Picnic tables in Antelope Creek

At 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, while City Manager Glen Spaugh was touring some of the areas impacted by water from the recent rain and snowstorm, he noticed a picnic bench that had been pushed into Antelope Creek in Winship Park, across from the City Offices. It was determined that the bench had probably been pushed into the creek by someone driving a pickup, since it was at least four (4) feet from the bank. Dan Bishop, Public Utilities Director was able to retrieve the bench later


Jones-Hazledine named Nebraska Young Artist

Evan Jones-Hazledine of Rushville, a junior at Gordon-Rushville, has won a Nebraska Young Artist Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

The awards recognize 11th-grade students from Nebraska for their talents in visual art, dance, music, theatre and emerging media. Jones-Hazledine’s specialty area is theatre arts.

Seventy-three students from more than 40 high schools across the state have been selected to participate in a


Rushville City Council hears SOS pool committee updates, moves forward with bond referendum

By Marti Haag

The regular meeting of the Rushville City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on February 25, 2019, by Mayor Chris Heiser. It was noted that there is a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room. Members present were Matt Jansen, Steph Lovell, and Brian Snyder. Also present were Mayor Heiser and City Attorney, Aaron Conn. Council member Steve Willnerd was absent. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited aloud by all parties present. 

The minutes of


Shadbolt going the extra mile(s)

By Rachael Huether

For many, the mere thought of running causes cringing. Not for Anna Shadbolt, who has been running competitively for a large portion of her life, including track and cross country through high school. “I’ve liked running since I was a kid. I really liked being active and outside and that’s definitely carried into my adulthood,” Shadbolt stated. She also ran through college sporadically, and competed in her first half marathon in 2014. After no


Mayor Russell swears in new police officer Keith Wolkins, council accepts 2017-2018 year audit

By Marti Haag

The February 14, 2019, regular meeting of the Gordon City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Russell acknowledged the posting of the Open Meetings Act in the meeting room. Council members Paul, Grant, Bounous and Evans were present, as well as City Manager Glen Spaugh and City Clerk Kim Buchan.

Mayor Russell welcomed Shelby Reynolds on board as the new Deputy City Clerk.

The minutes of the January 10, 2019, regular meeting was approved as presented. The January


Halverson, Hoos place at District Wrestling; headed to State

By India Rittgarn

The Mustang Wrestling team traveled to Broken Bow on Friday to compete in the Class C District 4 wrestling meet. 

At this meet, there were two Gordon-Rushville placers: junior Conner Halverson placed second in the 160 weight bracket and senior Hayden Hoos placed third in the 152 weight bracket. 

Both of the boys will be advancing to the state competition that will take place on February 14 and continue on to the 16. 


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


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


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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