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Crete reads voting due April 16

A community-wide read is being hosted by the Crete Public Library. A committee of nine community members met and determined the parameters of Crete Reads including that is be available in six formats …

Eggs for Emeline

Hundreds of colorful Easter eggs scattered across lawns throughout Saline County last weekend represented hope in the fight against a neurological disease that has affected a Hal- lam …

Colonoscopies encouraged in those 50+

March was national Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Crete Area Medical Center doctors Jason and Kate Hesser both do colonoscopies at CAMC and recommend people 50 years old and older to get a …

Smithfield responds to PETA allegations

Representatives from Smithfield Fresh Meats recently responded to allegations of abuse and neglect volleyed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals towards the Crete facility. In a release …

RipTide Swim Team back in action

Crete RipTide Swim Team splashes back into action after COVID put a halt on last year’s season. An informational meeting for all parents, whether their child has competed before or not, will be …

Doane Relay for Life in-person Survivor walk planned for April 14

Doane University and Saline County Relay for Life went virtual in 2020 because of COVID-19. This year, though, the annual event will feature a highlight for the community to physically gather and …

Chamber, CAMC hosts Egg-stravaganza event

Tompkins receives Hello Spotlight award

Doane students exhibit artwork at Crete library

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Obituaries
Leanne Marie (Brown) Manning was born to Rex and Betty (Novak) Brown, in York, on Aug. 12, 1962. She grew up on a farm near Fairmont, helping the family with all the chores. She mostly helped …
Mary passed peacefully after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. Mary was born in Lincoln to Leon F. and Matilda J. (Klasek) Hesh. She resided in Wilber, …
A Celebration of Life for Diane Kay Kvasnicka will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Firefighter's Reception Hall, 241 Victory Lane, in Lincoln. Memorial contributions are suggested to the …
Marvene Mae Bowen, age 85 of Lincoln, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Monday, April 5, 2021. She was the youngest of five children, and only daughter of Herman and Bertha (Rezabek) …
Bernice Lorraine Jeffries, 91, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her home in Crete. She was born April 13, 1929, on the family farm near Pleasant Hill in Saline County to John D. and Josephine …
Local Sports

Saline County track leaders

Girls 100-meter dash 1) Kiarra Fennell, Friend, 12.95 2) Samantha Rainey, Tri County, 13.25 3) Alexa Kraus, Crete, 13.36 200-meter dash 1) Kiarra Fennell, Friend, 27.54 2) Alexa …

Cardinals struggle to score in week’s matches

The Crete boys’ soccer team battled through a tough week last week. The Cardinals lost to Schuyler 4-1 April 6, to Aurora 2-1 April 8 and to Beatrice 1-0 April 10. Against Schuyler, Crete …

CHS tennis hosts first meet of season

Crete’s girls’ tennis team defeated St. Paul at home March 29, winning 6-3. Tram Ngo, Jordyn Coe, Riley Schmidt and Sierra Bond won singles matches. Reagan Bessler and Bond won their …

Cardinals go 2-1 in opening week

Play ball! So, the Crete-Milford baseball team did – three games in three days, in fact, to start the 2021 season. Coach Jacob Cathey said the Cardinals had a good opening week, going …
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