Youth Police Academy dispels myths about police

LA VISTA — La Vista Police Department’s first Youth Police Academy aims to teach children about law enforcement. Held July 19 through 22, this camp was a way to show children that police officers are just normal people, LVPD School Resource Officer Jamie Brown said. “A lot of times we come across kids who are nervous around us,” Brown said. […]

Boy Scout implements flag disposal boxes

PAPILLION — Coming from a military family, Ben Huebert loves his country. He’s in Junior ROTC and Color Guard, and he intends to go into the Navy or Air Force someday. When this Papillion-La Vista South High School sophomore was brainstorming Eagle Scout projects, he realized there isn’t a clear way to retire flags in the Papillion area. He thought […]

Papio South’s Legion season ends in division playoffs

OMAHA — Papillion-La Vista South’s Legion season came to end in American Legion Class A American Division Playoffs at Westside Warrior Field July 26. The Titans fell 4-1 to Prime Time Sports (Omaha Burke) to finish their season. “We had a couple chances and we couldn’t take advantage of it,” Papio South coach Bill Lynam said. “We couldn’t get that […]

Taake builds confidence to take next step

PAPILLION — Former Papillion-La Vista golfer and UNO signee Sydney Taake is wrapping up her Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf season with success before heading to the University of Nebraska at Omaha to begin her collegiate career. “It’s definitely panning out to be the best summer I’ve had so far,” Taake said. “It’s been pretty cool.” The three-time state qualifier for […]

T-birds fall game shy of championship

OMAHA — DC Electric’s season came to a close a game shy of making the championship in the American Legion Class A American Division Playoffs at Westside Warrior Field July 28. The Thunderbirds lost 3-1 in a close battle against Gretna Post 216 to end their season. Both losses for DC Electric came against Gretna Post 216 in the playoffs. […]

Pinnacle Bank suffers two losses to end season

LINCOLN — Pinnacle Bank’s season came to an end with a pair of losses to begin the American Legion Class A National Division Playoffs at Den Hartog Field July 24-25. “Obviously not the outcome we had hoped for,” Pinnacle Bank (Papillion-La Vista) coach Nate McCabe said. “I thought we out pitched the other teams both games, but we did not […]

Storm Chasers drop home series against the Saints

OMAHA — The Omaha Storm Chasers dropped their home series against the St. Paul Saints by falling in four of the six games, including losing the first three games of the series, at Werner Park July 20-25. The Storm Chasers are 42-29 on the season and hold a game lead over the Detroit Mud Hens in the Triple-A East Midwest […]

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Nacho feed to raise money for family whose house burned down


PAPILLION — An involved Papillion family, the Gables, lost everything July 5 after a firework incident burned their house down. At 2 a.m., Angie Gable woke up to the smell of smoke. She and her husband, Josh, safely got their family outside before the fire spread, ruining nearly all of their belongings. They lost vehicles, clothes, furniture and sentimental items […]

Trojans win first game, fall in next two to end season

PLATTSMOUTH — Bell Building Group won its opening game before falling in the next two games in the American Legion Class B Area 2 Tournament at Plattsmouth High School July 23-25. The sixth-seeded Trojans defeated third seed Auburn before losing to second seed Roncalli and fourth seed Nebraska City to finish their Legion season with an 11-18-1 record. In the […]