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Thanksgiving fun at Wilber-Clatonia

Wilber Lake becomes affiliated arboretum

On Nov. 2 Wilber Lake became a Nebraska Affiliated Arboretum. Tammy Partsch, marketing director for Nebraska City Tourism, joined the event to plant a commemorative tree in Saline County along …

Fire department receives memorial donation

Christmas events coming up in Wilber

After Thanksgiving has concluded and blessings have been counted, creativity turns to the Christmas celebration. Lots of blessings go to the many volunteers who provide the local Thanksgiving …

Nebraska Supreme Court denies Trail’s appeal

he Nebraska Supreme Court denied an appeal from Aubrey Trail Nov. 10. Trail was convicted of first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Sydney Loofe in 2017. He …

Thanksgiving meal draws people, raises money

Everyone is welcome to attend a Thanksgiving meal at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilber on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 5-7 p.m. The meal is a tradition that began in 2013 and exists to foster …

Midterm election draws high turnout

Saline County saw 3,846 ballots cast during the 2022 midterm election Nov. 8. “That’s high for a midterm,” County Clerk Anita Bartels said. Contested races for mayor in Crete …

Saline County residents visit Czech Republic

In September, a group of American travelers with ties to Wilber and Saline County met with Mayor Vladimir Brtník in the Telc town hall in the Czech Republic. Telc is Wilber’s sister …

Students compete in pumpkin contest

Obituaries
Jerome Allen Togstad, age 70, of Crete, passed away Nov 23, 2022, in Lincoln. Jerry was born June 7, 1952, in Devils Lake, North Dakota, to Leland (Dale) and Dorothy Togstad. Jerry resided at …
Ronald J. Lorenz, age 81, of Lincoln, passed away Nov. 20, 2022, in Lincoln, after a lingering illness of several years. Ron, the oldest of 12 children, was born Nov. 17, 1941, to Joseph E. and …
Ronald Milo Broz passed away Nov. 10, 2022, surrounded by his loving family in Crete at The Gardens. In a little farmhouse southwest of Wilber, Ron was born to Milo A. and Blanche P. (Strouf) …
Rebecca “ Becky” Ann (Koch) Hoesche was born Sept. 9, 1977, in Crete. She passed away the morning of Nov. 13, 2022, in Wilber. Becky graduated from Crete High School in 1995. She was …
Phyllis “PR” Maas Nelson was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Wilber and passed away Oct. 14, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, coloring, camping, reading, being active, …
Local Sports

Trojan runners head to state meet

Two medalists helped lead the Tri County boys’ cross country team to the boys’ state meet. Carter Siems led the Trojans with a bronze medal and time of 17:48.07. Carter Holtmeier was …

WCHS fights to find offense

The Wilber-Clatonia offense sputtered on the diamond last week, with the Wolverines scoring four runs in three games. The week started with a 9-0 loss to Southern/Diller-Odell Sept. 20. WCHS had …

TC volleyball struggles with serves, passes in loss

Tri County volleyball battled hard in the first set against Diller-Odell Sept. 22 but then struggled with serve receive and missed serves, Coach Kim Roberts said. That led to a 25-18, 25-15, 25-7 …

WC volleyball goes 1-1 at opening quad

SCORE 8/30: Nebraska Lutheran 3, Wilber-Clatonia 1 (23-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-21)   The Wilber-Clatonia volleyball team opened its season like it usually does, across the net from …

TC falls in season opener

Tri County was able to slow Fairbury’s running game Aug. 25, but the Trojans couldn’t stop the aerial attack and the Jeffs got the 35-0 victory. “We stopped their run. We held …

WCHS picks up two wins in first week

The Wilber-Clatonia softball team won two games in the opening week of the season, coming from behind to beat Raymond Central 12-11 Aug. 18 and to beat Cass 11-10 Aug. 20. The Wolverines also lost …
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Births
Chase Becker and Laura Rau of Omaha announce the birth of their first child, a son, Alban Rau Becker.  Alban was born Sept. 24, 2022, at CHI Health Lakeside in Omaha. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 …
River August Brott was born Oct.13, 2022, at North Platte. His parents are Halie and Kegan Brott of Chappell. Grandparents are Greg and Teri Meints of Plymouth and Steve and Kelle Brott of …
Birthdays
Beverly Stewart will celebrate her 90th birthday next month. She was born Dec. 2, 1932. To celebrate, her family is requesting a card shower. Greetings may be sent to her at 711 Spring St., …
Kathy Palky of Dorchester will celebrate her 80th birthday this week. She was born Nov. 21, 1942. Greetings may be sent to her at 631 State Hwy 15, Dorchester, NE 68343.
Weddings
Engagements
Kelsey Koll of Swanton and Drew McMahon of Gretna are engaged to be married July 30 in Gretna. The bride’s parents are Kenneth and Doris Koll of Swanton and her grandmother is Edna Koll of …
Anniversaries
Dale and Dorothy Due will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24. Greetings may be sent to them at 2306 Road 25, Friend, NE 68359.
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, …
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