Fundraiser features "Pi Day..." Frannie Guenther picks up a pie that he ordered from the Crofton Senior Center for their belated "Pi Day" fundraiser. Pictured with Frannie are volunteers Janet Lammers, Pat Wakeley, Nancy Schieffer, and manager Mary Sawatzke. The center sold 78 pies baked by 27 individuals. The center has planned to reopen for in house meals on April 19.
Five youth to Free Throw state... Crofton students recently competed in the regional Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest on March 7th in Wayne. Five youth are advancing to State in Grand Island on April 10.
Warrior Band members perform at All-State Crofton Warrior Band students participated in Class C All-State Band on Saturday, March 20.
Livewires start new year, enroll now Submitted by: Reporter Elizabeth Wortmann The Lucky Livewires 4-H Club of Crofton has kicked off another year of activities with the first meeting of the season on March 21. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Crofton Journal, available now.
Future of Warrior mascot? Nebraska Committee recommends changes to most levels... What will be the future of the Crofton Warrior, the Native American mascot of Crofton Community Schools? For details on this matter, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
St. Rose preps for Holy Week... The St. Rose CCD first-graders spent time last week preparing for Holy Week, mainly for this weekend, Palm Sunday, March 28. Students pictured included: Dylan Doyle, Evan Cannot, Carter Cannot, Kenzie Wieseler, Lola Hetzel, and Peter Tramp.
Warrior Speech Team Places Runner-up at State By: Abby Steffen, CCS Journalism The Crofton Warrior Speech Team went to the State Invitational and brought home the runner up title with a second-place team finish. To find out who competed in which event(s), pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Arens wins March drawing... Dale Aren was the Sons of American Legion March calendar drawing winner. Pictured in the photo is Doc Carlson owner Upper Missouri Trading Co. Dale Arens winner holding his 38 special, along with Son of American Legion member salesman, Justin Foxhoven.
Crofton business owners glad to be back at work It was March 11, 2020 when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In light of the one year anniversary, the Crofton Journal reached out to some of the Crofton businesses to determine what the year had brought in terms of changes in day-to-day business, adaptions for limiting spread of the virus, and hopes for the coming months. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.
Crofton Band Students perform at Mid-State By: Quinn Schieffer, CCS Journalism The Crofton Warrior Band sent ten students to the Mid State Conference Honor Band that took place in Wayne on March 8. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Seven IT Classes offered to Warriors By: Jada Schmidt, CCS Journalism Crofton High School's industrial technology (IT) classes offer students a multitude of opportunities to learn Career and Technical Education (CTE) skills. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Cedar-Knox digital grid... Brad Steffen of Cedar-Knox Public Power District makes changes to Crofton's power poles on Thursday, March 11 to establish a digital grid for the town's electricity.
Wins Districts, 16 to State By: Roy Knapp, CCS Journalism The Crofton Warrior Speech Team headed to Homer on March 10 to compete in their C1-3 District Meet. Crofton brought 18 entries to the competition in hopes of having a number of them qualify for State. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the full story.
Locals enjoying warmer weather While many from Crofton followed the Lady Warriors to Lincoln for State Basketball, those who stayed in town enjoyed a day off from school with mild temperatures.
State Champs! Crofton's Lady Warrior basketball team brings home the championship trophy for the ninth time under Coach Aaron Losing. To read the full story, and to see all the photos, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Frady documents Crofton's present and history Sometimes it takes leaving one's hometown for a number of years and then returning in retirement to appreciate the beauty of the countryside and then chronicle it in photographs. That's the path of Crofton native Bruce Frady, a 1970 graduate of Crofton High School. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Journalism class "takes the Cake" By: Abby Steffen, CCS Journalism A chiffon cake is a very delicate cake, and there are many elements that are necessary for this delectable treat. Sometimes it is hard to believe, but the temperature of the ingredients greatly impacts the cake's taste and texture. Pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal for the chocolate chiffon cake with whipped cream frosting recipe and directions.
Crofton members celebrate FFA week By: Paul Konechne, CCS Journalism The Crofton FFA chapter held FFA Week from February 22 to February 26. To find out how the chapter celebrated throughout the week, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Local fifth grader honored for Winning Essay Panning is the daughter of Tiffany and Jerrad Panning of Crofton and her essay, "What my Mother Means to Me" was one of the top 10 essays in the state of Nebraska in a contest held by the American Mothers Inc. To read all about American Mothers Inc., pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.
Crofton Speech Wins Two in One Week By: Quinn Schieffer, CCS Journalism The Crofton Warrior Speech Team has triumphed once again after competing in the Mid-State Conference Tournament on February 24, and the Battle Creek Braves Classic on February 27. For individual results, pick up the latest edition of the Crofton Journal.