March/April 2018



AJ Dahm

From the hardworking cowboy on our cover, to the trio of beautiful Nebraska images in our Showcase Shots photo contest in the back of the magazine, our March/April 2018 issue starts spring on the right foot with stories and photos reminding you of your Nebraska pride. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find inside:

Nebraskans have used folklore to predict the arrival of spring and weather since before we became a state. Even today new folklore is being created. Chuckle out loud or shake your head with disbelief while reading this issue’s feature about Nebraska Spring Folklore.

Baby calves drop whether spring has arrived or not. Travel with staff photographer AJ Dahm and assistant editor Alan Bartels to Whitman where friends and neighbors help the staff of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Gudmundsen Ranch brand a new batch of spring calves. Warm camaraderie between friends and neighbors staves off winter chill.

College and National Football League champions have already been crowned when the Indoor Football League’s Danger team kick off in Grand Island. Join us at the Heartland Event Center in Fonner Park as the action gets hot. No matter the final score, Grand Island wins.

Cambridge has had a give and take relationship with Medicine Creek since the community’s founding in the 1880s. Sometimes the creek giveth, occasionally it rises up and taketh away. Visit this Furnas County community with us and see the determined spirit and fun-lovingness of this creek town.

Plus: We’re heading to the tropics…in Omaha, giving you the lowdown on our new Utah Life Magazine, and introducing you to Hastings’ pie-lanthropist. Our Nebraska Trivia hurts your brain with questions about our Cornhusker State, and our Good Life Poetry features poets’ words about spring. We’ll share recipes from our friends at Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, and introduce you to a one-man band from Firth, and a painter from Chappell who is jealous of sandhill cranes. We’ll show you how to greet each morning with tasty Nebraska products, before bringing out your inner Spock and opera curiosity in our Nebraska Traveler feature. And our Nebraska Life Motorcoach is headed west this summer. Find out how you can ride with us.

Don’t forget to plan your next adventure with our statewide calendar of events, and you’ll discover much more in this keepsake issue. Call us at 800-777-6159 or click the subscriptions tab to order Nebraska Life subscriptions for yourself and your loved ones today!

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