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District waits for variant to come

While the Omicron variant has not made its way into the Four Corners Health Department, officials are just waiting. Laura McDougall, executive director of Four Corners, said Dec. 30 the …

Milford board raises pay for subs, drivers

The Milford School Board approved a raise in pay for both substitute teachers and bus drivers at Milford Public Schools. The board decided to raise pay for substitute teachers in hope of …

Nebraska’s 107th Legislature to meet for second session

The Nebraska State Legislation is set to meet for their second session from Jan. 5 to April 20. From the January to April stretch, the legislation will be meeting for 60 of those days. Dist. 24 …

District, county see Covid-19 numbers rise

Not a lot has changed in the Four Corners Health District when it comes to Covid-19. “We’re still hovering at the same level,” Laura McDougall, Four Corners executive director, …

Captain Wood to retire after 47-year career in law enforcement

Fresh out of high school in 1974, a young Dave Wood took a job as a dispatcher with the Seward County Sheriff’s Office. Forty-seven years later, almost to the day, Captain Dave Wood will retire …

Giving Tree gives back to local family

The Seward-ish Giving Tree had a chance to help one of its own Dec. 20. Cati Havens of Milford, one of the giving tree organizers, received a new oven and dishwasher from the giving tree and other …

“You get to dream big”

What should be the future look and feel of downtown Milford? Community members' input on that question will be factored in as a Milford Downtown Revitalization plan for the city is underway. As …

Depths of the Depression

SCC launches ‘Save Nebraska Hall’ fundraiser

Donations are being sought to “Save Nebraska Hall,” a historic landmark on Southeast Community College’s Milford Campus. At 100 years old, Nebraska Hall is the oldest …
Obituaries
Pamela Kay Pierce was born June 15, 1952, in Lincoln, to Wallace and Lydia (Sedam) Scdoris and passed away unexpectedly Dec. 27, 2021, at her home near Pleasant Dale at the age of 69 years, 6 months …
Keith Alan Schweitzer was born Aug. 24, 1967, in Friend, to Gerald and Lois (Stutzman) Schweitzer, the sixth of seven children. He passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at his home in Milford after a …
Harlan LeRoy “Butch” Kenney, 80, of Lincoln, entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at the Journey House in Lincoln. He was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Milford, to Harlan and Margaret …
Jaramie Lee Diederichs was born Jan. 19, 1974, in Kemmerer, Wyoming, to Bruce and Jackie (Mattatall) Diederichs and passed away Dec. 1, 2021, in South Bend, Nebraska, at the age of 47 years, 10 …
Kevin Leon Cline, of Pleasant Dale, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 69. Kevin was born March 22, 1952, to Delwyn and Betty (Jackson) …
Local sports

Milford stays hot with road, home victories

The Milford boys’ basketball team won both games last week, holding off Fairbury 40-35 Dec. 10 and beating Lincoln Lutheran 60-53 Dec. 11. Coach Tony Muller said Milford built an early lead …

Milford starts season with mat success

The 2021-22 season got off to a good start for the Milford wrestling team. Milford swept a triangular Dec. 2 and won the Bob Arehart Invitational in Friend Dec. 4 for the third consecutive …

Eagles in between

Milford High sports is currently in between seasons, with winter sports starting in December. Wrestling will travel to Louisville for a triangular Thursday, Dec. 2. Basketball will host York in a jamboree game Tuesday, Nov. 30. The …

Lakeview grounds Eagles in first round

After finishing the season 8-1, the Milford football team was ready to make some noise in the Class C1 playoffs. Columbus Lakeview silenced the Eagles Oct. 29, winning 42-20 to end Milford’s …

Eagle boys run to third place in Class C meet

A pair of individual medalists led the Milford cross country teams at the Class C state meet Oct. 22 in Kearney. Elliott Reitz finished 11th to help the Eagle boys to a third-place team finish …

Eagles make clean sweep at SNC cross country

They’ve never been perfect. They’ve come close, but something always blocked them. Now, however, the Milford boys’ cross country team can check that off their list of things to …
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Celebrations
Births
Levi and Megan (Roth) Notter of Lincoln are the parents of a son, Taysom Lane Notter, born Oct. 7, 2021. Taysom weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are Wes and Jackie Roth of Milford, Pat …
Selah Naomi Olson was born Dec. 4, 2021, to Alexa (Stauffer) And Sam Olson of Nappanee, Indiana.Selah was 7 lbs, 15 oz. and 20 inches long. She was born at their home.Grandparents are Delton and …
Birthdays
Lois (Timoney) Semin, of Seward, formerly of Ulysses, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 11, 2022. Her family members include children, Lori (Bob) Osborne, Dona (Gary)Beard, Lisa (Bob) …
Jane Dumpert will celebrate her 85th birthday on Dec. 14. Her family requests a card shower in honor of the event. Greetings may be sent to her at P.O. Box 114, Exeter, NE. 68351.
Weddings
Engagements
Makena Perdue and Nathan Bierbaum, both of Seward, are planning a Dec. 31, 2021, wedding at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Parents of the couple are Brad and Jill Perdue and Randy and Jill …
Riley Arnold, of Columbus, and Craig Wemhoff, of Humphrey, have announced their wedding for Dec. 4 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, in Humphrey. The couple's parents are Sue and Bob Arnold, of …
Anniversaries
Phil and Sally Wurst of Seward will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Dec. 28. Greetings may be sent to them at P.O. Box 367, Seward, NE, 68434.
Gary and Carolyn Kremer of Milford are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 1, 1961, in Milford. Their family members include LeAnn Troyer and Lisa Kremer along …