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Skywatch Weather:

Today, sunny skies, high 39.  Tonight, clear skies, low 25.  Saturday, mainly sunny, high 47. 


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

The Mid State Conference Volleyball Tournament concluded yesterday.  Crofton beat Pierce in four sets in the championship match.  The Lady Warriors improve to 24-0 on the season while Pierce drops to 22-8.  West Point Guardian Angels swept Wayne in three in the third place contest.  Norfolk Catholic turned back Battle Creek in the fifth place match 3-1 to improve to 15-12 on the year.  Scores of the match had the Lady Knights winning 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20. 

High school football playoff action gets underway with first round games for Classes ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C-1’ & ‘C-2’.  In the Class ‘A’ bracket, the Norfolk Panthers host Kearney at 7:00 and Columbus visits Grand Island at 7:00.  In Class ‘C-1’, in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX &, Norfolk Catholic entertains Falls City at 2:00.  Pregame coverage at 1:30.  Elsewhere in ‘C-1’, in a game that can be heard on Lite Rock 97.5 &, Pierce is at Columbus Scotus at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30.  Also, Boone Central/Newman Grove is home versus Milford/Dorchester at 7:00 in Albion.  In Class ‘C-2’, in a game that can be heard on 106 KIX &, Lutheran High Northeast is at Battle Creek at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30.  Also in the ‘C-2’ bracket, Stanton visits Freeman at 7:00, Hartington Cedar Catholic travels to Sutton at 7:00, and Oakland/Craig hosts Filmore Central at 6:00. 

Local Schedule: Kearney at Nfk High (Class ‘A’ First Round Playoff FB Game-7:00); Falls City at Nfk Cath (Class ‘C-1’ First Round Playoff FB Game-2:00); LHNE at Battle Creek (Class ‘C-2’ First Round Playoff FB Game-7:00); Nebraska at Rutgers at Piscataway, N.J. (VB-6:00); WSC at Minnesota-Duluth (VB-7:00). 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee West.  This week:  Nfk High’s Tom Olson; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar & Travis Fischer; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf; and NECC’s Matt Svehla & Amanda Schultze. 

Local Scores:  Omaha Concordia 25-25-25 LHNE 14-13-12 (VB). 

Top 25 College Football:  (2) Florida St. 42 (25) Louisville 31. 

NFL Scoreboard:  New Orleans 28 Carolina 10. 


Warsaw, Poland offers free lifetime rides to anyone born on public transportation. 

News Briefs:

A Columbus man faces up to 25 years in prison after admitting that he shot and killed his friend more than three years ago in Pierce. Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Hofmann entered a guilty plea Thursday morning in Pierce County District Court to manslaughter for shooting 18-year-old Wesley Kuester of Norfolk in April of 2011.  Hofmann says the two were drinking and playing with guns when he shot Kuester in the back of the head with what he thought was an unloaded shotgun.  Originally, Hofmann told authorities that Kuester shot himself, but a Sioux City medical examiner determined that the death was a homicide. Sentencing for Hofmann has been set for Dec.18th.

Madison County Clerk Nancy Scheer says that, even if you failed to update your registration before the October 24th deadline, you might still be able to vote Tuesday. Scheer says those voters who have moved within Madison County but failed to update their registration will be allowed to cast provisional ballots on Election Day. She says these voters need to go to the polling place associated with their current address, and should allow extra time to handle the paper work needed to vote provisionally. 

Neither of the candidates seeking to be the next Nebraska State Auditor has an accounting background, but Democrat Amanda McGill says the job is more of a leadership position. While in Norfolk Thursday, McGill said she agrees with State Auditor Mike Foley’s investigation of agencies like Health and Human Services, and would be as tenacious at ferreting out waste as he's been. But she says, if elected, she'd do the job with fewer headlines. McGill faces Republican Charlie Janssen to replace Foley, who chose to run unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for governor, but was chosen by nominee Pete Ricketts to be his running mate. 

As October comes to a close, the Norfolk Area United Way drive for 2015 is getting closer to its goal. United Way spokesman Candace Allen says another $63,000 in donations was reported this week, bringing the total collected so far to a little more than $371,000. That’s nearly 69% of the $540,000 goal. More than 20 agencies and organizations benefit from contributions to the Norfolk Area United Way. They provide a variety of services, from youth programs to senior citizen meals. 

The Norfolk Senior High Music and Theater departments have teamed up to turn the Johnny Carson Theatre stage into the Austrian Alps. “The Sound of Music” will be performed this weekend. The Rogers and Hammerstein musical has been performed on stage, on the big screen and most recently as a live television event. Performances are scheduled Saturday night at 7, and Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Johnny Carson Theatre. Tickets are on sale at the door: $7 for adults and $5 for students. 

Remember that hour of sleep you lost last spring? You'll finally get it back this weekend as Daylight Saving Time ends. The nation returns to Standard Time at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most of us will simply set our clocks BACK one hour before going to bed Saturday night. 

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Posted on Oct 31st, 2014 at 7:40 am

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