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New Crete Public Library is open

The Crete Public Library and community room occupies a total of 20,000 square feet of space on the block which formerly housed the city’s first modern hospital. The new library's entrance plaza is located off the new . . .

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Soccer registrations due in February, March

Coaching applications available online or at City Hall

Crete Recreation Youth Soccer and Micro Soccer programs will be held in March and April. Register on RecDesk  or at the City Hall Park and Recreation office. Current liability waivers are required for each participant. . . .

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2020 Census, immigration law, topics of Thursday discussion

A collaborative presentation between the Crete Community Assistance Office and the Immigrant Legal Center will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-7 p.m. at Crete UCC Church, 440 East 12th Street. Topics discussed will include the . . .

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Updated: New Crete Public Library opens Jan. 30

Ceremonial book brigade on Jan. 13 starts move to new building

(Updated on Jan. 17: The opening date for the library has been changed due to updated information.) Sixteen months after an official groundbreaking, Crete Public Library staff will close the old library on East 13th . . .

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Book Brigade on Jan. 13 starts move to new library

Community invited to participate as two books pass from old to new buildings

In a symbolic gesture to commemorate moving from the old library to the new facility, the community will participate in a Book Brigade on Jan. 13 at 2 p.m., when the old library will be closed. Crete High School National Honor Society . . .

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Crete Youth in Governance team recognizes city staff

The Crete Youth in Governance team recognized a number of City of Crete staff and first responders at the regular council meeting on Tuesday for their response during March flooding . When rising river levels impacted streets, . . .

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City officials considering garbage/recycling contract renewal

City officials are considering a renewal of services with the The Garbage Company, or pursuing other options for garbage and recycling collection in Crete. The Garbage Company has been the city's contracted garbage hauler for about 15 . . .

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Crete Recreation Youth Basketball registration open until Dec. 20

Registration is open until Friday, Dec. 20 for Crete Recreation's Youth Basketball program. This program introduces the fundamentals of basketball to kids in grades 3-6. Each week, new skills are taught and practiced with . . .

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snow routes

Winter Weather and city services

City of Crete personnel are tasked with services in preparation for, during, and after winter weather events. Non-emergency numbers Police Department (24 hours) - 402.826.4311 Public Works Department . . .

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Boswell Ave. from 20th St. to Valleyview Dr. closed for Monday work

Notice for Monday, Oct. 28: Boswell Ave between 20th Street and Valleyview Drive will be closed to all traffic for water and sewer work, weather permitting. The Water Department plans to have the street open to at least one-lane . . .

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West 13th railroad crossing replaced in November

Update November:  This project is now completed and the railroad crossing is open to regular traffic. Update for Nov. 4:  A railroad crew started replacement work on Monday, Nov. 4. The crossing is closed to all traffic . . .

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Hydrant flushing Oct. 21-23

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. Monday, Oct. 21:  The portion of Crete south of the Burlington . . .

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Enforcement of downtown parking limits needed for street cleaning, clearing snow

City leases spaces in 12th & Norman parking lot to downtown residents

The City of Crete will lease parking spots in the new lot at 12th and Norman Ave. to residents who live downtown. This project has been in the works for several years in order to solve issues related to overtime parking by . . .

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Two council vacancies filled

Travis Sears returns to the City Council , joined by Kyle Frans , as Mayor Dave Bauer’s appointments to fill two vacancies approved by current council members at the regular meeting on Sept. 3. Sears fills a Ward I . . .

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Crete to celebrate Welcoming Week with community potluck

Grab a lawn chair and your favorite picnic dish to enjoy in beautiful City Park with friends and neighbors at a community potluck on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2-4 p.m. as The City of Crete joins with hundreds of communities to celebrate . . .

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Bauer sworn in as Mayor, two council vacancies posted

The absence of two dedicated public servants in City of Crete Mayor Roger Foster and City Council Member Chuck Vyhnalek, who died July 31 and Aug. 3, respectively, is keenly felt within city departments. During this time city officials are . . .

