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Dallas Keuchel combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 to win the American League wild card game and advance to the division series against Kansas City. Keuchel gave up the Yankees' three hits while striking out seven in six innings before the bullpen accounted for three hitless innings. Colby Rasmus put the Astros ahead with a solo blast in the second before Carlos Gomez added a solo shot in the fourth.
The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team has qualified the entire squad for next week’s State Championship. At yesterday’s C-3 District Meet at Wayne Country Club, West Point-Beemer was the champion with a score of 382, the Lady Knights were second at 396, and Battle Creek placed third with a 407. All three teams qualify for the State Championship on Monday & Tuesday at Lake Maloney Golf Course in North Platte. West Point-Beemer’s Lacie Fox shot an 80 and won by twelve strokes. Norfolk Catholic’s Chesley Reifert carded a 97 to place eighth and teammate Blair Benda shot 99 to tie for tenth place. Emily Teten (100), Molly Knake (100), & Madyson Doggett (109) will also be in competition for the Lady Knights next week.
The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team competed in the Iowa Western Invitational at Bent Tree Golf Course in Council Bluffs on Monday & Tuesday. Indian Hills of Iowa was the champion with a score of 849. They won by 23 strokes. Northeast finished ninth carding a 944. Jakob Barnes of Indian Hills was the medalist with a 206. He won by five strokes. The Hawks were led by Preston Peters & Tyler Lewis, who both shot 227.
Local Schedule: Iowa Central CC at NECC-3:00; Central CC at NECC-7:00 (NECC VB Tri.); Michigan St. at Nebraska (VB-7:00).
Friday: The Lutheran High Northeast football team hosts Hartington Cedar Catholic at 4:00. Pregame coverage at 3:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. The game will also be video streamed at Norfolkdailynews.com. Also, Creighton visits Howells to play Howells/Dodge at 7:00. Coverage at 6:40 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
Local Scores: LHNE 21-25-25-25 Shelby/Rising City 25-20-22-21 (VB); Kearney 9 Nfk High 0 (B. Tenn. Dual); NECC 3 Scott CC, IA 1 (M. Socc.); Creighton 25-25-25 Georgetown 17-22-19 (VB); (1) Creighton 2 Drake 1 (M. Socc.).
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Cooper Von Seggern of the Wisner/Pilger football team.
The first commercial manufacture of nylon yarn was in 1939 in Seaford, Delaware.
A study conducted by Creighton economist Dr. Ernie Goss indicates that tax exemptions granted to credit unions and Farm Credit Services of America are costing Nebraska money. Goss discussed his study with area members of the Nebraska Bankers Association during their fall meeting Tuesday in Norfolk. Credit unions pay no federal or state income taxes, and FCS pays federal and state income taxes that are about one-fifth that of commercial banks.
The Norfolk City Planning Commission has granted a Conditional Use Permit for an existing communications tower, despite continuing objections from neighbors. The tower in question belongs to Telebeep and is an approximately 75-foot wooden utility pole located at 2208 Elmer’s Lane. Telebeep owner Tom Schommer says he didn't realize he needed a permit when the original pole was placed at this location in 2004, nor when he replaced that pole earlier this year. Telebeep will be assessed three times the normal fee of $5-per-foot for the permit, adding $750 to the permit cost.
The Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is taking steps to circumvent one of the major roadblocks in Nebraska. Former Gov. Dave Heineman approved the project in 2013 under a state law that allowed TransCanada to use eminent domain against holdout landowners, but opponents sued. The project has been mired in the courts ever since. The Public Service Commission could be another avenue for route approval, though its decision can be appealed.
A Dodge man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl has been sentenced to decades in prison. Twenty-eight-year-old Henry Carstens was sentenced Monday in Dodge County District Court to 48 to 50 years in prison for first-degree sexual assault of a child. Under Nebraska's good-time law, Carstens must serve a minimum of 24 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. Prosecutors say Carstens raped the girl - the daughter of a family friend - more than 10 times in a two-month period.
Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council are supportive of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement announced yesterday by the White House. NPPC Vice President and Counsel for Global Government Affairs Nick Giordano says the deal could lead to 10,000 new jobs in the U.S. pork sector and more than $1-billion more in export sales. Kent Bacus with the NCBA says the trade deal will boost U.S. exports and eliminate trade barriers.
This week is National Fire Prevention Week, a time to concentrate on making sure our homes and businesses are safe from fire hazards. Norfolk City Fire Marshal Terry Zwiebel urges families to take time to practice an escape plan and to make sure their smoke detectors have fresh batteries.
He has sometimes been called a self-made man; which just shows what can happen when you don’t read the instructions.
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