Monday, June 24, 2024



Wilber to finish English-Czech street sign project

Several years ago, Wilber installed street signs that feature the streets' names in both English and Czech on some of the town's main streets and along the highway. By the end of the summer, every street in town will have these signs. "Czech" out the Wilber Republican on June 26 to learn about the history of the project and the efforts one Wilber resident made to ensure the project got finished.


Geneva wins two at Tri County

The Cornerstone Bank (Geneva) seniors swept Tri County in a double header June 21, wining 18-4 and 13-10. In game one, Tyler Due was 2-4 with a home run and five RBIs for Geneva. Braiden Strouf was 2-3 for Tri County. In game two, Trevor Roach homered and drove in two for Geneva, and Pierce Damrow homered and drove in two for Tri County.

Crete seniors go 2-1 over weekend

The Crete Post 147 Legion seniors were 2-1 in games over the weekend. Crete opened with a 5-4 loss to Ashland June 22 but beat Lincoln High 9-1 and Sampson Construction 19-4 June 23. Nick Wendt was 2-3 against Ashland and 2-2 with four RBIs against Lincoln High. He was also the winning pitcher and struck out 10 in five innings. Carson Kotil went 3-4 with two RBIs against Sampson Construction, and Everett Heath doubled and drove in five.

Wilber juniors 1-2 at Hebron

The Wilber Post 101 Legion juniors went 1-2 in the wood bat tournament at Hebron over the weekend. Wilber opened with an 8-7 win over Bennet Palmyra, then lost to Milford 9-1 and to Hebron 13-5. Greyson Vlcan and Brock Young had two hits each against BP.

TC juniors win on road

The Tri County Legion juniors picked up a 13-6 win over Wymore Diller Odell June 22. Henry Kapke and Cobi Bales had three hits each. Jason Wehrman and Grady Schwisow each drove in two.

TC seniors battle through tough weekend

The Tri County Legion seniors had a rough weekend, falling 18-4 and 13-10 to Geneva and then 13-11 to Wymore Diller Odell. Wymore was able to score two in the bottom of the seventh for the win. Dustin Kapke went 4-4 with a double and a home run and drove in four for Tri County.


CPS Foundation spellbound for success

Something is buzzing around Crete. Teams are now forming for the second Crete Public Schools Foundation’s adult spelling bee fundraiser.
The fundraiser was designed by executive director of CPS Foundation Marilea Thiem in 2023 as a creative way for the foundation to raise money for teachers, students and scholarships for graduating seniors. This year’s event will be at the 1206 in Crete and Thiem hopes more people come out to the event either as teams or spectators. General admission is $10 and teams of four are $200.
The Crete Public Schools Foundation provided $108,000 to the 2024 seniors and over $34,000 in teacher grants at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.
For more information about the Adult Spelling Bee or to register contact Thiem at

Teen Movie Marathon - June 27

Teens can spend the day June 27 at the Crete Public Library watching movies from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will not be a food truck this evening.

Summer reading kick off party - June 29

The Crete Public Library will celebrate their summer reading program with a kick off party on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be both indoor and outdoor activities available. Three food trucks will be onsite from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Mary Ellen's, Harbor Coffee and Pig in a Blanket. For more information call the library at (402) 826-3809.

Teen game night - July 11

The Crete Public Library will be hosting Teen Game night on Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a variety of different types of games available for every different skill level. Registration is required and the event is for teens ages 12 to 17.

Lady's got back: the evolution of the Victorian bustle

The Saline County Historical Museum in Dorchester and Indian Creek Historical Fashions will present an interactive program on Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear a hat and walk on the wild side of the Victorian era and learn what was going on beneath the gown. Tickets are $5. To reserve your place, email by July 9.

Plymouth garden, art show - July 13

The Plymouth Improvement Association will hold it’s annual Garden and Art Show on Saturday, July 13 at the Plymouth Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. The doors will open at 7:30 a.m. to receive entries. All entries must be at the center by 9:30 a.m. A youth category for 12 years and younger will be offered. Lunch will be provided from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Daylily Drive, located five miles west of Plymouth, will have their garden open for those who might enjoy hundreds of varieties of day lilies in bloom. Questions call Eileen at 402-239-5915 or Nancy at 402-656-4791.