St. Rose of Lima Church in Crofton was the starting point for the traditional Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) Procession on Sunday, June 6 which continued to seven churches, completing the procession at Sacred Heart Church in Wynot. The procession was led by Fr. Jim Keiter, Fr. AnDuy Phan, Deacon Rod Wiebelhaus and Acolyte Brian Paulsen, assisted by men of the parishes. St. Joseph Catholic Church in Constance was was of seven stops for the Corpus Christi Procession led by Fr. Jim Keiter, Deacon Rod Wiebelhaus and Acolyte Brian Paulsen on Sunday, June 6.
Scott Kinkaid and Cheri leader brought Leonard and Theresa Weigand alive through their reenactment of the namesake family of the Lewis & Clark State recreation Area (also known as Weigand). To read more, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Second school planning meeting well attended A special meeting of the Crofton Board of Education was held on June 7 at the Crofton Elementary school. The meeting was a follow-up to the May special meeting when proposals for replacing the Kindergarten through 6th-grade Elementary School were presented by Architecture Inc. The full story can be found in this week's Crofton Journal, available now.
Happy 90th Birthday! celebrating Francis Mueller's 90th Birthday on Saturday, June 12. Stop by for a quick hello from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at 603 W. Omaha St., Crofton, NE 68730. Send him a card or give him a jingle! Francis Mueller was born June 12, 1931.
Kalkowski earns Second Team All-American honors Wayne State College senior thrower Cade Kalkowski placed 12th in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field in Allendale, Michigan. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Steffen graduates USF Lauren Steffen of Crofton, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from University of Sioux Falls. Steffen and more than 400 students were celebrated for graduation in the spring commencement ceremony. The ceremony can be viewed at youtube.com/usiouxfalls.
Veteran Stories since Veterans Day 2020 Over the past year and a half, since Veterans Day 2020, The Crofton Journal has run a feature called, "Veteran Stories" each week. Mostly, these features have highlighted the military service of soldiers who are from Crofton, or those who made Crofton their final home, or are buried in Crofton area cemeteries. Pick up the Crofton Journal for the full story.
Fr. Mike Schmitz 25th Anniversary of Ordination June 1, 1996 was a very special day for Father Michael Schmitz. It was the day when he officially transitioned from his long career in the United States Air Force to his vocation as a Catholic Priest. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.
Memorial Day marked in multiple venues Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for more photos and for the full list of area veterans buried in local cemeteries.
Ned and Diane Gobel will be celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary on June 10, 2021. Their family has requested a card shower in their honor. Cards will reach the couple at: 608 W. Iowa St., Crofton, NE 68730.
Sons' May winner... Tom Allen was the Sons of the American Legion’s May calendar drawing winner. Allen received his gun from Doc Carlson owner of Upper Missouri Trading Post.
Journal seeks more veteran names Over the past year and a half, the Crofton Journal has featured 78 Veteran stories about veterans from Crofton, or those who called Crofton their final home. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Crofton Journal, including a form to help us tell your Veteran story.
Volunteers help keep up cemeteries The Beaverview Cemetery, located west of Crofton, is cared for by local people whose ancestors are buried on the grounds. The cemetery has markers from burials in the late 1880s to the present. Some of the original headstones also have foot markers which are not seen today. To read more, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Weigands part of "Talking Dead" event As part of Weigand's celebration, the historical figures from which this area obtained its name, will come to life sharing interesting stories from yesteryear. To find out more about the event, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Toastmasters award members for Pathways Program Achievement Toastmaster Joyce Stevens called to order the meeting of ASHH 6217 on Thursday, May 20 in the meeting room of Rock Bottom Restaurant. Steve Anderson acting as CPA, opened with an invocation followed by the flag pledge. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read the rest of the story, including when the group meets again.
St. Rose releases fourth quarter academic achievement list Administration at St. Rose school in Crofton recently released names of those students who had scored well enough to be listed on the 2021 fourth-quarter academic achievement list for excellence. The complete list of students can be found in the latest edition of the Crofton Journal, available now.
Warriors bring home State Meet hardware The Crofton Warrior and Lady Warrior track teams traveled to Omaha's Burke Stadium for the Class C State Track Meet and brought home a number of medals in a wide variety of events. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read all about the meet.
Golf Tournament well attended... The Crofton Community Club hosted its annual golf tournament on May 16, with 25 teams registered, which was recalled as one of the largest since organizers have been involved the last 14 years. Winners included Luke Merkel‘s team; the second one is the Tom Swalley team; and the third one is Trenton Guenther‘s team in that order. Organizers said they appreciated all the donors that gave door prizes again this year, “It was lots of fun a delicious steak dinner put on by Doyle Stevens and Doug DeShazer.”
Knox County Extension gets new 4H assistant The Knox County Extension office has a new member of the team, Krissy Kumm. To learn more about Kumm and her role, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Journalists review breakfast "Bonanza" The Crofton journalism class had a Breakfast Bonanza on May 4th. To read all about the Breakfast Bonanza, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.