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Jul 27
In search of MCC's legendary 'Blue Goose'

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 Community College.

“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?”

   Anyone with information can contact Salestrom at 308-535-3636 or Brent Cobb, McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator at 308-345-8186.​

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​