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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29Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
29Letters to the Editor
29Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
29All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
29Letter to the Editor
29No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
28Teen Voice: The Other Side
28Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
28Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
28Teen Voice: What is love?
28Our View: Community responsible for kids
28Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
28Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
28Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
28Lyman Review: Winter's dog
28Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
28Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
28At the Library: March into a good book
28View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
28Totally Random: Where does it go?
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
28Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
28Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
28Greetings from the State Capitol
28No-Till Notes: Back in the field
28Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
28At the Monument: Junior Rangers
28In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
28At the Monument: Night Sky
28At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
28No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
27Our View: The elephant in the room
27Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
27Across the Fence: The Pony Express
27Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
27
27Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
27Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
27Observations Only: The vigil
27Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
27Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
27Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
27Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
27Teen Voice: Where is the love?
27Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
27Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
27Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
27Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
27In the Hills: Explore the state parks
27View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
27No-til Notes: Changing plans
27The Christmas Story
27At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
26Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
26Teeing Off: Persistence
26Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
26Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
26Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
26Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
26SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
26In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
26Religious freedom must be protected
26Letter to the editor
26No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
26In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
26Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
26Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
26Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
25Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
25Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
25Teeing Off: Mind Gym
25A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
25Teen Voice: Self-expression
25Teen Voice: My rebellion
25Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
25At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
25No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
24Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
24Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
24From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
Most Read News Stories of 2012
127Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
109Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
109The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
91At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
85No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
79Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
77Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
72Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
72Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
70Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
69Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
67Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
67Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
67Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
67No-Till Notes: Observations
65Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
58Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
58Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
57Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
57Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
56Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
55No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
54At the Monument: Find Your Park
53Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
53Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
52Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
52Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
52Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
52Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
51Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
51Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
50Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
49No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
48 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
48Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
48Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
47The zombie apocalypse and you
47A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
47Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
47Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
47Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
47A mom’s thoughts on social media
47No-Till Notes: Potential
46What's the deal with organic milk?
46Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
46Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
46Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
46Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
46At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
46Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
45Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
45A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
45Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
45Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
45A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
45Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
45Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
45Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
45Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
45Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
45Our view: United we can build
44A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
44Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
44Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
44Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
44Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
44At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
43A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
43Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
43From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
43A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
43Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
43Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
43Anno Domini: On this remembering day
43Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
43
43Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
43Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
43A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
43Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
42Across the fence: Something worth remembering
42Observations Only: Surprises
42Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
42A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
42Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
42A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
42Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
42Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
42Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
42Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
42Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
42A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
42A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
42Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
42Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
42No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
41Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
41Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
41Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
41Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
41A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
41A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
41Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
41Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
41Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
41Observations Only: Final moment
41Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
41Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
41Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
41A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
41Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
41Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
41Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
40Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
40Completely Different: It's all in the family
40Completely Different: Your local government and you
40Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
40Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
40Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
40Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
40Across the Fence: Building Barns
40A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
40Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
40A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
40A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
40Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
40Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
40A Stray Moment: Without a net
40Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
40Observations Only: Waiting time
40Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
40Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
40No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
40In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
40Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
40Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
40Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
40All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
40Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
40Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
40No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
40Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
40NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
40Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
40A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
39Completely Different: The Quest
39Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
39Observations Only: A new direction
39It's no surprise
39Observations Only: Just around the corner
39Across the Fence: On The road
39A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
39Observations Only: Blue chip stock
39A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
39Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
39A Stray Moment: God Knows
39Observations Only: A matter of matter
39Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
39Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
39Observations Only: The awful truth
39Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
39Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
39Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
39The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
39Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
39Across The Fence: A day For thanks
39Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
39Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
39Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
39Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
39Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
39Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
39Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
38Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
38Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
38Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
38Observations Only: The joy of money
38Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
38Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
38Home of the Brave
38Observations Only: Saturday delight
38Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
38Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
38Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
38Observations Only: Together again
38Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
38Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
38Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
38Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
38Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
38Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
38Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
38Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
38Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
38Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
38Observations Only: A sad week
38Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
38Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
38Anno Domini: We gather together
38A real leaning tree Christmas
38Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
38Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
38Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
38Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
38No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
38Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
38Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
38Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
38Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
38Letter to the Editor
38At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
37Observations Only : The orphanage
37Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
37Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
37The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
37Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
37Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
37Teen Voice: Not just another ride
37From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
37Assad’s endgame
37Observations Only: Painting a picture
37From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
37Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
37Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
37Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
37From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
37From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
37Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
37Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
37Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
37Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
37Observations Only: Good and evil
37Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
37Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
37Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
37The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
37Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
37Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
37Teeing Off: Around the Green
37Lyman Review: Devil calf
37Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
37Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
37Observations Only: Hog wash
37Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
37Observations Only: Gone away
37Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
37Building Bridges: Love your enemies
37Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
37Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
37Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
37Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
37Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
37Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
37Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
37A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
37No-till Notes: Stripper head
37Easter
36Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
36Observations only : Sisters of the world
36A Small World: Time traveling
36Observations Only : Mission accomplished
36Age of reason
36SELL-OUT!
36Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
36Life's curve balls
36Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
36Welcome to Gering
36Our View: Bravo OTD committee
36A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
36Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
36Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
36Observations Only: Counting chickens
36A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
36Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
36A Stray Moment: The last time
36Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
36Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
36Observations Only: Curious things
36Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
36Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
36Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
36A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
36Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
36A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
36Observations Only: A fine line
36Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
36Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
36A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
36A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
36Observations Only: Divine spirit
36The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
36Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
36Observations Only: Saint Marge
36Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
36Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
36Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
36Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
36 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
36Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
36Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
36Totally Random: My journey, life after living
36Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
36Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
36Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
36No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
36Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
36Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
36Across the Fence: Amanda
36Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
36Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
36Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
36Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
36A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
36Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
36 Across The Fence: County Fair
36Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
36No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
36Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
36Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
36A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
36Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
36Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
36Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
36No Till Notes: Moving Forward
36Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
36Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
36Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
36No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
35Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
35Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
35Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
35Observations Only - Two ages of man
35Seeing the works of the master
35Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
35Trash cans
35Do You Tube?
35 Taking a big risk
35Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
35Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
35Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
35Observations Only: Sister odyssey
35Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
35From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
35Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
35Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
35Observations Only: Curious things, part II
35Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
35Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
35Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
35From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
35Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
35Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
35Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
35Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
35Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
35Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
35Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
35Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
35Observations Only: The shadow of error
35Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
35Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
35A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
35Observations Only: A good daughter
35The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
35A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
35Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
35Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
35Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
35Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
35Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
35Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
35Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
35The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
35Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
35Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
35Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
35Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
35In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
35Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
35
35Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
35
35At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
35No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
35A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
35
35A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
35Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
35Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
35Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
35Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
34It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
34Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
34Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
34Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
34Time keeps flowing like a river
34Our view . . .Sports Complex
34Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
34Being a Nebraskan – border to border
34Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
34Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
34Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
34The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
34Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
34The hills, part 1: Mustangs
34Observations Only: Giving up
34Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
34Observations Only: North Powder
34Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
34Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
34Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
34Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
34Observations Only: The meeting
34From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
34Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
34Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
34A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
34From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
34Observations Only: Going home
34Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
34Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
34Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
34Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
34Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
34Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
34Observations Only: A gift of serenity
34Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
34Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
34The Good Life: The two different types of business people
34Teeing Off: The thing about state
34The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
34A Small World: Special guest
34Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
34The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
34Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
34Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
34Observations Only: Reality check
34Lyman Review: One mean chicken
34Observations Only: The visit
34Totally Random: October, the pink month
34Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
34Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
34Observations Only: One more time
34Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
34The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
34Observations Only: The last goodbye
34Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
34Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
34Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
34Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
34Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
34Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
34Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
34Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
34Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
34Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
34Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
34Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
34In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
34Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
34At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
34Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
34A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
34No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
34Our View: A failure to communicate
34To The Editor
33We need a few good people
33Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
33Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
33Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
33Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
33The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
33Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
33Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
33Economic development update
33Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
33Teen Voice: The more the merrier
33A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
33The Block
33Remembering When
33Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
33Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
33Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
33From the Superintendent’s Desk
33Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
33From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
33Teen Voice: Today’s television
33Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
33Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
33Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
33Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
33Observations Only: Critical thinking
33From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
33Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
33Observations Only: Journey's end
33I'm falling for Tumblr?
33Observations Only: Sister lost
33Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
33From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
33Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
33Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
33Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
33Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
33Observations Only: Beginnings
33Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
33Teen Voice: Body image
33Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
33Observations Only: A matter of paradox
33Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
33Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
33Observations Only: The vision
33Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
33Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
33Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
33Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
33Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
33Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
33At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
33Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
33Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
33New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
33Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
33Website Resources
33For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
33Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
33A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
33A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
33The Good Life: There is good everywhere
32A last look at the Nebraska Zone
32Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
32Practice safe barbecue basics
32Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
32The ghost of Ayn Rand
32Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
32The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
32Observations Only: Spider adventure
32Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
32Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
32Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
32Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
32Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
32Observations Only: Uneventful flight
32Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
32Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
32From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
32Teen Voice: Equality
32Teen Voice: Living within our means
32Observations Only: A soul’s journey
32From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
32Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
32Observations Only: Expect the best
32Totally Random: The Golden Rule
32Teen Voice: Being a girl
32Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
32Observations Only: Temptation
32Completely Different - The magic of spring
32Across the Fence: The hand dug well
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
32Observations Only: Divine prompts
32Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
32Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
32The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
32Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
32Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
32Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
32Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
32From the Hill: More Work Ahead
32No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
32Across The Fence: Last Christmas
32Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
32Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
32Lyman Review: Dog fun
32At the Monument: That old (historic) building
32Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
32Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
32No-Till Notes: Looking Back
32Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
32No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
32Fourth of July meetings
32Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
32A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
32Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
32Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
32No Till Notes:
32At the Monument: Museum collections
32In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
32To whom are we thankful?
