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Project advances (Local News ~ 05/03/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- City leaders approved a planned development district for the Quillan Courts housing project Monday evening. The move brings the McCook Economic Development Corp. closer to increasing its property management responsibilities as Director Kirk Dixon wraps up his second week on the job and voters consider whether to renew the city's economic development program next week...
Starve the beast (Letter to the Editor ~ 05/02/16)
Vote NO on changing the sales tax allocation. Let the City Council continue to fund economic development by budget item as they do now and as the County, which doesn't collect sales tax, has to do. Instead how about becoming more efficient in local government? An example: When I was commissioner the population of Red Willow County was some 12,800 people. The latest estimate is 10,867 (for year 2014) and we are the primary source to pay the present city sales tax...
On the record (Other Records ~ 05/02/16)
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...
City asking to change ordinance, snow removal obligation (Local News ~ 04/29/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- When a local resident fails to remove snow or ice from the sidewalks adjacent to his property within 24 hours McCook city ordinance puts the duty onto the Public Works Director to remove the substance. City staff think this reference was inadvertently added to the city code book and are asking City Council to make a change...
Left, then right, and repeat (Local News ~ 04/27/16)
McCook Police Sgt. Kevin Darling, right, directs McCook Elementary first grader Rhilee Macumber through a weaving obstacle course during the school's annual State Farm Insurance "Bike Safety Rodeo" Tuesday afternoon. McCook High School junior Emmerie Roth, left, steadied Rambler Farr as he pedaled through a "short turn radius" course. ...
Firearm education needed (Editorial ~ 04/26/16)
Playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians used to be a harmless part of growing up in America. Not any more. It's not just because of political correctness, where a child can be suspended for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun, or the post-Columbine or Sandy Hook Elementary world...
Accident with injuries (Local News ~ 04/26/16)
Tri-State Towing's wrecker operator Michael Sides prepares to haul away the pickup involved in a one-vehicle accident at 8:50 p.m., Monday, at the intersection of Westridge and G Street in McCook. The pickup struck the curb and a tree before hitting and snapping off the street light pole on the island in the middle of the street. ...
Former cop finds true calling as teacher (Local News ~ 04/25/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- After spending four years in college with no degree, Mike Hendricks returned to his home for the summer but had no job. So his mom decided to help him look. Afterall, she knew a friend who knew a friend who knew a friend of the police chief. Her connections paid off. His first job in the real world was as a police officer with the Tulsa Police Department...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/25/16)
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...
On the Record (Other Records ~ 04/22/16)
*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 ~ 04/21/16)
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...
City raises idea of county-wide animal enforcement (Local News ~ 04/20/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Animal complaints, ranging from stray skunks, turkeys and barking dogs, often keep McCook police officers from working on higher priority items and city officials think a joint-effort with Red Willow County might be the solution. City leaders are looking into the idea of a county-wide animal control officer and plan to have a proposal put together this fall...
Hundreds attend DARE graduation (Local News ~ 04/20/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Parents and family members flocked to Memorial Auditorium Monday evening to celebrate the DARE graduation of more than 100 McCook grade-schoolers. Just shy of 400 friends and families attended the graduation, honoring 107 McCook Public Schools 5th graders...
Crimes decline for 2015 (Local News ~ 04/19/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Crime continues to decline in McCook as 2015 represented the second consecutive year with a 2 percent overall decrease to the crime rate, according to law enforcement officials. Police calls, damage due to vandalism and even accident reports declined for the year, prompting Chief of Police Isaac Brown to praise citizens and law enforcement officials alike during Monday's meeting of the McCook City Council...
Water, water everywhere (Local News ~ 04/18/16)
McCook police blocked off Barnett Park to keep drivers off roads and out of picnic areas flooded by up to five inches of rain throughout the day Saturday. City Public Works Director Kyle Potthoff said this morning that the park would remain closed today to allow Saturday's and Sunday's rain to recede. ...
City equipment purchase below budget (Local News ~ 04/15/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The City of McCook will likely spend less than anticipated on a new hydro excavator for the water department. City department heads opened sealed bids for the equipment purchase earlier this week and are seeking approval to proceed with a $85,422 purchase, a savings of more than $27,000 from the $113,000 originally budgeted...
Coffee with a Cop (Local News ~ 04/13/16)
Area residents visit with new McCook Police Officer Colin Rogers, left, during this morning's Coffee with a Cop meeting at the Bieroc Cafe.
Teddy Roosevelt Part I: The early years (Column ~ 04/11/16)
In 2015 my wife, Jean and I were privileged to join family and friends to take part in a cruise, marking the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal. The trip was sponsored by the Medora Foundation and called attention to the close relationship that Theodore Roosevelt had with North Dakota, and his part in making the Panama Canal a reality. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/11/16)
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...
The Police Olympics (Opinion Column ~ 04/08/16)
I was perusing the Internet the other day when I came across an article about the Police Olympics that brought back fond memories. I had no idea they were still being held and, in reading the article, found out that they're bigger and better than ever, hosting teams from all over the world with the number of participants in the thousands. In addition, fire departments have been included and it's now called the Police-Fire Olympics...
Safety first (Local News ~ 04/06/16)
Top left, St. Patrick's Elementary School third graders, from left, Rebecca Peterson, Zach Hinze and Beckett Heskett watch closely as McCook Police Sgt. Kevin Darling demonstrates the figure-eight obstacle course Tuesday afternoon during the annual State Farm Insurance bike rodeo hosted by Linda Maiden. ...
Scam callers target Dish Network customers (Local News ~ 04/05/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A convincing call, complete with an authentic-looking caller ID, attempting to scam Dish network customers is making the rounds of the area, according to the McCook Police Department. The caller, generally with a foreign accent, says Dish Network is installing a new satellite and current equipment needs to be updated immediately...
Balthazor promoted to command Troop E (Local News ~ 04/04/16)
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- The Nebraska State Patrol has announced the promotion of Lieutenant Jamey Balthazor to the position of Captain in Command of Troop E- Scottsbluff. A 16-year veteran of the Nebraska State Patrol, Balthazor, 41, served his first duty assignment with the Field Services Division in Imperial...
On the record (Other Records ~ 03/30/16)
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...
Hospital activates controlled access (Local News ~ 03/28/16)
McOOK, Neb. --Community Hospital made the decision to activate controlled access on Thursday due to a situation where a person became verbally abusive and threatening, according to Dari Olson, Director of Safety. The situation happened around 7 p.m. Thursday and lasted around 15 minutes. "Because of the person's demeanor and actions and for the safety of our patients, staff and visitors coming in and out of the facility, we chose to go into controlled access," Olson said...
Cops may get tuition break (Local News ~ 03/28/16)

