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Skywatch Weather:

Today mostly sunny, high77. Tonight mostly clear, then increasing clouds with chance of isolated shower late, low 52. Saturday partial sunshine chance for isolated showers, high 79. 


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Norfolk High has named Sean Wetterberg head baseball coach for the school.  Prior to coming to Norfolk High, he served one year as assistant coach for Papillion LaVista High School and was an assistant coach for the Papillion LaVista summer team.  Wetterberg played for the Panthers from 2005-2008. He is currently teaching Science at NHS.  He is the son of Larry Wetterberg, who was coach of the Panthers from 2003-2009 and the summer team coach for eleven years.  Sean Wetterberg takes over for Kris Luellman, who coached from 2010-2013.  Last year, Norfolk finished 5-15.


The Norfolk High girls golf team participated in yesterday’s Lincoln Classic at Mahoney Golf Course.  Kearney was the team champion with a playoff-hole win over Lincoln North Star.  Both teams shot a 375.  Norfolk finished seventh with a 406.  Individually, Nia Station of Omaha Burke was the medalist with a 79.  She won by three strokes.  Norfolk was led by Sami Bruening’s 94.  She placed tenth.


Local Schedule:  Boone Central/Newman Grove at Nfk Cath (FB-7:00); LHNE at Wisner/Pilger (FB-7:00); LHNE at Nfk Cath Inv. At Skyview Lake (CC-3:00); NECC at Midland Inv. At Fremont CC (MG-10:00).


Tonight:  High School football action has second ranked in Class ‘C-1’ 2-0 Boone Central/Newman Grove visiting top ranked 2-0 Norfolk Catholic at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.  Also, 1-0 Howells/Dodge hosts 2-0 Randolph at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.


Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  This week:  Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Sarah Klug; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf & Kathy Gebhardt; & NECC’s Amanda Schultze.


Local Scores:  Nfk High 42 Fremont 17 (FB); Nfk High 25-25 Omaha NW 13-17; Nfk High 25-25 Omaha Benson 15-19 (VB Tri.); Wahoo 25-25-25 Nfk Cath 17-20-22 (VB); LHNE 25-25 Lyons Decatur NE 8-20; LHNE 25-25 (Wakefield VB Inv.); Nfk High 6 O’Neill 2 (SB); West Point-Beemer 10 LHNE 0; Twin River 10 LHNE 0 (Twin River SB Tri.); Nfk High 9 South Sioux City 0 (B. Tenn. Dual); Nebraska 18-25-25-25 Saint Mary’s 25-21-21-18 (VB). 

NFL Scoreboard:  New England 13 N.Y. Jets 10


Another name for “laughing gas” is nitrous oxide

News Briefs:

The Information, Planning and Programs Subcommittee for the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District's Board of Directors held a public hearing last night at Northeast Community College’s Lifelong Learning Center. NRD General Manager, Stan Staab says the sole purpose was to discuss irrigation for 2014. The NRD’s board implemented a “no new irrigated acres and no new wells” policy for 2013, and the NRD staff is recommending the same policy for 2014. The subcommittee will consider last night’s testimony from area irrigators as well as the staff’s recommendation when it makes its recommendation to entire board, which is set to meet Thursday, September 26th.


A Wakefield man was killed in a two-vehicle head-on collision north of Wayne early yesterday (Thursday) morning. According to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Jose Ramirez of Wakefield was killed when a cargo van driven by James Bauman crossed the center line of Highway 15 about two miles north of Wayne and collided head-on with a car driven by Ramirez. The accident occurred at a little after 3 a.m..  The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.


The Northeast Community College Board of Governors gave unanimous approval Thursday to budgets for the 2013-14 school year that will allow for additional staff and facilities. The owner of a $100,000 property in the 20-county area served by Northeast will pay $1.05 in additional taxes. Northeast’s general fund levy will be 7.93 cents per hundred dollars of valuation, down from this year’s 8.53 cents. But the capital improvement fund levy will increase to 2-cents, from the current 1-cent, bringing the total property tax levy to 9.93 cents per hundred dollars of valuation.  Tuition at Northeast also increased for this year – up $2.50 per credit hour compared with last year.


A new courtyard at Northeast Community College was officially named “Paradise Courtyard” yesterday, honoring Dr. Michael Paradise, a former president of Norfolk Junior College and Northeastern Nebraska College.  Paradise is a native of the Greek island of Crete who came to the United States in 1951 He says he was just one of many people involved in the legislation that created the community college system, which was signed into law by then-Governor Jim Exon in 1971 and took effect in 1973.


The 37th annual Pierce Old Time Threshers Bee will be held Saturday and Sunday on the fairgrounds in Pierce. There's no admission charge but purchase of raffle tickets is encouraged. Tickets cost $1 each, or 6 for $5. The winner will have the choice of a restored 1952 Ford 8N tractor or $2,000 in cash. The 8th annual tractor drive begins at 1 today at the fairgrounds. Tractors will drive south of Pierce on country roads and Highway 275, and are expected at Dinkel Implement on the west edge of Norfolk at about 2:30.

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