Latest Douglas County, Nebraska Stories

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By David Hendee, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 24--RED CLOUD, Neb. -- The old tree-choked, shrub-infested, island- jammed ditch south of town has a new function this summer. A river runs through it.

2008-07-23 09:00:39

By Karen Sloan, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 23--Neighborhood associations in midtown aren't waiting around for nature to run its course on trees damaged by recent storms. They aren't waiting for the city to take the lead in replacing them, either.

2008-07-18 06:00:44

By Chip Olsen, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 18--Officials with the Elkhorn Public Schools picture a time when the district's enrollment could rival that of Millard.

2008-07-16 06:00:31

By Tom Shaw, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 16--Travelers who book plane tickets through airline Web sites often also print boarding passes at home. Now many of those boarding passes will contain more than just flight information, courtesy of an Omaha company. Sojern Inc.

2008-07-14 18:00:35

By Steve Jordon, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 14--Natural gas payments of 340,000 Nebraska and Iowa customers soon will go to the Black Hills, but the new owner of their local gas systems says no one will see a difference in rates or service.

2008-07-14 18:00:28

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 14--LINCOLN -- Gov. Dave Heineman said today that he 's been invited to speak to the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Union Parliament this fall -- making him apparently the first U.S.

2008-07-10 15:00:26

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 10--LINCOLN -- State Department of Labor officials want Nebraskans to know that some things in life really are free -- and applying for unemployment insurance benefits is one of them.

2008-07-01 15:00:54

A photo of Warren Buffett who stops by his favorite local Dairy Queen(R) to enjoy the debut of the Dairy Queen Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard(R) with Omaha Girl Scout Molly Maloy, 10 is Available On Business Wire's Web Site and AP PhotoExpress.

2008-06-30 06:02:50

By Judith Nygren, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 30--The United Way of the Midlands has divvied up more than $12 million in donations among 35 partner agencies, with the biggest share going to support health-related services.

2008-06-29 06:02:41

By Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 29--WASHINGTON -- Millions of dollars in federal funds would flow to health and education projects in Nebraska and Iowa under a spending bill approved last week by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.