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Rural Success Stories

36 Hours Project

36 Hours Project

36 Hours Project

Nebraska Rural Living is about celebrating and encouraging rural living. Once people visit rural Nebraska, they are amazed at all there is to offer and want to come back. That…

Task Lighting

Task Lighting

Task Lighting

Tight spaces and dark places call out for lighting. When surroundings and settings sync with light, people work with more focus, play with more zest and relax in more comfort…

Nebraska Through The Lens

Nebraska Through The Lens

Nebraska Through The Lens

Amateur photographer Steve Evans of Holdrege started a public Facebook group in June 2013 so he and a few friends could share their scenic Nebraska photos. Two years later, the…

Keystone Business Center

Keystone Business Center

Keystone Business Center

Abandoned buildings don’t need to be a sign of decline and deterioration in rural Nebraska. Instead, they can serve as a springboard for the imagination…

Bridal Isle

Bridal Isle

Bridal Isle

The gorgeous gowns at the Bridal Isle in Loomis, Nebraska, caused writer Michelle McCormick to swoon. She was there to get an update on the store that’s made a…

Beaver Buckets

Beaver Buckets

Beaver Buckets

Just in time for the holidays and big Oscar-worthy films, we bring you a refresher story about a craftsman in Nebraska who has made a name for himself making…

Articles & Essays

Only in Rural Nebraska

Only in Rural Nebraska

Only in Rural Nebraska

Writer Michelle McCormick has many reasons to love Nebraska, but mostly because of the unexpected that might wait just around the corner. This month she explored southeast Nebraska with a…

2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 might seem like a long ways off, but if you plan to stake out the perfect viewing spot for the next total solar eclipse, it never hurts to plan…

Accolades for rural Nebraska advocacy

Accolades for rural Nebraska advocacy

Accolades for rural Nebraska advocacy

The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce that Betty Sayers, co-founder of Nebraska Rural Living from Holdrege, Nebraska, received the 2015 Seventh Generation Award…

Witness the annual spring migration

Witness the annual spring migration

Witness the annual spring migration

The annual spring migration is a sight every Nebraskan should witness at least once. March is the height of spring migration season and Betty Sayers has rounded up the best…

Wheelin’ to Oconto

Wheelin’ to Oconto

Wheelin’ to Oconto

Kristi Spiegel and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 33 years and riding motorcycles together for more than 35 years. They’ve traveled a lot of miles on their…

Long-distance love

Long-distance love

Long-distance love

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and they are spread across the country and the globe. But no matter how far away family is, a simple phone call can…

Rural Foodies

SOZO American Cuisine

SOZO American Cuisine

Readers’ reviews led the Rural Foodies to Kearney, Nebraska, where they found that SOZO American Cuisine is featuring locally grown products. In rural Nebraska, you are often just minutes from…

Between The Slices

Between The Slices

We started with dessert. We couldn’t help it. The pies called to us from the counter like Sirens in a Greek myth. Coconut cream, key lime, mixed berry. We…

The Enchanted Bakery

The Enchanted Bakery

A cake draped in a layer of dark chocolate and topped with chocolate-covered cherries sits next to a cheesecake adorned with a flower made of fresh peach slices and…

Bella Italia Restaurant

Bella Italia Restaurant

During the gray of January, writer and Rural Foodie adventurer Betty Sayers headed to Cozad where she knew a tasty pick-me-up was waiting. There she indulged in the…

Taste of Texas Barbeque

Taste of Texas Barbeque

Good stories always start with something surprising, and no one was more surprised than James and Robbie Arp when their spur-of-the-moment idea to open a barbecue restaurant…

Coppermill Steakhouse and Lounge

Coppermill Steakhouse and Lounge

Are you serious about steak? Are you on a quest for the richest, juiciest, meatiest flavor on the planet? Celebrate your golden moment in McCook, Nebraska, where you will meet…

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Orleans Hotel

Orleans Hotel

When you walk into the Orleans Hotel, don’t expect your standard hotel visit. Instead…

Writing rural decades ago

Writing rural decades ago

While Nebraska Rural Living celebrates rural living today, there are writers who have been building…

Oak Ridge Farms Hydroponics

Oak Ridge Farms Hydroponics

When people think of Nebraska they usually think of two things: corn and cows. No…

McCook, Nebraska

McCook, Nebraska

Although McCook, like many rural Nebraska communities, can boast of friendly people, excellent schools and…