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The NPR Story is Out!

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We noted a few weeks back that NPR was here in town for a story on rural communities.  Great news!  The NPR story on Marketplace Morning Report ran this morning!!!

You can listen here.  An excerpt from the web:

Alex Schmidt: The town of Ord is smack in the middle of Nebraska. It has a population of just 2,200.

But here at a local convenience store, there about 20 racks filled with magazines and brochures promoting tourism around the region. There are pictures of teenagers jet skiing on a scenic river. You can read an article about the historic fort in Ord and learn about their quaint town square.

Caleb Pollard, Director at the Ord Chamber of Commerce, says these days, a $60 all-inclusive wine tasting near Ord is more attractive to big city folks than that two-week holiday in Europe.

Caleb Pollard: It’s quirky and it’s different, too. I mean, how many people can say that they went out and went wine tasting in the sand hills of Central Nebraska?

Great news for a such an awesome community.  Congrats to all that helped make this possible, national coverage never hurts!!!


Written by Caleb

May 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Congratulations to Ord on making the national news!

    We hope to get to Ord to explore the area.

    Steve Larrick

    May 10, 2009 at 2:05 am

  2. […] gained traction on a national scale doing so.  Don’t believe us?  Check here, here, here and […]

  3. Congratulations, Ord! As a former Ord resident, 1940-1958, I always keep my eyes open for any news about Ord.

    Keep up your good work!

    Donald L. Vasicek
    Olympus Films+, LLC
    The Zen of Writing and Filmmaking

    Donald L. Vasicek

    April 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm

  4. Don – thanks for your note. We appreciate having you check in. Stay tuned to http://www.ordnebraska.com – we’re launching the new site this week, and I hope you like it! Take care.


    April 20, 2010 at 12:53 am

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