Doug Salmen, a 27-year veteran of rural police forces, Monday became Wisner’s new police chief. His selection was approved by a 4-0 vote, ending a search process that involved interviews with several candidates over the last few months.

The Wisner City Council Monday night approved the purchase of a cyber insurance policy to cover possible damage from online attacks. The plan is being added to the city’s existing auto and property insurance policy at a cost of $1,100 per year.

The year was 2014, and a headline on the front page of the October 9 West Point News read: “Zapped! West Point City electric customers hit with 20% rate increase.” That headline, by the way, won first place in the Nebraska Press Association’s 2014 contest for best headline writing.

Last night (Tuesday) gave me another example to see West Point’s Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Rescue Squad in action. Joining them were West Point Police officers and several employees from Franciscan Care Services (FCS).

If you didn’t have the chance to attend one of the first performances of West Point Community Theatre’s “Tons of Money,” do try to take in one of the final two shows.

Attendance at Monday’s Veterans Day program in West Point exceeded expectations after the area woke up to a couple inches of snow and slick streets.

A funeral Mass for DeLoise E. Pearson, 87, of Oakland, was hel…

Funeral services for Mary Truman, 91, of Norfolk, were Tuesday…

Joe L. Vodvarka, 78, of rural Dodge, died Wednesday, November …