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Short of chaining herself to the Thomas B. Johnson paintings in the Civic Center basement, Jean Kolterman, chair of the Seward Civic Center Commission, is in a battle with History Nebraska (formerly … more
Is it 13? 15? 16?Seward County government officials cannot agree on how many people work in the county attorney’s office.As the Seward County Board of Commissioners has been reviewing county budget … more
The Concordia University, Nebraska Board of Regents has named an interim president to serve in the role that will be vacated by the Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich effective Jan. 1, 2020.Friedrich has … more
The Concordia University, Nebraska Board of Regents has named an interim president to serve in the role that will be vacated by the Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich effective Jan. 1, 2020.At its Aug. 2 … more
An Aug. 6 Seward County Board of Commissioners agenda item about county grant funds led to a debate over a potential violation of the Open Meetings Act.County Treasurer Bob Dahms requested … more
After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, “Project Superior” is starting to take shape.The Scoular Company broke ground on its new manufacturing facility in Seward Aug. 6.Company … more
It takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes an entire city to catch a dog.Ginger, a 3-year-old Australian Shepherd, ran away from home more than 10 days ago, and the Seward community is … more
After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, “Project Superior” is starting to take shape.The Scoular Company broke ground on its new manufacturing facility in Seward Aug. 6.Company … more
A baseball, a flag and a pencil all have one thing in common: the American Legion.Seward County Veterans Service Officer and Milford resident Jeff Baker spoke at the Utica American Legion’s program … more
The Seward County Fair will feature country music icon Joe Diffie this Friday, Aug. 9.  Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, a Grammy Award winner and 25-year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Joe Diffie … more
After the food is donated and the tables are stocked, it’s up to volunteers at St. John Lutheran Church to make sure food insecure Seward County residents have enough to eat.Once a month, a group … more
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts got a firsthand account of what detasseling corn is like July 25.Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Steve Wellman, neither of whom had ever … more
Hypnotizing fun set at Seward County FairHypnotist Mike Prochnow will deliver a unique show during the Seward County Fair next week.Prochnow centers his shows around different themes. The theme for … more
Utica, Milford and Cordova each held their annual community celebrations this past weekend, July 26-28. Check out more photos and information in this week's Seward County Independent and Milford … more
The future of a Butler-Seward County agreement is uncertain after Seward County commissioners discussed potential litigation in an emergency executive session and did not accept two grants to fund … more
The Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska since 2004, announced July 29 that he has accepted a call to become the next president of Concordia University, St. Paul, … more
The past year has been a busy one for 4-Her Nolan Eickhoff and his family.Interested in history, Eickhoff decided to focus on abandoned cemeteries in Seward County for his Diamond Clover 4-H … more
Upon request, Justine Therrien of Beaver Crossing had her walker painted to match the purple body paint of Bern’s Auto Shop. The walker was previously red, but thanks to Steve Rodenbaugh, Therrien … more
Paula Francis is on a 10,000-mile mission to discover what makes people happy.The 60-year-old Montpeilier, Vermont, native has been walking around the United States in increments since 2012 and is … more
Brent and Leah Daehling started their business, Old Cottonwood, with the intention of sharing old treasures with other people. Old Cottonwood is located at 400 First St. in Utica, in the old grocery … more
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