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Sierra Kile, left, and Abby Kaup are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for West Point-Beemer High School’s Class of 2019. Both gave honor addresses Sunday during WP-B’s commencement.

Bluestem Energy Solutions, doing business as Cuming County Renewables, secured a favorable recommendation Monday night for its conditional use permit to construct and operate a single wind turbine facility in Cuming County.

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The sun was out, and so were the kids, as approximately 70 youth attended the Franciscan Care Services’ Bike Rodeo held last week.

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Angela Jansen, right, and Jared Minnick are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for Guardian Angels Central Catholic High School’s Class of 2019. Both gave honor addresses Sunday during GACC’s commencement.

Most of the discussion at Monday night’s West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting focused on the elementary school’s progress made on the various tests given each year.

Renters in Nebraska counties and tribal areas whose homes and property were damaged by the March severe winter storms, straight-line winds and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

American Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, June 3, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center, West Point.

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Faith Cole cuts open a bag and dumps out the sand east of the horse arena at the Cuming County fairgrounds at last week’s sandbag cleanup in West Point following the flooding that occurred in March.

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After spotting Plattsmouth six runs to open up the game, GACC-SS-WPB was in danger of an extra early exit in the B-3 District baseball tournament Friday at Hickman City Park.

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Kenneth Brock and his dog Pam spent more time in West Point than he wanted to last week, but he also was glad he had the chance to take some time to reflect on his effort to walk 2,650 miles while raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Growing up, Mike Throener couldn’t have asked for a better childhood. Two loving brothers. Loving parents. And memories that will last a lifetime.

Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead?

To help manage cropland damaged by Nebraska’s severe spring weather, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funds to plant cover crops on cropland acres.

High school students and those involved in healthcare took the spotlight at this year’s Cuming County Economic Development (CCED) banquet held Sunday night in West Point.

As families across Nebraska and Iowa continue to reel from the catastrophic flooding, many find themselves in the unfamiliar position of seeking emergency assistance as the long process of cleaning and rebuilding begins.

Knowing things had gotten tough for a lot of livestock producers in Nebraska because of losses suffered in the March floods caused by heavy rains and snow melt, Jim Schaben Jr. said West Point Livestock Auction (WPLA) decided to do what it could to help.

“Planting the Seed of Hope” was the theme of the annual Cuming County Relay For Life event held on Friday evening at the Nielsen Center in West Point with great results.

Cuming County Public Power District (CCPPD) this morning (Wednesday) revisited whether to allow Bluestem Energy Solutions to erect a single wind turbine near Wisner.

Expecting to transfer about $170,000 from the inheritance tax fund to help cover road and bridge damages from the March flooding, the Cuming County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday instead transferred $473,000.

The appointment of a city attorney and a report of projects financed through tax increment financing in West Point are among the items to be dealt with at the regular monthly West Point City Council meeting to be held tomorrow (Thursday) beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the city office building.

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