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Today, overcast with scattered thunderstorms, high 76. Tonight, cloudy with scattered thunderstorms, low 60. Wednesday, cloudy, scattered thunderstorms, high 72.
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls were winners in Game One of their respective NBA conference semifinal series. Blake Griffin posted his second consecutive triple-double by delivering 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists in the Clippers' 117-101 triumph at Houston. The Bulls were 99-92 winners at Cleveland as Derrick Rose dropped in 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21 and 10 rebounds.
The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team has sent two more players on to the next level and recruited four players for next year. Chima Moneke has signed with the University of California, Davis. He averaged 17.2 points per game, 12 rebounds, shot 58% from the field, and averaged two blocked shots per game. Buay Tuach is going to be playing at Loyola Marymount next year in Los Angeles, California. He averaged 16.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds, shot 62% from the field, and made 39% of his three-point attempts. Jalen Bradley signed with Oral Roberts in Oklahoma last month. Northeast has signed Matthew Wingett from Winnebago, Vance Johnson from Illinois, Milan Skundric of Serbia, and Marty Hill of Minnesota. The Hawks finished 25-7 this past season.
Two members of the Northeast Community College golf team have qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Men's Golf Championship. Sophomores Justin Bruntz and Conner Watson, will play in the tournament at Goose Pond Colony Resort Golf Couse in Scottsboro, Alabama, May 19-22. The two qualified after competing in the Iowa Community College Athletic Association Region XI Tournament last week in Panora, IA.
Local Schedule: LHNE/Nfk Cath vs. Columbus Scotus at Wilderness Park, Columbus (G. Socc. B-6 Dist. Final-3:00); Nfk High at Archbishop Bergan, Fremont (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk High at Lincoln SW Inv. At Wilderness Ridge (BG-9:00 AM); Grand Island at Nfk High (G. Tenn. Dual-4:00); Round Rock, TX at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35).
Local Scores: Nfk High 4 Lincoln High 3 (OT) (A-5 Dist. B. Socc. Semifinal); Nfk High 2 Omaha Central 0 (A-4 Dist. G. Socc. Semifinal); Schuyler 2 Nfk Cath/LHNE 1 (SO) (B-6 Dist. B. Socc. Semifinal); LHNE/Nfk Cath 1 Schuyler 0 (OT) (B-6 G. Socc. Semifinal); South Sioux City 3 Nfk High 0 (Bsbl); Omaha Storm Chasers 8 Round Rock 3 (Bsbl); Nfk High at Lincoln East Inv. (G. Tenn.-Ccd. Rain); Nfk High at Columbus (BG Dual-Ppd. To May 11-Rain.); LHNE at Heartland Lutheran (BG Tri.-Ccd. Rain.).
The NFL prohibited the grabbing of face masks in 1962
Effective immediately, Nebraska Livestock Sales of Norfolk has suspended sales at the market. A spokesman for owner Jim Barta told News Talk WJAG that, “Due to the declining number of cattle in the area, we are going to seasonal sales at the Norfolk Sale Barn.” The action will affect approximately 20 sales market employees, who heard the news Friday that sales were being suspended. No sales are scheduled at this time and Barta's spokesman gave no indication of when sales would resume.
The Norfolk City Council approved two ordinances on second reading last night to provide a location for a downtown, drive-up mailbox. The Council voted to make Iron Horse Drive one way and to prohibit parking on a portion of the street to allow for the placement of a drive up mailbox. The ordinances need one more favorable vote to become final.
Five of the recent graduates of the Nebraska State Patrol Academy will join Troop B, headquartered in Norfolk. The recruits will work with a field training officer for six months, and be considered probationary for six months after that. Troop B Captain Paul Hattan says the additional officers bring his squad to a full strength of 45. The new officers assigned to Troop B include Courtney Carey of South Sioux City in the carrier division; and Jesse Pfeifer of Norfolk, Dustin Nutsch of Hartington, Brian Malone of South Sioux City, and Jesse Tobey of West Point in the field division.
A Parkinson’s Disease specialist will be in Norfolk Friday to give a free public presentation on the disease. Dr. Danish Bhatti is a movement disorders specialist with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He’ll talk at Barnstormers Restaurant Friday morning beginning at 11:30. UNMC Public Relations Director Lisa Spellman says a light lunch will be provided and you need to have a reservation. Call 402-559-8839.
A little rain didn’t dampen the patriotism of students in Monday’s Loyalty Day Parade in Downtown Norfolk. Doris Nelson, president of the Norfolk VFW Auxiliary, says nearly 288 flags were given to the elementary students who marched along Norfolk and Braasch avenues. Loyalty Day has been an annual tradition in Norfolk since 1966.
Norfolk mail carriers need your help in stamping out hunger this weekend during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ national food drive. Simply fill a bag with non-perishable food items, place it near your mail box and your carrier will make sure it gets to the people who need it. Food Drive Coordinator Rick Hofmann says they collected 4,400 pounds of food last year, and they’re hoping to surpass that record total this year. All of the food collected will be donated to the Norfolk Food Pantry.
I flew on a very small airline. Even their flight between Minneapolis & St. Paul wasn’t nonstop!
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