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Visionary Ranchers Help Conserve Nebraska’s Sandhills – And Save a Way of Life

Through ecotourism operations and an annual Prairie Chicken Festival, the Switzer Ranch realized the immense importance of acting to conserve the Sandhills of Nebraska...
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Healthiest Cities in US: Lincoln, Nebraska is #1

The top four healthiest cities for 2007 according to the US Centers for Disease Control are: Lincoln, Nebraska; Fargo, North Dakota; Boulder, Colorado; and...

Girl’s Postcard to a Veteran Boasts the Simple Wisdom of Children

When a certain work assignment brought me to Nebraska for two weeks, this Canadian was given a wonderful opportunity to become immersed not only...

Farmers Stay Silent During Auction So Young Man Can Win the Bid on His Long-Lost Family Farm

“I've had two profoundly humbling days in my life. The first was the day my son was born. The second was that unforgettable day...

Holocaust Survivor Explains How an Unlikely Reunion Helped Him to Love Humanity Once More

The day 81-year-old Romek “Robbie” Waisman boarded the plane and sat next to me is a day I will remember forever. He had a...

Watch Sweet Reaction to Son Surprising Dad With ‘Final Trip’ for Father’s Day

When Billy Lea saw his son walk through his door and present him with a special Father's Day gift, he was almost entirely speechless with love.

City Approves First Homeless Hospice on West Coast: ‘It’s the right thing to do’

Not only is it the first homeless hospice on the West Coast, but it is also the eighth facility of its kind in the country.

Good News in History, April 10

On this day 20 years ago, the Northern Ireland peace talks, which had dragged on for two years, culminated in the historic Good Friday Agreement,...

After Scoring This Astonishing Trick Shot, Teen With Down Syndrome is Contacted By the Globetrotters

Not many people could successfully sink this difficult shot – so when James Meiergerd pulled it off in front of his whole school, the crowd went wild.

Good News in History, December 31

On this day 30 years ago, Belgians and Britons who displayed heroism during the rescue operation of the March 6 Zeebrugge ferry disaster were honored: 31 people received honors for helping to save an estimated 350 passengers after the ship capsized claiming 193 lives. The BBC reported, “One of the highest civilian awards for gallantry, the George Medal, was awarded to head waiter Michael Skippen who died trying to get passengers to safety, and to Andrew Parker who formed a human bridge to allow others to clamber to safety across him: ‘I had no thoughts of heroism at all.’” (1987)

Good News in History, December 12

  100 years ago today, an Irish immigrant, Father Ed Flanagan, opened Boys Town as a home for wayward boys in Nebraska. After arriving in...

Why This 8-Year-Old Boy Set Up a Lemonade Stand in a Hospital

Ulises Ornelas is an 8-year-old boy who is treating his injuries in a unique way: by selling lemonade to hospital residents and staff. Ornelas recently...

Woman Births Twins as Surrogate for Sister Who Had 9 Miscarriages

Melissa Kayser was heartbroken when she was forced to realize that she couldn't give birth – but luckily, her compassionate older sister volunteered to be her...

Facebook Provides Valuable Safety Net for the Bereaved, Study Finds

Neuroscientists have long noted that if certain brain cells are destroyed by, say, a stroke, new circuits may be laid in another location to...

Grandmother’s Quilts Play Lovely Role in Funeral – Gracing the Pews (Photo)

Our lives are woven with the thread of friends and family, forming a tapestry of life –especially if you’ve lived more than 89 years. Margaret...

Man Uses Clever Way of Checking Up on His Grandma After the Hurricane

Since Claire Olsen's phone lines were down after Hurricane Matthew, her grandson got too worried waiting to hear from her – so he ordered her a pizza.

Tower Camera Captures Up Close Footage of Curious Hawk (WATCH)

You have never seen such a close look at a more bewildered bird

Teen Trumpeter Plays Touching Taps Tribute For Fallen Dallas Officers (WATCH)

A 14-year-old boy identified only as “James” showed up at the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department with a trumpet, and without fanfare, honored police officers...

Scientists Just Deleted HIV in Mice Using Gene-Editing Technique

Scientists at Temple University successfully removed HIV DNA from living animals, another step forward in their effort to develop a cure for the virus...

Costco Sells So Much Organic Produce, It Aids Farmers to Grow More

America’s appetite for organic food is so big, the largest seller can’t keep its shelves stocked, so it’s loaning money to farmers to grow...