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Five new COVID deaths
Seward County's outbreak of coronavirus exposure continued for another week and, for the first time in months, residents in the county … Read More
Milford Public Schools receives Board of Excellence Award
Milford Public Schools was recently named a recipient of the Board of Excellence Award, given by the Nebraska Association of School … Read More
Staff shortage causes strain on maintenance department
Milford City Maintenance Supervisor Gary TeSelle said the city was very fortunate to endure only a light ice bath in the middle of … Read More
"The storm is here"
Seward County's COVID-19 situation is anticipated to worsen. And the end is not near. Memorial Health Care Systems CEO Roger Reamer … Read More
Quarantine stretches school, city staffs
Cities, villages, schools and businesses continue to reel as COVID-19 cases in Seward County continue to mount. Read More
MHCS urges community unity
We recognize that this is a challenging time. As individuals, we are bombarded with messages surrounding COVID-19 and making decisions … Read More
Students start Fa La La Shop Milford
The Future Business Leaders of America Milford Chapter wanted to bring the community together somehow with this year's project. They … Read More
Council discusses city's staff shortages in meeting
City department staffing issues, as well as potential new commercial and residential developments, were discussed during an 87-minute … Read More
Seward County notches massive voter turnout
Seward County eclipsed its total number of voters from 2016 with a 81% turnout for the 2020 General Election. Read More

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Chad David Martin entered this world on Jan. 3, 1977, in Listowel, Ontario to Melvin and Margaret (Good) Martin, the oldest of two sons and passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Bryan West …
Howard “Howie” Dean Wurst was born in rural Utica on Oct. 13, 1933. He passed away Nov. 17, 2020, at the Seward Memorial Hospital. He was the fifth child and only son of Emanuel and …
Richard Thomas Dugdale came to bat on Aug. 11, 1942, in Seward, to Robert and Lois (Brandhorst) Dugdale, and crossed home plate on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln at …
Richard Joe Rediger was born July 24, 1944, in Beemer, to Merle and Erna (Eichelberger) and passed away suddenly Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln at the age of …
Local sports

Eagles take top spot in Class C

The Milford boys’ cross country team came into the state meet confident, Coach Michele Kontor said. “I said we could run very well and get one through four,” she said. …

Eagles send both teams to state cross country

Top three is the place to be if you want to qualify for state cross country. Milford’s girls’ and boys’ team each earned runner-up, giving the Eagles a chance to fly at the Class …

Eagles win wild one, fall in subdistrict final

A wild game, full of twists and turns, saw the Milford softball team down Aquinas 25-20 Oct. 5 in its first game of the Subdistrict C5 tournament. The win put the Eagles in the final against …

Eagles third at SNC

The Milford softball team earned third place in the Southern Nebraska Conference tournament Sept. 26, with its only loss of the day coming in the semifinals to Fillmore …

Broncos look to reenter win column

The offense sputtered for the Centennial softball team last week. The Broncos hosted Aurora and gave up 17 runs to the visitors in a 17-0 loss Sept. 1. At the Fairbury Invitational Sept. 5, …

Bluejays down Cougars on homecoming

A new opponent came to Seward Sept. 4 and went home in defeat. The Seward football team beat Omaha Gross 13-7 to celebrate homecoming. “We’re super excited about the win,” Coach Jamie Opfer …
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 …

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

    • Grace is 16!!!

      We love you so much and are so proud of you in everything you do! Happy sweet 16!!!  Love,  Dad, Shawna, Faith, Axel, and Thea


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 …