09-07-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Tiffany Donaldson, Elaine Hamling, Dean Hoffart, Janice Johnson, Marilyn LaCrosse, Phil Schimonitz

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, more sun than clouds, high 78.  Tonight, mostly clear, low 50.  Thursday, mostly sunny, high 79.

 

Sports:

ESPN Radio now at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM & Sat & Sun at 4:00!

The Class “C-2” Defending State Champion Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team remains perfect.  They improve to 6-0 after defeating Omaha World Herald tenth ranked in Class “C-1” Norfolk Catholic last night in straight sets 25-15, 25-13, 26-24 at the Clayton & Vivian Andrews Activities Center.  The Lady Knights fall to 4-2.  The Lady Eagles’ Liz Gebhardt had 18 kills, five ace serves, and three solo blocks.  Teammate Megan Gebhardt netted 32 set assists and Kendra Dinkel recorded 15 digs.  Norfolk Catholic’s Katrina Olmer had nine kills.  Teammate Michaela Barry netted 13 digs and Lisa Steffensmeier recorded three ace blocks.  Lutheran High Northeast now leads the head-to-head matchup 6-2.  They’ve won the last six matches.

 

The Norfolk High girls golf squad defeated Fremont & Columbus in a triangular yesterday at the Norfolk Country Club.  The Lady Panthers carded a 169, Fremont shot 184, and Columbus put up a 196.  Norfolk’s Sydney Roenfeldt was the medalist with a 40.  The Norfolk JV won their criteria as well with a 190 as Jenna Weber was the medalist with a 44.

 

The Norfolk Catholic girls golf team beat Hartington Cedar Catholic & Pierce in a triangular yesterday in Pierce.  The Lady Knights shot a 191, while the Lady Trojans carded a 204, and Pierce shot 285.  Norfolk Catholic’s Paige Marsden was the medalist with a 42.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Fremont Inv. (CC-5:00); Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, Texas (American Conf. Bsbl Champ. Series Game 1-7:05).

 

Thursday Night:  We’ll air the documentary of the 2010 Class “C-1” Champion Norfolk Catholic football team “One Team One Mission” at 6:00 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  We’ll follow the documentary with Norfolk Catholic hosting West Point-Beemer at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30.

 

Friday Night:  The 1-1 Norfolk Panther football team entertains 1-1 Omaha Benson at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM at Hy-Vee East.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

 

Local Scores:  Lincoln North Star 7-8 Nfk High 1-1 (SB DH); LHNE 10 South Sioux City 0 (SB); Nfk High 6 Hastings 3 (B. Tenn. Dual).

 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Chet Beckman of the Bloomfield football team.

Kwifax:

One acre of soybeans can produce 83,368 crayons.

 

News Briefs:

The City of Norfolk's municipal budget is down about $5 million dollars over last year. City Finance Officer Randy Gates told the City Council Tuesday night, the property tax requirement, which makes up just 10 percent of the $73.2 million budget, will stay about the same this year. He says on a $100,000 dollar house, the city's share of property tax drops by a nickel. No one spoke for or against the city budget at last night's meeting.

 

A new household hazardous waste facility, scheduled to open next year in Norfolk, has received a financial boost. The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District has contributed $30,000  toward the project. It goes along with a $125,000  grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust to support building the facility.

 

The Army Corps of Engineers predicts the Missouri River will return to normal levels in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri sometime in October. Officials with the corps say the plan to gradually reduce the amount of water released into the river has been going well so far.

 

Erosion is delaying the reopening of the Iowa Highway 175 bridge into Nebraska at Decatur. Iowa transportation officials say Missouri River floodwater has deepened the channel around a bridge pier and it must be filled in to make sure the span is stable.

 

The trial of a 21-year-old man accused of killing another man at a Norfolk party has been delayed until November. The trial of De'Aris Trice was scheduled to begin Tuesday. It's been delayed until Nov. 1, at his request. Trice is charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 26 slaying of Timothy Warren Jr., 27.

 

The University of Nebraska's student enrollment has hit an 18-year high, but the growth rate will need to increase to meet the university's long-term goals. University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken says this year's enrollment has exceeded 50,000 students for the first time since 1993.

 

The Nebraska State Fair's second year in Grand Island fared better than the first. Executive Director Joseph McDermott says total attendance during the fair this year was more than 330,000, up about eight percent. The fair moved to Fonner Park after more than a century at State Fair Park in Lincoln.

 

Today's Tickler:

He was a fast learner and a quick forgetter.

 

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