05-11-12

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Robert Beeson, Casey Foster, Deb Hoffman, Rod Johnson, LuAnn Kraemer, Clyde Means, Marci Pierce, Audrey Weaver, Ryan Wells

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sun develops, chance for showers & storms, high 66.  Tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, chance for an isolated shower, low 44.  Saturday, partial sunshine, high 69.

 

Sports:

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The Norfolk Catholic track & field team participated in yesterday’s B-4 District Meet at Pierce.  In the boys standings, Columbus Scotus was the champion with 97 points while Columbus Lakeview was second with 86.  Norfolk Catholic placed eighth with 40 points.  Qualifying for the State Championships next week for the Knights were Brandon Becker (Tied 2nd-HJ); Jared Keller (2nd-PV); Nick Arlt (3rd-200); & Jordan Bellar (3rd-LJ).  In the girls criteria, Columbus Scotus was the champion with 121 points while Boone Central was second with 78.  Norfolk Catholic finished sixth with 53 points.  Qualifying for next week’s State Championships for NC were Abby Beller (2nd PV); Amy Miller (1st 800); Joelle Heng (3rd 800); 4X400 Relay (2nd-Heng, Rachel Wieser, Beller, Miller).

 

The Lutheran High Northeast track & field squad were involved in yesterday’s C-5 District Meet at Battle Creek.  In the boys standings, the host team was the champion with 119 points while Oakland/Craig was second with 94.  The Eagles were sixth with 51 points.  Qualifying for the State Championships next week for Lutheran High Northeast were Kyle Meyer (2nd LJ & TJ); Dalton Bichlmeier (1st Discus); & Ryan Freudenburg (2nd Discus).  Meyer set a school record in the Triple Jump with a mark of 43’5.5.  In the girls criteria, Wisner/Pilger was the champion with 106 points, Stanton was second with 96, and the Lady Eagles tied for third with Oakland/Craig with 81 points.  Qualifying for the State Championships next week for Lutheran High Northeast were Megan Gebhardt (1st LJ, 100, & 200); Shelby Stolze (1st 100 H); Larissa Toth (1st Discus); & Janey Pasold (2nd LJ).  Gebhardt set a school record in the 100 in 12.60 seconds and tied the school record in the 200 in 26.2 seconds.  Stolze set a school record in the 100 Hurdles in 15.60 seconds.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Grand Island Inv. At Riverside GC (B. Golf-9:00 AM); Wakefield & Battle Creek at LHNE Tri. At Nfk CC (B. Golf-2:00); Minnesota at Nebraska (Bsbl-6:35); Dallas Baptist at Creighton (Bsbl-7:00); WSC at NSIC Outdoor Championships at Bismarck, ND (T&F-1:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Sacramento (Bsbl-9:05).

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Creighton Prep 3 Nfk High 2 (State Boys Socc. Tourn.); Nfk High 9 Sioux City East 0 (G. Tenn. Dual); Minnesota St. 7 WSC 5 (NSIC Bsbl Tourn.); Sacramento 9 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl); Creighton 6 Evansville 5; Southern Illinois 3 Creighton 2 (MVC SB Tourn.).

 

NBA Playoffs:  Philadelphia 79 Chicago 78 (Philadelphia wins series 4-2); Boston 83 Atlanta 80 (Boston wins series 4-2); Denver 113 L.A. Lakers 96 (3-3).

 

Kwifax:

The term “in the money” refers to a horse that finishes first, second or third.

 

News Briefs:

Close to a hundred post offices in Nebraska that were on a list for possible closure will remain open, but with limited hours. This week's decision from the U.S. Postal Service follows months of backlash from rural residents at public meetings. USPS spokesman Rich Watkins in Omaha says Nebraska's smallest post offices, if they're still open, will remain open under the revised plan. Norfolk's mail processing center has also been given a reprieve on the previously proposed closure date of May 15th.

 

Senate candidate Bob Kerrey says he believes strongly in marriage equality but states should retain the authority to establish family and marriage laws. The Nebraska Democrat's comments come a day after President Barack Obama said he supports same-sex marriage.

 

The race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from Nebraska is headed for the finish line, and two of the three leading candidates are making last minute stops in Norfolk. Deb Fischer was in town for a meet-and-greet yesterday, and Don Stenberg is stopping at the airport today. The third candidate, Jon Bruning, is expected to be in Norfolk this weekend.

 

Commencement exercises will be held Saturday morning at Northeast Community College, with 754 degrees conferred. A pinning ceremony for nursing students was held last week. Commencement will begin at 10:30 Saturday morning, and the Adult Basic Education recognition night will be held Monday at 7:30, with 86 students receiving Nebraska General Education Diplomas. All three events will be held in the Cox Activities Center.

 

The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is scheduled for Saturday. Rick Hofmann with the Norfolk Post Office says it's easy for Nebraskans to donate. He says just put some non-perishable food items in a bag and place it by your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up. He says it will all be donated to the Norfolk Community Food Pantry and the local Salvation Army. This is the 20th year for the "Stamp Out Hunger" drive -- the 10th year Norfolk has taken part.

 

Bagels and bicycles will be the theme Monday as Norfolkans are urged to ride their bicycles during National Bike to Work Week. Big Apple Bagels will serve bagels to those cycling to work Monday morning from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at BankFirst, 13th Street and Norfolk Avenue.

 

Today's Tickler:

If golf had never been invented, how would they measure hail?

 

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