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The Norfolk Catholic girls basketball team improved to 5-1 on the season after beating Lutheran High Northeast 58-26 last night at the Norfolk Catholic Activities Center.  Joelle Heng hit four of five three-pointers and finished with 18 points to lead Norfolk Catholic.  She also had five assists, four steals, and three rebounds.  Teammate Kristin Maguire added ten points to the victory.   The Lady Eagles’ Gina Blackman had eight points and four rebounds.  The Lady Knights led 34-5 at halftime.  They have won six of the seven games in the history of the matchup.  Lutheran High Northeast drops to 0-5. 

Former Norfolk High football standout Chris Morton has been named as an assistant football coach at Missouri State.  New head football coach Dave Steckel announced the first members of his initial Bears coaching staff Wednesday.   Morton, who will be the defensive line coach, began his duties Wednesday.  Morton will work with the Missouri State defensive lineman after spending the last two seasons on University of Wisconsin-Stout's staff following a two-year graduate assistant stint at Missouri.  Before joining the Wisconsin-Stout program, the Norfolk native worked as a compliance coordinator for two years before his initial coaching experience as a defensive graduate assistant under Steckel. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Columbus (G&B BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at Boone Central/Newman Grove at Albion (BBB-7:45); Nfk High at Grand Island Flatwater Fracas at Heartland Events Center (WR-10:00); Nfk High at Lincoln SE Inv. (G&B SW-1:30); Texas-Pan American at Creighton (MBB-8:00). 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk High’s Jared Oswald & Tony Brown; Nfk Cath’s Shane Anderson; LHNE’s Greg Rathke; NECC’s Dan Anderson; & Hartington CC boys basketball coach Matt Steffen. 

Saturday Night:  The Lutheran High Northeast girls & boys basketball teams are on the road at Homer.  The girls game starts at 6:00 followed by the boys contest.  Pregame coverage at 5:40.  Both games can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & 

Local Scores:  WSC 93 Mt. Marty 52 (MBB). 

NFL Scoreboard:  Jacksonville 21 Tennessee 13. 


Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt in 1922 

News Briefs:

Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has announced that the states are seeking a court order to prevent Colorado from enforcing a measure that was approved by voters in 2012. Bruning says Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is also a party to the lawsuit. The complaint alleges that Colorado's Amendment 64 runs afoul of federal law. Bruning adds Colorado's move has increased the trafficking of marijuana in Nebraska and other neighboring states, placing unnecessary burdens on the states. 

The chairman of the legislative committee that investigated the prison sentence miscalculation scandal objects to Gov. Dave Heineman's dismissal of the report as "a partisan shot."  Sen. Steve Lathrop points out the committee was comprised of three Democrats, three Republicans, and one independent who unanimously concluded Heineman set the tone that led to the sentence miscalculations as the administration sought to avoid building a new prison. Lathrop says lawmakers never considered adding prison beds, because former state Corrections Director Bob Houston kept assuring them the prison population was manageable. 

A legislative investigation into prison sentence miscalculations and another into how best to reduce the growing prison population will most likely spur proposals to spend more on Corrections during the new legislative session. Appropriations Committee chairman, Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha, says the Council of State Governments has been meeting with lawmakers on prison reform. The CSG plan proposes spending $33 million over the next five years to reduce the prison population by 10 percent. Mello says other requests will include more money for additional mental health treatment programs as well as job training programs designed to help inmates adjust once freed from prison. 

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to exposing himself to two 17-year-old girls at a city library. Twenty-two-year-old Mitchell Ryan has admitted to two counts of public indecency. Prosecutors dropped a charge of obstructing a police officer in the plea deal. Police were called to the library on Oct. 27 by the high school students. The arresting officer says Ryan pulled away from him and fled on foot during the arrest. He was later found hiding in a dumpster. Ryan faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced in January. 

Norfolk’s community-based afterschool program needs funds to continue its mission. The Zone, near the corner of 4th Street and Norfolk Ave., targets 7th seventh through 12th graders in Norfolk. The program’s director, Julee Pfeil says the Zone’s mission is to promote the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of adolescents and includes adult mentors, a healthy snack, homework help as well as character and social-skill support. Pfeil says she, four hired staff, and a large pool of volunteers help to teach the core values of leadership, respect, education and community service. An annual fundraising campaign is ongoing and you can help by calling 402-640-1411 or by emailing

Today's Tickler: 

You have no idea what the food was like.  For punishment they gave you seconds.


Posted on Dec 19th, 2014 at 7:38 am

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