Radio Review

03.05.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Ellen Curtis, Mike Keifer, Tony Brown, Gary Lund, Karen Starman, Dennis Thelen 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mainly clear, high 35.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 22.  Friday, partly cloudy, high 54. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM amp; 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00!

Four athletes from Wayne State have qualified in five events for next weekend’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, hosted by Alabama-Huntsville March 13-14.  

The Northeast Hawks women’s basketball team has dropped out of the latest NJCAA Division I Top 25 Poll.  The Hawks lost to 17th ranked Iowa Western Community College in the Region XI Championship Game last Saturday at home 66-61.  Northeast’s final mark is 25-6. 

The NSAA has released the Boys State Basketball Tournament bracket which gets underway on Thursday, March 12.  Regarding area teams, 25-0 Norfolk High will play 20-5 Lincoln Northeast in the Class ‘A’ bracket at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 3:45.  In Class ‘C-1’, 24-1 Winnebago meets 19-6 Wahoo High at 9:00 AM and 20-5 Columbus Scotus plays 22-3 Falls City at 3:45 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.  In Class ‘C-2’, 18-7 Hartington Cedar Catholic takes on 24-1 Hastings St. Cecilia at 7:00 and 21-5 Battle Creek faces 23-4 Bridgeport at 8:45 in games at Lincoln Northeast High School.  In Class ‘D-1’, 24-1 Clearwater/Orchard meets 21-4 Humphrey St. Francis at 10:45 and 17-8 Bloomfield plays 21-3 Heartland at 2:00 in games at Lincoln Southeast High School.  In Class ‘D-2’, 25-1 Bancroft/Rosalie battles 17-7 Bertrand at Lincoln Southeast High School at 7:00. 

The Girls State Basketball Tournament gets underway today at various sites in Lincoln.  In Class ‘A’, in a game that can be heard on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM, & WJAG.com, Norfolk High plays Omaha Benson at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 2:00.  Pregame coverage at 1:40.  In Class ‘C-1’, at the Devaney Center, in a game that can be heard on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com, Pierce takes on Minden at 9:00 AM.  Pregame coverage at 8:40.  In a game that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Norfolk Catholic meets Bishop Neumann of Wahoo at 2:00.  Pregame coverage at 1:40.  In Class ‘C-2’, at Lincoln North Star, Crofton takes on Ponca at 2:00 and West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic faces Yutan at 3:45.  In Class ‘D-1’, at Lincoln Southwest, in a games that can be heard on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com, Humphrey St. Francis plays Dundy County-Stratton at 9:00 AM and Howells/Dodge meets Emerson/Hubbard at 10:45.  Pregame coverage at 8:40 AM.  Elsewhere in Class ‘D-1’, O’Neill St. Mary’s faces Friend at 2:00 and Fullerton takes on Blue Hill at 3:45.  In Class ‘D-2’, Stuart meets Mullen at Lincoln North Star at 9:00 AM and Wynot battles Hampton at Lincoln Southwest at 8:45.  

Kwifax:

The 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, “In Old Arizona”, was in 1929 

News Briefs:

A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry says it appears the congressman's opposition to abortion motivated someone to send a so-called glitter bomb to his Lincoln office. She says no one was hurt in the Wednesday prank, except some staffers now have sparkles on their clothes. The glitter-filled envelope was reported to Lincoln police, the U.S. postal inspector and the FBI. A note was included in the envelope that read: "Congrats, you've earned this for trying to deny women their right to choice. Mind your own uterus." Lincoln police say the letter doesn't appear threatening, but investigators will analyze it for fingerprints. Fortenberry recently supported a House of Representatives effort to prohibit federal funding for abortions. He said people are free to disagree with him.

Awards were presented Monday night to three members of the Norfolk Water Division for their assistance in restoring water service in Pilger last June after an EF4 tornado destroyed about 60-percent of the village. Rick Koenig with the Department of Health and Human Services Drinking Water Program presented awards to Norfolk Water Plant Supervisor Chad Roberts and utility workers David Hasebrook and Ron Nitz. He said their help was invaluable after the disaster, because other water operators were the people with the expertise to deal with the situation. Norfolk belongs to the Nebraska Water Agency Resource Network, or NeWarn, a mutual aid agreement with 175 members across the state. Other communities providing manpower to deal with the Pilger water system disaster were Wisner and Madison. 

The managers of Nebraska's biggest reservoir expect to be able to give farmers the full amount of irrigation water this year, but that forecast could still change this spring. Civil engineer Cory Steinke told the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District board that Lake McConaughy is in good shape at this stage and 77 percent full. But it's hard to predict how much water will flow into the lake this spring. Steinke says snowpack in the North Platte River basin is at 79 percent of normal while the South Platte basin's snowpack is above normal at 108 percent. Farmers served by the irrigation district are expecting up to 18 inches of water an acre during the growing season. 

The spring Norfolk Community Theatre production, "The Sunshine Boys," opens Thursday night in the Cox Activities Center Theatre on the Northeast Community College campus. Lauren Afrank is the director for this production. She says "The Sunshine Boys" is the story of comedians Willie and Al, who worked together for 43 years before retiring 11 years ago - and now they have a chance to work together once again. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 tonight, tomorrow night and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Additional shows will be offered next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the box office at 402-844-7360. 

Today's Tickler: 

Gossip hurts.  No one likes being snide-swiped

 

Posted on Mar 5th, 2015 at 7:37 am

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