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      McCook City Manager Announces Plans to Leave for Job in Missouri

      MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) -- The city manager of McCook in southwest Nebraska has announced his resignation and intention to take a job near his family's farm home in central Missouri.

      J. Jeff Hancock disclosed Wednesday that his last day of work in McCook would be Feb. 7 and that he'd do everything possible "to assist in the transition." Hancock was named McCook's city manager in October 2011.

      Hancock says there's a farm near Camdenton, Mo., that's been owned by his mother's family since the 1830s. He says he applied to fill the position of city administrator in Camdenton after the current administrator announced her retirement.

      The McCook City Council's plans for the transition could be announced at its next meeting, Jan. 20.

      Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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