Radio Review

11.21.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Virginia Brewer, Ellen Denney, Brandi Lanman, Ross Steele 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, becoming cloudy, high 35.  Tonight, cloudy, low 25.  Saturday, a blend of clouds & sun, high 46. 

Sports:

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

The 23rd-ranked Nebraska football team spent the week trying to come to grips with having allowed an FBS-record 408 yards rushing to Melvin Gordon in last week's 59-24 meltdown at Wisconsin.  The 25th ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers hung with Ohio State in a 31-24 loss in the snow and are excited about controlling their destiny in the Big Ten West.  Even if Nebraska beats Minnesota on Saturday, the Huskers would be out of the division race if Wisconsin wins at Iowa.  The Gophers have a direct, albeit difficult, path to the Big Ten championship game.  They must win their final two games, on the road against both Nebraska and Wisconsin.  The Huskers are 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten while the Gophers are 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the conference. 

Sixth ranked Wayne State used 18 kills and 21 digs from Katie Hughes along with a career-high 21 kills from former Lutheran High Northeast standout Liz Gebhardt to defeat 16th ranked Central Missouri 17-25, 26-24, 25-14 and 25-22 last night in the first round of the NCAA Central Regional in Duluth, Minnesota.  The Wildcats improve to 27-6 on the season.  Wayne State hit just .195 in the match but held Central Missouri to just a .180 attack percentage.  The Wildcats also held a slight advantage in digs in the match, out digging the Jennies 109-97.  Gebhardt led the Wildcats offensively with 21 kills in the match on just 44 swings for an attack percentage of .409.  Wayne State advances to the semi-finals tonight with a 7:30 matchup against top-seeded Minnesota Duluth, a 3-0 winner over Arkansas Tech last night. 

Local Schedule:  NECC vs. Labette CC, KS at Coffeyville, KS (MBB-5:00); Northeastern JC, CO at NECC (WBB-7:00); Graceland at Nebraska-Omaha (WBB-7:00); Chadron St. at WSC (WBB-6:00); Villanova at Creighton (VB-7:00). 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk High’s Jared Oswald; Nfk Cath’s Shane Anderson; NECC’s Dan Anderson; Hartington Cedar Catholic FB’s Chad Cattau; West Point Guardian Angels FB’s Dave Ridder; Crofton VB’s Susie Johnson; & O’Neill St. Mary’s VB’s Coach Mackenzie Connot. 

Local Scores:  WSC 81 Iowa Wesleyan 63 (MBB); Creighton 64 Utah 56 (WBB). 

NFL Scoreboard:  Oakland 24 Kansas City 20. 

Kwifax:

Anna Taylor was the 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (1901) 

News Briefs:

More than 300 women are expected at Northeast Community College’s Lifelong Learning Center today for the Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference. According to Northeast’s Dean of Agriculture, Math and Science, Corinne Morris, the conference is designed to empower women to meet the challenges of the diverse agriculture industry. Morris says the event provides a networking venue where women in agriculture can learn more about management skills, gain confidence in decision making and obtain information to achieve an overall sense of well being.  The conference is set for 8 to 5 today at Northeast. 

Northeast Community College students wishing to attend Concordia University following graduation will now be able to do so $12,000 cheaper. Officials from both schools have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows any Northeast graduate with at least a 2.0 GPA to qualify for the grant provided they attend the Seward school full-time. Northeast President Dr. Michael Chipps says Concordia President Dr. Brian Friedrich became interested in the proposal right way.  Friedrich says it's a win-win. Concordia is a Lutheran-affiliated university and Northeast Nebraska has the highest concentration of Lutherans in the state. 

You may notice a few more Nebraska State Patrol cars on the roads next week. The patrol is taking part in the National “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign November 24-30.  State Patrol Trooper Bill Price says law enforcement officials will be looking for more than just seat-belt violations. He says distracted driving and driving under the influence are violations that increase over the holidays. Price says the goal is to have zero traffic deaths on Nebraska roads during the week of Thanksgiving. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has contributed $18,000 to help pay overtime wages to troopers and communication specialists. 

An O'Neill man who was given three minutes to grab as many free groceries as he could snagged more than $1,400 worth at a local store. Tony Bosn won the chance in a drawing sponsored by the O'Neill Rotary Club. With his wife coaching him, Bosn filled more than three shopping carts Wednesday at a Super Foods store in O'Neill. The total value of the items he grabbed came out at $1,410.56. A second-place winner received a $300 gift certificate to the store. 

Wondering what to do with all of those old shoe boxes taking up space and collecting dust in your closets? An international relief agency has a way you can use them to help needy children around the world. Samaritan’s Purse spokesman Joe Christian says all you have to do is fill a shoe box with toys, hygiene items and school supplies, and then throw in $7 cash or a check made out to Samaritan’s Purse for shipping costs. Christian says the boxes will go to children who are the victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. Collection week ends Monday. Drop-off locations include First Baptist Church in Norfolk and the Evangelical Free Church in Stanton. 

Today's Tickler: 

My husband & I finally located a house we can afford.  Now if we can just get it down out of the tree ….

 

Posted on Nov 21st, 2014 at 7:38 am

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