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Norfolk received some much needed moisture early Friday morning. Around 5 a.m. a thunderstorm was reported that brought a north gust up to 23 miles per hour and dumped around .78 of rain in an hour, according to the National Weather Service. 

Listed below is the 24-hour rainfall in inches as of 7 a.m. Wednesday in area communities.

NORFOLK — A Norfolk man who was wanted was reportedly found Thursday to be in possession of a loaded firearm and subsequently jailed.

NORFOLK -- A vehicle that reportedly didn’t have working taillights resulted in the arrest of a Norfolk man for fourth offense driving while intoxicated.

MADISON — The Madison County Courthouse will be closed all day Tuesday, Dec. 24, and all day on Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas. 


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The Boomfest American Freedom Classic was held over the weekend on courses at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park and Skyview Lake. Highlighting the action was an ace on hole No. 14 at River Run Disc Golf Course by John Markhofer of Norfolk.

Three-year-old Maddox Lanman's new favorite movie is 8 Seconds. While riding his "bull" in his full cowboy get-up, belt buckle and all, he's yelling, "Okay boys! Okay boys!"

We were blessed with five new great-grandchildren, all born within an eight-week span. Pictured is Amanda and Gianna Schultze of Norfolk (from left), Vanessa and Westin Rotoni of Omaha, Lexi and Vienna Nixon of Omaha, Courtney and Henry von Seggern of Hooper and Erika and Lucas Last of Lincoln. 

Mama Fox and her four kits took up residence under the garage and in the backyard of Norma Lautenschlager.

All in a row with their masks on tight. It was indeed an impressible sight. And in ones hat there was a feather, but but they were less than six feet together.

Beau Gotschall, son of Trevor and Tiffany Gotscall, was pretending to be his grandpa Dan, who is a member of the Stuart Legion and marches.

On Friday, May 29, a rambunctious group of boys took on the rock bed in front of the Stuart Township Library. They had to dig out the rocks, remove the excess dirt, wash off the rocks and replace them back in the bed. With the help of Dana Steinhauser and the fire truck hose and Kyle Connot, the work was completed in just four hours. The boys were treated to pizza and pop. Those helping were Austin and Seth Connot, Kaige Krieger, Tom Paxton and Brook and Miles Wallinger. A huge thanks to these young kids for taking on the project.  

Christine Keller took a video of a deer swimming across Skyview Lake recently. Pictured is a screen shot.

On May 21, Troop #653 helped the American Legion place memorial flags at the Prospect and Hillcrest Cemeteries in Norfolk. There were 12 boys and six adults for the troop who helped with this service project. The Norfolk Elks are very proud sponsors for this amazing troop.

Hendrix LaVey, granddaughter of Heath Henery from Michael's Cantina, helps out during these trying times!!

The Air National Guard took a picture from above as they flew a KC-135 Stratotanker over Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk Monday as part of a flyover salute to healthcare professionals and all Nebraskans responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Norfolkans stepped outside Monday to watch as the the Air National Guard flew a KC-135 Stratotanker over Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk as part of a flyover salute to healthcare professionals and all Nebraskans responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charlotte Guenther recently completed a marathon, walking/running 26.2 miles through the Nebraska Extension Marathon Kids program. “Through running, we show kids they can achieve more than they ever thought possible and put them on the path to healthier lives.” 

Norfolk High seniors invited family, friends, teachers and coaches to drive by and honk and wave last Friday at the theater parking lot. Pictured are classmates Jared Ertzner (from left), Cole Hobza and John Canham.

Furious the cat enjoys watching TV just like humans — from the comfort of his chair. 

Todd Stewart, LENRD Natural Resources technician, and LENRD interns Erika Hinz and Dillon Hupp, checking on one of the, holding up their fingers to represent the 375 trees they planted.

The City of Norfolk got a little greener last week on Earth Day thanks to the efforts of the team at Norfolk Auto Center. Several employees spent a few hours collecting trash from areas off Pasewalk Avenue and the ditches on the West Highway 275 bypass. Over two truckloads of trash were collected.

20-month-old Jude asks, "Was I suppose to eat or wear this?" 

Remi and Ruger have no problem keeping the baby's stuff warm when she isn't using it. 

Pictured is two-year-old Maddox Hintz delivering papers. He thinks it's fun and his mom uses it as a reason to get out on a walk. 

Laurissa Wilson took her horse, Blue, to work with her recently to the Meadows. Blue greeted the residents at every ground floor window. The small gesture brought so much joy to the residents.

Chad Weyhrich got creative with this Easter egg this year — the coronavirus egg. 

There have been numerous decorated driveways and sidewalks lately, including Curtis Borchers' driveway in Battle Creek. 

Donna (Salmons) Mapes, Debbie (Partridge) Carpenter, Tammy (Penner) Sayers, Kathy (Belina) Jensen and Kristi (West) Solis pose for a photo before the 1983 Stanton High School prom.

