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University of Nebraska Extension personnel in the Cuming County Extension Office, Melissa Nordboe, Hannah Guenther and Mary Jo Lueckenhoff, from left, enlisted the help of the Sign Gypsies to encourage youths to join 4-H this week, which is National 4-H Week.

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Cuming County residents are among those who oppose a legislative bill that would cut state inheritance tax rates while increasing the amount of property value that is exempt from the tax.

Editor’s Note: The following is an update to the Nebraska Property Tax Incentive Act story that was printed in last week’s West Point News. Shortly after the paper went to press, a change in how the income credit is calculated was presented to the legislature.

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After many years running the 4-H Country Kitchen during the Cuming County Fair, Walter and Becky Luebbert are hanging up their aprons to take a much-deserved rest.

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Usually it’s high temperatures that put a demand on the City of West Point’s electrical distribution systems. But Monday and Tuesday it was record cold temperatures across the country that had the city’s engines spinning to produce power.

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Nebraska taxpayers who are eligible for a property tax credit are reminded to claim this new tax credit that will provide property tax relief for Nebraskans. This credit was a result of LB 1107; passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts on August 17, 2020.

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Area residents looking for another gym option will need to look no further than Beemer. Sam Steffensmeier and Jared Lierman teamed up to create Bobcat Fitness by renovating space in the old Beemer Public School.

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When it comes to pediatric therapy, Franciscan Healthcare has a team that knows what to do when children are experiencing developmental delays, are diagnosed with a disability, need rehabilitation after an accident, or face an array of situations that fall in between.

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Ron Schlautman made quick work of cleaning sidewalks of snow Sunday morning. He used a blower, which he said works great on the powder snow that fell overnight. It’s possible he will be back at it again, with some light snow in the forecast. Also in the forecast are several days of cold temp…

Nebraskans would not be required to comply with a mandatory vaccination order under a bill considered Feb. 4 by the Health and Human Services Committee.

Several staffing issues were dealt with at Monday night’s West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting. The board accepted the resignation of four employees and offered contracts to fill three positions.

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Founded in 1998, Hands of Heartland was created to help people with developmental disabilities find employment and eventually the company expanded to provide other services as well.

The Cuming County Agricultural Society last week agreed to accept the City of West Point’s latest offer that will give the city an easement for property it needs that is located on the Cuming County fairgrounds.

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Area residents now have another option when needing to see a doctor in West Point. Dr. Jillian Parsons has joined the staff at Franciscan Healthcare and began seeing patients Monday.

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Cuming County Agricultural Society board members Eddie Linnenbrink, left, and Pat Schlickbernd receive years of service awards Saturday at the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers Convention. Schlickbernd has served on the Ag Society Board for 30 years, and Linnenbrink has served for 20 years.

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Cuming County Treasurer Roxann Fast, and other courthouse employees, had a few inches of snow to remove from their vehicles at the end of their work day Monday. Right at 6 inches of snow fell in West Point Monday, and more came early Tuesday morning.

Sufficient blood supply is important to ensure patient needs are met. Donors of all blood types are encouraged to donate blood on Monday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point.

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District 16 State Senator Ben Hansen began the third year of his first four-year term in office last week. His priorities are property tax relief, prison/criminal justice reform, rural broadband, and repeal of the motorcycle helmet law.

West Point Public Schools will be seeking a new activities director/assistant high school principal after action taken at Monday night’s January board of education meeting. The meeting was the first for new board members Herb Hasenkamp and Steve Hughes, who signed their oaths of office Monday.

The City of West Point and the Cuming County Agricultural Society aren’t seeing eye-to-eye over the value of property the city needs so that the U.S. Corps of Engineers can begin work to shore up a portion of the city levee.

It’s been a couple weeks since staff at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point was administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Lachelle Batenhorst, a Licensed Practical Nurse in the clinic who received the dose on Dec. 28th this week was glad to report she hasn’t had any adverse reactions.

More than 38,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered last week in Nebraska. As of Sunday, 76,882 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given to those in Phase 1A priority group, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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Allie Kaup, along with several others, enjoyed the chance this week — finally — to break out the sleds. Last week’s 4-inch snowfall in West Point made for near perfect sledding conditions on the three slopes at Wilderness Park, where the ride down is quick but the walk back up isn’t much fun...

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Gina Uhing, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department director, has been named ‘Area Person of the Year’ by the Norfolk Daily News and Elkhorn Valley Bank.

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David Branch shared some end-of-the-year good news with the Cuming County Board of Supervisors at last week’s board meeting and indicated he hoped he could add to it in four months.

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From a young age, Christine Bender fell in love with the outdoors. The Auburn, Neb., native was raised on a farm and involved in 4-H, and some of her best memories are filled with camping, hunting, fishing, and lake trips with her family.

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Blake Denton realized a few years after beginning a banking career outside of his hometown that he wanted to return to his roots.

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Doctors, nurses and other frontline healthcare providers at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point were happy to roll up their sleeves and receive an injection of the Moderna vaccine last Wednesday.

The Karlen Memorial Library in Beemer had a special visitor last Tuesday evening. Smiling and twinkly-eyed, Santa Claus welcomed the children and invited them to tell him their Christmas wishes. They also had the opportunity to have their picture taken.

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