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Joel Standeven, 48  Grand Island Independent

HASTINGS — Joel Thomas Standeven was born June 16, 1971, in Omaha, to Carol and Joseph Standeven.

Student removed from Omaha Northwest High School after allegedly making threats  Omaha World-Herald

A student at Northwest High School was removed from the school Tuesday after he allegedly said in text messages that he would enjoy shooting up the school.

Peru State announces volleyball roster additions - Sports  Syracuse Journal-Democrat

Peru State head volleyball coach Laurie Schroeder has released her 2019 Bobcat volleyball recruit list. Schroeder has constructed a class of eight newcomers ...

OPS student detained for threat at Northwest High School, parents question notification delay  KETV Omaha

Some parents are questioning why it took the Omaha Public School District more than 24 hours to notify them of an alleged threat made toward Northwest High ...

Northwest High School teacher still in critical condition  Grand Island Independent

A Northwest High School teacher is still in critical condition following surgery Friday.

Threats at Northwest High School  WOWT

Multiple students at Northwest Highschool received terroristic threats.

Proposal calls for Northwest dissolution  Grand Island Independent

Northwest Public Schools could be dissolved under a proposal put forward by the Save Chapman Committee.

Ex-director accused of taking more than $200000 from Grand Island Northwest show choir  Omaha World-Herald

David Sackschewsky was arrested Friday following a Sept. 27 complaint of suspicious transactions on the bank account of the 14 Karat Gold Show Choir at ...

Five new schools prompt OPS to consider school boundary changes  Omaha World-Herald

The addition of five new schools to the Omaha Public Schools is prompting the state's largest district to make changes to its school attendance boundaries.

Northwest High junior, 16, critically injured in stabbing; female student in custody  Omaha World-Herald

Northwest High School students and parents said they were shaken by a fight that ended in a stabbing Monday, but hoped it was an isolated incident that ...

OPS targets spot for new northwest high school  Omaha World-Herald

A potential location has been identified for a new northwest Omaha high school long sought by Omaha Public Schools parents. Land near 156th and Ida Streets ...

Former Grand Island Northwest music teacher accused of stealing more than $200K from school's show choir  Kearney Hub

GRAND ISLAND — A former Northwest High School music teacher accused of stealing more than $200000 from the school's show choir is no longer in the Hall ...

UPDATE: Court hearing delayed for former Grand Island Northwest music teacher.  KSNB Local 4

An evidence hearing for David Sackschewsky, 46, Grand Island, was postponed for two weeks to August 2. Sackschewsky is accused of stealing money from a ...

Wednesday's classes at Omaha Northwest High School canceled because of power issues  Omaha World-Herald

OPPD and contractors were at the school Tuesday and have determined that they will need time to fix the problem Wednesday.

Nebraska mother fights to have her son, who died in December, recognized at graduation  Omaha World-Herald

A mother wants her son, who died in December, to be recognized at Northwest High School's commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon, but the Grand Island ...

Woman carjacked at gunpoint with baby in the car  KETV Omaha

The vehicle was found abandoned at Northwest High School, two suspects taken into custody.

'What the hell is wrong with Omaha?' High school job training plan struggles to get traction  Omaha World-Herald

A small group of people from Omaha's business, labor and education worlds have been meeting quietly for several years to advance an ambitious idea: a ...

Onstage, dreams can become one’s new reality  Grand Island Independent

Abby Schneckloth had always dreamed of performing the role of Katherine from “Newsies” on Broadway, and that may become a reality as she is a national ...

New Northwest High gym to be named for former principal Jack Hallstrom  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Schools board voted 8-0 last week to approve the request to name the school's new auxiliary gym and renovated weight room, training room ...

Omaha Northwest High student killed in crash, 1 other critically injured  KETV Omaha

Two nurses are training puppies for veterans. Advertisement. They're doing so at Touro Hospital for a new program called United States Veterans *Service* Dogs.

