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Thanks, Jerry, for your service to the community!The Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee presented the “Heritage Leadership” award to the Nebraska National Guard museum and the museum’s director, Gerry Meyer at the recent Seward Fourth of July Celebration committee meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Seward Civic Center. The award to salute, honor and thank the museum for their “over the top” efforts and contributions by the Nebraska National Guard museum, Museum Historical Society, and the Museum Director and staff for their outstanding presentations during the Seward Fourth of July Celebration week of 2018!
This year’s 2018 July 4 celebration was under the theme of “Family Fun, Freedom and Fireworks on the Fourth of July-celebrating the 150th annual Seward Fourth of July celebration in Seward!” The Nebraska National Guard incorporated the theme of honoring the centennial of the end of World War I, scheduling events and activities to complement their WWI salute. The museum hired three professional actors who were featured as historic leaders in the US history, and made possible through donations and sponsorships, including “General John Pershing” (Dave Shuey), “General George Patton” (Gib Buckbee) and “President Theodore Roosevelt” (Joshef Otmar).
“While so many in the community work very hard throughout the celebration, we just felt we had to do something to recognize the “over the top,” outstanding efforts and contributions to our annual Fourth of July celebration by the Nebraska National Guard museum,” stated Clark Kolterman of the Seward Fourth of July Celebration committee. “The museum really added so much to our day, offering many avenues of celebration and at no cost to the public! It so enhances our event and we thank them!”
Special leadership guests to Seward included Lieutenant General Timothy Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard and Major General Daryl L. Bohac, the Adjutant General, Nebraska National Guard in Lincoln. Leadership workshops, historic presentations, movies and seminars were featured over the three days, free movie at the Rivoli ("Lost Battalion), and another special, free WWI Vaudeville 1918 “Welcome Home” show, under the direction of Mary Meyer, featuring volunteer talent from Southeast Nebraska.
The Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward is the official Nebraska site for the National WWI Centennial Celebration. Also attending the events were Representatives Susan Mennenga - WWI Commission Project Manager and Jeanne Hammacher of the Illinois WWI Commission.
The museum’s celebration event on July 4 featured a dedication and opening of four new exhibits in the museum, an open house and many units in the July 4, 4:00 pm Grand Parade-including the three leadership actors in character, Guard leadership and a special historic, colonial color guard at the start of the parade!
The Nebraska National Guard Museum Society was founded in 1979 and moved their collection to Seward in 2014, opening in 2015. A new outdoor improvement project on the West campus, behind the museum building is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2019 and the organization is currently undertaking a $1.4 million project and capital campaign to dedicate on July 4, 2019, the “Cornrow to Hedgerow” 4-D exhibit at the museum-honoring the soldiers who lost their lives in liberation of St. Lo, France by the Nebraska National Guard during WWII. Over 40 local members of the Nebraska National Guard lost their lives.
The custom and colorful award was created by Tim Moravec of Seward and his company Awards Unlimited and features the modern logo of the Seward Fourth of July Celebration!
The award was presented by Greg Butcher, City Administrator for the City of Seward and member of the Seward Fourth of July Celebration Committee-who serves as one of the committee volunteers as a City’s Representatives on the Celebration committee. Accepting the award was Nebraska National Guard Museum Director Gerry Meyer.
“The Seward Fourth of July Committee and July 4 Celebration have developed a strong partnership and we are excited to share this award with the museum and their leadership-thanking museum for recognizing both the values of “Heritage and Leadership” in this year’s celebration!” stated Butcher. “It is with anticipation that we look forward to even a bigger and better July Fourth celebration-working together in 2019! Thank you Nebraska National Guard Museum! You are appreciated!”
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Pool party!

Twin Rivers Urgent Care & Family Care - Seward
We’re here at Seward’s Dowding Municipal Pool until 8pm! Come meet our providers, enjoy some snacks and you might even win some free stuff! Stop on by!
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The Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership is kicking off a new campaign called "I'm In" that's designed to introduce you to your local merchants, service providers, and retailers in Seward County. Say hello to Erik and Crystal Kirby of Campbell Cleaning.

Year Established: 2018

What should readers know about Campbell Cleaning? We are serviced based professional cleaning company. We serve residential and commercial facilities.
We are committed to serving our customers with integrity, and professionalism throughout our services. Our staff is trained by the IICRC, allowing us to determine the best solution to meet your needs.

Why Seward? We are in Seward County because I (Crystal) grew up here, and graduated high school here. The population in Seward county has always been friendly and welcoming. After leaving Seward to join the Military I was not 100% certain what my future plans would be. However, after having my children I knew I wanted to come back to Seward. The small town environment and school systems is what I knew as home.
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Tune in to KETV Channel 7 this Sunday at 10pm to catch a snippet on Seward that features Trish Johnson and Mark & Clark Kolterman! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's a great opportunity for some family time!Join us for some summer fun at Seward's Dowding Municipal Pool on July 19th from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE! You'll be able to meet our providers, have refreshments with snacks, and have a chance to win a door prize! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership (SCCDP) is an active advocate for businesses and the county at the local, state and Federal levels. The SCCDP brings various groups and individuals together to explore and, ultimately, support key projects and activities for the betterment of Seward County and communities within the county. The SCCDP is the point of contact for inquiries concerning economic development, general information, individual and business relocation, visitor information, and business information for Seward County.

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Nebraska National Guard Museum
One of the greatest parts of the Nebraska National Guard Museum is that it is completely free. Accordingly we are funded through donor contributions, and soon to be purchases through our gift shop. With that said, if you want assist in the efforts of The Nebraska National Guard Museum check out our support page.

The Nebraska National Guard Museum can be found at, 201 N 8th St Seward, NE. We are generally around Monday-Friday, 9-4pm, but until the official opening call Jerry Meyer at: 712-269-1981 (cell) to schedule a visit so we know you’re coming.

201 N 8th Street
Phone : (402) 309-8763
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Eat & Drink
Looking for a place to catch a bite to eat in Seward County? Several fine restaurants provide ample dining opportunities in our area. Specialty spots serve gourmet coffee, unique breads and pastries, prime rib, home cooked meals, and much more.
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Local Jobs
Learn more about job openings throughout the county from multiple job sites.
There are plenty of opportunities to get outside and be active in Seward County. Whether it’s playing golf, swimming, or playing sports at one of the many ballfields in the county.