The annual Operation Others event is one of many examples of how people give back.
Since its start, JAVELAN has paired up more than 30 veterans with a dog. Each week, about one pair graduates from training.
It started with a raccoon.
Thirty Nebraska leaders were honored with certificates and commemorative awards at the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Leadership Nebraska commencement ceremony Feb. 16 in Lincoln.
Nicholas Endorf lives in Omaha but spends a lot of his time in Council Bluffs. In his second year of college, Endorf is a student at Iowa Western Community College pursuing his associate’s degree in sustainable energy.
Noteworthy: Honors, awards and recognitions
Drumming has always come naturally to Dean Fornoff of Springfield. He’s loved drumming ever since he was in elementary school when he would play around with the drums in his basement.
You'd have to be nuts to not appreciate this. An Omaha man who came to the aid of a squirrel in danger is being honored by a national animal rights organization.
Oftentimes, students are recognized for being the best at something.
Honors, awards and recognitions
Millard North High School alum Jesse L. Mu has been awarded the Winston Churchill scholarship to spend next year studying at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Adrian Smith, R-Neb., announced Tuesday his nomination of 15 students to the U.S. Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2017.
Two teachers, one in Omaha and one in Gretna, were named Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teachers of the Year were honored on Jan. 23 by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation.
Seventh and eighth graders are invited to enter the 15th annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing contest, sponsored by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office and the Omaha Storm Chasers.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — Alisa Roth, owner of Bloom Works Floral in Council Bluffs, has been named the winner of the 2017 Deb Dalziel Woman Entrepreneurial Award presented by America’s Small Business Development Centers Iowa. The award will be presented during a special ceremony on March 14 at the S…
The Omaha Jaycees next month will honor its 84th class of Ten Outstanding Young Omahans. The “junior chamber” leadership training and civic organization each year honors 10 Omahans between the ages of 21 and 40 who demonstrate a commitment to community service and personal and professional d…
For nearly three decades, Mary Clare Mendick has been leading the choir, putting on programs and playing the music heard at Sunday Mass for St. Gerald Catholic Church.
Two Nebraska students who have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C.
For the Culp family of Bellevue, earning the highest rank in the Scouting world has become a rite of passage dating back more than 60 years.
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, R-Neb., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, submitted 45 Nebraska residents as service academy nominations for the class of 2021.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — As Laramie Schlichtemeier takes the reins as 2017 Miss Rodeo Nebraska, she’ll spend a year wearing chaps that say “Finish strong.”
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Tawana Grover said it was a little surprising when she visited Howard Elementary in Grand Island, Nebraska, during the students’ first day of school this past July 11 and heard several teachers tell their kids that Grover was the “boss” of the school.
Rhonda Fuelberth, associate professor of music education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music, received the Nebraska Choral Directors Association 2016 Nebraska Outstanding Choral Director of the Year award.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — Eighth-grader Damien Holste has a knack for telling stories.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — As a 20-year-old in Mexico City, even in her most implausible dream, Adriana Arroyo-Herrera couldn’t envision her future journey.
Katie Mathews, a 20-year veteran principal in Kearney, Nebraska, was named the 2017 National Distinguished Principal representing Nebraska.