No NFL team scored more points during the regular season than the Green Bay Packers.,That sets up an intriguing showdown of strength vs. strength when MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (13-3) host All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Rams (11-6) in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday.,DONALD’S HEALTH Donald left the Seahawks game last week with injured ribs, but the Rams have expressed confidence the six-time All-Pro will play Saturday.,FANS AT LAMBEAU The Packers will be playing a home game in front of paying spectators for the first time this season.,Green Bay hadn’t allowed any spectators for its first four regular-season home games due to the pandemic.
This week in 1886, the Hillsborough Gazette reported that J.M. Jones had a small tobacco shop at 28 S. High St. in Hillsboro, and advertised he had “the best two-for-a-nickel cigars in town.”,A new boot and shoe shop opened on High Street in Hillsboro in the Mattill building.,This week in 1965, the front page of the Press-Gazette showed two views of the new wing of Hillsboro High School, which would come to be known in later years as “the new building,” taken from the roof of the existing school.,The cake of the week at Pence’s Bakery at 132 S. High St. in Hillsboro was chocolate ripple, and for the second week of the new year, a jelly roll was just 29 cents.,For a limited time, Arby’s in Hillsboro encouraged customers to “break the hamburger habit” as they rang in the new year with half-price melts, cheddar or Swiss cheese, for only 99 cents.
Four days after a pair of pars on the final hole at Kapalua led to a playoff loss, Niemann holed a 50-foot chip for eagle on the 18th hole Thursday for an 8-under 62 and a share of the lead with Jason Kokrak and Peter Malnati.,“Spent a few days thinking about that last hole, but taking all the positives from the week and pull it out for this week.”,Niemann’s only bogey was when he fell asleep on a 25-foot birdie putt above the hole at No. 12, ran it 10 feet by the hole and three-putted.,Kokrak played bogey-free, and he was as pleased with a 15-foot par putt on No. 1 — his 10th hole of the round — than any of his nine birdies.,It sure was different from last week for Niemann, who missed a 6-foot birdie in regulation (and shot 64) and then in a playoff on the par-5 18th, he pulled it slightly and went down a slope left of the green, leaving a tough chip and a par.
WASHINGTON — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.,Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other intelligence, including information that suggests mobs could try to storm the Capitol again and threats to kill some members of Congress.,A day before the deadly attack on the Capitol, the FBI sent an intelligence bulletin warning of potential violence to other agencies, including the Capitol Police.,Mike Koval, who retired in 2019 as the police chief in Madison, Wisconsin, said his state’s two fusion centers have technology and resources that go far beyond those of a single local police department.,That could be why Capitol police were so unprepared, compared with the much more aggressive law enforcement response to last summer’s protests following the death of George Floyd and other Black men killed by law enforcement.
“The (West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission), (Tuesday), sent out a proposed winter and spring sports calendar to our schools based upon the governor’s orders,” Dellinger said.,The WVSSAC is allowing spring sports to begin practice on March 15, a week earlier than the tentative date in Berkeley County.,The initial schedule sent out by the WVSSAC, after working with the West Virginia Department of Education and the governor’s office, indicated that winter sports practices could begin Feb. 15, and the first contests for girls basketball, wrestling and swimming would be March 3, with boys basketball starting at the end of that week.,The source said winter sports practice in Berkeley County would not be allowed to start until March 1, which would limit the number of contests that can take place and put the sports teams in the county behind teams throughout West Virginia.,Berkeley County has been red on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources map for the vast majority of late fall into winter, the district going red on the now-defunct WVDE Saturday map for the first time on Nov. 21.
California urged to move up people who are incarcerated higher on the vaccination order list
5:40 p.m.: Extra vaccine doses not coming to California as promised by Trump administration California’s plan to speed up distribution of the coronavirus vaccine appears to have hit a snag.,If you’re a Kaiser Permanente or Sutter Health patient in Placer County and a senior, here’s who to contact:
One of those teams that saw action was the Stanley County Buffaloes, who competed in four duals on Friday.,They went 0-4 on the weekend, losing 39-30 to Warner/Northwestern, 60-16 to Kingsbury County, 36-33 to Hill City, and 35-33 to Mobridge-Pollock.,On Friday, they defeated Potter County 69-12, Hill City 66-18, Mobridge-Pollock 66-12, and Sunshine Bible Academy 66-9.,The Raiders will next see competition on Friday, when they take on Bennett County and an unknown opponent in a triangular in Martin on Friday.,Action for that is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. MT. The Raiders will stick around in Martin to compete in Saturday’s Bennett County Invitational, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. MT.
The Buffs will next see action against Winner and Redfield on Tuesday at Parkview Gymnasium in Fort Pierre.
On Thursday, McVay noted that quarterback John Wolford will be out of Saturday's playoff matchup after suffering a neck injury that forced him out of Los Angeles's wild-card win over the Seahawks last week.,This isn't totally surprising as Wolford has been unable to hit the practice field this week due to that injury.,As Jared Goff continued to rest his surgically repaired right thumb as the backup for L.A. last weekend, Wolford originally got the nod to start against Seattle.,With Wolford now officially sidelined, that means Jared Goff will start for the Rams in the divisional round.,As Goff gets back to his starting spot and Wolford out, Blake Bortles will serve as the backup quarterback for the Rams this weekend.
Amidst the isolation of lockdown, Ireland has fallen in love with running with close to three quarters of a million Irish people out running regularly since the start of Covid-19 restrictions.,Since the start of Covid-19 restrictions, 120,000 adults have taken up running for the first time and continue to run at least three times a week.,A similar number (62 percent ) say they would benefit from having a detailed plan and expert advice to help achieve this goal, ideally by having a target distance to run each week.,The programme offers a four week training plan, plus tips and advice from a team of experts, you can run your chosen distance of five mile, 10 mile or 31km on January 31.,With level 5 restrictions now in place runners are urged to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions and run within the 5km radius of their home and to run with only one other person who also lives within that zone.
EAST WINDSOR — The Senior Center is collecting blankets for seniors as well as letters or notes to begin a correspondence between them and members of the community.,The initiative, titled “Snuggle a Senior,” is a way for seniors to stay engaged during a time of social isolation, Melissa Maltese, head of community of services, said.,“We are really trying to keep people connected during this pandemic and our seniors are not big on technology so we’re going old school on this one,” she said.”,Blankets can be dropped off at the senior center, located at 125 Main St. in the Broad Brook section, until the first week of February.,For details, call the Senior Center at 860-292-8262.