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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31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
31At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
31Their View: Goal post move unfair
31Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
31In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
31Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
31History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
31At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
31Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
31Creatures of the Night
31At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
31Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
31Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
31
31Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
31At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
31No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
30Teen Voice: Catfished
30Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
30Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
30Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
30Observations Only: Willfulness
30Observations Only: Choices
30The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
30Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
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
30The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
30Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
30Lyman Review: The love goat
30Lyman Review: Winter's dog
30Teen Voice: The gift of caring
30Teen Voice: To the future
30Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
30Why you should visit the zoo in February
30At the Library: March into a good book
30Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
30Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
30Teen Voice: Inspire me
30Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
30Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
30Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
30Support emergency services personnel
30What’s really going on with our water?
30Lyman Review: Branding Time
30Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
30At the Monument: Where are the animals?
30College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
30At the Monument: Junior Rangers
30Be kind through communications
30Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
30No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
30Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
30No-Till Notes: The value of water
30Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
30Support letters requested for airport
30Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
30Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
30Letter to the Editor
29Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
29From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
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
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
29Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
29Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
29Teeing Off: Persistence
29Teen Voice: The Other Side
29
29Totally Random: Life’s ripples
29Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
29Totally Random: Happy Halloween
29Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
29Observations Only: The last toothpick
29Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
29Totally Random: Trusting the fates
29Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
29Teen Voice: Footprints
29Totally Random: Where does it go?
29Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
29Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
29Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
29Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
29Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
29Linked Lives
29No-til Notes: Changing plans
29Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
29No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
29Letters to the Editor
29No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
29Prairie Dogs
29
29At the Monument: Night Sky
29No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
29Reach out for challenges
29Letters to the Editor
29All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
28Our View: The elephant in the room
28Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
28Across the Fence: The Pony Express
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
28Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
28Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
28Teen Voice: My rebellion
28Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
28Teen Voice: What is love?
28Our View: Community responsible for kids
28Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
28Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
28Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
28Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
28Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
28View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
28Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
28Religious freedom must be protected
28Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
28View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
28No-Till Notes: Back in the field
28At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
28No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
28At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
27Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
27Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
27Teeing Off: Mind Gym
27Observations Only: The vigil
27Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
27Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
27Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
27Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
27Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
27Teen Voice: Where is the love?
27SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
27Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
27Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
27In the Hills: Explore the state parks
27Letter to the editor
27No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
27Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
27The Christmas Story
26Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
26A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
26Teen Voice: Self-expression
26Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
26Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
26In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
26At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
26In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
26Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
26No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
26Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
25Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
25Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
25Coach 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
110Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
110The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
92At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
87No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
81Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
78Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
74Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
73Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
72Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
69Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
69Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
69Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
68Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
68No-Till Notes: Observations
66Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
59Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
59Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
59Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
58Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
58Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
57Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
56No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
56At the Monument: Find Your Park
55Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
54Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
53Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
53Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
52Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
52Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
52Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
52Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
51Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
49A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
49 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
49Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
49Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
49No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
48A mom’s thoughts on social media
48No-Till Notes: Potential
47The zombie apocalypse and you
47Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
47Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
47Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
47Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
47Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
47Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
47Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
47At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
47Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
47Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
47Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
46What's the deal with organic milk?
