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Nebraska Through The Lens

Nebraska Through The Lens

Amateur photographer Steve Evans of Holdrege started a public Facebook group in June 2013 so he and a few friends could share their scenic Nebraska photos. Two years later, the Nebraska Through the Lens Facebook page boasts more than 99,600 members, on its way to 100,000…

Keystone Business Center

Keystone Business Center

Abandoned buildings don’t need to be a sign of decline and deterioration in rural Nebraska. Instead, they can serve as a springboard for the imagination…

Bridal Isle

Bridal Isle

The gorgeous gowns at the Bridal Isle in Loomis, Nebraska, caused writer Michelle McCormick to swoon. She was there to get an update on the store that’s made a name for itself in the bridal industry, but instead, she found herself falling into wedding day wistfulness…

Beaver Buckets

Beaver Buckets

Just in time for the holidays and big Oscar-worthy films, we bring you a refresher story about a craftsman in Nebraska who has made a name for himself making and supplying historically accurate wooden items such as buckets and washboards…

U.S. Custom Harvesters

U.S. Custom Harvesters

As fall corn harvest winds down across much of the state, it’s a time to thank farmers and harvesters for all they do to feed the world. Tracy Zeorian is one of those custom harvesters…

Guardian Angels Life Services

Guardian Angels Life Services

In this update, writer Betty Sayers learns about the successes that continue to drive GALS forward. The company helps with financial management for those with disabilities who find it hard to manage their own finances…

Earth Junk

Earth Junk

The story of EarthJunk is the story of John and Cindee Maddix, antique experts with a deep appreciation of American furniture, and a love for Nebraska small towns…

Oxford Locker

Oxford Locker

Writer Roni Lewis visited Oxford Locker in Oxford, Nebraska, recently where she found owner Carl Kramer has remade the meat locker into a destination that puts the community on the map…

Red Road Herb Retreat and Learning Center, LLC

Red Road Herb Retreat and Learning Center, LLC

Betty Sayers met Rachel Liester, a country herbalist and entrepreneur at her family’s enterprise, Red Road Herbs, near Stanton, Nebraska, for a crash course on herbs and their medicinal and healing properties…

Orleans Hotel

Orleans Hotel

When you walk into the Orleans Hotel, don’t expect your standard hotel visit. Instead, the proprietors will hand you a skeleton key and escort you to a room that is sure to provide a unique hotel experience…

SHP – Summer Honors Program

SHP – Summer Honors Program

Every summer a group of talented youth from across southern Nebraska meets in Holdrege for the annual Summer Honors Program…

Scratchtown Brewing

Scratchtown Brewing

Three buddies from Ord have turned a weekend hobby into a thriving brewing company…