Nelson responds to 'misinformation' regarding local education jobs bill
(State News ~ 08/11/10)
Aug. 11, 2010 -- Today, Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson responded to inaccurate statements regarding the Local Education Jobs bill signed into law this week. The bill, fully paid for, provides $10 billion to prevent teacher layoffs in local school districts across the country and $16 billion governors requested in additional state Medicaid assistance for children and families...
Bison players pad up for first time this fall
(High School Sports ~ 08/11/10)
Oh, them pads were a poppin' Wednesday morning at the McCook High School practice field. The Bison football team donned full pads for the first time in fall camp in Wednesday's early practice. Head coach Jeff Gross and his staff led his Bison squad through a spirited workout featuring the anxious-awaited "Oklahoma" 3-on-3 drill where the 2010 Bison hopefuls got their first taste of live contact this fall...
Bison Burger Feed, football scrimmage set Aug. 19
(High School Sports ~ 08/11/10)
McCook High School athletic boosters have a chance to support the Bison and have dinner Thursday at the annual Bison Boosters Hamburger Feed. The burger bash will be held Thursday, Aug. 19 at Weiland Field from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the start of the Bison sports drink football scrimmage. The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, cookies and drinks available for a free-will donation to help support MHS athletic programs...
Has Christianity lost its good name?
(Column ~ 08/11/10)
Whoa. Stop the presses. Anne Rice is quitting the church. Not only that, but Anne Rice is quitting Christianity. She's not alone. According to a story from Christian Newswire, nearly 8 million Americans leave church annually. And they do it for a variety of reasons. ...
Sharing the burden
(Letter to the Editor ~ 08/11/10)
The middle Republican Natural Resources District voted to adopt the new integrated management plan which includes the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Option 3 by a vote of six directors for and five directors against. Due to the seriousness of this issue, I wanted to share with your readers one of my reasons for voting no...
Technology no substitute for good study habits
(Editorial ~ 08/11/10)
Remember when you traded in your oversized black pencil for a slick new No. 2 yellow model? How about the smell of a fresh Big Chief notebook or the feel of a unsullied pink rubber eraser? You'll still find pencils and notebooks in the school supplies, but their days may be numbered...
County board looks for cuts
(Local News ~ 08/11/10)
By CONNIE JO DISCOE Regional Editor McCOOK, Nebraska -- Red Willow County Commissioners hope taxes paid between now and Sept. 1, and the cooperation of county officials figuring pay raises will help them write a budget that doesn't break the bank...
Amor Charles Huff
(Obituary ~ 08/11/10)
Nov. 30, 1925-Aug. 9, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Amor Charles Huff died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Nebraska Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Omaha. He was 84 years old. Amor was born on Nov. 30, 1925, at McCook to Henry Boyd and Ohna Emelia (Wedepohl) Huff. ...
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