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Brooklyn Weddle, playing Lumiere, and Ethan Wooldrik as Cogsworth, rehearse a scene from the musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” to be presented by students from West Point-Beemer and Guardian Angels Central Catholic high schools this week.

Andy Forney with the financial firm D.A. Davidson last night (Tuesday) provided the West Point City Council with a review on refunding options the city has pertaining to its series 2014 electric revenue bonds.

A year after having to cancel its spring banquet, the Cuming County Feeders Association is ready to again serve up information on the beef industry, a bit of comedic relief and the always-popular prime rib meal.

Patrol cars driven by Cuming County’s Sheriff’s Department officers will soon be equipped with in-car computers. Thanks to a grant from the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation, the county was able to purchase 5 of the systems, one for each patrol car.

Several Easter egg hunts are scheduled to be held in the area this Saturday, April 3, and the forecast shows the weather should cooperate.

West Point’s Neligh Park Lake was stocked with more than 900 Rainbow trout Saturday morning. The stocked trout are approximately 10.5 inches in length.

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) staff and board members remind the public of the Open House Public Hearing to learn about and discuss proposed changes to its groundwater management area in portions of Cuming, Colfax, and Dodge Counties.

The next American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to West Point will be Monday, April 5. Donations will be taken that day from noon until 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.

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Pat Ellis was posthumously honored as West Point’s EMT of the Year, and Jeff McGill received the West Point Firefighter of the Year award Saturday during the annual volunteer recognition dinner held at the Nielsen Community Center.

Another step before the much anticipated West Point to Scribner four-lane expressway project can begin is about to be taken. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the effects of the proposed U.S. Highway 275 Expressway is now ready for public…

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The high school speech season is winding down, and both local high schools showcased their programs last week by holding a night for the public to come out and watch the students in action.

West Point’s Last Fling ’til Spring Car show would not take place each fall without volunteers, and the Road Gems Car Club needs more of them if the show is to be held this fall, club president Dan Nesladek said this week.

Cars lined up on Beemer’s Main Street outside the American Legion Hall last Thursday for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

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West Point residents might have noticed a unique new store has moved into 113 South Main Street. The store front windows are covered in whimsical, scrolling white letters that give the hint something magical waits inside.

The City of West Point’s swimming pool turns 35 years old this fall and is showing its age. The pool now in use was completed in the fall of 1986 and a look at its inner workings show that it’s time to begin planning for a new one, West Point Park Board members say.

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University of Nebraska Extension personnel in the Cuming County Extension Office, Melissa Nordboe, Hannah Guenther and Mary Jo Lueckenhoff, from left, enlisted the help of the Sign Gypsies to encourage youths to join 4-H this week, which is National 4-H Week.

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Cuming County residents are among those who oppose a legislative bill that would cut state inheritance tax rates while increasing the amount of property value that is exempt from the tax.

Editor’s Note: The following is an update to the Nebraska Property Tax Incentive Act story that was printed in last week’s West Point News. Shortly after the paper went to press, a change in how the income credit is calculated was presented to the legislature.

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Usually it’s high temperatures that put a demand on the City of West Point’s electrical distribution systems. But Monday and Tuesday it was record cold temperatures across the country that had the city’s engines spinning to produce power.

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Nebraska taxpayers who are eligible for a property tax credit are reminded to claim this new tax credit that will provide property tax relief for Nebraskans. This credit was a result of LB 1107; passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts on August 17, 2020.

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Ron Schlautman made quick work of cleaning sidewalks of snow Sunday morning. He used a blower, which he said works great on the powder snow that fell overnight. It’s possible he will be back at it again, with some light snow in the forecast. Also in the forecast are several days of cold temp…

Nebraskans would not be required to comply with a mandatory vaccination order under a bill considered Feb. 4 by the Health and Human Services Committee.

Several staffing issues were dealt with at Monday night’s West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting. The board accepted the resignation of four employees and offered contracts to fill three positions.

The Cuming County Agricultural Society last week agreed to accept the City of West Point’s latest offer that will give the city an easement for property it needs that is located on the Cuming County fairgrounds.

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Area residents now have another option when needing to see a doctor in West Point. Dr. Jillian Parsons has joined the staff at Franciscan Healthcare and began seeing patients Monday.

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Cuming County Agricultural Society board members Eddie Linnenbrink, left, and Pat Schlickbernd receive years of service awards Saturday at the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers Convention. Schlickbernd has served on the Ag Society Board for 30 years, and Linnenbrink has served for 20 years.

Sufficient blood supply is important to ensure patient needs are met. Donors of all blood types are encouraged to donate blood on Monday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point.

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