Betty Mapes continuing legacy of helping senior citizens

By Rachael Huether

Betty Mapes is on her ninth year of volunteering for SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). As the only volunteer in Sheridan County, Betty is vital in educating seniors and disabled individuals in our area about Medicare.

After her mother suffered a stroke in 2010, Betty was forced to learn about the different programs available to help seniors with their medical needs. Betty told her mom, “You know, if I ever get this down I’m going to volunteer


Shadbolt headed to WCRA Finals

By Rachael Huether

Local cowboy Garrett Shadbolt has been busy making a name for himself. On May 19, Shadbolt competed in the WCRA Semi-Finals in Guthrie, Oklahoma, taking home a total of $9,000 after two strong rides, scoring 88 points on his final ride to put him in first place.

Garrett got his start riding bucking horses his junior year of high school, where he competed in a ranch bronc event in Gordon. After graduating in 2014, he hit the rodeo trail hard, and eventually landed in the


Memorial Day Services

By Berklie Haag

To celebrate Memorial Day, various services will be held on Monday, May 27 throughout Sheridan County. 

In Rushville, the American Legion  Henry Davis Post 161 is sponsoring a service at the Fairview Cemetery at 10 am. The speaker is Stacy Sweeney. The Milburn family will provide the music and Bishop Krotz will be presiding over the service. Dinner will follow at the Legion Hall. 

Hay Springs will host their ceremony at the Hay Springs Cemetery at 10:30 a.m


Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo Concert Lineup Announced

The concert lineup has been announced for the 2019 Sheridan County Fair & Rodeo, set for July 26 and 27.

Scott Lindsey, President for the Sheridan County Fair Board, says this year’s entertainment features Brandon Jones as the headliner Saturday night on July 27. At the Legion Friday, July 26 will be Brock Finn, and Randy Burghardt on Saturday, July 27.

The Brandon Jones Concert will take place at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.  “Jones had a huge following last year, and did


Gordon City Council says no to Sunday alcohol sales

By Jordan Huether

The Gordon City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. with all members present.

The minutes of the April 2019 meeting were approved as presented, as well as the March 2019 Treasurer’s Report and unpaid bills. City Manager Glenn Spaugh noted there was a Ukena grant that is going toward repairs to the gazebo and stone restrooms at the city park.

Janet Hess of Lone Willow Tree Chapter, DAR addressed


Hay Springs City Council discuss NPPD operational agreement; storm damage

By Marti Haag

The April 9, 2019, regular Hay Springs City Council meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Members Varvel, Kearns, Marcy and Blundell were present.  Jamian Simmons, City Attorney was also present.

The minutes of the March 12, 2019, regular meeting were approved as presented. The agenda of the April 9, 2019, regular meeting was approved as presented.

Terry Rajewich with NPPD, Doug Johnson, local NPPD manager and Jennifer Branson, Chadron NPPD office manager, were


Doctor Doak Doolittle joins Gordon Memorial Health Services

By Rachael Huether

Doctor Doak Doolittle joined Gordon Memorial Health Services on February 1, 2019. 

Doolittle grew up on a dairy farm in Story City, Iowa, which is where one of his earliest memories pointed him on the path to medical school. At age two, he jumped out of a hog house and broke his arm. Being such a small child, he thought all broken things needed to be thrown away, so when he arrived at the doctor’s office he nervously asked if the could fix his arm, to which the


Picnic tables in Antelope Creek

At 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, while City Manager Glen Spaugh was touring some of the areas impacted by water from the recent rain and snowstorm, he noticed a picnic bench that had been pushed into Antelope Creek in Winship Park, across from the City Offices. It was determined that the bench had probably been pushed into the creek by someone driving a pickup, since it was at least four (4) feet from the bank. Dan Bishop, Public Utilities Director was able to retrieve the bench later

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