The cuts always start out here
(Column ~ 02/12/04)
It seems like every time someone needs to cut spending, they start with rural America. The latest instance comes from a report regarding President Bush's budget plan. Once again, rural America is being targeted for spending cuts. This time it's a cut to Essential Air Service...
Local plant shows proof of turnaround
(Editorial ~ 02/12/04)
Is the national economy starting to turn around? You bet it is. For proof you need look no further than 400 South Street in McCook, where the Parker industrial hose plant is experiencing one of its busiest periods since the 9-11 disaster. In a turnaround that started in November and has gained momentum in January and February, Parker's employees are working overtim e to keep up with orders...
Revenue growth less than projection
(Local News ~ 02/12/04)
Even though the state budget continues to fall below revenue projections, it is experiencing revenue growth. Nebraska Sen. Tom Baker told a group 14 McCook Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee members this morning the state's economy is looking up -- it just isn't meeting the 5.5 percent revenue growth projection set by the state revenue forecasting board...
Saddle maker feels good at the end of the day
(Features ~ 02/12/04)
By Connie Jo Discoe Regional Editor Nelseena Lehmann has spent hours and hours, for days on end, in a saddle on the back of a horse. She knows what feels good and what doesn't at the end of the day. She knows how she wants her saddle, her horse and her backside to feel when the sun goes down...
Jennings boys clipped by Palco
(High School Sports ~ 02/12/04)
PALCO -- The Jennings boys basketball team was clipped by Palco 59-57 Tuesday at Palco, The host Roosters outscored the Coyotes 24-22 in the second half. Grant Bailey led the Coyotes with 19 points, incuding 5-for-8 free throw shooting. Adam Wahlmeier added 11 points. Marcus McKenna and Brett McKenna each scored 9 points...
Professional hockey too painful to watch
(Sports Column ~ 02/12/04)
NHL should not be televised Greetings to all. The All-Star game gala is two-thirds completed, leaving only the NBA to show off their talent. The NHL and NFL have already wrapped up their star studded showdowns. The NHL got the ball rolling Sunday afternoon when the East beat the West 6-4. They played a game of hockey. So, naturally it was terrible...
MCC teams swept by Northeast
(College Sports ~ 02/12/04)
NORFOLK -- A cold shooting spree doomed the McCook Community College men's basketball team to an 82-70 loss to Northeast Community College on Tuesday. "We were up by 9 points and then we had a little bit of a dry spell in the second half. That came back and got us," head coach Ty Orton said. "But we are starting to see team basketball come back into effect, and that will get us where we need to be."...
Alice A. (Solko) Heble
(Obituary ~ 02/12/04)
July 28, 1918-Feb. 9, 2004
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