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SCC president receives award

Southeast Community College President Dr. Paul Illich is the recipient of the 2022 Western Regional Chief Executive Officer Leadership Award from the Association of Community College …

Clerk debunks early voting myths

This is the first in a four-part series on voter education information from the Seward County Clerk. Forty-four years ago, when Sherry Schweitzer began working in the Seward County Clerk’s …

Man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle

Marcus Vogt, 27, of Fremont was arrested after crashing a stolen vehicle Aug. 1. The pursuit began near Goehner and ended near Lincoln. The Seward County Sheriff's Office reported that a deputy …

Third-generation firefighter joins MVFD Explore program

Kaytlin Keilig is the third generation of her family to be a part of a fire department. “I got into it because of my dad. He’s been a volunteer as long as I can remember, and my …

New ag contractor coming to county

A new farm construction company will soon call Seward County home. Summit Contracting, headquartered in Platte, South Dakota, is planning a new facility just south of Seward, near …

Milford FCCLA in top 10 at nationals

Ten Milford High students competed in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Leadership Conference and Competition, with eight placing in the top 10 in the nation. The event …

SCC hosts state’s top diesel techs

While farmers keep the world fed and truck drivers deliver that food, it’s the diesel technicians that keep the trucks running. Southeast Community College in Milford was the site of a July …

Fun run registration open for Milford Fun Days

A 5K and one-mile fun run will be a part of Milford Fun Days again this year. The event will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, but runners and walkers should register early. The event is …

Students could double up on assessments

Students in grades 3-8 could spend twice the amount of time and effort taking standardized tests during the upcoming school year – something school officials say they aren’t thrilled …
Obituaries
Mervin LeRoy Stauffer was born July 13, 1938, in a farmhouse near Milford, to Wilton and Cora Stutzman Stauffer and passed away Aug. 4, 2022, in Plano, Texas. His parents; daughter, Kristen; and …
Susan (Duran) Hal, 75, passed away peacefully at her Milford home on Aug. 5, 2022. A birthday celebration was planned for her on Aug. 8, but mom was stubborn to the end and would not allow her family …
Marguerite “Diana” Schweitzer, formerly of Milford, was born Oct. 12, 1937, to Peter and Rose (Pavlicek) Junker in Fairbury. Following high school, Diana graduated from Peru State …
Wayne Edward Roth was born Nov. 9, 1933, on a farm near Milford, to William and Emma Roth, the sixth of seven children. Wayne passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday July …
Ricky Lee Schweitzer, age 61, of formerly of Elmwood, passed away July 25, 2022. Rick was born July 4, 1961, in Seward, the son of Robert and Sharon (Pearce) Schweitzer. His family lived near …
Local sports

Juniors see season end at districts

It was a tough Class B Area 1 tournament for the Crete Nestle Purina Post 147 juniors. Crete struggled to get its offense going in games against Auburn and Hickman, losing to Auburn 8-0 July 8 and …

Juniors fall in two games

The Crete Nestle Purina Legion Post 147 juniors rallied late but couldn’t get past Waverly June 28, losing 8-5. Roncalli was too much for Seward June 29, getting a 13-1 win. Against …

Offense sputters for host team at tournament

The Crete Nestle Purina Legion juniors hosted the Gretchen Walker Memorial Invitational June 25 and 26 and went 0-3 in its games. Crete opened against Seward June 25 and lost 17-1, allowing 12 …

Toovey, Hauder lead Eagles at state golf

The Milford golf team finished 11th in the team standings at the Class C state golf tournament May 24 and 25. The tournament was contested at Elks Country Club in Columbus. Coach Tony Muller said …

Toovey, Hauder lead Eagles at state golf

The Milford golf team finished 11th in the team standings at the Class C state golf tournament May 24 and 25. The tournament was contested at Elks Country Club in Columbus. Coach Tony Muller said …

Spahr wins silver in state high jump

Coach Marty Hingst’s final state track meet wasn’t bad. Milford sent four athletes in five events and brought home two medals. Sarah Spahr became a two-time medalist with her runner-up …
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Births
Kellan Alex Stepp was born July 14, 2022, to Nate and Megan (Neth) Stepp of Seward. His grandparents are Neal and Karen Neth, of Lincoln, and Kevan and Terri Stepp, of Seward.
Kennedy Elizabeth McGregor was born to Ryan and Beth McGregor of Omaha on March 14, 2022, at Women's Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches …
Birthdays
Doris Geiger will celebrate her 95th birthday this month. She was born July 14, 1927. Her family is requesting a card shower and requests that senders write about their relationship or an event …
Bernard Kastl of Seward will celebrate his 101st birthday on May 13. He has one daughter, Barb Sypal and husband, Ron, five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  The family is …
Weddings
Arlet Bode and Drew Gremel, both of Portland, Oregon, were married July 9, 2022, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland. The officiant was the Rev. Dr. W.J. Mark Knutson. The bride’s …
Engagements
Megan Graves from Seward is engaged to marry Sedrick Perkins from Monroe, Louisiana. The wedding will be April 9 in Phoenix, Arizona. The bride's parents are David Graves of Seward and Rachel …
Makena Perdue and Nathan Bierbaum, both of Seward, are planning a Dec. 31, 2021, wedding at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Parents of the couple are Brad and Jill Perdue and Randy and Jill …
Anniversaries
Lynn and Gloria Erb of Clatonia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married May 27, 1972, in Lincoln. Their family members include sons, Barry and Cami Erb of …
Doug and Sue Cutshall of Seward will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this month. They were married May 27, 1972, in Omaha. Their family members include daughters, Theresa …