A burst of fireworks fills the sky Saturday night in West Point. It was just one of many in the nearly 30-minute show that capped the 4th of July in town. The annual show is organized by the West Point Volunteer Fire Department, which gets help from several volunteers.
It’s graduation day – finally – for Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s Class of 2020. This year’s ceremony will take place Sunday, July 12, beginning at 2:15 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.
The much anticipated day for when the City of West Point’s new water filters will be in use is just two to three weeks off, according to information shared at last night’s (Tuesday) city council meeting.
The Cuming County Agricultural Society met for four hours last night (Tuesday) to discuss what events could and should be held at this year’s Cuming County Fair, set for Aug. 13-16 in West Point.
It was 10 years ago in June when high rains created flooding along the Elkhorn River to such an extent that the water washed out the south approach to the river bridge south of Beemer.
Schools in Cuming County will have more help in following up on students who have attendance issues after action taken last Wednesday by the Cuming County Board of Supervisors during its regular monthly meeting.
Weather permitting, July 2, at 10 a.m., the first of two signs will be unveiled for placing by the Nebraska Department of Transportation, designating U.S. Highway 20 (US‑20) as the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.”
West Point Rescue and the West Point Fire Department responded to an accident Monday afternoon just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 275 near the intersection of that highway and 13th Street in West Point. At least three people were taken to Franciscan Healthcare by West Point Rescue, two from the van s…
If a water drainage issue can be resolved, a new subdivision will take place just east of the north entrance to West Point’s Wilderness Park.
At first glance, the City of West Point’s local sales tax receipts from April looked to be stung hard by the coronavirus, which closed some businesses and forced others to cut hours of operation.
Gunnar Longe was one of the first to hit the West Point swimming pool water this week. The pool opened Monday. Several new rules are in place for swimmers this year because of COVID-19.
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.
Not only does the West Point swimming pool plan to open next week, but it won’t cost anything for those wanting to swim. Residents of West Point, Beemer and Bancroft will be allowed to use the pool.
The Road Gems Car Club voted last Wednesday night to cancel this year’s Last Fling ’til Spring Car Show. It would have been the 31st annual show.
Most agricultural land values in Cuming County held steady from 2019 to this year, figures shared with the West Point News by the Cuming County assessor’s office show. Land values went up in one market area but remained mostly steady in the three other areas.
Work continues on the backwash detention tank being built as part of the City of West Point’s water treatment plant upgrade. The floor was poured this week and the walls were scheduled to be poured today (Wednesday).
This week marks a new beginning for healthcare in West Point. What the area has always known as St. Francis Memorial Hospital has changed its name to Franciscan Health Care.
At a special meeting Friday morning, the Cuming County Board of Supervisors agreed to continue with a “soft opening” of the courthouse this week and to move to a full opening on Monday, June 8.
It wasn’t the most important item on the agenda, but the question of whether to open the city swimming pool filled most of the discussion time at last night’s (Tuesday) West Point City Council meeting.
The calendar says it’s the end of May, which means property owners in Cuming County will start seeing new valuation notices in their mailboxes next week.
Memorial Day services in West Point, Beemer and Bancroft have been canceled for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s Directed Health Measures, which limit gatherings to 10 people.
In a normal year, West Point’s swimming pool would be planning to open the last week of May. But the state’s directed health measures still in place won’t make that possible, City Administrator Tom Goulette said this week.
“Give, Get, Grow Cuming County,” a program to help businesses generate income during this time of restrictions due to COVID-19, received the green light this week.
The University of Nebraska launched a new mobile app, 1-Check COVID, to help guide the screening of large groups of individuals concerned that they might have COVID-19 and to help first responders and other health care providers determine a person’s likelihood of carrying the disease.
A few white-tailed squirrels have been spotted in West Point, and West Point News was able to get a few photos of them. From what has been learned, while unusual, squirrel coloration variations are not rare and can turn up in any population.
A long line of vehicles formed on the Cuming County Fairgrounds last Thursday morning for a drive-thru COVID-19 testing event conducted by the Nebraska National Guard and Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department.
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