'Club Paradise' open Friday
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Flapping palm leaves did more than help Blaine Budke promote his hot tub business. Over time, they captured his imagination, convincing him to embark on the latest of a series of business ventures in McCook, Nebraska. This vision culminated this week with the opening of McCook's newest night spot: "Club Paradise."...
Radio show born in '55
McCOOK, Nebraska -- We young whippersnappers may act like we know a lot of stuff, but--in many cases--it would be wise of us to shut up and listen to our elders. That lesson was learned--again--this week by Rich Barnett of High Plains Radio and Gene O. Morris of the McCook Gazette...
Insurance agency opens on Norris Avenue
McCOOK, Nebraska -- With seven years of experience in the industry, Joe Townsley of McCook has partnered with Eric Hutto of the Trenton Insurance Agency on a new insurance office in McCook. The new branch of the Trenton Insurance Agency is located at 601 Norris, Suite 1, in the former Rye Printing office at the corner of Norris Avenue and F streets...
Stockman's Feed & Supply Check-R-BoardŽ Days Nov. 14
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Stockman's Feed & Supply is announcing their 2013 PurinaŽ Check-R-BoardŽ Days, a customer appreciation event to thank their local customers in McCook and the surrounding communities. Stockman's Feed & Supply will hold their PurinaŽ Check-R-BoardŽ Days Event Nov. 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m., during which customers will have an opportunity to win a flat screen TV. The drawing for the TV will take place at a later date; need not be present to win...
Tri Valley Health System was recently recognized as a 2013 Governor's Excellence in Wellness, Sower Award recipient. TVHS along with 40 other companies/businesses across Nebraska were recognized for their work in employee wellness. Companies and/or businesses that receive the Sower Award are identified as "planting the seed for wellness." Tri Valley Health System will honor this award for 3 years, while working toward improving overall wellness for its employees and community members...
Tri-State Spas, Auto Plex in a roomy new location
McCOOK, Nebraska -- For Blaine Budke, more display space trumped a B Street location. The lure of 6,000 square feet was just too much, and by early October, Blaine was moving his Tri-State Spas and Tri-State Auto Plex from the top of the hill on West B in McCook, Nebraska, to the corner of 210 W. Third, eight blocks east and one block north...
'Lil' Shop Around the Corner' features collectibles, 'reinvented relics'
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Pamelia Sailors gets this far-off, wistful look on her face, and her husband knows she's dreaming up something "new-old," and creative ... out of the ordinary ... definitely one-of-a-kind. Something that once may have been used or displayed in their own home, but now is offered for sale in Pam's new shop -- "The Lil' Shop around the Corner" on the bricks near downtown McCook, Nebraska...
McCook woman on National Hay Association board
SALEM, Oregon -- Christine Grooms, owner and lab manager of Olsen's Agricultural Lab in McCook, Nebraska, was elected and appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Hay Association. Her installation took place during the organization's 118th annual convention which was held in Salem, Oregon, Sept. 10-13, 2013...
Retail services analysis available
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Does your business want to know how your customers feel about your service level? A retail service analysis consultant will guide you step by step through your customer service abilities and overall store appearance, sharing how you may be perceived by customers. Program includes an initial analysis, secret shopper, and follow-up consultation...
Webinar series designed to develop recruiting strategies
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Strategies to recruit alumni and young families to your community is a three-part webinar series presented by the Center for Rural Affairs & the Heartland Center for Leadership Development. This Lunch N' Learn Series begins at noon for each of the three sessions and includes lunch. Cost is $45 for the entire series. Contact the Center For Enterprise (398) 345-8122 or www.centerforenterprise.com to register...
Seminar to help businesses become 'Customer Lovers'
McCOOK, Nebraska -- It's no longer enough to simply have good customer service and an upcoming seminar at MCC will help businesses become become real customer lovers. "Customer Lovers" is a seminar that will show employees how important they are to the overall success of the company through customer service that will get customers, keep them and have them talking about how wonderful "we" are. ...
Janssen Kool Honda of McCook welcomes new salesman Kenny Dugger to their team. Dugger, who graduated from McCook High School, lives with his family in McCook and is active in church and youth activities.
Public Service Commission revokes ETC designation
LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) issued an order revoking the Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) designation of Life Wireless, a prepaid, wireless carrier that participates in the Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP) which provides a monthly credit for phone service to eligible applicants. Before carriers are allowed to participate in NTAP, they must first be designated an ETC by the NPSC. Life Wireless received ETC designation in May 2013...
