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Stories from Friday, October 30, 2009

Five apply for council position (10/30/09)
The city has received six applications for the open seat on the McCook City Council, including those from former council and school board members. Mayor Dennis Berry will nominate a candidate from the applications and the council will be asked to approve the selection, at the regular council meeting Monday night, 7:30 p.m., in City Council Chambers in Memorial Auditorium...
Optimism as dealership looks to future (10/30/09)
Gratitude, mixed with frustration. Discouragement combined with optimism. Determination and pride. Those are only some of the roller coaster emotions that Sid Harchelroad, owner of Harchelroad Motors, expressed when discussing the Oct. 17 fire that consumed the 150 x 150 foot facility at 316 Broadway in Imperial that housed much of his business...
State Historical Society calls for 'adaptively reusing' old West Ward (10/30/09)
The Nebraska State Historical Society has not changed its recommendation to the City of McCook that the West Ward school building be reused and/or incorporated into plans for a new municipal facility, despite an engineer's estimate of $2,251,000 to repair, update and reuse the former elementary school...
Lost in the snow (10/30/09)
Eric Montes, above left, and Kody Crescentini, top left, student-athletes at McCook Community College, jog to weight-lifting in the gym in an early-morning blizzard Friday. "This is bad," was Montes' only comment on the heavy, wet snow thrown about by winds blasting out of the north and northwest. ...
Bison girls at GNAC volleyball meet (10/30/09)
McCook is scheduled to compete in the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference volleyball tournament Saturday at Norfolk High School. The Bison girls face the tournament hosts Saturday at 10 a.m. in first-round action. All eight teams in the GNAC tournament are guaranteed three matches...
Preparing for the hunt (10/30/09)
McCook educator and avid bow hunter Rick Haney prepares for an early morning hunt. Haney has bow hunted for 30 years and says the value of hunting goes well beyond the harvesting of game. He enjoys nature and being part of a stress free arena. "I am selective in my shots and I don't take shots outside of 30 yards," said Haney. "I don't want to run the risk just injuring the deer." Haney added that he passes up a lot of opportunities waiting for the right deer and the right shot...
Cambridge romps to playoff win over Chase County (10/30/09)
CAMBRIDGE -- Cambridge made amends for a perceived poor performance earlier in the season with Thursday's playoff win over Chase County. The host Trojans employed a strong rushing attack to roll to a 44-8 win over the Longhorns in a first-round Class C-2 state high school football playoff contest...
Area football roundup: Hayes Center, E-F advance in playoffs (10/30/09)
HAYES CENTER -- The Hayes Center Cardinals plowed through the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Mustangs 45-12 in the first round of the Nebraska Class D-2 high school football playoffs Thursday. To read the rest of this story and other area High School results subscribe to the McCook Daily Gazette online edition...
Bison football playoff game postponed to Saturday (10/30/09)
Mother Nature always seems to let sports fans know just exactly who is in charge. The wintry weather that has smothered the western part of Nebraska in recent days will have an effect on athletic events in the area this weekend. McCook was scheduled to travel to Ogallala Friday night for a first-round game in the Nebraska Class B state high school football playoffs. That game has been postponed due to hazardous weather conditions...
Enjoying life (10/30/09)
CRUISING YELLOWSTONE WITH MY MECHANICAL HORSE
Optimism after fire as dealership looks to the future (10/30/09)
IMPERIAL -- Gratitude, mixed with frustration. Discouragement combined with optimism. Determination and pride. Those are only some of the roller coaster emotions that Sid Harchelroad, owner of Harchelroad Motors, expressed when discussing the Oct. 17 fire that consumed the 150 x 150 foot facility at 316 Broadway in Imperial that housed much of his business...
Guy R. Fries (10/30/09)
July 12, 1923-Oct. 28, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Guy R. Fries, 86, died Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2009, at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born July 12, 1923 near Benkelman, to Peter Magnus and Lula May (Swain) Fries, and attended school in Rural District 66 and Benkelman High School...
Clara Alvina (Eggeling) Waterman (10/30/09)
July 15, 1914-Oct. 28, 2009 TRENTON -- Clara Alvina (Eggeling) Waterman was born July 15, 1914 on a farm north of Culbertson, Neb. Her parents were Alvin John Eggeling and Emma Ida (Wittwer) Eggeling. At age 95, Clara passed peacefully to her rest on Oct. 28, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook, Neb...
