• Fire Captain Todd Morgan took turned his tailgating hobby heat in a professional venture.

  • Rows of mushrooms quietly emerge in Ash Gordon's inconspicuous warehouse near the airport.

  • Rick Rasmussen owns a tire shop, but his real passion in life is nature photography. Whether it's on his acreage south of town or abroad, he captures the peace and drama of the great outdoors.

  • An entrepreneur through and through, Brant has owned the SILO skate shop since he was 14 years old.

  • Brent Lindner owns four themed food and beverage establishments in Grand Island. His real desire is to bring people together, get us to slow down and have good conversation with good food and drink.

The people you'll meet...

It's the people that truly define a community, and we're proud of the characters in Grand Island. The characters featured in this section will extend to you Midwestern hospitality as you encounter them in galleries, at museums, or eating great local food. They embody the traits found in so many Grand Islanders that visitors will find, metaphorically, to be a breath of fresh air — just like the fresh prairie air they'll inhale while visiting Grand Island.

"I don't think anyone in Grand Island does anything without passion."

-Kari Stofer, Stuhr Museum Curator