Radio Review

07.31.15

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SELLING A  HOME CAN BE  TOUGH. LET ME HELP! Jenn Carnine Century 21 402-841-7316

John Burns, Due Burns, Pat Hoff, Doug Jensen 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly clear, high 89.  Tonight, mainly clear, chance for thunderstorms late, low 65.  Saturday, mainly cloudy, chance for storms, high 91. 

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 Lincoln Journal Star reports that Nebraska's fall camp at the running back position just got a whole lot more interesting, with four-star recruit Jordan Stevenson announcing yesterday he will be a Husker.  Originally a 2015 signee of Wisconsin, the running back from Dallas found out last week he was not going to be admitted to the university in Madison.  Stevenson immediately put Nebraska high on his radar, also considering Miami and Alabama.  At Nebraska, he will join a running back room with six scholarship players, joining senior Imani Cross, junior Terrell Newby, sophomore Adam Taylor, redshirt freshman Mikale Wilbon and incoming freshman Devine Ozigbo.  Stevenson is a consensus four-star prospect who's from Dallas South Oak Cliff High School.  He ran for 2,511 yards and scored 31 touchdowns as a senior. 

Nebraska will enter a football season not ranked for the first time since 2008, at least according to the Coaches Poll released yesterday.  Receiving 25 points in the initial poll, the Huskers were the equivalent of 32nd in the rankings, tied with Louisville, just behind Kansas State and just ahead of Minnesota according to the Lincoln Journal Star.  Ohio State was the runaway pick to be first in the poll, receiving 62 of the 64 first-place votes.  TCU, Alabama, Baylor and Oregon round out the Top Five.  In other Husker football news, junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins and sophomore receiver/punt returner De’Mornay Pierson-El are among eleven Big Ten players named to the conference’s preseason Players to Watch list yesterday.  Nebraska was one of four schools with two players on the list, including Wisconsin in the West Division and Ohio State and Michigan State in the East Division.  

Gibbon's Rylee Reinertson finished like a champion to win the 107th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Indian Creek Golf Course in Elkhorn.  Reinertson closed out the championship with birdies on the final two holes to post his third straight 71 and win by a stroke over Bellevue's Jose Vega.  Reinerston finished at 286 (-2) to win by a stroke over Vega at 287 (-1).  Brunswick’s Sam Meuret placed third at 288 (E) after yesterday’s 72.  Norfolk’s Lance Lawson tied for fifth place at 292 (+4) after yesterday’s 72.  Laurel’s Mitchell Klooz tied for ninth place at 294 after yesterday’s 70. 

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, TX (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 5 Round Rock, TX 4 (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The outermost part of an animal cell is known as the membrane 

News Briefs:

Gov. Pete Ricketts is back on the road, holding a series of town hall meetings throughout Nebraska. The governor recently traveled to Northeast Nebraska for town halls in Wayne and Laurel. Ricketts discussed a host of issues including school funding, workforce development, cutting the growth in state government, and the death penalty. 

The proposed budget for the Norfolk Airport Authority includes the new hangar project and the first phase of work to upgrade the electrical distribution system. The Norfolk City Council gave tentative approval to the budget, which includes $60,000 for the hangar project and $35,000 to bury electrical line on the site. Airport Authority Chairman Dan Geary says the electrical distribution system has not been upgraded in 40 years. 

Norfolk area business and industry leaders will have a chance to connect with possible future employees this fall when about 500 University of Nebraska freshmen engineering students tour area facilities and attend a career fair. The students from the Lincoln and Omaha campuses will be in town October 9th.  Business leaders who would like to host tours or take part in the career fair should contact the Norfolk Area Economic Development Office at 402-844-2260 or email grow@ci.norfolk.ne.us

As workers perform maintenance on the city’s water tower, Pierce residents are asked to conserve water. City officials are asking residents to keep lawn watering and heavy water usage to a minimum from now until further notice. City leaders are targeting Wednesday, Aug. 5 as the date they hope the water tower can be back in service. 

Whether you are 19 – or 90 – if you have ever wanted to try skydiving, the opportunity will be offered next week at the Norfolk Regional Airport. Members of the Des Moines Skydivers will be on hand Friday, August 7 to offer tandem dives to area residents. Jumps are scheduled on the website skydive515.com. Deadline to schedule a jump is Monday, August 3. 

Dozens of classic cars will be cruisin’ up and down the streets of Norfolk Friday night as part of the Norfolk Area Rod and Custom's 2nd annual Dine ‘n Drive. Participants can dine at one of the area’s fine restaurants and cruise up and down the city’s streets all night. Lite Rock 97.5 will play cruisin’ music from 7 to 10. 

Norfolk’s Skyview Park is the place to be Saturday morning for the 2nd annual Fit ‘n Fun Family Festival. The day includes the YMCA’s duck ‘n run, archery and skateboard demos. You can also meet Miss Teen Nebraska, Norfolk’s own, Paige Pflueger. It’s set for 9 to 1 Saturday at Skyview Park. For more information, check the festival’s Facebook page. 

Some of the state’s best small-town American Legion baseball players will meet in Battle Creek this weekend for the Class C Seniors State Tournament. The action gets underway at 11 a.m. Saturday when Shelton-Gibbon takes on Pender. Three more games are scheduled for Saturday including the all Northeast Nebraska nightcap at 8 between host Battle Creek and Crofton. Bruning-Davenport, Elmwood-Murdock-Nehawka, Alma and Louisville-Weeping Water round out the eight-team field.  The championship game is slated for Wednesday.

 Today's Tickler: 

The “Bald is Beautiful” Convention will be held in Moorehead, South Carolina

 

Posted on Jul 31st, 2015 at 7:42 am

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