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Accident claims life of pedestrian

A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle around 4:16 p.m. Monday. Seward Police Chief Brian Peters said Joyce Meyer, 93, was traveling west on Seward Street and turned southbound on Sixth …

Courthouse dome painting nears beginning

A large crane on the south side of the Seward County Courthouse lawn May 26 meant the dome was one step closer to receiving a new coat of paint. Crews used the crane to lift scaffolding onto the …

Bus Driver Shortage at Seward Schools

The Seward school district is short handed right now on bus drivers and is looking to find new people to drive for the schools. Marty Telecky, transportation director at Seward Public Schools, talked …

“This is home”

Seward Street Superintendent Bob Miers has served 40 total years with the City of Seward and will celebrate 25 consecutive years of service this summer. When asked why he's stayed employed with …

A new sign for safety

Seward 11-year-olds Lily Perkins and Kalli Brauneis were tired of being unable to play outside without fear of being hit by a car, so they decided to use their voices to make their neighborhood …

New city clerk ready to serve Seward

Seward's new city clerk carried an appreciation for the city well before assuming the position last week. Pender native Derek Bargmann began his tenure as Seward City Clerk on May 20. Previously, …

Businesses adapt to, recover from COVID-19 pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic turned from murmurs to a loud reality, Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership Executive Director Jonathan Jank and his team knew there was no time to …

A collection built from scratch

Casey and Karen Sorensen-Kindt never thought they would make a business out of a hobby. What started out as selling antiques at flea markets, turned into owning hundreds of records from the 1950s to …

Seward board makes masks optional at schools

Face coverings are now optional for students and staff at Seward schools. The Seward School Board on May 10 voted to ease the district's mask mandate within school buildings, moving to make face …
Obituaries
Sofia Medrano was born Sept, 18, 1946, in Torreón, Mexico, the daughter of Isaias and Beatniz Medrano, and passed away in Lincoln, on June 7, 2021, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 20 …
Angela Rose Klein, age 86, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away June 3, 2021. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, on the family farm near Seward, to Joseph and Clara (Hotovy) …
Marilyn Jean Nelson, 71, of Cleburne, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, at her home. She was born March 5, 1950, in North Platte, to Allen and Leitha Scott. Marilyn grew up in North …
Julie Ann Tucker, of Staplehurst, was born Dec. 3, 1946, to Laurence and Leona (Ringler) McGowen in Lincoln. Julie grew up on a farm near Ulysses where she attended Country School District #16. …
Dolores (Vampola) Foster was born March 27, 1933, on a farm near Seward to Joseph and Anna (Vodicka) Vampola and passed away May 1, 2021, in Sun City West, Arizona, at the age of 88 years, 1 month …
Local Sports

Clippers sweep ECNC titles

In a time where very little seems predictable, there is one constant. That is, the Malcolm girls’ track team dominates the East Central Nebraska Conference. That fact remains in 2021 as the …

Eagle, Broncos second, third in SNC girls' competition

It’s been awhile since the Milford girls were at the top of the Southern Nebraska Conference in track. Since 2003, in fact, when they were SNC champions. While they weren’t …

Eagle girls third, boys fourth at Malcolm meet

The Milford girls’ track team finished in the third spot at the Malcolm Invitational April 7. Mariah Richards was one of the team’s top performers, Coach Marty Hingst …

SHS battles rain, wind at invite

Rain and wind were the order of the day April 8 at the Norris Invitational, but the golfers found a way to compete. Ty Wehrs of Seward shot a 40-36 at Pioneers Golf Course to place third. The …

Bronco girls second at Malcolm

The Centennial girls’ track team finished just 6.5 points from first place at the Malcolm Invitational April 7. Coach Rob Johansen said a few athletes turned in personal-best marks despite …

Malcolm girls win, boys second at home invite

A reality of being a high school athlete in Nebraska is that competing in spring sports will mean dealing with unfavorable weather conditions. A great way to end a string of warm days is by …
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Celebrations
Births
Anthony and Kate Hruska, a son, Beau Anthony Hruska, born April 21, 2021, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Grandparents are Nick and Janet Hruska of Ulysses and Steven and …
Haskin, Ryan and Allison (Brandt) of Seward, a daughter, Taylor Renee, born Jan. 27, 2021, in Lincoln, weighing seven pounds, four ounces and 18.75 inches long.Grandparents are Kurt and Sharon Brandt …
Birthdays
Mary “Jody” Arneson of Seward will celebrate her 85th birthday next week.She was born June 2, 1936.Her family includes husband, Jim; five sons; 19 grandchildren; and 20 …
Lavonne Graff of Seward will celebrate her 95th birthday this month.Her family includes three children, six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.She was born May 23, 1926, in Seward. To …
Weddings
Engagements
Lauren Johnson and Tyler Van Cleef, both of Lincoln, are to wed Jan. 18 at Seward Methdist Church. Parents of the couple are Russell and Theresa Johnson of Seward and Michael and Nancy Van Cleef of …
Anniversaries
Roger and Betty Spahr celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to the beaches of Cancun, Mexico.  Children joining them were Jeffery and Janna Spahr, Milford; Sheri and …
Gerard “Jere” and Janet (Kunert) Leif of Beaver Crossing will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this month. They were married June 25, 1971, in Sacred Heart …