Depending on what the web pages look like you could just save the html directly from the website and load it to Calibre. If you need only a portion of the web pages you could look at Calibre's recipe framework, as it can grab web pages, extract the relevant portion, and convert that to a ebook (albeit one that uses 'news' features on some readers).
The problem you'll find with text is that you'll lose italics and other formatting with a straight copy/paste to a text editor. If the originals don't have any formatting that might be an ok option though.
If the recipe framework is too complicated for you, another thing you could look at is firebug plugin for Firefox. It's still a 'bit' complicated, but it provides you a gui where you can get to just the relevant html that contains the story and copy just that into a text editor. If that's of interest I can explain in a bit more detail.