November/December 2018

ON OUR COVER Lumberjacks harvest trees to protect Nebraska's Pine Ridge from wildfires.

AJ Dahm

From the unique forest scene on our cover, to the trio of holiday images in our Showcase Shots photography contest at the back of the magazine, the November/December 2018 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.

Magic happens where winter meets water. Our 9-page photo essay, “Winter on the Banks,” features photos from Nebraska photographers with a warm spot for winter. Nebraska – flat lands covered with corn and soybeans, right? In the northwest corner of Nebraska, lumberjacks – yes, lumberjacks –  harvest a crop unlike any other in Nebraska. Our 8-page feature, “Pine Ridge Loggers,” tells the exciting stories of this small band of workers protecting Nebraska’s Pine Ridge from going up in smoke. At the simply named “Eat” restaurant in Dodge, Chef Michael Glissman prepares gourmet cuisine inspired by his family roots and experience working for celebrity chefs. His kitchen in the former Dodge State Bank building in downtown Dodge even has a table in the building’s historic vault. A quartet of delicious Glissman recipes should whet your appetite for a Dodge visit of your own.

The many heroic stories of Nebraskans stepping up to protect state and nation are preserved and told at the Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward. Our 7-page feature, “Stories of Service and Sacrifice: Seward’s Nebraska National Guard Museum honors Nebraskans’ heroic deeds,” opens the doors on the facility which opened in Seward in 2015. Order this keepsake issue today to get your own copy for a military veteran in your life. This story also includes the recent story of female Nebraska veterans flying to Washington, D.C. for an overdue day of thanks.

The Webster County community of Red Cloud has long been known for hometown author Willa Cather. In our story, “Red Cloud: Willa Cather’s legacy pins hometown to literary map,” editor Alan Bartels and photographer AJ Dahm explore the community near the Nebraska-Kansas border. At the end of the story learn about our special Nebraska Life Red Cloud issue release party/Willa Cather birthday party.

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 tobacco-hating elephant, Nebraska’s largest nutcracker, and a hotdog in Bellevue tipping the scales at five pounds. We’ll test your Omaha knowledge in our Trivia section (now with 15 questions), show the warm side of winter with Good Life Poetry, and showcase Nebraska products made in Lincoln. We’ll get around the state in Nebraska Traveler, with stories about Nebraska’s world-famous photographer, a giant poinsettia tree at Lauritzen Gardens, ice boating in Lincoln and a statewide calendar of events. Spring is coming, so check out the skinny on our annual Sandhill crane motorcoach tour, too. New for this issue, our Park Spotlight takes readers to Schramm Park State Recreation Area near Gretna.

Call us at 800-777-6159 or click the subscriptions tab to order Nebraska Life subscriptions for yourself and your loved ones today. The holidays are approaching fast!

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