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Drew Wimer, a member of West Point Rescue for five years, is this year’s West Point EMT of the Year. The award was presented last week.

It’s graduation day – finally – for Guardian Angels Central Catholic’s Class of 2020. This year’s ceremony will take place Sunday, July 12, beginning at 2:15 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.

The 21st annual Cream of the Crop dairy show will be held this Saturday, July 11, at the Cuming County Fairgrounds in West Point.

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The Cuming County Agricultural Society met for four hours last night (Tuesday) to discuss what events could and should be held at this year’s Cuming County Fair, set for Aug. 13-16 in West Point.

TestNebraska will be doing COVID-19 testing at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point tomorrow (Thursday), and again on Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7.

The West Point Police Department is once again starting to register ATVs and UTVs. That begins today (Wednesday).

The West Point City Council will meet for its July meeting on Tuesday, July 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Weather permitting, July 2, at 10 a.m., the first of two signs will be unveiled for placing by the Nebraska Department of Transportation, designating U.S. Highway 20 (US‑20) as the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.”


West Point Rescue and the West Point Fire Department responded to an accident Monday afternoon just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 275 near the intersection of that highway and 13th Street in West Point. At least three people were taken to Franciscan Healthcare by West Point Rescue, two from the van s…

West Point’s Chamber of Commerce is preparing for a July 4 celebration even though some social distancing restrictions remain in place.


Gunnar Longe was one of the first to hit the West Point swimming pool water this week. The pool opened Monday. Several new rules are in place for swimmers this year because of COVID-19.

As of Tuesday morning, the Cuming County Fair is still a go. At least as much as can be, according to Fair Board president Brian Meiergerd.

West Point Community Theatre announced this week that it will begin showing movies this weekend.

Nebraska has provided updates on several new grant programs. Combined, the programs will award $387 million in grants, using federal coronavirus relief dollars, to help get the Nebraska economy growing in the coming weeks and months.


Not only does the West Point swimming pool plan to open next week, but it won’t cost anything for those wanting to swim. Residents of West Point, Beemer and Bancroft will be allowed to use the pool.

Most agricultural land values in Cuming County held steady from 2019 to this year, figures shared with the West Point News by the Cuming County assessor’s office show. Land values went up in one market area but remained mostly steady in the three other areas.


Work continues on the backwash detention tank being built as part of the City of West Point’s water treatment plant upgrade. The floor was poured this week and the walls were scheduled to be poured today (Wednesday).

It wasn’t the most important item on the agenda, but the question of whether to open the city swimming pool filled most of the discussion time at last night’s (Tuesday) West Point City Council meeting.

West Point’s City Council learned last night (Tuesday) at its June meeting that phase 1 of the water treatment plant upgrade remains on schedule.

In a normal year, West Point’s swimming pool would be planning to open the last week of May. But the state’s directed health measures still in place won’t make that possible, City Administrator Tom Goulette said this week.

The University of Nebraska launched a new mobile app, 1-Check COVID, to help guide the screening of large groups of individuals concerned that they might have COVID-19 and to help first responders and other health care providers determine a person’s likelihood of carrying the disease.


A few white-tailed squirrels have been spotted in West Point, and West Point News was able to get a few photos of them. From what has been learned, while unusual, squirrel coloration variations are not rare and can turn up in any population.

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