The West Point Community Theatre curtain came down this week after seven successful “The Sound of Music” performances, the last of which was Sunday. In one of the final scenes, Captain Von Trapp (Ryan Reeson) and Maria (Rebecca McKay) join his children in a song.
The fiscal year 2021 budget for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) reflects projects and programs that will protect our future while fully leveraging local taxpayer dollars as efficiently as possible.
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.
Property owners in Nebraska will see an increase in their state property tax credits next year, according to news shared this week by Nebraska Department of Revenue.
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.
West Point Public Schools Superintendent Bill McAllister confirmed to the West Point News Tuesday that the entire 6th grade class at West Point-Beemer Elementary School will do remote learning from home the rest of this week.
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.
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.
West Point voters will be asked to approve a change to the city’s economic development program (LB 840 program) when they head to the polls for November’s general election.
The City of West Point will act on a proposed 2020-2021 budget Tuesday, Sept. 1, when it meets for its regular monthly meeting and to hold its required budget hearing.
The 98th annual Cuming County Fair is in the history books, and while stories about it won’t fill as many pages as previous versions, the 2020 chapter still will be an interesting one to read.
All systems are go for regular classroom instruction to begin at West Point Public School on Monday. That was the word shared Monday night by administrators during the monthly board of education meeting.
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.
With the Sacred Hoop Prayer Garden in the background, John G. Neihardt was remembered Sunday as a man who overcame early hardships to become an acclaimed writer and Nebraska’s first poet laureate nearly 100 years ago.
For some, it’s hard to believe. For others, it’s about time. It doesn’t matter what category you are in, because this year’s Cuming County Fair gets underway next week, Aug. 13-16, in West Point.
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.
Two grants received this month will help the West Point City swimming pool’s bottom line this summer, given that the city agreed to not charge admission because of reduced operating hours as a result of COVID-19.
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.
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.
Summer is in full swing and the county fairs are right around the corner. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, some are going forward with 4-H and livestock shows, but not carnivals and some public events.
- WPCT still alive with ‘The Sound of Music’
- So long, farewell...
- School board hears COVID plan update
- Delwin Meyer
- Property tax credits hit $3 million for Cuming County
- James Van Cleav
- Doernemann, Timmerman crowned king, queen at GACC
- WP-B 6th grade class will do remote learning rest of this week
- Kimberly Tomasek
- Bluejay rally falls short
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