The Viewpoint

Despite life’s struggles, Northeast student shines as a leader

Despite life’s struggles, Northeast student shines as a leader

Special to the Viewpoint

May 12, 2020

NORFOLK- Struggles and hardships have accompanied Hannah Schmeckpeper throughout her academic journey, but her strength as a leader and desire to succeed has carried her through these difficulties. Schmeckpeper, of Bloomfield, a sophomore at Northeast Community College, comes from a large, close-knit fam...

Winter Weather Keeps Troopers Busy

Winter Weather Keeps Troopers Busy

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

OMAHA--  Nebraska State Patrol troopers are revealing the results of their winter storm response.  Patrol officials announced yesterday that they responded to 68 crashes between Friday afternoon and Sunday.  In addition, troopers helped 166 motorists and assisted agencies in 41 other incidents. ...

New Miss Nebraska USA Crowned

New Miss Nebraska USA Crowned

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

OMAHA--  A new Miss Nebraska USA is crowned.  Megan Swanson, the Millard title holder, was crowned Miss Nebraska USA 2020 on Sunday night at the Rose Theater in Omaha.  She is the sister of Allie Swanson, who currently serves as Miss Nebraska.  Megan will compete for the Miss USA title in the spring.

Omaha Brings In Millions From Events

Omaha Brings In Millions From Events

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

OMAHA  --  Omaha's arena, convention center, and ballpark bring in millions of dollars from hosting events over the last two years.  The Metropolitan Convention and Entertainment Authority says it brought in over 58-million dollars at CHI Health Center and TD Ameritrade Park from 2018 through 2019....

Stranded Dog Rescued

Stranded Dog Rescued

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  A dog is safe after being rescued from Flanagan Lake in northwest Omaha.  Two people were walking with their dog yesterday when the dog ran towards some ducks on the water.  The dog named Lola became stranded on ice, and the owners tried to rescue the dog.  Two Omaha firefighters in wet suits...

Mumps Cases On The Rise

Mumps Cases On The Rise

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

LINCOLN-  The number of mumps cases is on the rise in Lancaster County.  The Lancaster County Health Department says nine mumps cases have been reported since September.  Three of the cases have been confirmed, but officials have not said if the cases are related to an outbreak of at least 30 cases...

UNO Responds To Intimidating Note

UNO Responds To Intimidating Note

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  University of Nebraska-Omaha officials are responding after an intimidating note was found near campus.  UNO student worker Joshua Garcia found a note on his car Tuesday evening that read "Illegals are not welcome."  UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold announced yesterday that everyone is welcome...

Creighton Economist Predicts Slowing Retail Growth

Creighton Economist Predicts Slowing Retail Growth

Learfield Wire Services

November 14, 2019

OMAHA-  An economist at Creighton University thinks retail growth will be slower this holiday season.  Doctor Ernie Goss forecasts retail sales to grow by three-to-four percent, which is down from last year's growth.  Goss says the overall economic growth rate is down and people are spending more...

Pumpkin Sets New State Record

Pumpkin Sets New State Record

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

WAHOO --  A Wahoo man is the new state record holder for the largest pumpkin.  The "Omaha World-Herald" reports that 33-year-old Brent Cernik displayed a nearly 15-hundred pound pumpkin at the Ryan Norlin Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Anamosa, Iowa, on Saturday.  Cernik's pumpkin weighed in at one-thousand-492-point-five-pounds,...

Rental Lawsuit Filed

Rental Lawsuit Filed

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

OMAHA  --  An Omaha landlord group is trying to prevent the city's new rental registrations and inspections program from taking effect.  The Metropolitan Omaha Property Owners Association filed the lawsuit against the city of Omaha last week.  The City Council approved an ordinance earlier this year...

Assisted-Living Center For Combat Veterans Could Come To Omaha

Assisted-Living Center For Combat Veterans Could Come To Omaha

Learfield Wire Services

October 15, 2019

OMAHA  --  A new assisted-living center for wounded combat veterans could be coming to Omaha.  The Omaha World Herald reports the city council unanimously approved early plans for the 40-acre military-focused Dunham House on Tuesday.  Paying for construction costs hinges on donations by the Wounded...

Western, northern Nebraska Sees First Snowfall

Western, northern Nebraska Sees First Snowfall

Learfield Wire Services

October 10, 2019

NEBRASKA  --  Western and northern Nebraska are seeing their first snowfall of the season.  Snow started to fall late last night.  Areas near Whitney in far northwest Nebraska saw up to nine inches of snow.  The National Weather Service reports accumulation as far east as Valentine, just south of...

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