First round completed in Cattle Trail basketball tourney
(High School Sports ~ 12/07/11)
Several games went down to the wire in the first round of the 2011 Cattle Trail Invitational basketball tournament Tuesday, Dec. 6, in McCook. A total of eight boys and eight girls teams from the Gazette area battled in opening-round games at the McCook Senior High School gym and the McCook Junior High gym...
Take a closer look
(Column ~ 12/07/11)
Deconstruction. In this day and age of reuse, repurpose or recycle, deconstruction is all the rage. There may be a treasure trove in the old siding or in the 100-year-old glass, still unbroken after a century of battling heat, cold, rain, sleet and winds that would bend the strongest of branches...
There he goes again
(Letter to the Editor ~ 12/07/11)
In his latest misinformed diatribe, Mr. Dick Trail takes issue with Senator Nelson's vote for health care reform. The fact is that Senator Nelson voted to reduce a $57-billion-a-year hidden tax on insured Americans from the costs of the uninsured. He voted to begin closing the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap -- known as the donut hole -- which has saved 17,291 Nebraskans more than $10.2 million already this year. ...
Buffett purchase shows real value of newspapers
(Editorial ~ 12/07/11)
There has been a great deal of doom and gloom spread over the past five years about the future of newspapers. The obituary of the entire print industry has been written numerous times, but the latest round of the end of the print world during the Great Recession seemed to gain some traction...
Loop Brewing Co. -- old railroad ice house now serves craft beer, pizza
(Business ~ 12/07/11)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- There are few combinations more natural than pizza and beer. It was that thought that brought together Adam Siegfried's pizza and Tyler and Tyler Loop's craft beers -- and ultimately formed the partnership that has become known in McCook, Nebraska, as "Loop Brewing Co."...
City Council ponders hiring Scottsbluff firm
(Local News ~ 12/07/11)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- City staff will recommend the McCook City Council hire Howard Olsen of Simmons Olsen Law Firm in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to perform work that City Attorney Nate Schneider has deemed necessary to determine whether two council members should forfeit their positions. The recommendation will be considered Thursday evening, 7:30 p.m., during their semi-monthly meeting at Memorial Auditorium...
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