(Letter to the Editor ~ 04/07/05)
**Dear Editor, Regarding Mr. Teter's comments ["Just greedier?" (http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1093385.html] about having greedier senators, the record needs to be set straight. It may not be a 40-hour job per week year around, but the time and trouble put into being a senator is nothing to be taken lightly...
A novel excuse for buying a boat
(Column ~ 04/07/05)
Every year at about this time, a friend and I enter into a sometimes friendly debate about the benefits and downfalls of daylight saving time. She argues the downfalls, I argue the benefits. She says she hates getting up in the dark, I say I like it when the sun sets an hour later...
Park honors former local city manager
(Editorial ~ 04/07/05)
Vivid memories of George Pyle came rushing back this week for former friends and associates of the early day McCook city manager. The remembrances were triggered by a report from Hutchinson, Kan. that the oldest park in that city is being renamed in Mr. Pyle's honor...
Barbara R. Matheson
(Obituary ~ 04/07/05)
Dec. 8, 1938-April 6, 2005 Barbara R. Matheson, 66, died Wednesday (April 6, 2005) at Beaver City. She was born Dec. 8, 1938, to Sibert and Rose (Howard) Shoop in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended school in Clear Lake and Klemme, Iowa. She married Rudy J. Nutz. They farmed in various areas in Iowa and Minnesota for many years. They divorced in 1974 and she moved to Denver, Colo...
Children's theater to present two performances Saturday
(Local News ~ 04/07/05)
A cast of 54 area singers and actors have been selected to present an original musical stage performance Saturday. The performances conclude a week-long visit by touring directors from the famed Missoula Children's Theater. Performances are set for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the McCook High School Auditorium. Cost for the show is $4...
Baker -- federal law threat to state budget
(Local News ~ 04/07/05)
If the U.S. government doesn't change the way it funds the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, it could end up costing Nebraska taxpayers an additional $200 million. Nebraska Sen. Tom Baker told the McCook Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee this morning, that the Medicaid and Medicare programs are already threatening the state's budget, and to add another $200 million to the equation will only worsen the problem...
McCook's Ryan Saalfeld signs to play football at Peru State
(High School Sports ~ 04/07/05)
McCook High School senior Ryan Saalfeld signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play football at Peru State College. Saalfeld is the fifth Bison senior football player to ink an offer from a four-year school and the 28th in head coach Jeff Gross' seven years at McCook...
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