I've been honored to type — er, write — for the Omaha World-Herald for 48-plus years. And as a non-native, I'm glad I landed in what became my beloved Omaha.
Generations of Omahans remember him as the iconic “Broom Man,” and soon he will take a permanent place in a prominent location.
Organizers hoped to mount a downsized version of the show after what turned out to be the final curtain in 2016, but it didn’t work out. So after a long run, the sponsoring Omaha Press Club Foundation has decided that, for various reasons, the show had run its course.
Dave Beber, 95, and wife Arlene, 85, have been married 66 years and continue their ballroom dancing on Monday nights. They plan to renew their vows at a renovated Blackstone, where they were wed when it was a hotel.
The news was sickening and sad, and I naturally thought of the little girls. I’ve always wondered what became of them. And the story now comes full circle.
A restaurant in London brags that it uses only Nebraska beef, and so it needed a real Nebraskan for the cover of its menu.
At Elizabeth Skinner’s request, the 30-story Woodmen Tower on Saturday will be lit in teal, the color for ovarian-cancer awareness. She also has become an advocate for teaching women and doctors alike to watch for subtle signs.
Rabbi Mendel Katzman and wife Shani, who have 12 children and run the Chabad House, came to Omaha 32 years ago. Thursday night more than 200 people attended Shani's pre-High Holy Days "Challa Bake" at the Hilton. Only one of their eight daughters has married, but Mendel says he is optimistic.
Scott Frost was his favorite player, and Bob Michelic was thrilled when he became the Husker head coach. But the superfan was diagnosed with cancer and his time drew near as the season approached.
Two single women — a surgeon and a finance executive — separately moved from New York to Omaha a decade ago to find jobs, then wound up as neighbors and became fast friends. Now one is leaving for a new position.
A witness waiting to cross the street told police that the northbound car ran a red light, striking the front end of the Yanneys’ vehicle.
Lynne Bacon died last Thursday from cancer at age 72.
At the U.S. Naval Academy, John McCain and his Omaha buddy Chuck Larson were academic opposites — but they became lifelong friends and now will lie side by side.
It’s not just the unlikelihood of growing up in a dysfunctional, blue-collar family and then marrying into a blue-blood Omaha clan. Jeff Wilke also carried secrets. Difficult secrets, not easy to talk about. And so for years, he did not.
The Mayor’s Office estimates that the addition would put the city’s population around 459,000. But the Census Bureau’s latest estimate is about 475,000.
Jeremy Wright of Omaha is excited about the future, just like the fellow freshmen he has met this week at University of Nebraska Medical Center orientation. The difference is that he's starting out at age 46.
Cameron “Cam” Sholly has led the National Park Service’s 13-state Midwest Region since 2015, with offices on the riverfront downtown next to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.
On June 18 and 19, the city of North Platte, without fanfare or wide public notice, welcomed 21 buses carrying more than 700 Arkansas National Guard soldiers. Townsfolk provided food, drinks and even birthday cakes.
A former two-star general in the South Korean Army, Sun-Ha Lim once advised Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
The overhaul of the 44-year-old center comes as a new survey finds a larger Omaha Jewish population than previously estimated.
Firespring says its free “Givesource” software will eliminate the need for sponsoring community foundations to pay third-party software companies in “platform fees.”
So why does a silver “Cornhusker bell” sit on an elected official’s desk in the state capitol of Alabama? Well, it’s because the ’Bama state treasurer, Young Boozer, a lifelong fan of the Crimson Tide, retains a bit of Nebraska in his bloodline.
Natalie Brown, chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Eritrea, said the peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia will change the lives of millions and serve as an example to other countries.
For the Piccolos — who later founded Piccolo’s Florist in Omaha and soon will celebrate their golden anniversary — the wedding and honeymoon were far from routine.
Jeff Koterba, The World-Herald’s nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, says his drawing hand is still sore and unsteady from a car crash last week in which he suffered a concussion.