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No one in attendance at last Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the US-275 West Point to Scribner expressway was disappointed that no shovels were used.

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Gina Uhing, Director of the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department, was honored as the “2020 Area Person of the Year” by the Norfolk Daily News and Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust Company Thursday in Wisner.

The City of West Point will soon be adding an orthophosphate to its water distribution system to help lower the levels of copper in homes where water samples have indicated levels above what the Nebraska Health and Human Services says are too high.

The vision to bring a barrier-free, inclusive playground to Neligh Park in West Point is closer to being realized. The project, which was initiated by the pediatric therapy department at Franciscan Healthcare, will create a playground for children of all abilities, including children with sp…

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Pete Ricketts and West Point Mayor Bruce Schlecht, will host a groundbreaking event today (July 14) at 10 a.m., for three segments of the U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) expressway project, Scribner to West Point, that was re…

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Cousins George Guenther and Maria Guenther were decked out in a patriotic-themed wagon for Saturday’s “Wow Us With Your Wheels” parade in West Point. They were two of several members of the Guenther families to take part in that event, held in conjunction with the Farmers Market on The Avenue.

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Bobcat Fitness in Beemer is now open and ready for use. Sam Steffensmeier and Jared Lierman were joined by family and Beemer Community Club members for a ribbon cutting Friday night before and after several area residents toured the facility, located in the former Beemer High School.

Constituent services representatives from Senator Ben Sasse’s office are coming to West Point to offer guidance and aid to Nebraskans who require help navigating Washington’s federal bureaucracy. His staff has helped Nebraskans with international adoptions, Medicaid reimbursements, and more.

Seventeen Cuming County 4-H members participated in the State Livestock Judging Contest that was held during the Premier Animal Science Event last Tuesday at the UNL Animal Science Department in Lincoln.

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Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers—it’s a bit of a tongue twister they admit, but KelLee Osborne and Megan Maas wanted their day care center name to stand out.

Ten Cuming County 4-H members participated in the State 4-H Meats Contest held Monday, June 28 in the UNL Animal Science Building.

Cuming County on Monday joined a growing list of counties in Nebraska to go on record opposing President Joe Biden’s conservation plan. The goal of the Biden administration’s plan, known as the 30x30 plan, is to conserve 30% of the nation’s land and water in the next decade as a way to fight…

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For the second time in seven months West Point and area residents were dealt the task of cleaning up damage to trees, and in some cases damage to homes.

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District Board of Directors last week voted to do groundwater testing to get a better idea of the extent of the nitrates problem in parts of the LENRD, including Cuming County.

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Cuming County’s UN-L Extension staff made sure retiring Extension Educator Larry Howard was “sent out with a bang” last week when a reception was held in his honor at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point.

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As the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. Following the recent closing of Mayberry’s Pub, the doors of Thunderhead Brewing will open mid-July on the corner of Main and East Grove streets in West Point (former Coast To Coast Hardware building that has been renovated).

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Franciscan Healthcare held its annual Bike Rodeo last week. The event was held in the hospital’s parking lot. Youngsters who needed a bike helmet were given one before they tried out the course.

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Joseph Franzluebbers, Sr., seated, presented the sacrament to Archbishop George Lucas during the Mass held Friday to celebrate The Year of St. Joseph. With Franzluebbers and the Archbishop is Joe Franzluebbers, Jr.

Agricultural land values in Cuming County went up in two market areas, down in one and remained steady in another, Cuming figures shared with the West Point News by the Cuming County assessor’s office show.

West Point’s Swimming Pool Committee was to meet last night (Tuesday) to go over results of the online survey that people were asked to fill out.

Ninety-one head of cattle were shown at the 22nd annual Cream of the Crop Dairy Show held in West Point June 5. The show is sponsored by the Nebraska Junior Dairy Association and coordinated by Carl and Jan Aschoff.

Cuming County property owners found their 2021 notice of valuation in their mailboxes this past week. Market adjustments due to sales were done on homes in West Point, Beemer and Wisner, and on agricultural land.

A major sewer line’s collapse has led to some street closures in West Point’s Third Ward, the City Council learned when it met last Thursday night for its regular monthly meeting.

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With the temperature hitting the high 80s Friday, youth attending the 4-H Adventure Day Camp in West Point’s Neligh Park enjoyed their turn in the canoes, when they could pass under the water fountain in the park lake.

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