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Town hall set for better broadband funding

Residents who want better internet options are invited to learn how they can advocate for broadband in their homes and businesses. The Seward County Broadband Task Force will host a …

Board of commissioners focus on safety, risk identification projects

Formalizing the county’s employee driver safety program and planning for potential storms or disasters beyond 2024 were key topics for the Seward County Board of Commissioners Feb. 14. …
Garrett Schoen celebrates  a win in the consolation semifinals at districts Feb. 10. The two are among five Milford Eagles who qualified for the state wrestling tournament, which starts Thursday, Feb. 15, in Omaha.

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Kellen Lovitt of Milford scores nearfall points against Sean Shultz of Raymond Central in the third-place match at districts Feb. 10.

Five Eagles fly to state

Five will represent the Milford Eagles at the state wrestling tournament starting Thursday, Feb. 15, in Omaha. The Eagles wrestled in the C2 district at Boone Central. “There were …
Seward County's Lauren Frihauf tries to score a takedown against Baylee Chessmore of Neligh-Oakdale Feb. 16.

Girls' wrestling gets first state match win

The Seward County girls’ wrestling team sent its first qualifiers to the state wrestling tournament Feb. 15-17 and brought home the first match win at state. Ava Rediger pinned Ariana …
Quinn Zegers of Milford turns Francisco Juan Lucas of Madison in their first-round consolation match.

Milford wrestlers miss medals at state

The Milford wrestlers had a tough state tournament Feb. 15-17. The four Eagles who competed finished outside the medals. “It was disappointing. There’s no way to sugarcoat it,” …
Ava Rediger of the Seward County girls' team works to turn Valeria Gonzalez of South Sioux City during district action Feb. 9.

Three are first girls’ qualifiers

Feb. 9 was a big day for the Seward County girls’ wrestling team. Four wrestlers were competing in the district tournament with places at state on the line. Three girls advanced to the …
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Lauren Frihauf of the Seward County girls' team fights for hand control against Madelynn Bohnet of South Sioux City Feb. 9.
Lauren Frihauf of the Seward County girls' team fights for hand control against Madelynn Bohnet of South Sioux City Feb. 9.
Lauren Frihauf of the Seward County girls' team fights for hand control against Madelynn Bohnet of South Sioux City Feb. 9.
Lauren Frihauf of the Seward County girls' team fights for hand control against Madelynn Bohnet of South Sioux City Feb. 9.
Lauren Frihauf of the Seward County girls' team fights for hand control against Madelynn Bohnet of South Sioux City Feb. 9.
Celebrations
Birthdays
Dwaine Novak, Sr., of Pleasant Dale will celebrate his 95th birthday early next month. He was born Feb. 8, 1929, in rural Pleasant Dale. To help him celebrate, his children, grandchildren …
Harold Meinke of Crete will celebrate his 80th birthday later this month. He was born Jan. 27, 1944. To help him celebrate, there will be an open house Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2 – 5 …
Births
Sam and Alexa (Stauffer) Olson, of   Nappanee, Indiana, are the parents of a son, Kyrie James Olson. He was born Nov. 25, 2023, and weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz. Grandparents are Delton and …
Elaine “Lainey” Margaret Lechtenberg was born Oct. 19, 2023, to Nathan Lechtenberg and Grace (Halder) Lechtenberg, of Fort Calhoun, at Methodist Fremont Health in Fremont. She …
Anniversaries
Valerian and Blanche Dworak of Seward recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 22, 1964, in Schuyler. Their family members include children, Timothy and …
Harold and Becky Brown of Friend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Dec. 29, 1963, in Edgar. Their family members include daughter, Tressa and Bill …
Weddings
Amanda Pohlman of Omaha and Grant Biggs of Seward were married Aug. 26 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Omaha. The bride’s parents are Brent and Michele Pohlman of Omaha and the …
Marissa O’Grady and Joe Gremel, both of Lincoln, were married Dec. 10, 2022, at 1316 Jones St. in Omaha. The officiant was the Rev. Scott Bruick. O’Grady’s parents are Joe and …
Engagements
Audree Morris of Blair and Austin Luebbe of Milford are planning a June 29 wedding in Omaha. The bride’s parents are Patrick Morris and Misty Larson and the parents of the groom are Bruce …
Brittany Ohnoutka of Lincoln will be married to Henry Schmidt, also of Lincoln, at an August wedding. His grandparents are Allan and Sandy Schmidt of Seward.