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West Point Rescue EMT Faith Cole tends to one of the victims of a fire last night (Tuesday) when West Point Rescue, the West Point Fire Department and Franciscan Care Services held an emergency preparedness drill. Also taking part were West Point Police officers.

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Twelve West Point-Beemer H.S. students were selected to take part in the East Husker Conference Choral Clinic’s Festival Choir. The choir performed during the EHC Choral Clinic held Nov. 4 at Pender. The 12 students WP-B students were, from left, front: Briana Dickson, Aisha Montenegro, Alma…


Master Sergeant Anthony Modlin told those gathered at Monday’s Veterans Day program in West Point that there are several ways to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifices. “A simple handshake is just the beginning,” he said of how to thank them.


The newly inducted NHS members are, from left, front: Paige Rolf, Brianna Peatrowsky, Evie Schlickbernd; middle row: Cassidee Stratmann, Angela Rolf, Hannah Schwer, Josh Jansen; back: Greta Vering, Adam Reeson, Tobias Steffensmeier and Ethan Kreikemeier.


The T-Rex family drew a lot of looks and smiles Thursday night during the Not So Scary trick-or-treat event held in West Point. The T-Rex family is Brian and Becky Pierce and their children: Jackson, age 9, Jozie, 6, and Jerzey, 4.


West Point-Beemer H.S. inducted 14 new members into its National Honor Society chapter last Tuesday night. Only juniors and seniors can be considered for selection at WP-B.

Northeast Community College has honored an area woman for her service to the institution. Mary Lauritzen was presented with Northeast’s Distinguished Service Award during the College’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony at the Lifelong Learning Center on the Norfolk campus recently.

A Cuming County-wide housing study is being conducted with the guidance of a steering committee and the assistance of Hanna:Keelan Associates, a Lincoln-based community planning and research consulting firm.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser on Tuesday said Nebraska has been allocated with nearly $2.2 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue in their recovery from the eff…

Newly appointed Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Tony Goins had high praise for projects underway in Cuming County, saying Monday he was especially impressed by Pathways 2 Tomorrow.

The total tax request of the 16 townships in Cuming County this year is up $137,414 from a year ago. The townships will collect $2,481,081 in taxes, according to the total tax requests that were part of their budget notices published prior to their respective budget meetings.

West Point’s water department was expected to finish the flushing of water mains yesterday (Tuesday). Late yesterday afternoon, City Administrator Tom Goulette said the work would be done a day or two earlier than expected.

The Road Gems Car Club in West Point, after having just wrapped up sponsorship of the 30th annual Last Fling ’til Spring Car Show, is looking for a few more members.

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will go live, as promised to customers, with a modernized vehicle registration and titling system Tuesday, Oct. 15.

A week of blue and white is in store at Guardian Angels Central Catholic, as Homecoming festivities kicked off Monday and continue through the week.


The father-son team of Jerome and Dan Steffen manned the aerial ladder truck last Monday evening when the West Point Volunteer Fire Department held a practice burn at 601 W. Park Street. Dan is standing on the truck working the controls while his father – who still prefers to climb the ladde…

The City of West Point’s local sales tax collections continue to grow, and for the first time since the local sales tax was begun the total netted by the city during its fiscal year has surpassed $1 million. In fiscal year 2018-2019, West Point collected $1,043,168.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) updated list of road construction projects for the 2020 fiscal year includes at least one project on the minds of area residents: The Scribner to West Point 4-lane expressway.

Because of more local residents are using bottled water, a reminder is offered that the City of West Point offers recycling for plastics at its city waste disposal and recycling center, located at 1251 East Sherman Street (southwest of the West Point-Beemer High School).


Celebrating a half century in business, it’s safe to say operating a grocery store runs in the Graybeal family, whose members acknowledged their 50th anniversary at a Friday’s Chamber of Commerce coffee.


The Stratman family of West Point had reason to smile Monday at the Nebraska State Fair when Cade Stratman’s Division 4 champion steer was named Champion Market Beef. Pictured with Cade is his sister Cassidee and brother Carter.

Determining the cause of the spike in manganese levels in West Point’s water took longer than many thought it should, and the remedy won’t come as soon as anyone wants. That was one takeaway from last night’s West Point City Council meeting, when the city’s water issue was again front and center.

West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education is expected to approve a new budget that shows a total tax request of $9,951,671, which is down $19,908 from last year’s request of $9,971,578.

West Point’s City Council last night (Tuesday) approved a 2019-2020 budget that seeks a $60,634 increase in property taxes and a tax levy of 46.79 cents per $100 of valuation, which is less than the current levy of 47.93 cents.

Derek Olson – one of two men who were sentenced in July to at least 40 years in prison for killing a rural Rosalie man in 2017 – has asked to appeal his case to the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Nebraska Department of Health this morning (Wednesday) issued a drinking water advisory for West Point & recommends people use filtered or bottled water only until manganese levels drop. See the notice in this week's West Point News.


Carter Stratman showed the grand champion market beef, which was also the champion market steer.

This year’s Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual “Fall Forums” will give attendees a briefing on the results of the Blueprint Nebraska strategic planning process.

West Point City Administrator Tom Goulette told the West Point News this week that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the results of the pilot test for the design basis for a full-scale iron and manganese treatment system for West Point’s water distribution system.

Sign-up night for West Point Cub Scout Pack 165 will be held tomorrow (Thursday), from 5:30-7 pm at the Nielsen Community Center.

West Point Public School’s budget hearing will take place Tuesday, Sept. 3, the board of education agreed Monday night during its monthly board meeting.