09-18-13

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Skywatch Weather:

Today a blend of clouds and sun, high 89. Tonight partly cloudy, chance for showers, low 64. Thursday, partial sunshine, chance for scattered showers, high 79. Friday mostly sunny, high 75.

Sports:

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Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez missed practice yesterday, putting his availability for Saturday's game against South Dakota State in question.  Coach Bo Pelini said Martinez was wearing a walking boot on his left foot the last two days because of turf toe.  Senior Ron Kellogg III or redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. would start against the Jackrabbits if Martinez can't play.  Pelini said Martinez will play if he's healthy but "we're going to make sure he's 100% and feeling good."

 

The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team participated in yesterday’s Doane Invitational at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln.  The Hawks placed fourth with a 328 and the Northeast ‘B’ squad finished tenth with a 353.  Individually, Mitchell Smith of the Northeast ‘B’ squad tied for seventh with a 79 and Justin Bruntz of the Hawks varsity team finished tenth with an 80.

The Norfolk Catholic cross country teams competed in yesterday’s Wayne Invite.  In the boys race, the Knights finished third a score of 44.  Matthew Wieser and Zach Ruppert placed seventh & tenth respectively.  In the girls competition, the Knights finished second with a mark of 25.  Jennifer Blank & Nicole Aschoff finished seventh & eighth respectively.

 Local Schedule:  Ellsworth CC, IA at NECC (VB-7:00).

Thursday Night:  The 3-0 Norfolk Panther football team entertains 2-1 Grand Island at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. 

Local Scores:  Lincoln SW 25-25 Nfk High 17-24; Fremont 25-18-25 Nfk High 16-25-17 (Nfk VB Tri.); Hartington CC 25-25-25 Nfk Cath 20-13-23 (VB); Iowa Western CC 23-25-25-25 NECC 25-20-7-8 (VB); Nfk High 5 Columbus 4 (B. Tenn. Dual); Nfk High at Lincoln SW (SB DH-Ppd Rain); Omaha Storm Chasers 2 Durham 1 (Triple A National Championship Bsbl Game); Southern Illinois Edwardsville 1 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (M. Socc.). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Robby Heesacker of the Humphrey High football team.

Kwifax:

A pickers paradise! Antique Show & Sale @ Divots! 10/5 9-5; 10/6 10-3.  Admission $3, good for both days!


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News Briefs:

Western Nebraska residents are bracing for flooding along the South Platte River when the water from Colorado's torrential rains arrives.  The National Weather Service is warning about flooding in low-lying along the South Platte beginning today and continuing for several days. Flooding is expected in rural areas along the South Platte as it runs along Interstate 76 and near Interstate 80 at Roscoe. Some flooding is also expected in the city of North Platte and near where the South Platte joins with the North Platte River east of that city.  Lincoln County officials are preparing for flooding in southwest North Platte. The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency has sent a to Ogallala.

 

Two Norfolk men have been arrested in unrelated theft cases in Stanton County. Sheriff Mike Unger says Michael Randles, 21, was arrested following an investigation into property missing from a residence just east of Norfolk. Some of the stolen property was recovered at a Norfolk location.  In a separate case, Unger says Chad Heffner, 40, was arrested for allegedly stealing an antique tractor from a rural location southeast of Stanton. The tractor was recovered from a Norfolk business where it had been sold for cash. Unger reports that Randles is being held in the Madison County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court later this week.  Heffner faces theft and trespassing charges and is scheduled to appear in Stanton County Court in October.

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman vowed during his State of the University address to hold the university accountable to the public, its students, and its graduates.

Perlman boasted that the university continues to serve Nebraskans in producing and attracting talent and supporting and generating economic growth. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln had a 12 percent increase in the number of freshmen this year; overall enrollment grew by one percent.  Nearly 24,500 students attend UNL.

 

Both announced candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor have stops planned in Norfolk in the next week.  Chuck Hassebrook will be at the Eldorado Hills Clubhouse tomorrow night from 5:30 to 7:30. Annette Dubas will hold a kickoff rally at Prenger's Tuesday, September 24th beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Both events are open to the public, and voters wishing to find out more about the candidates are urged to attend.

 

Residents of an area south of Norfolk got a first look last night at the possible route for the extension of sanitary sewer lines. Norfolk Public Works Director Dennis Smith says the plan is to extend the city’s sanitary sewer system south of the Elkhorn River. Smith says the idea has been discussed for many years, but is being accelerated to provide sanitary sewer service for the Covidien plant. He says the price tag is about $2 million, and Covidien has offered to pay $250,000 above its special assessment to fund the project. Smith says the engineering firm Black and Veatch will continue to work on the design through the winter, with bids let next spring or early summer, and completion sometime in 2015.

Today's Tickler:

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