First baby of the year arrives early
(Features ~ 01/12/05)
By CONNIE JO DISCOE Regional Editor CULBERTSON -- Kelly and Shane Rippen's first child wasn't due until the very end of January, so the thought never crossed their minds that they could have the Gazette area's first baby of 2005. But, surprise, surprise! The Rippens' tiny, new daughter arrived a full month before her due date, unwittingly beating out all the competition to become the first baby born in the new year to Gazette-area parents...
Melvin G. Welp
(Obituary ~ 01/12/05)
March 15, 1929-Jan. 11, 2005 Melvin Gilbert Welp, 75, died Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born March 15, 1929, in Vernon, Colo., to Walter H. and Wilma G. (Fagan) Welp. He grew up in Vernon and graduated from rural school. He moved to McCook in 1940...
(Opinion ~ 01/12/05)
Mr. Anderson, (congratulations on quitting the habit) your thoughts are well-received; however, smoker or not (I am not) when I go to a bar I expect there to be smokers. Banning smoking in all public establishments is a little harsh. If you don't want to be around the smoke, don't go. Apply the same to many situations: don't like nudity on TV, shut it off, don't care for certain music, don't listen...
(Births ~ 01/12/05)
Jeremy and Ronda Pinkerman of Omaha announce the birth of their daughter, Abby Lee, Nov. 25, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Sharon Mockry of Oberlin; the late Lee Mockry; and Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Pinkerman of Stromsburg. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Black of Oberlin, LeeOra Mockry of Oberlin and the late Marion Mockry, Mr. and Mrs. Vance Anderson of Butte and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Pinkerman of O'Neill...
(Letter to the Editor ~ 01/12/05)
**Dear Editor, According to the Grolier Encyclopedia, nicotine is an extremely poisonous alkaloid, present in tobacco leaves. Nicotine can be produced in quantity from tobacco scraps, and is used as a pesticide. Two or three drops (less than 50 mg.) of the pure nicotine alkaloid placed on the tongue is rapidly fatal to an adult. Nicotine is also highly addictive...
A lifelong pursuit
(Column ~ 01/12/05)
We have become, to a large extent, a nation of entitlement. Part of the problem may be in the Preamble to the Constitution, which gives us certain inalienable rights. Somehow, over the course of generations, some have read that to mean that -- no matter what -- we are entitled to certain things, far beyond life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...
City process offers hope for solution
(Editorial ~ 01/12/05)
At last there's hope -- genuine hope -- that McCook can meet the deadline for complying with state and federal water quality standards. The turning point came Monday night when the McCook City Council took action on three key parts of the water quality solution...
Rawlins County boys, girls sweep Southwest
(High School Sports ~ 01/12/05)
ATWOOD -- The Rawlins County boys and girls basketball teams swept Southwest High School Tuesday night at Atwood. The Rawlins County boys jumped out to a 20-7 first quarter lead and hung for a 60-55 victory. Rodney Rippe led Rawlins County with 19 points. Jeff Riener added 15 and Ben Grafel 14...
Colby Eagles fly past McCook
(High School Sports ~ 01/12/05)
The Colby Eagle boys handed McCook a 48-34 loss Tuesday night at the McCook gym. The Colby girls (7-1) played like the fifth-ranked team in Kansas Class 4A as they posted a 69-51 win over McCook, but the Bison girls hung in tough. The McCook boys fell to 4-8 and the Bison girls are 2-10...
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