The Nebraska Agricultural Educators' Association annual awards banquet was held June 5, 2024 at the Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney. Mrs. Stephanie Mann was honored as the Golden Owl state winner and named Nebraska Agricultural Educator of the Year. The Nebraska Golden Owl Award is sponsored by the Nebraska Agriculture Educators Association, the Nebraska FFA Foundation, and Nationwide.
1 day ago, Staff
Mann honored with Golden Owl award
Mann honored with Golden Owl award
The Crofton Warriors 12U softball team earned first place at their district tournament in Crofton that took place from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9. The Warriors earned the oneseed in the tournament and proved why they deserved it with their dominant play throughout the three-day, double-elimination tournament.
3 days ago, Staff
12U girls win district
12U girls win district
12U girls win district
12U girls win district
Crofton native Aaron Hansen is thrilled to announce his new franchise business - a mobile vehicle undercoating company that applies a proven, oil-based formula to trucks, SUVs, cars, and farm equipment to prevent rust. Learn more by signing up to the Crofton Journal!
5 days ago, Staff
Crofton native Aaron Hansen is thrilled to announce his new franchise business - a mobile vehicle undercoating company that applies a proven, oil-based formula to trucks, SUVs, cars, and farm equipment to prevent rust. Learn more by signing up to the Crofton Journal!
Congratulations to Jonelle Thoene of Crofton Community Schools for being named the FCSTN Teacher of the Year at the Nebraska Career Education Conference on June 5th!
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Congratulations to Jonelle Thoene of Crofton Community Schools for being named the FCSTN Teacher of the Year at the Nebraska Career Education Conference on June 5th!
Congratulations to Jonelle Thoene of Crofton Community Schools for being named the FCSTN Teacher of the Year at the Nebraska Career Education Conference on June 5th!
Crofton Volunteer Fields hosted the USA Softball 12 and Under District Tournament during the weekend of June 7-9 in Crofton. The tournament played host to 24 games, including 13 teams from northeast Nebraska. The tournament was a testament to youth sports and offering kids a safe and fun learning environment. Teams included Atkinson, Battle Creek, Creighton, Crofton, Elgin, Hartington, Norfolk Quakes, O’Neill, Osmond, Pierce, Ponca, Tilden, and Wakefield. The Crofton team took wins over Atkinson, Creighton, O’Neill and finally Tilden in the championship game to claim their title.
7 days ago, Staff
12U softball team takes District title, statebound
12U softball team takes District title, statebound
12U softball team takes District title, statebound
12U softball team takes District title, statebound
During the two-day Rocket Workshop, 14 4-H members completed a STEM Rocket to exhibit at the Knox County Fair later this summer. Julie Schultz, lead 4-H Extension Educator in Pierce and Wayne Counties led this workshop, teaching the students from start to finish on how to construct their rockets! Following the workshop, the youth will launch off their rockets three times and finish up their project by writing a report over the entire process! Julie Schultz lead this workshop for the youth. Be sure to look out for these rockets in the 4-H building during the Knox County Fair.
11 days ago, Staff
During the two-day Rocket Workshop, 14 4-H members completed a STEM Rocket to exhibit at the Knox County Fair later this summer. Julie Schultz, lead 4-H Extension Educator in Pierce and Wayne Counties led this workshop, teaching the students from start to finish on how to construct their rockets!   Following the workshop, the youth will launch off their rockets three times and finish up their project by writing a report over the entire process! Julie Schultz lead this workshop for the youth. Be sure to look out for these rockets in the 4-H building during the Knox County Fair.
In less than 60 days hundreds of running, biking, kayaking and sporting enthusiasts will again descend on Crofton for the 2024 Crofton Dam Race. This year’s event will be held on July 27, for athletes of all age, style and shape to “Choose your adventure between three events: a sprint triathlon with kayaking instead of swimming, a half marathon or 12-mile bike race.” A majority of the event takes place along the southern shores of the Lewis & Clark Lake and state recreation area, in the park, through the waters along the shoreline and then on the scenic roadways back to Crofton proper. Athletes and race-goers can pick and choose between a number of options like a 12 mile bike route, 5K run, 1.5 mile kayak route or half marathon – or any number of options between triathlon or individual races, and also with team competitions. The event officially begins on Friday, July 26 with registration closing at 5 p.m. – a spaghetti feed for races from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and a triathlon and races for kids at the Crofton Swimming Pool. Registrants will then pick up their packets for the next days race. Saturday the half marathon kicks things off at 7 a.m., with the welcome from the race committee at 7:30 a.m. Around 8 a.m. the triathlon starts with the kayak-leg of the race, and the individual bikers and triathlon bikers can take off around 9 a.m. The downtown area will open at 10:30 a.m. for food, drinks and entertainment for racers and onlookers alike as the finishers begin to trickle into town from the north. Final awards are scheduled for around 12:30 p.m. – or 15 minutes after the final racer crosses the finish line. Medals and the “Spirit of the Jorts” annual award will be given. Visit www.croftonsdamrace.com for more details.
