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Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors yesterday gave final approval to the 2020-2021 budget that seeks a property tax increase of $57,091. The board held its required public hearing on the budget Tuesday morning.

West Point Public School Superintendent Bill McAllister is considering modifications to the schools COVID-19 plans pending what the risk dial for Cuming County looks like this week.

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Brandi Doernemann and Nate Timmerman were crowned Guardian Angels Central Catholic High School’s Homecoming king and queen last week Wednesday night following their homecoming Mass.

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The West Point Community Theatre is still alive with “The Sound of Music.” Tisha Wilson as Mother Abbess, left, and Rebecca McKay as Maria, will join other cast members for three more performances on the WPCT stage this week: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Nebraska customers of Black Hills Energy – including those in West Point, Beemer and Bancroft – will see an increase in their natural gas bills starting this month, ahead of an October hearing on the rate increase request.

Today’s youth use technology every day in school and home. At the Nebraska State Fair in the 4-H Presentations Contest, 4-H’ers were able to compete in a presentation contest using computers to help tell their story.

It’s been a month since the City of West Point’s two new water filters went into service, and so far, things are going well. That was part of City Administrator Tom Goulette’s update on the water system provided to the city council last night (Tuesday) during its regular monthly meeting.

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Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors will be keeping a close eye on the bids for work relating to the new Elkhorn River bridge south of Beemer after information shared by County Highway Superintendent Chris Howser last week.

After much careful consideration and consultation, the Aksarben Foundation announces the cancellation of the 2020 Aksarben Ball. Earlier this year, Aksarben announced the postponement of the Ball from October to January.

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Hudsyn Schroeder, age 5, was all smiles, yet serious, when showing his hog in the open class hog show during the Cuming County Fair. Turn inside to find results of this year’s 4-H and open class events.

A free scrap tire collection will be held for residents and businesses in Burt, Colfax, Cuming, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Stanton, Thurston and Washington counties.

West Point Community Theatre’s summer musical, “The Sound of Music” will be presented September 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 6 & 13, 2 p.m. at the West Point Community Theatre in West Point. Social Hour begins one hour prior to curtain.

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Fair Board president Brian Meiergerd thanks Larry Howard for his many years of service as a UNL Extension Educator in Cuming County.

West Point Community Theatre’s summer musical, “The Sound of Music” will be presented September 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 6 & 13, 2 p.m. at the West Point Community Theatre in West Point. Social Hour begins one hour prior to curtain.

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Face masks haven’t muzzled the sound of music coming from West Point’s Community Theatre.

COVID-19 contract tracers remain busy in the four-county Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD), according to Melanie Thompson, emergency response coordinator.

While many events have been canceled or scaled back because of the coronavirus, Cuming County’s 98th county fair kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) blending precautions with fun.

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The odds of ever walking again were stacked against Harry Knobbe. But Knobbe was all about beating the odds. The Franciscan Healthcare staff was all-in as well.

Tickets for this year’s Cuming County Fair are now available online. Daily tickets or 4-day passes can both be purchased on the fair’s website, cumingcountyfair.com.

Cuming County could soon take possession of the former K&R Equipment property in West Point after action taken last Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors.

The Cuming County 4-H Fair Foundation is the recipient of a $2,500 donation as part of the @AmericasFarmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Bayer Fund.

The West Point swimming pool will close for the season on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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