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Suspended OPS student accused of sneaking onto school grounds, attacking classmate  KETV Omaha

A Monroe Middle School student could face charges in connection with an alleged attack on a classmate. Starr Newton, the mother of the victim, says her ...

2019 honorees inducted into Benson High School Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

A computer engineer, dance studio owner and Army major are among the 2019 inductees into Omaha Benson High School's Hall of Fame.

'Faces of Benson' mural honors high school's past, celebrates present  Omaha World-Herald

This month, 15 years after graduating from the school, artist Reggie LeFlore was back at his old high school painting “The Faces of Benson.”

Special mural planned for Benson High School  WOWT

An essay contest at Benson High School will give four students a chance to be remembered long after they leave the school.

Former State Senator Don Pederson died Sunday  knopnews2

Nebraska (KNOP) - Former Nebraska State Senator of District 42, Don Pederson, (90), died Sunday morning. His wife, June Pederson, said he died at his home ...

Marlys E. Tengvall  Swift County Monitor

Marlys E. Tengvall June 5, 1923 • April 19, 2019. Marlys Elizabeth Alsaker Tengvall passed away peacefully April 19, 2019, in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Funeral ...

'What the hell is wrong with Omaha?' High school job training plan struggles to get traction  Omaha World-Herald

A small group of people from Omaha's business, labor and education worlds have been meeting quietly for several years to advance an ambitious idea: a ...

Omaha-native comedian Amber Ruffin will set her NBC sitcom in the town of Benson  Omaha World-Herald

Ruffin, who went to Benson High School, is the first black woman to write for a late-night network talk show in the U.S..

Two Omaha students named US Presidential Scholars | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The seniors attend Millard North High School and Brownell Talbot School.

Benson High School Hall of Fame honors 7 grads, 1st community partner  Omaha World-Herald

A medical nuclear physicist, an obstetrician, a retired investment executive, a financial planner with a Super Bowl ring, a labor relations attorney and a retired ...

Police: Victim shot with BB gun near Benson High School  WOWT

BENSON, Neb. (WOWT) -- Omaha police officers responded to Benson High School Monday after a victim was shot with a BB gun. Officers were originally called ...

Lunch trouble at Benson High blamed on construction mix-up  WOWT

Parents and students at Benson High School took to social media over Monday's lunch menu. Some students say their only option for lunch was a cold cheese ...

How to fix Nebraska's struggling schools: State efforts worked in Loup County, but not yet in Santee  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska Commissioner of Education recommends removing Loup County Elementary from priority list and expanding intervention in Santee schools.

Final school performance ratings give Omaha, Millard schools a boost  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Department of Education has finally completed performance ratings for public schools, and there is good news for the Omaha Public Schools.

Benson High principal resigning due to personal issues  Omaha World-Herald

Anita Harkins has been principal at the school for seven years. She was previously the principal of Norris Middle School.

Benson High taps interim leader Tom Wagner for principal post  Omaha World-Herald

He replaces Anita Harkins, who stepped down as principal in February to focus on her health and personal matters.

Easley, Arop headline Omaha all-star basketball game Friday  Lincoln Journal Star

First-team Super-Staters Charlie Easley of Lincoln Pius X and Nebraska signee Akol Arop headline the players who will participate in the 15th annual Med ...

Benson High School security guard Troy Travis remembered for big heart, helpful nature  Omaha World-Herald

Travis, 44, a graduate of and a security guard at Benson, died early Saturday after a motorcycle accident. "He was always there for the students as a shoulder to ...

Superintendent says OPS has 53000 reasons for optimism, is working on closing pension gap  Omaha World-Herald

Since starting her job July 1, Cheryl Logan has met with more than 50 groups and individuals to allow the community to get to know the person in charge of.

93 Millard South students earn college degrees — 2 weeks before finishing high school  Omaha World-Herald

The initiative exposes high school students to considerable college-level work. The students and their families may save thousands of dollars, depending on ...

Seven to be inducted into Benson High School's Alumni Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

The Benson High School Alumni Association will induct seven graduates into the Hall of Fame at 7:30 p.m. April 29 at the school, 5120 Maple St. A 6 p.m. dinner.

