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Parents and students walk near All Saints School in Omaha as part of a Safe Routes to School program. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/17/2018
A group dedicated to reducing obesity among children is teaming up with three Catholic schools in Omaha to find safe walking and biking routes to school.   Through its Safe Routes to School program, Live Well Omaha Kids is working with students, parents and staff at All Saints, Holy Name and Sacred Heart schools (which are part of the...

Salads, shrimp and a crowd highlight St. Isidore School’s 20th annual Shrimp Peel in Columbus. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/06/2018
About 500 people helped raise more than $30,000 at St. Isidore School’s 20th annual Shrimp Peel in Columbus.   Founded as a way for the school to raise money for students to compete in a history contest in Washington, D.C., the fresh shrimp and salad dinner held on a Friday night during Lent has become a tradition now run by the Home and...

Students and teachers at St. John Neumann School in Clarkson celebrate making Mercy Meals to help the Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/06/2018
As part of their Lenten experience, 20 students and four teachers from St. John Neumann School in Clarkson packed more than 430 Mercy Meals – enough to feed 2,592 people – March 20 for the Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk.   The Christian volunteer network distributes food, clothing, medical supplies and other items to the needy worldwide...
Post date: 04/06/2018
Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Court St. Monica 877 in Norfolk treated about 30 students to dinner March 19 for their work in the CDA’s annual education contest.   Accompanied by friends and family, it became a dinner for more than 80 guests, said Mary Seier, co-chair of the court’s contest and a member of Sacred Heart Parish in...

Mothers and daughters talk during a retreat Feb. 17 at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/06/2018
Students had an opportunity to communicate, reflect and bond with their mothers during a mother-daughter retreat Feb. 17 at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha.   Eleven students and their mothers attended the half-day retreat at the all-girls school.   Mothers and daughters enjoyed their time together, said Scott Quinn,...

Trish Wallinger, the principal of St. Mary School in Bellevue, third from left, celebrates $10,000 the school recently won for teaching students money skills. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/06/2018
Teaching children good money management principles earned St. Mary School in Bellevue a nice payday.   The school won the $10,000 grand prize in the “Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!” contest for its efforts to educate students about using money wisely.    Cosponsored by the Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education, the national...

Students at Holy Name School in Omaha pose for a photo at the Holy Family Shrine near Gretna, part of a trip to Lincoln to visit the state Capitol and other sites. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/06/2018
Fourth-graders at Holy Name School in Omaha enjoyed a day away from the classroom while learning more about their state.   Twenty-nine students and their teachers traveled to Lincoln March 8, where they toured the state Capitol, learned about Nebraska history, visited the Nebraska Supreme Court chambers and watched the state Legislature in...

A resident of New Cassel Retirement Center talks with a second-grader from St. Gerald School in Ralston after a Stations of the Cross presentation the students performed at the center. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/06/2018
Thirty second-graders from St. Gerald School in Ralston used a PowerPoint presentation, readings and prayers March 8 to present the Stations of the Cross to residents of New Cassel Retirement Center and its Franciscan Centre day program.   “This was the best presentation of the Stations of the Cross that I have ever seen,” said resident...

Charlie Diers and his wife, Mary Lou, pose with a picture presented by Ford Motor Co. to the Diers for their service to the Fremont community, including St. Patrick Church and Archbishop Bergan Catholic School. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 04/06/2018
 A longtime member of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont was recognized March 22 for his philanthropy, such as donating land for St. Patrick Church and helping the parish build the church and Archbishop Bergan Catholic School.   Charlie Diers of Diers Ford Lincoln was one of six Ford Motor Co. automobile dealers from around the world to receive...
Post date: 04/06/2018
A man or woman who exemplifies Catholic principles in the workplace will be honored by the Catholic Professional & Business Club (CPBC) at its third annual Leading with Faith Award luncheon April 19 at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha.   Nominations were submitted by parish priests, business associates, employees and clients or...

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