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Skywatch Weather:

Today, partial sun develops, slight chance for scattered showers, high78. Tonight mostly cloudy chance for scattered showers, low 54. Tuesday, a blend of clouds and sun, breezy with high of 78.


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The Northeast Hawks men’s golf team participated in yesterday’s Iowa Lakes Fall Invitational at Brooks National Golf Club in Okoboji, Iowa.  Northern Iowa Area Community College was the champion with a 307 while the Hawks varsity squad placed second with a 311.  The Northeast JV team was seventh shooting a 343.  North Iowa’s Levi Fink was the medalist with a 72.  He won in a playoff.  The Hawks’ Michael Bergquist tied for third carding a 75, and Conner Watson shot 77 to tie for seventh place.


The Omaha World Herald & Lincoln Journal Star updated its high school football rankings today.  The Norfolk Panthers fall from the Lincoln Journal Star rankings after losing at home to Grand Island 34-28 last Thursday.  The 3-1 Panthers will visit 3-1 Lincoln Pius X on Friday night.  The Three-time Defending State Champion Norfolk Catholic Knights remain second in Class 'C-1' in both newspapers after routing Madison 50-7 on the road last Friday.  The 3-1 Knights will host 3-0 third ranked Wahoo on Thursday night at 7:00.  The game can be heard on 106 KIX.  Lutheran High Northeast stays at number three in the Omaha World Herald and are once again fourth in the Lincoln Journal Star in Class 'C-2'.  The 3-0 Eagles whipped Laurel/Concord/Coleridge 48-14 at home last Friday.  Lutheran High Northeast will host 3-0 Omaha World Herald eighth ranked West Holt on Friday at 7:00.  The game can be heard on 106 KIX.


Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Elkhorn (SB-6:30); Nfk High at Papillion La Vista Inv. (B Tenn-8:00 AM); Nfk High at Bellevue West Inv. (GG-9:00 AM).


Local Scores:  Texas 20-25-27-21-15 Nebraska 25-19-25-25-12 (VB); Creighton 16-25-25-18-15 Wichita St. 25-18-20-25-9 (VB); Nebraska 2 (14) Denver 1 (W Socc.); Nebraska-Omaha 1 Missouri St. 1 (Tie) (W Socc.); WSC 1 MSU Moorhead 0 (W Socc.).


NFL Scoreboard:  New Orleans 31 Arizona 7; Cleveland 31 Minnesota 27; Detroit 27 Washington 20; Cincinnati 34 Green Bay 30; Baltimore 30 Houston 9; Carolina 38 N.Y. Giants 0; Tennessee 20 San Diego 17; Dallas 31 St. Louis 7; New England 23 Tampa Bay 3; Miami 27 Atlanta 23; N.Y. Jets 27 Buffalo 20; Indianapolis 27 San Francisco 7; Seattle 45 Jacksonville 17; Chicago 40 Pittsburgh 23 


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Someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments is called a Luthier

News Briefs:

Minor flooding is likely in central Nebraska this week as the Platte River continues to swell with water from Colorado. The floodwaters have caused problems all along the South Platte River since last week. The National Weather Service is warning people who live near the Platte River in Cozad, Kearney, Grand Island and other communities downstream to prepare for possible flooding. Experts are also urging everyone to avoid contact with the floodwaters which are contaminated and may carry dangerous debris. And once the river rises, it will likely remain high for at least a day or two before receding. The Platte River began rising at Overton overnight and at Elm Creek early this morning. The floodwaters will reach Kearney this evening.


The first of five public-input hearings of the Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee are set to begin in western Nebraska today.  Lawmakers will convene this afternoon at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. The committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday in North Platte Community.  Its final hearing for the week will take place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The committee has been assigned to review Nebraska's tax system for fairness, simplicity and stability, while helping to compete with other states. The panel is expected to release a report by mid-December. Hearings in Lincoln and Omaha are scheduled in October.


One of the Democratic candidates for governor says he would change the good time policy in the state corrections system if elected. Chuck Hassebrook says a recent situation in Omaha, where a convict released early, even though he had a history of violence in prison is accused of murdering four people, has caused him to look at good time regulations.  Hassebrook says he recognizes keeping violent criminals in prison longer would make the overcrowding problem in the state’s prisons even worse. To deal with that, he would like to see greater use of drug courts. Hassebrook says 57 percent of the state’s prisoners are incarcerated for non-violent crimes, and many of them are drug related. Hassebrook made his comments on a recent campaign stop in Norfolk. His opponent, Annette Dubas of Fullerton, will be in Norfolk tomorrow for a 12:30 stop at Prenger’s Restaurant.


About 800 women are expected to gather Wednesday night at the Divots DeVent Center for the 10th annual “Go Red For Women, Ladies Night Out.” Committee member and past chairman Angie Stenger says heart disease is often associated with men, but it’s the number one killer of women. Stenger says the night will include dinner and drinks served by male waiters, as well as educational videos and three guest speakers, all heart disease survivors.  Other activities include both silent and oral auctions. It begins at the DeVent Center Wednesday night at 5.  For ticket information, call Sara Brown at (402) 489-5115.


Thousands of people from all over the world are expected to be in Pierce this weekend for the Lambrecht Chevrolet Classic Car Auction.  About 500 classic cars will be auctioned off. The viewing is scheduled for Friday with the auction itself beginning at 9 a.m.  Saturday and lasting through Sunday.  Pierce County Sheriff Rick Ebberhardt says there will be parking and shuttle service in several lots in and around Pierce. Ebberhardt asks everyone to drive carefully, and be patient. Parking areas include the fairgrounds, the golf course, Rick’s Auto Repair, Zion Lutheran Church, the softball field and the west football field.

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