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Central High backers buying giant limestone slabs from Indiana so new addition matches century-old building  Omaha World-Herald

It cost more. And it took a little longer. But we think it's worth it,” Mike Lebens, class of 1970, said of the limestone. Central High alumni raised $19.3 million.

Central High dedicates walkway to longest-serving principal  Omaha World-Herald

As one of the final pieces of a $19.5 million addition, Central High School alums and supporters on Tuesday dedicated a new walkway up to the historic school ...

Suffragist, comedy writer among Central High Hall of Fame inductees  Omaha World-Herald

A suffragist, a Hollywood comedy writer, a Vermont lawmaker and local business leaders are among 12 new inductees to the Central High School Hall of Fame.

New OPS high school at 60th and L will have maker studios, marker board walls  Omaha World-Herald

It is the first time OPS is building a high school in this century. The district, which hasn't opened a high school since the 1970s, is in the process of.

OPS community hears details on new high school at 156th and Ida  Omaha World-Herald

This week, district officials are giving parents and community members a glimpse at early plans for two new schools and taking questions. Tuesday the focus ...

24 Nebraska school districts, including OPS, rated as 'needs improvement' in state report  Omaha World-Herald

New test scores and ratings also identify 156 schools as needing improvement, including some suburban ones.

Work scheduled to start this summer on addition at Omaha Central High  Omaha World-Herald

Construction is slated to start this summer on a new addition for Central High that boosters say will retain the charm of the historic downtown building while ...

Omaha Central High School breaks ground on a $22 million project  KETV Omaha

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Omaha Central High School Thursday morning to announce an $18 million addition, but organizers say the building ...

Which schools will be first? OPS lays out timeline for Phase 2 bond projects  Omaha World-Herald

Two much-anticipated new high schools in Omaha and a new elementary school in Bellevue are among the first Phase 2 bond projects that the Omaha Public ...

Omaha Central High School will induct 10 alums into Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

These individuals were selected by the Central High School Alumni Association for their achievements in business and community *service* and will be ...

New $400000 scoreboard will light up high school football games in Millard  Omaha World-Herald

A new scoreboard with a big video screen is on the way for Buell Stadium at Millard South High School, where all three Millard high schools play their home ...

OPS board to vote on name, mascot for new elementary school at 32nd and Burt  Omaha World-Herald

A naming committee has recommended that the new school in the Omaha Public Schools district be called Gifford Park Elementary School.

'We have a voice': Students from Omaha high schools stage walkouts to protest Trump's election  Omaha World-Herald

Chanting "not my president" and "we have a voice," a wave of Omaha Central High School students poured out of the downtown high school Friday morning ...

For district's third high school, Papillion-La Vista eyes 87-acre, $4 million site off 72nd Street  Omaha World-Herald

Officials with the Papillion-La Vista Community Schools revealed Monday where they want to build a third high school. The decision on when to build the school ...

Central High proposal includes addition for new library, theater  Omaha World-Herald

A new $15 million to $21 million addition planned for Omaha Central High School would create a new library, a black box theater and art and music classrooms ...

About 4000 Omaha, Lincoln students walk out to protest gun violence  Omaha World-Herald

Roughly 4000 students from Nebraska's two biggest school districts, Omaha and Lincoln, walked out of class Friday to join in a national protest against gun ...

School districts in the Omaha area | Education  Omaha World-Herald

Cass County. LOUISVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Enrollment: 693. Pre-K/elementary/middle school/ high school. 402-234-3585; Superintendent: ...

Grace: Millard West teacher to quit classroom to become student — he hopes — of Legislature  Omaha World-Herald

Royers, relatively unknown outside Millard West, knows he needs time to establish a case in this Republican-heavy district for electing another Democrat after ...

Buffett teaching award winner from Omaha Central 'really takes an interest in the lives of students'  Omaha World-Herald

Jimmie Foster was among 15 Omaha Public Schools teachers recognized as 2018 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award winners at a dinner Friday night.

You're right. Omaha-area traffic is getting worse, especially at night  Omaha World-Herald

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Students at Omaha Central High School stage walk-out  KETV Omaha

Students at Omaha Central High School staged a walk-out Friday morning. Students were spotted walking out of the school shortly before 8:30 a.m. Minutes later ...

