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Sixpence leading diaper drive in new year
According to the National Diaper Bank, one in every three families in the United States can’t afford enough diapers to keep their … Read More
Light show comes to Seward
What was once a dark park near the Seward County Fairgrounds now features 400,000 lights as part of Nebraska’s Largest Christmas … Read More
The legacy Igor leaves behind
It always irritated Mike Vance that the four-legged coworker he got from Belgium wasn't as young as he was promised. Read More
Santa comes to Milford
Milford hosted two separate Santa events on Dec. 5. First there was the Santa Drive-up at Milford Elementary held by the Milford … Read More
New council members introduced
New members of the Milford City Council were sworn into their first meeting on Dec. 1, which covered multiple council purposes. Read More
Baker tenders resignation
The Seward County Board of Commissioners discussed updating its employee handbook and was presented a resignation from Veteran Service … Read More
Biofuels brace for winter while battling in court
The recent rise in coronavirus cases across the country, and updated restrictions to limit further exposure to the virus, could slow … Read More
Health officials have hope, concern
Recent silver linings have come accompanied by simple math for local health officials. Read More
Bruntz finishes harvest after COVID recovery
A farmer, a planter and his crops. That's David Bruntz's life broken down to common denominators. Read More

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Obituaries
Dennis Ray Stapelman was born Oct. 31. 1950, to Clarence “Bud” and Alice “Joyce” (Young) Stapelman, the fourth of five children and passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at …
Cleve Schweitzer was born Nov. 2, 1925, on a farm near Friend, to Lee and Elma (Stutzman) Schweitzer, the fourth of five children, and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, …
Donna Lee Roth was born Feb. 6, 1934, on a farm near Seward, to Jake and Esther Roth, the third of six children, and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at …
Merle R. Malcom was born Jan. 28, 1935, and passed away Feb. 6, 2021. Arrangements are pending with Lauber Funeral Home in Milford. A full obituary may be found and condolences left for the family at …
Local sports

Schluckebier leads Eagles to top 10 finish at state wrestling

Hopes were high for the 10 wrestlers competing for Milford High at state Feb. 19 and 20. MHS brought home three medals – a silver, a fourth and a sixth. “It’s almost impossible …

Eagles top SNC tournament

There’s first time for everything, as the saying goes, and that came true for Milford wrestling Jan. 30. For the first time, the Eagles brought home the Southern Nebraska Conference …

SNC tournament underway

Eagles second at David City Invite

Another strong showing for the Milford wrestlers means another plaque for the trophy case. The Eagles competed at the David City Invitational Jan. 22 in the smaller-schools division. David City …

Eagles stay unbeaten on season

The Milford boys’ basketball team played a pair of Centrals – Raymond and Thayer – last week and won both. MHS beat Raymond Central 68-43 and Thayer Central 60-35. Milford came …

Milford boys win holiday tournament

A pair of wins against tough competition gave the Milford boys’ basketball team the championship of its holiday tournament Dec. 30. Milford defeated Cross County 60-49 in the semifinals Dec. …
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Celebrations
Anniversaries
Roths to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Roger and Nancy Roth of Beaver Crossing will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Oct. 2. They were married Oct. 2, 1959.The couple has three children: Wendell (Teresa) Roth, Matt (Jennifer) Roth and …

Births
    • Roth

      Roth, Colten and Cassie (Erickson) of Lincoln, a daughter, Rowan Jean, born Oct. 6, 2019, weighing seven pounds, 14 ounces and 19.75 inches …

Birthdays
    • Rahe turns 100

      Evelyn (Stirba) Hermsmeier Rahe of Wilber will celebrate her 100th birthday this month. She was born Feb. 22, 1921. She has one son, Gary …

Weddings
Engagements

Johnson, Van Cleef to wed

Lauren Johnson and Tyler Van Cleef, both of Lincoln, are to wed Jan. 18 at Seward Methdist Church. Parents of the couple are Russell and Theresa Johnson of Seward and Michael and Nancy Van Cleef of …