Radio Review

05.01.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Thomas Beutler, Rich Holter, Bob Keating, Pat Sullivan, Richard Uhing 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, overcast skies with a chance for isolated thunderstorms, high 74.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 50.  Saturday, partly cloudy, high 80. 

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.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Norfolk Track & Field Classic recorded their 21st annual event Thursday at the Norfolk High Track.  Stanton’s Makenzie Brandl & Clarkson-Leigh’s Bradley Bunner were named the Outstanding Performers.  Brandl claimed the 100 & 200 Meter Dashsetting a new meet time of 12:22, while Bunner took home the 100 & 200 for the men’s division. Winners from Norfolk High included Ryker Theisen (Triple Jump) & the Girls 4X400 Relay.  Norfolk Catholic’s Nathan Boyle won the Pole Vault and Battle Creek’s Jared Bellar claimed the Long Jump. Long Time Bloomfield coach Duane Wilken was also honored with the Northeast Nebraska Track & Field Achievement Award. 

The Norfolk Catholic boys golf team participated in yesterday’s Columbus Lakeview Invitational.  Columbus Scotus was the champion with a 329 while the Knights were the runner-up at 343.  Norfolk Catholic’s Trent Wingate was the medalist shooting a 77.  He won by three strokes.  Teammate Brandon Clausen placed fifth with an 82 and Shane Milnar was seventh with an 86.

 The Lutheran High Northeast boys golf squad was involved in yesterday’s Humphrey St. Francis Invite.  The host team was the champion with a score of 312.2.  The Eagles were the runner-up at 352.  Humphrey St. Francis’ Trevor Kosch was the medalist with a 68.  He won by eleven strokes.  Lutheran High Northeast’s Josh Miller and Jeremy Wessel finished eighth and ninth respectively with an 85 and 87.  Jarod Rosberg and Ethan Rockwell got eleventh and twelfth place respectively with an 89 and 91 respectively. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Fremont (G&B Socc.-5:00); Neligh/Oakdale at Nfk Cath at Nfk CC (BG Dual-4:00); Nebraska at Northwestern at Evanston, IL (Bsbl-3:05); Creighton at Seton Hall at South Orange, NJ (Bsbl-5:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Colorado Springs (Bsbl-7:35); WSC at SW Minnesota St. at Marshall, MN (Bsbl DH-1:30); WSC vs. Augustana at NSIC Tourn. At Sioux Falls, SD (SB-12:00). 

Local Scores:  Norfolk High 1, Elkhorn South 2 (Bsbl.); Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic 5, Gering 0 (GSocc.); WSC 4 Northern St. 0 (NSIC SB Tourn.). 

Kwifax:

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado was established in 1915 

News Briefs:

Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed LB56, a bill that gives Northeast Community College first right of refusal to purchase the former Regional Center grounds on North Victory Road. Northeast President Mike Chipps says the site has data, water and electrical service, and could be developed through private-public partnerships. A bill to fund demolition of the old buildings on the site is part of the ongoing budget discussion in the Legislature. 

Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to an $8.6 billion budget, with new spending for property-tax reductions, education and a controversial dental-school project in Omaha. The first-round vote Thursday on this year's budget bills came after lawmakers learned that they will likely have more money at their disposal than expected. The two-year budget would increase annual state spending by an average of 3.1 percent. Lawmakers gave the main budget bill first-round approval on Thursday but continued to debate individual spending items into the evening. 

Nebraska is one step closer to paying high school students a lower minimum wage. Senators voted 31-13 Wednesday to advance a measure by Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete that would create a class of "young student workers," employees under 18 who would continue earning $8 an hour, even after Nebraska's minimum increases to $9 in 2016.  Ebke says the measure allows small-town grocers to afford to hire student workers. But Democratic opponents called it an insult to voters who raised the standard minimum last November. The bill must survive a third vote to pass. 

A new monthly survey report says April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 52.7 from 51.4 in March. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says rising economic expectations from non-energy firms, resulting from lower energy prices, "more than offset economic pessimism stemming from weakness in firms directly tied to energy."  The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth, while a score below that suggests decline. 

Tickets for the Madison County Fair go on sale Saturday morning at 8 a.m. at the office on the fair grounds. General admission fun passes will cost $40, with reserve seat fun passes sold for $50 for the fair scheduled for July 7th through the 12th. General admission passes may be purchased at the fair office on the Madison County Fair Grounds, by calling 402-454-2144, or at outlets in each Madison County community, including Renegade in Norfolk. 

They’ll drop the green flag for the first time Saturday at Norfolk’s new stock car racing track, the Off Road Speedway southeast of Norfolk on Old Highway 8. Track director Jerry Pospisil says the new track is a-third-of-a-mile compared to the quarter-mile oval at the Old Riviera Raceway. Hot laps begin Saturday at 6:30, with racing set to start at 7. Fore more information, visit  OffRoadSpeedway.com 

Today's Tickler: 

The speaker could point to many accomplishments in his lifetime.  Unfortunately, none of them were his.

 

Posted on May 1st, 2015 at 7:38 am

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