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Energy Pioneer Solutions

Energy Pioneer Solutions

A company that performs an energy assessment on your home or business isn’t a new idea. But Energy Pioneer Solutions, based in Hastings, has expanded that concept…

Bee Biz, Inc.

Bee Biz, Inc.

When you think of agriculture in Nebraska, you may think of cattle and corn. However, an Oxford man has found his niche raising a smaller animal and a product you can’t see in rows or grazing in fields while driving through the state…

Patterson Harbor and North Shore Marinas

Patterson Harbor and North Shore Marinas

A marina is kind of like a convenience store, but instead of the gas pumps being out front, they’re down on the dock, and there might well be live bait for sale next to the ice machine…

Calamus Outfitters

Calamus Outfitters

The story of Sara Sortum and her brother Adam Switzer is not unlike that of many Nebraskans who grow up in the freedom and sunshine of a ranch or farm and then find something missing in their adult lives…

Wauneta Roller Mill

Wauneta Roller Mill

Prospective buyers from many parts of the United States came to look at the last small flour mill still in operation in Nebraska, so it was a big surprise when the eventual purchasers of the mill turned out to be a young couple from Wauneta, Nebraska, the very town where the mill is located…

Nebraska Star Beef

Nebraska Star Beef

Rare, medium or well-done? How do you prefer your steak? Beyond the temperature of the meat on the grill, what other information is important to you…

Downtown McCook

Downtown McCook

Writer Gene Morris says that on Saturday nights or around special occasions like a show at the Fox Theatre or a concert at the Bieroc Cafe, it’s hard to find a place to park McCook’s main business thoroughfare…

Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery

Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery

What started out as a straightforward retirement strategy to grow grapes for Nebraska’s expanding wine industry grew into quite a different operation for Gary and Ricky Sue Wach…

Da Brick

Da Brick

From the outside, the old brick building at 521 Chief Street is impressive to behold, rising three stories high and occupying a central position in Benkelman, Nebraska’s downtown business district…