Radio Review 04.17.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Dale Ames, Tom Chambers, Terry Coolidge, Patricia Dean, Jeff Hrouda, Tim Price, Brandy Price, Walt Sunderman


Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy, good chance for showers & storms, high 43.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, good chance for rain, changing to snow, low 30.  Thursday, mainly cloudy, chance for up to 1” snow, high 39.



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The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team participated in the final day of the Midland University Invite at the Pines Country Club in Valley.  Iowa Western was the team champion with a two-day score of 600.  They won by 23 strokes.  The Hawks finished sixth with a 692.  They shot a 340 on Monday and a 352 yesterday.  Individually, Jose Pelayo of Iowa Western was the champion with a 146.  He won by three strokes.  Northeast was led by Trent Peterson’s two-day score of 170.


The Lutheran High Northeast track & field squad participated in yesterday’s Laurel/Concord/Coleridge Invitational at Laurel.  In the boys standings, the Eagles were the champions with 139.5 points.  Ponca was second with 99.  Individual champions for Lutheran High Northeast were Arrin Rathke (HJ); Myles Kant (100 H & 300 H); Nick Stolze (100); Ryan Freudenburg (Discus); & 4X100 Relay.  The Lady Eagles were fifth with 60 points.  The host team was the champion with 108.  Megan Gebhardt won the Long Jump & 200.


The Norfolk High boys golf team competed in yesterday’s Hastings Invitational at Lochland Country Club.  Millard North was the champion with a 317.  They won by a single stroke.  The Panthers were fourth in the seven-team event with a 340.  Individually, North Platte’s Cameron Bargell was the champion with a 73.  He won by four strokes.  Norfolk’s Tyler Lewis led his team with an 81.


Local Schedule:  Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35); Nfk Cath at Ewing Inv. (BG-Ccd.).


Local Scores:  Millard West 5 Nfk High 0 (B Socc.); Lincoln NE 16-13 Nfk High 9-2 (Bsbl DH); Nfk High 7 Sioux City Heelan 2 (G Tenn. Dual); Nebraska 3-4 Arkansas 0-2 (Bsbl DH); Creighton 12 Kansas 4 (Bsbl); Iowa 3 Nebraska-Omaha 0 (Bsbl); Albuquerque 3 Omaha Storm Chasers 1 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl); Nebraska 3-4 Minnesota 2-0 (SB DH); Nebraska 1-6 South Dakota 0-3 (SB DH); WSC 3-4 Univ. Of Sioux Falls 1-2 (SB DH).


Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Whitney Schutt of the Norfolk High girls tennis team.


Enjoy Live Music Every Wed Night @ the Sandbar & Grill featuring Jim Casey & Don Petersen 5:30-9:30

The celestial body Polaris is also known as the North Star


News Briefs:

Nebraska lawmakers began debating a proposal to expand Medicaid as part of the federal health care law. Sen. Kathy Campbell introduced the bill with added cost safeguards on Tuesday. Campbell proposed an amendment that would require lawmakers to reevaluate Medicaid expansion when the federal government reduces or drops funding. Lawmakers would also have to reauthorize the program in 2020. The federal government has agreed to fully fund the cost for newly insured Medicaid recipients from 2014 to 2016. Federal aid would decrease to 90 percent by 2020. Deciding whether to expand Medicaid to at least 54,000 Nebraskans is expected to be a contentious debate this session. Lawmakers aren't sure they can muster the 30 votes they need to override Gov. Dave Heineman's veto.


The city of Norfolk is willing to partner with Woodland Park on sewer issues – but it needs to be a true partnership. That’s how City Administrator Shane Weidner explained a decision to disconnect sewer service to the Stanton County SID in three years. The City Council discussed pending litigation against Woodland Park Monday night in a closed session that lasted about an hour. When they returned to open session, the Council voted unanimously to disconnect Woodland Park effective June 1st, 2016. Weidner says two issues led to the decision to terminate the contract with Woodland Park. Twice in the last five years, excessive wastewater from the SID has entered the sewer system, causing sewage to back up in Norfolk homes. The city finally resorted to installing check valves last month to eliminate the problem. Then eight months ago, the city sent a bill to Woodland Park for about $200,000 for under billed sewage sent to the city system between 2008 and 2012. The Woodland Park board has denied payment of that bill. In addition to issuing the disconnect order, the city council voted to not pursue court action to collect the $200,000 bill. The council also decided against pursuing Norfolk’s legal right to terminate the sewer connection immediately for non-payment of the unpaid sewer charges.



Instrumental and vocal musicians from 13 area high schools will get together at Norfolk Senior High Friday for a music contest sponsored by the Nebraska Schools Activities Association. The larger groups will perform at the Johnny Carson Theater and the Senior High band room, while the solos and ensembles will sing and play in the school's classrooms. It begins Friday morning at 8:00 and is expected to last until around 5:00. Besides Norfolk Senior High, schools competing include Norfolk Catholic, Lutheran High Northeast as well as a host of other area schools. Norfolk High band director John Furrow says organizers could use more volunteers. If you’d like to help out, you can contact Furrow at Norfolk Senior High (402) 644-2529 or send him an e-mail at


Today's Tickler:

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 5/3 6-8 pm

5/4: 9-3 @ NECC Cox Activity Center Free admission

People talk on cell phones in restaurants.  Why do they take exception to my reading aloud?


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