ATLANTA — As Super Bowl host cities go, Atlanta is not a regular stop on the circuit.
But its first two Super Bowls each boasted a few historical markers that are tough for other spots to match, and most wouldn’t want to.
Super Bowl XXVIII was Atlanta’s first, played on January 30, 1994.
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For the last 18 years, the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center has been living the dream in northern Cedar County.
But it would appear that dream is about to burst. On Friday, Feb. 1, the center’s board of directors will meet — possibly for the last time.
“At Friday’s meeting, we will most likely decide to formally close the Welcome Center,” said Frederick Pinkelman of Wynot. “We lost a major funding source and our director resigned at the end of last year.”
A routine traffic stop Friday night lead to the arrest of two people on drug charges.
Cody Thomas, the public relations director for the Nebraska State Patrol, said a trooper pulled over a 2015 Chevrolet Cruz for having a broken taillight at about 11:50 p.m. in Norfolk.
During the traffic stop, a state patrol K9, Chase, detected the presence of a controlled substance, Thomas said.
It's been about 15 months since Bill Moos was hired to become Nebraska's athletic director. In a statement released Tuesday, President Hank Bounds and Chancellor Ronnie Green said, "In his first 15 months, Bill has done a great job guiding our athletic department."
So what has happened over Moos' first 15 months? Here's a timeline highlighting some of the notable moves and events that have happened since Moos came to Nebraska.
The Golden State Warriors have stretched the NBA's longest winning streak of the season while pulling into a virtual tie with Milwaukee for the league's top record. Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 26 points by halftime of the Warriors' 132-100 dismantling of the Pacers at Indiana. DeMarcus Cousins added 22 points as Golden State picked up its eleventh straight win overall and 10th in a row on the road. The Warriors closed the first quarter on a 24-6 run to take a 40-22 lead against the league's top scoring defense. Golden State is 36-14 following its first 5-0 road trip since November 2014.
For a while, it appeared Tuesday’s Mid-State Conference tournament meeting between the Norfolk Catholic and Wayne boys basketball teams would be the same kind of story as their regular-season meeting earlier this month.
There was Norfolk Catholic off to a big lead, up 27-8 with two minutes until halftime. There was Wayne, rallying big-time to pull within 39-37 with a chance to tie or take the lead midway through the fourth quarter.
But this time, Norfolk Catholic rewrote the sequel.
LINCOLN — For the second time in four days, Nebraska football made the final two teams for a coveted high school prospect only to fall short of winning the recruiting battle.
Pittsburg (Kan.) outside linebacker Dylan Jordan on Monday picked TCU over the Huskers, ending a whirlwind recruiting process that picked up major steam in recent weeks. He’d visited NU over the weekend but reportedly received an in-home visit from Horned Frogs’ coaches Sunday.
After finishing the regular season with wins Tuesday over Lincoln Southeast, the Norfolk High swimming and diving teams now turn their attention to something new — their first experience in the Heartland Athletic Conference meet.
Aquinas 46, Lutheran High Northeast 33
NORFOLK - The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood donors to give now.
Communications Manager Samantha Pollard says the multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures, and the partial government shutdown have further reduced lifesaving donations.
Pollard says disruptions to blood and platelet donations jeopardize the availability of blood for patients who depend on transfusions for survival.
UNL Extension hosting grain marketing workshops in Northeast Nebraska
NORFOLK - Farmers in Northeast Nebraska are encouraged to attend one of three free grain marketing workshops.
University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Educators will present strategies for using futures and options to protect farmers from adverse price declines.
Extension Economist Jim Jansen says the morning session will feature a review of futures and options along with a market outlook presentation.
Jansen says in the afternoon, attendees will be able to partake in a New Era Simulation.
WSC women’s basketball holds Concordia-St. Paul to 25 percent shooting
Wayne State held Concordia-St. Paul to just 25 percent shooting as the Wildcats shut down the NSIC South Division leading Golden Bears 71-49 Sunday afternoon at Rice Auditorium in Wayne in a Northern Sun Conference women’s basketball contest. The host Wildcats improve to 13-7 and 8-6 in the NSIC while CSP sees a six-game win streak come to an end and now holds records of 14-5 and 10-4 in league play.
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Jan. 1 Deer, Muzzleloader, S.D. closes
Jan. 1 Deer, archery, S.D. closes
Jan. 2 Application period begins for Super Tag and Combo multispecies lottery permits
Jan. 6 Duck and coot hunting seasons close in Zone 3, Low Plains and High Plains Units
Jan. 6 Quail Season, S.D. closes
Jan. 6 Grouse season, S.D. closes
Jan. 6 Partridge season, S.D. closes
Jan. 6 Pheasant, S.D. closes
Jan. 7-27 Duck and coot hunting seasons in Zones 2 and 3, High Plains Unit
The Don Hansen Football Committee released its 2018 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Team today and Wayne State linebacker Tyler Thomsen was named Third Team All-American on defense.
