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West Point-Beemer H.S. crowned Aisha Montenegro as its Homecoming queen and Jesus Ramirez as king Saturday night.

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Celebrating a half century in business, it’s safe to say operating a grocery store runs in the Graybeal family, whose members acknowledged their 50th anniversary at a Friday’s Chamber of Commerce coffee.

Eagle Distributing has donated several pallets of water that were available to West Point residents. There have also been calls from other businesses, individuals, and organizations who would like to donate water to West Point for its residents.

The budget for the City of West Point that was approved last Tuesday by the city council shows gains being made in two of the utility funds but needed shoring up in a third.The utility funds are water operating, sanitary sewer/wastewater treatment, electric and solid waste. Those funds added…

By way of a payloader, a skid loader, and an entire family’s effort, West Point’s Wilderness Park will soon have a new feature – the historic Rattlesnake Creek Bridge – that carried vehicles and farm machinery over Logan Creek, west of Bancroft.

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The Stratman family of West Point had reason to smile Monday at the Nebraska State Fair when Cade Stratman’s Division 4 champion steer was named Champion Market Beef. Pictured with Cade is his sister Cassidee and brother Carter.

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Work on the West Point Trails & Pathway project progressed last week when workers for A&R Construction Co. completed the 8-foot wide concrete path that winds down into the shelter area at Wilderness Park.

Determining the cause of the spike in manganese levels in West Point’s water took longer than many thought it should, and the remedy won’t come as soon as anyone wants. That was one takeaway from last night’s West Point City Council meeting, when the city’s water issue was again front and center.

West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education is expected to approve a new budget that shows a total tax request of $9,951,671, which is down $19,908 from last year’s request of $9,971,578.

West Point’s City Council last night (Tuesday) approved a 2019-2020 budget that seeks a $60,634 increase in property taxes and a tax levy of 46.79 cents per $100 of valuation, which is less than the current levy of 47.93 cents.

Derek Olson – one of two men who were sentenced in July to at least 40 years in prison for killing a rural Rosalie man in 2017 – has asked to appeal his case to the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Nebraska Department of Health this morning (Wednesday) issued a drinking water advisory for West Point & recommends people use filtered or bottled water only until manganese levels drop. See the notice in this week's West Point News.

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Carter Stratman showed the grand champion market beef, which was also the champion market steer.

This year’s Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual “Fall Forums” will give attendees a briefing on the results of the Blueprint Nebraska strategic planning process.

West Point City Administrator Tom Goulette told the West Point News this week that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the results of the pilot test for the design basis for a full-scale iron and manganese treatment system for West Point’s water distribution system.

The Cuming County Extension staff took time during this year’s Cuming County Fair to publicly present Ina Glaubius with the Nebraska 4-H Lifetime Volunteer of the Year Award she received in May.

West Point City Administrator Tom Goulette told the West Point News this week that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the results of the pilot test for the design basis for a full-scale iron and manganese treatment system for West Point’s water distribution system.

Sign-up night for West Point Cub Scout Pack 165 will be held tomorrow (Thursday), from 5:30-7 pm at the Nielsen Community Center.

West Point Public School’s budget hearing will take place Tuesday, Sept. 3, the board of education agreed Monday night during its monthly board meeting.

An armor coating project began this week on US-275 from Wisner, west to the US-275/N/57 junction, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.