Sunday, September 22, 2019
An investigation determined that the juveniles were in possession of a firearm and that it was discharged while being handled, police have said.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Jacobsen, who coached Burke from 1969 to 1994, died Thursday in hospice care. The member of the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame was 81.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
The funeral service for Glenna Oltman will be held at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Louisville, Nebraska.
Clint and Jed VanderWey were killed when the plane Clint was piloting crashed just across the border in South Dakota.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Omaha's stately old downtown high school already had a long reputation as a strong college preparatory school when G.E. "Doc" Moller arrived. But he maintained that reputation with high expectations of both students and staff.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
By any account it was a great life — he built a construction business that contributed to Omaha’s livability; when he lost his first beloved wife to cancer, he was able to find a second woman to share his life with; he had his health and pursued a vigorous outdoor life; he had his wits — and kept them until the end; and was surrounded by the love of a sprawling but tight-knit family.
Sunday, September 01, 2019
He piled up more than 10,000 flight hours, in 105 aircraft types — including the sleek, sexy SR-71 Blackbird. He flew more than 100 Air Force combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He was a Right Stuff-era test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base. He launched the first X-15 rocket plane. He flew the B-1 bomber on its maiden flight.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Larry Morrissey possessed the ability to care and connect with Omaha Westside students beyond the athletes.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Alfred C. Haynes was praised for his calm heroics on July 19, 1989, after he brought his disabled DC-10 to an emergency crash landing in Sioux City after it had lost all flight controls. While 112 people lost their lives that day, it was amazing that 184 lived.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Her parents, Paul and Sarah, are working with Live On Nebraska to donate their daughter’s organs. The girl died this week after she was struck by a vehicle in Papillion.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
He may not have had much money at the time, but a strong business sense helped Dennis McKean start a company that has flourished for nearly six decades. McKean, founder of McKean’s Floor to Ceiling in La Vista, died Aug. 1. He was 83.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Minden, Nebraska, banker was appointed in 1990 by then-President George H.W. Bush to represent community bankers on the board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He was reappointed by President Bill Clinton and served on the board for 11 years.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Wallick disappeared while hiking in Colorado, and four days later, his body was recovered from a treacherous cliff. Friends and family remember him as a fun-loving man devoted to God, his family and his country.
Friday, August 09, 2019
Loved ones of Stephen and Abby Young were commemorating the Millard Public Schools students Thursday after they were killed in a car crash near Gretna.
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Tom Dowd served 40 years in two stints on the Metropolitan Utilities District board. He also had a five-decade legal career as a labor lawyer, frequently representing public employees and their unions.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Larry Kavich expanded the family office equipment business to include high-end contract furniture and added locations in Lincoln and Des Moines.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Gene Morris, 80, died Sunday at the Kearney Regional Medical Center of double pneumonia and heart complications.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Jordan Stevens said his daughter Macy Stevens came into the world with a broken heart, but that didn’t stop her from “living a life beyond her years.”
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Burney began her 40-year career as a columnist at the Cedar County News in her mid-30s. She soon became an author and a motivational speaker with a wide audience.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Don Meier was a television pioneer who produced or directed a variety of shows out of Chicago in the 1950s. One of those, “Zoo Parade,” provided the inspiration for “Wild Kingdom” in the early 1960s.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Shelly Masoner is remembered by her children and wife as an outgoing and caring womanwho made time for others even while fighting cancer.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Monday, July 08, 2019
The 14-year-old died Friday morning. She was one of six 13- and 14-year-olds in a vehicle that left a farm field road and rolled, killing her and hospitalizing the car's five other occupants.
Friday, July 05, 2019
James and Marilyn Donnelly were returning from a swing dancing convention when a semi truck hit the car behind them, creating a chain reaction crash that killed the couple and another woman from Illinois.
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
The friend said there was blood on Johnny R. Knight's face and his fists were clenched tight, but she couldn't tell where he was injured. When he was rolled over, a gaping chest wound was found.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Nebraska State Trooper Jerry Smith, 51, of Scottsbluff, died on June 20. Smith had been on patrol near Bridgeport, when his vehicle was struck nearly head-on by another driver in a three-vehicle collision. The driver of that vehicle, Derek Lacrete, 28, of Lewellen, also died.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Jim Riley, 86, died Saturday at his home in Lincoln. He was diagnosed with cancer last fall and was in palliative care since January.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Abigail Barth's friends and family are remembering small but meaningful moments this week after she and three other soon-to-be juniors at Gretna High School were killed in a Sarpy County car crash.
Alex Minardi impressed her parents with her studiousness and friends with her sense of humor. "She made us very proud of everything she did," her mom said.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
A Nebraska family hoped for decades that a USS Oklahoma sailor's remains could be brought home. Anthropologists at a Defense Department lab at Offutt Air Force Base made it happen.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
A Native American activist who was instrumental in the crusade against beer sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, and who spoke out against the in-custody death of a Native American man in Omaha has died.
Today, the cleaning service and maintenance company — which became entirely employee-owned in 2006 — employs more than 1,300 people.
Monday, June 17, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Family members describe her as the “diligent counterweight to her husband John’s entrepreneurial spirit.” She was mostly private, while he was the face of the business.
The Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, described Lynch, who stood 6-foot-5 in his prime, as a towering figure at Creighton in more ways than one — and one who was humble in spirit, deeply passionate in his work and gracious to all.
Saturday, June 01, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Dr. Galen Meyer of Omaha said his mother was antsy in retirement, and she and his father decided she was excellent college material. "It was great, getting to see her graduate," he said.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
"He loved being a lawyer," his wife and former law partner said. "Everything about it: research, going to court, knotty problems, being a diplomat."
Thursday, May 09, 2019
The Georgia-born zoologist averted disaster in daring encounters with wild animals, and he charmed Nebraskan Johnny Carson in more than 100 appearances on "The Tonight Show."