Governor Pete Ricketts came to Village Pointe Thursday evening to join the organizers of the 2018 Douglas County Fair as they held an opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the July 12-15 fair, the 139th for Douglas County. This year’s fair, with the theme, “Where Urban and Rural Meet,” was…
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Ginger Cove Homeowners Association had a special guest at their July 10 meeting. Valley Police Officer Ken Dohrmann was invited to accept a donation from the Association on behalf of the Valley Police Department.
While the State Patrol was pursuing a speeder on Highway 275 near Valley early last year, the driver fired shots at the officer. The 17-year-old male was finally apprehended about 1 a.m., February 21, 2017 with the help of the Omaha Police Able 1 helicopter and the K9 unit.
A new concession stand planned at the Bennington Elementary School stadium will be constructed later than anticipated, as members of the Board of Education rejected all submitted bids for the project received from area contractors.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom will hold their 10th Annual Independence Day Tax Rally on Tuesday, July 3. The event will be held at Walnut Grove Park at 150th and Q Streets, Omaha, from 4-7p.m. and will have all the patriotic fervor of a 4th of July celebration.
Area access points along the Elkhorn River closed yet again on June 20 and remained closed as heavy rain fell during much of last week. Frequently in recent weeks, the Papio Natural Resources District (NRD), who determines if the river is safe for recreational use, has allowed the points to …
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
At their quarterly meeting, the Board of Directors of the Elkhorn Suburban Fire Protection District #2 discussed several matters, including plans for a future fire station.
After four years of stable sewer use fees, Mayor Jean Stothert will ask the Omaha City Council to approve a new rate ordinance that will increase customer rates, but at a significantly lower increase than forecasted.
For the second year in a row, the Elkhorn Legion Baseball team has had to deal with vandalism at Frerichs Legion Field. The first instance occurred on May 29 with two boards broken in the left field fence. After the damage had been repaired, a second instance occurred on June 9. This time, s…
The white and red water tower that is a familiar fixture in Elkhorn overlooks construction of what will be a new Runza restaurant slated to open in late summer on the corner of 204th and West Maple Road.
The finishing touches are nearly complete on the new Town Hall building in Waterloo, and employees will soon be moving in from the current Village Office on the same property.
A car wash and detailing business is coming to Valley next month. The new building, which has been under construction at the Meigs Street exit of Highway 275, for the past several months, is nearing completion. Owner Jay Eggers from Dennison, Iowa, and his partner in the business, Debbie Has…
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
As of Sunday afternoon, June 10, a 49-year-man who lives at Ginger Cove in Valley was still missing after multiple rescue crews searched for him Saturday afternoon and evening, resuming their search on Sunday, June 10.
A record number of spectators lined the route of this year’s Elkhorn Days parade to watch as 85 entries passed through downtown on the morning of Saturday, July 2, during the 2018 Elkhorn Days celebration.
As Bennington teachers and staff were bidding farewell to students for the summer months, members of the Bennington Board of Education reviewed summer projects planned throughout the District in preparation of the new school year that begins on August 15.
Ridgewood Retirement Community in Bennington hosted the Vietnam War Commemoration pinning event for Earl Norman and Henry Washington on Tuesday, May 22.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
When the call came for an early morning house fire Saturday, June 2, one Bennington volunteer firefighter could see the flames form his home a mile away.
The Memorial Day ceremony at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Elkhorn was opened by Elkhorn American Legion Post 211 Commander Russell Quimby on the morning of May 28.
Bennington American Legion Post 266 members conducted Memorial Day services at three Bennington area cemeteries on May 28, honoring veterans who gave their lives for their country.
Elk City Cemetery had a large crowd attending the Memorial Day ceremony, though some people remained in their cars to have access to cool air, as even in the early morning, conditions were hot and muggy.
