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A Board of Education meeting was held at Wisner-Pilger school last Tuesday which both set a budget and established the schools property tax request for the 2019-2020 year.

S & L Pole Testing will be performing utility pole tests starting the week of Sept. 9. They will be working in the Bismark township in Cuming County in the CCPPD service area.

The Cuming County Visitors Bureau Promotion Grant Application is available on the Cuming County website under the visitor’s section.

A mostly rural grassroots group, seeking to put a property tax relief initiative on the 2020 ballot, was in West Point last Wednesday to ask the Cuming County Board of Supervisors for its support.

Cuming County is looking at an overall operating budget, less more than $2.1 million, but a property tax asking increase of just over seven percent.

The past two years have been a wash, of sorts, when it comes to Cuming County and its valuation. After a two percent increase of just over $46 million a year ago, the 2019 totals come in just under $49 million, or a two percent decline.

Following the final reading, and no objection from the public, the Wisner City Council on Monday approved an ordinance to annex a new addition to the City of Wisner.

When you get down to it, it is no small task to introduce a new agricultural production system to an area rich in beef production, but that is exactly what Andy and Lisa Scholting did last Tuesday.

Like the 14 events before it, the 15th edition of Thunder by the River truck and tractor pulling provided the best of the Midwest and Plains with relation to pulling action.

As Dave and Carol Oligmueller performed the unveiling of the sign around Wisner’s new dog park, a minute later, the crowd of over 100 gathered, saw that the park’s name was very fitting.

A ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, to formally open Wisner’s new dog park in River Park.

Cuming County Fair Board president Brian Meiergerd touched on the past and its importance to the future during his remarks to open this year’s Cuming County Fair.

After one of the worst floods in Wisner’s history, things return to normal as ground-shaking pulling action hits Wisner River Park this Friday and Saturday. The Thunder by the River Truck and Tractor pull will feature two sessions and two sleds of top-notch tractor and truck pulling action.

Barry Meyer was unanimously approved at Monday’s regular Wisner City Council to serve as a city councilman.

A ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, to formally open Wisner’s new dog park in River Park.

The Wisner News-Chronicle published a nice article about the old barn on the Franchini (Lorensen) place a while back, but there were a few corrections and additions that were given to our newspaper by Laura Franchini.

A ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, to formally open Wisner’s new dog park in River Park.

Having previously tabled a conditional use permit for Bluestem Energy Solutions, also known as Cuming County Renewables LLC, to construct a single wind turbine in northwestern Cuming County, the Cuming County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the permit by a unanimous 7-0 vote.

The schedule is now set for the Aug. 8-11 Cuming County Fair, with a few last minute changes made adding to the array of activities already set for the 97th annual event.

For the second time in three months, the Cuming County Planning Commission (PC) has given a favorable recommendation for a single wind turbine to be built in Cuming County.

Bluestem Energy Solutions will be back on the agenda of the Cuming County Planning Commission, giving a request for a conditional use permit to construct a wind turbine in the county a second try.

Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Director Jim Macy announced that the state is awarding nearly $968,000 to support 63 tire recycling and cleanup projects across the state. The department received over $1.4 million in eligible requests.

Officer Alex Johnson has begun his new job as the Wisner police chief. Johnson was born in West Point and lived in Blair growing up. He started his law enforcement career with the Madison County Sheriffs department working with the K-9 unit.

The concensus at Monday’s regular Wisner-Pilger School Board meeting was that something has to get done with the stretch of graveled roadway north and east of the football field.

With little discussion, the first reading on an ordinance to annex a tract of land into the City of Wisner was approved at Monday’s regular Wisner City Council meeting.

Prep work on a new Ag/ITE addition at the Wisner-Pilger schools can now begin, as the W-P school board, at a special meeting on Thursday, accepted a bid from W. A. Klinger, LLC of Sioux City for the work.

From roping cowboys and cowgirls, to one lucky winner of a 2019 Blazer, to the tense look of a 4-H exhibitor, this week’s Wisner Lions Club Rodeo and Jr. Livestock Show have plenty to offer.

For a third straight year, most agland in Cuming County saw little change in per acre values, except for four townships which were moved to different areas.

One month after tabling the matter for purpose of collecting more information, the Cuming County Board of Supervisors revisited the conditional use permit from Bluestem Energy Solutions to erect a single wind turbine facility just north of Wisner, and unanimously voted to deny the request.

Pastor Dale Topp Memorial Tractor Ride will be held Sunday, June 23. Anyone participating is also invited to meet at Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner at 10:30 a.m. for the worship service. Ribeye sandwiches will be served for lunch after service at the Fellowship Hall. Ride begins after lunch.

While all were quick to caution at last week’s Wisner-Pilger school board meeting that assessment scores are not the end-all snapshot of a students learning curve, the board and administration agreed that totals released by secondary principal Aric Butterfield will help the district.

In honor of May having been Beef Month, Cuming County Feeders Association, ASC Lockers, and Nebraska Extension in Cuming County provided area students with an amazing opportunity to learn more about beef.

A proposal to annex a 72-acre parcel of property at the southwest corner of 18th St. and Hwy. 51 into the City of Wisner was heard at Monday’s Wisner City Council meeting.

After recently receiving just one bid for its new Ag/ITE addition, the Wisner-Pilger school board on Monday gave that bid a careful review.

Zion St. John Lutheran Church celebrated fifty years as a combined church on Sunday. Approximately 225 people were in attendance at the church service. Rev. Robert Mayes and Rev. William Voelker emeritus, who was the pastor when Zion and St. John first merged, led the worship service.