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Alyssa Cochnar, Crete resident and co-owner and instructor at Gold Star Martial Arts in Crete and Seward, will be quite busy in these next few weeks. She will be testing for her 6th degree black … more
When superintendent Dr. Joshua McDowell came to Crete Public Schools in 2019, the first thing he did was become familiar with the district’s strategic plan, which included a way to make it … more
The Saline County Fair is underway in Crete this week. The fair will bring five days jam-packed with activities for the whole family at Tuxedo Park. On Wednesday, July 14, the fair will host a … more
The Crete Volunteer Fire Department will soon have three new video laryngoscopes in service. Fire Chief Tod Allen, who also works for Lincoln Fire and Rescue, said he saw video laryngoscopes used … more
Bailey Boswell, who was convicted of the first-degree murder in the death of Sydney Loofe last year, could be the first woman in Nebraska to receive the death penalty. Hearings started on June 30 … more
The city of Crete has recently gotten a chance to taste an unfamiliar dish from a food truck, crepes. Crepe Café LLC owner Paul Larsen came up with the idea when he was thinking of new and … more
All Crete Heritage Society buildings will be open the weekend of July 10-11 to celebrate Crete’s 150th anniversary. The public is invited to stop in between 1 to 5 p.m. both Saturday and … more
With the Fourth of July comes barbecues, get togethers and of course, fireworks. As the staple of any Fourth of July celebration, Tod Allen, chief of the Crete Volunteer Fire Department, wants to remind Crete residents of safety precautions to take during their holiday festivities. With the hot weather and dry conditions in past weeks, Allen said fireworks can cause concern for grass fires unless the rain persists. “I'd like it if when everybody is lighting fireworks, if they have something around to put out little fires,” Allen said. “A garden hose is easy to keep around, and you'd be surprised how much you could put out with a pump sprayer like you use for your garden.” more
The second day of a hearing to decide if Bailey Boswell will get the death penalty or life in prison went underway on July 1. Boswell, who was charged with the first-degree murder of Sydney Loofe last year, could be the first woman in Nebraska to receive the death penalty. Boswell’s co-conspirator, Aubrey Trail, was sentenced to death just weeks prior. more
After being convicted of first-degree murder in the 2017 slaying of Sydney Loofe last year, a three-judge panel began hearing evidence on June 30 to determine if Bailey Boswell should receive the death penalty. Aubrey Trail, Boswell's co-conspirator in the murder received the death penalty just three weeks prior. Boswell and Trail were both found guilty of first-degree murder by separate juries. Loofe was murdered in Boswell and Trail's Wilber apartment on Nov. 15, 2017. Her dismembered body was found in rural Clay County. more
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