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'Rockin' on the Medicine' moves to Holbrook (05/26/16)
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Friday, is the night of the Tri Valley Medical Foundation's fundraising concert, "Rockin' on the Medicine." Due to the inclement weather forecast, the venue is changing to the old school house, 416 Center St. in Holbrook on Highway 6-34.. Pre-party starts at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment by MajorMinor3. Whiskey Bent takes the stage at 8 p.m. Food vendors, raffle and auction items available throughout the night...
Golf cart business under new ownership (05/26/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- After 47 years, McCook's golf car dealership is changing hands. Bob and Dee Propes, who have operated Propes Golf Carts Sales and Service since 1969, have sold the business to Terry and Shelley Hoffmaster.

 The Hoffmasters -- who assumed ownership May 10 -- have changed the name of the business to Master Carts.

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Weed eaters (05/26/16)
Donkeys owned by John O'Dea and his sons are death on musk thistles in their pasture south of the old Republican Valley school between Indianola and McCook. John's wife, Michelle, said they have problems with musk thistles growing in the river bottom pasture, but they hate to spray for them because of cattle grazing on the grass. ...
Culbertson native among those saved by new medical device (05/26/16)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- During National EMS Week, Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley recognized Nebraska City EMS crews for saving the life of an Otoe County deputy and former resident of Culbertson. In Lincoln, on May 18, Foley said that at least 16 lives have been saved in the year since Nebraska emergency medical services and hospitals started receiving and using the newest technology in chest compression systems, the LUCASŪ 2. ...
Swimming free again in Oberlin (05/26/16)
OBERLIN, Kan. -- The City of Oberlin's new swimming pool will offer free admission again this summer, thanks to a local fundraising initiative. The Oberlin pool opens for the summer season this Saturday, May 28, from 1-6 p.m. The $1.9 million pool was built last spring and came in under budget by approximately $600,000. ...
State champs (05/26/16)
The McCook Bison claimed the 2016 Nebraska Class B State High School Boys Golf Championship in competition Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25, at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln. The Bison had a two-day, 36-hole total of 619 strokes. Elkhorn Mt. Michael finished second at 627. ...
Salaries, bids OK'd (05/26/16)
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- New salaries and bids for the Valentine extended campus were approved by the Mid-Plains Community College board of governors Wednesday night. President Ryan Purdy's contract was extended for a third year, and his base salary set at $220,000, increasing to $226,600 in fiscal 2017-18. There was no guarantee in base salary for the third year...
McCook Rotary awards scholarships (05/26/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook Rotary Club recently granted three scholarships to McCook High School graduates. Dustin Bredvick, son of Tom and Janie Bredvick, plans to attend the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln as a full time student pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering...
Junior Bison Award students named at MJH (05/26/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Fourth quarter Junior Bison Award students at McCook Junior High are: 6th Grade Lillian Allen Ruth Bond Paige Bopp Riley Bortner Ethan Cacy Brenna Carner Makynna Cunningham Mia Decker Daniel Eaton Caden Edwards McKenzie Farr Joslyn Hammond...
Medical student takes the road less traveled (05/26/16)
McCook Gazette McCOOK, Neb. -- Thomas McHale is the first to admit that studying infectious diseases in tropical countries is not exactly commonplace in Nebraska. But taking the road less traveled has never been a problem for McHale, a 2008 graduate of Cambridge High School and now, a third year medical student doing a family medicine rotation at McCook Clinic...
Rod run highlights (05/25/16)
Jake Faber of Oberlin shoots pictures of the 1965 GTO painted "dark candy root beer" and "custom tan pearl," owned by Dennis Wellbrock of Hudson, Colo., and exhibited at the 34th annual Atwood, Kan., early rod run Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Faber said he loved the "new car smell" of the interior; "it's an outstanding build," he said. ...
Children's Museum idea gains traction (05/25/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook has a lot to offer Southwest Nebraska residents as the retail hub for the region and boasting premiere recreational activity with a solid selection of restaurants. Private and public efforts to expand or improve upon those options, whether it's for the benefit of residents or to capitalize on visitors, are seemingly ongoing, however, economic development officials indicated recently they were particularly encouraged by one intending to establish a children's museum...
