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

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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Approximately 100 people recently lined up to sing religious Christmas carols in support of 2-year-old Rory Laskowski, daughter of John and April, Laskowski, as she battles with a brain tumor.

Kelly, Alex, Sierra and Nevaeh playing Just Dance Wii game on Thanksgiving Day.

Great Dane in Wayne recently hosted the mobile LifeServe Blood Center Blood Drive at the Wayne Plant. Twenty-nine employees were eligible to donate and LifeServe was able to collect 32 units of blood from these donors. Nine of them were first time donors! With the units collected during this drive, LifeServe Blood Center will have the ability to save up to 96 local lives. Donors were able to have their blood checked for Covid-19 antibodies as well. This brings the total number of units collected to 89 at the Wayne plant during 2020, potentially saving 267 lives.

The City of Oakland was recently awarded a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant to purchase safety apparel. Kayla Eisenmenger, city clerk, applied for the grant made available to members of the League Association of Risk Management (LARM). Pictured from left are Gerald Groene (solid waste department), Brian Johnson (park and rec department), Daniel Tanksley III (water/sewer department), Mike Francis (street department) and Bryan Johnson (Street department). 

Kally Hodson, 3, helps her grandma make butterhorn rolls to put in the freezer for Christmas.

Ella Bloomquist, 4, recently helped her grandmother, Luella Hodson, make and decorate gingerbread cookies. Before the cookies, they read the story of the Gingerbread Men. After baking, Ella helped decorate the Christmas tree.

President Clark Froehlich presents a check to Rhonda Vogel who recently celebrated her 40th year of employment with the bank.

Just two examples of the many decorated trees west of bridge at Skyview Lake. Most of these trees also had lights installed on them.

Scott Kurpgeweit, Hadley, 2, and Levi, 5, stand next to their decorated pickup for the Leigh Festival of Lights on Dec. 13.

Your friends at Anytime Fitness need you back, James Heller.  Hope to see you soon.  Pictured are Darlene Nordby (from right), Glen Nordby, Max Hansen, Brian Sibert, Silver Sibert and Cheyenne Murray.

Rotarians Dr. Jim Merritt (left), Gene Shermer (middle) and Andy Labenz (right) Eagerly erect the large outdoor nativity scene at the First Baptist Church in Norfolk, 404 W. Benjamin Ave. Rotary has been putting up the nativity scene since the 1980s, all in the spirit of the season.

Knights of Columbus members held their annual Thanksgiving dinner for constituents of The Arc of Norfolk, although this year it was held safely by drive thru due to Covid-19. They served almost 200 self-advocates of The Arc of Norfolk, family members and support staff.

Loki patiently waiting for Santa.

Candace Coover of Plainview participated in Wayne State College commencement on Nov. 20. She earned a degree in elementary education with minors in English as a Second Language PK-12 and reading/writing PK-6. She and her daughters, Genesis and Aurora Sinkler, decorated her hat for commencement with sparkles and their handprints and the message, “Reach for the Sky.’’

Porter Hurtig, pictured with Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau director Traci Jeffrey, raised $150 from a lemonade stand to give back to the community.

Doris Kingsbury of Norfolk holds the plaque she received from the Norfolk Airport Authority during its meeting on Nov. 9. Kingsbury retired after serving on the board for 30 years.

In honor of the 2020 Veterans Day, Great Dane in Wayne took a few moments to salute their Veterans employees. Great Dane had their veterans pose, socially distanced, in front of a specially decaled Everest Super Seal trailer ordered by Kam-Way Transportation and built right here in Wayne America. The trailers are parked on the north and east edge of the Great Dane property in Wayne and will be there until Kam-Way comes to pick them up. The public is welcome to drive by and view these beautiful trailers. 

In honor of the 2020 Veterans Day, Great Dane in Wayne took a few moments to salute their Veterans employees. Great Dane had their veterans pose, socially distanced, in front of a specially decaled Everest Super Seal trailer ordered by Kam-Way Transportation and built right here in Wayne America. The trailers are parked on the north and east edge of the Great Dane property in Wayne and will be there until Kam-Way comes to pick them up. The public is welcome to drive by and view these beautiful trailers. 

Jesse Oxner decorated his yard for Veteran's Day to honor our men and women in uniform, past, present and future.

Nolan McDonald, Kyler Carmichael, Ethan Kiichler, Ethan Neemeyer and Calen Mefford participated in unified bowling triangular in West Point recently. Participating schools were North Bend Central, West Point Beemer and Norfolk.

The 2020 season of the Norfolk Farmers Market concluded on Halloween. Vendors included Monica Bruning of rural Norfolk, who was joined by Mr. Bones (both shown above) and husband Kurt. The Brunings have been selling their produce at the market the past 25 years. The Norfolk Farmers Market, which dates to 1981, will resume next spring.  

Past Madison County Democratic chairman Pete Rizzo was Ridin with Biden during the election. 

Even these pumpkins were confused with all the snow we got last Sunday.

The Orphan Grain Train recently delivered mums to residents at Norfolk Veterans Home and Heritage of Bel-Air Nursing Home to help lift the spirits of the residents during this long isolation period due to the Coronavirus.  Pictured is Marge Summers with her flowers at the Heritage of Bel-Air.

