January 4, 1938: By the expected majority vote of three to two, the Dodge Street Bridge Board of Trustees appointed Hobrt L. Cory resident engineer for the proposed bridge at Dodge Street. In a single far-reaching resolution the board severed all connections with the Nebraska state highway department and destroyed its last hope of getting $260,00 in federal aid. The full impact of the board's action was summed up after the vote by State Engineer A.C. Tilley, who repeatedly clashed heatedly with Board Chairman Henry F. Kieser during the meeting.
1967: Near North Side youths apparently won their fight to keep open the city-operated John F. Kennedy Center. Victory seemed certain as four City Councilmen agreed informally to allocate $30,000 for the operation. The four — President H.F. Jacobberger, Robert G. Cunningham, Betty Abbiott and Sam Vacanti — reached their decision at an informal luncheon preceding the council meeting.
1985: The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a waiver to allow a Benson-area shelter for troubled youths. The proposal required approval of two other groups before it could be implemented. Youth Emergency Services Inc. sought the waiver for a house at 2320 N. 56th St. that would be used as a short term shelter for up to 12 youths. A waiver was required because there is another group-care facility within a half-mile of the 56th Street house, said a board spokeswoman. The waiver was granted on a 4-1 vote, with member Subby Anzaldo dissenting.
2000: The Omaha Planning Board would gladly comply with Mayor Hal Daub's request that the board delay a vote on the plan to put a police-fire training center south of Cunningham Lake, the board's chairman said. Thomas Skutt Jr. said that he and other board members were encouraged by a plan to meld the city's public-safety training facilities with those at Offutt Air Force Base. “I think everyone would like to see the matter resolved in this way, if it's possible,” Skutt said.