Hay Springs City Council votes to move forward with condemnation, purchase of land for public waste water treatment

By Rachael Huether

The Hay Springs City Council met Tuesday, August 14, 2018, for their regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. All members were present.

The Council approved the July 10 meeting minutes, July 25 special meeting minutes, and the August 10 special meeting minutes. They also approved the agenda for the August 14 meeting as presented.

Sherrie Elwood was present to request a special liquor license for the Legion’s Fall Stag October 27, 2018. The Council approved her request.



Moore walks across Sheridan County

By Berklie Haag

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 14 and 15, John Moore walked with a cross on his back across Sheridan County on the Cowboy Trail as part of his March for Life from San Fransisco, California to Washington D.C. 

Moore is on a pilgrimage to save lives and increase the number of sonograms available to women. He started his journey in San Fransisco during the West Coast March for Life. He will end his “Walk of Faith” in Washington D.C. on January 18. This is the


Gordon City Council discusses Sunday alcohol sales, disc golf course; swears in new officer

By Rachael Huether

The Gordon City Council met Monday, August 6, 2018, at 6 p.m. All members were present.

The Council moved to accept the July 9 minutes and approved the treasurer’s report as presented. After review, the council voted to pay the unpaid bills, totaling $77,645.53. Total August bills were $200,739.70.

Officer Benjamin Plemons was sworn into the Gordon Police Department by Mayor Nancy Russell.

A public hearing was opened for Resolution 2018-16. Brad Slaughter from


Nebraska Minority Resource Center received Shopko Foundation grant

The Nebraska Minority Resource Center is pleased to announce is has received a $500 grant from the Shopko Foundation. These funds will be used for their Nutritional Services initiative and the planning for an upcoming greenhouse program.

Nebraska Miniority Resource Center’s mission is to provide services which promote and generate opportunities and wellness for the Native people, Minority groups and our youth; while also proudly promoting traditional values and celebrating


Vandalism reported around Gordon

By Lauren Brant

Officer Jeff Brewer with the Gordon Police Department responded to 213 N. Maverick St. early Tuesday morning to investigate a possible vandalism.

After visiting with the owners and walking around the property, he recorded that there was minor damage to the south side of the home. 

Over the last weekend in July and early August, the Gordon Police Department received several calls about vandalized residences, which remains under investigation. 

Gordon Police Chief


Vandalism, vehicle theft over fair and rodeo weekend

By Rachael Huether

Over the fair and rodeo weekend, local law enforcement responded to reports of vandalism and theft.

According to the Gordon Police Department and Sheridan County Sheriff, early Saturday morning it was reported that someone was trespassing in a 4-H building at the Sheridan County fairgrounds. No damage was reported, and the suspect was kicked out of the building by the Gordon Police Department, as the Sheriff’s Office was unavailable to respond.

Sometime between


Gordon native promoted to Colonel

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at two o’clock in the afternoon at the National Reconnaissance Office, Major General Roger W. Teague, USAF, Ret. presided at a ceremony honoring Lieutenant Colonel Jason C. Eisenreich on the occasion of his promotion to Colonel.  Colonel Eisenreich is currently assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office in Chantilly, Virginia as a Program Manager. Prior to this assignment, he was assigned as a student in the Air War College Class of 2018. The United


Bernard, Terry Beguin-Strong selected SCF&R grand marshals

By Lauren Brant

Bernard and Terry Beguin-Strong have been selected as grand marshals for the Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo parade, which will occur this Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. on Main St. in Gordon.

They have donated their time to help at junior rodeos and high school rodeos for years because, for them, it is about helping out the youth. “They are willing to spend countless hours helping younger kids with anything they can in Sheridan County,” wrote their daughter Charmayne

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