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From a young age, Christine Bender fell in love with the outdoors. The Auburn, Neb., native was raised on a farm and involved in 4-H, and some of her best memories are filled with camping, hunting, fishing, and lake trips with her family.

The Karlen Memorial Library in Beemer had a special visitor last Tuesday evening. Smiling and twinkly-eyed, Santa Claus welcomed the children and invited them to tell him their Christmas wishes. They also had the opportunity to have their picture taken.

Michelle Soenksen, Interpretive Resource Specialist III at Sam A. Baker State Park in Patterson, Mo., is the recipient of the 2020 Master Front-line Interpreter Award from the National Association for Interpretation (NAI).

An update on the City of West Point’s work on the water treatment plant was given at last night’s (Tuesday) city council meeting. Engineer John Zwingman said Rutjens Construction has been working on removing the remaining four water filters and he’s confident the filters will be out and new …

Alice Brand of Wisner never expected a trip to the doctor to turn into a two-week hospital stay to battle COVID-19. Fortunately, her ordeal ended with her safe return home.

Businesses and organizations are invited to join the spook-tacular fun on Thursday, Oct. 29 for Trick or Treat on Main Street in West Point, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

With COVID-19 disrupting our lives in a number of ways this year, it has also affected areas of our health. For some, it has increased worry or anxiety.

West Point-Beemer H.S. senior Gerardo Osorio was a bit surprised last week when he learned that he had been recognized for his contributions to his school, activities, and community by being named a “Believer and Achiever” by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA).

Franciscan Health Care in West Point is holding drive-thru flu shots this week. Shots will be given each day through Friday from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. at the Nielsen Community Center, and again from 4-6 p.m. at the ER driveway at Franciscan Healthcare.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Cuming County 4-H members researched a variety of topics for this year’s Presentation Contest, held last week in the courthouse meeting room.

The John A. Stahl Library has announced it will be opening its doors back up to the public on Monday (July 20) after being closed to the public since March. This opening is phase one that prioritizes the health and safety of the patrons and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first sign that will be posted along U.S. Highway 20 to mark its designation as the Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway was unveiled last Thursday morning in South Sioux City’s Siouxland’s Freedom Park. The sign will be installed near Martin Field west of South Sioux City.

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