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.
"He was very wise, very talented," his high school sweetheart said. "He always put a smile on everyone's face."
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.
Besides serving as interim mayor in 1994, the South Omaha businessman booked famous acts at local venues and events.
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
Fred Trumble always had a way of finding humor in situations.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
For the last year or so, Doreen McNeil hadn't been able to go to the Pink Poodle because of her health.
Her heart, kidneys, pancreas and liver will be donated to six recipients.
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.