Radio Review

02-09-16

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

John Cox, Kathryn Harris, Debra Navratil, Karen Terry, Mary Kay Uhing 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly cloudy, high 28.  Tonight, cloudy, low 12.  Wednesday, cloudy, chance for snow early, high 30. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00. 

While the football-viewing world was gearing up for the Super Bowl late last month, the NFL was planning for this month’s scouting combine, and reportedly informed teams that prospects with convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses will no longer be invited to partake in the annual event.  FOX Sports reports that NFL EVP of football operations Troy Vincent informed teams of the new policy in a memo in late January.  Specifically, according to the report, the league will conduct background checks on invited prospects and anyone with a felony or misdemeanor conviction for any above-referenced offense will be barred from “any league-related event.”  Players who refuse the background check will also be uninvited, according to the report. 

Nebraska is working to renew a Big Eight Conference rivalry and its oldest series in men’s basketball.  The Lincoln Journal Star has confirmed that Nebraska and Kansas have agreed to play a home-and-home series beginning next season, although no contract has yet been signed.  First, under terms of the contract, Nebraska would play Kansas at historic Allen Fieldhouse next season.  Nebraska and Kansas have met 242 times, beginning in 1900, with KU leading the all-time series 170-71, including a 31-3 advantage during the Big 12 era.  The Jayhawks have won 17 straight against the Huskers. 

The Lincoln Journal Star has updated its high school boys basketball rankings.  Norfolk High enters the rankings at number nine in Class ‘A’.  They are 13-6 on the season after splitting a pair of contests over the weekend.  The Panthers routed Fremont at home last Friday 81-51 and then lost on the road at Millard West 69-61 on Saturday.  Norfolk this season is outscoring their opponents on average 64.3-53.6.  The Panthers return to action on Friday when they host 12-6 Kearney. 

Local Schedule:  Creighton at LHNE (G&B BB-6:15); Nfk Cath at West Point Guardian Angels CC (GBB-8:00); Xavier at Creighton (MBB-7:00). 

Tonight:  The Norfolk Catholic girls basketball team visits West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. 

Local Scores:  NECC 90 Southeast CC 78 (MBB); NECC 86 Southeast CC 42 (WBB) 

Kwifax:

2.9.1889 - The United States Department of Agriculture was established 

News Briefs:

Last month, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a legislative bill, which would limit the statewide aggregate increase in agricultural property to three percent. At Monday night’s meeting of the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education, Superintendent, Dr. Jami Jo Thompson told board members that she’d submitted a letter to the Revenue Committee opposing the legislation. Thompson the board the bill is concerning because it would voter-authorized levy override for the district to keep its current level of funding. 

The Norfolk Airport Authority has agreed to contract with Amy L. Sisson CPA for accounting and budget work. Sisson is the daughter of the late Jerome Bahm, who was the only accountant the Airport Authority had ever used. At Monday night’s meeting, she told members of the Airport Authority that she would like to continue to do their work. The board voted unanimously to contract with Sisson. 

Just like the rest of the state, groundwater levels in the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District are recharging from the low levels caused by the 2012 drought. NRD Water Resources Manager Brian Bruckner says the area has had above normal precipitation in the last three years, and the rains have come at a time that reduced the need to irrigate. 

Officials with Norfolk Senior High’s Alternatives for Success program invite you to check out their new facilities northwest of the high school Wednesday. Senior High Principal Jake Luhr says AFS is a program for students who face challenges and barriers over which they often have very little control. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday from 3 to 5 at the new AFS facility at 601 W. Cedar Ave. 

Country star Martina McBride will be part of the Norfolk 150 celebration. McBride will present a concert at Divots on Friday, July 1st. Divots General Manager Shawn Severson says tickets will go on sale February 19th at Divots, Renegade and online at Etix.com. 

From “Helping Paws” and “Lids for Kids” to “Birthday in a Box and a “Wheelchair Swing, 244 entered a total of 27 projects during the fifth annual Youth Philanthropy Contest sponsored by the Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska. And while ten winning entries earned $1,000 each to get the projects off the ground, generous benefactors funded each of the other 17 projects. 

Players with the Broncos and Panthers weren’t the only stars of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Referee and Norfolk native Clete Blakeman stole some of the spotlight Sunday night as people began tweeting about Blakeman with the hashtag #HotRef.  Blakeman is the son of Marlene Blakeman and the late Glen Blakeman. He’s a graduate of Norfolk High School and a former backup quarterback for the University of Nebraska. When he’s not refereeing, Blakeman practices law in Omaha. 

The Norfolk Family YMCA has big plans for an addition to its facility. Learn all about it in Tuesday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.

 

Posted on Feb 9th, 2016 at 7:51 am

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