As much talk as there was about beef and the issues affecting those who raise it Saturday night at this year’s Cuming County Feeders Association banquet in West Point, it took a comedian from California to put things in perspective.
West Point Public Schools Superintendent Bill McAllister isn’t on board with all the health education standards in the most recent proposal from the Nebraska Department of Education.
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.
Cuming County is expected to receive $1.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, and the four communities in the county another $942,115, according to estimates released last week.
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.
Lessons learned this past year by healthcare providers and other employees at Franciscan Healthcare weren’t always easy but will serve the hospital and medical clinic well as it begins to prepare for life after the coronavirus pandemic.
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District’s board of directors isn’t short of opinions to consider regarding its proposed groundwater management area for parts of Cuming, Dodge and Colfax counties.
Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors will likely hold a special meeting sometime in the next two weeks to award the contract for a new bridge over the Elkhorn River south of Beemer and to pave Indian Trails Road.
West Point-Beemer H.S. agriculture instructor Lee Schroeder likes raising livestock and encouraging his West Point FFA Chapter members to try new things.
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.
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…
The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) staff and board members are inviting the public to an Open House Public Hearing next week to learn about and discuss proposed changes to its groundwater management area in portions of Cuming, Colfax, and Dodge Counties.
A plan to redevelop the flood-prone Dead Timber State Recreation Area is being created, and the public is encouraged to participate by giving feedback.
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.
The focus of Monday night’s West Point Public Schools’ Board of Education meeting was on what’s being done at the various grade levels to better assess the students’ classroom work and test scores in ways to help them succeed.
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.
After years of planning and then replanning, Cuming County this week began advertising for bids for a new bridge to be built over the Elkhorn River south of Beemer.
During its February meeting held last week, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) Board of Directors continued to discuss the proposed Phase 2 Groundwater Management Area in Cuming, Colfax, and Dodge Counties.
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.
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.
Governor Pete Ricketts said last week that people in Nebraska younger than 65 with underlying health conditions will now have to wait longer to receive a vaccination to help ward off COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Bernadette Drueke admits that, initially, she had some concerns about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. But as time passed, she changed her mind. And when the opportunity came for her and her husband, Henry, to receive the vaccine, they took it.
Work continues on the City of West Point water treatment plant improvements, including the installation of the final filter.
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.
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.
Is your drinking water putting your health at risk? The maximum contaminant level of nitrate-nitrogen for drinking water is 10 parts per million (ppm), anything over that amount is not safe to drink.
The City of West Point may find out tomorrow night whether its offer to the Cuming County Agricultural Society for land the city needs for an easement is accepted.
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.
The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) has launched an online system for individuals 65 years of age and over who want to be notified when and where COVID-19 vaccination opportunities are available for them.
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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