McCook Gazette News News headlines from the McCook Gazette newspaper in McCook, Nebraska en-us Tennis, anyone? McCook YMCA youth sports coordinator Ronda Graff encourages Hayden Leisy as he balances a tennis ball on his racket during tennis lessons for 4-5-year-olds. Lilyanna Strauch zeroed in on her return... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:10:07 -0500 No tiny houses here, yet McCOOK, Neb. — Tiny houses may be all the rage on the DIY Network but don’t expect them in McCook anytime soon. At least not until after the city figures out how to deal with undersized lots stemming... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:09:06 -0500 Sheriff hopes to bring back emergency alerts McCook, Neb. -- Red Willow County Sheriff and Emergency Manager Alan Kotschwar hopes to bring back an emergency notification system that was in place several years ago. The "CodeRed" system was... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:02:41 -0500 Line repairs McCook Public Power/REA crews respond to downed power lines about 10:15 a.m., Monday, on County Road 392 and Highway 6&34 about a mile east of the old Republican Valley school between McCook and... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:03:36 -0500 New vehicles approved for sheriff's office McCOOK, Neb. — The Red Willow County commissioners authorized the purchase of two new vehicles for the sheriff’s department during the board’s weekly meeting Monday morning. Three McCook car dealers... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:58:49 -0500 New liquor license fees approved McCOOK, Neb. — More than half of McCook’s liquor establishments will see an annual licensing fee increase in the coming year as part of changes approved by the McCook City Council last night. During... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:04:45 -0500 Lining up for a St. Patrick’s Day feast Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:40:41 -0500 Market forces can make for good deals on cars Many of us have already forgotten about the auto industry’s struggles in 2009, but you may feel the effects when it’s time to trade cars. Brands like Plymouth, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Saturn... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:34:32 -0500 Palisade to issue 'chicken permits' PALISADE, Neb. — Palisade residents can raise chickens in their yards — if their neighbors approve. On March 8, Palisade’s village board approved a new ordinance allowing chickens within the city... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:28:36 -0500 Local crew responds to fight wildfires at Lake McConaughy McCOOK, Neb. — Red Willow Western Rural firefighters responded to a mutual aid call from the Keystone-Lemoyne fire district Sunday about 4:30 p.m., to help fight wildfires burning at Lake McConaughy... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:27:50 -0500 Crack sealing Monday McCOOK, Neb. -- The City of McCook will begin crack sealing various streets Monday and should be completed within two to three days, weather permitting. The contractor for the project is B and H... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:49:57 -0500 Coffee franchise has McCook roots OMAHA, Neb. -- While Scooter's Coffee is busy growing, it appears that it doesn't forget good customer relations. Omaha-based "Scooter's Coffee" is the brainchild of the daughter and son-in-law of... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:07:36 -0500 Hughes vows unbiased assess of Chambers' residency challenge McCOOK, Neb. -- Despite having a picture on his desk of Neb. Sen. Ernie Chambers holding his grandchild, fellow state Sen. Dan Hughes says that any personal bias for or against Chambers will not... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:07:08 -0500 Grass fires scorch Southwest Kansas McCOOK, Neb. -- What is being called the largest and most damaging wildfire to ever burn across Kansas has left in its ashes indescribable and heartbreaking loss of life, livestock, homes,... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:02:50 -0500 Students from 19 schools take 520 tests at MCC Inter-High Day McCOOK, Neb. — Students from three area high schools took home the top academic prizes Wednesday at McCook Community College’s annual inter-high scholastic day competition which included 520 academic... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:01:32 -0500 McCook, North Platte, Fremont JCPenney stores on closing list McCOOK, Neb. — The McCook, North Platte and Fremont JCPenney locations will be among 138 stores nationwide closing in the coming weeks. The retailer announced the move in February and made public the... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:55:34 -0500 City seeks public input on Barnett Park McCOOK, Neb. — City leaders are looking for public input on the future of Barnett Park as they contemplate whether the venue can continue to sustain both a fish and geese population. City Council is... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:54:39 -0500 Special cancellation event set for Saturday McCOOK, Neb. — To celebrate McCook’s 135th Birthday, The McCook Post Office will host a special pictorial cancellation event Saturday from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. The public is invited to come out to the... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:53:01 -0500