Omaha Northwest High School Band  WOWT

The Omaha Northwest High School Marching Band tuned up for its football game at South High with a performance in the WOWT parking lot during WOWT 6 ...

Enrollment surge, active PR effort drive Northwest High's turnaround  Omaha World-Herald

There's a renewed sense of optimism around Northwest High these days. Preliminary tallies show 1477 students attending Northwest this fall, up from 1250 ...

Final school performance ratings give Omaha, Millard schools a boost  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Department of Education has finally completed performance ratings for public schools, and there is good news for the Omaha Public Schools.

Northwest teacher injured in Tuesday night accident  Grand Island Independent

David Sackschewsky, the popular vocal music teacher at Northwest High School, was injured in an accident Tuesday night on West Highway 30.

Northwest High School receives second threat this week, police take precautions  KETV Omaha

The Omaha Police Department are investigating a second threat against Northwest High School.

Grace: 3 new Omaha-area high schools will need 3 new names. Will districts think outside the map?  Omaha World-Herald

Currently, most public high school students in the Omaha area walk through the doors of a compass direction. East or West in Bellevue. North, South and West in ...

OPS zeroes in on potential site for new northwest high school  Omaha World-Herald

A site selection for a potential new northwest Omaha high school is inching closer to reality. Omaha Public Schools officials have identified a patchwork of seven ...

More schools fall into Nebraska's lowest performance classification  Fremont Tribune

More of Nebraska's student and districts are in need of improvement this year — falling into the lowest of four performance levels in a state-mandated ...

Northwest music teacher injured in two-vehicle accident  Grand Island Independent

Northwest High School and the local music community were dealt a blow Tuesday night when David Sackschewsky was seriously injured in a two-vehicle ...

'We have a voice': Students from Omaha high schools stage walkouts to protest Trump's election  Omaha World-Herald

Chanting "not my president" and "we have a voice," a wave of Omaha Central High School students poured out of the downtown high school Friday morning ...

93 Millard South students earn college degrees — 2 weeks before finishing high school  Omaha World-Herald

The initiative exposes high school students to considerable college-level work. The students and their families may save thousands of dollars, depending on ...

UPDATE | OPS finds threat targeted Ohio school, not Omaha Northwest  WOWT

Omaha Northwest High School is no longer on high alert after it was found that a threatening social media post actually targeted an Ohio school.

How to fix Nebraska's struggling schools: State efforts worked in Loup County, but not yet in Santee  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska Commissioner of Education recommends removing Loup County Elementary from priority list and expanding intervention in Santee schools.

OPS paraprofessionals are 'fairly happy' with new contract  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Schools board has approved a new contract for paraprofessionals. And unlike last year, Steven Owens, president of *Service* Employees ...

Nebraska's students would learn about socialism under proposed social studies standards  Omaha World-Herald

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OPS, teachers have reached an agreement on a new contract, but it still needs school board's OK  Omaha World-Herald

Under the contract, teachers would receive a 1.81% pay increase for the 2019-2020 school year.

Northwest and Benson, OPS' two smallest high schools, see attendance turnaround  Omaha World-Herald

The halls at Northwest and Benson High Schools might look a little more crowded this school year.

Photos: Omaha Burke vs. Omaha North football | Football  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Burke and Omaha North play a high school football game at Omaha Northwest High School in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, September 14, 2018.

Ricketts to grads who aced ACT: If you leave state for college, 'Come back to Nebraska'  Omaha World-Herald

The governor, an ACT official and Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt presented certificates to the graduates, shook their hands and praised ...

Dozens become U.S. citizens at Northwest High naturalization ceremony  KETV Omaha

Some OPS officials believe this may be the first time a naturalization ceremony was held at a high school.

Superintendent says OPS has 53000 reasons for optimism, is working on closing pension gap  Omaha World-Herald

Since starting her job July 1, Cheryl Logan has met with more than 50 groups and individuals to allow the community to get to know the person in charge of.

