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Today, mostly sunny, high 58. Tonight, mostly clear, low 31. Saturday, a blend of clouds & sun early, then increasing clouds, slight chance for scattered showers late, high 57.
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The Norfolk Panthers advanced to the semifinals of the state basketball tournament with a 70-66 triple overtime thriller over top-ranked Omaha South. Tyler Hagedorn had 22 points and Logan Strom 20 for the victorious Panthers who take on Bellevue West. The T-Birds upset third-ranked Omaha Central 68-50. Tip time tonight is 8:45, with the pre-game at approximately 8:25 on 106KIX.
In other state tournament action involving area schools, Wayne defeated Cozad in Class C-1, 60-45, Columbus Scotus downed Kearney Catholic 72-57 and Bishop Neumann whipped Boone Central/Newman Grove 90-72. In Class C-2, Ainsworth eliminated Battle Creek 71-54. In Class D-1, Clearwater/Orchard upset North Platte St. Patrick’s 46-42, Randolph edged Elm Creek 46-42 and Howells-Dodge whipped Fullerton 48-35. And Bancroft-Rosalie dominated Hitchcock County in Class D-2, 64-29.
You can hear live play-by-play coverage of the Class D-1 showdown between Randolph and Clearwater/Orchard this morning on LiteRock 97.5. Pre-game coverage is set for 8:40 a.m. Then tonight the Norfolk Panthers take on Bellevue West in the Class A semifinals. Coverage on 106KIX is set to begin at approximately 8:25 p.m.
The Creighton men’s basketball team had an easy time disposing of DePaul in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden 84-62. Just another day at the office for Doug McDermott who chipped in 35 points. The Bluejays take on Xavier in today’s semifinals. The Musketeers defeated Marquette last night’s quarterfinal, 68-65.
Nebraska’s men battle Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament today in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes struggled to beat 12th-seeded Purdue yesterday 63-61 in yesterday’s opening round.
The Wayne State women’s basketball team faces Pittsburg State of Kansas this afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament in Searcy, Arkansas.
The scientific answer for “Why is the sky blue?” .. Rayleigh scattering
The Norfolk Public Schools has given authority for some pre-approved spending for unexpected items to facilitate ongoing repairs and renovations to district buildings. Director of Business Services Bill Robinson had asked for $150,000 in pre-approved authority for projects already budgeted through Qualified Capital Purpose Undertaking Fund. Board member Arnie Robinson recommended that the authority be raised to $300,000. Bill Robinson said he's post any pre-approved claims as separate items and call the board's attention to those items at the next month's meeting.
Northeast Community College is moving ahead with plans to address the on-going student housing shortage on the Norfolk campus. At yesterday's meeting of the Board of Governors, President Dr. Michael Chipps said he has spent four months exploring a private-public partnership to build dorms, but has found that option will be too costly for students. Plans call for an $11-million, 79,000 square foot residence hall to accommodate approximately 200 students. This year, Northeast had 750 requests for student housing but only 350 beds available. Chipps says he hopes to have it built in time for the spring semester of 2016, but recognizes it might be fall of 2016 before students are able to move in.
There are many important decisions to be made under the 2014 Farm Bill, and also some important opportunities. Jordan Dux is the director of national affairs for the Nebraska Farm Bureau. He says producers will be able to re-allocate their base acres. Dux says both the Agriculture Revenue Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs are in effect for the 2014 crop, but sign up isn't expected until the crop is already in the bin. Dux says that will give producers one year of production history on which to base their decisions. Dux also reminds producers that any payment under the ARC or PLC for the 2014 crop year will not be made until October of 2015.
Organizers of the summer's Chautauqua want to help Northeast Nebraskans prepare by hosting film and book discussions in the weeks and months leading up to it. Norfolk Public Library Director Jessica Chamberlain the first of two film screenings and discussions is set for this weekend. The film “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow. That will be followed by a discussion led by Dwight Howe, the cultural educator of St. Augustine’s Mission in Winnebago. Howe is a member of both the Omaha and Ponca tribes. All Chautauqua events are free and open to the public.
About 1,500 10-to-12 inch trout will be stocked in the lake in Norfolk's Ta-Ha-Zouka Park Saturday morning. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission District Fisheries Supervisor Jeff Schuckman says the stocking is planned for about 9:30 tomorrow morning. He says the trout will be hungry and traditionally bite on almost any kind of bait. Schuckman says many anglers like to practice catch-and-release, and while that's often a good practice, Schuckman says these trout won't survive the summer in the warm waters of Ta-Ha-Zouka, so he encourages you to take them home and enjoy the taste of freshly-caught trout. All trout come from the Grove Trout Rearing Station near Royal.
He should go on a diet. He discovered this morning that he can still touch his toes, but only with his stomach.
Posted on Mar 14th, 2014 at 7:49 am
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