Gordon-Rushville school board discusses budget for 2018-19 school year, approves purchase of 2020 Thomas Bus

By Rachael Huether

The Gordon-Rushville School Board met September 10, 2018,  at 5:00 p.m. Board member Kari Johnson was absent. The meeting was called to order and it was noted that the guidelines of the  Nebraska Open Meetings Law would be followed. The agenda was accepted as presented.

A public hearing on the 2018-2019 budget was opened at 5:03 p.m. Superintendent Lori Liggett discussed with the board the numbers on the budget, and how they compare with the budget for each year


Accident on Saturday takes life of local boy

By Rachael Huether

On Saturday, September 8, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a rollover car accident near Gordon occurred. Eli Hunter, a freshman at Gordon-Rushville High School, passed away due to injuries from the accident.

According to County Attorney Jamian Simmons, “It appears the accident occurred on 190th Road about a mile east of Gordon. It appears Elijah Hunter was driving the vehicle southbound when he lost control of the vehicle, which rolled. It does not appear restraints were


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

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