Monday, April 15, 2024


Crete Public Library hosts Art Lab Event on April 16 "String Art"

The Crete Public Library is hosting a "String Art" event on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. "String Art" is part of the library's Art Lab that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.

Hydrant flushing April 16-19

City Water Department employees will flush fire hydrants and water mains on the dates and at locations below from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.
Tuesday, April 16: The portion of Crete south of the Burlington tracks and from Grove Avenue west to the Blue River, and that area west of the Blue River;
Wednesday, April 17: The portion of Crete north of the Burlington tracks;
Thursday and Friday, April 18-19: The portion of Crete south of the Burlington tracks and from Grove Avenue east.
The Public Works Department regrets the inconvenience that will result from the rusty, discolored water. It is necessary to flush the hydrants and mains at intervals to clean them and to check fire hydrant condition. We recommend laundering be postponed until the water has cleared several hours after flushing.

Youth Homelessness Matters Day is April 17

The Crete News will be sleeping out Wednesday, April 17 on 13th and Ivy St. in Crete to advocate for children identified as homeless in the Crete school district. To a tax deductible donation, click on this link: and select the McKinney Vento option.
The Crete News strives to raise funding that each child is able to receive a new pair of shoes and backpack to begin the school year in the fall.

Open house April 21 honoring firefighter's 50 years of service

The Crete volunteer fire department is hosting an open house celebrating Terry Petracek's 50 years of service with Crete Fire & Rescue. Petracek joined the department in May of 1974. He has served in many leadership roles, been a mentor to countless new members and dedicates himself to serving the community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.
The open house will be at the Crete fire station on Sunday, April 21 from 1-3 p.m.

Crete-Milford drops two

The Crete-Milford baseball team defeated Fairbury 12-0 April 12 but then lost to Adams Central 3-1 and Lincoln Lutheran 9-6 April 13. Jeffrey Kuncl struck out five in six innings against Adams Central, and Alex Eltze drove in two against Lincoln Lutheran. CM is scheduled to play at Seward today at 4:30 p.m.

Crete soccer drops two at conference

The Crete boys’ soccer team dropped its first two games of the season at the Central Conference Tournament on April 13. Crete lost to Lexington 3-2 in the semifinals and to Grand Island Northwest 0-0 (4-3) in the third place game.