Monthly Archives: May 2013

Circus comes to Omaha

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey shows have hit Omaha. The first performance is Friday at 7 p.m. and features more than 110 performers and 95 exotic and domestic animals. More: Information on the weekend’s shows.   

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Week in Pictures: Memorial Day, school closing and one big family

We visit Nebraskans who served and lost for our Memorial Day coverage, Assumption-Guadalupe Catholic School as it closes in South Omaha and a family with 16 children in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: May 20-26, 2013. Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell in South Omaha

Julie Anderson’s story: Heartbreak in the Heart of South O Video: Teachers and students remember Assumption-Guadalupe Photo showcase: A Fond Farewell in South Omaha “Let me give you some love,” Anahi Ruiz said and surprised her teacher with a hug. Bob … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Omaha’s first female mayor, state soccer, track and field

Omaha votes in Mayor-elect Jean Stothert, Omaha South wins its first boys state soccer championship and state track and field records are broken in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: May 13-20, 2013. Continue reading

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Nebraska baseball champs crowned

Here are a few shots from the Class A title game Thursday between Omaha Westside and Millard South. Westside won 8-0. See the full gallery / Class B title game: Norris vs. Lincoln Pius X

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Scenes from Nebraska-Creighton

The Nebraska baseball team held on for a 12-9 win over Creighton on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park. More photos from the game.

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News of Pearl Harbor

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1975 tornado pounds Benson

On May 6, 1975, an F4 tornado tore through Omaha, causing incredible damage. Benson suffered much damage, and was closed off to the public by armed guards to allow homeowners and volunteers try to salvage as much personal property as … Continue reading

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Northwest Radial Highway ‘a must’ for Omaha

The completion of Northwest Radial Highway through Benson was a really big deal. The Aug. 29, 1957, story read: “West Section of Northwest Radial Dedicated With a Bit of Pomp and Ceremony and Lots of Kids Hundreds of children swarmed … Continue reading

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Last days for one of Benson’s oldest buildings

A 1951 newspaper clip and photo told the story of how one of the oldest buildings in Benson was about to be torn down. The building most recently housed a machine shop, locksmith, and carpenter shop and was located at … Continue reading

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