Trio of GRHS students finish first in ProStart Culinary Competition

Three Gordon-Rushville High School students have won the virtual Nebraska ProStart October competition. Those culinary students are James Borton, Kalon Sauer, and Trinity Taylor.

Nebraska ProStart is a career and technical program that unites the food service industry and the classroom to teach high school students culinary skills and restaurant management principles, as well as employable skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism, and time management.

The teams were challenged


Harrison opens Cherish Skincare Studio in Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

When life for the Harrison family became a little too fast and hectic in Colorado, McKenzie Harrison took a step back.

“We were just tired of the busy, expensive life in Colorado,” said Harrison.

“We were searching some options and weren’t sure where to go, I don’t know how but some way God pulled us in and sent us to Gordon,” she added.

Harrison, who is the granddaughter of Joel and Jan Waddill, made the move back to Sheridan County to


Gordon Memorial faces questions about future amid vaccine mandates

By Scott Bidroski

The future of one of the largest employers in Sheridan County may hang in the balance due to the newly mandated COVID-19 vaccine policy set forth by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid (CMS).

According to Gordon Memorial Health Services (GMHS) CEO Doris Brown, uncertainly lies ahead in the near future.

The new mandate will require all workers in medical clinics that receive Medicare and Medicaid payments to receive the vaccine. The first dose must be administered by Monday


Sugar Floss ready to satisfy sweet tooths in Sheridan County

By Scott Bidroski

While planning your next event or birthday party, you may be wondering what the missing link is. Sugar Floss Catering Cart’s owner Desireé Dierksen has the answer; cotton candy.

Dierksen, who lives in Hay Springs with her husband Matthew, is originally from Gillette, Wyoming. The pair met in college and came back to call Hay Springs home.

Dierksen’s journey into the world of cotton candy came from a very simple source; her husband really likes cotton


GRHS National Honor Society inducts 16 new members

By Scott Bidroski

On Thursday, November 4 Gordon-Rushville High School  (GRHS) held their annual National Honor Society (NHS) induction at the school.

Sixteen students were inducted into the prestigious group in a ceremony held in the cafeteria.

The NHS is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools.

The selection to NHS is based on four criteria. They are scholarship (academic


Hometown Halverson lays it on the line at the PBR Finals

By Scott Bidroski

Conner Halverson has not been one to shy away from telling you what his dreams are; be a professional bull rider.

And over the past 18 months, Halverson has made all the right moves in and out of the arena to make his dreams come true.

The culmination of his 2021 campaign was illuminated by the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada this past week as Halverson competed in the PBR Finals: Unleash the Beast.

Halverson finished the regular season in 35th place in the points


Outlaw Saloon open for business in downtown Hay Springs

By Scott Bidroski

For Hay Springs resident Dave Agnes, owning a bar and restaurant was something he has always considered dipping his toes into. Agnes also recognized a need for another option for citizens of Hay Springs and Sheridan County so he made the dive into business ownership.

“This is something I have always wanted to do,” said Agnes.

“A couple of my buddies owned bars back Colorado and then this became available so I jumped at the chance,” he added.



GRPS hears complaints from multiple citizens about Critical Race Theory

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Public School Board held their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 12. The meeting began right at 6:00 p.m. with all members being present.

Those members are President Sherry Retzlaff, Dave Johnson, Candie Johnson, Zach Kearns, Ross Janssen, and Kathy Willnerd.

The meeting was declared properly publicized and the agenda was accepted.

Public Forum was opened with 7 members of the public expressing their opinions.

Charlie Hamilton from Gordon was the


Gordon City Council accepts bid for general insurance needs

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 14. The meeting began at 6:00 p.m. sharp with all members being present.

Mayor Nancy Russell, Vice Mayor Kelly Grant, Tom Evans, Alyssa Dehart, and Tim Bounous were all present at the meeting.

Mayor Russell declared the meeting properly publicized and the Council began the meeting by approving the minutes from the September 9, 2021 meeting.

The Council then approved the August and September

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