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Soaring above a Sea of Red was a special moment for fighter jet pilot Cole Wagner. But it was certain people inside Memorial Stadium that made his Husker flyover extra special.

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Royalty was crowned as Michael Cohee and Halle Kreikemeier were selected king and queen at Guardian Angels Central Catholic's Homecoming ceremony Friday night.

The prolonged drought in Northeast Nebraska has led the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors to declare a drought emergency across the district.

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University of Nebraska Lincoln announced their Homecoming Court for the 2022 academic year. Emily Hatterman, daughter of David and Sarah Hatterman, has been nominated and will be attending various homecoming events leading up to the coronation.

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Wisner Care Center has a legacy of providing residents of Wisner a safe place to bring their loved ones when the time for extra medical, physical and emotional support arises. The Center is unique as it is owned by the city and is ranked as a center with one of the highest qualities of care …

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Some morning showers moved out just in time for a sun-filled day at the West Point Car Show Sunday near the Nielsen Community Center.

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A joint training was held last Wednesday, Sept. 14 between West Point Fire and Rescue and Scribner Fire and Rescue near County Roads B and 12, near the Cuming and Dodge county lines. The training scenario, a five-car accident, gave local Fire and Rescue members training on aspects from scene…

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While training for an active shooter is a must, West Point Police Chief John Adams hopes it never has to be put into use. But the reality is, all law enforcement must be prepared.

Register today for Food in the Field on September 19th at 6:00 p.m. When stress levels are running high, it’s easy to put healthy eating on the backburner. Food in the Field provides relevant nutrition information, resources, and recipes to help make the healthy choice, the easy choice. This…

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A familiar face is taking on a new role at the West Point News. Longtime sports editor Mike O’Brien will be moving into the role of editor, running operations on a daily basis. However, sports fans should not be concerned. O’Brien will continue in his role as sports editor, covering local te…

West Point’s 2022-2023 budget approved by the city council last week will lower the tax levy a nickel and generate just shy of $1.2 million to fund the various general fund budgets. The new budget means a tax levy of 39.89 cents per $100 of valuation, down from 45 cents, thanks to a $42.6 mi…

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The West Point Car Show is Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with check-in for the car show held in the morning from 8 until 11 a.m. Awards will be given after the show at 3 p.m. under the portico of the Nielsen Community Center and will last about half an hour. The West Point Car show…

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Jesse Nunez, a 26-year-old Wakefield High School graduate was killed in an automobile accident on the morning of Wed., Sept. 7th, 2 ½ miles south of Highway 32 on County Road 22.

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The trial of the suspect accused of suspicion of drunk driving and allegedly causing a two-vehicle accident that left a Wisner chef dead was delayed for more than two months following a pre-trial hearing last week.

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The 4-H weekend of the Nebraska State Fair was a success for Cuming County 4-H members. 4-H weekend was the first weekend of State Fair (Aug. 26-28). For livestock and small animal, Cuming County had thirty-seven exhibitors with a total of 152 entries.

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A dispute over whether or not the city of Wisner’s lone two police officers get overtime pay has led to frayed relationships and caused tension in the small town.

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An angry attorney who believed he was wrongly-ticketed by West Point police has led to Cuming County and the city of West Point possibly agreeing to share patrol duties on roads that border both entities.

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With the prices of all sorts of goods higher than last year due to the inflation crisis, folks in Cuming County who rely on the West Point Dollar General store won’t be able to get bargain deals for several weeks.

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When longtime friends Melanie Landholm and Meagan Johnson decided they were going to make their dream thrift store a reality, a friend in the business encouraged them to make it happen.

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Cuming County tractor pulling fans got an earful of engine roars at the the 2022 Thunder by the River, hosted in Wisner on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19-20.

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This summer, a soybean field a mile south of Aloys boasted an unexpected sight — a span of about 50 acres of soybeans featuring the design of the iconic University Nebraska ‘N.’

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Drought is an insidious, slow-onset natural hazard that produces a complex web of impacts that ripple through many sectors of the economy, and unfortunately, we are witnessing many of the negative impacts right in our own backyard.

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The St. Paul’s Youth for Christ group attended the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) “In All Things” Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas which was held from July 9-13. Twenty-four students from grades ninth through 12th and three adult leaders, Alan and Paula Peatrowsky and Terri Vander Gr…

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Travis Schwarz is well-known around Cuming County, and this past week was the driver for rock ‘n’ roll band .38 Special, which was the main entertainment for the Cuming County Fair Saturday concert. Schwartz sat down for a quick “Q&A.”

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Considerable buzz centered around the entertainment slated for this year’s Cuming County Fair. The concert featured American Rock band 38 Special and up-and-coming Country music artist Cooper Alan.

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