09-23-11

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Inez Barth, Jamie Blum, Cinda Brown, Larry Childress, Michael Cooper, Brian Cram, Michael Goodwater, Linda Haack, Allen Henriksen, Jenna Lordemann, Dottie McKeever, Gary Schuurmans, Suzi Wolfe

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 69.  Tonight, mostly clear 40.  Saturday, mainly sunny, high 71.

 

Sports:

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The Norfolk High cross country squad participated in yesterday’s Yankton Invite.  In the boys race, Sioux Falls O’Gorman was the winner with 41 points while Norfolk was second with 44.  Individually, Norfolk’s Timothy Metcalf was third and Ben Protzman placed fifth.  Kolton Powell, Caleb Schmidt, Ryan Hoffie, & Trevor Spence finished 11-14 respectively.  In the girls competition, Norfolk was the team champion with 29 points.  They won by 31 points.  Individually, Emily Kumm was second, Marissa Moore placed third, Jordan Copple took fifth, Pollyanna Carlson was seventh, Abby Protzman got twelfth, and Jessica Mahan placed 15th.

 

The Norfolk High girls golf team recorded a fourth place finish at yesterday’s Lincoln East Invitational at Mahoney Golf Course.  Lincoln Southwest was the team champion with a 324 while Norfolk shot a 353.  Individually, Norfolk’s Kayla Bahle placed tenth with an 84.

 

The Norfolk Catholic & Norfolk High JV girls golf teams participated at yesterday’s Wayne Metteer Invite.  In the 16-team competition, Boone Central was the team champion with a 375.  The Norfolk High JV placed second with a 392 and Norfolk Catholic took third with a 400.  Individually, Boone Central’s Amy Ahlers was the medalist with an 84.  Regarding Norfolk Catholic, Molly Langel placed seventh with a 96, Lexi McCoy was eighth with a 97, and Paige Marsden took 14th with a 99.  Regarding the Norfolk High JV, Jenna Weber was fourth with a 92, Haley Brooks got eleventh with a 98, and Tiffany Henning placed twelfth with a 98.

 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath Vs. Wayne at Wayne State’s Bob Cunningham Field (FB-7:00); LHNE at Crofton (FB-7:00); Nfk Cath & LHNE at Crofton Inv. (CC-4:00); Northern State at WSC (VB-7:00).

 

Tonight:  The 2-2 Norfolk High football team visits Beechner Field in Lincoln to play 2-2 Lincoln North Star 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 from Hy-Vee East.  This Week:  Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Michelle Fisher; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; & Humphrey High volleyball coach Gary Bender.

 

Local Scores:  Nfk High 25-25 Lincoln High 15-16; Nfk High 14-25-25 Columbus 25-11-20 (VB Tri.); LHNE 26-25-25 O’Neill 24-21-16 (VB); WSC 1 Simpson College 0 (W. Socc.).

 

Kwifax:

Jaguars are scared of dogs

 

News Briefs:

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress needs to come to an agreement on a bill to keep the federal government running, as well as to provide emergency assistance to those affected by this year's numerous natural disasters. The First District Republican says it's not prudent to shut the government down. The federal fiscal year ends a week from today.

 

Authorities say a missing eight-year-old western Nebraska girl still hasn't been found. Kerra Wilson was last seen Wednesday morning as her stepfather dropped her off at Mitchell Elementary School in Mitchell. School officials say security cameras didn't record Kerra inside the building or on the playground.

 

Yankton County authorities have made an arrest in a string of burglaries and they say more arrests are pending. One home burglary occurred in the county in May and two happened in the city of Yankton, the latest of which was this week. Police arrested an 18-year-old suspect on burglary, possession of stolen property and drug charges.

 

The Norfolk City Council has approved adding to the costs for additional structural improvements discovered at Veterans Memorial Field. Public Works Director Dennis Smith said at a special meeting of the Council Thursday, the $64,000 dollar change is for a structural upgrade to the existing home side bleachers. He also says a new press box is set to arrive today and be installed by the end of the month. However, it will not be operational until a later date.

 

Nebraskans promoted wellness for people with mental and substance abuse disorders this morning in Lincoln. The Walking Towards Wellness event began on the north steps of the State Capitol Building.

 

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation will hold guided trail rides through a section of Nebraska's scenic Sandhills next month. People may bring their horses and join nearly 100 other horse enthusiasts for the family weekend. In addition to trail rides, there will be lunch on the range, a Saturday night chuck wagon steak fry, country music, and a sunrise service followed by a hearty breakfast on Sunday.

 

Fall is here. Autumn officially arrived at 4:05 a.m. today.

 

Today's Tickler:

I went jogging and was so slow I was arrested for loitering.

 

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