Seward County Microfilm Reels

Sponsor and Preserve a Memory!

Click on the Seward County newspaper of your choice to see the reels waiting to be sponsored for online access. As donations are received sponsors will be recognized by listing the name of the individual, family, group, business or organization that paid for it behind the year. All reels without a name listed behind them are still available to sponsor for digitization for $125.

All reels are in the process of being put online or are already available to view at seward.advantage-preservation.com.

In addition to digitizing the newspapers already on microfilm, about 10 years of the Milford Times and 2 years of the Seward County Independent are waiting to be filmed. Also, the Seward Memorial Library hopes to purchase the reels of microfilm not already owned. These additional costs are noted under each appropriate title and are also available for sponsorship. Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated!

Total Scope of Project

  • 272 reels to be digitized ($125 each)
  • 74 reels to be added to the library ($55 each)
  • 5 reels to be filmed ($225 each)
$39,195 needed

Progress Completed

  • 129 reels have been sponsored for digitizationFunds Raised
  • The Seward Library Foundation has contributed $15,500 in start-up and matching funds!
$31,725 has been donated
Beaver Crossing Bugle
  • 4/1887–7/1889 (Seward County Genealogical Society) *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Beaver Crossing Newsletter
  • 1/1977–1/1981 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Beaver Crossing Times
This publication has also been published as the Beaver Crossing Weekly Review and Beaver Crossing New Era Review.

  • 5/1892–12/1894
  • 1/1895–6/1896
  • 7/1896–11/1901
  • 11/1901–7/1903
  • 8/1903–8/1905
  • 8/1905–2/1908
  • 2/1908–3/1912
  • 3/1912–1/1914
  • 1/1914–5/1916
  • 5/1916–5/1919
  • 5/1919–12/1920
  • 12/1920–8/1922 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 9/1922–5/1924 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 5/1924–1/1926 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 1/1926–9/1927 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 9/1927–8/1928 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 8/1929–11/1932 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 12/1932–8/1935 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 9/1935–5/1937 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 5/1937–2/1939 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 2/1939–10/1941 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 10/1941–7/1944 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 8/1944–3/1947 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 3/1947–10/1949 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 10/1949–8/1952 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 8/1952–11/1958 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 11/1958–12/1965 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 1/1966–5/1968 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • *1/1911–6/1920 contains issues that weren’t included on previous reels, an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Blue Valley Blade
This publication has also been published as the Seward Advocate.

  • 5/1879–8/1883 (Friends of Seward Library)
  • 8/1883–10/1886 (Doug & Vikki Gremel)
  • 10/1886–12/1889 (Seward Memorial Library)
  • 1/1890–2/1893 (Esther & Jerry Pfabe)
  • 3/1893–5/1896 (Esther & Jerry Pfabe)
  • 5/1896–8/1899
  • 8/1899–10/1902
  • 11/1902–10/1905
  • 10/1905–7/1907
  • 1/1907–1/1909 (Brent & Sandra Royuk)
  • 2/1909–8/1910
  • 8/1910–6/1912
  • 7/1912–7/1915
  • 7/1915–5/1918
  • 5/1918–5/1921
  • 5/1921–12/1924
  • 1/1925–2/1928
  • 2/1928–8/1929
  • 8/1929–2/1931
  • 2/1931–9/1932
  • 9/1932–7/1935
  • 7/1935–5/1938
  • 6/1938–3/1941
  • 4/1941–3/1944
  • 3/1944–2/1947
  • 3/1947–10/1948
  • 10/1948–12/1949
  • 1/1950–6/1951
  • 7/1951–1/1953
  • 1/1953–6/1954
  • 6/1954–4/1955
Blue Valley Record, Milford
  • 12/1870–4/1873 (In Memory of Teri Lynn Horton) *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
The Echo, Beaver Crossing
  • 1/1930–12/1913 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Farmer Patriot and Bugle-Journal, Beaver Crossing
  • 9/1891 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Garland Herald
  • 2/1920–12/1924
  • 12/1924–2/1928 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 2/1928–4/1931 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 4/1931–4/1934 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
Germantown Gleaner
  • 11/1875–6/1897
Goehner News
  • 9/1899–4/1900
The Independent Examiner, Beaver Crossing
  • 3/1905–11/1906 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Life at Beaver Crossing
  • 2/1981–7/1984 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 8/1984–1/1988 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 1/1988–7/1991 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 7/1991–8/1995 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Milford Monitor
This publication has also been published as the Milford Ozone and Milford Nebraskan.

