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Ever since moving to West Point, the Pettit family has been waiting for the type of snowfall the city received last week.

At Monday night’s special meeting, the West Point Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve the air conditioner bid for the high school gym, which will be fully funded by ESSER.

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A project that was 17 years in the making wrapped up after crews completed installing a new 450-foot concrete girder bridge east of the former Elkhorn River bridge south of Beemer. The old bridge was recently removed.

Country music star Josh Turner will headline the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska event hosted by the Weborg family of Pender on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2023. The entire weekend is full of entertainment and activities to commemorate the 25th annual Cattlemen’s Ball event.

Cuming County ranked #1 in market value of livestock, poultry, and products sold according to the 2017 census. They also ranked #1 in the subcategory of cattle & calves and 6th in hogs & pigs. Needless to say, the producers and feeders are very important to not only the county and th…

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For many years, white boards once covered a circular space on the bell tower of the Guardian Angels Central Catholic Elementary School.

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The shortage of hens due to the avian flu that occurred last year means both a shortage of eggs and higher prices attached to supply that is currently available in grocery stores.

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It’s been an economic boon to West Point to see a number of new businesses established, grown, or transitioned to new ownership. Here are the new businesses that have started or evolved in the West Point community in the last year.

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Garrett and Kari Pearson welcomed their daughter, Caselyn Marie, Franciscan Healthcare’s New Year’s baby born on January 6, 2023. Caselyn Marie has a big brother, Ryker, and a big sister, Maria. The couple is from Oakland. Grandparents are Scott and Sue Case of West Point and Kathy Pearson o…

Executive Director Tina Biteghe Bi Ndong gave the quarterly report for the West Point Chamber of Commerce during last Tuesday’s city council meeting. She spoke to the economic status of the community with an update on the many new businesses that have opened in town or other businesses that …

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Cultivate Chiropractic has moved into a storied location on S. Main Street in West Point. Most recognizable as the former movie theater and most recently, Bubbles of Joy. The remodel was a huge undertaking but the owners are hoping it will make the location more inviting.

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After 25 years, David Feyerherm can say he dutifully fulfilled the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

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West Point’s Legion Post 70 and VFW Post 4912 worked to brighten the Christmas for local kids. They organized a drive to collect toys, which were donated to them. In turn, those toys were donated back to Santa’s Helpers, which were to be dispersed to Cuming County kids. Helping with the even…

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With Main Street lit up once again this holiday season, many people around town were heard making comments like, “I take a stroll down Main Street at night just to look at the lights,” “Aren’t the lights so pretty?” and “Main Street looks beautiful with the decorations and the tree lit up.”

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Christmas concerts have been in full swing for local schools. Among them was St. Paul Lutheran School, who did a combined musical with their students and Sunday school students.

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After serving for 16 years on the West Point Public Schools Board of Education, Scott Case hopes he left one specific legacy behind: always doing what was best for the kids.

With a new West Point City Council in place following the November elections, the oath of office was taken by Mayor Bruce Schlecht and council members Shea Stokely (Ward 1), Jerry Hugo (Ward 2) and Rusty Smith (Ward 3) at the monthly West Point city council meeting last Tuesday.

As of December 1, the Cuming County Public Power District made a switch with its after-hours call center. All CCPPD after-hour calls will now be directed to the NPPD Call Center in Norfolk.

Four linemen from the Cuming County Public Power District received the Good Neighbor Award from NREA after assisting in a November accident and saving lives.

Chris Stefanick delivered one strong message to the 4th-12th grade students at Guardian Angels Central Catholic during last week’s school assembly. That message was to claim the joy every person was created for.

It comes as no surprise that a year of dry weather and high winds made for a very busy year for the Wisner Volunteer Fire and Rescue (WVF&R) Department.

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It’s right around the holiday season that the Graybeal family especially sees shoppers come into Graybeal’s Foods for a certain item. They are there to stock up on a kitchen staple that is near and dear to their hearts: Mike’s Own Spices and Marinade.

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Jon Cerny, Superintendent at Bancroft-Rosalie Public School, is one of four candidates selected to interview for the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) Executive Director position.

Santa Claus will be visiting West Point on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the West Point Community Theatre. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make their appearance from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

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Every year, Wisner’s Lion’s Club accepts nominations from members of the community and then votes on the nominees. This year, at their annual Ladies Night and Citizens of the Year banquet, the honor was bestowed to Dr. Sally Harms.

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In their rucksacks are items totaling 22 pounds. In their minds, the mental fortitude it takes to march miles in frigid temperatures. And in their hearts are the memories of veterans and service members lost to suicide.

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Construction work has begun for the new swimming pool project. This was the scene on Tuesday as the old pool is being removed. Christiansen Construction of Pender is the contractor of the project. The completion date is October 2023.

Throughout the western United States drought and the overuse of water is causing rivers to dry up and reservoirs to run low. It’s a stunning example of what can happen when water supplies are overburdened and unreplenished.

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Citizens of Wisner will welcome new Mayor Terry Soden when he is sworn in at the first city council meeting of December on the fifth.

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In his welcome at Friday’s Veterans Day program, West Point Public School Superintendent D.J. Weddle said he had two goals for the morning’s program, held at WP-B Schools.

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Cold weather and a little bit of snow didn’t stop the ground-breaking ceremony for the new pool from happening Tuesday morning in West Point.

There were glowing remarks for all involved regarding West Point-Beemer’s Professional Development in-service day held on November 1.

Over half of Cuming County voters went to cast their ballots during this year’s general election. The exact percentage for voter turnout in the county was 56.45 percent.

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