Crete Park District

Bragging rights: Good news about local people

by Dennis Sullivan editor March 26, 2014 Carthage volleyball team on hot streak Marian Catholic High School Grad Will Craft (‘12) is outside hitter for Carthage College Men’s Volleyball team, which opened a three-match to UC-Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon, with a 3-1 win over Holy Names University (2-9). The Red Men played a […]

Library trustee gets an earful at park mtg

by Dennis Sullivan March 20, 2014 Crete Park District board members and staff said Wednesday they would like more cooperation and less programming competition from the Crete Public Library District. The issue arose during Library Board Trustee Matt Warren’s impromptu visit during the Park District board meeting at the Willard Wood Center. Saying he […]

$83,599 Crete Lions Park landscape bid OK’d

by Dennis Sullivan Feb. 22, 2014 The Crete Park District board Wednesday accepted a Plainfield landscaping company’s $83,599 bid to construct the Crete Lions Park near the intersection of Richton Road and Berkshire Place. Fuerte, which means “strong” in Spanish, submitted the lowest of five bids on the project. The work includes site demolition […]

Crete officials discuss emails, texts

by Dennis Sullivan Jan. 23, 2014 Crete Trustee Mark Wiater says village officials can delete emails and text messages any time — after notifying the state archives. Wiater, responding to a question by Crete resident Don Seehausen at the Jan. 13 village board meeting, said the deletions occur “basically when someone has the time […]

Gowns, guns on tap at park district

by Dennis Sullivan Jan. 20, 2014 Crete Park District has received only positive responses to its new Concealed-Carry Class, which has drawn 10 participants — the maximum — to the January class. District staff and commissioners had anticipated at least one complaint about the class, but Director Pat Polzin told commissioners at the January […]

Village efforts lauded in wake of major snow storm

by Dennis Sullivan Jan. 18, 2014 Crete resident Jeanine Galbraith says village employees were the silver lining in the New Year snow storm that dumped double-digit inches on Eastern Will County. “Thank you to village employees,” Galbraith said in a letter read by Clerk Debbie Bachert at Monday’s village board meeting. “You all did […]

Crete Park District readies Lions Park plans

by Dennis Sullivan Jan. 16, 2014 Specifications for the one-acre Lions Park at the intersection of Richton Road and Berkshire Place are scheduled to be released Feb. 3 for would-be bidders. District Director Pat Polzin told commissioners Wednesday the bids would be opened Feb. 17, with the board selecting the winning bidder at the […]