West Ward price?
(Letter to the Editor ~ 06/12/06)
Call me a skeptic but something about the inflated price for West Ward makes me think some folks may be in cahoots in an attempt to overcharge the county. I know logic has little to do with things when local governments make decisions, but let's look at this...
When George McGovern met Mrs. Norris
(Column ~ 06/12/06)
One of the nicest ladies I ever met was Ellie Leonard Norris, the lovely and serene second wife of U.S. Sen. George W. Norris. As a newspaperman, I had the privilege of visiting with Mrs. Norris several times during the final 11 years of her life. All were memorable meetings, but one of the encounters stands out in my mind...
Buffalo Commons shows community pride
(Editorial ~ 06/12/06)
Ed Stivender has been compared to Garrison Keillor and Robin Williams, and we can understand why. He certainly has the storytelling capabilities of Keillor, and his ad-libs about the rain and audience distractions do bring Robin Williams to mind. But we'd like to offer another comparison: James Brown...
Songs and stories
(Local News ~ 06/12/06)
Peter Blakeslee, top from left, John Walker and David Fowler provide music Saturday night for the finale of the Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival at the Fox Theater in downtown McCook. master story teller Ed Stivender, right, accompanies himself on banjo at the Norris Park bandshell during Saturday afternoon activities. ...
Minnie R. 'Chic' Ahrens
(Obituary ~ 06/12/06)
Aug. 2, 1910 - June 10, 2006 Minnie R. "Chic" Ahrens, of McCook, died Saturday, June 10, 2006 at the Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. She was 96 years old. Chic was born on Aug. 2, 1910, at Havanna, Neb., to Albert and Mary Rousella (Betz) Herron. She lived most of her life in the McCook community with the exception of a short time in the Ozarks. She was a homemaker and a single mother of three, she worked for McCook businesses until she retired at 65...
McCook Seniors top field at Crete
(High School Sports ~ 06/12/06)
CRETE -- The McCook National Bank Seniors American Legion baseball team posted a 3-0 record at the Crete Tournament Saturday and Sunday and captured the championship. The Seniors outscored their opponents 37-12 in three games. McCook defeated Seward 15-5 in six innings, outslugged Crete 12-7 and blanked Waverly 10-0...
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