Erin Grace, Omaha World-Herald

Erin Grace

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Erin:

Erin Grace: Stories play an important role in our lives, but this chapter is ending

This chapter comes to an end today, my last at The World-Herald. I will be writing a new story for myself next week, when I start a job. → Read More

Erin Grace: 2020 releases a new horror — murder hornets

We're not even halfway through the year and already there's some new horror. → Read More

Coronavirus cases in Nebraska top 3,000; death toll rises to 56

Nebraska surged past 3,000 cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, just a few days after it reached the milestone of 2,000. → Read More

Latest figures show 363 Nebraskans are COVID-19 positive, including 144 people in Douglas County

At noon Sunday, when the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services posted its latest figures, 363 Nebraskans were COVID-19 positive, up from 323 Saturday night. → Read More

Grace: No drawbridge, moat or dragons. This Omaha castle is more open than ever

Joslyn Castle Executive Director Sidney Gnann and communications director Kelli Bello met with donors, neighbors, business owners and focus group participants. They pledged to do more public events and activities → Read More

Grace: Vaccinate against fear of coronavirus with trusted information

A new scary-sounding, contagious and potentially fatal virus appears on the scene. People get sick. Some die. Governments and health officials spring to action. There are quarantines, masks, haz-mat space → Read More

Angie Quinn leaves the driver's seat of family auto business, without knowing what's next

Angie Quinn is stepping away from the family business that has been her life. She and Mickey, co-owners of Baxter Auto Group, made the announcement in person and by video → Read More

Iowa Republicans are caucusing, too, and they're firmly in Trump's corner

Memo to Democrats: Republican support of President Donald Trump is deep, steadfast and visceral as evidenced by his strong showing — surprising to even GOP organizers — during a caucus → Read More

Grace: Omaha Archbishop George Lucas meets with Pope Francis in Rome

Archbishop George Lucas traveled with bishops from Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. They prepared what the Omaha Archdiocese calls “exhaustive” reports on their activities and dioceses, a soup to nuts → Read More

'It was the best Christmas present': Nebraskan receives kidney transplant from woman with same name

Loomis woman got the best Christmas present ever — a new kidney from a live donor. → Read More

Grace: Dundee Bank gives away cash on the street to spread Christmas joy

Employees of the two-branch Omaha bank have hit the streets with envelopes containing two crisp $20 bills and some instructions. Perfect strangers are asked to keep $20 and give away → Read More

Grace: Merle Norman in Dundee reopens under new owners today

New owner Mimina Peters has spent the past two months redoing the place she and husband Mark bought from the prior owner. → Read More

Grace: Film Streams will show documentary by refugees fleeing Taliban

“Midnight Traveler” opens Friday at Film Streams’ Dundee Theater. But viewers interested in the issues presented in the film can benefit from a screening Tuesday that will feature local refugee → Read More

Deer attacks Nebraska woman on her farm, sending her to hospital

Deer attacks are rare, said Alicia Hardin, spokeswoman for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which is investigating the attack. → Read More

Midtown Omaha house fire displaces residents

A relative of the people who live there declined to comment Friday night but said the residents lost two pet sugar gliders, a type of opossum. → Read More

Deputy sheriff arrested on child abuse charge related to incident in Holdrege, Nebraska

Jamie Tilson, 37, was charged in Phelps County Court with child abuse and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors that carry penalties of one year in prison or $1,000 fine or both. → Read More

South-central Nebraska deputy sheriff charged with child abuse in fight with teen relative

Jamie Tilson, 37, was charged in Phelps County Court with child abuse and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors that carry penalties of one year in prison or $1,000 fine or both. → Read More

Local Jewish leaders respond to Omaha cemetery vandalism; police investigation ongoing

An Omaha Police spokesman said no tips have been received about who is responsible for the damage to the cemetery. The public is urged to come forward. → Read More

Grace: Author and former columnist Rainbow Rowell to speak Wednesday in Omaha

The former newspaper columnist and now successful novelist will be speaking on Wednesday at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St. Advance tickets are $5 or $25 (comes with a signed → Read More

Grace: Reality bites when you're a Gen Xer left out of the 'OK boomer' conversations

Our entire lives we've heard Marcia-Marcia-Marcia. We are the Jan Brady generation, the middle child who quietly puts up with the nonsense and noise from big brother and little sister → Read More