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Kim Bilstein, Patricia Hupp, Heidi Korth, Melva Kube, Beth Rinkel, Rans Roman, Bob Schnitzler, Kyle Siefker, George Thietje Jr.

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, breezy, high 72. Tonight mostly clear, low 41. Saturday mainly sunny, 79.


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Grand Island ran for 191 yards as a team while defeating the Norfolk Panthers 34-28 last night at Norfolk’s Veterans Memorial Field.  Jake Mayer scampered for 103 yards and a touchdown and teammate Andrew Rojas ran for 90 yards and two scores in the win.  Norfolk quarterback Gunner Fuelberth completed 22-39 passes for 214 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions in the loss.  Teammate Jacob Hjorth caught ten passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.  The Panthers’ Kyle Temple had ten tackles on the night with two sacks and a fumble recovery.  The game was tied at 7-7 at halftime.  Grand Island improves to 3-1 while the Panthers fall to 3-1.


The Norfolk Catholic cross country teams participated in yesterday’s Columbus Scotus Invite.  In the boys race, the Knights finished fourth with a score of 93.  Cameron Casey finished ninth and teammate Matthew Wieser was 15th.  In the girls competition, the Lady Knights finished fourth with 66 points.  Joelle Heng and Nicole Aschoff finished fifth and 19th respectively.

Local Schedule:  Nfk Cath at Madison (FB-7:00); Laurel/Concord/Coleridge at LHNE (FB-7:00); Nfk High Vs. Lincoln North Star-3:00; Vs. North Platte-6:00; Vs. Lincoln SE-7:00 (Lincoln Public Schools VB Classic); Nfk High hosts Inv. At Nfk CC (GG-9:00 AM); Nfk High hosts Inv. At Skyview Lake (CC-4:30).


Tonight:  High School football action has Plainview hosting Clarkson/Leigh at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:35 on Lite Rock 97.5 & Literock97.com.


Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk High’s Tom Olson & Chuck Hughes; Nfk Cath’s Jeff Bellar & Travis Fisher; LHNE’s Darin Suckstorf; & NECC’s Amanda Schultze.


Local Scores:  Hartington CC 22-25-25-25 LHNE 25-22-21-17 (VB); Boone Central/Newman Grove 25-14-25-23-15 Nfk Cath 18-25-21-25-9 (VB); Nfk Cath 230 Crofton 253 (GG Dual); WSC 25-25-28 Univ. Of Sioux Falls 13-15-26 (VB); Millard South at Nfk High (SB-Ppd. Rain); LHNE at O’Neill Tri (SB-Ccd. Injuries); Nfk High at Millard North Inv. (B Tenn.-Ccd. Rain.).


NFL Scoreboard:  Kansas City 16 Philadelphia 16.


A pickers paradise! Antique Show & Sale @ Divots! 10/5 9-5; 10/6 10-3.  Admission $3, good for both days!

The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after dogs

News Briefs: 

Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska squared off again in a congressional yesterday.  The hearing was called by U.S. Rep. Lee Terry, a Nebraska Republican who supports the hotly disputed project. Opponents are urging President Barack Obama to deny a federal permit for the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, saying it doesn't serve U.S. energy interests and threatens Nebraska landowners.  Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Dennis Houston testified that the first Keystone pipeline in Nebraska provided an economic boost to his area during the five-month construction period. Jane Kleeb, executive director of Bold Nebraska, argued that the project poses an unnecessary risk to Nebraskans with no long-term benefits.


The last weekend of September will be a busy one in the Norfolk area – with activities planned in all corners of the city and in Pierce. Kim Kwapnioski, director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau says 10,000 or more people are expected in the area for the variety of events. Among the activities planned between September 26th and 29th are the Lions Club fall parade, the 40th anniversary open house at Northeast Community College, Oktoberfest in downtown Norfolk, the Riverpoint Arts Festival in Johnson Park, a Foreigner concert at Divots, the Lambrecht car auction near Pierce, a bike ride, a color run, and a co-ed powder puff football tournament. 


Some Norfolk street projects are nearing completion. Assistant City Engineer Mark Dolecheck says concrete work should begin soon on Michigan Avenue and that Phase One of the 20th Street project is nearly completed. The second phase is
scheduled to begin next week. Dolechek says 20th Street will be closed to traffic from south of Vicki Lane to Parker Circle. Dolecheck says the 18th Street project south of the roundabout will be reopened before Phase Two of the 20th Street project begins. Additional repairs will also continue on Sunset Circle.


Legendary recording artist Lee Greenwood will entertain approximately 1,000 veterans and their families Saturday, August 16th as part of the 30th annual Vietnam Veterans Reunion at Norfolk's Divots DeVent Center.  The reunion runs from August 14th through the 17th and will include seminars, luncheons, bands every night and the Sunday Survivors’ Breakfast.  Committee chairman Bruce Bounds says lots of volunteers are needed.  A meeting is scheduled for the Norfolk VFW Sunday afternoon beginning at 2.  For more information, you can call Bruce or Patty Bounds at (402) 841-5524.


The 12th annual Tilden Rib Fest is scheduled for tomorrow to raise funds for Tilden Legion Post 170.  Spokesman Larry Henseleit says 83 grillers competed last year, and he expects that many or more for Saturday’s competition. Henseleit says the Legion buys all of the ribs – about 2,300 lbs. – for the grillers.  Henseleit says the event has turned into an all day eating fest with breakfast beginning at 9 and hors d’oerves from 11 to 2.  Tickets cost $10 each, and allow you to visit with the grillers and sample their offerings all day.  Ribs are served beginning at 5 p.m. and a rib dinner includes beans, chips and bread. 

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