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Slick bricks (Local News ~ 01/18/17)
Amos Moses trots across bricks that wear a cold, ghostly image of ice after freezing rain fell in McCook Sunday and Monday. The City of McCook spread salt on the downtown area's brick streets starting mid-morning Sunday, and Nebraska Department of Roads trucks sprayed deicer the state highways. ...
Better safe than sorry when it comes to storms (Editorial ~ 01/17/17)
Winter Storm Jupiter (the Weather Channel's name) turned out to be somewhat of a bust in McCook, but there were scattered power outages in the area and a few non-injury accidents reported around McCook. The latter is probably true because many businesses, including the Gazette, chose to close their doors Monday rather than risk the safety of their employees and customers on the icy streets and highways. ...
Early starts help keep roads safe (Local News ~ 01/17/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Streets and highways of solid ice and the very real possibility of slippin' and slidin' convinced many drivers to stay home during the worst of the ice storm that gripped Southwest Nebraska Sunday and Monday. Spokesmen for the City of McCook and the Nebraska Department of Roads echoed each other this morning, saying they appreciated drivers staying off the streets and highways when they were so slippery and unsafe...
The great McCook cat fight of 1967 (Column ~ 01/16/17)
Lately there have been reports that feral cats in the vicinity of Brookdale Retirement Community have become more and more numerous, and some of the residents have become concerned that these cats might soon pose a problem. Thus the following story of a cat problem we had here in McCook in the 1960s. From Gazette archives...
Sheriff seeks return of stolen tools scattered on road (Local News ~ 01/11/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Red Willow County sheriff's officers are asking the public's assistance in recovering tools stolen in a burglary at Ag Valley Co-Op in Bartley Tuesday morning. Sheriff Alan Kotschwar said this morning that a suspect is in custody and the investigation continues into the incident...
The day the capital city stood still (Column ~ 01/09/17)
(Recently there was a story on TV about a town in one of the eastern states, that was virtually shut down by a freak, drizzly rain turned ice, which turned streets and sidewalks into sheets of ice. It was like a time, just after WW II, when a similar situation occurred in Lincoln, Neb.)...
On the record (Other Records ~ 01/09/17)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
Rescue effort (Local News ~ 01/06/17)
From a ladder extended from the city's largest fire truck, McCook firefighters try to rescue a dog who fell through the ice on a pond in Barnett Park about 12:40 p.m., Thursday. The dog's owner fell through the ice as he tried to save the dog, but he was able to get himself out of the water, according to McCook Fire Department firefighter/paramedic Steve Renner. ...
Amtrak plans approved (Local News ~ 01/04/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Amtrak received city approval last night to make a variety of improvements to the train station on East A Street in downtown McCook. The rail service plans to make ADA and parking lot upgrades, as well as storm water drainage improvements to the area which would require cutting into the pavement at the intersection of A Street and Norris Avenue. ...
Donor locked into thrift store (Local News ~ 01/03/17)
McCOOK, Neb. -- It was a matter of a good heart and bad timing that a man got locked in at the lower-level Helping Hand thrift store in downtown McCook on Monday afternoon. McCook Police Chief Ike Brown said the gentleman dropped off his donation at a time when Helping Hand staff wasn't aware he was there, and they locked the ground-floor exterior doors on their way out...
Possible litigation, Amtrak construction on agenda for City Council on Tuesday (Local News ~ 12/30/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- City leaders will consider entering executive session Tuesday evening to discuss a legal dispute with a former McCook police dispatcher and officer. "An executive session may be held for the protection of the public interest for a strategy session with respect to litigation with Howard W. ...
Capt. Chris Kolb retiring from NSP (Local News ~ 12/28/16)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Commander of the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C Headquarters - Grand Island, Captain Chris Kolb, retires on Dec. 31, 2016, after dedicating more than 33 years to serving and protecting the citizens of Nebraska as an officer and commander...
Celebrity heart news reinforces holiday stress idea (Editorial ~ 12/27/16)
We wrote about a study linking heart attacks and the holidays in Friday's weekend edition and almost on cue, three celebrities died of heart attacks, one despite the quick actions of passengers and crew of the airliner on which she was a passenger. The first was Alan Thicke, who died from a ruptured aorta three hours after suffering a heart attack, according to his death certificate...
