Authorities say woman, 81, dies after being struck by pickup
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was struck and killed while walking along a county road in southwest Nebraska.
The McCook Gazette reports that a southbound pickup truck hit...
Sheriff: Elderly coupled killed when train hits car
McCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Nebraska say a married couple were killed when their car was hit by a train at a railroad crossing east of McCook.
TRENTON, Neb. (AP) — A former business manager for a nursing home in southwest Nebraska has been given two years of probation and ordered to spend some weekends in jail.
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Former McCook Gazette publisher Gene O. Morris has died of pneumonia and heart complications. He was 80.
Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook says Morris died Sunday...
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Sheri Ord hopes she killed the mosquito responsible for her battle with West Nile disease.
"One stupid mosquito." Sheri recently told the McCook Daily Gazette. "Little...
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters and other first responders Tuesday rescued motorists and residents stranded by floodwaters following an overnight deluge in south-central Nebraska.
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Family Fun Nights have been scheduled at Red Willow State Recreation Area in southwest Nebraska.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says a typical Family Fun Night...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brandon Crick of McCook and Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch, Mississippi, have been granted exemptions to play in the Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha next month.
IMPERIAL, Neb. (AP) — Chase County residents are being asked to approve a $20.5 million bond measure to improve the county hospital.
The McCook Gazette reports that registered voters will...
Nebraska students use NASA technology to grow vegetables
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — The future of growing is getting a test run at McCook High School.
Thanks to several grants, FFA horticulture students at MHS are growing different types of herbs and...
Tractor safety courses scheduled across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health will provide a tractor safety...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to make additional space available at the state's prison work camp in McCook.
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Nebraska State Patrol says 2 killed in crash near McCook
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says two people were killed this week in a crash about nine miles north of McCook.
The patrol says the crash happened around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday when a northbound car on Highway 83 crossed the center line and hit a southbound semitrailer.
Patrol releases names of 2 killed in highway collision
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two people killed when the car they were in rammed into a semitrailer in southwest Nebraska.
The collision occurred around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 83, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of McCook. The Nebraska State Patrol says the northbound car crossed the center line and hit the oncoming semi.
County attorney still pushing to add position, hire daughter
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — A southwest Nebraska county attorney who wants to employ his daughter for some part-time legal work wants county commissioners to reconsider their decision to not let him hire a second deputy attorney.
The McCook Daily Gazette reports that Red Willow County Attorney Paul Wood had included more than $19,000 for the hire in his 2018-19 budget proposal.
Nebraska county attorney wants to hire daughter
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — A county attorney in southern Nebraska wants to hire another part-time deputy attorney and is asking commissioners to allow his daughter to fill the role.
Authorities say escaped Work Ethic Camp inmate caught
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say officers have caught an inmate who escaped from the Work Ethic Camp in McCook.
The Red Willow County Sheriff's Office says inmate Aaron Schlieker was taken back into custody just after 4 a.m. Monday.
The Nebraska Correctional Services Department said Schlieker fled the camp a little after 7 p.m. Sunday.
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — A southwest Nebraska county commissioner who is also a road crew member has apologized for tossing a sharp rake in front of a school bus carrying nearly a dozen children.
Red Willow County Commissioner Earl McNutt said he and two county workers had been patching an asphalt road in McCook last week when he grew frustrated by speeding vehicles.
INDIANOLA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a car driver died after a collision in southwestern Nebraska.
Tractor safety course to be taught across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a tractor safety course will be taught at a dozen locations across Nebraska in May and June.
There will be extensive training on tractor and all-terrain vehicle safety, with a variety of hands-on activities.
Teens 14 or 15 years of age are encouraged to register for the two-day Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Course. Younger youths are not eligible. The $60 fee includes lunch.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says its bomb squad has disposed of a live grenade and several old railroad explosives.
The patrol says the grenade was found Wednesday in McCook. The bomb squad determined it was live and had been modified. It was taken to the McCook Police Department shooting range, where it was safely destroyed.
Norfolk High track & field starts season today at Nebraska-Kearney Invitational
The Norfolk High boys’ track & field squad starts their season today when they compete in the Nebraska-Kearney Indoor Invitational.
Rural Nebraska fire chief bans outdoor burning
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — A fire chief who says southwestern Nebraska's Red Willow County is "sitting on a powder keg" has barred outdoor burning of any kind and is refusing to issue any burn permits.
Red Willow Western fire chief Bill Elliott told the McCook Gazette that firefighters have been busy because it's very dry in the area and conditions aren't expected to improve anytime soon.
