Radio Review

05.29.15

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Dick Degaillez, Lowell Jenny, James Krueger, Dave Maggert, Daniel Unger, Robert Volmer 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, overcast with scattered thunderstorms, likely, high 73.  Tonight, overcast with chance for scattered thunderstorms, low 48. Saturday, clearing skies, high 67. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.  Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Tom Thibodeau, who took the team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons but had a strained relationship with the front office.  Thibodeau went 255-139, a .647 winning percentage that ranks seventh in NBA history among coaches with at least 200 games.  He led the Bulls to the top seed in the playoffs his first two seasons and was the NBA's Coach of the Year in 2011, the same year Derrick Rose became the league's youngest MVP. 

The Boys State Golf Championships wrapped up at various sites yesterday.  In Class ‘A’ at Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln, Omaha Creighton Prep won the team title with a two-day score of 583.  They won by nine strokes.  Lincoln Southwest’s Jack Minnick is the medalist with a score of 138.  He won by three strokes.  Norfolk’s Ryan Wittler shot a 161 after an 80 yesterday.  Grand Island Central Catholic won the Class ‘C’ State Championship at Holmes Golf Course in Lincoln.  They shot a 620 to win by six strokes.  Thayer Central’s Jay Cottam won a three-man playoff for the individual championship by making a birdie on the second playoff hole.  He finished at 145.  Plainview’s Colin Wright tied for second at 145.  Stanton’s Brooke Klinetobe tied for eleventh place with a 151.  Norfolk Catholic’s Trent Wingate carded a 164 after shooting a 79 yesterday.  Teammate Shane Mlinar shot 166 after yesterday’s 84.  In the Class ‘D’ Championship at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course in Kearney, Randolph won the title with a 666 team score.  Creighton got third with a 697 and Fullerton took fifth at 703.  Individually, Kyon Neal of McPherson County won the individual championship in a one-hole playoff with Randolph’s Andrew Schnoor.  Both shot 155.  Randolph’s Mason Stubbs took fourth with a 159, Zachary Kumm of Osmond was fifth at 162, TJ Ostransky of Fullerton got eighth with a 164, Creighton’s Chace Largen tied for tenth place shooting a 167, and Creighton’s Cole Wetzler and Randolph’s Cade Linville tied for 15th at 169. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors vs. Sioux Falls East-12:45; vs. Brandon Valley-3:00 (Lewis & Clark Bsbl Tourn. At Vermillion, SD); Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Wayne Dirt Devils Tourn. (SB); Omaha Storm Chasers at Albuquerque (Bsbl-8:05). 

Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 14 Sports Express 1; Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 12 South Lincoln Express 0 (Lincoln SB League); Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Tacoma 5 (10 Inn.) (Bsbl). 

Kwifax:

The “Flash Gordon” comic strip by Alex Raymond debuted in 1934 

News Briefs:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it is looking into the death of construction worker in Antelope County.  OSHA says the 40-year-old worker, Thomas Bales of Denver, died Wednesday morning. The agency says the worker was operating a 90-ton crane along a county road, when the crane slipped into a ditch, overturning and killing the worker. OSHA said Thursday that Bales was working on the construction of a wind farm southeast Elgin. 

Norfolk Public School Board of Education accepted a bid Thursday of nearly $83,000 for new language arts materials for students in grades six, seven and eight. Director of Teaching and Learning Beth Nelson says the Holt program offers more individualized levels of approach for students, and includes technology so the materials can be presented in the way that students prefer to learn. 

A controversial director from the Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District attended last night’s meeting of the Lower Elkhorn NRD. Scott Japp questioned the irrigation policy of the district during hearings on acreage certification. Other than Japp, no landowners or members of the public testified at the hearings, and all parcels were certified. 

Ken and Rizza Wiest lost their home in the June 16th tornado that tore through Pilger, but Thursday, about 20 Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers were on hand dedicate a new home for the Wiests, on the same corner lot where the old one stood. It’s one of eight homes - and the second to be dedicated - being built by MDS in the community. 

A relay for the Norfolk Private Schools Malawi will begin tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. in Wayne, and end in Norfolk at First Presbyterian Church about five-and-a-half hours later. The school is the dream of Dr. Joe Mtika, and he will run the last leg of the relay. Those wishing to donate to the school can leave donations at any BankFirst location or mail them to First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. 

The annual Relay for Life fundraiser, “Paint the Town Purple,” will be held Saturday in downtown Norfolk. Several Relay teams will have fundraisers and some vendors will also be selling products, with a portion of their proceeds donated to Relay for Life. Paint the Town Purple will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the corner of 3rd Street and Norfolk Avenue. 

The Norfolk service organization that brings you the winter pancake feed and fall parade, also takes one day each spring to help teach kids how to fish. The Lions Club invites kids to gather at the northeast corner of Skyview Lake Saturday morning for the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby. It’s for kids 13-and-under, especially for those who would like to try fishing, but for whatever reason, have never had the chance. The Lions Club Kids’ Fishing Derby is Saturday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 near the dam at Skyview Lake. 

Today's Tickler: 

He used to be quite an athlete; big chest, hard stomach.  But that’s all behind him now.

 

Posted on May 29th, 2015 at 7:37 am

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