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The Norfolk High boys’ golf team finished 3rd in the 15-team Lincoln Southwest Invitational at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club.  The Panthers fired a 320, 14 strokes behind champion Kearney.  Ryan Willers led the Panthers with a 79, which was good for 11th place.

The season came to an end for the Lutheran High/Norfolk Catholic boys’ soccer team following a 1-0 shutout loss to Columbus in the B-6 district at Columbus. 

Host Grand Island took all nine matches in a girls’ tennis dual with Norfolk. 

Norfolk High’s baseball team dropped both games of a home double header with Fremont Bergan.  The Knights took the opener 9-0 before posting an 11-3 verdict in the nightcap. 

Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant basketball coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.  The Bulldogs appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times while Lewis was on the staff. 

The Golden State Warriors have taken a 2-0 lead in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals, and the Miami Heat grabbed Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Toronto. Klay Thompson scored 27 points and the Warriors trailed by as many as 17 before beating Portland 110-99. Dwyane Wade scored seven of his 24 points in overtime to help the Heat beat the Raptors 102-96. 

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that there's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus. Player representative Tom Koehler says Marlins players attended a seminar on Zika that heightened concerns about playing the games in San Juan on May 30-31. Koehler added that an announcement regarding those games is expected by the end of the week. 

Local Schedule:  Wayne State at Minnesota State (Bsbl DH-1:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Memphis (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores:  Memphis 7, Omaha Storm Chasers 6 (Bsbl). 

NBA Playoffs:  Cleveland 104 Atlanta 93 (1-0); Oklahoma City 98 San Antonio 97 (1-1). 


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News Briefs:

Norfolk American Legion Post 16 has a new home. Post Commander Randy Kernick confirmed Tuesday that the post has relocated to old Alco building: 105 E. Norfolk Ave., Suite 400. Kernick says the new location will be the site for meetings of the American Legion, the Legion Riders, the Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, as well as receptions, anniversaries and funeral dinners. Kernick says they need to do some remodeling, but the post has a goal of bringing back Bingo by early June. 

The City of Norfolk has approved an application for a downtown revitalization grant. At Monday night’s meeting of the City Council, Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Deputy Director Tina Engelbart explained that applications for the Phase One grants are due May 31, and the study would need to be completed and submitted to the state by February, 2017, along with a grant application for Phase Two funding. She says the Phase Two grants could be for as much as $350,000. The projects would need to be completed in two years. 

A Norfolk man would like to quarry soil from a site just west of Hwy. 81 along Monroe Ave., and the Norfolk Planning Commission is considering his request. Jarrett Doernemann appeared before the Commission Tuesday to discuss his plans to operate what he called a “borrow site” on the 70-acre site. The Planning Commission referred the request to a subcommittee for conditions to be drawn up for a conditional use permit. 

Providing health insurance coverage to 135 employees is one of the more expensive things Madison County does – and that cost will be going up at least six percent next year. At Tuesday morning’s meeting of the County Board, Commissioner Christian Ohl reported that the county’s insurance premiums would be going up six percent next year. Ohl also discussed the disparity of offering paid full family coverage to employees hired before September of 2010, but not for those hired later. 

The Nebraska Tourism Commission's chairman says he's alarmed by a new state audit that uncovered questionable spending practices within the independent state agency. Chairman John Chapo says the commission is "extremely concerned" by the findings and will take steps to correct them.  The audit released last week found that Nebraska tourism officials used state money to reimburse a marketing firm for alcohol and cigarettes, accepted meals from contractors and paid $44,000 in speaking fees for a 90-minute speech by a corporate executive. 

A candidate forum for those seeking positions on the Madison City Council will be held Wednesday night in the Madison City Auditorium. The forum is hosted by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, the Norfolk Daily News and NewsTalk WJAG. It will begin at 6:30, and will be broadcast on WJAG and streamed live on the website 

The Greasers and the Socs take the Johnny Carson Theatre stage this weekend as Norfolk Senior High’s Drama Department presents “The Outsiders.” Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7 with a 2 o’clock matinee Saturday. Thursday is activity pass night. Otherwise, tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. 

It’s graduation time this weekend at Wayne State College. One of the graduates will be featured in Wednesday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

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Posted on May 4th, 2016 at 7:46 am

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