Local News
Saline Lodge officers named
Saline Center Lodge members held the first meeting of 2021 at the hall on Jan. 4. Saline Center Lodge will have a Hay Auction on Jan. … Read More
PHS working on vaccine distribution
The Public Health Solutions district, which covers Saline, Fillmore, Thayer, Gage and Jefferson counties, is currently working through … Read More
Public health COVID-19 update
With the holiday season now behind us, COVID-19 case numbers are a mixed bag when it comes to the Public Health Solutions … Read More
Public hearing for wind regulations coming up
The Saline County Planning and Zoning Board voted to hold a public hearing next month regarding proposed updates to county wind … Read More
Crete Cares wraps up another successful year
Crete Cares wraps up another worthwhile experience of care for one another. Many have experienced hardship and worry. The sense of … Read More
Foundation spreads the wealth
The Crete Community Foundation was in the holiday giving mood this past week when it distributed a few $5,000 checks to various … Read More

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Obituaries
Betty D. Nagel, 99, of Fort Dodge, formerly of Callender, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at the Paula J Baber hospice home. Survivors include her son, Eric Nagel of Crete; daughter, Nancy …
Alice (Brong) Naffziger, 86, of Callaway, formerly of Crete, passed away Dec. 20, 2020. Alice was born Dec. 19, 1934, to Robert and Bernece (Whiteman) Brong in Seward. After graduating from Seward …
David Sinn, age 53, of Wilber, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, at the Wilber Care Center. He was born April 21, 1967, in Lincoln, to Rosemary Notaro Walhstrom. He graduated from Beatrice …
Joann Arlene Weis, age 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. She was born June 13, 1940, in Corning, Iowa, to parents Delmar and Mildred Freshour. Joann was the youngest of three …
Norman E. Fritz, age 84, of Wilber, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Norman was born on the family farm on April 1, 1936, to Edward and Rose (Vosika) Fritz in Saline County. He graduated from …
Local Sports

Cardinals struggle over break

Games over the Christmas break were a struggle for the Crete boys’ basketball team. The Cardinals played Omaha Skutt Dec. 30 and Savannah, Missouri, Dec. 31. The Cardinals came up short in …

CHS girls use defense to top Waverly

The Crete girls’ basketball team upped its record to 7-0 with a 34-22 win over Waverly Dec. 22. The Cardinals outscored Waverly 11-5 in the second quarter to take a 17-11 lead into …

Wrestling duals finish Crete's December schedule

The Crete wrestlers took to the mats for a pair of duals to close the December schedule. Crete wrestled at Beatrice Dec. 15 and lost to the Orangemen 66-12. CHS Coach Nicco Salvador said Beatrice …

CHS boys come up short in two on hardwood

The Crete boys’ basketball team faced two tough opponents last week and competed hard in both games, Coach Tony Siske said. The Cardinals lost to Beatrice 68-31 Dec. 10 and to Grand Island …
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