Center holds Earth Day event... It was a full house for the evening meal and Earth Day fundraiser at the Crofton Senior Center on April 22. The staff created a relaxing atmosphere for everyone. Manager Mary Sawatzke and board member Mindy (Whitaker) Zavadil display the many items donated to the Crofton Senior Center on April 22 for the Earth Day fundraiser.
Benefit held for Thoene family...
Crofton High School hosts Fine Arts Night The Crofton Fine Arts night took place on April 19 at the Crofton High School. The evening was filled with various displays of the talents at Crofton Community High School. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read all about the night.
The Release issued from FEMA over the weekend concerning the $50 million allocated for the Spencer Dam has been corrected and amended by the Nebraska Public Power District. The amendment clarifies that, contrary to the FEMA release, the dam will be demolished and decommissioned as originally planned by NPPD. Comments about the change are below: "In working with FEMA since the hydro was damaged, NPPD had provide FEMA with costs to rebuild the hydro unit which was part of the FEMA process, but at the same time NPPD let FEMA know that the plan was to demolish and decommission the unit. The initial release generally came across that the funds would go towards rebuilding the hydro. At the time of the destruction of the hydro, a an agreement was already in place to sell the hydro itself to a group of local NRDs. With the hydro destroyed the agreement is no longer in place. The plan is that now that federal funds are obligated, NPPD will begin putting together the costs and plans for the demolition and decommissioning of the hydro and will work with associated regulatory agencies on the approval process."
Crofton Music Students Shine at District Music Crofton band and choir students participated in District Music Contest hosted at Hartington-Newcastle and Cedar Catholic High Schools on March 23. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.
Wrestlers at Nationals Ashton Nelson, Tyson Sanger, and Wyatt Tramp recently participated in the heartland USA National Dual Tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read more.
Crofton FFA Celebrates Two Years of Accomplishments 140 members and guests attended the annual FFA Banquet on April 26. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read all about the banquet and who received awards in which events.
St. Rose tours Mount Marty... St. Rose School 8th graders took a college exploration tour to Mount Marty University in Yankton last week. As part of the campus tour and sessions, students looked at potential career paths, visited with former St. Rose students who attend MMU, heard the MMU choir perform, and talked with sister Rosie in campus ministry about keeping faith in college. Students toured MMU dorms and facilities as well. But one of the highlights was playing basketball with some MMU players and working out and visiting with MMU football coaches on the football practice field in the new field house.
A release from the FEMA News Desk this morning indicated that the Nebraska Public Power District would be receiving approximately $50 million (a 75 percent cost share) to restore the Spencer Dam to it's "pre-disaster design, capacity and function." The release is below: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has obligated more than $50 million to the to the State of Nebraska for the Spencer Hydroelectric plant and dam as a direct result of major disaster declaration FEMA-DR-4420-NE. During the incident period of 3/9/2019 through 7/14/2019, A Severe Winter Strom, Straight Line Winds and Flooding caused damages to the Spencer Hydroelectric plant and dam. Heavy rain on frozen ground followed by a blizzard created a record runoff breaking up ice on the Niobrara River. Large chunks of ice floating in the flood waters overtopped the embankment and spillway structure breaching the embankment in two locations causing catastrophic damages to the Spencer Hydro Electric plant and dam. Funding of approximately $50 million (75 percent federal share of total project cost) was obligated to assist the Nebraska Public Power District in its repairs to the Spencer Hydroelectric Facility and Dam to restore the facilities back to pre-disaster design, capacity and function. The Public Assistance Program provides grants to state and local governments and certain non-profit entities to assist them with the response to and recovery from disasters. Specifically, the program provides assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent restoration of infrastructure.
City wide cleanup City workers Paul Hochstein and Larry Stallbaum load tree branches at Cottonwood Villa as part of Crofton's City Wide Clean-up.
City workers replace sewer line... City of Crofton workers replaced a sewer line on First Street last week, removing a portion of the roadway, trenching and replacing the line and repairing the road in just a few short days while the road was closed to through traffic.
Senior Center cleanup Nancy Schieffer, Pat Wakeley, Mary Sawatzke, Janet Lammers, Sharlene Guenther, Dorothy Schoenberner, and Katie Tramp did a thorough cleaning of the Crofton Senior Center on Friday, April 16 in preparation for reopening on April 19.
Track team competes at Hartington The Crofton Warrior and Lady Warrior track teams competed at an invitational in Hartington. The Lady Warriors took second overall, and the Warrior track and field competitors took fifth overall. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to find out how the students did.
Life on the Farm-Ag Festival deemed "success" The Life on the Farm-Ag Festival was held in Bloomfield on April 16th at the Harm and Tulleys Event Center. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Three "hooped" at state competition Three local youth qualified for the Knights of Columbus Annual Hoop Shoot Contest held in Grand Island. To read about the competition, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Crofton FCCLA Participants Crofton FCCLA participated in the Virtual State FCCLA Conference on April 12 and 13 at the Crofton Haymarket. To read all about the virtual conference, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Retire flags at Knox County courthouse From Knox County In partnership with the National Association of Counties and Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO), Knox County has provided a flag retirement box to all Nebraska Counties at no cost. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Hegge to perform on NET's Best of the Best On Thursday, March 18, junior Rowdy Hegge won the C1 Entertainment Speaking Championship Medal at the Nebraska State Speech Competition in Kearney. To find out when his performance will air, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Council to pursue Lagoon sewer project A presentation by Reed Miller of Miller and Associates Engineering was the centerpiece of the special meeting of the Crofton City Council on April 15, as the council prepares to go forward with a sewer project plan. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.
Crofton Boys Golf gets into the "Swing of Things" The Crofton Boys golf team started the spring season with their home meet on Monday, April 12 at the Crofton Lakeview Golf Course. There were a total of 8 teams at the meet. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.