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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Hay Springs City Council holds street hearing, proclaims January Radon Action Month

By Marti Haag

The Hay Springs City Council held a regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. on January 8, in conjunction with the One and Six Year Street Program hearing.

A hearing on the 2018/2019 One and Six Year Street Program was opened at 7:00 p.m. The hearing was led by Anthony Krajewski, a representative for Baker and Associates. Krajewski explained that the program is funded by the State of Nebraska through the gasoline taxes, and the program is the yearly activities that need to be completed in

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Gordon City Council recognizes Officer Jeff Brewer for 36 years of service; offers City Manager position to Deputy Clerk Glen Spaugh

By Rachael Huether

The Gordon City Council met at 6:00 p.m. on December 13. All members were present.

Mayor Nancy Russell noted the Open Meetings Laws posted in the back of the meeting room.

The minutes from the November 8 meeting were approved as presented, along with the October Treasurer’s Report. Also approved were the paid bills totaling $97,808.23 and the unpaid bills totaling $93,451.96.

Gordon Police Officer and School Resource Officer Jeff Brewer was presented with an award

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District 12 FFA members compete at CSC

By Marci Luton, College Relations

Students from 16 Nebraska high schools competed Wednesday in the annual District 12 National FFA Organization Leadership Contest at Chadron State College, the site of the competition for 14 years. Representatives of the college welcomed the students and provided an overview of agricultural programs offered at CSC.

First and second place winners of each event qualify for the 91st Nebraska State FFA competition April 3-5, 2019, in Lincoln.

The winners of each

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Mountain lion caught on security camera at Gordon residence has been shot

By Rachael Huether

Over the weekend, a security camera at a residence in Gordon captured images of a mountain lion in their back yard.

According to Sheridan County Attorney Jamian Simmons, the Gordon Police Department has confirmed the sightings early Sunday morning and Monday morning, both of which were captured by a home security camera at a residence near 1st and Maple Streets. 

Chief Clay Heath has confirmed that at approximately 6:00 a.m., a Gordon Police Officer, a Sheridan County

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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

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Parkview Lodge hoping to continue positive momentum with another four years of tax aid

By Rachael Huether

Before Rushville residents cast their votes on Proposition 1 November 6, Tom Serres, Parkview Lodge Administrator, wants to stress a simple fact: your tax dollars have not, and will not, be squandered. “If we could get this for another four years, we would be looking really well. We are looking well now. But we could start paying help what they deserve to be paid, and make updates to the building,” Serres said.

Hannah Graham, Director of Social Services &

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