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'They're stealing our future': Youths rally in Omaha, Lincoln to demand action on climate change  Omaha World-Herald

Friday's events were timed to precede next week's United Nations Climate Action Summit, which will focus on making the world safer, cleaner and healthier.

Renovated science labs at Mercy High expand opportunities for future women scientists  Omaha World-Herald

The students at Mercy "have the skills" for science careers, school President Delores Hannon said. "They have the ability. But they have to be exposed to it.”

A surprise for Sister Dee: Students, nuns at Mercy High form flash mob set to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'  Omaha World-Herald

Students and a few nuns at Omaha's Mercy High School planned a special surprise for Sister Delores Hannon's 50th year as a Sister of Mercy — a flash mob.

Are you 'woo'? Omaha students say new tool to identify natural talents can be an eye-opener  Omaha World-Herald

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Students greeted by cheering section on first day  WOWT

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Students at Mercy High School received a warm welcome back to school on Friday. Arriving students were greeted by a cheering ...

Students, teachers share why they like private schools  Omaha World-Herald

There's all kinds of literature about why private schools are good for your children. But we went right to the source: local private school principals, teachers and ...

They got mail: Omaha teens thrilled to receive letter from Tom Hanks  Omaha World-Herald

"I know Omaha is one great town. Henry Fonda! And, I drove through there back in 1978 on my way to The Future."

Grace: These nuns took vows of poverty. But the state says that's not enough for Medicaid  Omaha World-Herald

The Sisters of Mercy take a vow of poverty. But they're not poor enough for Medicaid, says the State of Nebraska, which earlier this year cut benefits for 21 ...

Mercy High students bond, share struggles, find comfort over cups of tea  Omaha World-Herald

Tea time, hosted by Sister Jeanne O'Rourke, is a chance for students to take a break from schoolwork, nibble a pastry over a cup of tea and share intimate and.

Advocates want more money in city budget for housing inspectors and recycling  Omaha World-Herald

The City of Omaha should spend more money next year to enforce its new rental housing registry ordinance, including by hiring more than the single additional ...

Heart rate monitors get students 'in the zone' as more schools add them to curriculum  Omaha World-Herald

Heart rate monitors are a standard part of curriculum for Mercy High School students. They're becoming more popular in boutique gyms, and they're used in a ...

Papillion wins bid to host US Quidditch regional tourneys in 2019, 2020  Omaha World-Herald

The Sarpy city beat out La Crosse, Wisconsin, to host the Midwest Regional Championship.

Indian girl — facing uphill climb in life — gets a helping hand with chance to attend school in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Growing up in a rural Indian village in the foothills of the Himalayas, Celine Tharuba faced an uphill climb. Her right leg damaged by polio, Celine walked with ...

Are students going too far in the way they boo? Administrators try to keep them from crossing the line  Omaha World-Herald

Policing that line between cheer and jeer, playful and mean-spirited, is a full-time job for high school administrators, particularly with the state basketball ...

Eight educators honored in Archdiocese of Omaha | Education  Omaha World-Herald

In January each year, schools and parishes submit nominations for the awards. Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee, and eight educators are ...

An 1880s barn takes a long and pricey road to get new life at Vala's Pumpkin Patch  Omaha World-Herald

The structure built around the 1880s was in the way of an incoming new housing development.

Papillion a finalist to host U.S. Quidditch regional; Sarpy hopes tourney spurs $300000+ in spending  Omaha World-Herald

The city is one of two finalists vying to host U.S. Quidditch's Midwest Regional Championship, an event that would draw more than a dozen collegiate teams to ...

Bellevue quadruplets are ready to graduate and 'branch out' in college  Omaha World-Herald

Seventeen-year-olds Bianca, Faith and Miranda Santiago are wrapping up their senior year at Mercy High School, and Jose Jr. is doing the same at Bellevue ...

Summer camps for Omaha-area kids | Good News  Omaha World-Herald

Looking for some summer activity options for your kids? Here are some to consider.

​People with allergies and breathing problems are trying Omaha-area salt rooms. But do they work?​  Omaha World-Herald

Two spas in the Omaha area now offer salt therapy, where spa-goers enter a room and stay there for 45 minutes while finely ground salt is blown through the air.

