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The Norfolk High girls basketball team has qualified for the State Tournament for the first time since 2000. The Lady Panthers outscored Omaha North 12-4 in the fourth quarter en route to a 30-23 win in the A-4 District Final at Norfolk High. Jaycee Bradley had 14 points with eight rebounds and Jenna Jochum netted nine points with six boards in the win. Norfolk improves to 13-12 on the season while the Lady Vikings’ campaign ends at 6-18.
The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team has advanced to the Region XI Championship Game on Saturday. Buay Tuach led five players in double figures with 23 points and twelve rebounds as the Hawks defeated Iowa Western 89-75 in a semifinal game last night at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk. Northeast improves to 25-6 on the season and have now won six of their last seven games. They advance to the Region XI Championship Game on Saturday where they will play 27-4 NJCAA 13th ranked in Division I Indian Hills of Iowa in Ottumwa, Iowa at 7:00. Meanwhile, the NJCAA Division I 21st ranked 25-5 Northeast women will host 19th ranked 28-3 Iowa Western on Saturday in the Region XI Championship Game at 6:00.
Local Schedule: Nfk Cath vs. West Point-Beemer at Columbus High (GBB C-1-4 Dist. Final-7:00).
Tonight: The Humphrey St. Francis girls take on Howells/Dodge at Norfolk Catholic High School in the D-1-2 District Final at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX. Also, the Creighton girls meet Emerson/Hubbard in the D-1-3 District Final from Wayne High School at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee East. This week: Nfk High’s Ben Ries, Jared Oswald; & Dave Nelson. Nfk Cath’s Shane Anderson & Tim Kassmeier; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf; & NECC’s Dan Anderson.
Local Scores: Nfk Cath 62 Pierce 44 (BBB C-1-8 Sub-Dist. Final); Ohio St. 81 Nebraska 57 (MBB); Nebraska-Omaha 73 Ft. Wayne 67 (MBB); Nebraska-Omaha 70 Ft. Wayne 61 (WBB).
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About 125 workers have been told they'll be losing their jobs when a meat plant closes in West Point. On Thursday Land O' Frost told employees that production will continue into the second quarter of the year at the former Wimmer's plant, giving them time to find other jobs. The Munster, Indiana-based company says workers will be eligible to apply for jobs at other Land O'Frost locations. Land O'Frost President and CEO David VanEekeren says the consolidation of production at other company plants will help Land O'Frost operate more competitively.
You can take the word “draft” out of the elementary growth plans posted on the Norfolk Public Schools website. At a meeting Thursday, the board authorized Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson to go ahead with the plan. Thompson says the boundary adjustments are necessary because some neighborhood schools have more students than they can hold, while others have space for more students. Thompson stresses that the district is not out of room for students, it just needs to adjust the boundaries so the distribution of students is more even across the district. Thompson also says no current student will be moved to another building. The boundary changes will only impact incoming kindergarteners and other new students.
If more snow falls in this area before the end of winter, Madison County District One will be better prepared to deal with it. At this week’s meeting of the County Board, Commissioner Ron Schmidt recommended acceptance of a $45,100 bid from Twin States Farm in Le Center, Minn. for a used truck with a plow. The 2006 International has 147,500 miles on it. The commissioners voted unanimously to accept the bid. This truck will replace one that was taken off the roads in late January and deemed unsuitable for repair. At the time, the board discussed making an emergency purchase, but decided instead to go through the bidding process.
People calling 911 for an emergency need to understand that 911-technology has not yet caught up with all the phone options available. Norfolk Police Captain Mike Bauer says those calling from a traditional landline can be located immediately, but the technology is not available for cell and Voice Over Internet Protocol phones. Bauer says it is sometimes possible to track the location of a cell caller – but not consistently. Bauer recommends that anyone calling 911 stay on the phone as long as possible to relay information to the 911 staff. And he says if you have a choice, use your landline to call for assistance, not your cell phone.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a bill designed to keep the state's cigar bars in business. The new law approved Thursday authorizes cigar smoking in licensed establishments. It was introduced after the Nebraska Supreme Court struck down a 2009 law that allowed patrons to smoke cigars in cigar bars and shops. Before the August ruling, indoor smoking was allowed in cigar bars, hotel guest rooms and tobacco-only retailers. The law by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill makes clear that state lawmakers intended to create a legal exemption for those establishments.
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