Segment from Episode 1 A story told by Ted Kooser (Garland, NE), John Lavicky, and Herb Hrnicek (Dwight, NE). In one of the many snow storms that struck the Great Plains in 1949, two convicts of the penitentiary in Lincoln escaped and walked to Dwight in prison flip-flops. They were taken in by the community, thawed out and stuffed with duck, kraut and kolache. Eventually the Nebraska National Guard plowed the road and the convicts were taken back to prison, reluctantly.
Nebraska Stories tells compelling personal stories of Nebraskans around the state, the life stories of Nebraska artists, and historical and contemporary stories. This half-hour 'magazine-style' series presents new, short-form video segments, highlighting people, ideas and events that inform Nebraskans’ sense of place and their unique perspective on American life as it is lived on the Great Plains.