Splash pad at Crete's Wildwood Pool shut down for the summer, will have to be replaced

CRETE - In the first week of June, the Wildwood Pool splash pad in Crete suffered a catastrophic failure with its water system underneath, and the pad raised significantly. About 6-8 inches, accord... Read More

Crete Elementary placed on lockout for a short time Monday afternoon

CRETE - Crete Elementary School was placed on lockout for a short time Monday afteroon when a man was spotted nearby with what appeared to be a hunting rifle with a scope. The man was spotted around 1 :45 p.m. Monday. Due to the close proximity, C... Read More

Crete boys soccer tops GI Northwest in first round of state tournament Wednesday

OMAHA - The Crete boys' soccer team (14-2) have won a state tournament game for the first time in school history. The No. 4 seed Cardinals beat the No. 5 seed Vikings, 3-1 at Morrison Stadium in Omaha Wednesday night in the first round of the 2019... Read More

Crete names Mark Newmeyer as new head football coach

CRETE - Assistant football coach Mark Newmeyer was promoted to the position of head coach for the Crete Cardinals football team Monday. The school made the announcement on Twitter Monday afternoon. Newmeyer is a graduate of Doane University (2008)... Read More

Norris boys take first, Beatrice and Crete girls have strong showing at Cardinals' Invite Thursday

CRETE - The Crete Track and Field Invite took place at Doane University on Thursday afternoon. The Norris boys took the team championship with 147.5 points. Crete finished fourth with 65. Beatrice was seventh out of seven teams with 18 total poin... Read More

Hormel Foods to buy power from a new wind farm near Milligan

MILLIGAN - A new wind farm that will be built near Milligan will help a corporate food giant reduce its carbon footprint. Hormel Foods Corporation announced Wednesday that it has signed a virtual power purchase agreement with Kinect Energy Group ... Read More

Beatrice, Crete and Norris all winners on baseball diamond Tuesday

In the Eastern Midland Conference tournament semifinals Tuesday, the Norris Titans (6-3) topped the Gretna Dragons, 8-3 at Hickman Park. Tyler Monroe led Norris at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a run scored, a double, a walk and three RBIs. Bry... Read More

Wilber-Clatonia and Southern track compete at Milford Invite Tuesday

MILFORD -  The Wilber-Clatonia boys' and girls' track teams, along with the Southern Raiders and six other schools, competed at the Milford Invitational Tuesday. The Wilber-Clatonia boys finished second in the team standings with 117 points. Mind... Read More

Doane announces 2019 football schedule, will host Thursday game for the first time in 71 years

CRETE - The Doane Football team released its 2019 football schedule on Monday afternoon. The Tigers will open their schedule at home on Thursday, Aug. 29 against Ottawa University (Arizona) under the lights. Kickoff in the season opener is set... Read More

Crete Public Schools appoints Dr. Joshua McDowell, a Grand Island native and Doane alum, as its next superintendent

CRETE - Crete Public Schools has found its new superintendent. Dr. Joshua McDowell, who’d most recently been serving as the Chief Transformation Officer at Grand Island Public Schools, has worked in many roles over the years from classroom teac... Read More

Beatrice survives pitchers' duel, holds off Crete for third straight win

BEATRICE - Beatrice certainly gained some confidence last week with a 5-3 home win over Seward last Monday. They had two home games washed out last week after that victory, but their momentum certainly hasn't washed away. The Orange (3-2), aft... Read More