05-01-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Rich Holter, Bob Keating, Bobbi Myers, Rhonda Oestreich, Milton Raasch, Pat Sullivan, Anita Theophilus, Richard Uhing

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers & storms, high 82.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 63.  Wednesday, partial sunshine, chance for showers & storms, high 84.

 

Sports:

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Northeast Hawks men’s basketball coach Dan Anderson recently announced that Eric Tucker will be playing basketball for Alabama State University next fall.  The 6'10" sophomore from Omaha started all 31 games for the Hawks this year.  Tucker averaged 4.2 points per game, 5.5 rebounds a game and recorded 78 blocks on the year.  He recorded 22 multiple block games throughout the year and had a career high seven, twice.  With Tucker's recent signing, the Northeast Community College men's basketball program has signed 14 players to division one programs over the past decade.  The Hawks were 12-19 a season ago.

 

The Norfolk High girls tennis squad competed in yesterday’s Capital City Invitational in Lincoln.  The Lady Panthers finished seventh in the eight-team competition with 20 points.  Columbus was the champion with 40.  Emily Kortje placed fourth with a 2-2 record in #1 Singles.  Kayla Fowler went 1-3 in #2 Singles.  Emma Kwapnioski & Whitney Schutt recorded a 1-3 record in #1 Doubles.  McKenzie Essley & Sydney Pfeifer were 1-3 in #2 Doubles.

 

The Lutheran High Northeast boys golf team participated in a triangular yesterday at Indianhead Golf Course in Grand Island with Heartland Lutheran & Lincoln Lutheran involved.  Heartland Lutheran was the champion with a 352, Lincoln Lutheran placed second carding a 382, while the Eagles took third scoring a 394.  Sam Simonsen of Heartland Lutheran was the medalist shooting a 79 while Lutheran High Northeast's Payton Baker was runner-up carding an 80.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High Vs. Lincoln High at Buell Stadium, Omaha (B. Socc. A-4 Dist. Semifinal-3:00); Nfk High Vs. Kearney at Omaha Westside (G. Socc. A-4 Dist. Semifinal-6:00); LHNE Vs. Schuyler at Wilderness Park, Columbus (B. Socc. B-4 Dist. Semifinal-6:00); Archbishop Bergan at Nfk High (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk High at Lincoln Pius X Inv. At Arbor Links, Nebraska City (B. Golf-9:00 AM); Nfk High at Grand Island (G. Tenn. Dual-4:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  LHNE 5 Columbus Lakeview 3 (B-4 Dist. B. Socc.); Schuyler 5 LHNE 1 (B-4 Dist. G .Socc.); Columbus 172 Nfk High 182 (B. Golf Dual); Nfk Cath 167 Ewing 201 (B. Golf Dual); Nashville 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).

 

NBA Playoffs:  Miami 104 New York 94 (2-0); Indiana 93 Orlando 78 (1-1); Oklahoma City 102 Dallas 99 (2-0).

 

Kwifax:

A hen must eat 4 pounds of feed to make a dozen eggs.

 

News Briefs:

Nebraska U.S. Senator Mike Johanns got a close up view of damage to the emergency department at Norfolk's hospital Monday afternoon. Faith Regional Health Services CEO Jim Sinek and other staff members gave Johanns a look at the damage caused by heavy rain and hail just over three weeks ago. Sinek says he hopes they can reopen the emergency department within 60-to-90 days.

 

Candidates for local office met with constituents during a forum last night in the Norfolk City Council Chambers. Contested races covered during the forum include Norfolk City Council Ward 4, Madison County Commissioner District 2 and the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education. The forum was sponsored by NewsTalk WJAG and the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

Two people were transported to the hospital following a semi rollover accident early Monday morning on Highway 81 south of Madison. The Madison County Sheriff's Office reports the driver of a northbound semi, Ronald Adams of Stanton County, lost control around 4:30 a.m. and it rolled onto its side. A release from the sheriff's office reports Adams and a passenger were transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

 

Nebraska Public Power District will hold an open house, "Behind the Outlet," Wednesday from 2 - 8 p.m. at the Divots Conference Center in Norfolk. NPPD customers will have a chance to learn more about the utility's plans for the future and make comments.

 

Norfolk Toys for Tots organizers got an early start on the Christmas program that providers presenters for needy children. Local coordinator Jerod Neuhalfen accepted a $500-dollar check Monday from management and employees of the Shopko store. The $500-dollars come from the Skopko Foundation's Community Charitable Grant program.

 

Norfolk citizens are invited to show their patriotism later this afternoon during the annual Loyalty Day Parade, sponsored by VFW Post 1644. Students and others will march east on Norfolk Avenue and West on Braasch Avenue between 7th and 2nd Streets, beginning at 4 p.m.

 

Nebraska officials are promoting the state as a tourist destination. They are hyping the golf courses, wineries, restaurants and parks in a new campaign designed to change outside perceptions of the state and attract tourists. The attractions are part of the Nebraska Passport program. Governor Dave Heineman has declared May 7 through May 15 as "See Nebraska Week."

 

Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/4 6-8 pm

5/5: 9-3 @ NECC Cox Activity Center 370.4040

Last winter I discovered something that will make my front lawn look as good as my neighbor’s; a huge snowfall!

 

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