East spikers dominate West in Sertoma match; Four players selected MVPs
(High School Sports ~ 06/16/08)
The East team dominated the West squad in the 17th annual Sertoma All-Star Volleyball Classic Saturday night at the McCook High School gymnasium. The East won 25-15, 25-10, 30-28, 17-25, 15-9 and snapped the a three-match winning streak by the East, which had won five of the last six matches...
Delores E. Huss
(Obituary ~ 06/16/08)
April 25, 1929 - June 13, 2008 LEXINGTON -- Delores E. Huss, 79, of Lexington, died Friday (June 13, 2008) at her home in Lexington. She was born April 25, 1929, at Stratton to Alois and Mary Anna (Sramek) Lorens. She attended school at Stratton, graduating from Stratton High School in 1947. She taught school for several years and worked in the Commercial National Bank at Stratton...
Edna Ione Towne
(Obituary ~ 06/16/08)
Jan. 29, 1917 - June 13, 2008 MAYWOOD -- Edna Ione (Davis) [Christensen] Towne went home to her Lord on June 13, 2008, at the age of 91, at North Platte, Neb. Edna was born Jan. 29, 1917 near White, Hayes County, Neb., to Elmer and Martha (Hoschouer) Davis. She was the fourth of nine children and the last survivor of them...
Alternative fuels industry shows signs of growth
(Editorial ~ 06/16/08)
A new technology to be unveiled today promises, on the surface at least, to help make ethanol plants more profitable as well as counter questions about the morality of converting a food product into an energy product. ICM Inc. was rolling out its new "dry corn fractionation" process for about 100 of its customers today, in hopes that at least five plants will agree to invest about $200 million each to be able to produce food for human consumption as well as corn-based ethanol...
(Letter to the Editor ~ 06/16/08)
Recently someone vandalized the new signs at the park. This is a very rude and disrespectful act on the responsible party's behalf. The Palisade Park Board works very hard to continually make our park a nice place for the community. As a park board we raise our own funds to do this, we do not ask for donations, and we have not received a grant for a long time. We work hard to raise the money that is put into the park, not to mention that we work continually putting in physical hours as well...
Sheriff McClain and the two fugitives
(Column ~ 06/16/08)
George McClain was born in Illinois in 1877, but moved with his family to Nebraska in 1884, when his father, Samuel McClain took out a homestead claim on land one mile west and six miles north of McCook. It was a difficult adjustment for the family, who were used to the wooded landscapes in Illinois. And Red Willow County was -- "a broad expanse of prairie, without a sign of a house, or a tree, or a furrow"...
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