Area bankers honored
LA VISTA, Nebraska -- During the Nebraska Bankers Association's Awards Luncheon, May 3, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista, the NBA paid tribute to Nebraska bankers and financial institutions that have marked a significant milestone in the financial services industry...
Nebraska Safety Council offering several general industry, forklift, lockout/tagout classes, certification
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Nebraska Safety Council is offering several classes and certification opportunities at McCook Community College May 30-31. Offerings include a two-day, 10-hour OSHA general industry certification course, and a series of forklift safety training and Lockout/Tagout classes May 31...
Area fire-safety technician attends certification seminar
LOS ANGELES -- Christopher Wood, an employee of Nebraska Safety and Fire Equipment, Inc. of North Platte, recently attended a Badger-Range Guard Seminar in Los Angeles, California, and received factory certification to design and inspect Badger and Range Guard range hood wet chemical suppression systems, dry chemical suppression systems, and Industry Guard suppression systems. ...
Congratulations are offered to the 2012-13 Southwest Nebraska Leadership Institute Class: Mack Alspaugh, Sharon Bohling, Brenleigh Daum, Christi Evans, Jean Hester, Theron Jarecke, Mike Long, Kimberly Lord, Cassa McConville, Ben Pestel, Ray Walter, Kerri Waugh, Sean Wolfe, Gary Wolvin. Not pictured: Carol Schlegel...
Tri Valley Health Systems introduces OT and PT staff
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Tri Valley Health Systems will partner with InSPIRE (Integrated Strategic Partners In Rehabilitation) beginning May 1 for physical therapy and occupational therapy. InSPIRe Rehabilitation was formed to allow for a more integrated approach with the hospitals they serve and more flexibility with future ownership for local rehab managers/directors. ...
Community Hospital celebrates Occupational Therapy Month
April is Occupational Therapy Month. Community Hospital's Occupational Therapy Department employs therapists Valerie Loop and Sara Mashek, along with Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Mariah Longnecker. The following guest editorial by Sara Mashek, Occupational Therapist, was written to educate the public about the profession of occupational therapy as well as answer commonly asked questions about the career...
Residents at the Tri Valley Assisted Living Facility in Cambridge, Nebraska, enjoy the new dining room chairs purchased with proceeds from the 2013 Tri Valley Medical Foundation Gala. The event, on April 6, at the Cambridge Community Building, raised $11,000. Tri Valley Health Systems would like to thank all of the sponsors and guests that supported the event. The full list is available online at www.trivalleyhealth.com...
Tri Valley Health System earns ACR accreditation
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Tri Valley Health System, and Cambridge Memorial Hospital, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. Mammography is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women...
The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donates a Nu Step to Tri Valley Health System's Cardio Pulmonary Department. Shown on the Nu Step is Betty Jorgensen. Behind her are Auxiliary members, front from left, Barb Langley, Jeanie Schroeder, Arla Mae Pearson, Sharon Risley and Norma Wymore. ...
REAP announces office hours
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dena Beck, central and southwest Nebraska Business Specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project will hold office hours in McCook on April 19, 2013. Hours will be 10:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. McCook Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) will handle the appointments; (308) 345-1200. MEDC office is located at 402 Norris Avenue, Suite 301 (Keystone Business Center - 3rd Floor)...
New customer service agent hired
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Western Nebraska Insurance and Western Nebraska Bank recently hired Deb Diehl as the new Customer Service Agent at their 416 S Dewey North Platte office. Deb Diehl has previous banking experience and most recently worked for an Insurance Agency in North Platte for 15 years...
Tri Valley Health System mammography department passes deficiency free survey
CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- The Tri Valley Health System Mammography Department at Cambridge Memorial Hospital recently underwent their annual FDA inspection. The FDA inspector thoroughly inspects the quality control records and ensures that the facility is in compliance with all FDA and MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) regulations. Once again, the mammography department received no deficiencies...
Radon presentations for real estate agents and contractors available
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) invites area realtors and contractors to radon presentations by Mark Versch, Environmental Health Analyst for the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services on Wednesday, April 10th...
