A 8-and-under girls softball tournament was held in Crofton this past weekend, and the Crofton team took second-place overall. The top three were Wausa, first-place; Crofton, second; and Osmond, third-place. Those Crofton teammates participating were, front row (l to r): Joey Schurman, Summer Haberman, Alli Johnson, Paige Nohr, Cassidy Mauch, Harlow Filips; and back row: Hadley Becker, Zoey Wieseler, Chesney Foxhoven, Kenzie Wieseler, Ava Pautler, Layla Foxhoven and Coaches: Erin Foxhoven, Wendy Wieseler, and Mike Mauch.
There will be a Crofton 10-and-under girls softball tournament held in Crofton this weekend, Saturday, June 26. The bracket for the opening games is shown nearby. Games will start at 9 a.m. with teams from Crofton, Laurel, Verdigre, Wynot, Hartington and Randolph participating.
Tea party well attended...
Schieffer part of All-Star Band Karley Schieffer, daughter of Duane and Ginger Schieffer of Fordyce, was among 182 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in the 26th Annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Steffen, Dennis win essay contest From St. Rose The seventh-grade students of St. Rose of Lima Parish were asked to write a 300-500 word essay on this year's theme. Steffen was the winner of the St. Rose CCD scholarship and Dennis was the winner of the St. Rose of Lima School scholarship. To found out what this year's topic was, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
UNL Extension hosts Clover Kids From the UNL Extension Office To kick off 4-H summer activities, the Knox County Extension hosted their annual Clover Kid Camp. To read all about the camp, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Crofton Congregation has affiliation and new pastor Crofton's United Church of Christ has returned to its roots and will be known as the Crofton Congregational Church and will welcome its new pastor, Christina Driver. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to read the full story.
Last Knox County Union veteran honored The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Department of Nebraska and Dakotas visited the area over the last few weeks to do some special presentations of a "Last Soldier Ceremony" to honor the last Union soldier in each of Nebraska's 93 counties. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Crofton Journal, available now.
Crofton pool opens... With the afternoon temperature reaching 95 degrees, the opening of the Crofton Pool was a big relief on Tuesday, June 15. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal to find out the pool's hours.
Tramp on Bryan College listing Elyssa Tramp was notified mid-May that she had earned a place on the President’s List for exemplary academic performance during the spring 2021 semester at Bryan College of Health Sciences. President’s List recognition is awarded to students who were enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and earned a grade point average of 4.00 or higher for the semester.
Thermometer on Farmers & Merchants State Bank told the story of hot weather on Friday afternoon, June 4. From the Memorial Day weekend and through this weekend, temperatures were easily in the upper 80s and 90s.
Hay Show held downtown...
Members of the Crofton City Council gathered on June 7 and reviewed the status of the swimming pool, changed a code concerning the city administrator and Mayor, a grant award from the County and continued discussions on a number of topics from previous months. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.
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.