Mike VaughnWilliams

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Mike VaughnWilliams spent his career in special education and has a passion for fitness, health, sports (especially golf), and for running marathons. He and his wife Susan live on a farm between Holdrege and Funk.

Rural Nebraskans Inspire Active Lifestyles

Kristi Dvorak’s article in the January issue of Nebraska Rural Living is very inspiring. Her story is enough to get even the least active among us to want to experience the runner’s high, amidst the beauty of the Nebraska landscape. It was really great to read about her journey of self-discovery, taking up running in…

Eustis Body Shop

Eustis Body Shop

Eustis Body Shop started small. It was just Doug Keller, a dilapidated building in Eustis that his grandfather helped him purchase, and some big dreams. Nearly 40 years later, those big dreams have sprouted into a booming business with five locations across Nebraska and a sixth location opening soon in Lincoln…

Rehmsworld Attracts Acoustic Music Fans to Small Nebraska Town

Rehmsworld Attracts Acoustic Music Fans to Small Nebraska Town

Fans of live acoustic music are finding their way from across the country to tiny Loomis, Nebraska, where Tim and Bev Rehm have created a concert series featuring award-winning singers and songwriters. Nebraska Rural Living writer Mike VaughnWilliams tells about the welcoming atmosphere, the great music and the 13 years of building a unique concert experience in rural Nebraska…

Grayson Tool

Grayson Tool

Continuing successful rural businesses when the owner is ready to retire can be a challenge. Grayson Tool Co. in Minden found the right match in three of its employees, who jointly purchased the successful manufacturing and machine plant and are carrying on and growing the tradition started by the Lux family…

Glion Scooter

Glion Scooter

A Holdrege lawyer teamed up with two Chinese business partners to successfully create and sell an electric scooter that is used by commuters around the globe to save money on gas while reducing the number of vehicles on the roads. Now, the team is preparing to introduce a new product to help people with limited mobility. Read this month’s entrepreneur success story to find out how a rural Nebraska lawyer helped form an international scooter company…

Beverage Butler

Beverage Butler

It’s summertime and prime time for picnics with family and friends in rural Nebraska. But, what’s the one problem that always occurs with the drink dispenser at your get-together? That messy dripping spigot! Two Holdrege sisters have made it their mission to solve that problem with their invention, the Beverage Butler, the ultimate drip catcher…

Rural Exercising II

Ahhh—Spring is in the air in Nebraska. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the trees are budding. Love is in the air, and so is the rain and wind, wind, and more wind. Oh, the life of the outdoor enthusiast is never easy. Even so, after several months of winter, it is so nice…

Rural Exercising

It is 5:30 AM and thirty sweating bodies are in a hot gym competing on teams for Boot Camp. Tanya, the instructor, calls out “bear crawl” and the lead person in each line goes down on all fours and lurches down the gym floor to the end, slapping hands with his or her teammate, who…

Hockey on the wind-swept plains of central Nebraska

Hockey on the wind-swept plains of central Nebraska

Yes, there are other sports played in Nebraska besides football. For instance, the Tri-City Storm hockey team has quietly (or not so quietly which you’ll see if you ever attend a game) been making a name for itself for the last 16 years in Kearney, Nebraska. Mike Vaughn Williams admits he’s not a hockey fan, but he wanted to find out what was behind the popularity of the sport in Kearney, so he did some digging…

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