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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
Every Independence Day is highlighted in Seward by its Fourth of July parade in the afternoon. Here's a collection of photos from the parade, taken by the Independent, over the years. more
There's a lot of constants about Seward's Fourth of July celebration. One of them is the people that make it what it is. Here's some file photos of them throughout the years. more
The bubblegum blowing contest is a staple of the Fourth of July celebration. Here's a collection of photos of the event straight from the Independent archives. more
One of the constants over the years to Seward's Fourth of July celebration has been the pie eating contest in the morning. Here are some photos of the event over the years. more
The Wissman family first presented its original musical, Let Freedom Sing, in 2009. This video takes a look back at Independent file photos from over the years. more
The annual Fourth of July water fight won't happen this year. Relive it with this slideshow looking at the event through the years. more
A short slideshow of the various events Seward's hosted in its Fourth of July Celebration. All photos come from the Independent's archives and start from the bicentennial celebration in 1976. more
The Seward County Independent earned 14 awards at the annual Nebraska Press Association Awards, which was released to newspapers across the state digitally on June 27. Most notably, the … more
The Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee had to cancel the traditional Fourth of July for 2020 but developed a series of segments promoting a virtual Fourth of July Celebration on … more
South of Seward sits a new industrial project 10 years in the making. What started as an idea to expand industrial economic opportunity gained steam when Seward was selected as one community to be … more
Wild steps down Retirement isn't the right word for Dr. John Wild. As a Friday morning sun struck through his chiropractic office's windows off Main Street, soaking his summer casual attire, he … more
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
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