Betty Sayers

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Betty Sayers is a co-founder of Nebraska Rural Living. She lives in Holdrege, NE. Read more about her on the ‘About Us’ page.

Tru Cafe

Tru Cafe

Tru Café is a unique family-owned restaurant which seamlessly melds five businesses into one. Roberta and Mark Loescher and their family run Tru as a place where diners find artful plates of wholesome and flavorful seasonal menu items…

The Buckle – part 2

The Buckle – part 2

One of the missions of Nebraska Rural Living is to report on entrepreneurial success, so at some point it became too hard to ignore the elephant in our own back yard and we arranged a two-part look at who Buckle is and what they do…

The Buckle

The Buckle

Can you imagine rural Nebraska as a hotbed of fashion? Fashion doyens may raise their sculpted eyebrows at the thought, yet Buckle, a leading retailer of branded casual apparel, footwear and accessories, opened its first store in Kearney, Nebraska in 1948…

Dragonfly Desserts

Dragonfly Desserts

Cheryl Brown, the owner and cake artist of Dragonfly Desserts, LLC, appears as quick and graceful as a dragonfly on the wing as she pounds out her fondant, frosts a cupcake or stirs up her amazing oat scones…

Our Old Out House

[/caption] I notice that small towns and rural places generate more storytellers and more stories than fast-paced cities. Storytellers flourish in the company of one or more listeners, and we who live rural often take time in our work and activities to listen to each other’s stories. It seems that everyone in my town is…

Schwarz Family Farm

Schwarz Family Farm

For many big corporate farms, increasing ROI might mean introducing additional fertilizers, pesticides or GMO seed; for the Schwartz family of rural Smithfield, NE, it means introducing more praying mantises, lace wings and lady bugs…

Nature’s Rural Retreat and Great Nebraska Hunting

Nature’s Rural Retreat and Great Nebraska Hunting

Are you among those of us who over-commit our time and over-schedule our calendar? A wholesome remedy awaits you at Nature’s Rural Retreat in the dramatic loess canyons south of Eustis, Nebraska…

The Rocket Inn

The Rocket Inn

Pizza came to the U.S. along with Italian immigrants in the late 19th century, but it remained pretty much confined to Italian neighborhoods until after WWII. One soldier who returned to Indianola, Nebraska after the war must have really developed a taste for pizza. He brought home not only a love for these savory pies, but the means to an endless supply: an Italian bride who made great pizza…

Ecotourism

Ecotourism

Although there are many reasons tourists may come to Nebraska, two prime drivers of the modern ecotourism movement in Nebraska are the annual bird migrations through the Central Flyway and the cowboy and old West culture that lives on in many of our farm and ranch operations…

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