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MHS FFA celebrates successes

Nine members of the Milford FFA chapter went to Indianapolis in late October for the 95th National FFA Convention.  Four of the members, Sophia Pierce, Autumn Wissenburg, Nolan Eickhoff and …

Midterm election sees higher voter turnout

The 2022 midterm election brought in a large number of Seward County voters according to Seward County Clerk Sherry Schweitzer. “We had almost 6,800 people vote,” she said. Those …

Milford student plays in Honor Band

Milford alum presents to students

Milford runner competes at Junior Olympic Championships

Milford grill and bar to change location, name

The Sheri’s Grill and Bar building has been in the Milford area since 1967 and has been open for 14 and a half years. In a few months, the current location will close to open at a new location …

Little LEAPS on parade

Manufacturing careers in spotlight

Local growers contribute to Manufacturer of the Year

Seven Seward County families are among the poultry growers who contributed to the success of Lincoln Premium Poultry’s recent Manufacturer of the Year honor. LPP was named the Large …
Obituaries
Erma Faye Henrichs, formerly of Milford, was born May 22, 1925, to Joe and Ruby (Swales) Engler in Beatrice. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1943. On June 15, 1946, Erma was united in …
Kathleen “Kathy” D. Lundstrom, age 74, of Stromsburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.  Kathy was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Alliance, Ohio, to …
Lois Jane Farlin was born March 15, 1936, in Springview, to Ernest Larsen and Mary Jane (Janie) Haun Larsen. Lois was raised in the Springview area, where she spent many happy years learning to …
Kelly Jean Heser passed away Monday Sept. 12, 2022, at her home in Milford at the age of 58. Kelly was born Oct. 15, 1963, in Billings, Montana, to Roger and Shirley (Mohrman) Kness. Kelly, as a …
Thomas Carl Stone, PhD, age 89, of Chamberlain, South Dakota, passed away Oct. 1, 2022, at Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center. Thomas was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Wagner, South Dakota, the second …
Local sports

Eagles send both teams to state cross country

by Stephanie Croston scroston@sewardindependent.com   Overall, Oct. 13 was a good day for Milford’s cross country teams, Coach Michele Kontor said. “They performed up to …

Milford drops two at state softball

The Milford softball team was part of the Class C field at the state tournament Oct. 12, but the Eagles were one of the first to be finished. Milford was the eighth seed and played top-seeded …

Broncos win battle for bragging rights

by Stephanie Croston scroston@sewardindependent.com   It’s been awhile since Milford and Centennial have battled on the football field. The Broncos and Eagles picked up where …

Eagle volleyball falls in two

The Milford volleyball team battled hard in its two matches last week but came up short in both. MHS lost to Fairbury 25-12, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-10 Aug. 30. “This match showed a lot …

Record falls at second meet

Milford cross country opened the 2022 season with meets in Seward and Minden and came home from each with at least one medal. Lilly Kenning finished ninth in 20:53.47 at the Charlie Thorell …

Milford falls at Fillmore Central

The Milford football team scored first Sept. 1, but the Eagles couldn’t hold the momentum at Fillmore Central, allowing 21 second-half points in a 21-7 loss. The Eagles scored on a 19-yard …
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Births
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 …
Simon Michael Farr was born to Shane and Susie Farr, Farnam, on Oct. 3, 2022, at Great Plains Health Hospital in North Platte. He was 8 lbs. 4 oz. And 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dennis …
Birthdays
Marvin Taylor, of Seward, will celebrate his 90th birthday next week. He was born Nov. 24, 1932, in Humeston, Iowa. His family members include children, Michael Taylor of Lincoln, Mark and …
Leon Lostroh of Pleasant Dale will celebrate his 80th birthday this week. He was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Lincoln. To celebrate, an open house is planned Sunday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the …
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
Megan Graves from Seward is engaged to marry Sedrick Perkins from Monroe, Louisiana. The wedding will be April 9 in Phoenix, Arizona. The bride's parents are David Graves of Seward and Rachel …
Anniversaries
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.
Wayne and Cindy Divis of Pleasant Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this month. They were married Nov. 18, 1972, in David City. Their family members include children, …