Local comedian remembers her roots, comes home for Fourth of July  KETV Omaha

Omaha is known for its beef, the Henry Doorly Zoo and even the College World Series. Little does its community know that it is also the hometown of a ...

How Omaha-area school districts are handling student walkouts  Omaha World-Herald

We want to ensure we are empowering our students, allowing them to express themselves and have open dialogue, while at the same time ensuring they are in ...

School security guard no longer works for OPS after student reports being put in chokehold  Omaha World-Herald

A 13-year-old Monroe Middle School student told police that he was placed in a chokehold by an Omaha Public Schools security guard after a disturbance in the ...

Jason Jolkowski still missing 17 years later  WOWT

On June 13, 2001 19-year-old Jason Jolkowski never made it to Benson high School where he was supposed to meet his ride to work.

Alan D. Larsen | Obituaries  Fremont Tribune

U.S. Army July 14, 1953—March 15, 2019. Omaha—age 65, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and three daughters on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Jensen, John E. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

May 11, 1945 - Oct 18, 2018. Age 73 of Omaha. John passed away surrounded by his family. On hearing of his passing, it was said, "we have lost a warrior for ...

UNL makes pre-admission offers to about 140 Bryan High freshmen  Omaha World-Herald

About 140 freshmen from Bryan High School will score pre-admission letters to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this week. The students are being prepped for ...

While most teams must wait for start of spring, Blair boys soccer goes 1-1  Blair Enterprise Publishing

The Blair girls soccer team lost three games due to field conditions and flooding during the opening weekend of the spring sports season.

OPS wants bus tracking app for parents, fines for late-arriving buses in new busing contract  Omaha World-Herald

This week, the school board voted 6-2 to approve a bid from Student Transportation of America, meaning the company will continue to provide bus services to ...

Pay raises made to attract, retain drivers push busing costs higher in Millard  Omaha World-Herald

School bus drivers in Millard will get a pay boost, and some parents will pay higher fees for bus *service*, under a new busing contract approved by the Millard ...

Esther Kauffman, 103, recalled as positive, active 'person of movement'  Omaha World-Herald

One family photo shows her snowmobiling in her 80s. She still rode horses at that time, too. "She taught both of my boys how to golf and how to bowl,"

Chasing a perfect ACT score: Brainy Nebraska students ace the test in record numbers  Omaha World-Herald

Explanations for a surge in high Nebraska ACT scores include greater effort, more preparation, quest for scholarships.

Driscoll, Glen Raymond “Poppy” | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Driscoll, Glen Raymond "Poppy" Apr 14, 1930 - Nov 28, 2018 Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Nedra Driscoll. Survived by wife of 66 years, Beverly ...

FBI agent, Hollywood set designer among new additions to North High's hall of fame  Omaha World-Herald

Alumni and a former teacher from Omaha North High School have been named the newest Vikings of Distinction. A former football coach was named this year's ...

Kelly: 'The big moment' nears for 22 Benson JROTC cadets – marching in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade  Omaha World-Herald

Twenty-two JROTC cadets sat with their parents at Benson High School, the final preparation for the students' big event — marching in the 75th Anniversary ...

Worldly success for Gross robotics team | Sarpy News  Omaha World-Herald

For nine years, Gross Catholic High School has integrated robotics into its curriculum and after-school activities. With one Gross team having placed 46th in the ...

Ricketts to grads who aced ACT: If you leave state for college, 'Come back to Nebraska'  Omaha World-Herald

The governor, an ACT official and Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt presented certificates to the graduates, shook their hands and praised ...

Avante Dickerson's pick-6 sparks No. 8 Omaha Westside to win over No. 7 Creighton Prep  Omaha World-Herald

Unbeaten Omaha Westside waited an extra day to play for the respect it felt it hadn't gotten to date. It's safe to say the eighth-ranked Warriors will have it ...

Gross High turns 50 years old; three generations of one family have called it home  Omaha World-Herald

Gross Catholic High School's 50th anniversary celebration will start with a pre-game tailgate before Friday's homecoming game against Schuyler Central High ...

Memorial service held for Jasmine Harris  WOWT

Friends and family gathered for a memorial *service* Friday for Jasmine Harris.

