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Seward County Clerk Sherry Schweitzer shares a 2023 pink card announcing the county’s Postcard Hearing. This year’s Postcard Hearing on county budgets and property taxes will be Sept. 23.

Pink Postcards invite study of budgets, taxes

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series. Sometime in mid-September, Seward County property owners will receive pink postcards inviting them to a public hearing on property taxes. …
A new walking path allowed the Blue River Rest Area to reopen access to “Arrival,” a sculpture installed there in 1976 as part of the American Bicentennial Celebration.

‘Arrival’ ready to greet visitors again

A 50-year-old sculpture that’s been hidden for 14 years is open the public again. Through the efforts of people from around Seward County, “Arrival,” a sculpture at the Blue …
Allan Ahrens, third from right with plaque, got some help from a couple dozen Seward County Highway Department colleagues when the Commissioners recognized his 50 years of service in the department July 9. Shown with Ahrens, from left are: Seward County Commissioners Misty Ahmic, Ken Schmieding, Darrell Zabrocki and John Culver, Ahrens, Highway Superintendent Jon Regnier and Commissioner Raegan Hain.

County salutes Ahrens for 50 years on the roads

July 1974 saw some fairly hot days, but averaged out at 82 degrees with only a quarter inch of rain all month. It was a little different from the heat and periodic deluges of rain or flooding …
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First Nebraska Infantry stands guard at National Guard Museum

The First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company A spent the night on July 3 to spend the following day speaking with guests outside of the Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward. The …

Going out with a bang

Bump, set, splash

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Malcolm seniors shut out Seward

The Malcolm seniors joined the juniors on the trips to Syracuse and Seward and made quick work of both opponents. The seniors disposed of Syracuse with a 10-0 mercy rule win in five innings. …
Westin DeLong of Milford swings at an inside pitch against Crete July 6.

Milford 1-2 in week’s contests

The Milford Post 171 juniors picked up their fourth win of the season July 3 at Wilber. Milford scored 11 runs in the final two innings to put the game away. Milford pitchers held Wilber …
Carter Gardiner of Seward ZKE Post 33 Prep stretches to tag the ETC runner in a run-down June 14.

Post 33 battles on diamond

The Seward Post 33 ZKE Storage seniors shook off a pair of one-run losses in a 9-0 win June 16. Seward opened the week June 11 with a 7-6 loss at Empire Netting & Fence of Waverly. Seward …
Milford's Jax Hansen waits for a pitch against ETC June 13.

Milford comes up short in three on field

The Milford Post 171 legion juniors battled hard in three games on the diamond but fell short in each. Milford lost to Chick-Fil-A 13-2 June 11, to ETC 19-4 June 13 and to Waterloo-Valley 13-5 June …
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Caleb Kempf of Milford slides past the ETC second baseman, who dives after the ball, and is safe with a stolen base.
Caleb Kempf of Milford slides past the ETC second baseman, who dives after the ball, and is safe with a stolen base.
Caleb Kempf of Milford slides past the ETC second baseman, who dives after the ball, and is safe with a stolen base.
Caleb Kempf of Milford slides past the ETC second baseman, who dives after the ball, and is safe with a stolen base.
Caleb Kempf of Milford slides past the ETC second baseman, who dives after the ball, and is safe with a stolen base.
Celebrations
Birthdays
The family of Imogene Hegeholz is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday on May 20. Greetings may be sent to her at Kinship Pointe, c/o Imogene Hegeholz #26, 500 Heartland Park Dr., …
Donald Olson of Utica will celebrate his 90th birthday next week. He was born May 8, 1934, in St Edward. His family members include his wife, Ruth Olson (deceased); children, Doug and …
Births
Tate James Luebbe was born to Troy and Kaylene (Harms) Luebbe of Utica on June 8, 2024. He was born at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln and weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., and was 20.5 inches long. …
Keegan Nicole Stepp was born to Nate and Megan (Neth) Stepp of Seward on June 12, 2024, at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln. Keegan weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz., and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents …
Anniversaries
Former Seward, Exeter and Utica residents Chuck and Lavonne Evans of Geneva will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. They were married June 20, 1959, at Marysville/Our Redeemer …
Gene and Karol Fitzgerald will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. They were married in Colo, Iowa, on June 6, 1959. Gene and Karol enjoyed raising their family in Seward and …
Weddings
Amanda Pohlman of Omaha and Grant Biggs of Seward were married Aug. 26 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Omaha. The bride’s parents are Brent and Michele Pohlman of Omaha and the …
Engagements
Kara Schlueter of Milford and Haden Speaks of Liberty, Missouri, are engaged and plan a wedding in May. The bride’s parents are Dan and Ann Schlueter of Milford and parents of the groom …
Audree Morris of Blair and Austin Luebbe of Milford are planning a June 29 wedding in Omaha. The bride’s parents are Patrick Morris and Misty Larson and the parents of the groom are Bruce …