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'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.

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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..

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 ...

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

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

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

OPS paraprofessionals are 'fairly happy' with new contract  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Schools board has approved a new contract for paraprofessionals. And unlike last year, Steven Owens, president of *Service* Employees ...

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 ...

Omaha Lutheran church, school close after 132 years due to low enrollment, $130000 in unpaid tuition  Omaha World-Herald

Students walked the halls of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School for the last time Wednesday. The north Omaha school will soon close its doors after 132 ...

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 ...

Omaha-area school districts put renewed focus on trades  Omaha World-Herald

At Westside High, private donations will cover $1.1 million for construction and another $50000 for new equipment for the Engineering and Technology Lab.

2 Bellevue kids left behind on field trip to Omaha Children's Museum  Omaha World-Herald

Hollee Puryear said she immediately began to cry when her husband called her earlier this week. The Puryears' 5-year-old daughter, Reese, and another ...

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.

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 ...

OPS, teachers have reached an agreement on a new contract, but it still needs school board's OK  Omaha World-Herald

Under the contract, teachers would receive a 1.81% pay increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

Nebraska's students would learn about socialism under proposed social studies standards  Omaha World-Herald

Thanks for subscribing to the Omaha World-Herald and supporting local journalism. As a subscriber, you have exclusive access to articles that carry the ...

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.

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 ...

In hopes of keeping autistic kids from feeling isolated, new Millard program teaches social skills  Omaha World-Herald

The programs will use recreation technicians and volunteer peers to teach basic skills, everything from how to start a conversation to how to call for an Uber ride.

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 ...

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.

Worldly success for Gross robotics team | Sarpy  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 ...

Chris Beutler, praised for helping Lincoln grow into 'an adult,' ends time as mayor  Omaha World-Herald

He leaves a legacy in the second-largest city in Nebraska that includes development of a trendy area downtown, a focus on arts and the creation of the Pinnacle ...

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 ...

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 ...

Donald W. Pederson | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

December 23, 1928 - June 2- 2019. Former Nebraska State Senator Don Pederson was born in Hastings, NE, December 23, 1928 to B.K. and Pauline Pederson ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Millard schools, Avenue Scholars launch new internships in high-demand jobs  Omaha World-Herald

The goal is to expose more high school students to potential career opportunities in information technology, specialized trades and auto and diesel technology.

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.

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,"

Clarene Gayle Klein | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

August 22,1939 - June 19, 2019. Clarene was born August 22,1939 in Wichita, Kan. to Edgar and Josephine (Snodgrass) Haas. She graduated from Omaha ...

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 ...

Northeast Nebraska parishes cluster together; McLaughlin becomes pastor  Norfolk Daily News

After two years of planning, some Northeast Nebraska parishes will be coming together soon.

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 ...

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.

Nebraska officials back off plan to drop basic-skills test for aspiring teachers  Omaha World-Herald

State officials have backed off a proposal to eliminate the basic skills test that applicants must pass to enter a Nebraska college or university's teacher-prep ...

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.

Irene Gnata | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

August 20, 1926 - December 21, 2018. Irene Gnata, 92, of Lincoln, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. Irene was born in Omaha to parents, Arthur and ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

Council Bluffs schools to offer all students free meals starting this fall  Omaha World-Herald

The entire school district now qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision — a program that allows students to eat free. The USDA funds the program.

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 ...

176 former ITT Tech students in Nebraska will share $1.76 million in debt relief under settlement  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — State Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Monday that 176 former ITT Technical Institute students in Nebraska will share more than $1.76 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two candidates will interview today for position as full-time lobbyist at UNO  Omaha World-Herald

The University of Nebraska at Omaha wants a full-time lobbyist, and on Monday two candidates will interview for the job.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Memorial service held for Jasmine Harris  WOWT

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Former State Sen. Don Pederson dies in Lincoln  North Platte Telegraph

Thanks to the efforts of former State Sen. Don Pederson of North Platte, Nebraska's arts and humanities programs have been enriched and its residents given ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grace: Who shot R.J.? The story of a 13-year-old boy who got caught in the middle of a 'gang battle'  Omaha World-Herald

R.J. Eckhardt, 13, was mistakenly targeted and shot in the arm on March 29. R.J., his father, Renard Estima, and another boy were followed by a group of five ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Three Nebraskans correctly spell their way to next round of National Spelling Bee  Omaha World-Herald

The second round is Wednesday. Most contestants who spell two words correctly will be eliminated at the end of the day based on results from a written test ...

Frank C. Roberts - WISC - WISC-TV3

New Glarus, WI/Frank C. Roberts, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the New Glarus Home.

Pro soccer is coming to Omaha: New team will begin play at Werner Park in 2020  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Storm Chasers owner Gary Green is launching a professional soccer team, which will begin play in spring 2020 and join the USL League 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.

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.

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.

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.

'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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

From hiring staff to actively scouting, Omaha's pro soccer team is becoming 'much more real'  Omaha World-Herald

We don't have a date on the release yet. We've been targeting late summer or early fall,” Martie Cordaro said.

Peck, Stephen K. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Peck, Stephen K. Feb 20, 1946 - Jun 1, 2018 Steve was born in Kansas City, MO, to Keith and Dorothy Peck. He was the youngest child, having two older.

Indoor Football League's Nebraska Danger, located in Grand Island, now for sale  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Danger have possibly played their last game in Grand Island.

OPS Guard Remembered: "He Loved People, He'd Help Anybody"  WOWT

Community support and good memories are providing some comfort to the family of a longtime Omaha Public Schools employee who died of injuries suffered in ...

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.

20 weird and wonderful Nebraska high school mascots | High School Football  Lincoln Journal Star

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 ...

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.

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