November 13, 1967: Directors of the Eugene C. Eppley Foundation voted unanimously to give Omaha and Douglas County a maximum of $2,250,000 to acquire land for a joint city-county building. However, the grant would not be made unless certain conditions were met, Louis E. Lipp, foundation attorney, said. A resolution adopted by the directors said that city and county officials appear to agree that both governments need a new building and that a joint building would be more economical, efficient and convenient.
1939: Recommendations for a $165,000 Cornish memorial athletic field and grandstand at Carter Lake park to seat 3,000 people and construction of a four-mile boulevard around the outside lake shore would be submitted by Park Commissioner Roy N. Towl for city council approval. The two projects would be carried out with WPA assistance. A $74,258 balance remaining out of gifts made to the city by the late Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Cornish for permanent Carter Lake developments would be used as the city's contribution.
1990: The Douglas County Board viewed a five-minute video on the Heartland of America Park designed to encourage visitors from around town and around the world. Board Chairman Mike Albert said the video would be spliced with another tape to create a 20-minute presentation on the park at the east end of the Central Park Mall downtown. The visitors bureau would distribute the program to companies that have expressed interest in bringing conventions to Douglas County. “We have something we're very proud of,” Albert said. “We want the whole world to know.”
2003: Marian High School raised more than $365,000 at the 22nd annual MarianFest at the school. More than 550 people attended this year's benefit, “Marian Primetime,” which highlighted the school's journalism and communication programs. The evening began with a Mass, followed by a social hour and silent auction. More than 450 items were up for bid in the school's student center and gymnasium.