As Gage County continues to dig itself out from recent snow storms, officials are evaluating how a similar situation could be handled more efficiently in the future.

Photo by The Associated Press Texas quarterback Colt McCoy throws during practice, Saturday in Newport Beach, Calif., for the BCS Championship against Alabama Thursday.

Linda L. Kraus, 86, Tecumseh, wife of Kenneth, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at the Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh.

Viola Sue Howey (nee Johnson), 101 years of age, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Waterfield Memory Care Home in Las Vegas, Nev. She was the widow of Earle T. Howey Sr. of Beatrice, Neb.

A few big shots made the difference for the Southeast Community College-Beatrice Lady Storm Saturday against North Platte Community College.

Gage County Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson filed the necessary paperwork Monday to run for reelection, while a pair of political newcomers also filed recently to run for seats on the Gage County Board of Supervisors.

Beatrice’s Lady Orange defense clamped down on the Ralston Lady Rams Tuesday night, holding their guests to nine points through three quarters of play.

Four Sunland towns are receiving chunks of $3.2 million being handed out by the Department of Economic Development in the state of Nebraska toward rehabilitation projects for owner-occupied houses.

Altruism - noun. The unselfish regard for or devotion to the welfare of others.

Photo by Chris Dunker/Daily Sun staff Lincoln Elementary first-grader Alexandria Covey, right, waits her turn to buy hot cocoa for a fundraiser by Ellen Janssen’s fourth-grade class. “Hot Cocoa for Haiti” is one of many local relief efforts organized by students.