A lifetime of pursuing art has led to West Point-Beemer teacher Craig Schmidt producing hundreds of drawings and paintings, most of them stored in his studio at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The days of scrolling through microfilm for hours to locate a person, place, or event in Cuming County history at the John A. Stahl Library are over.
At the Beemer Café, a rolling server cart holds a stack of ceramic cups, enough to serve a large crowd—a good thing for the many regulars that make the café part of their daily ritual.
The days of digging through piles of garbage to look for a misplaced retainer or pair of glasses are over for Steve and Elizabeth (Jane) Smidt of West Point.
For 25 years, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Pitz has repaired broken bones and helped patients bounce back from orthopedic issues in the West Point community.
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).
Guardian Angels Central Catholic didn’t field the largest contingent at the State Class C2 speech championship, but in the end it was enough for the team to place third in its class.
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.
The Nebraska Legislature spent over an hour debating a bill that would provide a one-time death benefit for first responders during the first full week of floor debate on March 10.
“4-H: A Mask 4 Success” was the theme for this year’s Cuming County 4-H Public Speaking & PSA Contest held last Thursday at the Cuming County Extension Office.
Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) has launched an online system for individuals 65 years of age and over who would like to schedule an appointment for a COVID vaccine.
Avery Frost reeled in the most fish Sunday morning while ice fishing at Neligh Park lake in West Point. She caught four fish – but none large enough to keep – during the post-church outing organized by Grace Lutheran and Trinity UMC/UCC churches.
After many years running the 4-H Country Kitchen during the Cuming County Fair, Walter and Becky Luebbert are hanging up their aprons to take a much-deserved rest.
Area residents looking for another gym option will need to look no further than Beemer. Sam Steffensmeier and Jared Lierman teamed up to create Bobcat Fitness by renovating space in the old Beemer Public School.
When it comes to pediatric therapy, Franciscan Healthcare has a team that knows what to do when children are experiencing developmental delays, are diagnosed with a disability, need rehabilitation after an accident, or face an array of situations that fall in between.
Founded in 1998, Hands of Heartland was created to help people with developmental disabilities find employment and eventually the company expanded to provide other services as well.
Six months ago, Chelsea Gregerson was handed the keys to the former sale barn café, now called The Feed Trough under Gregerson’s ownership.
Cuming County Treasurer Roxann Fast, and other courthouse employees, had a few inches of snow to remove from their vehicles at the end of their work day Monday. Right at 6 inches of snow fell in West Point Monday, and more came early Tuesday morning.
When hand-held prayer cards were distributed this month in Catholic parishes across Nebraska, local sixth grader Joelle Peatrowsky’s artwork was featured on them.
More than 38,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered last week in Nebraska. As of Sunday, 76,882 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given to those in Phase 1A priority group, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
In recognition of January being National Mentoring Month, a West Point Chamber of Commerce Coffee was held Friday recognizing the TeamMates program.
Nebraskans who are 75 or older may begin to receive COVID-19 vaccinations within the next three weeks, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
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).
Bridget Broders can’t wait for December 30 when she’ll hop a flight to the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico, and spend several days basking in the sun.
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.
The spectacular view of thousands of sandhill cranes swooping across the Nebraska sky is something everyone should experience, say Mark and Lois Johnson of West Point.
Nebraska Veterinary Services in West Point recently held its 13th spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs to give current veterinary students and aspiring technicians hands-on training.
The week long firearm deer hunting season opens Saturday in Nebraska, but two local hunters have already experienced a deer hunt to remember.
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