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Seward County Commissioners discussed and then approved the job description for a new full-time civilian task force position for the sheriff’s department at its June 16 meeting. The position, … more
Dowding Municipal Pool opened on June 19 after weeks of speculation. Cold temperatures and the weather kept crowds away on opening day. The next day, however, people dove in. more
Seward travelers can expect delays starting next Wednesday, weather permitting, as highway maintenance will alter the traffic flow on both Highway 15 and Highway 34 starting Wednesday at 6 … more
While things could change before school is supposed to start in August, the Seward School Board is considering how that might look.Dr. Josh Fields, district superintendent, said the board spent time … more
Two people crashed a reportedly stolen car while attempting to elude pursuing Seward County Sheriff's deputies near Goehner on June 12. According to a police report, a car with Iowa license plate … more
Kendel Blake Swicord, a former officer with the Seward County Sheriff's office who resigned in January, lost his appeal in Hall County District Court on May 13 in order to gain certification from the … more
Businesses in Seward will display "Back in Business" signs for drivers participating in the Drive Seward Sunday, June 7, can watch for as part of a scavenger hunt. The drive will go from 5-7 p.m. … more
Neighbors and passersby alike may have seen Loren Toovey riding horseback around his Pleasant Dale farm. He's always welcomed a wave and greeting, a personable touch to the occasional isolation. … more
UPDATED Nationwide protests finally reached the front steps of Seward County. On Tuesday afternoon a group of protestors peacefully occupied the lawn surrounding the Seward County Courthouse … more
Concordia University announced May 28 that its upcoming fall 2020 semester calendar will start with classes on Aug. 10 and conclude on Nov. 24 while forgoing its traditional fall break in hopes of … more
Yes on the pool and yes on baseball and softball.The Seward City Council voted to continue with plans to open the pool in July during its May 19 meeting.Council members discussed ways to keep the … more
A few photos from Memorial Day 2020 festivities throughout Seward County. more
Welcome to May 25 and happy Memorial Day! Did you know? Memorial Day was named a federal holiday in 1971 and was originally referred to as Decoration Day. Decoration Day officially was … more
You know it is a very upside-down year when the City of Seward’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Committee votes to not host a live Fourth of July Celebration in 2020 and merge their 2020 Fourth … more
You know it is a very upside-down year when the City of Seward’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Committee voted May 18 to not host a live Fourth of July Celebration in 2020 and merge their 2020 … more
Some state-mandated health measures were lifted May 4 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the restrictions, issued by Gov. Pete Ricketts, included the opening of in-person services for … more
For the vast majority of American high school graduating seniors in 2020, they will be the first in history to miss out on many of the “lasts,” such as last prom, last day of school, last time … more
“Do good things, one thing at a time.”That’s how Seward resident Nick Werman is spending his time—doing good things.With a little ingenuity and a few partnerships, Werman has spent the past … more
“Hi, Kale! Hi, Phillip!” Wendy Schultz smiles and waves at her computer screen. The children on the other side wave back, ready for Schultz to put on her storytime hat and start to … more
School hallways are silent. Lockers have nothing in them. Classrooms are empty. And it’s not summer vacation. Instead, students and teachers are working from home. After a week of online … more
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