January/February 2019



From the historic image of Ponca Chief Standing Bear on our cover, to the three stunning winter images in our Showcase Shots photography contest at the back of the magazine, the January/February 2019 issue of Nebraska Life is filled front to back with stories and photos reminding you of your Nebraska pride. Enjoy this quick summary of what you will discover when you subscribe to Nebraska Life.

Love it or hate it, winter is here to stay – for a little while, anyway. Enjoy the best of winter beauty with our 8-page photo essay, “Winter Whiteout.” Warm up with winter’s coolest images until spring returns – in a few months.

We go from winter beauty to tales of the most devastating blizzard in memory with our story “Nebraska’s Worst Winter Ever: Recollections pile up 70 years after the epic winter of 1948-1949.” Survivors share their stories of determination and survival in this exciting 5-page feature including stunning historic images.

The Nebraska Hall of Fame at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln features just 26 influential Nebraskans. Learn about this hallowed hall, and who is in it, with our 10-page feature “Hall of Greatness.”

We visit Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn for our Nebraska Kitchens department featuring four scrumptious family recipes. Platte River Mud Pie never tastes better than it does at Bob and Linda Ard’s bed and breakfast near Minden, but this recipe and three others will help you create the tastes of the Platte Valley at your Nebraska home, no matter where that might be.

In Bartley, we get all steamed up at Chuck’s Woodbarn, where master woodworker Charlie Zeller steam bends wood to create unique trunks, bootjacks, hat boxes and other upscale wooden heirloom furniture.

York County was organized in 1870, but the history preserved at the Clayton Museum of Ancient History in York dates back thousands of years. Read about this new jewel of the York College campus in our 4-page story by contributor Sarah Woodman Kansteiner. While snow and ice drive some people indoors, the slick stuff brings out snowmobile adventurers at Lewis and Clark Lake above Gavins Point Dam. Join staff photographer AJ Dahm as he tells the story of these adrenaline junkies while also shooting the action with two cameras at the same time. Talk about working up a sweat in the dead of winter. AJ’s story begins on page 70.

Plus: we will reveal our next crop of Nebraska Life Sweepstakes winners and tell you how to enter. Our Flat Water News department features a dedicated photographer sharing images of Chimney Rock each and every day in 2019, and we’ll tell you about bigfoot’s new Hastings home –  have you seen him? We’ll show you the hotel where space aliens might stay while in Omaha, and we will test your Nebraska sports knowledge in our Trivia section (now with 15 questions). Join us on the road in our Nebraska Traveler department with stories about Unadilla’s famous groundhog, Kearney winter exhibits at the Museum of Nebraska Art, the Nebraska Life Sandhill Crane Tour 2019, and our statewide calendar of events. Our Park Spotlight goes wild for winter at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area near Gering, and we hope you’ll read or story and then visit the scenic place for yourself.

Call us at 800-777-6159 or click the subscriptions tab to order Nebraska Life subscriptions for yourself and your loved ones today. Did you overlook a few folks on your recent holiday gift-giving list? Nebraska Life makes a great gift – any time of year.

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