Local News

Truck/train crash kills one

On June 21 at approximately 5:25 p.m., the Saline County Communications Center received information from the Friend Police Department of a motor vehicle and a train crash that occurred north of the …

Dorchester firefighters cut into Doane Quads

Marcus Kastanek, Brent Kasl, Jacob Railsback and Brant Pracheil of the Dorchester Fire Department participated in a rare training opportunity Father’s Day morning at Doane University. The …

Friend lifeguards address wage concerns

by Amy Hausman amy@friendsentinel.com   A special session of the Friend City Council was called for June 20, after several lifeguards at the community pool expressed concerns about …

Friend Historical Society receives grant approval

On June 17, the Friend Historical Society received notice from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development that its application, submitted in July 2021, for the Nebraska Shovel-Ready Capital …

Friend t-ball gets into the swing of things

Friend Community Club welcomes Nickel family

Wishing upon a car

A boy from Geneva got to ride with one of the drivers in the 2022 Big Blue Mile Shootout at Cordova. Nine-year-old Oliver Lauber got to ride along with Darel Petersen in his Chevrolet Corvette as …

Longhorns win at state journalism

Exeter honors veteran heroes

Obituaries
Alex (Alexandria) Myshel Potter of Beaver Crossing passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Seward Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 3, 2003, in Omaha, to EJ and Cyndy (Boehmer) Potter. Alex …
Alan Louis Miller was born to John Oliver and Melba Rose Laufmann Miller on Feb. 2, 1946, in Friend, and passed away June 7, 2022, at Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, at …
On May 26, 2022, Marie Thomsen Barney of Flagstaff, Arizona, passed into the arms of her beloved savior. Marie was born Sept. 15, 1933, to Verne and Louise Powell in Friend. Growing up there, she …
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, …
Danny L. Troyer was born June 20, 1951, to Milton and Betty (Stutzman) Troyer, in Friend, and passed away Monday, April 25, 2022, in Seward, at the age of 70.    Dan grew up on the …
Local Sports

Freshman gets taste of state golf, earns medal

Jacob Klooz did a nice job staying out of trouble, Coach Brian Arp said. The Friend High freshman represented the Bulldogs at the Class D state golf tournament May 24 and 25 in North Platte. He …

EMF trap team ends season at state shoot

The Exeter-Milligan-Friend Trap team had another successful year as a part of the Central Nebraska Trapshooting Conference. The team had 51 students participating this year. The team is divided …

Athletes represent schools at state track meet

Bulldogs fifth at home invitational

The Friend track team hosted 11 other school on a cold, windy day April 19 for the Friend Invitational. Coach Jim Pfeiffer said the Bulldogs’ marks weren’t as good as the previous …

Longhorns compete at Friend Invite

The Dorchester teams scored 35 points in the girls’ competition and 21 in the boys’ standings at the Friend Invitational. The girls’ 4x800-meter relay team helped lead DHS with a …

Timberwolves host home meet in McCool

Exeter-Milligan hosted its home track invitational April 19 at McCool Junction. “It was another tough weather day for a track meet,” EM Boys’ Coach Brian Murphy said. “The …
Feature Ads
Special Publications
Celebrations
Births
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 …
Engagements
Anniversaries
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 …
Community Updates