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West Point Rescue EMT Faith Cole tends to one of the victims of a fire last night (Tuesday) when West Point Rescue, the West Point Fire Department and Franciscan Care Services held an emergency preparedness drill. Also taking part were West Point Police officers.

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On hand to help celebrate the ribbon cutting at Simmer Down and enjoy Thanksgiving-themed samples after the ribbon cutting were, from left, Mayor Bruce Schlect, Jerry Hugo, Chelsea Gregerson, Jenny Throener, Nikki Hagedorn, Tom Hagedorn, Bev Wieler, Kelly Dinslage, and Chelsie Thor. 

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Twelve West Point-Beemer H.S. students were selected to take part in the East Husker Conference Choral Clinic’s Festival Choir. The choir performed during the EHC Choral Clinic held Nov. 4 at Pender. The 12 students WP-B students were, from left, front: Briana Dickson, Aisha Montenegro, Alma…


Master Sergeant Anthony Modlin told those gathered at Monday’s Veterans Day program in West Point that there are several ways to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifices. “A simple handshake is just the beginning,” he said of how to thank them.

A few years ago, 2008, West Point Community Theatre members were meeting in the party room at Pizza Ranch. They had a problem. They needed one more actor to fill the cast for the West Point melodrama. Just one more actor.


The newly inducted NHS members are, from left, front: Paige Rolf, Brianna Peatrowsky, Evie Schlickbernd; middle row: Cassidee Stratmann, Angela Rolf, Hannah Schwer, Josh Jansen; back: Greta Vering, Adam Reeson, Tobias Steffensmeier and Ethan Kreikemeier.

Master Sergeant Anthony Modlin told those gathered at Monday’s Veterans Day program in West Point that there are several ways to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifices.

West Point Public Schools Board of Education received an update from the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and about the Pathways 2 Tomorrow funding options when it met Monday night.

About an hour and a half from the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, Noway, lies the city of Asker, with a population near 60,000, and the hometown of West Point-Beemer High School foreign exchange student Fredrick Spalder.

The annual Veterans Day program in West Point will take place Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at West Point-Beemer H.S. This year’s guest speaker will be Master Sergeant Anthony J. Modlin of Omaha.

Much of the work will be unseen by the public, but the next phase of renovating the more than 100-year-old building that houses West Point Community Theatre will be the most extensive done on the building.


The T-Rex family drew a lot of looks and smiles Thursday night during the Not So Scary trick-or-treat event held in West Point. The T-Rex family is Brian and Becky Pierce and their children: Jackson, age 9, Jozie, 6, and Jerzey, 4.


West Point-Beemer H.S. inducted 14 new members into its National Honor Society chapter last Tuesday night. Only juniors and seniors can be considered for selection at WP-B.

Northeast Community College has honored an area woman for her service to the institution. Mary Lauritzen was presented with Northeast’s Distinguished Service Award during the College’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony at the Lifelong Learning Center on the Norfolk campus recently.

A Cuming County-wide housing study is being conducted with the guidance of a steering committee and the assistance of Hanna:Keelan Associates, a Lincoln-based community planning and research consulting firm.

During the past 15 years, the trucking industry has struggled with a shortage of drivers. While the American Trucking Association reports the driver shortfall is expected to fall slightly by the end of 2019 from a combination of slower economic growth and a small bump in supply, the combinat…

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser on Tuesday said Nebraska has been allocated with nearly $2.2 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue in their recovery from the eff…

Newly appointed Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Tony Goins had high praise for projects underway in Cuming County, saying Monday he was especially impressed by Pathways 2 Tomorrow.

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.

West Point’s water department was expected to finish the flushing of water mains yesterday (Tuesday). Late yesterday afternoon, City Administrator Tom Goulette said the work would be done a day or two earlier than expected.

Witches’ brew is in the cauldron, and the Hide-away Grill in West Point will be serving it Monday, Oct. 21, for the “Witches’ Night Out,” a fundraiser for Relay For Life of the Cuming County Area. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Casey Doernemann and Elizabeth Karnopp were crowned Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s 2019 Homecoming king and queen Friday night. The coronation was followed by a dance, which closed out a week of activities for GACC.

The Road Gems Car Club in West Point, after having just wrapped up sponsorship of the 30th annual Last Fling ’til Spring Car Show, is looking for a few more members.

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will go live, as promised to customers, with a modernized vehicle registration and titling system Tuesday, Oct. 15.