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Presenting the Class of '22

Voters pass wellness center tax by 279 votes

Voters voiced their support for a new Seward Wellness Center May 10. The measure to assess a half-cent sales tax to help pay for approximately one-third of the facility’s $18 million …

Turnout high at polls, candidates advance to general

The results are in, and Seward County voters have advanced candidates to the General Election ballot in November. In the May 10 primary, voters cast a total of 4,580 ballots, with 462 of those …

Donors raise $162,000 in one week

Seward County’s first-ever online giving campaign is in the books – and donors left their mark on projects countywide. Seward County Gives raised more than $162,000 in just five days, …

Catalytic converters a target for theft

Seward Police are looking for the person or people responsible for stealing catalytic converters off eight vehicles in south Seward on or about April 23. The thefts were reported April 24 from two …

Dogs here, dogs there, dogs everywhere

Primary Election Results

UPDATED 9:55 p.m. Primary Election May 10, 2022 The following unofficial results reflect 8 of the county’s 16 precincts, as well as early (absentee) ballots. Local races are included …

Seward celebrates Arbor Day

Seward hosted its annual Arbor Day celebration April 29 with a program and tree planting at the Nebraska National Guard Museum. The opening and welcome was by GFWC Emcee Joanna Treas, president of …

Candidates gather for primary forum

Candidates for contested races in the May 10 primary election gathered April 25-26 for a two-night forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Seward County and the Seward County Chamber and …
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Obituaries
Phyllis Mae (Stutzman) Troyer was born May 5, 1935, at home in Beaver Crossing, to Bert and Elma (Roth) Stutzman. She was the fifth of eight children. She passed away peacefully May 19, 2022, at the …
Larry was born on Aug. 12, 1955, to Melvin and Doris (Giebelman) Tonniges in York, Nebraska. He was baptized on Aug. 28, 1955, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and confirmed on March 30, …
Virginia L. (Preston) Peterson, of Seward, was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Belden, Nebraska to J. George and Lillie (Gaskill) Preston. She passed away in Seward on May 20, 2022, at the age of 97 years …
Donald Lowell Robotham was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Lincoln to Harry and Etta (Brown) Robotham, the fourth of six children, and passed away May 11, 2022, at the Seward Memorial Hospital at the age of …
Delores Eileen (West) Nordmeyer, of York, was born Nov. 9, 1926, to William and Martha (Pflughaupt) Winkelmann in Staplehurst She received her GED from Seward High School. On Sept. 18, 1945, …
Local Sports

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 …

Cards fall in postseason opener

After defeating Maxwell at home earlier in the week, the Crete/Milford Cardinals baseball team saw its season come to an end with an 8-1 loss to Plattsmouth in District B-2 action May 6. The …

Bronco girls come from behind to win SNC championship

The Centennial girls needed all their places at the Southern Nebraska Conference track meet to win the meet May 3. The Broncos were in fourth place for most of the day Coach Rob Johansen said. …

Clippers advance to district baseball final

It was much better the second time around. After an ugly, error-filled April 25 loss to Wahoo/Bishop Neumann/Lincoln Lutheran, the Malcolm baseball team knew it had to clean things up before …
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Celebrations
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 …