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New felonies draw prison time (Local News ~ 03/25/16)

Troublesome stoplight, U-turn discussed (Local News ~ 03/24/16)

Honk if you're happy (Column ~ 03/24/16)

New officer (Local News ~ 03/21/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/21/16)

Hometown shopping loyalty has long history (Local News ~ 03/16/16)

Calves stolen in Hayes Center recovered at Beatrice sale barn (Local News ~ 03/15/16)

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Intersection collision (Local News ~ 03/09/16)

Police: Lock cars, keep pets secure, rabies shots up to date (Local News ~ 03/09/16)

Learning lessons of history from surprising sources (Editorial ~ 03/07/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/07/16)

Balanced budget amendment back on floor of Legislature (Local News ~ 03/03/16)

Candidates file by deadline; districts new for NRD (Local News ~ 03/02/16)

Two arrested in murder for hire investigation (Local News ~ 03/01/16)

Another busy week in Lincoln (Opinion Column ~ 02/29/16)

Assistant attorney general: Officers deserve more positive recognition (Local News ~ 02/29/16)

Latest drug bust suspect arrested in McCook (Local News ~ 02/29/16)

Semi leads cops on slow-speed chase (Local News ~ 02/25/16)

Law Enforcement Tribute set Feb. 27 (Local News ~ 02/17/16)

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Suspicious bicycle ride ends in jail time (Local News ~ 02/11/16)

Sidewalk snow enforcement set to begin Friday (Local News ~ 02/11/16)

Senator, police chief question protective custody bill (Local News ~ 02/04/16)

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An encounter with the police (Features ~ 01/29/16)

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D.A.R.E. class (Local News ~ 01/25/16)

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Denille Lynn Burke (Obituaries ~ 01/21/16)

Remembering Kailee: Mother, sister of murdered teen find blessings every day (Local News ~ 01/21/16)

Tax return time dangerous for personal info (Editorial ~ 01/20/16)

Police forced to shoot troublesome turkeys (Local News ~ 01/20/16)

Cops: As weather warms, home scams blossom (Local News ~ 01/19/16)

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Every officer's nightmare (Editorial ~ 01/13/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/11/16)

Probation ordered in drug case (Local News ~ 01/08/16)

Bert B. Housman (Obituaries ~ 01/07/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/06/16)

High court makes strides toward openness (Editorial ~ 01/05/16)

The McCook Army Air Base (Column ~ 01/04/16)

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Neighbor repeats concerns at hearing; plan advances (Local News ~ 12/31/15)

Gunshot victim linked to several earlier pursuits (Local News ~ 12/31/15)

Grants help purchase new mobile radar equipment (Local News ~ 12/30/15)

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Churches, volunteer groups help clean up properties (Local News ~ 12/29/15)

City Council goes digital (Local News ~ 12/28/15)

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Thanks from Marshalltown (Letter to the Editor ~ 12/22/15)

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More arrests, charges in 2010-13 burglaries (Local News ~ 12/18/15)

Deputy's heroics more the rule than the exception (Editorial ~ 12/18/15)

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Feds ease off on medical marijuana; recreational next? (Editorial ~ 12/17/15)

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Burglar back in court on probation violation (Local News ~ 12/11/15)

Hackers, leaker put terrorism into perspective (Editorial ~ 12/11/15)

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The craziness continues (Opinion Column ~ 12/04/15)

Pieces of the past, Southwest Nebraska style (Column ~ 12/04/15)

Let's keep a lookout (Editorial ~ 12/03/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 12/02/15)