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Seward Rail Campus's second tenant sort of came before its first. The newest addition to the multi-million dollar project actually started when Brian Levander reached out to Seward County Chamber … more
It was almost comforting, some of the familiar feelings that the first day of school brought. Parents proudly walked their younger children into their respective groups and watched as their … more
Street improvements and projects became the overarching theme at Seward City Council's Aug. 4 meeting in the Civic Center basement. Mainly, construction on the city's east side. Parents have … more
Two major outbreaks stemming from parties and celebrations have been responsible for Seward County's recent surge in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. At an Aug. 6 briefing, Four Corners … more
As Alan Baldwin approaches his final day as a law enforcement officer he's still not far away from the Wizard of Oz. It's written on his whiteboard above the cabinet in his office. It's also there as … more
For at least one week earlier this summer, Anita Foor didn't have to worry about her 10-year-old daughter's morning routine. Each morning Mackenna Wollenburg woke up earlier than normal, … more
Centennial Public Schools has hired Dr. Virginia Moon to serve as interim superintendent. The hiring was done at a special meeting July 21. Moon served as superintendent at Ralston for 11 years, … more
The Centennial Public Schools board of education unanimously accepted the resignation of Tim DeWaard during its July 20 meeting. DeWaard was the district superintendent. He was arrested July 13 on … more
Organizers have decided to postpone the Plum Creek Literacy Festival’s fall event until April 15-17, 2021, according to a July 16 Facebook post. "This decision was made based on guidance from … more
Walmart stores nationwide, including the Seward store, will require customers to wear face coverings starting Monday, July 20, the company announced on Wednesday. In blog post listed on the … more
Concordia University is expanding its Multicultural Program to include a Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity that will provide additional resources and programs to support an environment on … more
While much of the attention on this summer’s legislative session will likely be focused on property tax relief, Nebraska state senators passed a variety of bills before the session was suspended … more
With the summer session less than three weeks away, the Nebraska Legislature’s leaders say there are important tax and revenue topics to be debated and hope to keep everyone safe inside the … more
Ballot initiatives that encourage economic development and repeal slavery language in the state constitution will appear on the Nebraska ballot in November.The Nebraska Tax Increment Financing … more
Back together but still not business as usual, the Seward City Council members sat 6 feet apart in the Civic Center basement for their first in-person meeting in nearly four months. All council … more
The Small Business Administration on July 6 released details about 4,179 Nebraska businesses that took out Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or more.Of them, 21 are from Seward, and the … more
The Seward County Sheriff's Department arrested Centennial Public Schools superintendent Timothy DeWaard July 13 following an investigation related to charges involving a high-school aged … more
Duane Medow got on one of his restored antique tractors and rode the sparkling orange machine into Seward for the Fourth of July just like he has for years. The pandemic canceled Seward's typical … more
“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 … more
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. more
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