Monday, April 20, 2015

IT Classes for Fall 2015

Starting in the fall of 2015 Mid-Plains Community College will offer an Information Technology (IT) program for those wishing to have certificates in that field. These will be online classes for those who have a busy life style and don’t have time to make it to the classroom.

IT refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the Internet or the people that work with such technologies. A few jobs that one could use this for is web development, network administration and computer programming.

If this is something that you would be interested in just make sure you sign up for the fall sememster.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Baseball and Good Times!

The end of the school year is near and so is our baseball team’s season. Come out and show your support for one of the last times that they will be here playing in McCook. April 22nd, 23rd and the 25th are the last time that our team will play at the Jaycee’s Sports Complex.

Please come out and show your appreciation for our team and root them on for the home stretch of the season! The weather is great now and our team is trying to finish strong.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Softball Team Solid Season and Still Going

Our softball girls are on a roll this year and are looking to have an outstanding season. Right now the Lady Indians are 32-12 and looking like a team that can play with anybody.

Come out Saturday April 11th and show your support as we host CCC Columbus for a double header with the first game starting at 1 p.m. and the second game to follow.

Show your support because these girls have been playing extremely well and are working hard to have this stellar season so far.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sunshine and Baseball

The weather is starting to get warm so it’s time to get outside and enjoy it! The baseball team is hosting Western Nebraska Community College this Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. This will be the second and third meeting this year between us and them with our Indians winning the first meeting 8-4.

Bring your t-shirt and shorts because it looks to be in the mid 80’s with very little wind. Come show your support and soak in the beautiful weather!

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