'Red-flag' law sought in Nebraska to allow authorities to temporarily take away guns  Omaha World-Herald

State Sen. Adam Morfeld plans to offer a bill this year that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns away from people suspected of being dangerous.

Jim McKee: From territorial Capitol to Omaha Central High School  Lincoln Journal Star

The crest of Omaha's Capitol Hill at 20th Street and Capitol Avenue appears from the earliest photos of the city as its most prominent location. It was said to be.

Family of Omaha's first homicide victim of 2019 has suffered gun tragedies twice before  Omaha World-Herald

Jacque S. Holbert IV, 21, was fatally wounded Sunday about 1:40 a.m. while lying in bed near 38th and Burdette Streets, police said.

Doubling up: For these students, one major isn't enough  Omaha World-Herald

Students enter college with aspirations to work in jobs that will allow them to pursue their passions. To fulfill these dreams, some students find it beneficial to ...

Supporting something 'close to me': Relatives with dementia inspire models for Ultra Chic Boutique  Omaha World-Herald

A 15-year-old Missouri Valley girl volunteered in honor of her grandpa, who died a year ago last month.

Central High principal defends students who knelt during national anthem, says it's a teachable moment  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Central High School Principal Ed Bennett affirmed the First Amendment rights of students who knelt during the national anthem at a football game Friday ...

Omaha Central's 40-year academic tradition — a balloon-launch celebration — changes in response to environmental concerns  Omaha World-Herald

Some students and environmental groups raised concerns about the environmental effects of the annual balloon launch. So Central's parent-teacher-student ...

Perry, Douglas James | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Jan 21, 1948 - Oct 20, 2018. Age 70. Passed away while doing what he loved, running on the beach near his home in Encinitas, CA. Doug was born in Omaha, ...

100 years ago, Omahans went 'wild' celebrating the end of 'The Great War'  Omaha World-Herald

People spilled into the streets, sparking dances and impromptu parades.

Lincoln High teacher named 2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year  1011now

Sydney Jensen, a 9th grade English teacher at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, was named Nebraska 2019 Teacher of the Year today during a surprise award ...

Threat against CHS determined to not be local  WOWT

Omaha Police have determined a SnapChat image showing an individual posed with an assault weapon and containing threatening text against 'CHS' did not ...

Tech-heavy media centers, flexible spaces, fewer lockers: Plans for new Elkhorn, Omaha high schools taking shape  Omaha World-Herald

Designers of the new high schools want to accommodate shifting trends in education, while keeping the buildings flexible enough to adapt to future needs.

Magid, Bernard MD | Captain USAF (Ret.) | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Magid, Bernard MD Captain USAF (Ret.) Bernard Magid, M.D, U.S. Air Force Captain (Ret.) was born in 1929. Bernie, as he was known, was a lifelong resident ...

Trash talk: How Omaha stacks up against Minneapolis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Denver, other cities  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha residents get a higher level of basic curbside waste *service* than many cities in the region provide.

20-year-old High School junior charged with sexual assault of minor  WOWT

An Omaha Central High School junior is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old classmate.

Weidner models dress at Omaha Fashion Week  Albionnewsonline

By Gabby Christensen At just 15 years of age, Boone Central freshman and Boone County 4-H member Claire Weidner received the opportunity to not only ...

Editorial: Omaha Central finds a solution to save Purple Feather Day  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Central High School students used their noggins to update a four-decade tradition of celebrating academic achievement.

Annexation endangers future of Bellevue family farm, a 'slice of heaven' for 4-H kids  Omaha World-Herald

Tucked away at the end of a dead-end road in western Bellevue, the Jones family farm is a reminder of how quickly Sarpy County is growing. As cities and ...

Maj. Gen. Edward Binder, former leader of Nebraska National Guard, dies at 95  Omaha World-Herald

He became the guy who, when the tornadoes hit, he was sent. Often when they were still on the ground, he'd already be on the way,” said his son, Gary.

