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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)
KEARNEY, Neb. -- A suspicious bag that led to Tuesday's evacuation of three buildings at the University of Nebraska at Kearney was not a threat. At approximately 3 p.m., UNK evacuated the Fine Arts Building, Health and Sports Center and Cushing Coliseum after a faculty member reported a suspicious bag located outside the Fine Arts Building...
Ohio State attack reopens guns-on-campus debate (Editorial ~ 11/29/16)
Schools should be a safe place, but they can also be a "soft target" for someone with evil intent. One side thinks there are already too many guns in circulation, while the other is fond of the quote "the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."...
Emergency response (Local News ~ 11/28/16)
McCook police officers and ambulance personnel respond to a two-vehicle accident mid-morning today at the intersection of Norris Avenue and H Street. Two people were taken to Community Hospital in two ambulances. More information will be released when police officers complete their investigation of the accident...
Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Korea (Column ~ 11/28/16)
Douglas MacArthur was the third son of Arthur MacArthur, Jr., a hero of the Civil War. By the time of World War II, Douglas already had a very distinguished Army career. He had graduated from West Point at the top of hiss class in 1903. He had been nominated for a Medal of Honor during the Mexican War in 1914. ...
North Platte man sentenced to probation for burglarizing church (Local News ~ 11/25/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A North Platte man accused of burglarizing the Congregational Church on East E Street in McCook was sentenced to probation time earlier this month in Red Willow County District Court. The man, 19-year-old Maxwell J. Allen, was originally facing a Class 2A felony alleging he burglarized the church in October of 2015. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/25/16)
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. 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...
EDC director reports 'positive buzz' on efforts (Local News ~ 11/22/16)
McCOOK, NEB. -- McCook isn't just booming, it's buzzing, at least according to one local economic development official. McCook Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Kirk Dixon said Monday evening word is spreading about all that is going on in the community and at least part of the credit goes to the McCook City Council...
On the Record (Other Records ~ 11/18/16)
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...
Police recommend no changes for West M (Local News ~ 11/18/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The City of McCook Police Department set out to monitor traffic near the 1000 and 1500 block of West M Street in recent weeks following a citizen's complaint received by City Council last month. The "selective enforcement activity" and speeding monitoring has determined no changes are warranted in the area, according to a recommendation being presented to City Council Monday evening...
Pauline Pearl (Warburton) Childs (Obituaries ~ 11/16/16)
AURORA, Colo. --Pauline Pearl (Warburton) Childs, age 80, peacefully entered eternal rest on Nov. 14, 2016, at Aurora, Colorado. Pauline was born in Oberlin, Kansas on Dec. 17, 1935, to Fred and Goldie (Larreau) Warburton. She attended McCook schools. Polly was employed by Woolworths, Fuller's Café, and St. Catherine's Hospital...
On the record (Other Records ~ 11/04/16)
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...
Can the violence be stopped? (Opinion Column ~ 10/28/16)
Josh Brown, former kicker for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and up until last week, the current kicker for the New York Giants professional football team, was dismissed after domestic abuse events between him and his wife came to light. This had been reported several times over the past few years before definitive action was finally taken and it's a bad mark against the NFL for their continued slow response to a nationwide problem...
Enforcing fashion at polling places goes too far (Editorial ~ 10/28/16)
Are the PC police fashion police as well? Apparently they are, in the tiny town of Bulverde, Texas, 30 minutes north of San Antonio. Brett Bartlett Mauthe arrived to vote wearing a hat supporting Donald Trump and a "basket of deplorables" T-shirt -- a reference to Hillary Clinton's remarks that half of Trump's supporters were "a basket of deplorables" such as racists, sexists, homophobes or xenophobes, a generalization she later said she regretted...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/26/16)
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 ~ 10/20/16)
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...
Water, sewer debt refinance advance (Local News ~ 10/18/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- City leaders approved debt refinancing measures last night anticipated to save the city more than $400,000 over the next 20 years. City Manager Nate Schneider indicated the projected savings of $400,000 was a conservative figure and he hoped the issuance of $10 million in Combined Utilities Revenue Refunding Bonds and subsequent refinancing of water and sewer debt ended up saving the city even more...
Bicyclist, struck by stolen pickup, is OK (Local News ~ 10/17/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A bicyclist struck by a pair of teenage runaways in a stolen pickup Saturday evening in McCook sustained only minor injuries. The runaways eluded capture at the time but were taken into custody the next day. The McCook Police Department received a report of a bicyclist struck by a pickup at the west junction of U.S. Highways 83 and 6-34 at just past 10 p.m. Saturday evening...
Sewer rate hike on agenda (Local News ~ 10/14/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- City leaders will consider granting final approval to an upcoming sewer rate increase next week. The item will be presented to the McCook City Council on third reading during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting. The sewer rate increase bumps the base fee for residential and commercial customers by $1 per month. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/14/16)
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...
Sewer rate hike on agenda (Local News ~ 10/14/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- City leaders will consider granting final approval to an upcoming sewer rate increase next week. The item will be presented to the McCook City Council on third reading during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting. The sewer rate increase bumps the base fee for residential and commercial customers by $1 per month. ...
Brown leads state police association (Local News ~ 10/13/16)
McCOOK, Neb., -- McCook Chief of Police Isaac Brown was sworn in as the 2016-17 President of the Police Officer's Association of Nebraska last week. The more than 800 member association is primarily tasked with coordinating support or opposition to state legislation deemed important to Nebraska law enforcement agencies...
On the record (Other Records ~ 10/11/16)
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. 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...
Citizen raises concerns over speeding, streets (Local News ~ 10/11/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A longtime McCook resident voiced his concerns with the condition of several city streets, as well as a lack of speeding enforcement, during last week's meeting of the McCook City Council. Scott Felker said he lived on Missouri Avenue, just north of West M Street, and vehicles speeding through the neighborhood were becoming increasingly dangerous. "Somebody's going to get killed," he said...
Police chief: wearing 'killer clown' mask not good idea right now (Local News ~ 10/07/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- McCook Police Chief Ike Brown hopes that locally no one wanders around with a "killer clown" or a "creepy clown" or an "evil clown" mask and costume, and that no one over-reacts if they spot one. During "Coffee with a Cop" this morning, Brown said that the nationwide trend of wearing clown masks and costumes to scare or terrorize people is "gaining lots of traction" among kids generally of junior high age. ...
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)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 07/27/16)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 07/26/16)

