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It’s been almost three years since a federal drug task force was created in Seward County. Since January 2019, the group has confiscated hundreds of pounds of drugs, seized millions of … more
The holiday season will be in full swing in Seward Saturday. Seward's Annual Christmas Festival returns to downtown Seward Nov. 27 with a host of festive events. The day begins with the … more
The Seward Wellness Center committee is taking a new approach to bring a wellness center to the city. Jana Hughes, committee member, said this effort differs from previous, unsuccessful attempts … more
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 … more
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, … more
Five competitions. Five superior ratings. Perfection. The Seward High marching band finished its 2021 season with a perfect record, earning superior ratings in all five of its … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
Wearing the presidential’s medallion newly placed around his neck, Dr. Bernard Bull promised to lead Concordia University in reflection of its Lutheran values while looking towards the … more
The effort to bring a new wellness center to the community recently moved forward.  The Seward City Council at its Oct. 19 regular meeting authorized a letter of intent to the Seward Wellness … more
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 … more
Ravenna native Kirk Zeller has seen the recent rise of Nebraska filmmaking up close.  As a filmmaker, he’s made connections throughout the country and has taken it upon himself to … more
by Greg Forbes editor@sewardindependent.com One of the fastest growing sports in the United States now has a permanent home in Seward.  The City of Seward and pickle ball enthusiasts … more
Jana Hughes, a Seward school board member and Seward community leader, announced Oct. 19 that she will run for the District 24 seat in the Nebraska … more
The Nebraska State Patrol has identified two men killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 near Goehner Tuesday morning. more
Tait Rief was a freshman at Seward High School in the fall of 2001 and had the whole world in front of him.  He was already turning heads as a football player early into his high school … more
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