2-13-13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Annette Anderson, Tony Maxey, Don Wisnieski

Skywatch Weather:

Today,  a blend of clouds and sun,, becoming breezy, high 52. Tonight mostly cloudy, low 29. Thursday, mostly cloudy, slight chance of snow showers developing, a dusting possible, high 36. 

Sports:

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

The NSAA has released information regarding the postseason for Norfolk Catholic & Lutheran High Northeast boys basketball.  The Knights will take part in the C-1-8 Sub-District Tournament at Norfolk High.  In a first round game on Monday, Madison will face Battle Creek at 7:00 with the winner playing Boone Central/Newman Grove in a semifinal game at 6:00 on Tuesday.  In a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Norfolk Catholic will meet Pierce in the second semifinal game on Tuesday at 8:00.  Lutheran High Northeast will participate in the C-2-6 Sub-District Tournament at Norfolk Catholic High School.  In a first round game on Monday, Neligh/Oakdale will battle Plainview at 7:00 with the winner playing Lutheran High Northeast in a semifinal game at 6:15 on Tuesday.  Stanton will take on Elgin Public/Pope John in the second semifinal game on Tuesday at 8:00.  The NSAA has also released the bracket concerning the Norfolk High girls basketball team.  The Lady Panthers will compete in the A-4 District Tournament at Lincoln Southeast High School on Tuesday.  In a game that can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com, they will face Omaha Marian in a district semifinal at 7:00 while Lincoln Southeast will tangle with Omaha South at 5:15.

 

Local Schedule:  Creighton at Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, IA (MBB-7:05); Nebraska at Indiana at Bloomington, IN (MBB-6:00).

 

Thursday:  CenturyLink Center Omaha showcase the High School State Wrestling Championships.  We’ll have reports with Mike Carnes on 106 KIX, Newstalk WJAG 780 AM & 105.9 FM, & Lite Rock 97.5 throughout the day.

 

Thursday Night:  The Lutheran High Northeast girls basketball team faces Elgin Public/Pope John in the C-2-6 Sub-District Final from Norfolk Catholic High School at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

 

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 55 Boone Central/Newman Grove 38; Pierce 62 Battle Creek 18 (GBB C-1-8 Sub-Dist. Semifinals); LHNE 41 Neligh/Oakdale 32; Elgin Public/Pope John 44 Plainview 40 (GBB C-2-6 Sub-Dist. Semifinals).

 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Brandon Becker of the Norfolk Catholic wrestling team.

Kwifax:

Enjoy live music every Wed. night @ the SandBar & Grill with
Jim Casey & Don Petersen

The Tomato is also know as the “love apple” 

News Briefs:

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is still hopeful that some changes will be made in the state tax structure, even though his proposal to shift the burden from income taxes to sales taxes has received a great deal of criticism. Heineman told NewsTalk WJAG he appreciates all of the comments from Nebraskans on the subject. He says he still thinks the state needs to have a conversation on taxes. Heineman wants to eliminate about half of the $5-billion in sales tax exemptions in the state in exchange for eliminating both personal and corporate income taxes.

 

The Norfolk Public Schools has earned extra reimbursement for school lunches by complying with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Interim Business Director Bill Robinson told members of the Board of Education this week that the school will receive an additional 6 cents reimbursement for school lunch meals. Robinson credited the hard work of Director of Nutrition Lanette Stoffel and her staff for making the necessary changes and completing the certification process. Robinson says the extra reimbursement will be retroactive to October 1st.

 

Two district court judges, James Kube and Robert Ensz asked the Madison County Commissioners to install metal detectors and scanners that would screen people as they entered the courthouses. Currently, people cannot enter the court rooms without being screened, but the judges explained that emotions often run high in courthouse areas outside the courtroom.

 

Doctors at Faith Regional Health Services have performed a specialized surgical procedure designed to combat early-stage lung cancer. Most lung cancer patients receive a lobectomy which involves the complete removal of the involved lobe of the lung.

 

The new procedure, interoperative brachytherapy is for patients with limited lung capacity.  Faith Regional cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Thomas d'Amato performed the surgery in which tiny pellets of radioactive seeds are sewn into a mesh device, which is then sochered along the affected lung's operative bed. 

 

Four juveniles were injured and taken to Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk following an accident last night at 18th and Maple. Police Captain Mike Bauer says the 16-year-old driver was eastbound in the 1800 block of Maple when he lost control of the vehicle because of speed and overcorrected. The car spun 180 degrees and flipped, coming to rest upside down at the bottom of the south embankment. No information is available on the nature of the injuries or current conditions of the four juveniles. The accident was reported at 8:15 Monday night.

 

A Norfolk man has been arrested for false reporting after a video tape of an incident showed him to be less than truthful. Norfolk Police Captain Michael Bauer says Eric Swanson, 39,  was arrested for third degree domestic abuse and false reporting after claiming a woman had cut him with a knife. But Bauer says the woman caught Swanson on camera cutting himself with a knife while she was videotaping injuries Swanson allegedly had caused to her arm.  Swanson was taken to the Norfolk City Jail and later released on a cash bond.

Today's Tickler:

Our track team had a cross-eyed discus thrower.  He wasn’t that great, but he kept the crowds loose

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