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Community Hospital

Hospital and Clinic not in network with Medicare Advantage

Nov 1, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Open enrollment for Medicare began on October 15 and goes through December 7. With the growing options for Medicare coverage, Co...
Community Hospital has earned a 2022 Digital Health Most Wired hospital award. Information Systems staff include (front) Vike Francis, Derek Sailors, IT Director, (back) Kathy Housley, Adrian Dimas, Debra McNutt, Dylan Power and Kristyn Clapp. Not pictured is Tom Lynch and Peyton Rambali.

Community Hospital Earns 2022 Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

Oct 25, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska, October 25, 2022 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released their coveted Dig...
State Capitol Lincoln

Senators call for a legislative investigation into the Nebraska Department of Education

Oct 18, 2022 / Press Release

Senator Dave Murman of Glenvil was joined Monday by Hastings Senator Steve Halloran, Elmwood Senator Rob Clements, Bayard Senator Steve Erdman...
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103 LBs of Suspected Marijuana Found in I-80 Traffic Stop

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SIDNEY, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New York woman after locating more than 100 pounds of suspecte...
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NSP Identifies Female Located Deceased in Vehicle Trunk Inbox

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has been able to positively identify the deceased woman found inside the trunk o...
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Troopers Arrest Driver, Find Deceased Person in Trunk After Pursuit

Oct 14, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended the subject of a law enforcement alert from Texas and d...
Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

GRAND ISLAND - Bill Ogg, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair, announced that he intends to resign his position and to assist with the tra...
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NSP Investigating After Body Found in Clay County

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Clay County, NE) - The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating after a deceased individual was located this morning near Harvard. The body was loc...
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Update on Crash Involving a Chase County School Bus

Sep 30, 2022 / Chase Co Sheriff Office

The Chase County Sheriff’s Office has completed the preliminary investigation into the motor vehicle accident involving a Chase County school...
Chase County School Bus

Chase County Crash Involving School Bus

Sep 28, 2022 / Chase Co Sheriff Office

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, around 3:57 PM, the Chase County Sheriff's Office received an emergency 911 call reporting a school bus rollover ...
Imagine Rotary

Imagine Rotary Tour to Highlight Projects and Connect Communities

Sep 19, 2022 / Joyce Anderson

They’ve fed the hungry, they’ve helped beautify parks and playgrounds, they’ve assisted families with emergency needs and that&rs...
New Community Hospital Visiting ENT to Provide Services Six Days a Month

New Community Hospital Visiting ENT to Provide Services Six Days a Month

Sep 15, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is adding an additional Ear, Nose, Throat visiting specialist to its medical staff. Scott Ballinger, MD w...
Husker Harvest Days Brings Big Crowds to Hall County

Husker Harvest Days Brings Big Crowds to Hall County

Sep 13, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  —Husker Harvest Days is underway, and the Nebraska State Patrol encourages visitors and travelers in the area to b...
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Split appeals panel rejects Nebraska marijuana injunction

Aug 31, 2022 / Ap

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request to temporarily block part of Nebraska's ballot initiative pet...
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Nebraska death row inmate who killed talkative cellmate dies

Aug 31, 2022 / Ap

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska death row inmate who strangled his cellmate after complaining he talked too much has died at the state priso...
Troopers Find 101 LBs of Meth, 9 LBs of Fentanyl in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 101 LBs of Meth, 9 LBs of Fentanyl in I-80 Traffic Stop

Aug 31, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Seward County/I-80)— Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested four people after locating more than 100 pounds of suspected meth...
Community Hospital

Community Hospital’s Diabetic Support Group to Meet September 14

Aug 25, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Community Hospital’s diabetic support group will meet Wednesday, September  14 at 7 p.m. in the Prairie View A meetin...
Man Who Made Dorothy Lynch a Nebraska Staple Passes

Man Who Made Dorothy Lynch a Nebraska Staple Passes

Aug 10, 2022 / Dorothy Lynch/Facebook Post

(Columbus, NE) - Tuesday night the official "Dorothy  Lynch" Facebook page informed fans of the dressing that the man who bought the original ...
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Gibbon Man Arrested after Pursuit/Standoff near I-80 Missouri River Bridge

Aug 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

AUGUST 5, 2022 (OMAHA, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested one person following a pursuit and standoff on Int...
NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

NSP Investigating Four Deaths In Laurel (Update Arrest Made)

Aug 4, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol has arrested a suspect in connection with four homicides that occurred in Laurel early Thursday morning. The investigatio...