Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Over the course of a year, one in five Americans will experience a mental illness and only half will seek treatment, according to the National Institute for Mental Health. As school shootings and high-profile suicides become more frequent in headlines, mental health needs to be talked about more.

Gretna Guide & News / Cindy Moore The 4th of July Coloring Contest winners(The Gretna Guide & News announced the winners of the 2018 4th of July Coloring(Contest for children ages 4-9. The winner of the 4-6 year old category was Ruby Satterlee, (left) age

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

As Mike Avery continues on the long road to recovery, the Gretna Area Chamber of Commerce is serving as a drop off center for do- nations for the family. In an email from the chamber, donations of gift cards to gas stations or fast food restaurants “would be greatly appreciated by the family…

The Round ‘Em Up Cattle Club from Sarpy County recieved the Governor’s Agricultural Excellance Award. The group recieved a monetary award that will be used to promote and educate youth in the state about agriculture and 4-H. Club members pictured with Govenor Pete Ricketts include (front row…

As preparations get underway for Fourth of July celebrations, Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg reminds Nebraskans to check unclaimed property records for money they may be owed, as well as for loved ones’ military medals that may have been stored in safe deposit boxes.

The American Red Cross needs help to bring back the A’s, B’s and O’s. This is not a typo. These letters represent blood types, and the reality is that during blood shortages these letters do go missing from hospital shelves. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give now …

“Make your bed.” “Clean up the toys.” “Take out the garbage.” Parents routinely utter these phrases and others to their children.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On Saturday, July 7, 2018 family members will be host- ing a blood drive in honor of Emily Koesters who is turning 15. The drive will be held at Gretna Village Square form 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Participants will receive a t-shirt and be entered into a drawing to win a Family 4-Pack to the O…

With summer’s arrival comes an increase in boating activity. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds boaters to be wary of destructive aquatic invasive species (AIS) and to prevent their spread by cleaning, draining and drying their water- craft. Boaters may not launch or leave a boat…

In their meeting on Tuesday, June 19, the Gretna City Council gave their approval for a final plat for the subdivision to be known as Lakeview.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Gretna Middle School students had 14 students with perfect attendance during the 2017-2018 school year. The students include: front row (l-r) Samantha Bahl, Alyssa Hudson, Natalie Johnson, Michael McCart, Dalton Nietzel, Andrew Rahn, and Hannah Wieczorek. Back row: McKenna Epp, Macy Eitz…

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Beloved Gretna Middle School teacher Leslie Janssen recently finished her last year as an art instructor. She spent 22 years guiding students in art, and feeding each individual’s creative spirit. Embracing her pas- sion, she taught others the importance of art.

Omaha Street Percussion kicked off the Gretna Public Library’s summer reading program Friday night at Resurrection Lutheran Church. All ages enjoyed the event sponsored by the Friends of the Gretna Library.

The following Aspen Creek Middle School students had perfect attendance during the 2017-2018 school year. Front Row: (l-r) Ashtyn Cushing, Claire Sallee, Nick Goblirsch, and Tanner Maas. Back Row: (l-r) Cooper Jorgensen, Ethan Kvasnicka, Ty Leinen, and Reid Scheiding

Aspen Creek Elementary School as well as its architects, contractors, and school board recently received two awards: the Excellence in Construction and the Chairmen’s Merit Award. The presentation was made were given at the Associated Builders and Contractors annual awards ceremony.

The Gretna Public Library is hosting several summer reading programs for all ages. All grades indicate those completed in the 2017-2018 school year. Children not yet in kindergarten must be at- tended by a caregiver. Events and programs don’t require registration unless noted. A library card…

Thursday, May 31, 2018

On May 21, Gretna Middle School held their last One Act performance of the year. Students prepared for many months to premier their show to parents and friends.

All ages are invited to enjoy a break on Wednesdays with a movie and a snack at 2:00 p.m. Mega Movie events are sched- uled throughout the summer at the Main Library. Children who have not completed kindergarten must have a teen or adult caregiver in the room. Parents are responsible for dec…

Sarpy County’s Earth Day was held at the Lied Activities Cen- ter in Bellevue on Sunday, April 29. Ollie the Trolley, sponsored by the new non-profit organiza- tion Green Gretna, ran all day carrying local residents back and forth from Bellevue. The num- ber of residents from Gretna at- tend…

The Gretna Arbor Day Celebra- tion took place on April 27 at As- pen Creek Elementary School. Mayor Timmerman read the “Ar- bor Day Proclamation”. The City of Gretna received its 31st Tree City USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation presented by the Ne- braska Forest Service. 93 cities in t…

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Gretna Community Foundation is hosting its 6th annual Golf Outing on June 12th at Quarry Oaks Golf Club, with a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m. The Outing is a four-man scramble format with dinner and prizes following the event.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Gretna Assistant Library Di- rector, Rebecca McCorkindale, was recently named one of the 2018 Movers and Shakers from the “Library Journal”. Presented to about 50 librarians nation- wide, the award is intended to recognize passionate ideas from library professionals.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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,…

Gretna High School students experienced CAREEROCKIT February 12 through 18. This Omaha curriculum allows teens to explore local jobs in their communities.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Gretna Elementary School is echoing the warming hearts concept in February through notes of kindness. Although the original plan to show kindness and love was altered many times, GES found a way to make others smile.

Submitted Photo Boy Scout Troop 363 had a special visitor Wednesday night during a “Living History” performance at the Gretna Middle School. Darrel Draper brought George Drouillard to life in a 45-minute show, where he performed in character and historical attire. Drouillard was a colorful a…

For the 8th graders at Aspen Creek Middle School, the anticipation is almost over. The students’ hard work and long hours will pay off when they present to the public, for the annual POP (People of the Past) program. With over 130 students present- ing their work, POP will be divided into tw…

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Senior Miranda Hansen is making a name for herself in the fashion industry. One of her upcoming competitions is Omaha Fashion Week, one Hansen knows like the back of her hand.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

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.

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…

Gretna Middle School One Act performed on Tuesday, December 19. “This is a great group of kids,” commented Gretna Middle School Speech and Drama In- structor Kate Widhalm. “I have students who are in every show they possibly can be in and I have students that this will be the only performanc…