(LINCOLN, NEB.) — Explosives Technicians with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have disposed of multiple dangerous explosive devices found in Nebraska this week.
On Wednesday, March 21, a grenade was found in McCook. The NSP Bomb Squad was dispatched to the scene and determined that the grenade was live and had been modified. It was transported to the McCook Police Department range were it was safely destroyed with counter charges.
On Thursday, March 22, nine old railroad torpedoes were found in Crete. The torpedoes are designed to attach to the rail and use explosive material to create a loud sound to signal to the engineer that a hazard is ahead. The explosive material becomes unstable and more dangerous as the torpedoes age. NSP’s Bomb Squad was dispatched and safely destroyed the torpedoes with counter charges.
These two incidents provide a reminder for the public that they should contact their local law enforcement agency if they come across any potentially dangerous explosive items. The NSP Bomb Squad partners with many agencies throughout Nebraska to provide assistance in these situations.
On Monday March 3rd 2018 at approximately 2:45 p.m. a call came in for a reported grass fire east of the Ag Valley elevators in Wilsonville Nebraska. No structures were involved. Approximately 320 acres of farm ground burned. No injuries have been reported. Multiple departments responded including Cambridge, Beaver City, Bartley, Beaver Valley, HEA, Norton and Almena also Extreme Ag, Kasson farms and Bill Moore brought down water for the tanks. Some area farmers brought tractors and disc to help control the fire . The cause of the fire is suspected to be the rekindle of an old burn permit pile.
An Endangered Missing Advisory has been activated to determine the whereabouts of Parker James Sain.On 2-27-18, 18 month old, White male Parker Sain was taken from daycare by his biological father, Joshua Sain, White male age 26. The Grand Island Police Department believes Parker Sain may be in danger. Parker was last seen wearing a dark blue coat with grey liner, dark blue sweatpants, light blue shirt,and tan baby work boots. Both may be in a white 2000 Pontiac Grand AM 2 door and may be in the McCook or Furnas County area. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Parker or Joshua Sain contact 911 or the Grand Island Police Department at 308-385-5400.
This advisory is for the following State Patrol Troop Areas: Troop C, Troop D
LINCOLN, Neb. – Learn about the future of fisheries management in Nebraska at a series of public informational meetings with winter. The meetings will begin with an overview of the 2018 fishing forecast, an update on special projects, and a report of potential regulation changes. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission staff then will receive feedback and answer questions. All meetings will be held from 7-9 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. The meeting schedule is:
Pampered Chef is teaming up with the McCook Humane Society. Hometown Family Radio talks with Steph who is with Pampered Chef as she tells us more about the month-long event. Visit the website to order to help benefit the McCook Humane Society.
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Hitchcock County- On Friday, January 26, 2018, at 7:30 A.M., the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call, reporting a two-vehicle accident located 1.1 miles west of Culbertson, Nebraska, on US Highways 6 & 34. The Sheriff’s Office investigation, indicates that a westbound 2013 Hitchcock County school bus driven by 42-year- old Daniel A. O’Byrne of Culbertson, Nebraska, had slowed for a vehicle that was turning into the Frenchman Valley Cooperative grain transfer station and the school bus was rear ended by a westbound 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Two juvenile passengers of the school bus of were transported to the Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska, as a result of their injuries. Other emergency service units assisting the Sheriff’s Office at the scene were; Culbertson Fire and Ambulance.
McCook, Neb.—Terri Shipshock, Executive Director of Community Hospital Health Foundation announced her retirement at the foundation board meeting on Tuesday. She plans to end her 13-year career at the foundation’s helm in early June following the 30th John Mullen Pro-Am golf tournament.
Both Bill Burton, Foundation Chair and Troy Bruntz, Community Hospital President & CEO as well as a foundation board member, said they will be working with Terri in the next five months to smooth the transition to the next executive director. Following Terri’s announcement at the meeting, the board set up a search committee to begin the process for her replacement.
They expressed their gratefulness for Terri’s years of service and all she has accomplished as director. “In the time Terri has been here, Community Hospital Health Foundation has raised more than $6 million,” Burton said. This includes raising $1.8 million for the Rehabilitation Center, a half million for the Healing Garden and nearly $4 million for the Anderson Center for Radiation Oncology; as well as multiple gifts that provided grants over the years to Community Hospital for medical equipment and services.
“In addition, the foundation has funded and awarded thousands of dollars for healthcare scholarships” he said.
“Terri’s fundraising events have been of the highest caliber and excellence. We are fortunate to have responsible, hard-working individuals like Terri associated with the Community Hospital Health Foundation and Community Hospital,” he added.
“We are happy for Terri and her family, and that she has the opportunity to move into this phase of her life,” Bruntz said. “We wish her only the best.”
Terri says she has very mixed feelings about retiring. “I have enjoyed my years in McCook and am grateful to Community Hospital and the community for the professional and personal fulfillment I have enjoyed in my role as executive director.”
LINCOLN –Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would visit McCook on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to deliver his State of the State address. The Governor invites the public to attend.
“Nebraskans are invited to join Governor Ricketts on the Governor’s annual State of the State fly around,” said Taylor Gage, the Governor’s Director of Strategic Communications. “This is a great opportunity to hear an update on how Nebraska is growing, and how the Governor is working with the Legislature on key priorities like balancing the budget and tax reform this legislative session.”
Following the State of the State address, there will be a Livestock Friendly County designation ceremony for Red Willow County, held in the same space.
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