Coash: Don't revive broken death penalty (05/25/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Nebraska's death penalty is broken and should not be revived, State Sen. Colby Coash said on a stop in McCook on Tuesday. Nebraska hasn't executed anyone in almost 20 years, can't get the drugs it needs to carry out the sentence and doesn't need capital punishment to keep killers locked away, said Coash, who will leave the Nebraska Legislature this year because of term limits...
Memorial Day services planned (05/25/16)
In observance of Memorial Day, the Danbury Depot Museum will be open Sunday and Monday, from 2 p.m until 4 p.m. each day. In Atwood on Monday, Sam Hubbard American Legion Post No. 46 will host its annual Memorial Day Program at Fairview Cemetery at 10 a.m...
Couple's cleaning business offers free service for cancer patients (05/25/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Upon reflection and study, Steve and Rachelle Kotschwar of McCook have realized that one of their "spiritual gifts" is their desire and ability to reach out and help others. "Our pastor got us to thinking, 'What are our spiritual gifts?'," Steve said recently. "And it's pretty clear -- our gift is helping others." Rachelle is a caregiver; Steve is a deputy sheriff. Both careers demonstrate the couple's heart for helping...
Housing Success Stories subject of upcoming meetins (05/25/16)
HOLDREGE, Neb. -- "Creating Housing Success Stories" is the program for the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce quarterly meeting June 14 in McCook. Cities across the state continue to struggle with not having enough housing for their workforces. Several experts with hands-on experience in Broken Bow and Imperial will talk about how these communities created new housing...
McCook Masonic Lodge awards scholarships (05/24/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Masonic Lodge No. 135 AF & AM of McCook, Neb., presented college scholarships during the lodge's annual scholarship banquet the evening of May 23. Scholarship recipients for 2016 are graduates of McCook, Maywood, Alma, Medicine Valley, Hitchcock County, Southern Valley and Arapahoe high schools...
Memorial Day services set (05/24/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook American Legion Post 203 plans 2016 Memorial Day services, 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Veteran's Memorial Monument near the north section of Memorial park Cemetery in McCook. MAYWOOD, Neb. -- Maywood's annual Memorial Day service will be Sunday at 11 a.m., at the Maywood Cemetery...
CSC students recogized for academic honors (05/24/16)
CHADRON, Neb. -- The following area students were among the 293 students named to the Chadron State College president's list for the spring 2016 semester. The Chadron State College president's list, which requires a 4.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, consists of 258 students. Students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework during the semester to qualify...
Central Community College scholarships (05/24/16)
HASTINGS, Neb. -- About 250 new and returning students have received scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year at Central Community College-Hastings. They include: Bernard and Oriel Kinley Scholarship: CAMBRIDGE: Brianna Huxoll. CCC Employee Donations Scholarship:ARAPAHOE: Garrett Monie;...
Free swim set Friday (05/24/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Public Pool opens for the summer season Friday with free swimming from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The pool will be open 1-5 p.m. through June 5 and begin regular hours of operations on June 6. Regular hours include 1-7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...
Tim Zach & Whiskey Bent (05/24/16)
CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Country rockers Tim Zach & Whiskey Bent are performing in Cambridge in support of its album "That's How We Roll." The five-man band from central Nebraska will play at 8 p.m. Friday for the Tri Valley Medical Foundation fundraiser, Rockin' on the Medicine, at Patterson Arena, near the golf course...
Texting, driving scenario for emergency drill (05/24/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Four disabled vehicles and several volunteers posing as accident victims littered West D Street Monday evening as part of a training exercise highlighting the dangers of texting and driving. The event provided area emergency responders with a unique training opportunity encompassing several aspects of accident response, including patient treatment, vehicle extrication and air-transfer protocol, among others. ...
Monument dedication (05/24/16)
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 2 p.m., Carl Heath Post No. 95 of the American Legion will dedicate the post's new memorial monument to U.S. veterans erected in the Curtis City Park. Speakers at the dedication will be Beth Linn, Department vice commander; Richard Colson, area vice commander; JoAnn Ward, part department Auxiliary president; and Liz Lielsen, Nebraska Army National Guard. ...
Murder mystery auditions Wednesday (05/24/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The Fox Theatre is announcing auditions for a play to be presented this summer with performance dates to be announced. The show will be a humorous murder mystery with audience participation. The show calls for a cast of 8 female and 3 male roles and will be directed by MCC Theater Instructor Clay Grizzle...
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