Part II -- The Hubbard Glacier and humpback whales (Column ~ 07/25/16)

Election year shapes up as strangest since '68 (Editorial ~ 07/25/16)

Local troopers deserve credit for traffic safety (Editorial ~ 07/22/16)

Man gets 180 days for threatening officers (Local News ~ 07/21/16)

County, city play 'catch up' on dispatching fees (Local News ~ 07/20/16)

Guard mission to remain relatively the same (Letter to the Editor ~ 07/19/16)

Police urge caution in playing smartphone app (Local News ~ 07/19/16)

Two major projects set for local highways (Local News ~ 07/15/16)

Hearing set for paving, walkway (Local News ~ 07/15/16)

The west will have to admit it's at war (Editorial ~ 07/15/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 07/15/16)

Pay it forward (Local News ~ 07/12/16)

Helping our neighbor (Opinion Column ~ 07/12/16)

Latest electronic game gets players off Mom's couch (Editorial ~ 07/11/16)

Officers deserve support, even after honest mistakes (Editorial ~ 07/08/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 07/08/16)

Police: Fewer fireworks calls this year (Local News ~ 07/06/16)

Independence and the EPA (Opinion Column ~ 07/05/16)

Darrel W. Messersmith (Obituaries ~ 07/05/16)

Barnett Park closed (Local News ~ 07/03/16)

Pieces of McCook (Column ~ 06/24/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 06/22/16)