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The City of Wilber will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year. In preparation, a contest is underway to create an orginal logo for the event. The city’s website states “We are … more
Five Saline County students were the recipients of the “Shop with a Cop” program, sponsored by the Saline County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 14. With parent approval, two officers pick … more
Sharon Kastanek, the Dvoracek Memorial Library director, was honored by the Library Board on Dec. 16 with a retirement party thanking her for her contributions to the library and … more
Hotel Wilber got some upgrades recently as they installed a new ADA-compliant handicap entrance ramp on Dec. 10. Barry Young, a Hotel Wilber committee member, said the old ramp needed to be … more
American Red Cross Bloodmobile Coordinator Bobbie Ripa received the results of the Nov. 22 bloodmobile in Wilber. Donors and volunteers made it a successful drive, as 60 units of blood were … more
Caleb Panning has always played the tuba. The Wilber-Clatonia junior started playing in fifth grade, mainly because of his cousin. “My cousin couldn’t say my name right, and it … more
Sharon Kastanek, the Dvoracek Memorial Library director, will be retiring on Dec. 16. Kastanek has worked at the library for seven years and has spent the last few weeks coaching and training her … more
Kaylee Rimel was recognized at the State Capital on Nov. 21 for earning second place at the National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference over the summer in Health Care … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
It’s hard to spend months away from home when you’re in your teens. But two teenagers are doing just that in Wilber. Ellinor Bengtsson of Sweden and Anina Saner of Switzerland are … more
Wildfires spread Oct. 23 in southwest Lancaster County, creeping into Saline and Gage counties as well, and causing voluntary evacuations in some areas. At 1:58 p.m., Crete Fire and Rescue … more
Wilber Fire and Rescue responded to a fire call at 1295 County Road 2100 in Wilber, the property of Mike and Sharon Kastanek, on Oct. 18 at 11:34 p.m. The 911 call was made by neighbor Jeremy … more
A chili feed benefit to support John Nelson of Clatonia will be held at the Czech’erd Flag Bar in Wilber on Oct. 22. The event will begin at 6 p.m., with karaoke entertainment at 8:30 p.m. All … more
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