Dr. Maryanne Stevens: She rescued a failing college  Omaha World-Herald

From a very early age, Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, knew exactly what she wanted to do. “Throughout my childhood, I aspired to be a teacher,” she said.

West Omaha is getting a craft cocktail bar from owner of Berry & Rye and Wicked Rabbit  Omaha World-Herald

The to-be-named basement-level cocktail spot will be off 170th Street and West Center Road, below the third location of Jams American Grill.

If you don't want to be boxed into a gym membership, try ClassPass, new to Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Gymgoers who aren't ready to commit — and fitness studios looking to reach more clients — can try a new option that's popped up in the metro area. A program ...

Creighton grad Symone Sanders brings trademark energy to role as Bernie Sanders' press secretary  Omaha World-Herald

On a good day, this Omaha native — who seems intent on breaking the speed barrier for most words spoken in a minute — gets five hours of sleep at.

Grace: Over the years, habits have changed, but Sister of Mercy Kay O'Brien has never stopped serving  Omaha World-Herald

Wearing khakis, a sweatshirt and a gold cross necklace, Sister Kay O'Brien paused in front of a glass display case holding an old-fashioned nun's habit.

In Omaha for 150 years, Sisters have adapted to issues of the time  Omaha World-Herald

When she retired from teaching, Sister Rosemary Floersch discovered a new ministry, one that has helped dozens of Sudanese refugee families in Omaha.

Santiago quadruplets off to college, career | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Time went fast, family members said, and the Santiago quadruplets are about to graduate high school.

Young mom dies in crash after visiting hometown of Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Those boys were her life, and she loved being a mother,” said Abby Behr Hagen's mother, Marsha Behr of Omaha.

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.

$10 million gift to St. Wenceslaus will go toward building bigger church  Omaha World-Herald

An Omaha Catholic parish with deep roots in the city has received a $10 million donation — one of the largest ever given a local parish — that it plans to use to ...

Hole in sidewalk forces Ahmad's Persian Cuisine in Old Market to close temporarily  Omaha World-Herald

Ahmad's Persian Cuisine has been forced to temporarily close after part of the sidewalk in front of the business caved in, opening a hole in the basement's ...

'Style of management' differences play part in two executives' departure from Clarkson College  Omaha World-Herald

Disagreements over leadership style and vision played a role in the departure last week of two of Clarkson College's top executives, one of them said ...

Future of biotech company Streck remains entangled in the lawsuits of a divided family  Omaha World-Herald

A dispute over the control and possible sale of a family-owned La Vista business has erupted into six lawsuits stemming from conflicts between company ...

Inspired by daughter with Down syndrome, Omaha parents start workout class for special-needs youths  Omaha World-Herald

The weekly classes have drawn about 10 young gym-goers. Some have Down syndrome, while there are others with autism and cerebral palsy.

Is downtown Ralston haunted? Ghost stories abound — even the mayor has one to tell  Omaha World-Herald

There are plenty of ghost stories from Ralston City Hall, Baright Public Library and other parts of the downtown area, and the people involved in those incidents ...

Beveridge, Burke Schools win African-American History Challenge; students, faculty celebrate awards, academic programs and more  Omaha World-Herald

Beveridge Magnet Middle School and Burke High School earned first place in their respective divisions in the 17th annual African-American History Challenge ...

Travel Channel stops in Omaha area to film for 'Most Terrifying Places in America'  Omaha World-Herald

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Turn on the newest episode of the Travel Channel's “Most Terrifying Places in America” and you might recognize a few familiar faces.

School Pictures Photo Gallery | Good News  Omaha World-Herald

Each week, see pictures of area students, parents and teachers as they navigate through the 2015-16 academic year. Have photos of your school's pep rally, ...

Dundee man erasing graffiti at parks  WOWT

A growing concern in Dundee is being addressed not just by the city, but by the people who live nearby.

'This can be done': Omaha woman drops more than 80 pounds after diet overhaul and exercise  Omaha World-Herald

Joanne Fastje overhauled her diet and picked up running. A year later, the 44-year-old is down more than 80 pounds.

