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West Point Public Schools will be seeking a new activities director/assistant high school principal after action taken at Monday night’s January board of education meeting. The meeting was the first for new board members Herb Hasenkamp and Steve Hughes, who signed their oaths of office Monday.

The City of West Point and the Cuming County Agricultural Society aren’t seeing eye-to-eye over the value of property the city needs so that the U.S. Corps of Engineers can begin work to shore up a portion of the city levee.

It’s been a couple weeks since staff at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point was administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Lachelle Batenhorst, a Licensed Practical Nurse in the clinic who received the dose on Dec. 28th this week was glad to report she hasn’t had any adverse reactions.

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Allie Kaup, along with several others, enjoyed the chance this week — finally — to break out the sleds. Last week’s 4-inch snowfall in West Point made for near perfect sledding conditions on the three slopes at Wilderness Park, where the ride down is quick but the walk back up isn’t much fun...

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Gina Uhing, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department director, has been named ‘Area Person of the Year’ by the Norfolk Daily News and Elkhorn Valley Bank.

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David Branch shared some end-of-the-year good news with the Cuming County Board of Supervisors at last week’s board meeting and indicated he hoped he could add to it in four months.

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Blake Denton realized a few years after beginning a banking career outside of his hometown that he wanted to return to his roots.

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Doctors, nurses and other frontline healthcare providers at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point were happy to roll up their sleeves and receive an injection of the Moderna vaccine last Wednesday.

The winter weather has created some delivery issues of this week's West Point News, which means it won't reach the post office in time to make the mail truck (if the mail truck is even running today and we heard it may not be). That means the paper won't leave the post office until Thursday.…

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Taking part in the manger scene during the Guardian Angels Central Catholic Christmas program were, from left, Weldon Johnson, Charles Reeson, Severine Biteghe and Bryn Knobbe.

A report shared Tuesday morning by Nebraska Farm Bureau showed that Nebraska exported agricultural commodities worth $6.3 billion in 2019, a decline of more than one-half billion dollars from the amount exported in 2018.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus came to West Point last week. The event, held at the Nielsen Community Center, gave several children a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus from the safety of their parents’ vehicles.

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New guidance for long-term care (LTC) facilities that designate “essential caregivers” for their residents is seen as a positive move locally, according to Terry Nelson, Director of Ancillary Service at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point.

As part of Lower Elkhorn NRD’s Groundwater Quality Sampling Program, technicians collect annual water samples to document changes or trends in groundwater quality. Beginning in 2018, the NRD prioritized the collection of groundwater samples as part of its routine monitoring in Cuming, Colfax…

COVID-19 cases in Cuming County started to trend slightly downward this week, based on the 14-day rolling numbers compiled by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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This large tree at 318 East Weiler Street was damaged to the extent that it had to be cut down. The same fate befell a tree in the neighboring yard.

Senior Master Sgt. James Daberkow, first sergeant for the Nebraska Air National Guard’s Lincoln-based 155th Logistics Readiness Squadron was presented with a Bronze Star Medal for the service he provided during a deployment to Iraq from April 4 to Oct. 7, 2019.

As was the case a week ago, West Point Public School administrators, staff and students are doing what they can to make sure the school doesn’t have to move to remote learning because of COVID-19.

It may not be safe to say that Cuming County voters went to the polls in record numbers last Tuesday. But it may be safe to say that Cuming County voters voted in record numbers in this year’s general election.

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Smoke and steam filled the air after these West Point Volunteer Firemen hit a burning house with water. The fire department held a training Sunday morning when it burned down a house at the far west end of Park Street.

The record-high hospitalizations being experienced by health care systems in the metro area isn’t being seen locally, but the surge in COVID-19 cases is a concern, health care and school officials said this week.

Because the West Point News’ print deadline for this week’s edition was 8 p.m. Tuesday, results of yesterday’s General Election will be printed in next week’s edition.

Because post offices will be closed on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, next week’s issues of the West Point News and Elkhorn Valley Shopper will likely arrive in the mail a day later than normal.

One week ahead of the November General Election, all systems are go in Cuming County and Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen said Tuesday that election officials across Nebraska are ready to conduct a safe, sensible and secure election.

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