McCook Optimists sponsoring Junior Olympics qualifier
(Community Sports ~ 05/01/08)
The McCook Optimist Club is sponsoring the Nebraska U.S.A track and field junior olympics qualifying meet. The meet will be May 18, 1 p.m., at the McCook High School track.Registration is due May 15. Entry forms have been distributed to schools and can be picked up at The Sports Shoppe or online at www.mccook optimistclub.org or www.cornhuskerflyers.org/neb_jos.htm...
Bison tracksters in grades 7-10 compete at North Platte
(High School Sports ~ 05/01/08)
NORTH PLATTE -- McCook's seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th grade girls and boys track teams competed in the North Platte invitational Wednesday. The Bison ninth and 10th grade boys took second and the girls finished fourth in the meet. Chad Stull and Garrett Wagner earned first place medals for the Bison eighth and ninth boys. Stull won the high jump with 5-9, was ninth in both the long jump and 100 meter dash...
Biofuels not as simple as food vs. fuel
(Editorial ~ 05/01/08)
In case you haven't noticed, it not only takes more dollars to fill the gas tank to go to the grocery store, it takes more dollars at the checkout stand. According to federal information, home food prices have gone up 6 percent since 2005, and are expected to be up another 4-5 percent this year...
Retired teacher creating retirement home in retired rural school house
(Features ~ 05/01/08)
By CONNIE JO DISCOE Regional editor A little "dinking" here. A little "paint and putty" there. "A little bit of cosmetics," and Ray and Jeanette Walter will have a new home southeast of McCook. Ray, with help from Rich Hauxwell, is putting the finishing touches on a remodeling project in the two-story red-brick home that once was the Red Willow County District 31 school house...
Nettie M. Park
(Obituary ~ 05/01/08)
Aug. 21, 1921 - April 30, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Nettie M. Park, 86, formerly of Beaver City, died Wednesday (April 30, 2008) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1921, at Beaver City to Albert and Opal (Shellenbarger) Penrod. She grew up in Beaver City and attended Beaver City Schools...
John Frederick Rogers
(Obituary ~ 05/01/08)
July 3, 1958 - April 19, 2008 OMAHA -- John Frederick Rogers 49, died Saturday (April 19, 2008) in Omaha. He was born July 3, 1958, in Tucson, Ariz., to Frank Everett and Jennie Taylor Rogers. He lived in McCook and was employed with Valmont Irrigation in McCook...
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