Good Life Stories

We could go on and on about how great working, playing and living here is, but we’ll let you hear stories straight from the source: real-life Nebraskans.

Nebraska: It Happens Here background image Nebraska: It Happens Here Nebraska: It Happens Here is a storytelling initiative showcases pioneering young Nebraskans who are successfully chasing their dreams in the Cornhusker State. The high-impact video series features entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, non-profit leaders, legislators and others making a difference in their communities. Watch Video
At Home In Greater Nebraska - Lorena Beckius background image At Home In Greater Nebraska - Lorena Beckius “We wanted to find the best place to raise our kids. At that point, we were just planning and we felt Ogallala was the place to raise our kids and give them the best quality of life. Ogallala has a very safe environment where a kid can run and play free.” Watch Video
Experience Nebraska Videos background image Experience Nebraska Videos In June 2016, a team of Hear Nebraska journalists visited 12 communities throughout Greater Nebraska in order to help tell their stories. Along the way, we asked young residents and entrepreneurs why they choose to raise families, start businesses and enjoy recreation in their respective small-town environments. Watch Videos
Nebraska Star Party background image Nebraska Star Party Stargazers from across the U.S. gather to observe the night sky at Merritt Reservoir near Valentine during the annual Nebraska Star Party. This event draws hobbyists seeking to escape light pollution in the sanctity of the Sandhills where there are some of the darkest skies in the nation. Watch Video
Why York County background image Why York County Cheree Folts, Director of Parks and Recreation for York, has recently been featured in York County Development Corporation’s (YCDC) first talent initiative video focused on Why York County. The videos highlight the success of local community members and the career benefits they have experienced by living in York County, Nebraska. Watch Video
Lincoln. We Chose It. background image Lincoln. We Chose It. The Lincoln Chamber serves as Lincoln’s lead business organization championing our innovative, bustling business community. We are a convener and collaborator who brings all voices together to grow our city and move it forward. Watch Video
At Home In Greater Nebraska: Megan Helberg background image At Home In Greater Nebraska: Megan Helberg “The pull of the Sandhills and a connection I felt to this land. I want to be a part of preserving this way of life, yet also helping my community navigate what is ahead.” Watch Video
Artist Profile: Tragic Martha background image Artist Profile: Tragic Martha Tragic Martha’s Kim Nuss and Sarah Bailey talk about their experience playing music in rural Nebraska, up-and-coming creative communities and why they hope to inspire others in a special Good Living Tour artist profile. Watch Video
Madeline's Good Life Story background image Madeline's Good Life Story Nebraska is anything but a flyover state for Madeline Sullivan. She was born in Omaha, raised in Omaha and even attended college in Omaha. When she graduated with a degree in aviation, though, she was ready to take flight. Read More
Kush's Good Life Story background image Kush's Good Life Story Khushbaht (Kush) Addulloev has lived in Lincoln, Nebraska for the past 15 years. He’s been a Nebraskan for more than half of his life, but it’s only by chance that he ended up here at all. Read More
My summer in rural Nebraska background image My summer in rural Nebraska Three months was hardly a full experience, but it was enough for me to pick up on the intricacies of rural Nebraska that no amount of Internet research or public opinion polls could ever explain. Read More
Crafting Copper Mugs in Rural Nebraska background image Crafting Copper Mugs in Rural Nebraska Two Hold County friends craft copper mugs and sell them online, forging a potential path for rural Nebraska. Read More
Building For Better - Jason Hirschfeld background image Building For Better - Jason Hirschfeld Jason Hirschfeld seems to be a naturally born educator. That’s why it’s surprising to find out that his path to teaching wasn’t so clear. However, what was never a doubt, was that he wanted to live and raise his family where he grew up, York County. Read More
8 Made-In-Nebraska Beer Stops background image 8 Made-In-Nebraska Beer Stops No matter where you are in the state, you're never far from a Nebraska-crafted beer. Check into some (or all!) of these 8 stops for an authentic taste this weekend. Support Nebraska small businesses by making a purchase (up to one gallon) to go or buying a gift card... Read More
Young Nebraskans Can Live And Work Anywhere background image Young Nebraskans Can Live And Work Anywhere “Why are more and more people in their 30s and 40s choosing to live in or near our smaller communities? The 2010 Census shows that 53 of Nebraska’s most rural counties — those that do not have a town of at least 2,500 residents — had a net in-migration in this particular age cohort.” Read More
Small-Town Food With A Big-City Twist background image Small-Town Food With A Big-City Twist A spotlight on the popular Eat Restaurant in Dodge, Nebraska, population 600. Read More
Veterans Living In, Moving To Nebraska Eligible For Expanded Tuition Assistance, Tax Breaks, And Job Search Assistance background image Veterans Living In, Moving To Nebraska Eligible For Expanded Tuition Assistance, Tax Breaks, And Job Search Assistance Nebraska already has a lot to offer Veterans and their families — from abundant job opportunities to affordable living, safe communities and plenty of chance for adventure. But now there’s even more to like, with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) and... Read More
Celebrating Mom & Pop Business Owners background image Celebrating Mom & Pop Business Owners March 29th was National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day. In order to celebrate, we decided to highlight 5 different couple owned businesses scattered throughout Nebraska. In doing so, we were able to meet some incredible people, learn about innovative businesses Read More