Christian Heineking

March 31, 2018 · Posted In: Events, Omaha Magazine, Sports

As his last name implies, Christian Heineking is truly king of the horse jumping ring. He’s won four out of five International Omaha Grand Prix jumping events, and he competed in the 2017 FEI World […]

The Horses Are Back!

March 24, 2018 · Posted In: Events, Omaha Magazine, Sports

The International Omaha indoor jumping and dressage competition continues its ascent in the horse sports world, drawing the fastest horses and riders to Omaha from qualifying contests in Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Denver. […]

The Origins of the Nebraska National Guard

May 15, 2017 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

Wanderings of a lame cow set in motion forces that led to the establishment of the Nebraska National Guard. “It started when President Franklin Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, creating the Nebraska Territory […]

How Omaha Railroaded Council Bluffs

April 6, 2017 · Posted In: Education, Omaha Magazine, Places

Thirteen years before Nebraska achieved statehood in 1867, a group of Council Bluffs businessmen helped establish “Omaha City.” They didn’t view Omaha as a rival to Council Bluffs; rather, they saw Omaha as a prime […]

A Grass-Roots Effort

March 24, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

This article appears in the program book for the FEI World Cup Finals, produced by Omaha Magazine in March 2017. The FEI World Cup’sTM international, star-studded cast of horses and riders match the talents of […]

Nebraska’s Capital

January 25, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Places, Publications

When Nebraska achieved statehood on March 1, 1867, it was the turning point in a 12-year-long, bitter, and sometimes violent struggle to move the capital from Omaha to…well, anywhere except Omaha. “Divisiveness festered the moment […]