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App Review

  App Review Since the game Helix Jump hit the app store on February 10, 2018, over ten million people have downloaded this app. Helix Jump is a free game that is compatible with Android, iPhone, or computer. Reviews have showed . . .

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Crofton FCCLA Members Compete at State

  From Monday April 9-Wednesday April 11, Crofton’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter sent qualifying members to Lincoln to compete at the State Leadership Conference. Both of the events . . .

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Bus Safety Reminders

  Recently, there have been multiple incidents of adults and students being called in for traffic violations, more specifically involving school buses. Violations against buses are a zero tolerance ticket, receiving no . . .

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Crofton Artists Compete at Midstates Art Show

  On Friday, April 6, Crofton sent 72 pieces of art to Norfolk to compete in the Midstates Art Show. All pieces can earn four different ribbons: first place purple, second place blue, third place red, and fourth place . . .

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Literary Warrior

Literary Warrior By Alexis Suing   Crofton Youth Program is giving creative young minds a positive outlet. The Youth Program is producing a literary magazine for those who don't mind being published. . . .

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App Review

  App Review Alexis Suing and Mikenna Stevens   Trivia Crack is a free mobile app that allows a person to compete with friends or people across the world. It was released October 26, 2013, in the UK . . .

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Student Survey: Fun and Games

  Student Survey: Fun and Games By Alexis Suing   After Easter and family reunions people start to put away their cards and board games to play outside. This is why I asked Crofton High . . .

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Crofton High School Students Selected for Class C All-State Honor Band

  Students from Crofton High School were selected to attend Class C All-State Honor Band on Saturday, March 24. 16 students from both high school and junior high were selected by video audition to play in four different . . .

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Crofton Loses Teacher of Ten Years

After this year, Crofton is losing teacher. Mitch Hofer. Hofer has been the social sciences teacher at Crofton High School for the past ten years along with being the head speech coach for eight years and head director of the One-Act . . .

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Crofton High Orders iPads

  On Monday, March 12, Crofton Community Schools had their Board of Education Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. One of the major topics in the meeting was the purchase of teacher iPads. This article was set in stone at the . . .

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Crofton High School Wins District Speech Meet, Qualifies Nine Events for State

  Crofton High School speech team members and coaches traveled down the road to Hartington, Nebraska on Wednesday, March 14, to compete at the C2-3 district competition. The team brought eighteen entrees, with sixteen of . . .

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Renovations Made to Local Library

      The Eastern Township Library has made some constructional renovations to the basement of the building and the outer wall throughout the past month.   The Eastern Township Library is . . .

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Crofton Speech Team Divides and Conquers

  On Saturday, March 3, the Crofton Warrior Speech Team split up. The district team headed to Norfolk for the 6th Annual Norfolk Panther Classic meet while some went to Creighton for the Creighton Bulldog Invitational. The . . .

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Food Review: Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée with Raspberries

  On Wednesday, February 28, I brought vanilla bean crème brûlées with raspberries for the purpose of a food critique. There were a lot of good things to say about my dish. In fact, the only . . .

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Crofton FFA Members Punch Their Tickets to State

  On Tuesday February 27, the Crofton FFA Chapter loaded up the bus at seven in the morning and drove to Northeast Community College in Norfolk Nebraska. At the college the teams and individuals took CDEs, which are tests . . .

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App of the Week: Zedge

  App of the Week By: Alexis Arens ZEDGE Tired of the same old ringtone? Zedge is a five-star app that offers a wide variety of ringtones for electronic devices. It is free and can be used by all ages. . . .

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Crofton Speech Team Battles in Battle Creek

  Crofton Speech Team Battles in Battle Creek   On Saturday, February 24, the Crofton speech team headed to Battle Creek for the annual Mid State Conference Speech Meet.   Overall, the team . . .

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Presidents' Day

Schools around the area including Crofton, Wynot, Hartington Cedar Catholic and Hartington-Newcastle did not have school Monday, February 19, do to Presidents’ Day.  Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of the . . .

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Spring Sports Begin

Winter sports have come to a close. Let the spring sports begin! Crofton will be bringing entertainment to the community in the form of boys and girls track and boys golf. Practice will officially begin Wednesday, February 28. . . .

