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If all goes as planned, construction of the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s $119.6 million US-275 West Point to Scribner expressway project could begin in the spring of 2021, about two years later than NDOT officials promised in 2018.

A public meeting and open house will be held Wednesday,  Jan. 15, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Mohr Auditorium in Scribner to update area residents on the U.S. highway 275 expressway project.

Even though it wasn’t on the agenda, West Point’s ongoing issue with high manganese levels in the city water was the main topic of discussion at last night’s (Tuesday) City Council meeting.


Todd Hugo stands on a platform several feet off the stage at West Point Community Theatre as a steel beam is raised into place. Beams were recently put in place to help shore up the back stage, curtains and motorized riggings that are replacing the counterweight riggings.

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Starting next fall, Cuming County may have a truancy officer to help address truancy and absenteeism by students that attend schools in the county. The Board of Supervisors on Friday took no action, but generally agreed to the position provided it is funded by a grant.


West Point-Beemer Jr.-Sr. High School held a spirit week the last week of the first semester, which ended Friday. During the week students could bring food items or money that they could exchange for baked goods provided by staff and others. The money and food items brought to school will be…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the proposed US-275) West Point to Scribner Expressway Project proposed by the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).

This week’s West Point Chamber Coffee will be held Friday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. at Graybeal’s Foods. Graybeal’s will be recognizing Dave Evert and Cindy Hugo as they retire. It’s also when drawing the grand prize winners for the Christmas Promotion will be held.

It bears repeating that Cuming County’s Rural Zoning regulations aren’t set in stone. The laws have been amended four times since first adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2000. However, three of the modifications have happened in the last five years. Since 2000, the working document has …


Ivy Christensen, left, and Ryder Doescher were among the several young kids who attended the 7th annual Polar Express story time held at the John Stahl Library Monday night. Youngsters listened to a pair of stories: “Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas,” and “The Polar Express.”

Last Wednesday afternoon, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) released an update on ongoing efforts to convert the remaining 48 miles of US-275 between Norfolk and Fremont from a two-lane highway to a four-lane expressway.


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.

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.

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.

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.

A week of blue and white is in store at Guardian Angels Central Catholic, as Homecoming festivities kicked off Monday and continue through the week.