Garage sale weekend is coming!

Watch tomorrow's SCI News Now update for an interactive map of the 50-plus garage sales in the Seward area this weekend. From clothing and toys to furniture and sporting equipment, there will be something for everyone.

A little pomp, a little circumstance

Milford High School class of 2019

Mitchell Wingard gives a purple carnation to his mom, Becky Wingard, at Milford’s graduation May 11. The graduates took some time to thank their parents, friends and family for all they have done to support them.

Area high schools held commencement ceremonies last weekend. See more photos and a special Academic Excellence section in this week's SCI. Additional copies are available at our office.

Seward hosts statewide brochure swap

Tourism Brochure Swap

Pat Coldiron (front), Sharon Hambek, Clark Kolterman, Sue Imig and Jeanne Hain-Wiemer, all members of the Seward County Visitors Committee, gather to sort and bundle thousands of brochures on Seward and Seward County for the annual Nebraska Tourism Brochure Swap in Seward May 14-15. The brochures were exchanged with communities across Nebraska and placed in all the rest areas across Nebraska’s I-80 corridor. 

Seward hosted the annual Nebraska Tourism Committee Brochure Swap May 14 and 15. 

The Seward County Visitors Committee has been working for the past three months in preparation. 

“The point is to promote each other’s communities,” SCVC member Clark Kolterman said.

Up to 65 communities  from Norfolk to Ogallala to Broken Bow gathered May 14 and 15 to take part in the event. 

Participants visited Junto Winery and Bottle Rocket Brewing Co. and were able to take part in the Nebraska Passport Tour stops as well.

The Passport Tour stops in Seward County include Red Path Gallery and Tasting Room and Main Street Market in Milford.

Brochures from Seward and nearby areas were traded, to be taken across the state for promotional purposes. 

Kolterman said the brochures Seward representatives collected will be available at the Civic Center.

“People know we are the Fourth of July city but maybe have never been to Seward,” Kolterman said. “This helps to really showcase what we have to offer.” 

Representatives from the majority of the state wide rest stops on I-80 were present to gather information to take back also. 

“(This event) really gets people from across Nebraska into these places,” Kolterman said.


Stay and play at SML: The toys are out and the songs are ready! Come and sit and relax with other young parents while the children enjoy stories and playtime together. Seward Memorial Library will host “Stay and Play” on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 5 and younger. Come and go each week during May through July.

Grill out at Ridgewood: Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center will host a community grill out Thursday, May 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings will be served.

Countdown to Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary: Gerald “Jerry” Meyer, president of the Nebraska National Guard Historical Association and historian at Seward’s Nebraska National Guard Museum, will present “Countdown to Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary” on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. During the one-hour presentation, Meyer will share behind-the-scenes facts surrounding the famous July 20, 1969, moonwalk by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Meyer promises to provide “the rest of the story” from his perspective. His talk is not directed to science geeks but is for families to enjoy. As a bonus he will bring along the Saturn 5 Rocket model from the museum. This program will launch “A Universe of Stories” summer reading program.

July 4 Committee to meet: The monthly meeting of the Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee will be Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Seward Civic Center. Final reports will be heard, and a group photo of the 2019 Celebration Committee will be taken. Plans will also be shared about the annual kick-off event on Wednesday June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center. The theme for the celebration is “Education – America’s Foundation” and honors Drs. Laurie and Brian Friedrich of Concordia University as the Seward Fourth of July’s Grand Parade’s grand marshals.

Afternoon showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 40s.


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Afternoon showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 40s.

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