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Marlene Barnett-Meitl

Marlene Barnett-Meitl

Marlene Barnett- Meitl has lived in McCook, NE for the past 33 years. She grew up in Hays, Kan., and received her bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University. She has been active in her local art guild and teaches at the elementary school…

American Agricultural Laboratory

American Agricultural Laboratory

A look inside American Agricultural Laboratory Inc., owned by Kevin and Christine Grooms, is a science enthusiast’s dream as chemists and biologists test soil, water, fertilizer and animal feed samples from around the world using the latest in scientific technology…

Deb Goodenberger

Deb Goodenberger

Deb Goodenberger lives on a farm south of McCook with her husband. She has been an artist as long as she can remember…

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…

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…

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…

Taste of Texas Barbeque

Taste of Texas Barbeque

Good stories always start with something surprising, and no one was more surprised than James and Robbie Arp when their spur-of-the-moment idea to open a barbecue restaurant in Nebraska became reality…

Coppermill Steakhouse and Lounge

Coppermill Steakhouse and Lounge

Are you serious about steak? Are you on a quest for the richest, juiciest, meatiest flavor on the planet? Celebrate your golden moment in McCook, Nebraska, where you will meet chefs, ranchers, cattle feeders and beef connoisseurs…

36 Hours discovering trails and towns in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook Region

36 Hours discovering trails and towns in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook Region

Rural Nebraska has so much to offer that we want to take our readers past the one story/one business model to encompass all that can be seen if you spend an entire weekend exploring this neck of the woods. In this 36 Hours feature, we’ll take you through the Arapahoe, Cambridge, McCook region, exploring what these towns have to offer…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Culture

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Culture

The center of America’s heartland, the Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook areas are filled with spots to find and beautiful places to get lost…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Golf

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Golf

Summer is golf season in America’s Heartland. Come swing through southwest Nebraska and find new challenges in the unique landscape of the Republican River Valley…

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Lakes

36 Hours in Arapahoe, Cambridge and McCook: Lakes

Need a weekend to get away? The sprawling lakes of southern Nebraska feature family-friendly campsites, year-round fishing, public hunting areas and miles of scenic prairie…

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…