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Baldinger sees all phases of life at Seward Memorial Library

If you’re curious what kind of effect a substitute fourth-grade teacher can have on a young life, just ask Charlotte Baldinger. Baldinger will retire from a nearly 43-year career at the …

Shannon Arena serves Seward community

Shannon Arena, previously a 911 dispatcher for Seward County, was hired as Seward’s new Community Service Officer on Dec. 13. Seward Police Chief Brian Peters said he and the rest of the …

New owner takes charge of newspaper group

New year. New owner. Same commitment. On Jan. 1, Kevin Zadina of Seward officially became the owner of the Seward Independent group, five newspapers in Seward and Saline counties. Although the …

Reduce, reuse, recycle your holiday decorations

The holidays are wrapping up and it’s time to take down the decorations. If you had a holiday tree this year, you can take it to the Seward Recycling Center at 340 S. Seventh …

District waits for variant to come

While the Omicron variant has not made its way into the Four Corners Health Department, officials are just waiting. Laura McDougall, executive director of Four Corners, said Dec. 30 the …

Nebraska’s 107th Legislature to meet for second session

The Nebraska State Legislation is set to meet for their second session from Jan. 5 to April 20. From the January to April stretch, the legislation will be meeting for 60 of those days. Dist. 24 …

School board talks assessment results, mental health

The Seward School Board looked at possible options for mental health support for the school and discussed the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System results. The board decided that it would …

District, county see Covid-19 numbers rise

Not a lot has changed in the Four Corners Health District when it comes to Covid-19. “We’re still hovering at the same level,” Laura McDougall, Four Corners executive director, …

Captain Wood to retire after 47-year career in law enforcement

Fresh out of high school in 1974, a young Dave Wood took a job as a dispatcher with the Seward County Sheriff’s Office. Forty-seven years later, almost to the day, Captain Dave Wood will retire …
Obituaries
Carolyn Jane Franks was born Dec. 1, 1942, to Ambrose and Ethel (Twomey) Champlin in Fresno, California, and passed away Jan. 10, 2022, in Seward, at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 8 days. Carolyn …
Dr. Heather Anne (Vahle) Dews was born Jan. 28, 1969, in Omaha, to Dr. Van and Rebecca “Becky” (Cattle) Vahle and passed away Jan. 10, 2022, in Lincoln, at the age of 52 years, 11 months …
Lucille Rose “Lucy” Bennett was born Jan, 9, 1947, in David City, to Fredrick Gabriel and Eleanor Mary (Augusta) Masek and received her wings on Jan. 15, 2022, surrounded by family at her …
Bruce Christian Winter was born Feb. 20, 1955, and passed away Jan. 15, 2022. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Funeral Home in Omaha, with the funeral …
Galyn Albert Johnson was born June. 14, 1960, and passed away Jan. 12, 2022. A full obituary can be found and condolences left for the family online at www.volzkefuneralhome.com.
Local Sports

Bronco wrestlers split duals

The Centennial wrestlers were 2-2 at the Sutton Duals Dec. 21, beating Freeman and Sutton and losing to Wood River and Thayer Central. Coach Phil Payne said the team wrestled well all day. CHS …

Eagle girls top Mead, fall to No. 1 North Bend Central

Shots weren’t falling Dec. 20, but the Milford girls’ basketball team found a way to win anyway. Milford defeated Mead 32-22 in the first round of the Central City holiday …

Malcolm back to wins

Back to their brand of basketball. That was the sentiment after the Malcolm girls’ basketball went to Louisville Dec. 21 and dominated the Lady Lions, 54-27. With its full-court press …

Milford stays hot with road, home victories

The Milford boys’ basketball team won both games last week, holding off Fairbury 40-35 Dec. 10 and beating Lincoln Lutheran 60-53 Dec. 11. Coach Tony Muller said Milford built an early lead …

Duncan leads Bluejays with 100th career win

Senior Cash Duncan of Seward  won his 100th career match Dec. 11 during the Crete Invitational. Duncan won via a pin of Crete’s Wyatt Clarke. Seward wrestlers brought home four …

CHS sweeps two games in week

The Centennial girls’ basketball team picked up a pair of wins last week to even its record at 2-2 for the season. The Broncos beat Sandy Creek 38-32 and Tri County 53-26. Coach Jake Polk …
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Celebrations
Births
Levi and Megan (Roth) Notter of Lincoln are the parents of a son, Taysom Lane Notter, born Oct. 7, 2021. Taysom weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are Wes and Jackie Roth of Milford, Pat …
Selah Naomi Olson was born Dec. 4, 2021, to Alexa (Stauffer) And Sam Olson of Nappanee, Indiana.Selah was 7 lbs, 15 oz. and 20 inches long. She was born at their home.Grandparents are Delton and …
Birthdays
Lois (Timoney) Semin, of Seward, formerly of Ulysses, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 11, 2022. Her family members include children, Lori (Bob) Osborne, Dona (Gary)Beard, Lisa (Bob) …
Jane Dumpert will celebrate her 85th birthday on Dec. 14. Her family requests a card shower in honor of the event. Greetings may be sent to her at P.O. Box 114, Exeter, NE. 68351.
Weddings
Engagements
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 …
Riley Arnold, of Columbus, and Craig Wemhoff, of Humphrey, have announced their wedding for Dec. 4 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, in Humphrey. The couple's parents are Sue and Bob Arnold, of …
Anniversaries
Phil and Sally Wurst of Seward will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Dec. 28. Greetings may be sent to them at P.O. Box 367, Seward, NE, 68434.
Gary and Carolyn Kremer of Milford are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 1, 1961, in Milford. Their family members include LeAnn Troyer and Lisa Kremer along …