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Norfolk Police and Norfolk Rescue responded to a one-vehicle accident at 13th Street and Prospect Avenue on Friday at about 7:30 a.m.

This year, Nebraska has positioned itself as a leader in America’s growing wind energy industry, generating nearly 20% of state electricity production from wind power. Solar power is also growing in the state, with the capacity to power nearly 8,000 homes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime That is why this October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Haven House Family Service Center…

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The end of harvest is approaching, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the week ending Sunday, there were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 34% very short, 46% short and 20% adequate. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 32% very sh…

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"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.

Pictured is Adeline Gaukel and the photo was taken by her mother, Justine Gaukel, both of Burwell. 

Norfolk Area Young Life is doing a Christmas in July fundraiser for youth to go to camp in which they decorate yards with Christmas decorations.

Four-year-old Ruby was ready for her paper route

The Orphan Grain Train recently showed their appreciation and thanks to the Norfolk Police Department for all the services they do in the community by doing a cookout for them. Doug Trampe, warehouse manager at OGT, donned his chef hat and grilled steaks for them.

The Norfolk community came together recently to help send Norfolk youth to Young Life Camp. A total of $800 was raised by moving rock and dirt for a local homeowner. Young Life is a para-church ministry that has youth do work projects in order to raise money for camp. Youth get to experience that hard work can be fun. It puts adults and youth side by side, building unique relationships. Karen Petersen, event organizer, worked alongside her daughter, Kendra. Judy and Ayden Dekoning were another parent-student team. They were joined by other members of our community, including Michael Be…

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. 


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