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Highway Travel Updates for Husker Home Games

The first home Husker football game in Lincoln is Saturday, August 30.  Motorists planning highway travel to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) home football games are reminded to buckle up and pay extra close attention to the increased traffic which can lengthen one’s travel time.

There are several active highway improvement projects on Nebraska’s highways and the interstate.  Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) contractors will try to minimize lane closures on home game weekends for highways around the immediate Lincoln area, but some lane and speed restrictions will still be in place.

Leave for your destination early, allowing plenty of time for safe arrival to Memorial Stadium, and also for your return trip home.  Use 511 resources before you travel to be aware of known restrictions.

Lincoln Area Highways Under Construction - with Speed Reductions

  • I-80:  NW 56th Street to Exit 399 (Hwy. 77), in West Lincoln

  • I-80:  Eastbound 56th St./US-77 (Exit 405) to Waverly (Exit 409)

  • US-6:  SW 40th Street, West of Lincoln

  • US-34:  84th Street to East of Lincoln

Message boards will be used, as in the past, to direct traffic upon departure from Lincoln.  City of Lincoln Police and Public Works, along with Nebraska State Patrol and NDOR, coordinate Husker game day traffic operations to enhance public safety. Statewide

  • I-80:  Ongoing projects from Big Springs to Brule; Paxton to Lincoln County Line; Hershey East; North Platte East; Gothenburg Interchange; and Hampton to Waco. Speed reductions, possible lane restrictions, and some head-to-head traffic will be in place during home football weekends.

  • US-6:  From Hastings to the Harvard Spur, possible lane restrictions and speed reductions.

511

The Advanced Traveler Information Service, 511, is a free 24-hour, year-round information source offered by the NDOR and the State Patrol.  Phone numbers and web details are below.  Never use your mobile device while operating a vehicle.

Travel Resources Year-Round

PHONE:  Call 511 or 800-906-9069 and then follow the prompts.

WEB:  511 on the web at: www.511.nebraska.gov.  Use the icons on the left side of the page and click the map to zoom into the area you wish to see in detail.  Hover or click on icons for more details.  Map layers include highway cams, message boards and road sensors.  Links across the top of the page provide a text version of the map items (listed by highway number), statewide weather, and travel info for surrounding states.

MOBILE:  www.ndortraveler.mobi.  Selected camera views across the state by geographic area, weather links, the most recent NDOR tweet, as well as push-to-talk options to report impaired rivers, and to check 511 phone.  The base mobile site works on PCs, too.

Lincoln Parking Information and Links for Game Days

http://parking.unl.edu/football-game-day

http://parkandgo.org/

Big Red Express bus service http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/startran/

Street Construction http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/pworks/projects/street-closures/map.htm

 

Nebraska Hall-of-Famer Nagle Dies at Age 90

By Randy York

Fran Nagle, who had never played football until after he was a prisoner of war in World War II, died Aug 15th in Madison, Wisconsin.  Nagle was 90, and if you’re a Husker football fan trying to connect the dots, understand this – he was best known as the quarterback who kept handing the ball off to legendary Husker All-America halfback Bobby Reynolds in 1949 and ’50.

Ironically, on the same day Nagle died, the Lincoln Journal Star used a quote from his account of Reynolds’ 33-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-1 play against Missouri in 1950.  “The whole thing took about five minutes,” Nagle recalled.  “That was one for the books. There was never anything like it again.”

After some quick research on Nagle, there will never be another quarterback like he was, and let the record show that he was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1992.  That means he did more than just hand the ball off to Reynolds so he could build a resume of dazzling touchdowns.  Nagle was a solid athlete, too.  He was, in fact, a decent passer and the All-Big Seven Conference quarterback in 1950.  Nagle also has to be one of the few collegians who played in three postseason all-star games – the Senior Bowl, the College All-Star Game and the East-West Shrine Bowl.

Four-Year Starter with No Previous Experience

All of those accomplishments are impressive, but consider this: Nagle attended the University of Massachusetts-Fort Devans, and even though he’d never played football, he wound up the starting quarterback in 1947 and ’48.  Then he followed his coach to Lincoln and started two years for the Huskers.  Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, Nagle opted to play one season of pro football for the Montreal Alouettes before injuries and a desire to be closer to his family ended his athletic career.

A devout Christian, Nagle led an active, faithful and humble life, according to his obituaries published in the Lincoln and Madison newspapers. The father of 11 children, he made Madison his longtime home, teaching physiology for many years at the University of Wisconsin before co-founding and directeding the Bio-Dynamics Lab on UW’s campus, where he encouraged cardiac patients to enhance their recovery with exercise.  Throughout the years, he also mentored graduate students.

Perhaps his full life, which included two years coaching football at Doane College, was the ultimate benefit before football entered the picture.  After joining the Army Air Corps in WWII, Nagle’s plane was shot down during his first mission as a radio controller on a B24 Bomber.  He was a prisoner for the last three months of the war, and his camp was liberated by General George Patton himself.

After reading that, you have to think handing the ball off to Bobby Reynolds was a smart and pretty safe strategy and one that I’m sure he would do all over again.

 

 

 

2014 Lil Badger Volleyball Schedule

2014 Lil Badger Volleyball Schedule

THIRD & FOURTH:

Scotty’s Ranchland

Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot”

Valentine Dental  -“VolleyGirls”

FIFTH &

SIXTH:

“Badger Black Shirts”

Tehrani Motors

The Prairie Club

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REF

Schedule

Double

Check who’s reffing!

(Trade if you have a conflict)

· Coaches – must be AAU members, AND view the Concussion Awareness video online. This is state law! http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/HeadsUpConcussion.html

· The first game of the night should begin at 6pm sharp!

· Please be ready to play at the conclusion of the game before yours!

