Memories, Tradition, and Families

May 26, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People, Publications

World War II ended 70 years ago, but Myron Roker still feels the pain of battle. He served with 324th Infantry Regiment of the 44th Infantry Division on VE Day. The 93-year-old now lives in […]

Geriatric Nurses

April 21, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, News, Publications

Some people just don’t get it when it comes to the health of older adults. Many believe that elderly people are always tired. But that’s a myth. “It’s also not true that an older person […]

Keeping it Real

April 15, 2016 · Posted In: Dundee, Home, Neighborhoods, OmahaHome, Publications

Pounding sounds greet me as I walk into the Tudor Revival-style home of Kristine and Jared Gerber. The upstairs powder room was being noisily remodeled. Perhaps you know the homeowner’s name. Kristine Gerber is the […]

The Old Market Business Association

March 25, 2016 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, Publications

Potential business owners often dream of being independent and making their own decisions. Businesses in Omaha’s Old Market district have that freedom. “We’re not in a mall where one management company organizes us,” says Troy […]

Dave Webber

February 9, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Dave Webber covered all five Big Red national championships during a broadcast career that spanned 46 years; but he will never shake free from the “Legend of the Lucky Corncob.” The story started in 1995 […]

Silver City Santa

December 17, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Forget what they told you in first grade. Santa Claus does not live at the North Pole. He lives with Mrs. Claus in Silver City, Iowa—a town of 236 people, one jolly elf, and his […]

You Know You’ve Lived in Omaha A Long Time

October 15, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Publications, Retirement

Johnny Carson hosting a show on WOW-TV in 1950 called The Squirrel’s Nest. The Omaha show was the television debut for the Nebraska native who went on to national stardom as a late-night TV host.  […]

Chuck Roberts

October 1, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People, Publications

Chuck Roberts blew into Omaha the same day as the May 6, 1975, tornado that spread death and destruction. Covering the infamous storm was the newsman’s introduction to his new job as a KMTV reporter/anchor. […]

Die Geschichte von Omaha Bier

September 16, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Since 1587, when Virginia colonists first created ale using corn, beer has been a big part of American history. The first known brewery in the New World opened in 1612 in New Amsterdam (now New […]

Back to the River

August 27, 2015 · Posted In: Business, Encounter, Ethics, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 The Encounter. The Asarco lead refinery along the Missouri riverfront was Omaha’s largest company in the mid-1880s. In fact, in the early 1900s, the Omaha plant was the largest […]