Eustis Body Shop uses annual golf outing to help others
JOHNSON LAKE, Nebraska -- Each summer Eustis Body Shop owner, Doug Keller, organizes a golf outing for his employees and a variety of vendors. This summer it was decided that all of the participants would kick in a little cash and then the winners would choose an organization to donate the winnings to...
Supreme Grand Champion
The 2013 Colorado State Fair Supreme Grand Champion Hog, was exhibited by Austin Vieselmeyer of Holyoke, Colorado. Raised by Wolfe & Sons Show Pigs from Indianola, Nebraska, sired by Wolf Bones, a boar they raised and housed at All-A-MAREK-N-SIRES, this barrow has been named Grand or Reserve at six shows. Wolfe & Sons Show Pigs congratulates the Vieselmeyer family...
Hayes Center grad joins McMeen Physical Therapy
GOTHENBURG, Nebraska -- Kyle Fornoff, has joined McMeen Physical Therapy, P.C. as a physical therapist in the Gothenburg location. Fornoff graduated from Hayes Center High School in 2006. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and studied athletic training. He then was accepted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013 and a bachelor's of medical science...
Hillcrest hires new director of nursing
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Hillcrest Nursing Home introduces their new Director of Nursing Services, Suzy Devereaux, RN. Devereaux has many years experience working as a charge nurse and director of nursing in a skilled nursing home setting. She is familiar with Hillcrest as she was part of the state survey team who audited the facility in 2012. She will begin her duties full time on Monday, Aug. 26...
Donation to fire department
A John Deere Compressorator (a combination air compressor and generator ) was donated to the Maywood Volunteer Fire Department by the Plains Equipment Group (John Deere Dealer ) in North Platte and McCook. Representing the Maywood volunteer fire department are, from left, Gary Doxon, Rocky Sailor, Greg Blank, Mike Evans, Eric Merritt, Travis Hatfield and Steve Benzel. Representing Plains Equipment is Bob Loghry...
Years of service
Hillcrest recognized years of service during their monthly education day on Aug. 15. First row, from left, are Sheree Hollenhors, CNA , six years; Colinda Nappa, administrator, one year; Diane Towery, RN, 26 years; Ruth Blank, child care-16 years; Bev Spilinek, MA, five years. ...
REAP sets August office hours in McCook
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Dena Beck, central and southwest Nebraska Business Specialist with the Center for Rural Affairs' Rural Enterprise Assistance Project-REAP will hold office hours in McCook Aug. 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. McCook Economic Development Corp. will handle the appointments; (308) 345-1200. MEDC office is located at 402 Norris Avenue, Suite 301 (Keystone Business Center - 3rd Floor)...
24/7 weather now available
McCOOK, Nebraska -- McCook area residents will now have access to 24/7 local weather due to a new feature from Great Plains Communications. The new weather feature will offer current local and national weather via advanced satellite imaging along with the five-day forecast. The service will be the most local weather available to residents. It will air on the company's local channel, GPC-TV, which airs on channel two...
Kircher attends development workshop
AMES, Iowa -- Val Kircher, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Kircher & Associates Realty Inc. attended the Real Estate Educators Association's Instructor Development Workshop in Ames, Iowa, on the campus of Iowa State University, July 21. The day-long presentation of "30 Great Things Every Instructor Should Know" was taught by six nationally-known, highly regarded instructors from across the country. The Nebraska Real Estate Commission sponsored the trip...
Kircher earns ABR designation
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Val Kircher with Coldwell Banker Kircher & Associates Realty Inc., has been awarded the Accredited Buyer's Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. Kircher joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. ...
Stephanie Poulsom, a native of Benkelman, Nebraska, has been appointed as a new sales associate for Gateway Realty of McCook, Inc. according to owner Randy Bauer. She comes to Gateway with a Nebraska real estate salesperson license and an Associates Degree in carpentry. She gained useful experience while working in home construction in Colorado. She has called McCook home for more than a year and is looking forward to serving the people of McCook and Southwest Nebraska as a real estate agent...
Kircher earns 'mark of excellence'
LA VISTA, Nebraska -- The 96th Nebraska Realtors Association Annual Convention and Exhibition was April 15-17, at LaVista with more than 800 realtors in attendance. Sixty-six members, including Val Kircher, broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Kircher & Associates, received the Realtor Mark of Excellence Award...