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Fire destroys camper in rural Milford
A fire in rural Milford destroyed a camper and led to the death of a pet inside. Travis Fougeron, First Assistant Chief for the … Read More
Pleasant Dale Auxiliary recognized for work with Milford schools
The Pleasant Dale American Legion Auxiliary recently claimed a national award for its attention to area education. The Auxiliary … Read More
Climbing COVID mountain
Funeral homes provide a setting in which families can say their final goodbyes to loved ones and provide closure to many. During … Read More
Archery team competes at state
The Milford High School NASP archery team had an extremely successful state competition.  For the first time ever Milford had … Read More
Faith fuels Our Redeemer construction project
Before construction even began, the new ministry center at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and School proved it could weather any … Read More
Grandpa inspiration behind photography award
Malcolm junior Cyrena Miller's photograph from her grandpa's farm recently won an award for its visual appeal, but the meaning behind … Read More
Bottle Rocket cans cleared for takeoff
Bottle Rocket Brewing cans hit shelves across Nebraska for the first time in the brewery’s five-year existence last week, checking … Read More
Starkey new veterans service officer
Matt Starkey has seen a variety of service. From Desert Storm as a medic to National Guard to Veterans Affairs, he knows the … Read More
Matzkes honored at Seward Rotary
“He’s the first one in our Rotary Club!” said longtime Rotarian Clark Kolterman when introducing Charles “Chuck” Matzke, at … Read More

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Obituaries
Wilma Phelps, 96, died peacefully at her long-time home of Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas, on March 3, 2021. Wilma was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Beaver Crossing, to Elbert and Clara (Burkey) …
Maxine Barbara Roth was born July 15, 1935, in Amenia, North Dakota, to Sam and Clara (Nitzsche) Roth, the second of four children and passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at her home in …
David Alan Geary went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 2, 2021. Pastor Dave and Karen pastored at Milford Assemblies of God Church for many years. “PD” was loved by all and …
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 …
Local sports

Eagle girls third, boys fourth at Malcolm meet

The Milford girls’ track team finished in the third spot at the Malcolm Invitational April 7. Mariah Richards was one of the team’s top performers, Coach Marty Hingst …

Seward County track leaders

Girls 100-meter dash 1) Coral Collins, Seward, 13.11 1) Sydney Stelling, Milford, 13.27 2) Eden Schulz, Seward, 13.28 200-meter dash 1) Coral Collins, Seward, 27.8 2) Sydney …

Broncos, Eagles top two in girls’ battle

The Centennial and Milford girls’ track teams were the top two in the team standings at the end of the Wilber-Clatonia Invitational March 30. The Broncos won the meet with 124 points, while …

Indoor meet opens Milford's 2021 track season

The beginning of any season is full of questions, but the 2021 track season has even more. Without last spring to go on, coaches are trying to fill events with unfamiliar faces. “We …

Eagles win district final, head to state

The Milford boys’ basketball team picked up a couple big wins in subdistricts Feb. 23 and 25 to advance to a March 1 district final. The Eagles (26-0) beat  Mitchell 75-46 March 1 in …

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 …
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Celebrations
Births

Haskin

Haskin, Ryan and Allison (Brandt) of Seward, a daughter, Taylor Renee, born Jan. 27, 2021, in Lincoln, weighing seven pounds, four ounces and 18.75 inches long.Grandparents are Kurt and Sharon Brandt …

Birthdays

Philson to turn 90 soon

Phyllis Philson of Milford will celebrate her 90th birthday this month.She was born March 23, 1931 in Milford. Phyllis was married to husband Dale (deceased) and they have three kids including Debra …

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 …

Anniversaries

Eikenhorsts to celebrate 40 years

Mark and Leone Eikenhorst of Utica will celebrate 40 years of marriage this April.They were married April 3, 1981, in Utica.They have four children including daughter April (Trent) Heyen, son Damon …