Getting a New Sense for Concussions

August 16, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, Sports

As a linebacker for Omaha Gross High School more than 30 years ago, Stephen Eubanks slammed head-first into an Omaha Westside linebacker. “I still have a very vivid memory of this,” Eubanks recalls. “It felt […]

Superintendent Letters

August 6, 2018 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide, People

The greater Omaha metropolitan area is home to some of the state’s best schools, educators, and students. Superintendents at six of the area’s largest school districts share their thoughts and reflections for the fall. School […]

From the Editor

July 24, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, People

Fall, for me, is full of guilty pleasures. Back-to-school time means purchasing new pencils, pens, and notebooks. Cooler weather means cooking homemade soup and gingerbread. Halloween means gothic novels to read, gothic-inspired movies to watch, […]

Scouts of Honor

Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, People

Lillian Henry heard something scratching on the rolled-down screen of her cabin door at Camp Catron. She cautiously peered out into the pitch black night.  Screech…screech. Lilly jumped when she saw glowing eyes. A lot […]

Campfire Stories

July 2, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide

Stories for Kids Here are two campfire tales guaranteed to captivate those peering into the night sky or glancing over shoulders into the shadows… The Fisher Stars Constellations have fascinating histories, and different cultures have […]

Lending Book and a Helping Hand

June 28, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Giving, Young Hero

On a recent Monday evening, Omahan Kalli Pettit wheeled a squeaky book cart down a hospital hallway. A pair of teenagers jostled each other as they walked past. Kalli, not much older at age 18, […]

Kids Otter Know

June 10, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, Health

Summer camps with swimming activities will certainly have safety practices in place, but parents should take steps ahead of time to help their children be safer in and around pools and lakes. According to Tracy […]

Seeking Counsel of the Wilderness in Summer

May 20, 2018 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide, People

Spencer Hawkins has encountered bears 24 times in his life. One encounter happened when he woke up early to fish. Pausing to change his lure, he says, “something felt wrong. I turned over my shoulder, […]

Passing On Education

May 4, 2018 · Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide

As a freshman at North High School, Elaundra Nichols knew she would someday go to college—she just wasn’t sure what that would look like or what it would take to get there. An excellent student […]

From the Editor

March 16, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, Opinion

I recently picked up the book The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler. It is a book that starts at Boy Scout camp in the 1960s and follows the longtime friendship of two men who […]