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On the record (Other Records ~ 05/22/15)
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...
EMS Week 2015: 'EMS Strong' (Letter to the Editor ~ 05/21/15)
The history of our modern EMS system is relatively short. There is no shortage of individuals who have proven to be heroes in regard to their commitment and passion for advancing the pre-hospital profession. In almost every community, there are dedicated teams of emergency responders, volunteer and career, who work and practice tirelessly to provide the best pre-hospital medical care possible...
Society owes debt of gratitude to law enforcement officers (Editorial ~ 05/21/15)
Our nation is preparing to honor the military men and women who gave their lives to preserve our way of life. Anyone who has read about a fatal shooting in Omaha Wednesday might think back to another recent observance, Peace Officers Memorial Day, observed with little fanfare May 15...
On the Record (Other Records ~ 05/21/15)
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. 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...
County jail escapee faces arraignment (Local News ~ 05/20/15)
BENKELMAN, Neb. -- An inmate at the Dundy County jail who escaped custody in April and was arrested a few hours later on Norris Avenue, armed with a handgun, was to face arraignment in Dundy County this morning on five felonies and three misdemeanor offenses...
General aviation's importance to our area (Opinion Column ~ 05/19/15)
What in the world is "General Aviation?" It must be important because Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has designated May as "General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month." Complete with an official proclamation certificate signed and imprinted with the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska. Pretty impressive!...
City dealing with water main issues (Local News ~ 05/19/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The city water main has sprung leaks near the intersection of East K Street and East First Street which will disrupt traffic and water service in the area in the coming days. The leaks developed in the oldest part of town, at least in regard to the city's water main infrastructure, according to Utilities Director Jesse Dutcher. ...
Sentencing July 6 in protection order case (Local News ~ 05/18/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A plea agreement was reached earlier this month in Red Willow County District Court with a McCook man accused of violating a protection order by harassing his ex-girlfriend, smashing her windshield with a tire-iron among other actions, and scaring the couple's three children...
Indianola man sentenced in November incident (Local News ~ 05/15/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The judge sentenced the young man to jail; the sheriff's deputy would escort him directly from the courtroom to the jail next door. But before she was finished, Judge Ann Paine told Jonathan Harris, "This case does not have to define you."...
Advisory group to report (Local News ~ 05/15/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- More than seven years after adopting an ordinance committing the City of McCook and the McCook Economic Development Corp. to coordinate public hearings reporting on the progress of the city's sales tax funded economic development program, citizens will have their first chance to attend such a hearing Monday evening...
Lawmakers advance three prison bills (Local News ~ 05/14/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A trio of bills attempting to address Nebraska's prison issues gained momentum this week, at least in part, due to a riot at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution this past weekend. LB 173, LB 605 and LB 598 were all placed on final reading Wednesday...
Coffee with a Cop (Local News ~ 05/13/15)
Roughly a dozen area residents showed up to visit with McCook police officers and new City Attorney Nate Mustion, second from right, during Tuesdays' Coffee with a Cop meeting at McDonald's. Topics ranged from the use of civil defense warning sirens to enforcement of handicap parking on private property. The June Coffee with a Cop meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9...
Plea agreement reached in vehicle theft, burglary (Local News ~ 05/12/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A plea agreement was reached last week in Red Willow County District Court with a Culbertson man facing felony burglary and theft charges. The offender, 38-year-old Luke Warburton, will subsequently face sentencing on a Class IV felony for theft by unlawful taking and a Class I misdemeanor for attempted possession of methamphetamine. He was scheduled for sentencing at 1 p.m. on July 6, 2015...
On the Record (Other Records ~ 05/11/15)
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...
The good news you didn't hear (Opinion Column ~ 05/08/15)
The riots in Philadelphia last week were the headlines of practically every major news outlet in the country and perhaps the world. What I learned in Journalism school at the University of Arkansas a few decades ago still holds true today: If it bleeds, it leads. ...
City Council: Firearm law OK as is (Local News ~ 05/07/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The City of McCook administers permits to citizens which authorize the open burning of leaves, discharging of fireworks and even for those with a need to blast high explosives within city limits. Archery and pellet gun practice, however, won't be among the activities permissible via permit anytime soon...
On the record (Other Records ~ 05/05/15)
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...
Why I'm voting 'yes' on both ballot questions (Editorial ~ 05/04/15)
Residents within the McCook city limits have about a week to make a decision that will have an impact on the future of the community, as well as the entire area. Mail-in ballots for the City of McCook Special Election must be in the hands of the Red Willow County Clerk's office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12...
Police: Thieves rifling through unlocked cars (Local News ~ 05/04/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Police Department is once again warning residents to lock their vehicles in an attempt to limit opportunities for criminals actively combing city streets. "The car hoppers, walking thieves that enter vehicles and take your property, are active again," said McCook Sr. Sgt. Kevin Darling in a press release Thursday...
Police: 'Car hoppers' active again (Local News ~ 05/01/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Police Department is once again warning residents to lock their vehicles in an attempt to limit opportunities for criminals actively combing city streets. "The car hoppers, walking thieves that enter vehicles and take your property, are active again," said McCook Sr. Sgt. Kevin Darling in a press release Thursday...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/30/15)
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...
When everything looks like a nail (Opinion Column ~ 04/29/15)
Quick, name a politician who has ever campaigned on being soft on crime. So, it comes as no surprise that Gov. Pete Ricketts and Attorney General Doug Peterson and a handful of prosecutors would come out in support of "public safety" with harsh words for a Legislature they characterize as being soft on crime. ...
Walter W. Castle (Obituaries ~ 04/24/15)
Walter W. Castle July 3, 1927 - April 22, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Walter W. Castle was born July 3, 1927, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Walter and Gertude (Oxley) Castle. He passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 87...
'Hit like a man ...' (Local News ~ 04/22/15)
Steadying the punching bag, Renee Samuelson flinches as Cailee Zwickle throws a punch, and then Cailee and Jadyn Reynolds, right, react as City of McCook, Nebraska, Police Sr. Sgt. Kevin Darling teaches Jayda Zuck a wrist hold in a self protection and defense class for McCook High School sophomore girls Tuesday morning. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 04/22/15)
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...
WTIF? (Opinion Column ~ 04/21/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 04/21/15)

