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Connecting with others has been an integral part of Barb Dreyer’s work for years. Dreyer, who has worked at Wilber Care Center since 2006, had her retirement party May 1. Although her … more
Eleven 4-H members and Clover Kids constructed bird houses as part of a woodworking workshop on April 23. Justin Sand, 4-H parent and Tri County industrial arts teacher, taught the class and mentored … more
Staff at the Seward Newspaper Group earned 26 awards at the Nebraska Press Association’s 2023 Better Newspaper Contest. The group includes the Seward County Independent, Crete News, … more
It started with a lump on his throat and severe headaches and nausea that wouldn’t go away. On Feb. 22, Lexand Baker went to the doctor to have the lump checked. “He looked pale, so … more
A young Wilber entrepreneur is hoping to turn green grass into greenbacks in his bank account this summer. After mowing and taking care of his parents’ and grandparents’ yards for … more
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen on April 11 at 9:40 a.m. that there was a deceased human body in the ditch approximately one-half mile south of Highway 33 … more
“I don’t know why - I just wanted to be it - it sounded fun.” That was Carter Schachenmeyer’s reply when the Wilber-Clatonia fifth-grader was asked why he volunteered to … more
The odds of a professional bowler rolling a series of 12 consecutive strikes in a single game are about 460 to 1. For the average recreational bowler? Roughly 11,500 to 1. Two local league … more
Tri County FFA represented well among the 7,634 members, advisors and guests present at the 2023 Nebraska State FFA Convention. State Degree recipients included Carter Holtmeier and Ellie … more
While the experience levels vary, the eight members of the Tri County guitar ensemble enjoy playing together. The group was selected to perform at the Capitol Rotunda March 20 as part of the … more
The sounds in the Capitol Rotunda are amplified and echo off the tiles and marble, but that doesn’t diminish the excitement of the performers. The Wilber-Clatonia choir had the chance to … more
by Doug Carroll doug@sewardindependent.com One of the nation’s greatest wildlife spectacles is currently underway in Nebraska, but many residents just take it for granted - the spring … more
The Wilber Care Center recently hired a new office manager who has a passion for office management and creating art. Jill Rogman was born and raised on a farm outside of Adams with her three … more
Narozeniny? If you do not know what this is, you’ll want to. Narozeniny is Czech for birthday and on March 10 the community of Wilber is celebrating a big one: 150 years. On March 10, 1873, … more
For around 10 years, high school and junior high students in the Wilber-Clatonia student council have been holding a Make-a-Wish auction to raise money for the organization, and that will continue … more
The Nebraska State Patrol has received information regarding several false reports of school shootings that have been placed to 911 call centers across Nebraska this morning. There is no credible … more
Wells Impement Inc.   together with AGCO Corporation participated in the AGCO dealers’ FFA chapter grant program through the National FFA Foundation for an opportunity to recognize and … more
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