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Sporting shorts and hitting balls in February

Nadie es una isla

Puede que sea un poco anticuado: “Ningún hombre es una isla, entera en sí misma, cada hom- bre es un pedazo del continente,”. Este es el comienzo de un poema de 1624. …

Our first language: Play

Just as adults use words to communicate, children use play.  Licensed play therapists, like Ben Piper of Resilient Hope Counseling in Crete, therapeutically uses play to help young clients …
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Cardinals survive scare from Bluejays, host district final

After defeating the Seward Bluejays by 40 points in its last matchup, the Crete boys’ basketball team had a tougher time putting away the Bluejays, defeating Seward 69-56 in the B-6 subdistrict …

Ramirez, Steele compete for Cardinals at state

The Crete girls’ wrestling team wrapped up its season with two wrestlers competing at the state tournament on Feb. 15-17. Alexa Ramirez went 1-2 at 235 and Ashaya Steele went 0-2 at 155. …

Crete wrestlers end season at state

The Crete boys’ wrestling team sent three wrestlers to the state meet in Omaha on Feb. 15-17 and competed well, but didn’t quite get the results they wanted. Jamie Ramos went 1-2 at …

Cardinals qualify three for state tournament

Three wrestlers from the Crete boys’ wrestling team will move on to wrestle at the state tournament starting on Thursday, Feb. 15, after placing top four in their weight classes at districts at …
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Jamie Ramos of Crete works to turn his opponent at districts on Feb. 10.
Jamie Ramos of Crete works to turn his opponent at districts on Feb. 10.
Jamie Ramos of Crete works to turn his opponent at districts on Feb. 10.
Jamie Ramos of Crete works to turn his opponent at districts on Feb. 10.
Jamie Ramos of Crete works to turn his opponent at districts on Feb. 10.
Celebrations
Birthdays
Dave Sebek of Wilber will celebrate his 90th birthday early next month. He was born March 8, 1934. His family members include his wife, Erma; children, Ken and Millie of Guntersville, …
Marilyn Kratochvil of Wilber will celebrate her 75th birthday next week. She was born March 5, 1949. Her family is honoring her with a card shower, and cards may be sent to 1506 State …
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 …
Isaiah Francis Placek was born Feb. 23, 2023, to Keith and Kristine (Wassinger) Placek of Eagle. Isaiah weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz., and was 20 1/2” long. Grandparents are Richard and the …
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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