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Student Survey: Twenty More Days of Winter

  Student Survey: Twenty More Days of Winter   With only 20 days left in our winter season, CHS student survey rounds it out by asking two winter related questions. “How many snow storms do you . . .

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Salami-Mozzarella Calzone Review

  On Wednesday, February 21, Lance Joslin brought a salami-mozzarella calzone to journalism class for a food critique. There were opinions on both sides, but there were more positive remarks than negative criticisms. Justin . . .

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App of the Week

App of the Week:  Flush Flush allows you to search for a restroom near your location. It’s free and has over 100,000 bathroom locations available. You are also able to search for restrooms without internet connection. . . .

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Story Time with Shakespeare

    Have you ever written a book? Well, the current English 11 class at Crofton High School is finding out if they have what it takes to be an author. They are currently working on a project where they are taking the play . . .

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App of the Week-KaHoot!

 KaHoot! KaHoot! is a fun app to get students engaged in learning. This app allows teachers to pull in the content they are teaching to their students and put it into a fun game that everyone enjoys.  It has very easy access for . . .

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CHS Plans to Go One-to-One

    When it comes to education, one-to-one is issuing every enrolled student with his/her own mobile device for educational purposes. Students are able to show what they learn in a variety of ways. “One-to-one allows . . .

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Crofton Speech Team Takes First in Wausa

  Crofton Speech Team Takes First in Wausa   On Saturday, February 10, the Crofton speech team headed to Wausa for one of their final meets before the postseason starts. After all was said and done, Crofton . . .

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Crofton-Bloomfield Qualifies Four For State Tournament

    On Friday, February 9, the Crofton-Bloomfield wrestling team headed to Malcolm, Nebraska for the Class C District-1 wrestling tournament. The team competed both Friday and Saturday for the chance to qualify for the . . .

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The Truth on Influenza

  Influenza has hit the region hard this year. It seems like everywhere we turn someone has some type of influenza. Whether it is Influenza A, B or C this virus is horrible and can cause death.   . . .

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Warriors Travel to South Dakota for Basketball Game

    Crofton boys basketball traveled to Salem, South Dakota, for a match-up with McCook Central Montrose (MCM) on February 6. MCM took the tip-off at the start of the game. The first quarter was a battle for the lead. . . .

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CHS Band Students To Attend Honor Bands

  Crofton High School band students will participate at the Mid-State Honor Band in Wayne, Nebraska, on March 5. Band students will also participate in Kearney, Nebraska, on March 24 for the 32nd Annual Class ‘C’ . . .

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Dather to go to Omaha Fashion Week

  Piper Dather was selected to attend Omaha Fashion Week through 4-H. She will be walking down the runway on February 27, 2018. When asked how she felt she replied “I’m kind of excited but nervous about it.” . . .

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The Crofton Warriors and Lady Warriors both competed in the Mid-State Conference tournament held in Norfolk on January 29 through February 3. The other teams in the conference include the following: Norfolk Catholic, Battle Creek, Pierce, . . .

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CHS FFA Members Compete in Livestock Judging

    On Wednesday, January 31, some FFA members participated in livestock judging at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. There were 513 participants in all three districts. In Crofton’s  district there were . . .

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CHS Speech Team Takes Gold

The Crofton High School speech team visited Winside, Nebraska and came out on top with 415 points on Saturday, February 2. Humphrey Public Schools finished second with 364 points. Wausa finished in third with 349 points. Crofton competed . . .

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Crofton Warriors Hold Off Pierce Bluejays

  Tuesday, January 30, the Junior High boys basketball team loaded up and headed for Pierce. Both the A and B teams won their games against the Bluejays with flying colors.   First the B Team played. Tucker . . .

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Crofton-Bloomfield Takes the Mat in Vermillion

  On February 1 the Crofton-Bloomfield wrestling squad traveled north to Vermillion, South Dakota for a triangular against the Vermillion and Wagner wrestling squads. During their first dual against Wagner, Reece . . .

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Students Selected For Honor Choir

      On Friday, February 2nd, six students from Crofton High School attended the Wayne Honor Choir in Wayne, Nebraska. The students, selected by recommendation, were Kelsey Schieffer, Quinn Schieffer, . . .