The Elkhorn Historical Society held the May meeting at the Elkhorn Museum. Members present were Maxine Lenhart, Margaret Bull, Karen Jorgensen, Roger Quinn, Del Rolfs, Mike Kelly and Patsy Schmidt.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Armed with tips supplied by neighbors and a warrant to search the premises, Nebraska Humane Society officials entered a Waterloo house on Jefferson Street where they found 78 cats in dire conditions. Of those, 46 did not survive.
The end of the school year for Manchester Elementary students meant more than just ending the grade they are in. It also meant saying goodbye to the only principal they have known, Amy Christ. They weren’t going to let her go quietly.
For the second year in a row, West Dodge Station Elementary School in Elkhorn was the top fundraiser in the Omaha metro for the “Pints to Gallons Milk Drive” – raising more than $3,000 for community food pantries to purchase an under-donated item: milk. As the top fundraiser, the school was …
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
This Sunday, June 3, the Reverend Lloyd A. Gnirk of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Valley will be celebrating 40 years in ministry as well as 10 years as pastor of St. John’s. But it’s not time for retirement; Father Gnirk is still involved both as a pastor and in a variety of mi…
DC West High School honored seniors at a scholarship breakfast on Friday, May 11. Nineteen local presenters awarded 27 schol- arships worth over $26,000. In addition, 33 students received institutional scholarships valued at $4.8 million, about $2 million more than last year and the most in …
DC West High School held their graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 20, with 69 seniors graduating. Eight students, in the top 10 percent of their class, were the speakers for the Class of 2018. They are: Aaron Bohlinger, Chad Carlson, Caitlin Caveye, Max Johnson, James (Troy) Ogden, Sarina Th…
Nearly 30 years of Elkhorn students would recall Katherine Goolsby as an elementary teacher at Fire Ridge and Skyline Elementary Schools. The District bids Katherine farewell as she prepares to retire from a career that began in 1987.
As a math teacher at Elkhorn’s first high school, Debra Neighbors is retiring from her position after nearly 25 years in education. Debra, who has spent her entire career at Elkhorn High School, has been an instructor since 1993.
Sue Adamson came to the Elkhorn School District in 1979 and has taught in three elementary schools, most recently fifth grade at Fire Ridge Elementary.
Skyline Elementary School is saying farewell to second grade teacher Carol Akers as the 2017- 2018 school year draws to a close. Carol is retiring after serving in Elkhorn Public Schools since 2005.
In her role of secretary at Bennington Elementary School, Bonnie Eikmeier credits the students themselves for making her work rewarding. Bonnie, who retires at the end of the school year, said she will greatly miss everyone she has had the pleasure of getting to know. As secretary, Bonnie in…
Sharon Smith, a speech and language pathologist who is stationed out of the Early Education office serving ages birth to three years old, retires this month from her career with Elkhorn Public Schools.
As a sixth grade science teacher at Elkhorn Ridge Middle School for the past 10 years, Ron Phelps is retiring this year, making the 2017- 2018 school year his last.
Pamela Wright has been a familiar face at Elkhorn South High School since the building first opened in 2010, leading classes in Family and Consumer Science.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Voter turnout in Douglas County and across the state is still being determined as provisional ballots and early voting ballots continue to be counted and verified, but unofficial results of the May 15 Primary Election have been released.
A new face among faculty will greet students at DC West High School in the 2018-19 school year, as Nathan Ter Beest will replace Troy Glock as the new high school assistant principal and activities director.
Veterans were honored at The Grand Reserve at Elkhorn on May 4, as the Veterans Wall of Honor was dedicated, and Vietnam veterans were recognized.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Mayor Jean Stothert has authorized additional funds to be spent on street repair this summer. Among the projects selected are four in the Elkhorn area.
With the spring weather finally here to stay, Omaha-area residents are wondering when the much- anticipated Flanagan Lake Recreational Area will open, situated along 168th Street between Fort and Ida Streets.
Monday, April 30, that focused on excessive speed by motorists in the city of Omaha. The Omaha Police Department conducted 12 operations throughout the city during the month of April. The operations resulted in 670 citations being issued.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
On Friday April 6, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a “party down” near 2410 S. 217th Street in the Skyline Woods neighborhood.