Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
March 09, 2012 Elizabeth Gross   

Elizabeth Gross, Citizen Reporter

We all know that person; the one with the cause, the chip on their shoulder, who wants you to see everything their way. No matter the movement they seem to jump up on their metaphorical soap box to tell the world what they are doing wrong. While some people are worse than others, everyone has had a time when they feel so passionately about something that they have to let the world know about it. Some take the time to listen, while others may roll their eyes and tell you to “get off your soap box.”

During my first year of college, I became more political and passionate about the world around me. My friends used to always joke that I would one day be in the middle of some large protest with a megaphone, standing on some crate. When I graduated from high school, I actually told people that someone needed to get me a soap box, a wooden crate I could take with me, so whenever I felt the need to tell the world how I felt, I could jump up on my soap box. Lately I became curious about where this phrase came from. Why a soapbox?

There really is no exact origin of the phrase. It is an idiom that came into our culture and just stuck. The soap box itself does in fact have a history. In the early 1900s soap was delivered to retailers in large wooden crates. After the soap was unloaded, the boxes were discarded in the alleyway. The construction of the box was very sturdy. This made wonderful platforms for street corner entertainers and public speakers. American children would take these old boxes, craft four wheels and create a makeshift car. According to the Massachuts State Historical Society, soapbox orators provided education and entertainment for people of limited means, recruited members for the labor and suffrage movements and other causes and campaigns. The act of speaking on a soap box was referred to as “soapboxing.”

Soap box performers were needed during the Industrial Revolution. The speaker’s job was to rally and educate their workers on what they had felt at the time was unfair work conditions. A “soap boxer” had to be a talented performer. They had to be quick on their feet and able to turn what could possibly be a hostile crowd to work in their favor. If they couldn’t get the crowd rallied in their favor, many soap boxers where chased off by a crowd of angry people. As time went on the soap box concept stayed the same but the protests have changed. During the civil rights movement of the 1960s many protestors used soapboxes to rally against racism. Layfette Park in front of the White House is now known as the Citizens Soap Box.

Layfette Park saw its first group of protestors in the 1920s during the women’s suffrage movement. In 1916, women pitched in front of the White House demanding that there be a committee dedicated to help gain women the right to vote. By 1920, that committee was created and women won their right to vote.

After the attack on protestors in Alabama during the Civil Rights movement many people gathered at Layfette Park and performed a sit in. Their mission was to get President Johnson to agree to send troops to protect the protestors in Alabama.

During the late 1960s and early ‘70s, Layfette Park was also witness to Mayday of 1971, a protest that threatened to shut down the government completely, making it hard to function. The idea of the protest was to put more pressure on the Nixon administration to end the war in Vietnam. This protest led to the largest mass arrest in the history of the United States when police arrested 12,614 protestors. In the 1970s and ‘80s Layfette became the protesting ground of the nuclear disarmament movement. When Roe vs. Wade was signed into law, many members of the anti- abortion movement gathered to protest the decision.

When the Occupy Wall Street movement started, it was the first time in many years that people took to the street to express their opinion. What makes this movement different from the ones before it was that it was able to use technology to get their message across. Even though technology has evolved, the need to stand up and express our opinion never went away.

Today, many people “get on their soapbox” and express their opinion via blogging. If you do a Google search on “my soapbox” you will get over 23,600,000 results. A majority of these websites are blogs or columns from newspapers. Each of these blogs has become a digital soapbox, still capturing the spirit of their wooden crate counterparts.

I guess the reason no one can give a certain history of the phrase is because the soap box is really a symbol. It is a reminder of our right to free speech. Whether you hit the streets to express your opinion, or write in an online forum or blog, it is your right.

The right to free speech is an essential freedom our founding fathers wanted for us. So if anyone ever tells you to get off your soap box, take it as a compliment. If you have ever spoken out instead of staying silent, you have the power to change the world. And if you have something to say, speak up. In our ever-changing world, we need your voice.

