Testimonials

Cathy and Bruce McDowell

Snow slow down motorcycle trip long enough for couple to find new home By Linda Crandall, McCook Community Foundation Fund Cathy and Bruce McDowell left their Denver area home to enjoy a Memorial Day weekend in Illinois. Arriving in Oberlin after a day's motorcycle ride, they decided to spend the night. ...

Andrea Severson & Josh Christianson

Lovin' the Place I'm InRural lifestyle offers opportunity and contentment By Linda Crandall, McCook Community Foundation Fund Writer The lure of opportunity and wide-open spaces enticed Andrea Severson and her husband Josh Christianson to cross half a continent to locate in Southwest Nebraska. "It's so nice to have space to ...

Brenda Kopriva, M.D.

The desire to be close to family brought us to McCook, but the people we met here cemented our choice. My husband and I looked forward to returning to our rural roots – less traffic, less congestion, and more opportunities to genuinely care about your neighbors.  Personally, we found just ...

Craig J. Merrihew

The city of McCook truly has been a blessing to our family since we moved here 7 years ago.  A desire to move back to western Nebraska and good job opportunities are what brought us into McCook.  McCook has a small town feel that we enjoy.  When we are out ...

Terri Shipshock

In 2005 I traveled from Northern Wisconsin to McCook to interview for the position of Executive Director of Community Hospital Health Foundation. I wasn’t particularly excited about the position; I had never heard of McCook, Nebr. On the other hand, I had lived in Bellevue and Lincoln for 11 years, ...

Lena Koebel

When my husband and I got married we had already discussed that we both ultimately wanted to return to Southwest Nebraska. We wanted to be close to our families, raise our kids with the same work ethic and small town feel that we grew up with and truly appreciated. Family, ...