Passing the back-porch yell test
(Column ~ 08/29/07)
When selecting a name for a child, a good and wise suggestion is to subject the name to the back porch yell test. To conduct the test, step out on the stoop -- front or back, it hardly matters -- fill your lungs with air, and let fly. First, middle and last name. ...
I-300 debate should focus on root issues
(Editorial ~ 08/29/07)
Don't just sit there, do something. Lawmakers are hearing that advice in response to the demise of Nebraska's corporate farming ban, known as Initiative 300. But do what? The Legislature's Agriculture Committee is gathering opinions about the issue...
Fruit of the vine -- Budding bottler find fine friends key to fine wine
(Features ~ 08/29/07)
Harold Davidson surveyed the interior of his 1920s-era dairy barn and talked about plans he has for it in the future. He waved his hand toward the area where wine will be fermented, as barn swallows flit overhead. On the other side, beyond wooden posts nibbled on by milk cows, booths salvaged from a defunct McCook café will be placed for a wine tasting room. The top floor, formerly used for hay, could be used to store bottles, the vast lower floor possibly for a dinner theater...
Nancy Jo Martinez
(Obituary ~ 08/29/07)
April 16, 1952-Aug. 27, 2007 Nancy Jo Martinez, 55, died Monday (Aug. 27, 2007), at McCook Community Hospital. She was born April 16, 1952, at Concordia, Kan., to Sidney C. and Joan R. (Charbonneau) Allen. She graduated from St. Patrick's Catholic School and attended McCook Senior High...
Patronellie 'Nellie' H. Silver
(Obituary ~ 08/29/07)
Dec. 10, 1914-Aug. 28, 2007 Patronellie "Nellie" H. Silver died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 92 years old. Nellie was born on Dec. 10, 1914, at Gresham, Neb., to Richard and Helena (Neujhar) Peterson. She was baptized in December of 1914...
Boy's fishing trip results in rare catch
(Outdoors ~ 08/29/07)
Last night (Monday) Dad (Jerry) and I decided to go fishing in our private pond south of the Perry elevator. When we got there, I hurried and grabbed my fishing pole out of our pickup so that I could be the first one to get a line in the water. On my first cast, I got a really nice strike. I yelled to Dad that I had a fish already. He put up a really good fight as I got the fish to shore...
Bison softball team now 5-1
(High School Sports ~ 08/29/07)
COZAD -- The McCook Bison varsity softball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 11-0 win over Cozad Tuesday night. Austin Wilson led off with a walk, stole second and then stole third on the same play on an overthrow by the catcher. Wilson then reached home on a passed ball for the only score in the first inning...
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