With less than two weeks until the Nov. 3 General Election, some key deadlines are nearing for Cuming County and Nebraska voters to be aware of.
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.
The attorney for the Rev. Andy Syring on Monday filed a new complaint against the Archdiocese of Omaha and has asked that the previous lawsuit be dismissed.
Despite limitations COVID-19 has imposed, Marianne Reynolds noted it’s actually allowed residents to travel within their home state.
Data from the Secretary of State’s Office shows that about one-third of registered voters are voting early and thousands of ballots have already been sent to voters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, the Platte Institute and the Nebraska Farm Bureau released a joint policy brief examining the economic disruptions from COVID-19 on Nebraska’s agriculture sector.
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.
The Secretary of State’s Office has mailed an early ballot application to every registered voter in Cuming County, as well as other counties.
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.
The fiscal year 2021 budget for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) reflects projects and programs that will protect our future while fully leveraging local taxpayer dollars as efficiently as possible.
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.
Property owners in Nebraska will see an increase in their state property tax credits next year, according to news shared this week by Nebraska Department of Revenue.
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.
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.
West Point Public Schools Superintendent Bill McAllister confirmed to the West Point News Tuesday that the entire 6th grade class at West Point-Beemer Elementary School will do remote learning from home the rest of this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of West Point will act on a proposed 2020-2021 budget Tuesday, Sept. 1, when it meets for its regular monthly meeting and to hold its required budget hearing.
The 98th annual Cuming County Fair is in the history books, and while stories about it won’t fill as many pages as previous versions, the 2020 chapter still will be an interesting one to read.
All systems are go for regular classroom instruction to begin at West Point Public School on Monday. That was the word shared Monday night by administrators during the monthly board of education meeting.
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- Decade of dominance
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