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The Nebraska Schools Activities Association has released its high school football schedules for 2016-2017.  This fall, Norfolk High will open their season at Lincoln East.  They will also have road games at Omaha Burke, Bellevue West, Bellevue East, and Omaha Westside.  The Panthers will host Fremont, Lincoln North Star, Omaha South, and Omaha Northwest.  Norfolk Catholic’s fall campaign includes home games with Columbus Lakeview, Boone Central/Newman Grove, O’Neill, Wayne, and West Point-Beemer.  They will visit Bishop Neumann, Wahoo High, Pierce, and Madison.  The Knights will open their season at Bishop Neumann in Wahoo.  This fall, Lutheran High Northeast will start their campaign at home against Cross County.  They will also entertain Shelby/Rising City, Stanton, Battle Creek, and Crofton.  The Eagles will visit Twin River, Lincoln Lutheran, Hartington Cedar Catholic, and Ponca.  The 2017 opponents will remain the same for all schools but will be played at the opposite site. 

At 48-4, the Golden State Warriors own the best record of any NBA team after 52 games. The Warriors head into the All-Star break on an 11-game winning streak following their 112-104 win over Phoenix behind Steph Curry's 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. 

The San Antonio Spurs scored a last-second victory when Kawhi Leonard hit a jumper from the tip of the key with nine-tenths of a second left in the Spurs' 98-96 win over Orlando. Leonard finished with 29 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points for the Spurs, who improved to 45-8. 

The Associated Press has learned Brian Vickers will replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday news conference to discuss its plans for the No. 14 Chevrolet. 

Local Schedule:  Crofton at Nfk Cath (GBB-8:00); Nebraska at Minnesota at Minneapolis, MN (WBB-7:00); Ft. Wayne at Nebraska-Omaha (WBB-7:00). 

Tonight:  The Hartington Cedar Catholic girls & boys basketball teams host Battle Creek starting with the girls game at 6:15.  Pregame coverage at 5:55 on Lite Rock 97.5 & 

Local Scores:  Wisconsin 72, Nebraska 61 (MBB); Northeast CC 81, Central CC 44 (WBB); Fort Wayne 67, Nebraska-Omaha 65 (WBB) 


The area known as Hollywood was founded  in February 1887 

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The director of Medicaid and Long Term Care for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services testified Wednesday against a bill to expand Medicaid in Nebraska through the use of private insurance. Calder Lynch says a conservative estimate prepared by actuaries puts the state’s cost for LB1032 at nearly $1 billion over the next 10 years, while the federal government would pay about $13.4 billion. 

Nebraska’s Democrats will gather in church halls, community centers and high school gyms all over the state Saturday March 5 for their party’s presidential caucuses. The Chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party, Vince Powers says it’s for registered Democrats only. To find out the site and time of your caucus, go to the web site 

A hearing on a proposed wind farm in Antelope County has once again been continued – this time until February 24th.  According to our news gathering partners at the Norfolk Daily News, the Commission did close the public comment part of the hearing after yesterday’s session, and will review the information and questions presented before the February 24th meeting.  The wind farm has been proposed mostly in the Neligh area.  Proponents tout the economic benefits, while opponents raise concerns about noise and other possible undesirable consequences. 

The Madison County Board of Commissioners has approved a conditional use permit for a recreational cabin near the Elkhorn River. The cabin, located two miles northeast of Battle Creek, is owned by Aaron and Ginger Beckman, who would like to rent it out.  The commissioners recommended several conditions for the permit, including that property lines be identified and that use of high-powered rifles is prohibited on the property. 

Norfolk Public Schools officials are asking parents of children who will be in kindergarten this fall to enroll their kids at their neighborhood schools. At Monday night’s meeting of the Board of Education, Director of Student Services Mary Luhr said parents must have their child's birth certificate and immunization records to begin the enrollment process. Kindergarten Roundups are scheduled for all of the elementary schools April 20th. 

The annual No-Till, Cover Crops and Planned Grazing Workshop, hosted by the Lower Elkhorn NRD and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be held Wednesday from 9 to 2:30 in the Lifelong Learning Center.  There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested by Friday. For more information, or to register, call your local NRCS office or the Lower Elkhorn NRD. 

Harvest Church in Norfolk is one of about 200 nationwide to host a “Night to Shine” prom Friday night for those with developmental disabilities. The events are sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.  Youth Pastor Julie Austin says about 110 guests will attend Norfolk’s “Night to Shine,” along with 56 of their chaperones, 86 volunteers and scores of vendors to provide the food, photography and more. 

Could something like what happened in Flint, Mich., happen in Norfolk, too? Find out the answer in Thursday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?


Posted on Feb 11th, 2016 at 7:38 am

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