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Former Nebraska Heisman-winning quarterback Eric Crouch and Outland Trophy award winner Zach Wiegert are among 76 former players on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released by the National Football Foundation yesterday.  Crouch is on the ballot for the fifth straight year, while this year marks the first time Wiegert had made an appearance.  The 2016 class will be announced on Jan. 8, 2016.  Crouch will look to become the second Husker quarterback in the College Hall of Fame, joining Tommie Frazier who was part of the 2013 class.  Wiegert was a 1994 unanimous first team All-American and is one of eight Huskers to win the Outland Trophy.  

Jacob Ripple has been named the new athletic director at Northeast Community College.  He arrives at Northeast with an extensive resume at the junior/community college level.  Ripple most recently serving as eligibility and athletic academic coordinator at Blinn College in Brenham, TX.  He succeeds Kurt Pytleski, who was part-time athletic director at the College for the past four years while also serving as a full-time member of the faculty.  Pytleski will continue to teach full-time in Northeast’s horticulture program.  Ripple will begin his new duties July 1. 

The 26th Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship will be hosted by Kearney Country Club starting today.  75 players entered the four-day championship, beginning with an 18-hole stroke play qualifier today.  The low 32 scores will advance to match play starting Thursday and concluding with a 36-hole final on Saturday.  Among the 75 participants include Norfolk’s Kellen Rossman, Trent Wingate, and Luke Kluver.  The Kearney Country Club will also host the 53rd Nebraska Girls' Match Play Championship today through Friday.  Among the 19 entries include Norfolk’s Allison Temple, Beemer’s Lacie Fox, & Snyder’s Hannah Hunke. 

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Hastings (Bsbl DH-5:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at El Paso (Bsbl-7:35). 

Local Scores:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s 14-10 Emerson 0-1 (SB DH); El Paso 7 Omaha Storm Chasers 4 (Bsbl); Nfk Seniors at Wayne (Bsbl-Ppd). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Colin Wright of the Plainview boys golf team.


“Scrabble” debuted on the board game market in 1955 

News Briefs:

A ballot campaign to preserve Nebraska's death penalty will be led by an Omaha state lawmaker and the state treasurer. Sen. Beau McCoy and State Treasurer Don Stenberg will serve as co-chairs of Nebraskans for the Death Penalty. The group formed less than a week after lawmakers voted to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto and abolish the death penalty. The group filed for a referendum Monday and expects to have petitions available as early as Friday. Organizers launched a website, Supporters have until late August to submit enough signatures for a referendum, which would take place in November 2016. 

The death of a 29-year-old Sioux City woman whose body was found in the Missouri River in southeastern South Dakota is being investigated as a homicide. Alicia Hummel was found dead Monday in Vermillion near the Myron Grove boat launch. Clay County Sheriff Andy Howe says the death is suspicious. An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday while crews searched the river for evidence. Clay County authorities are seeking information from anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area. 

The Madison County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept the second lowest bid for a new boiler in the county jail. Midwest Plumbing bid $21,387 for the replacement boiler, while Volkman Plumbing and Heating had the low bid of $20,332. Midwest Plumbing’s bid included an installation date of on or before June 24th, while Volkman’s bid called for installation later this summer. Commissioner Ron Schmidt said service after the sale – including the earlier installation – justified taking the second lowest bid. 

Madison County’s Assessor has released the Nebraska Department of Revenue’s measures of central tendency for real property in the county. Jeff Hacekerott says the DOR’s acceptable range for residential property assessments is 92 to 100 percent of market value. Madison County’s figure was 93 percent, meaning a home in Madison County worth $100,000, was, on the average, assessed at $93,000. 

Willow Holoubeck, the executive director of A-FAN, will be the featured speaker at next week’s Northeast Nebraska Ag Appreciation Banquet, Thursday, June 11th beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the fairgrounds in Madison. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at either the Norfolk or Madison area chambers of commerce. The purpose of the banquet is to salute production agriculture and agri-business, and also to raise money for scholarships for youth from the area surrounding Norfolk and Madison. 

Comedian Louie Anderson said he had a great experience during his first trip to Norfolk in 2011, when he hosted the finale of the Great American Comedy Festival, but that it was too short.  So he's back for two nights this year.  Anderson will headline the semifinals for the professional comedians’ competition June 18th and 19th.  For tickets, go to 

The Relay for Life Brat Feed is scheduled for today from 11 to 2 in the Sunset Plaza Parking Lot.  You can get a brat, chips and pop for $5. Sit-down and drive-thru options will be available. 

Today's Tickler: 

His life has been full of trials, but so far no convictions.


Posted on Jun 3rd, 2015 at 7:48 am

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