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Coffee and math lessons
Nick Shafer has never tried coffee, but he sure knows how to serve it. Twice a week since October, the sophomore at Friend Public … Read More
Commissioners honor veteran, talk COVID vaccine
The Saline County Board of Commissioners heard an update from emergency manager John McKee and Public Health Solutions director Kim … Read More
County seal on display
It’s an estimated 340 pounds, four years in the making and to be frank, hard to miss. What is it? The newest feature at the … Read More
Obituaries
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 …
Ethel Mae (Eigsti) Lausen was born May 20, 1928, on a farm near Milford, to Amos and Edith May (Smith) Eigsti, the youngest of 10 children, and passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, at Tabitha …
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 …
Local Sports

Bulldogs fall in regular season finale, win subdistrict opener

The regular season ended with a home loss for the Friend boys’ basketball team. Cross County came to town Feb. 19 and handed FHS a 67-41 defeat. Coach Brian Arp said the Bulldogs competed …

EM girls basketball advances to district final

It’s win and advance at this point in the basketball season, and the Exeter-Milligan girls’ basketball team did both last week. The Timberwolves beat Nebraska Lutheran 65-21 and …

Pressure leads to Bulldog win

Pressure was the name of the game for the Friend boys’ basketball team against Meridian Feb. 11. “We really wanted to focus on defense going into the game,” Coach Brian Arp said. …

DHS girls win, lose by one point

Won by one. Lost by one. That was the story of the week for the Dorchester girls’ basketball team. The Longhorns opened the week with a 55-54 win over Hampton Feb. 9. Hampton led by 10 with …
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