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Rural Success Stories

The Nebraska Skydiving School

The Nebraska Skydiving School

It was with a mixture of fear and awe that writer Michelle McCormick set out to capture this month’s rural success story. She traveled just down the road to the Holdrege, Nebraska, airport, to find out what has made the Nebraska Skydiving School so successful…

20/20 Technologies

20/20 Technologies

Brett Warren is helping schools across rural Nebraska link into the latest technology through his thriving business, 20/20 Technologies. As a teen, Brett was often called out of class to assist the information technology specialist with computer problems, so it’s no surprise he turned to that career after high school…

Rural Boutiques

Rural Boutiques

Trendy clothing boutiques are popping up across rural Nebraska, bringing fresh, vibrant color palettes and one-of-a-kind items to satisfy even the toughest fashionistas. Writer Kristine Jacobson visits four of these unique shopping experiences and shares fashion finds with us…

36 Hours Project

36 Hours Project

Nebraska Rural Living is about celebrating and encouraging rural living. Once people visit rural Nebraska, they are amazed at all there is to offer and want to come back. That’s why Nebraska Rural Living is launching a new project called 36 Hours…

Task Lighting

Task Lighting

Tight spaces and dark places call out for lighting. When surroundings and settings sync with light, people work with more focus, play with more zest and relax in more comfort. Task Lighting design specialists advise people to “Get out from under the glare of fluorescent bulbs and into the scope of lighting designed for your space and your needs…

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…