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Final city budget hinges on negotiations (Local News ~ 09/04/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Ongoing negotiations between city leaders and police and fire department union representatives have kept the upcoming annual pay increase for city employees something of an uncertainty this budget cycle. Unlike previous years when anticipated cost of living adjustments and wage increases were announced on the first reading of the budget and modified sparingly during subsequent readings, negotiations are still ongoing with police and fire union representatives and even the city manager's proposed pay increase will be an unknown until presented to City Council Tuesday evening.. ...
Trading cigarettes for sex with minors nets McCook man 18-30 years in prison (Local News ~ 09/04/15)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A McCook man arrested last fall and accused of soliciting sex online from two minors was sentenced to prison time recently, according to a report at wowt.com. Thirty-two-year-old Adam Brunswick was sentenced to 18-30 years in prison for exchanging money and cigarettes for sex with minors in Lincoln. He was arrested in September of 2014 on two counts of first degree sexual assault and electronic child enticement...
On the record (Other Records ~ 09/04/15)
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. Accidents Aug. 12 7:25 p.m., U.S. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 09/03/15)
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...
Take cop, suspect killings off the political table (Editorial ~ 09/02/15)
"Blue and Brave" read one of the signs held by a Fox Lake, Ill., college student who came out today in support of law enforcement officers conducting an intense manhunt to find the three men who killed a popular police lieutenant Tuesday morning. Friday, a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down as he refueled his patrol car. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 09/02/15)
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...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/31/15)
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...
On-air killing, death penalty and gun control (Editorial ~ 08/27/15)
Wednesday's on-air murder of a reporter and camera man hit close to home for journalists of all stripes, television reporters specifically. It was an especially tough broadcast for the anchorwoman of the area ABC affiliate, NTV's Colleen Williams, who also had to report the death of Doyle Denny, her co-anchor's beloved father and a former McCook High School basketball coach, who went on to be a high school principal in Grand Island and was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other organizations.. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/27/15)
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...
Early morning accident (Local News ~ 08/26/15)
A car sits high-centered early this morning on a drive-way retaining wall between homes at 913 and 915 West J in McCook. The driver, the lone occupant, was taken to Community Hospital of McCook. Ginger Cash, the homeowner of 913 West J, said, "The tree saved us and our house." Ginger's neighbor said she glanced out her front window just after midnight to see the eastbound car go airborne after striking a shorter driveway retaining wall between 915 and 917 West J. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/26/15)
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...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/25/15)
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...
City ponders internal loan to buy equipment (Local News ~ 08/24/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The 2015-16 proposed City of McCook budget includes just shy of $200,000 in equipment expenditures and city leaders are looking to double that amount and take out a loan to cover the expense. "We've got a lot of equipment thats undergone a lot of repair here recently. ...
Walkway designing underway (Local News ~ 08/21/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Design work is underway for a city maintained walkway between the former McCook Glass and Top Office Products buildings which could bring a vibrant new look to the Norris Avenue area. City Manager Nate Schneider said Monday he anticipated having something to present to City Council during the next couple meetings. City Council subsequently approved an easement agreement between the city and Jay and Kim Schilling during its regularly scheduled meeting...
Wide range of topics discussed at Coffee With A Cop (Local News ~ 08/19/15)
McCOOK -- With no agenda, the topics ranged widely at Tuesday's "Coffee with a Cop" session at McDonald's Restaurant in McCook. During the morning get-together, Chief of Police Ike Brown, Sgt. Kevin Darling and School Resource Officer Ashley Donovan fielded questions and concerns about telephone scams, the start of school, the D.A.R.E. program, and the size and experience level of the McCook Police Department...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/19/15)
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...
Ag land boosts valuation to $1.2 billion (Local News ~ 08/18/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- The tax valuation of Red Willow County has increased by $113 million, going from $1,128,594,832 in 2014-15 to $1,241,722,528 for the 2015-16 tax year. At their weekly meeting Monday morning, commissioners said the increase was mainly in agricultural land...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/18/15)
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...
Remembering VJ Day after 70 years (Column ~ 08/18/15)
By the Spring of 1945 the American people were tired. For three and a half years, my entire high school career, the War ground on and on. Little hopes from overseas battles were followed by long periods of disappointment. Rationing of food, gas, and tires conserved products, but it also made people edgy. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/17/15)
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...
'L2 for Kids' helps make kids feel good about themselves (Local News ~ 08/14/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Imagine the self-esteem and confidence of a child who, on the first day of school, looks just like everyone else. New clothes ... new shoes ... no embarrassment, no shame, no ridicule. That's the goal of "L2 for Kids" -- to provide under-privileged children with new clothes for school, to help increase their feeling of well-being and to show them Christ's love...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/13/15)
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...
Efficiency comes in many forms (Editorial ~ 08/12/15)
The responsibilities entrusted to a county attorney are some of the most vital to a law-abiding community and, like many things, may be in need of updating. The Red Willow County attorney probably receives a fair amount of feedback stemming from court and police activity reports generated by the Gazette. ...
On the record (Other Records ~ 08/12/15)
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...
Two more arrested as a result of recent traffic stop, arrest total at 11 (Local News ~ 08/10/15)
INDIANOLA, Neb. -- A traffic stop and the investigations that resulted in three search warrants and the arrests of nine people on drug charges on July 9 in McCook have continued with the arrests on Aug. 3 of two Indianola residents in Indianola. Danny J. Reed, 60 years old, and Candance D. Reed, 53, both of 410 Fourth Street, Lot 4, Indianola, have each been charged with possession of methamphetamine. Both appeared in Red Willow County court on Aug. 6...
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Manager: Accounting, safety, turnover affect city budget (Local News ~ 08/05/15)

