Success Stories

Ramp provides library accessibility for all patrons.

The Village office in Lewellen is adjacent to the village library.  Residents of Lewellen, population 224 enjoy the convenience of being able to pay a bill, check out a book, and conduct research on the public computer.

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Photo of Domenic and Nancy Giofre, owners of Giofre Apiaries

It all started with a love of beekeeping and honey when the Giofre Family was approached with a business they could not refuse.

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Store front of the new cooperative grocery store. Picture courtesy of Marcia Hora, Stapleton Enterprise.

Residents of Logan County and bordering counties were forced to make costly grocery shopping commutes after the Main Street Market & Deli in Stapleton, Nebraska closed on September 30, 2015.  Fast forward to March 12, 2017 and the Main Street Market has reopened as a community-owned cooperati

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100 year old barn relocated spanning Whiskey Run Creek.

Whiskey Run Creek Vineyard and Winery is located on a fifth generation farm located in Brownsville, Nebraska. Whiskey Run Creek was awarded a $213,350 Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) for working capital in FY 2016.

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Good Shepherd Hospital

The summer day was heating up when Shelbyville resident Orville Fulk had a stroke. Recognizing the drooping face and garbled speech as critical signs, his wife Kathy called the paramedics and got Fulk to the local hospital, just minutes away.

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504 Home Repair Loans & Grants

When folks in your hometown have lost their homes because they can’t afford to drill a new well, you can’t afford to mess around when it’s time to drill yours.

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New Toughbook installed in police cruiser.

The Gordon Police Department proudly serves their community of 1,612. While on  patrol, officers respond to criminal acts, traffic stops, and other public safety concerns.  However, their cruisers were not equipped with the department’s records management system.

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40 families who live in the new Buena Vista Apartments in Hollister, Calif.

A home is thought to be a place to hang your hat and space to feel safe in a community that cares for your well-being. Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.

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Designed to provide technical assistance to Socially-Disadvantaged Groups in rural areas, the University of  Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Cooperative Development Center (NCDC) is doing just that.  A recipient of funding from the USDA Rural Development Socially Disadvantaged Group Grants program (S

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Brent Benstead recently purchased the Trading Post Market in  Ponca, Nebraska from the retiring owner.  The Trading Post has been a grocery retailer for more than 40 years and is positioned directly along the path to the Ponca State Park.  In recent years the business had seen a steady decline. 

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