Good morning, it's Tuesday, May 14. Here are some new items and events to start the day:

Woman killed in Sunday crash

At approximately 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, the Seward County Sheriff’s

Office was dispatched to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 196th and Waverly roads.

The preliminary investigation shows that a 2007 Subaru Tribeca sedan was traveling westbound on Waverly Road when it entered the intersection of 196th Road. A 2008 Buick Enclave SUV was traveling northbound on 196th Road when it was struck on the passenger side by the Subaru.

At this time, it is believed that the vehicle traveling westbound on Waverly Road failed to stop at the posted stop sign, causing the crash.

The driver of the 2007 Subaru is identified as 20-year-old Paxton R. Minnig of Lincoln. Minnig was transported to Seward Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Bryan Health West Campus for further medical evaluation. Minnig’s injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

The two occupants of the 2008 Buick were identified as Edward and Lily Gonzalez of Seward. The driver, 53-year-old Edward Gonzalez, was treated and released. The passenger, 56-year-old Lily Gonzalez, was transported to Seward Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. She was later life-flighted to Bryan West and pronounced dead upon arrival.

The accident is being investigated by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been a factor in the crash. Safety restraints were used by all occupants involved in the crash.

Garland Fire and Rescue and Seward Fire Rescue responded to the scene, in addition to the Seward County Sheriff's Office.


Bryan Perez takes the Oath of the Postmaster from Manager of Post Office Operations Dawn Bayer at his installation ceremony April 23 at the Milford Post Office. Bayer read some poems and told of the importance of postal duties during the ceremony. Former Milford Postmaster Kevin Cottam, who is now postmaster in Hebron, and Seward Postmaster Kay Hansen also attended the installation.

Perez installed at Milford post office

There’s a new postmaster in town.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the upper 70s.


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Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s and lows in the upper 70s.

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Bryan Perez began his new position as postmaster at the Milford post office in late February, and his official swearing in ceremony was April 23.

Perez came to Milford from Waverly, where he spent the last two years as postmaster.

“I was looking for a change,” he said. “I’m just trying to gain as much knowledge as possible within the postal service and learn different operations.”

Perez said Milford’s post office is about the same size as Waverly’s operation.

As part of his duties with the United States Postal Service, Perez oversees the Milford, Cordova, Beaver Crossing, Goehner and Pleasant Dale posts as well.

That area is served by four mail carriers.

“It’s a great station. The clerks and the carriers are top notch,” Perez said. “Everybody knows everybody, that’s the neat thing about small-town post offices. If someone has something a little bit incorrect, they already know where it goes.”

Read more in the May 8 edition of the SCI. 

Happening soon

The Milford Color Run, sponsored by 2020 Close-Up, will be Tuesday, May 14, at Milford High. The one-mile and 5K races will begin at 5:30 p.m. near the practice field at MHS. T-shirt pickup starts at 4 p.m. in the commons area. Entry fees are $15 for students through 12th grade and $20 for adults. Registration was due by May 2.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will meet the second Tuesday of each month. The group is open to anyone who has a family member dealing with dementia. The meeting will be Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Brookdale Heartland Park.

The community is invited to take an afternoon break and relax in front of the big screen in the lower level conference room at Seward Memorial Library. Enjoy a new release feature film on Wednesday, May 15, at 1:15 p.m. Contact the library at (402) 643-3318 for specific movie titles.


The Seward baseball team ended its season at state Monday, falling to Mount Michael Benedictine 8-3.

The Concordia University baseball team was 1-1 in the national tournament May 13, beating Clarke 3-1 but losing to top-seeded Oklahoma Wesleyan 14-6. The Bulldogs will play either Clarke or Texas Wesleyan May 14 at 7 p.m. in an elimination game.

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