(Birthdays ~ 07/31/07)
The family of Donald "Don" M. Smith of McCook is hosting a card shower in honor of his 80th birthday on Aug. 5, 2007. He has two children, Melvin of Denison, Iowa and daughter, Patricia "Pat" Fortkamp of McCook; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. You may share a memory by visiting the Haigler Blog at www.haigler.blogspot.com or send cards of congratulations to 604 West G Street, McCook, NE 69001...
(Anniversary ~ 07/31/07)
Marvin and Lula Petersen will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary today. They were united in marriage at the Methodist Church in McCook on July 31, 1952. Both graduated from McCook High School. They have two sons, Craig of Golden, and Kirk of Denver. Cards of congratulations may be sent to them at 2979 Dunes Court, Longmont, CO 80503...
Missoula Children's Theatre -- The Pied Piper on stage Wednesday
(Local News ~ 07/31/07)
What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? You call The Pied Piper! Take a trip to Hamelin Town with the Missoula Children's Theatre Saturday, at 3 and 7 p.m., at the McCook Christian Church, 507 West B, as more than 50 local students present the Pied Piper, a musical adaptation of the classic tale...
McCook man takes U.S.National Guard pistol title
(Local News ~ 07/31/07)
CAMP PERRY, Ohio -- Sgt. First Class Steve Swisher of McCook made an impressive showing in the service category at the NRA National Pistol Championships July 7-14 at Camp Perry, Ohio. Swisher took home the National Guard champion title with an aggregate score of 2550-76X...
Curtains going down on the Venus, Saturn and Jupiter show
(Column ~ 07/31/07)
I hope you have been enjoying the sky show put on by Venus, Saturn and Jupiter for the last week or so. The bright objects have made the just-after-sunset viewing a great experience. However, as with all good things, they must come to an eventual end. Venus and Saturn are setting, along with the spring constellation Leo, about an hour after sunset each day leaving Jupiter alone in the south to rule the evening sky...
College dorms gaining cachet
(Editorial ~ 07/31/07)
Sorority, fraternity or other off-campus college students who used to deride "dormies" are now finding themselves on the outside. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, it's at the point where about a quarter of all students are crowding into the dorms and officials are setting up beds for about 150 kids in student lounges, according to a story by The Associated Press...
Some can't handle success in Iraq
(Letter to the Editor ~ 07/31/07)
When it comes to the war in Iraq, some on the left have invested themselves in our defeat. Politically speaking, there are those who simply can't afford for us to be successful fighting against the turmoil created by terrorists. There are also those who simply have their heads in the sand with regard to the realities of what we face in the world. We fight Al Qaeda every day in Iraq. Yet these same politicians from the left feel the fight against them is either not taking place or is not necessary in Iraq.. ...
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