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Three first responders commended for life-saving actions

Three local heroes were recognized Sept. 20 for saving a man’s life by pulling him from the window of a burning building. Seward Police Chief Brian Peters, Seward Volunteer Fire Department …

SHS band plans ‘Incredibles’ show

The 2022 marching season starts this weekend, and it will be an “Incredibles” one for the Seward High band. The Marching Bluejays will perform music from the soundtrack to “The …

Forum set for public to meet local candidates

Voters will get the chance to hear from local, county and statewide candidates at the Seward County League of Women Voters’ Candidates Night on Sunday, Sept. 25. The event, scheduled for 2 …

Bomb squad responds as kids find grenade

Two kids walking along the riverbank found a live grenade Sept. 18 near 294th and Bluff roads on the northeast side of Seward. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Seward County deputies responded to a …

Pursuit leads to arrest

A Lincoln man was arrested near Pleasant Dale Sept. 19 after a pursuit and fleeing a vehicle. On Monday, Sept. 19, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Seward County deputy observed a vehicle traveling …

Deputies arrest two after five-hour manhunt

Two people were arrested following a manhunt Sept. 7 near Milford. According to the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a welfare check outside of Milford regarding a …

We remember

Exhibit shows another side of Marxhausen

Reinhold Marxhausen is best known as an artist. But the late Concordia University professor also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mementoes of his time, including pictures and videos, …

SPD focuses on recruitment

The Seward Police Department is hoping a bump in pay and focused recruitment efforts will help fill a long-time officer vacancy and attract more applicants to the law enforcement profession. The …
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Obituaries
David L. “Dave” Fitzpatrick was born Oct. 14, 1950, in Lincoln to Dan and Lottie (Schroeder) Fitzpatrick and passed away Sept. 22, 2022, in Seward at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 8 …
Virginia “Ginny” Lee (Harding) Petersen was born Aug. 20, 1935, in Clarks to Jacob and Mary (May) Harding and passed away Sept. 25, 2022, surrounded by her family, at the age of 87 years, …
Scott Sorensen of Seward was born Sept. 17, 1980, and died Sept. 23, 2022. Arrangements are pending with Zabka-Perdue Funeral Home in Seward. To view the obituary or send condolences to the family, …
Margaret Ann (Harter) Trojan was born March 18, 1935, in Beaver Crossing to Frank and Rose (Walterscheid) Harter and passed away Sept. 23, 2022, at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center in Seward …
Adelaide “Addie” Melissa Ruegg of Seward was born Aug. 16, 2016, to Douglas and Cassandra (Gruber) Ruegg in Omaha. She went home to be with Jesus on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at 6 years of …
Local Sports

Broncos win battle for bragging rights

by Stephanie Croston scroston@sewardindependent.com   It’s been awhile since Milford and Centennial have battled on the football field. The Broncos and Eagles picked up where …

Clipper volleyball wins tournament for second time

To put yourself in position to win at the end, you have to be battle-tested throughout the season. With a scheduled sprinkled with ranked opponents from Classes B, C1 and C2, the Malcolm volleyball …

SHS football falls to Thunderbolts

Seward football couldn’t overcome an early deficit Sept. 2 and suffered its first defeat, falling 21-14 to Lincoln Pius X. “I’m really proud of how the guys played,” SHS …

Malcolm runners battle at JCC

Conquering the hills at Tecumseh has never been easy. Doing it with a team that is less than full strength just adds to the challenge. Coming off an opening season win, the Malcolm boys’ cross …

Malcolm picks up second win

Some nights, everything goes your way. The first half definitely felt that way for the Malcolm football team during its Sept. 2 battle at Raymond Central. The No. 7 Clippers scored early and often on …

Clipper volleyball sweeps two at home

Good defense leads to good things. The Malcolm volleyball team turned disciplined defense into solid, in-system offense as the Clippers picked up a pair of sweeps on their home court. Malcolm …

Ship back on course for Malcolm softball

The ship is back on the right course. A week after going 1-5 and wondering what direction it was headed, the Malcolm softball team got back on track as it flipped the script and went 5-1 last …
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Births
Kellan Alex Stepp was born July 14, 2022, to Nate and Megan (Neth) Stepp of Seward. His grandparents are Neal and Karen Neth, of Lincoln, and Kevan and Terri Stepp, of Seward.
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 …
Birthdays
Doris Geiger will celebrate her 95th birthday this month. She was born July 14, 1927. Her family is requesting a card shower and requests that senders write about their relationship or an event …
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 …
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
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
Steve and Marcy Fougeron of Milford will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Sept. 23, 1977, in Milford. Their family members include four children, Travis, …
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 …