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Why We’re Changing Our Picks

This is an editorial from senior Reader staff. Stop us if you’ve heard this before. We need you to wear a mask, get vaccinated, get boosted and take COVID-19 seriously. We originally had more fun things to do ready to publish for January, but we’ve decided to pull them. We couldn’t condone large gatherings when…

Dr. William “Just Plain Bill” B. Rumford Jr.

“I’m living my dream!” Those words came over the short-wave radio when Bill rounded our Valiant 40 sailboat at the Pacific Ocean and Juan de Fuca Strait. That was 1996 and the beginning of our love affair with the Gulf Islands. Bill had just retired as chief of security with the Golden Gate Bridge District,…

Juanita Hanger Johnson Blazed Trail

Hailing from a family of high achievers, Juanita Hanger Johnson made her own legacy mark. Her mother, Ione Hanger, was an Omaha Public Schools teacher, a missionary and a community volunteer. Her father, Saybert Hanger, was among the area’s first Black attorneys, federal meat inspectors and the Nebraska Urban League’s first Black president. A “cradle-to-the-grave…

John McIntyre

This one hurts. I don’t even know where to begin. You were just always there. At M’s Pub, art openings, receptions, a sidewalk in Benson, or at a coffee shop. Every time we crossed paths, your eyes lit up, you had a smile, a handshake, a hug, an embrace, and it was genuine. It was…

Howard Hamilton, Omaha Historian

“I like people … You will find, in me, a good listener.” — Howard Hamilton, July 7, 2016, Omaha World Herald Historian and well-known local character Howard Hamilton died of COVID-19 last November. His cremated remains were interred almost a year later, November 6, 2021, at Westlawn/Hillcrest Cemetery near 57th and Center Streets.   Hamilton devoted…

11th Annual Christmas in the Village

December 411th Annual Christmas in the VillageNoon – 5 p.m. | FreeVillage at 24th and Lake The Empowerment Network’s 11th annual event in the heart of North Omaha will provide some much-needed community building and holiday cheer this December. There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides, small businesses to support, tons of arts and crafts…