Author: Julie Klug

Three Families Receive 100-Year Farm Awards

Since the 1950s, the Aksarben Foundation has been celebrating Nebraskan farm families with its tradition of awarding Pioneer and Heritage Farm Family Awards. The Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award is presented to farm families who have had continuous family ownership of a parcel of land for 100 years. This year, three Pierce County families were honored… Read more »

Several NE Nebraska farms recipients of Family Farm Award

Several farms throughout Northeast Nebraska were recipients of either the 2023 Heritage Farm Family or the 2023 Pioneer Farm Family Award. The awards, presented by the Aksarben Foundation, help celebrate the state’s agricultural heritage and both the dedication and perseverance of farm families within the state. Nebraska Farm Bureau president Mark McHargue says the bureau… Read more »

Farm families presented Aksarben awards at fair

CHRISTINA LYONS Daily Sun staff writer Nebraska Heritage and Pioneer Farm families were presented awards on Sunday afternoon at the Gage County Fair. Two families received the Heritage Farm Awards from the Aksarben Foundation for 150 years of continuous ownership by the same family. The Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers… Read more »

2023 Pages of Aksarben

Andi Grace Blumkin Andi is the daughter of Amanda and Ryan Blumkin Caroline Canning Caroline is the daughter of Lyndsey and Kyle Canning Louisa Ramona Clayton Louisa is the daughter of Justina Georgesen and Daniel Clayton Audrey Katherine Conway Audrey is the daughter of Jill and Sean Conway Stella Evangeline Darling Stella is the daughter… Read more »

2023 Standard Bearers of Aksarben

Dillon Birge Dillon is the son of Drs. Nicole and Justin Birge Maeve Katherine Blakeman Maeve is the daughter of Katie and Clete Blakeman Stevie Milan Harley Stevie is the daughter of Bianca and Steven Harley Marlee Lisa Martin Marlee is the daughter of Marisa and Sami Hattab Alaina Brett Michaelis Laini is the daughter… Read more »

Aksarben Announces 2023 Escort Court

Judah Alexander Bagley Judah is the son of Jessica Jaksha of Omaha Cole Douglas Bisson Cole is the son of Elizabeth and Douglas Bisson of Omaha Malaby Miciah Byrd III Malaby is the son of Damita and Malaby M. Byrd, Jr. of Omaha Henry Hayden Crocker Henry is the son of Kay and Joey Crocker… Read more »

Aksarben Announces 2023 Princess Court

Katherine Marie Albers Katherine is the daughter of Trisha and Andrew Liakos and Matthew Albers of Omaha Hannah Grace Berryman Hannah is the daughter of Dr. Paige Charleston of Omaha Lauren Elizabeth Brownrigg Lauren is the daughter of Katherine and Brian Brownrigg of Omaha Allison Marie Caldwell Allison is the daughter of Laurie and Daniel… Read more »

Aksarben Announces 2023 Royal Court

Court of Honor to be Celebrated Aksarben Ball on October 28, 2023 The Aksarben Foundation is honored to announce the 2023 Royal Court to honor the citizens of Nebraska and western Iowa for volunteerism and philanthropy. The celebration kicked off on July 29, 2023 at Champions Run to introduce Pages and Standard Bearers in the… Read more »

Union Pacific Appoints Jim Vena Chief Executive Officer

Omaha, Neb., July 26, 2023 – Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today announced Jim Vena has been appointed as chief executive officer and a member of the Board, effective August 14, 2023. The company also announced that Beth Whited, Union Pacific’s executive vice president, sustainability and strategy and chief human resources officer, has been appointed… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation presents $900,000 for MCC scholarships

Sarpy County Times – Papillion, Nebraska, US Wednesday, July 19, 2023 The Aksarben Foundation recently awarded a $900,000 grant to the Metropolitan Community College Foundation to fund technology-focused scholarships for MCC students. This scholarship aims to advance those with tech degrees by providing direct employer engagement through the Nebraska Tech Collaborative and InternNE, according to… Read more »