Radio Review

05-24-16

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Marilyn Alexander, Janice McCallum, Jim McMahon, Dennis Smydra, Wilma Wacker, Delores Wilcox, Allen Wuebben 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, increasing clouds, high 82.  Tonight, overcast, scattered thunderstorms, low 62.  Wednesday, cloudy, scattered thunderstorms, high 82 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.  Also, the home for Kansas City Royals baseball! 

Norfolk High has landed their new boys basketball coach in Tony Siske.  Siske led the Scottsbluff boys basketball program for the past nine seasons.  He coached the Bearcats to a record of 179-68.  The team qualified for the Class ‘B’ State Tournament seven times with state runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2016.  They were state champions in 2012.  Overall, Siske has coached 15 years between Raymond Central and Scottsbluff, where has a coaching mark of 236-135.  According to KNEB in Scottsbluff, Siske interviewed for the Norfolk High position last Thursday and told Scottsbluff administration Sunday night of his decision to accept the position.  He talked with his current players about his decision yesterday.  Siske replaces Ben Ries.  Ries, who accepted the activities director role at Norfolk High, led the Panthers to a 244-95 record over 14 seasons, including seven trips to the state tournament.  Norfolk finished as state runner-up in 2010.  They were 17-9 last year falling in the first round of the State Tournament.  Ries replaces Activities Director Dennis Dolliver, who is retiring at the end of this school year.  Siske will operate as a Norfolk High School Physical Education teacher. 

Kyle Lowry had 35 points and backcourt mate DeMar DeRozan added 32 as the Toronto Raptors tied the Eastern Conference final at two games apiece with a 105-99 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Bismack Biyombo followed up his 26-rebound performance in Game Three on Saturday night with 14 boards last night.  Game Five is tomorrow night in Cleveland. 

Golden State forward Draymond Green has been fined $25,000 but not suspended by the NBA for kicking Oklahoma City's Steven Adams in the groin Sunday night.  That means Green will be on the floor when the Warriors try to even the Western Conference finals at 2-2 tonight at Oklahoma City. 

Alex Gordon, a former Nebraska standout, was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a fractured right wrist, but will not need surgery.  The Kansas City Royals All-Star was involved in a collision on Sunday chasing a foul ball.  The break in the scaphoid was non-displaced.  Gordon is expected to miss three to four weeks.  

Local Schedule:  Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores:  Albuquerque 4 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (12 Inn.) (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The first dishwashing machine was marketed in Chicago in 1889

News Briefs:

The Madison County Clerk has verified the petitions requesting the recall of Madison Mayor Alvin Brandl. One hundred seventy valid signatures were required and Madison County Clerk Nancy Scheer says petitioners submitted 238 signatures, of which 229 were determined to be valid. The clerk’s office has notified Brandl and the Madison City council of the petition results. The Madison City Council must order a special election to be held not less than 30 nor more than 75 days from Monday’s date.

A year from now, construction workers will be busy at work on the East Norfolk Avenue reconstruction project from 1st to Cottonwood Streets. Representatives from the project’s architects, Olsson Associates hosted an open house last night to answer questions and field feedback from community members. Construction on the bridge and street-infrastructure replacement is set to begin in the spring of next year and be completed by the fall. 

The first-ever Norfolk Area Big Give is happening Tuesday from midnight to midnight. Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska members Julee Pfeil and Anders Olson, who is also the chair of the event, visited with Billy Wolf last Monday to promote the Big Give. Over 30 charities and nonprofits are participating in the event. For a complete list of the organizations and to learn how you can participate, visit the event website at NorfolkAreaBigGive.org

A Norfolk organization that advocates for Northeast Nebraskans with intellectual and other disabilities has a Big Give deal for you! Mosaic will be selling box lunches today for $5. Box lunches will be available from 11 to 2 in Mosaic’s parking lot at 105 East Norfolk Avenue. She says the money raised during the box lunch sales will fund emergency needs for the individuals they serve.

Norfolk’s AquaVenture Water Park is set to open for its fifth season this Memorial Day weekend. Aquatics Manager P.J. Evans says the park opens Saturday and will be open from 11:30 to 7:30 each day – weather permitting – until school starts in August. Evans says the water park is also available for special events, such as company outings. The number to call to rent the park this summer is 402-844-2274. Season passes are available. For more information, click the AquaVenture icon on the City of Norfolk’s web page.

You might want to keep the raincoat and umbrella handy this week and into next. Becky Kern is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Omaha and says there is a 30% or greater chance of unsettled weather through the Memorial Day weekend. Kern says the unsettled weather will be statewide. The best chance for severe weather is Tuesday and then again Thursday into Friday.

If you are looking for something fun to do this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, head to the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum near Ashland on Saturday. Marketing and PR Director Deb Hermann says it is their annual Helicopter Day. Visitors can talk to helicopter pilots, check out their helicopters and even pay to take an 8 minute ride. 

With the holiday weekend approaching, are Northeast Nebraska’s state parks and recreational areas ready for an influx of guests? Read all about preparations in Tuesday’s Norfolk Daily News.

Today's Tickler: 

I’m getting really claustrophobic in elevators. I’ve had to start taking steps to avoid it.

 

Posted on May 24th, 2016 at 7:54 am

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