Dance, Girl, Dance!

September 30, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Online Exclusive, Theatre

Judy Leppek’s performance was this reviewer’s favorite in Ballet Nebraska’s recent production of Snow White at The Rose Theater. Luppek’s regal bearing, perpetually pursed lips, and impossibly long neck made quite an impression. She performed […]


September 26, 2013 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Online Exclusive, Theatre

Just as in a certain M. Night Shyamalan “I see dead people” film, the color red is used almost as code in the Omaha Community Playhouse blockbuster production of the much-anticipated Les Misérables. Early scenes […]

Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

September 24, 2013 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, People

“Never say never,” says Brenda Christensen when asked if she’ll ever host foreign exchange students again in her family’s home in Elkhorn. Christensen and husband Mike Morris have hosted three students since 2009, all from […]

Operation Christmas Child

Posted In: HerFamily, Lifestyle, Nonprofit, People

Often, the effects of kind deeds go unseen. Who receives that donated coat? What food is purchased with that monetary donation? Whose life was impacted? Breanna Burklund, 17, a student at Millard South High School, […]

Fall in Nebraska

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Humor, Lifestyle, Parenting

Since I’m from Texas, we are thankful to have several friends and family visit us here in Nebraska. Even though you and I know it really is “The Good Life” (wink, wink), it turns out […]

The Bennetts and Their Little Bit of Luck

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle, People, Pets

Family life is hectic for everyone. Kids, work, school functions, sporting events…the list goes on and on. Add a family pet into the mix and it’s enough to make you wonder how it all gets […]

Grades, and Then Some…

Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Parenting

It took me a really long time to get organized. Not this morning or this week—I mean since high school. I was one of those irritating kids who pretty much winged it through my early […]

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Posted In: Food & Drink, HerFamily, Recipes

Ingredients: 1 (16oz) can refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits 1 (9.6oz) package Jimmy Dean® Original Hearty Pork Sausage Crumbles (or sausage crumbles of your choice) ¼ cup flour 2½ cups milk salt ground black pepper Instructions: Bake […]

BB and CC Creams

Posted In: Beauty, HerFamily, Style

You may have seen the commercials with actress Kate Hudson and other makeup-brand personalities talking about their revolutionary BB and CC creams. You might also have thought, “I have no idea what those words mean.” […]

Young Hero: Ashley Dubas

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, People, Young Hero

Ashley Dubas, 12, is a sixth grader at Beadle Middle School. She has a younger sister, Nicole, whom she is very close to, and a dog named Benny, who’s been her pal since she was […]