David Branch, executive director of the Cuming County Economic Development Office, said the owner-occupied housing program has exceeded its expectations for participation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District (NENEDD) has selected Cuming County as one of six sites for its “Project Connect Overview” program.
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.
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.
Mike Dmoski hasn’t been forging custom knives very long, but his talents were enough to catch the eye of casting agents of a popular show that airs on the History Channel.
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…
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.
Polling locations will open in Cuming County and across Nebraska on Tuesday, May 10, but that day’s voter turnout may be light because of the popularity of voting early by mail and the shortage of local races.
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.
A ribbon cutting and open house took place Saturday for Beemer’s Covecare LLC, a new childcare center at 815 3rd Street (former Beemer school building).
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).
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.
A committee formed last year to help design a new West Point swimming pool hopes the proposal is a splash with voters.
Franciscan Healthcare employees and local first responders were given a chance to see some of the hospital’s new emergency rooms Friday, one day before they were put to use.
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.
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. …
The Cuming County Fair will be celebrating 100 years in 2022. To help mark the occasion, the Ag Society/Fair Board has formed a committee which has been making plans for activities and events that will be held this year.
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…
This week marks the last time patrons will be able to stop in at Tom’s Rexall Drug in West Point for any last retail purchases and to say goodbye to the pharmacists that have filled their prescriptions for many years.
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.
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.
It’s no secret in Cuming County that agriculture is a major player in the state’s economy. Still, the message about that sector’s role in job creation and food production needs to be shared.
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.
“Partners in Progress” were celebrated again Sunday night when the West Point Chamber of Commerce celebrated the support and investment of its Chamber and recognized the annual award winners.
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