Imagining the worst
(Column ~ 10/01/08)
I have spoken of my active imagination before and am sure many readers know just how much trouble an overactive imagination can be. David, the older of my two younger brothers, and I, took off one day to chase down a rumor that there was (gasp) an FBI substation near our home in Northwest Denver. Rumor had it that this haven of the nation's most feared arm of the law was located near a water tower which was visible from our house on Kidder Drive...
- Edith L. Carman (Obituary ~ 10/01/08)
Movie Review - Eagle Eye
(Weekend Menu ~ 10/01/08)
Movie Review - Eagle Eye Starring Shia LeBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, and Billy Bob Thornton. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and for language. Running Time of 118 minutes. Eagle Eye is the second film collaboration between director D.J. ...
Events center receives major gift
(Local News ~ 10/01/08)
At recent board meetings, the board of directors of the McCook National Bank, MNB Financial Group Inc., MNB Insurance Services Inc., Graff Family Inc. and the Graff Charitable Foundation Inc., approved a combined commitment of $500,000 to the McCook College Foundation to be used for the construction of the new Events Center on the McCook Community College Campus...
Was Country of Origin Labeling wasted effort?
(Editorial ~ 10/01/08)
Head to the grocery store, and you may see some new signs and labels today. That's because Country of Origin Labeling has finally gone into effect. About time, you say. We've heard all of the horror stories about tainted products from China, from toys contaminated by lead paint to pet food and baby formula contaminated by an industrial plastic chemical designed to fool protein tests...
Bur Oak Symposium
(Features ~ 10/01/08)
There were studious experts, analytical academics, dedicated arborists and those who just love trees. Their common denominator was their curiosity about "Bur Oak Canyon." The "Bur Oak Symposium," hosted Sept. 8 and 9 by Common Scents and McCook Community College, attracted a wide array of people from nine states wondering how a stand of bur oak trees has grown and survived thousands of years in a canyon in remote Hitchcock County in Southwest Nebraska...
Esther Wallace Farrington
(Obituary ~ 10/01/08)
Oct. 5, 1910 - Sept. 27, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Esther Wallace Farrington, 97, formerly of Edison and Arapahoe area died Saturday (Sept. 27, 2008) in New Jersey. She was born Oct. 5, 1910, at Edison to Clyde and Lillian (Bishop) Fleharty. She grew up in the Edison area, graduating from Edison High School...
- Bison softball seniors (High School Sports ~ 10/01/08)
Bison boys tennis downs Hershey
(High School Sports ~ 10/01/08)
The McCook High School boys tennis team handed Hershey a 7-2 loss Tuesday at the Bison Tennis Courts. McCook's dual record improved to 7-3. The Bison compete at the York Invitational at 11 a.m. Thursday. "Since Hershey only had six kids, we decided to do a split squad format," said McCook tennis coach Matt Wiemers. ...
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