46A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
46Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
46Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
46Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
46Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
46Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
46Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
46Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
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
45A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
45Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
45Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
45Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
45A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
45A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
45Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
45Our view: United we can build
44Anno Domini: On this remembering day
44Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
44A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
44Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
44Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
44No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
43Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
43Across the fence: Something worth remembering
43Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
43A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
43Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
43Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
43From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
43Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
43Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
43Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
43Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
43Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
43Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
43Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
43Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
43Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
43Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
43Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
43A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
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43A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
43Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
43Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
43Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
42Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
42Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
42Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
42Observations Only: Surprises
42Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
42A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
42A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
42Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
42Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
42Observations Only: Final moment
42Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
42Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
42Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
42Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
42Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
41Completely Different: It's all in the family
41Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
41Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
41Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
41Across the Fence: On The road
41A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
41A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
41A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
41Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
41Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
41A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
41Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
41Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
41Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
41Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
41Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
41No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
41In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
41A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
41Letter to the Editor
41Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
41NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
41Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
41Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
40Completely Different: Your local government and you
40Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
40Observations Only: A new direction
40Observations Only: Just around the corner
40Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
40Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
40Across the Fence: Building Barns
40A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
40Observations Only: Blue chip stock
40Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
40A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
40Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
40Observations Only: Good and evil
40A Stray Moment: God Knows
40Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
40A Stray Moment: Without a net
40Observations Only: The awful truth
40Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
40Observations Only: Waiting time
40Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
40The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
40Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
40Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
40Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
40Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
40Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
40Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
40All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
40No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
40A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
39Observations Only : The orphanage
39Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
39Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
39Completely Different: The Quest
39Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
39Observations Only: The joy of money
39Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
39Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
39Observations Only: Saturday delight
39It's no surprise
39Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
39Observations Only: Together again
39Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
39Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
39Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
39A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
39Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
39Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
39Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
39Observations Only: A matter of matter
39Observations Only: Divine spirit
39Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
39Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
39Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
39Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
39Lyman Review: Devil calf
39Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
39Observations Only: A sad week
39Observations Only: Hog wash
39Across The Fence: A day For thanks
39Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
39Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
39Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
39Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
39Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
39Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
39Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
39Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
39A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
39At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
38Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
38Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
38Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
38Home of the Brave
38Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
38Observations Only: Painting a picture
38Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
38Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
38Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
38Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
38Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
38Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
38Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
38The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
38Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
38Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
38Teeing Off: Around the Green
38Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
38Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
38Anno Domini: We gather together
38A real leaning tree Christmas
38Building Bridges: Love your enemies
38Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
38Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
38Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
38 Across The Fence: County Fair
38Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
38No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
38Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
38Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
38Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
38No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
38Easter
37Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
37Our view . . .Sports Complex
37Age of reason
37The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
37Life's curve balls
37Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
37Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
37Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
37Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
37Teen Voice: Not just another ride
37From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
37Assad’s endgame
37From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
37A Stray Moment: The last time
37Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
37Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
37From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
37Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
37Observations Only: Curious things
37Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
37From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
37Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
37From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
37Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
37Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
37Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
37Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
37Observations Only: A fine line
37Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
37The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
37Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
37A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
37Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
37The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
37Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
37Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
37Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
37Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
37 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
37Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
37Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
37Observations Only: Gone away
37Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
37Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
37Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
37Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
37Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
37Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
37Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
37Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
37Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
37Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
37Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
37Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
37A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
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37Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
37A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
37Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
37Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
37No Till Notes: Moving Forward
37Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
37No-till Notes: Stripper head
36Observations only : Sisters of the world
36A Small World: Time traveling
36Observations Only : Mission accomplished
36Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
36SELL-OUT!
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
36 Taking a big risk
36Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
36Welcome to Gering
36Our View: Bravo OTD committee
36A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
36Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
36Observations Only: Counting chickens
36A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
36Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
36Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
36Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
36Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
36Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
36Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
36Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
36Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
36Observations Only: Going home
36Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
36Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
36Observations Only: Sister lost
36Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
36Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
36Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
36Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
36A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
36Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
36Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
36Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
36Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
36A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
36Observations Only: The shadow of error
36A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
36Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
36A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
36Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
36A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
36Observations Only: Reality check
36Observations Only: Saint Marge
36Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
36Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
36Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
36Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
36The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
36Totally Random: My journey, life after living
36No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
36Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
36Across the Fence: Amanda
36Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
36Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
36The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
36Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
36Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
36No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
36Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
36At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
36No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
36Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
36Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
36Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
36Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
35Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
35Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
35Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
35Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
35Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
35Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
35Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
35Being a Nebraskan – border to border
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?
35Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
35From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
35Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
35Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
35Observations Only: Sister odyssey
35Observations Only: North Powder
35Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
35From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
35Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
35Observations Only : White water
35Observations Only: Curious things, part II
35Observations Only: Journey's end
35Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
35Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
35From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
35Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
35Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
35Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
35Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
35Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
35Observations Only: A gift of serenity
35Teen Voice: Body image
35Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
35Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
35Teeing Off: The thing about state
35Observations Only: A good daughter
35Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
35Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
35Lyman Review: One mean chicken
35Observations Only: The visit
35Totally Random: October, the pink month
35Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
35Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
35Observations Only: The last goodbye
35Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
35Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
35Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
35Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
35Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
35Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
35At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
35Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
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
35Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
35Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
35Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
35A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
35A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
35
35At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
35A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
35Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
35A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
35No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
35The Good Life: There is good everywhere
35Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
35Our View: A failure to communicate
34It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
34Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
34Time keeps flowing like a river
34Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
34Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
34Economic development update
34Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
34The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
34The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
34The hills, part 1: Mustangs
34Observations Only: Giving up
34Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
34Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
34Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
34Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
34Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
34Observations Only: The meeting
34From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
34Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
34Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
34A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
34Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
34From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
34Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
34Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
34Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
34Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
34Observations Only: Temptation
34Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
34Across the Fence: The hand dug well
34Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
34Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
34Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
34Observations Only: A matter of paradox
34Observations Only: Indifferent love
34The Good Life: The two different types of business people
34Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
34The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
34A Small World: Special guest
34Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
34Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
34The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
34Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
34Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
34Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
34Observations Only: One more time
34Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
34Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
34Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
34Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
34Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
34Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
34Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
34Website Resources
34No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
34Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
34Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
34Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
34Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
34Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
34In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
34Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
34Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
34A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
34Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
34Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
34To The Editor
33We need a few good people
33Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
33Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
33The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
33Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
33Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
33Practice safe barbecue basics
33Teen Voice: The more the merrier
33A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
33The Block
33Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
33Remembering When
33Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
33Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
33From the Superintendent’s Desk
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
33Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
33Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
33Observations Only: Critical thinking
33From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
33From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
33I'm falling for Tumblr?
33From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
33Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
33Observations Only: Expect the best
33Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
33Observations Only: Beginnings
33Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
33Completely Different - The magic of spring
33Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
33Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
33Observations Only: The vision
33Across The Fence: Last Christmas
33No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
33Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
33Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
33Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
33Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
33Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
33Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
33New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
33Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
33For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
33Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
33
33At the Monument: Museum collections
33In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
33At the Monument: Living History
33The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
33Jane’s Secret: The Telling
33No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
33Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
33Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
32Completely Different: Tales from the mat
32A last look at the Nebraska Zone
32Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
32View from the block
32Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
32Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
32The ghost of Ayn Rand
32Silence please
32Observations Only: Spider adventure
32Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
32Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
32Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
32Observations Only: Uneventful flight
32Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
32Teen Voice: Equality
32Teen Voice: Living within our means
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
32Observations Only: A soul’s journey
32Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
32Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
32Totally Random: The Golden Rule
32Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
32Teen Voice: Being a girl
32The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
32Teen Voice: Shadow art
32Observations Only: Divine prompts
32Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
32The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
32Rural America and immigration reform
32Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
32A Small World: Savoring county fair days
32Teen Voice: Silence
32Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
32Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
32Teen Voice: Stress test
32From the Hill: More Work Ahead
32No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
32Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
32Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
32Nature Notes: Love is in the air
32Lyman Review: Dog fun
32At the Monument: That old (historic) building
32Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
32Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
32No-Till Notes: Looking Back
32At the Monument: Art in National Parks
32Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
32At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
32Synchronicity:What brings me back
32Fourth of July meetings
32A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
32No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
32Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
32
32No Till Notes: Final Stop
32
32Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
32Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
32No Till Notes:
32To whom are we thankful?
