Planning underway for new Comprehensive Plan
The City of Crete is in the process of creating a new Comprehensive Plan to continue defining the future of the Crete community; the current Plan was created in 2014 with corresponding updates. The City Council entered into . . .
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Dec. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Pump & Pantry® is excited to announce plans to build a new travel center on the northeast side of Crete, Nebraska, at the intersection of Nebraska Highways 103 and 33. . . .
Final sidewalk work on 13th Street dependent on weather
Update, Jan. 17: The street work for this project on Norman Ave. has been completed and barricades have been removed. The sidewalk work still has barricades around the excavated area. Please use caution if walking . . .
Letters of interest requested by Nov. 30
The City of Crete is seeking interested individuals to serve on a local Historic Preservation Commission, established by the City Council with recent passage of Ordinance 2154 - Historic Preservation Act. This new commission . . .
Mayor Dave Bauer invites interested individuals to participate on city boards and commissions by filling current vacancies. A total of 11 citizen boards and commissions are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council to . . .
Crete Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members were part of efforts to control wildfires in extreme weather conditions on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23. Reports of 24 area departments and well over 100 firefighters fought fires . . .
The Crete Police Department is sponsoring a Community Trunk or Treat on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4-7 p.m. in the Crete High School Parking lot, 1750 Iris Ave. To register a participating vehicle to hand out candy, please call . . .
Crete Public Library's Laura Renker is the recipient of this year's Mad Hatter Youth Service Award, presented by the Nebraska Library Association. She accepted the honor during the 2022 NLA Annual Conference held Oct. 5-6 at . . .
Crete Public Library will host two author visits next month, Jonis Agee on Oct. 5 and William Kent Krueger on Oct. 22. Agee, author of "The Bones of Paradise," will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Crete Carrier . . .
View the story time photo gallery
Preschool Story Time at Crete Public Library runs during the school year, starting in the fall. Story Time is geared toward children aged 3-5. It includes books and activities supporting early literacy by offering vocabulary . . .
The Crete City Council approved one-way designations on 14th Street and Norman Avenue with an action item at the July 5 regular meeting and Resolution 2022-03 at the July 19 regular meeting. New One Way street . . .
First responder actions praised at City Council meeting
Mayor Dave Bauer presented a Life Saving Award Citation to Crete Police Officer Audrey Arbuckle during the Tuesday, July 19, regular City Council meeting at City Hall. An award narrative was read by Chief of Police Steve . . .
Update July 2: Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to weather. Original article: Crete Recreation's Riptide Swim Team will host an exhibition on Saturday, July 2 at 9 a.m. at Wildwood Pool. Youth . . .
The City of Crete Electric Department sent two crews with a bucket truck and a pole setting truck to Wymore this morning (June 12), joining crews from Fairbury, Auburn, and Beatrice. Reports indicate last night’s tornado took out 90% of . . .
Transfer Station specials; schedule appliance pickups by May 5
The City of Crete will hold the annual Spring Cleanup May 1-7, with Transfer Station specials on two days, major appliance pick-up, and Pinnacle Bank's community shred event. (An outside agency is conducting a Household . . .
Armory Park to host pool play games Saturday; Papik Field the site for Sunday championships
A total of 16 games are scheduled for the second Crete Community World Cup Soccer Tournament this Saturday and Sunday (April 9-10). Twleve teams will compete in women’s and men’s divisions representing local business . . .
Program for pandemic-impacted homeowners
The Nebraska Homeowners Assistance Fund (NHAF) is available to help Nebraska homeowners who have experienced a COVID-19 related financial hardship that began or continued after January 21, 2020. The NHAF may be able to help . . .
The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program provides funds to assist Nebraska low-income households who are struggling to pay rent and utilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Proof of financial need is required, and applicants . . .
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program is available in partnership with the Friends of the Crete Public Library and Crete Public Library . Any child age 0-5 years who lives within the Crete . . .
Retired members of Crete Volunteer Fire and Rescue attended the department's regular December meeting and meal Tuesday night, Dec. 14 at the fire hall. CVFD continues to benefit from the years of work and dedication given by these . . .
Portions of 12th Street, Linden Ave, Ivy Ave now open
Update, Oct. 27: The streets in this project are now open to traffic. Traffic cones may remain in place in some areas. Please use caution. Update, Oct. 22: The asphalt milling and overlay project on portions of 12th Street, . . .
