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The West Point Chamber, in partnership with the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Northeast Community College, will host a social this Friday, Oct. 23 at the Nielsen Community Center. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. and last about one hour.

West Point voters will be asked to approve a change to the city’s economic development program (LB 840 program) when they head to the polls for November’s general election. West Point’s City Council approved the ballot question during a special meeting in August.

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A field fire Sunday northeast of West Point kept fire departments and EMT personnel from West Point, Beemer and Bancroft busy for close to four hours. Corn stubble, soybean stubble and some standing corn provided fuel for the fire which was hard to contain because of the winds from the south.

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Beemer’s Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department and Fireman’s Auxiliary held an open house last Wednesday evening. Fireman Matt Smeal assisted youths in trying out the fire hose.

Franciscan Healthcare is holding four more drive-thru flu shot clinics this month. They will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 14 & 15, and Oct. 21 & 22, from 4-6 p.m. at Franciscan Healthcare’s ER driveway. For consent and insurance forms, visit their website at franhealth.org.

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department’s risk dial shows Cuming County has climbed from the “moderate” into the “elevated” range based on COVID-19 positive tests.

This school year, the first ever truancy diversion position was created for Cuming County and the job proved to be the perfect career move for Ally Russman.

The coronavirus just doesn’t want to leave. According to the Nebraska Department of Health, 152 people in Cuming County had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday noon.

Healthy individuals are needed to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.

Even though the coronavirus lingers, there’s another, more familiar virus coming along. It’s the seasonal flu. And while it hasn’t showed its face locally yet, it’s only a matter of time, says Jenny Meiergerd, Infection Control/Employee Health nurse at Franciscan Healthcare.

The Catholic Archbishop of Omaha (Archdiocese of Omaha) on Monday filed a motion to dismiss all claims and causes of action asserted in Father Andy Syring’s complaint filed in Cuming County District Court on Aug. 28.

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The West Point Community Theatre curtain came down this week after seven successful “The Sound of Music” performances, the last of which was Sunday. In one of the final scenes, Captain Von Trapp (Ryan Reeson) and Maria (Rebecca McKay) join his children in a song.

Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors yesterday gave final approval to the 2020-2021 budget that seeks a property tax increase of $57,091. The board held its required public hearing on the budget Tuesday morning.

West Point Public School Superintendent Bill McAllister is considering modifications to the schools COVID-19 plans pending what the risk dial for Cuming County looks like this week.

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Brandi Doernemann and Nate Timmerman were crowned Guardian Angels Central Catholic High School’s Homecoming king and queen last week Wednesday night following their homecoming Mass.

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The West Point Community Theatre is still alive with “The Sound of Music.” Tisha Wilson as Mother Abbess, left, and Rebecca McKay as Maria, will join other cast members for three more performances on the WPCT stage this week: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Nebraska customers of Black Hills Energy – including those in West Point, Beemer and Bancroft – will see an increase in their natural gas bills starting this month, ahead of an October hearing on the rate increase request.

It’s been a month since the City of West Point’s two new water filters went into service, and so far, things are going well. That was part of City Administrator Tom Goulette’s update on the water system provided to the city council last night (Tuesday) during its regular monthly meeting.

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Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors will be keeping a close eye on the bids for work relating to the new Elkhorn River bridge south of Beemer after information shared by County Highway Superintendent Chris Howser last week.

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Hudsyn Schroeder, age 5, was all smiles, yet serious, when showing his hog in the open class hog show during the Cuming County Fair. Turn inside to find results of this year’s 4-H and open class events.

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Fair Board president Brian Meiergerd thanks Larry Howard for his many years of service as a UNL Extension Educator in Cuming County.

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Face masks haven’t muzzled the sound of music coming from West Point’s Community Theatre.

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