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My family legacy: Uninhibited living

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:15 pm

By Michaela Noble  My family has a shallow memory. My mom and dad can tell me about the relatives they remember from their childhoods;... [READ MORE]


Strong women paint my family history

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

By Ashley Wolff I am Latvian, German, Irish, and, quite possibly, Scottish — and I come from a long line of strong women. That... [READ MORE]


Roots run deep in my big family tree

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm

By Alexa West  I come from a tradition of big – and often loud and chaotic — families. My early ancestors traveled to the... [READ MORE]


Strong women hold together my family

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:06 pm

By Elizabeth Moran My family has no shortage of strong women. Dating back to the 1500s, Moran women have been boldly influential and have... [READ MORE]


Love of the land connects two families

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 6:02 pm

By Molly Chapple I have always been the kind of person who kicks my shoes off at the sight of green grass so I... [READ MORE]


A family portrait: Hard work and wars

Posted on March 6, 2016 at 5:51 pm

The story of my ancestors is one filled with wars, bare knuckle brawls and years of hard work. I am a combination of Danish,... [READ MORE]


Hardships, conflicts shape predecessors

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 11:52 am

By Chris Nelson I’ve lived a sheltered life, at least when compared to some of my relatives. Both sides of my family — the... [READ MORE]


My family’s extended visit turns into a move

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm

By Flora Zempleni My parents stepped out of the airport into the steamy July heat in Atlanta with a baby, a stroller and two... [READ MORE]


My family has a long history in the U.S.

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 1:26 pm

By Sophia Tatum A miniature, scale-model of the pilgrim ship the Mayflower sits on a bookshelf in my family’s home library. It might look... [READ MORE]


My family has always been practical

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm

By Jeffrey Renken Over the years, some families were motivated by love and passion to make life-changing decisions. Mine, it seems, wasn’t particularly emotional.... [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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