Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has tested 115 individuals in the district’s four county area, with 96 negative, 2 positive and 17 still waiting on results, according to director Gina Uhing. The district includes Cuming, Stanton, Madison and Burt Counties.
On Saturday Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) learned of a positive COVID-19 case, deemed to be community spread, in Norfolk. A man in his 70s, a resident of St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center, has contracted COVID-19.
Russ Kind supervised the stocking of Wisner’s kids’ fishing pond on Tuesday, but said this will be the last time he will be helping with the local fishing hole due to health issues.
The Coronavirus continues to impact the way people are able to interact with each other. Social distancing and a federal ban on gatherings larger than 10 people have changed the way people socialize, worship and go about day-to-day business.
The latest Coronavirus guidance from Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health (ELVPH) sets a limit of 10 on gathering sizes for churches, restaurants, bars and for daycare providers. All of ELVPH’s announcements were based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Mark Schroeder of West Point received the Lifetime Contributions to Agriculture Award from the University of Nebraska Kappa Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR). The award was presented at AGR’s spring banquet in Lincoln.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact day-to-day life across the United States and locally with the closure of schools, senior citizen centers, nursing homes, as well as a change in how other public entities conduct business. The Wisner-Pilger School District and Bancroft-Rosalie Sc…
Voters do not need to give personal information to a third party to request a mail-in ballot. The Secretary of State’s website has an easy access link for voters who wish to request a mail-in ballot application for the upcoming May 12, primary election. Using the website avoids the need to p…
Kimberly Neiman, who served as the Village Clerk of Pilger for many years, was bound over by County Judge Michael Long on Tuesday to District Court on seven felony theft charges.
Faith Regional Health Services has established an off-site clinic to perform scheduled ordered COVID-19 tests for area medical providers and the public health department.
Monday night the Wisner City Council approved forwarding a number of grant applications to the Louis and Abby Faye Dinklage Foundation for a variety of causes.
Area hospitals and clinics have developed and are implementing Coronavirus preparedness plans. Information from Faith Regional Health Services, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, and Providence Medical Center indicate all are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and are…
Wisnerites are keeping a close eye on the Blarney Stone these days as Saturday’s St. Pat’s Celebration approaches.The beefed up stone is about twice the size of the stone that originally graced the corner of 10th St. and Highway 275. It appears that the stepped-up guard and hefty size may pr…
The Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19, was under discussion at Monday night’s Wisner-Pilger School Board meeting. Wisner-Pilger Schools does have a specific policy in place for dealing with communicable diseases and it is being followed.
Life is different now for a local family than it was last week. A Beemer mother and her son were among those attending the Nebraska Special Olympics at the Fremont YMCA on Feb. 29. They received a phone call this Saturday and were told another person at the event tested positive for the Coro…
A former Pilger man escaped from the Thurston County Jail in Pender on Sunday and should be considered “extremely dangerous”, according to Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger.
The Wisner City Council meeting Monday night was brief, with the trail project being the most heavily discussed agenda item. The trail connecting tenth street to the park will have a connection to the east side of the City Auditorium, it was decided.
It didn’t take long for the Cuming County Board of Supervisors to give its stamp of approval to the county’s updated rural zoning regulations. Less than thirty minutes even.
David Branch is named Cuming County’s Economic Development’s Executive Director. He will begin his new job April 1. County supervisor Judy Mutzenberger told the board during its monthly meeting that Branch scored the highest of the three final candidates that were interviewed.
The Wisner City Council met Tuesday, Feb. 18 for their regular city council meeting, with government transparency a highlight of the evening’s discussion. Discussion centered on the implementation of what Mayor Chad Dixon called a ‘layover’ between the introduction of policy and the final vo…
Those filled with true Irish spirit will find plenty to celebrate on Saturday, March 14, as detailed in the just released Wisner St. Pat’s Celebration schedule of events.
Little changed with candidate filings for the upcoming primary election within the last week, except on the Bancroft-Rosalie School District #20 listing. With the passing of the incumbent filing deadline last Tuesday, just two of three will be up for re-election. Two non-incumbents also plac…
On Feb. 11 at about 10 p.m. the Stanton County Sheriff’s office and Wisner Police arrested Leland Heinhold, 57, of Wisner on a felony arrest warrant from Stanton County District Court for Failure to Appear on an earlier arrest following a vehicle pursuit in northwestern Stanton County.
Wisner and Cuming County voters may see a ballot minus some incumbents if things didn’t change between 11 a.m. and the end of the day on Tuesday. As of press time, Wisner Ward 1 Councilman Chris Liermann, Sr. had not filed for re-election, nor had W-P School Board member Jacki Kalkowski.