Creighton University athletic director position receives endowment from McCormick family  Omaha World-Herald

Longtime Creighton benefactors Richard D. and Mary Pat McCormick have endowed the university's athletic director position, providing a gift that will benefit in ...

Kelly: In 20 years since Maryanne Stevens took over College of St. Mary, her vision became a reality  Omaha World-Herald

The College of St. Mary is ready to celebrate Maryanne Stevens' 20th anniversary as president. When she started, the school was $5 million in debt, and there ...

McKernan, Mary C. (Tracy) | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

McKernan, Mary C. (Tracy) Jun 29, 1964 - Sep 30, 2016 Preceded in death by father, Bill Tracy. Survived by son, James E. "JJ" Stannard, Jr.; mother, Mary E.

BPS welcomes new staff for 2018-19 year | Local News  Beatrice Daily Sun

Beatrice Public Schools will welcome several new teachers and staff to the 2018-19 school year. Among the new faces within the school district this year are:

PPD welcomes Boehmer, Thomsen | Papillion Times  Omaha World-Herald

The Papillion Police Department recently welcomed two new officers to the force as Adam Boehmer and Emily Thomsen joined the department in March.

Jackson Elementary students receive supplies donation; schools plan trivia night, tournaments, trips and more  Omaha World-Herald

Supply donation: On Aug. 17, the National Council of Jewish Women Omaha Section volunteers led by program chairwoman, Harriet Epstein, distributed school ...

Omaha man who went from 'fatty to foodie' has maintained 185-pound weight loss for 8 years  Omaha World-Herald

As the numbers on the scale ticked closer to 400, Stacy Winters decided it was time for a change. Now, 17 years later and about 185 pounds lighter, the Omaha.

Creighton community mourns 'beautiful souls' of four young women killed in car crash  Omaha World-Herald

Akuel, Jennifer, Yo-yo and Mariana were our classmates, students, sisters, friends and daughters,” said the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, president of Creighton.

You can work out for free at Bob's Fitness Complex the whole month of October  Omaha World-Herald

Bob's Fitness Complex is opening its doors to local gym-goers this month — for free.

Schools announce competition winners, special projects and honors  Omaha World-Herald

Scholarship competition: The Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska has announced its annual St. John Paul II high school scholarship competition. It is open to ...

Area schools to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with various activities  Omaha World-Herald

National Catholic Schools Week 2016 will be observed in the Archdiocese of Omaha Sunday through Feb. 6.

Around and About: On the calendar | Living  Omaha World-Herald

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Kaneko's 'light' exhibition is full of selfie hot spots  Omaha World-Herald

Stop by Kaneko and you'll see visitors snapping photos of themselves posing in front of color-shifting cubes, exploring a structure lit by thousands of LED lights ...

Duct tape, Plinko, TeamMates, etc: Schools hold fundraisers, musicals, discussions and more  Omaha World-Herald

Sticky situation: Teachers and students used duct tape to affix Walnut Creek Elementary School Principal Angelique Gunderson to the wall of the school gym on ...

Wagner, Lori Lynn (Mathouser) | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Nov 18, 1975 - Aug 25, 2017. Lori graduated from Mercy High School as Salutatorian of her class in 1994 and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Guests belt out karaoke tunes for good cause  Omaha World-Herald

Breaking into song was highly encouraged during Songs & Suds at Regency Lake and Tennis Club.

Around and About: Committees prepare for 2018 Aksarben ball  Omaha World-Herald

The Aksarben Women's Ball Committee welcomed five new members during a Jan. 12 kickoff luncheon at the Omaha Country Club.

Around and about: Grand Slam event supports Methodist Hospital  Omaha World-Herald

Though guests were at bat during the baseball-themed Grand Slam fundraiser, no game was played.

2014 Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Omaha Princesses | Special Sections  Omaha World-Herald

TIFFANY MARIE ANZALONE, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anzalone. She expects to graduate from the College of St. Mary next year with a psychology ...

