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Today a mix of clouds and sun, windy, high 92. Tonight partly cloudy, slight chance for isolated shower late. Saturday Partial clearing, chance of scattered showers and storms, high 80, breezy.
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The High School State Track & Field Championships get underway today at Omaha Burke Stadium. Classes “B” & “D” start their competition at 9:00 AM while Classes “A” & “C” gets underway at 3:30. Representing Norfolk High in the Class “A” competition will be Kyle Freudenburg (PV), Zachary Hoffie (1600), David Holmberg (PV), Corbin Marksmeier (110 H & 300 H), Timothy Metcalf (1600), Tremain Monroe (HJ), Caleb Neuhalfen (Shot Put), Benjamin Protzman (3200), Michael Schwartz (Discus), Alex Starkel (HJ), Jaycee Bradley (4X400 Relay), Monifah Curtis (Discus & Shot Put), Megan Dolezal (PV), Erica Dover (Shot Put), Katherine Dover (4X400 Relay), Brooke Herchenbach (100), Chelsea Johnson (300 H & 4X400 Relay), Marissa Moore (1600), Amanda Ramberg (HJ), Katricia Svoboda (Discus), Taylor Thompson (HJ), & TaLeah Williams (4X400 Relay). Participating in the Class “B” Championships for Norfolk Catholic will be Nick Arlt (200), Brandon Becker (HJ), Jordan Bellar (LJ), Jared Keller (PV), Bailey Barnes (300 H), Abby Beller (1600 & PV), Joelle Heng (800 & 1600), Amy Miller (800 & 1600), & Rachel Wieser (1600). Involved in the Class “C” competition for Lutheran High Northeast will be Dalton Bichlmeier (Discus), Ryan Freudenburg (Discus), Kyle Meyer (LJ & TJ), Megan Gebhardt (100, 200, & LJ), Janey Pasold (LJ), Shelby Stolze (100 & 300 H), & Larissa Toth (Discus). 440 athletes from the area are involved in the Championships. We’ll have reports throughout today & Saturday on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM & 105.9 FM, 106 KIX, & Lite Rock 97-5.
The Norfolk High girls tennis team’s season has come to conclusion in the first round. Emily Kortje lost her #1 Singles match to Alissa Sivinski of Millard North 6-1, 6-0. Kayla Fowler was beaten in #2 Singles by Kylie Schiermann of Fremont 6-0, 6-0. Whitney Schutt & Emma Kwapnioski lost their #1 Doubles match to a team from Millard West 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. McKenzie Essley & Sydney Pfeifer were beaten in their #2 Doubles first round match to a team from Bellevue East 6-1, 6-2.
Local Schedule: Nebraska at Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI (Bsbl-5:05); Wichita St. At Creighton (Bsbl-7:00); Tacoma at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Nebraska 15 Michigan 2 (Bsbl); Creighton 7 Wichita St. 3 (Bsbl); Tacoma 3 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).
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Billy Preston was the first rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall
The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says even though the May numbers in a survey he conducts are positive, he believes the region's economic growth will slow in the months ahead as the global economy weakens and crop prices decline.
A conditional use permit request for a new commercial fertilizer facility southwest of Norfolk has hit a roadblock after the Madison County Joint Planning Commission has denied an amendment to a setback regulation. Thursday night's meeting was moved into the garage of the County Shop in Norfolk when over 100 people showed up -- most opposed to Helena Chemical Company's request to operate a new facility on 836th Road, abut a mile west of Highway 81. Planning Commissioners voted 7-1 to give a unfavorable recommendation to the County Board on the setback issue. Helena's conditional use permit request wasn't considered last night since the setback amendment was needed to proceed any further.
Supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer gathered Thursday in Norfolk to congratulate her on her Primary win and pledge their support in the General Election. She said she won the primary with the best grassroots organization in the state.
Many people are expecting the U.S. Senate race between Democrat Bob Kerrey and Republican Deb Fischer to be based on issues, and not attacks. Kerrey told a group of supporters Thursday in Norfolk that is his wish - and he wants to make one thing clear - he IS a Nebraskan. Kerrey also discussed health care reform, climate change, balancing the budget, Washington gridlock and other topics.
In 1928, a statue honoring veterans of World War I was dedicated between 5th and 6th Streets on Norfolk's Pasewalk Avenue. Thursday -- 84-year's later -- the Doughboy Monument in front of Norfolk Junior High School was rededicated. School Principal Mike Hart said he is proud of his students working with local veteran's groups in helping to raise funds for the refurbishment of the statute known as "Charlie."
A gorilla injured in a fight at an Omaha zoo has returned to his home. Motuba, a 27-year-old silverback gorilla better known as "Tubby," was treated at the Nebraska Medical Center on May 5 for a fractured jaw. Motuba and a younger gorilla apparently got into a fight that left the older gorilla with a fractured jaw that pushed three of his teeth outward. Zoo officials say fights between gorillas aren't unusual, but injuries are typically minor scrapes and bruises.
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