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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Sheriff celebrates 40th year working SCF&R: Robbins recalls Randy Travis concert

By Lauren Brant

Sheridan County Sheriff Terry Robbins is celebrating his 40th year of working at the Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo. While he has several memories of the fair and rodeo, the most memorable year was 1987.

Sheriff Robbins was serving the county as a deputy at the time under Sheriff M.J. Talbot. That year, the Sheridan County Fair Board signed country music star Randy Travis as the performer. Prior to Travis becoming famous, the board had Travis sign a $13,000 contract to play at

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Rose awarded a bronze medal at the National 4-H Shooting air rifle contest

By Lauren Brant

The National 4-H Shooting air rifle division competition took place June 24-29 in Grand Island. Kenna Rose’s journey to the national competition has been one of dedication that ended with her on the podium.

Rose, age 17 of Gordon, found her passion for shooting at the age of ten, but she did not get serious about competing until five years ago.

Last year, she competed in her first national competition, the small-bore rifle division, at the National 4-H Shooting Sports

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