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260The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
259Observations Only: The last goodbye
259Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
259Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
258Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
257Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
256A mom’s thoughts on social media
255Observations Only: Expect the best
255No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
255Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
255Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
255Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
254Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
254Observations Only: The visit
254Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
253No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
252Teen Voice: Serendipity
252From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
252Observations Only: The vigil
252No-till Notes: Moving forward
252Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
251Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
251Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
251Teen Voice: Self-expression
251At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
251No Till Notes: Moving Forward
250Lyman Review: The love goat
249Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
249A Halloween Story: The scary dream
249At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
249Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
248Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
248Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
248A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
248Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
248From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
247Observations Only: Uneventful flight
247Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
247Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
246Teen Voice: Shadow art
246Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
246Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
246No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
246No-Till Notes: The value of water
246At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
246No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
246A new chapter for the U.S. House
245Totally Random: Happy Halloween
245Keeping Nebraska Safe
244Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
244Observations Only: Going home
244Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
244No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
244Veterans Day
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
244Practicing Fiscal Restraint
243Teen Voice: The rivalry
243In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
243Simply October
242Teen Voice: Equality
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
242Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
241Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
241The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
241Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
241Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
240Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
240Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
240Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
240Lyman Review: Dog fun
240Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
239Teen Voice: Cyber War
239Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
239Transgender issues need to be addressed
239Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
238Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
238Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
238Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
238No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
238Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
238No-till Notes: Stripper head
237The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
237Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
237Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
237No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
236From the Hill: More Work Ahead
236Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
235No-til Notes: Changing plans
235At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
235NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
235Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
234We shall not give into fear
234Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
233From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
233At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
233Nebraska needs tax reform
233At the Monument: Living History
233Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
232Completely Different - The magic of spring
232New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
232No-Till Notes: Back in the field
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
232To whom are we thankful?
232Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
231Observations Only: Curious things
231Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
231Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
231Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Teen Voice: Body image
230Rural America and immigration reform
230Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
230The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
229From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
229Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
229Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
229Totally Random: Trusting the fates
229In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
229Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
228Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
228Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
227Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
227At the Library: March into a good book
227Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
227At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
226Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
226Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
226Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
225From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
225Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
225No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
225Committee reviews property tax proposals
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
224Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
224The Good Life: There is good everywhere
223Teen Voice: The Other Side
223Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
223Letters to the Editor
223Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
222Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
222Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
222In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
222Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
222No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
222Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
221At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
221Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
221No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
220Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
220
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220Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
220Working for you
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
219Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
219Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
219For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
219Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
219At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
218From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
218Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
218Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
218Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
218Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
217Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
217Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
217Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
217Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
217News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
216The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
216Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
216Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
216A national day of Thanksgiving
215Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
215From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
215Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
214Teen Voice: Inspire me
214Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
214Prairie Dogs
214In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
213Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
213Website Resources
212Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
212Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
212Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
212Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
212At the Monument: Night Sky
211Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
211Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
211Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
211I love Thanksgiving
210Nature Notes: Love is in the air
210Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
209Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
209Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
209Lyman Review: Branding Time
209Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
209Letter to the editor
208Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
208Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
208Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
208Linked Lives
208Honoring Our Veterans
208Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
207Observations Only: Choices
207Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
207Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
206Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
206At the Monument: Junior Rangers
206
206At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
206Serving You
205Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
205Easter
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204The State of Nebraska Agriculture
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
203Their View: Goal post move unfair
203At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
202Across the Fence: The Pony Express
202Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
202Fourth of July meetings
202
201Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
201Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
201Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
200Guest Voices…
200Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
200Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
200View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
200At the Monument: That old (historic) building
200In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
200Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
199Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
199Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
199At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
199Tumbleweeds on the loose
198Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
198At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
198Giving Thanks
198This year in the Regulation Rewind
198A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
197Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
197Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
197Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
197Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
196View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
196Letters to the Editor
196PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
195Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
195Creatures of the Night
194At the Monument: Art in National Parks
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194
193Teen Voice: Catfished
193Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
192From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
192Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
192Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
192Reach out for challenges
191Budgeting the Nebraska Way
190Teen Voice: Where is the love?
190Support emergency services personnel
189Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
189Synchronicity:What brings me back
189No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
188Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
187Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
186Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
186Feeding a world in need
185Teen Voice: What is love?
184No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
184Our view: United we can build
183In the Hills: Explore the state parks
183Be kind through communications
182I'm falling for Tumblr?
181Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
181Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
181Greetings from the State Capitol
181Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
181In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
181At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
180What’s really going on with our water?
180At the Monument: Where are the animals?
