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Former Marian High School Dean of Students resigns to fight sexual assault claim  KETV Omaha

The dean of students at Marian High School has resigned, stating in a lawsuit "untrue allegations" have made it impossible for her to do her job.

Former Marian High School assistant basketball coach accused of sexual assault of a minor  KETV Omaha

Court records accuse Andrea Knecht of the 2013 crime.

Ex-basketball coach charged with sexual assault of student at Marian High School  KETV Omaha

33-year-old Andrea Knecht had the last name Lightfoot when she allegedly assaulted the then 14-year-old girl in 2013 while working as a part-time coach at the ...

Former Marian High School basketball coach charged with felony sex assault of child  WOWT

A former part-time basketball coach at Marian High School, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault on a child, a Class 1B felony, for an incident that ...

Ex-Marian coach accused of sexually assaulting player in 2013; coach let go but police not notified  Omaha World-Herald

A former Marian High School basketball player, assistant coach and member of the school's athletic hall of fame has been charged with sexually assaulting a ...

Marian High issues statement, says it 'acted swiftly' after harassment complaint  Omaha World-Herald

Social media posts about an alleged inappropriate encounter between two faculty members prompted Marian High School to issue a statement saying that it has ...

Crash near Marian High School sends three people to the hospital

The Omaha Police Department have identified the names in the three car crash on a section of Military Avenue near 76th street. Police say that around 2:30 pm ...

$12 million capital campaign could help 'outdated' Marian High School enter new era  Omaha World-Herald

First-time visitors to Marian High School sometimes can't decide where to enter. The main entrance to the Omaha Catholic school is modest and utilitarian, with ...

Gala raises $450000 for Marian High School scholarships, tuition help  Omaha World-Herald

Scholarships and tuition assistance at Marian High School benefited from MarianFEST (Funding Education in the Servite Tradition). The Feb. 2 gala drew 500 ...

Insider tips to making private school affordable | Sponsored features  Omaha World-Herald

You've combed the website, talked with friends and family, toured the school, and your child can't wait to enroll. If you have decided that a private school is right ...

Principal Named at Marian High School  WOWT

Marian High School is pleased to announce the appointment by the Servants of Mary of Susan Spethman Sullivan as principal.

How to fix Nebraska's struggling schools: State efforts worked in Loup County, but not yet in Santee  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska Commissioner of Education recommends removing Loup County Elementary from priority list and expanding intervention in Santee schools.

Omaha-area school districts put renewed focus on trades  Omaha World-Herald

At Westside High, private donations will cover $1.1 million for construction and another $50000 for new equipment for the Engineering and Technology Lab.

93 Millard South students earn college degrees — 2 weeks before finishing high school  Omaha World-Herald

The initiative exposes high school students to considerable college-level work. The students and their families may save thousands of dollars, depending on ...

Ricketts to grads who aced ACT: If you leave state for college, 'Come back to Nebraska'  Omaha World-Herald

The governor, an ACT official and Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt presented certificates to the graduates, shook their hands and praised ...

Mary Higgins Named President of Marian High School  WOWT

Mary Higgins has been named president of Marian High School, the first Marian graduate to be named president.

Class project gives Marian High students a glimpse into homelessness  Omaha World-Herald

Students in an Omaha Marian High School sociology class were given a challenge of an assignment: Sleep in a car for a night. The activity, part of a ...

OPS, teachers have reached an agreement on a new contract, but it still needs school board's OK  Omaha World-Herald

Under the contract, teachers would receive a 1.81% pay increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

Elation for winners and runners-up at Marian High's annual Field Day  Omaha World-Herald

Seniors in orange and sophomores in yellow celebrated winning first and second places with junior contestants at the climax of the Marian High School Field ...

Two Omaha students named US Presidential Scholars | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The seniors attend Millard North High School and Brownell Talbot School.

Omaha Lutheran church, school close after 132 years due to low enrollment, $130000 in unpaid tuition  Omaha World-Herald

Students walked the halls of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School for the last time Wednesday. The north Omaha school will soon close its doors after 132 ...