This Omaha man launched his farthest golf drive this year. He credits it to working out  Omaha World-Herald

This year, Jon Bass finally launched the golf ball more than 300 yards on a drive. The 65-year-old credits his improved distance to being in the gym at least ...

Around and About: Benefit for Duchesne raises $515000 for tuition assistance, budget  Omaha World-Herald

Among the evening's highlights were a pre-dinner video of Duchesne Preschool students saying their daily morning prayer — “I am a Child of the Sacred Heart” ...

Students earn top honors at National History Day: Nebraska contest  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN – More than 320 students competed at the 36th annual National History Day: Nebraska State contest hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University on ...

New shingles vaccine works so well, supplies have started running low; here's what you need to know  Omaha World-Herald

It's good — so good that demand has been higher than its maker apparently anticipated. As a result, supplies of the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, have been ...

Around and About: Plenty of green for Project Harmony  Omaha World-Herald

Champions Run was the setting for the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration, a Sept. 22 benefit for Project Harmony.

Around and About: Theme, details announced for Aksarben Ball  Omaha World-Herald

The event celebrates families who help build the community, and it serves as a fundraiser for the Aksarben Foundation's two- and four-year college scholarship ...

Around and About: Gala raises more than $120000 for Ballet Nebraska  Omaha World-Herald

Proceeds will support the ballet company's efforts to bring professional dance performances and educational programs to the region.

Around and about: All summer long, Omahans tee off for fundraisers  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha area golf courses have seen plenty of action this summer hosting multiple charity golf tournaments. Braving all types of weather, the golfers raised ...

Antoinette 'Toni' Blazevich was a champion of her Italian heritage  Omaha World-Herald

Blazevich devoted a significant part of her life to nurturing that heritage, coordinating the Omaha Ethnic Folk Festival and becoming a founding member of the ...

Around and about: Pork tongue pastrami wins over Completely Kids  Omaha World-Herald

More than 350 gathered at Happy Hollow Club for Pinot, Pigs & Poets, which featured 11 Omaha and Lincoln chefs.

Around and About: Leaders are named for 2018 Aksarben ball committees  Omaha World-Herald

The 2018 Aksarben Coronation & Scholarship Ball will happen Oct. 13 at Baxter Arena, according to the Aksarben Women's Ball Committee. The event raises ...

Around and About: Event raises $100000 for Heartland Family Service  Omaha World-Herald

Among programs the event will support are those for mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and housing and support services for the homeless.

Schools celebrate history, civil service, technology and more in this week's School Pictures Gallery  Omaha World-Herald

Each week, see pictures of area students, parents and teachers as they navigate through the 2015-16 academic year. Have photos of your school's pep rally, ...

Around and About: Summer Bash raises money for pediatric cancer patients  Omaha World-Herald

Helping children with cancer and their families was the focus of the Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer at Embassy Suites La Vista.

Around and About: Omaha Symphony raises more than $80000 at ball  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Symphony education and outreach programs benefited from the Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball.

Around and About: Golf invite raises $100000 to help child abuse victims  Omaha World-Herald

Indian Creek Golf Course was the setting for the event, which drew 152 golfers to a four-person scramble.

'I don't want the dad bod': Former college baseball player drops 2 pant sizes after joining gym  Omaha World-Herald

Since working out again, Kyle Schoonover has dropped 20 pounds and two pant sizes.

Fuller accounts of student speeches at Omaha-area graduations  Omaha World-Herald

Emily Tetschner. Bennington. On the class of 2015's first day of kindergarten Twitter did not exist, flip phones were cool, and milk still came in cartons instead of ...

Around and About: Planning begins for Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball  Omaha World-Herald

Though the 2018 Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball won't happen until later this year, planners are already at work.

Kelly: 'Twiplets' born at Methodist Hospital in 1992 now work there  Omaha World-Herald

Kate first got a nursing job at Methodist Hospital, working in orthopedics. Three months later Erica did, too, in urology, gynecology and oncology. Molly signed on ...

Creighton graduate joins Bernie Sanders' campaign | Politics  Omaha World-Herald

An Omaha woman, Symone D. Sanders, on Saturday was named national press secretary for the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, the independent ...

