The expressions on their faces tell what happens when an imposter meets the real person he is pretending to be. The chance meeting is a scene from the play, “Tons of Money,” which was presented the last two weekends by West Point Community Theatre. George Maitland (played by Chet McWhorter),…
West Point Rescue EMT Faith Cole tends to one of the victims of a fire last night (Tuesday) when West Point Rescue, the West Point Fire Department and Franciscan Care Services held an emergency preparedness drill. Also taking part were West Point Police officers.
Twelve West Point-Beemer H.S. students were selected to take part in the East Husker Conference Choral Clinic’s Festival Choir. The choir performed during the EHC Choral Clinic held Nov. 4 at Pender. The 12 students WP-B students were, from left, front: Briana Dickson, Aisha Montenegro, Alma…
Master Sergeant Anthony Modlin told those gathered at Monday’s Veterans Day program in West Point that there are several ways to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifices. “A simple handshake is just the beginning,” he said of how to thank them.
The newly inducted NHS members are, from left, front: Paige Rolf, Brianna Peatrowsky, Evie Schlickbernd; middle row: Cassidee Stratmann, Angela Rolf, Hannah Schwer, Josh Jansen; back: Greta Vering, Adam Reeson, Tobias Steffensmeier and Ethan Kreikemeier.
The T-Rex family drew a lot of looks and smiles Thursday night during the Not So Scary trick-or-treat event held in West Point. The T-Rex family is Brian and Becky Pierce and their children: Jackson, age 9, Jozie, 6, and Jerzey, 4.
West Point-Beemer H.S. inducted 14 new members into its National Honor Society chapter last Tuesday night. Only juniors and seniors can be considered for selection at WP-B.
Northeast Community College has honored an area woman for her service to the institution. Mary Lauritzen was presented with Northeast’s Distinguished Service Award during the College’s annual Achievement Awards ceremony at the Lifelong Learning Center on the Norfolk campus recently.
A Cuming County-wide housing study is being conducted with the guidance of a steering committee and the assistance of Hanna:Keelan Associates, a Lincoln-based community planning and research consulting firm.
A chilly autumn morning didn’t stop a crowd of more than 1,000 from gathering outside the new Lincoln Premium Poultry facility in Fremont on Saturday.
Area residents will have the opportunity to speak with a member of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse’s staff about federal government-related issues next week in West Point.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser on Tuesday said Nebraska has been allocated with nearly $2.2 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue in their recovery from the eff…
Newly appointed Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Tony Goins had high praise for projects underway in Cuming County, saying Monday he was especially impressed by Pathways 2 Tomorrow.
It’s two weeks away, but those thinking of attending the next West Point City Council meeting are reminded that the meeting on Nov. 5 will begin at 5:30 p.m. and not 7:00.
The total tax request of the 16 townships in Cuming County this year is up $137,414 from a year ago. The townships will collect $2,481,081 in taxes, according to the total tax requests that were part of their budget notices published prior to their respective budget meetings.
Public schools in Nebraska received their report cards Wednesday, and the results were mixed for West Point Public School, administrators said this week.
West Point’s water department was expected to finish the flushing of water mains yesterday (Tuesday). Late yesterday afternoon, City Administrator Tom Goulette said the work would be done a day or two earlier than expected.
The Road Gems Car Club in West Point, after having just wrapped up sponsorship of the 30th annual Last Fling ’til Spring Car Show, is looking for a few more members.
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will go live, as promised to customers, with a modernized vehicle registration and titling system Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Natalie Schlaebitz has a new favorite car show. And an old favorite car because of it, all thanks to her husband who surprised her at this year’s Last Fling ’til Spring Car Show in West Point.
The father-son team of Jerome and Dan Steffen manned the aerial ladder truck last Monday evening when the West Point Volunteer Fire Department held a practice burn at 601 W. Park Street. Dan is standing on the truck working the controls while his father – who still prefers to climb the ladde…
The City of West Point’s local sales tax collections continue to grow, and for the first time since the local sales tax was begun the total netted by the city during its fiscal year has surpassed $1 million. In fiscal year 2018-2019, West Point collected $1,043,168.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) updated list of road construction projects for the 2020 fiscal year includes at least one project on the minds of area residents: The Scribner to West Point 4-lane expressway.
Because of more local residents are using bottled water, a reminder is offered that the City of West Point offers recycling for plastics at its city waste disposal and recycling center, located at 1251 East Sherman Street (southwest of the West Point-Beemer High School).
The FCC hosted a pair of consumer education events in West Point last Tuesday, meeting first at the city offices and then an hour later at the John A. Stahl Library. The main topic was robocalls and scams, which Eduard Bartholme said there has been an increase of recently.
Celebrating a half century in business, it’s safe to say operating a grocery store runs in the Graybeal family, whose members acknowledged their 50th anniversary at a Friday’s Chamber of Commerce coffee.
David Ameen is getting comfortable and feeling welcome in his role as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Franciscan Care Services in West Point.
The Stratman family of West Point had reason to smile Monday at the Nebraska State Fair when Cade Stratman’s Division 4 champion steer was named Champion Market Beef. Pictured with Cade is his sister Cassidee and brother Carter.
A new analysis by the Nebraska Farm Bureau estimates the ongoing retaliatory tariffs imposed by countries on U.S. agricultural exports will cost Nebraska producers $943 million in lost revenues in 2019.
Determining the cause of the spike in manganese levels in West Point’s water took longer than many thought it should, and the remedy won’t come as soon as anyone wants. That was one takeaway from last night’s West Point City Council meeting, when the city’s water issue was again front and center.
The Cuming County Board of Supervisors last week approved a property tax request of $3,343,462 for 2019-2020, which is a $226,780 increase over what the county requested in both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education is expected to approve a new budget that shows a total tax request of $9,951,671, which is down $19,908 from last year’s request of $9,971,578.
West Point’s City Council last night (Tuesday) approved a 2019-2020 budget that seeks a $60,634 increase in property taxes and a tax levy of 46.79 cents per $100 of valuation, which is less than the current levy of 47.93 cents.
Derek Olson – one of two men who were sentenced in July to at least 40 years in prison for killing a rural Rosalie man in 2017 – has asked to appeal his case to the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
The City of West Point will act on a proposed 2019-2020 budget Tuesday, Sept. 3, when it meets for its regular monthly meeting and to hold its required budget hearing.
The City of West Point received a drinking water advisory late this morning (Wednesday) from the State Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding the high levels of manganese in the city’s water.
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Troop B-Norfolk will be conducting a series of special enforcement activities in Cuming, Burt, Stanton and Madison counties that are aimed at combatting impaired driving and alcohol related violations.
Nebraska Department of Health this morning (Wednesday) issued a drinking water advisory for West Point & recommends people use filtered or bottled water only until manganese levels drop. See the notice in this week's West Point News.
This year’s Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s annual “Fall Forums” will give attendees a briefing on the results of the Blueprint Nebraska strategic planning process.
West Point City Administrator Tom Goulette told the West Point News this week that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the results of the pilot test for the design basis for a full-scale iron and manganese treatment system for West Point’s water distribution system.
Cuming County Fair Board president Brian Meiergerd touched on the past and its importance to the future during his remarks to open this year’s Cuming County Fair.
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