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'I thought it would be a great fit'

After nearly 20 years at Saint Michael’s Parish in Lincoln, Father Kenneth Borowiak has relocated in Friend to become the pastor of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church. While Fr. Borowiak …

Long-time residents Jim and Rosalie Surber and Judith Lee Hulse receive recognition

Friend doubled the celebration at its Fourth of July parade this year when it presented the Long-Time Resident Award to co-winners. Judith Lee Hulse and husband and wife duo Jim and Rosalie …

‘One-two-three, believe!’

Friend American, the 12-and-under youth baseball team, played Plymouth in the SFS League on June 30 in McCool Junction. The Friend Bulldogs were the ninth seed in the season wrap-up tournament. …
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Geneva's Trevin Stassines winds and delivers against UBC July 8.

Sharks sweep four in week

The Cornerstone Bank (Geneva) Sharks finished last week with four wins, sweeping doubleheaders over Friend 17-15 and 14-10 July 5 and Utica-Beaver Crossing 6-4 and 14-11 July 8. Both teams …
Jacob Weber of Friend makes sure Wilber's Caden Parham doesn't stray far from second base June 12.

Friend seniors see offense sputter against Wilber

Wilber Post 101 was too much for the Friend Legion seniors June 12. The Jaguars and Wilber were tied 1-1 after the first, but Wilber scored three in the second and five in the third to pull away. An …
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

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Dorchester's Amber Kotas unleashes a throw during the Class D girls shot put competition on her way to a fourth-place finish with a throw of 39-5.75.
Dorchester's Amber Kotas unleashes a throw during the Class D girls shot put competition on her way to a fourth-place finish with a throw of 39-5.75.
Dorchester's Amber Kotas unleashes a throw during the Class D girls shot put competition on her way to a fourth-place finish with a throw of 39-5.75.
Dorchester's Amber Kotas unleashes a throw during the Class D girls shot put competition on her way to a fourth-place finish with a throw of 39-5.75.
Dorchester's Amber Kotas unleashes a throw during the Class D girls shot put competition on her way to a fourth-place finish with a throw of 39-5.75.
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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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Milo “Mike” and Mari-Ann Pesek of Swanton will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. They were married June 27, 1959, in Swanton. Their family menbers include …
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 …
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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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