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Pieces of McCook (Column ~ 06/24/16)
I truly love being a grandparent and wish that all my brood lived close by. Since they don't, this grandma gets to do things like travel to watch softball games in 100 degree weather in the pollen and humidity capital of Nebraska. Softball games that started as late as midnight because of rain. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 06/22/16)
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. Police activity Activity log...
Uncle Charlie (Opinion Column ~ 06/21/16)
The year was 1955 and your columnist was about to depart to a new life in the Air Force. Dad took me on a special trip to St. Joseph, Missouri to meet and visit with his Uncle Charlie Trail. Now understand that the Trail clan hadn't been close as I grew up and to that time I had only met one of my father's aunts. My father's father had died from the infection of an abscessed tooth when dad was six years old...
Big cats not unheard of in Southwest Nebraska (Editorial ~ 06/20/16)
Many dads were recognized on Sunday's Fathers Day for all they do, but we have to pay tribute as well to the Colorado mom who saved her 5-year-old son's life by pulling his head from the jaws of a mountain lion. The Pitkin County police said the child was playing outside Friday with his brother when the mother heard the sound of screaming...
Fireworks safety: Keep up the good work (Local News ~ 06/20/16)
While celebrating America's independence on and before July 4, 2016, parents and children in McCook should take a moment to pat themselves and their neighbors on the back. The reason is that this town has an excellent record for fireworks' safety, with very few fires and very few fireworks-related industries during the past quarter of a century...
Las Vegas, then and now (Opinion Column ~ 06/17/16)
The implosion of the Riviera hotel in Las Vegas this past week brought back a lot of fond memories for me as I'm sure it did for some of the readers of this column. The last time Coach Bonow and I went to Vegas, we stayed at the Riviera. And although it was worn and showing its age, you were reminded of the class it and others like it exuded in their prime. ...
Accidents happen (Column ~ 06/16/16)
She made it three months. Three whole months basically accident free. At least with any other driver, because we did have the little incident where we tore into the driveway a tad too quickly bonking our side view mirror on the basketball goal popping the mirror out right out of its case. But other than that, accident free!...
Vacation no time to let down your guard (Editorial ~ 06/16/16)
Our hearts go out to the Nebraska family who suffered the unspeakable horror of seeing their toddler snatched away by an alligator while they were visiting a Disney World resort Tuesday night. Although the manmade lake had "no swimming" signs posted, the boy was playing in about a foot of water in a beach area when he was grabbed by the reptile, four to seven feet in length. The boy's body was discovered nearby about 16 hours after he was taken...
Repeat drug offender sentenced to prison (Local News ~ 06/15/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A man arrested in January on felony weapon and drug charges, resulting in a probation sentence two months later, was back in Red Willow County District Court last week on new drug charges. The offender, 29-year-old Nathan Deloach, was sentenced last Monday to a combined 30 months in state prison stemming from his arrest in late March, which occurred 16 days after he was sentenced to probation in the previous case...
Man serves 180 days for assault that broke officer's nose (Local News ~ 06/10/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- An Ogallala man who fractured an arresting officer's nose with a head-butt received jail time earlier this week on a misdemeanor offense for attempted assault. The offender, 56-year-old Lawrence A. Bryant, was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and given credit for 154 days already served during a sentencing hearing Monday in Red Willow County District Court...
Impacting on crime (Opinion Column ~ 05/27/16)
America had statistically high crime rates for a thirty year period from the 1960s into the 1990s. During that time, the emphasis was on what was called the due process model, a liberal perspective, rather than the crime control model which was a conservative perspective. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 05/27/16)
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...
Culbertson native among those saved by new medical device (Local News ~ 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. ...
Recycled sewer gas to power buses (Editorial ~ 05/24/16)
The city of Lincoln is planning on putting its sanitary sewer system to work hauling residents around town. Actually, methane gas from sewers is at work in Lincoln, running generators to produce 40 to 60 percent of a digester plant's electric power...
On the record (Other Records ~ 05/23/16)
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...
Councilman: City not paying huge pensions (Local News ~ 05/20/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- City of McCook workers participating in the employee retirement plan contribute 7 percent of their salary to the plan each pay period and the city matches 100 percent of those contributions on a monthly basis. The city's contribution is small potatoes, according to one City Councilman, who spoke up earlier this week in hopes of setting the record straight...
Officer's nose fractured, plea reduced to attempted assault (Local News ~ 05/19/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- A plea agreement was reached last week in Red Willow County District Court with an Ogallala man who fractured a McCook police officer's nose with a head-butt while being arrested. The man, 56-year-old Lawrence A. Bryant, was originally facing a Class 3A felony alleging third degree assault of an officer. The plea agreement reduced the charge to a Class I misdemeanor indicating he attempted to cause bodily injury...
On the record (Other Records ~ 05/19/16)
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...
Section offers thanks to officers during National Police Week (Local News ~ 05/18/16)
Sadly, several of our nation's largest cities are torn apart by riots and unrest due to deadly differences between citizens and law enforcement officers. Thankfully, that's not true in small and medium-sized American communities such as McCook, where uniformed officers of the law are held in high esteem. ...
Police step up camper parking enforcement (Local News ~ 05/16/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The McCook Police Department has seen an uptick in complaints pertaining to oversized vehicles parked on city streets for longer than is allowed and recently announced plans to step up enforcement. City ordinance allows camper, trailer and boat parking on city streets between April 1 and November 1 of each year but limits it to a maximum of 72 hours per occurrence. ...
Neighbor grateful for teen's timely CPR training (Local News ~ 05/16/16)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Bob Tiller was choking. And 17-year-old Shelby Stevens knew what to do to help him. Knowing how to help her neighbor in distress was a skill she had learned just that day -- that very day -- in her health and physical education class at McCook Senior High. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 05/16/16)
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...
late McCook police officer inducted into Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial (Local News ~ 05/13/16)

