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Ian Breitkreutz joined an elite group on Saturday when Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, the Eagle Scout award, was bestowed upon him.

Veterans, students and the public gathered at Wisner-Pilger School to honor Veterans Day with a patriotic program.

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…

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.

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.

The Wisner-Pilger FFA will be hosting the third annual Feed the Farmers on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

You may see a new face around town due to the addition of Teresa Hasenkamp to the Wisner News-Chronicle staff. She began her reporting duties on Sept. 30.

Spirits came alive on Thursday at the Beemer Cemetery, as a trio of decendants spoke during a Spirit Talk event, sponsored by the Beemer Community Club.

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.

Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 60 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion.

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.

If you ever see a coin on a veteran’s grave, do not pick it up, for there is true meaning for why the coin is laid on the grave.

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.

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.