Around and about: Golf Fore Eagles benefits Central High in a big way  Omaha World-Herald

June 1 was the date and the Field Club the venue for Golf Fore Eagles, a benefit for Omaha Central High School.

10 to be inducted into Omaha Central Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Central High School will induct 10 people into its Hall of Fame on Oct. 8. A 6:30 p.m. dinner will precede the 7:30 p.m. induction ceremony at the school.

Two months after floods, West Dodge Road reopens to traffic  Omaha World-Herald

Drivers blared their approval by honking their car and semi horns as officials announced the reopening on-site.

Omaha youth organization provides Thanksgiving meal for at-risk teens  WOWT

Youth Emergency Services outreach center in Omaha provided warm turkey meals for at-risk youth who couldn't find a Thanksgiving meal anywhere else.

Five alumni to be inducted into Omaha South High School Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

Five alumni will be inducted into the 2017 Omaha South High School Hall of Fame at a brunch on Oct. 7. The honorees are Margaret (Covalciuc) Munnelly, Vic ...

Part of 24th Street named for 87-year-old Omaha barber, activist  Omaha World-Herald

On a sun-splashed June day, when blue skies reflected back all that is good and possible in the world, a who's who of Omaha's black community gathered to ...

Teen injures ankle in fall from electric scooter 2 days after the devices debut in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Witnesses told police the girl was riding the scooter on 31st Avenue near Farnam Street when she drove into a business driveway too fast, began wobbling on ...

Stories of Omaha Central grads killed in World War II delivered to grateful Dutch town  Omaha World-Herald

The epic trip Scott Wilson dreamed about finally got underway last month. The history teacher at Omaha Central High School, together with five other adults and ...

Higher parking fines are one thing, but what's that thing blocking the windshield?  Omaha World-Herald

People with three parking tickets more than 30 days old might need a phone to pay up in order to pry a device — called a “Barnacle” — off their.

Flood-damaged Q Street reopens in western Douglas County  Omaha World-Herald

Q Street has reopened in western Douglas County following emergency repairs from the March floods. Tom McDonald, manager of construction and ...

Two Interstate entrance loops to close in southwest Omaha as I-80 work approaches  Omaha World-Herald

Project will be closing mainline Interstate 80 eastbound and diverting traffic to an adjacent collector road.

Separate staircases by gender and a fire escape slide: Check out six interesting features that once existed or still exist at local high schools  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha-area high schools, especially some of the older ones, have plenty of quirks, from a hidden pool to a fire escape slide.

State to open new express DMV office near 56th and Ames  Omaha World-Herald

A new Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles office will open next week near 56th Street and Ames Avenue, replacing the longtime Florence neighborhood ...

OPS drivers hit the road to practice bus routes before classes start next week  Omaha World-Herald

The dry runs will help drivers make sure they can get to school on time and avoid issues of previous years.

Recycling in Omaha suspended Friday and Saturday | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Recycling collection was suspended in Omaha on Friday and Saturday to allow Waste Management to focus on garbage and yard waste collection, the Public ...

Westside parents and students get sneak peek at rebuilt Sunset Hills Elementary  Omaha World-Herald

The old Sunset Hills school has been demolished, replaced by a modern building made of gray bricks, wood, metal and huge glass windows that overlook the ...

At Offutt air show, aviators will honor fallen WWI pilot base is named for  Omaha World-Herald

Military aviators from the United States and Great Britain will meet this weekend to honor 1st Lt. Jarvis Offutt, the World War I pilot from Omaha in whose memory ...

Cornfields on one side, houses on the other: Check out Blue Sage Elementary, Elkhorn's newest school  Omaha World-Herald

The school made its debut earlier this month, opening its doors to 188 students in grades K-5.

Commemorative sign goes up for Fred Astaire Avenue in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

10th Street between Martha and Castelar Streets is officially "Fred Astaire Avenue."

Stothert proposes annexation of four west Omaha subdivisions with nearly 1000 residents  Omaha World-Herald

The City of Omaha would take in nearly 1,000 new residents from four subdivisions on the edges of west Omaha under a new annexation proposal from Mayor ...