Chasing a perfect ACT score: Brainy Nebraska students ace the test in record numbers  Omaha World-Herald

Explanations for a surge in high Nebraska ACT scores include greater effort, more preparation, quest for scholarships.

Nebraska officials back off plan to drop basic-skills test for aspiring teachers  Omaha World-Herald

State officials have backed off a proposal to eliminate the basic skills test that applicants must pass to enter a Nebraska college or university's teacher-prep ...

2 Bellevue kids left behind on field trip to Omaha Children's Museum  Omaha World-Herald

Hollee Puryear said she immediately began to cry when her husband called her earlier this week. The Puryears' 5-year-old daughter, Reese, and another ...

In hopes of keeping autistic kids from feeling isolated, new Millard program teaches social skills  Omaha World-Herald

The programs will use recreation technicians and volunteer peers to teach basic skills, everything from how to start a conversation to how to call for an Uber ride.

Students, teachers share why they like private schools  Omaha World-Herald

There's all kinds of literature about why private schools are good for your children. But we went right to the source: local private school principals, teachers and ...

Council Bluffs schools to offer all students free meals starting this fall  Omaha World-Herald

The entire school district now qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision — a program that allows students to eat free. The USDA funds the program.

176 former ITT Tech students in Nebraska will share $1.76 million in debt relief under settlement  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — State Attorney General Doug Peterson announced Monday that 176 former ITT Technical Institute students in Nebraska will share more than $1.76 ...

Two candidates will interview today for position as full-time lobbyist at UNO  Omaha World-Herald

The University of Nebraska at Omaha wants a full-time lobbyist, and on Monday two candidates will interview for the job.

School districts plan for Friday's snow  KETV Omaha

Snow is in the forecast for the Omaha metro Friday, but, early Thursday evening, public schools have not made a decision about class schedules Friday.

Fees add thousands of dollars to the cost of a student's college education  Omaha World-Herald

Student fees are another expense for college students, but administrators say they try to keep them apprised of the cost of those fees.

Edney, John A. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Edney, John A. Dec 6, 1923 - Dec 24, 2018 Born December 6, 1923 in his family home in the Benson neighborhood, in Omaha, Nebraska. The youngest of five ...

Omaha man found guilty in shooting death of former girlfriend in Walmart parking lot  Omaha World-Herald

A 20-year-old Omaha man was found guilty Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his former girlfriend in a Walmart parking lot.

Back from Peace Corps, Marian High and UNL alumna still helping Zambians get water  Omaha World-Herald

As a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Zambia, it didn't take Emily McKeone long to see the need for drinking water at three schools near the village she served.

Pelan, Mark A. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Pelan, Mark A. Oct 11, 1971 - Jan 16, 2019 Mark is survived by his wife, Katie Pelan; children: Connor, Claire, Kyle, Mary Kate, and Abby; parents, Carol and ...

Three Nebraskans correctly spell their way to next round of National Spelling Bee  Omaha World-Herald

The second round is Wednesday. Most contestants who spell two words correctly will be eliminated at the end of the day based on results from a written test ...

OPS, Millard, Westside and others cancel school Friday. See our complete list of closings  Omaha World-Herald

Snow is coming, and it is already affecting schedules. The following organizations/events have announced schedule changes. Stay tuned for more updates from ...

Colorful Tradition of Marian Field Day Rocked Creighton's Campus  WOWT

The big school tradition of Field Day is not a typical day of track and field. Instead, the ladies of Marian High School turned it into a colorful song and dance that ...

Omaha area Catholic schools: When they start, what's new this year  Omaha World-Herald

From new language classes to a fully functioning technology lab, there's no shortage of changes coming to area Catholic schools this school year.

High school graduates return to elementary schools  KETV Omaha

Friday morning at Patriot Elementary School, high school graduates returned to their elementary school alma maters. The graduates, dressed in their caps and ...

Around and About: Marian honors alumnae, community leaders  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Marian High School presented a variety of honors at its Esprit de Corps Awards Banquet, held Sept. 10 at the Omaha Country Club.