More than 80 guests were entertained by Mark Twain, played by Warren Brown, and Andrew Carnegie, played by Tom King, on Oct. 7 during a Crete Public Library fundraiser to purchase outdoor musical instruments for Library Park . . . .
City recognized for making housing, downtown revitalization priorities
NEW RELEASE COURTESY OF NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Support for downtown development and efforts to create new housing in the city of Crete (pop. 7,247) have led to recognition from the State of Nebraska. The . . .
A resolution relating to traffic flow around Crete Elementary School was adopted by the Crete City Council at the regular meeting on Sept. 21 adding more one-way traffic, parking, and a right turn only. Existing one-way streets . . .
Work is anticipated to take a little over a week
Update: These intersection closures have been moved back a day and will close tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 8). Original Street Notice: Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7 the intersections on 19th Street at Main Ave. and Norman Ave. will . . .
Incentives offered to utility customers in partnership with City's power supplier
The City of Crete Departments of Public Works , in partnership with its wholesale electric power supplier, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, is adding a high efficiency heat pump program to its suite of energy efficiency programs for . . .
Currently advertised public notices and hearings of the Crete City Council and appointed boards and commissions will appear below when available. Additional information can be found in the City Government section: City . . .
Special programming accompanies community-wide read
The Crete Reads! program is a community-wide, year-long series of events, activities, and learning opportunities related to the content and themes of one book chosen by public vote from a shortlist of finalists. Community members and . . .
The Crete Police Department will be conducting extra traffic enforcement as part of the Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat belt enforcement campaign May 24 - June 6. The campaign, which will coincide with Memorial Day, . . .
Interested candidates can submit a letter by May 10
Mayor Dave Bauer and Crete City Council members took action at their regular meeting Tuesday (April 20) to fill a vacant city council seat after Ward I City Council member Brian Carnes passed away unexpectedly on April 14. Carnes . . .
Programs include Smart Thermostat installation, High Efficiency Heat-Up
The City of Crete Department of Public Works , in partnership with its wholesale electric power supplier, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska , is continuing to provide five energy efficiency programs to assist in lowering . . .
Library Story Walk celebrates National Poetry Month
In honor of National Library Week (April 4-10) Crete Public Library will hold an open house on Friday, April 9 from 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, April 10, 10 am - Noon. The theme this year is ‘Welcome back to your . . .
Vehicles should be moved from Main Street, 9th-14th, by 6:30 a.m.
As part of the City of Crete's Spring Cleanup, members of the Crete Volunteer Fire Department will wash down Main Ave. on Sunday morning, May 2 , kicking off a downtown cleanup day. Vehicles along Main, from 9th to 14th . . .
Face coverings required by visitors not fully vaccinated
City Hall is open to the public for walk-in access. Face coverings are required for visitors not fully vaccinated. Face coverings and hand sanitizer are available at all building entrances: south side doors off the parking area . . .
Beginning April 1, 2021, the City of Crete's two recycling routes (Monday and Thursday) will consolidate to Thursdays after the City Council approved a requested change from The Garbage Company at the regular meeting on March 2. . . .
Two application cycles for new set of downtown projects
The City of Crete was one of five Nebraska communities awarded Downtown Revitalization (DTR) funds from Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) in 2020. The award of $445,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds builds . . .
The following is important information to know about City of Crete utility accounts in order to avoid potential scams. a utility disconnect date is noted on every bill and a courtesy notice is mailed from the city on bills which . . .
The City of Crete will begin selling all of its surplus equipment, vehicles, and miscellaneous items through online auctions on a site called Public Surplus. Auctions will be on a rolling basis as items become available. The first items . . .
New residents to Crete, including university students in off-campus rental housing need to set up a utility account with the Public Works Office at City Hall , 243 East 13th Street. A ground floor entrance and parking are on the south side . . .
The City of Crete Public Works Department received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in Shickley, Neb. On July 9, 2020, the Crete Public Works . . .
Changes effective August 2020
The City of Crete is utilizing a new software system for utility billing, which includes a change in the format of bills customers will receive each month. Letter-size utility bills will be mailed in envelopes and the online . . .
The Crete Police Department has received a few scam reports in the past hour (Wednesday, July 29) using the Crete PD phone number. The caller is requesting personal identifying information such as social security info, bank accounting . . .
(Information current as of July 14, 2021) For the general public: The City of Crete will continue to share relevant and timely information and recommendations from public health services - State of Nebraska and the . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .