Radio Review

10.17.14

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Monte Glaser, Marvin Jones, Bradley Montag, Burton E. Nixon, Phil Samuels, Amber Winter 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, cloudy, high 58.  Tonight, mainly clear, low 33.  Saturday, mainly clear, high 59. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 5:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Norfolk High boys tennis team’s season has come to conclusion after the first day of the State Tennis Championship in Omaha.  They were represented by Erik Wright (#1 Singles); Noe Garza (#2 Singles); Micah Gardner & Connor Herrod (#1 Doubles); David Carlson & Cole Allen (#2 Doubles). 

Norfolk High have qualified both their boys & girls squads to the State Championship next week after yesterday’s A-1 District Cross Country meet at Skyview Lake.  In the boys race, the Panthers took third with 73.  TeJai Clausen finished fourth and Andrew Meuret placed fifth to medal.  Also representing Norfolk next week will be Travis Millikan, Kayle Schapmann, Aaron Metcalf, Noah Beardslee, and Derek Johnson.  The Lady Panthers also placed third in the team race.  Breanna Harthoorn finished fifth, Abby Protzman was ninth, Megan Means took eleventh, and Erika Kumm finished 15th.  Also representing Norfolk next week will be Emily Wicker, Madison Clausen, and Madison Reynoldson. 

Norfolk Catholic hosted the D-3 District Cross Country meet at Skyview Lake yesterday.  The Lady Knights have qualified their entire team for the State Championship next week after placing third in the team race.  Nicole Aschoff finished seventh, Ashlyn Hauser was 13th, and Alex Anderson took 15th.  Also representing Norfolk Catholic next week will be Drue Pieper, Molly Burroughs, and Kathryn Jones.  In the boys race, Norfolk Catholic’s lone qualifier was Cameron Carney after placing 14th

Local Schedule:  North Platte at Nfk High (FB-7:00); Nfk Cath at Pierce (FB-7:00); LHNE at West Holt at Atkinson (FB-7:00). 

Tonight:  The Norfolk High football team hosts North Platte at 7:00.  The 1994 Championship team will be honored at halftime.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.  Also, Lutheran High Northeast visits West Holt at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. 

Local Scores:  Nfk High 26-23-23-25-15 Lincoln NE 24-25-25-21-10 (VB); Nfk Cath 25-25-25 O’Neill 12-19-14 (VB); Villanova 2 Creighton 0 (W. Socc.). 

NFL Scoreboard:  New England 27 N.Y. Jets 25. 

National League Championship Series:  San Francisco 6 St. Louis 3 (San Francisco advances to World Series 3-1). 

Kwifax:

Washington lays the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion (White House) in 1792 

News Briefs:

A legislative committee investigating Nebraska's prison problems has voted unanimously to subpoena Gov. Dave Heineman to testify in a hearing later this month. Panel members voted 7-0 to summon the governor to their next hearing on Oct. 29. The committee is looking into hundreds of prison sentences that were miscalculated, as well as a subsequent prisoner roundup that may have violated state law. They're also probing the state's handling of Nikko Jenkins, who was released from prison despite warnings from state ombudsmen and psychiatrists who examined him while he was incarcerated. Jenkins had pleaded for mental health treatment, and went on to kill four people in Omaha shortly after his release. 

A former maintenance building west of Norfolk Senior High will be remodeled to house the district’s Alternatives for Success program, a program that helps students who struggle with the traditional classroom model earn their high school diplomas. At a recent meeting of the Norfolk Board of Education, Associate Superintendent for Business, Maintenance and Facilities Bill Robinson said it was time to let bids on the remodeling project. Bids will be sought for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, masonry and general construction work. Robinson says the work should be completed by late in the fall of 2015, allowing the AFS program to move into the remodeled facility at midterm next year. The Board of Education voted unanimously to proceed with the project. 

Authorities in Colfax County say two people have been hospitalized after a car collided with a tractor pulling a grain wagon. The Colfax County Attorney's Office says an 18-year-old woman was driving on U.S. Highway 30 near Richland - about halfway between Columbus and Schuyler - yesterday.  Authorities say she struck the wagon from behind and her car rolled on top of it.  Both drivers were transported to a Schuyler hospital. Their conditions weren't reported but authorities say their injuries aren't life threatening. 

A sample of Nebraska corn growers will soon be asked to report on their use of pesticides and fertilizer. The Agricultural Resource Management Survey is conducted on different crops each year and 2014 is a corn year. Greg Thessen, the regional director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, says once the data is collated and released to the public, it’s a tool policymakers can use to evaluate proposed changes. Thessen says several hundred Nebraska farmers will be polled for this year’s corn survey. The information gathered will be released in public reports beginning in May. 

Norfolk Avenue between 4th and 6th streets will be a scary - and fun - place to be tomorrow night. The Downtown Norfolk Association is hosting its third annual Zombie Walk. Zombies are asked to start gathering at around 6:00 on the corner of Norfolk Avenue and 5th Street. The walk begins at 6:30 along the north side of Norfolk Avenue to 6th Street. They’ll then make a u-turn and head down the south side of the avenue to 4th Street and then back to 5th. Downtown Norfolk Association President Chad Barnhill says if dressing up like a zombie isn’t for you, no worries. Grab you lawn chairs and blankets and watch the parade of more than 400 zombies. Prizes will be awarded for the best zombies in several categories including men, women, children, couples and group. 

Today's Tickler: 

You know you’re a baby boomer if you’ve seen every Brady Bunch episode at least twice.

 

Posted on Oct 17th, 2014 at 7:42 am

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