From Chicago to Gordon; Dr. Justin Young is ready to get back to his roots

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon Memorial Health Services is excited to announce the addition of a new provider that will begin seeing patients on Monday, August 29.

Dr. Justin Young, who comes to Gordon from Chicago, Ill., is set to begin his tenure at the Sheridan County hospital.

Young, who was born in Kentucky and grew up in Indiana, has embarked on quite the journey that has led him to his move to Gordon.

From a young age, Young was entertaining the idea of a career in the healthcare


George Clear steps into role as Hay Springs Superintendent

By Scott Bidroski

A new face will be fulfilling the role of Superintendent for Hay Springs Public Schools this upcoming school year.

George Clear, who had spent the previous 8 years serving as the Principal of Alliance High School in Alliance, Neb., has begun his tenure as Superintendent of HSPS.

Clear was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. and began his career in education from there.

Clear has held many administrative


Roger and Carol Vincent selected as Grand Marshals for SC Fair & Rodeo

By Scott Bidroski

A turn off the blacktop onto an unassuming dirt road south of Rushville leads the way to a ranch that has been synonymous with Sheridan County since 1913.

You’ve arrived at the place of Roger and Carol Vincent who have been making their living in the Sandhills as far back they can remember and even a bit further than that.

They have been chosen as the Grand Mashals of the 2022 Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo and are currently searching for the people responsible for


Goosehead Insurance and Ryan Alcorn are ready to fulfill your insurance needs

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon native Ryan Alcorn has decided that his hometown is the perfect place to set up shop.

And Alcorn is utilizing his years of experience in the insurance industry to help citizens here and beyond with any needs they may have.

Alcorn, who graduated from Gordon High School in 2004, came back to Gordon with his wife, Jill Alcorn.

The couple has two boys, Tyson and Dylan, who both attend Gordon Elementary.

Gordon is where Alcorn was born and raised and is exactly where he


28 years at GMH; Larson heads into a well-deserved retirement

By Scott Bidroski

After 28 years at Gordon Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Physicians Assistant Ronda Larson is set for a well-deserved retirement.

Larson began her foray into the healthcare industry when she enrolled in Nursing School 51 years ago. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1973 and began working in Omaha and then Alliance as an RN.

In 1991, Larson headed back to school at Chadron State College (CSC) and enrolled in the Rural Health Outreach Program (RHOP) and began a new path to


“What a Ride” set for Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo 2022

By Courtney Ostrander

The Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo will be held July 21-30. After last years success with the addition of the PRCA Rodeo, the three-night event will continue for 2022.  Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo. Agricultural Society President, Chris Hilliker explained “We have welcomed back our stock contractors Muddy Creek Pro Rodeo to provide us some of the very best NFR quality stock. We will be having slack at 9:00 am on Thursday and Friday.” Thursday, Friday


‘The Tent’ receives an upgrade for this year’s fireworks season

By Scott Bidroski

As the ten day window that vendors are allowed to sell fireworks in Gordon was quickly closing, a building project was finished up just in time.

At the location right next to the Gordon Theatre, Crazy Ed’s Fireworks now has a brand new home.

The fireworks stand has been operating out of a tent each year in the past but the construction of new building was just completed and the business has settled in.

Ed Vinton, along with Nick and Alyssa DeHart, own and operate the


After 50 plus years, the iconic Covered Wagon restaurant is under new ownership

By Scott Bidroski

An iconic business that has anchored Main Street in Gordon for over 50 years is now under new ownership.

Two couples, who have many ties to the Gordon area, have partnered up to take over the Covered Wagon, one of Sheridan County’s staples.

Darren and Wendy Carson along with Jay and Nicole Jensen purchased the business earlier this summer and have been working hard since the transaction.

A new coat of paint on the building and the addition of the working marquee sign


Rushville Public Library is seeking donations for much needed roof and foundation repairs

By Scott Bidroski

The Rushville Public Library is heading a campaign to help with some urgent needs to its existing building.

The location at 207 Sprague Street in Rushville has been in disrepair for the past ten years.

This has lead to damage from the roof leaking which has in turn damaged the foundation of the building. A fix was put in place at one point in the past but unfortunately, it was not a permanent solution.

The estimated costs to completely fix the building are estimated near

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