Nebraska Rural Living

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Nebraska Rural Living’s mission is to market the very real benefits of a rural lifestyle. We highlight the amenities of rural communities and spotlight successful entrepreneurs, who make good livings, free of the stress of urban environments.

Kristi Spiegel

Kristi Spiegel

Kristi Spiegel was born and raised in Holdrege and graduated from Holdrege High School in 1979. Kristi discovered her passion for art in high school, thanks to the direction of her art instructor, Mr. Steven Wilke…

Janice Howell

Janice Howell

Janice Howell has always loved art and wanted to become an artist from the first time she drew a picture in kindergarten…

Mysti Killough

Mysti Killough

Mysti Killough is an award-winning photographer. She owns a full-time portrait studio, Mystic Images Photography, in Holdrege. Mysti is also a member of Professional Photographers of Nebraska and Professional Photographers of America…

Rick Rasmussen

Rick Rasmussen

Rick Rasmussen is a native of central Nebraska and has been an avid nature and wildlife photographer for over 35 years. While he has traveled to many locations around the world to capture captivating images of nature and wildlife, he is best known for his timeless images of the Sandhill Crane migration near his hometown…

Suzie Wahlgren

Suzie Wahlgren

Suzie Wahlgren is a lifestyle photographer from Gothenburg. She enjoys shooting a variety of subjects, but her children inspire her the most…

To be Part of Something Big

To be Part of Something Big

Eighteen years ago, rural Nebraska artist Sondra Jonson of Cambridge created the “Rachel Weeping for Her Children” bronze sculpture at the Fatima Shrine in Arapahoe. In this essay, Sondra shares her thoughts about the shrine and sculpture, and what it means to her legacy to have been involved with this project…

Christopher Tripe

Christopher Tripe

Growing up in Alma, Neb. (pop. 1,153), Christopher Tripe was actively involved in his community. Like many high school kids in a small town, he played sports — football, basketball, golf and baseball. After graduation, he headed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in business management and finance…

Merritt Reservoir – Photo Essay

Merritt Reservoir – Photo Essay

Merritt Reservoir south of Valentine offers some of the best camping, fishing and boating in rural Nebraska. As we bid farewell to summer, enjoy these beautiful photos of Merritt Reservoir captured by NRL summer intern Stacey Kaslon…

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson

Michael Peterson’s love for photography began in high school when his Grandpa bought him his first SLR camera, and he was hooked. After several years of teaching Photoshop and photo editing, he decided to get back into actually taking photographs and purchased his first DSLR camera…

Jay Gustafson

Jay Gustafson

Jay Gustafson was born and raised in the sand hills of Nebraska and life long resident of Brown County. Jay graduated from Rock County High School and was drafted into the Army and spent a tour in Vietnam. During that time, he purchased his first SLR camera and began shooting pictures…

Kyle Hoyt

Kyle Hoyt

Kyle Hoyt is an artist from the Sandhills of Nebraska. He lives just outside of Mullen with his wife (Denise) and his three daughters (Gracie, Isabell, and Sadie). He is currently the K-12 Art Teacher at Mullen Public Schools…

Jean Jensen

Jean Jensen

Jean Jensen grew up in Lewellen and Oshkosh, Nebraska. Inspired by a mother who encouraged art and with a wider sense of the world, Jean attended the University of Nebraska and then moved to Chicago where her love of art and the Impressionists grew during many visits to the Chicago Art Institute…

Bob Willis Becomes New Director at Nebraska Rural Living

Former small-town newspaper owner Bob Willis has become the new director of Nebraska Rural Living, an online magazine that promotes the advantages of living and working in rural Nebraska…

Cody and Ashley Gerlach

Cody and Ashley Gerlach

Cody and Ashley Gerlach both grew up in rural Nebraska, and like many small-town kids, they were determined to leave for the city following graduation. In 2009 Jolene Miller, owner of “The Cambridge Clarion,” asked if they would be interested in moving back to Ashley’s hometown of Cambridge (pop. 1,047) to take over the newspaper in Cambridge…

Staci Trumble

Staci Trumble

For several years, Staci Trumble commuted from Lincoln to Omaha for a job at The Gallup Organization. She now lives in Holdrege, NE and doesn’t miss the two-hour commute…

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