02-16-11

 

Happy Birthday Wishes to:
 Dennis Helphrey, Lynda Hussman, Kyle Kienbaum, Casey Knake, Jill Larson, Mark Malberg, Janiece Novotny, Tom Schommer, Bob Steele
 
Skywatch Weather:
 Today, mostly sunny, patchy fog possible, high 60.  Tonight, mostly clear early, then increasing clouds, patchy fog possible, chance for drizzle, low 35.  Thursday, a blend of clouds & sun, patchy fog possible, chance for drizzle, high 64.
 
Sports:
 The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team remains on a roll.  The Hawks won for the 14th time in a row as they recorded an 81-69 win at Central Community College in Columbus last night.  Jayvin Reynolds led four players in double figures with 16 points and eight rebounds.  Dol Kutey had 15 points and eight boards.  Cameron Adderley netted 14 points with eight rebounds and two steals.  Zach Towle had eleven points and six rebounds.  The 20-6 Hawks outscored the Raiders 45-33 in the second half after the score was tied at 36 at halftime.  Taylor Murren led Central with 19 points and two steals.
 
Local Schedule:  Nebraska at Oklahoma at Norman, OK (MBB-8:00); Illinois St. At Creighton (MBB-7:05).
 
Thursday-Saturday:  We’ll have State Wrestling reports with Mike Carnes throughout the day from Qwest Center Omaha.   The reports can be heard on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97-5, & Newstalk WJAG.

Thursday Night:  The Norfolk Catholic girls basketball team faces Boone Central in the C-1-8 Sub-District Final at 7:00 from Norfolk High School.  Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
 
Friday Night:  The Lutheran High Northeast boys basketball team is on the road at West Point Central Catholic at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at 7:25 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM, & WJAG.com from 9:05-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.
 
Saturday Night:  The Norfolk Panther boys basketball squad visits Lincoln Southeast at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
 
Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 61 Battle Creek 43; Boone Central 58 Pierce 45 (GBB C-1-8 Sub-Dist. Tourn.); LHNE 66 Wakefield 31; Hartington CC 48 Laurel/Concord/Coleridge 32 (GBB C-2-8 Sub-Dist. Tourn.); Texas 67 Nebraska 55 (WBB).
 
Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week::
 Brandon Wragge of the Howells wrestling team.
 
Kwifax:
 In the U.S., six tubs of cool whip are purchased every second.
 
News Briefs:
 Nebraska lawmakers are reviewing legislation that would let teachers and other school officials to carry guns on school grounds with the permission of a local school board. The measure by Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial comes in the wake of January's fatal shooting at an Omaha high school.
 
Two, new grain elevators have been given the go-ahead for construction in western Madison County. County Commissioners voted two-to-nothing Tuesday to grant a 25-year conditional use permit to Archer Daniels Midland to erect an $8 million dollar facility about eight miles northeast of Newman Grove. Commissioners also granted a 25-year permit to Farmers Pride Cooperative in Battle Creek to allow it to build a new elevator south of Battle Creek, adjacent to the company's current fertilizer plant.
 
A Battle Creek man has been killed in a Norfolk industrial accident. The Madison County Sheriff's Office reports De'Andra Moore, 24, was killed early Tuesday morning at Norfolk Iron and Metal at 3001 North Victory Road. Investigator Jon Downey says a forklift accidentally hooked a large steel tray and pushed it into Moore, crushing him momentarily between the tray and a steel rack. Jay Fleecs, director of human resources for Norfolk Iron & Metal, says Moore was a full-time employee. He would not comment further, other than to say an accident investigation is continuing.
 
The Norfolk Public School Board of Education has approved the calendar for the next school year. The first day of classes will be August 18th, and the last day will be May 23rd. Students will be dismissed early on Wednesday of each week for teacher meetings and training.
 
The Norfolk Salvation Army is $20,000 richer. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning was in the city Tuesday night to present local Salvation Army officials with a portion of Nebraska's share of a $21 million dollar settlement among 39 states with Dannon Incorporated over alleged unlawful marketing claims on its Activia yogurt. Norfolk Salvation Army Lieutenant Javier Montenegro says with their Soup Kitchen regularly serving at least 100 people a day, this money will go a long way.
 
The good girl is getting a treat. Westminster Kennel Club winner Hickory will enjoy a steak lunch at Sardi's restaurant on Wednesday. She'll also star in a photo op at the top of the Empire State Building. Later, she'll greet children who are being treated for cancer. The Scottish deerhound won best in show on Tuesday night. When she's not getting ready for her close-ups in the big city, America's top dog loves to chase deer and rabbits on a farm in Virginia.
 
Today's Tickler:
 Intuition:  that which allows a boss to find fault before you’ve done anything wrong.

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