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New school board member ready to serve

A new Seward Public School board member is excited to take on the new role and represent the voices of Seward citizens. Matt Hastings, originally from Pender, Nebraska, said he’s excited to …

Dancers move to golf course clubhouse

At its Jan. 17 meeting, the Seward City Council: • approved a temporary lease agreement for William Henry School of the Arts to use the clubhouse at the Seward Community Golf Course as a …

Mural represents town of Seward

A mural painted on the west side of Emily Nix Photography was done by a Seward High graduate that wanted the painting to represent the town of Seward by spelling out “Seward” with …

Kick-off meeting for Seward County Gives is Feb. 1

Agencies and nonprofits that want to participate in Seward County Gives this May should plan to send representatives to a kick-off meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Seward. The agency information …

Two SHS grads take seats in legislature

“I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nebraska … So help me God.” With that oath Jan. 4, two Seward …

SCCDP adds new member to team

The Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership recently added a new member to its staff who is excited to start an interesting, fun and challenging job. Joanie Brecka, director of marketing …

Wellness center contract talks begin

At its Jan. 3 meeting, the Seward City Council: • heard an update on the Seward Wellness Center. City Administrator Greg Butcher said contract negotiations with BVH Architecture for work on …

Residents can challenge broadband speed to increase funding

Seward County residents are encouraged to dispute internet speeds at their homes in order to bring more funding to Nebraska to close the broadband service gap. The deadline to submit a challenge …
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Obituaries
Clarence Hubert Wattier was born Sept. 7, 1940, in Randolph to Byron Louis and Caroline (Borgmann) Wattier and passed away Jan. 25, 2023, in Seward at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 18 days. …
Paul Willard VanDerslice was born March 14, 1945, in Ponoma, California to Karl and Margrette (Magnuson) VanDerslice, and passed away Jan. 22, 2023, in Seward, at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 8 …
Joan Ellen (Pflughaupt) Vandenberg was born to Henry and Alma (Schomburg) Pflughaupt on July 28, 1936, in Seward County. She passed away Jan. 17, 2023, at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 20 days in …
Cornelius “Cornie” Anthony Sheehan, of Seward, was born June 24, 1933, to Edward and Mary Sheehan in Lincoln. He attended Seward High School, graduating in 1951. He served in the …
Shirley Joyce Janssen, 74, of Lincoln, died at Ridgewood Rehabilitation & Care Center in Seward on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born Oct. 4, 1948, in …
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CHS wrestles to two dual wins

Centennial wrestlers dealt with illness and injuries as well as tough opponents on the mats in a series of duals last week. The Broncos hosted their annual quadrangular with Bishop Neumann, …

Frank scores 41 in MHS win

by Heath Kramer Seward County Independent   They play the games for a reason. On paper, it looked like No. 6 Malcolm should cruise through its Jan. 12 visit to a three-win Ralston team. …

Milford upsets Malcolm in girls' basketball

They knew this would be a tough stretch. In a three-game span, the Malcolm girls’ basketball team has faced three ranked opponents, each with distinctively different styles of play. “I …

Eagles split pair on hardwood

Milford’s boys’ basketball team split its games last week, beating Falls City 46-33 Jan. 3 and falling to Malcolm 63-38 Jan. 5. “Malcolm – that was a tough one,” …

Clippers win big over Milford at home

Next man up. That often-preached mentality for teams is proving to be a reality for the Malcolm boys’ basketball team. In a week in which two regulars were out of the Clippers’ lineup, …

Broncos win two of three on court

Centennial’s girls’ basketball team had three chances to add to its win total last week. The Broncos succeeded twice, defeating Heartland 48-12 Jan. 3 and Sutton 38-30 Jan. 6. CHS fell …

Seward County girls face tough opponents on mats

The Seward County girls’ wrestling team got a lot of mat time last week, competing in the Norm Manstedt Invite Jan. 5 and at Malcolm Jan. 7. The Norm Manstedt tournament at High Plains …
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Births
Noah Michael Osborne was born Jan. 11, 2023, to Brenden and April (Truhlicka) Osborne of Lincoln. He was born at Bryan Medical Center and weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz  and was 20.5 inches …
James Izyk Dahlquist was born Nov. 6, 2022, to Layne Dahlquist and Emily Hemphill of Seward. He was born at Seward Memorial Hospital and weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21.5 inches …
Birthdays
Bea Einem will celebrate her 95th birthday on Friday, Feb. 3 Greetings may be sent to her at Ridgewood Care Center, 624 Pinewood Ave. Room 108, Seward, NE 68434.
Donna Slepicka of Friend will celebrate her 85th birthday next week. She was born Feb. 10, 1938. Her family members include her children, Roger and Mary Slepicka of Yutan, Randy and Wendy …
Weddings
Arlet Bode and Drew Gremel, both of Portland, Oregon, were married July 9, 2022, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland. The officiant was the Rev. Dr. W.J. Mark Knutson. The bride’s …
Engagements
Anniversaries
Lin and Tanya Williams of Seward recently celebrated their 50th wedding annivesary. They were married Dec. 16, 1972, in Alliance, Ohio. Their family members include their son, Randall …
Ken and Sandy Shaw of Seward are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Greetings may be sent to them at 312 E. Maple St., Seward NE 68434.