It was long and blue and legendary and its
“disappearance” is almost as legendary as the stories former students and
instructors tell about McCook Community College’s “Blue Goose.”
The blue extended-length Checker airport
limousine was a fixture at MCC in the 1970s and 1980s.
It hauled students to sporting events, field
trips and became a staple in area parades.
Many students recall trips in the “Blue
Goose” to summer class trips to the Niobrara River for canoeing.
Many instructors recall the challenges the
goose presented to them when attempting to park and manipulate through traffic
in cities like Kansas City, Houston and Dallas.
“We don’t’ really
have any historical evidence of when the bus arrived on campus or when it was
‘christened’ the ‘Blue Goose’ but we’d sure like to hear from people who
remember it,” said Chuck Salestrom,
“Rumors are still abound…Is it still
somewhere in west central or Southwest Nebraska?” said Chuck Salestrom, Area
Associate Vice-President Of Public Information and Marketing at Mid-Plains
“We’d sure like to find out some more
information about its history and specifically where it ended up, who owns it
and where is it located?”
with information can contact Salestrom at 308-535-3636 or Brent Cobb, McCook
Community College News Bureau Coordinator at 308-345-8186.