Kearney

Andrew’s Garden

Andrew’s Garden

There’s no place better to pick up some fresh garden produce than Andrew’s Garden. Andrew started growing fruits and vegetables as part of a class project in high school 20 years ago. Now, the 34-year-old rural Funk entrepreneur is well-known in Central Nebraska for his large variety of quality and flavorful locally-grown produce…

Hockey on the wind-swept plains of central Nebraska

Hockey on the wind-swept plains of central Nebraska

Yes, there are other sports played in Nebraska besides football. For instance, the Tri-City Storm hockey team has quietly (or not so quietly which you’ll see if you ever attend a game) been making a name for itself for the last 16 years in Kearney, Nebraska. Mike Vaughn Williams admits he’s not a hockey fan, but he wanted to find out what was behind the popularity of the sport in Kearney, so he did some digging…

SOZO American Cuisine

SOZO American Cuisine

Readers’ reviews led the Rural Foodies to Kearney, Nebraska, where they found that SOZO American Cuisine is featuring locally grown products. In rural Nebraska, you are often just minutes from the producers growing the food to feed our nation…

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…

Grinders Food Truck

Grinders Food Truck

The orange glow of the Grinders Food Truck lures diners in first, but then they linger and return for the mouth-watering sandwiches chef Jim Fry serves up. “You will go bananas for the experience of the Grinders Food Truck and the culinary genius of owner Jim Fry,” writes Roni Fisher…

Game On

Game On

We head into the fantastical world of gaming for this month’s Rural Success Story. There writer Scott Rager finds two young men who found their love of the game Magic: The Gathering could make the perfect business opportunity…

Tru Cafe

Tru Cafe

Tru Café is a unique family-owned restaurant which seamlessly melds five businesses into one. Roberta and Mark Loescher and their family run Tru as a place where diners find artful plates of wholesome and flavorful seasonal menu items…

GROW Nebraska

GROW Nebraska

As CEO of GROW Nebraska, Janell works every day with the people who make Nebraska great – entrepreneurs who prove that you can live in a rural area and still have plenty of opportunities…

The Buckle – part 2

The Buckle – part 2

One of the missions of Nebraska Rural Living is to report on entrepreneurial success, so at some point it became too hard to ignore the elephant in our own back yard and we arranged a two-part look at who Buckle is and what they do…

The Buckle

The Buckle

Can you imagine rural Nebraska as a hotbed of fashion? Fashion doyens may raise their sculpted eyebrows at the thought, yet Buckle, a leading retailer of branded casual apparel, footwear and accessories, opened its first store in Kearney, Nebraska in 1948…

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