McCook Gazette Opinion Opinion headlines from the McCook Gazette newspaper in McCook, Nebraska en-us Before rules and laws The earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. Although our ancestors have lived here for 6 million years, modern humans have only been around for 200,000 years and civilization as we know it is... Fri, 26 May 2017 14:53:03 -0500 Decoration Day used to be widely celebrated Before I cover some of the activities that McCook celebrated for Decoration Day (now Memorial Day), I want to thank everyone that got in touch with me concerning the Franklin home. Even though I have... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:17:34 -0500 Memorial Day opportunity to honor those who gave all “Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to... Fri, 26 May 2017 09:36:07 -0500 EMS Strong — Always in Service You may never give it a second thought but we're here for you. When the unthinkable happens Emergency Medical Professionals are standing ready to swoop in and help you and your loved ones. Whether... Fri, 26 May 2017 09:32:24 -0500 The Wrath of Mom So at church recently, we were talking about God’s power and all that He is capable of. We were discussing mostly good things but then, as I sat there, I thought about some of the bad things as well.... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:02:58 -0500 Yes, we know it's dangerous, but we still text and drive A Eustis woman, 19, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor vehicular homicide in a plea deal after her can ran a stop sign, slamming into another vehicle and killing a 59-year-old passenger in that car and... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:01:30 -0500 Veterans groups preparing for Memorial Day in McCook Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching us once again. The McCook American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts and a number of community volunteers will be setting out flags on our veteran’s... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:47:35 -0500 Study links test scores, pollen counts We’ve called the Iowa Breakfast Study into question because it was funded by breakfast cereal companies, but there’s no doubt nutrition and other physiological factors play a part in mental... Wed, 24 May 2017 09:43:59 -0500 Lawmakers adjourn four days early By the time you are reading this the One Hundred Fifth Legislative Session will have concluded sini die. We completed our work early this year and adjourned on the eighty-sixth day. Most of the last... Tue, 23 May 2017 08:57:36 -0500 In the presence of patriots Twenty years or so of age, there were some 76 members of the Air Force Academy Cadet Wing. Each was being awarded “G-Wings” the badge of a military glider pilot. Having completed extensive training... Tue, 23 May 2017 08:55:14 -0500 A fight for the survival of civilization After declaring “Islam hates us” during his presidential campaign, chiding his predecessor for avoiding the words “Islamic terrorists,” President Trump told Saudi Arabian and Middle Eastern leaders... Tue, 23 May 2017 08:52:30 -0500 Outdoor travel writer enjoyed McCook As a Kentucian who visited McCook this past week, I would just like to take time to say a great big thank you to all that made it a special week. A wonderful friendly town that has so much for a... Mon, 22 May 2017 14:39:11 -0500 Eddie Rickenbacker set the tone for generations of pilots to come (Note: Perhaps the most important of the scientific innovations that were spawned by World War I was the development of the airplane. Just 11 years after the Wright Brothers proved to the world that... Mon, 22 May 2017 14:35:19 -0500 Bill Cosby case painful reminder for American fans A Philadelphia court faces a formidable task today, finding 12 jurors and six alternates who believe they can deliver a fair verdict about the behavior of a man who was once America’s most beloved... Mon, 22 May 2017 14:31:20 -0500