Tag Archives: Omaha

2013 OWH Year in Pictures – Brynn Anderson

LOOK! More photos here: 2013 OWH Year in Pictures – Brynn Anderson My first year at the Omaha World-Herald was highlighted with new faces, names, moments, communities and especially a new home. I’ve enjoyed every new experience, and being a … Continue reading

Posted in Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , | Comments

Madam Mayor

On Monday evening, Jean Stothert, her family and members of her staff gathered in the mayor’s office on the third foor of Omaha’s City Hall. Graciously, I had been allowed to join in on the festivities after I pitched the … Continue reading

Posted in Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments

Omaha’s Legends Football League players are all heart

Erin Golden’s story: Omaha athletes play for no pay and high risk, but with Heart Photo showcase: Omaha LFL Football – All Heart Nebraska is a football state. Love it or hate it, the game is a part of our culture. … Continue reading

Posted in Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , , , | Comments

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.

Posted in Viewfinder, Viewfinder - Editor's Picks, Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , , , , | Comments

News of Pearl Harbor

Posted in Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , , | Comments

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

Posted in Viewfinder, Viewfinder - Editor's Picks, Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , , | Comments

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

Posted in Viewfinder, Viewfinder - Editor's Picks, Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , , | Comments

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

Posted in Viewfinder, Viewfinder - Editor's Picks, Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , | Comments

Benson sidewalk sale

Those of us who grew up near Benson remember the “Big, One Day Only Sidewalk Sale.”

Posted in Viewfinder, Viewfinder - Editor's Picks, Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , | Comments

The Benson Theatre

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.

Posted in Viewfinder - Featured | Tagged , , | Comments