West Point to St. Louis is no short drive, but six St. Paul Lutheran School faculty members went the distance to attend this year’s Lutheran Educators Association Convocation.

The total tax request of the 16 townships in Cuming County this year is up $137,414 from a year ago. The townships will collect $2,481,081 in taxes, according to the total tax requests that were part of their budget notices published prior to their respective budget meetings.

Cuming County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $11,843, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage and risk management services provider.

Keith Marvin of Marvin Planning Consulting has made his recommended changes to the Cuming County rural zoning regulations that the Cuming County Planning Commission will consider.

Among the items on Monday’s regular Wisner City Council meeting was the second reading on an ordinance to annex the Kane’s Wellsite Addition into the City of Wisner.

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Pardon me for taking a break from commenting on matters relating to budgets, rural zoning and other city, county and school matters. It’s just that every now and then I need to return to my roots to keep my sanity.

What role should the news media play in our democracy, and what are the obligations of citizens and journalists in today’s news media environment? Those were some of the questions addressed during three community conversations in Nebraska last fall.

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Opinions vary on the West Point Trails & Pathways project that is underway in Wilderness Park. Some like what’s been done while others are unhappy about the paved paths and amount of dirt work that took place.

Cheryl “Cherrie” (Rabe) Schuetze, 65, of Orange Park, Fla., di…

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Private burial for LaNell Siebrant Hille, 92, formerly of Nort…

A memorial service for Jim Kindschuh, 81, of West Point, will …

A celebration of life service for Victoria (Vicky) Jean Stewar…

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