The Aksarben Foundation has announced the opening of their Aksarben Community Grant Program for 2020. Started in the 1990’s, this grant program has been overseen and funded by the Aksarben Friends membership group and has touched nearly every county in Nebraska.
Two members of Beemer American Legion Post 159 will soon be doing a bit of conditioning. If they haven’t started already.Daryl Harrison and Ken Hanel have agreed to walk the 432 miles of Nebraska’s Highway 20 in May to raise awareness that US-20 has been designated the “Nebraska Medal of Hon…
The late Clement “Clem” C. McGuire of Wisner was honored at a ceremony on Jan. 11 in Lutremange, Belgium, for his participation in the Battle of the Bulge. McGuire returned to Wisner after World War II, married and raised a family. He was modest about combat experience and the fact that he h…
The only person to file for election to the Wisner-Pilger School District #30 Board of Education is Harlan P. Sateren, according to the website maintained by the Cuming County Clerk. Sateren filed Jan. 31 for one of the three open seats on the board.
At Monday night’s meeting, the Wisner-Pilger School Board approved the expenditure of $135,280 for the purchase of technology devices for W-P students and teachers.
Allen Schwartz proves advancing age doesn’t have to slow you down. For the past 25 years, the 90-year-old has worked alongside his daughter, Tammy Schweers, assisting her with window treatment installations.
Doug Salmen, Wisner’s new police chief, officially assumed his duties on Jan. 3. Prior to moving to Wisner, Salmen had been the police chief in Niobrara for the last 15 years.
The Wisner City Council Jan. 21 voted to move ahead with a plan to develop the former elementary building site into 12 rent-to-own homes. It calls for houses to be built by Foundations Development and financial participation from local, state and federal sources.
Jody Woldt, Wisner, was honored as the 2019 Cuming County Mutual Aid EMT of the Year. The award was announced at the Jan. 8 Cuming County Mutual Aid meeting.
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.
Andrew Soll, Bancroft, was honored as the 2019 Cuming County Mutual Aid Firefighter of the Year. The award was presented at the Jan. 8 Cuming County Mutual Aid meeting by Cuming County Mutual Aid President Kory Koehlmoos.
The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame will recognize Dwight Doffin, Wisner, with the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award on Feb. 4. The national award will be presented at the National Cattleman’s Beef Association and Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, TX.
Two community organizations have announced they are seeking applicants for positions. The positions are TeamMates coordinator and Wisner Community Development executive assistant.
Those who wish to get an early jump on the 2020 primary are now able to request an early ballot by mail. The first day to submit applications for an early ballot at county offices was on Monday.
Former Pilger village clerk Kim Neiman did not speak when Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger arrested her at her home at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, according to Unger. Neiman, 57, faces seven felony theft charges, seven misdemeanor counts of abuse of public records and three misdemeanor …
A brief meeting was held in Wisner Monday night, with little for the city council to discuss going into the new year. The item at the top of the agenda were three orders attached to the auditorium project, numbered 12 through 14, all of which were approved with a 4-0 vote.
Stress caused by last spring’s catastrophic flooding is still a part of many northeast Nebraskans’ lives, according to a representative of the Nebraska Strong Recovery Project who stopped at several government offices and news outlets in Cuming County last week.
Cuming County’s Board of Supervisors will get a review of the proposed changes to the county’s rural zoning regulations at a special meeting Feb. 10. The board agreed to the meeting Friday morning when it met for its final meeting of 2019. The special meeting on Monday, Feb. 10 – which is op…
Negotiations between the Wisner-Pilger School Board and the Wisner-Pilger Education Association, the bargaining agent for the teachers, resulted in a 3.86 percent bump for teachers’ total salary and benefits for the 2020-2021 school year.
Construction of the new Wisner-Pilger School AG-ITE Addition moved along at a good clip last week with the structural steel set into place and installation of the cement block walls completed.
Doug Salmen, a 27-year veteran of rural police forces, Monday became Wisner’s new police chief. His selection was approved by a 4-0 vote, ending a search process that involved interviews with several candidates over the last few months.
- Cuming County now in directed health measure status
- Cuming County has its first case of COVID-19
- Bear hunt a big hit as West Point residents continue to find joy
- COVID-19 case in Norfolk care facility
- Hams being smoked once more in West Point
- More trout swimming in Neligh Park Lake
- A competitive mindset
- Les Schlecht
- COVID-19 updates on WPN Facebook & Twitter
- Fred Schneider
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