The city is one of two finalists vying to host U.S. Quidditch’s Midwest Regional Championship, an event that would draw more than a dozen collegiate teams to the area and spur a few hundred thousand dollars in spending in Sarpy County.
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Several competitors with Nebraska ties will appear on Monday's episode, including Creighton student Mike Galeski, former Husker track athlete Maggi Thorne and Nebraska native Leigh Jahnke.
Baseball fans can tackle a lap inside TD Ameritrade Park — and some downtown Omaha streets — during the ninth annual Road to Omaha Run.
Five days a week, Julianne Schmitt leaves her kindergarten classroom and heads to the La Vista gym. Once she's there, the 30-year-old doesn't have to worry about planning lessons or teaching the pint-sized students.
The county had approved a $1 million purchase agreement for a six-acre plot of land near 25th Street and Highway 370 in Bellevue. But, the county announced Thursday, they've decided against purchasing the Bellevue plot.
Duane Linn has been operating his own martial arts school, Chung Shin Warrior Tang Soo Do, at the Sarpy Community YMCA since 2015. He hopes to coach some of his students toward their own black belts.
"We want to do whatever it takes for runners to have a great experience. ... For us, people not noticing that stuff is a compliment," said Ben Cohoon, an organizer with Pink Gorilla Events.
But before Ryan Barrett can enroll in an accelerated flight training program, he’ll have to meet a strict weight limit of 250 pounds. At his heaviest, the 6-foot Omaha man weighed 323 pounds. Since July, he’s down about 40 pounds and hopes to drop about double that.
The Dubuque, Iowa, man went through with the procedure last year in February and donated marrow to a Nebraska baby. And on Friday, he met the little girl who he helped save.