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McCook Community Information

Senator George Norris State Historic Site McCook is an Ag based community with the population of approximately 8,000, located in southwest Nebraska. McCook is 254 miles northeast of Denver and 284 miles southwest of Omaha. The basic economic activities of McCook include farming, ranching, cattle and hog feeding, oil production, retail sales, wholesale sales, and manufacturing.

McCook, the county seat of Red Willow County, is the home of Nebraska's first junior college, now McCook Community College. McCook also has the distinction of being the hometown of three governors, E. Benjamin Nelson, the late Governor Ralph G. Brooks, and former Governor Frank B. Morrison.

The McCook Public Schools are fully accredited by the Nebraska Department of Education and North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The McCook School District has an enrollment of 1,600 students, with a ratio of one staff member for each 13 pupils.

St. Patrick's Catholic Parochial School was built in 1985 and has grades K-8.
The present citizens of McCook maintain a vision of a "City Without Limits" and focus on making this vision a reality, with one of the most recent visions being the Lied Main Street project. Economic progress also came with building the newer Ed Thomas YMCA, Community Hospital, Municipal Airport, and Heritage Hills 18 Hole Public Golf Course (ranked among the nation's top public courses). 
Visit one of the Southwest Nebraska Area Lakes - fishing, boating and hunting.



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