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Friend first graders bring history to life

Friend first graders took a trip back in time last week by hosting a Living History Museum event in which they dressed as historical figures and read biographies they wrote.  The event was …

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The life and legacy of Marvin Kraus

Marvin Kraus of Friend died April 21 at age 84, but not before making a tremendous impact on the local community. “He was a gentleman farmer,” said Stan Houlden, who would see Kraus …
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Local Sports
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 …

Bobcat boys win Del Wicks invite

The Exeter-Milligan/Friend track and field team had a successful day at the Del Wicks invite on April 11 despite the wind as the boys won as a team. The boys’ team had four event …
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Carver Kanode clears another height in the pole vault at the Deshler Track meet on April 11.
Carver Kanode clears another height in the pole vault at the Deshler Track meet on April 11.
Carver Kanode clears another height in the pole vault at the Deshler Track meet on April 11.
Carver Kanode clears another height in the pole vault at the Deshler Track meet on April 11.
Carver Kanode clears another height in the pole vault at the Deshler Track meet on April 11.
Celebrations
Birthdays
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 …
Milo Pesek, Jr. of Wilber will celebrate his 85th birthday later this month. He was born April 14, 1939, in Swanton. His family members include his wife, Mari-Ann Pesek; son, Michael and …
Births
Heston Jon Fritz was born to Jeremy Jon Fritz and Ashley Ziegler, of Wilber on May 30, 2023. He was born at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln and was 10 lbs, 8 oz. Grandparents are Daniel Jon and Cindy …
Anniversaries
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 …
Harold and Becky Brown of Friend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Dec. 29, 1963, in Edgar. Their family members include daughter, Tressa and Bill …
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 …
Engagements
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