• Derek Munyon

The Gretna City Council opened a public hearing over concerns about the plans for a park in the Covington 2 sub- division. No one spoke for or against the plans and they were approved. Many ordinances received third readings and approval during the council’s April 3 meeting.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Junior Prom Court candidates (from L to R back row) are ThomasL aMountain, Cameron Cerny, Tannor Dixon, and Tanner Huber, (front row) Grace Giebler, Skylar Conrad, Sarah Ference, and Sydney Wagner.

  • Ruthie Isaacson

Candidates have been nominated for the 2018 Prom Court at Gretna High School. Both the senior and junior courts are elected and voted on by students in their grade. Whomever receives the most votes in the senior class will be deemed the Prom Queen, King, and Prince and Princess for the junio…

The annual Mid-America Council Scouting for Food Campaign resumes on April 14. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be gathering much needed items for local pantries. Gretna Scouts will collect items on Saturday, April 14 from approximately 8:00 a.m. – Noon.

Five Gretna students received the highest honor in Scouting on March 18th during an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at Gretna Com- munity Church. The young men have enjoyed scouting with each other since they were tigers - three boys in one den and two in another. The formal ceremony culminate…

During the month of April the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Nebraska State Patrol, will be conducting special traffic enforcement on Platteview Road throughout Sarpy County. Excessive speeds and illegal passing have caused safety con- cerns along Platteview Road and the Sarpy…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:52 a.m. the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal injury accident at 186th St. and westbound Hwy 370. A red Buick, driven by Scott Hansen, age 42 of Omaha, was southbound on 186th St. and was attempting to turn left and proceed eastbound on Hw…

  • Derek Munyon

During a fairly quick Board of Education meeting on March 12, the Board approved a bid to redo the roof of the high school library and adjacent roofs. Boone Bros. won the bid with a quote of over $300,000. Current expected kindergarten enrollment is over 400 kids. The district is also expect…

  • Ruthie Isaacson

There have been 18 school shootings since January 1, 2018. This figure, coming from Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization, provides a real number to the detrimental losses and sorrow felt around the world, and most deeply in communities that experienced these heart wrenching att…

Several Gretna residents enjoyed the Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce Business Fair on Saturday. The event included booths from several area businesses and non-profits. The Chamber featured a Treasure Hunt with door prizes as well as encouraging participants to shop, eat, play, and give local.

  • Derek Munyon

he City of Gretna added a new award to it’s collection. Gretna won the Urban Design Award presented by the Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association. The award was given to the city for it’s design guidelines and streetscape design developed as part of the grant study for the dow…

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
  • Cindy Moore

David Josoff juggles Jessie Case, age 3, and his plate in order to catch a stack of pancakes at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Wee Lamb Preschool hosted the Pan- cake Man in conjunction with their Scholastic Book Fair last Tuesday night. The crowd enjoyed his humor and pancake flipping talents.

Six Gretna middle school students were selected to participate in the annual Blair Middle School Honor Band. Over 40 schools from eastern Nebraska will participate in this one day event on Saturday, April 7th. This year’s participants from the Gretna include Addie Moore, flute; Jamie Vaughn,…

  • Derek Munyon

The Gretna Board of Education approved six new hires during their February 26 meeting. Two of them were for Aspen Creek Elementary, one was for Whitetail Elementary, one for Aspen Creek Middle School, one for Gretna High School and one in special education. Trips for the Middle School quiz b…

The annual board meeting of the Gretna Youth Sports Foun- dation will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Gretna Middle School. This meeting is open to all interested members of the public who are interested in flag and tackle football for 1st through 8th grades.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Pig races have been a tradition at Gretna Elementary for about 11 years. It all started when a PTO member found mechanical pigs at a toy store at the outlet mall and had recently visited Vala’s and witnessed the pig races. She came up with the idea to race the pigs at the school as part of a…

An informational meeting about the formation of GreenGretna will be held on March 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Room, Gretna City Hall Basement. The purpose of the group is to create an organization that promotes, educates and helps Gretna area residents create a more beautiful…

The Citizens Building and Construction Advisory Committee meeting that was sup- posed to take place on Thursday, February 22 has been re- scheduled for Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Office located at 11717 S. 216th Street in Gretna.

  • Derek Munyon

The Gretna City Council heard a proposal from the Leadership Sarpy Group about a legacy project that they hope to bring to Gretna. The group is looking to install new park signs that will match a current sign leading into the city from the north. The group will fund the project in hopes that…

For the second year, a Gretna family is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in memory of their son. Gretna Middle School student Remington Halker was a kind, happy, driven child. He was involved in band, show choir and the High Ability Learner program. He also loved gymnastics and comp…

Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Derek Munyon

The Gretna Board of Education approved a negotiated agreement with the Gretna Educational Association during their most recent meeting on Feb. 12. The agree- ment concerns the salary and benefits package that faculty and staff will receive during the 2018-19 school year. The Board also appro…

