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State Patrol Begins 66th Basic Recruit Camp

Jul 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

JULY 5, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Nineteen recruits have started their journey to become Nebraska State Troopers. The recruits will t...
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NSP Trooper Honored for Stop Stick “Hit of the Year”

Jul 1, 2022 / State Patrol Release

JUNE 30, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has been honored by Stop Stick Ltd. for the 2021 “Hit of the Year&rdquo...
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No Jail Time For Fortenberry

Jun 28, 2022 / AP

Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was sentenced to two years of probation, a $25,000 fine and community service for lying to federal ...
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Nebraska Supreme Court denies appeal of death row inmate

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the postconviction appeal of a death row inmate who said his defense attorney was ...
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Uncertainty looms over possible Nebraska abortion session

Jun 26, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could be headed to a special session to try to ban abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given states t...
Mike Roth, one of the Pickleball Improvement Project committee members, occasionally teaches an introduction to pickleball at the YMCA. He is pictured here, front left, with a group of recent class members.

Pickleball Improvement Project Bringing New Courts to McCook

Jun 16, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.— One of McCook’s fasting growing sports is getting new courts. A Pickleball Improvement Project is moving forward at Russe...
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Molly Smith - Director of McCook Chamber visits with Hometown Family Radio

Jun 16, 2022 / Hometown Family Radio

Hometown Family Radio talks with Molly Smith about the latest McCook Chamber meeting and events that are planned in the coming weeks.  Full in...
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Cambridge City Pool Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jun 15, 2022 / Hometown Family Radio

Hometown Family Radio talks with Cambridge Pool Manager Sara Calvert about the reconstruction of the Cambridge City Pool.  Lt. Governor Mike F...
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McCook Humane Society Starts Up Annual Calendar Photo Contest

Jun 14, 2022 / Hometown Family Radio

McCook Humane Society Starts Up the Annual Calendar Photo Contest starting Wednesday, June 15th.  Full interview with details found below. &n...
Community Hospital

Community Hospital Completes Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

Jun 14, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska (June 14, 2022) - Community Hospital is pleased to announce that it has issued its latest Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)...
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Suspect Arrested After Shooting in Rushville

Jun 10, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating a sh...
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McCook Police Department Executed a Search Warrant

Jun 9, 2022 / McCook Police Dept

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at approximately 12:28 p.m. Officers with the McCook Police Department executed a search warrant in the 400 block of East...
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Fatality Crash in McCook

Jun 9, 2022 / McCook Police Dept

On June 8th, 2022, at approximately 8:59 am, the McCook Police Department and McCook Fire and Rescue responded to the 800 block of West Q Street in...
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Discolored Water in McCook

Jun 2, 2022 / City of McCook-Pat Fawver

Discoloration can occur in a water system when significant increases in flow through the water mains stirs up the natural minerals that have settle...
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Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Debut 2023 Nebraska License Plate Design

May 31, 2022 / Alex Reuss

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore revealed the design of the next general issue Nebraska license plate. &n...
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New Visiting Oncologist to see Patients at Community Hospital

May 25, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Benjamin George, M.D., a physician specializing in medical oncology and hematology from North Platte, begins seeing patients at ...
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Man who killed Husker football player grandad dies in prison

May 24, 2022 / Ap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man with a long history of mental illness when he killed the grandfather of two Nebraska football players more than tw...
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Mid-Plains Community College releases spring Dean’s List

May 24, 2022 / MCC/Heather Johnson

A total of 138 students qualified for the Mid-Plains Community College Dean’s List during the 2022 spring semester. To make the list, studen...
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Mid-Plains Community College announces spring President’s List

May 24, 2022 / MCC/Heather Johnson

A total of 129 students qualified for the President’s List during the 2022 spring semester at Mid-Plains Community College. To make the list...
Community Hospital

Community Hospital’s Diabetic Support Group to Meet May 26

May 10, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Community Hospital’s diabetic support group will meet Thursday, May 26 at 5 p.m. in the Prairie View A meeting rooms. Dr. ...
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Officials ID Neligh police chief, woman involved in shooting

May 10, 2022 / Ap

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prosecutor has identified an officer who shot a driver accused of dragging the officer with her car as Neligh ...
Community Hospital

Visiting Urologist Joins Community Hospital Medical Staff

May 9, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is pleased to announce a new visiting physician specializing in urology, James Brown, M.D., will see pati...
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National Hospital Week, May 8-14—Happy Healthy Together

May 9, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Sunday kicked off National Hospital Week 2022 at Community Hospital with the theme: Happy Healthy Together. “Our emplo...
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Report: Draft opinion suggests high court could overturn Roe

May 3, 2022 / Ap

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legaliz...
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City of McCook and McCook Fire Department Bans Fires

Apr 28, 2022 / Nancy Pick

Due to the elevated fire risk conditions and low moisture levels within Red Willow County and the City of McCook, the Fire Department is issuing a ...