Radio Review

05-25-16

Happy Birthday Wishes to:

Debra Buresh, Dr. Mark Davis, Brian Hamik, Shirley Hughes, Marilyn Mitchell, Christian Ohl, Bruce Paul, Michelle Schnoor 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, partly cloudy with a chance for thunderstorms, high 82.  Tonight, partly cloudy, chance for scattered storms, low 56.  Thursday, cloudy with a chance for storms, high 80. 

Sports:

CBS Sports Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat at 4:00; & Sun at 1:00.  Also, the home for Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The Oklahoma City Thunder are one victory away from their second trip to the NBA Finals, and their first since 2012.  The Thunder lead the Western Conference finals 3-1 after Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double of 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 118-94 romp over the Golden State Warriors.  Kevin Durant had 26 points and 11 boards for the Thunder, who have outscored the Warriors by 52 points over the last two games and can wrap up the series against the defending champs tomorrow. 

The Big Ten Baseball Tournament gets underway today at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.  The 37-18 Nebraska Cornhuskers battles 34-18 Michigan State at 1:00.  The Huskers enter today contest having won six games in a row and eight of their last nine while Michigan State has dropped five of their last six contests.  Nebraska won two of the three games played between the two teams in East Lansing May 7-9.  Other matchups today have Indiana playing Maryland at 9:00 AM, Iowa taking on Minnesota at 5:00, and Ohio State meets Michigan at 9:00 PM. 

Day one of the Boys State Golf Championships are in the books.  In the Class ‘A’ competition at Norfolk Country Club, Lincoln Southwest has a three-shot lead with a 302.  Omaha Creighton Prep is at 305 while the Norfolk Panthers are fourth at 313.  Omaha Creighton Prep’s Alex Schaake has the clubhouse lead with a 69.  He leads Norfolk’s Luke Kluver’s 70 by one stroke.  Also for the Panthers Kellen Rossman shot 77, Ryan Wittler carded an 81, Colin Schwartz put up an 84, and Tyler Hahn shot an 85.  In the Class ‘B’ Championships at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln, Columbus Scotus is tied for third place at 319.  They are 13 strokes off the lead.  In Class ‘C’, at Kearney Country Club, Stanton is tied for fourth place with a 330.  They are 16 strokes off the pace.  In the Class ‘D’ competition at Lake Mahoney Golf Course in North Platte, Randolph has the team lead at 336.  They lead Creighton’s 346 by ten strokes.  Randolph’s Mason Stubbs carded an opening day 73 and leads Humphrey St. Francis’ Trevor Kosch’ 76 by three strokes.  

Local Schedule:  Nfk Seniors at Lincoln High Sampson Construction (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk Golden Girls Gold 18’s vs. Nebraska Swingers Red-6:00; Lightning-7:30 (Lincoln SB League); Albuquerque at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35). 

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Albuquerque 1 (Bsbl). 

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:

Dylan Kautz of the Norfolk Catholic track & field team.

Kwifax:

The 1st official National League baseball game was in 1876 (Boston-6, Philadelphia-5) 

News Briefs:

City planners and designers are spending two days in Norfolk hosting focus groups and gathering feedback from the city’s citizens. At Tuesday night’s public meeting about two dozen people gathered to discuss revising the City of Norfolk’s Comprehensive Plan. Olsson Associates is nearing the end of the data-collection process, and will take the data and feedback back to their Omaha offices, then prioritize goals and create strategies to accommodate those goals. 

The latest economic news for Nebraska could be better. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss believes there will be an interest rate hike this summer. He also believes there will be two rate hikes this year. When it comes to Nebraska's economy in general, he says manufacturing is lackluster and agriculture and energy fall in the negative category. He also says over the next few months the economy is more likely to move sideways than up or down. 

Governor Pete Ricketts will lead a trade mission to China - the state’s 4th largest trade partner. The governor says they’ll visit three cities in China this November, including the agricultural high-tech fair in XI’an. The delegation will also visit Shanghai and Hong Kong during the November trip. 

Costco is moving forward with plans for a new chicken-processing plant in Dodge County. Earlier this year Nickerson's town board voted against the plant being built. Fremont Mayor Scott Getzschman says they worked with Costco to find another suitable location. The new location is Hills Farm south of Fremont. Costco filed a petition and Getzschman says that includes re-zoning and annexation. 

Northeast Nebraskans opened up their hearts and their wallets Tuesday during the first ever Norfolk Area Big Give. Big Give Chair Anders Olson says 31 Norfolk-Area non-profit organizations benefitted from the generosity of area citizens. The 24-hour event ended Tuesday night at midnight and raised a grand total of $83,561.91. 

Dr. Joe Mtika of Norfolk was so impressed with the education his children received from Norfolk Public Schools, he dreamed of starting up Norfolk Public Schools-Malawi in his home country, and a relay race will raise funds to help sustain it. The Relay for Malawi is scheduled for Saturday with registration as well at the start and finish lines at the Cowboy Trail trailhead at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park. Cost is $25 per participant. You can either register online at AllSportsCentral.com or the day of the race. Registration starts Saturday morning at 7, with the race to get underway at 7:45. 

A new book all about Norfolk has gone to press and is scheduled for a June release. Norfolk 150 Committee member Leann Widhalm says the committee wanted to add an educational component to the city’s 150th birthday celebration and came up with the idea of a children’s book entitled “N is for Norfolk.” Norfolk Junior and Senior High School students wrote and illustrated the book. Widhalm says “N is for Norfolk” will be released Monday night, June 20th, at the Norfolk Public Library, and the book will be available for purchase at all of the Norfolk 150 events from late June to early July. 

The Antelope County board of supervisors took up the issue of the proposed wind farm near Neligh that has generated some controversy. Find out what action was taken in Wednesday’s Norfolk Daily News. 

Today's Tickler: 

Dracula didn’t have many friends because he was a real pain in the neck

 

Posted on May 25th, 2016 at 7:48 am

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