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In this special edition of Nebraska Stories we feature stories from the Nebraska Sandhills. In this special edition of Nebraska Stories we feature stories from the Nebraska Sandhills. “Shakespeare & The Wild West” You've heard of Shakespeare in Love? We follow Nebraska Shakespeare to Valentine, the heart of cowboy country, for a performance of Twelfth Night. The company has been around since 1987, creating year-round, high quality Shakespeare productions. And then they head off to Omaha for an acting workshop with middle school students. “Shifting Sands” Sarah Switzer Sortum and her brother, Adam Switzer, are hard at work making changes on their family's Burwell ranch to embrace new conservation methods and encourage eco-tourism. “The Girl from Broken Bow” Katie Farritor discove...
A Spirit in a school Theater, Something attacking while you sleep, Shadow person walking around your home and even a friendly spirit playing with a baby. Nebraska didn't hole back on the creepy level at all... ----------------------------------- http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=19355 http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=20603 http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=9157 http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=23257 http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=18339 ----------------------------------- Music Credits: Kevin MacLeod ----------------------------------- FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/GhoulishGal15 Twitter: GhoulishGal SnapChat: GhoulishGal Email: GhoulishGal15@gm...
Finish Life Well™ - "Must See" Stories of Inspiration - http://www.finishlifewell.com Jack Hoffman's story came to light when Cornhusker Running Back Rex Burkhead took Jack under his wing to encourage and serve him during this 5 year old's fight with brain cancer. Husker Nation has now taken Jack under their wing too, cheering him on on the field and with his fight against cancer. Go Team Jack! Watch this incredible story of inspiration, courage, friendship and love. You will be changed. Watch Jack's incredible 69-yard touchdown run at the Nebraska Cornhusker Spring Game 4/6/13 here: http://youtu.be/slEgEDPbGno Check out Team Jack's Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Jack/130253380409979 This video is from the Big Ten Network. They did a great job! Check th...
Like the Dust Bowl, with its blinding black winds that lasted for years, or the biblical plague of locusts, the 1949 blizzard raged from January through the spring. The monumental drifts it left in its wake finally melted...in July. The devastation was so extreme, the Air Force had to airlift drop supplies for towns and farms. For more "Nebraska Stories," visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
Omaha may be a great and thriving city now but it was once a fledgling young settlement. Just before the turn of the century, as Omaha struggled to escape a sudden economic depression sweeping the nation, city leaders pulled out all the stops and held a World's Fair. Here's a look back at the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition. For more Nebraska Stories, visit www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
The Homestead Act triggered one of the largest migrations in history for "free land" on the Great Plains. Photographs tell the story of African-American homesteaders in Nebraska. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebaska.org/nebraskskastories.
The double tornado that scoured a path through the town of Pilger and took two lives might have been enough to make some people quit, but not the students of Wisner-Pilger High School. Before there was a thought to ask, these good-hearted kids were already volunteering to help their town and each other. A silver lining if ever there was. More Nebraska Stories http://www.NETnebraska.org/nebraskastories
Art and medicine, two terms which are generally unrelated, are intricately linked for Scottish-born artist Mark Gilbert. We see his latest works at an art exhibit at Omaha's Bemis Center as part of a multi-year study involving portraiture. The pieces are a series of portraits of patients and caregivers that often have a transformative impact on those involved. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
Meet a woman who watched as they raised the sower to the top of the Nebraska Capitol. And glimpse the wonders inside this world-class building that tells the story of the west in limestone, wood, and mosaic. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
For Ethan Parks, attending UNL is more than just classes and homework. He has a full-time job as a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band. Here is an insider's look at a day in life of this dedicated Tuba player and what it means to be a member of "The Pride of All Nebraska." For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories
Nebraska poet and essayist, Ted Kooser, the 13th U.S. Poet Laureate, reads from his collection of poems recording the devastation unleashed on the Great Plains by the Jan. 12, 1888 blizzard. The Blizzard Voices is based on actual reminiscences of the survivors as recorded in documents from the time and written reminiscences from years later. Here are the haunting voices of the men and women who were teaching school, working the land, and tending the house when the storm arrived and changed their lives forever. For more "Nebraska Stories," visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
"See more stories like this at http://www.NETnebraska.org/nebraskastories A Sudanese refugee shares her inspiring story of hope in the face of great challenges. Lincoln resident Abeny Kucha Tiir, a survivor of war-torn Sudan, shares her inspiring story of hope amidst challenges and tragedies. She has written a book about her experiences and is working on a second publication designed to encourage and empower other Sudanese women who have survived tragedies of their own."
In 1877, at the request of her grieving parents, the people of Neligh agreed to care for the grave of a Ponca Indian girl. Since that day, the town has tended the grave. In 2011, the tribe said thank you in a special ceremony. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraksastories.
Artist Dale Nichols (David City) took his childhood memories of rural Nebraska landscapes and turned them into paintings with a national audience. Today they are national treasures, but the artist has been forgotten by many. For more Nebraska Stories, visit http://www.netnebraska.org/nebraskastories.
Lincoln high school student, Sheridan Swotek, pursues her Diamond Clover pin, the highest award given by 4-H. Through a national grant she's developed an innovative youth project that gives urban kids the opportunity to learn responsibility by caring for goats. To see more Nebraska Stories visit http://netNebraska.org/nebraskastories