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City of Norfolk requests brief refrain from fireworks usage

Due to current high fire danger conditions, Norfolk Fire and Rescue will not be issuing open burning permits and are asking residents to avoid firework usage on Thursday. The fire division has responded to multiple firework-related fires, and are asking for your cooperation. Fires caused by fireworks or any other...
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Fireworks show set for Saturday night

The two-day Big, Bang, Boom celebration in Norfolk culminates Saturday night with the organization’s annual fireworks display at Skyview Park. Big, Bang, Boom president Don Wisnieski says the city’s radio and television stations go live at 9:45 p.m. "It's a pretty elaborate setup; it's very, very cool. It's...
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Norfolk asks for no early firework discharges due to weather

NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) – Dry and hot conditions throughout Siouxland have fire officials warning residents about the dangers of fireworks. Fire and city officials spend the time surrounding the Fourth of July reminding the community to be safe when it comes to fireworks, however, Siouxlanders may need to be extra careful this year. Due to […]

What's your favorite local store?

There are so many incredible, small businesses throughout northeast Nebraska. Whether it's a boutique, bar, restaurant or some other type of local business - who deserves a shoutout in your area?. A couple of my favorites:. Sixpence Gift Shoppe in Norfolk. Cool little store with unique gifts for the special...

Big, Bang, Boom celebration set for Friday, Saturday

A tradition that began during the nation’s bicentennial year, 1976, continues in Norfolk this weekend with Big, Bang, Boom. Committee President, Don Wiesnieski says the celebration gets underway on Friday night at Skyview Park. "We have a wingfest going on; we have 1,000 pounds of wings that are going...

Legal and financial counsel to be available for farmers and ranchers in Norfolk

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska will be sponsoring farm finance clinics in Norfolk in the coming weeks to give farmers and ranchers legal counsel. The clinics are for people seeking help with things such as estate and succession planning, financial and operational issues, loan programs,...

Elgin 8U team finishes season with a 10-3 record

Members of the Elgin 8U softball team were (back row, l-r): Coach Kelsey Selting, Molly Mlnarik, Aubrey Starman, Harper Evans, Brooke Borer, Kinley Selting, Elise Hoefer, Kate Barlow and Coach Lacey Vanis. Front row: Jozzy Mack, Ellie Vanis, Emery Borer, Brecken Childers, Hannah Hemenway and Coach Kim Fangman. Photo, story and cutline submitted.

Members of 12U Girls Softball Team

Members of the Elgin 12U softball team this season were (back row, l-r): Coach Dennis Murray, Chloe Kielty, Sara Hemenway, Kinley Miller, Sydney Niewohner, Kinley Drueke and Coach Jill McNally. Middle row: Anna Dworak, Lily Moser and Gentry Zwingman. Front row: Aubree Stahlecker, Harper Childers and Tenley Schindler. Photo and cutline submitted.

Senior center faces closure due to lack of staff

RANDOLPH - Randolph’s Senior Center is set to close if they can’t hire a cook and a manager. “I’d do anything I could to keep it open,” said Joedy Sellon, the center’s board chairman. “We’re between a rock and a hard sport and don’t know what to do.”

Flood wins special election for Nebraska's 1st Congressional District

(Norfolk) -- Nebraska State Senator Mike Flood secured a special election Tuesday night to replace former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, who was sentenced to probation earlier the same day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents. Flood, a former speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, narrowly defeated Democratic...

Mike Flood Wins Nebraska Special Election

Nebraska State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk has won a special election to replace former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry in the US House. Fortenberry was convicted of charges that he lied to FBI agents over campaign donations. Flood defeated democrat Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks of Lincoln in the First District Race, and...

Under pressure: City pipes don’t handle extra water flow

RANDOLPH – Joaquin Santos felt a flood of frustration when he had to deal with recent water issues on his property. Around 10:30 a.m. on June 22, the Randolph man’s house located at 312 N. Cedar St. lost access to the city’s water system. That changed about...

Marvin Koehler family is named 2022 outstanding family farm

OSMOND — The Marvin Koehler family was named Outstanding Farm Family during Summerfest 2022. The following nomination submission was read during the celebration. We would like to nominate Marvin Koehler and his family’s farm for this year’s Outstanding Osmond Family Farm recognition. The farm is now into its 5th generation, having been started by Marvin’s grandfather.

Norfolk Housing Agency to assist with Owner Occupied Rehab Program

The Norfolk Housing Agency is helping to make home renovation projects a little less stressful for low-income families through the Owner Occupied Rehab Program. Executive director of the Norfolk Housing Agency Gary Bretschneider says eligible households must quality based on income, property taxes must be paid to date, and homeowners must have insurance on the property. Households that qualify must also be located inside city limits and cannot be located within a floodplain.

Osmond: ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name’

OSMOND — For days before the Osmond High School biennial alumni reunion, some familiar faces could be seen in the community as Osmond graduates came home for the event, which was held on Saturday, June 25. The visitors had an opportunity to tour Osmond Community School during the afternoon.

School board purchases charter bus

WAUSA – Wausa Public Schools has decided to navigate the challenge of high fuel prices by buying a used charter bus as a cost-savings measure. The board of education on June 20 approved a quote of $51,000 from Navigator Motorcoaches Inc. of Norfolk for the purchase of a 2004 Prevost H3-45 Motor Coach.

2022 Elgin #1 Junior PeeWee Team

Members of the Elgin 1 Junior PeeWee team this season were (front row, l-r): Coach Adam Veik, Sheamus McClain, Charlie Miller, Harrison Lodge, Carter Selting, Liam Pelster and Coach Matt Pelster. Back row: Coach Steve Bottorf, Cecil Shavlik, James Lodge, Cael Bottorf, Braxtyn Eisenhauer, Garrett Busteed, Harman Borer, Sawyer Veik and Coach Steve Busteed. E-Rphoto/DMorgan.