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A Colorado man is in critical condition after a train collided with his truck Wednesday. According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Jared D. Breinig, 37, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was driving his Chevrolet C-10 about 10:30 a.m. a mile west of Cambridge when he turned onto a private railway crossing. Breinig failed to yield to a westbound BNSF train and became stuck at the crossing.Breinig’s vehicle came to rest in the ditch on its top, and he was trapped inside. Authorities took him to a Cambridge hospital with serious injuries. He was then flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday.No one on the train was injured.

The statewide average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Nebraska dropped below $3 a gallon this week, reports AAA.  Today’s  average for the 87-88 octane rated fuel  is $2.97 per gallon, down eight cents from a week  ago and 13 cents less than this same time last year

Community Hospital’s third annual Concert for Cancer Care will feature the pop/country group, the Bellamy Brothers performing a Christmas concert on December 21.  As presenting sponsor, Community Hospital is excited to bring the Bellamy Brothers to the McCook historic Fox Theatre on Sunday, December 21 at 3 p.m.....

Shiny Show

There is one more chance for horses and riders to compete in Nebraska before winter. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is holding their annual Shiny Show October 25th. Assistant Professor Jo Hergenredersays it is going to be a very busy day with dozens of classes taking place.  Hergenreder says this is an open horse show and everyone is welcome. Friday's event is also Halloween themed and participants are invited and encouraged to wear their costumes. Registration starts at 7 at the Livestock Teaching Center Room - Arena in Curtis. This is a fundraiser for the NCTA Ranch Horse Team and a youth outreach event.

SWNPHD Flu Shots

“Flu shots are now available at Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD),” reports Melissa Propp, RN at SWNPHD. “We added a new vaccine this year for people who are allergic to eggs and this shot does not contain any preservatives.” If you have questions about flu vaccine, contact Melissa at 308-345-4223. Clinics will be held at several locations to help you get your flu shot in a timely manner. Following are scheduled clinics:  October 6th & November 4th at Hayes Center Grade School from 4:00-5:00 pm,  October 13th & November 10th at Medicine Valley High School from 4:30-5:30 pm,  and October 21st and November 18th at Hitchcock County High School from 3:30-4:30 pm. You can get your shot at the McCook office, located at 404 West 10th Street, one block north of Arby’s, on a daily basis. Please call to schedule appointments for any clinic at 308-345-4223. SWNPHD will bill your insurance for your flu shot or you can pay with cash the discount rate of $25. Contact the SWNPHD office if you have any questions about billing your insurance. 
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