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Today, mostly sunny, high 12. Tonight, mostly clear, low –5. Friday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 12.
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The Northeast Hawks women's basketball team has appeared in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I rankings. The Hawks are ranked 25th in the nation and defeated Cloud County Community College of Kansas last night on the road 68-64. Northeast’s Emily Gamble led four players in double figures with 19 points and five rebounds. The Hawks improve to 11-0.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have released their preseason high school boys basketball rankings. Norfolk High is ranked sixth in Class 'A' in the Lincoln Journal Star and seventh in the Omaha World Herald. The Panthers were 11-13 a year ago and open their season this evening when they visit Bellevue East. Norfolk Catholic is ranked eighth in Class 'C-1' in the Omaha World Herald and unranked in the Lincoln Journal Star. The Knights were 14-11 last year and open their season on Saturday when they host Winnebago. Lutheran High Northeast is ranked fourth in the Lincoln Journal Star and unranked in the Omaha World Herald in Class ‘C-2’. The 21-6 Eagles reached the State Tournament last year, falling in the opening round. Former Norfolk Catholic assistant Josh Clark is the new coach replacing Greg Rathke. Lutheran High Northeast opens their season tomorrow night at home versus Wisner/Pilger.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at Bellevue East (G&B BB-5:30); LHNE at Emerson/Hubbard (GBB-7:30); Nfk High at South Sioux City (G&B SW Dual-4:30); LHNE at Laurel/Concord/Coleridge (WR Dual-7:00).
This Evening: The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball squads visit Bellevue East in their opener starting with the girls game at 5:30. The boys game will follow at approximately 6:45. Pregame coverage at approximately 5:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Friday Evening: The Osmond girls & boys basketball open the season at Randolph starting with the girls game at 6:15. The boys game will follow at approximately 7:45. Pregame coverage at approximately 5:55 on Literock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
Local Scores: Nebraska 60 Miami 49 (MBB); (18) North Carolina 75 (15) Nebraska 62 (WBB).
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More than 70 Norfolk and Northeast Nebraska business leaders gathered in The Loft in Norfolk yesterday for the Norfolk Area Economic Development Council’s annual meeting. Bill Luttrell of Omaha, a senior location strategist for Warner Global Enterprises, gave the keynote address during which he discussed a variety of topics focusing on what companies look for in potential expansion locations. Economic Development Director Courtney Klein says Norfolk and Northeast Nebraska business leaders are working hard behind the scenes to make the city and region more attractive to businesses looking to expand. .
Dirt work and paving has probably ended for the year on the Northeast Industrial Highway project, but bridge work is expected to continue. Lee Klein, chairman of the Madison County Board of Commissioners, says he hopes the project to connect Highways 81 and 35 north of Norfolk will be completed by this time next year. Klein says the remaining bridges will be bid in mid-January. When completed, the road will provide an alternate route for trucks going to and from Nucor, Norfolk Iron and Metal, Louis Dreyfus Commodities and other businesses northeast of the city.
Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg says he plans to seek re-election in 2014. The Republican said in October that he was leaning toward seeking a second term, but left open the possibility that he might for governor. Stenberg says he wants to continue his work in improving transparency in state spending and promoting financial literacy among youth. Stenberg was elected treasurer in 2010. He previously served as Nebraska's attorney general, and has run for U.S. Senate four times since 1996.
The city of Norfolk has approved ordinances that change sections of city code dealing with connecting a building’s sewer pipes to the city system. At Monday's meeting of the mayor and City Council, City Attorney Clint Schukei explained that the ordinances make it clear that it is generally undesirable to terminate a building sewer in a manhole, but that occasionally that might be acceptable. The ordinances provide a procedure for requesting access to a manhole. They also clarify that a single $20 fee covers both a request to attach to a main or to the manhole.
Businesses willing to work with a college student are being offered a financial incentive from the State of Nebraska. Allison Hatch with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development was in Norfolk yesterday to explain some changes made in the Intern Nebraska program that open the program to both for-profit and non-profit businesses, and to students who either attend a Nebraska college or university or are from Nebraska but attending school in another state. Hatch says the program will pay 50 percent of an intern’s salary up to $5,000, and that amount is raised to $7,500 if the intern receives a Pell Grant. For more information on the program, check the website InternNE.com.
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