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Milford High School gets new learning tool

Milford High School got a new machine for its science department that allows students to look at the anatomy of a human body from a different view and work with technology that they might experience …

Out with the old water mains, valves and hydrants

Milford’s water main replacement project – more than a year in the works – is finally about to begin. Last January, the city council designated the $845,015 of American Rescue …

Kick-off meeting for Seward County Gives is Feb. 1

Agencies and nonprofits that want to participate in Seward County Gives this May should plan to send representatives to a kick-off meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Seward. The agency information …

Council considers bringing keno, lottery to Milford

Keno and other lottery-style games could find their way to Milford at the request of two local bar owners. Todd Vegas and Robert Struwe, owners of Sheri’s Grill and Bar, which soon will …

SCCDP adds new member to team

The Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership recently added a new member to its staff who is excited to start an interesting, fun and challenging job. Joanie Brecka, director of marketing …

Residents can challenge broadband speed to increase funding

Seward County residents are encouraged to dispute internet speeds at their homes in order to bring more funding to Nebraska to close the broadband service gap. The deadline to submit a challenge …

Cast receives Quilt of Valor

The face of determination

Milford students hold winter gear drive

Two Milford FCCLA students set up a winter gear drive to donate to Voices of Hope in Lincon. Voices of Hope’s primary focus is on crisis intervention services for adult victims of domestic …
Obituaries
Jeanene Carol (Leichty) Roth was born Dec. 28, 1941, in Wayland Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Florence (Christner) Leichty. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 7, 2023. Jeanene …
Donna Raye Harding was born July 8, 1936, in Galesville, Wisconsin, to Lloyd and Agnes (Dick) Johnson and passed away Jan. 9, 2023, in Seward, at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 1 day. She …
Jeanene Carol (Leichty) Roth was born Dec. 28, 1941, in Wayland Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Florence (Christner) Leichty. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 7, 2023. Jeanene …
Randy Ray Erb graduated from Milford High School in 1968 and from Nebraska Vocational Technical College in 1970. He opened Randy’s Studio in Milford in June 1970. Randy and Dee Hunter were …
Marcia Ann Boden, age 84, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2022, after suffering a fatal aortic aneurysm in Kaiser Hospital, Roseville, California. Marcia was born to Albert and Dorothy …
Local sports

Milford upsets Malcolm in girls' basketball

They knew this would be a tough stretch. In a three-game span, the Malcolm girls’ basketball team has faced three ranked opponents, each with distinctively different styles of play. “I …

Eagles split pair on hardwood

Milford’s boys’ basketball team split its games last week, beating Falls City 46-33 Jan. 3 and falling to Malcolm 63-38 Jan. 5. “Malcolm – that was a tough one,” …

Seward County girls face tough opponents on mats

The Seward County girls’ wrestling team got a lot of mat time last week, competing in the Norm Manstedt Invite Jan. 5 and at Malcolm Jan. 7. The Norm Manstedt tournament at High Plains …

MHS girls third in tournament

Three straight days of basketball is a lot. Just ask the Milford basketball teams. The girls’ team went 2-1 over the three days, beating Superior 42-37, losing to Cross County 45-39 and …

Girls' wrestling wins runner-up plaque

The Seward County girls’ wrestling team brought home the runner-up plaque from the Fillmore Central Invitational Dec. 30 and had four wrestlers earn individual silver medals. Lauren Frihauf …

Girls take mat for official wrestling

For the first time in Seward history, a girls’ wrestling team competed in official matches. The Bluejays, a co-op between Seward, Milford and Centennial, hosted Norris and York Dec. 1 and …
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Births
Noah Michael Osborne was born Jan. 11, 2023, to Brenden and April (Truhlicka) Osborne of Lincoln. He was born at Bryan Medical Center and weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz  and was 20.5 inches …
James Izyk Dahlquist was born Nov. 6, 2022, to Layne Dahlquist and Emily Hemphill of Seward. He was born at Seward Memorial Hospital and weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21.5 inches …
Birthdays
Lyle Zimmer of Seward County will celebrate his 90th birthday on Feb. 4. His family members include his wife, Dee Zimmer (deceased); children, Steve and Bernita Zimmer, Plattsmouth, Mike and …
Don “Frosty” Forst, of Seward, will celebrate his 90th birthday later this month. He was born Jan. 26, 1933, in Seward. Greetings may be sent to him at 314 N. 10th St., Seward, NE …
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
Anniversaries
Lin and Tanya Williams of Seward recently celebrated their 50th wedding annivesary. They were married Dec. 16, 1972, in Alliance, Ohio. Their family members include their son, Randall …
Ken and Sandy Shaw of Seward are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Greetings may be sent to them at 312 E. Maple St., Seward NE 68434.