Escape from Eastern Europe (Letter to the Editor ~ 12/23/16)
Sometimes Americans take their political rights and religious freedom for granted. The following is a true story: Eva Walburger of Idaho remembers stories told by her parents and maternal grandmother, who lived in Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Her mother was born in Propardo, Czechoslovakia. During World War II, her grandfather served in the Czech army. Czech military families fled into a wooded area to hide from Germans who had invaded their country...
Missing from scene of wreck, driver located leaving theater (Local News ~ 12/20/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A pickup on its side in a road ditch northeast of McCook prompted a search Monday evening for its missing driver. Red Willow County Sheriff Alan Kotschwar said this morning that his deputy, Josh Palmer, was alerted to the accident after passersby notified the McCook Police Department of the pickup at 7:41 p.m...
Toy Box distribution benefits from new changes (Local News ~ 12/19/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The spirit of Christmas giving was much more apparent at a "new-and-improved" McCook "Christmas Toy Box" distribution at Memorial Auditorium on Sunday. Santa's elves on Sunday afternoon witnessed a much more civilized, friendly and relaxed shopping atmosphere than at past Toy Box distributions...
December Coffee with a Cop (Local News ~ 12/13/16)
The holidays and cold, snowy weather combine to create special concerns for law enforcement officers and the public in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, McCook Chief of Police Ike Brown said Tuesday morning in the "Coffee with a Cop" gathering at the Bieroc Cafe...
Annexation (Opinion Column ~ 12/13/16)
The process whereby a city expands its boundaries to include a specific geographic area. Just the thought of it strikes fear into the hearts of many who reside outside the city limits of McCook. Justifiably they fear the big jump in real estate taxes, the City levy, which is sure to come their way. At least that was the sentiment expressed to me during my term serving on City Council when Bingham put together a plan to annex our neighbors...
On the record (Other Records ~ 12/13/16)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Activity log These items are taken from reports filed by the McCook Police Department. The locations refer to block numbers, not specific addresses. If you have information about any of these reports, call the police department at (308) 345-3450...
McCook police awarded grant for radar gun (Local News ~ 12/12/16)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The McCook Police Department will receive a highway safety grant to assist in obtaining one mobile radar unit. "The McCook Police Department has been awarded the funding to help prevent traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities at various locations throughout the area, according to Nebraska Department of Roads, Highway Safety Office administrator, Fred Zwonechek...
Plea reached 2010 disturbance, drug arrest (Local News ~ 12/09/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A plea agreement was reached earlier this week in Red Willow County District Court with a McCook woman arrested on multiple charges in September of 2010, including making terroristic threats towards a police officer. The woman, 54-year-old Elizabeth Cooper formerly of 910 East E Street Apt. ...
Terrorism class studies police reaction times, weapon use (Local News ~ 12/09/16)
KEARNEY, Neb. -- University of Nebraska at Kearney students are learning firsthand how stressful a police officer's job can be in a potentially lethal situation. Inside a UNK classroom recently, red lights flashed on targets set up against a dry erase board. Students, lined up in the front of the classroom, raised laser pistols and shot at the targets...
On the record (Other Records ~ 12/07/16)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Activity log These items are taken from reports filed by the McCook Police Department. The locations refer to block numbers, not specific addresses. If you have information about any of these reports, call the police department at (308) 345-3450...
On the Record (Other Records ~ 12/05/16)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Activity log These items are taken from reports filed by the McCook Police Department. The locations refer to block numbers, not specific addresses. If you have information about any of these reports, call the police department at (308) 345-3450...
On the record (Other Records ~ 12/01/16)
This information is gathered at the McCook Public Safety Center, the McCook office of the Nebraska State Patrol, the Red Willow County Courthouse, the Red Willow County Sheriff's Office and the McCook Humane Society. Police activity Activity log...
UNK 'all clear' at 6:30 p.m. (Local News ~ 11/30/16)

