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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. The district has laid out no timetable of when it expects to be fully built out -- possibly with four high schools, six middle schools and 18 elementary schools -- but officials have mapped out areas where schools in the fast-growing district might be situated. "It sneaks up on you 300 or 400 students at a time," said...

2006-12-02 06:00:21

By Stu Pospisil, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Dec. 2--In their own way on opposite sides of town, Phillip Bates of Omaha North and Kyle Wheeler of Millard South were put in charge of their teams. Bates operated a Viking offense that grew through the season to post nine wins, the most for the Ames Avenue school since 1961. Wheeler directed a Patriots defense that was key to an 11-1 record, the best ever for the Q Street school. During the season, each was a team captain. After the season,...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.