Craven Feed begins a new chapter for Gordon business

By Scott Bidroski

Some familiar faces around Sheridan County have began a new venture.

Kent and Kayti Schwarting have purchased the former Otte Feeds and hope to continue the long standing tradition of fulfilling the feed needs for local producers.

The building that sits on the south edge of Gordon has housed a feed store since Marv and Naomi Businger founded Businger Feeds. It was then purchased in 2006 and renamed to Otte Feeds. The Schwartings purchased the business on February 10

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Johndreau’s to bring dentistry back to Rushville

By Scott Bidroski

When Horizon West Dental consolidated the Rushville and Crawford location at the beginning of 2021, it created a void in the Sheridan County community. But that void seems to be short-lived.

Building owners Chuck and Janet Hinn and Shirley Wiles have reached a preliminary agreement with Sheridan County native Stephen Johndreau, his wife Melissa, and their family to bring back dentistry to the Rushville location.

The only catch; Johndreau is obligated to the United States

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Redman Takes Home Third Place at State

By Scott Bidroski

For the first time in it’s program history, Gordon-Rushville had a female wrestler wearing the blue and orange singlet. But for sophomore Josie Redman, it was not just for show.

Redman took home the bronze with a third place finish in the 124 weight class at the NSWCA Girls High School State Tournament in York, Nebraska. The tournament took place over Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30. She capped off an impressive season, posting a 19-6 record in the 2020-21

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Gordon’s Casey Walton Honored by Nebraska American Legion Riders

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon resident Casey Walton founded the American Legion Riders (ALR) chapter at Gordon Post 34 in 2014 to help honor and pay tribute to our Nation’s Veterans.  His many years of service and commitment to the organization has come to fruition with Walton receiving the 2020 Robert N. “Corndog” Swanson Memorial Award.

The award is presented annually to a Nebraska ALR rider who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Chapter, Post, and Community.

The

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Box Tops Puts Cash Into Our Local Schools

By Scott Bidroski

The dreaded grocery receipt.  It ends up on the kitchen floor, on the floorboards of your vehicle, or blowing away in the wind.

Residents of Sheridan County, hold on to that piece of paper! 

Box Tops for Education is a program that many are familiar with.  It has provided millions of dollars to schools across the country.  But the days of getting your scissors out and cutting are over.

With the launching of it’s new application for your phone, you

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Rushville City Council Swears in New Member; Appoints City Officials

By Marti Haag

The regular meeting of the Rushville City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on

December 28, 2020 by Mayor Chris Heiser.  It was noted there is a copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room.  Members present were Matt Jansen, Brian Snyder, and Steve Willnerd. Member Steph Lovell was present via phone conference. Also present was City Attorney, Aaron Conn.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited aloud by all parties present.  

The

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Black Elk Answers the Call and Becomes a Collegiate Athlete

By Scott Bidroski

While it was an interesting call for help, 2018 Gordon-Rushville graduate Andrew Black Elk still answered the bell.

Black Elk is attending college at Peru State in Peru, Neb.  and is taking classes towards a teaching degree.  Black Elk is working towards fulfilling his dream of being a high school math teacher.

One day, he received an email from the athletic department asking for male runners to join the Cross Country Team

Peru State College had not had a

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Horizon West Dental in Rushville Merges with Crawford Location

By Scott Bidroski

  Sheridan County residents might have to travel a bit further for their dental care as Horizon West Dental in Rushville will be closing and merging with it’s Crawford location as of January 1st, 2021.

“It has been increasingly difficult to find a permanent dentist to care for patients in the Rushville office,” said Keri Nelson, Office Manager of Horizon West Dental in Crawford. 

For the past 2 years, Dr. Wyley Wondercheck and Dr. Kelsey

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One Act Wins District Title, Sights Set On State

By Scott Bidroski

The One Act Cast and Crew continued their success and momentum of 2020 by putting on another superb performance of their play, “A Piece of My Heart” and taking home the District Title.

It was a close one though, as a tiebreaker had to be used to separate Gordon-Rushville and Bridgeport, with the edge being earned by the Mustangs.

“These ladies know how to work well off each other. If one makes a mistake, another will pick it up and run with it. They cover

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