13 days ago, Staff
In less than 60 days hundreds of running, biking, kayaking and sporting enthusiasts will again descend on Crofton for the 2024 Crofton Dam Race. This year’s event will be held on July 27, for athletes of all age, style and shape to “Choose your adventure between three events: a sprint triathlon with kayaking instead of swimming, a half marathon or 12-mile bike race.”  A majority of the event takes place along the southern shores of the Lewis & Clark Lake and state recreation area, in the park, through the waters along the shoreline and then on the scenic roadways back to Crofton proper. Athletes and race-goers can pick and choose between a number of options like a 12 mile bike route, 5K run, 1.5 mile kayak route or half marathon – or any number of options between triathlon or individual races, and also with team competitions.  The event officially begins on Friday, July 26 with registration closing at 5 p.m. – a spaghetti feed for races from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and a triathlon and races for kids at the Crofton Swimming Pool.  Registrants will then pick up their packets for the next days race. Saturday the half marathon kicks things off at 7 a.m., with the welcome from the race committee at 7:30 a.m. Around 8 a.m. the triathlon starts with the kayak-leg of the race, and the individual bikers and triathlon bikers can take off around 9 a.m.  The downtown area will open at 10:30 a.m. for food, drinks and entertainment for racers and onlookers alike as the finishers begin to trickle into town from the north. Final awards are scheduled for around 12:30 p.m. – or 15 minutes after the final racer crosses the finish line. Medals and the “Spirit of the Jorts” annual award will be given. Visit www.croftonsdamrace.com for more details.
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts. To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
14 days ago, Staff
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
Crofton Volunteer Fields’ teams played well at home and on the road throughout May 27 through June 2. The softball teams hit the road to Hartington and Verdigre, while the baseball. Next week will be another busy one. While the baseball season continues, the softball teams (10s, 12s, 14s, 18s) will head to districts.  To stay updated on all Crofton's sports and news, be sure to follow the link below and subscribe: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
The Legion Juniors club gathered a trio of big wins last week, winning 9-1 on Tuesday, May 28 over South Sioux City, and getting another 9-1 win over Lakeview Juniors the following night, Wednesday, May 29. This past Monday, June 3, the Juniors gathered an away victory against Hooper-Scribner, 19-5... Read the rest in this week's Crofton Journal!
15 days ago, Staff
Brady Bloomquist takes a big swing in the game against Lakeview last week. The Crofton Legion Juniors won that home matchup, 9-1, and grabbed three wins from four games over the past week.
Jace Panning scores in the early innings of the home victory against Lakeview last Wednesday night.
Grant Schieffer tied 35th out of 98 golfers at the 2024 State NSAA Golf Championships shooting an 86 at the Elks Country Club in Columbus on Wednesday, May 22. The State Golf Championships took place originally on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Though the weather canceled the 18-hole play on Tuesday causing the meet to be just 18 holes on Wednesday instead of the 36 that is usually played for the State Tournament...
17 days ago, Staff
Grant Schieffer tied 35th out of 98 golfers at the 2024 State NSAA Golf Championships shooting an 86 at the Elks Country Club in Columbus on Wednesday, May 22.  The State Golf Championships took place originally on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Though the weather canceled the 18-hole play on Tuesday causing the meet to be just 18 holes on Wednesday instead of the 36 that is usually played for the State Tournament...
Grant Schieffer tied 35th out of 98 golfers at the 2024 State NSAA Golf Championships shooting an 86 at the Elks Country Club in Columbus on Wednesday, May 22.  The State Golf Championships took place originally on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Though the weather canceled the 18-hole play on Tuesday causing the meet to be just 18 holes on Wednesday instead of the 36 that is usually played for the State Tournament...
Grant Schieffer tied 35th out of 98 golfers at the 2024 State NSAA Golf Championships shooting an 86 at the Elks Country Club in Columbus on Wednesday, May 22.  The State Golf Championships took place originally on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Though the weather canceled the 18-hole play on Tuesday causing the meet to be just 18 holes on Wednesday instead of the 36 that is usually played for the State Tournament...
The Crofton Volunteer Fields baseball and softball teams continued their seasons during the week of May 20 through May 26. Several softball teams played their first game as the softball league began. Get the full scoop in this week's Journal!
19 days ago, Staff
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
Youth busy at ballfields over the last week
In case you missed it, the Crofton Journal just uploaded the most recent council meeting on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uBXIfU8IGM
21 days ago, Staff
Crofton’s American Legion Tucker-Brown-Everton Post #128 gathered multiple times in the community and at surrounding cemeteries on Monday, May 27 for a number of services marking Memorial Day. The group started their travels at 8:30 a.m. at the Crofton City Cemetery, then onto the Beaver Creek Cemetery, Aten Cemetery, Frankfort Cemetery, Beaver View Cemetery, St. Rose of Lima Cemetery and St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Constance. The group finished their yearly tour with a program at the City Auditorium, with honor guard and flags in the south park. Be sure to learn more about Crofton's local heroes by signing up with the link below: https://www.croftonjournal.com/o/the-crofton-journal/page/subscriptions
21 days ago, Staff
Memorial Day observed at numerous sites
Memorial Day observed at numerous sites
Memorial Day observed at numerous sites
Memorial Day observed at numerous sites
Memorial Day observed at numerous sites
Memorial Day observed at numerous sites
Memorial Day observed at numerous sites
High school students from Crofton High School participated in hands-on activities to evaluate the water quality of the Bow Creek on Wednesday, May 8th thanks to the help of Curt Arens and Paul Arens. Students evaluated several aspects of West Bow Creek southwest of Crofton, looking at E.coli levels and indicator species of fish and invertebrates. Get the full story in this week's Journal!
