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Smithfield Foods donates $50,000 to TeamMates Mentoring Program of Crete

TeamMates of Crete, a mentoring program serving middle and high school students in Crete, recently accepted a $50,000 donation from Smithfield Foods, Inc., at Crete High School. The donation will …

Crete Fire Department receives active assailant training, forms rescue task force

With the rising number of active shootings across the nation, Crete Fire Chief Tod Allen wanted to make sure he keeps the Crete community safe. In a situation people hope will never happen in …

Saline County Commissioners approve 2021-22 budget, levy to stay the same

The Saline County Board of Commissioners met on Sept. 14 to approve the budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Brian Blobaum, CPA with Blobaum & Busboom, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, went …

Modern Real Estate opens doors in Crete

On Thursday, Sept. 16, Modern Real Estate officially opened its doors to the Crete community. At the ribbon cutting for the latest Crete Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Connections, Tyler Bebout, …

Library fundraiser to bring historical figures back to life

Mark Twain and Andrew Carnegie are coming back to life at the Crete Public Library.  Twain, a famous author known for “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of …

City council approves budget, addresses concerns

The Crete city council approved the budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year at the Sept. 7 meeting. The levy decreased 13% from the previous fiscal year to 42.5 cents per $100 of assessed value. …

Sixpence event emphasizes car seat safety

A new event in Crete ensures families have the resources needed to keep children in carseats safe.  Crete’s Sixpence program, along with Safe Kids Nebraska, hosted its first community …

PHS reports six COVID deaths

Public Health Solutions has confirmed six COVID-related deaths in the district over the past two weeks. The ages of the deceased range from 33-94 years old, five males and one female. Records show …

City budget proposes decrease in levy

The city of Crete is expecting a decrease for its tax levy for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The city council met on Aug. 31 to go over the proposed budget. In the proposed budget the levy, which is …
Obituaries
Donna Schlake was born June 10, 1952, in Crete, to Clarence and Darlene Schlake. Donna was the eldest of six children. She departed this life Oct. 4, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents …
Kenneth E. Cookus, DPM, of Midlothian, Virginia, passed away Sept. 29, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents; his only sister; and brother in law. Dr. Cookus is survived by his wife, …
Jon Thomas “Tom” Shaw, of Oakdale, was born Oct. 31, 1949, in Shenandoah, Iowa, to John Tracy and Mae (Wielage) Shaw, and passed away Sept. 25, 2021, in Lincoln, at the age of 71. When …
Robert J. “Bob” Oliver passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 3, 1968, in Omaha, to Dick and Lil Oliver. He married Rachel L. Riechers …
Carol Ann (Colby) Jones was born to Frederic and Helen (McLeran) Colby in Lincoln on April 17, 1936. Carol graduated with the Lincoln High School class of 1954. She attended the University of …

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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 …

Cardinals improve at Waverly

Crete continues to see steady improvement in its times as the cross country season progresses, Coach Stan Croft said. The Cardinals ran at Waverly Sept. 17. While the boys had a good day, the …

Crete volleyball adds to win tally

Crete’s volleyball team is starting to show some good things, Coach Makayla Westphal said. The Cardinals hosted Columbus Sept. 9 and battled to a 25-13, 28-26, 25-16 loss. Sierra Crist led …

CHS football wins at home

After a heartbreaking overtime loss at York last week, the Crete football team took care of business at home against McCook Sept. 3, beating the Bison 24-14. “This was just what the doctor …

Golfers play at TC invitational

Crete golf played at the Tri County Invitational at Hidden Acres Golf Course in Beatrice Sept. 3. Coach Julie Foster said the Cardinals didn’t take any varsity golfers but had a couple JV …
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Celebrations
Births
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.
Pospisil, Preston and Lynette of Hallam, a daughter, Jocelyn Remington Pospisil, born Jan. 21, 2021, weighing seven pounds, six ounces and 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Dwayne and Sandy Pospisil …
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Lucile Heusinkvelt turned 90 on Oct. 5. Her family, including five children, 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren has requested a card shower in her honor. Greetings may be sent to her at …
Lavina Pisar Melichar, formerly of Crete, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sept. 28. Lavina was born on the family farm near Dorchester. She is the widow of Leonard Melichar. They had three …
Weddings
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
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 …
Steve and Darla (Harms) Muff of Crete will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this week. They were married Sept. 24, 1976, in Crete. Their family members include sons, John and wife, …
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