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I hail from a family of world travelers

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 4:05 pm

By Rachel Hobbs This time next year, I hope to be living in another country. Of course, I will miss Nebraska—it’s been my home... [READ MORE]


Embracing my Irish roots

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 4:02 pm

By Riley Bowden The Irish. Everyone thinks they know everything about the Irish. Here is where I want to dispel every assumption about Irish... [READ MORE]


I come from a long line of wild women

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 3:59 pm

By Audrey Nance “We come from a long line of wild women,” my Nana told me as she dished us up some chicken salad... [READ MORE]


My Way: The story of the McCartys

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

When the Rev. Charles Justin McCarthy moved to Canada in 1788, the authorities there thought he was a rabble-rouser and a rebel. “I think... [READ MORE]


Search continues for family history

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to... [READ MORE]


Mapping family ties to William Clark

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm

By Emily Case From the time I was little, Grandma Helen has insisted that we’re related to William Clark— yes, one of the explorers... [READ MORE]


My family can now look to the future

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

By Layla Younis I can’t live without my monthly, weekly and hour-by-hour planners. Some people think I’m crazy for planning ahead so much, but... [READ MORE]


My family always pursues opportunities

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

By Bethany Hedley “You do what you have to do and you go where you have to go,” Douglas Hedley, my grandfather, once said... [READ MORE]


Discovering a family of refugees

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm

By Nicole Rauner Most of my ancestors were refugees in the U.S., having fled their home countries to avoid war in search of peace... [READ MORE]


My family found the jackpot in America

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

By Lindsay Esparrago When I think about who I am and where I came from, my mind instantly goes to a distant memory –... [READ MORE]


Community

Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Contributors

Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Our Stories

Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Work

Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

Work

Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

Community

Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Contributors

Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Our Stories

Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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