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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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Life on the go is just a normal way of life for the Snodgrass family. Whether it’s sports, clubs, school events or a number of other activities the family is involved with, being busy is expected.

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It was supposed to be Delmar Nitzsche’s 100th birthday open house. But like so many other events, the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to that event. His family, however, came up with another plan to help him celebrate.

The national crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic is not just affecting physical health; it is also negatively impacting mental health, according to Pam List, APRN, psychiatric nurse practitioner with the Dinklage Medical Clinic in West Point.

With West Point’s annual Easter egg hunt not being held this spring, the community is hoping to provide an alternative way for kids to safely hunt for eggs.

Anna Wooldrik, a senior at Guardian Angels Central Catholic High School, has been named a National Merit Finalist. She learned of her status in February as one of 15,000 students be chosen.

The University of Nebraska Kappa Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) celebrated its 103rd Pink Rose banquet. Chancellor Ronnie Green, keynote speaker, spoke on “What AGR Means to Me.” He challenged the current active members to live up to and beyond the rich history of the Kappa Chapter in the …

Nebraska Extension is fully committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease.

Relay For Life of the Cuming County Area will hold a Team Captain & Committee meeting Monday, March 16, at 5:45 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in West Point. This year’s theme is: “Through the Looking Glass - Very “Cure”ious.”

The West Point Food Pantry has had a strong few months, with support coming from many different corners of town. Michelle Gerths, who runs the food pantry as a volunteer with her mother and sister, took over the food pantry a year and a half ago and has continued to manage it since.

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The oldest piece of St. Paul Lutheran School’s layout remains in heavy use by students every single day. It’s the gym and locker room area.

West Point-Beemer Elementary School students are using a Super Bowl challenge to collect food. Students are tasked to make their Super Bowl picks by donating food to the box for the Kansas City Chiefs or the one labeled San Francisco 49’ers.

After 25 years of searching for her birth mother, it was a home DNA test kit that proved to be the turning point for Teena Andersen. Andersen’s search was met with obstacles on more than one occasion, but her persistence eventually led to a phone call that was met with apologies, enthusiasm,…

Health care as an issue landed with a thud in late December as members of Congress packed up and went home for the holidays. Two important pieces of legislation for patients didn’t make it to the finish line. Passage of either measure next year is a crapshoot since it’s an election year.

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