Big Brother privacy capability sword cuts both ways
(Editorial ~ 03/26/18)
If you’re worried that somebody’s watching your every move, there’s more news to stoke your paranoia. If you think somebody should be paying better attention, there’s assurance that that’s happening as well. And, if you think massive social networks give away their services for free, we’re sorry to disabuse you of that notion once and for all...
Marna Erama (Ziebell) Hermes
(Obituary ~ 03/26/18)
Marna Erama (Ziebell) Hermes Oct. 14, 1928 - March 24, 2018 ARAPAHOE, Neb. — Marna Erama (Ziebell) Hermes, age 89, of Arapahoe, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Neb. She was born on Oct. 14, 1928, in a rural area north of Arapahoe to Henry and Matilda (Gehring) Ziebell. ...
Grenade, found in McCook home, destroyed
(Local News ~ 03/26/18)
LINCOLN, Neb. — A McCook female reportedly hid a live hand grenade at a friend's home without telling that friend about it. According to Police Chief Ike Brown, the female then informed the McCook Police Department, which recovered the modified, World War II-vintage device from the friend's home and took it to the city gun range, where Nebraska State Patrol explosives ordnance disposal personnel destroyed it using other explosives...
- Firefighting practice followed by the real thing (Local News ~ 03/26/18)
Roughriders compete at Hershey/St. Pat's Invite
(High School Sports ~ 03/26/18)
HERSHEY, Neb. -- Southwest medaled in nine events at Saturday’s Hershey/St. Patrick’s Invite at Hershey High School...
MCC baseball drops weekend series to Otero
(College Sports ~ 03/26/18)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Community College Indian baseball team salvaged one win from the weekend’s three-game series with Otero Junior College (Colo.). All games were played at the Jaycees Sports Complex...
Officials confirm victim of March 6 fire hospitalized
(Local News ~ 03/26/18)
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Fire Marshal’s office confirmed Friday that the individual burned in the wildfire that started north of McCook and destroyed one home in McCook’s Countryside Estates subdivision on March 6 is still hospitalized. The man, whose name has never been released, was burned when the fire consumed the tarp-and-branch makeshift shelter that he has inhabited, according to some neighbors, for many years...
America's first ace — Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker
(Column ~ 03/26/18)
(Note: Perhaps the most important of the scientific innovations that were spawned by WW I was the development of the airplane. Just 11 years after the Wright Brothers proved to the world that powered flight was not only possible but even practical, most of the countries of the civilized world rushed to develop their own entry into the new air age. In doing so, they unleashed a most new, extremely effective killing machine that changed the nature of war forever.)...
- Gregory E. Schumaker (Obituary ~ 03/26/18)
- Jannette Lindgren (Obituary ~ 03/26/18)