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The Killigans Premium Band plays

Lincoln folk rock band The Killigans are featured in our March/April 2015 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine. Check out an exclusive clip of the band's remake of Robert W. Steven's classic Big Red tribute, "The Cornhusker," below!

Boone County Murder Mystery

Seven decades later, the murders of a Boone County sheriff and constable remain unsolved.

5 Husker Hangouts in Lincoln

In Lincoln, you'll find that Husker hangouts are just a "Go Bid Red" shout away. If you've got the good fortune to be in Lincoln on game day, but don't have a ticket into Memorial Stadium, here are our 5 favorite capital city spots to hangout and take part in some good ol' fashioned team spirit.

Publisher's Letter March/April 2013

Our publisher, Chris Amundson, takes a moment to reflect on what makes Nebraska's "Good Life" even better than advertised.

Ogallaly, Queen of the Cow Towns

For a brief, exciting decadein the history of the west, the tiny town of Ogallala was the Mecca for the trail herds of longhorn cattle, “choused” out of the Texas brush country and pointed north on the long drives. And by the time the glory days of the cattle drives had passed, Ogallala had more than earned her reputation as Nebraska’s “Cowboy Capital” and the “Gomorrah of the Plains.”

Santee's Mesozoic Mystery

The Santee Nation's sandy hills hide much more than human history in their depths, as discovered by fossil hunters Shane Tucker, Mike Voorhies, and George Corner.

The Photographs of Solomon Butcher

Dressed in their Sunday best, pioneer families posing for Butcher often put the bravest face possible on an existence full of hard work and harsh living conditions, chronicled in Butcher's photo-biography of the pioneers of Custer County.

NL Hometown Stories - Boot Hill Cemetery in Sidney

Sidney now shines out like a beacon on the High Plains, but once upon a time, a more sinister darkness pervaded the town.

Husker Volleyball's Queens of the Court

With three national championships, and four Olympic athletes, Nebraska volleyball’s storied program is hard to match.

5 Towns Under 500

Though there are hundreds of tiny towns to fit this bill, we narrowed our list down to 5 fabulous communities that each offer up their own unique tastes of small-town life. One thing's for sure: it's never as dull as you might expect.

Signs of Life in German Valley, NE

Even though there is no water tower or “Welcome to German Valley” sign, German Valley is alive and well today.

Cowboy Action Shooting

Folks like Panhandle Kate and Gut Shot Don are run-of-the-mill six-shooting, Wild West Nebraskans.
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