Scott Macklin of Virgin Orbit

Hometown Rocket Scientist

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

“I saw the images of NASA spacewalks with astronauts and was just totally inspired,” Scott Macklin says. “As a very young kid, I just wanted to float around in space—what could be cooler than that?” […]

Balloon in sky

Ballooning Expectations

August 26, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Steve Lacroix feels at home 25,000 feet above the metro area. He has always reached for the skies, recalling back to his childhood spent climbing trees and idolizing his father, a 22-year veteran of the […]

Shawn Davis

Leading the Way from R to XYZ

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Shawn Davis II, 18, may have misunderstood conditions for community service at Ralston High School. The requirement is 40 hours, but with 1,027 official hours—and many unofficial hours—he’s put in more than 40 days of […]

Chantal Pavageaux

A Show For The Ages

Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, People

Art is many things to artists, art lovers, critics, and scholars. Two-dimensional art has its passive, observable beauty on the wall or on the pedestal, but the stage is the canvas of the living theater. […]

Brian Duensing running in field

Reaching Out with Both Arms

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Ask former Husker standout Brian Duensing about transition—he’ll tell you about it. He’s doing some of his own, right now. Duensing is back in his home state, keeping that million dollar left arm—the one that’s […]

Lash LaRue black and white portrait

A Toy Drive Straight to the Heart

August 23, 2019 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Larry Dunn may be a soft-spoken guy, but physically, he exudes the traits that define outlaw country. His arms are covered in tattoos. His black T-shirt contrasts with his straw cowboy hat. Part Pete Seeger, […]

Ang Bennett at home

Bringing The Honesty

Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine, People

Artist Ang Bennett’s path to Omaha was through service. Specifically, it was a tour with AmeriCorps that brought them here, working with Omaha’s Lutheran Family Services. When the term was up and it was time […]

Valley Volunteer Fire/Rescue crew

Wading Through the Floodwaters of 2019

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

It was roughly 4 o’clock in the morning when I reported back to the command post that Valley was going to be considered flooded,” says Mike Wiekhorst, chief of the Valley Fire Department, about the […]

Jerry Meyer

One Cool Cat

August 22, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine, People, Pets

“She brings the girls and the cat to me—I was the vice principal,” Jerry Meyer says. “I say, ‘I am going to take the cat, she’ll stay in my office. I am going to call […]

Robert Wilson

How Intervention Lead to Invention

August 20, 2019 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, People

Lying on the floor in a fetal position, Robert Wilson thought this was the final conversation of his life. “I’m going to die like my mother,” Wilson said to himself. “Drunk and alone. Is that […]