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The City of West Point will begin flushing the city’s water system on Monday, April 6. Flushing likely will take place each day through April 10. City Administrator Tom Goulette said not all the fire hydrants will be opened this time, but enough will to help clean out most of the water lines.

St. Francis Memorial Hospital recently took another step to improve its use of antibiotics to improve patient outcomes. It did so by joining MDstewardship, a team of infectious disease physicians and clinical pharmacists who provide infectious disease support for healthcare facilities.

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has tested 115 individuals in the district’s four county area, with 96 negative, 2 positive and 17 still waiting on results, according to director Gina Uhing. The district includes Cuming, Stanton, Madison and Burt Counties.

On Saturday Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) learned of a positive COVID-19 case, deemed to be community spread, in Norfolk. A man in his 70s, a resident of St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center, has contracted COVID-19.

Russ Kind supervised the stocking of Wisner’s kids’ fishing pond on Tuesday, but said this will be the last time he will be helping with the local fishing hole due to health issues.

The Coronavirus continues to impact the way people are able to interact with each other. Social distancing and a federal ban on gatherings larger than 10 people have changed the way people socialize, worship and go about day-to-day business.

The latest Coronavirus guidance from Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health (ELVPH) sets a limit of 10 on gathering sizes for churches, restaurants, bars and for daycare providers. All of ELVPH’s announcements were based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

I feel sick. Not because of any virus, but because of the toll this is taking on local health care providers, businesses, churches and hundreds of local events. That said, it’s time for all of us to step back and take a deep breath.

If all goes well, West Point News will be covering three teams next week at the Nebraska State High School Girls’ Basketball Championships. We know we will be covering three teams Friday at districts. And we are fortunate that two of those three teams will be playing at the same location. It…

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