25 years and counting, First National Bank of Gordon celebrates Dayna Browder

By Scott Bidroski

Within the walls of the First National Bank of Gordon, there has been one constant for the past 25 years.

That constant is Dayna Browder, who joined the staff in 1998.

This Thursday, August 24 marks 25 years Browder has spent with FNB in Gordon.

“I remember my initial interview with Gary Ruse, Pat Rigglemann, Jim Smith, and Lana Merchen in 1998,” said Browder.

“At that time, I was the youngest employee at 23 years of age. They thought I would be a good


Grooms found not guilty on all six charges

By Scott Bidroski

The Sheridan County Courthouse played host to a highly anticipated jury trial this past week.

The trial would feature the defendant Gilbert Grooms facing six total counts of charges, including one count of Attempted First Degree Murder.

The trial began on Monday, August 14 with Sheridan County District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman presiding.

The trial would last until Thursday, August 17 and when the jury came back from deliberation, Grooms learned his fate.

On all


Gordon Countryside Care keeps residents on the go; looking to make more improvements

By Ellie Goings, Gordon Countryside Care Director

Gordon Countryside Care has been a fixture in our small town since the 1950s. Truth be known, small town nursing homes are struggling to keep their doors open and every facility faces hardships in this day and age. It truly is the support of amazing communities and individuals that continue to allow these small homes to go above and beyond for their residents. 

The staff at GCC has, and continues to provide excellent care for their


President Dennis Child removed from Council; parking on Main Street discussed at length

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon City Council met for their first meeting of August on Thursday, August 10.

The meeting began at 6:00 p.m. and began with an Opening Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Every member of the Council was present including President Dennis Child, Alyssa DeHart, Kelly Grant, Tim Bounous, and Tom Evans.

The first agenda item was a possible vacancy due to State Statute 19-613.

DeHart stated that current Council member Dennis Child does not live inside city limits


De La Cruz sentenced to six years in prison

By Scott Bidroski

21 year old Juan De La Cruz was sentenced in Sheridan County District Court on Tuesday, August 8.

Travis O’Gorman, the Sheridan County District Court Judge, doled out six years of prison time across 3 different charges.

De La Cruz was convicted of two counts of Child Abuse, Class IIIA felonies, and one count of Debauching a Minor, a Class I misdemeanor.

The two counts of Child Abuse each carried 36 months of jail time to be served totaling 72 months of jail


Busy Bees Childcare

By Scott Bidroski

Through a flurry of hard work and teamwork, a new childcare center has opened its doors.

Busy Bees Childcare Center had its first group of children begin on August 1, thus providing a much needed service to Gordon Memorial Health Service (GMHS) employees and the community.

Gordon native Breanna Eisenreich accepted the role of Director and has been putting in the work nonstop since she joined.

“This position is exactly what I am able to get up and do everyday with guy


Officer Fleming begins role as GRPS School Resource Officer

By Scott Bidroski

A program that took a bit of a break due to some shifting in funding has made its much anticipated appearance back within the walls of Gordon-Rushville Public Schools.

City of Gordon Police Officer Scott Fleming has been appointed the new School Resource Office (SRO) for the District and began his duties when school opened on Thursday, August 18.

The SRO took that break because the funding that was supporting it, in the form of a grant, was stopped.

This time around, the


Arianda Vives makes the jump from Spain to Sheridan County

By Scott Bidroski

It took her 14 hours on a plane leaving her home country of Spain before arriving to her home for the next year in Clinton, Neb.

But for Arianda Vives it was all worth it.

Vives is a sophomore at Gordon-Rushville High School and is spending the year learning all about America and Sheridan County.

“I wanted to come to the United States and I did not care which location,” said Vives.

“I wanted to spend an American year because it so different from


1973 Naval Class travels across Sheridan County during nationwide trip to remember classmates

By Scott Bidroski

In celebration of their 50th anniversary of graduation from the United States Naval Academy, the class of 1973 is embarking on an amazing journey.

This journey brought them into Sheridan County on Friday, September 1 after completing the 48.5 miles from Chadron to Gordon.

The riders, along with members of their support team, met at American Legion Post #34 upon completion of that day’s leg.

This journey began for this group at Navy Heights on Friday, August 4, 2023

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