Radio Review 07.22.13

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Ronald Buss, Dick Clyde, Norbert Goeken, Dan Goddman, Clara Hinken, Emil Nelson, Betty Skalberg, Kurt Sock, Judy Weier, Bill Westcott

 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sunshine, chance for showers or storms, high 90.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for showers & storms, low 60.  Tuesday, a blend of clouds & sun, chance for showers or storms, high 82.

 

Sports:

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Phil Mickelson is celebrating his first British Open title after firing what he called the best competitive round of golf in his career.  Lefty closed with a tournament-low 5-under 66, including birdies on four of his last six holes, to mount a successful charge and win the British Open by two shots over Henrik Stenson.  Tiger Woods finished with a 74.

 

The Boston Red Sox outlasted the New York Yankees 8-7 in eleven innings to take two of three in their weekend series at Fenway Park.  Mike Napoli ended it with his second home run of the night in the eleventh inning. Napoli also slugged a three-run home run in the third inning.  Johnny Gomes added a solo shot for the American League East leaders.  In other Yankee news, third baseman Alex Rodriguez won't make his 2013 debut this week, as originally planned.  The Yankees say A-Rod has Grade One strain of his left quadriceps muscle and his return to the major leagues is on hold because of this new injury.

 

The Norfolk Seniors baseball team’s season concluded yesterday at the Nebraska American Legion A-6 Baseball Tournament at Columbus.  Norfolk lost to Grand Island Home Federal 19-0 behind Lane Uhing’s no hitter.  Uhing struck out ten Norfolk batters in the win.  Norfolk’s final record is 5-35.  Also, the Norfolk Juniors’ season came to a close falling to Grand Island Dinsdale Auto 14-5 in their A-6 Tournament elimination game at South Sioux City.

 

The Nebraska Coaches Association annual all-star Girls & Boys Basketball game will be played this evening at Lincoln North Star High School starting at 6:00.  The girls game is the 34th annual while the boys contest marks the 45th year.  Representing Northeast Nebraska for the girls game will be Norfolk Catholic's Michaela Barry and Crofton's Bridget Arens on the 'Blue' team while Emerson/Hubbard's Marisa Blanke and former Norfolk Catholic player Therin Baum will play for the 'Red' team.  Baum recently graduated from Kearney Catholic.  Wausa's Marcus Claussen and South Sioux City's Nate Rogers represent the area in the boys game for the 'Blue' team.

 

Local Schedule:  Oklahoma City at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).

 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 8 Albuquerque 6 (Bsbl).

 

Kwifax:

Tickets on sale now for Skillet Concert at Divots on July 28th!  www.divotsconcertseries.com 888.355.0553

The board game Trivial Pursuit was invented in Canada.

 

News Briefs:

Authorities have confirmed that a Battle Creek boy was killed in an accidental shooting Saturday.  Madison County attorney Joe Smith said the 6 year old boy died around noon Saturday. The shooting happened at the boy's home near Battle Creek. Smith says, "This was an accidental shooting. No foul play is suspected. There will be no autopsy and the investigation is essentially closed."

 

The Stanton County Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening that claimed the life of one passenger and critically injured two others. The accident at the junction of highways 57 and 32 occurred at about 7:00 p.m., eight miles south of Stanton. A westbound car driven by James Pfeifer, 53, of rural Clarkson pulled into the path of a southbound pickup driven by Cole Beyke, 19 of Stanton. Pfeifer’s wife Peggy, 51, was killed in the accident and pronounced dead at the scene. James Pfeifer was critically injured and taken to Faith Regional Health Services. The Pfeifers' daughter Hannah, 21 was critically injured and flown via medical helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. All three Pfeifers had to be extricated from the wreckage by Stanton firefighters using the “Jaws of Life.”  Beyke was taken to Faith Regional for treatment. Seatbelts were in use by all of the occupants.

 

The Madison County Board of Commissioners is set to meet Tuesday morning to interview candidates to fill the remainder of the Madison County Public Defender's term. The current holder of the position, Melissa Wentling turned in her letter of resignation in June. Her last day on the job will be Friday, July 26th. Four area lawyers have applied for the position: Charles Balsiger, Matthew Headley, Timothy Matas and Kyle Melia. The public defender’s term expires in January of 2015. The meeting and interviews are set to begin at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioners’ meeting room at the Madison County Courthouse.

 

Members of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce are hoping that their second chance at being named the National Chamber of the Year is the lucky one. Chamber Board Chairman Scott Williams and Chamber President and CEO Dennis Houston are headed to Oklahoma City for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives National Convention – and the final stage in the 2013 Chamber of the Year process. Houston and Williams will be interviewed Tuesday morning by a panel of six judges who are previous Chamber of the Year winners.  Two years ago, the Norfolk Chamber was a finalist for the 2011 Chamber of the Year award, finishing second to Paducah, Kentucky.

 

An Antelope County supervisor is accused of switching speed limit signs in an area where one of his relatives was stopped for speeding. Antelope County Attorney Joe Abler reported Friday that he and the Antelope County Sheriff have requested that the State Patrol look into the allegations against Merlin Bolling of Clearwater. Abler says a complaint was made that Bolling changed speed limit Signs shortly after one of his relatives was cited for speeding in the area.

 

Today's Tickler:

Having 3 or more children is like having a bowling alley in your brain.

 

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