Ward #1 Wisner City Councilman Chris Liermann was recognized at Monday’s meeting for 16 years of service.
On Monday in Stanton County District Court, Kimberly Neiman, 58, of Pilger entered a guilty plea to Attempted Theft by Unlawful Taking a Class IIIA felony in connection to the theft of funds from the Village of Pilger where she formerly served as Village Clerk.
Alice Brand of Wisner never expected a trip to the doctor to turn into a two-week hospital stay to battle COVID-19. Fortunately, her ordeal ended with her safe return home.
Wisner elected a new member to the City Council and voters elected three school board members from a four-candidate list for the Wisner-Pilger School Board in the Nov. 3 General Election.
W-P Schools COVID-19 response continues to change. Wisner-Pilger School’s Board of Education learned at Monday night’s meeting that the W-P Schools’ COVID-19 plan continues to evolve.
There will be no Veterans Day program open to the public at Wisner-Pilger Schools this year. Instead, the program will be pre-recorded at W-P Schools and presented to the public at the Wisner VFW Club on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Wisner will turn 150 years old in 2021 and plans are underway to celebrate this momentous occasion. More than a dozen Wisner residents met on Oct. 29 to gather ideas for the celebration and talk about tentative celebration dates.
In person early voting will continue until Monday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the County Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office will be extending their hours for early voting until after Election to accommodate voters.
A chance meeting in Wisner’s River Park led to a warm and unexpected thank you for Wisner resident Russ Eschliman. In recognition of his military service as a Vietnam veteran, Eschliman received a patriotic quilt from a complete stranger.
City employees not only moved snow and treated streets Monday morning, they dealt with a power outage that affected the north commercial circuit for about 45-minutes, starting at 7:30 a.m.
Wisner’s new water tower will sport the colors of the community’s school, following a vote Monday night by the City Council. The yet-to-be constructed water tower, which will be on an elevated site on the northeast side of town, will be white and “Fairway Green.”
Voter registration for the Nov. 3 election can still be done in person at the Cuming County Clerk’s office up until 6 p.m. on Oct. 23. Voters can also check and update their registration information through the online voter registration portal.
The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department’s risk dial shows Cuming County has climbed from the “moderate” into the “elevated” range based on COVID-19 positive tests. For the week ending Sept. 28, the county moved from 2.0 on the four-point scale to 2.25.
Veretta Koehler will need an extra large birthday cake on Monday when she blows out 100 candles. Koehler credits physical activity and moderation in everything for her long, healthy life.
With harvest drawing near, Wisner and Pilger residents checked out the progress of the Wisner-Pilger FFA test plots during the annual FFA test plot night on Sept. 15.
Wisner-Pilger Schools Superintendent Chad Boyer confirmed to the Wisner News-Chronicle Monday that the Wisner-Pilger football team has been quarantined for two weeks. A football player tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 14 and a coach tested positive on Sept. 19.
The Wisner City Council did not hold a public hearing on a personnel matter which had been scheduled for Sept. 15. The meeting had been scheduled after former police officer Randy Davie filed a complaint. Prior to the hearing, Davie withdrew his complaint.
Finances were the order of the night Tuesday, Sept. 8, as the Wisner City Council approved an $11.8 million 2020-21 budget and approved a $21,275 grant application.
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…
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 …
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.
In addition to adding 30 new students to the student body, Wisner-Pilger Schools welcomed six new teachers, a new school counselor, and three new paraeducators to the school staff this year.
Tiffany McLean, Wisner’s newest police officer, assumed her duties on Aug. 17. McLean comes to Wisner from Creighton, where she was a police officer for eight years.
A balmy summer evening and the opportunity to promote the Wisner-Pilger TeamMates program drew over 50 participants to the annual TeamMates One Hour Walk on Aug. 3.
Cuming County could soon take possession of the former K&R Equipment property in West Point after action taken last Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors.
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.
The Wisner-Pilger juniors and seniors finally got their Prom last Saturday. The festivities were held at Pilger’s Cooper Family Community Center.
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