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West Point Public Schools’ elementary school this week learned it has been placed among the top 30% of elementary schools in Nebraska, making it a U.S. News Best Elementary School.

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Maxine Suggs (Alyssa Schuetze) a retired law enforcement officer meets with Carmine DeLuca (Logan Hoyt), a witness in hiding whom she is trying to keep alive. It’s a scene from the comedy, “The Farce of Nature” that will be presented by West Point Community Theatre five times, beginning with…

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Maxine Suggs (Alyssa Schuetze) a retired law enforcement officer meets with Carmine DeLuca (Logan Hoyt), a witness in hiding whom she is trying to keep alive. It’s a scene from the comedy, “The Farce of Nature” that will be presented by West Point Community Theatre five times, beginning with…

The May primary election for Nebraska’s next governor is still seven months down the road but the campaigning has already started. The first candidate to test the waters in West Point, Republican Jim Pillen, drew a warm reception Tuesday morning at the Bohemian Duck restaurant.

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It won’t be long before West Point residents see loads of dirt and heavy equipment starting to show up behind the Cuming County fairgrounds and on property north of West Park Street.

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District’s Board of Directors last week agreed to not take action at this time on implementing new measures to curb the level of nitrates found in groundwater in portions of Cuming, Dodge and Colfax counties.

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Bobby Martin of Omaha and Leigh Jahnke of West Point were crowned University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s homecoming royalty Saturday night.

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Gus Gomez and Carrigan Peters were crowned 2021 Bancroft-Rosalie homecoming king and queen during the school’s pep rally held last Wednesday evening.

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It’s an interesting site south of West Point near the Elkhorn River these days.

Many people want to give back to the community but may not have a lot of time to volunteer. In only about an hour, volunteer blood donors can help save lives and feel instant gratification.

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Coy Kreikemeier and Kate Gnad were crowned homecoming king and queen at Guardian Angels Central Catholic Friday night after the football game. The coronation wrapped up a week of spirit-raising activities.

Continued discussion and possible action on the Proposed Phase 2 Groundwater Management Area for Cuming, Colfax, and Dodge counties is one of the agenda items for tonight’s (Wednesday) Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District Board of Director’s meeting.

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Organizers of The West Point Car Show really didn’t know what to expect for this year’s event after making some changes to a show that had great success for 30 years. But what took place again Sunday in West Point met their expectations and then some.

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Edward Pena and Brisa Figueroa were crowned homecoming king and queen at West Point-Beemer H.S. Friday night after the football game, a Cadet victory over O’Neill. The coronation wrapped up a week of spirit-raising activities.

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Hillis and Claudia Mathes have always had an eye for Pontiacs. Especially GTOs. But when Hillis spotted what was then a 19-year-old Pontiac Catalina convertible behind a body shop in Grand Island back in 1983 he knew he had to have it. And his wife was in total agreement.

A search for a superintendent for West Point Public Schools is underway after Bill McAllister submitted his resignation at Monday night’s WPPS Board of Education meeting.

The Cuming County Board of Supervisors approved a property tax increase of $291,427 for the new budget year when it met Tuesday morning for the required public budget hearing. No one from the public attended to comment.

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News that one of the fastest-growing financial technology and services firms in the country received a strategic investment from a major investment partner likely went unnoticed by all but a handful of Cuming County residents. But for former West Pointers Nick Engelbart and Joe Steuter that …

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This year’s one-day car show in West Point may not live up to the previous 30 shows, but the fact that a show is being held is a win in itself.

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Tuesday morning’s much-needed rain put a temporary stop to the work on another section of the West Point trails project. Just over 2.5 inches of rain fell in the early morning Tuesday.

The City of West Point will act on a proposed 2021-2022 budget Tuesday, Sept. 7, when it meets for its regular monthly meeting and to hold its required budget hearing.

With the state no longer reimbursing health departments for pandemic recovery work expenses, counties in the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health District (ELVPHD) are looking to help pick up the tab.

West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education Monday night held its public hearings on the proposed 2021-22 budgets and final tax request, the latter of which is a cut from the 2020-21 request.

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West Point Volunteer Firemen Alex Wagner, front, and Aaron Spenner helped create a rainbow during a training held last Monday night in West Point. The firemen, who were joined by West Point Rescue personnel, held a practice burn on the house last occupied by Jerome Dinslage.

West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education is eyeing a budget that calls for a cut in property taxes despite the district’s property valuation falling. The WPPS budget hearing will take place Monday, Aug. 30, beginning at 7:20 in the high school media center.

If the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors isn’t prepared to act on the proposed water quality resolution that it has been discussing for at least two months, State Senator Tim Gragert of Creighton said he has one ready to introduce in the legislature.

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Kian Lass falls toward the water after doing a flip off the diving board at the West Point swimming pool. With schools in the area back in session next week and the Cuming County Fair starting tomorrow (Thursday), the summer swim season locally comes to an end tonight (Wednesday), when the p…

The 2021 Cuming County Fair could be one for the record books if things stay on track this week, according to Fair Board President Brian Meiergerd. Several events that had to be cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic are back on the schedule for this year.

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