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Even though it has been more than 30 years, Mark Hasebroock still remembers being told “no” as he entered First National Bank looking for employment in 1982. The unemployed Hasebroock, fresh out of college, plopped down in a chair at the bank and refused to leave until he was hired.

The business administration graduate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln left with a job in commercial...

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Betsye Paragas

Queen of Cultural Collaboration: Paragas grew Omaha’s cultural footprint

story by Cheril Lee

“My favorite thing is collaborating. I like to see the arts organizations in Omaha do things together,” enthused Betsye Paragas, director of community relations for Opera Omaha.


Over the course of her career, Paragas has worked for many arts organizations including the Omaha...

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Girls, Inc. Expands & Renovates

“This project has been on our radar for the past seven or eight years. We knew we needed a gym and once you start thinking about building a structure like that, then you start thinking about what else you should build up,” said Roberta Wilhelm, Executive Director for Girls, Inc. of Omaha.

The plans for Girls, Inc.’s upcoming expansion and renovation actually began with a drawing on a napkin....

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The Omaha World-Herald’s Back (But only on Sundays)

Before I tell you why we began getting the Sunday Omaha World-Herald delivered to our door again, I first have to tell you why we stopped in the first place.

It was during the fall about four or five years ago. A long-time subscriber to the weekend  OWH, one golden Sunday morning I walked to the end of my driveway and looked for the familiar orange delivery bag -- (a.k.a. “the poop bag”) --...

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Organizing Across Cultures

“We work to improve the quality of life of Latino/a immigrant workers by promoting leadership development, workers’ rights, and civic engagement through information sharing, training, and organizing,” said Sergio Sosa, Executive Director of Heartland Workers Center.

Sosa, a native of Guatemala, founded the Heartland Workers Center (HWC) in January 2009, along with Latino/a workers, social and...

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Queen of Cultural Collaboration

“My favorite thing is collaborating. I like to see the arts organizations in Omaha do things together,” enthused Betsye Paragas, Director of Community Relations for Opera Omaha.

Over the course of her career, Paragas has worked for many arts organizations including the Omaha Children’s Museum and most notably, the Omaha Community Playhouse. She thought she was leaving there to retire, but...

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Kris Denton:

“It is vital not only for our students to see what is available in our community but it’s also vital for the community to see how fantastic our kids are,” said Kris Denton.

Denton knows how important education and community are. The Omaha North graduate now works with kids from the same neighborhood she grew up in, first as a 5th grade teacher at Minne Lusa and now as a teacher and Magnet...

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At Age 5, the Maha Music Festival Is All Growed Up

Was this year's Maha Music Festival a success?

The concert, held last Saturday at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, drew 5,100 people. If that number seems light -- especially compared to your typical CenturyLink Arena concert -- consider that you cannot hear any of the bands that performed at Maha on your local FM radio. None. They don't call it "indie rock" for nothing.

Tre Brashear, one...

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