Dragon tennis places 16th at state, holds bright future

OMAHA — The Gretna girls tennis team finished tied for 16th place in the NSAA State Girls Tennis Championships at Koch Tennis Center May 20-21. “I was so proud of our girls at the state meet,” Gretna coach Curt Mace said. “Both of our singles players, again, both freshmen, played tough first-round matches. Both of them won in third set […]

Dragon track team sets personal records at state meet

OMAHA — The Gretna track and field team concluded its season with a plethora of personal records at the 2021 NSAA Class A State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke High School May 19-20. The boys tied for eighth place with 30 points in the 26-team field. “Overall, I felt that the boys team performed well,” Gretna boys coach […]

May 26, 2021 E-Edition

Hometown Heroes presents banners for Hwy 370

Stodden welcomes new manager to Gretna

Those who visit Stodden Physical Therapy in Gretna will see a new friendly face around. In March, Amy Isherwood moved from Stodden’s Elkhorn location to Gretna’s as the new manager for this location.  “Our family moved to Gretna last fall,” she said. “It’s been great to be closer to home and getting more familiar with the community.” Isherwood has clinic […]

Mask mandate discussion kicks off Monday’s school board meeting

Along with a name for the new high school and details on the elementary budget, the Gretna Public School board meeting kicked off with a security resource officer seated in the corner of a crowded room along with some tears shed by some of the visitors in attendance on Monday, May 24. Laurie Lowry first presented the board with evidence […]

Porky Butts barbecue smells, tastes like summer

Tedesco Sauce

School’s out! For many people, that means it’s summertime and for me summertime means barbecues and bonfires. There’s nothing quite like enjoying some sunny weather on your deck with friends eating great food. Barbecues are essential in the summer, whether you’re grilling up your favorites or catering it in from a local barbecue restaurant. I’m no griller. I usually leave […]

Local families, business support Crohns & Colitis Foundation


When local resident Riley Swope was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in his freshman year of college, the family got involved with supporting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.  On Tuesday, they held a fundraiser for the organization at Topgolf in Omaha with the help of Gretna business Kingdom Insurance.  “When you’re 19 years old, you feel like your life’s over because […]

Two Palisades HAL students top scores in math Olympiad

Fourth- and fifth-grade students in the math high ability learning (HAL) program at Palisades Elementary participated in a math Olympiad program throughout this school year with two finishing in the 90 to 97th percentile worldwide. Elian Bares and Coby Winterboer, both fifth-graders, earned Silver Pins for their finishes. The math Olympiad consisted of a series of five monthly math contests […]

Aspen Creek students honored for perfect attendance