Earlier this month, Danielle Anderson of Norfolk and members of her family were one of three families to participate in the Hy-Vee Basket Bolt. Each family of four members raced to collect the most food items in the store over a 90-second window. The Anderson family won a $1,000 Visa gift card and was permitted to keep the groceries they collect over the competition. Pictured is Danielle Anderson (left), her sister-in-law, Miranda Paustian (middle); husband Alan Anderson; along with children Ethan, Hannah and Kaylin Pysher.

Veretta Koehler of Wisner was honored recently with a birthday drive-by parade with Wisner fire trucks and a long string of cars. In her 100 years, she’s never had the flu, she said, or gotten a flu shot, plus she gets a cold only every three years or so. Koehler, who lives in her own home, said, “As long as I’m healthy,  don’t care how long I live.”

The City of Yankton and the Yankton School District thank Annette and Jerry Kohoutek for their generous donation of five trees which were planted this past week at the Summit Activities Center.  The Yankton High School FFA class for helped plant, mulch and water in the donated trees, as well as secured a grant for purchasing more trees and that will be planted in the community this fall.

Snow blankets the laps of the sculpture "Seated Couple" on Monday morning.

The Humphrey St. Francis cross country team at the district meet at Pender with the team mascot, Flyer the Greyhound.

It was a beautiful day to enjoy St. John’s Lutheran Church's inaugural music festival on Saturday with the bands I Am They and Cain performing.

Senior Airman Seth Ruppert, left, and Staff Sergeant Zach Ruppert, sons of Adam and Anna Ruppert, serve in the United States Airforce. The two brothers recently got a chance to meet up in Kuwait while they were both deployed. This was the first time they had seen each other in over eight months. 

Dennis Doering snagged this paddlefish on Oct. 1 at Gavin's Point Dam off the rocks. It weighed 50 pounds and was 51 inches long. It was a keeper!

The 2020 Nebraska State Shotgun Championship Match was held at Heartland Shooting Park in Grand Island recently. The Cuming County 4-H team of Beau Ruskamp, Andrew Borgelt, Ethan Wooldrik and Nathen Kaup placed first.

The team at Real Living celebrating being named the 2020 Emerging Business recipient. 

Many took advantage of the nice weather this weekend and enjoyed disc golf, walking, biking and fishing at Skyview Lake in Norfolk.

First Baptist Church in Norfolk was the scene of the Wonderful World of Weddings fashion show. This was part of the Women’s Connection festivities on Sept. 15. Ten models walked the runway showing off their mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-the-groom, bridal and flower girl dresses. Along with the models, there were 18 mannequin displays featuring bridal gowns from many decades and several generations. Sharon Lesser featured her husband’s grandmother’s bridal gown from 106 years ago. Barb Barr displayed her parents’ wedding attire from 70 years ago. This included Barb’s mother’s bridal go…

Hope Colfack , 11, and Hannah Colfack, 10, of O’Neill were selected by the National Down Syndrome Association to be on the Jumbotron for the New York City Down syndrome walk. There were over 2,000 photos submitted and only 500 selected. 

Daila Eurek wanted to see if being in a corn field would be scary.

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Unless, of course, this is the size of fish you catch.

Norfolk Fire & Rescue members receiving fall harvest training at Dinkel Implement recently.

The first practices for the Norfolk Family YMCA youth flag football leagues were held Monday at the fields south of the new fieldhouse addition. Teams consisting of area first- through sixth-graders will begin games later this month.

Ashley Gracey and Matt Petersen, representing the Norfolk Daily News, were presented a traveling trophy and a plaque for the Best Decorated Table at the 51st annual Norfolk Area Chamber Banquet held Aug. 27.

Marlin Kratochvil is pictured with a milk week plant which is the host plant for monarch butterflies. Monarchs cannot survive the cold winters of northern climates and will travel south for the winter. Monarchs use a combination of air currents and thermals to travel long distances. Some fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home.

When the driving is so scary you have to close your eyes and hold on to the baby oh-shoot handles.

Twenty years ago, Tom Gragert and his wife, Pat, bought a Creighton grocery store from owners Glen and Shirley Heaton. Over the years, there have been up to four grocery stores doing business in town, but for some time now, Gragert’s Grocery has been the only one. In appreciation to their customers and to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Gragerts grilled burgers and hot dogs for their customers. Cole slaw, potato salad and drinks were also served.

Pictured are zinnias along Highway 275 at Crown Road. They have decorated the location for years, but because it's in the state right of way, they will no longer be able to be grown there. 

Skyler Prokop, 17, earned first place and the Mad Dog Award during the second heat in 90's and newer division of the Antelope Co. Fair demolition Derby in Neligh recently. She later drove the same car in Concord at the Dixon County Fair Demo Derby and earned second place in the 16-19 year old 90's and newer division. She and her brother, Riley, 20, both competed in the regular 90's and newer where she received fifth place in a fresh car and Riley placed third.

The Norfolk Steel 10U baseball team finished third at the Nebraska USSSA AAA State Tournament in Beatrice recently. Norfolk went 1-1 during pool play by defeating Omaha Pacesetters AAA and losing to Hastings Brickyard Bombers. In bracket play, Norfolk defeated Papillion Storm Chasers Gold 8-7, Grand Island Bat Busters 11-9 before losing to eventual state champion Elkhorn Prime Navy 7-4. 

Stephanie Martz and Robin Nielsen cheering up the residents at St Joe’s.


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