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Shannon Arena, previously a 911 dispatcher for Seward County, was hired as Seward’s new Community Service Officer on Dec. 13. Seward Police Chief Brian Peters said he and the rest of the … more
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 … more
New year. New owner. Same commitment. On Jan. 1, Kevin Zadina of Seward officially became the owner of the Seward Independent group, five newspapers in Seward and Saline counties. Although the … more
A Milford resident is still in a hospital after a car wreck seriously injured him on New Year’s Eve. Ken Burkhardt was on his way to work on the morning of Dec. 31 when he hit a patch of … more
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, … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
On Wednesday, Dec. 8, at approximately 11:17 p.m., deputies from the Seward County HSI CITF-W Task Force stopped a car hauler tractor trailer eastbound on I-80 at the Seward interchange. Eight … more
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 … more
Two Seward County communities will soon be able to offer fiber internet to all homes and businesses. ALLO Communications announced fiber-to-the-premise projects offering 10 gigabit bandwidth in … more
Craig and Karen Bontrager's personal connections to Main Street Market fueled the Milford couple's decision to purchase the store. The Bontragers took ownership of the market from Neil and Lucinda … more
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 … more
by Greg Forbes editor@sewardindependent.com Just one year into its history in Seward, Petsource by Scoular is ready to take a significant leap towards its future.  Scoular announced … more
ALLO Communications on Nov. 29 announced a fiber-to-the-premise project offering 10 Gigabit bandwidth in Milford. ALLO will begin construction in Milford in Spring 2022 after working with the city … more
Small children love few things more than cookies, so Milford Family, Career and Community Leaders of America student Stephen Vance thought why not teach them how to make their favorite … more
It’s been almost three years since a federal drug task force was created in Seward County. Since January 2019, the group has confiscated hundreds of pounds of drugs, seized millions of … more
Milford homeowners are invited to light up their homes for the holiday season for a chance to win awards. The Milford Chamber of Commerce will host the Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The … more
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