Lynette Otero once again calls Norfolk home.
On Thursday, Nov. 8, hundreds of visitors from throughout Nebraska will be spending the day and evening in Norfolk. They will celebrate their collective success in efforts to inspire charitable giving and build stronger communities together with the Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF).
SPRINGVIEW — Opportunities are everything when it comes to choosing a place to live. And Ryan Richey wants to show that there’s no shortage of them, even in a smaller community like Springview.
SPRINGVIEW — At first glance, Vance Baker and Linnea Steinhauser don't seem to have a lot in common.
AINSWORTH — Mark and Haley Miles love showing Ainsworth to the uninitiated.
AINSWORTH — Until he was a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying finance, Vance Heyer didn’t think about returning to his hometown after college.
HOWELLS — There was never any doubt how Chris and Dorothy Mejstrik felt about Howells.
HOWELLS — A walking trail, a new swimming pool, expanded learning opportunities and new housing for all income levels — these are just a few of the promising ideas contributed by a group of young people living in Howells during a recent community visioning session.
LAUREL — You could say business is in Scott Taylor’s blood.
LAUREL — It was early on a pleasant August evening when Christina Patefield stepped outside to find a quiet spot to talk to a stranger about her life.
PETERSBURG — Maybe, just maybe, Tina Stokes and her PERCH business venture epitomize an important aspect of living and working in rural Nebraska — both now and in the future.
In the 21st century economy, people can choose to live and work almost anywhere — provided there’s ready access to a computer and a steady internet connection.
WEST POINT — The story of Tina and Cedric Biteghe Bi Ndong is one about opportunity. For it’s opportunity that brought them both to West Point, and each other.
WEST POINT — Most of the stories in the “At Home in Greater Nebraska” series feature people who have moved back to their hometowns or are newcomers to the state.
ALBION — Going home can be the opportunity of a lifetime.
There’s no such thing as lazy summers for Boone County youth.
For years, headlines across rural America looked bleak — job loss, population loss, and loss of critical financial resources due to what has been dubbed the “intergenerational transfer of wealth.”
TILDEN — Ten years ago, Elkhorn Valley School’s 6-man football team didn’t have enough players on its roster to even have a scrimmage.
Head west on Highway 275 for about 17 miles from Norfolk and motorists will come upon a huge sign supported by stone pillars welcoming them to the village of Meadow Grove (pop. 301).
STUART — Rural Northeast and North Central Nebraska has a sense of community that not every place enjoys.
Holt County, Nebraska: population 10,400. It’s about 100 miles north of Interstate 80 and 200 miles from the state’s major metro areas. It doesn’t have a four-lane highway.