2011 OWH Year in Videos — Kyle Benecke

Woracek Twins Reflect, Jan. 17, 2011

In this video, The Omaha World-Herald revisits the Woracek twins Kourtney and Jennifer. Fourteen years ago, these twin sisters walked out of their home for a late-night stroll. The 3-year-olds were found blocks away from home in an alley, nearly frozen to death. This was the first time the two girls had visited the alley in 14 years. It was nice to see the sisters all grown up and doing well.


Casino prepares for flood/Casino surrounded by water — June 4 and 22, 2011

I believe these videos show the scope and power of the summer floods that affected the midwest in the summer of 2011. In the first video, the WinnaVegas Casino staff and local helpers in Sloan, Iowa, prepare for the inevitable and hope for the best. The second video shows the floodwaters surrounding the casino two weeks later.

Casino prepares for flood:

Casino surrounded by water:


Rulon Gardner — Aug. 3, 2011

The Omaha World-Herald’s Rick Ruggles and Kyle Benecke traveled to Logan, Utah, to visit with gold-medal Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner. While in the area, we took a trip over to Rulon’s hometown Afton, Wyo.

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