'Blind Side' couple will speak at D.J.'s Heroes Awards Luncheon  Omaha World-Herald

Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the Tennessee couple whose family inspired the 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” will talk about the way they have lived out that motto ...

The Salvation Army selects 11 students as DJ's Heroes Award winners  KETV Omaha

Eleven area students were named DJ's Heroes on Tuesday. One recipient's journey to the award spanned two continents. Tanzanian immigrant Gizela ...

Area students stage walkouts in reaction to Florida shooting; Papillion principal's approach: 'Let's go together'  Omaha World-Herald

Students in several metro Omaha school districts walked out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

'The Wolves,' 'One Man, Two Guvnors' among theater offerings this week  Omaha World-Herald

"The Wolves," "One Man, Two Guvnors" and more are coming to local theaters this week and beyond.

Creighton Prep president Rev. Tom Neitzke to step down for new assignment  Omaha World-Herald

The Rev. Tom Neitzke announced he will conclude his *service* as the school's president in June 2020 to take on a new assignment outside of Omaha, according ...

Meet 15 OPS teachers who are the 2019 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award winners  Omaha World-Herald

Meet the 2019 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award winners from Omaha Public Schools. The teachers received $10,000 each, $1,000 in McDonald's gift ...

Alice Buffett awards: OPS robotics teacher shows tireless dedication to students  Omaha World-Herald

Keith Kramer is like a sports commentator, math teacher and technical support specialist all in one.

Longtime Catholic educator Sister Marian Camel remembered for caring dedication  Omaha World-Herald

Martha Bruckner, a former St. Joan student who became an educator herself, said Camel inspired her career.

Music fills the air for East Husker Conference  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Oakland-Craig hosted the East Husker Conference Choir on Monday, November 5th. All 16 schools in the conference participated in an honor choir boasting ...

A 5-foot-7 lineman, 'Deuce' Miller-Johnston is the center of attention for undefeated Westside  Omaha World-Herald

Sometimes outweighed by 100 pounds, Nolan Miller-Johnston more than gets the job done in the trenches for the 5-0 Warriors.

Westside, Millard West, Benson, Bellevue East students stage walkout  KETV Omaha

Students at Westside Middle School, Benson High School, Millard West High School and Bellevue East High School walked out of class Wednesday to protest ...

Omaha Benson High's JROTC cadets in France to take part in D-Day parade  Omaha World-Herald

The 25 cadets were selected last year by the 70th Anniversary D-Day Committee to lead the survivors of Omaha Beach during the parade, according to an OPS ...

New ABC sitcom is set in Nebraska. It's about a couple of city slickers who decide to live the Good Life  Omaha World-Herald

In what's shaping up to be a big week for Nebraska on primetime television, ABC has dropped the trailer and set the premiere date for “Bless This Mess,” a new ...

20 weird and wonderful Nebraska high school mascots | Football  Columbus Telegram

With prep football season cranking up, we've rounded up some of our favorite Nebraska high school mascots. Did yours make the cut? Tell us which ones we ...

Patricia Kerrigan Thierolf | Obituaries |  Fremont Tribune

February 18, 1921—March 25, 2019. Patricia Kerrigan Thierolf, age 98, of Fremont died Tuesday, March 25, 2019 at Nye Pointe in Fremont. “Pat” was born in ...

Omaha Benson: smallest enrollment, most students ticketed - KVNO News  KVNO News

Omaha, NE - Data accumulated by Foundation Strategy Group a consultant contracted by the Douglas County board shows in 2013, more than 500 OPS ...

Marilyn Nielsen  Kearney Hub

BELLEVUE — Marilyn Marjorie (Seger) Nielsen, 96, of Bellevue, formerly of Minden, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Bellevue Medical Center.

Omaha woman who died in January at 81 never forgot the doll she got from Goodfellows as a child  Omaha World-Herald

Sally Winn never forgot about the time Goodfellows gave her a doll. She got it as a young girl — then Sally Brick — in the late 1930s or early.

Photos: Nebraska's history with professional sports teams | Local sports  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha isn't really known as a pro sports town, but this city and state have been home to some franchises over the decades. Here's a look at some pro sports.

