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A life dedicated to living local

Since joining the Seward County Housing Authority Board in 1974, Georgia Hackworth has seen countless lives changed by board programs and housing developments. The board's efforts, she said, …

Seward scores additional downtown revitalization funding

The City of Seward recently received an additional boost towards its downtown revitalization goals. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced the latest recipients of the Community …

Senior looks ahead to service

Nathan Pence hasn’t graduated from high school yet, but he knows what he’s going to do afterward. The Seward High senior, who is already a member of the Nebraska National Guard, will …

Seward light show packed with even more holiday cheer

Vinny and Maggie Bittinger are hard at work in Centennial Park in Seward ensuring that the second annual Magical Lights of Seward is bigger and brighter than ever. “We have added more …

Teaching through treats

Candy machines filled with Hot Tamales, M&Ms and other favorite treats will soon appear in Seward businesses.  Behind the eight machines will be 17-year-old Brian Rolfsmeyer, who has …

Forum gathers input on Highway 6 project

Work to reconstruct a mile stretch of Highway 6 through Milford will require adjustment for area home and business owners, but Mayor Patrick Kelley believes the finished project will benefit the …

Four Corners offers new vaccine schedule

Four Corners Health Department has a new COVID Vaccine Clinic schedule, beginning the week of Nov. 1. Vaccine clinics will be every week on Tuesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Four Corners …

A century in business: Hughes Brothers hits 100th year

The Hughes family had a rough year in 1918. Brothers John, Harley, Ben and Ted had just experienced the death of their father. World War I was raging, the economy was in shambles, and their inherited …
Obituaries
Marcella Marie Coufal was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Dwight, to Edward E. and Agnes (Mares) Gruntorad and passed away Nov. 16, 2021, in Seward, at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 29 days. Marcella …
Margaret A. McCracken, age 96, of Rising City, entered heaven into the loving arms of Jesus, on Nov. 20, 2021, at Seward Memorial Hospital. She was born May 4, 1925, on a farm southeast of Beaver …
Deroyce Gene Volzke, of Seward, was born July 19, 1942, to Harold and Edith (Ritterbush) Volzke in York. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Deroyce and his twin brother, Aloyce, …
Ronald Dean Suhr, of Seward, was born Oct. 8, 1943, to Edward and Maria (Fritz) Suhr in Seward. He graduated from Seward High School in 1961. On April 20, 1963, Ron was united in marriage to …
Nov. 19, 1939 – Nov. 13, 2021 LeRoy Eugene Ernst, of Lincoln, was born Nov. 19, 1939, to Eugene W. and Clara L. (Schacher) Ernst in Columbus. He attended Duncan High School, graduating in …
Local Sports

Clippers in between

Malcolm High is currently between seasons, with winter sports starting in December. The Clipper basketball teams will host Plattsmouth Thursday, Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m. to begin the hoops …

Broncos in between

Centennial High is currently between seasons, with winter sports starting in December. The CHS wrestling team will compete in a dual tournament at Palmyra Thursday, Dec. 2, starting at 4:30 …

Eagles in between

Milford High sports is currently in between seasons, with winter sports starting in December. Wrestling will travel to Louisville for a triangular Thursday, Dec. 2. Basketball will host York in a jamboree game Tuesday, Nov. 30. The …

Seward holds off Pride to advance in Class B bracket

The football adage that every point matters was proved true Oct. 29 when Seward defeated Omaha Roncalli 21-19. “You can’t take anything for granted,” SHS Coach Jamie Opfer …

Jays finish one win out of state tournament

To get to the state volleyball tournament, Seward had to go through three tough opponents. First up in subdistricts was Beatrice Oct. 26, and the Jays topped the Lady Orange 29-27, 25-20, …

Lakeview grounds Eagles in first round

After finishing the season 8-1, the Milford football team was ready to make some noise in the Class C1 playoffs. Columbus Lakeview silenced the Eagles Oct. 29, winning 42-20 to end Milford’s …
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Celebrations
Births
Kallyn Marie Wiemer was born Oct. 23, 2021, to Laura (Hinze) Wiemer and Nicholas Wiemer of Utica. She was 10 lbs., 13 ounces and 21 ¾ inches long, born at Bryan Hospital in …
Kylie Ann Owens was born Aug. 22, 2021, to Jordan and Kim (Spatz) Owens of Seward. Kylie was born at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches …
Birthdays
Russell Hans of Seward will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, Nov. 28. His family members include wife, JoAnne, and children, Brenda Janak, Brainard, Janelle Schuttler, Omaha, Brad Hans, …
Joan Varner of Seward will celebrate her 80th birthday this week. Her family members include children, Dave Varner, Wahoo, Teresa TeSelle, Milford, and Don Varner, Lincoln, seven grandchildren and …
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
Floyd and Susan Nitzsche, of Milford, were married Nov. 12, 1971. Their family includes two sons and spouses, Kendall and Natalie Nitzsche and Bill and Natalie Nitzsche along with six …
Tom and Virginia Troyer of Milford will celebrate their 50th anniversary this week. They were married Nov. 6, 1971, at Beth-El Mennonite church and have lived in Milford their entire married …