GRAND ISLAND -- A McCook police officer, who died in 1961 as the result of an acute heart attack while performing jail duties, has been inducted into the Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial in Grand Island. Police Officer David Martin had just completed feeding prisoners when he suffered the massive heart attack. He died instantly. Officer Martin, who was 44 years old at the time of his passing, joined the McCook Police Department in July of 1950.
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Watt birthday (Birthdays ~ 05/13/16)
92nd birthday The family of Edward "Eddie" Watt of Park Hill, Okla., is requesting a card shower in honor of his 92nd birthday on Tuesday, May 17. He served as Chief of Police in Benkelman, Neb., for 33 years, following his service in the U.S. Army in World War II. His family includes his wife, Vaulene Watt; and children, the late Charlie Watt, and Melodye Fann and husband Rex of Park Hill. Cards of congratulations will reach him at 29300 Highway 82, Lot 48, Park Hill, OK 74451...
On the record (Other Records ~ 05/13/16)
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. Police activity Activity log...
Teacher injured in mishap at school (Local News ~ 05/12/16)

Police seek calls on sidewalk issues (Local News ~ 05/10/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 05/10/16)

Playground now officially 'A Street Park' (Local News ~ 05/06/16)

Police Week, City Clerks Week proclaimed (Local News ~ 05/06/16)

Project advances (Local News ~ 05/03/16)

Starve the beast (Letter to the Editor ~ 05/02/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 05/02/16)

City asking to change ordinance, snow removal obligation (Local News ~ 04/29/16)

Left, then right, and repeat (Local News ~ 04/27/16)

Firearm education needed (Editorial ~ 04/26/16)

Accident with injuries (Local News ~ 04/26/16)

Former cop finds true calling as teacher (Local News ~ 04/25/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 04/25/16)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 04/22/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 04/21/16)

City raises idea of county-wide animal enforcement (Local News ~ 04/20/16)

Hundreds attend DARE graduation (Local News ~ 04/20/16)

Crimes decline for 2015 (Local News ~ 04/19/16)

Water, water everywhere (Local News ~ 04/18/16)

City equipment purchase below budget (Local News ~ 04/15/16)

Coffee with a Cop (Local News ~ 04/13/16)

Teddy Roosevelt Part I: The early years (Column ~ 04/11/16)

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

The Police Olympics (Opinion Column ~ 04/08/16)

Safety first (Local News ~ 04/06/16)

Scam callers target Dish Network customers (Local News ~ 04/05/16)

Balthazor promoted to command Troop E (Local News ~ 04/04/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/30/16)

Hospital activates controlled access (Local News ~ 03/28/16)

Cops may get tuition break (Local News ~ 03/28/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/28/16)

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)

On the record (Other Records ~ 03/15/16)

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)

On the record (Other Records ~ 02/17/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 02/12/16)

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)

On the record (Other Records ~ 02/03/16)

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

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/29/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/28/16)

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

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/22/16)

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)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/19/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/18/16)

On the record (Other Records ~ 01/14/16)

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)