Benson High School grants honorary diploma for murdered teen  KETV Omaha

A murdered Omaha teenager was granted the high school diploma she never got the chance to earn.

New NPHS activities director Jordan Cudney brings wealth of experience  North Platte Telegraph

Starting in July, North Platte High School will have a new face in charge of activities.

Mapes-Jenkins, Jane R. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Mapes-Jenkins, Jane R. Age 77 Jane died Thursday, December 27, 2018, at her home in Norfolk. Jane was born April 20, 1941 to Herman and Phebe ...

2 Omaha Public Schools principals resign for family, health reasons  KETV Omaha

Two principals for the Omaha Public Schools district have chosen to resign. Dr. Steven Scraggs, principal for Burke High School, will resign in July. Anita Harkins ...

Boys & Girls Club All-Star games Friday at Omaha Benson  Lincoln Journal Star

Both honorary captains of the Super-State basketball teams — Nebraska women's recruit Taylor Kissinger of Minden and Nebraska-Omaha men's recruit Ayo ...

Lindwall, Rodger O. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Lindwall, Rodger O. Age 84 Rodger O. Lindwall passed away on December 2, 2018. Rodger was a lifelong Omaha resident, stoic Swede, talented athlete, avid ...

Davie, Howard Franklin | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Davie, Howard Franklin Dec 5, 1924 - Dec 15, 2018 Age 94 of Omaha. He was born in Omaha to Paul and Alice (Anderson) Davie. Howard graduated from ...

Engagements | Engagements  Omaha World-Herald

Cameron Todd Bruett and Courtney Alys Dixie Mathia Sanders of Omaha is pleased to announce the engagement of her son, Cameron Todd Bruett, to Cour.

Barbara J. Harpster | Obituaries  Fremont Tribune

March 12, 1932 – Feb. 19, 2019. Barbara J. Harpster, 86 years, of Fremont died Feb. 19, 2019, at Dunklau Gardens in Fremont. Barbara was born March 12, ...

What should Omaha's new soccer team be named? What colors should it wear? Weigh in  Omaha World-Herald

A team name, logo and other information have yet to be announced. The team plans to solicit input from the community through such forms as town halls, online ...

Stretch of road in Benson renamed 'Scotty Orcutt Way'  Omaha World-Herald

The street on the west side of Benson High School, 5120 Maple St., was renamed in honor of coach Edward “Scotty” Orcutt, who coached and taught at Benson ...

Former Superintendent Owen Knutzen led OPS during 'turbulent times' of desegregation in the 1970s  Omaha World-Herald

Owen Knutzen, a former Omaha Public Schools superintendent, is being remembered for his pivotal leadership and the way that he guided Omaha through ...

Photos: Ernie Chambers through the years | Multimedia  Omaha World-Herald

Love him or hate him, Ernie Chambers has been a mainstay of Omaha politics for decades. A look at his work through the years.

Unicornhuskers, Mighty Meatballs, Sasquatches: Here's what happens when Omahans pick a team name  Omaha World-Herald

It can be a tall task to determine a proper name for a new soccer team. Fortunately, World-Herald readers are here to help.

Heartland Airborne Memorial final dedication to complete monument  KETV Omaha

Americans honor the *service* of millions of men and women who risked their lives to protect this country. In the metro, a veterans' group is celebrating a ...

Lewis and Lois Corbaley, married for 72 years, loved Omaha and each other; joint service set  Omaha World-Herald

The joint celebration is appropriate because the Corbaleys were “destined to be together for a lifetime,” their children said. The two started dating while attending ...

'I love this city': For Jason Mims, returning to Omaha to coach pro soccer is a dream come true  Omaha World-Herald

Last week, owner Gary Green announced that former UNO men's soccer coach Jason Mims would coach Omaha's new United Soccer League team. “To get an ...

900-plus OPS students honored at Awesome Awards ceremony  KETV Omaha

More than 900 African-American students were given awards during Omaha Public School's Awesome Awards ceremony.

