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Community Foundation donates to Crete Cares

The Crete Community Foundation donated $1,500 to Crete Cares on Jan. 12. Crete Cares is a unified point of contact for members of the Crete community to receive assistance during the holidays and in …

Fundraiser luncheon for injured firefighter

A fundraiser will be held on Feb. 4 for Crete volunteer firefighter and Doane University professor, Brad Elder, who was seriously injured in the wildfires on Oct. 23. The fundraiser is held by …

Booster club donates $60,000

The Crete Athletic Booster Club recently donated $60,000 to Crete Public Schools for a weight room enhancement project, according to Rhiannon Svitak, president of the booster club. Svitak said …

Crete Police Chief not new to scene

Although Crete police Chief Gary Young has been in his role officially since Jan. 1, he is no stranger to the job. Young, who has always lived in Crete, started as a patrol officer in 1985 after …

Crete volunteer fire and rescue holds annual award ceremony

Crete’s volunteer fire department held their annual banquet at The 1206 on Jan. 14 to honor their 39 members. The first responder team is made up of six paramedics, 23 EMT’s and 10 …

CPS inducts new Hall of Fame members

Crete Elementary ties blankets for MLK day

Crete Elementary School students tied and donated blankets on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a fun way to teach students what MLK was all about. Sabrina Oltmans, kindergarten teacher at …
Obituaries
Marjorie Leigh Mooberry, 95, passed away peacefully Friday Feb. 3, at Brookestone Village in Omaha. Marjorie was the first child of Harold and Pauline Nuckolls of Fairbury, and was preceded in …
Edna Koll, age 91, of Wilber, passed away  Jan. 20, 2023, at the Wilber Care Center. She was born June 29, 1931, to Frank and Milena Filipi on the family farm northwest of Wilber. She was …
Darleen (Patton) Herman was born Nov. 18, 1943, to Herbert and Zola (Zimmerman) Patton in Hebron, and passed away Jan. 22, 2023, in Elkhorn. She was a graduate of Crete High School in 1962. …
Joan Lee Kerssenbrock was born June 8, 1937, in Crete, to George and Edith Doane Kersenbrock.  Her father was the postmaster and her mother was particularly noted for her beautiful singing …
Gene A. Litten, 90, of Muscatine, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the Unity Point Health-Trinity General Hospital in Rock Island. He was born in rural Barneston on Jan 19,1933, to …
Local Sports

Clarke leads Crete with title at Malcolm Invite

Members of the Crete boys’ wrestling team spent a part of their winter break competing at Shelby-Rising City and finished third as a team at the tournament. Wyatt Clarke led the Cardinals, …

CHS finds footing, wins team’s first meet

After struggling in the first meets of the season, the Crete girls’ wrestling team is finally finding its footing. The Cardinals won the North Platte Tournament on Dec. 30 and finished second …

Cards battle but fall in tournament games

The Crete girls’ basketball team couldn’t slow down the 2022 Class B state runner-up on Dec. 29, falling 55-25 to Omaha Skutt Catholic in the first round of the Doane Holiday …

CHS boys split tournament games

The Crete boys basketball team’s undefeated run came to an end on Dec. 29 when CHS fell to Omaha Skutt Catholic 66-38 in the first round of the Doane Holiday Tournament. The Cardinals …

Crete ends season as district runner-up

The Crete volleyball team ended its season as B-2 district runner-ups after falling to Omaha Skutt Catholic 25-20, 25-14, 25-22 on Oct. 29. Stats were not available at press time, but Coach …

Crete tennis fourth in state

The Crete tennis program is making a name for itself. In its third year after a 20-year hiatus, the CHS team finished fourth in Class B at the state tournament Oct. 13 and 14, placing behind …
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Births
Chase Becker and Laura Rau of Omaha announce the birth of their first child, a son, Alban Rau Becker.  Alban was born Sept. 24, 2022, at CHI Health Lakeside in Omaha. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 …
River August Brott was born Oct.13, 2022, at North Platte. His parents are Halie and Kegan Brott of Chappell. Grandparents are Greg and Teri Meints of Plymouth and Steve and Kelle Brott of …
Birthdays
Catherine Burns, formerly of Friend, will celebrate her 90th birthday this week. She was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Friend. To celebrate, there will be an open house Sunday, March 5, from 2 – …
Donna Slepicka of Friend will celebrate her 85th birthday next week. She was born Feb. 10, 1938. Her family members include her children, Roger and Mary Slepicka of Yutan, Randy and Wendy …
Weddings
Engagements
Kelsey Koll of Swanton and Drew McMahon of Gretna are engaged to be married July 30 in Gretna. The bride’s parents are Kenneth and Doris Koll of Swanton and her grandmother is Edna Koll of …
Anniversaries
Kevin and Sheryl Homolka, of Western, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 8, 1973, in Belleville, Kansas. Their family members include their daughter, Wendee …
Dale and Dorothy Due will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24. Greetings may be sent to them at 2306 Road 25, Friend, NE 68359.
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