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Grace: A backyard find and an obituary brought long-lost wedding ring back home

The wedding ring had been missing for years. Its recent discovery was too late for the owner, an Omaha woman who died earlier this month at 98. But the surprising, recent return of this treasure became a timely gift.

Shatel: One to remember as Ameer Abdullah sets Nebraska record

Senior star Ameer Abdullah turned an otherwise forgettable 42-24 rout of Rutgers, a game that felt like a nonconference tilt in October, into one you talk about on the way home. He did that, again, because he made you stand up.

Updated: October 26, 2014 - 1:11 am

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Class at UNO aims to draw back curtain on government for residents

The Citizens' Academy for Omaha’s Future started as the brainchild of a few local organizations who wanted to draw back the curtain on city government and show how the proverbial sausage is made.

What's going on around Omaha this weekend?

So many exciting things are going on around town.

The World-Herald's weekend event recommendations

This weekend, you can go carve a pumpkin, celebrate Halloween with your pup or eat some candy. We recommend these events.

Annie, my mother-in-law hates that I don't take communion.

Dear Annie: I am Protestant, and my husband was baptized Catholic, but religion was never important to him or his family. Neither of us has converted, nor will we. My husband has attended services with me, and I have attended the occasional holiday Mass with my in-laws.

Map: Where to find local haunted houses, pumpkin patches, more

Included are maps (and lists) of Omaha-area haunted houses, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more.

Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news

A weekly roundup of school news in the Omaha area.

Iowa West grants of nearly $4.5M to help fund area projects

The Council Bluffs-headquartered Iowa West Foundation has announced nearly $4.5 million in grants for the third quarter of 2014. The grants will be used to assist 18 nonprofit organizations and governmental entities with funding for area projects.

How an Omaha library can aid your next potluck

The library system has well over a thousand cookbooks. Peruse new titles like "A Culinary History of the Nebraska Sand Hills" or "Handmade Gatherings: Recipes and Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations and Potluck Parties."

Arbor Day Foundation founder John Rosenow gets top Nebraska travel award

Rosenow, of Lincoln, received the 2014 Henry Fonda Award, the state travel industry’s highest honor, during the Nebraska Tourism Conference’s awards dinner here Thursday

Pack of coyotes key in capture of Iowa fugitive

The Muscatine Journal reports that 21-year-old Daniel Rice is back in Muscatine County custody, facing a charge of escape in addition to other allegations

Annie, my husband of 10 years suddenly doesn't want sex.

Dear Annie: I’ve asked him why this is happening, and he simply says, “That was never me. I’m not the passionate person you think.” I love my husband and want to be close to him.

Think like a monster to stay healthy and safe this Halloween

Haunted houses, ghoulish decorations and scary movies make for plenty of frightening moments around Halloween.

Hansen: Adventures from a 15-hour Smart Car drive across Europe

The low point comes at midnight, somewhere near Switzerland.

Lincoln native finishes second in 'Project Runway' season finale

Nashville-based designer Amanda Valentine, who was a contestant in season 11 and returned this year via a fan vote, finished behind Sean Kelly, but beat out Kini Zamora and Charketa Glover.

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

Education and health care were among the Catholic religious order Sister of Mercy's first ministries. While such work is still a priority, the order says it strives to adapt and meet current needs.

Nebraskan publishes book on George Flippin, NU's first black football player

“The story was, ‘Did you know that Stromsburg had a black doctor who played football for the University of Nebraska, had the first car in Stromsburg and is the only African-American to be buried in the Stromsburg cemetery?’” author Kathy Nelson explained. “That absolutely intrigued me.”

You'd be amazed at the things you can make with Cheez-Its

Chocolate-covered Cheez-Its, wedding cake Cheez-Its, even a Cheez-It cocktail. There’s a legion of cracker hackers out there. If it can be done with a Cheez-It, it probably has been. But why?

Annie, I'm an Omaha DJ's wife. He needs your tips.

Dear Annie: I was disappointed in your response to “To Tip or Not To Tip,” saying that wedding DJs and photographers who own their own businesses don’t expect to be tipped. That is not true.

An Omahan's guide on where to find, how to prepare pretzel bread

First came buttery brioche buns, then pretzel buns — lots of restaurants now serve both and give diners options — and now it seems the twisted knot of salty bread has become a staple at restaurants and in home kitchens.

What's up with the pretend-to-be wasabi?

What sushi restaurants actually serve alongside spicy tuna rolls is a horseradish-based concoction that is injected with green food coloring and infused with various types of mustard and a bunch of other chemicals.

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