Omaha-area public schools: When they start and what's new this year  Omaha World-Herald

As the first day of school approaches, districts across the Omaha area are gearing up for their own changes.

Nebraska high school student kills classmate over comments about victim's sister: cops  New York Daily News

A 17-year-old Omaha high school student murdered a classmate after the victim threatened him to not make sexual comments about his sister.

OPS wants bus tracking app for parents, fines for late-arriving buses in new busing contract  Omaha World-Herald

This week, the school board voted 6-2 to approve a bid from Student Transportation of America, meaning the company will continue to provide bus services to ...

Former Millard South administrator faces sentencing for sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old  Omaha World-Herald

Matt Fedde, 46, pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of attempted first-degree sexual assault of a child for an illicit relationship with a 15-year-old girl last ...

Northwest Omaha OPS parents push for bond issue to add new high school  Omaha World-Herald

Parents from west and northwest Omaha urged Omaha Public Schools board members to move quickly with plans to build a high school in their part of the city.

After time at Japanese internment camp, Manuel Matsunami became a veteran, dad, Omaha businessman  Omaha World-Herald

Yoshio Manuel Matsunami served in the Navy, owned jewelry shops in Council Bluffs and Omaha for 30 years, and raised a family of six children.

Live updates: Nebraska high school state volleyball tournament  Omaha World-Herald

Volleyball action concludes today in Lincoln with six state championship matches. The World-Herald will be there for all of it.

Chasing a perfect ACT score: Brainy Nebraska students ace the test in record numbers  Omaha World-Herald

Explanations for a surge in high Nebraska ACT scores include greater effort, more preparation, quest for scholarships.

Omaha Lutheran church, school close after 132 years due to low enrollment, $130000 in unpaid tuition  Omaha World-Herald

Students walked the halls of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and School for the last time Wednesday. The north Omaha school will soon close its doors after 132 ...

Council Bluffs schools to offer all students free meals starting this fall  Omaha World-Herald

The entire school district now qualifies for the Community Eligibility Provision — a program that allows students to eat free. The USDA funds the program.

Two Omaha students named US Presidential Scholars | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The seniors attend Millard North High School and Brownell Talbot School.

Ex-Northwest High football player found guilty of first-degree murder  Omaha World-Herald

Mitchell Wynne is accused of shooting Darnell Haynes in his car after they met up for a drug deal near 60th Street and Ames Avenue in July 2013.

Nebraska officials back off plan to drop basic-skills test for aspiring teachers  Omaha World-Herald

State officials have backed off a proposal to eliminate the basic skills test that applicants must pass to enter a Nebraska college or university's teacher-prep ...

Pay raises made to attract, retain drivers push busing costs higher in Millard  Omaha World-Herald

School bus drivers in Millard will get a pay boost, and some parents will pay higher fees for bus *service*, under a new busing contract approved by the Millard ...

Three Nebraskans correctly spell their way to next round of National Spelling Bee  Omaha World-Herald

The second round is Wednesday. Most contestants who spell two words correctly will be eliminated at the end of the day based on results from a written test ...

Northwest board votes to move forward with middle school  Grand Island Independent

Northwest Public Schools is moving forward with a freestanding middle school structure at the Northwest High School location.

Fun Club Chit Chat  York News-Times

The Fun Club has attended Grand Island Northwest High School's musical performances for more than a dozen years. We started going because their talented ...

Officials identify victim in fatal stolen SUV pursuit  KETV Omaha

Authorities identified the teenager killed in rollover crash near Lincoln Wednesday morning. Officials said Zayne Yost, 14, of Lincoln, was pronounced dead at ...

Omaha middle school, high school and college students explore how travel changes a person  Omaha World-Herald

This week, more than 100 students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Northwest High School and Beveridge Magnet School gathered at Beveridge to ...

Pospisil: Tyler Chadwick helps top-ranked Omaha Burke build early lead to defeat No. 8 Omaha North  Omaha World-Herald

Top-ranked Omaha Burke built an early three-touchdown lead on its way to a 41-24 win over No. 8 Omaha North on Friday night.

