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VK Electronics Home and Mobile

VK Electronics Home and Mobile

For the owners of VK Electronics Home and Mobile in McCook, it’s been a wild journey since they opened their doors as a video rental store in 1983…

4th Avenue Coffee

4th Avenue Coffee

Since 4th Avenue Coffee opened in Holdrege last September, Rural Foodie writer Scott Rager has found himself returning again and again to this coffee shop. It’s a place where mud-crusted farm trucks rub shoulders with shiny SUVs…

Chokecherry Pickin’

Chokecherry Pickin’

July and August are reader Linda Potter’s favorite months. She grew up on a farm in south central Nebraska and returned there often as an adult to pick chokecherries with her daddy…

The Power Side of the Central Equation

The Power Side of the Central Equation

We are continuing our year-long look at the importance of water in Nebraska by turning to the hydropower side of the story. Betty Sayers talks with key players at Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation to find out what keeps the turbines turning at Central’s four hydro plants…

Those Blasted Signs

Those Blasted Signs

Tucked in among the canyons of Gosper County is a family farmstead where a thriving sign business lives. Cristal and Jeremy Hansen live north of Smithfield and operate Those Blasted Signs & Designs from their rural setting…

Willa Cather Foundation

Willa Cather Foundation

Famous Nebraska author Willa Cather turned to her hometown, Red Cloud, for inspiration as she created the settings and characters in many of her books…

Chopped: Rural Foodie Style

Chopped: Rural Foodie Style

Our May Rural Foodie adventure started with a culinary road map designed by our readers. When Rural Foodies Scott Rager and Betty Sayers returned from Davenport, Neb., where they had visited South Maple Street kitchen for last month’s Rural Success Story, the fabulous ingredients they brought home begged for something well beyond the norm…

The Office

The Office

Scott Rager met another visionary in this month’s Rural Foodie feature when he stumbled upon a local watering hole in Alma that epitomizes the phrase “a place where everybody knows your name…

Mariscos Villarreal Seafood Restaurant

Mariscos Villarreal Seafood Restaurant

If you need another way to beat the wintertime blues, look no further than Betty Sayer’s feature on Mariscos Villarreal Seafood Restaurant in Grand Island. Since we can’t send everyone on a holiday trip to sunny Mexico, Mariscos Villarreal is the next best thing…

Eileen’s Cookies

Eileen’s Cookies

It’s not every day you meet someone who could vie for (and probably win) the title Queen of Cookies. But that’s exactly who writer Michelle McCormick met in this month’s Rural Success story…

Main Street Cafe

Main Street Cafe

It was a strong Nebraska wind, and a dedicated diner’s high praise, that drove Scott Rager to Main Street Cafe in this month’s Rural Foodies trek. When he blew in the door, he found a port in the storm serving comfort food to rival Grandma’s…

Rosa Maria Wellness and Astrology Center

Rosa Maria Wellness and Astrology Center

Rosa Maria Wellness and Astrology Center incorporates nutritional counseling, massage therapy, in-person astrological and counseling services, as well as a continuation of Rosa Maria’s established online business…

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