Local News

Wilber Czech Festival, kick-off event to return in 2021

After a year's absence, the Wilber Czech Festival will return in 2021. The NE Czechs of Wilber announced March 26 that the Czech Festival will be held Aug. 6, 7 and 8 in Wilber. NE …

Dorchester Elementary announces ‘Longhorns of the Quarter’

Dorchester Elemen- tary School third quarter “Longhorns of the Quarter” are, from left, (front row), Natalie Davis, Antonio Loarca, Price Sharp, Mi- chelle Aguilar and Jace Yager; …

Vaccination appointments for 18+ are open

This past week, the Public Health Solutions district announced those aged 18 or older can schedule an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination.

Trail sentencing hearings begin

The death penalty hearings for convicted murder Aubrey Trail began and ended in Saline County District Court March 11. Sentencing will be determined at a later date.

Milligan native named director of business development

Lunchtime Solutions Inc. recently announced the promotion of Susan Gracey to Director of Business Development.

March 3, 2021 Friend Sentinel

Commissioners discuss bylaw status

The Saline County Commissioners named its February veteran of the month and discussed planning and zoning bylaws during its Feb. 16 meeting.

Everything has a story

Robbin Schemm wants you to know upfront that she does not keep antiques in her home, but that doesn’t mean she appreciates historical items any less. After all, she loves a good story. 

February 24, 2021 Friend Sentinel

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Obituaries
Rohnna Mae Blatter, 57, of Friend, died suddenly Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Warren Memorial Hospital in Friend.  She was born March 13, 1964, in Waseca, Minnesota, to Clyde and Lorraine …
Everleigh Marie Paden was born Jan. 4, 2021, in Omaha, to Brandi Scofield and Xavier Paden and gained her angel wings on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center …
Lillian Irene (Dietrich) Barker-Hannon was born Aug. 22, 1923, on a farm south of Gering, to Alexander and Pauline (Zechman) Dietrich. Lillian was the second of seven children. Lillian passed …
Regene Anne Beggs was born Jan. 9, 1925, on a farm near Utica, to Joseph and Eva (Rohren) Vrbka, the third of five children, and passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at the Gardens Assisted …
Linda Katherine Ziegler was born Dec. 7, 1965, in Friend, to Allen and Ruth (Poff) Ziegler and passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Warren Memorial Hospital in Friend at the age of …
Local Sports

Teams compete at Meridian Invite

After rescheduling the Meridian Invitational because of weather, local track teams gathered at Friend April 9 for competition. Area coaches saw improvements from their athletes at the meet and …

Saline County track leaders

Girls 100-meter dash 1) Kiarra Fennell, Friend, 12.95 2) Samantha Rainey, Tri County, 13.25 3) Alexa Kraus, Crete, 13.36 200-meter dash 1) Kiarra Fennell, Friend, 27.54 2) Alexa …

Relay meet features local athletes

Area track teams met in Friend for the Turkey Creek Relays March 30. A unique competition, a relay meet requires each event to be contested in teams. Field events are two-person teams, and running …

EM, DHS open track seasons indoors

After a year without competition, area high school track and field teams were back in action last week. Dorchester and Exeter-Milligan competed at the Doane Invitational March 18. “It was …
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