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“Flags for Crete” fly for first time

More than 40 new American flags graced the streets of Crete on Veterans Day, and the group behind them hopes to see hundreds more next Memorial Day. On Nov. 11, the Crete American Legion Post 147 …

Model trains roar again at Ace Hardware

If shoppers at Ace Hardware in Crete hear a train whistle in the store during the shopping season, they are asked to not be alarmed. The whistles and engine noises have been a holiday staple at …

CPS board approves HVAC control update

All heating, ventilating and air conditioning units at Crete Public Schools will soon be connected on the same control system. The Crete Board of Education approved bids for HVAC control projects …

Boswell sentenced to life for role in Loofe murder

By Cheyenne Alexis For the Crete News Bailey Boswell will not become the first woman on Nebraska’s death row as she was given a life sentence for the murder of Sydney Loofe on Monday at …

A truck built for training

Crete firefighters and EMTs saw a new side of rescue training thanks to a 44-foot long truck. University of Nebraska Medical Center brought its Simulation in Motion Nebraska trailer to Crete Nov. …

Council approves use of sales tax funds to purchase land for housing project

The City of Crete and a group of citizens are teaming up to bring a new housing project to Crete. The council at its Nov. 2 meeting approved using up to $240,000 of LB480 (half-cent sales tax) …

Crete family opens home for haunts

This year marked the second installation of the Haunted Path at the Wanek household’s backyard.  Terri Wanek said this year’s event included several themed areas, such as a spooky …

Pet supply box pays tribute to beloved pup

Sonia Almodovar’s love of dogs began recently with a misunderstood breed.  She adopted Buddy, a labrador-pit bull mix two years after a lifetime without dogs in her …

CAMC welcomes first baby in new Labor and Delivery Unit

Crete Area Medical Center recently welcomed the first baby born in its newly renovated and expanded Labor and Delivery Unit. The unit opened Oct. 18, and Noah Lucas Escobar arrived Oct. 22 at 5:10 …
Obituaries
Regina Alvina “Ginger” Martin, 87, passed away peacefully Nov. 18, 2021, in her home surrounded by family. Ginger was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Tilden, the daughter of Mary (Kadavy) and …
Donald Duane Kovar passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Born on Aug. 27, 1937, to Joseph and Elsie Kovar, Don, he touched the lives of many with his strong work ethic and sense of …
Raymond Arnold Broz was born in Crete on Feb. 27, 1936, to Arnold and Edna (Mundt) Broz. He was full of energy and loved to tease the kitties in the barn. He was mischievous and would often get …
Phyllis Marjorie (Rethmeier) Busboom, 97, of Crete, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, surrounded by her children at Wilber Care Center. She was born Sept. 4, 1924, on a farm southwest of …
Scott M. “Z” Znamenacek, 52, of Platte City, Missouri, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Scott was born April 2, …
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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 …

Crete volleyball falls in subdistrict opener

The Crete volleyball team played one of its better matches Oct. 21, Coach Makayla Westphal said. The Cardinals hosted Norris in the final match of the regular season and lost to the Titans 25-12, …

Cardinal tennis plays final matches before state

The Crete boys’ tennis team played its final duals of the season last week in preparation for the state tournament. The Cardinals lost to Elkhorn North 8-1 Oct. 5 and to York 6-3 Oct. …

Crete falls short in week’s only match

Depth came to the fore for the Crete volleyball team against Columbus Lakeview Oct. 7. The Vikings downed the Cardinals 25-16, 25-14, 25-13. “We did have some injuries and players gone for …

Cardinals down Minutemen for homecoming win

It’s always nice to win on homecoming, and the Crete football team did that Sept. 17, beating Lexington 56-28. Coach Mark Newmyer said the Cardinals controlled the game from the opening …
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Births
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 …
Sabrina Plouzek of Wilber welcomed a daughter, Violet Ann, on July 11, 2021. Violet weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Cindy and Dave Plouzek of Wilber.
Birthdays
Eyvonne (Jensen) Johnson of Exeter will celebrate her 100th birthday next month. She was born Dec. 9, 1921, in rural Cordova. Her family members include her husband, Arden. Greetings may be …
Loren Yost will turn 95 years old on Nov. 25. Greeting may be sent to him at P.O. Box 284, Plymouth, NE 68424.
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 …
Lauren Johnson and Tyler Van Cleef, both of Lincoln, are to wed Jan. 18 at Seward Methdist Church. Parents of the couple are Russell and Theresa Johnson of Seward and Michael and Nancy Van Cleef of …
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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