  But the days of getting your scissors out and cutting are over.

With the launching of it’s new application for your phone, you

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