Many farms require clearance that the site is not of historical significance before they can receive funding from the Farm Service Agency to rebuild or restore their farms. “If we find something, it’s a lot harder for the farmers to get their money," one archaeologist said.

Omaha native Michael Richardson will return to the city this week for a series of events to discuss his recent book, “Framed,” his account of one of the most sensational slayings in Omaha’s history, the booby-trap bombing of Police Officer Larry Minard in 1970.

Before 1792, most Americans had money troubles. Goods and services could be exchanged for pieces of gold or silver if people had them. Some would use British or Spanish coins. Tobacco leaves, shells and pieces of land were other options. Colonies issued their own type of paper currency, but it wasn't reliable to use when trading and traveling. But on April 2, 1792, Congress established what is now one of the most widely recognized symbols in the world: the dollar.

Now Nebraska’s coaches are entering Year 2 again. Ask around and they recall various markers that pointed toward a breakout season back then. And while this month hasn’t been déjà vu for them, it isn’t all that far off, either. “With Year 2, we saw it at UCF and you’re starting to see that Year 2 here,” Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held said.

Robert Smith was a one-time grocery store owner, longtime clerk of the district court, crusading reformer Republican politician and patriarch of what became a powerful Omaha legal family that includes his granddaughter, U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp. He also took down the political machine that ruled Omaha for 30 years.

For five months in 1898 (120 years ago for those bad at math), Omaha was host to the Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition, a 184-acre spread on the northern edge of the city near the Missouri River.

From the archives: January 1949 saw one of the worst blizzards on record tear through a swath of land nearly the size of France from Kansas to the Canadian border. "You could get lost in your own yard," said one man from a farm outside Scottsbluff, now 81. "It was unbelievable."

The Nebraska 100, originally selected in 2005 and then updated and re-ranked in 2015, came from a pool of nearly 500 names from the ranks of high school, college, amateur and professional sports from the past 140 years. Assistance came from a panel of veteran sports observers from across the…