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Health and Wellness Middle School Summer Camp

AREA News, Events, News, Photo Feature - 06.01.17

The Rural Futures Institute, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the community of McCook have partnered to offer a 5-week Health, Exercise, Technology & Aquaponics Day Camp Series during the summer of 2017.

The camps will take place each week from June 12th to July 10th during the morning hours of 8 a.m. to noon at the 4-H Building at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds.

Students will engage in high energy, consistent lessons and activities to discover the basics of understanding health and wellness, exercise science and the process of growing, tending to, and marketing their own produce.

The camp is geared toward middle school-aged students (approx. 10 to 14 years old). The 5 week camp is available for $5 per week. It is strongly recommended that students participate in the full 5 weeks to get the most out of the camp. The cost will be collected at the beginning of each week (Monday).

Click the link below to pre-register as space is limited!

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Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference

Events, News, Photo Feature - 03.21.17

Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

April 19th & 20th

McCook, Nebraska



Register now to join other like-minded community leaders to learn exciting concepts and resources, share best practices and fresh ideas, and empower teams to grow local communities.

With breakout sessions embedded in shops and venues throughout the downtown, the conference offers the unique opportunity to learn about and experience an entrepreneurial community. As you walk from session to session, you can enjoy networking with fellow attendees and experience McCook’s downtown business environment on the “The Bricks.”

Invite your colleagues, co-workers, community leaders, entrepreneurs and stakeholders to attend. Whether you work in economic development, business, arts and culture, government, philanthropy, the nonprofit sector or education, all have an important part to play in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurial development in communities.

Registration, only $80, includes lunch, a special networking reception and dinner, breaks, and a departing lunch voucher.


Click on Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities for additional conference information and sessions.


Why Attend?  Unique opportunity to learn from other community developers and leaders from Nebraska and other Midwest states.


Who Should Attend? – Economic/Community development, business, arts and culture, government, philanthropy, the nonprofit sector or education.


Questions?  Contact Marilyn Schlake,; or McCook contact, Ben Dutton,

Skate Park Exhibition Event

AREA News, Events, News, Photo Feature - 08.03.16


This Sunday, August 7th, the McCook Skate Park will be host to an exhibition event for all ages! With sign-in beginning at 12:00 noon, bikers and skaters will gather for the opportunity to show off their skills. In accordance with the Good Living Tour, presented by Hear Nebraska, the Skate Exhibition will draw skaters from all over the area with a goal to raise money for the Skate Park Improvement Project. With the popularity of the recently built skate park, the project team is looking to raise money for lighting for the new facilities.

All are welcome to participate and invited to watch this first year event! Entry prizes and raffle prizes will be up for grabs with ALL proceeds going to the Improvement Fund. Participants will receive 5 free raffle tickets upon sign up. Prizes include boards, equipment and gift cards from our supporters. Whether it’s roller blades, bikes or skate boards, bring the family and join us for this fundraising event at the McCook Skate Park.

Sponsored by the IMPACT Program, Great Plains Communications, and the McCook Economic Development Corporation.

With our Media Partners: Coyote Country 105.3 and KNGN.


Marketing Rural Nebraska To New Residents

AREA News, Events, Photo Feature - 06.13.16
Community members gather at the Marketing Hometown America kick-off event in McCook.
(Photo by Ariana Brocious, NET News)

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