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BVCA still helping people, changing lives


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by John Acree
Managing Editor

For 52 years, the Blue Valley Community Action Program has had only one goal – helping people, changing lives.

“We are primarily focused on helping needy families make it,” said BVCA Chief Executive Officer Rick Nation.

And BVCA accomplished those goals through a variety of programs.

There are a number of scholarships available to area high school students. The BVCA Partnership Scholarship is awarded to an individual planning to attend or currently attending a 4-year college. The BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship is awarded to an individual planning to attend or currently attending a 2-year or less program at a vocational college, and the BVCA Partnership Southeast Community College Scholarship is awarded to an individual planning to attend or currently attending Southeast Community College. All are in the amount of $500.

The Daniel DePasquale Scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 and can be used for tuition, books and fees associated with enrollment at a 2-year college in trades, or at a 4-year college in science or humanities. This article continues in The Crete News E-Edition



2017: A year in review. What do you remember most?


by John Acree
Managing Editor

2017 is in the books and 2018 is already whipping up some memories of it own. As we look back on 2017, we examine some of the stories that impacted us the most.

State Champs
“We didn’t just come here to play,” Crete High pitcher Camry Moore tweeted last week before the state softball tournament began. “We came here to win.”

Bold words, perhaps, given that this was the Cardinals’ first-ever appearance at state. Echoes, even, of Joe Namath’s guarantee of a Jets win the week before Super Bowl III.

But as Broadway Joe and Camry both demonstrated, it ain’t braggin’ if you back it up. Moore and the Cards plowed through the Class B tournament field like a harvester in overdrive, knocking off second-seeded Hastings and Central Conference foe Seward in the first round Wednesday, Gretna in Thursday’s semifinals and Seward again in Friday’s championship game to secure the title.

Fresh off their B-3 district title a week earlier, Crete finished the season with a 28-8 record. Neither Moore nor Crete head coach Shawn Carr had any qualms about facing the Bluejays Friday for the second time in the tournament and the sixth time this season. Carr related a conversation between he and Moore while Seward and Gretna were playing to decide who’d face Crete in the title game. This article continues in The Crete News E-Edition




CRETE SPORTS

Basketball

Crete boys split with two top Class C-1 teams


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Crete girls fall to Crusaders, Warriors


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Sports Editor

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Isis Theatre presents "Justice League"

Come enjoy this exciting film and some of the best hot buttered popcorn in Nebraska!

Showtimes every week night at 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sundays. For more information about the Isis Theatre, click here.

 
6th CHS Hall of Fame class to be inducted late Saturday

by John Acree
Managing Editor


Saturday is Hall of Fame Night at Crete High School, and the field includes everything from a Fulbright Scholar and former Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska to a Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

The Lloyd and Trudy Reeves Crete High School Alumni Hall of Fame was created in 2012 to honor individuals who have either graduated from Crete High School or have made significant contributions to Crete Public Schools.

It was made possible by a generous contribution from Trudy Reeves and the Reeves family after Lloyd’s death in January of 2012. The Reeves were actively involved in educational and extra- curricular activities in Crete for more than 50 years, and the whole family was gifted athletes and scholars. Lloyd graduated from Doane and Trudy became the first woman to receive a master’s degree in physical education from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. This article continues in The Crete News E-Edition

 
Council hopes to expand parking

City Council took another step toward adding downtown parking with preliminary approval of a plan to purchase property located at 1143 Norman Avenue in the City of Crete. A public hearing on the purchase has been scheduled for January 16, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Council also approved an interagency agreement with the Saline County Child Advocacy Center which allows Crete’s police department to work with other law enforcement and school agencies on investigation and treatment. In other business . . .This article continues in The Crete News E-Edition

 
Kimberly is 2018’s



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It’s a girl!

Kimberly became 2018’s first baby born at the Crete Area Medical Center Friday night when she checked in at 9:27 p.m.

Kimberly, who weighed eight pounds, six ounces at birth and measured 20½ inches long, is the daughter of Juana Bautista Escobar, 33, of Guatamala. She becomes the 44th girl born to start the year since the First Baby promotion began in 1949.This article continues in The Crete News E-Edition

 
Census figures good news for NE But Crete is struggling to keep up

by John Acree
Managing Editor

There is plenty of good news for Nebraska families, according to the latest statistics available from the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Numbers.

Nebraska families boast an average income of $71,039, which represented a new inflation- adjusted high for 2015 and which was $2,779 higher than the national average. Here in Crete, the average family income was $50,020, while Saline County residents averaged $58,040. This article continues in The Crete News E-Edition

 
OBITUARIES
Bruce F. Churchill

Bruce F. Churchill, 78, of Swanton, Nebraska passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. He was born February 3, 1939 in McCool Junction to Harry and Reah McArtor Churchill.

Bruce was united in marriage to Janice L. Swanson on June 4, 1960. To this union three children were born, Russell (Jayne) Churchill, David (Gail) Churchill and Carmen (Nate) Hinman. This article continues in Obituaries

 

 

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