Gracelee Jo Cook
(Obituary ~ 03/31/11)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Gracelee Jo Cook was born and entered the arms of Jesus on March 18, 2011. She was born to Kendra Ann Cook and John Raymond Leahy at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. The Rev. William D. Arnold baptized her into the kingdom of God on March 18, 2011...
Kids should ride facing backwards longer
(Editorial ~ 03/31/11)
Laws and public relations campaigns to get children into car seats are paying off, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, but more kids can be saved from injury or death by leaving them in rear-facing seats for a longer time. The AAP issued a new policy in the April edition of Pediatrics stating that parents should keep their toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2 or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat...
Not a bad evening's work
(Column ~ 03/31/11)
With the advent of spring, the evenings are warming up, supposedly, making it possible to stay out a little longer for observing. However, with the change to daylight saving time, the sun is setting later, which has the effect of shortening our observing time...
Sales tax for roads may get super priority status
(Local News ~ 03/31/11)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- LR3CA, the constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to use sales and use tax revenue to pay off highway bonds, may get speaker super priority status, according to State Sen. Mark Christensen. Christensen told members of the McCook Chamber of Commerce, Thursday morning during his weekly conference call at the Keystone Business Center, that the status can only be given twice a year and would provide the speaker of the Legislature control over the order in which amendments to the bill are debated.. ...
Bartley author plans book signings
(Features ~ 03/31/11)
BARTLEY, Nebraska -- Storytelling is Claudia Liess' legacy. It's a talent she inherited from her father and her grandfather, and how she entertained her brother and sister. It's what her children know and love about her -- that she liked to help pass the time when they were young by reading outloud to them...
Bison squads hope for good weather for Hoehner track meet
(High School Sports ~ 03/31/11)
What a difference a week makes --maybe. McCook High School's track and field teams will host the annual Leroy Hoehner Memorial Invitational meet Friday, April 1, at the McCook High School stadium. Field events are set to begin at 1 p.m., with running events kicking off about an hour later...
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