Local News
Reviewing 2020 in Friend
2020 was not a quiet year in Friend. Check out some of last year's headlines. January An open house of a Saline County robotics … Read More
Friend Area Fund recaps 2020
While 2020 has been unlike any year for all of us, the Friend Area Fund still has reason to celebrate! With the endowment growing and … Read More
Public hearing for wind regulations coming up
The Saline County Planning and Zoning Board voted to hold a public hearing next month regarding proposed updates to county wind … Read More
Trail hearings delayed
Convicted murderer Aubrey Trail will have to wait until spring to find out his ultimate fate. Trail, found guilty in July 2019 of … Read More
Obituaries
Edna Cora Eigsti, age 93, of Friend, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at Yankee Hill Village in Lincoln. She was born May 2, 1927, in Rolette, North Dakota, to George …
Marilyn Jo Jonas was born Friday, March 13, 1931, to Joseph and Mary (Hruska) Jonas in their home three miles south of Dorchester, the oldest of three children, and passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, …
Paul E. Falck was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Lincoln, to Paulus and Laura (Johnson) Falck, the youngest of four children and passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at Immanuel Lighthouse Nursing …
Robert L. “Bob” Svehla, 87, Bella Vista, Arkansas., died Dec. 30, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Arkansas. He was born May 13, 1933, in Friend, to Frances G. and John B. Svehla. He …
Sharon Mae Ryan was born March 14, 1940, in Claremont, Minnesota, to George and Patricia Chladek. She was the second child of a farm family of 14. She graduated from Claremont High School in …
Local Sports

Friend, Dorchester clash on hardwood

The Friend boys got off to a hot start Jan. 12 at Dorchester, building a 40-12 halftime lead en route to a 68-33 victory. FHS Coach Brian Arp said the Bulldogs used the second half to work on …

EM girls end third at MUDECAS

The Exeter-Milligan girls’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season Jan. 14 in the semifinals of the MUDECAS tournament. After beating Freeman 33-24 in the opening round, the …

DHS girls win two more

Dorchester picked up two more wins for its girls’ basketball team last week, beating Friend 57-19 Jan. 12 and East Butler 45-28 Jan. 14. DHS was to play at High Plains Jan. 15, but the game was …

DHS senior hits 1,000-point mark

One bad quarter was the difference for Dorchester’s girls in a pair of holiday basketball  tournament games last week. The Longhorns lost to Sterling 42-32 and Raymond Central 37-30 …
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