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178Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178Support letters requested for airport
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
177College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
176At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
175In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
173From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
171Unprovoked dangers
170Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
170Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
169Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
168A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
168News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
167Totally Random: Where does it go?
167At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
167Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
166Religious freedom must be protected
166Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165Nebraska’s Heroes
164No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
163To The Editor
162
156Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
155Our View: A failure to communicate
154Protecting Our Local Communities
153Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
152From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
152Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
151
149All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
148Our View: The elephant in the room
146
146Letter to the Editor
146No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
144Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
143Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
141Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
139Hog bill vote was disappointing
138Letter to the Editor
134Packing bill is a bad idea
132Letter to the Editor
128The Year Ahead
117Spurring Innovation
111Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
110News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
109It’s Fall in Nebraska
105No-Till Notes: Water conservation
99Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
94Walkable, bikeable communities
93Defending life is essential to defending freedom
84Stand Up for Life
76Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
53Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
1Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
1No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
1No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1983Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
882Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
764Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
762Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
754Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
735Creativity dampened by standardized testing
708Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
660Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
652Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
635Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
624Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
622Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
610Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
608Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
606Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
591No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
572Reversing the President’s failed agenda
555Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
548A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
543Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
540Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
538What's the deal with organic milk?
538A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
537Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
536Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
530A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
526A Stray Moment: Without a net
526Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
515Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
511Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
510Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
508Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
508Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
503Completely Different: It's all in the family
500Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
500The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
499Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
491No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
489Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
484Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
483Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
482Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
481Infamy - by Richard Reeves
479Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
478A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
476A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
471The Good Life: All that remains is love
467Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
463Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
462Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
462All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
461At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
461All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
459At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
459Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
458Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
453Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
450A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
443Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
441Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
439Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
438No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
437Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
437A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
437All Points West: Never far from the trail
437No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
436Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
436Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
435Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
433Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
429No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
428Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
428All Points West: The only stupid question
428Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
426Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
426State Senators visit western Nebraska
424Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
424Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
423Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
422Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
422No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
421Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
419Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
418Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
409Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
408The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
406Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
403Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
403 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
402All Points West: A community on the move
402All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
399Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
399Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
398Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
397No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
396Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
396Across the Fence: The hand dug well
396Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
395Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
393Across The Fence: Van Tassell
393Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
392Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
390A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
390Observations Only: Gone away
390Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
389Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
388Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
388Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
388The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
387Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
387Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
386Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
386Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
385Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
385Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
383Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
383Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
383Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
382Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
381Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
380Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
380 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
380Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
379Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
378No Till Notes: Residue levels
375Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
375Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
374Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
374A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
374Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
374Power of legumes
374Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
373The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
373Teen Voice: He’s my dad
372A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
372Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
370Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
370Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
369From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
369A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
369Across The Fence: A day For thanks
369No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
368Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
368Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
368 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
367Observations Only: A new direction
367Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
367Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
367Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
366A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
366Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
366Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
364Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
364Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
364Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
364News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
363A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
361Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
361Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
359No Till Notes: Saying uncle
359Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
358Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
358Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
357Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
357No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
356Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
356Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
355Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
355Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
355Observations Only: Indifferent love
355SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
355Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
354It's no surprise
353Teen Voice: Being a girl
353Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
353No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
352Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
352Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
352Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
350Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
350Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
350Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
349Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
349A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
348Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
347Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
347Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
346Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
346Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
346Totally Random: My journey, life after living
345At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
344Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
344Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
344Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
343A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
342No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
342A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
341A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
340Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
339All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
338Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
337Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
337Achieving your dreams takes work
337Tourism can bolster economy
336Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
335A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
334A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