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Dather To Walk Down The Runway Once Again

Crofton High School will be sending one of its very own to a nationally renowned fashion event for the second year in a row. Mariah Dather, a junior, was recently chosen to attend Omaha Fashion Week which will take place on February 27, 2018. . . .

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Students Learn and Create with 3D Printer

  Crofton’s design engineering class has been given the opportunity to work with a three-dimensional printer. This machine has been running almost every school day since Crofton High School purchased it in August of 2016. . . .

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Youth After-School Program

  When Charlie Hendrix’s family moved to Crofton they were surprised to find that there was no youth group. So Hendrix decided to build a program for kids and teenagers in Crofton. “I wanted something with a positive . . .

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Crofton Chorus is creating Christmas Song Parodies

Christmas season is nearing quickly and the Crofton Chorus is incorporating Christmas cheer in the everyday curriculum.  Crofton Chorus and Band just held their annual Christmas Concert Monday, December 11th. After working on music . . .

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New Year's Resolutions

  New Year’s Resolutions are a tradition in the United States in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior or to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise to improve their life. Every year millions . . .

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Crofton One- Act Earns the District Championship At Wayne State

The Crofton One-Act Play team of 27 students recently attended the district competition held at Wayne State College on Thursday, November 30th. Crofton was the last team to perform in Ramsey Theater on campus at 3:30 p.m. Awards followed . . .

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Students Voice Opinions on School and Community Issues

It’s come to no surprise the Crofton Schools and Community have been looking to change and update things around the town and school. With the recent community engagement meeting, student perspectives may also be of interest. . . .

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Warrior Basketball take on the Laurel-Concord- Coleridge Bears

Both the girls and boys basketball teams played Laurel-Concord-Coleridge at Laurel on Friday, December 1st. The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Bears 67-29. “We played well together and I’m super excited for the rest of the . . .

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Crofton High School One-Act Wins First In State

  Crofton High School’s one-act team brought home the gold at Thursdays State C1 One-Act competition. After the team won first in districts, they had four practices to prepare themselves for state. A goal meeting with . . .

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Crofton Warriors Take On Boyd County Spartans

The Crofton girls and boys basketball teams took on an annual non conference opponent, facing Boyd County in home matches on Thursday, December 7. The Lady Warriors won their match 46-30 staying undefeated. Crofton greatly outscored Boyd . . .

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Crofton-Bloomfield Wrestlers Compete At A Triangular

Crofton-Bloomfield Wrestlers    Compete At A Triangular Crofton-Bloomfield wrestlers took on a triangular against Pierce and BonHomme/Scotland/Avon.  Crofton-Bloomfield lost against both teams in these dual with . . .

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CHS Students Take On Simulated Parenthood

      At Crofton High School FCS teacher, Mrs. Jonelle Thoene, challenged the students, in Human Growth Development class, to a project involving RealCare Babies, called RealCare Baby Simulation.  Each student . . .

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Crofton Lady Warriors Start the Season With a Big Win

  The Crofton Lady Warriors basketball team beat Hartington Cedar Catholic for their first game of the season at home on Thursday, November 30. By a final score of 41- 55, the Lady Warriors beat another preseason ranked Midstate . . .

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CHS students go to Mid-State One-Act Festival

This year’s one-act team went to the Mid-State One-Act Festival on Tuesday, November 14. The team went up against eight different teams and placed second overall. The conference was at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk, Nebraska and . . .

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Crofton’s Elementary Students Are Jumping For Heart Disease Research

This year’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are participating in Jump Rope for Heart. Which is a fundraising program for schools, where during gym class students will do fun activities that include a jump rope or two. . . .

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FFA Collects and Recycles Papers At Crofton High School

    Crofton High School FFA Advisor Stephanie Mann and the FFA chapter design a Program of Activities each year based on certain principles which consist of Building Communities, Growing Leaders and Strengthening . . .

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Snow for Crofton?

  Crofton students may be hoping for a snow day sometime soon as we near the end of November and into the cold month of December. The earliest first snow of the season in Lincoln was recorded September 29, 1985 and the latest first . . .

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Upcoming Basketball Seasons for the Warriors Just Taking Off

    Basketball season is just beginning for the Warriors at Crofton High School. Both boys and girls teams spent a week of open gym following up to the debut winter sports practice which started November 13th. . . .

