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The Cleveland Cavaliers enjoy a 2-0 lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference semifinals after setting a pair of three-point records in a 123-98 pounding of Atlanta.  The Cavs hit 18 three-pointers in the first half and 25 overall in smashing the previous league playoff records set by Golden State last week.  J.R. Smith scored 23 points on 7-13 from beyond the arc, while LeBron James added a game-high 27 points to the rout. 

Johnny Manziel is expected to make his first courtroom appearance in Dallas after his indictment in a domestic violence case.  The 23-year-old former Cleveland Browns quarterback will learn details of his release today, one day after he reported to a Dallas-area jail for booking and a mugshot.  The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted by a grand jury last month after his ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January.  Manziel faces a Class ‘A’ misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. 

Norfolk High boys' basketball coach Ben Ries is leaving that position and will begin his new duties as Senior High Assistant Principal and Activities Director at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, pending official approval by the Board of Education.  Ries led the Panthers to a 244-95 record over 14 seasons, including eight trips to the state tournament.  The team finished as state runners-up in 2010.  Norfolk was 17-9 last year falling in the first round of the State Tournament.  Ries returned to Norfolk after a record-setting basketball career at the University of South Dakota.  After leading the Panthers to three state tournaments in row as a player, he helped lead USD to two North Central Conference titles and set a new career mark at the schools by hitting 290 three-pointers.  Ries has served as boys' basketball coach and physical education teacher since 2002.  He also coached 7th grade football, served as the assistant girls' tennis coach, and served one year as the interim assistant principal at the Senior High.  Ries replaces Activities Director Dennis Dolliver, who is retiring at the end of this school year. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Kearney at A-6 Dist. Final (G. Socc.-5:00); Nfk High hosts GNAC Meet (T&F-2:00); LHNE at Nfk Cath Inv. (T&F-2:00); Nfk Cath at Battle Creek Inv. (BG-9:00 AM); Omaha Storm Chasers at Memphis (Bsbl-7:05). 

Local Scores:  Minnesota St. 8-5 WSC 7-4 (Bsbl DH); Memphis 8 Omaha Storm Chasers 6 (Bsbl). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Jake Long of the Norfolk High boys track & field team.


Douglas MacArthur’s mother used to send letters to his military superiors suggesting they promote her son 

News Briefs:

A variety of issues was covered Wednesday night during a forum for Madison City Council candidates. Mary Schulz Jetensky, Tim Kruid, Paul Kellen, Alvin Schroeder, Robert Fite and Kelly Wehrle talked about economic development and infrastructure, what new business they would most like to see started in Madison, how to encourage more housing construction and what to do about the controversy between the mayor and council. The six candidates are seeking two positions on the Madison City Council. Fite is the only incumbent. 

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says she'll back Donald Trump for president. Fischer says Trump will need to focus on unifying the party and says she disagrees with the policies of the Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  Meanwhile, 1st District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry gave Trump a lukewarm endorsement. Fortenberry acknowledged it will be difficult for Republicans to unite after this primary race. 

Norfolk High School head boys' basketball coach Ben Ries is leaving that position and will begin his new duties as Senior High Assistant Principal and Activities Director at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, pending official approval by the Board of Education. Ries replaces Activities Director Dennis Dolliver, who is retiring at the end of this school year. 

The director of nutrition for the Norfolk Public Schools has been named the School Nutrition Association’s 2016 Director of the Year for the state of Nebraska. Lanette Stoffel will be honored at the Nebraska conference in June and at the national conference in San Antonio in July.  Stoffel has served Norfolk Public School students for 26 years, and has been the director of nutrition since 1992. 

The city planner is asking Norfolk citizens for their help in constructing the city’s comprehensive plan. A public meeting is set for the evening of Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 at the Norfolk City Council Chambers. Five focus-group meetings are also scheduled. You can find a complete schedule at the City of Norfolk’s web page.  If you’d like to be part of any of the focus groups, Grimes asks that you RSVP by May 10th, by sending an email to VGrimes@CI.Norfolk.NE.US

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles has released a second standard license plate design after the first attempt was criticized as inaccurate and sexually suggestive. The department announced Wednesday that it has finalized an adjustment to the design for the new plates, which will be issued starting in 2017. Gov. Pete Ricketts' spokesman Taylor Gage says graphic designers at the Department of Administrative Services helped the DMV adjust the design to more accurately portray the sower that tops Nebraska's Capitol building. 

The May-June issue of Nebraska Life magazine includes a feature on five restaurant franchises “Born and Raised” in Nebraska: Runza, Godfathers, Valentinos, Amigos and Scooters Coffee. Nebraska Life editor Alan Bartels says the feature looks at how much Nebraskans miss their homegrown favorites when they are away from the state. 

Madison City Council candidates shared their views with fellow citizens at a forum Wednesday night in Madison. Read all about it in Thursday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

Why do dogs always race to the door when the doorbell rings?  It’s hardly ever for them.


Posted on May 5th, 2016 at 7:45 am

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