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Saline County 4-H youth fare well at state-level contests

Saline County youth found success at the state level in multiple events through June. Lena Gropp (Martell), Korbin Kunc (Wilber), Laura Stitt (Seward) and Isabella Woerner (Wilber) participated …

Going out with a bang

Zoubeks honored with highest state legion award

Wilber brothers Charles “Chuck” Zoubek, 93, and Lambert Zoubek, 90, were named recipients of the highest award that the Nebraska State Legion bestows last month thanks to their …
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Jack Zimmerman of Wilber flips to first during June 12's game against Friend.

Post 101 senior team wins two

The Wilber Post 101 seniors picked up a pair of wins last week before falling to Geneva June 17. Wilber beat Friend 17-1 June 12 and BDS 8-2 June 15. Geneva scored late to win 6-3 June 17. …
Jorge Vazquez of Wilber-Clatonia placed ninth in the Class C shot put with a throw of 51-6.75. He also competed in the discus and finished at 143-9.

WCHS athletes battle tough fields

Tough competition at the Class C state track and field championships May 17 and 18 meant heartbreak for Wilber-Clatonia athletes. “Any other year or class, they’d medal,” Coach …
Tri County's Cooper Stokebrand unleashes a throw during the Class C boys discus competition at the state track meet in Omaha.

Peters leads Trojans at state track

Tri County sent seven athletes to compete in nine events at the Class C state track and field championships. All but one were first-time individual qualifiers, Coach Reese Hennerberg said. …

WC takes tennis to Crete

The Wilber-Clatonia girls’ tennis team competed at the Crete Invite on May 3 after it was postponed the week before because of rain. The Wolverines didn’t win any matches, going 0-5 …
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Jocelyn Hoover of Wilber Clatonia hits a shot back to Crete's Hadley Swiercinsky on May 3.
Jocelyn Hoover of Wilber Clatonia hits a shot back to Crete's Hadley Swiercinsky on May 3.
Jocelyn Hoover of Wilber Clatonia hits a shot back to Crete's Hadley Swiercinsky on May 3.
Jocelyn Hoover of Wilber Clatonia hits a shot back to Crete's Hadley Swiercinsky on May 3.
Jocelyn Hoover of Wilber Clatonia hits a shot back to Crete's Hadley Swiercinsky on May 3.
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Mari-Ann Pesek of Swanton will celebrate her 85th birthday next week. She was born June 10, 1939, at Swanton. Her family members include her husband, Milo Pesek, Jr.; sons, Michael Pesek …
William Lorenz of Crete will celebrate his 80th birthday this week. He was born May 31, 1944. To help his celebrate, there is an open house Friday, May 31,   at 1820 Eastgate Drive in …
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Milo “Mike” and Mari-Ann Pesek of Swanton will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. They were married June 27, 1959, in Swanton. Their family menbers include …
Former Seward, Exeter and Utica residents Chuck and Lavonne Evans of Geneva will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. They were married June 20, 1959, at Marysville/Our Redeemer …
Weddings
Amanda Pohlman of Omaha and Grant Biggs of Seward were married Aug. 26 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Omaha. The bride’s parents are Brent and Michele Pohlman of Omaha and the …
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