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West Point-Beemer Elementary School students are using a Super Bowl challenge to collect food. Students are tasked to make their Super Bowl picks by donating food to the box for the Kansas City Chiefs or the one labeled San Francisco 49’ers.

After 25 years of searching for her birth mother, it was a home DNA test kit that proved to be the turning point for Teena Andersen. Andersen’s search was met with obstacles on more than one occasion, but her persistence eventually led to a phone call that was met with apologies, enthusiasm,…

Health care as an issue landed with a thud in late December as members of Congress packed up and went home for the holidays. Two important pieces of legislation for patients didn’t make it to the finish line. Passage of either measure next year is a crapshoot since it’s an election year.

Sunday brings with it the first day of December, meaning the month for holiday programs will have arrived. Here is a rundown of the local schools’ Christmas events.

A few years ago, 2008, West Point Community Theatre members were meeting in the party room at Pizza Ranch. They had a problem. They needed one more actor to fill the cast for the West Point melodrama. Just one more actor.

The annual Veterans Day program in West Point will take place Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at West Point-Beemer H.S. This year’s guest speaker will be Master Sergeant Anthony J. Modlin of Omaha.

Witches’ brew is in the cauldron, and the Hide-away Grill in West Point will be serving it Monday, Oct. 21, for the “Witches’ Night Out,” a fundraiser for Relay For Life of the Cuming County Area. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Casey Doernemann and Elizabeth Karnopp were crowned Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s 2019 Homecoming king and queen Friday night. The coronation was followed by a dance, which closed out a week of activities for GACC.

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.

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.


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.

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-Beemer High School athletes were put through a more intense workout than they expected last week when they showed up for pre-season conditioning.

Everyone is invited to attend the tenth anniversary celebration of Rev. Judith Johnson’s ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the 13th anniversary of her ministry partnership with Elim and St. Paul’s Lutheran Churches, bot…

Mitchell Lierman of West Point capped off a successful high school journalism career with a third place finish in journalism at the National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference held recently in San Antonio.

The next West Point American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Monday, Aug. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.

Cuming County 4-H members had another successful year exhibiting their livestock at the 89th annual Fremont 4-H Expo held July 11-13 at Christensen Field in Fremont, according to Extension Assistant Melissa Nordboe and Extension Educator Larry Howard.


There is no corner office desk job that offers the same kind of view Josh Wordekemper will be getting from his future career.

A local high school graduate and current college student, Leigh Jahnke, will be competing on NBC’s hit show, “American Ninja Warrior.” Jahnke was recently taped at the Oklahoma City location and the episode she is on will air Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m.


When STEAM Lab instructor Bob Ernesti approached Guardian Angels Central Catholic junior Sam Hilbers about creating a prosthetic arm, little did Hilbers know what an undertaking it would be.


Baylor Brockmann took part in Saturday’s EMS Superhero Fun Run/Walk in West Point. The event encouraged runners and walkers to dress as their favorite superhero.

A local high school graduate and current college student, Leigh Jahnke, will be competing on NBC’s hit show, “American Ninja Warrior.” Jahnke was recently taped at the Oklahoma City location and the episode she is on will air Wednesday, June 12.

For parents looking to bolster their children’s reading habits while school is out, John A. Stahl Library in West Point is again offering a free summer reading program.

The sun was out, and so were the kids, as approximately 70 youth attended the Franciscan Care Services’ Bike Rodeo held last week.