“I was very nervous that it might not work but I liked the idea.” said Clark Kolterman, longtime Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee member. “I thought, what if we record all these wonderful presentations and then the whole thing crashes? However, the virtual presentations didn’t cra…
Every Fourth of July ends with shooting fireworks into the night sky. The Independent dug into the archives to share these photos of the day's final event from over the years.
Every Independence Day is highlighted in Seward by its Fourth of July parade in the afternoon. Here's a collection of photos from the parade, taken by the Independent, over the years.
There's a lot of constants about Seward's Fourth of July celebration. One of them is the people that make it what it is. Here's some file photos of them throughout the years.
The bubblegum blowing contest is a staple of the Fourth of July celebration. Here's a collection of photos of the event straight from the Independent archives.
One of the constants over the years to Seward's Fourth of July celebration has been the pie eating contest in the morning. Here are some photos of the event over the years.
The Wissman family first presented its original musical, Let Freedom Sing, in 2009. This video takes a look back at Independent file photos from over the years.
A short slideshow of the various events Seward's hosted in its Fourth of July Celebration. All photos come from the Independent's archives and start from the bicentennial celebration in 1976.
The Seward County Independent earned 14 awards at the annual Nebraska Press Association Awards, which was released to newspapers across the state digitally on June 27.