It’s the second straight season that a Wildcat defensive player received Don Hansen All-America honors after safety Glenn Harris was a Second Team All-America honoree last season. Wayne State finished the 2018 season with records of 3-8 overall and 2-5 in the NSIC South Division.
Stay indoors during cold snap, hospitals prepare for cold related illness
OMAHA - Emergency rooms are preparing for cases of frostbite and hypothermia as bitter cold sweeps Nebraska.
University of Nebraska Medical Center Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Dr. Eric Ernest says they typically see patients suffering from cold related injury and illness when wind chills hit the 40 below mark.
Ernest says your best bet is to stay indoors - period. Frostbite can occur within 10 minutes of being outdoors in this severe cold.
“I alone can fix it.”
That’s what the current occupant of the Oval Office told cheering delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention.
He pointed to “war and destruction abroad” as one of the most critical challenges facing the United States. And he told the American people that he alone could “fix” it. Unfortunately, the only thing Donald J. Trump appears capable of fixing is the 2016 election that put him in office.
The Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to take snowy road conditions seriously with a cautionary tale: a woman ticketed going 115 miles per hour through town in a 35 mile per hour zone.
High cholesterol is scary, but lowering it could be easier than you think
There seems to be an endless drumbeat to lower your cholesterol, and for good reason.
More than 30 percent of adult s in the United States have high cholesterol, but only half of them are getting treatment for the condition. These numbers should be frightening because high cholesterol is one of the biggest risks for heart disease.
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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has declared a fish salvage for Hackberry Lake on the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) south of Valentine from Feb. 1 through Aug. 1, 2019.
The lake is scheduled to have its existing fish population renovated as part of an Aquatic Habitat Project to eliminate common carp on the entire refuge.
Northeast to host VEX U robotics world championship qualifying tournament
NORFOLK - Northeast Community College will be hosting the collegiate-level VEX U robotics world championship tournament next weekend.
Information Technology Instructor Richard Chrisman says being chosen to host a world qualifying competition is an honor as only 12 sites in the U.S. were designated as such this year.
Plan a Nebraska state park getaway on National Plan for Vacation Day
LINCOLN, Neb. – National Plan for Vacation Day, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January, is a great opportunity to plan a getaway at a Nebraska state park.
Hosted by the U.S. Travel Association, National Plan for Vacation Day encourages Americans to look ahead and make vacation plans at the start of the year. Whether you’re looking for some old-fashioned adventure or simply a beautiful place you can enjoy with family, Nebraska’s state park areas offer something for you.
Vin Diesel and his fellow Fast & Furious producers are developing a female-driven spin-off after Michelle Rodriguez threatened to quit the franchise unless women got more love.
The outspoken Latina, who has played Diesel’s love interest in the franchise films, spoke out following the release of the eighth movie, The Fate of the Furious, insisting she’d walk away if writers didn’t give female characters stronger story lines.
There is a quiet movement happening in country known as a National Constitutional Convention with under tones similar to the Brixit vote in Great Britain. THIS MOVEMENT HAS ARRIVED HERE IN OUR STATE AS WELL AND IT IS KNOW AS LB 451.
Supporters like to call it a Convention of States, which sounds less threatening, but the differentiation is a difference without a distinction.
HUMPHREY — The city would like to make improvements to the Humphrey Community Center, and residents can help.
Mayor Lonnie Weidner said the city is applying for a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development through its Civic and Community Center Financing Fund.
The city can receive up to $375,000 with a 1-to-1 match, meaning whatever money the city raises — up to $375,000 — the grant will match.
Mid State Conference Girls Basketball Scoreboard; Boys tournament resumes on Tuesday
The Mid State Conference Girls Basketball Tournament resumed with quarterfinal action last night.
Nebraskans understand that federal government regulation affects our lives in almost every way. If you talk to anyone– a county commissioner, a farmer, or a small business owner– they will tell you the impact firsthand. More so, they’ll tell you how overregulation has wasted time and hurt wallets.
For nearly 70 years, an outdated construction contract loan with the Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) anchored the Northport Irrigation District in an older era.
LINDSAY — They entered the military together, and even more importantly, 50 years later, they were together again.
