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Post date: 03/15/2017
Sixth-graders Kadence Dworak, left, Skyler Meis, Taylynne Charf and Emma Ruterbories at St. Boniface School in Elgin visit March 6 with an ultrasound technician helping Heart of a Child Ministries spread the pro-life message. Ministries director Nikki Schaefer of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Blair offered age-appropriate presentations to students...
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First-graders Londynn Danner, left, Hayden Koesters and Patrick McQuire at St. Cecilia School in Omaha point out famous people as part of a class "Guess Who? Wall of Important African-Americans" project for Black History Month. Students passing in the hall last month were challenged to match each picture with the students’ description.
Post date: 03/15/2017
Religious education students at St. Francis Parish in Humphrey didn’t spend time in the classroom for two Wednesday sessions in February. Instead, they traveled to nonprofit Mercy Meals of Nebraska in Norfolk and packaged enough food to supply 6,480 meals for the needy overseas. Recipients of the bags filled with soy flakes, rice, chicken...
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Talk about the Nebraska football team is a big draw, even in the off-season. Knights of Columbus Columban Council 6192 of Bellevue raised more than $4,000 for a summer camp that serves children whose parents have cancer by holding a March 4 Big Red Night dinner of hamburgers and bratwurst. The event featured Sean Callahan, publisher of...
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Business students and members of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha received some advice from a noted business leader Feb. 28. Willy Theisen of Omaha, founder of Godfather’s Pizza, Pitch Pizzeria and most recently, Paragon Dundee, spoke to students about entrepreneurship, the value...
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Roncalli Catholic High School will honor a Jesuit brother’s 60 years of service to youth at its 28th annual Festa del Leone dinner April 1. The 5:30 p.m. event at the Omaha school will include a social hour, silent and live auctions and a $5,000 drawing. Money raised will go toward tuition assistance. Jesuit Brother Mike Wilmot, who taught English...
Post date: 03/15/2017
Theresa Franco, a 1974 graduate of Mercy High School in Omaha, is the first recipient of the school’s Distinguished Woman of Mercy Alumna Award. Given by the school’s Alumnae Association, the award recognizes outstanding achievements and service in the community and support to the school. Franco will receive the award at an all-school reunion June...
Post date: 03/15/2017
It took more than 10 rounds against seventh-grader Deeksha Stridher and correctly spelling the word "parvule" for fourth-grader Hannah Fernandes of St. Stephen the Martyr School in Omaha to win the Midwest Spelling Bee March 11 in Omaha. Competing against 70 other third- through eighth-graders, she defeated two other finalists – one from Blair and...

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