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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718From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
715Observations Only: The joy of money
714Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
713Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
712From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
712Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
706Teen Voice: The more the merrier
706The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
706Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
705A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
701Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
698The Block
698Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
696Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
692 Taking a big risk
692From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
690A Small World: Savoring county fair days
686Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
684From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
682Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
679Observations Only: Saturday delight
679From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
678Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
678Teen Voice: Catfished
678Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
673The hills, part 1: Mustangs
672The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
672Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
670Seeing the works of the master
670Life's curve balls
669Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
668From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
667Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
666Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
666Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
666Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
663Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
662A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
661The ghost of Ayn Rand
661Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
661Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
659A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
659Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
658From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
657Observations Only: Extreme measures
655Teen Voice: Not just another ride
655Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
654Timing makes perfect
653Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
652Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
649Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
648Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
646Observations Only: Counting chickens
645Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
644Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
644Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
643From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
643A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
643Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
639SELL-OUT!
639A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
637A Stray Moment: God Knows
633Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
631Observations Only: Just around the corner
631A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
630It's no surprise
630Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
629A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
629A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
628Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
626The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
626Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
625Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
622Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
621Do You Tube?
619Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
618Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
618Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
617View from the block
617Welcome to Gering
617Observations Only: Scourge of violence
616From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
614From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
612The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
612The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
611A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
611A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
611At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
609Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
608Silence please
607Observations Only: What's in a word?
607Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
607The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
603A Stray Moment: The last time
602A Stray Moment: Without a net
599From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
599LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
599A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
598Observations Only: Together again
598Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
596Age of reason
596Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
594A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
594Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
593Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
592Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
591The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
590 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
589Economic development update
588Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
588Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
587Observations Only: No thank you
587Observations Only: Going home
586Observations Only: Curious things
586Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
585Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
585Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
585Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
584Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
584Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
583Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
581Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
578Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
575Observations Only: Surprises
575From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
574Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
573Guest Voices…
573Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
572Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
571From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
569Observations Only: Uneventful flight
568Observations Only: Spider adventure
568Teen Voice: Living within our means
568Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
568Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
567Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
565Observations Only: North Powder
565Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
565Rural America and immigration reform
564Observations Only: Sister odyssey
564Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
564A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
563Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
563Teen Voice: Body image
561Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
561Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
558Observations Only: Blue chip stock
558Observations Only: Critical thinking
558Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
558Teen Voice: Shadow art
558The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
556A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
556Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
555The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
555From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
555Across the Fence: The hand dug well
554Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
554Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
552A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
551Permission to remember
546Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
546A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
545Across The Fence: A day For thanks
544From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
544Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
543Observations Only: The awful truth
541Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
540Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
540The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
539Teen Voice: Serendipity
537Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
535Our View: The elephant in the room
534Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
534Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
532Social time has important benefits
531Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
530LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
530Observations Only: Journey's end
528Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
527Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
526Home of the Brave
526Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
525From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
525Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
525Observations Only: Curious things, part II
525Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
523Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
523Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
521Practice safe barbecue basics
519Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
518Observations Only: Sister lost
518Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
515The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
514Observations Only: The meeting
514My Thanksgiving prayer
514Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
514Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
512Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
508Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
508A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
507Our View: Bravo OTD committee
507Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
505The Good Life: The two different types of business people
503I'm falling for Tumblr?
503Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
502Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
502Totally Random: My journey, life after living
501The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
498A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
497Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
497Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
495Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
494Remembering When
494Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
493Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
493Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
493A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
492Teen Voice: Being a girl
490Observations Only: A gift of serenity
490Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
487Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
486Teen Voice: Happy news
484The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
482Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
482Observations Only : White water
482Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
476Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
475Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
471A Small World: Special guest
465Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
465Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
462Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
462Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
462Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
461Observations Only: Good and evil
461Observations Only: A fine line
461Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
459Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
459Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
459Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
457Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
454Teen Voice: Equality
454Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
452Our View: Visionaries wanted
450The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
449Observations Only: Expect the best
449A real leaning tree Christmas
449Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
445Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
444Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
443Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
442Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
435The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
433Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
432Observations Only: The shadow of error
432Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
431Observations Only: A matter of matter
430The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
429The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
429The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
429Observations Only: Indifferent love
428The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
427Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
425Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
424Observations Only: Beginnings
424Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
423Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
423Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
421Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
418Completely Different - The magic of spring
415Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
414Observations Only: Divine spirit
413Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
412Observations Only: Choices
412Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
410Observations Only: Temptation
404The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
404Totally Random: Life’s ripples
400Observations Only: Willfulness
398Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
395Teen Voice: The need to get away
394Observations Only: Divine prompts
392Teeing Off: Around the Green
390Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
389Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
388Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
387A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
387A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
385Observations Only: A matter of paradox
382Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
380Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
379Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
379A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
379Anno Domini: We gather together
376Observations Only: Off to the races
374Observations Only: The vision
373Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
372Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
370Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
370Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
369Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
368Across the Fence: The Pony Express
365Observations Only: The need to understand
364Totally Random: October, the pink month
364Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
362Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
362Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
358Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
355Observations Only: A good daughter
353Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
353Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
352Building Bridges: Love your enemies
350Teeing Off: Mind Gym
349A Halloween Story: The scary dream
346Teen Voice: Silence
345Teeing Off: Persistence
342Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
342Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
340Lyman Review: Devil calf
336Teen Voice: Stress test
336Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
333Teen Voice: Remember what you have
333Observations Only: A sad week
329Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
328Teen Voice: The Other Side
323Observations Only: Waiting time
322Teeing Off: The thing about state
321Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
319Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
319Teen Voice: What is love?
318Teen Voice: The rivalry
313Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
312Observations Only: Reality check
309Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
308Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
304Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
303Observations Only: Hog wash
302Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
300Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
299Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
297Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
296Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
295Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
295Lyman Review: The love goat
293Observations Only: Saint Marge
291Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
291Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
290Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
288Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
283Totally Random: Happy Halloween
282Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
279Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
278Lyman Review: One mean chicken
274Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
273Anno Domini: On this remembering day
271Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
269Observations Only: Gone away
268Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
268Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
266
264Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
259Teen Voice: Self-expression
257Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
257No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
254Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
253Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
252From the Hill: More Work Ahead
252Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
250Observations Only: The visit
246 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
240Teen Voice: Cyber War
239Teen Voice: My rebellion
237Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
234Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
234Why you should visit the zoo in February
232Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
228Observations Only: The last goodbye
228Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
227Observations Only: A day in August
227Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
227Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
221Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
219Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
214Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
214Teen Voice: The gift of caring
211Observations Only: The last toothpick
211No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
211Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
210Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
208Observations Only: One more time
208Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
207Observations Only: Final moment
206Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
203Totally Random: Trusting the fates
200Observations Only: The vigil
199Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
196Teen Voice: To the future
196Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
195Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
192Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
189Our View: Community responsible for kids
186Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
176Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
172Across The Fence: Last Christmas
171SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
170Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
168Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
165At the Library: March into a good book
165Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
162Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
162Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
160Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
160Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
158Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
157Teen Voice: Where is the love?
157Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
154Lyman Review: Winter's dog
152No-Till Notes: Looking Back
146Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
144Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
141Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
141In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
140Totally Random: Where does it go?
139Nature Notes: Love is in the air
129Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
122Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
120Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
118Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
117Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
116Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
116Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
109Lyman Review: Dog fun
107Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
106Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
103At the Monument: That old (historic) building
99Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
99Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
98Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
96Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
93Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
90Religious freedom must be protected
81Teen Voice: Inspire me
78Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
77At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
75Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
74Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
73View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
73Across the Fence: Amanda
69Teen Voice: Footprints
52In the Hills: Explore the state parks
51Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
49Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
48Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
45Support emergency services personnel
45Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
44No-till Notes: Moving forward
38At the Monument: Art in National Parks
37Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
32Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
28Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
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