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The Wisner-Pilger Board of Education approved a property tax request of $6,052,214 for the 2020-2021 school year at their Sept. 9 meeting. This year’s request is $36 less than last year’s request.

Wisner-Pilger Schools is celebrating their 2020 Homecoming week this week with a variety of activities. “You Can’t Tame Our Pride” is the circus theme that has been chosen for the week.

When it came time for Gwen Donner, a junior at Wisner-Pilger High School, to select a project for her FFA Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE), she decided to join the ranks of the more than 200,000 beekeepers across the United States. A year and a half after starting her first four bee h…

The Cuming County Board of Supervisors is eyeing a property tax increase of $57,091 for the new budget year.

After a nearly two-year remodeling project, the Wisner Senior Center has a reinvigorated look inside and out. The finishing touch was the installation of two new awnings over the front entrances on Sept. 2.

On Aug. 27, a commemorative marker was installed on the grave of Ferdinand Scheibe in Mount Hope Cemetery, West Point, honoring him as the last Civil War soldier buried in Cuming County. The marker is part of the Last Soldier Project, sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War …

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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.

COVID-19 contract tracers remain busy according to Melanie Thompson, emergency response coordinator for the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department.

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A temporarily closure of 17th Street at Highway 275 will give the Wisner City Council a chance to see if traffic problems improve at that location.

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People interested in running for election to seats on either the Beemer or Bancroft Village Boards have until Monday to file as a candidate.

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Since the pandemic started disrupting businesses across Nebraska in mid-March, 314 people from Cuming County have filed for unemployment.

Towering Cottonwood trees have taken a hit recently at Wisner River Park. City crews have been busy at the park cleaning large branches and a few fallen trees which spired over the landscape for decades.

Gail Anderson passed away on July 3, 2019, leaving behind his family and friends, as well as a large tractor collection. Last Saturday, Anderson’s red Farmall tractors were auctioned and went their separate ways.

The Wisner City Council Monday night voted to hire a new police officer. Tiffany McLean, currently employed in Creighton as a police officer, will be offered the job on the recommendation of Wisner Police Chief Doug Salmen. Mayor Chad Dixon interviewed McLean and made the recommendation to h…

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The new Grandview Addition does indeed have a grand view, but even more grand is the solution it may provide to the housing shortage being felt throughout Wisner and Cuming County.

The Cuming County Agricultural Society, Cuming County 4-H Council and Nebraska Extension in Cuming County this past week put together plans that will allow portions of this year’s Cuming County Fair to take place.

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The recent opening of this year’s baseball season stirred the memories of Wisner residents Jeff Rabe and Dan Kane. It carried them back to a simpler time when many Wisner youths played baseball for endless summer days on vacant neighborhood lots around Wisner.

The Wisner River Park will be quieter than most years in August following a vote to table a request to hold the annual Thunder by the River event. The council cited COVID-19 concerns as the reason for the denial of the request by the Thunder by the River organization to use the park Aug. 21 …

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a fugitive after he was found hiding at a residence southeast of Stanton on Sunday. Derrick Haywood was arrested on a warrant for burglary, possession of burglar tools and criminal trespass in connection with an October 2019 break-in at the Pilger…

Schools in Cuming County will have more help in following up on students who have attendance issues after action taken June 24 by the Cuming County Board of Supervisors during its regular monthly meeting.

The Wisner-Pilger graduating class of 2020 will finally make it official with a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. Due to COVID-19 Directed Health Measures, a ticket will be required for admission to the ceremony.

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Most agricultural land values in Cuming County held steady from 2019 to this year, figures shared with the West Point News by the Cuming County assessor’s office show.

The Wisner City Council held a brief public hearing Monday before approving the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget for the Wisner Care Center. Jonathan Brandow, Care Center administrator, told the council he was confident in his projections for the year other than a slight impact from a reduction …

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The Wisner Junior Livestock Show committee has determined the show will go on again this year. Exhibitors and fans are invited to take part in the annual show in the Wisner River Park June 25 through June 28. However, the Lions Club Rodeo is cancelled this year.

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The Wisner-Pilger School Board learned Monday night that the Wisner-Pilger graduating class of 2020 will receive their diplomas at a traditional graduation ceremony on June 20.

The Wisner Area Social Distancing facebook page was implemented to promote fun activities while maintaining a safe social distance during the COVID-19 quarantine. The latest activity posted on the page is literally bringing smiles to the faces of several Wisner residents.

The Wisner Swimming Pool opened Monday with under COVID-19 Directed Health Measures. Monday night the City Council passed a resolution requiring parents and guardians of those using the pool to sign release of liability from COVID-related claims.

At a special meeting Friday morning, the Cuming County Board of Supervisors agreed to continue with a “soft opening” of the courthouse this week and to move to a full opening on Monday, June 8.

The cancellation of school and extra curricular activities, due to COVID-19, enabled one Wisner family to take a unique road trip they had talked about doing for years, but had never found the time to do.

The Wisner-Pilger High School class of 1970 was the first class to graduate from the newly consolidated school district and from the newly constructed Wisner-Pilger high school. This 50-year milestone was to be celebrated at the annual Wisner-Pilger alumni banquet, originally scheduled for M…

On Monday, new directed health measures (DHMs) loosen restrictions on gatherings, wedding and funeral receptions, businesses like bars, restaurants, barbershops, salons, and sports.

The Wisner Care Center held a Memorial Day program to remember veterans who have passed and to honor the 14 veterans currently residing there. The program was to be held outside so the public could view it while practicing social distancing from their cars, however the program was moved insi…

“Give, Get, Grow Cuming County,” a program to help businesses generate income during this time of restrictions due to COVID-19, received the green light this week. The program also helps consumers’ by boosting their purchasing power.

Two long-serving Cuming County Supervisors will see their terms in office end this year, based on unofficial results of last Tuesday’s primary election.

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