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Splash pad off at Wildwood Pool, replacement planned

Last week the Wildwood Pool splash pad suffered a catastrophic failure with its water system underneath and the pad raised significantly. The splash pad will not be operational this season. The city has engaged the engineer and . . .

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Mayor's Day at Wildwood Pool rescheduled to Sunday, June 16

Mayor's Day has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 16 when  Mayor Roger Foster invites all to the pool for free admission during the regular Sunday hours, 1-6 p.m. Find more Parks and Recreation information on Main Page .

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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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Community housing meeting set for June 18

A public meeting on USDA housing opportunities will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at noon at City Hall in Crete to learn about Rural Development Housing Programs. Refreshments will be served. This meeting is intended to offer . . .

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Potential fraudulent census workers in town

Call the Police if people come to your door claiming to represent the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Crete Police Department is encouraging residents to report persons going door-to-door claiming to be from the U.S. Census Bureau. Several Crete residents have reported to the City that their neighborhood received . . .

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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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Swimming Lessons offered in June & July

Registration is now open for Crete Recreation Swimming Lessons. Three sessions are offered through June and July with rolling registrations deadlines for each. Session 1: June 3 - June 14 (Register by May 24) Session 2: June . . .

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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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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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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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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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No-sort curbside recycling

Since 2008, the City of Crete has made recycling available to residents with service provided by The Garbage Company, which is also the city’s refuse hauler. Recycling collection is included in the city’s garbage collection . . .

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