How OKN was born

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O'Hana Kids' News was started by Josh & Heather Ackman, when they were looking for events & activities for their son, Zephaniah, to participate in. Zephaniah, is in a wheelchair, due to his terminal condition of Menkes Syndrome. O'Hana Kids' News was founded in June 2010, when the Ackmans realized that many families were looking for the same information for their children.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Make Sure You Check out Our Website

As I don't update this very often, I want to make sure everyone knows that we have a website and that is the best place to find information.  I do update this if I get anything during the month that families should know about but that isn't very often.

Here is the website:

Make sure you pass it along!!  Thanks!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wow so its been a long time!!!

Boy,  I haven't had anything to post on here in forever!  I didn't even realize how long it had been!  O'Hana Kids News has gone through lots of growth in the past 6 months and is now over 60 pages strong each and every month.

You will notice I did away with all the pages for the individual towns and just went with Central/Western Nebraska Edition and Eastern Edition pages.  This way any updates that I put up during the month, you can click on just the right one hopefully making it easier to access.

I am going to be putting a few items up today in these spots.  So make sure you stop back by to check out the updates.

Also make sure you LIKE us on Facebook as I put alot of tips and events that are posted by other agencies up on our page if they are applicable.

You probably know that the editions themselves are just put on the website at each month.  This is by far the fastest and easiest way for you to get the editions and for me to get them out :)

Talk to you soon!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Added some changes this am

Hi everyone,

Just letting you know that I added a NEW resource for families.  Yoga for the Special Child, and I put their information in the Resources Page AND in the Added after publication page so you could find them easier!

I also had an email wrong on the Nebraska Respite Network that I changed, so that is in the Resources for FAmilies make sure to check that out.

Thanks everyone!

As always check our FACEBOOK page because whenever I get links that our families could  use, I post them there!


Friday, December 7, 2012


Whew!!  I have everything updated!  So you can look around and see what is happening in your neck of the woods.  If you don't see something that you know about, email me the information and I will get it up ASAP on the Facebook page and blog here! is our email address!

We hope you all have a wonderful and very Merry CHRISTmas!!!

The Ackman's
O'Hana Kids News

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Eastern Information DONE

All the Eastern Nebraska information is up and  DONE! I know it says it hasn't been updated since September but it is updated, the blog is just being silly with the date.  So all Omaha, Lincoln, Classifieds, State-Wides, Eastern Tidbits have all been updated.

I will update the rest tomorrow!


Updating December 2012 Information

Hey everyone!

I will be working on updating all the information for OKN December, TONIGHT, 12/6//12.  I am adding some new resources as well (they will be in RED this month so you can see them)!  As always you can get all this information on our website at Just click on the Editions page, and the December editions are listed at the bottom of that page, click on whichever edition you would like to view.  You can download em, save em or print em, whatever you would like to do!

Thanks so much!!

Heather Ackman

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Just got through updating all OKN blog for September and even had a couple of events to add to the After Publication changes page.  

Make sure you check everything out carefully there are a lot of different things in the information pieces and you won't want to miss out on them!!

Pass along this blog site to others who may benefit from OKN and of course pass along our website at

Thanks again!