25 days ago, Staff
High school students from Crofton High School participated in hands-on activities to evaluate the water quality of the Bow Creek on Wednesday, May 8th thanks to the help of Curt Arens and Paul Arens. Students evaluated several aspects of West Bow Creek southwest of Crofton, looking at E.coli levels and indicator species of fish and invertebrates. Get the full story in this week's Journal!
High school students from Crofton High School participated in hands-on activities to evaluate the water quality of the Bow Creek on Wednesday, May 8th thanks to the help of Curt Arens and Paul Arens. Students evaluated several aspects of West Bow Creek southwest of Crofton, looking at E.coli levels and indicator species of fish and invertebrates. Get the full story in this week's Journal!
High school students from Crofton High School participated in hands-on activities to evaluate the water quality of the Bow Creek on Wednesday, May 8th thanks to the help of Curt Arens and Paul Arens. Students evaluated several aspects of West Bow Creek southwest of Crofton, looking at E.coli levels and indicator species of fish and invertebrates. Get the full story in this week's Journal!
The owners of the Historic Argo Hotel in Crofton will be celebrating their first anniversary of ownership this weekend, Sunday, May 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The community is invited for the afternoon of “beverages, Tapas, raffle, live music and tours” of the hotel. Learn more about Plainview's local businesses and celebrations by signing up to the Plainview News with the link below: https://www.theplainviewnews.com/o/the-plainview-news/page/subscriptions
26 days ago, Staff
The owners of the Historic Argo Hotel in Crofton will be celebrating their first anniversary of ownership this weekend, Sunday, May 26 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The community is invited for the afternoon of “beverages, Tapas, raffle, live music and tours” of the hotel.   Learn more about Plainview's local businesses and celebrations by signing up to the Plainview News with the link below: https://www.theplainviewnews.com/o/the-plainview-news/page/subscriptions
Each year, the St. Rose Respect Life group facilitates a Pro-Life Essay contest for the 7th grade students of St. Rose of Lima Parish at Crofton. All the winners receive a monetary scholarship prize that is to be used toward their religious educational expense for the upcoming school year... For more details, be sure to sign up to the Journal!
28 days ago, Staff
Avery Arens
Kaydence Jansen
Elizabeth Tramp
The Crofton Warrior and Lady Warrior track teams took their “A” game to Omaha last weekend, competing in the two-day State Track meeting at Burke High School – bringing home hardware in nearly every contest they competed in. Overall, the Crofton Lady Warriors finished in fourth place overall in the team competition, putting together 36 points. Kearney Catholic took first with 86.5 team points...
29 days ago, Staff
Guenther champion, Warriors place in numerous track events
Guenther champion, Warriors place in numerous track events
Guenther champion, Warriors place in numerous track events
Guenther champion, Warriors place in numerous track events
Guenther champion, Warriors place in numerous track events
Guenther champion, Warriors place in numerous track events
Guenther champion, Warriors place in numerous track events
The Crofton Bluejays began their South Central League campaign at home against Lesterville last Thursday, May 16 with a win, 6-1. James Keiser sent a solo homer over the fence in the victory. Then on Sunday night, May 19 in a slugfest at home, Crofton lost to Class A Yankton Tappers, 18-11, in a game that had the Jays jumping out to an early 5-0 lead before the Tappers could get on the board. This Thursday, May 23, the Jays travel to Freeman, so be sure to sign up to the Crofton Journal today to get the scoop on this new season!
30 days ago, Staff
Jays kick off league play with win at home
Jays kick off league play with win at home
St. Rose of Lima School is pleased to announce that seventh grader Ben Arens, son of Curt & Donna Arens, is advancing to the National History Day Contest in June at the University of Maryland/College Park...
about 1 month ago, Staff
St. Rose of Lima School is pleased to announce that seventh grader Ben Arens, son of Curt & Donna Arens, is advancing to the National History Day Contest in June at the University of Maryland/College Park...
The Crofton FFA members and supporters gathered to honor their advisor, Mrs. Stephanie Mann, who is retiring this year, and to celebrate another year of agricultural education and achievements at the annual banquet on Monday, April 22. Be sure to go show appreciation for Mrs. Mann tomorrow, and read more about her in this week's Journal!
about 1 month ago, Staff
Mrs. Mann received a special gift from her FFA students.