  • 2/1884–12/1887 (Seward County Genealogical Society)
  • 1/1888–12/1890 (Jerry Whitney)
  • 1/1891–4/1894 (In Memory of the Busboom Family)
  • 5/1894–9/1898
  • 9/1898–12/1903
  • 1/1904–6/1908
  • 6/1908–12/1909
Milford Review
  • 10/1911–5/1915 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 5/1915–7/1919 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 7/1919–1/1924 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 2/1924–5/1928 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 5/1928–12/1931 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 1/1932–6/1936 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 6/1936–11/1940 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 12/1940–6/1945 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 6/1945–8/1949 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 9/1949–3/1955 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 3/1955–11/1961 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 11/1961–5/1968 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Milford Times
  • 7/1957–9/1961 (Milford Historical Society)(Reel donated by Milford Historical Society)
  • 9/1961–4/1965 (Reel donated by Milford Historical Society)
  • 5/1965–6/1968 (Reel donated by Milford Historical Society)
  • 7/1968–10/1971 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 11/1971–3/1974 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 4/1974–5/1975 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 5/1975–4/1976 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 5/1976–12/1976 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 12/1976–1/1978 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 1/1978–3/1979 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 3/1979–12/1980 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 12/1980–11/1982 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 11/1982–11/1984 (Mark & Ingrid Minchow) *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 11/1984–10/1986 (Mark & Ingrid Minchow) *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 11/1986–4/1988 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 4/1988–7/1989 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 7/1989–9/1990 (Anonymous) *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 9/1990–5/1991 (Anonymous) *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 5/1991–8/1992 (Linda Zimbelmann) *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 8/1992–5/1994 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 6/1994–5/1996 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 6/1996–4/1998 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 4/1998–1/2000 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 2/2000–12/2001 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 1/2002–10/2003 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
  • 11/2003–10/2007
  • 11/2007–10/2011
  • 11/2011–10/2015
Pleasant Dale Quiz
  • 7/1890–12/1896
  • 12/1896–4/1900
Seward Citizen
  • 2/1962–4/1963 (Donna Posvar)
Seward County Democrat
  • 6/1892–9/1897 (In Memory of Debra Jo [Nagel] Krivda)
Seward County Independent
This publication has also been published as the Seward Independent and Seward Independent-Democrat.

  • 1/1894–10/1895 (Marc & Martha Guthrie)
  • 1/1895–6/1897 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 9/1897–10/1900 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 11/1900–11/1903 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 11/1903–6/1906 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 6/1906–1/1908 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 1/1908–8/1909 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 8/1909–11/1910 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 11/1910–6/1912 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 6/1912–12/1913 (Linda J. Miers)
  • 1/1914–5/1915 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 5/1915–11/1916 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 11/1916–7/1918 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 8/1918–5/1920 (Rivoli Theatre)
  • 6/1920–12/1921 (Hughes Brothers, Inc.)
  • 12/1921–6/1923 (Hughes Brothers, Inc.)
  • 6/1923–11/1924 (Hughes Brothers, Inc.)
  • 12/1924–5/1926 (Liberty House)
  • 5/1926–9/1927
  • 9/1927–3/1929
  • 3/1929–9/1930 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 10/1930–4/1932 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 4/1932–2/1935 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 2/1935–1/1938 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 1/1938–11/1940 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 11/1940–10/1943 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 10/1943–5/1946 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 5/1946–12/1947 (Hughes Brothers, Inc.)
  • 12/1947–5/1949 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 6/1949–9/1950 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 10/1950–2/1952 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 3/1952–6/1953 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 6/1953–8/1954 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 8/1954–10/1955 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 10/1955–9/1957 (Ron and Nancy Lamberty)
  • 9/1957–10/1959
  • 10/1959–5/1961
  • 6/1961–12/1962 (Linda J. Miers)
  • 12/1962–4/1964 (Linda J. Miers)
  • 5/1964–3/1965 (In Honor of Steven E. Miers)
  • 3/1965–6/1966 (In Memory of Willard R. and Wanda F. Miers)
  • 6/1966–8/1967 (In Memory of Leonard and Hazel F. Miers)
  • 8/1967–11/1968 (In Memory of Elton J. and Lila O. Erford)
  • 11/1968–4/1970 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 4/1970–6/1971 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 7/1971–8/1972 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 8/1972–8/1973 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 8/1973–6/1974 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 6/1974–3/1975 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 3/1975–12/1975 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 12/1975–9/1976 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 9/1976–6/1977 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 6/1977–1/1978 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 1/1978–8/1978 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 8/1978–1/1979 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 2/1979–8/1979 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 8/1979–2/1980 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 2/1980–9/1980 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 9/1980–4/1981 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 4/1981–11/1981 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 11/1981–5/1982 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 5/1982–1/1983 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 1/1983–5/1983 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 5/1983–2/1984 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 2/1984–9/1984 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 10/1984–6/1985 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 6/1985–3/1986 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 3/1986–6/1986 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 6/1986–3/1987 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 3/1987–2/1988 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 2/1988–1/1989 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 1/1989–12/1989 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 12/1989–10/1990 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 10/1990–5/1991 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 5/1991–3/1992 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 4/1992–2/1993 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 2/1993–12/1993 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 12/1993–10/1994 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 10/1994–8/1995 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 8/1995–5/1996 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 5/1996–3/1997 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 3/1997–12/1997 (Bob & Becky Reisdorff)
  • 1/1998–10/1998 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 11/1998–7/1999 (Seward Youth and Community Club)
  • 8/1999–4/2000 (Seward Youth and Community Club)
  • 5/2000–1/2001 (Seth & Megan Boggs)
  • 2/2001–12/2001 (John & Julie Moody)
  • 1/2002–10/2002 (In Memory of Dessalee Rousselle)
  • 11/2002–8/2003
  • 9/2003–8/2004 (In Memory of Gordon Magnuson)
  • 9/2004–8/2005
  • 9/2005–8/2006 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 9/2006–8/2007 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 9/2007–8/2008 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 9/2008–8/2009 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 9/2009–8/2010 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 9/2010–8/2011 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 9/2011–8/2012 (Thom & Jill Martin)
  • 9/2012–8/2013
  • 9/2013–8/2014 (In memory of Jean Magnuson)
  • 9/2014–8/2015 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 9/2015–8/2016
  • 9/2016-8/2017 (Seward Sesquicentennial Committee)
Seward County Tribune
  • 9/1915–1/1918 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 1/1918–1/1920 (Seward Cross Makers)
Seward Daily News
  • 6/1892 (Seward Cross Makers) *filmstrip
Seward Journal
This publication has also been published as the Nebraska Deutsche Farmer-Zeitung and the Deutsche Journal.

