University employees granted leave for Friday, June 18

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter has announced -- following President Joe Biden's signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19 as a legal public holiday, and Gov. Pete Ricketts declaring Juneteenth a state holiday in Nebraska -- that he is granting all regular university employees leave for Friday, June 18.
Bellevue, NEGretna Guide & News

Bellevue East EconChallenge team is state champ

BELLEVUE — A Bellevue East High School’s EconChallenge team was crowned state champions during the virtual competition May 7. Out of 104 competing teams, they were one of the 20 teams that advanced to the State Finals, where they won the David Ricardo Division. The “Multipliers” team was State Champions in the David Ricardo Division. It consisted of Zoe Fox, […]
Blair, NEWashington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise

BCS explores another option for soccer field

The Blair Community Schools Board of Education is exploring another option for a competition soccer field at the high school — installing synthetic turf at Krantz Field. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and improved website. To continue reading, you...
Blair, NEWashington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise

Blair Seniors fall at home to Concordia

Omaha Concordia beat the Blair Senior Legion team 7-3 Tuesday night at Vets Field. The Bears were competitive at the plate, making contact, but often finding Mustang mitts. “We had a lot of 'at 'em balls,' which I encourage,” Post 154 coach James Bilsend said. “Eventually, guess what, they're going to turn into line drives that find a spot where there's no defenders.”
Hays, KSPosted by
Hays Post

⚾ Junior Legion drops first two games in Omaha

OMAHA – The Hays Eagles Junior American Legion baseball team dropped their first two games at the Battle of Omaha Tournament Thursday. Hays dropped their opener 12-5 to Norris, Neb. then lost 11-3 to Burke-Primetime at Burke high school. Norris scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning...

31 Nebraska students achieve the perfect score on ACT test

Congratulations to the 31 Nebraska students who achieved the perfect score on ACT test. Lincoln East had the most with four students followed by Omaha Westside with 3. Twenty-two students were in attendance for a Wednesday ceremony and were congratulated by Gov. Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt.
Omaha, NENorth Platte Telegraph

NSAA board votes to move entire state baseball tournament to Omaha

Omaha, home to the College World Series, will soon be home to the entire state high school baseball tournament. The Nebraska Schools Activities Association voted 8-0 to accept Omaha's bid to host both the Class A and B tournaments for three years beginning in 2022. For years, the tournament had been split between Omaha and Lincoln.

Endowment supporting rare book collection transferred to UNMC

The American College of Surgeons, the largest professional organization of surgeons in the world, has permanently transferred the endowment that supports its H. Winnett Orr, MD, rare book collection and other surgical archives to the UNMC McGoogan Health Sciences Library. The Orr rare book collection will continue to be on...

Glenwood superintendent lauds staff for test score success

(Glenwood) -- At least one KMAland school district has beaten the COVID-related learning gap--if early test scores are an indication. Glenwood School Superintendent Devin Embray discussed the preliminary results of standardized testing in his district in an interview on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning. Embray credited his staff for focusing on students' education while dealing with COVID-19 protocol at the same time. Glenwood's School Board voted in early May to lift all mask requirements in the district's buildings. The decision came weeks before Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill prohibiting school districts, cities and counties from instituting face covering mandates.

June 22 Chancellor's forum available in-person, online

The UNMC community is invited to attend -- in-person or online -- the June 22 all-campus forum with UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD. The event marks the first in-person chancellor forum since Feb. 24, 2020. All subsequent forums have been available only via Zoom. This month, Chancellor Gold invites...
Forest City,

Hall of Fame Inductees Announced at Forest City Schools

The Forest City Community Schools Board of education announced the slate of Hall of Fame honorees during it’s board meeting on Monday night. Forest City Schools Superintendent Darwin Lehmann announced who the well deserving recipients will be. Wednesday, June 16th. Forest City Baseball at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 7:15 PM Pregame 7:30 PM...

Gretna grad participates in CNN special

Girl Scout Emma Bitterman of Gretna was invited to participate in a special CNN graduation event alongside Vice President Kamala Harris. Bitterman was part of the virtual audience for “Graduation 2021: A CNN Special Event” that aired at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 23. Only 15 Girl Scouts across...

Omaha school district releases next year’s mask policies

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Public Schools (OPS) and Westside Community Schools have announced dates for when students, staff, and visitors will no longer be required to wear masks. For OPS, the change the requirement will be dropped on Thursday, July 1. From there, the district says masks will be...

Access the Experts: Laura Walls

In this installment, Walls answers “Are there any endangered languages that are good to learn, and how does one go about doing so?”. Foreign Languages and Literature Associate Professor Laura Walls, Ph.D., answers the question: “Are there any endangered languages that are good to learn, and how does one go about doing so?”