Work to begin replacing the bridge over the Elkhorn River south of Beemer will get underway in August after action taken at two recent Cuming County Board of Supervisor meetings.
Members of the Cuming County Feeders Association and the Young Nebraska Cattlemen affiliate grilled steaks for the inaugural Nebraska Cattlemen’s Senator Social and Steak event held near the State Capitol.
Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors last week joined a long list of other counties in Nebraska that have adopted resolutions declaring their support for the right to bear arms.
This year’s Relay For Life of the Cuming County Area will take place on Facebook May 16-23, and silent auction bidding will be on www.biddingowl.com May 13-20. Cancer survivors wanting to take part in this year’s Relay can register with Carly by calling 402-372-4005.
A lifetime of pursuing art has led to West Point-Beemer teacher Craig Schmidt producing hundreds of drawings and paintings, most of them stored in his studio at home.
The Catholic Businesses Group-Omaha (CBGO) recently held its 5th annual “Leading with Faith” awards at the Champions Run Club in Omaha. Two Catholic business leaders were chosen from among seven finalists this year.
Chase Marksmeier, Tristan Meiergerd and William Stutzman, from left, were three of the many who were decked out in glow paint and carrying or wearing glow sticks Friday night for a glow run held at the West Point-Beemer H.S. track.
A change in the weather allowed area farmers to get back into the field this week. This planting unit, with an American flag whipping in the wind, was planting just east of Knobbe Feedyards & Livestock sales last Thursday.
Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval April 20 to the state’s $9.7 billion budget package. The package includes a number of appropriations and transfers to address the state’s prison overcrowding situation, including $100 million in general funds to the Nebraska Capital Construction Fund, t…
The Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors heard a report on visualizing and assessing nitrogen contamination in groundwater in northeast Nebraska last week. The report was given by Jordan Shields, PhD student in the University of Nebraska’s Earth and Atmospheric Scien…
Guardian Angel Central Catholic’s third grade teacher Joyce Ortmeier was selected as Nebraska’s rural elementary school Educator of the Year by the Archdiocese of Omaha. She is one of eight Nebraska educators honored with an educator award this year.
Last November, 8-year-old Quinn Skoda had gone to bed the night before her birthday and woke up to an incredible sight. In her front yard was a 30-foot “Happy Birthday” sign in turquoise and silver letters, complete with a unicorn, rainbow, purple balloons, flowers, a cake and cupcakes.
The landscape of the 600 block and a good deal of the 500 block of South Lincoln Street changed this past week when crews razed the former JD’s Bar & Grill building (formerly the Neligh House) and the apartment units to the north of it.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) this week announced that Cuming County Economic Development, Inc. (CCED) is being awarded a $500,000 Nebraska Rural Workforce Housing grant.
If all goes as planned, the West Point swimming pool will open for the summer on Saturday, May 29. An application for swimming lessons and season swimming passes can be found on the back page of this week’s West Point News.
It’s a gray drizzly day outside the Sunshine Center in West Point, but inside is warm and cheery as a group of 10 ladies settle into chairs around the room. They’re about to start Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial arts practice also used for its health benefits and meditation.
It’s a story that’s been told over the ages and performed on stages world-wide. A “tale as old as time,” “Beauty and the Beast” was the choice for this spring’s combined school musical.
As much talk as there was about beef and the issues affecting those who raise it Saturday night at this year’s Cuming County Feeders Association banquet in West Point, it took a comedian from California to put things in perspective.
West Point Public Schools Superintendent Bill McAllister isn’t on board with all the health education standards in the most recent proposal from the Nebraska Department of Education.
The days of scrolling through microfilm for hours to locate a person, place, or event in Cuming County history at the John A. Stahl Library are over.
Brooklyn Weddle, playing Lumiere, and Ethan Wooldrik as Cogsworth, rehearse a scene from the musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” to be presented by students from West Point-Beemer and Guardian Angels Central Catholic high schools this week.
At the Beemer Café, a rolling server cart holds a stack of ceramic cups, enough to serve a large crowd—a good thing for the many regulars that make the café part of their daily ritual.
Andy Forney with the financial firm D.A. Davidson last night (Tuesday) provided the West Point City Council with a review on refunding options the city has pertaining to its series 2014 electric revenue bonds.
A year after having to cancel its spring banquet, the Cuming County Feeders Association is ready to again serve up information on the beef industry, a bit of comedic relief and the always-popular prime rib meal.
Cuming County is expected to receive $1.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and the four communities in the county another $942,115, according to estimates released last week.
Patrol cars driven by Cuming County’s Sheriff’s Department officers will soon be equipped with in-car computers. Thanks to a grant from the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation, the county was able to purchase 5 of the systems, one for each patrol car.
The days of digging through piles of garbage to look for a misplaced retainer or pair of glasses are over for Steve and Elizabeth (Jane) Smidt of West Point.
For 25 years, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Pitz has repaired broken bones and helped patients bounce back from orthopedic issues in the West Point community.
Lessons learned this past year by healthcare providers and other employees at Franciscan Healthcare weren’t always easy but will serve the hospital and medical clinic well as it begins to prepare for life after the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District’s board of directors isn’t short of opinions to consider regarding its proposed groundwater management area for parts of Cuming, Dodge and Colfax counties.
Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors will likely hold a special meeting sometime in the next two weeks to award the contract for a new bridge over the Elkhorn River south of Beemer and to pave Indian Trails Road.
Sam Prokopec has been the administrator at St. Hillside Villa and Retirement Community for just two weeks but he’s already feeling at home among the staff and residents at the two facilities.
On a recent sunny Saturday in March, a Phantom 4 Drone maneuvered over Jim Nebuda’s 41-acre farm. From several hundred feet below, Connor Kreikemeier guided his drone by controller, capturing images of tractors, cars, fields and about 500 people.
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department will be hosting more public COVID-19 clinic dates in its district (Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton counties).
West Point-Beemer H.S. agriculture instructor Lee Schroeder likes raising livestock and encouraging his West Point FFA Chapter members to try new things.
Guardian Angels Central Catholic didn’t field the largest contingent at the State Class C2 speech championship, but in the end it was enough for the team to place third in its class.
Chris Peatrowsky’s father, Gene Peatrowsky, worked for the last of the Schmitts who founded Schmitt’s Clothing. He worked for the family that owned seven locations.
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) staff and board members remind the public of the Open House Public Hearing to learn about and discuss proposed changes to its groundwater management area in portions of Cuming, Colfax, and Dodge Counties.
The next American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to West Point will be Monday, April 5. Donations will be taken that day from noon until 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.
Pat Ellis was posthumously honored as West Point’s EMT of the Year, and Jeff McGill received the West Point Firefighter of the Year award Saturday during the annual volunteer recognition dinner held at the Nielsen Community Center.
The Nebraska Legislature spent over an hour debating a bill that would provide a one-time death benefit for first responders during the first full week of floor debate on March 10.
“4-H: A Mask 4 Success” was the theme for this year’s Cuming County 4-H Public Speaking & PSA Contest held last Thursday at the Cuming County Extension Office.
Another step before the much anticipated West Point to Scribner four-lane expressway project can begin is about to be taken. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the effects of the proposed U.S. Highway 275 Expressway is now ready for public…
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