Alma

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…

The Dairy Barn

The Dairy Barn

Mmmm Summer! It’s like a taking a trip back in time at Alma’s old-fashioned Dairy Barn, where hungry lake visitors, travelers and locals feast on gourmet hamburgers, smoked pork sandwiches and yummy summer treats like crunch cones, banana splits and root-beer floats…

Local restaurateur offered a hand in this recent love story

Local restaurateur offered a hand in this recent love story

When Eric Overmiller of Phillipsburg, Kansas, was looking to make the perfect second impression on a date with Tara, who is now his wife, he was looking for the perfect place to take her. After several options didn’t pan out, he learned of Simmy’s in Alma, Nebraska…

Harlan County Lake

Harlan County Lake

You’ll be tapping your toe and singing along by the time you finish Kristine Jacobson’s essay about her favorite place to get away during the summer. At the very least, you’ll be itching to dust off your fishing pole and head to the lake…

Between The Slices

Between The Slices

We started with dessert. We couldn’t help it. The pies called to us from the counter like Sirens in a Greek myth. Coconut cream, key lime, mixed berry. We tried to look away, tried to ignore their sweet aroma, tried not to eavesdrop on customers coming in early to secure their favorite kind, but hey, we’re only human…

Witness the annual spring migration

Witness the annual spring migration

The annual spring migration is a sight every Nebraskan should witness at least once. March is the height of spring migration season and Betty Sayers has rounded up the best places and events to visit during this spectacular season…

Alma, Nebraska

Alma, Nebraska

When you enter the city offices of Alma, you are greeted by a community slogan that reads: “Alma is for YOU!” This is a statement quite fitting for a lakeside town that is anything but a seasonal destination…

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…

Dragonfly Desserts

Dragonfly Desserts

Cheryl Brown, the owner and cake artist of Dragonfly Desserts, LLC, appears as quick and graceful as a dragonfly on the wing as she pounds out her fondant, frosts a cupcake or stirs up her amazing oat scones…