32All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
32The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
32Jane’s Secret: The Telling
32Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
32No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
32Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
32Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
31Completely Different: Tales from the mat
31My mini Pen and me
31View from the block
31Permission to remember
31Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
31From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
31Silence please
31Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
31Teen Voice: The road of hatred
31LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
31From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
31Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
31Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
31The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
31From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
31The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
31Observations Only : White water
31From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
31Teen Voice: Serendipity
31Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
31Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
31Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
31A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
31The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
31Teen Voice: The need to get away
31Teen Voice: Shadow art
31Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
31Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
31Observations Only: Indifferent love
31Rural America and immigration reform
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
31A Small World: Savoring county fair days
31Teen Voice: Silence
31Teen Voice: Stress test
31A Halloween Story: The scary dream
31Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
31Observations Only: A day in August
31Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
31No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
31Nature Notes: Love is in the air
31Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
31Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
31Their View: Goal post move unfair
31At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
31History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
31Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
31No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
31At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
31Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
31Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
31
31Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
31Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
31Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
31No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
31At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
31
31Letter to the Editor
31Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
31At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
30Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
30Letter to the Editor
30From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
30Our View: Visionaries wanted
30Timing makes perfect
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
30Observations Only: What's in a word?
30From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
30From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
30Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
30The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
30The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
30The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
30Observations Only: Scourge of violence
30Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
30The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
30Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
30Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
30Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
30Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
30Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
30Observations Only: Willfulness
30The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
30The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
30Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
30Teen Voice: Remember what you have
30Observations Only: The need to understand
30Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
30Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
30Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
30Teen Voice: The rivalry
30Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
30Teen Voice: The gift of caring
30Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
30Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
30Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
30Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
30Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
30Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
30Support emergency services personnel
30At the Monument: Art in National Parks
30No-till Notes: Moving forward
30Lyman Review: Branding Time
30Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
30Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
30Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
30Synchronicity:What brings me back
30Be kind through communications
30Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
30Creatures of the Night
30No Till Notes: Final Stop
30Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
30At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
30
30Support letters requested for airport
30Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
30At the Monument: Living History
30Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
29Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
29Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
29Observations Only: Extreme measures
29Observations Only: No thank you
29Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
29Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
29Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
29Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
29Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
29Teen Voice: Catfished
29Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
29Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
29Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
29From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
29The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
29Guest Voices…
29The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
29Observations Only: Choices
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
29Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
29Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
29Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
29The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
29Observations Only: Off to the races
29The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
29Totally Random: Life’s ripples
29Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
29Lyman Review: The love goat
29Totally Random: Happy Halloween
29Observations Only: The last toothpick
29Teen Voice: To the future
29Totally Random: Trusting the fates
29Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
29Why you should visit the zoo in February
29Teen Voice: Cyber War
29Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
29Teen Voice: Inspire me
29Teen Voice: Footprints
29Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
29Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
29What’s really going on with our water?
29Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
29Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
29At the Monument: Where are the animals?
29College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
29Linked Lives
29Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
29No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
29Letters to the Editor
29No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
29Prairie Dogs
29No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
29
29No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
29
29Reach out for challenges
29No-Till Notes: The value of water
29Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
29Letters to the Editor
29Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
29All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
29Letter to the Editor
29No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
28Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
28Teen Voice: March Madness
28Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
28Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
28Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
28Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
28Teen Voice: The Other Side
28Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
28Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
28Teen Voice: What is love?
28Our View: Community responsible for kids
28Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
28Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
28Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
28Lyman Review: Winter's dog
28Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
28Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
28At the Library: March into a good book
28View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
28Totally Random: Where does it go?
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
28Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
28Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
28Greetings from the State Capitol
28No-Till Notes: Back in the field
28Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
28At the Monument: Junior Rangers
28In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
28At the Monument: Night Sky
28At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
28No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
27Social time has important benefits
27Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
27LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
27From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
27Our View: The elephant in the room
27Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
27Across the Fence: The Pony Express
27Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
27
27Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
27Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
27Observations Only: The vigil
27Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
27Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
27Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
27Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
27Teen Voice: Where is the love?
27Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
27Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
27Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
27Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
27In the Hills: Explore the state parks
27View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
27No-til Notes: Changing plans
27The Christmas Story
27At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
26Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
26Teen Voice: Happy news
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
26Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
26Teeing Off: Persistence
26Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
26Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
26Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
26Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
26SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
26In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
26Religious freedom must be protected
26Letter to the editor
26No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
26In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
26Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
26Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
26Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
25My Thanksgiving prayer
25Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
25Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
25Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
25Teeing Off: Mind Gym
25A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
25Teen Voice: Self-expression
25Teen Voice: My rebellion
25Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
25At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
25No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
24Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
24Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
24From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
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