32No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
32All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
32At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
32Letter to the Editor
31My mini Pen and me
31Permission to remember
31Observations Only: What's in a word?
31From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
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
31The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
31Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
31The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
31The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
31From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
31The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
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
31Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
31The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
31Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
31Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
31A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
31Teen Voice: The need to get away
31Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
31Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
31Observations Only: Off to the races
31Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
31The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
31Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
31Teen Voice: The rivalry
31A Halloween Story: The scary dream
31Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
31Observations Only: A day in August
31Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
31Teen Voice: Cyber War
31No-till Notes: Moving forward
31Greetings from the State Capitol
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
31At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
31Their View: Goal post move unfair
31Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
31In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
31Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
31History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
31At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
31Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
31Creatures of the Night
31At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
31Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
31Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
31
31Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
31At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
31No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
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?
30Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
30Observations Only: Extreme measures
30From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
30From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
30Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
30Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
30The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
30Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
30Observations Only: Scourge of violence
30Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
30Teen Voice: Catfished
30Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
30Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
30Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
30Observations Only: Willfulness
30Observations Only: Choices
30The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
30Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
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
30The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
30Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
30Lyman Review: The love goat
30Lyman Review: Winter's dog
30Teen Voice: The gift of caring
30Teen Voice: To the future
30Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
30Why you should visit the zoo in February
30At the Library: March into a good book
30Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
30Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
30Teen Voice: Inspire me
30Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
30Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
30Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
30Support emergency services personnel
30What’s really going on with our water?
30Lyman Review: Branding Time
30Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
30At the Monument: Where are the animals?
30College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
30At the Monument: Junior Rangers
30Be kind through communications
30Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
30No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
30Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
30No-Till Notes: The value of water
30Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
30Support letters requested for airport
30Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
30Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
30Letter to the Editor
29Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
29Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
29Observations Only: No thank you
29From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
29Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
29Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
29Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
29Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
29From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
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
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
29Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
29Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
29Teeing Off: Persistence
29Teen Voice: The Other Side
29
29Totally Random: Life’s ripples
29Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
29Totally Random: Happy Halloween
29Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
29Observations Only: The last toothpick
29Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
29Totally Random: Trusting the fates
29Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
29Teen Voice: Footprints
29Totally Random: Where does it go?
29Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
29Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
29Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
29Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
29Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
29Linked Lives
29No-til Notes: Changing plans
29Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
29No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
29Letters to the Editor
29No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
29Prairie Dogs
29
29At the Monument: Night Sky
29No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
29Reach out for challenges
29Letters to the Editor
29All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
28Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
28Teen Voice: March Madness
28Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
28Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
28Our View: The elephant in the room
28Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
28Across the Fence: The Pony Express
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
28Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
28Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
28Teen Voice: My rebellion
28Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
28Teen Voice: What is love?
28Our View: Community responsible for kids
28Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
28Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
28Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
28Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
28Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
28View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
28Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
28Religious freedom must be protected
28Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
28View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
28No-Till Notes: Back in the field
28At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
28No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
28At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
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: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
27From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
27Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
27Teen Voice: Happy news
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
27Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
27Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
27Teeing Off: Mind Gym
27Observations Only: The vigil
27Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
27Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
27Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
27Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
27Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
27Teen Voice: Where is the love?
27SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
27Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
27Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
27In the Hills: Explore the state parks
27Letter to the editor
27No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
27Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
27The Christmas Story
26Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
26Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
26A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
26Teen Voice: Self-expression
26Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
26Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
26In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
26At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
26In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
26Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
26No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
26Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
25My Thanksgiving prayer
25Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
25Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
25Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
24From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
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