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Seward Elementary honors veterans

Midterm election sees higher voter turnout

The 2022 midterm election brought in a large number of Seward County voters according to Seward County Clerk Sherry Schweitzer. “We had almost 6,800 people vote,” she said. Those …

St. John set to continue annual Thanksgiving meal

St. John Lutheran Church in Seward will continue to seat people around the table to feast on its annual Thanksgiving dinner at noon on Thanksgiving day. The dinner will be open to the …

Veterans presented with quilts of valor

Local student earns top FFA honors

A junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in agriculture education and originally from Staplehurst earned the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization. Megan Vrbka …

Long-time SPS driver retires

After 44 years as a bus driver and mechanic, Del Luebbe has retired from Seward Public Schools. Luebbe grew up in Garland on his family’s farm and now lives in Seward. Luebbe started out …

SHS punches ticket to state

When the ball hit the floor on Scottsbluff’s side of the net, the cel- ebration was on for the Seward volleyball team. The Bluejays defeated Scottsbluff 25-17, 25-19, 25-11 Oct. 29 to earn a …

Book chance to share with world

It’s coming up on two years since Joshua Brumm died. He was 24 when he died of injuries suffered in a skiing accident. Joshua was a graduate of Seward High who loved working with special …

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Obituaries
Lynn Charles Tieken, of rural Seward, passed away at his home on Saturday Nov. 19, 2022. Lynn was born March 19, 1947, in York, to Herman and Alice (Gocke) Tieken. Lynn grew up in the Waco area, …
Janet June Grossnicklaus, age 66, of Shelby, passed away Nov. 13, 2022, at her home in Shelby. Janet was born Aug. 8, 1956, in Norfolk, to Robert D. and Agnes F. (Vyhlidal) Kloke. She attended …
Benjamin Francis Tanner, of Utica, was born July 30, 1951, and passed away on Nov. 15, 2022, in Utica. A complete obituary can be found and condolences left for the family online at …
Frank Tomandl, of Lincoln, formerly of Seward, was born Jan. 25, 1934, to Frank and Dorothy (Brennan) Tomandl. He attended District 11 country school, west of Seward, until 1946 when the family …
Erma Faye Henrichs, formerly of Milford, was born May 22, 1925, to Joe and Ruby (Swales) Engler in Beatrice. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1943. On June 15, 1946, Erma was united in …
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Malcolm between sports

The Malcolm Clippers are currently between seasons. Winter sports practices start Nov. 14, with competitions beginning in December. The Clipper basketball teams open the 2022-23 season Thursday, …

No. 1 Mustangs down Bulldogs

Concordia University hosted NAIA No. 1 Morningside for its final home football game of the 2022 season Nov. 12. The Mustangs proved why they’re the defending national champion, beating CU …

Bluejays bow out in first round

For the first time since 2017, the Seward volleyball team stepped on the court in the state tournament. The Jays, seeded fifth, faced No. 4 Bennington Nov. 2 and battled for four sets before the …

Trojans sink Clippers

The Malcolm football team had been rolling. Over its last seven games, the Clippers averaged 51 points per game with no team coming within 17 points of them. While No. 4 Malcolm knew the Nov. 5 …

Malcolm volleyball season ends in first round

Just not their day. When the No. 4 Malcolm volleyball team stepped on the north court at Pinnacle Bank Arena to open the Class C1 state tournament on Nov. 2, it was an experience and atmosphere …

CU volleyball reaches GPAC final

The Concordia University volleyball team needed five sets to top Midland in the GPAC semifinals Nov. 9.  CU won 26-24, 17-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-10 in Midland. In Jamestown, North Dakota, the …

Jays fall at York in opening round

The 2022 football season didn’t end the way the Seward Bluejays wanted it to. The Jays were at York Oct. 28 for the first round of the Class B playoffs. A 10-minute drive by the Dukes to …
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James Izyk Dahlquist was born Nov. 6, 2022, to Layne Dahlquist and Emily Hemphill of Seward. He was born at Seward Memorial Hospital and weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21.5 inches …
Simon Michael Farr was born to Shane and Susie Farr, Farnam, on Oct. 3, 2022, at Great Plains Health Hospital in North Platte. He was 8 lbs. 4 oz. And 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dennis …
Birthdays
Marvin Taylor, of Seward, will celebrate his 90th birthday next week. He was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Humeston, Iowa. His family members include children, Michael Taylor of Lincoln, Mark and …
Leon Lostroh of Pleasant Dale will celebrate his 80th birthday this week. He was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Lincoln. To celebrate, an open house is planned Sunday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the …
Weddings
Arlet Bode and Drew Gremel, both of Portland, Oregon, were married July 9, 2022, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland. The officiant was the Rev. Dr. W.J. Mark Knutson. The bride’s …
Engagements
Megan Graves from Seward is engaged to marry Sedrick Perkins from Monroe, Louisiana. The wedding will be April 9 in Phoenix, Arizona. The bride's parents are David Graves of Seward and Rachel …
Anniversaries
Ken and Sandy Shaw of Seward are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Greetings may be sent to them at 312 E. Maple St., Seward NE 68434.
Wayne and Cindy Divis of Pleasant Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this month. They were married Nov. 18, 1972, in David City. Their family members include children, …