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Bookends: Writers workshop April 23 at Wayne State
The annual Wayne State College Writers Workshop will be April 23. It is free and open to the public. Five writers will be on hand to discuss wiring in a specific genre.
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Nebraska Press Association unveils 2014 newspaper award winners
The sweepstakes winners in the Nebraska Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest were the weekly Gering Courier and the daily Kearney Hub.
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The World-Herald's weekend event recommendations
This weekend, you can learn more about birds, meet a famous author or invest in your health. We recommend the following events.
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Nearly 4 decades later, Sorensen Library still a Dundee hub
Learning of the community's need, former Mayor A.V. Sorensen agreed to donate an acre of land at 48th and Cass Streets for a multi-use facility.
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Noteworthy: Creighton's 2014 Student Employee of the Year is...
Our weekly roundup of noteworthy honors and achievements by individuals and organizations:
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Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news
Each Saturday in Community Connection, we compile a list of Omaha-area school news and happenings.
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Opera Omaha to receive $25K grant from Lincoln Foundation
The grant is to support its second annual Opera Outdoors event, a free outdoor concert by four professional opera singers in the fall.
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Nebraska students compete in Destination Imagination state finals
Students from across the state competed to devise solutions at the Destination Imagination state finals April 5 in Kearney, Neb.
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Fraternity's dedication to literacy cemented (literally) in form of a bench
The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity's dedication to literacy and Druid Hill Elementary is now cemented outside the school in the form of a reading bench sculpture.
11 volunteer awards to be bestowed
First lady Sally Ganem to recognize Nebraskans for community service
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Director of Mercy Meals charity to step down, but mission carries on
The decision to give up the role as leader came through the same channels as Edie Noffke's decision to start the mission in the first place.
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Good Deeds, April 6
Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. Email your information about good deeds to connect@owh.com or call 402-444-1040.
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Around and about: Jimmy Wayne dazzles at Project Harmony luncheon
Jimmy Wayne, author of “Paper Angels” and a singer/songwriter, captivated an audience of more than 1,200 on March 5 at CenturyLink Center.
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Bookends: Letters About Literature award winners named
Gov. Heineman will present Letters About Literature award certificates to young Nebraska writers Wednesday at a proclamation-signing ceremony for National Library Week.
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Hybrid or heirloom: Garden experts weigh in on pros, cons of each
Just as vintage clothes and antique furniture are hot in the world of fashion and furnishings, heirloom plants have seen a resurgence in gardening circles in recent years.
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The World-Herald's weekend event recommendations
This weekend, you can play board games, meet dinosaurs or see a play. We recommend the following events.
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National Library Week is April 13-19
This year's theme is "Lives Change at Your Library," reminder that libraries mean something different to everyone, and can be used however people choose.
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Chalkboard: The week in Omaha-area school news
Each Saturday, The World-Herald compiles a list of school notes in the Omaha area.
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Gov. Heineman appoints 3 students to Board of Trustees
Gov. Dave Heineman has appointed three student representatives to the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees to serve during the 2014-15 academic year.
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Food fundraiser at Victory Boxing Club
The Victory Boxing Club will host a lasagna and spaghetti benefit dinner Saturday, April 5 at the club, 3009 R St. in south Omaha.
Explosive device blows hole in windshield, damages another car
Financial picture improving for city-owned Mid-America Center
19-year-old arrested in connection with March shooting
No injuries after fire at midtown's old Mercer Mansion
17 senators in Nebraska Legislature hit their (term) limits
Keystone XL pipeline backers blast 'political expediency' as foes hail ruling to delay decision
29-year-old Omahan arrested for 22nd time in Lincoln
Nebraska senators to study tax issues over break
Portion of Saddle Creek Road closed after water main break
Teenager arrested after woman's purse is snatched outside Omaha store
Police identify 21-year-old shot in ankle near 30th, W Streets
Cult murderer's death row appeal denied, but execution in limbo
Beau McCoy strikes Obama doll in TV ad; Democrats are not happy
Police: Slaying of woman in Ralston apartment likely over drugs
Interstate construction to cause lane shifts, closings in Omaha area
Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
Omahan charged in fatal shooting in Benson neighborhood
Friday's attendance dips at Millard West after bathroom threat
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Crack ring's leaders join others in prison as a result of Operation Purple Haze
Haze in area comes from Kansas, Oklahoma
Man taken into custody in domestic dispute
Omaha judge reprimanded for intervening in peer attorney's DUI case
Intoxicated man with pellet gun climbs billboard's scaffold; is arrested
Police seek public's help in finding an armed man
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Kelly: A California university president returns to her Nebraska roots on Ivy Day
The main speaker at today's Ivy Day celebration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a college president who grew up roping calves and earned her Ph.D. at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
Breaking Brad: Stuck in a claw machine? You get no Easter candy
I know of one kid in Lincoln who will be receiving a lump of coal from the Easter Bunny, just as soon as he's extricated from that bowling alley claw machine.
Breaking Brad: Mountain lion season's over, but the bunny's fair game!
Thursday was the last day of a Nebraska Legislature session. Before leaving town, legislators passed a bill to hold a lottery to hunt the Easter Bunny.
Breaking Brad: At least my kid never got stuck inside a claw machine
We need a new rule in Lincoln. If your kid is discovered inside the claw machine at a bowling alley, you are forever barred from being nominated for "Mother of the Year."
Breaking Brad: How many MECA board members can we put in a luxury suite?
As a stunt at the Blue Man Group show, MECA board members are going to see how many people they can stuff into one luxury suite.
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