Local State Farm agent set for retirement after 42 years in Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

The road to Bob Alcorn settling in as a State Farm agent in Gordon was a windy, twisty one at best.

The Hot Springs, S.D. High School graduate took a year after high school for trade school but then made the jump into the U.S. Army.

Alcorn spent some time in Germany during his time in the service but found his calling in being a Army recruiter stateside. He served in the Army until 1975, then enrolled in college at Chadron State as a business management major.



Haley Johnson first ever GRHS student-athlete selected for NSAA Student Advisory Committee

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon-Rushville sophomore Haley Johnson has officially been selected to the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) by the Nebraska Schools Activities Association (NSAA).

This marks the first time in school history a Mustang student has been selected for the prestigious honor.

Johnson was nominated by Mr. Keith Mills, Activities Director at Gordon-Rushville High School.

“Haley is not only a gifted athlete, but a leader.  Throughout the different sports she


Local high school seniors attend Government Day

By Scott Bidroski

The Sheridan County Courthouse and Rushville American Legion welcomed in seniors from both Gordon-Rushville and Hay Springs High Schools for the Sheridan County Government Day on Monday, April 4.

The all day event began with students meeting with local officials at the Rushville Legion and the Pledge of Allegiance being recited.

Local officials who attended the meeting included James Krotz, Commissioner, Bruce Messersmith, Commissioner, Dan Kling, Commissioner, Renee Thies


Pucker up! GRHS teacher Gatlin Mack has to “Kiss a Pig”

By Tessa Hurlburt, GRHS Journalism Student

On Wednesday, March 30, a winner was determined for the Kiss a Pig scholarship by the Gordon-Rushville Future Farmers of America chapter.

Each year, money is raised by the staff and students for a member of the staff to kiss a pig. Once the fundraiser is closed, a member of the senior class at the Gordon-Rushville High School is drawn to receive the money that was raised. 

The pig, donated by Mr. Russell Stoker this year, was brought into the


Rushville Council votes to keep sales tax allocated to Parkview Lodge, will be on November Ballot

By Marti Haag

The regular meeting of the Rushville City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on March 28, 2022 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 Curt Gilchrist and Amanda Haller. Members absent were Steve Willnerd and Matt Jansen. 

Mayor Heiser acted as a voting member of the council to meet quorum according to Ordinance #20-799. 

Also present was City Manager Kirk Beguin and


Cheryl’s Kitchen finds a home in Gordon

By Scott Bidroski

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year or so, chances are you have found yourself in front of the Cheryl’s Kitchen food truck picking up a quick bite.

Cheryl’s is owned and managed by Cheryl Calitri and her son, Matthew Abold.

Abold has been the man behind most of the madness, with food being a passion of his for as far back as he can remember.

“I do food because it does not feel like a job,” said Abold.

“I have a passion


Gordon resident receives Citizen’s Award

By Scott Bidroski

Gordon citizen Day’Janae Bach was recognized this past Wednesday, March 30 for her bravery and assistance to the Gordon Police Department in a recent case.

Gordon Police Chief Clay Heath, Gordon Mayor Nancy Russell, City Council member Alyssa Dehart, and City Manager Glen Spaugh, presented a Citizen’s Award to Day’Janae Bach for her role in assisting with the recent arrest of Brian Longest who is currently incarcerated in the Sheridan County Jail for sexual


Rayne Charging Thunder named CSC Artist of the Year

By Scott Bidroski

Chadron State College (CSC) hosted its seventh annual Rising Sophomore Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 5 in the Student Center Ballroom.

2021 Gordon-Rushville High School graduate and current CSC student Alyssa “Rayne” Charging Thunder had received an invitation to attend the ceremony but had no idea how the evening would hold.

And for Charging Thunder, it turned out to be an above average Tuesday night.

The GRHS graduate was nominated four times and was


Hawks complete successful first meet at Morrill Early Bird

By Scott Bidroski

The Hay Springs Track and Field team jumped right into their 2022 season with a Invitational at Morrill Early Bird Invitational held on Saturday, March 26.

33 personal best marks and times were set by the Hawks, with many of the athletes getting their first action on the oval.

Junior Wesley Jacobs kicked off his 2022 season on a strong foot, posting a 5:14.31 time in the 1600 meter race, taking home first place.

Jacobs also finished in 5th place with a time of 57.19 in the

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