Joe Diffie county fair headliner

Joe Diffie, a country music artist known for hits like “Pickup Man” and “John Deere Green,” will play the Seward County Fair on Aug. 9.

Joe Diffie to play Seward County Fair

You might know him from country hits like "John Deere Green" and "Pickup Man." Grammy winner Joe Diffie will play the Seward County Fair on Aug. 9. Read the full story HERE.

Malcolm Jr. Trapshooters

The Malcolm Junior trap shoot squad members are, from left, Colt Reiling, Karter Kopecky, Cooper Koeppen, Lucas Christensen, Luke Beckman and their coach, Darwin Eucker. The squad placed third in the junior division at the state trap shoot competition with a score of 437/500. Over 2,000 participants from high school and junior high squads competed in the event.

Malcolm trapshooters set sights on victory

At a speed of 60 miles per hour, with an incline of 115 degrees, a 4-inch disc flies into the air. The window of time to react is slim.

Decisions need to be made quickly, usually in less than a second, and with a little luck and a lot of practice, the bullet hits the bullseye.

Luke Beckman, Lucas Christensen, Cooper Koeppen, Karter Kopecky, and Colt Reiling know what it’s like to work under pressure and make split-second decisions. They’ve been working to excel in that.

For the last three years they’ve been sharpening their aim under the guidance of instructor Darwin Eucker, with the exception of Kopecky, who’s been on the squad for two years.

All five 14-year-old boys are part of a junior trap shoot squad from Malcolm. In May, they headed to Doniphan to compete in the 50th Annual Cornusker Trapshoot contest. The squad placed third, moving up five places from its previous eighth place.

And with a nearly perfect score of 98/100, Beckman took the first place individual trophy for junior high competitors.

“It was surreal. I couldn’t believe I shot a 98,” Beckman said.

Read more about the team's journey so far HERE.


The Read & Review book group will gather in the Seward Memorial Library on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Pour a cup of coffee and share what you have been reading during the past month. Contact the library at (402) 643-3318 if you will be joining us. Registration may also be done by visiting the library website at
Seward Memorial Library is partnering with NET PBS Kids to show a brand new hour-long special from Ready Jet Go! called “One Small Step.” This movie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Families are invited to view this free movie at the Rivoli Theater on Thursday, June 13, at 10 a.m. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, contact the library at (402) 643-3318.
U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse will have a representative in Seward Thursday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seward Memorial Library for a mobile office. This will provide a face-to-face opportunity to talk to a member of Sasse’s staff about federal government-related issues.
Tai Chi for Better Balance, 10 a.m. maintenance class, 10:30 a.m. beginners class, Milford Senior Center. Call Kathy at (402) 761-3593 for more information.
The Milford Community Chamber of Commerce meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at Pizza Kitchen.
The Milford Mennonite fellowship hall, 920 F St. in Milford, will be the site of The Gathering Table the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. A complimentary meal will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Tim at (402) 761-2244.
Pleasant Dale's regular Board of Trustees meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Community Hall at 110 Ash Street in Pleasant Dale, beginning at 7 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The public can voice concerns during the Public Input portion of the meeting. If a citizen would like to add a topic to the meeting agenda for consideration, the issue must be added to the agenda by the Monday before the meeting. Please contact the Village Clerk to be placed on the agenda.
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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

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