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Milford students spend an evening with Hamilton

Ryan and Friends bring show to Milford

Ryan and Friends Harold and Irene were joined on stage by Mark Roth of Milford, who was given a crash course in ventriloquism with Harold constantly having to remind him to “open and …

Rare dance lesson teaches Milford students life lessons

A major piece of modern pop culture was at the center of a special lesson for Milford students. Junior high and high school choir and fine arts students participated in an hour-long Zoom session …

Milford moves on potential apartment project

The City of Milford advanced towards a project to renovate the former Crestview Nursing Home building into apartments. The Milford City Council approved a redevelopment agreement with Hoppe & …

Forum gathers input on Highway 6 project

Work to reconstruct a mile stretch of Highway 6 through Milford will require adjustment for area home and business owners, but Mayor Patrick Kelley believes the finished project will benefit the …

Milford woman channels grief into book

After Stephanie Roth lost her 14-year-old son to a car accident in 2014, she was desperately looking for a step by step guide to overcome the insurmountable grief that followed. The Milford …

SCC Milford celebrates Manufacturing Month

October is Manufacturing Month, and Southeast Community College offers a number of programs whose graduates fill jobs available in that sector. One of those programs is Manufacturing Engineering …

A century in business: Hughes Brothers hits 100th year

The Hughes family had a rough year in 1918. Brothers John, Harley, Ben and Ted had just experienced the death of their father. World War I was raging, the economy was in shambles, and their inherited …
Obituaries
Eugene Charles Fougeron was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Seward, and passed away Nov. 12, 2021, at 93 years of age. He was the oldest child of Charles and Maye (Spohn) Fougeron and lived his entire life …
Diane L. (Saltzman) Beckler, 77,went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at her home in Philadelphia, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Clinton and Doris Saltzman. She married Norman …
Raymond “Ray” Duane Hostetler was born Oct. 16, 1935, on a farm near Wood River, to Jacob and Verda (Stutzman) Hostetler, the oldest of six children, and went to be with Jesus on Monday, …
Gale Eugene Oswald was born on a farm south of Seward during a snowstorm on March 19, 1943, to Dale and Maxine ((Schweitzer) Oswald, the oldest of four children, and passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, …
Kimberly Sue (Steckly) Klintworth was born April 9, 1979, in Aurora, to Orrie and Delores (Chollar) James. She and her older brother, Richard, were adopted by Frank and Joy (Eck) Steckly in 1982. …
Local sports

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 …

Eagles meet challenge at UNK

The Milford boys’ cross country team had a good day at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Invite Sept. 27, finishing second in the team standings behind Sidney. The Eagles ran well …

Milford wins two on court

Milford volleyball split a triangular with Malcolm and David City Sept. 14 and competed at the Fillmore Central Invitational Sept. 18, going 1-2 on the day. Milford went to Malcolm and beat David …

Eagles close to perfect at home invite

The goal was perfection, and the Milford boys’ cross country team came close Sept. 9 at its home invitational. Milford runners placed first, second, fourth and sixth to score 23 team points …
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Celebrations
Births
Kallyn Marie Wiemer was born Oct. 23, 2021, to Laura (Hinze) Wiemer and Nicholas Wiemer of Utica. She was 10 lbs., 13 ounces and 21 ¾ inches long, born at Bryan Hospital in …
Kylie Ann Owens was born Aug. 22, 2021, to Jordan and Kim (Spatz) Owens of Seward. Kylie was born at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln. She weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches …
Birthdays
Russell Hans of Seward will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, Nov. 28. His family members include wife, JoAnne, and children, Brenda Janak, Brainard, Janelle Schuttler, Omaha, Brad Hans, …
Joan Varner of Seward will celebrate her 80th birthday this week. Her family members include children, Dave Varner, Wahoo, Teresa TeSelle, Milford, and Don Varner, Lincoln, seven grandchildren and …
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
Floyd and Susan Nitzsche, of Milford, were married Nov. 12, 1971. Their family includes two sons and spouses, Kendall and Natalie Nitzsche and Bill and Natalie Nitzsche along with six …
Tom and Virginia Troyer of Milford will celebrate their 50th anniversary this week. They were married Nov. 6, 1971, at Beth-El Mennonite church and have lived in Milford their entire married …