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Foreign exchange student from Poland attends Crete High School

Crete High School junior Agata Wognilko came to Nebraska in August as a foreign exchange student from Szczecin, Poland. She is being hosted by Angie and Aaron Wagoner and has two host sisters. …

Dorchester teacher fired for insubordination

Business teacher Lute Brees was fired from Dorchester Public Schools on Jan. 5. According to the findings of fact from the hearing held on Jan. 5, Brees delivered a letter containing …

Crete Fire and Rescue saves dog from river

Crete Fire and Rescue saved a dog that had fallen into the Blue River on Jan. 12. Fire Chief Tod Allen said the call about the dog originally went to dispatch first, not the fire station. …

Crete Area Medical Center welcomes 2022 New Year's baby

The 2022 New Year’s baby for Crete Area Medical Center is Esther. Esther was born Jan. 4, 2022, at 6:11 a.m. and was delivered by Dr. Kate Hesser, Tami Wilson, RN, and Taylor Lorenz, RN. …

Hall of Fame to add four members

Mike Coe, Garrett Mehl, Chuck McGinnis and John Reeves will take their places in the Crete High School Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 15. The induction will be at halftime of the boys’ …

Saline Center Lodge elects officers

Members conducted their first meeting for the year on Jan. 3 at Saline Center Lodge.  Saline Center officers elected for 2022 are President Lumir Kotas, Vice President Sheldon Kohout, …

New owner takes charge of newspaper group

New year. New owner. Same commitment. On Jan. 1, Kevin Zadina of Seward officially became the owner of the Seward Independent group, five newspapers in Seward and Saline counties. Although the …

Local horse shelter gives sick horses second chance

A woman who lives just a bit outside of Crete has been taking in sick and forgotten horses from kill pens to her horse shelter. Lin Guyton of Epona Horse Rescue has been taking in horses at her …

Crete Public Schools to develop new website

The Crete School Board voted to start the development of a new website and mobile app for the school. Superintendent Dr. Joshua McDowell said that a survey showed that it was time for a new …
Obituaries
Robert C. Tenopir, 72, of Milliken, Colorado, went home to meet his precious Lord and Savior, passing peacefully at his home. He was born to Raymond J.Tenopir and Evalyn Zabel Tenopir in …
Rex Lauterbach was born Jan. 23, 1943, to Truman and Frances (Krull) Lauterbach. He graduated from Central High School in 1960 and then went on to join the Air Force ROTC after graduation. Rex …
Robert Melvin Wolesensky, Sr. passed away on his 90th birthday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Georgetown, Texas. He was born on the family farm in Dorchester on Dec. 19, 1931, to William Wolesensky and Rose …
Melvin Martin Kling, 73, of Omaha, passed away Jan. 4, 2022. Melvin was born Feb. 21, 1948, in Omaha, to Sam Kling and Cynthia Moulton. Melvin was united in marriage to Karen (Shelburn) Kling on Oct. …
Sarah Carolyn Erickson, age 89, formerly of Lincoln, went to heaven on Dec. 28, 2021, at the Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg. She was born May 5, 1932, to Agnar Carl and Dorothy Estelle (Ford) …
Local Sports

CHS girls fall short against Vikings

The Crete defense was good Dec. 21, but the Waverly offense was just enough better to leave Crete with a 29-22 girls’ basketball win. CHS Coach John Larsen described his team’s defense …

Cardinals host home wrestling invite

With athletes missing because of illness, the Crete wrestling team didn’t put its full squad on the mat at the Crete Invitational Dec. 11. But the wrestlers who competed battled hard and saw …

Cardinal boys win home opener

The Crete boys’ basketball team bult an 18-3 lead by the end of the first quarter Dec. 2 en route to a 62-40 win over Columbus Lakeview to start the season. “That was a good way to …

Cardinals in between

Crete High is currently between seasons, with winter sports starting in December. The Cardinal basketball teams will open the season at home Thursday, Dec. 2, against Lakeview. Tip-off for the …

Season ends but future bright for Cardinal volleyball

Crete volleyball saw its season end Oct. 26 in the opening round of subdistrict play. York got the better of the Cardinals 25-23, 25-13, 25-15. “We knew going up against York was going to be …

Crete football comes up short in season finale

Crete High football saw its season end Oct. 22 with a 48-34 loss to Beatrice. “I’m extremely proud of the way the kids fought,” Coach Mark Newmyer said. “They never stopped …
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Births
Liam James Kelch was born Nov. 30, 2021, to Hannah (Christensen) and Jerry Kelch of Geneva. He was born at Beatrice Community Hospital and was 7 pound, 6 ounces, and 18 ¾ inches …
Josh and Kasey (Shogren) Behlen, of Lincoln, are parents of Wells Gene Behlen, born Oct. 24, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln.His birth weight was 7 lb., 6 oz. and was 20 inches long.His …
Birthdays
Merle Fikar of Wilber will celebrate her 90th birthday next month. She was born Feb. 7, 1932, in DeWitt. She married Donald Fikar, Sr., on March 14, 1951, in Wilber. Her family members include …
Marlene (Siedhoff) Bals of Crete will celebrate her 90th birthday next week. She was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Crete. He family members include six daughters, Mary Jeanne (Bruce) Hart, Janet (Tom) …
Weddings
Whitney Higgins, from Nebraska City, and Brad Kalkwarf, from Crete, were married Oct. 30, 2021, at Steinhart Lodge in Nebraska City.Their parents are Jerry and Connie Higgins of Nebraska City and …
Engagements
Whitney Higgins of Nebraska City and Brad Kalkwarf of Crete are planning a late October wedding inNebraska City.The bride's parents are Jerry and Connie Higgins of Nebraska City. She attended …
Anniversaries
David and Bonnie Rezac, of Crete, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Nov. 27, 1971, at Exeter. Their family members include, sons, Paul Rezac of York and …
Bob and Judy (Richardson) Holroyd of Wilber will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary later this month. They were married Oct. 22, 1961. Their family members include son and spouse, Scott …
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