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Today breezy, and partly cloudy, high 84+, tonight overcast with scattered thunderstorms, low of 64. Saturday clearing skies, chance of showers early, high 81. 


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The Norfolk Catholic & Lutheran High Northeast cross country teams participated in yesterday’s Columbus Scotus Invitational.  In the boys race, the Knights finished seventh while the Lutheran High Northeast boys were ninth.  Norfolk Catholic was led by Cameron Carney’s tenth place finish.  Teammate Matthew Wieser placed 14th.  The Eagles were led by Ryan Bodlak’s 25th place finish.  In the girls race, the Lady Knights were fourth.  Wayne’s Marta Pulfer won the race by 20 seconds.  Norfolk Catholic’s Joelle Heng finished second while teammate Nicole Aschoff was seventh.  Lutheran High Northeast’s Sora Wolff led her team with a 41st place finish.

The Norfolk High boys tennis team competed in yesterday’s Millard North Invite.  The Panthers finished in ninth place in the ten-team invitational.  Erik Wright finished 1-4 in #1 Singles while Cole Allen was 2-3 in #2 Doubles.  Micah Gardner & Connor Herrod was 1-4 in #1 Doubles while Parker Hansen & David Carlson finished 2-3 in #2 Doubles.

 Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln East at Seacrest Field (FB-7:00); Laurel/Concord/Coleridge at LHNE (FB-7:00); Nfk High vs. Lincoln SE-3:00; Omaha Marian-6:00; vs. Bellevue West-8:00 (Lincoln SE VB Classic); Nfk High Inv. At Nfk CC (GG-9:00 AM); Nfk High Inv. At Skyview Lake (CC-5:10).

Tonight:  The Norfolk Panther football team visit Lincoln East at Seacrest Field at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 7:30 on 106 KIX &  Also, Pierce is at Columbus Scotus at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:30 on Lite Rock 97.5 &

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

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 47 David City High 7 (FB); Stanton 25-25 Nfk Cath 10-18; Boone Central/Newman Grove 25-20-25 Nfk Cath 19-25-21 (BC/NG VB Tri.); LHNE 20-25-25-25 Hartington CC 25-18-19-20 (VB); Millard South 12 Nfk High 0 (SB); Nfk Cath 214 Crofton 216 (GG Dual);

NFL Scoreboard:  Atlanta 56 Tampa Bay 14.

Top 25 College Football:  (5) Auburn 20 (20) Kansas St. 14. 


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News Briefs:

The city of Norfolk will take possession of a building lot in a residential area after a homeowner failed to clean up after a fire. At a recent meeting of the City Council, City Attorney Clint Schukei explained that the house at 1004 Koenigstein Avenue was damaged by fire in April. He says the homeowner, James E. Treat, was given 30 days to tear down the damaged structure, but did not. Schukei says in addition to tearing down the structure, the city has incurred more than $13,000 in costs for asbestos investigation and abatement and for termination of utilities. Treat has agreed to turn the property over to the city, and the city will then sell the lot to recoup expenses. The Council unanimously approved the acquisition of the property. 

The general campaign for the 2015 Norfolk Area United Way kicked off Thursday.  The Pacesetter Division, which represents the area’s largest employers, has already raised $162,677 toward the $540,000 goal.  Volunteers received their collection packets, and were urged to work to complete as many calls as possible before October 2nd. Campaign chairmen will meet on that date for an update on donations. The second and final all-volunteer meeting will be at noon Wednesday, October 15th at the Time Square Event Center. 

Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce leaders held a legislative forum in Norfolk Thursday.  State Chamber President Barry Kennedy, says one of the biggest challenges facing Nebraska business leaders is a shortage of qualified workers. The visit to Norfolk was one of 29, Kennedy is making this fall around the state. Besides workforce development, Kennedy discussed other topics including taxation, labor laws, education and economic development. State Chamber Vice President Jamie Karl and Norfolk Senator Jim Scheer also spoke to the crowd of about 25 chamber members.

The kickoff campaign to expand and renovate the Norfolk Public Library will be held at 6 p.m. Monday night near the intersection of 7th Street and Norfolk Ave.  Former state senator and Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood will serve as spokesman for the "Vote Yes for the Library" campaign. A proposal to construct a 16,000-square-foot addition to the library at a cost of $6.5 million will be on the November 4th ballot. Norfolk voters will be asked to approve a half-cent sales tax for three years to pay for the improvements. The proposed addition will address concerns about space, parking and outdated technology offerings. 

After 50 years of stock car racing in Norfolk, the checkered flag is coming down this weekend on Riviera Raceway.  A special memorial program is scheduled for Sunday night beginning at 6:30. Robert Haase and his brother Raymond founded the track on Sherwood Road in Norfolk back in 1965.  Robert’s family took full control several years after that. Robert died in 2011; his widow, Janet says Sunday night’s program will be dedicated to his memory, and will include a memorial race involving many of the drivers who raced Saturday summer nights on the dirt oval for the past 50 years.  Kevin Signor hopes to bring stock car racing to his Off Road Ranch southeast of Norfolk beginning next year. His application for a conditional use permit has yet to be voted on by the Norfolk Planning Commission; it would also need to receive approval from the Norfolk City Council. 

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