Yearly Archives: 2016

Speakeasy Restaurant

Speakeasy Restaurant

The Speakeasy Steak House in Sacramento, Nebraska, has been busy for decades making sure that people won’t forget Sacramento. Fine food and full flavor keep pulling foodies to the out-of-the-way restaurant…

Arnold Cemetery Wreath Program

Arnold Cemetery Wreath Program

It’s a month for remembering, and in Arnold, Nebraska, a group of volunteer cherubs are making sure that those in the cemetery there are remembered during the holidays as well. The cemetery wreath program, started in 2013, is a way for friends and family from near and far to place handmade wreaths on loved one’s graves during the holidays…

Finding home in the downtown of a small town

Finding home in the downtown of a small town

You hear of young people living in downtowns of bustling metropolises, enjoying the night life with cafés and music venues just steps from their apartments. But what about living in the downtown of a small town, a place where it is a constant struggle to keep tenants in the large brick buildings of yesteryear…

Marlene Barnett-Meitl

Marlene Barnett-Meitl

Marlene Barnett- Meitl has lived in McCook, NE for the past 33 years. She grew up in Hays, Kan., and received her bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University. She has been active in her local art guild and teaches at the elementary school…

Bill Coe

Bill Coe

Bill has attended numerous shows and has worked from coast to coast. He trained briefly at the San Francisco Academy of Art. His photographs are featured on television, magazine covers, websites, and are in several private collections…

Shawn Erickson

Shawn Erickson

Shawn Erickson from Eclectic Images is a photographer from South Central Nebraska…

All aboard for Red Cloud, Norton, Arapahoe and Elwood

All aboard for Red Cloud, Norton, Arapahoe and Elwood

Nick Hoffman fell in love with rural Nebraska and Kansas 23 years ago and since then, he and his father, who lives in Omaha, have made an annual trip to visit those rural areas. On these back roads adventures, they have discovered the stories and characters behind the towns…

American Agricultural Laboratory

American Agricultural Laboratory

A look inside American Agricultural Laboratory Inc., owned by Kevin and Christine Grooms, is a science enthusiast’s dream as chemists and biologists test soil, water, fertilizer and animal feed samples from around the world using the latest in scientific technology…

Plainsman Steakhouse

Plainsman Steakhouse

Rumors of fine food or craft beer will lure the Rural Foodies to the most hidden niches of rural Nebraska. This month, the promise of great food with excellent service sent them on a hunt for the Plainsman Steakhouse in Juniata…

A Maker’s Delight – Rye Bread and Aronia Berry Jelly

A Maker’s Delight – Rye Bread and Aronia Berry Jelly

Bronze and mahogany leaves twist off their stems and flutter down to remind the grass that the season turns, and it too will turn from soft and green to a brittle brown. A brilliant autumn day in October, and I’m inside looking out from my kitchen window thinking about engaging in a bread baking extravaganza…

Growing community, helping charities, working together

Growing community, helping charities, working together

This fall in Phelps County, a new entrance is being constructed at a nursing home, a new concession stand and multi-purpose practice facility will be built at the high school and hungry children are being fed through a weekend backpack food program…

House of Memories

House of Memories

The House of Memories in St. Paul, Nebraska, is a charming restaurant, catering, and gift shop business run by the mother/daughter team of Brenda Janssen and Dee Patten. Brenda and her husband, Keith, purchased the business early this spring…

Orleans Hotel

Orleans Hotel

When you check into the Orleans Hotel, you won’t receive a plastic card key to open the door to your room. Instead, you’ll receive an old-fashioned key…

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