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Post date: 11/02/2018
Juniors Briar Braddock, left, Emma White, Lauren Kemp, Morgan Anderson and Amy Mattern participate in V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School’s annual Rendezvous, a recreation of the 1800s migration west across the United States. Students at the Omaha school create characters who explain their journey, sharing the trials and tribulations of...
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First-grader Londyn Reiser at St. Mary School in O’Neill holds Flat Londyn, modeled after the book “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown, and a letter from President Donald Trump thanking her for Flat Londyn’s visit through the mail to the White House. Reiser mailed Flat Londyn as part of a geography and social sciences project in Carol Willis’ classes...
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An organization that shares the message “Remember the Unborn – Jer. 1-5” on T-shirts as they participate in marathons and other running events is growing more quickly in the Omaha archdiocese than anywhere else in the country, said its founder, Pat Castle, a member of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion. Castle founded LIFE Runners in 2008 while...
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An administrator for 13 years at senior living communities in Omaha has been hired as president and CEO at New Cassel Retirement Center in Omaha. Tracy Lichti on Nov. 19 will succeed Julie Sebastian, who is moving to San Jose, Calif., after four years leading the retirement home. Lichti served four years at The Heritage at Sterling Ridge, and...
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Just three months after its opening day in late July, outdoor Stations of the Cross at Cloisters on the Platte retreat center near Gretna has attracted more than 5,000 people. “The fact that 5,000 visitors have stopped and enjoyed this spiritual oasis in such a short amount of time speaks volumes to its appeal,” said Keith Backson, executive...
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Nearly 300 confirmation candidates and their sponsors attended a Day of Reflection Retreat at St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion early last month. It marked the third year sponsors have been included in the retreats, and the feedback has been very positive, said Lori Long, director of religious formation. “The retreat is a wonderful day bringing...
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Two renovated science labs were dedicated and donors to the project were recognized Oct. 23 at Mercy High School in Omaha. More than 150 donors gave a total of $800,000 to the project, including the Mammel Family Foundation, Dr. C.C. and Mabel Criss Foundation and Lozier Foundation. The school also received a $40,000 federal grant to purchase...
Post date: 11/02/2018
New Year’s Day will be especially exciting for members of Norfolk Catholic Junior/Senior High School’s cheerleading squad. Senior Charli Schlomer and her sister Reilly, a sophomore, will join more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the United States to perform in London’s New Year’s Day Parade. Selections were based on athletic and...

Members of the Niemeyer family of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha hold pro-life posters they created Sept. 25 in their religious education class for the Oct. 7 Life Chain prayer gathering for the unborn along Dodge Street in Omaha. Charlie, left, stands next to John (behind the sign), while Valerie holds Simeon. To her right are Alice, Benedict (behind the sign), Henry, and grandparents Joan and Marion.
Post date: 10/18/2018

During the blessing and dedication of a 54-bed skilled-care nursing home Oct. 4 in West Point, Archbishop George J. Lucas visits with Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Joy Rose, mission director for the religious order’s medical services in West Point; Scott McConnaha, president of Franciscan-sponsored ministry offices, and Jerry Wordekemper, president of Franciscan Care Services in West Point.
Post date: 10/18/2018

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