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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.

West Point News was honored for general excellence and placed third overall in its division in this year’s Nebraska Better Newspaper Contest, results of which were released last Thursday.

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He couldn’t bring about a $15 bump on the fed cattle market, and he got ribbed about wearing a suit to a sale barn, but Nebraska’s First District Congressman still was treated well last week when he made a stop at West Point Livestock Auction.

Nebraska has provided updates on several new grant programs. Combined, the programs will award $387 million in grants, using federal coronavirus relief dollars, to help get the Nebraska economy growing in the coming weeks and months.

The Relay for Life of the Cuming County Area will no longer be held July 12. As of last week, the Relay was considering holding the event with the Cuming County Fair, but that decision hadn’t been finalized.

It’s time to sign up for the 2020 John A. Stahl Library Summer Reading Program. This year will bring new changes to the traditional program of the past. This year participants can use an online program to sign up and keep track of their reading progress.


Matt Schlaebitz brought a patriotic theme and a megaphone to the the Guardian Angels Central Catholic staff’s parade held Friday evening.

Protecting lungs from risks such as chemicals and dust is critical to keeping agricultural producers healthy. Despite current shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers and agricultural workers still need respiratory protection for many tasks in agriculture.

At this hard time dealing with COVID-19, I have missed my friends and family, but to me, this is a great way to find other things to do with all the time I do have now.

After COVID-19 spread across the world and changed lives, it also changed how people go about their day.

During this time of global pandemic, keeping yourself busy everyday as a high school senior can be a great challenge. If the coronavirus hadn’t attacked our country two months ago, we would be living our normal lives and attending school.

I am a CNA employed at two different facilities, and I think that it is safe to say that COVID-19 has drastically affected my job.

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Growing up, meal time was an important time for Kinzey Doggett and her family. Meals were a time that brought the whole family together.

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