Chamber welcomes critical transport business
LifeTeam critical care transport representatives and fellow McCook Area Chamber of Commerce members gather in front of the LifeTeam base of operations at McCook airport for a ribbon cutting ceremony, Thursday morning. LifeTeam membership development representative Chanel Choitz holds the wooden scissors as director of program development Michael Johnson, left, and flight paramedic Joe Wiebold, right, hold the ribbon...
Free event celebrates table games
McCOOK, Nebraska -- The McCook Game On store is hosting a free gaming event Saturday in celebration of International Table Top Day. The event is open to the public and focuses on providing an opportunity to learn and play new board and card games. Participants will be treated to free pizza throughout the day, provided by Pizza Hut, with activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Game On's Westview Plaza location...
Who wants ice cream?
Harlan Wyrick, a resident of Heritage Plaza in Cambridge, Nebraska, has gracious donated a self-serve ice cream machine to Heritage Plaza for the enjoyment of all residents. TVHS Foundation Director Beth Siegfried prepares a serving.
'Feed the Need'
Curves of McCook challenged members to donate bags of nonperishable foods from March 11-23, resulting in an impressive array of foodstuffs and dry goods to be donated to the McCook Pantry. Bev Schlager, owner of Curves in McCook, also reported that a total of 310 pounds were lost by members from Jan. ...
Leadership Nebraska opens Class VII applications
The State Chamber's Leadership Nebraska program has extended the application deadline for Class VII of Leadership Nebraska. Interested candidates should apply by April 16, 2013. Applications can be found online at www.LeadershipNebraska.com. Created by the Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Leadership Nebraska program builds a sense of statewide community by identifying and training individuals with a commitment to become personally engaged in issues, programs and activities aimed at better serving Nebraska.. ...
Food safety training completed
Thirty-nine participants completed the ServSafe Food Handler training workshops held recently in Imperial, North Platte and Lexington. The ServSafe Food Handler course is designed for employees who handle and/or prepare food in restaurants and other food service establishments. It is the second level of the Nebraska Restaurant Association's Food Safety First program. The first level is the ServSafe training program for owners and managers...
Misty (Warburton) Montano, a 1996 graduate of McCook High School, has received the "Rising Star Award," from the Gannett Board of Governors. She was nominated by her peers for her work and dedication in digital and social media. She is the digital content manager for 9News in Denver, and is the daughter of Galen and Dorothea Warburton of McCook...
Lifetime achievement award
Dan Stevens of Stevens Hearing Center received a Lifetime Membership Award from the Nebraska Hearing Society at a continuing education seminar in Lincoln Friday and Saturday. Stevens is past president and has been a member of the NHS since August 1980. ...
New location coincides with anniversary
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Was it destiny that Bob and Sharon Harvey's "Cowboy Up Tack" shop moved in 2012 from 1008 West B Street in McCook, Nebraska, to 606 East B? Sharon Harvey thinks so ... she marvels at the "coincidence" that Cowboy Up's next-door neighbor at 1008 West B -- VK Electronics -- moved at the same time in late 2012 to 606 West B...
Caramel recipe from McCook pulls them in to New Mexico store
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Call it the come-back caramel. A 70-year-old candy recipe used by a McCook, Nebraska, woman during the Depression is now a big hit 500 miles away in New Mexico. The late Catherine Magrath of McCook helped to support her family during the Depression by making candy and wedding cakes. ...
Area health director elected to state position
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) announces the selection of Myra Stoney as the new Chairman of the Local Health Directors Section of PHAN. She is the Director of Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department headquartered in McCook. Stoney assumed the new duties in January following her election during the PHAN annual conference held in Grand Island...
Roads Superintendents receive advanced licenses
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Seven persons, including Douglas Lennemann of Orleans, are the recipients of the Class A County Highway and City Street Superintendent's license. Created in 2003 by the Unicameral Legislature, the Class A license recognizes experience. A Class A license is renewable every three years upon evidence of continuing education...