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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 ...

Last-second zipper merges could speed commutes for everyone — but they're not popular in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

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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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

With costumes and pep, OPS administrators prepare for new school year  Omaha World-Herald

School leaders, administrators and two school board members gathered at Baxter Arena to prepare for the 2019-20 school year.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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: ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Students at OPS school head back to class in July, yet some of them were smiling  Omaha World-Herald

OPS is prepping buses for the new school year. Like it or not, the first day of school for most is just weeks away.

A Buffett among 9 to be inducted into Omaha Central HS Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Central High School will induct nine people into its Hall of Fame on Oct. 2. A 6:30 p.m. dinner will precede the 7:30 p.m. induction ceremony at the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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.

'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.

OPS school board member stands alone in push for recovery of mismanaged pension funds  Omaha World-Herald

Lou Ann Goding believes the school board has a fiduciary responsibility to explore whether any professional firms or individuals have legal liability for their roles ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Drivers in road-rage incident ticketed after SUVs caused $300000 damage to Omaha college's building  Omaha World-Herald

A road-rage incident that ended in the side of a historic building on Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha campus caused nearly $320,000 in damage ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

What's down the road for Omaha streets? Reduced traffic lanes, added bike lanes and more  Omaha World-Herald

Omahans will see street projects next year that slim down traffic lanes and incorporate bike lanes, fix worn-out sections of 78th Street and 168th Street, and redo ...

Ruth McCabe | Obituaries  Fremont Tribune

Ruth McCabe. June 22, 1923 – July 6, 2019. Ruth McCabe, age 96, of Fremont died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Shalimar Gardens. Ruth Margaret (Beard) ...

Seeking long-term fixes for Omaha roads, Stothert will host four town hall meetings  Omaha World-Herald

The city will share the scope of road fixes needed and seek public input on what residents want to do and how to pay for it.

Credits for The World-Herald's '24th & Glory' series  Omaha World-Herald

Research and reporting for “24th and Glory” dates back to 2006. The overwhelming majority of information comes from interviews and newspaper archives.

Stothert: One option to fix Omaha's streets — $200 million in bonds over five years  Omaha World-Herald

Stothert said she wants the public's help in developing a long-term plan to better maintain and update streets. The mayor would like to see every lane mile ...

Here's how UNL, UNO, Creighton and other schools compare on cost, student debt, future salaries  Omaha World-Herald

Creighton alums have among the highest annual salaries, though the university's cost of attendance is high. UNL's graduation rate is low compared to its peers, ...

UPDATED: 10 Omaha road projects sure to detour, slow and annoy you this summer  Omaha World-Herald

How is this year's street construction season treating you? We've gotten through a few projects, but more is yet to come.

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 ...

Too white? Too male? Panel looks for bias in Nebraska's draft social studies standards  Omaha World-Herald

The review is aimed to catching biased wording or omissions in the standards, which cover what Nebraska students should learn about U.S. history, world ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Omaha-area street crews are keeping an eye out for buckling roads in the severe heat  Omaha World-Herald

In excessive heat, roads can buckle due to "explosions" beneath street pavement, and several roads in the Council Bluffs and Omaha area have buckled over ...

Drivers on 84th Street from Omaha to Papillion will see coordinated signals  Omaha World-Herald

Motorists on 84th Street may notice a smoother commute later this year or early next year.

Offutt kin among 'Families of the Fallen' to be honored Saturday in Bellevue  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska's Honor and Remember chapter will hold a parade and dinner Saturday in Bellevue to pay respects to the families of *service* members and law ...

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."

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.

Bellevue will close stretch of Capehart Road for up to two months  Omaha World-Herald

The closing is necessary for the Metropolitan Utilities District to relocate and replace water and gas mains in preparation for the widening of 36th Street.

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.

If someone claiming to be OPPD calls and asks for your money, don't give it to them  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Power District said Friday that it had heard from 70 people who were targeted by scammers purporting to be from the utility.

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.

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 ...

Central High Senior Alec Rome interviews basketball player Max Polk  91.5 KIOS-FM

Omaha Central High School Senior Alec Rome joins us next with a story on basketball player Max Polk…

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.

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Opens April 12 at Omaha Community Playhouse  Broadway World

One Man, Two Guvnors will open Friday, April 12 at the Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP). The show will run in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre from April 12 ...

Former Joe Banana's spot to remain a restaurant as Omaha's 10th Street corridor gets shaken up  Omaha World-Herald

The former Joe Banana's corner along busy 10th Street south of downtown Omaha looks like it will remain a restaurant, though renovated and likely with a ...

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.

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.

Shirley Larson  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Shirley C. Larson, 79, of Kearney died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at her home north of Kearney.

Judith Irene Gustafson Sader | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

April 16, 1941 - December 15, 2018. Judith Irene Gustafson Sader, age 77, of Roca, died 12-15-2018. Born 4-16-1941 to Ellsworth and Clara Gustafson in ...

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.

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.

Lexington High Football's First 100 Years | Sports  Lexington Clipper Herald

LEXINGTON – Nebraska's favorite sports season is just around the corner and locally, the evidence shows as the LHS Minutemen report for early morning ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Omaha girls basketball team breaks losing streak more than four years long  USA TODAY High School Sports

New Story: Bryan High School Girls Varsity Basketball beat Omaha Central High School 69-59 — Omaha ...

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 ...

'So cool!' Iowa offers new 'blackout' license plates to positive reviews  Omaha World-Herald

Simple and elegant — not something you usually say about a license plate,” the Iowa Department of Transportation said. “But that's what we're hearing about ...

Blog: Omaha Central-Creighton Prep Rosenblatt Experience - Part 1 (10/12/10)  McCook Daily Gazette

Sometimes men have dreams as a child. Some dreams are realized, others never become reality and fade into oblivion, evaporating for all time Some of these ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska raises $160000 at art-themed fundraiser  Omaha World-Herald

The Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska's annual fundraiser artVenture on March 24 featured the collaborative artwork of professional artists and local Girl Scouts.

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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