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The Stanton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a fugitive after he was found hiding at a residence southeast of Stanton on Sunday. Derrick Haywood was arrested on a warrant for burglary, possession of burglar tools and criminal trespass in connection with an October 2019 break-in at the Pilger…

Schools in Cuming County will have more help in following up on students who have attendance issues after action taken June 24 by the Cuming County Board of Supervisors during its regular monthly meeting.

The Wisner-Pilger graduating class of 2020 will finally make it official with a graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. Due to COVID-19 Directed Health Measures, a ticket will be required for admission to the ceremony.

Most agricultural land values in Cuming County held steady from 2019 to this year, figures shared with the West Point News by the Cuming County assessor’s office show.

The Wisner City Council held a brief public hearing Monday before approving the 2020-2021 fiscal year budget for the Wisner Care Center. Jonathan Brandow, Care Center administrator, told the council he was confident in his projections for the year other than a slight impact from a reduction …

The Wisner Junior Livestock Show committee has determined the show will go on again this year. Exhibitors and fans are invited to take part in the annual show in the Wisner River Park June 25 through June 28. However, the Lions Club Rodeo is cancelled this year.

The Wisner-Pilger School Board learned Monday night that the Wisner-Pilger graduating class of 2020 will receive their diplomas at a traditional graduation ceremony on June 20.

The Wisner Area Social Distancing facebook page was implemented to promote fun activities while maintaining a safe social distance during the COVID-19 quarantine. The latest activity posted on the page is literally bringing smiles to the faces of several Wisner residents.

The Wisner Swimming Pool opened Monday with under COVID-19 Directed Health Measures. Monday night the City Council passed a resolution requiring parents and guardians of those using the pool to sign release of liability from COVID-related claims.

At a special meeting Friday morning, the Cuming County Board of Supervisors agreed to continue with a “soft opening” of the courthouse this week and to move to a full opening on Monday, June 8.

The cancellation of school and extra curricular activities, due to COVID-19, enabled one Wisner family to take a unique road trip they had talked about doing for years, but had never found the time to do.

The Wisner-Pilger High School class of 1970 was the first class to graduate from the newly consolidated school district and from the newly constructed Wisner-Pilger high school. This 50-year milestone was to be celebrated at the annual Wisner-Pilger alumni banquet, originally scheduled for M…

On Monday, new directed health measures (DHMs) loosen restrictions on gatherings, wedding and funeral receptions, businesses like bars, restaurants, barbershops, salons, and sports.

The Wisner Care Center held a Memorial Day program to remember veterans who have passed and to honor the 14 veterans currently residing there. The program was to be held outside so the public could view it while practicing social distancing from their cars, however the program was moved insi…

“Give, Get, Grow Cuming County,” a program to help businesses generate income during this time of restrictions due to COVID-19, received the green light this week. The program also helps consumers’ by boosting their purchasing power.

Two long-serving Cuming County Supervisors will see their terms in office end this year, based on unofficial results of last Tuesday’s primary election.

Some local businesses are getting back to business under the less restrictive Directed Health Measures (DHMs) for the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) put into place by Gov. Pete Ricketts on May 13.

Organized baseball and softball for younger Wisner youth will not take place this year, according to information shared at Monday night’s City Council meeting by Mayor Chad Dixon. Summer events, including the Lion’s Club Rodeo, also have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Todd Petersen’s passion for coaching was recognized recently when he was named high school girls coach of the year by the Lincoln Star Journal.

Governor Pete Ricketts announced new directed health measures that went into effect Wednesday for Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) relaxing some restrictions in Cuming, Burt, Madison, and Stanton counties.

Although not scheduled as of press time, an Army National Guard mobile testing event for COVID-19 will be held later this week in West Point, according to the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD). Mobile testing was held in Norfolk on Tuesday and in Madison last Wednesday.

Polling locations will open in Cuming County and across Nebraska on Tuesday, May 12, but a light voter turnout is expected because of the large number of early ballot requests that were made for the primary election.

Although, Cuming County remains under Directed Health Measures until May 31 due to concerns over COVID-19, religious services may be held in church beginning on May 4. However, the decision of when to hold in-church services varies from church to church.

“I’ve gone to the first day of school since 1956, and next year I won’t be there on the first day. That will be different,” said Wisner-Pilger Art Teacher John Hughes.

Wisner resident David Schutte literally got an “air mail delivery” for his birthday on Sunday when his sister, Anne Schutte, dropped cupcakes to him from an airplane.

A desire to record how the Coronavirus was impacting family life in her town led photographer Cara Soulia to create the Front Steps Project, a snapshot of family life during this unprecedented quarantine. The project has since gone viral across the United States.

Lifeguards who worked at the Wisner swimming pool last year will be offered employment this summer. The Wisner City Council made that determination at Monday night’s meeting and set into motion steps to open the facility.

The Wisner-Pilger School Board voted Monday night to suspend board policy to meet graduation requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. This resolution allows the school board to waive local board policy and use the Nebraska Department of Education’s minimum requirements for graduation.

Polls in Nebraska are still scheduled to open May 12 for the state’s 2020 primary election, but voters have been encouraged to request early ballots for the primary and vote by mail. As of last week, more than 140,000 early ballots had been mailed to Nebraskans who had requested an early ballot.

Cuming County voters won’t find many local races on their primary ballots this year because not enough candidates filed for those offices to warrant a primary. All three even numbered Cuming County Supervisor Districts will choose a supervisor this year, but ballots will be needed in just tw…

After seven years of leading the Wisner-Pilger TeamMates mentoring program, Anne Ausdemore is handing the baton to Staci Jensen. Ausdemore, who retired to spend more time with family, is confident Jensen will pick up right where she left off.

On Thursday, April 9, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department received confirmation of the first COVID-19 case in Burt County.

It’s been two weeks since the Wisner-Pilger School District moved to an on-line learning environment in response to concerns over the Coronavirus, and teachers, students and parents are still adjusting to the new learning plan.

The Wisner City Council took advantage of technology Monday night by using the online video app Zoom for its meeting. With most city officials and employees meeting in the City Office, Councilman Chris Liermann and the News-Chronicle reporter attended online.

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…

Wisner-Pilger Schools will be closed until the end of the school year, according to a letter to students and parents on Facebook by W-P Schools Superintendent Chad Boyer.

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