Nevaeh Langan's fifth birthday party was canceled at Gobbs and Gobs of Fun due to coronavirus. Trying to make the best of it, a clown was able to come to her house and bring a smile to her face.

The Norfolk Elks #653 served 90 veterans hamburgers, cheesy potatoes, beans, cupcakes and ice cream for their Valentine's meal last month. Seven Elks members and four volunteers helped, along with the staff. 

Is Razzy hiding because her owner said it's time for bed or from the coronavirus? We may never know for sure.

The Norfolk Elks #653 participated in Read Aloud Norfolk at the Sunset Plaza in February. Participants played Plinko and tried their best attempt at the Rubik's cube. Three Elks members attended the booth with nearly 450 children stopping by. 

Pictured are participants who joined The Arc of Norfolk in celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with the Second Annual Walk & Roll. 

Six members of the Norfolk Elks #653 enjoyed a day of bingo and snacks last month with 55 veterans at the Norfolk Veterans Home. 

Alecia Amezcua entered Elite Door's Christmas contest after struggling with this door for far too long. Alecia has needed a new garage door for awhile, but had much larger priorities — her daughter has had four brain surgeries in the past seven years and had a brain tumor that caused her to have severe epilepsy. We’re so happy that we are able to help the Amezcua family and relieve a little stress during the holiday season. 

Lutheran High Northeast basketball coach Kenny Blank congratulates Jaxson Kant on his 1,000th point during a game on Feb. 15.

Erv Eisenmenger (left) and son Steve discuss details of a vertical Spread-All manure spreader, which was designed and manufactured at West Point Design at West Point, during a recent tour of the facility by members of the Nebraska FFA Alumni and Supporters. The firm is owned and operated by Erv and sons Steve and Chad. The FFA alumni organization conducted its two-day 2020 convention in the West Point-Wisner-Beemer area. Features included tours both days, annual meeting and awards banquet. The event was co-hosted by the West Point, Wisner-Pilger and North Bend FFA Alumni and Supporters…

The Norfolk Elks #653 held their annual memorial service in December to pay their respects to deceased members of the past lodge year: Douglas Dudley, Roland Voecks, David Eby, Tom Brogan and Warren Monson. Members enjoyed cake and ice cream and visiting after the service.

The Norfolk Elks #653 served a meal to veterans at the Norfolk Veterans Home in observance of Veterans Day 2019. Eight Elks members, four Boys Scouts from Troop #653 helped while 50 veterans enjoyed. 

Grandpa Blomenberg teaching 5-month-old Nora the importance of being an informed citizen.

Don Svitak, Madison County Weed Superintendent, recently attended the 73rd Annual Nebraska Weed Control Conference held in North Plate. Pictured with Svitak is John Bebout, Nebraska Weed Control Association President,  who presented him the Region 3 Weed Superintendent of the Year Award.

The Norfolk Area Retired School Personnel group was recently recognized at the state convention for volunteer hours with community and youth — 45,308 regular and 8,417 volunteer hours. If those hours were paid it would amount to  $1,152,182.42.

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family played a tough game recently against Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur but got the win, 74-71. Both teams were ranked third in their respective classes at the time. Senior Brittney Veik needed four points to get 1,000 points for her career and got them. Congrats, Brittney. Pictured is Jenaya Wemhoff (top, from left), Alisha Dahlberg, Mollie Groteluschen, Halle Beller, Daisy Korus, Chelsa Reardon, Addison Schneider; Allie Schneider (middle row), Madison Swerczek, Brittney Veik, Brooklynn Magsamen, Autumn Bender; Lexi Frauendorfer (bottom), Paige Beller, Riley J…

Emerson Police Chief Charles Chinn applied to the League Association of Risk Management for funds towards the purchase of a bullet proof vest and was recently presented one. "We understand that many communities do not have the resources to pay for a bullet proof vest for their officers. We want to help keep the officers safe by providing them with assistance for a vest," said Dave Bos, LARM loss control manager.

The Norfolk boys basketball program started the 10,000 Shot Club program in 2017. Players are encouraged to make 10,000 shots between the end of May and before school begins in mid-August. Pictured is Caleb Disch (from left), Beckett Drees, Ty Pinkelman, Drew Streich and Kallan Herman. All five joined the club after they charted their made shots throughout the summer.

Sometimes the best advice is from Grandpa. Pictured is Briggs, 5, and Kasyn, 8, with their Grandpa Hoggins. 

On a chilly November day during pheasant season, Chris Avery and his son, Jackson, take a moment to pose for a photo taken by Jackson's grandpa, Randy Avery, before gearing up to go hunt. It was a proud moment for Jackson as this was his first time walking the fence line with his dad. 

Riley Prokop, 19, watches over his sister, Skyler Prokop, 17, both of Thurston, as she begins to weld the driver's door plate on her demolition car. Both kids entered demolition derby cars in the 2020 Cornhusker Chaos Indoor Derby in Kearney on Jan. 4 and 5, competing in the Old School Division. 

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