Friday, April 19, 2024


Scrap tire collection successful already

A free scrap tire collection will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 19 and 20 at the Seward County Fairgrounds, hosted by the county in connection with the Ag Society. Those bringing large quantities should count tires or weigh the load in advance. For additional information on the tire collection, contact the Seward County Road Department at (402) 643-3170.

Clean-up day tomorrow

Seward’s annual Clean-up Day is Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. Scrap metal, appliances, furniture and electronics will be accepted for a fee at the City of Seward storage lot, 880 S. Columbia Ave. Hazardous materials will not be accepted this year. For questions about the clean-up event, contact the Seward County Chamber and Development Partnership at (402) 643-4189.

Project underway to add turf at Plum Creek Park

Turf would replace the dirt and grass infield at Plum Creek Park as part of the Plum Creek Sports and Turf Campaign.
Turf would replace the dirt and grass infield at Plum Creek Park as part of the Plum Creek Sports and Turf Campaign.

The Plum Creek Sports and Turf Campaign is partnering with the Seward Youth and Community Club, a 501(c)3 organization, to raise $1 million and break ground on the multiphase project of adding turf at Plum Creek Park in July of 2025, Brock Anderson said.
Anderson is one of the project organizers.
The first field to get turf will be the Legion Memorial Field where Seward and Concordia both play baseball in the spring. Legion teams use the field throughout the summer, as well.
A full turf infield and bullpens will be that phase. A portable mound will be installed so younger players can use the field, as well. The mound can be removed to use the field for softball, and a portable fence will be added for softball and youth baseball.

SUV camping at NNGM Saturday

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of Nebraska and the Dakotas is having its 24th annual Department Encampment at the Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward on Saturday, April 20. The afternoon session that begins at 1:15 p.m. is open to the public. This will include an SUVCW member who will give a speech about the First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry and its involvement in the Civil War.

Car club to meet

The Seward Good Life Car Club will have its first Show & Shine of the year instead of a regular meeting on Saturday, April 20, in conjunction with the Pac ‘N’ Save barbecue starting at noon. Time to start up your ride and come on down. In case of rain, the group will eat and meet inside. The public is welcome to come by and check out the club’s cars and trucks.

Spring Fling set in BC

The Spring Fling and garage sales will be conducted in Beaver Crossing on Saturday, April 20.

SUNDAY - VFW Post serves breakfast buffet

The Seward VFW Post will offer a breakfast buffet Sunday, April 21, serving from 8 to 11 a.m. Donations help support all of the group’s projects. The public is welcome.

SUNDAY - Museum meeting set in Goehner

The quarterly meeting of the Seward County Historical Society will be Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at the museum in Goehner. A presentation will show the new things that have happened this winter and the museum will be open for tours. The museum will begin its summer schedule Thursday, May 2. It is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1:30 – 5 p.m.

CM baseball falls at home

Crete-Milford hosted Blair at Tuxedo Park April 18 and held the Bears to one run through four innings. BHS posted six runs in the fifth and held off the Cardinals 7-3. Carson Kotil, Nick Wendt and Ethan Placzek had two hits each for CM. The team is next in action April 23 at Nebraska City.

SHS falls to Beatrice

The Seward boys' soccer team hung with Beatrice April 18 but finished on the short end of a 3-2 score. The score was tied 2-2 at halftime.