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Hotworx donates to local Hunk

Crete’s Hotworx donated $1,300 on Nov. 2 at the Crete Police Department to help defray some of the cost of bringing K9 Hunk to Crete. Courtney Lovewell, general manager of Hotworx, took on …

Veterans honored at schools

Author shares journey at Crete library

Coming to the Crete Public Library provided a trip down memory lane for author Mary Pipher.Pipher, whose most recent book is “A Life in Light,” was at the library Nov. 13 to talk about …

Midterm election draws high turnout

Saline County saw 3,846 ballots cast during the 2022 midterm election Nov. 8. “That’s high for a midterm,” County Clerk Anita Bartels said. Contested races for mayor in Crete …

Crete alum named physician of the year

Dr. Michael Rapp, a Crete High and Doane College graduate, was named the 2022 Physician of the Year by the Nebraska Medical Association for his leadership in Nebraska during the COVID-19 …

Crete High School volleyball player breaks season record

It was a record-setting season for the Crete volleyball team. Along with Reagan Bessler recording 1,000 career assists and breaking the assists in a season record with 773, sophomore Sierra Crist …

Remembering Barbie

Barbara Kuzma’s pickleball friends joined family on Oct. 26 at the Wildwood Pool Tennis Courts in Crete to honor her with a memorial bench where the group of friends play. Kuzma passed away …

‘Noon ball’ provides lunch hour tradition

Court is in session at noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Doane University’s Haddix Basketball court that is thanks to two legendary men of the Crete community: Dr. Howard Doty and …

Crete firefighters continue to recover

Crete volunteer firefighter and Doane University professor Brad Elder was seriously injured in an area wildfire on Oct. 23. Elder is currently hospitalized at St. Elizabeth’s in Lincoln with …
Obituaries
Janie Annette Beranek, of Crete, passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, surrounded by her family at Tabitha in Crete. Janie was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Omaha, to Oren and Freda Todd. As a young …
Susan (Kalkwarf) Urbach was born in Crete on March 21, 1961, the daughter of Loren and Mary Ann Kalkwarf, and died Nov. 22, 2022, at the age of 61 at home surrounded by her family after a long battle …
Virginia Claire (Zelenka) Parks Teal, age 94, passed away Nov. 22, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Feb. 10, 1928, in Crete, to Emil and Clara (Wielage) Zelenka. She graduated …
Sue McMillan passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2022, at the age of 74. Sue was born Jan. 28, 1948, to Lester and Mildred (Knecht) Guenther in Beatrice. After graduating from Beatrice High School …
Patrick Allan “Pat” Dennison, 76, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, at Heritage Care Center, Fairbury, with family by his side. He was born March 17, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. Pat grew …
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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 …

CHS goes 1-1 in two-game week

SCORE UPDATE 8/30: Crete 8, Fairbury 0   Crete softball defeated the Norris Titans 9-6 on Aug. 23 in Norris behind a six-run rally in the sixth inning. Norris started with a run each in …

McDowell wins title, Cardinals second at invite

The 2022 tennis season got off to a good start for Crete last week. The Cardinals played Elkhorn in a dual Aug. 25 and lost 5-4 but came back with a tournament championship at the LNE/LHS Invite Aug. …

CHS softball splits games at tournament

UPDATED SCORES: Crete 9, Norris 6 (Aug. 23)   The Crete High School softball team split two games in the Aurora Tournament on Aug. 20. In game one, the Cardinals defeated Gering 3-2 …

Seniors end season in area tournament

The Crete Stop N Shop Post 147 seniors saw their season end July 24 in the Class B Area 1 tournament. Crete opened the postseason with a 12-4 loss to Nemaha July 22. Nemaha scored seven runs in …
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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
Beverly Stewart will celebrate her 90th birthday next month. She was born Dec. 2, 1932. To celebrate, her family is requesting a card shower. Greetings may be sent to her at 711 Spring St., …
Kathy Palky of Dorchester will celebrate her 80th birthday this week. She was born Nov. 21, 1942. Greetings may be sent to her at 631 State Hwy 15, Dorchester, NE 68343.
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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 …
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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.
Wayne and Cindy Divis of Pleasant Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this month. They were married Nov. 18, 1972, in David City. Their family members include children, …
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