‘Horses of Honor’ – Paying respect to Omaha’s fallen officers

  Omaha has seen 25 police officers die in the line of duty, dating back to 1866. Their memories are being honored by a public art exhibit featuring life-sized mounted horse statues. The exhibit at Turner Park at the city’s Midtown Crossing center will continue until later this spring, when the statues are auctioned off […]

Happy birthday Nebraska! Looking good for 150

Happy birthday Nebraska! The cute little state in the middle of the United States turns a youthful 150 years young. Nebraska became the 37th state March 1, 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War. I wondered how to write about the state’s sesquicentennial. Should I discuss the history of the state, dating […]

Metro CC, The Walking Tourists team to offer Midwest travel classes

Want to learn about day trips from the Omaha area? Maybe check out places where legends and celebrities called home in the Midwest? How about checking out some of the natural beauty we have in the region? These and more are the focus of a Midwest Travel class that we and Metropolitan Community College are […]

Nebraska at 150: Omaha’s ‘Deuce’ – 24th and Lake Streets

Editor’s Note: Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday as a state March 1. As the state observes its sesquicentennial during 2017, we wanted to take a look at Cornhusker state attractions leading up to the celebrations. Today, we take a look back at our tour of the “Deuce,” Omaha’s 24th and Lake area… Omaha’s 24th and […]

Omaha’s Apollon Art Space to feature ‘Dinner with the Doctors (Who)’ production in March

Jump in the TARDIS and travel through time for “Dinner with the Doctors.” We’re excited about checking out this show at the Apollon Art Space beginning March 16. The play combines scripted performances mixed with some improvisation. This is an original script written by Lauren Bonk of Kearney. Lisa and I know Lauren through our […]

Lincoln’s national rail support leads to Union Pacific calling Omaha home

Abraham Lincoln faced several tough issues and decisions during his tenure as our country’s 16th president. One decision continues to play a major role for the Omaha metropolitan area. The first transcontinental railroad started during his first term. Today, Union Pacific calls Omaha home. The city is the headquarters for the nation’s top railroad, employing […]

Nebraska at 150: Kool-Aid invented in Hastings

Editor’s Note: Nebraska celebrates its 150th birthday as a state March 1. As the state observes its sesquicentennial during 2017, we wanted to take a look at Cornhusker state attractions leading up to the celebrations. Today, we take a look back at Hastings, where Kool-Aid was invented… Remember when you finally got the chance to make your […]

Valentine’s Day deliciousness found at Tekamah’s Master’s Hand

Master’s Hand Candles is one of our favorite stores in the Midwest. It’s a go-to spot when we want to check out seasonal gifts and treats. We met owner Susie Robinson in 2013 when we stopped in for our first visit. Since we have family in Tekamah, it’s become a regular stop when we are […]

UNO’s Trudell lecture series honors brother’s legacy

Our family was honored that the University of Nebraska at Omaha created a guest lecture series in recognition of our brother Johnny. He was a well-known activist, poet and actor. All three facets of his life focused on the same goal – equality for not just Native Americans, but all mistreated people. Native American Studies […]

‘Obsessing’ over Kaneko’s collection in Omaha

Jun Kaneko can be counted on to have impressive exhibits at his gallery in Omaha’s Old Market. Sitting next to a brick street, the gallery at 11th and Jones opens the galleries to a variety of contemporary artists. This time around, though, the artist shares his collection alongside the others. With “Passion and Obsession: From […]

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