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O’NEILL — The North Central District Health Department has been made aware of three additional COVID-19 cases since the last update on Friday.

Roger Casselman, commander of VFW Post 1644 in Norfolk, speaks during a Memorial Day service at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

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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. 

Lorretta Kratochvil of Norfolk has been gardening for over 50 years. Here she's pictured in her flower garden with raspberry bushes.

Members of Madison County Farm Bureau attended the Nebraska Farm Bureau annual meeting and convention in Kearney on Dec. 9 and 10. Pictured from left are Randy Sellin of Battle Creek, Dawn Kucera of Madison, Peggy Sellin of Battle Creek,  Bruce Grant of Meadow Grove, Karen Grant of Meadow Grove, Kathy and Roger Acklie of Madison.

Ryker, 3½, sits on the step with his sister, Brooklyn, 1, for a precious picture. They are the children of Dustin and Kayla Schlote.

The City of Norfolk recently received a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant. Lyle Lutt, City of Norfolk Risk Manager, applied for the grant to purchase earplugs, hearing protection, helmets, safety glasses, vests, chemical gloves and other protective wear for multiple divisions across the city. Pictured from the left are Pat Mrsny, Norfolk Parks and Building Maintenance Superintendent; Julie Knudson, Norfolk Police Division; Byron Wylie, Norfolk Water Division; Brianna Duerst, Norfolk City Clerk; Jason Hansen, Norfolk Streets Division; Mike Bauer, Norfolk Police Division Captain; Lynn Hans,…

New black and gold awnings were installed on the front of the Mohawk Apartment Building at Fifth and Madison as part of the Historical Restoration Downtown Facade Improvement Program.

Officers of local American Postal Workers Union went shopping for items to donate to the Salvation Army Tree of Angels and Furbaby Rescue. Pictured from left are Cindy Vollbrecht, vice president of maintenance; Holly Chapman, president; Dixie Johnston, secretary/treasurer; and Dixie Cunningham, vice president.

The 2019 Ladies Guild Luncheon and Retro Fashion Show, held Nov. 7, was an amazing success. Over 100 women filled the NAC gallery to eat a delicious seasonal meal and see amazing fashions from the 1940s through the 1980s. The clothing was all donated and modeled by women from the Ladies Guild. Every year the Guild donates all the proceeds from this event to the Art Center. 

Local Boy Scouts help Courtesy Ford give back to 5,000 Nebraska farmers with bags filled with donations from John Deere, Lou's, AWG and Walmart.

Sebastian and Vincent Guzman enjoying the last warm days of fall in style.

Delmer Pufahl was doing a little "clowning around" yesterday at Dinkel's Implement. 

Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth hosted their third annual Chili Cook-off on Oct. 26 to raise money for the Sandhill’s Cancer Fund.  There were 17 chilis entered in the various categories of spiciest, non-traditional and best tasting.  Chili tasters voted on their favorites while they enjoyed cinnamon rolls, corn bread, cookies and barbecue pork sandwiches.  Pictured from left to right are the three category winners:

Christ Lutheran School recently received their National Lutheran School Accreditation. The certificate culminates five years of hard work to ensure the staff serves their students and families to the best of their God given abilities. NLSA strives to help them continue to offer quality christian education by holding them accountable to be the best school they can be! 


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