  • 1/1908–4/1910 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 5/1910–2/1915 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 2/1915–3/1918 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • 5/1918–6/1920
  • 6/1920–8/1923
  • 9/1923–9/1926
  • 9/1926–9/1929
  • 10/1929–12/1931
Seward Weekly Reporter
This publication has also been published as the Nebraska Weekly Reporter, Nebraska Reporter and Seward Semi-Weekly Reporter.

  • 1/1874–11/1875
  • 11/1875–1/1883
  • 2/1883–6/1888
  • 6/1888–2/1892
  • 3/1892–12/1892
  • 5/1896–7/1899
  • 7/1899–9/1900
Staplehurst Sentinel
  • 12/1921–10/1923 (Joan Shurtliff)
Tamora Lyre
  • 5/1909–3/1918
Tamora Register
  • 11/1893–3/1903
  • 4/1903–3/1909 (Joan Shurtliff)
Utica Record
  • 1/1885–3/1887 *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
Utica Sun
This publication has also been published as the Utica Weekly Sun.

  • 11/1892–12/1901
  • 12/1901–7/1910
  • 7/1910–10/1913
  • 10/1913–1/1918
  • 1/1918–12/1923
  • 1/1925–10/1935
  • 11/1935–5/1938
  • 5/1938–10/1941
  • 10/1941–1/1945
  • 1/1945–12/1947
  • 12/1947–11/1950
  • 12/1950–3/1954
  • 3/1954–11/1955
  • *6/1909-10/1931 contains issues that weren’t included on previous reels
  • *10/1931-10/1935 contains issues that weren’t included on previous reels
Miscellaneous
  • Atlas of Seward County, including a plat book, 1908 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • Atlas of Seward County, 1921 (Seward Cross Makers)
  • Filmstrip containing: (Seward Cross Makers)
    • Evening Chronicle, 8/5/1896-8/8/1896
    • Nebraska Atlas, 3/16/1870, 8/4/1870, 8/14/1872, 10/18/1872, 12/3/1879
    • Pleasant Dale News, 6/1932
    • Seward County Independent, 5/1982
  • Filmstrip containing: *an additional $55 is needed to add this microfilm reel to library collection
    • Blue Valley Blade, 2/28/1923
    • Life at Beaver Crossing, 1/4/1978

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