Superintendent Chad Boyer reported at Monday’s School Board meeting that the Wisner-Pilger School District received an overall designation as “great” from the Nebraska Department of Education.
Family, service, and tradition are the overriding themes behind the new Wisner Volunteer Fire Department tribute mural that was unveiled on Oct. 27. The mural currently memorializes Ken Donner and Brieson Jensen, two Wisner firemen who recently passed away. However, the mural will continue t…
Three candidates will be interviewed to fill chief of police position, it was learned Monday night at the Wisner City Council meeting. Barry Meyer and Terry Soden will join Mayor Chad Dixon in the interview process.
Selma Lande Hegge’s dream of being an exchange student has taken her from Norway to Nebraska. “Because Norway is kind of small country, I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and experience a new language and culture. I feel I have been able to do that here,” Lande Hegge said.
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. P2T provides educational services to meet the needs of students from Cuming County and beyond.
Monday’s Wisner City Council Meeting was short but not without controversy. After responding to questions from a person in the audience about a non-adgenda item, Mayor Chad Dixon told Russ Schultz that he had made it too personal previously with comments made at council member Cathy Gobar’s …
The Wisner Senior Center attracted nearly 100 guests who were willing to sample a spook-themed feast on Oct. 15 prepared by the Rev. Jared Hartman. The fundraiser luncheon featured “Mummy Dogs,” “Brains and Cheese,” “Bloody Caesar Salad,” and pumpkin pie or apple dump cake.
The Wisner Pilger School Board approved the purchase and installation of a new HVAC unit for the fine arts auditorium at their monthly school board meeting on Monday.
Cuming County has received another membership dividend, this time in the amount of $11,843, from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (NIRMA), the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage and risk management services provider.
Keith Marvin of Marvin Planning Consulting has made his recommended changes to the Cuming County rural zoning regulations that the Cuming County Planning Commission will consider.
Among the items on Monday’s regular Wisner City Council meeting was the second reading on an ordinance to annex the Kane’s Wellsite Addition into the City of Wisner.
The Reverends Les and Coral Parmenter have served the Faith Fellowship Parish, which included West Point Trinity Church, Beemer United Methodist Church, and Wisner United Methodist Church of Christ, for the last six years.
In response to flooding in Nebraska, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of over $4 million to fund conservation easements in Nebraska counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters.
Licenses are available for ATV/UTV licensing in the City of Wisner. To receive one, an individual must contact the Wisner city office, which will get into contact with one of the city police officers.
The FCC hosted a pair of consumer education events in West Point last Tuesday, meeting first at the city offices and then an hour later at the John A. Stahl Library. The main topic was robocalls, which Eduard Bartholme said there’s been an increase in scam calls recently.
Members of the Wisner-Pilger communities got a chance Friday night to celebrate with the Wisner-Pilger FFA students on successful corn, soybean and alfalfa crops. The annual test plot night featured a hot dog/hamburger meal, followed by treks to the two separate fields of crops.
The story for the many of attendees at last Tuesday’s Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) informative meeting on the US-275, Norfolk to Wisner project was a similar one- all is based on available funding.
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.
The Wisner City Council gave direction last Tuesday to have an ordinance drawn up that would annex in a parcel of land, to be used for the proposed new water well.
While it is one of the things no current, or former, Wisner City Council official feels good about, this year’s budget is requiring some tough decisions with regards to the city Enterprise Funds budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Returning after appearing for last year’s fair, the Lincoln Sports Parachute Club will be landing in the opening ceremonies of the Aug. 8-11 Cuming County Fair.
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