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A public hearing on Bluestem Energy Solutions request for a conditional use permit to erect a wind turbine in Cuming County will be held by the Planning Commission during its regular scheduled meeting Monday, July 15.

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced Monday that SBA will close its Fremont Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Dodge County at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday).

Starting this fall, West Point Public Schools will be implementing Early Out Fridays. With that, the school district will have an early dismissal of 2:30 p.m. each Friday throughout the year.


The West Point night sky was lit up last night (Thursday) during the city's annual firework show. The 22-minute show was enjoyed by a large crowd who gathered at Neligh Park.

An update on the city's water issue is one of the agenda items for West Point City Council's meeting next week.

West Point residents may see work beginning yet this week on the Trails & Pathway projects. That work may be limited to mowing in the Wilderness Park area, but may also involve some tree removal.

West Point City Administrator Tom Goulette said this week that he hopes test results of some of the water samples taken in June will be back in time for the July city council meeting.

Fireworks, volleyball and food are all on the list for this year’s West Point Fourth of July celebration taking place at Neligh Park on Thursday, July 4.

The U.S Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Nebraska is extending the deadline for producers in the state to report their spring prevented plant crop acres to the agency.


Water samples taken at the LayneOx pilot treatment plant on the first day of operation indicated that the filter being looked at for West Point’s water treatment plant may be the solution to the city's water quality issue.

In honor of May being Beef Month, Cuming County Feeders Association, ASC Lockers, and Nebraska Extension in Cuming County provided area students with a unique opportunity to learn more about beef.


Derek Engelbart took some time Sunday to give his daughter Gracie, age 3, some fishing pointers. She was one of several kids who took part in Sunday’s Kids’ Fish Day at Neligh Park Lake in West Point.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will soon be conducting survey work in preparation for a proposed future project on the U.S. Highway 275 corridor near Wisner.


Right around a dozen individuals with ties to the beef industry received a first-hand look at Matt Steffen’s family farm during the Nebraska Beef Council’s annual bus tour last week Tuesday.

The Bluestem Energy Solutions wind turbine project in Cuming County failed to gain the support of the Cuming County Board of Supervisors last week. The board tabled a request to grant a conditional use permit for the project because some supervisors wanted more time to study the issue.

West Point News learned early last Thursday afternoon that Hy-Vee has signed a contract to locate a store in West Point. That news was confirmed by Christina Gayman, Hy-Vee’s Director of Public Relations. She could not yet give a time frame for a possible opening.

The next West Point American Red Cross blood drive is Monday, June 3, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.

West Point’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is holding a Superhero Fun Run/Walk Saturday, June 1. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and the 5K/walk will start at 3 p.m. in West Point’s Neligh Park. Entry fee is $20, but children 10 and under can sign up for free.

West Point News learned this afternoon that HyVee has signed a contract to locate a store in West Point.


Sierra Kile, left, and Abby Kaup are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for West Point-Beemer High School’s Class of 2019. Both gave honor addresses Sunday during WP-B’s commencement.

Bluestem Energy Solutions, doing business as Cuming County Renewables, secured a favorable recommendation Monday night for its conditional use permit to construct and operate a single wind turbine facility in Cuming County.


Angela Jansen, right, and Jared Minnick are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for Guardian Angels Central Catholic High School’s Class of 2019. Both gave honor addresses Sunday during GACC’s commencement.

Most of the discussion at Monday night’s West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting focused on the elementary school’s progress made on the various tests given each year.

Renters in Nebraska counties and tribal areas whose homes and property were damaged by the March severe winter storms, straight-line winds and flooding may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.

American Red Cross blood drive will be held Monday, June 3, from noon until 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center, West Point.


Faith Cole cuts open a bag and dumps out the sand east of the horse arena at the Cuming County fairgrounds at last week’s sandbag cleanup in West Point following the flooding that occurred in March.


After spotting Plattsmouth six runs to open up the game, GACC-SS-WPB was in danger of an extra early exit in the B-3 District baseball tournament Friday at Hickman City Park.


Kenneth Brock and his dog Pam spent more time in West Point than he wanted to last week, but he also was glad he had the chance to take some time to reflect on his effort to walk 2,650 miles while raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.