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Today, mainly clear, high 43. Tonight, partly cloudy, low 29.  Saturday, overcast, chance for mixed precipitation, high 37. 


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The fourth ranked in both polls in Class ‘C-1’ Norfolk Catholic girls basketball team improved to 15-2 last night while giving coach Tim Kassmeier his 300th career win.  Geena Piper scored 16 points and collected twelve rebounds while Joelle Heng added eleven points, eight boards, and four assists to a 60-45 win over Boone Central/Newman Grove in Albion.  The Lady Knights have now won eight games in a row and 14 of their last 15.  Kassmeier, in his 22nd year, now has a coaching record of 300-194.  The Lady Cardinals were led by Sadie Wallin & Kaity Stuhr, who scored 17 points and 15 respectively.  Boone Central/Newman Grove drops to 6-9 on the season.  Norfolk Catholic led at halftime 32-30. 

Local Schedule:  Omaha NW at Nfk High (G&B BB-6:00); Nfk Cath at Humphrey St. Francis (BBB-7:45); WSC at Minot St., ND (W&M BB-6:00); Xavier at Creighton (WBB-7:05); Nebraska at Northwestern at Evanston, IL (WR Dual-7:00). 

Tonight:  The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball squad visits Humphrey St. Francis at 7:45.  Pregame coverage at approximately 7:25 on 106 KIX &  Also, the Battle Creek girls & boys host Boone Central/Newman Grove starting with the girls contest at 6:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately on 5:40 Lite Rock 97.5 & 

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & from 9:00-10:00 live from Hy-Vee East.  This week:  Nfk High’s Ben Ries, Jared Oswald, & Tony Brown; Nfk Cath’s Shane Anderson; LHNE’s Greg Rathke; NECC’s Dan Anderson & Madison wrestling coach Jason Freudenburg. 

Saturday Afternoon:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams are on the road at Millard North starting with the girls game at 3:30.  Pregame coverage at approximately 3:10 on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM & 

Local Scores:  LHNE 48 Battle Creek 41 (GBB); Nfk Cath 52 Madison 26 (WR Dual); Lincoln SW 107 Nfk High 79 (B. SW Dual); Lincoln SW 124 Nfk High 61 (G. SW Dual); (15) Nebraska 59 Illinois 57 (WBB); Ft. Wayne, IN 70 Nebraska-Omaha 59 (WBB). 


In radio electronics, FM stands for Frequency Modulation 

News Briefs:

The United States Senate has approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but not with enough votes to overturn an expected presidential veto. The Senate has followed the House in approving construction of the oil pipeline that would run through Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska. The 62-36 vote falls short of the 67 needed to override the veto promised by President Barack Obama. The bill differs slightly from the House version. If the two chambers reach agreement on a final version, it goes to the president. The bill mandates construction of the 840-mile pipeline from western Canada to Steele City, Nebraska - southeast of Fairbury.  

Those with business in the Madison County Courthouse early next week may experience some congestion in the halls near the District Courtroom. According to a news release from the Madison County District Court, special precautions are being taken to protect the identity of those called as grand jurors and witnesses in the investigation of the January 7th death of Andre Murphy, Sr.  Murphy died about an hour after interaction with a Norfolk Police officer, and a grand jury investigation into his death is required by state law. By law, the work of the grand jury is conducted in secrecy. Because statutes require that there be no photographs of or discussions with grand jurors or witnesses, the area in and around Madison County court room one will be restricted. 

An annual state agriculture conference is expected to focus on helping small and mid-sized Nebraska farmers prepare a transition plan for their operations. Director of Agriculture Greg Ibach announced the annual agriculture conference with Gov. Pete Ricketts in a news conference Thursday. The Governor's Ag Conference is set for March 4 and 5 in Kearney. Ibach says a study showed more than 50 percent of the state's small and medium dairy farms don't have successors. Ricketts says the conference will also address connecting the state's urban and rural sectors through agriculture and increasing foreign exports to countries in Asia. 

If Thursday night’s ruling of the Madison County Board of Adjustment stands, two brothers will have to move a grain bin constructed too close to the road in the southwest part of Madison County. The Board of Adjustment heard a request from Hemmer Land, LLC to reduce the setback for a grain bin from 50 feet from the right of way to 36-feet, 5-inches. At last night’s hearing, Adam Hemmer estimated  the cost to move the bin the required 13 feet, 7 inches would be more than $40,000.  The board voted 5-0 to deny the request for a variance. 

The Norfolk Family YMCA is hosting an indoor triathlon Super Bowl Sunday morning.  Health and Wellness Director Tina Collison it all begins with a 10-minute swim, followed by a 20-minute stationary bike ride and 30-minute run or walk on a treadmill. The event runs from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday. The cost to enter is $30 for adults and $20 for youth ages 12-to-17. There are also special discounts for teams and families. To register, stop by the Norfolk Family YMCA or give them a call at 402-371-9770. 

Today's Tickler: 

Love may be blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.


Posted on Jan 30th, 2015 at 7:33 am

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