Author: Julie Klug

2019 Aksarben Court of Honor Inductees

Aksarben will induct four Nebraskans into its Court of Honor at this year’s ball. They are being honored for their contributions in the categories of agriculture, the professions, education and service to youths. The 2019 honorees are: » Christopher Abbott: Abbott is a fifth-generation Sand Hills rancher with Abbott Cattle Co. Abbott has served on the Nebraska… Read more »

Business leaders debate fix for Omaha’s workforce woes

What sort of workforce recruitment tips does a packed Omaha business conference get from a panel representing both old-school “legacy” companies and techie “unicorn” entrepreneurs? Ideas from the two business types diverged at times, yet also found common ground Friday during the 30th annual Commercial Real Estate Summit. State business and education leaders have said… Read more »

What Rural America Has to Teach Us Civic service as a way of life.

Everybody says rural America is collapsing. But I keep going to places with more moral coherence and social commitment than we have in booming urban areas. These visits prompt the same question: How can we spread the civic mind-set they have in abundance? For example, I spent this week in Nebraska, in towns like McCook… Read more »

Aksarben 2018 Citizens of the Year:
Mogens and Cindy Bay

Read on Omaha.com Mogens and Cindy Bay made history Saturday night at the Aksarben Ball when they were named Citizens of the Year, the first to be given the honor since Aksarben shifted away from a long-standing tradition of having a king and queen in the royal court. The Bays embraced the change, among several for the… Read more »