Tag Archives: Jolene McHugh

From the Archives: Boys Town

Many people are fondly remembering the movie Boys Town with the recent passing of Mickey Rooney. Let’s take a look back at some of this this Omaha landmark’s history. Continue reading

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From the Archives: Cruising Dodge Street

I thought that we all might be suffering from the winter doldrums and that taking a look at summers long ago would be a nice break. Remember when cruising Omaha’s Dodge Street was THE place to be? Cruising Dodge was a … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Husker basketball and the NCAA tournament

Let’s look back at the team the last time the last time they made it to the NCAA tournament in 1998. Continue reading

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From the Archives: Creighton Basketball and the Big Dance

It’s March Madness time again! The NCAA Tournament started in 1939, and Creighton’s first trip was in 1941. Let’s take a look at the team through the years they’ve gone dancin’. Continue reading

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From the Archives: Oscars and Nebraska

Though many movies have been made in Nebraska, only a few have earned Academy Award nominations — or wins. One of the most beloved of the movies was “Boys Town,” released in 1938. Spencer Tracy won the Oscar for Best Actor and gave the statuette … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Sarah Joslyn

Sarah Joslyn was one of Omaha’s wealthiest women, and the city was the beneficiary when she created a memorial to her late husband, George: the Joslyn Memorial Art Museum. She died 74 years ago — on Feb. 28, 1940. The Joslyns … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Where in Omaha IV?

Jolene McHugh is back with another batch of photographs from Omaha’s past. Continue reading

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From the Archives: The Oracle & Omaha

A sneak peak at the book “The Oracle and Omaha” by Steve Jordon. Continue reading

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From the Archives: Rebuilding Omaha after the 1913 tornado

A look at the devastation after the 1913 Easter Tornado and how Omaha rebuilt. Continue reading

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From the Archives: Cheers for beers!

Jolene McHugh takes a look at the local breweries and beer ads that have been featured in the pages of The Omaha World-Herald. Continue reading

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