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No one in attendance at last Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the US-275 West Point to Scribner expressway was disappointed that no shovels were used.

The City of West Point will soon be adding an orthophosphate to its water distribution system to help lower the levels of copper in homes where water samples have indicated levels above what the Nebraska Health and Human Services says are too high.

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The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Pete Ricketts and West Point Mayor Bruce Schlecht, will host a groundbreaking event today (July 14) at 10 a.m., for three segments of the U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) expressway project, Scribner to West Point, that was re…

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Cousins George Guenther and Maria Guenther were decked out in a patriotic-themed wagon for Saturday’s “Wow Us With Your Wheels” parade in West Point. They were two of several members of the Guenther families to take part in that event, held in conjunction with the Farmers Market on The Avenue.

Constituent services representatives from Senator Ben Sasse’s office are coming to West Point to offer guidance and aid to Nebraskans who require help navigating Washington’s federal bureaucracy. His staff has helped Nebraskans with international adoptions, Medicaid reimbursements, and more.

Cuming County on Monday joined a growing list of counties in Nebraska to go on record opposing President Joe Biden’s conservation plan. The goal of the Biden administration’s plan, known as the 30x30 plan, is to conserve 30% of the nation’s land and water in the next decade as a way to fight…

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For the second time in seven months West Point and area residents were dealt the task of cleaning up damage to trees, and in some cases damage to homes.

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District Board of Directors last week voted to do groundwater testing to get a better idea of the extent of the nitrates problem in parts of the LENRD, including Cuming County.

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Cuming County’s UN-L Extension staff made sure retiring Extension Educator Larry Howard was “sent out with a bang” last week when a reception was held in his honor at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point.

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As the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. Following the recent closing of Mayberry’s Pub, the doors of Thunderhead Brewing will open mid-July on the corner of Main and East Grove streets in West Point (former Coast To Coast Hardware building that has been renovated).

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Franciscan Healthcare held its annual Bike Rodeo last week. The event was held in the hospital’s parking lot. Youngsters who needed a bike helmet were given one before they tried out the course.

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Joseph Franzluebbers, Sr., seated, presented the sacrament to Archbishop George Lucas during the Mass held Friday to celebrate The Year of St. Joseph. With Franzluebbers and the Archbishop is Joe Franzluebbers, Jr.

Agricultural land values in Cuming County went up in two market areas, down in one and remained steady in another, Cuming figures shared with the West Point News by the Cuming County assessor’s office show.

West Point’s Swimming Pool Committee was to meet last night (Tuesday) to go over results of the online survey that people were asked to fill out.

Cuming County property owners found their 2021 notice of valuation in their mailboxes this past week. Market adjustments due to sales were done on homes in West Point, Beemer and Wisner, and on agricultural land.

A major sewer line’s collapse has led to some street closures in West Point’s Third Ward, the City Council learned when it met last Thursday night for its regular monthly meeting.

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With the temperature hitting the high 80s Friday, youth attending the 4-H Adventure Day Camp in West Point’s Neligh Park enjoyed their turn in the canoes, when they could pass under the water fountain in the park lake.

Those who haven’t yet done so are encouraged to visit the website, westpointpool.com, and take a survey that will help the West Point swimming pool committee decide what the public wants to see in a new city swimming pool. The survey will be online through tomorrow (Thursday). The committee …

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West Point American Legion Post #70 and VFW Post #4912 Honor Guard members provided the military salute at the close of Monday’s Memorial Day service at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer on three segments of US-275 between Scribner and West Point, and is expected to open to traffic in the spring of 2024.

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Although West Point isn’t yet ready to approve construction of a new municipal swimming pool, plans are in the works to possibly bring a bond issue for a new pool before city voters later this year. Last Thursday evening, the public was able to learn more and see a preview of what a new pool…

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West Point residents will be able to take a look at conceptual designs for a possible new city swimming pool later this month. The meeting will take place Thursday, May 27, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.

First District Congressional Representative Jeff Fortenberry has requested $83 million in federal funding as part of the new community project system to complete the U.S. 275 four-lane expressway between Norfolk and Wisner.

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Keith Kreikemeier had begun his morning just like any other, working out at CORE Health Club in West Point. It was a Wednesday in February and he had started his workout around 5:30 a.m.— his usual time.

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Brooklyn Weddle, left, and John Paul Sanchez were this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at West Point-Beemer H.S. The school held its commencement Sunday afternoon.

West Point residents will be able to take a look at conceptual designs for a possible new city swimming pool later this month. The meeting will take place Thursday, May 27, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Nielsen Community Center.

Sixty-two seniors attending West Point-Beemer High School will graduate this Sunday, May 16.

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Ashley Strehle, Amanda Hegy, Sierra Pieper, Abbi Ebel, Christine Hutchinson, Olivia Walker, and Elisha Kirchmann, from left, show some of the designs for the inclusive playground equipment the pediatric therapy department at Franciscan Healthcare wants to add to West Point’s Neligh Park.

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