Local News
Commissioners discuss bylaw status
The Saline County Commissioners named its February veteran of the month and discussed planning and zoning bylaws during its Feb. 16 … Read More
2020 fire, rescue call numbers lower than expected
The Crete fire and rescue department responded to 826 total service calls in 2020, a decrease from the 2019 total of 913. These … Read More
Crete rescue marks 5:10 average response time
Five minutes and 10 seconds. That’s all it took the volunteer Crete rescue team, on average, to leave the station after … Read More
Four years of growth
It all started with $3. Four years ago, when Veronica Ortiz opened her tax assistance business, G&M Agency in Crete, she was … Read More

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Obituaries
Robert L. “Bob” Svehla was born May 13, 1933, in Friend, and passed away Dec. 30, 2020, in Bella Vista, Arkansas. He was raised in Saline County and his father was the Saline County …
Hulda Louise Anna (Vorderstrasse) Scheiding, 96, was born Aug. 22, 1924, and died Feb. 21, 2021, at Wilber Care Center. She was raised at Plymouth and then was a resident of Blue Hill. Survivors …
Norma J. Pulec age 79, of Lincoln, passed away Feb. 22, 2021. She was born Jan. 29, 1942, to Joseph and Rose Vejraska in Friend. She graduated from Crete High School. Norma married Clifford Wayne …
Peggy P. Schlichtemeier, 71, of Sedona Arizona, passed away Feb. 11, 2021, after a short battle with Leukemia. Peggy was born May 4, 1949, in Lincoln, the second of 11 children to Russell and …
Annice Mae Weidner, of Culbertson, passed away Feb. 16, 2021, at the Christian Homes Care Community in Holdrege. She was 96 years old. Annice was born May 23, 1924, in Lancaster County at the home of …
Local Sports

Crete girls win district title, advance to state

For the third consecutive year, the Crete girls’ basketball team is headed back to the Class B state basketball tournament. Without their head coach on the sideline, the Cardinals opened the …

Uden's medal leads Cardinals at state wrestling

The two Crete wrestlers who competed at the state tournament had a great weekend, Coach Nicco Salvador said. Senior Jason Uden capped an impressive month with a fifth-place medal in Class B at 285 …

CHS sends two to state wrestling

And then there were two. Crete High has two wrestlers representing it at the Class B state wrestling championships Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20. Jaime Ramos and Jason Uden finished third …

Lose the weight, make it to state: Crete senior accomplishes both

You don’t often think about a heavyweight wrestler making weight. Six months ago, Jason Uden couldn’t. The Crete High senior tipped the scales at almost 400 pounds. To wrestle at …
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