Anniversary of teen's death sparks concerns about violence  KETV Omaha

The anniversary of a teen's death is creating concerns about violence at Omaha Northwest High School.

Gross High turns 50 years old; three generations of one family have called it home  Omaha World-Herald

Gross Catholic High School's 50th anniversary celebration will start with a pre-game tailgate before Friday's homecoming game against Schuyler Central High ...

Police release photos of armed carjacking suspect  WOWT

Police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect in an armed carjacking in Omaha.

McKewon: Nebraska's biggest misses during the 2019 recruiting cycle  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska hit on a lot of its top recruiting targets in the 2019 recruiting class. But a few got away. Here are a few misses the Huskers had during this.

Landowners in path of new OPS high school hear their options  Omaha World-Herald

Property owners who could see their houses, businesses and land swallowed up by a new OPS high school got the lowdown on their options for selling or ...

Alumni revisit Northwest for anniversary  Grand Island Independent

Past continued meeting present as the 50-year anniversary celebration of Northwest High School resumed Saturday morning in the high school cafeteria and ...

Students claim their school has a cockroach problem  WOWT

Multiple students at Northwest High tell WOWT 6 News they've recently seen cockroaches in the school. The principal denies their claims.

Elkhorn's new high school has a name. Which direction did the district go?  Omaha World-Herald

There were no gasps of surprise when Elkhorn Public Schools' leaders revealed the chosen name for the district's third high school: Elkhorn North. Elkhorn stuck ...

Some Photographs from May in The Independent  Grand Island Independent

In the rain, the driver of one car is taken away in the background as Kearney firefighter Kyle Smith (left) and cadet Seth Olson render aide to Chapman Fire and ...

Schurig likes depth of Washburn signing class  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn welcomed 28 new Ichabods on National Signing Day. Every coach usually sees a key trait or something they really like about ...

OPS board OKs $5.8M purchase of old Ryan High campus for new South Omaha school  Omaha World-Herald

The OPS school board voted Monday to purchase the Liberty Christian Center property — known to many as the old Archbishop Ryan High School campus ...

Hastings SC throwers push each other to get better  Grand Island Independent

Lexi Vertin and Tori Thomas may not like to lose to each other in the shot put and discus during track and field meets.

Wife of man accused in killing brought victim's jewelry to police, says husband told her what happened  Omaha World-Herald

Frederick Green, 57, was found dead in the basement of his house near 35th Street and Newport Avenue on July 15.

Voters approve $409.9 million OPS bond measure that will finance 5 new schools  Omaha World-Herald

The win will allow the Omaha Public School District to fund major school construction projects, including two high schools in far northwest and South Omaha, two ...

Washington Digest: Group honors Dick Cavett with its annual Distinguished Nebraskan Award  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Society of Washington, D.C., recognized the longtime entertainer, who grew up in Lincoln and is best known as the host of “The Dick Cavett Show.

Subdistrict girls glance: Inclement weather forces early changes to schedules  Lincoln Journal Star

Inclement weather forced some changes to girls subdistrict basketball schedule.

NorthStar Foundation boys 'walk a little taller ... prouder' after picking up lacrosse  Omaha World-Herald

With some fellow after-school students watching from a nearby hill, the NorthStar JV lacrosse team huddles during a timeout against Elkhorn South on Fritz Field ...

OPS buys home near 60th and L where new high school could be built  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Schools have scooped up another property backing up onto a south-central Omaha site where a new high school could be built.

Class D-1: Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family rallies to eliminate Johnson-Brock in five sets  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — With her team down two sets to one to three-time defending state champ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, coach Cami Oelsligle knew the Bulldogs ...

OPS Announces 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class  WOWT

The Omaha Public Schools will induct 10 new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 21st. This year's honorees include: Yvonne ...

