Citizens State Bank this week announced that Krista Prinz has been named its President. Krista’s career with Citizens State Bank started in 2009 as a Credit Analyst / Personal Banker in Wisner and West Point. Prinz has served as the bank’s Executive Vice President since 2019 and for the past…
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…
The final West Point Farmers Market kids took on a Halloween flavor Saturday. Children came in costume and participated in a Halloween parade around the market.
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.”
In her garage-turned-shop, Jessie Eby focuses on her latest woodworking project. She guides wood through her scroll saw, cutting out letters, flowers and greenery accents.
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.
Friday evening’s debut “Farm to Fork” event held at the Nielsen Center and hosted by the Chamber of Commerce saw 75 guests enjoy an event entirely brought together by sourcing local goods, products—and talent.
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.
An afternoon field trip last Tuesday was an educational experience for area students to make connections between the foods they eat and how they are produced.
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 council accepted a funding option from Aquatic Design Consultants, Inc. that will help keep the proposed new swimming pool project on schedule should voters approve the financing mechanism for the new pool in May.
In observance of 9/11, the John A. Stahl library has a poster exhibition of “September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed The World.” The display is located on the library’s gallery wall.
When Omaha native Dr. Brandon Toscano was looking for a job after dental school this spring, he didn’t imagine practicing in a rural community—at first.
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.
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.
Cruising along the Elkhorn River, the Engelbart family often spots white tail deer, muskrats, sand turtles and bald eagles all from the deck of their airboat.
Area high school students had the opportunity to speak with representatives from Nebraska universities, military recruiters and several out-of-state colleges at the College and Military Fair held at the Nielsen Center last Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Two families with deep roots in Cuming County were honored at the fair last week as they accepted Heritage Awards from Brian Meiergerd, Agricultural Society board president.
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.
Work to begin replacing the bridge over the Elkhorn River south of Beemer could get underway yet this month, Cuming County Highway Superintendent Chris Howser told the West Point News this week.
Kaidyn Strehle might be spending a little more time doing yard work and less time doing fun summer activities, but he doesn’t mind—his hard work is going toward a very good cause.
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.
West Point’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue departments responded to a pair of fire calls this week, both at Grain States Soya, Inc. in West Point’s north industrial tract.
The 56th Annual Neihardt Day celebration is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 1, 1-3 p.m., on the grounds of the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft.
This year’s summer acting camp headed up by Marlene Wiechman saw success with the help of two special co-directors who are no strangers to the stage.
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.
Nebraska native Renee (Emanuel) Sobotka is honored to be recognized among the 2021 Forbes Next 1000, an annual initiative which highlights standout entrepreneurs across the United States.
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…
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.
The West Point News picked up 13 awards in the Nebraska Press Association’s (NPA) Better Newspaper Contest for work done in 2020. Results of the contest were announced last Thursday in a video.
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.
Miranda Sims and daughter Leyna Sims, at their LML Natural Designs stand, demonstrated their room sprays, coconut wax candles, body butters, lip balms to those who stopped by.
- West Point News sold to Enterprise Publishing
- Citizens State Bank names Prinz as president
- Beemer bridge work underway
- Tom Thomas
- Dennis Reichlinger
- Friends of Baron Foundation funds service dog for Nebraska State Patrol
- Geraldine Malzahn
- Farmers Market wraps up in West Point with Halloween flavor
- It’s showtime for this ‘Farce of Nature’
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