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Boswell Observatory opens to public for lunar eclipse

The Boswell Observatory, built in 1883, has been a staple of Crete’s Doane campus since the 1800s. It’s telescope, mounted in 1884, was reopened on Sunday, May 15 for community members to …

Cardinal Beef Program supports local beef production

Coach Papik remembered

Longtime Doane track and football coach Elvin “Al” Papik passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 7, in Lincoln at age 95. Papik served at Doane for 18 years, beginning in 1955, …

CPS supports local beef production with Cardinal Beef Program

Crete Public Schools held its third annual hamburger feed on May 11 through the Cardinal Beef Program. The Cardinal Beef program was started in 2018 with the help of local beef producers, …

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CPS Foundation gives thousands for teacher grants, senior scholarships

The CPS Foundation, formerly known as the Crete Public School Trust, presented the Dean & Deann Prochaska Memorial Scholarship for 2022 to Sawyer Bolling recently. It is the largest …

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Tuition paid for children of NE state employees

A new benefit is now available to the families of Nebraska state employees that will cover the cost of community college. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the tuition assistance program April …

Cardinal alum back to lead school

The 2022-23 school year will be a homecoming for Cory Bohling. The 1997 Crete High graduate will return to CHS as its principal. Bohling grew up in Crete, attended St. James Catholic School …
Obituaries
Shirley Ann (Adams) Kraus passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 24, 1953, in Nebraska City to Clyde Dean and Vera Elva “Toots” Adams. …
Wayland Downing Gardner, age 93, was born May 16, 1928, in Elgin, the second child of Arthur C. and Bernice (Downing) Gardner. He graduated from high school in Crete in 1946 and continued at …
Wayland Downing Gardner, age 93, was born May 16, 1928, in Elgin, the second child of Arthur C. and Bernice (Downing) Gardner. He graduated from high school in Crete in 1946 and continued at …
Diane Louise (Halada) Safranek, 78, passed away quietly April 23, 2022, at Bryan Medical Center East, Lincoln. She was born Aug. 19, 1943, to Adolph and Emma Halada in Crete, where she lived her …
Darlene Ann Pavlik, of Crete, died May 9, 2022, surrounded by her loving family Ottoniel, Marybeth, Mariah, Ciara, Emily and Selena. Darlene was born March 9, 1931, to Joseph and Anna Pavlik in …
Local Sports

Shoot-out decides district final

Oh so close. That’s a pretty apt description of the Crete boys’ soccer team’s postseason play last week as they nearly earned a berth in this year’s state …

Coach says team progressing

Although they lost all three of the games they played, Crete girls coach Yesenia Ramos said she felt her team was on the cusp of winning and again showed progress. Crete started the week off with …

Crete girls adapt, get tougher in week

Despite being shut out in its last three games, Crete girls soccer coach Yesenia Ramos still saw some positives in her team’s play. “Last week was a tough week,” Ramos said. …

Between seasons - Crete

Crete athletics are between the winter and spring seasons. Baseball and soccer start their seasons March 17, with track competing March 19.  Girls' tennis and boys' golf start March 24 and March 25, respectively.

Larsen says goodbye to basketball

Nebraska’s winningest high school girls basketball coach has left the court. During the past four seasons at Crete High School, John Larsen capped an already legendary career with another …

Roncalli too much for Crete in final

Going into post-season play, Crete head coach Tony Siske said his team knew it had to win its first game of the B-6 subdistrict or its season would be over. “We went into subdistricts …
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Births
Isaac Douglas Nissen was born to Justin and Erin Nissen of Lincoln on April 4, 2022. He weighed 8 lbs, 3 oz. and was 20 ¾ inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Karen Nissen of Denton …
Naomi Joy Harms was born to Jason and Kristen Harms of Lincoln on April 19, 2022. She weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Karen Nissen of Denton and Marv …
Birthdays
Darleen Dittmer will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, May 3. Greetings may be sent to her at 942 Redwood Ave., Crete, NE 68333.
The family of Lila Pribyl is honoring her for her 80th birthday with an open house on Sunday, April 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Dorchester United Methodist Church. Cards may be sent to her at …
Weddings
Whitney Higgins, from Nebraska City, and Brad Kalkwarf, from Crete, were married Oct. 30, 2021, at Steinhart Lodge in Nebraska City.Their parents are Jerry and Connie Higgins of Nebraska City and …
Engagements
Anniversaries
Lynn and Gloria Erb of Clatonia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married May 27, 1972, in Lincoln. Their family members include sons, Barry and Cami Erb of …
David and Bonnie Rezac, of Crete, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Nov. 27, 1971, at Exeter. Their family members include, sons, Paul Rezac of York and …
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