The air is humid and the mosquitos are making their appearances. Is it summer yet? 

Kiernan Baker

Kiernan Baker will tour the U.S. with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps this summer.

Baker to tour US with drum and bugle corps

Drum and bugle corps are known for their musicianship and precision. Their members spend months learning the music and drill and weeks perfecting their show before beginning the competition season.

This summer, Kiernan Baker of Seward will find out what it’s like firsthand. The SHS graduate was selected to the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps based in Dubuque, Iowa.

Baker first heard about drum and bugle corps when then-band instructor Tommy Krueger showed some video clips during his freshman year. He started looking at groups in the area and, this year, decided to give it a try.

He and Levi Homp, also of Seward, went to a camp in November to see what the corps was about. Baker was notified of a recall audition in December and got an email Jan. 1 telling him he’d made the cut.

“It’s been a whirlwind,” he said.

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Speak with Sen. Sasse's office

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse announced yesterday that a member of his staff will be hosting a Mobile Office on Thursday, June 13, in Seward.

These office hours will provide Nebraskans with a face-to-face opportunity to speak with a member of Sen. Sasse’s staff about federal government-related issues. A constituent services representative will be on hand to offer guidance and aid to Nebraskans who require help navigating Washington's federal bureaucracy. All are welcome to attend.

The same services are offered by the senator’s staff in each of his state offices. Constituent services representatives can be reached at (402) 476-1400.

Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s.


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Mainly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the mid 70s.

Cloud Coverage:
SW at 15 mph
Chance of Rain:
UV Index:
9 Very High
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08:57:10 PM

The mobile office will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 13, at the Seward Memorial Library's Heritage Room, 233 S. Fifth St. in Seward.

Coming up

Expo caters to women - A women’s expo will be Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beaver Crossing Community Building. Admission is one can of food to benefit the local food banks. The event features crafts, sales and goodies.

Municipal band to give concert - The Seward Municipal Band’s next concert is Sunday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Seward Bandshell. In case of rain, the concert will be in the Civic Center. Call Pat Herrold at (402) 643-6202 with any questions.

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