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Hometown internship experience
Updated: Jul. 30, 2020 at 12:52 PM CDT
Thirteen students are being welcomed to their Greater Nebraska hometowns for summer internships that will further the community-building work of local Nebraska Community Foundation affiliated funds.
Water a key to early Sioux County ranching success
Updated: Jul. 22, 2020 at 3:09 PM CDT
During a tour of northern Sioux county, we got a chance to learn about the origins of the Warbonnet Ranch, and how water played a big role in its success.
Ranching in Sioux county: The early years
Updated: Jul. 21, 2020 at 10:16 AM CDT
During a trip to northwest Nebraska, we got the chance to learn more about the origins of the Coffee Ranch in the Hat Creek Valley.
Enjoying the sights of Daylily Drive
Updated: Jul. 20, 2020 at 10:36 AM CDT
Just west of Plymouth on Highway 4, you will find plenty of corn and beans. But, you will also discover a huge display of daylilies, too.
A visit to Yellow Calf Studio
Updated: Jul. 15, 2020 at 6:17 PM CDT
Just west of Thedford, Linda Egle finds her inspiration for western bronze art surrounded by the beautiful Sandhills of Nebraska.
Mari Sandoz heritage garden
Updated: Jul. 14, 2020 at 10:51 AM CDT
A garden outside a center dedicated to famous author Mari Sandoz is designed to help tell her story, and enhance what she talked about in her books.
150 years of faith
Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 6:22 PM CDT
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church still stands tall, as the congregation celebrates a 150-year milestone.
A journey on Pants Butte road
Updated: Jul. 8, 2020 at 5:25 PM CDT
There's a road in far northwest Nebraska north of Harrison, that affords visitors an unforgettable scenic view.
A closer look at Windlass Hill
Updated: Jul. 7, 2020 at 12:19 PM CDT
There is a feature of Ash Hollow State Historical Park that gets visitors in tune with the incredible effort pioneers made to travel west.
New additions coming to Lincoln Children’s Zoo
Updated: Jul. 1, 2020 at 10:15 AM CDT
Starting Monday, you can check out two new exhibits: cheetahs and anteaters, as well as a huge elephant play structure.
Lincoln 7 Day Forecast
A community center success story
Updated: Jun. 30, 2020 at 3:08 PM CDT
The Pender population sign says 1,002 and, although it may be a small town in northeast Nebraska, area residents recently pulled together to build a massive new community center.
Stepping back in time in Nebraska City
Updated: Jun. 30, 2020 at 11:59 AM CDT
The Kregel Windmill Factory Museum houses more than one million artifacts, and is the spot where the famous "Eli" windmills were built.
COVID-19 impact on the arts
Updated: Jun. 25, 2020 at 11:37 AM CDT
The pandemic is having an impact on everyone, and it's created an urgent situation for the folks at the Lofte Community Theatre at Manley.
Tree nursery in the Sandhills
Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 12:24 PM CDT
Did you know that Nebraska is home to the oldest federal seedling nursery in the nation? We travel to the Nebraska National Forest for a look.
Saving a piece of history
Updated: Jun. 23, 2020 at 9:58 AM CDT
Many Nebraska communities have buildings on main street filled with memories. There's an effort to save a building like that in Table Rock.
Appreciating country school life
Updated: Jun. 4, 2020 at 10:31 AM CDT
The Freeman School stands as a reminder of how important education was to pioneers who settled Nebraska.
Alternative Agriculture: Mealworms
Updated: Jun. 3, 2020 at 11:50 AM CDT
When you think of farming in Nebraska, corn and cattle come to mind. But one business is producing something different in the Cornhusker state.
Higgins Memorial ready for the future
Updated: Jun. 2, 2020 at 10:05 AM CDT
A humbling military memorial in Columbus has been renovated. It continues to welcome guests, and remind us all of the sacrifice of veterans.
Help for the homework gap
Updated: May. 29, 2020 at 9:52 AM CDT
Challenges presented by COVID-19 are narrowing down thanks to an anonymous donor, and an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.
Remembering Bob Cerv in Weston
Updated: May. 27, 2020 at 12:08 PM CDT
A memorial to a famous baseball player is just one of the reasons why you might want to pay a visit to this Saunders County community.
70th anniversary of massive floods remembered
Updated: May. 20, 2020 at 7:53 PM CDT
Nebraska is no stranger to weather disasters. The floods of 1950 are still remembered by many in the state.
Gage county barn steeped in history
Updated: May. 19, 2020 at 5:08 PM CDT
The Elijah Filley Stone Barn offers a pastoral scene from a distance. And up close, the view is nothing short of remarkable.
An update on soybean planting season
Updated: May. 18, 2020 at 1:22 PM CDT
Planting season for soybeans has gone well overall throughout east central Nebraska.
Learning more about "Catch-A-Calf"
Updated: May. 13, 2020 at 10:12 AM CDT
A high school student from Elwood was named Grand Champion of a special competition at the National Western Stock Show in Denver this year.
Special recognition for southeast Nebraska cemetery
Updated: May. 12, 2020 at 10:17 AM CDT
The Table Rock cemetery is now recognized as a site on the National Park Service's "Underground Railroad Network to Freedom."
