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Sparkle safely this Independence Day

The Fourth of July is often the busiest day of the year for fire departments and emergency room staff. Friend’s Tom Clouse, who has 35 years of experience behind the scenes at firework …

Friend firefighters train with experts at Nebraska Fire School

School was back in session for some firefighters with the Friend Volunteer Fire Department on the weekend of May 17.  Hundreds of firefighters and emergency medical services personnel from …
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Hunter Svehla of Exeter-Milligan-Friend clears the bar in the Class C pole vault May 18. Svehla vaulted 12-6 and finished seventh.

Two Bobcats earn state medals

In its first season of its track and field co-op, Exeter-Milligan-Friend sent three athletes to the Class C state track meet May 17 and 18 in Omaha. Savana Krupicka won her third state track …
Dorchester's Bailey Theis competes in the Class D girls shot put competition at the state track meet in Omaha, finishing fifth with a toss of 39-1.5.

Three represent DHS, two medal at state

Bobcats split squad between Cross County, McCool Junction

The Exeter-Milligan/Friend track and field team split up its team to attend two different meets on May 2, one at Cross County and another at McCool Junction. At Cross County, the boys’ …

Bobcats host meet, compete well at MUDECAS

The Exeter-Milligan/Friend track and field team competed in two meets in the week, hosting a meet on April 16 and going to MUDECAS on April 20. At its home meet, EMF had one event champion and …
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EMF's Tyler Due goes over a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles at the track meet in Friend April 16.
EMF's Tyler Due goes over a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles at the track meet in Friend April 16.
EMF's Tyler Due goes over a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles at the track meet in Friend April 16.
EMF's Tyler Due goes over a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles at the track meet in Friend April 16.
EMF's Tyler Due goes over a hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles at the track meet in Friend April 16.
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Mari-Ann Pesek of Swanton will celebrate her 85th birthday next week. She was born June 10, 1939, at Swanton. Her family members include her husband, Milo Pesek, Jr.; sons, Michael Pesek …
William Lorenz of Crete will celebrate his 80th birthday this week. He was born May 31, 1944. To help his celebrate, there is an open house Friday, May 31,   at 1820 Eastgate Drive in …
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Former Seward, Exeter and Utica residents Chuck and Lavonne Evans of Geneva will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. They were married June 20, 1959, at Marysville/Our Redeemer …
Dale and Linda Colgrove of DeWitt will soon celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 24, 1974, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt. Their family members include …
Weddings
Amanda Pohlman of Omaha and Grant Biggs of Seward were married Aug. 26 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Omaha. The bride’s parents are Brent and Michele Pohlman of Omaha and the …
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