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Fatal wreck outside of Milford
At approximately 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on … Read More
Organizers aim for largest blood drive
The Seward Community Blood Bank has scheduled a stop for Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Harvest Hall at the Seward County Fairgrounds from 9 … Read More
Local health directors call for action
Coinciding with Public Health Thank You Day on Nov. 23, Nebraska's local health department directors hosted a virtual press conference … Read More
Santa Saturday coming to Milford
The Milford Kiwanis Club is hosting Santa Saturday on Dec. 5 from 9-11 a.m. at Milford Elementary School. Read More
Board welcomes new commissioner, talks nepotism
The Seward County Board of Commissioners met Nov. 17 with its newest District One commissioner, Misty Ahmic. Read More
Kelley wins election with eyes on future
Patrick Kelley ran as the incumbent having not been elected to the seat he held. So he campaigned around Milford asking residents if … Read More
What does a new administration mean for ag?
Members of the agriculture community have started speculating on members of president-elect Joe Biden's administration. Read More
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

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Vivien V. Hostetler was born Nov. 30, 1925, in Milford, to Homer and Mary (Roth) Schweitzer, the oldest of three children, and passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at her home in Milford at the …
Jim Anderson was born May 9, 1943, and passed away in his home in Fort Meyers, Florida, on Nov. 17, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Paulene Burkey Morrison Anderson, formerly of Milford; …
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 …
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 …