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K.C. Jones Memorial Railroad made memories for a generation

    He has a quiet smile, kind eyes and a love of trains he wanted to share with children near and far.

School board reviews budget numbers, levy

    The proposed 2015-16 budget for Crete Public Schools shows an overall increase of 3.5 percent and a property tax request and levy rate slightly less than last year’s.

Doane professor earns Teacher-Scholar Award

Doane College Associate Professor Dr. Andrea Holmes was recently named as one of seven recipients of the 2015 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The award provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000...

Planning Commission holds hearings

    The Crete Planning Commission held three public hearings at its monthly meeting Aug. 24 at City Hall, recommending a zoning change to the full council and amendments in two sections...

Welcoming the college crowd

Doane College first-year students and their Orientation Leaders walked west on 12th Street from campus Saturday morning, Aug. 22, until they were met with smiles, treats and small gifts of hospitality...

Council approves special exception ordinance for daycare

Jones’ railroad makes final run

New High School construction on track

New CEO at Crete Area Medical Center sees benefits of rural medicine

Council hears neighborhood views on special exception

Crete woman dies in Sunday rollover

Hazardous waste collections in Crete Aug. 15

Doane makes top 50 University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums

Ebke on statewide tour

Highway 33 section closed Monday after truck overturns

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Crete High Sports

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Huskies' early lead dooms Cards in opener

Huskies' early lead dooms Cards in opener

The Aurora Huskies scored on three consecutive first-half possessions and went on to defeat Crete 40-21 Friday in the season opener for both teams on Papik Field.

Crete softball team third at Seward

The Crete High softball team stood at 5-4 on the young season after a busy week capped with a third place finish at the Seward Invitational Saturday.

Sears, Baum medal at Seward

Crete’s Murphy Sears and Hanna Baum collected medals Friday at the season-opening Seward Invitational girls’ golf tournament.

Manstedt taking reins of Cardinal football team

If we were to characterize the Crete High football team as an SUV about to go on a long road trip, then new head coach Reed Manstedt is more interested in seeing to an oil change and few regular maintenance...

Softball team 1-2 at Aurora

The Crete High softball team opened their season Friday with a 1-2 mark at the Aurora Quadrangular, tripping by one run to both Central City and Cozad before posting a convincing win over St. Paul.

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Doane soccer team topples rated Ashford

The Doane men’s soccer team recorded the program’s first-ever victory over a ranked team Sunday, a 1-0 decision over NAIA preseason No. 15 Ashford (Iowa) at Papik Field.

Ranked Jamestown falls to Tigers

The Doane volleyball team posted a 2-2 record at the Northwestern Classic Friday and Saturday in Orange City, Iowa, losing a pair of matches to NAIA Top 25 teams on Friday before defeating 24th-ranked...

Tiger volleyball posts 3-1 mark in first tourney

The Doane volleyball team scored a five-set upset of NAIA preseason seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Saturday to highlight a 3-1 weekend in their season debut at the Bethel Classic in Mishawaka,...

Soccer seasons begin at 1-1

The Doane men’s and women’s soccer teams began their seasons during the past week with a trip north, both posting 1-1 records in matches against Jamestown (N.D.) and Presentation (S.D.).

Tigers picked third in GPAC poll, 22nd in NAIA

The Doane football team was picked third in both the Great Plains Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ and media polls and tied for No. 22 in the NAIA preseason poll.

Hansen named to head Doane wrestlers

Schuurmans fourth at Pan Am Games

Ten Doane squads named NAIA scholar teams

NWU announces it's leaving GPAC next May

Doane grad Schuurmans wins U.S. discus title

Schuurmans set for U.S. championships


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Wolverines knock off No. 10 Lakeview

Wolverines knock off No. 10 Lakeview

              COLUMBUS — The Wilber-Clatonia offense proved Friday night that it’s offense and defense 2014 are still going strong as the...

E-M begins with overtime thriller

E-M begins with overtime thriller

              MILLIGAN — Opportunistic is a perfect way to describe Exeter-Milligan’s efforts against Kenesaw in the overtime season opener...

Bulldogs dominate Meridian

              OSCEOLA — Last year, the Mustangs used team speed and size to win some games.            ...

WC, Bulldogs start season at Freeman

              LINCOLN — The Wilber-Clatonia softball crew won 2-of-3 games at the Freeman Invitational Saturday at Lincoln while Friend had...

W-C boys win third title of season

              MALCOLM — Craig Penner and Lynn Jurgens are two of several hundred area track fanatics who hope last Tuesday’s cold and windy...

Chilly day produces big marks at Friend