Olde Towne Elkhorn

Rest Area The sculpture of Willa Cather welcomes visitors to take a seat, take a rest, catch your breath, etc. The sleepy little town of Elkhorn, NE, just a few miles west of downtown Omaha, has been swallowed up by Omaha's urban sprawl and is now part of Omaha. But the two-block stretch of Elkhorn's … Continue reading Olde Towne Elkhorn

One Man Polka Band

Uggh!  Winter is here already, temperature in the teens and snow on the ground. While cooped up in the house for three days, I searched my archived files for reminders of warmer days.  I found this shot taken at the Elkhorn Days Parade in early June.  This man is a local celebrity, playing in beer … Continue reading One Man Polka Band

Elkhorn House

New subdivisions, developed on rich fertile crop land that was once "out in the country", look like miniature plastic houses placed on a cardboard game board -- like our house, custom built on an empty lot three miles south of Elkhorn in 1976.  Even four years later, in this picture, the place looks rather stark. … Continue reading Elkhorn House

Elkhorn Days Parade

Baton twirlers from a local dance studio caught the envious eyes of two young girls along the parade route of the Elkhorn Days' Parade in eastern Nebraska.  Candy-gathering came to a complete halt while the youngsters studied the bright costumes, shining faces, and proud bearing of the middle school performers. Thought for the Day:  If you're not … Continue reading Elkhorn Days Parade

Elkhorn Days’ Parade

A small-town parade brings a lot of people together and instills civic pride.  Elkhorn, Nebraska celebrated its 60th Elkhorn Days this past weekend.  Rain or shine, this event occurs on the first weekend in June.  The scouts were none too happy, but carried on. The lone man with a monkey on his shoulder was a … Continue reading Elkhorn Days’ Parade

Elkhorn Bowling Alley Fire

Elkhorn Lanes, an iconic landmark of Elkhorn, NE. burned to the ground in the first week of January, 2010.  The temperature was in the single digits and the winds were gusting at 30 mph when the fire broke out in the kitchen after it had closed.  It took the firefighters until noon the following day … Continue reading Elkhorn Bowling Alley Fire