Thursday, April 18, 2024


SHS FBLA has good conference; Eberspacher elected president

Thirty members of the Seward High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the Nebraska FBLA State Leadership Conference April 11-13 in Kearney. Seward had eight members qualify for the national convention which will be held in Orlando this summer by placing in the top three of their events. Seward won 30 different individual and team awards which included top 8 finishers and members who finished the top 4% of events and received honorable mention certificates.
Jena Eberspacher campaigned for and won the office of Nebraska State FBLA President for the 2024-25 school year. She will lead Nebraska FBLA next year by representing the state membership at national conferences this summer and next fall as well as leading statewide FBLA conferences during the school year. She will also be traveling to FBLA chapters around the state to present leadership workshops and promote the state officer team’s goals. Jena is the first Seward student to serve as an FBLA state officer in over 25 years.

Residents voice split opinions on Utica pool

About 100 people attended Utica’s final town hall meeting on a proposed swimming pool replacement project. Attendees appeared split on whether they support the project, largely because of how it could affect property taxes. The April 14 meeting was the third public presentation of the plan for a new pool prior to the May 14 primary election. In the election, Utica residents will have the chance to vote on whether to allow the village to take on bond debt to pay for a pool, estimated to cost $3,950,500.
Read more in the April 17th SCI.

Little Cubs opens in Seward

It was an exciting day for childcare in Seward County as Little Cubs Daycare celebrated the opening of its new Seward location on April 10. The licensed childcare center, located at 1313 285th Road, plans to officially open April 22. It will serve children ages 6 weeks to 6 years with infant, toddler and preschool care.

Tire Collection

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.


CU women's tennis drops match

Concordia gave Midland all it could handle before falling 4-3 in Seward April 17. The doubles point proved to be the difference as singles split in 3-3. Mariana Molano won in singles and doubles, pushing her solo play to 4-0 in her last four matches.