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Milford Students explore careers

The Milford College and Career Access Day was held on Wednesday, September 29 at Milford High School. This annual event exposes the high school students to over 20 career presenters, allowing …

Seward native brings vet's unique story to life

Seward native Steve Saunders heard the legend of Robert Hymel and knew he could use his talents as a filmmaker to bring his unbelievable story to life. Hymel was a U.S. Air Force pilot who was …

"It's a proud day" Area Civil War soldier honored

Joan Griffin remembers seeing old drums and a saber at her grandmother’s house as a child and each time she would comment on the items, she’d hear about her grandfather, Jeremiah …

Debate underway on district lines

Debate has begun on legislative redistricting proposals. The Nebraska Legislature reviews its district lines after each census. Districts must be similar in population without dividing like …

Milford park project includes splash pad

The City of Milford is readying to make a splash with improvements to the city park. The Milford City Council at its last meeting approved a resolution to allow project engineer JEO pursue …

COVID cases continue to rise in Four Corners communities

As COVID-19 cases rise in Seward County, a special Seward County community sector briefing was held on Thursday, Sept. 9 to keep community members informed. Laura McDougall, executive director of …

MHS students plan door dash

Clubs at Milford High School will host the school's first annual Door Dash Food Drive on Monday, Sept. 27. Students involved in FCCLA, FBLA, Key Club, FFA, student council, Spanish club and art …

Afghan withdrawal brings back memories

As American troops leave Afghanistan, veterans of the Afghan war are watching with concern for friends they made while they served in Afghanistan. Gerald “Jerry” Meyer of Seward is one …

Appliance repair fills area need

James Campbell was looking for a life outside of an automotive profession in Detroit when he had the idea to open a business in the Seward area. “I've been doing automotive my whole adult …
Obituaries
Mary Louise Radney, the daughter of Italian immigrants Peter and Rose (Falsetta) Mauro, was born in Denver, Colorado, on Feb. 18, 1922, the oldest of three children. She passed away Thursday, Sept. …
Dale Andrew Anderson was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Milford, to Otto and Amelia (Unzicker) Anderson, and passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at CHI St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln at the age of …
Samuel R. Troyer was born Oct. 5, 1965, in Seward, to Lauren and Verba (Schweitzer) Troyer, the sixth of eight children, and passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at Bryan West Medical Center in …
Charlene Ann Stutzman was born Dec. 8, 1947, in Friend, to Vern and Lucille (Roth) Stauffer and passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at the age of 73 at home surrounded by her family after a …
Noreen Dee Jantze was born Jan. 10, 1965, in Crete, to Allen Sr. and Maxine (Synder) Hormandl, the first of two children. She went to be with her Lord Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Bryan East Medical …

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Eagles meet challenge at UNK

The Milford boys’ cross country team had a good day at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Invite Sept. 27, finishing second in the team standings behind Sidney. The Eagles ran well …

Milford wins two on court

Milford volleyball split a triangular with Malcolm and David City Sept. 14 and competed at the Fillmore Central Invitational Sept. 18, going 1-2 on the day. Milford went to Malcolm and beat David …

Eagles close to perfect at home invite

The goal was perfection, and the Milford boys’ cross country team came close Sept. 9 at its home invitational. Milford runners placed first, second, fourth and sixth to score 23 team points …

Eagle cross country starts title defense

The Milford boys’ cross country team started its defense of its 2020 Class C state title with two top performances last week. The Eagles were the top Class C/D team at the Charlie Thorell …

Milford volleyball splits week's matches

Milford volleyball split its two matches last week, falling to Fairbury 25-23, 25-27, 26-24, 25-13 and beating Centennial 25-22, 22-25, 25-14, 26-24. Against Fairbury Aug. 31, Coach Emily Restau …

Milford falls on road

Milford had its chances to move the football against Ashland-Greenwood Sept. 3 but couldn’t get going. The Bluejays, on the other hand, did get going and sent Milford home with a 33-0 …
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Celebrations
Births
Luke Matthew Malander was born Aug. 31, 2021, to Tom and Jessica (Owens) Malander of Seward. Luke was born at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 18 ¼ inches …
Collin Kenneth Maca was recently born to Andy Maca and Stephannie (Potter) Maca of Valley. He was born July 30, 2021, at Women's Methodist Hospital Omaha. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 …
Birthdays
Lavina Pisar Melichar, formerly of Crete, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 28. Lavina was born on the family farm near Dorchester. She is the widow of Leonard Melichar. They had three …
Shirley Sloup of Staplehurst is celebrating her 90th birthday next week. She was born Aug. 17, 1931, and taught at Staplehurst Elementary School for many years. Her family members include Scott …
Weddings
Engagements
Emily Hemphill and Layne Dahlquist, both of Seward, will marry Aug. 28 at the Seward United Methodist Church.Parents of the couple are Rick and Deb Hemphill of Utica and Ken and Cindy Dahlquist of …
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 …
Anniversaries
Art and Mary Ellen Dobesh will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Sept. 2, 1961, in Ulysses. Their family members include Bob and Sandi Dobesh, Nancy and John …
Don and Marian Leff, formerly of Beaver Crossing, will celebrate their 70th anniversary on Sept. 8. Greeting cards may be sent to them at 215 Pickett Ridge, Kirbyville, MO 65679.