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Local Committee Won’t Pursue Recreational Facility

A local committee exploring the potential for a Cuming County recreational center has decided not to pursue it, members said this week. The estimated cost of the building and its annual operating costs were the two factors that led to that decision.

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The costs were disclosed in a feasibility study completed earlier this year by RDg Planning & Design and Ballard King & Associates. That study looked at what it would take to build and operate a recreational center in West Point that would serve residents in a 15-to-20-mile radius.

Those two firms looked at estimated costs and revenue sources for a recreational center that would have included an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, walking track, fitness center, exercise rooms and multi-purpose room. The building also would include an early education center with classrooms and administration area.

Approximately 55,000 square feet would be needed for the rec center, the study said. The feasibility study showed a construction cost of $14.7 million. That included site acquisition and improvements, construction and contingencies.

Per the study, the annual cost to operate the center would be from $1.1 million to $1.2 million in the first five years, with revenue estimated to range from $741,460 in year one to $875,723 in year five.

The revenue shortfall would remain at about $360,000 a year in each of the first five years, the study showed. The local committee began raising the $30,000 for the feasibility study in November, 2014, after the Sherwood Foundation of Omaha agreed to provide a $15,000 grant. The grant was contingent on the committee matching that amount with money raised locally. The $15,000 in local funds was hit in April of 2015. The study was finalized in April of this year.

Feasibility Report: cuming-county-final-report

Announcing 2016 Annual Dinner Awards

Cuming County- The Cuming County Economic Development is happy to announce this year’s nominees for the Annual Dinner Business and Ag Production Awards.

Small Business of the Year(Locally-owned)

  • Mel’s Small Engine
  • F&F Tire
  • Claudia’s Salon
  • Plan B
  • Arvid’s Foodtown
  • Two Blooms and a Bud
  • Bliss Spa
  • Lucky’s Bar
  • Pronto Convenience

Medium Business of the Year (Franchise)

  • Advanced Consulting Engineers
  • Renz Electric
  • Skywave Wireless
  • Rief Design
  • Midwest Diesel
  • West Point Family Dental
  • Hugo Plumbing & Heat, Inc.

Large Business of the Year (Corporation)

  • F&M Bank
  • Hefty Seed
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Valmont Coatings, West Point Galvanizing
  • West Point Dairy

Ag Production-Cultivator of the Earth

  • Scott Knobbe
  • Kent Weborg
  • Tom Feller
  • Ron Guenther
  • Greta Roth
  • Deb Hansen

Ag Production-Cultivator of the Earth

  • Chris Klitz
  • Brian  Meiergerd
  • Jeremy Ritter
  • Shane Batenhorst
  • Todd Repschlaeger
  • Jeff Albers
  • Andrew Feller
  • Matt Lueshen

Visit the following link to vote:

The Cuming County Economic Development Annual Dinner is set for Sunday, April 24th at the Nielsen Center with the Social at 5:30pm and Dinner at 6:00pm. To reserve your tickets, please contact the CCED Office, (402) 372-6001 or visit


CCVB Board Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Cuming County Visitors Bureau of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2015 at the Hide-away Grill, 744 W Park St, West Point, NE at 4:30 p.m., this meeting will be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting is kept continuously current and is available for public inspection at the West Point Courthouse, 200 S Lincoln Street, West Point, NE. The agenda may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

CCED November Board Meeting-Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Cuming County Economic Development Board of Directors of Cuming County, Nebraska, will be held commencing at 4:30 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Cuming County Public Power in West Point, NE. The meeting will be open to the public. The agenda, which shall be kept continually current, shall be readily available for public inspection at the Cuming County Clerk’s office during normal business hours. The agenda may be modified to include items of an emergency nature, only, at such meeting.

Bonnie Vogltance
County Clerk

Business Improvement Grant (second round Dec 1- Jan 14)

Business Improvement Grant
Funded by the Donald E. Nielsen Foundation Read More

  • This is a matching grant for business assistance. Interior/Exterior/Equipment improvements to Cuming County businesses
  • This grant is REIMBURSEMENT ONLY. Once we have received proof of payment, we will process the approved application for reimbursement. (No projects should be started or completed until after grant approval is made)
  • The initial application must be submitted correctly to be considered. (All quotes, verifications attached)
  • Currently the grant pool funds are limited, the funds will be distributed and approved on a first-come, first serve basis. This is the second round of the B.I.G. Program
  • Maximum Grant match amount is set at $2,500.(Special cases must be reviewed by CCEDB/County Board)
  • For more grant award information please contact the CCED Director in the Cuming County Courthouse.
  • No application fee is required for this round of funding.
  • This round of funding starts December 1, 2015 and ends January 14, 2016 (Completed Applications must be submitted by January 14th at 4:30 p.m. to be considered
    for this round.)

Dueling Networking Experience – Oct 18-19 in Wayne, NE

Connecting Young Nebraskans Northeast Region is hosting Dueling Networking Experience on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, in Wayne, Neb.

Friday, Oct. 18
6:30 p.m. – Dinner and Networking at Miss Molly’s Coffee Company in Historic Downtown Wayne
8:30 p.m. – Dueling Pianos at the Wayne City Auditorium by 176 Keys Fun Pianos
Saturday, Oct. 19
9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Networking at Tacos & More

$25 to register for the entire event (includes all 3 networking opportunities, meals, and VIP seating for 176 Keys Fun Pianos event)

Cuming County

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