Khyri Thomas selected in second round of 2018 NBA Draft  KETV Omaha

Former Creighton guard Khyri Thomas was selected 38th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday night in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Will voters agree to pay for 2 new OPS high schools while 2 others struggle to fill seats?  Omaha World-Herald

Burke, South and Bryan High Schools are crowded, but families continue to choose other schools, including those outside the district, instead of Benson and ...

Nebraska girls outscore boys overall in first year of statewide ACT exam  Omaha World-Herald

Girls flexed their academic muscle on the initial statewide ACT exam last year, setting the bar for this year's group of test-takers. The girls outscored boys overall, ...

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.

Photo: Boys and Girls Metro High School All-Star Basketball Game  Omaha World-Herald

Metro High School All-Star basketball game at Omaha Benson High School Magnet in Omaha, Neb., on Friday, March 31, 2017.

'We're devastated': Downtown shooting that killed 20-year-old, injured 6 believed to be gang-related  Omaha World-Herald

Mayor Jean Stothert on Sunday said the city will increase its police presence downtown. Business leaders in downtown also announced that they will host a ...

OPS Announces 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class  WOWT

The Omaha Public Schools will induct 10 new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 21st. This year's honorees include: Yvonne ...

Wahoo's Barsell, a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, dies at 97  Lincoln Journal Star

In 97 years, Walter Barsell saw almost everything. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and spent time on Okinawa after the Americans took the island.

Helen Kenefick, wife of former Union Pacific president John Kenefick, dies at age 93  Omaha World-Herald

A longtime supporter of Sacred Heart School in Omaha, Kenefick also served on the boards of St. Joseph's Hospital, the College of St. Mary and volunteered at ...

Kelly: Japanese exchange student reunites with Omaha family who hosted him in the '60s  Omaha World-Herald

Arriving Thursday at Eppley Airfield, a Japanese man was surprised to see his long-lost Omaha “sisters” wearing summer kimonos — the yukata dresses he had ...

Omaha woman who died after crash is remembered as friend to 'creatures big and small'  Omaha World-Herald

Heather Johnson, 51, died surrounded by family on Sept. 25, two days after being injured in a crash north of Glenwood, Iowa.

Grace: Even as Omaha-born doctor Michael Metz, 63, fought terminal cancer, he 'lived life to the full'  Omaha World-Herald

Dr. Michael Metz, who was living in Adelaide, on the southern coast of Australia, died in October from complications of lung cancer at the age of 63.

Phil Patterson, who helped start Big Brothers in Omaha, dies at 82  Omaha World-Herald

Patterson and friends Jim Rosenquist, Bob Hasebroock and L.A. Bukacek founded a Big Brothers chapter in Omaha in 1959 using $1000 in seed money from ...

OPS employee killed in motorcycle crash  KETV Omaha

Troy Travis, 44, struck a vehicle near 24th and Seward streets around 11:15 p.m. Friday, police said.

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 thespian Kay McGuigan, who 'acted all around town,' dies at 50  Omaha World-Herald

On Aug. 31, after battling colon and liver cancer for a year and a half, McGuigan died at age 50.

Kitty Kearns, who supervised and mentored legislative pages for decades, dies at 72  Omaha World-Herald

A Lincoln native, Kearns had worked for the Nebraska Legislature for just over 50 years. She started as a page herself on Dec. 9, 1968, and by 1977, she was.

Lincoln may raise sales tax to fix streets. Would that fly in Omaha?  Omaha World-Herald

Just 60 miles down Interstate 80, officials in Lincoln are pushing a typically politically unpopular idea to fix a big problem: raising taxes to help fix more city ...

Ernie Chambers' bid to repeal death penalty falls short  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — State lawmakers fell far short of advancing a bill to repeal the death penalty on Thursday, with only 17 of the 49 senators supporting repeal. Much of ...

Junior ROTC bestows top national honors on two cadets in OPS  Omaha World-Herald

Lt. Col. Katie Glessman of Benson High School and Maj. Jared Polack of Burke High, both seniors, have won the Legion of Valor award.

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.

Ramped-up immigration enforcement reaches families far from the border, including in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

In a region that includes Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas and Minnesota, ICE during the last fiscal year made 4175 arrests for immigration violations, up 67 percent ...

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