Washington Digest: Group honors Dick Cavett with its annual Distinguished Nebraskan Award  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Society of Washington, D.C., recognized the longtime entertainer, who grew up in Lincoln and is best known as the host of “The Dick Cavett Show.

Sister City Mayor Shares Thoughts at Marian High  WOWT

A Marian High School history class got a dose of Irish culture Tuesday from a special guest. The mayor of Omaha's sister city Naas, Ireland is in town to celebrate ...

Higgins, LT, DDS, MS | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Higgins, L.T., DDS, MS Sep 12, 1930 - Jan 23, 2019 Quintessentially humble and understated, he would have none of this. So we say it for him: Len lived a.

Plattsmouth man flown to Omaha hospital following one-vehicle crash  Omaha World-Herald

A 20-year-old man was flown to an Omaha hospital Sunday with serious injuries following a one-vehicle crash just south of Plattsmouth.

Omaha man sentenced to 77-115 years in prison for killing young mother in parking lot  Omaha World-Herald

An Omaha man was sentenced Tuesday to 77 to 115 years in prison for the chase and shooting that ended with the death of a young mother in a Walmart ...

Update: Remembering Ashley Carter  WOWT

An accident Saturday claimed the life of one of Nebraska's all-time greatest soccer stars. Ashley Carter had gotten engaged just two weeks earlier.

Nebraska high schools have strong showing at national speech tournament  KETV Omaha

The Nebraska high school speech circuit cleaned up nicely at this weekend's National Individual Events Tournament of Champions tournament in Denver.

Work scheduled to start this summer on addition at Omaha Central High  Omaha World-Herald

Construction is slated to start this summer on a new addition for Central High that boosters say will retain the charm of the historic downtown building while ...

Aksarben princesses | Aksarben Ball  Omaha World-Herald

Sydney Elizabeth Armstrong, 21, daughter of Will and Lori Armstrong of Grand Island. She is pursuing a degree in biology/pre-dental at Wayne State College ...

Decorated NU diver rose to the top despite early barriers  Daily Nebraskan

Dubbed the “most successful collegiate diver” in Nebraska history, junior Abigail Knapton's unlikely rise to the top of the record books began as a dream diving ...

Video: Local teachers' practical joke relieves students' stress before exams  Omaha World-Herald

In most schools, exam time means stress time. The students and faculty alike often feel the pressure posed by every test given and taken.

From the archives: Rev. Daniel Kenney says he 'spent the first half of my life raising hell,' and 'second half trying to lower heaven'  Omaha World-Herald

This column was first published on Aug. 22, 2000. * * *. The Rev. Daniel Kenney is a Jesuit priest and recovering alcoholic. "I spent the first half of my life raising ...

Omaha Gives' 2018 total of $7.3 million is shy of last year's total  Omaha World-Herald

Kali Baker of the Omaha Community Foundation, said the organization still is pleased with the sustained level of engagement between nonprofits and the ...

70 Nebraska high school students receive UNL's Young Artist Awards  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN - The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts held its Nebraska Young Artist Awards on April 6.

Catholic schools join student walkouts to protest gun violence  National Catholic Reporter

Roughly 150 students took part in a walkout at St. Gertrude High School in Richmond, Virginia, March 14, one of thousands of walkouts held nationwide calling ...

With her toddler in tow, prosecutors say, Omaha woman couldn't escape her ex-boyfriend  Omaha World-Herald

A trial opened Wednesday in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused in the slaying of 21-year-old Kay Nelson, a mother of two.

Archdiocese honors eight Nebraska Catholic school educators | Good News  Omaha World-Herald

The Archdiocese of Omaha honored eight educators on Sept. 29 during the 39th Annual Archbishop's Dinner for Education, which was held at the Embassy ...

2015 Aksarben Ball: Omaha Princesses | Special Sections |  Omaha World-Herald

TAYLOR M. ANDERSON, 22, daughter of Melissa and David Anderson. Taylor graduated from Doane College in May and is teaching general and instrumental ...

