The Norfolk Area Relay For Life event over the weekend brought in some serious cash.

According to the group’s Relay web page, more than $39,000 was raised in total, which includes donations made before the event and during the event and luminary sales.

The top fundraising team was the Merry Moo’s, which raised $5,475.

The goal of $65,000 was not reached, but donations will continue to be accepted online at, and scroll to the “Donate” button.

Relay For Life events have raised $410 million for the American Cancer Society as of August 2018.

In other news

WOODLAND PARK — A man who reportedly was intoxicated on Saturday faces a felony charge after reportedly causing a disturbance and becoming non-complaint.

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday he has made appointments, including several Northeast and North Central Nebraskans, to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.

Beginning Monday, July 29, West Norfolk Avenue between what’s known as Emergency Road and 27th Street will be closed to traffic due to the construction of the skywalk connecting Faith Regional’s new South Medical Office Building with its existing west campus.

State health officials have confirmed the death of a woman in North Central Nebraska from West Nile virus.