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Gina Uhing, Director of the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department, was honored as the “2020 Area Person of the Year” by the Norfolk Daily News and Elkhorn Valley Bank & Trust Company Thursday in Wisner.

The vision to bring a barrier-free, inclusive playground to Neligh Park in West Point is closer to being realized. The project, which was initiated by the pediatric therapy department at Franciscan Healthcare, will create a playground for children of all abilities, including children with sp…

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Bobcat Fitness in Beemer is now open and ready for use. Sam Steffensmeier and Jared Lierman were joined by family and Beemer Community Club members for a ribbon cutting Friday night before and after several area residents toured the facility, located in the former Beemer High School.

Seventeen Cuming County 4-H members participated in the State Livestock Judging Contest that was held during the Premier Animal Science Event last Tuesday at the UNL Animal Science Department in Lincoln.

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Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers—it’s a bit of a tongue twister they admit, but KelLee Osborne and Megan Maas wanted their day care center name to stand out.

Ten Cuming County 4-H members participated in the State 4-H Meats Contest held Monday, June 28 in the UNL Animal Science Building.

Ninety-one head of cattle were shown at the 22nd annual Cream of the Crop Dairy Show held in West Point June 5. The show is sponsored by the Nebraska Junior Dairy Association and coordinated by Carl and Jan Aschoff.

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As the national day to commemorate all men and women who have died while serving in the military nears, the American Veterans Park (AVP) will be a site where many will come to remember and celebrate those who have served.

Anytime Sister Joy Rose wants to add some fresh thyme or rosemary to her dishes while cooking, she can—it’s as easy as clipping the herbs from right outside in her garden.

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The Catholic Businesses Group-Omaha (CBGO) recently held its 5th annual “Leading with Faith” awards at the Champions Run Club in Omaha. Two Catholic business leaders were chosen from among seven finalists this year.

Vickie Welding remembers the day her husband Dave came home and casually mentioned, “I bought a bar today.”

Guardian Angel Central Catholic’s third grade teacher Joyce Ortmeier was selected as Nebraska’s rural elementary school Educator of the Year by the Archdiocese of Omaha. She is one of eight Nebraska educators honored with an educator award this year.

Last November, 8-year-old Quinn Skoda had gone to bed the night before her birthday and woke up to an incredible sight. In her front yard was a 30-foot “Happy Birthday” sign in turquoise and silver letters, complete with a unicorn, rainbow, purple balloons, flowers, a cake and cupcakes.

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It’s a gray drizzly day outside the Sunshine Center in West Point, but inside is warm and cheery as a group of 10 ladies settle into chairs around the room. They’re about to start Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial arts practice also used for its health benefits and meditation.

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It’s a story that’s been told over the ages and performed on stages world-wide. A “tale as old as time,” “Beauty and the Beast” was the choice for this spring’s combined school musical.

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Sam Prokopec has been the administrator at St. Hillside Villa and Retirement Community for just two weeks but he’s already feeling at home among the staff and residents at the two facilities.

On a recent sunny Saturday in March, a Phantom 4 Drone maneuvered over Jim Nebuda’s 41-acre farm. From several hundred feet below, Connor Kreikemeier guided his drone by controller, capturing images of tractors, cars, fields and about 500 people.

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department will be hosting more public COVID-19 clinic dates in its district (Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton counties).

Chris Peatrowsky’s father, Gene Peatrowsky, worked for the last of the Schmitts who founded Schmitt’s Clothing. He worked for the family that owned seven locations.

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