YMCA's Antaries Daniels has winning way with youths; 'I was one of them not too long ago'  Omaha World-Herald

Antaries Daniels is a self-proclaimed “big kid.” It's a quality that has helped the twentysomething father of two connect with kids in the after-school program at the ...

Cowboys Get Commit From Florida Southwestern Big Man Tyler Morman; 2 Offers Out  Welcome to 7220

The Cowboys found their insurance. Tyler Mormon, a 6-9 center/forward from Florida Southwestern, announced his commitment to the Cowboys basketball team ...

Class D-2: 5-foot-4 Jadyn Kleinschmidt leads BDS into state championship  Omaha World-Herald

Jadyn Kleinschmidt had a match-high 18 kills, 20 digs and two blocks to help power top-rated BDS to a 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 victory over No. 5 Mullen.

Rural landowners in Omaha area wary of new flood-control study by Corps of Engineers, NRD  Omaha World-Herald

The two government agencies are collaborating on a $3 million, three-year study of flood risks in the greater Omaha metro area.

Aubrey Trail in solitary confinement after saying he received threats  Omaha World-Herald

The man facing a possible death sentence if convicted in the killing of Lincoln retail clerk Sydney Loofe says he's received threats from other jail inmates as he ...

Class C-1: Marriah Buss notches 31 kills as Lincoln Lutheran tops St. Paul in four sets  Omaha World-Herald

Marriah Buss racked up 31 kills, 25 of which came after the first set, to give No. 2 Lincoln Lutheran a 20-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-21 victory over St. Paul at.

Omaha School Board elects new president, newest member  WOWT

The Omaha Public School Board voted Monday to appoint its new president and selected a new member.

Giltner's girls track team on a drive for five  Grand Island Independent

The Giltner girls track and field team has had a lot of success at the state track meet.

City of Omaha on hook for $240000 medical bill of gang member charged with shooting police officer  Omaha World-Herald

A gang member who allegedly shot an Omaha police officer at close range is set to get his own medical bills picked up by Omaha taxpayers.

Northwest High School students gets sick after drinking slush drink  KETV Omaha

Parents want answers in West Omaha after they said a slush drink made their teens sick at Northwest High School, and they said the label proves it.

Petition to legalize medical marijuana launched in Nebraska  Omaha World-Herald

State Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, will lead the committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana laws. The group is aiming to put a ...

Daily record for Thursday, Nov. 1  Grand Island Independent

Police/Sheriff. Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain ...

Nebraska's youth detention centers are using isolation less — but not Douglas County  Omaha World-Herald

Some of Nebraska's juvenile detention facilities have made significant progress in reducing the use of restrictive housing — isolating individual children — but ...

Beveridge, Burke Schools win African-American History Challenge; students, faculty celebrate awards, academic programs and more  Omaha World-Herald

Beveridge Magnet Middle School and Burke High School earned first place in their respective divisions in the 17th annual African-American History Challenge ...

Terry J. Thomas | Obituaries |  Sioux City Journal

Terry J. Thomas, 56, of Sioux City passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at a Sioux City hospital following an extended illness.

Omaha girl, 14, charged with fatally shooting her father told friends she was tired of being abused, prosecutor says  Omaha World-Herald

A 14-year-old Omaha girl knew where her father kept his gun, a prosecutor said Wednesday, so she got it and shot him in the back of the head as he slept on a ...

Bond set for teen arrested in crash that killed Northwest senior  WOWT

Bond was set Friday at 10 percent of $150000 for 18-year-old Emily Standley, the driver charged with felony motor vehicle homicide and DUI in the November ...

LPS announces new principals at 2 high schools, 3 middle schools  Lincoln Journal Star

North Star and Northeast high schools, as well as Schoo, Park and Scott middle schools, all have new principals for the coming school year, Lincoln Public ...

Photos for Publication on Sunday, May 5, 2019 | Gallery  Grand Island Independent

Students of Grand Island Central Community College turn their tassels during the Graduation Ceremony held Saturday at Heartland Events Center at Fonner ...

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