Accounting, safety, turnover affect city budget (Local News ~ 08/05/15)

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Budget OK'd on first reading; changes likely (Local News ~ 08/04/15)

Williams and Weaver apprehended (Local News ~ 08/03/15)

Money transfer scam reported (Local News ~ 07/31/15)

First budget reading on agenda Monday (Local News ~ 07/31/15)

AK-47 bandit strikes again (State News ~ 07/29/15)

Immigration dustup (Opinion Column ~ 07/28/15)

Protection order violation nets jail time (Local News ~ 07/28/15)

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Not everybody's worthy (Opinion Column ~ 07/24/15)

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Man who refused arrest, assaulted officer gets probation (Local News ~ 07/22/15)

City eyes options for air service (Local News ~ 07/21/15)

Arming National Guard a no-brainer (Editorial ~ 07/21/15)

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Probation ordered for man who injured jailer (Local News ~ 07/20/15)

Winds of change for local air service? (Local News ~ 07/17/15)

Fire destroys World War II hangar (Local News ~ 07/17/15)

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Fireworks: Stop already (Local News ~ 07/15/15)

A new threat from the other side of the world (Editorial ~ 07/14/15)

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Officer attempted to retreat, helped load wounded dog for transport to vet (Local News ~ 07/13/15)

Three homes searches, seven arrested (Local News ~ 07/10/15)

Body cam may provide insight into dog shooting (Local News ~ 07/10/15)

Don't let heat become old hat (Editorial ~ 07/10/15)

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Refurb or build new? (Local News ~ 07/07/15)

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Collision (Local News ~ 07/06/15)

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Council to consider grant for convention center study (Local News ~ 07/02/15)

Tempers flare along with temperatures (Editorial ~ 06/30/15)

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Paving, asphalt repair scam (Local News ~ 06/26/15)

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Too often, evil can invade a place of sanctuary (Editorial ~ 06/18/15)

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Highways in spotlight for Coffee With A Cop (Local News ~ 06/10/15)

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The death penalty (Opinion Column ~ 06/05/15)

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Tornado siren facts (Letter to the Editor ~ 06/02/15)

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Death penalty debate far from over (Editorial ~ 05/28/15)

McCook city surplus auction set for Friday (Local News ~ 05/27/15)

Veto vote measure of Legislature's trust in administration (Editorial ~ 05/27/15)

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EMS Week 2015: 'EMS Strong' (Letter to the Editor ~ 05/21/15)

Society owes debt of gratitude to law enforcement officers (Editorial ~ 05/21/15)

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County jail escapee faces arraignment (Local News ~ 05/20/15)

General aviation's importance to our area (Opinion Column ~ 05/19/15)

City dealing with water main issues (Local News ~ 05/19/15)

Sentencing July 6 in protection order case (Local News ~ 05/18/15)

Indianola man sentenced in November incident (Local News ~ 05/15/15)

Advisory group to report (Local News ~ 05/15/15)

Lawmakers advance three prison bills (Local News ~ 05/14/15)

Coffee with a Cop (Local News ~ 05/13/15)

Plea agreement reached in vehicle theft, burglary (Local News ~ 05/12/15)

On the Record (Other Records ~ 05/11/15)