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When Bob and Sandy Stieren read a news article in the West Point News in February 2021 about owner-occupied home improvement grants, they thought they’d look into it.

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The West Point-Beemer Public Schools Board of Education met on Monday night, May 9, hearing a series of end-of-year reports from the principals of the elementary school, middle school and high school as well as other information from various officials.

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The future of the bridge over the Elkhorn River south of Wisner was a hot topic on Wednesday, April 27, at the Cuming County Supervisors meeting, with options to repair or replace the structure discussed at length.

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Childcare providers in West Point were surprised last week when members from West Point’s local Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) EO Chapter delivered thank you gift bags to a number of in-home daycares and daycare centers in West Point.

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Not counting the end-of-meeting reports from the mayor, city administrator and council members, West Point’s City Council tackled Tuesday night’s monthly meeting agenda in 30 minutes.

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Blair-based Republican state Sen. Ben Hansen took some time to discuss the recently completed legislative session, answering questions about some of the more newsworthy events of the session.

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Tom Stratman and Lyle Meaike have been fighting fires for a long time as members of their communities’ volunteer fire departments, but they said nothing matched the intensity of the blaze they responded to Saturday in Burt and Thurston counties.

Nebraska continues to be in the midst of a drought that started almost two years ago. All but 1% of the state is experiencing some level of drought and a staggering 59% of the state is in a severe drought.

With the May 10 election day less than two weeks away, Cuming County Clerk Bonnie Vogltance noted that her office is seeing several voters that previously were registered as Democrats or nonpartisans changing to Republican.

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Guardian Angels Central Catholic senior Ethan Baumert and West Point-Beemer freshman Campbell Snodgrass rehearse a scene from this year’s combined school musical that takes the stage this weekend. They play the roles of Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez in this year’s show, Disney’s High Scho…

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It won’t be long before children can begin using the barrier-free playground equipment in West Point’s Neligh Park.

With the sixth confirmed case of the highly contagious avian flu being discovered on April 13 in Dixon County, regional poultry producers are on high alert and concerned for the health of their flocks.

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And they’re off... Hundreds of youths were on hand for the ‘Eggstravaganza’ held Saturday morning in West Point. The event featured egg hunts, inflatables and a visit by the Easter Bunny. It was sponsored by Christ Place Church.

Five local businesses were awarded a total of $260,000 in grants from West Point’s LB840 fund last week during the April West Point City Council meeting.

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The banker of Low Humidity Chasm, Rich Coldheart (Dana Leffler) puckers up expecting to kiss Polly Wanda Cracker, only to be surprised when his new bride is actually Polly’s older and not-so-charming sister, Prunella Cracker (Jerry Hugo).

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Alfonso Quinones, Edward Pena, and Matthew Alberts, from left, help push West Point-Beemer’s battery operated car to the starting line Saturday for the Everon Power Drive endurance race held in West Point. Driving the car is Trevor Francis. WP-B completed just shy of 40 laps despite blowing a tire.

Cuming County Economic Development Director David Branch updated the Board of Supervisors on the Affordable Housing Program projects underway in the county during the board’s monthly meeting last Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Brandon Biggs was named West Point Rescue EMT of the Year. The award was presented Saturday night at the annual Fire & Rescue Banquet.

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Chris Schueth was named the West Point Volunteer Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year. The award was presented Saturday night at the annual Fire & Rescue Banquet.

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Banker Richard Coldheart (Dana Leffler) tried to alert Deputy Doowrong (Holden VonSeggern) that his bank is being robbed by Calamity Jan (Emily Knust) during one of the scenes from “The Wild, Wild, Wildest West” that will take the stage at West Point Community Theatre this weekend and next. …

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Tim Hagedorn carefully lowers the old marquee from the front of the one-time West Point movie theater on Main Street. The building was last home to Bubbles of Joy/Video West, owned by Dodie and Loren Jahnke. The first marquee was added to the building in 1928 or 1929 when it housed the Rivol…

The Nebraska Secretary of State would be required to inspect all vote counting machines used in the state to ensure that they cannot be accessed remotely under a bill heard March 2 by the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

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It’s not a Rockwell painting.... It’s just two zombies stalking their next victims in the musical comedy, ‘Zombie Night!’ that was performed three times over the weekend by the Beemer Community Theater.

Yesterday (Tuesday) was the final day for anyone to file to become a candidate for the various local government offices to be decided in this year’s primary and general elections. In Cuming County, few races exist.

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