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The Hughes family had a rough year in 1918. Brothers John, Harley, Ben and Ted had just experienced the death of their father. World War I was raging, the economy was in shambles, and their inherited … more
Ravenna native Kirk Zeller has seen the recent rise of Nebraska filmmaking up close.  As a filmmaker, he’s made connections throughout the country and has taken it upon himself to … more
by Greg Forbes editor@sewardindependent.com One of the fastest growing sports in the United States now has a permanent home in Seward.  The City of Seward and pickle ball enthusiasts … more
Jana Hughes, a Seward school board member and Seward community leader, announced Oct. 19 that she will run for the District 24 seat in the Nebraska … more
The Nebraska State Patrol has identified two men killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 80 near Goehner Tuesday morning. more
Tait Rief was a freshman at Seward High School in the fall of 2001 and had the whole world in front of him.  He was already turning heads as a football player early into his high school … more
Walkers of all ages ventured two miles through Seward to raise awareness and resources for the hungry. Seward United Methodist Church hosted the annual Church World Service CROP Walk Oct. … more
At Centennial Elementary, we have amazing school pride. One of the fun things we do to show our school pride is have our Friday Spirit Rallies. All 200 elementary students gather in our big gym … more
While positive COVID-19 cases are slowly declining, West Nile virus is on Four Corner's radar. Laura McDougall, executive director of Four Corners Health Department, said there have been 115 … more
Mike Bailey has built a career on high-pressure situations.  Now a farmer, businessman and member of the Ansley Fire Department, Bailey earned recognition as the Big 8 decathlon champion with … more
Seward native Steve Saunders heard the legend of Robert Hymel and knew he could use his talents as a filmmaker to bring his unbelievable story to life. Hymel was a U.S. Air Force pilot who was … more
The Seward Public School Board recently received praise for its accomplishments throughout the past year. The school board was given the Board of Excellence Award at the Nebraska Association of … more
The Seward Public Schools' budget calls for a decrease in its total property tax levy. The budget, unanimously approved by the Seward Public Schools Board on Sept. 13, includes a tax levy of 95 … more
Organizers of the Plum Creek Literacy Festival announced they have made the difficult decision to cancel the Children’s Day and Adult Conference scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Concordia University. more
The City of Seward's budget for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year is set. The Seward City Council approved the budget for the new year at its regular meeting Sept. 7. Under the new budget, the total levy … more
As COVID-19 cases rise in Seward County, a special Seward County community sector briefing was held on Thursday, Sept. 9 to keep community members informed. Laura McDougall, executive director of … more
Staplehurst's new restaurant is packed with history and familiar faces. The family team of Deb Frank, Bobbi McVey-Blath and Ryon Blath will open Good 'Ol Days at 330 A Street on Sept. 24. Many … more
Bail for a Staplehurst man accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a minor has been set at $500,000. more
The recent strife and turmoil between the Taliban and the Afghani people brings countless memories back for Tobin Beck. Beck, a journalism and political science professor at Concordia University, was … more
Man's best friend is the focus of Seward's newest mural. Recent passersby of The Alps Bark Park, 511 Bradford St., may have noticed a few large eyes staring at them from the west wall of the … more
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