McCook couple ‘dodged a bullet,’ then lost 5-bedroom home in fire that burned 212 acres
On Tuesday afternoon, John Kugler’s neighbor sent him a photo of smoke rolling into their neighborhood on the northern edge of McCook, Nebraska.
Sparks from a damaged power line had started a wildfire about a half-hour earlier. And within 15 minutes of it starting, winds of 40 to 50 mph had pushed flames close enough to town that the city was calling for evacuations.
Kugler rushed home and, with his wife, grabbed their two dogs and a bag of dog food and fled.
Firefighters battling wildfires in Kansas, Nebraska
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters have been battling dozens of wildfires in Kansas and Nebraska that erupted since the weekend, but calmer winds on Wednesday helped crews extinguish nearly all of them.
In Nebraska, a burned man was found crawling in a McCook farm field Tuesday afternoon as 50 mph wind gusts whipped flames down a ravine toward the Red Willow County community of 7,500 people. The man, who had camped out in the area, has been transferred to a burn center.
MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters have been detailed to handle hot spots left by a wildfire that destroyed a house and blackened hundreds of acres as it threatened McCook in southwest Nebraska.
At least one person who camps out near the Red Willow County community of 7,500 people was burned Tuesday afternoon as 40-50 mph wind gusts whipped flames down a canyon toward the city. His name hasn't been released.
McCOOK, Neb. — A wildfire forced evacuation of part of McCook in southwest Nebraska, claiming at least one home.
Officials ordered the evacuation of the northwest corner of the city on Tuesday because fire was spreading rapidly as winds gusted over 50 mph.
Some people were treated at the local hospital for burns and smoke inhalation, but the severity of their injuries wasn't immediately clear.
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PLATTE CENTER – Jessica Lee Kuhr and Matthew Wayne Fritz both of Lincoln were married on October 14, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Platte Center. Parents of the couple are Gary and Karen Kuhr of Platte Center and Ronald and Zona Fritz of McCook.
LINCOLN - The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in January. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes.
Ben Nelson’s childhood home joins museum complex highlighting politicians from McCook
LINCOLN — When his family decorated graves on Memorial Day in McCook, Ben Nelson said his father would always note the resting spot of U.S. Sen. George Norris, the father of Nebraska’s unique one-house State Legislature.
“My dad would always point to it and say he was the greatest U.S. senator ever,” said Nelson, a former two-term U.S. senator and two-term Nebraska governor.
Now, an important piece of Nelson’s life in McCook will join the nearby Norris home as part of a museum complex.
The Nebraska Public Power District and Wells Fargo Bank announced a $16,000 donation to Mid-Plains Community College on Wednesday.
Bill Hoyt, a member of the NPPD board of directors, and Misty Robertson, market president for Wells Fargo, presented the proceeds from the Wells Fargo Nebraska Open golf tournament to the MPCC board of governors at its monthly meeting.
The Nebraska Public Power District will present a check for $16,000 to Mid-Plains Community College for student scholarships today at the Mid-Plains Community College Area Board meeting.
The regular meeting of the MPCC board is at 6:30 p.m. at the W.W. Wood Building on North Campus, 1101 Halligan Drive.
Mark Becker, supervisor of corporate media and media services for NPPD, said in a press release that $8,000 would go to students at each of the North Platte and McCook campuses.
One business out of 13 checked last week in Red Willow and Hayes counties sold alcohol to a minor, the Nebraska State Patrol reported.
Patrol investigators conducted alcohol inspections Friday evening.
The compliance rate was 92 percent. According to a press release from the State Patrol, all of the businesses checked the minor’s ID. The businesses included convenience stores, restaurants, liquor stores and bars.
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Dupree 42, New Underwood 36
Eureka/Bowdle 62, McIntosh 27
Freeman Academy/Marion 43, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 38
State Sen. Steve Halloran of Hastings is scheduled to speak Sunday at a McCook town hall meeting hosted by the Convention of States Project.
The group plans a meet-and-greet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mid-Plains Community College campus in McCook. The meeting is in Room 213 of McMillan Hall, 1205 E. Third St.
State Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango has also been invited to the event, according to a press release from the group.
MCCOOK — Darren Dale of Bird City, Kansas, had a vision of promoting agricultural equipment, research and technology to producers at a slack time for farmers and ranchers.
The McCook Farm and Ranch Expo, born of that vision, marked its 10th anniversary this week.
Dale gave some credit for the expo’s existence to Tom Kiplinger of McCook, who he said had provided funding for exhibit buildings at the Red Willow Fairgrounds.