· Treats are great BUT PLEASE clean up your area and make sure the girls take home their personal belongings!

· Coaches: contact Adamson Studio about team photos.

· Encourage the girls to officiate, do lines, or score. They aren’t too young to learn!

· Following last game – please lock up the volleyballs.

· Last people out of the gym need to make sure doors are locked and lights all are off.

· Good luck on a fun season & building the future of BADGER VOLLEYBALL!!

MONDAYS

SEPTEMBER 15

Volley Girls

Some Spike It Hot

The Prairie Club

Tehrani Motors

6:00pm Scotty’s Ranchland VS Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot”

6:30pm Scotty’s Ranchland VS Valentine Dental  -“VolleyGirls”

7:00pm “Badger Black Shirts” VS Tehrani Motors

7:30pm “Badger Black Shirts” VS The Prairie Club

SEPTEMBER 22

Scotty’s

Volley Girls

Black Shirts

The Prairie Club

6:00pm Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot” VS Valentine Dental-“VolleyGirls”

6:30pm Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot” VS Scotty’s Ranchland

7:00pm Tehrani Motors VS The Prairie Club

7:30pm Tehrani Motors VS “Badger Black Shirts”

SEPTEMBER 29

Scotty’s

Some Spike It Hot

Tehrani Motors

Black Shirts

6:00pm Valentine Dental  -“VolleyGirls” VS Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot”

6:30pm Valentine Dental  -“VolleyGirls” VS Scotty’s Ranchland

7:00pm The Prairie Club VS “Badger Black Shirts”

7:30pm The Prairie Club VS Tehrani Motors

OCTOBER 6

Volley Girls

Some Spike It Hot

The Prairie Club

Tehrani Motors

6:00pm Scotty’s Ranchland VS Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot”

6:30pm Scotty’s Ranchland VS Valentine Dental  -“VolleyGirls”

7:00pm “Badger Black Shirts” VS Tehrani Motors

7:30pm “Badger Black Shirts” VS The Prairie Club

OCTOBER 13

Scotty’s

Volley Girls

Black Shirts

The Prairie Club

6:00pm Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot” VS Valentine Dental- VolleyGirls”

6:30pm Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot” VS Scotty’s Ranchland

7:00pm Tehrani Motors VS The Prairie Club

7:30pm Tehrani Motors VS “Badger Black Shirts”

OCTOBER 20

Scotty’s

Some Spike It Hot

Tehrani Motors

Black Shirts

6:00pm Valentine Dental  -“VolleyGirls” VS Reimers Well Drilling –“Some Spike it Hot”

6:30pm Valentine Dental  -“VolleyGirls” VS Scotty’s Ranchland

7:00pm The Prairie Club VS “Badger Black Shirts”

7:30pm The Prairie Club VS Tehrani Motors

VHS CAMP DATES:

AUGUST 20, AUGUST 27, September 10, September 17

PLEASE HAVE YOUR TEAMS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL BY 3:45! CAMPERS WILL BE DONE AT 5:00PM –

MAKE SURE THE CAMPERS HAVE RIDES HOME!

Lil Badger TEAM Practice dates:

(VMS) AUGUST 25TH @ 6pm 3RD & 4TH & 7pm 5TH & 6TH

(VMS) SEPT. 8TH @ 6pm 3RD & 4TH & 7pm 5TH & 6TH

INVESTORS IN THE FUTURE OF LADY BADGER VOLLEYBALL HOMETOWN LUMBER/ REIMERS WELL DRILLING/ WEBER & COMPANY REAL ESTATE/ VALENTINE DENTAL/ VALETINE MEDICAL/ ADAMSON STUDIO/ VALENTINE / VALENTINE LOCKER NIOBRARA LODGE / SECURITY FIRST BANK/ HENDERSON'S IGA /SANDHILLS FAMILY  DENTAL/ THE PRAIRIE CLUB/ VALENTINE LIVESTOCK/ WARD PLUMBING & HEATING/ SCOTTY'S RANCHLAND FOODS/ ALLARD PRECAST/ PIZZA HUT/ BANK OF THE WEST/ SANDHILL OIL CO./ THE INSURANCE CTR./ TEHRANI MOTORS/ TRUE VALUE/ FROSTY DRIVE IN/ STATE FARM - DAVE MAJOR/ OUTBACK PRINTING & EMBROIDERY

And all of our youth coaches – you are very appreciated!

   

Archery deer hunting season opens Sept. 1 in Nebraska.

Archery deer hunting season opens Sept. 1 in Nebraska.

The early opener was requested by archery hunters to allow hunting of deer when bucks are still in velvet. Opening day had been Sept. 15 for the past 35 years.

"For those who don't mind hunting what could be warm days, with lots of leafy vegetation, this is a good time to be out in the woods, when hunter numbers can be expected to be low," said Kit Hams, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's big game program manager.

The archery deer season runs through Dec. 31. Archery permits are valid statewide, with restrictions, and unlimited in number. The permit bag limit is one deer of any kind. To purchase permits or view the 2014 Big Game Guide, visit OutdoorNebraska.org.

 

 

Valentine Aquatic Center Schedule for Final Week

The Valentine Aquatic Center is getting ready to close down for the season. Here are the final pool hours:

AUGUST 13:  1 pm - 6 pm

AUGUST 14: 1 pm -6 pm

AUGUST 15: 6:30 pm- 9 pm

AUGUST 16: 1 pm -6 pm

AUGUST 17: 1 pm -6 pm

Then, you can bring your dog and vaccination record to the first annual Soggy Doggy Water Day that will follow pool hours on August 17th from 6 pm - 8 pm. Pre-registration is requested by calling Advanced Pet Care Clinic at 402-376-2273.

 

 

   

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