Communicable diseases stay in news spotlight
(Editorial ~ 02/03/15)
We've frequently taken to the soap box about vaccinations, and there is more affirmation about the importance of the topic. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported 215 cases of whooping cough in January, emphasizing the need for children to receive routine vaccinations to prevent this potentially fatal disease...
Lessons learned from Cuba
(Column ~ 02/03/15)
President Obama's recent embrace of the Castro Brothers, dictators of Communist Cuba still has this old vet seething. Obama supporters assure us that improved relations will somehow loosen the Castro's repressive control of the Cuban people and make things all better. ...
General Affairs Committee hears bill
(Column ~ 02/03/15)
One of the committees that I sit on is the General Affairs Committee. On January 26th, we heard 8 bills in Committee, they were: LB 17 -- Would increase the annual transfer from the Charitable Gaming Operations Fund to the Gamblers Assistance Fund from $50,000 to $250, 000. The introducer of the bill, asked the General Affairs Committee to kill his bill, he said the Governor has in his budget bill money for the fund...
Residents air concerns over streets, gas line
(Local News ~ 02/03/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A local couple asked the McCook City Council to consider prioritizing road repairs to a little- known roadway branching from South Street, indicating there was a danger of a natural gas emergency. Councilman Jerry Calvin, a former McCook police officer, said Monday evening he couldn't remember the name of the street but knew the police department often used it to stump rookie officers. ...
Dena L. Wernsman
(Obituary ~ 02/03/15)
Dena L. Wernsman Feb. 5, 1962 - Feb. 1, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Dena L. Wernsman, age 52, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born on Feb. 5, 1962, in Wray, Colorado, to Howard and Helen (Schwaderer) Burton. ...
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