Home | Author Archives: Norton Public Schools (page 11)

Author Archives: Norton Public Schools

Sen. Fischer: Iran gets me awake at night

kqnk-300x150-default

Sen. Deb Fischer worries about the breakdown of talks to dismantle Iran’s nuclear program. The United States and its allies have given the talks a seven-month extension after work to create a framework for a comprehensive deal fell through just before Thanksgiving. Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says Iran needs to […] Read More »

Eichorst has his eyes set on Arkansas’ Bielema

kqnk-300x150-default

There may have been a very good reason why Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst had no plans to hire a consulting firm to help in the search for the Huskers next football coach. According to FootballScoop.com, Eichorst has his sights set on Arkansas coach Bret Bielema. If Bielema leaves the SEC school, his contract buyout […] Read More »

Kids and cops breaking down barriers

kqnk-300x150-default

The Omaha Police Department is teaming with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands tonight in an effort to break down barriers between the two groups. Boys & Girls Clubs President and CEO Ivan Gilreath says police officers will join the children tonight for pizza at their north Omaha location. Gilreath says, “We thought […] Read More »

Deputy Sheriff injured in northeast Nebraska crash

kqnk-300x150-default

A crash in northeast Nebraska has injured a Thurston County Sheriff’s Deputy. The Nebraska State Patrol reports 23-year-old Deputy Nicholas Carlson of Emerson suffered a leg injury when his pick-up crashed with a semi tractor-trailer near Pender on Highway 94. NSP reports the wreck occurred Tuesday afternoon at the crest of a hill on Highway […] Read More »

Holiday retail sales lower than expected

kqnk-300x150-default

The biggest retail shopping days are now history and retailers may not be seeing as much green as they would have liked. Trenton Magid is the founder of World Group Commercial Real Estate in Omaha and says Cyber Monday and Black Friday sales were not as successful as retailers hoped. According to the National Retail […] Read More »

Starting pitching the focus for Royals at Meetings

kqnk-300x150-default

There's no doubt about priority No. 1 for the Royals at the upcoming Winter Meetings, where the brass from the 30 Major League clubs and their Minor League affiliates begin gathering this weekend. General manager Dayton Moore will lead the Kansas City ... Read More »

Early New Year’s resolution: get health coverage now (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Open enrollment is underway for health insurance coverage, with the deadline to get covered at the start of the New Year closing in. Open enrollment began the middle of last month. It lasts until the middle of February. But, if you want coverage by January 1st, you need to find a policy by December 15th. […] Read More »

Players meet one final time with Pelini to get the truth on how this all went down (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Former Husker head coach Bo Pelini finally had a chance to talk with his team. A meeting was held last night at Lincoln North Star High School. Pelini, no longer employed by the University, had to hold the meeting off campus.  Judging by the tweets sent out by quite a few players, it’s easy to […] Read More »

Hochevar reportedly agrees to re-sign with Royals

kqnk-300x150-default

After a strong bullpen performance helped vault the Royals to their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the relief corps gained a familiar face on Tuesday as the club and right-hander Luke Hochevar reached a two-year, $10 million agreement, acco... Read More »

Having a power of attorney is smart, not just for the elderly

kqnk-300x150-default

AARP is reaching out to Nebraskans of all ages to explain the importance of having what’s known as “power of attorney,” or someone to handle your financial matters when you are unable. Josephine Gittler, a legal scholar and a spokeswoman for the organization, says designating a power of attorney provides vital protections. “It’s really prudent […] Read More »

Strategic Air & Space Museum’s live coverage of NASA’s spacecraft

kqnk-300x150-default

The Strategic Air & Space Museum near Ashland is helping to celebrate NASA’s launch of the Orion spacecraft this Thursday. Marketing and PR Director Deb Hermann says Orion will launch from Cape Canaveral early Thursday morning and the public is invited to watch the spacecraft make history on their big screen. Hermann says they will […] Read More »

Royals non-tender Bueno

kqnk-300x150-default

The Royals declined to tender a 2015 contract to left-hander Francisley Bueno on Tuesday, making him a free agent. Read More »

Teen who fainted on Omaha school bus dies

kqnk-300x150-default

A 16-year-old girl who fainted on an Omaha school bus has died. A distress call came to police late this morning, reporting a student had fainted on a school bus traveling south on I-480 at Dodge Street. Paramedics attempted to revive Graciela Cabrera, who they found unconscious and not breathing. An ambulance transported her to […] Read More »

Nebraska hoping for long-term highway funding solution

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska hopes to learn soon how much highway construction money might be coming from Washington. State Department of Roads Director Randy Peters says he hopes Congress re-authorizes the Federal Highway Trust Fund soon. “We’re looking for re-authorization to go, hopefully, more than six months, more like six years. But Congress needs to act on that […] Read More »

A rare coin found in an Omaha Salvation Army red kettle

kqnk-300x150-default

It is always an exciting time when something extra special is found in a Salvation Army red kettle. Omaha Salvation Army spokesperson Susan Eustice says that happened this past weekend. A rare 1889 French 20 Franc Gold Angel coin was dropped into a kettle over the weekend in southwest Omaha. The coin is worth an […] Read More »