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Poleske explaining cemetery sections to tour participants. Photo: Norma Elletson.

Seward Celebrates Solstice with a Cemetery Tour

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News- On Wednesday evening, June 21st, 50 Sewardites celebrated the Summer Solstice with a Cemetery Tour.  Cemetery tours have taken place for more than a decade on the Summer Solstice. Local historian Lee Poleske led the event with the competent support of Council Member Sue […]

Dorothy Murtha.

Dorothy Marie Murtha, 1928-2017

Dorothy Marie Murtha, age 89, of Aitkin died peacefully on Monday, June 20th 2017 at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN.  Dorothy was born January 7th, 1928 in St. Cloud, Minnesota daughter to Nathaniel and Louise (Gaetz) Fish. Dorothy was married to Thomas P. Murtha on May 13th, 1950 at […]

Humpback whales lunge feeding

Humpback whales lunge feeding

It’s always a treat to hear humpback whales breathe, see the explosive misty plume, watch them majestically cruise along, then wave their powerful flukes before sounding. Today, I watched what appeared to be a mom and a juvenile do all of the above from shore. White clouds of kittiwakes and other gulls shrieked above them, diving on […]

Seward High Seahawks Take Off at State

Seward High Seahawks Take Off at State

When Seward High School track star Hunter Kratz began to race the 3200m at the state finals in Palmer, he knew immediately something was wrong. Normally one of the fastest athletes in the state in this event, Kratz finished with a time of 10:05.46, well-behind his expectations. After the event, […]