Trenton man gets 180 days for meth possession (Local News ~ 04/17/15)

The thin blue line (Opinion Column ~ 04/17/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 04/17/15)

Three-vehicle accident (Local News ~ 04/16/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 04/16/15)

Police agencies buckle to clever cyber criminals (Editorial ~ 04/14/15)

Injury accident (Local News ~ 04/13/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 04/13/15)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 04/10/15)

Jail time ordered for DUI, fugitive (Local News ~ 04/10/15)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 04/09/15)

Experts: Tax day extra stressful (Editorial ~ 04/09/15)

Supporting D.A.R.E. (Local News ~ 04/07/15)

Armed escapee captured on Norris Avenue (Local News ~ 04/07/15)

Threat directed at teacher; no charges expected (Local News ~ 04/03/15)

Thursday smoke originated near Maywood (Local News ~ 04/03/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 04/02/15)

School assures parents following threat (Local News ~ 04/01/15)

Theodore Roosevelt in the White House (Column ~ 03/30/15)

Police: IRS scam still going strong (Local News ~ 03/30/15)

Lawsuit dismissed but irrigators can amend (Local News ~ 03/27/15)

Of epidemic proportions (Column ~ 03/27/15)

Distracted teen driving: It's worse than we thought (Editorial ~ 03/26/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/25/15)

A better idea (Opinion Column ~ 03/24/15)

Injuries end local officer's police career (Local News ~ 03/23/15)

Volunteers helping fight crime since '81 (Local News ~ 03/18/15)

Larry G. McGhghy (Obituaries ~ 03/18/15)

Former military (Opinion Column ~ 03/17/15)

Teddy Roosevelt, Part I: The early years (Column ~ 03/16/15)

No, the IRS really didn't telephone you (Editorial ~ 03/13/15)

Ag Lab eyes Alco building (Local News ~ 03/13/15)

Indianola man pleads guilty to charges related to November incident (Local News ~ 03/12/15)

Immigration issues (Letter to the Editor ~ 03/12/15)

Sales tax seen as key to progress (Local News ~ 03/11/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/11/15)

Too much money (Opinion Column ~ 03/10/15)

Painting radicals, moderates with same broad brush (Editorial ~ 03/09/15)

Alleged killer apprehended near Oberlin (Local News ~ 03/09/15)

Stolen vehicle leaves trail, driver arrested on drug charges (Local News ~ 03/09/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/09/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/04/15)

Sales tax defeat would mean prioritization of spending (Opinion Column ~ 03/03/15)

McCook gets high marks on annual audit (Local News ~ 03/03/15)

Richard E. Shaw (Obituaries ~ 03/03/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/02/15)

City mulls convention center idea (Local News ~ 02/27/15)

Vote NO on sales tax extension (Opinion Column ~ 02/24/15)

Less-lethal weapons offer more options (Editorial ~ 02/19/15)

More than one side to road rage story (Editorial ~ 02/18/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 02/18/15)

Authorities show fear of free speech, free enterprise (Editorial ~ 02/16/15)

A solution to football withdrawal (Opinion Column ~ 02/13/15)

She doesn't want anything Saturday? Don't believe her (Editorial ~ 02/13/15)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 02/13/15)

Coffee with a Cop -- Poly-sci students, others learn about sheriff's office (Local News ~ 02/11/15)

K-9 officer helps make first drug bust (Local News ~ 02/10/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 02/10/15)

When first we practice to deceive (Opinion Column ~ 02/06/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 02/06/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 02/04/15)

Residents air concerns over streets, gas line (Local News ~ 02/03/15)

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

Sometimes stranger than fiction (Opinion Column ~ 01/30/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/30/15)

Text to 911 may be here next summer (Local News ~ 01/29/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/29/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/26/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/23/15)

Norvin Justice Anderson (Obituaries ~ 01/21/15)

Council mulls future of old city building (Local News ~ 01/21/15)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/21/15)

Hope is in the air (Opinion Column ~ 01/20/15)