McCook Seniors hang on for sweep of Colby
(Community Sports ~ 06/08/06)
The McCook National Bank American Legion Seniors looked as if they were on their way to a run-rule laugher in the first game of Wednesday night's doubleheader against Colby at Jaycees Sports Complex. The Seniors scored eight runs in the bottom of the third inning and two in the fourth and led 11-2, but had to rally for a 14-13 win...
MCC names new volleyball coach
(College Sports ~ 06/08/06)
Payne to lead Indian squad McCook Community College has tabbed a Colorado man to lead the school's volleyball program. Gary Payne will take over the program when the season starts this August. "I think we're real fortunate to get a coach with his background and his enthusiasm," said MCC Athletic Director Chet DeVaughn...
Former MCC pitcher drafted by A's
(Local News ~ 06/08/06)
A player 13 months removed from the McCook Community College baseball program, became a professional ball player this week. The Oakland Athletics drafted former MCC pitcher Ben Jukich Tuesday in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He was the 398th player taken...
Great storytelling takes center stage
(Editorial ~ 06/08/06)
One can imagine our ancestors of eons past, sitting around a campfire, regaling each other with tales of the latest mastodon conquest or battle with a rival tribe. Storytelling remains the primary form of entertainment and education in the 21st century, and takes center stage nationally this week with the release of "A Prairie Home Companion." If you're not familiar with public radio, the film -- by top director Robert Altman and starring big names like Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep and many others -- centers on the fictionalized last days of master storyteller Garrison Keillor's radio show of the same name.. ...
A teen is back in the house
(Column ~ 06/08/06)
It seems Brad and I are going to have an addition to our little family. Things are going to have to change. No more late-night partying. No more spur of the moment shopping trips to Kearney or Lincoln. Our lifestyle is about to do a 180. From now on, when we go on any kind of trip, I'll have to make sure there's three bags packed instead of the normal two...
Virgil S. Lafferty
(Obituary ~ 06/08/06)
Virgil S. Lafferty, 86, died Wednesday (June 7, 2006)?at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 27, 1919, at Otis, Colo., to William S. and Myrtle (Sines)?Lafferty. He grew up in Marion and graduated from Marion High School in 1937. He attended McCook Junior College before returning to farming on the family farm...
Official explains 'livestock friendly'
(Local News ~ 06/08/06)
Red Willow County can declare itself "livestock friendly," but, according to a representative of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, there are benefits to having an outsider call the county "livestock friendly." The county can promote itself as being receptive to livestock enterprises, said Richard Sanne, who spoke to the county's planning commission Wednesday evening about agriculture promotion and development by the state's department of agriculture. ...
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