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Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors yesterday gave final approval to the 2020-2021 budget that seeks a property tax increase of $57,091. The board held its required public hearing on the budget Tuesday morning.

West Point Public School Superintendent Bill McAllister is considering modifications to the schools COVID-19 plans pending what the risk dial for Cuming County looks like this week.


Brandi Doernemann and Nate Timmerman were crowned Guardian Angels Central Catholic High School’s Homecoming king and queen last week Wednesday night following their homecoming Mass.


The West Point Community Theatre is still alive with “The Sound of Music.” Tisha Wilson as Mother Abbess, left, and Rebecca McKay as Maria, will join other cast members for three more performances on the WPCT stage this week: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Nebraska customers of Black Hills Energy – including those in West Point, Beemer and Bancroft – will see an increase in their natural gas bills starting this month, ahead of an October hearing on the rate increase request.

It’s been a month since the City of West Point’s two new water filters went into service, and so far, things are going well. That was part of City Administrator Tom Goulette’s update on the water system provided to the city council last night (Tuesday) during its regular monthly meeting.

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Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors will be keeping a close eye on the bids for work relating to the new Elkhorn River bridge south of Beemer after information shared by County Highway Superintendent Chris Howser last week.


Hudsyn Schroeder, age 5, was all smiles, yet serious, when showing his hog in the open class hog show during the Cuming County Fair. Turn inside to find results of this year’s 4-H and open class events.


Fair Board president Brian Meiergerd thanks Larry Howard for his many years of service as a UNL Extension Educator in Cuming County.

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Face masks haven’t muzzled the sound of music coming from West Point’s Community Theatre.

COVID-19 contract tracers remain busy in the four-county Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD), according to Melanie Thompson, emergency response coordinator.

While many events have been canceled or scaled back because of the coronavirus, Cuming County’s 98th county fair kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) blending precautions with fun.

Tickets for this year’s Cuming County Fair are now available online. Daily tickets or 4-day passes can both be purchased on the fair’s website, cumingcountyfair.com.

Cuming County could soon take possession of the former K&R Equipment property in West Point after action taken last Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors.

As noted two weeks ago in the West Point News, the Cuming County Agricultural Society, Cuming County 4-H Council and Nebraska Extension in Cuming County has put together plans that will allow portions of this year’s Cuming County Fair to take place Aug. 13-16.

Those interested in vying for a seat on either the Beemer or Bancroft village boards have until Monday, Aug. 3 to file as a candidate.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) intends to award the construction contract for the U.S. 275 Expressway between West Point and Scribner in time for work to begin in the spring of 2021.


After a virtual graduation ceremony was held earlier this summer, Bancroft-Rosalie High School was able to recognize its Class of 2020 with an in-person commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon. This year’s valedictorian was Kelsey Larsen, left. The salutatorian was Luke Kramer.

Before the Nebraska Legislature’s session was suspended in the spring, the Appropriations Committee proposed a package that would result in a 4% growth in state spending, increase cash reserves and have $133.8 million left over to fund bills pertaining to provide property tax relief and busi…

High temperatures and not much rain the past two months put more of a demand on the City of West Point’s water and electrical distribution systems, but nothing that they haven’t been able to handle.

West Point Public School Superintendent Bill McAllister will be hosting two meetings for the public to present the district’s plans for the reopening of school this fall.


The Kile family of West Point picked a perfect day to launch their cool and flavorful shaved ice business, “Let’s Get Tropical.”

It’s July, which means local governments are beginning to put the wraps on another budget.


The Class of 2020 didn’t seem to mind the heat Saturday morning at the COVID-delayed West Point-Beemer High School graduation. This year’s valedictorian was Gabrielle Krienert, left. Salutatorian was Abby Boell, right.

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