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Pooch Pool Party Aug. 11

Last day of the season at Wildwood Pool

Crete Parks & Recreation is proud to offer a swim day for the canines of the Crete community on the last day of the pool season on Sunday, Aug. 11.  Help your furry loved one beat the dog days of summer by enjoying a swim at . . .

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City partners with community for National Night Out Aug. 6

People building a stronger community

The City of Crete will join communities across America celebrating National Night Out.  This annual event promotes police-community partnerships and brings people together building stronger, safer, and more caring places to . . .

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Street Update: 4th & Boswell intersection closed for reconstruciton

The City Street Department has closed the 4th Street and Boswell intersection for reconstruction work by an outside contractor. Work is projected to take 3-4 weeks and the area is expected to be open by the start of school in . . .

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Coed Softball registration open until July 26

Crete Coed Slow Pitch Softball signup runs until Friday, July 26, for the first 9 teams to register. Doubleheaders are played on Sunday evenings starting on Aug. 11 at Tuxedo Park; Registration fee is $425 - softball . . .

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City staff recognized for years of service

Each year, City of Crete employees are presented awards for their years of loyal service to the citizens of Crete.  This year 11 employees, with a combined 195 years of service to the City, received awards at an Employee . . .

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Downtown streetscape project continues in 2019

Streetscape project with the Crete Community Foundation The City partnered with the  Crete Community Foundation for a downtown beautification plan after researching and gathering examples and information from projects in . . .

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Energy efficiency programs offer incentives to utility customers

Residents eligible through partnership with city's wholesale electric power supplier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Crete, in partnership with its wholesale electric power supplier, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, is offering four energy efficiency programs with the goal of saving local utility customers . . .

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USDA Rural Development Housing finance options covered at community meeting

A public meeting on USDA housing opportunities was held on Tuesday, June 18  at City Hall in Crete to learn about Rural Development Housing Programs. This meeting offered information to families interested in living in . . .

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U.S. Census Surveys and 2020 Census information

The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct the Census in 2020 . Most households will not receive census materials and questionnaires until mid-March of 2020 and have the option to respond by filling out the form, responding online, or by . . .

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street cleanup

Volunteers, officers, business owners aid in downtown street cleanup

Transfer Station has busy Saturday; cleanup activities wind down

As part of the City of Crete's Spring Cleanup, members of the Crete Volunteer Fire Department washed down Main Ave. on Sunday morning (May 5), bringing back a traditional department acitivity as well as kicking off a downtown . . .

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Community Garden ready for the season

Applications accepted until June 1

Historic flooding on the Big Blue River near Crete affected a number of areas on the west edge of town, including the Crete Community Garden, but with little damage sustained and by limiting certain practices the garden will be up and . . .

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Grant approved to assist theatre renovations

The City of Crete was awarded a $125,000 matching grant towards renovations for the city-owned Isis Theatre in an announcement made Monday (April 1) by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The Blue River Arts Council , . . .

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Property, health and safety resources: March 2019 flood

The following are online links for local, state and national information sources, agencies and organizations regarding flood cleanup. Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: Returning Home: Muck Cleanup . . .

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Crete Flood Emergency Response - Updates

Notice to owners/occupants of properties in the areas of Crete affected by flood waters: No work can be done on properties until they have been assessed by the City Building Inspector. Valid permits must be obtained for any work begin. . . .

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Riverside Cemetery includes columbarium in northwest corner

New area provides place for funeral urns

Riverside Cemetery's  late 1800s New England inspiration is evident in the shaded paths, original limestone retaining walls, and the greenery in Tuxedo Park on its eastern border, while the recent columbarium addition looks out to . . .

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Belohlavys receive Cornerstone Award

Mayor Roger Foster presented the Cornerstone Award to Janice and the late Roger Belohlvay in honor of their commitment to Crete and the business community, in which they used their entrepreneurial spirit to help create and sustain growth . . .

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Sign up for Emergency Alerts

You can receive emergency alerts for Crete and the surrounding area by subscribing to Blue Rivers Basin Community Alert System (Gage, Jefferson, and Saline Counties). Link to set up Alert Sense free of charge:  Sign up for . . .

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