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Melanie Martinez, coordinator of The Mom Walk Collective, and her son Owen Sawtelle, walk the Crete Carrier Trail at Crete Area Medical Center. Martinez, first time mother, stives to create a network of mothers in the Crete area for community and healthy activities.

Project is first of its kind in Nebraska

In hopes of strengthening the community of mothers in Crete, Melanie Martinez is pioneering a Mom Walk Collective chapter in Nebraska. The group hosts free walks for moms that are designed to …
Gene Steinmeyer poses with his new book

Steinmeyer's book features local history-makers

Gene Steinmeyer of Clatonia just unveiled his sixth book, “Everyone Has a Story.” The book takes readers through the stories of some of the most interesting people in Crete, Wilber, …
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Bilingual Zumba class offers inclusive approach to fitness

Twice a week Crete things get muy picante in Crete at Hilltop Fitness where a bilingual zumba class is offered to members. For an hour the group fitness class turns up the volume and heat to meringue …

Drawing a line in the gravel

Spring cleaning season is here, and motorists en route to the city dump may find themselves particularly mindful of seat belts, shock absorption and tie-down straps, given the state of Boswell …

Dynamic duo performs at Friend gala

A Crete-based father-son duo took the stage at Friend’s Annual Historical Society Gala on April 6. The Morris Duet was founded about 25 years ago and has not missed a beat since. Mike …
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Crete boys stay perfect on year, defeat ranked teams

This was a tough week for the Crete boys’ soccer team. The Cardinals were not only scheduled to play two ranked teams and one sitting on the teams to watch list, but the weather caused …

Crete competes in nine-hole dual

In what was supposed to be a triangular against Seward and Lincoln Northwest, the Crete boys’ golf team faced off against Seward in a nine-hole dual after LNW traveled to the wrong site on …

Cardinals take down Auburn, fall to Lincoln Northwest

The Crete girls’ soccer team continues to play better than it has in the past, picking up its second win, defeating Auburn 2-1 in overtime on March 19 but losing to Lincoln Northwest 2-0 on …

Rasgorshek leads Cardinals in first meet of season

The Crete track and field team saw its first meet of the season come and go at the Doane Class B indoor meet on March 16 and had one Cardinal bring home a gold medal. The girls’ field …
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Allison McDowell of Crete attempts to clear the bar during the girls high jump on March 16.
Allison McDowell of Crete attempts to clear the bar during the girls high jump on March 16.
Allison McDowell of Crete attempts to clear the bar during the girls high jump on March 16.
Allison McDowell of Crete attempts to clear the bar during the girls high jump on March 16.
Allison McDowell of Crete attempts to clear the bar during the girls high jump on March 16.
Celebrations
Birthdays
Milo Pesek, Jr. of Wilber will celebrate his 85th birthday later this month. He was born April 14, 1939, in Swanton. His family members include his wife, Mari-Ann Pesek; son, Michael and …
Jim Prokop of Wilber will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, March 23. Family and friends are invited to help him celebrate on that day at Sportsman Cabin in the Wilber Legion Park from 2 …
Births
Heston Jon Fritz was born to Jeremy Jon Fritz and Ashley Ziegler, of Wilber on May 30, 2023. He was born at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln and was 10 lbs, 8 oz. Grandparents are Daniel Jon and Cindy …
Anniversaries
Harold and Becky Brown of Friend will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Dec. 29, 1963, in Edgar. Their family members include daughter, Tressa and Bill …
Jerry and Marge Kalkwarf of Wilber will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 9. They were married in Wilber at the Catholic Church. They have four sons. To help them …
Weddings
Amanda Pohlman of Omaha and Grant Biggs of Seward were married Aug. 26 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Omaha. The bride’s parents are Brent and Michele Pohlman of Omaha and the …
Engagements
Heidi Weber and Josh Johnson, both of Seward, are to be married June 10 at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. The bride’s parents are Jim and Connie Weber of Seward and parents of the …
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