Blankenau birth (10/30/09)
Bill and Angela Blankenau of Manhattan, Kan., announce the birth of a son, Liam Jacob Blankenau. He was born Aug. 26, 2009, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce. He has two brothers, Isaac, 13, and Nolan, 10. His grandparents are Jim and Audrey Suiter of McCook and Bill and Rita Blankenau of Seattle, Wash...
Myers-Grindle birth (10/30/09)
Jessica Myers of McCook and Desmond Grindle of Cambridge announce the birth of their daughter, Macy Austin Myers-Grindle, on Sept. 28, 2009 at McCook Community Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Doug Myers of McCook, Brenda and Skeeter Montgomery of North Port, Fla., Jonelle Slodky of Axtell and Randy and Lori Grindle of Wiggins, Colo. ...
Cornwell birth (10/30/09)
Tim and Janet Cornwell of Indianola, announce the birth of a son, Dylan Eugene Cornwell. He was born Sept. 2, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook, weighing 7.56 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches. His grandparents are Dick and Jane Rayer of Indianola, Sue Cornwell of LaVista, and the late George Cornwell. His great-grandmother is Nellie McConville of McCook...
Richendifer, Conour wedding (10/30/09)
STERLING, Colo. -- Cristina Marie Richendifer and Christopher Allen Conour, both of Sterling, Colo., were united in marriage Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the Prairie Inspirations Church by Judge Robert Smith. Parents of the couple are John Richendifer of Sterling, Rob and Mary Henry of McCook, John and Karen Conour of Sterling, Jerry Walker of Casper, Wyo. and Kathie Schurch of Davenport, Iowa...
Hidy, Vest wedding (10/30/09)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Christina Jo Hidy of Trenton and Dustin Trevor Vest of Meade, Kan., were united in marriage on Aug. 22, 2009, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, Va., with the Rev. Robert Cole officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Kathleen Hidy of Elkart, Kan., and Barbara Hidy of Trenton. Grandparents are Vonda Hidy of Sun City, Ariz., nd the late Bob Hidy and Ted and Wanda Eaton of Sun City West...
Parde anniversary (10/30/09)
The children of Eldon and Sharon Parde are requesting a card shower in honor of their parents' 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married Nov. 1, 1959, in McCook. Their children are Greg and Linda Parde, Kim and Alisa Parde and Dora and Perry Strombeck. They have seven grandchildren. Cards of congratulation will reach them at 1112 E. Fifth, McCook, NE 69001...
Elmer anniversary (10/30/09)
The family of Owen and Donna Elmer is requesting a card shower in honor of the the couple's 50th anniversary. They married Nov. 1, 1959. Cards of congratulation will reach them at 602 South 7th, Indianola, NE 69034.
Bley birthday (10/30/09)
The family of Raymond Bley of Wauneta, is hosting an open house and card shower in honor of his 80th birthday on Nov. 2, 2009. His family includes his wife, Lois Bley of Wauneta; daughter, Lynetta and husband, Arlan Wine of Wauneta; son, Lloyd Bley and wife, Durenda of Wauneta; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The open house will be Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, from 2 - 4:30 p.m., at American Legion Hall in Wauneta. Cards will reach him at P O Box 496, Wauneta NE 69045...
Trade agreements are needed (10/30/09)
Our country's economy is -- thankfully -- beginning to show modest signs of recovery, but there are still challenges. Our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew for the first time in three quarters, yet the jobless rate remains disturbingly high. Just as has happened in every other economic recovery, American farmers and businesses will be the driver of economic growth. ...
Domestic Abuse Awareness Month (10/30/09)
She was a beautiful woman/child. She was sweet, demure, shy, and didn't warm up to strangers very quickly but to those she did, her personality came shining through. He was a man's man; a multi-sport athlete and a good-looking guy who, with a little patience, care, love, and understanding, could have been anything he wanted to be...
There's something for everyone in Friday's weather (10/30/09)
There was something for everyone in Friday's weather. Parent-teacher conferences are going on for McCook schools, so kids didn't get a day off because of the snow. But several area schools stayed closed Friday because of the weather, and those that didn't started late...
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