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City seeks rate study, mayor testifies on wastewater funding

The City of Seward continues its search for the best way to pay for a new $32 million wastewater treatment plant. The city council approved an agreement Feb. 20 with Short Elliott Hendrickson …
A crane lifts a portion of the Seward Wellness Center into place Feb. 22.

Wellness center takes shape, fundraising effort continues

The Seward Wellness Center is beginning to take shape as the first of its steel walls went up last week. Sampson Construction continues work on the facility, located north of Waverly Road on …
A water main replacement project is working its way down Highway 15 between Ash Street and Lincoln Street. The water project will be followed by reconstruction of the highway over the next two years.

Mayor asks for patience with city’s construction projects

One might say it’s a headache. Others might call it a pain in the rear, but one thing’s for certain: Seward is experiencing growing pains. Mayor Josh Eickmeier asked the …
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$1.134 million available for housing projects

About $1.134 million is available for developers and those looking to undertake new housing or housing rehabilitation projects in Seward County through the Rural Workforce Housing Fund. The …

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LB1205 could send $20 million for wastewater plant

A bill making its way through the Nebraska Legislature may provide up to $20 million to help pay for Seward’s new wastewater treatment facility. If passed, LB 1205 would allocate unused …
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Seward's Kennedy Limback dribbles into the lane against South Sioux City Feb. 24 in the district final.

South Sioux City too much for Bluejays

The Seward girls’ basketball team won its subdistrict Feb. 20 but lost the district final Feb. 24 to see its season come to an end short of the state tournament with a 16-8 record. Seward …
Ayla Roth of Milford drives around the Minden defense during the district championship game Feb. 23.

Milford girls' season ends in district final

The Milford girls’ basketball team saw its season end one game short of a state tournament berth. The Eagles (16-7) were at Minden Feb. 23 and lost to the Whippets 47-34. Coach Bryce Roth …
Devin Slawnyk of Centennial looks to pass the ball back to the wing Feb. 22 during the Broncos' loss to Cross County.

Cougars end Broncos' season

Two days after one of its best games of the season, the Centennial boys’ basketball team struggled to score. The Broncos defeated David City Aquinas 65-46 Feb. 20 to open subdistrict play, …
Kellen Lovitt of Milford scores nearfall points against Sean Shultz of Raymond Central in the third-place match at districts Feb. 10.

Five Eagles fly to state

Five will represent the Milford Eagles at the state wrestling tournament starting Thursday, Feb. 15, in Omaha. The Eagles wrestled in the C2 district at Boone Central. “There were …
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Sean Stanton of Milford turns Ben Lautenschlager of Bishop Neumann Feb. 10 during their District C2 championship match.
Sean Stanton of Milford turns Ben Lautenschlager of Bishop Neumann Feb. 10 during their District C2 championship match.
Sean Stanton of Milford turns Ben Lautenschlager of Bishop Neumann Feb. 10 during their District C2 championship match.
Sean Stanton of Milford turns Ben Lautenschlager of Bishop Neumann Feb. 10 during their District C2 championship match.
Sean Stanton of Milford turns Ben Lautenschlager of Bishop Neumann Feb. 10 during their District C2 championship match.
Celebrations
Birthdays
Dwaine Novak, Sr., of Pleasant Dale will celebrate his 95th birthday early next month. He was born Feb. 8, 1929, in rural Pleasant Dale. To help him celebrate, his children, grandchildren …
Harold Meinke of Crete will celebrate his 80th birthday later this month. He was born Jan. 27, 1944. To help him celebrate, there will be an open house Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2 – 5 …
Births
Sam and Alexa (Stauffer) Olson, of   Nappanee, Indiana, are the parents of a son, Kyrie James Olson. He was born Nov. 25, 2023, and weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz. Grandparents are Delton and …
Elaine “Lainey” Margaret Lechtenberg was born Oct. 19, 2023, to Nathan Lechtenberg and Grace (Halder) Lechtenberg, of Fort Calhoun, at Methodist Fremont Health in Fremont. She …
Anniversaries
Valerian and Blanche Dworak of Seward recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 22, 1964, in Schuyler. Their family members include children, Timothy and …
Harold and Becky Brown of Friend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Dec. 29, 1963, in Edgar. Their family members include daughter, Tressa and Bill …
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 …
Marissa O’Grady and Joe Gremel, both of Lincoln, were married Dec. 10, 2022, at 1316 Jones St. in Omaha. The officiant was the Rev. Scott Bruick. O’Grady’s parents are Joe and …
Engagements
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 …
Brittany Ohnoutka of Lincoln will be married to Henry Schmidt, also of Lincoln, at an August wedding. His grandparents are Allan and Sandy Schmidt of Seward.