1. Chicken Farmer: Marie Meysenberg is an urban chicken farmer who absolutely loves the chickens that run around her backyard. Her story will make you want to build your own backyard coop.
2. Nite Hawkes: Every so often there is a character who jumps off of the screen, Tracy Hawkes of Nite Hawkes Cafe is one indelible character whose smile and laugh will endure.
3. Ralph Kohler: A 94 year old hunting guide and duck call champion is a unique enough story, but the facts that he was also a ballroom dance champion and that he has been married to his wife for 77 years help to make Ralph Kohler one of the most interesting video subjects this year.
4. Chas Lierks: The standoff in Alliance left much of Nebraska glued to the news. Chas Lierks lived it. Here he takes a look back at the series of events, months later, and contemplates his experience being held hostage.
Other World-Herald photo staff members’ photos:
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — James R. Burnett
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — Mark Davis
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — Rebecca S. Gratz
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — Chris Machian
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — Matt Miller
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — Alyssa Schukar
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — Kent Sievers
2012 OWH Year in Pictures — Ryan Soderlin