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Gibbon, Nebraska 308-216-0181 • 1-866-300-2831 Kitchens • Bathrooms • Flooring • Decks Basements • Siding • Windows We would also love to hear what home improvement topics are of interest to you. We want to hear from you ... Go to or call Lori Guthard at 308.233.9701 and click on the TRENDS publication to send us your suggestions for Kearney area homes to feature. Be sure to include the name and phone number of the homeowner. three stools next to the gran- ite-topped island for meals on the go. Actually, the kitchen lacks an island. Instead, Sara opted for a peninsula shape that wraps around the kitchen’s working area. The peninsula still acts as a natural gathering point for guests who easily can serve themselves without congest- ing traffic in the kitchen, where a big wood table is handy for food preparation. Near the kitchen is the laundry room and entry to the three-car garage. The Urwillers rigged a nifty pet door and kennel space so their two dogs, Bella and Gunner, have a little space of their own. Near the garage and windbreak is a playset for Tessa and Kayden. The play area overlooks Highway 2 and Grandpa Urwiller’s large watermelon patch south of the home, which is set back from the highway several hundred feet. About a mile to the north of Sara and Kent’s place is the Middle Loup River. The setting is peaceful — the kind of place Sara and Kent dreamed about. “We always talked about living here,” Sara said. “It was going to be 15 years into our marriage, but the (wireless) business jump-started our plans.” CONTINUED FROM 7C A SPACIOUS master bathroom features tandem sinks in the vanity. NOT FAR FROM the backyard patio is Tessa and Kayden Urwiller’s play set. BELLA AND Gunner, the Urwillers’ dogs, can exercise in their outdoor kennel. SIMPLE AND elegant, the Shaker design ap- peals to Sara Urwiller so she employed the look throughout her home. Erika Pritchard, Kearney Hub A FOOD preparation table stands in the center of the Urwiller kitchen, which is equipped with stainless appliances, a large farmer sink and sturdy gas oven and stove.