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A peaceful “paws” for finals week

Students on Milford's Southeast Community College campus had a chance to destress with furry friends during finals week. Healing Heart Therapy Dogs visited the campus April 29, allowing students …

Little Leaps celebrates Arbor Day

   

Buddy Check returns to in-person meetings

For 14 challenging months, Nick Werman attempted to provide outreach to area veterans any way he could in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Phone calls, text messages and check-ins through social …

Milford’s Wergin named SCCDP Volunteer of the Year

What Katie Wergin thought was a routine Chamber meeting ended in a surprise announcement. Wergin, Milford Chamber of Commerce secretary, was honored on April 26 as the Seward County Chamber and …

Hostetler acknowledged for Milford Key Club work

Milford’s Ella Hostetler was recently acknowledged for her work with Key Club. During the annual convention, she was elected again to serve as District Bulletin Editor for 2021-2022. …

Youth firefighter program shows emergencies up close

A new program in Milford allows students to explore the world of emergency response with professionals who live the life each day. Earlier this year, the Milford Fire Department began offering a …

Milford ProStart rides science to second place finish

An innovative idea netted the Milford High School ProStart management team a second-place finish at the Nebraska State ProStart competition. The team of juniors Logan Hershberger and Skylar Price …

Hall of Fame nod extends dream season

Milford FFA team takes second

Obituaries
Roger William Huss was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Fairbury, to William and Mildred (Singleton) Huss, the youngest of seven children, and passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Ridgewood Care Center in …
Jim Hartmann of Seward, went home Feb. 3, 2021. He was born Dec. 5, 1935, in Seward, to William and Magdalene (Bender) Hartmann. Jim grew up around the Garland area and graduated from Garland High …
Lonnie Ray Roth was born July 19, 1943, on a farm near Milford, to Ezra and Mattie (Eicher) Roth and left this earth on Friday, April 16, 2021, at his home in Lincoln. He was 77.    As a …
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 …
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 …
Updated 5/5/21

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
Anthony and Kate Hruska, a son, Beau Anthony Hruska, born April 21, 2021, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. Grandparents are Nick and Janet Hruska of Ulysses and Steven and …
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
Lavonne Graff of Seward will celebrate her 95th birthday this month.Her family includes three children, six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.She was born May 23, 1926, in Seward. To …
Leland Coon of Seward will celebrate his 80th birthday on May 18.His wife, Janet, and daughters, Jenise, Tammy and Angela and their families would like to help him celebrate with a card shower. Cards …
Weddings
Engagements
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
David and Lorraine Lostroh of Seward are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this week.They were married May 1, 1971, in Lincoln. They have nine children, Julie and Eddie Hughlett, Stephen …
Ronald and Marilyn Hayek of Friend are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary this week.They were married April 24, 1976, at Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln.Their children are Kristi and Matt …