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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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Press Release from Black Hills Energy: Upgrading natural gas distribution system in Crete

LINCOLN, Neb . — July 2, 2019 — Black Hills Energy is beginning an upgrade of the natural gas distribution system in Crete starting this week. The month-long project will temporarily disrupt traffic at the intersection of East . . .

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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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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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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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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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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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