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Business is booming in Dorchester. On May 20, the Dorchester Community Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting and open house celebration for R&K Styles and Cradles & Crayons. Jen Kasl, …

Every year, Livewires 4-H Club members adorn the businesses on Maple Street in Friend with flower baskets in an effort to brighten up the downtown. Livewires 4-H Club leader Kate Vossler said …

The Saline County preliminary primary election results have been received with multiple notable results. Final official results will be made available online on May 21, after publication. …

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 …

Crete couple Jim and Pat Johnson are in the midst of a years-long endeavor to travel to every town in Nebraska and have already crossed Friend off of their list. They have been traveling off and …

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 …

The Nebraska State Association of Elementary School Principals named Exeter-Milligan Principal Laura Kroll the Region 1 Distinguished Principal of the Year last month. She has been educating …

The Friend Rescue ambulance is now equipped with a telemedicine technology called Avel eCare that gives patients a higher level of care and helps reduce the healthcare disparities that exist in rural …

Thanks to a generous donation from a former Friend resident, plans to turn part of the Friend Community Healthcare System hospital into a childcare center got a nice jumpstart recently. On May …

Students from Friend, Exeter and Dorchester were able to get some hands-on experience in several areas, such as operating heavy machinery, welding and truck driving when they attended …

April is Donate Life month, and the Friend Elementary Student Council is calling on the community to give “pages to explore and books to adore” to those in need of extra comfort in this …

And they're off! Friend’s annual Kentucky Derby event and fundraiser is set to be conducted at the San Carlo room Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m.  Event proceeds will be split …

Southeast CASA was a little louder than normal on April 9 when it was joined by Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) for a volunteer training. Although the closest chapter is in Lincoln, members …

The Friend City Council accepted a bid to fix the Gilbert Library elevator, which broke a few years ago after a part stopped working. Library director Diane Odoski said the elevator was …

High winds and heavy rain blew through Saline County on April 6, and the storm caused considerable damage to Andrew Cemetery in Friend. Several trees were uprooted and others had large branches …

Friend votes yes to consolidation By Amy Hausman amy@friendsentinel.com   The Friend Board of Education voted 6-0 in favor of consolidation with Exeter-Milligan during the …

Dorchester teacher Karma Ridpath was honored as the 2024 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year at the annual Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association Conference in Kearney this month. …

Last month, Richard Nation was recognized for years of innovative service to the community as he became one of just 10 people across the United States who are part of the National Community Action …

They’re not Teslas, although they are electric. They’re built by students for students to race, and this year, Friend High School will bring a new car to the track. Juniors and …

The Nebraska Supreme Court on March 22 affirmed the Saline County District Court ruling in the case of Chuck McKay v. Saline County Clerk Anita Bartels and county commissioners Stephanie Krivohlavek, …

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