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Farmers markets throughout Nebraska spice up the summer months by offering locally grown produce, handcrafted items, freshly baked goods, live entertainment, and more. A popular way for small farmers and artisans to sell their wares directly to the public, these events have spread in popular…

Work is underway to build a new bridge over the Elkhorn River south of Beemer. Dixon Construction of Correctionville, Iowa, moved in equipment and began to build a series of culverts and headwalls towards the middle of the river so the bridge can be built from the waterway.

When Randy Rood stepped into the role of director for this fall’s West Point Community Theatre production, he did research on what types of performances West Point likes. Hearing “comedies,” he thinks he found just the right pick in this year’s production of “The Farce of Nature.”

Two area Chamber of Commerce executives were recognized as “Professionals of the Year” by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Executives (NCCE), a professional development organization comprised of the leaders of more than 50 local chambers of commerce across the state.

February 12, 2018, was a day that changed Korey and Maria Janata’s life. That day, they received a diagnosis that their unborn child had spina bifida. It was a day, Maria said, adding, “We realized we didn’t have control over the future.”

The 4-H Cuming County Extension office recently welcomed Tayler Wickham to its team as the 4-H Extension Educator—a new role in Cuming County 4-H. Though she is new to the county, Wickham is very familiar with 4-H programming.

The Nebraska Press Association is partnering with Kid Scoop News (KSN) to help increase literacy rates in Nebraska and nurture the next generation of readers and news consumers through KSN. It is the first press association in the nation to partner with Kid Scoop.

This year’s one-day car show in West Point takes place this Sunday, Sept. 19. The show will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. when awards will be announced.

If you want to know what the ins and outs of an actor’s life are like, you can just ask Eric Lauritzen. The West Point native has always forged his own path in life and that included taking a non-traditional route after high school.

Lori Persson, a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at NorthsStar Services in West Point has been recognized as one of the Top 10 DSPs in Nebraska by the Nebraska Association of Service Providers. The honor was announced Monday, the first day of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2021.

The Kornhusker Kids youth crop scouting team coached by Chris Schiller was the winner of this year’s Youth Crop Scouting Competition held at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.

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West Point recently welcomed Father James Weeder to St. Mary’s Church as lead pastor and president of the Guardian Angels Central Catholic High and Elementary schools.

The West Point Special Olympic athletes competed in the 2021 Fall Games held last week in Lincoln. This was the first face-to-face competition for Special Olympics since March of 2020.

The Dog Daze of Summer dog show saw a great turn out by the community on Main Street in West Point Thursday night. Judges awarded prizes for best dressed, best groomed, best matched to owner and best trick.

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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.


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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