Like World War II, today's challenges will take sacrifice
(Editorial ~ 12/06/08)
Sunday morning removed all doubt. Before the bombs started falling, many Americans were leery of getting involved in another foreign war. Yes, we had been helping England for years, shipping munitions and vital cargo across the North Atlantic, at much peril to our merchant ships and crew...
McCook Bison boys basketball team drops close game; Hastings hits shot in final seconds
(High School Sports ~ 12/06/08)
HASTINGS -- The Mccook Bison boys basketball team had a 12-point halftime lead at 25-13, but the host Hastings Tigers rallied a beat the Bison 34-33 on a bucket with 2 seconds left in the game. Hastings tied the game 29-29 late in the fourth quarter. The Bison scored just 8 points in the second half...
Our legislature needs to simplify
(Letter to the Editor ~ 12/06/08)
Outsiders applaud Nebraska's unicameral legislative system for its simplicity and openness. Unicameral advocates highlight the requirement that each introduced bill receive a public hearing -- something unique among state governments. However, in examining more deeply what happens to bills after completing public testimony one soon discovers that what is introduced is all too often not what is considered in committee and on the floor of the legislature...
An inconvenient conclusion
(Column ~ 12/06/08)
One of the greatest failings of my liberal friends has been to draw conclusions based on incomplete or inconclusive data and run with it because it fits their perspective of the world. In no situation is this more obvious and regrettable than the fierce debate over climate change and global warming...
City agrees in principle to TIF plan
(Local News ~ 12/06/08)
The city will assist in the $4 million renovation of the Keystone Hotel as a business center, in the form of tax increment financing and bonding. The McCook City Council unanimously agreed at a special meeting Friday night to be willing to use tax increment financing for 15 years, or TIF, when the future increased property value on an improved property can be used to finance its development...
McCook earns economic development certification
(Local News ~ 12/06/08)
LINCOLN -- McCook has earned the Nebraska Economic Development Certified Community designation. Sponsored by the Nebraska Diplomats, the program is one of a few nationwide that recognizes communities for being prepared for economic development. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development administers the application process...
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