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Pooches take over Crete pool

Community celebrates new school year

Twice the Ice comes to Crete

A new business will allow Crete residents to get purified ice and water any time of the day. On Aug. 4, a new Twice the Ice was installed at the Crete Ace Hardware parking lot at 1025 Main Ave. …

Blue Valley VFW Auxiliary receives state awards at convention

Blue Valley VFW Auxiliary Post 4959 received awards at the Department of Nebraska convention in Kearney. Awards received were for Youth Activities in the Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue …

Taylor Street to be vacated, sold

Taylor Street, south of Crete’s city reservoir, was approved to be vacated during the July 16 City Council meeting. The street is one block long and has a building and the city’s water …

Local ladies’ group of 70 years celebrates member’s 93rd birthday

The Crete Club, which was founded by Dutch Ator in 1952, got together for lunch at the library on July 22 to celebrate group member JoEllen Wright’s 93rd birthday. All the group members …

Unsanctioned: CHS alumnus makes documentary

A Crete High alumnus and recent graduate of Buena Vista University in Iowa has created a documentary highlighting the sport of girls wrestling and the mindset its athletes have. Clayton Van Horn, …

Crete City Council quick hits

At its July 19 meeting, the Crete City Council: • approved the city’s share of financial support in the amount of $8,007 for Saline County Aging Services. Director of Saline County …

Liberation Tour Day 10

France Day 10 - July 23 Reims to Paris We left Luxembourg this morning and headed to Reims for two stops. One was a museum that houses the room where it happened, as Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote, …
Obituaries
Evelyn Irene (Apfelbeck) Dvorak was born to Ludvick and Helen Apfelbeck on Jan. 5, 1928. She had one brother, Alvin Apfelbeck. Evelyn and her family lived on a farm near Wilber. She went to …
Gary Eugene Henning, age 70, of Crete, passed away Aug. 13, 2022, in Lincoln. Gary was born June 15, 1952, in Crete. He graduated from Crete High School in 1970. On May 25, 1974, he married Deb …
Barbara Lynn Kuzma, “Barbie,” age 76, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. Barb was born Aug. 3, 1946, in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Clifford …
Francis E. “Andy” Andrus, of Wilber, was born April 18, 1931, in Sparta, Wisconsin, to Arthur and Anna Andrus. Francis grew up on farms in the Sparta area. After graduating high …
Sonja Lee (Tessar) Gunther was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2022, at age 84. She passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas, with her children by her side. She was a …
Local Sports

Liberation Tour 2022 - Day 2

Day 2 We’re not back to the hotel yet (just leaving Bayeux) and it’s been a full day already. We started out this morning at Utah Beach. Utah was one of the beaches used for the …

Junior team finishes season at area tournament

It was a tough Class B Area 1 tournament for the Crete Nestle Purina Post 147 juniors. Crete struggled to get its offense going in games against Auburn and Hickman, losing to Auburn 8-0 July 8 and …

Crete Juniors fall in two games

The Crete Nestle Purina Legion Post 147 juniors rallied late but couldn’t get past Waverly June 28, losing 8-5. Roncalli was too much for Seward June 29, getting a 13-1 win. Against …

Juniors struggle for offense in home tournament

The Crete Nestle Purina Legion juniors hosted the Gretchen Walker Memorial Invitational June 25 and 26 and went 0-3 in its games. Crete opened against Seward June 25 and lost 17-1, allowing 12 …

Freshman gets taste of state golf, earns medal

Jacob Klooz did a nice job staying out of trouble, Coach Brian Arp said. The Friend High freshman represented the Bulldogs at the Class D state golf tournament May 24 and 25 in North Platte. He …

Cardinal athletes get state track experience

Although the team didn’t perform as well as it would have liked in some events, the Crete track team was able to compete at the Nebraska state track and field championships held last week in …
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Births
Isaac Douglas Nissen was born to Justin and Erin Nissen of Lincoln on April 4, 2022. He weighed 8 lbs, 3 oz. and was 20 ¾ inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Karen Nissen of Denton …
Naomi Joy Harms was born to Jason and Kristen Harms of Lincoln on April 19, 2022. She weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Karen Nissen of Denton and Marv …
Birthdays
Eugene Blaser of Crete will celebrate his 80th birthday next week. He was born Aug. 8, 1942, in Panama, Nebraska. His family members include his wife, Dianne, four sons and seven …
Mary Jean Keller, of Wilber, will celebrate her 80th birthday next week. She was born July 6, 1942, in Lincoln Greetings may be sent to her at P.O. Box 145, Wilber, NE 6846
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
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 …
Anniversaries
Armand and Zoe (Quible) Richert will celebrate their 60th anniversary this week. They were married Aug. 5, 1962, at Zion Lutheran Church in Valentine. Their family members include their …
Douglas and Teresa Novak will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married July 30, 1972, in Lincoln. Greetings may be sent to them at 687 County Road 2500, Crete NE …
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