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Drew Wimer, a member of West Point Rescue for five years, is this year’s West Point EMT of the Year. The award was presented last week.

It’s graduation day – finally – for Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s Class of 2020. This year’s ceremony will take place Sunday, July 12, beginning at 2:15 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.

The 21st annual Cream of the Crop dairy show will be held this Saturday, July 11, at the Cuming County Fairgrounds in West Point.

The first sign that will be posted along U.S. Highway 20 to mark its designation as the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway was unveiled last Thursday morning in South Sioux City’s Siouxland’s Freedom Park. The sign will be installed near Martin Field west of South Sioux City.

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The Cuming County Agricultural Society met for four hours last night (Tuesday) to discuss what events could and should be held at this year’s Cuming County Fair, set for Aug. 13-16 in West Point.

TestNebraska will be doing COVID-19 testing at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point tomorrow (Thursday), and again on Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7.

The West Point Police Department is once again starting to register ATVs and UTVs. That begins today (Wednesday).

The West Point City Council will meet for its July meeting on Tuesday, July 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Weather permitting, July 2, at 10 a.m., the first of two signs will be unveiled for placing by the Nebraska Department of Transportation, designating U.S. Highway 20 (US‑20) as the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.”

West Point News was honored for general excellence and placed third overall in its division in this year’s Nebraska Better Newspaper Contest, results of which were released last Thursday.


West Point Rescue and the West Point Fire Department responded to an accident Monday afternoon just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 275 near the intersection of that highway and 13th Street in West Point. At least three people were taken to Franciscan Healthcare by West Point Rescue, two from the van s…

West Point’s Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a July 4 celebration even though some social distancing restrictions remain in place.

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He couldn’t bring about a $15 bump on the fed cattle market, and he got ribbed about wearing a suit to a sale barn, but Nebraska’s First District Congressman still was treated well last week when he made a stop at West Point Livestock Auction.


Gunnar Longe was one of the first to hit the West Point swimming pool water this week. The pool opened Monday. Several new rules are in place for swimmers this year because of COVID-19.

As of Tuesday morning, the Cuming County Fair is still a go. At least as much as can be, according to Fair Board president Brian Meiergerd.

West Point Community Theatre announced this week that it will begin showing movies this weekend.

Nebraska has provided updates on several new grant programs. Combined, the programs will award $387 million in grants, using federal coronavirus relief dollars, to help get the Nebraska economy growing in the coming weeks and months.

The Relay for Life of the Cuming County Area will no longer be held July 12. As of last week, the Relay was considering holding the event with the Cuming County Fair, but that decision hadn’t been finalized.

Nebraska has provided updates on several new grant programs. Combined, the programs will award $387 million in grants, using federal coronavirus relief dollars, to help get the Nebraska economy growing in the coming weeks and months.


Not only does the West Point swimming pool plan to open next week, but it won’t cost anything for those wanting to swim. Residents of West Point, Beemer and Bancroft will be allowed to use the pool.

Most agricultural land values in Cuming County held steady from 2019 to this year, figures shared with the West Point News by the Cuming County assessor’s office show. Land values went up in one market area but remained mostly steady in the three other areas.


Work continues on the backwash detention tank being built as part of the City of West Point’s water treatment plant upgrade. The floor was poured this week and the walls were scheduled to be poured today (Wednesday).

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It wasn’t the most important item on the agenda, but the question of whether to open the city swimming pool filled most of the discussion time at last night’s (Tuesday) West Point City Council meeting.

West Point’s City Council learned last night (Tuesday) at its June meeting that phase 1 of the water treatment plant upgrade remains on schedule.

It’s time to sign up for the 2020 John A. Stahl Library Summer Reading Program. This year will bring new changes to the traditional program of the past. This year participants can use an online program to sign up and keep track of their reading progress.

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