WORTH A SHOT
WORTH A SHOT

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…

Students in the Northeast Community College Utility Lineman Program worked through the cold to help take down the Christmas lights and decorations on Norfolk Avenue recently.

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. 

Ainsworth cheerleaders got into the school spirit during "beach night" at a recent home basketball game.

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.


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