Lane closures and detours: Omaha plans to complete 69 road resurfacing projects in 2019  Omaha World-Herald

Among the areas that will see roadwork include a stretch of Farnam Street that runs past the Woodmen Tower and the Rose Theater; a mile of Q Street from 60th.

Kelly: Visit to striking Hindu Temple a first for many in Central's World Religions class; 'I've never seen anything like it in Omaha'  Omaha World-Herald

Wearing a hijab of her Muslim faith, a high school sophomore stood quietly amid the colorful deities and sanctums of another faith — at Omaha's Hindu Temple.

Major General Edward C. Binder | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

August 11, 1923 - January 7, 2019. Major General Edward C. Binder was born In Omaha on August 11, 1923, to Clarence and Myree Binder. He graduated from ...

70 Nebraska high school students receive UNL's Young Artist Awards  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN - The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts held its Nebraska Young Artist Awards on April 6.

Omaha Mayor Stothert keeps the lights on at Dundee, Rockbrook school crosswalk signals  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced Tuesday that the city will will keep crossing signals at two intersections near Dundee Elementary School and at a third ...

Meet the 2018 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award winners  Omaha World-Herald

2018 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award Winners. Arens, Rachael. Rachael Arens. RACHAEL ARENS » Science teacher at Northwest High School.

He killed his parents in Omaha at age 16 and escaped from prison nearly a decade later. Then he simply vanished  Omaha World-Herald

The saga of Leslie Arnold would be an astonishing story even if that was all there was to tell. But what started off as a true crime drama would ultimately.

Authorities identify Omaha teen who drowned in Lake Manawa  Omaha World-Herald

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has identified the teen who drowned in Lake Manawa on Memorial Day.

Frustrated Omaha drivers push street fixes over riverfront; mayor, others say city needs both  Omaha World-Herald

With Omaha streets pocked with potholes, pointed questions about the city's spending priorities are showing up on Mayor Jean Stothert's Facebook page, on ...

Manning, Roxanne Bushey | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Manning, Roxanne Bushey Jan 21, 1963 - Jul 10, 2018 Roxanne Bushey Manning, age 55, passed from this worldly life on Tuesday, July, 10, 2018, ...

Where millennials live in Omaha: Some spots might surprise you  Omaha World-Herald

It should come as no surprise that millennials are packing into downtown and midtown. There, craft watering holes and whiskey beard barbershops are just a ...

Russia, China have hypersonic missile tech that U.S. can't defend against, StratCom chief warns  Omaha World-Herald

Both Russia and China are poised to deploy the new weapons. U.S. is racing to catch up.

From the archives: Scroll through some of our neatest old photos – 1950-1969  Omaha World-Herald

History from Nebraska and western Iowa captured through the lenses of World-Herald photographers.

Guatemalan immigrant charged in Omaha with statutory rape disappears after posting $5000  Omaha World-Herald

Authorities are scrambling after another immigrant defendant posted bail, was released from the Douglas County Jail, skipped his court appearance and hasn't ...

Omaha girls basketball team breaks losing streak more than four years long  USA TODAY High School Sports An entire class of students had come and gone at Omaha's Bryan High (Neb.) between ...

World-Herald Scholars: Best of the best | Sport |  Omaha World-Herald

They've mastered their lessons and are ready to pack up and move on to their next adventure — college. The nine members of The World-Herald's 2017 All ...

Omaha philanthropist Richard Holland dead at 95  KETV Omaha

Omaha community leader and philanthropist Richard D. Holland died Tuesday at the age of 95 at his home after a short illness, leaving behind a legacy that ...

Warren Watch: HBO documentary shows Warren Buffett imparting wisdom to Omaha high schoolers  Omaha World-Herald

Becoming Warren Buffett,” the documentary to be shown on HBO on Jan. 30, features Buffett talking with about a dozen students in an Omaha Central High ...

Grace: 'We're out of room' — Rapid enrollment growth leaves some young Catholics on kindergarten waitlist  Omaha World-Herald

Growing Omaha-area enrollment tests some Catholic schools, including St. Columbkille, the only one serving western Sarpy County.