This Papillion 5K is like a 'grownup play date' — and there's wine  Omaha World-Herald

The Wicked Wine Run is stopping in the Omaha area Saturday. About 1800 participants are expected for the event, which offers a 5K and a 1K wine tasting walk, ...

Six-classroom addition just part one of expansion at St. Wenceslaus  Omaha World-Herald

Archbishop George Lucas will join the Rev. Tom Bauwens, church pastor, for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the addition Thursday morning. The addition's ...

Art trees produced by artists, students enhance Nebraska City  Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska City's public art project, An Enchanted Arboretum continues to gain awareness as one of the more unique public art projects in the country.

Around and about: Vive la Paris-inspired gala at Joslyn  Omaha World-Herald

More than 400 guests arriving at “A Stroll Through Paris” — this year's Joslyn Art Museum Association Gala — were greeted by live accordion music and a ...

Lululemon, a popular yoga apparel maker, opening temporary 'pop-up' store at Lincoln mall  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska is getting a second Lululemon Athletica store, at least temporarily.

Around and about: Merrymakers Roast raises money, laughter  Omaha World-Herald

Roasted Peacock was doubtless on the minds of the more than 300 guests attending the 24th annual Merrymakers Roast. The honoree was Cyndy Peacock, ...

Control of Streck Labs at center of family feud as father sues daughter  Omaha World-Herald

A father is suing one of his daughters over control of Streck Laboratories, a La Vista company that is a national leader in biochemistry products for blood tests ...

Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news  Omaha World-Herald

A roundup of Omaha-area school news: Academic Decathlon: Students from Mount Michael and Gross High Schools received recognition in the 2015 Academic ...

Faces of Nebraska: A look at the people and moments that make up life in the state  Omaha World-Herald

The 8-man Friend football team rides their bikes back to the school from the football field in Friend, Nebraska, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004. The team opted out ...

Around and about: Omaha couple honored for dedication to veterans  Omaha World-Herald

The benefit for the Midlands Community Foundation honored Bill and Evonne Williams, who received the foundation's Reflection Award for their work with ...

70 and strong: Scottsbluff woman has been teaching at YMCA for more than 20 years  Omaha World-Herald

The Gering, Nebraska, woman spent 38 years teaching gradeschoolers how to read and about state history. Now she teaches adults and seniors how to stay fit.

Around and About: Service is at center of Debutante Ball  Omaha World-Herald

Volunteerism and philanthropy were celebrated Dec. 27 at the Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball.

Around and About: Athlete shares a message of perseverance  Omaha World-Herald

The award-winning athlete turned motivational speaker gave the keynote address Nov. 18 during the Vision Beyond Sight Banquet, a benefit for Outlook ...

Around and about: Roles set for Symphony's deb ball  Omaha World-Herald

Members of the Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball Committee gathered Jan. 10 at Happy Hollow Club for a kickoff luncheon.

Around and About: Benefit raises $150000 for Angels Among Us  Omaha World-Herald

Hilton Omaha was the setting Aug. 26 for Mission Possible, a benefit for Angels Among Us. The organization helps families of children with cancer by paying up ...

Holland Center dedicates its courtyard | Living  Omaha World-Herald

Though the Holland Performing Arts Center has been open for 10 years, the space at its center remained unnamed until Oct. 13, when it became the Carl G.

Grand night for Debutante Ball | Living  Omaha World-Herald

Symphony Omaha Debutante Ball stags Front row, from left: John Richard Shoemaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Shoemaker; Reece Tatsuya Watanabe, son of ...

Luncheon gets Aksarben Ball rolling | Living  Omaha World-Herald

The 19-member committee plans the Aksarben Coronation and Scholarship Ball, which is set for Oct. 29 at Baxter Arena.

Around and about: Symphony Debutante Ball raises $140K  Omaha World-Herald

A crowd of 800 family members and friends gathered Dec. 27 for the 49th Omaha Symphony Debutante Ball, in a celebration of their support of the Omaha ...

Hard to beat hearts project | Nebraska's 150th anniversary  Lincoln Journal Star

Liz Shea-McCoy's heart is beating fast as she works to organize her most ambitious public art project yet.

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