Ohio State attack reopens guns-on-campus debate (Editorial ~ 11/29/16)

Emergency response (Local News ~ 11/28/16)

Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Korea (Column ~ 11/28/16)

North Platte man sentenced to probation for burglarizing church (Local News ~ 11/25/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 11/25/16)

EDC director reports 'positive buzz' on efforts (Local News ~ 11/22/16)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 11/18/16)

Police recommend no changes for West M (Local News ~ 11/18/16)

Pauline Pearl (Warburton) Childs (Obituaries ~ 11/16/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 11/04/16)

Can the violence be stopped? (Opinion Column ~ 10/28/16)

Enforcing fashion at polling places goes too far (Editorial ~ 10/28/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/26/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/20/16)

Water, sewer debt refinance advance (Local News ~ 10/18/16)

Bicyclist, struck by stolen pickup, is OK (Local News ~ 10/17/16)

Sewer rate hike on agenda (Local News ~ 10/14/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/14/16)

Sewer rate hike on agenda (Local News ~ 10/14/16)

Brown leads state police association (Local News ~ 10/13/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 10/11/16)

Citizen raises concerns over speeding, streets (Local News ~ 10/11/16)

Police chief: wearing 'killer clown' mask not good idea right now (Local News ~ 10/07/16)

Skate park light project advances (Local News ~ 10/06/16)

Conservation key goal for NPPD candidate (Local News ~ 10/05/16)

State of our nation (Opinion Column ~ 10/04/16)

Harley Lofton and football in the 1920s (Column ~ 10/03/16)

MPD Det. Kevin Hodgson graduates from FBI Academy (Local News ~ 10/03/16)

Semi-tractor chase through town nets disturbing the peace conviction (Local News ~ 09/30/16)

Establishments on West B Street in 1956 (Column ~ 09/30/16)

Meth possession brings probation (Local News ~ 09/29/16)

Three vehicle accident (Local News ~ 09/27/16)

Protesting athletes should make their points on their own time (Editorial ~ 09/27/16)

Problems in Tulsa (Opinion Column ~ 09/23/16)

Problems in Tulsa (Opinion Column ~ 09/23/16)

Into the lion's den (Opinion Column ~ 09/20/16)

MCJ Football -- The Merle Confer era (Column ~ 09/19/16)

Kneeling during the national anthem (Opinion Column ~ 09/16/16)

Inmate program changing lives, one class at a time (Local News ~ 09/15/16)

Inmate program changing lives, one class at a time (Local News ~ 09/15/16)

It's time for a national mutiny (Letter to the Editor ~ 09/11/16)

Hillcrest town hall clarifies ballot issues (Local News ~ 09/09/16)

AP: Broncos win Super Bowl rematch over Panthers 21-20 (Other Sports ~ 09/09/16)

Retail official: 'Click Cancer' threatens Nebraska communities (Local News ~ 09/07/16)

Probation ordered in DUI, reckless driving, assault of officer plea agreement (Local News ~ 09/06/16)

Sewer hike likely to join property tax, rate hikes (Local News ~ 09/02/16)

New evidence, new hope for dementia patients (Editorial ~ 09/02/16)

Is reciprocity an option for U.S. immigration law? (Editorial ~ 08/31/16)

$45K for security glass considered for new city budget (Local News ~ 08/31/16)

The continuing budget saga (Opinion Column ~ 08/30/16)

Overtime bump for retirees? (Letter to the Editor ~ 08/30/16)

Tax hike, city budget advance on second reading (Local News ~ 08/30/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 08/29/16)

Levy bump preferred over cuts in reserves (Local News ~ 08/26/16)

Second time's a charm (Local News ~ 08/26/16)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 08/26/16)

City budget includes cuts to new purchases (Local News ~ 08/25/16)

A whole lot of hot air (High School Sports ~ 08/24/16)

Transmittal letter comparison shows $200K increase (Local News ~ 08/24/16)

Official cites cuts in expenses (Local News ~ 08/24/16)

Man arrested for sending explicit photos (Local News ~ 08/24/16)

Bite the other side of the apple (Opinion Column ~ 08/23/16)

Police: Abduction claim unsubstantiated (Local News ~ 08/22/16)

Man arrested for drugs predicts, receives reduced sentence (Local News ~ 08/19/16)

New car, new hose in city budget (Local News ~ 08/18/16)

Trash hike, employee wage increase advance; property tax hike likely (Local News ~ 08/16/16)

Official: A lot going on tourism-wise in McCook area (Local News ~ 08/12/16)

Property, cell phone tax eyed for city shortfall (Local News ~ 08/12/16)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 08/09/16)

Our faulty memories (Opinion Column ~ 08/05/16)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 08/03/16)

Names released in Keith County fatality crash (Local News ~ 08/01/16)

What was he thinking? (Opinion Column ~ 07/29/16)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 07/29/16)