Marian grad Abi Knapton finishes 4th in NCAA Platform Diving  WOWT

Abigail Knapton produced the highest individual finish by a diver in Nebraska history, as she captured fourth place on the platform to cap the Husker effort at the ...

Sarah Fili  KETV Omaha

Sarah joined the KETV team in March of 2017, and is happy to be back home in the big-O!“This is the community that molded me, from time spent on mission ...

Catholic school teacher invested her life in family, faith and students  Omaha World-Herald

Marcia Regan spent her whole life in Nebraska. She was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Marian High School in 1984. She earned degrees in ...

Rock opera gives people with disabilities a chance to 'become who they want to be'  Omaha World-Herald

Marilyn Hinkle's work is part of a collaboration between Gotta Be Me, a nonprofit that works to include people with disabilities in everyday activities, and Opera ...

UNO on course to train more K-12 teachers in computer science  Omaha World-Herald

UNO has pledged to add 80 credentialed K-12 computer science teachers over the next three years in Nebraska through courses that lead to state teaching ...

Former Daily News intern reflects on journalistic accomplishments  Norfolk Daily News

Jenna Johnson has gone from writing about summer fish kills at Skyview Lake in Norfolk to covering President Donald Trump's press conferences at the White ...

Millard South ends Norfolk's season, 2-0 | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

OMAHA — Millard South used its superior speed and skill to record a clean sheet against the Norfolk girls soccer team Monday for a 2-0 victory in the semifinals ...

Monday's rainfall total was close to an all-time one-day record  Omaha World-Herald

The rain that continued to fall in the Omaha area Monday was getting close to a one-day record for rainfall, but as the rainfall diminished, it was looking like the ...

Kelly: Retiring principals reflect on 4 decades in Omaha Catholic schools  Omaha World-Herald

Paulette Rourke, is completing 44 years at St. Cecilia, nine as principal. Joyce Gubbels is finishing 46 years at what is now called St. Pius X-St. Leo, including 35 ...

Omaha teenager survives deadly disease  WOWT

After spending a month on life support, Omaha teenager Jordan Matukewicz survived a deadly, bacterial disease.

8Qs with a Silicon Prairie Founder: Tom Chapman  Silicon Prairie News

Tom Chapman Founder, Chapman and Company Non-Technical. Tom Chapman has started multiple companies, including software, consulting, legal, and ...

Area schools to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with various activities  Omaha World-Herald

National Catholic Schools Week 2016 will be observed in the Archdiocese of Omaha Sunday through Feb. 6.

Countdown to Husker's top 7 most valuable players this season  KETV Omaha

The Husker countdown is at 7 days until the cornhuskers arrive in Chicago for Big Ten Media Days. #7 – Freshman Wandale Robinson, Wide Receiver.

Troopers continue safety education for teen drivers  1011now

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska State Patrol is continuing to help teach teen drivers about safe driving. Troopers gave more than 200 safety presentations ...

Malcolm High School student-athlete named Gatorade Nebraska Volleyball Player of the Year  1011now

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Jaela Zimmerman of Malcolm High School as its ...

Update: Teens Remain Hospitalized Following Gretna Crash  WOWT

Two teenage girls remain hospitalized following a crash that killed 15-year-old Nate LaFave on Friday.

Kelly: Omaha nuns get a private stable tour prior to International Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

International Omaha organizers couldn't help but suggest Sister Karen of Omaha as their version of Loyola's Sister Jean.

Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame to induct seven Nebraska letterwinners  Daily Nebraskan

Seven Nebraska letter winners were inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame yesterday, Oct. 1, in a ceremony at Lincoln East High School.

Good Deeds, April 13 | Omaha Metro  Omaha World-Herald

Food pantry: Catholic Charities served 200 families *fresh* produce, bakery and meat items at a mobile food pantry event last month at Yates Elementary School.

About 2000 tackle Trek up the Tower in its 12th year  Omaha World-Herald

Now in its 12th year, the event is a fundraiser for Wellcom, a nonprofit dedicated to improving work site wellness. Organizers estimated that the event would raise ...

