author Kassandra Montag

Recurring Nightmare to Living a Dream

December 16, 2019 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, People

Nebraska writer Kassandra Montag grew up with a strong sense of home. She spent her Arcadian childhood outside Kearney playing in nearby woods and beside a creek. She built campfires and rafts, and stitched clothes […]

JAZZ to the Future illustration

Jazz to the Future

June 13, 2019 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

Legacy Informs Revival Veteran drummer Curly Martin came of age in the ‘50s and ‘60s, when North O brimmed with players and venues. Today, he’s a flashpoint for shedding light on the history and making […]

George Haecker

George Haecker’s Design for Living

April 25, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Don’t look for ostentatious displays in the work of award-winning Omaha architect George Haecker. He’s a form-follows-function man, whether designing residential, commercial, or civic projects. Above all, his organic approach tries “to avoid cliches,” he […]

Vietnamese coin

The Lucky Coin

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

In the aftermath of the 1969 Tet  Offensive, U.S. Marine Pat Peterson found a Vietnamese coin on the ground while serving a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. The date on the coin was […]

Makayla McMorris

Outperforming and Including Others

March 14, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People On the Rise

Marketing whiz Makayla McMorris became executive director of the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Office of University Communications in December 2018. The Omaha native hopes to elevate her hometown community, leading by example as an African-American female […]

Lukas Buchta in UNO hockey gear

Hip Czech Not Too Cool for School

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Hockey has taken Lukas Buchta a long way from home. The Czech Republic native is wrapping up his final season as a Mavericks defenseman. Buchta, 24, takes seriously his student-athlete status. The University of Nebraska-Omaha […]

Omaha Star building in North Omaha

An Omaha Star: Phyllis Hicks

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

When the story of the city’s longest-running African-American-owned newspaper, The Omaha Star, is written, three women will dominate its 80-year narrative. Founding publisher Mildred Brown ran the ship from 1938 until her death in 1989. […]

Georg Joutras

Georg Joutras’ Ocean of Grass

February 13, 2019 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, People

Nebraska’s wide-open spaces have received increasing cinematic attention in recent years. Alexander Payne’s Nebraska took moviegoers on a madcap, melancholy road trip in 2013. Then, in 2018, came the Coen Brothers’ Western anthology fable The […]

O’Donnell, Ficenec, Wills & Ferdig

O’Donnell, Ficenec, Wills & Ferdig, LLP

January 29, 2019 · Posted In: Sponsored Content

O’Donnell, Ficenec, Wills & Ferdig is among Omaha’s most trusted public accounting firms, yet the company still thrives by satisfying clients’ individual needs with a suite of services and technical expertise. Joe Ficenec founded the […]

Lamp Rynearson's president/CEO Nancy Pridal

Lamp Rynearson

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Industry leader Lamp Rynearson leverages their engineering, landscape architecture, and survey experience to meet client needs for any sized project. The purpose-driven company knows its infrastructure work lasts generations, thus it creates enduring, yet socially-environmentally […]