May/June 2020




Attracted by the flower’s vanilla-like fragrance, a sweat bee explores the blooms of an endangered blowout penstemon in the Sandhills near Burwell.

Alan J. Bartels

  • Natural wonders abound in Sioux County where summertime ‘staycations’ begin. Story by Alan J. Bartels.
  • With little more than wire, pliers and a creative mind that his Sandhills neighbors did not understand, Emery Blagdon enlightened the art world. Story by Linda Read Deeds.
  • Omaha’s Keeper of the Mill. With fortitude, faith and creativity akin to that of its Mormon pioneer builders, a savior emerges to save Omaha’s oldest building from the wrecking ball. Story and photographs by Alan J. Bartels.
  • Night of the Twisters. Residents look back to when Grand Island was in the eye of the storm 40 years ago. Story by Sheryl Schmeckpeper.
  • The ghost town of Leroy clings to its buried cache of silver and gold. Story and photographs by Alan J. Bartels.
  • Time-saving slow cooker recipes become fast favorites of Nebraska home cooks. Story by Danelle McCollum.
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  • Time-saving slow cooker recipes become fast favorites of Nebraska home cooks. 

  • Ranchers and flower-loving friends preserve endangered Sandhills fragrance.

    Pleasanton track stars on track without a track.

    Hardworking Nebraska City insurance agent took his desk to the grave.

    Bookworms and beer lovers on same page at Lincoln brewery.

    Elkhorn sculptor stuck on history.

    Nebraska Trivia: Test your knowledge of Nebraska with 15 questions about our state’s diverse wildlife

    Poetry: Outdoor activities and lush summer landscapes inspire poetic words.

    Nebraska Traveler: Scottish heritage celebrated in the highlands of Scotts Bluff County, mouthwatering flavors at the Taste of Omaha, and Goehner’s Centennial Players dramatically take the stage in Seward.

    Photo contest: A shocking image of Lincoln's Memorial Stadium.

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