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The statue of William H. Seward was installed on the new plaza northwest of the courthouse last weekend. The statue will officially be dedicated Saturday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited … more
Parts of North Columbia Avenue in Seward may be closed for awhile—at least during the day.The City of Seward is working with Pavers Inc. of Waverly on a resurfacing project from Highway 34 to … more
The Seward County Sheriff’s Office has recently received a host of new animal companions. The Sheriff’s office has entered into a partnership with the Blue River Pet Rescue shelter and also taken … more
The Staplehurst Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual barbecue and street dance June 22, which included a water fight, bounce houses, barrel train and firetruck rides, a softball tournament, … more
Since losing her brother to suicide 10 years ago, Seward resident Sara (Holle) Endorf and her family have been raising money and awareness to help put a stop to mental illness, a contributing factor … more
Two children stand silently at the foot of the Cattle Bank sign. The girl gazes toward the flag flying atop the courthouse, her hand on her heart. The boy looks up at her, uncertain what he should … more
Railroad crossing repair work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 18 on L-80G at Reference Post 5.22, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.Both lanes of traffic will be closed. Use … more
Jonathan Jank has been named the 2019 Nebraska Economic Developers Association Professional of the Year in the community category.The award was presented by NEDA, the largest association of economic … more
The Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership is currently preparing a Seward Countywide Housing Study to determine both the present and future housing needs of the county.As a component of … more
The Seward County Board of Commissioners tabled a decision during its regular meeting June 11 regarding the county’s salary study because it received notice that the salary study committee had … more
Bob Hope is coming back to perform in Seward on Sunday, June 30, at 7 p.m. at the Seward High School Auditorium.He will be joined by an all-star cast of talent from around the state. Seward’s … more
Jonathan Jank has been named the 2019 Nebraska Economic Developers Association Professional of the Year in the community category. The award was presented by NEDA, the largest association of … more
Railroad crossing repair work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 18, near Goehner on L-80G at Reference Post 5.22, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Both lanes of traffic … more
Utica residents recently joined efforts to make their community a little safer and a little more fun for kids.Last summer, volunteers installed a new playground near the ballfields on the northwest … more
Country music artist Joe Diffie will headline the Seward County Fair concert this year on Aug. 9. This marks the third year in a row a big name country act will headline the concert following John … more
At a speed of 60 miles per hour, with an incline of 115 degrees, a 4-inch disc flies into the air. The window of time to react is slim.Decisions need to be made quickly, usually in less than a … more
The fourth annual Run to St. Lo Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk is in the books. Over 80 runners and walkers competed in the memorial race to remember the 52 Nebraska National Guard soldiers killed … more
Mark Smith of High Plains Enterprises spoke to the Seward County Board of Commissioners on May 28 to discuss liquidated damages for its work in the Sunrise Road box culvert project near Milford.The … more
Hi! My name is Nick Boys and I have just started my summer internship here at the Seward County Independent. I am currently a student at Concordia University due to embark on my (super) senior year … more
Monique Peetz and her family were talking to her daughter, Gretchen, when a startling sound interrupted their phone call the evening of May 26.“There was a humongous boom, louder than anything … more
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