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
  • Derek Munyon

Gretna has a new fitness outlet located in the Tiburon Point shop- ping center. Perfect Fit Fitness, opened on Oct. 21, 2017, is owned and operated by Luke Reifenrath who is also the sole trainer at the gym. The gym offers 1-on-1 train- ing courses as well as small groups of 2 to 6 people. T…

  • Derek Munyon

The Gretna City Council passed two ordinances during their Jan. 2 meeting. Ordinance 2009 was approved, the ordinance adopted requirements for fire lanes. It requires markings on curbs and new signage, it also makes writing tickets and towing vehicles that don’t follow the ordinance enforcea…

The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of The American Legion, and American Legion Riders will be conducting their 85th Annual Mid-Year Conference at the Sandhills Convention Center/ Quality Inn located at 2202 Jeffers Street in North Platte. There will be presentations from th…

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware that a male party is calling residents of Sarpy County and advising individuals they missed a notice for jury duty and have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The perpetrator(s) are using Sarpy County Sheriff’s Deputies names in the…

Is a new, healthier you part of your 2018 plan? Quitting tobacco is a great starting point for your New Year’s resolution. And the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is here to help you reach your goal. Nearly 70 percent of tobacco users want to quit according to the Centers for Disease Control and P…

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

On December 11, 2017, the Gretna Public Schools Board of Education called for a Citizens Building and Construction Advisory Committee. The first meet- ing of the committee will be held Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Office located at 11717 S.…

  • Ruthie Isaacson

The Gretna Public School District recently released their annual community report for the 2016-1017 school year. The Gretna Guide & News has taken the document apart to create a snapshot of each section for our readers. This week, part four of the series provides a focuses on the high sc…

The Midlands Community Foundation Board of Directors has elected Patrick Sullivan to a three-year term as President. Sullivan graduated from the Nebraska School of Law in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was admitted to practice law in Nebraska in 1994 and in Iowa in 2012. His practice, Adams & Su…

  • Derek Munyon

The Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, or HETRA, has been based in Gretna for around four years. The group has been working with children and adults with various disabilities learn to work with horses since 1989. The organization was started by Steve and Janet Henthorn and operated…

This year, Omaha area Troops 282, 558, 570, and Elkhorn Troop 429 will provide this community service project for curbside Christmas tree pick-up.

For the 30th year, the national Geographic Society held the Na- tional Geographic Bee for stu- dents in the fourth through eighth grades. The Gretna Middle School finalists included 6th graders: Kate Wegner and Jacob Behnke; 7th grader: Evan Boldt; 8th graders: Simon Kerr, Zane Mrozla-Mindru…

Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • Ruthie Isaacson

On Monday, December 19, the Gretna High School show Choir held their annual Cookie Walk and Concert. This event, hosted by the choir department, raises money from delicious homemade treats.

Area Boy Scouts will provide the 19th Annual Christmas Tree Pick–Up Drive. This year, Omaha area Troops 282, 558, 570, and Elkhorn Troop 429 will provide this community service project for curbside Christmas tree pick-up.

  • Ruthie Isaacson

The Gretna Public School Dis- trict recently released their an- nual community report for the 2016-1017 school year. The Gretna Guide & News has taken the document apart to create a snapshot of each section for our readers. This week, part three of the series focuses on the middle school…

Eight Aspen Creek Middle School students, Nicholas Goblirsch, Nicholas Coates, Jayden Mason, Philip Matya, Tanner Maas, Madyson Self, Hanna Annis, and Arabelle Horst, were finalists in the National Geographic Bee on December 13th. Nicholas Goblirsch, a seventh grade student, won the school c…

  • Derek Munyon

The Gretna town hall will be experiencing some changes heading into the new year. The planning and building departments will be moving into the basement this year due to lack of space. There will still be available space to rent in the basement according to City Administrator Jeff Kooistra. …

Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Derek Munyon

Santa made his annual visit to the Gretna Fire Department on Saturday. The event included cookie decorating, watching old Christmas movies, and touring an ambulance. The gathering has around 300 children attend each year. That’s about all the event could get through in the time available, ac…

  • Ruthie Isaacson

Gretna High School's One Act team took state this previous Friday. Beating out the competition for the eighth year in a row, the crew is a force to be reckoned with.

  • Ruthie Isaacson

GHS construction class’ latest project beckoned a childlike side. The seven person team recently created a playset. The class takes on projects focused on bettering the community.

Michael-Ray Pallares, a professional tennis player from the Dominican Republic and founder of One Love Tennis recently hosted a play-day event in Omaha and wants to create more opportunities for kids. One Love Tennis Inc. is a non- profit organization designed to reach underprivileged and lo…

  • Derek Munyon

Members of The Major Isaac Sadler-La Bellevue Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution helped clean up head- stones at the New Pennsylvania Cemetery, located north of Hwy 370. The project was headed by Daughters of the Revolution member Mary Bothwell.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

The Gretna Optimist Club is looking for college students who are interested in applying for a scholarship to help with their higher education expenses. Gretna Optimists are looking to award four $500 scholarships. Applications are available at Gretna High School or Edward Jones, Office of Lo…