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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.

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.

Sunday brings with it the first day of December, meaning the month for holiday programs will have arrived. Here is a rundown of the local schools’ Christmas events.

A few years ago, 2008, West Point Community Theatre members were meeting in the party room at Pizza Ranch. They had a problem. They needed one more actor to fill the cast for the West Point melodrama. Just one more actor.

The annual Veterans Day program in West Point will take place Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at West Point-Beemer H.S. This year’s guest speaker will be Master Sergeant Anthony J. Modlin of Omaha.

Witches’ brew is in the cauldron, and the Hide-away Grill in West Point will be serving it Monday, Oct. 21, for the “Witches’ Night Out,” a fundraiser for Relay For Life of the Cuming County Area. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Casey Doernemann and Elizabeth Karnopp were crowned Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s 2019 Homecoming king and queen Friday night. The coronation was followed by a dance, which closed out a week of activities for GACC.

Eagle Distributing has donated several pallets of water that were available to West Point residents. There have also been calls from other businesses, individuals, and organizations who would like to donate water to West Point for its residents.

By way of a payloader, a skid loader, and an entire family’s effort, West Point’s Wilderness Park will soon have a new feature – the historic Rattlesnake Creek Bridge – that carried vehicles and farm machinery over Logan Creek, west of Bancroft.


Work on the West Point Trails & Pathway project progressed last week when workers for A&R Construction Co. completed the 8-foot wide concrete path that winds down into the shelter area at Wilderness Park.

The Cuming County Extension staff took time during this year’s Cuming County Fair to publicly present Ina Glaubius with the Nebraska 4-H Lifetime Volunteer of the Year Award she received in May.

West Point-Beemer High School athletes were put through a more intense workout than they expected last week when they showed up for pre-season conditioning.

Everyone is invited to attend the tenth anniversary celebration of Rev. Judith Johnson’s ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and the 13th anniversary of her ministry partnership with Elim and St. Paul’s Lutheran Churches, bot…

Mitchell Lierman of West Point capped off a successful high school journalism career with a third place finish in journalism at the National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference held recently in San Antonio.

The next West Point American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Monday, Aug. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.