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CHS Teacher Starts The Water Gallon Challenge

    Crofton School’s music teacher Katie Kleinschmit is challenging herself to drink a gallon of water each day for a month and is setting a trend for students. She started The Water Gallon Challenge on November 2, . . .

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Crofton Government Class Gives Back To Those Who Have Served

On Friday, November 10 the Crofton High School senior government class hosted a Veterans Day program and luncheon starting at 11 a.m. The program consisted of “The Star-Spangled Banner” played by the Crofton high school band, a . . .

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Crofton One-Act play to compete

    Crofton One-Act cast and crew has been preparing their play “That’s Not How I Remember It” written by Don Zolidis with four performances from next week until December. This play highlights key fads and fashions . . .

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Two Crofton High School Chorus Members Selected for All-State

Two Crofton High School Chorus members, Jamis Hendrix and Gabriel Potts, were selected for All-State Choir to be held in Lincoln on November 16-18. Their auditions started with the learning of a scale and arpeggio, along with seven other . . .

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Arens Brothers Have Another Impressive Season

  Brothers Connor and Tanner Arens have competed in Cross Country for years, just as the rest of their family has. Although the family has a well-known history of runners, Connor  insists that they have not influenced . . .

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CHS Receives New Technology For Students

This October Crofton High School invested in ten new iPads for students and classroom use. These iPads were purchased because CHS had a need for more devices and to give students more access to technology for learning and school . . .

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Winter Survey

  It’s only been a few months into Fall and Crofton has already seen snow. Some people are excited while others dread these colder months. According to www . almanac . com precipitation will be at above-normal levels . . .

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FCCLA DLC held at Northeast Community College

On Wednesday, October 25th Family Career and Community Leaders of America students from Crofton attended the District Leadership Conference held in Norfolk at Northeast Community College. Nine students joined surrounding chapters within the . . .

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Crofton Schools will host Blood Drive

   Crofton High School will host the LifeServe Blood Center for a blood drive on November 17th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students are able to sign up for any time slot within this period to donate blood. Students under the age of . . .

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CHS Choir members to sing National Anthem for NSAA

  Eight Crofton High School Choir students have won a spot for this year’s Nebraska School Activities Association’s National Anthem competition. In early September, emails were sent out from NSAA to choir teachers . . .

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Students Celebrate National Unity Day by Wearing Orange

  On Tuesday, October 25, students from Crofton High School were asked to wear orange in honor of National Unity Day. This is the signature event for National Bullying Prevention Month. National Unity Day has been . . .

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Halloween Dance held at City Auditorium

     On Saturday, October 21, the Crofton High School Choir held a Halloween dance at the Crofton City Auditorium as a fundraiser for their trip this summer to Denver, Colorado. The dance invited all members of choir, CHS . . .

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Crofton High School Students To Attend National FFA Convention

Seven Crofton High School students will be attending the National FFA Convention and Expo on the week of October 25th- 28th in Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky along with 60,000 other FFA members. This will be the 90th . . .

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Crofton Hosts Knox County Volleyball Tournament

The Crofton Lady Warriors volleyball team hosted the Knox County Volleyball Tournament this year. On Monday, October 16, the Warriors took down the Wausa Lady Vikings in two sets with scores of 25-11 and 25-19. Danielle Steffen led the match . . .

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Halloween Survey

  What are you planning for Halloween this year? This week the Crofton students in grades 9-12 were asked the question: What is your favorite Halloween activity? Their choices were watching scary movies, trick-or-treating, going to . . .

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Crofton Band Marches at Pierce and Harvest of Harmony

  The Crofton Marching Band went to the Pierce Marching Competition on Wednesday, October 4. The band has been going to this competition for the past eight years, competing with bands mostly from the Mid States conference and . . .

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Crofton Community Schools Watch Solar Eclipse

On Monday Crofton Community Schools students and staff witnessed the first solar eclipse viewable in Nebraska since June 30, 1954. With the 95.2% visibility in Crofton and the surrounding area, many were excited about the . . .

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New Thrift Store Donates to Crofton Community

  One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and “X” marks the spot on Main Street. Main Street Treasures was created after discussions from the community and the Board of Directory wanting to donate and . . .

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