Mark Treinen appointed to vacancy on OPPD Board  WOWT

Mark Treinen, 62, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors.

College Signee: Gochenour signs with Dartmouth  Blair Enterprise Publishing

Gochenour commits to Ivy League school for track. Track and field 'runs' in the Gochenour family. Alex Gochenour, a graduate of the Logan-Magnolia Class of ...

Around and About: Skutt Catholic benefits from Miracle on 156th  Omaha World-Herald

Spirits were high during Angel Flight 2016: Miracle on 156th Street, a benefit for Skutt Catholic High School.

Around and About: Event raises $100000 for Heartland Family Service  Omaha World-Herald

Among programs the event will support are those for mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and housing and support services for the homeless.

New school going up at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church site  Omaha World-Herald

The Lozier Foundation plans to start a private, demonstration school on the site of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church campus beginning in 2015.

Marijuana Citations Issued During Marian Search  WOWT

A random check of student vehicles at Marian High School has resulted in a pair of pot citations. OPD says police *service* dogs were on location as two girls ...

Sheltering Tree welcomes special needs adults | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Providing people with developmental disabilities more independence is the purpose of Bellevue's newest group home, The Sheltering Tree, at the corner of ...

STEAM Academy encourages girls, especially minorities, to pursue science and tech careers  Omaha World-Herald

A summer academy put on by the Urban League of Nebraska seeks to pique the interest of African-American and other girls in science, technology, engineering, ...

Lots of love and learning in this week's School Pictures Photo Gallery  Omaha World-Herald

Each week, see pictures of area students, parents and teachers as they navigate through the 2015-16 academic year. Have photos of your school's pep rally, ...

Anna Abbott, 18, had just begun to find her voice as a singer  Omaha World-Herald

Anna had a great voice,” said her vocal coach, Susie Thorne. “She was just a natural — with one of those voices that make you stop and listen. This is.

Around and About: On the calendar | Living  Omaha World-Herald

If you have news for Around and About, send it to Howard K. Marcus, Follow him on Twitter @OWHhoward.

School Pictures Photo Gallery | Good News  Omaha World-Herald

Each week, see pictures of area students, parents and teachers as they navigate through the 2015-16 academic year. Have photos of your school's pep rally, ...

Aksarben royalty announced: 121st king and queen share commitment to community service, education  Omaha World-Herald

Quivira has new monarchs — Gary Perkins as king and Blair Kellner as queen.

Warren Buffett gives Girls Inc. $2.2 million from an investment bet  Omaha World-Herald

Buffett dropped off $2.2 million Friday at Omaha's Girls Inc., proceeds from his charity-oriented bet that money managers can't beat the broader stock market ...

Kelly: Omaha's big Christmas productions are gifts to the nation  Omaha World-Herald

On the morning before Thanksgiving, adult and youth performers at the Omaha Community Playhouse excitedly gathered at a bus, ready to hit the road as part of ...

Around and about: Durham gets funky at disco event  Omaha World-Herald

Saturday Night Fever” happened on a Tuesday when the Durham Museum On Track Guild hosted Disco Nights: Flashback to the '70s.

The Nation's Up-And-Coming Girls High Jumpers  MileSplit

Take a look at the next big names in the girls high jump.

Around and About: Theme, details announced for Aksarben Ball  Omaha World-Herald

The event celebrates families who help build the community, and it serves as a fundraiser for the Aksarben Foundation's two- and four-year college scholarship ...

2014 Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Omaha Princesses | Special Sections |  Omaha World-Herald

TIFFANY MARIE ANZALONE, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anzalone. She expects to graduate from the College of St. Mary next year with a psychology ...

Around and About: Reflection Ball raises over $130000 for Midlands Community Foundation  Omaha World-Herald

Bindy and Bob Frederick received the Reflection Award Jan. 20 at the Reflection Ball, a benefit for the Midlands Community Foundation.

Around and about: Big Easy event benefits local Boys & Girls Clubs  Omaha World-Herald

A New Orleans theme spiced up On the Road to the Big Easy, a May 12 benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands that generated more than $640,000.

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