334Lyman Review: Devil calf
333Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
333Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
332The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
332Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
331Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
331Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
331Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
330Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
330The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
330Teen Voice: To the future
329Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
329Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
328Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
328Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
328Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
327Teeing Off: Around the Green
327Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
327Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
327No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
327Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
326Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
326Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
326From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
326Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
326A Stray Moment: God Knows
326A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
325Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
325 Across The Fence: County Fair
324Observations Only: Willfulness
324Anno Domini: On this remembering day
324Anno Domini: We gather together
324Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
323Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
323Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
323Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
322A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
322Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
321Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
321Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
321To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
320Observations Only: A matter of matter
320Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
320Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
320Observations Only: Final moment
320A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
320Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
320Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
320Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
319Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
319Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
319Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
318From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
318Observations Only: A gift of serenity
318The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
318Observations Only: A good daughter
318Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
318Across the Fence: Amanda
318Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
318Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
318No-Till Notes: Observations
317Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
317Teen Voice: The need to get away
317Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
316Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
316From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
316Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
316Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
315Time keeps flowing like a river
315Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
315Teen Voice: The gift of caring
315Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
314Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
314Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
314Teen Voice: Silence
314Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
314Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
313Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
313Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
313Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
313 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
312Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
312Building Bridges: Love your enemies
312Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
311Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
311Observations Only: A sad week
311Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
310It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
310Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
310Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
310The Good Life: The two different types of business people
310Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
309Completely Different: Tales from the mat
309Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
309Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
309Observations Only: The awful truth
309Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
309Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
309All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
309Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
309Property tax relief still in the works
308The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
308Totally Random: Life’s ripples
308Observations Only: Hog wash
307Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
307Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
307Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
307Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
306Observations Only: Saint Marge
306Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
305A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
305Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
305Observations Only: One more time
305A real leaning tree Christmas
305Enjoy the festivities
304A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
304Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
304Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
303Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
303Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
303Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
303Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
302The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
302Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
302No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
302Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
301Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
301Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
301A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
301History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
301Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
300Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
300Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
300Observations Only: Good and evil
300Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
300The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
299Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
299Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
299Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
299A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
298Observations only : Sisters of the world
298Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
298Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
298Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
298The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
298Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
298Jane’s Secret: The Telling
297Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
297From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
297A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
297Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
297Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
297No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
296A Small World: Time traveling
296A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
296Totally Random: October, the pink month
296Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
295Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
295Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
295Observations Only: Temptation
295Observations Only: A matter of paradox
295Observations Only: The vision
294Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
294The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
294Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
294No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
293Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
293A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
293A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
292The zombie apocalypse and you
292Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
292Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
292The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
292Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
292Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
292Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
292No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
292No-Till Notes: Potential
292Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
292Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
291Observations Only: Critical thinking
291Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
291Teen Voice: My rebellion
290Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
290Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
290Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
290Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
290Observations Only: The last toothpick
290Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
289Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
289Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
289No Till Notes: Final Stop
289Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
288Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
288Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
288Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
288Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
288Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
287Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
287Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
287Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
287Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
287Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
287Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
286Observations Only: Beginnings
286Observations Only: The need to understand
286Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
286Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
286Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
285Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
285Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
285Observations Only: The shadow of error
285Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
284Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
284Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
284Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
284Observations Only: Off to the races
284Why you should visit the zoo in February
284No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
284Drowning in Regulation
283Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
283A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
283Observations Only: A fine line
282Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
282Observations Only: Divine spirit
282Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
282Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
282A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
282Welcome home
281Observations Only: Just around the corner
281Teen Voice: The more the merrier
281Across the Fence: Building Barns
281Observations Only: Sister lost
281Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
281Observations Only: A day in August
281Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
280Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
280Observations Only: Waiting time
279Observations Only : The orphanage
279No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
279Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
279Back to Where it All Began
278Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
278Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
278Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
278Teen Voice: Remember what you have
278Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
277Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
277The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
277Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
277No-Till Notes: Looking Back
277The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
277A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
277A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
276Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
276Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
276The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
276The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
276Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
276Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
276Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
276‘Is there something I can do?’
275Completely Different: Your local government and you
275Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
275Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
275Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
275Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
275The Christmas Story
275Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
275Why parents are important
274A last look at the Nebraska Zone
274The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
274Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
274Observations Only: The joy of money
274Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
274Across the Fence: On The road
274Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
274Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
274Observations Only: Divine prompts
274Teen Voice: Stress test
274Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
274Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
274No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
273The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
273Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
273The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
273A Small World: Special guest
273A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
273Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
273Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
273Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
273Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
273A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
273Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
273Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
273No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
273Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
272Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
272A Small World: Savoring county fair days
272Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
272Our View: Community responsible for kids
272Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
272Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
272Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
271Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
271Observations Only : White water
271Observations Only: Reality check
270Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
270Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
270Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
270Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
270At the Monument: Find Your Park
269Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
269Observations Only: Extreme measures
269Observations Only: Curious things, part II
269A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
269Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
269A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
269No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
269A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
269No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
269A warm feeling on a big winter day
268From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
268Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
268Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
268‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
267Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
267Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
267Across The Fence: Last Christmas
267Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
267No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
267Teen Voice: Out with homework
266Being a Nebraskan – border to border
266Completely Different: The Quest
266Observations Only: Journey's end
266A Highway Bill for Nebraska
265We need a few good people
265A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
265Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
265Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
265Teeing Off: Persistence
265Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
265Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
264Trash cans
264Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
264Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
264Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
264Teeing Off: The thing about state
264All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
263Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
263Across the fence: Something worth remembering
263Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
263Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
263Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
263Totally Random: The Golden Rule
263Teeing Off: Mind Gym
263No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
262Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
262Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
262Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
262Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
261Our view . . .Sports Complex
261Do You Tube?
261Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
261Observations Only: A soul’s journey
261Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
261Lyman Review: One mean chicken
261Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
261No Till Notes:
261No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
260Observations Only: Saturday delight
260Observations Only: What's in a word?
260The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
259Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
259Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
259Observations Only: The last goodbye
259Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
259Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
258Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
257Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
257Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
257Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
257Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
257Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
257Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
256Observations Only - Two ages of man
256Life's curve balls
256A mom’s thoughts on social media
255Observations Only: Expect the best
255No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
255Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
255Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
255Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
254Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
254Observations Only: The visit
254Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
253Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
253No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
252Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
252From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
252Teen Voice: Serendipity
252From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
252Observations Only: The vigil
252No-till Notes: Moving forward
252Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
251Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
251Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
251Teen Voice: Self-expression
251At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
251No Till Notes: Moving Forward
250Observations Only: Blue chip stock
250Lyman Review: The love goat
249Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
249A Halloween Story: The scary dream
249At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
249Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
248Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
248Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
248Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
248Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
248A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
248Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
248From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
247Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
247Observations Only: Uneventful flight
247Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
247Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
246Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
246A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
246Teen Voice: Shadow art
246Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
246Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
246No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
246No-Till Notes: The value of water
246At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
246No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
246A new chapter for the U.S. House
245Permission to remember
245The ghost of Ayn Rand
245Totally Random: Happy Halloween
245Keeping Nebraska Safe
244Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
244Observations Only: Surprises
244Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
244Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
244Observations Only: Going home
244Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
244No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
244Veterans Day
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
244Practicing Fiscal Restraint
243Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
243Age of reason
243Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
243Teen Voice: The rivalry
243In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
243Simply October
242Observations Only : Mission accomplished
242Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
242Teen Voice: Equality
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
242Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
241Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
241Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
241The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
241Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
241Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
240A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
240Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
240Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
240Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
240Lyman Review: Dog fun
240Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
239Home of the Brave
239The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
239Teen Voice: Cyber War
239Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
239Transgender issues need to be addressed
239Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
238Seeing the works of the master
238Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
238Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
238Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
238Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
238No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
238Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
238No-till Notes: Stripper head
237SELL-OUT!
237The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
237The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
237Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
237Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
237No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
236Observations Only: Painting a picture
236From the Hill: More Work Ahead
236Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
235Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
235No-til Notes: Changing plans
235At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
235NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
235Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
234A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
234A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
234We shall not give into fear
234Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
233From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
233At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
233Nebraska needs tax reform
233At the Monument: Living History
233Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
232Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
232A Stray Moment: The last time
232Completely Different - The magic of spring
232New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
232No-Till Notes: Back in the field
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
232To whom are we thankful?
232Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
231Observations Only: Curious things
231Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
231Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
231Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Our View: Bravo OTD committee
230Teen Voice: Body image
230Rural America and immigration reform
230Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
230The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
229Economic development update
229Observations Only: The meeting
229From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
229Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
229Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
229Totally Random: Trusting the fates
229In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
229Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
228Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
228Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
228Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
228Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
227Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
227At the Library: March into a good book
227Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
227At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
226Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
226Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
226Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
225Assad’s endgame
