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'The legacy will always live on'

After 46 years of business in Bee, Lou and Mary Anne’s Bar closed its doors on July 11.  People from all over would come down to Bee to enjoy the famous Friday fish fries paired with a …

Seward to host high octane bull riding

Rodeo announcer Fred Huffman promises a good mix of finesse and chaos at the Kick N Dust Bull Riding Challenge at the Seward County Fairgrounds July 31. “Fans can expect these bulls to be …

Council makes stop signs permanent at First and Jackson

The effort of two Seward girls to make their neighborhood safer became complete last week. In May, 11-year-olds Lily Perkins and Kalli Brauneis wrote a letter to Seward mayor Josh Eickmeier …

Seward, Ralston representatives duke it out in the great Fourth debate

Which city celebrates the Fourth better – Seward or Ralston? Representatives from both communities attempted to settle that score July 1. The city of Ralston hosted a friendly Fourth of July …

Covid impacts July 4 attendance

Clark Kolterman, Seward’s Fourth of July Celebration chairman, said the celebration’s attendance took a bit of a hit this year, primarily because of COVID-related issues. Kolterman said …

Pheasants to targets: Anderson shares shooting journey

From hunting pheasants in rural Nebraska to shooting on the international stage, Gary Anderson has hit the bullseye. The Nebraska native is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in shooting, winning …

Seward Volunteer Fire Department responds to call at The Rock Lutheran Church

Seward Municipal Airport hosts aerobatics show

The Seward Municipal Airport hosted an aerobatics show on June 25 and 26. The competition featured many different pilots from across the country. The Seward airport has been holding these competitions ever since the runway was expanded. John Morrissey, instructor for Great Plains Aerobatics, described aerobatics. “There are many things to consider when it comes to aerobatics,” Morrissey said.

Firework vendors blast off for selling season

Area firework retailers and experts have a simple message for shoppers as the Fourth of July approaches. “The big thing is, buy early,” said Tim Thurber, a former Seward resident who now works as account manager for Columbia, Missouri-based, fireworks wholesaler Spirit of '76.
Obituaries
  July 5, 1930 – July 11, 2021 LaVerne Ann Wiese, of Seward, was born July 5, 1930, to Frank and Johanna (Risse) Marksmeier in West Point. She graduated from West Point …
Mary Thompson, of Ulysses, passed away July 11, 2021, at home from an extended illness with her loving husband by her side. Mary was born Oct 11, 1943, in Smithtown, Pennsylvania, to Louis C. Weible …
Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Soukup, 98, of Lincoln, died peacefully Saturday, July 10, 2021, at St Elizabeth CHI Hospital. She was born July 2, 1923, in Seward, to Roy White and Adeline …
Susan Diane (Jacobson) Williams, daughter of Vincent C.E. and Viola (Lemmerman) Jacobson, passed away July 13, 2021, at the age of 64 years, 9 months, and 17 days. She was born Sept. 26, 1956, in …
Sylvia Ann (Vondra) Reinmiller was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Bee, to Fred George and Anna Marie (Drbal) Vondra and passed away in McAllen, Texas on July 4, 2021, at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 14 …
Local Sports

Crete juniors win first game of summer

The Crete Nestle Purina juniors won their first game of the 2021 season June 26, beating Seward 12-0 in the second game of the Gretchen Walker Memorial Tournament. Crete opened the tournament with …

Malcolm finishes third in tourney

When you score 63 runs in 20 innings, you feel pretty good about your offense. That is the case for a Malcolm junior legion baseball team off to its best start in years. Five weeks into the season, …

Seward Juniors end fifth at tournament in Crete

The Seward Legion juniors were fifth in the Gretchen Walker Memorial Invitational at Crete over the weekend, going 2-1 with wins over Ayars & Ayars and Fairbury and a loss to Crete. Seward …

Seward falls to three opponents

It was a tough week for the Seward Legion seniors last week. Seward scored seven runs over three games and came up short in all three. Seward lost to Hickman 9-4 June 15, to Westco 11-3 June 18 …

Malcolm baseball sweeps week’s action

When two teams are as familiar with each other as Malcolm and Valparaiso are, you never know what might happen. While the two towns share players in a co-op for high school baseball, they have …

Crete drops trio on diamond

The Crete Legion Post 147 Stop N Shop seniors played tough competition last week. Crete lost to Lincoln Christian 15-9 June 16, to Ashland 6-1 June 17 and to Wilber 11-6 June 20. Lucas Lenhoff, …
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Celebrations
Births
Lainey Grayce Kramer was born May 21, 2021, to Chandler and Morgan (Boroviak) Kramer of Malcolm at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln. She was seven pounds, two ounces and 19.25 inches …
Nate and Tiffany (Kathol) Hitchins of Seward are parents of a 7 pound, 8 ounce son, Brek Turner Hitchins, born July 1, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Seward. Grandparents are Duane and Connie …
Birthdays
Mel Bolte of Seward will celebrate his 90th birthday this month. He was born July 30, 1931. His family members include his wife, Clarice; children, Melanie and Bob Nutt and Stan Bolte; and six …
Richard Bohaty of Seward will celebrate his 85th birthday on Aug. 6. His family includes his wife, Eleanor; children, Richard (Ann), (Marilyn) Kevin, deceased, Jeffrey (Janet), Anthony (Carmen); …
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
Mark and Kathleen Divine of Central City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next month. They were married Aug. 21, 1971, in Wisconsin. Their family members include sons, Tex and …
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 …