Behrens passionate about Omaha Central, basketball | Boys Basketball  Lincoln Journal Star

Omaha Central boys basketball coach Eric Behrens appears to be building a dynasty as his team prepares to defend its Class A state title.

Menck, 69, an avid gunsmith | Ralston Recorder |  Omaha World-Herald

Shooting them or fixing them, Tom Menck always had a keen eye for guns.

Grace: Book tells Nebraska's story through a look at its 150 best buildings  Omaha World-Herald

You don't have to be an architect to understand or appreciate the stories in this book, “150@150.” Barnes has presented an interesting look into places that will ...

Chef Curtis Stone helps bring in record $500000 for Food Bank for the Heartland  Omaha World-Herald

Proceeds will help provide emergency and supplemental meals for thousands of children, families and seniors in Nebraska and western Iowa.

Kirk Caven | Obituaries  Fremont Tribune

Kirk Caven. July 3, 1948 – Aug. 17, 2018. Kirk M. Caven passed away on Aug. 17, 2018, at Nebraska Medical Center in Bellevue. Kirk was born on July 3, 1948, ...

Omaha native found dead in Austin home; death being investigated as a homicide  Omaha World-Herald

His roommate, Dijon Reid, 27, was charged last week with first-degree murder in the killing, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Meet the Omaha Jaycees' Ten Outstanding Young Omahans  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Jaycees have announced the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans for 2017.

Kearney students walk out in support of Second Amendment right to bear arms  Omaha World-Herald

KEARNEY, Neb. — More than 200 Kearney High School students stood up for their Second Amendment right to bear arms by walking out of their school ...

Benefit raises $80000 for Omaha Province of Notre Dame Sisters  Omaha World-Herald

Notre Dame Sisters raised $80000 at its 24th annual Celebration of Spirit Dinner on March 18. The event brought in 300 people to St. Robert Bellarmine's ...

Dempsey remembered for his many community contributions  WOWT

Metropolitan Community College released a statement Monday on the death of Board of Governors member Tim Dempsey.

9/11 victims with local ties | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

At least 10 of those killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 had local ties.

From the archives: Poverty amid prosperity | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Alarming figures reveal the reality of a metro area in which economic hardship has a stronger and stronger grip on the black community.

Surprise match boosts Duchesne fundraiser's tally to almost $800000  Omaha World-Herald

Guests were told that each $10000 donation would generate a dollar-for-dollar match from co-chairs Cindy and Scott Heider. Twelve patrons raised their ...

Omaha streets with historic origins | Michael Kelly |  Omaha World-Herald

U.S. Sens. Augustus Caesar Dodge of Iowa and Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois championed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. For those who aren't history buffs, ...

Omaha's once-sprawling streetcar system now lives only in memory  Omaha World-Herald

When car No. 1011 rolled to a stop on March 5, 1955, it marked the end of the line for the Omaha streetcar system – a system that once had.

See over 200 historical photos from the Omaha World-Herald archives  Omaha World-Herald

Over 100 years of history from Nebraska and western Iowa captured through the lenses of World-Herald photographers. Like anything you see?

Around and About: Whoa! JDRF gala results put organizers on 'the Country Side of Heaven'  Omaha World-Herald

The JDRF Promise Gala raised serious money for a serious cause last month.

Starved boy gets new parents  KETV Omaha

This week, a Douglas County juvenile court judge will consider terminating the parental rights of Stephen Bauer and Megan Finlan. The Omaha couple risk ...

Peterson, Charles E. III | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Peterson, Charles E. III Mar 31, 1958 - Aug 31, 2017 Charles E. Peterson III was found dead in his home Aug. 31 in Austin, Texas. He was 59 years.

Harold 'Bus' Slosburg, 95, helped build Omaha with Slosburg Co.  Omaha World-Herald

Harold “Bus” Slosburg, Omaha native and co-founder of Slosburg Realty Co. — now known as the Slosburg Co. — died last month at the age of 95 in St.

Rohwer joins Journal team | News  Fremont Tribune

PLATTSMOUTH – Tim Rohwer has written thousands of stories about people and places in both Nebraska and Iowa over the past 20 years.

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