USA Wrestling: Where Olympic journeys begin
January 26, 2012 Brian Hale   
Photo by Brian Hale/Gering Citizen

Blake Bahan, 7, of Scottsbluff, (top) scores a takedown against opponent Santiago Castillo, 6, of Mitchell, scoring 2 points. Both boys are members of the local USA Wrestling's "308 Takedown" club. For more photos and a full story, check out the Jan. 26, 2012 print edition of the Gering Citizen or purchase the eEdition.

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680Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
679 Taking a big risk
674From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
673Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
670Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
669Teen Voice: Catfished
668Observations Only: Saturday delight
665Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
664From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
664A Small World: Savoring county fair days
663The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
663Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
662Life's curve balls
659The hills, part 1: Mustangs
658Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
657Seeing the works of the master
657Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
656From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
652Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
652The ghost of Ayn Rand
651Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
650From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
648Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
648Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
647Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
646A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
645From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
644Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
644Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
643A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
643Teen Voice: Not just another ride
642Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
642Observations Only: Extreme measures
642Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
641Timing makes perfect
641Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
637Observations Only: Counting chickens
637Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
636Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
634Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
634Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
630Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
629SELL-OUT!
629Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
626Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
626From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
624Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
623A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
623A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
621A Stray Moment: God Knows
618It's no surprise
618A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
618Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
615Observations Only: Just around the corner
615A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
613Do You Tube?
611Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
611Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
611Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
609The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
609Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
608Observations Only: Scourge of violence
606Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
606Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
606A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
604View from the block
601Welcome to Gering
601The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
600Observations Only: What's in a word?
600Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
599Silence please
598From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
598The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
597A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
594Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
593A Stray Moment: The last time
591From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
591The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
590A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
588A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
588Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
586LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
585Observations Only: Together again
584Age of reason
584Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
582From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
582Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
582Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
580A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
579Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
578Observations Only: Going home
578Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
577The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
577Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
576Economic development update
576Observations Only: No thank you
575Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
574Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
573Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
573A Stray Moment: Without a net
572Observations Only: Curious things
569 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
568Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
567Observations Only: Surprises
566Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
566Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
566Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
566Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
564From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
561From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
561Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
561Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
560Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
556Observations Only: Spider adventure
555Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
555Observations Only: Uneventful flight
555Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
555Guest Voices…
554Observations Only: North Powder
553Teen Voice: Living within our means
553A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
553Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
552Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
552Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
552Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
552Rural America and immigration reform
551Observations Only: Sister odyssey
551Observations Only: Blue chip stock
550Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
549At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
548Teen Voice: Body image
547Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
546Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
546Teen Voice: Shadow art
545Observations Only: Critical thinking
544A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
544The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
543Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
541The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
539Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
539A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
537Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
537Across the Fence: The hand dug well
537Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
535From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
534Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
534Observations Only: The awful truth
532Permission to remember
532A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
531Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
530Across The Fence: A day For thanks
529From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
528Teen Voice: Serendipity
525Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
523Our View: The elephant in the room
522The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
520Observations Only: Journey's end
520Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
519LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
518Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
517Social time has important benefits
517Home of the Brave
516Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
513From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
513Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
511Practice safe barbecue basics
511Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
511Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
511Observations Only: Curious things, part II
511Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
511Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
509Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
509Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
508Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
506Observations Only: The meeting
506Observations Only: Sister lost
505Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
501Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
500The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
499Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
499Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
498My Thanksgiving prayer
497Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
497The Good Life: The two different types of business people
496Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
496Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
494Our View: Bravo OTD committee
491A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
489The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
488Totally Random: My journey, life after living
485Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
485Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
484Remembering When
484I'm falling for Tumblr?
482Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
482Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
482Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
482Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
481Observations Only: A gift of serenity
479Teen Voice: Being a girl
479Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
478Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
478A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
477Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
477A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
473Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
473The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
471Teen Voice: Happy news
470Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
467Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
466Observations Only : White water
463Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
459Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
455A Small World: Special guest
454Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
451Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
449Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
447Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
447Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
447Observations Only: A fine line
445Teen Voice: Equality
445Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
445Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
444Observations Only: Good and evil
444Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
443Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
441Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
440Our View: Visionaries wanted
439Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
439The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
436Observations Only: Expect the best
436Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
432A real leaning tree Christmas
432Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
431Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
429Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
428Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
422Observations Only: The shadow of error
422The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
420The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
419The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
417Observations Only: A matter of matter
417Observations Only: Indifferent love
416Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
416The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
416Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
415The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
413Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
412Observations Only: Beginnings
412Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
411Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
411Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
409Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
406Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
406Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
404Observations Only: Divine spirit
403Observations Only: Choices
401Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
401Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
400Completely Different - The magic of spring
396Observations Only: Temptation
396The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
396Totally Random: Life’s ripples
387Observations Only: Willfulness
385Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
380Observations Only: Divine prompts
379Teen Voice: The need to get away
379Teeing Off: Around the Green
377Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
376Observations Only: A matter of paradox
374Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
374A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
374Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
373A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
371Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
370Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
368A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
367Anno Domini: We gather together
367Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
366Observations Only: Off to the races
365Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
365Observations Only: The vision
361Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
360Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
360Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
359Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
357Across the Fence: The Pony Express
354Totally Random: October, the pink month
354Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
353Observations Only: The need to understand
352Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
352Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
346Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
345Observations Only: A good daughter
344Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
343Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
339Teeing Off: Mind Gym
336Teen Voice: Silence
335A Halloween Story: The scary dream
335Building Bridges: Love your enemies
333Teeing Off: Persistence
328Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
327Lyman Review: Devil calf
327Teen Voice: Stress test
326Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
325Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
321Teen Voice: Remember what you have
321Observations Only: A sad week
320Teen Voice: The Other Side
319Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
314Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
312Teen Voice: What is love?
311Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
310Teeing Off: The thing about state
308Observations Only: Waiting time
305Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
303Teen Voice: The rivalry
300Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
297Observations Only: Reality check
294Observations Only: Hog wash
293Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
292Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
292Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
288Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
283Lyman Review: The love goat
283Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
283Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
282Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
281Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
279Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
279Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
277Observations Only: Saint Marge
277Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
271Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
270Totally Random: Happy Halloween
269Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
268Lyman Review: One mean chicken
268Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
264Anno Domini: On this remembering day
263Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
262Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
259Observations Only: Gone away
257Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
253
252Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
251Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
249Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
248Teen Voice: Self-expression
247No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
246Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
244Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
244Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
242From the Hill: More Work Ahead
240Observations Only: The visit
235 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
229Teen Voice: My rebellion
229Teen Voice: Cyber War
223Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
222Observations Only: A day in August
222Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
221Why you should visit the zoo in February
217Observations Only: The last goodbye
217Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
216Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
216Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
216Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
215Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
212Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
205Teen Voice: The gift of caring
203Observations Only: The last toothpick
202Observations Only: One more time
202Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
202No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
201Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
201Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
196Totally Random: Trusting the fates
195Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
192Observations Only: The vigil
188Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
188Observations Only: Final moment
185Teen Voice: To the future
183Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
181Our View: Community responsible for kids
181Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
174Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
172Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
168Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
164Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
163SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
162Across The Fence: Last Christmas
156Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
156Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
153Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
152Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
151Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
150Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
148At the Library: March into a good book
146Teen Voice: Where is the love?
143Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
143Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
143Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
141Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
137Lyman Review: Winter's dog
133Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
131Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
128No-Till Notes: Looking Back
127Nature Notes: Love is in the air
126Totally Random: Where does it go?
119In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
118Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
113Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
101Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
101Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
96Lyman Review: Dog fun
95Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
91Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
89At the Monument: That old (historic) building
85Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
83Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
82Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
82Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
79Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
78Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
76Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
76Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
74Religious freedom must be protected
73Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
66Teen Voice: Inspire me
65Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
63View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
62Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
61Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
58Across the Fence: Amanda
56Teen Voice: Footprints
52At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
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