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

Laura Ebke, three other former state senators gather for 'political brew' in Crete Tuesday

CRETE, NE - Two Republicans, a Libertarian and a Liberal walked into a bar. Literally. Former Nebraska state senators Laura Ebke (Crete), Tommy Garrett (Bellevue), Danielle Conrad (Lincoln) and Colby Coash (Lincoln) spoke at the Brew House in dow... Read More

Wilber Crop Clinic features numerous speakers at Sokol Hall Friday

WILBER, NE - The University of Nebraska Extension Office in Saline County organized the Wilber Crop Clinic on Friday morning at the Sokol Hall in Wilber. After a social hour at 8 a.m. with coffee and kolaches, the event began at 9 a.m. with assoc... Read More

Homestead Monument getting back to normal with government shutdown temporarily lifted

_informq.push(); BEATRICE, NE - Last Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation that ended the partial government shutdown through at least Feb. 15. That allowed 59 national parks and 117 national monuments to reopen. Among those... Read More

Crete Mayor presents Cornerstone Award to Belohlvay couple at Crete Chamber of Commerce banquet

CRETE, NE - Crete Mayor Roger Foster recently presented the Cornerstone Award to Janice and the late Roger Belohlvay in honor of their commitment to Crete and the business community. "The importance of it is to give the award to an individual or ... Read More

Fairbury pool construction 'right on schedule,' according to city officials

_informq.push(); FAIRBURY, NE - Last week, the Fairbury City Chamber of Commerce sent out a flier, advertising the hiring of lifeguards for the new Fairbury City Water Park. The Water Park, which is scheduled to open this coming Memorial Day ... Read More

Daykin man arrested for domestic assault, according to Jefferson County law enforcement

DAYKIN, NE - A Daykin man was arrested for assault, among other charges, on New Years Day, according to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Thursday afternoon. Jefferson County authorities received a report of a woman wh... Read More

Fairbury's Bonham Theatre receives $1,000 grant from city attorney

FAIRBURY, NE - The Bonham Theatre, which celebrated its one-year reopening anniversary this past September, received a $1,000 community donation from law firm Remboldt Ludtke, LLP at the Fairbury City Council meeting on Tuesday night. Fairbury ci... Read More

Beatrice residents bring a new kind of Christmas cheer to local nursing home

_informq.push(); BEATRICE, NE - Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation welcomed some very special guests on Tuesday afternoon. Olive and Diamond, two "pet chickens" owned by Beatrice native Brittney Droege and her mother Michelle, visited residents... Read More