Dufek joins Knox County Sheriff The Knox County Sheriff's Office welcomes Deputy Dan Dufek. To read all about Knox County's newest sheriff, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Wiebelhaus Recreation to celebrate 75th year in Crofton This month Brian and Debbie Wiebelhaus will be celebrating 75 years of business in the Crofton Community and it's been "a family affair" right from the beginning. The full story can be found on the front page of the Crofton Journal, available now.
St. Joseph's in Constance celebrates 125th anniversary The St. Joseph Annual Supper and Bazaar was more than returning from COVID restrictions; it was a celebration of 125 years as a Catholic Church in northeast Nebraska. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read the full story, available now.
Former Superintendent Duffy entertains class Crofton's Class of 1961 was joined by their superintendent, Mr. Dan Duffy, for their reunion at the Pulley Museum on Friday, July 2. To read all about the reunion and the entertainment, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Dame Race hits stride for 4th year Runners, bikers, and kayakers are in their last weeks of training for Crofton's Dam Race, set for July 31, 2021. To read the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Garden of the month... Crofton Community Club selected the vegetable garden of Rolly and Maxine Kollars, 206 E. Harold Street as the Gard of the Month for July.
Researchers find kissing bugs in Nebraska, warn of health risks By Hanna Christensen, Nebraska News Service Nebraska researchers found kissing bugs in Richardson County last summer, and want residents to be aware of the health risks they pose. To learn more about kissing bugs, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Arens, Wortmann win National History Award Rylie Arens and Sophi Wortmann, students at St. Rose of Lima School, recently competed in the National History Day Contest, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, June 13-19. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read the full story.
Steffens going extra mile with custom kayak for this year's race With Crofton's Dam Race approaching on July 31, local participants Jeff and Jolene Steffen are putting the finishing touches on their wooden kayak in preparation for the triathlon. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Parts of Knox County in "Extreme Drought" According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which is updated each Thursday, conditions for Nebraska were 68.9 percent Abnormally dry; 21.4 percent Moderate drought; 0.9 percent extreme drought, and 0 percent in Exceptional drought. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Crofton Journal, available now.
Animal Habitat Exploration held for Clover Kids Twenty-one Knox County Clover Kids participated in the Animal Habitat Exploration Camp on June 29th. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to find out more about the workshop.
DeBlauws gather for reunion More than 100 descendants of Gerrit and Anna DeBlauw gathered at the Crofton City Auditorium to reconnect, and in many cases, meet for the first time. To read all about the reunion, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
It was the viewing of the 1960’s movie “Woodlawn” which inspired Gil and Laurie Larsen of Bloomfield to initiate activity in the area to overcome hatred which may be present and bring Christ back into the hearts of individuals. That activity has taken the form of monthly concerts at The Barn at God’s Country near Center, which began on Wednesday, June 30 and are expected to extend through November 2021. The full story can be found in this week's edition of the Crofton Journal.
Large animal showmanship clinic had good turnout Submitted Article, Knox County Extension With the Knox County Fair approaching, Knox County 4-H'ers have been working hard to get certified to show their animals. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
State public speaking contest results announced Submitted Article 4-H summer events are off to a great start! The Knox County competitors qualified by receiving a purple ribbon at the Knox County Public Speaking Contest held earlier this year. To find out who competed, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Glad Tidings to celebrate 65th Camp Director Gil Kimmons is excited about sharing the rich history of Camp Glad Tidings as he prepares to celebrate its 65th year on July 10th. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.
Juniors bracket shown... The Crofton Juniors Legion team is scheduled to begin the tournament on July 9 at 7:00 p.m. with a game against Hartington. To see the Ponies bracket, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Ed Kleinschmit and Bob Haberer of American Legion Post 128 accept a check of $100 to use toward their elevator project. The money was given to the Crofton Rescue Squad by Modern Woodmen and the squad voted to direct the funds to the legion’s project.
Crofton Rescue Squad holds EMT class... The Crofton Rescue Squad hosted a class on Monday, June 21 with the help of some area youngsters. Emergency personnel from Crofton, Bloomfield and Creighton reviewed skills with pediatric patients in a mass casualty incident under the direction of instructor Adele Anderson.
The Crofton 18-and-under girls softball team will be hosting and playing in an 18U girls tournament in Crofton this Sunday, June 27 at the Crofton Volunteer Fields. Those on the Crofton team include, bottom row (l to r): Ellie Tramp, Brittney Tramp, Annabelle Poppe, Pamela Dennis, Leila Barta, Summer Guenther, Jenna Wiebelhaus; and back row: Coach Tony Guenther, Lauren Buschkamp, Rebecca Leader, Brianna Berger, Jenna Jackson, Caitlyn Guenther, Emily Guenther, Kaylee Mauch, Cameryn Fiscus, Rori Schmidt, Megan Tramp, and Coach Lonnie Tramp.