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Czech royalty recognized at South Central Nebraska Czech Festival

RETIRING FLAGS: A SOLEMN EVENT IN WILBER

Wilber Clatonia hires new high school principal

Shannon Furstenau of Hickman, who has been the assistant principal at Waverly High School for the past two years, is set to assume her role as the new principal of Wilber-Clatonia High School in the …

DeWitt celebrates 150 years by remembering the past

Dvoracek introduces “Oceans of Possibilities”

Czech Embassy intern visits Saline County

An intern at the Czech Embassy in Washington D.C. visited farms around Saline County to learn more about farming in the United State and the Midwest to bring back home to his family farm in the Czech …

Remembering Wilber’s veterans, heroes

Legion veteran “stars” receive quilts of valor

The month of May is when spring shows up, for good. It is also the month of remembrance—of loved ones and the ones who sacrificed to keep the freedom that we all enjoy. It is the time that we …

Wolverines walk out with diplomas

Obituaries
Mary Ann Zach, 83, of Lincoln, went home to be with the Lord on  June 26, 2022. She was born April 13, 1939, in Beatrice, to Albert and Norma (Karpisek) Stehlik. Mary Ann grew up on a farm …
Marjory Rose Cizek passed away peacefully on June 15, 2022. She was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Wilber, to Stanley Chab and Arline Tichy. She attended School District 66 (the same school that her …
Patricia Kay (Cerveny) Wine, passed away on May 25, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. Pat was an educator with a Master’s of Special Education from UNO. Pat taught special education for 35 years, …
Dorothy Ella Skrivanek was born to Joseph R. and Ella (Eret) Vnoucek on Sept. 21, 1922, at Friend, and passed away May 31, 2022, at Heritage Crossings Nursing Home in Geneva, at the age of 99 years, …
On May 4, 2022, at the age of 65, Jannie (Erdmann) Rezek passed away at home in Sutherland. Jannie, the daughter of John 'Jack' and Elaine Erdmann, was born at Odell on June 22, 1956. She grew up …
Local Sports

Tri County sweeps wood bat tournament

The Tri County Legion juniors swept the Hebron Wood Bat Tournament June 25 and 26, beating Hebron 12-1, Marysville 14-5, Fairbury 13-4 and Hebron 15-7. In the first game against Hebron June 25, …

Post 101 teams start seasons

The summer baseball season is underway for the Post 101 Legion teams in Wilber. The seniors opened May 22 with a 9-4 loss at Bennet/Palmyra. After allowing four runs in the second inning, Wilber …

Wolverines earn state track medals

While it didn’t win the Class C team title, the Wilber-Clatonia boys’ track and field team brought home medals in three events. “We had our ups and downs. It was a typical state …

Quartet represents Trojans at state track

Tri County sent four athletes to state track to compete in four events. Coach Ryan Clark said he was proud of how the Tri County athletes competed at state. “They’re first class …

WCHS boys win SNC title

Wilber-Clatonia kept its streak alive May 3 with a Southern Nebraska Conference championship. The boys’ track team outscored second-place Milford by 50 points, finishing with 131 to …

Combs wins four to lead WC at TC

Wind? Check. Cooler temperatures? Check. Must be a track meet day in Nebraska. The Dan Tesar Invitational at Tri County April 19 had both wind and cool temps, but the athletes turned in good …
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Isaac Douglas Nissen was born to Justin and Erin Nissen of Lincoln on April 4, 2022. He weighed 8 lbs, 3 oz. and was 20 ¾ inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Karen Nissen of Denton …
Naomi Joy Harms was born to Jason and Kristen Harms of Lincoln on April 19, 2022. She weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Karen Nissen of Denton and Marv …
Birthdays
Mary Jean Keller, of Wilber, will celebrate her 80th birthday next week. She was born July 6, 1942, in Lincoln Greetings may be sent to her at P.O. Box 145, Wilber, NE 6846
Shirley Vodicka of Crete will celebrate her 80th birthday this week. She was born June 2, 1942, in Omaha. Greetings may be sent to her at  606 E. 14th St. Crete, NE 68333.
Weddings
Whitney Higgins, from Nebraska City, and Brad Kalkwarf, from Crete, were married Oct. 30, 2021, at Steinhart Lodge in Nebraska City.Their parents are Jerry and Connie Higgins of Nebraska City and …
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Donald and Linda Ahola, of Crete, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married June 16, 1972, in Marysville, Kansas. Their family members include children; Cindy …
Bernard and Beth (Cogswell) Navratil of Crete will celebrate their 65th anniversary later this month. They were married June 30, 1957, at the Congregational Church in Friend. Their family …
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