Jordan Huether

Jordan Huether

Hawks advance to state championship with shutout win

By Jordan Huether

The Hay Springs Hawks football team has something special this year. They continued to prove that Friday night with a 38-0 performance over the Minatare  Indians in the Nebraska D-6 semifinal game on their home field. The Hawks have outscored their opponents 154-27 through the first three games of the playoff bracket. They now advance to face the undefeated Wilcox-Hildreth Falcons Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. MT in Kearney.

Hay Springs jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead over

Ocean of Grass coming to the Gordon Theater

By Jordan Huether

It’s not every day you have the opportunity to watch a movie featuring real-life ranching in the Nebraska Sandhills. Patrons of the Gordon Theater will have such an opportunity the weekend of Nov. 9-11 when Ocean of Grass by Georg Joutras comes to town. The film, completely shot and produced by Joutras himself, features the McGinn Family Ranch, located south of Dunning, Neb. Joutras spent two years shooting for the film, followed by another 22 months of post-production

Hyle Kutschara

Hyle Jay Kutschara, 83, of Hay Springs, Neb., died on October 9, 2018, at Pioneer Manor Nursing home in Hay Springs, Neb. Hyle was born December 19, 1934, to Charles and Louise(Vanbuskirk) Kutschara in Hay Springs, Neb. Hyle married Marilyn Kranz from Oconto, Neb., in 1957, in Hay Springs, Neb.

Hyle lived and farmed North of Hay Springs most of his life. During that time he also worked for Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) for 19 years.

Hyle was preceded in death by

Louise Metzger Blish

Louise Blish (nee Metzger), age 87, died May 15, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Louise was born November 11, 1929, to Carl Bryan (C.B.), and Zilpha Adele (Baker) Metzger. She was raised on the family cattle ranch in the Sand Hills near Merriman. She completed her primary schooling in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was a 1951 graduate of the University of Nebraska with Bachelor’s Degrees in both English and History. While in college, Louise joined the Palladian Society Literary Club where she met

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