Fresh roasted coffee in the Panhandle
Updated: May. 11, 2020 at 10:04 AM CDT
The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in a Panhandle business where the owner specializes in "single origin" coffee.
Going to the movies in Mitchell
Updated: May. 7, 2020 at 5:40 PM CDT
If you visit main street in Mitchell, you can't miss the charming, old Hollywood-style theater called The Nile.
Updated: May. 5, 2020 at 1:42 PM CDT
Familiar scenes of Nebraska are on display at the Noyes Art Center. The owner is presenting an exhibit called "Interpreting Nebraska."
Saving the Oskhosh water tower
Updated: Apr. 30, 2020 at 4:48 PM CDT
When residents found out the original water tower in Oshkosh needed to be torn town, the community acted together to find a way to keep it standing.
Community funds reach out
Updated: Apr. 28, 2020 at 10:01 AM CDT
Local affiliated funds of the Nebraska Community Foundation are finding new ways to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Social distancing art exhibits
Updated: Apr. 27, 2020 at 10:24 AM CDT
The Noyes Art Gallery has been around for 27 years. It features more than 100 artists, and some of them are trying something new.
A profile of Ted Long
Updated: Apr. 24, 2020 at 1:15 PM CDT
You can get an idea of what the studio of famous North Platte artist Ted Long might have looked like with a visit to the Prairie Arts Center.
Farm family puts focus on conservation
Updated: Apr. 23, 2020 at 2:44 PM CDT
Ed and Leta Olson of Craig have been selected for the 2020 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award.
Progress made at rural Oshkosh church
Updated: Apr. 21, 2020 at 10:27 AM CDT
Rural places of worship mean so much to area families, and efforts continue to bring the Antelope Valley Church back to its original condition.
One-stop shopping experience in Sutherland
Updated: Apr. 20, 2020 at 1:25 PM CDT
All Sorts and Mug Coffee Shop offers clothing, furniture, and a chance to unwind with a great cup of coffee on the old Lincoln Highway.
Book series about farm life offers new edition
Updated: Apr. 16, 2020 at 12:13 PM CDT
It's been a few years since we profiled Sheridan and Rianna Chaney and their children's book series. Now, a new book is out.
Prairie Arts Center Update
Updated: Apr. 15, 2020 at 12:20 PM CDT
The Prairie Arts Center is a source of pride in North Platte, and more improvements to the building are now being celebrated.
Road trip: The Outlaw Trail
Updated: Apr. 14, 2020 at 11:24 AM CDT
When life gets back to normal, a road trip we recommend is a drive on Highway 12, also known as the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway.
Road trip: Sandhills Journey
Updated: Apr. 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM CDT
It may not be a great time to travel right now. But, it's always a good time to make plans for a future road trip on a memorable Nebraska byway.
New outdoor gear option
Updated: Apr. 9, 2020 at 11:29 AM CDT
A group of former Cabela's employees have opened a new business in Sidney, and hope to fill a void for customers interested in outdoor gear.
Greenhouse in the Snow
Updated: Apr. 8, 2020 at 10:27 AM CDT
A geo-thermal greenhouse developed by a retired mail carrier outside of Alliance is drawing attention from buyers around the country.
Filling the need for rural internet service
Updated: Apr. 6, 2020 at 10:15 AM CDT
A Panhandle-based company is making sure people in rural areas get the reliable internet service they need.
O'Neill business supports local
Updated: Apr. 3, 2020 at 11:21 AM CDT
The Douglas Street Coffee Company has been a Holt county destination since 2011. It can now be found at the new Handlebend building.
The golden years of train travel
Updated: Apr. 2, 2020 at 10:24 AM CDT
If you like railroad history, then you might have to put the Rock Island Depot Railroad Museum in Fairbury on your "to visit" list.
Bertrand students utilize the HoloLens
Updated: Mar. 31, 2020 at 12:18 PM CDT
Helping kids learn about emerging technology is crucial. Teachers in Bertrand now have a new tool to help put students on the cutting edge.
Henderson man brings western art to life
Updated: Mar. 30, 2020 at 10:12 AM CDT
If you are looking for an artist who is inspired by farm and ranch life, then Vern Friesen really fits that description.
Family-owned business remains strong in Scottsbluff
Updated: Mar. 27, 2020 at 10:20 AM CDT
Aulick Industries is a national leader in the construction of agricultural transportation equipment, and it all started in 1952.
Animal welfare a top priority for producers
Updated: Mar. 25, 2020 at 10:37 AM CDT
We caught up with Common Ground volunteer Joan Ruskamp at her farm near Dodge to learn how producers put care for their animals first.
Coffee and Rolls in Oshkosh
Updated: Mar. 24, 2020 at 11:51 AM CDT
A visit to Oshkosh isn't complete without a stop at Mark Ferrari Specialty Coffees. And now, the business is making cinnamon rolls, too.
Experiencing Camp Atlanta
Updated: Mar. 23, 2020 at 10:11 AM CDT
During a visit to Holdrege, you'll discover how German prisoners came to a POW Camp in Nebraska during World War II.