225From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
225From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
225Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
225No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
225Committee reviews property tax proposals
224Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
224Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
224The Good Life: There is good everywhere
223Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
223Teen Voice: The Other Side
223Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
223Letters to the Editor
223Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
222Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
222Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
222In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
222Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
222No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
222Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
221Observations Only: North Powder
221Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
221At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
221Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
221No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
220From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
220Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
220Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
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220Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
220Working for you
219 Taking a big risk
219Observations Only: Counting chickens
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
219The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
219Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
219Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
219For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
219Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
219At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
218From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
218Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
218Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
218Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
218Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
217Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
217From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
217Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
217Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
217Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
217Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
217News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
216Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
216Observations Only: Scourge of violence
216The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
216Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
216Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
216A national day of Thanksgiving
215Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
215From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
215Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
214Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
214Observations Only: Together again
214Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
214Teen Voice: Inspire me
214Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
214Prairie Dogs
214In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
213From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
213Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
213Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
213Website Resources
212Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
212Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
212Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
212Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
212Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
212Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
212At the Monument: Night Sky
211Welcome to Gering
211Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
211Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
211Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
211I love Thanksgiving
210Nature Notes: Love is in the air
210Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
209Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
209Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
209Lyman Review: Branding Time
209Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
209Letter to the editor
208Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
208Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
208Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
208Linked Lives
208Honoring Our Veterans
208Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
207Timing makes perfect
207Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
207Observations Only: Choices
207Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
207Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
206Teen Voice: Not just another ride
206From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
206Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
206At the Monument: Junior Rangers
206
206At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
206Serving You
205Practice safe barbecue basics
205Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
205Easter
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204The State of Nebraska Agriculture
203Observations Only: Sister odyssey
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
203Their View: Goal post move unfair
203At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
202Across the Fence: The Pony Express
202Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
202Fourth of July meetings
202
201Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
201Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
201Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
201Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
200The hills, part 1: Mustangs
200Guest Voices…
200Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
200Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
200View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
200At the Monument: That old (historic) building
200In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
200Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
199The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
199Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
199Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
199At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
199Tumbleweeds on the loose
198Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
198At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
198Giving Thanks
198This year in the Regulation Rewind
198A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
197The Block
197Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
197Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
197Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
197Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
196Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
196View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
196Letters to the Editor
196PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
195Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
195Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
195Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
195Creatures of the Night
194At the Monument: Art in National Parks
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194
193Letter to the Editor
193Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
193Teen Voice: Catfished
193Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
192Social time has important benefits
192From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
192Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
192Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
192Reach out for challenges
191Budgeting the Nebraska Way
190Teen Voice: Where is the love?
190Support emergency services personnel
189Observations Only: Giving up
189Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
189Synchronicity:What brings me back
189No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
188My mini Pen and me
188View from the block
188Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
187Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
187Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
187Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
186From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
186Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
186Feeding a world in need
185Teen Voice: What is love?
184Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
184From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
184No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
184Our view: United we can build
183A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
183Observations Only: Spider adventure
183In the Hills: Explore the state parks
183Be kind through communications
182Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
182Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
182Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
182I'm falling for Tumblr?
181Teen Voice: March Madness
181Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
181Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
181Greetings from the State Capitol
181Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
181In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
181At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
180What’s really going on with our water?
180At the Monument: Where are the animals?
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178Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
178Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178Support letters requested for airport
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
177College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
176At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
175Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
175In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
174Remembering When
173Silence please
173LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
173From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
172From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
171Unprovoked dangers
170From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
170Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
170Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
169The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
169Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
168A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
168News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
167Totally Random: Where does it go?
167At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
167Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
166Religious freedom must be protected
166Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
165Nebraska’s Heroes
164From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
164From the Superintendent’s Desk
164Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
164No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
163To The Editor
162
161Observations Only: No thank you
161From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
160LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
160Teen Voice: Today’s television
159Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
156Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
155Our View: A failure to communicate
154Protecting Our Local Communities
153Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
152From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
152Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
151
150From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
149All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
148Our View: Visionaries wanted
148Our View: The elephant in the room
146
146Letter to the Editor
146No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
144From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
144Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
143Teen Voice: The road of hatred
143Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
143Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
143Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
141Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
139Hog bill vote was disappointing
138Teen Voice: Happy news
138Letter to the Editor
134Packing bill is a bad idea
132Letter to the Editor
130Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
128The Year Ahead
124From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
124Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
122Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
117Spurring Innovation
111Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
110News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
109It’s Fall in Nebraska
105No-Till Notes: Water conservation
99Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
94Walkable, bikeable communities
93Defending life is essential to defending freedom
84My Thanksgiving prayer
84Stand Up for Life
76Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
53Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
1Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
1No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
1No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
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