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The Texas Rangers claimed the American League West championship for the first time since 2011 by ripping Los Angeles, 9-2. Cole Hamels went the distance on a three-hitter to finish 7-1 with a 3.66 ERA for the Rangers, who acquired him from the Phillies near the July 31 trade deadline. The Rangers won each of his last ten starts as they roared past the Houston Astros to win the West by two games. Texas will visit Toronto in a Divisional Series on Thursday. The Astros will visit the New York Yankees in the Wild Card game on Tuesday night.
Pittsburgh wrapped up home-field for Wednesday's National League wild card game against the Chicago Cubs by shutting out Cincinnati 4-0 yesterday. J.A. Happ worked six innings and combined with three relievers on a six-hitter as the Pirates dealt the Reds their 14th loss in 15 games. Pedro Alvarez smacked a solo homer, and Josh Harrison was 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Bucs.
The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star have updated their high school football rankings. Norfolk High is once again seventh in the Lincoln Journal Star and eighth in the Omaha World Herald’s ‘Nebraska Top 10’ & Class ‘A’. The 5-1 Panthers lost their first game of the year last Friday to top ranked Millard West 13-3 and will now host Lincoln Journal Star tenth ranked 4-2 Lincoln Northeast on Friday night at 7:00. Norfolk Catholic remains first in both newspapers in Class ‘C-1’. The 6-0 Knights whipped West Point-Beemer 62-6 at home last Thursday night. Norfolk Catholic will now visit 1-5 Wayne on Friday night at 7:00. The Lutheran High Northeast football team dropped out of the Lincoln Journal Star rankings in Class ‘C-2’. The 4-2 Eagles lost to Crofton 14-0 last Friday night on the road. Lutheran High Northeast will host 3-3 Hartington Cedar Catholic on Friday afternoon.
Local Schedule: Nfk High at A-1 Dist. Meet at Mahoney GC, Lincoln (GG-9:00 AM); NECC at Iowa Western Inv. At Bent Tree GC, Council Bluffs, IA (MG-9:00 AM).
NFL Scoreboard: N.Y. Jets 27 Miami 14; Carolina 37 Tampa Bay 23; Atlanta 48 Houston 21; Indianapolis 16 Jacksonville 13 (OT); Cincinnati 36 Kansas City 21; N.Y. Giants 24 Buffalo 10; Chicago 22 Oakland 20; Washington 23 Philadelphia 20; San Diego 30 Cleveland 27; Green Bay 17 San Francisco 3; Denver 23 Minnesota 20; St. Louis 24 Arizona 22; New Orleans 26 Dallas 20 (OT).
Pinnacles National Monument in California was established in 1908.
The Nebraska Unicameral may be out of session right now, but state senators are busy working on legislation. Norfolk area Sen. Jim Scheer says one thing he is working on is school funding. Scheer says roads funding is also a top priority for him. He says he will also be working on some banking and security issues and on a suggestion that Medicaid payments be limited to Nebraska providers whenever possible.
Governor Pete Ricketts says his decision to replace the head of the Department of Economic Development has nothing to do with ConAgra’s decision to move its headquarters to Chicago, even though the two announcements came on the same day. While in Norfolk Friday, Ricketts said he realized while on trade missions in Asia that Nebraska needs to be marketed more successfully.
Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer gave a simple reason for voting in favor of the short-term spending bill that averted a federal government shutdown. She says she learned her first year in the Senate, in 2013, that shutting down the government doesn't accomplish anything. And Fischer says that if Congress failed to fund the federal government, money for veterans, Social Security recipients, and others doesn’t go out. Still, Fischer says these budget crises emerge, because Congress no longer follows the traditional budget process.
The Nebraska Board of Education has approved seeking state funds for a schools health program to replace a private grant from a foundation that has been criticized for supporting Planned Parenthood. The board voted 7-1 on Friday for the move. The vote gives Education Commission Matt Blomstedt authority to ask state lawmakers for nearly $112,000 over the next two years for training school districts on establishing programs and policies covering a wide range of health topics. The state money would replace a $75,000 grant from the Grove Foundation, which came under fire by critics who had concerns about the foundation donating to Planned Parenthood.
Magnolias is coming back to its roots – in downtown Norfolk. Magnolias’ owners Amy Renter and Rachel Kurpgeweit have purchased the building at 432 W. Norfolk Ave. that most recently was home to Smokin’ Buddies but might be best remembered as the long-time location of Tom’s Music House. Amy Renter says the building is more than 100 years old. The metal façade on the front of the building is scheduled to be removed Tuesday, weather permitting.
Registrations are now being taken for the 2015 AgCeptional Women's Conference, hosted by Northeast Community College. Cost to attend the November 20th event is $38, and details and registration information can be found online at Northeast.edu. those wishing to have a brochure mailed to them can contact the Northeast Agriculture Department at 402-844-7180.
You're invited to take a confidential depression screening during Wednesday’s National Depression Screening Day event at Northeast Community College. The screening will be offered from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hawks Landing in the upper level of the college's Student Center. Those unable to attend can also take the screening online at HelpYourselfHelpOthers.com
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