Bison dominate Holdrege
(High School Sports ~ 10/21/06)
McCook captures sixtth straight district title From the opening kickoff to the final play, the McCook Bison football team dominated the Holdrege Dusters Friday night at Weiland Field. The Bison outgained Holdrege 388-77 in total offense, owned time of possession and rolled to a 35-0 victory over the Dusters...
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
(Column ~ 10/21/06)
There is a small baby crying in the background as the little girl is connected to 9-1-1. She can barely get the words out between her own sobs. "Please help us," she cries, "My daddy is beating up my mommy." This was an actual 9-1-1 call played to my domestic violence class at the college this past week by Tara Gross from the Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Services located in McCook. ...
(Letter to the Editor ~ 10/21/06)
I enjoyed your editorial titled, "Negative Ads Obscure the Issues." While I agreed with every word of your editorial, I found it ironic in light of the prior issue's article, "Christensen, Ricketts blast opponents' pro-life credentials." Your article, a one-sided attack on two respected local citizens, was no less inflammatory and no less negative than the very worst of paid advertisements...
Candidates to be offered equal space
(Editorial ~ 10/21/06)
For the voters of Southwest Nebraska, one of the most important decisions in the Nov. 7 election will be who to choose as the next state senator from the 44th District. Look at the numbers. On the national level, Nebraska has five lawmakers -- two in the Senate and three in the House -- to represent the state in Washington. But on the state level, Southwest Nebraska has only one person -- the 44th District Legislator -- to represent this area in Lincoln...
Internet helps college recover part of its history
(Local News ~ 10/21/06)
A $9 purchase from the eBay Internet auction site has netted officials at McCook Community College a little bit of history. Tipped off by former McCook resident Linda Hein, officials made the winning bid last fall from a seller in South Dakota on a June 1936 School and Planning issue of The Architecture Record...
Just a school project? -- Family owes much to Nebraska Children's Home
(Features ~ 10/21/06)
The Wudtke home rings with laughter. Stan telling how his kids' adoptions were the result of an assignment in college. His oldest daughter, indignant, trying to stifle a giggle: "That's all we are? Just a school project?" Courtney, Caitlyn and Cody have heard the story before, but evidently don't tire of it. They enjoy the stories that their parents, Stan and ClaraLynn, tell about how they became a family...
Events center recommended for advancement
(Local News ~ 10/21/06)
Mid Plains Community College Area President Michael Chipps is recommending the approval of a "program statement" for an event center at McCook Community College and seeking state approval for its construction. Dr. Chipps officially will present the statement to the Mid Plains board of governors at its regular meeting Wednesday in Tipton Hall on the MCC campus in McCook...
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