Keith Backsen

Celebrate Tourism

March 13, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

The Lone Tree Ferry Co. was one of the first businesses in the area to represent the tourism industry. The crew transported speculators from Council Bluffs across the Missouri River as early as 1850–four years […]

Omaha area school superintendents Letters

Superintendents Letters

March 8, 2019 · 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 from the 2018-2019 academic […]

Julie Humphrey | Omaha Public Library Reading Program

Julie Humphrey

Posted In: FamilyGuide, People

Julie Humphrey started her career path at age 14 in South Dakota. “I had to volunteer as an assignment for a class. I figured I loved libraries and I loved reading, so I volunteered at […]

March/April 2019 Between the Lines

March/April 2019 Between the Lines

February 25, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Kendra Hill —Accounting Associate New to the accounting department at Omaha Magazine, Kendra Hill brings with her 23 years of bookkeeping experience—all gained while working alongside her husband in their family-owned bicycle business. It was early […]

Nikki Perry sitting, holding son, Max, on lap

Legal CBD, Medical Cannabis, and in Between

February 22, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion, People

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ulcerative colitis, PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, opioid addiction, severe and persistent muscle spasms, epilepsy, and seizures—these are some of the ailments that State Sen. Anna Wishart’s bill, LB110 (“Adopt the […]

Hip Czech Not Too Cool for School

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 […]

Strawberry-Blue Olive’s Excellent Adventure

Strawberry-Blue Olive’s Excellent Adventure

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Strawberry-Blue Olive believes in the power of “ideas worth spreading.” This heartfelt belief in the TED tagline—plus her love of innovation, creativity, and community—made her an apt fit to carry the mantle of TEDxOmaha when […]

60Plus Opener Prime Time 2019

60Plus Opener

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Family, People

When I hear about Nebraska’s wild turkeys, it always reminds me of bygone days when my boys were young—and we raised peacocks. Our peacocks would roam throughout the yard’s five wooded acres. The birds stayed […]

An Omaha Star: Phyllis Hicks

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. […]

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

The Phoenix-Like Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, People

If you’ve ever gone turkey hunting in Nebraska, or seen one out and about, you should know that every turkey you have encountered in Nebraska is a miracle. The state’s tumultuous history of wild turkeys […]