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Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Frank Barta, Diane Mouchka, Steven Pecha, Elaine Schmeckpeper, Trey Wolken 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, isolated thunderstorms likely late, otherwise becoming cloudy, high 73.  Tonight, chance for isolated thunderstorms early, then clearing, low 44.  Thursday, mainly clear, high 71. 


ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

In a game heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM last night, the San Francisco Giants have taken Game One of the World Series as Madison Bumgarner went seven innings and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in Giants’ 7-1 rout of the Royals in Kansas City.  Bumgarner had a two-hit shutout and a 7-0 lead until Salvador Perez homered with two out in the seventh.  Pablo Sandoval drove in the Giants' first and last runs with a double and a single.  Royals ace James Shields had a rough outing allowing five runs and seven hits in three-plus innings. 

The Nebraska men’s basketball team has landed another recruit.  The Omaha World Herald reports that 16-year-old Isaiah Roby of Dixon, Illinois, pledged yesterday to sign with the Nebraska men’s basketball team.  Roby, a 6’8, 190 pound wing from the Class of 2016, said his offer sheet so far includes Creighton, Georgia, Northern Iowa, Illinois State, Northern Illinois, Bradley, Drake and Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis.  As a sophomore last season, he averaged 10.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals.  It was his work in July during AAU play with Quad City Elite that sent Roby zooming up recruiting lists.  His team won the NY2LA Summer Jam and played in the title game at two other events.  For 2016, Roby will join 6’9 forward Keanu Pinder from Australia, who has begun a two-year junior college stint at Hutchinson Community College. 

Local Schedule:  Iowa Lakes CC at NECC (VB-7:00); Nebraska at Minnesota at Minneapolis, MN (VB-6:30). 

Thursday Night:  The Norfolk Catholic football team visits Boone Central/Newman Grove in Albion at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX &  Also, Hartington/Newcastle is on the road at Creighton at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & 

Friday Night:  The ninth ranked in Class ‘C-2’ 6-2 Lutheran High Northeast football team hosts top ranked 8-0 Battle Creek at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 

Local Scores:  Lincoln SE 25-21-25-25 Nfk High 17-25-22-20 (VB); West Point Guardian Angels 25-25-25 Nfk Cath 19-17-23 (VB); (12) WSC 25-25-25 William Jewell 4-17-17 (VB). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Garrett Sonderup of the Fullerton football team.


Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel on an hour long special in 1957. 

News Briefs:

A 66-year-old man has been taken into custody, suspected of shooting a woman to death in Verdigre. Knox County Sheriff Don Henery reports that Linda Privett was pronounced dead at 620 Main Street in Verdigre Monday morning. Henery says Phillip Privett has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. An autopsy has been scheduled. The sheriff’s office will release additional information when it is available.

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was in Norfolk Wednesday to stump for GOP gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts. Huckabee served as governor of Arkansas for more than 10 years and says he feels Ricketts can bring his skills as a private sector executive to state government. Huckabee and Ricketts appeared at a gathering yesterday at Divots in Norfolk where they addressed a crowd of about 200 people. Ricketts faces Democrat Chuck Hassebrook in the November 4th election. 

Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman, City Administrator Shane Weidner and other elected officials and staff hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday night to discuss the proposed $7.4 million library expansion and renovation project. The project would be financed by a half-cent sales tax for three years if Norfolk voters approve the measure November 4th. Library director Jessica Chamberlain noted that the tax has limitations and would not apply to food, prescription drugs and some other goods and services. 

A request for a conditional use permit was tabled Tuesday morning by the Norfolk Planning Commission, at the request of the applicant. Kenny Porter, representing Porter Pit LLC at 2300 South Victory Road, said some changes had been made in the conditions for the permit since he last saw it, and they caused him some concern. One of those provisions required hard surfacing from the scale to the road. Porter says he is also concerned about an added requirement that he screen his property from Victory Road. He says that would be both a safety and a security concern. 

The Madison County Board of Commissioners has named a new zoning administrator for Madison and Pierce counties. At Tuesday morning’s meeting, the commissioners approved the appointment of Heather McWhorter effective October 28th. McWhorter replaces John Johnson, who resigned in July. She will be paid $40,000 per year. Audrey Marks, the office manager for Madison County Planning and Noxious Weeds, has been serving as interim zoning administrator. McWhorter is the current Antelope County Assessor, but was defeated in the Republican Primary election by Kelly Mueller. 

Thursday would have been Norfolk native Johnny Carson’s 89th birthday and the Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center is celebrating. The museum will be open for extended hours and feature a Tonight Show Marathon from noon to 7. The Norfolk Morning Optimists are picking up the price of admission for all kids, who will be able to play party games like "Pin the Tie on Johnny" from 5 to 7 and eat birthday cake starting at 6. For more information, visit the museum’s website at 

Today's Tickler: 

My dad coached my Little League team.  I really enjoyed it .. until he traded me.


Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014 at 7:41 am

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