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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.

Wisner Postmaster Theresa Jones will be stamping her last envelope on Nov. 20 when she retires after nearly 30 years with the United States Postal Service.

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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.

The Wisner Fire and Rescue Departments held a joint disaster drill on Nov. 3 complete with smashed up vehicles and real “victims.”

The public is invited to join in the planning of Wisner’s upcoming Q150 celebration at meeting on Thursday Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at Rumor’s Lounge.

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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.

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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.

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This school year, the first-ever truancy diversion position was created for Cuming County and the job proved to be the perfect career move for Ally Russman.

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The Secretary of State’s Office last week mailed an early ballot application to every registered voter in Cuming County, as well as other counties.

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.

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…

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.

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