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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
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
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.
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
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
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
Those of us who grew up near Benson remember the “Big, One Day Only Sidewalk Sale.”
The Benson Theatre opened in 1923 as the Benalto Theater. It was part of a neighborhood chain of theaters 1927 to 1953. The Benson Theatre Project is currently trying to restore it as a shared community space.
Have you ever heard of a chautauqua? They were traveling shows known as circuit chautauquas that brought all forms of entertainment to towns across the country. A chautauqua featured speakers, musicians, movies, politicians and preachers. Theodore Roosevelt called it “the … Continue reading