Monday, March 16, 2015

Support Softball and Epilepsy Awareness

Come and show your support for our softball team and raise awareness for epilepsy. McCook Community College Phi Theta Kappa Chapter and MCC softball team are sponsoring a “Purple-Out” event on March 19th to help raise awareness about epilepsy.

Abbee Terry, an 11-year old who attends Central Elementary School and has epilepsy, will throw out the first pitch at the 5 p.m. game against North Platte, the first game of a doubleheader.

Bracelets, hair ribbons and t-shirts will be for sale. Also there will be an auction for a signed softball from both teams. T-shirts will be sold for $12 in Von Riesen Library.

So come on out in your purple clothing and show your support for our lady Indians and help raise awareness on epilepsy!

Tyler Wright
Webzine Team Member

Monday, March 9, 2015

Fire Safety and Rescue Classes

For those who are interested in learning more about fire safety and rescue, keep your schedule open for the end of March. Mid-Plains Community College Fire Science Department is having a two-day, multi-course fire school on March 27th and 28th.

Courses are being offered in: special rescue (off-road/wilderness); farm-vehicle extraction; advanced auto extraction, grain bin rescue; bus and heavy truck training; basic and advanced rope rescue; wildland firefighting, basic pump; live fire training; patient disentanglement; apparatus operation; and crash investigation awareness for firefighters.

12-hour courses will cost $120, eight-hour courses are $100 and four-hour courses are $80. Pre-registration is required by March 18th.

For more information contact Tim Zehnder, Area Director of Fire Sciences (308) 345-8126 or email

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sunday Night Classes Starting in August

For all of you busy people out there McCook will soon start having classes held on Sunday afternoon and evenings. The classes will begin in August and the idea is to help those with limited time to get classroom time and then be able to finish the rest of the coursework online through the week.

“It’s basically a mix of every type of class we offer,” said Jody Tomanek, area vice-president of academic affairs and North Platte Community College. “It’s accelerated, is a hybrid-meaning it’s offered both in a physical setting and online and is available through distance learning at our extended campus locations.”

So for all of you that don’t have time throughout the week to make it to the classroom this may be just the thing that you are looking for!

Tyler Wright

Webzine Team Member

Monday, February 23, 2015

Athletics on Tuesday

There are a lot of sports being played in the next couple days so make sure to tell all of our basketball, softball, and baseball player’s good luck.

Our basketball teams will be traveling to North Platte on Tuesday the 24th. The woman will play at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow after. Make the short trip up north and show your Indian support.

Also on Tuesday our softball and baseball teams will be playing. The girls will be playing at Western Community College at 1:00 p.m. and the guys will be playing at Hastings at 2:00 p.m.

Webzine Team Member
Tyler Wright

Monday, February 16, 2015

Come Support Our Basketball Teams

Come out and show your support for our Indian basketball teams! We will be hosting the men and women Southeast Community College teams. Both of our teams were able to come away with a W the last time these two teams met in Beatrice, NE.

Show your school spirit and support as Regionals are right around the corner and we are hoping for some momentum!

Tyler Wright

Webzine Team Member

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tax Season

It is tax season, aka refund season, once again. Everyone should’ve received their W2’s from any work they have done and 1098-T’s from the college by now.

As soon as you are finished filing your taxes get ready for the 2015-16 year by filling out your FASFA for classes starting in the fall. There is a change this year as our FASFA code is now 002557 and no longer 002552. Make sure to remember this as you start preparing for next fall.

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather!

Tyler Wright

Webzine Team Member

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rodeo Fundraiser

Hey everyone come out and help support our Rodeo team on Saturday, February 7th at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 300 Holiday Frontage Road in North Platte. Come in early to talk with friends and have fun as social hour kicks off at 5:30 followed by a delicious Prime Rib/ Rocky Mountain Oyster dinner at 6:30.

A silent auction and a live auction will take place following the dinner. A great item up for auction is two tickets to the 2015 National Finals Rodeo, along with so much more. Finish up your night with a dance that will feature Austin Wahlert, who himself use to be a professional bull rider!

Tickets for the Banquet are $40.00 each and must be purchased in advance prior to February 2nd by contacting Cindy Odean at (308)-535-3685 or, or can be purchased at Cowboy Up Tack in McCook.

Tyler Wright

Webzine Team Member