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Man wanted on felony warrant last seen in Utica

Law enforcement is searching for a man last seen in Utica late in the night on June 15.

‘Storm chasers’ seize chance to scam homeowners

A storm like the one Seward County experienced June 14 is the perfect opportunity for scammers to prey on home and business owners. While many companies are legitimate and will fulfill a contract …

June 14 storm hits Seward County

An overnight storm ravaged parts of Seward County, with a tornado confirmed near Malcolm. Here are photos of the aftermath.

Utica boil water order lifted

The Boil Water Order has been lifted in Utica. Residents may resume using the water for consumption.

Wellness center tax to begin January 2023

At its June 7 meeting, the Seward City Council: • approved an ordinance to begin a half-cent sales tax collection on Jan. 1, 2023, to help fund a portion of the Seward Wellness Center …

WCR to build in Seward

The Seward rail campus will soon have a new tenant. WCR Incorporated will break ground on its new facility Monday, June 20, with plans to be fully operational by November. WCR builds and …

Band pays tribute to conductor Ruegg

The Seward Municipal Band opened its 135th season May 29 at the Seward Bandshell. At its first concert of the year, the band paid tribute to the Rev. Tim Ruegg, one of its longtime conductors, who …

Piano teacher celebrates 50 years of lessons

For 50 years, Sally Jost has been listening to right and wrong notes, key changes, forte and pianissimo and varying levels of skill. Jost celebrated 50 years of teaching piano lessons this year. …

Celebration kickoff recognizes honorees

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Obituaries
Joan Marie Naber, of Waco, was born Aug. 5, 1960, to Edwin and Lavonne (Woelber) Duer in Seward. She graduated from Seward High School in 1978. She then attended Bryan School of Nursing, where she …
Wayne Fredrick Schildt, of Malcolm, was born June 29, 1943, to Harold and Helen (Ahrens) Schildt in Garland. He graduated from Malcolm High School in 1961. Wayne served in the United States Army …
Orville Steven Crom, 83, of Kenesaw, died June 18, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family. Orville was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Tekamah, to Charles “Dorman” and Daisy Eunice …
Steven Ray Brandenburg was born Jan. 26, 1956, and passed away June 12, 2022. A full obituary can be found and condolences left for the family online at www.volzkefuneralhome.com.
Norma Ann Duer, of Seward, was born Sept. 17, 1935, to Gustav and Alvina (Blomenkamp) Gruenewald in Seward. She graduated from Seward High School. On May 25, 1954, Norma was united in marriage to …
Local Sports

Toovey, Hauder lead Eagles at state golf

The Milford golf team finished 11th in the team standings at the Class C state golf tournament May 24 and 25. The tournament was contested at Elks Country Club in Columbus. Coach Tony Muller said …

Seasons start for Legion teams

Seasons are underway for the 2022 Legion baseball teams. The Seward juniors opened the summer with a doubleheader sweep of Utica/Beaver Crossing/Friend May 22, winning 18-3 and 11-3 in Beaver …

Vaulter leads Jays at state track

The 2022 state track meet is in the books, and the Seward track and field team added three medals to its count. “It was a good experience for everyone,” Coach Jeff Hass said. Kalen …

Spahr wins silver in state high jump

Coach Marty Hingst’s final state track meet wasn’t bad. Milford sent four athletes in five events and brought home two medals. Sarah Spahr became a two-time medalist with her runner-up …

Horne medals twice for CHS

The 2022 state track meet was a good one for Centennial’s Savannah Horne. The sophomore improved her places from last year and won two medals, placing fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.61 …

Clipper dozen shut out at state

Just making it to Burke Stadium for the NSAA State Track and Field Championships is a pretty big deal. Once an athlete gets there, the size of the stage becomes pretty apparent. The Malcolm boys …

Seward wins first, falls in semifinals

The Seward baseball team needed an extra inning May 6 for a district victory. The Jays held off Ralston 5-4 in eight innings but then couldn’t keep the momentum against Platte Valley, falling …
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Births
Kennedy Elizabeth McGregor was born to Ryan and Beth McGregor of Omaha on March 14, 2022, at Women's Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches …
Lennox Sue Wergin was born April 11, 2022, to Brandon and Katie (Schnack) Wergin, Of Milford. She was born at Seward Memorial Hospital and weighted 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Chuck …
Birthdays
Bernard Kastl of Seward will celebrate his 101st birthday on May 13. He has one daughter, Barb Sypal and husband, Ron, five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  The family is …
Robert Portz, formerly of Milford but currently residing in Lincoln, will celebrate his 90th birthday next week. He was born April 19, 1932, at Roseland. His family members include his …
Weddings
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 …
Makena Perdue and Nathan Bierbaum, both of Seward, are planning a Dec. 31, 2021, wedding at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Parents of the couple are Brad and Jill Perdue and Randy and Jill …
Anniversaries
Lynn and Gloria Erb of Clatonia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married May 27, 1972, in Lincoln. Their family members include sons, Barry and Cami Erb of …
Doug and Sue Cutshall of Seward will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this month. They were married May 27, 1972, in Omaha. Their family members include daughters, Theresa …