March/April 2020



Equine science major Lillyanne Lewis of Ord was 12 when a paint horse named Cinch rode off with her heart. Many Nebraskans share similar bonds with horses.

Alan J. Bartels

Horse lovers might disagree that dogs are man’s best friend. Meet Nebraskans who love their equines in our Horsing Around feature. Story by Alan J. Bartels.

Artist Gary Ginther sculpted everything from bald eagles and sandhill cranes to pigs and frogs. A herd of his bronze bison sculptures can be found in his hometown of McCook where his artistic legacy lives on. Story by Sheryl Schmeckpeper.   

Whether you know it as Morrill Hall, Elephant Hall or the Nebraska State Museum, this cherished Nebraska institution is no dusty hall of history. Four floors of adventure await in Nebraska’s Smithsonian of the Plains. Story and photographs by Alan J. Bartels.

Sandhill cranes have returned to the Platte River in Nebraska. See them by flocking to these favorite bird-watching destinations. Story by Alan J. Bartels.

PLUS:

Add pizzazz to your kitchen with a trio of tasty pizza recipes.

Look down on Bridgeport’s bovine billboard.

Lettuce introduce you to Lincoln’s hungry giraffes.

Grand Island artist creates coloring books for adults.

Pillars of community stand tall in Alliance.

Nebraska Trivia: The roaring voice behind Tony the Tiger and other GR-R-REAT! questions from Nebraska’s eight largest communities.

Poetry: Spring is in the air for Nebraska’s poets.

Nebraska Traveler: Livestock tank racing in North Platte, Pirate Fest in Elkhorn, and bucking bulls in Grand Island.

Mailbox: Readers write in about Chimney Rock, small-town burgers and Nebraska heroes.

Photo contest: Omaha photographer harvests rock-solid sunset image of Filley Stone Barn.

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