Bond vote to set course for county
(Local News ~ 02/28/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Red Willow County, Nebraska, voters will determine on Tuesday, May 15 just how tight they want to make county budgets while paying for a new county law enforcement center over 20 years. Commissioners Earl McNutt, Steve Downer and Vesta Dack decided on Feb. ...
Overflow crowd fills Fox for Hometown Talent
(Weekend Menu ~ 02/28/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The outstanding caliber and variety of talent in McCook and the surrounding region sparkled Sunday afternoon during the Fifth Annual Hometown Talent Showcase at the historic Fox Theatre. A crowd of more than 550 people filled the main floor of the theater and overflowed into the balcony...
Circulation librarian hopes retirement gives her time to read
(Features ~ 02/28/12)
McCOOK, NEBRASKA -- It was never a dream of hers to work in a library, however, Judy Titman is quick to add, "But I've loved it. I'm really going to miss this." Judy has been circulation librarian at the McCook, Nebraska, Public Library since Aug. 5, 1999. She's retiring to move closer to her daughter and her family...
Kerrey proves again he's unpredictable
(Editorial ~ 02/28/12)
Love him or hate him, there's one thing you can't accuse Bob Kerrey of. Being boring. The former Nebraska governor and U.S. Senator is reportedly reconsidering his decision not to seek the seat being vacated by McCook native, Ben Nelson, himself a former Nebraska governor and incumbent U.S. Senator...
(Column ~ 02/28/12)
There is yet again another initiative being pressed nation wide, and especially in Nebraska, to make marijuana legal. People doing the heavy lifting posit that if the use and possession of marijuana were legal crime would go down, taxes (as tobacco and alcohol are taxed) would flow into local state and national coffers and users would be happy. Don't worry -- be happy. It all makes me wonder...
Robert "Bob" E. Berls
(Obituary ~ 02/28/12)
Robert 'Bob" E. Berls Sept. 8, 1940 - Feb. 23, 2012 OBERLIN, Nebraska -- Robert "Bob" E. Berls, 71, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 2012), at his residence in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 8, 1940 to albert "Bert" and Rosemary Bruggerman Berls in Selden,Kansas...
(Obituary ~ 02/28/12)
Betty Johnson May 2, 1935 - Feb. 27, 2012 KEARNEY, Nebraska -- Betty K. Johnson, 76 of Kearney, died Monday, Feb.27, 2012, at her residence. Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. The Revs. Carla Gunn and Marvin Valdois will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery...
Bison boys succumb to Scottsbluff
(High School Sports ~ 02/28/12)
GRANT, Neb. -- McCook High School's boys basketball team couldn't duplicate the effort it showed against Scottsbluff a few weeks ago. The Bearcats, on the other hand, played much better Monday, Feb. 27, than they did in a home loss to the Bison Feb. 11. The final result was a 68-53 victory for Scottsbluff in the Class B-6 District Tournament semifinals at the Perkins County High School gym in Grant...
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