A salute and a hug for veterans
(Local News ~ 11/11/06)
Students at St. Patrick's Catholic School in McCook honor U.S. veterans during a Veterans Day program Friday morning under the flag pole on the front lawn of the school. Sixth grader Steven Faimon folds the flag as fellow students explain the significance of the 13 folds of the flag and veterans (from left) Willis Jones, World War II; Pat Burns, Vietnam; and Brock Rogers and Donovan Redl, Iraqi Freedom, look on. ...
Veterans Day vital reminder freedom isn't free
(Editorial ~ 11/11/06)
The next time you're tempted to complain or gloat about the outcome of Tuesday's election, keep one thing in mind: Voting is a priviledge given to you by the sacrifice of the American veteran. We tend to forget that our system of government is a rarity in this world, that Thomas Jefferson was accurate in his observation that "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."...
80 Years of Success -- Surgeon sees his MCC education 'second to none'
(Features ~ 11/11/06)
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a three-part series celebrating 80 years of success at McCook Community College and its predecessor McCook Junior College. This series examines how three students -- one in the 1950s, one in the 1980s and one in the 2000s, arrived at their decision to come to McCook and what that decision has meant for their careers.)...
What goes around, comes around
(Column ~ 11/11/06)
I came straight home from teaching Tuesday afternoon to get everything in order for the election results that would be flashing across my computer in just a matter of hours. I had specially designed an election page on CNN.com to give me detailed results for the races I had a particular interest in, as well as general results for all the races. ...
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