Misner sentenced to 45 days in jail; $15,000+ in restitution

By Scott Bidroski

The ongoing saga of the Gordon Chamber of Commerce and it’s former director has reached a conclusion in the court system.

Raymond Misner, former Chamber Executive Director, was sentenced to 45 days of concurrent jail to be served in the Sheridan County Jail.

Misner was also sentenced to five years of probation during which he will be required to pay $15,089.48 in restitution to the Gordon Chamber of Commerce.

Misner plead guilty to the charge of a Class 4 Felony for

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Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo Changes; Details

The Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo will be held July 23-31. After last year and COVID changes, many new details are in store for Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo. Agricultural Society President, Scott Lindsey explained “The biggest change  being our two-day Open Rodeo has now been changed to a three-night PRCA rodeo. After the overwhelming success and support from the community in 2019 and 2020 for our PRCA rodeo in September, we decided to forego the September rodeo and move it all to

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Rushville All-School Reunion to host many events; including fireworks on July 3

By Scott Bidroski

 The Rushville All-School Reunion is set to begin over the Fourth of July weekend in Rushville with one of the highlights of weekend being a Fireworks show at the Historic Modisett Baseball Field on Saturday, July 3.

Registration will begin on Friday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gordon-Rushville Middle School (formerly Rushville High School) gym. Alumni will received their packets which will include their t-shirts, dance tickets, and any other items necessary for the

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After 37 years, Benben will step back from coaching

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon resident Shelly Benben has been on a sideline as far back as she can remember. The longtime coach is hanging it up though after 37 years of coaching in the Gordon-Rushville District.

Whether it be volleyball, track, or basketball, Coach Benben has done it all from Middle School, Intramural, and High School.

Benben is a 1975 graduate from North Loup/Scotia High School. After high school, she accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Chadron State College (CSC)

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After 35 years with GRPS, Peg Kuester set for retirement

By Scott Bidroski

A lifelong Sheridan County resident and a 35-year veteran of the Gordon-Rushville School District, Peg Kuester, is ready to begin a new chapter; retirement.

Kuester, who is a Rushville native and a 1971 graduate of Rushville High School, has filled many roles during her years in the District.

She recalls when she first began, she had a wage of $5 per hour which included health insurance, when she began her Office Manager job at Rushville High School.

“I loved my

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‘Scoot America’ rider Alex Simon passes through Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

You never know what you might see cruising down Main Street in Gordon on any given day. And on Monday, May 10 you might have seen Alex Simon cruising Main on his scooter.

Simon is riding across America on his electric scooter to raise awareness about micromobility. The trip is dually titled “Scoot America.” 

Simon defines micromobility as replacing cars with smarter alternatives on short trips. And while he recognizes this mostly applies to larger populated

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Gordon-Rushville’s Theater Department proudly presents “Grease”

By Scott Bidroski

The Gordon-Rushville Theater Department will perform the production of “Grease” this upcoming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

All four performances will take place at the Historic Plains Theatre in Rushville, Neb. The first performance will be on Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. That will be followed by two performances on Saturday , May 1 at 2 & 7 p.m. The finale will be a matinee performance on Sunday, May 2 at 2 p.m.

The general public is welcomed and encouraged

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Robotics teams from Sheridan County compete in virtual Tech Challenge

Two Robotics teams from Sheridan County competed in the virtual FIRST Tech Challenge competition on Saturday, April 17.

In the FIRST Tech Challenge teams are required to build a robot and perform tasks that in turn score points. The tasks range from shooting objects, moving objects, and much more.

The teams are also required to create and present an engineering notebook to the judges.

G-R Overdrive, a 4-H based team from Gordon, and Mike’s Dream, a community based team from Hay

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Sandry Fire Supply provides training for local Fire Departments

By Scott Bidroski

Over thirty men and women from the Gordon, Rushville, Hay Springs, and Merriman Fire Departments participated in a four-hour training this past Saturday, April 17 in Gordon.

The training focused on utilizing tools for usage in the event of an automobile accident. The training was headed by expert Bob Sandry, of Sandry Fire Supply, who demonstrated to the participants the correct technique for efficient use of the tools. Some tools that were highlighted the local departments

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