On Jan. 15, 1969, nine fresh-faced boys left for Fort Lewis, Wash., for basic training in the U.S. Army. On Jan. 16, 2019, eight of the nine men — a little more grizzled — gathered at Big Red Pub in Lindsay to reminisce about their time in the military.
HARTINGTON — A Randolph man was sentenced Tuesday in Cedar County Court to prison on felony charges stemming from the assault of a woman in 2018.
Evan Grant Brandt, 36, had previously been found guilty of first-degree domestic assault and terroristic threats, facing up to 23 years in prison on both charges.
Judge Paul Vaughan sentenced Brandt to 5-8 years at the Nebraska Department of Corrections, with Brandt becoming eligible for parole in 2½ years.
YANKTON — Services for Phyllis May, 91, of Grand Island, formerly of Yankton, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with the Rev. Dani Jo Bierwagen officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton.
Visitation begins one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the funeral home.
She died on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island.
NORFOLK - With fluctuating air temperatures the next couple of weeks, it’s important to check the condition of stored grain this winter.
Extension Educator for Burt County John Wilson says when temperatures within the grain mass vary by 10 degrees or more, there will be convection currents in the bin which can result in moisture migration, resulting in wet spots and the grain potentially going out of condition.
Aquinas 64, Lutheran High Northeast 49
A British company's unusual alarm clock is designed to make waking up a little easier by brewing users their first cups of coffee for the day.
The Barisieur alarm clock, which made its debut at this year's CES exhibition, features the standard elements of an alarm clock plus the option to have it brew a single cup of coffee or tea. The device includes a cooled chamber to store milk or cream until it is dropped into the cup by the mechanism.
HARTINGTON — Services for Irene E. Jacobs, 97, of Hartington are pending at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
She died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center.
The University of Nebraska's leadership showed support for UNL Athletic Director Bill Moos on Tuesday morning, releasing a joint statement from NU president Hank Bounds and UNL chancellor Ronnie Green.
"In his first 15 months, Bill has done a great job guiding our athletic department. He has our full support, and we look forward to his continued strong leadership."
One of the worst things about winter is having to get up ten minutes earlier so you can stand outside in the freezing cold de-icing the car.
NORFOLK - Catholic Schools Week kicked off Monday and Norfolk Catholic started out with an assembly and school wide service project.
High School Principal Amy Wattier says the theme this year is learn, serve, lead, succeed.
A past candidate for a seat on the Madison County commissioners is staying involved in county government issues.
Rick Benson of Norfolk — who was an unsuccessful candidate for the District 1 seat on the county board in the 2018 elections — pushed during the campaign for enlarging the Madison County board from its current three positions to five.
NORFOLK — Memorial service for Dyane C. Stickley, 74, of Norfolk will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Home for Funerals, Norfolk Avenue location.
This woman danced to the Backstreet boys during snowy, gridlocked traffic.
Last week, former Husker Football Coach Tom Osborne and several Nebraskans visited the State Capitol to issue a warning to state lawmakers ahead of a hearing on LB 110, a proposal to legalize marijuana in Nebraska. They are right to be concerned about the consequences of legalizing marijuana. The impact in other states has been significant. Every two and a half days in Colorado, someone dies in a marijuana-related car accident, and every one in six kids who was hospitalized for a respiratory illness was exposed to marijuana. As Mary Hilton, a mother from Lincoln who testified said, “[this is] very dangerous legislation,” and the bill would subject Nebraskans to a “giant medical experiment” should it pass.
LINCOLN - National Plan for Vacation Day is Tuesday and the Nebraska Tourism Commission is encouraging you to sit down with your family a plan a vacation.
Public Information Officer Erin Lenz says every year 52% of Americans fail to use all their time off, creating a stock pile of 705 million unused vacation days, up from 662 million days the year before.
Lenz says you can plan a great vacation to numerous different places in Nebraska.
LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers introduced 739 bills during this year’s legislative session.
Senator Tim Gragert of Creighton says he introduced two bills this session, and his primary goal this year is to listen and learn.
Gragert says the first bill is LB 243, which proposes to create the Healthy Soils Task Force.
He says the task force would develop a comprehensive healthy soils initiative.
It’s freezing in Chicago, and it’s open season on Canada Goose — not the water birds, the brand of super-warm coats that are ubiquitous on city streets in spite of their roughly $1,000 price tags.
Over the past two weeks, Chicago police have reported a spate of robberies in which people wearing the coats (and at least one wearing a fake) have been targeted and forced to give up their jackets.
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Capitol Digest: Nebraska Farm Bureau backs a property tax relief bill
The World-Herald’s statehouse reporters round up news highlights from the Legislature and state government into the Capitol Digest — a daily briefing for the political newshound with a busy schedule.