(Birthdays ~ 12/27/07)
Lois (Kasl) Mullally will celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 1, 2008. She was a kindergarten teacher at West Ward grade school in McCook for a number of years. Her family includes her son, Paul Kasl and daughter-in-law, Frances Kasl of Lincoln. She has five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Cards of congratulations will reach her at Milder Manor, 1750 South 20th Street, Lincoln, NE 68502...
First Baby contest extends long tradition
(Local News ~ 12/27/07)
The Gazette's files include records of the newspaper's "New Year's Baby" contest dating back to the first contest in 1927, when Charlene Betty Kenyon was born. Several of the early contest winners were born at home, or at St. Catherine's Hospital, the predecessor of Community Hospital of McCook. Until the early 1980s, the statistician regularly recorded only the father's name, with no mention of the mother's name...
(Local News ~ 12/27/07)
A street light and tail lights shimmer through the freezing fog that draped Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas this morning. Driving conditions were treacherous, as packed snow, patchy ice and low visibility challenged those brave enough to venture out. A predicted storm seemed destined to slip toward the west of McCook, but forecasts still called for a small amount of snow this afternoon and tonight. (Connie Jo Discoe/McCook Daily Gazette)...
100-Cow Program example of much-needed innovation
(Editorial ~ 12/27/07)
According to Nebraska population estimates released today, the state grew by nearly 11,000 people in the past year, more than it has since 1997. That means there are now about 1.77 million of us who call the Cornhusker state home. The difference between births and deaths -- there were 12,000 more births than deaths last year -- was the largest natural increase since 1982...
Is that the right young soldier?
(Column ~ 12/27/07)
My dad and I had the pleasure of making a trip to Omaha last Thursday to pick up my youngest son at the airport. He was to arrive at 10 p.m., so a flight from Omaha to McCook would have had to wait until the next morning. He'd already spent 10 hours at the airport in Columbia and wasn't all that enthused about spending a minute longer than necessary in any town other than McCook...
- Scott Alan Loomis (Obituary ~ 12/27/07)
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