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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150Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
150Teen Voice: My rebellion
150No-til Notes: Changing plans
150Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
150The Christmas Story
149Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
149No-Till Notes: The value of water
149Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
149From the hill: Stand Up for Life
148Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
148Observations Only: A soul’s journey
148The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
148Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
148Teeing Off: Around the Green
148For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
148Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
148A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
147Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
147Teen Voice: The rivalry
147News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
147News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
147From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
146Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
146The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
146No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
146Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
146No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
146News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
145Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
145Observations Only: Expect the best
145 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
145
145From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
145Jane’s Secret: The Telling
145Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
145Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
144Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
144Teen Voice: The need to get away
144Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
144A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
144Teen Voice: He’s my dad
143From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
143Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
143Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
143A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
143A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
143A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
143A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
143Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
143From the hill: Serving You
142Observations Only: A good daughter
142Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
142Teen Voice: Cyber War
142In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
142No-till Notes: Moving forward
142Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
142A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
142All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
141Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
141Teen Voice: Shadow art
141Lyman Review: One mean chicken
141Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
141The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
141Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
141A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
141Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
141Washington report: Feeding a world in need
140Totally Random: The Golden Rule
140Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
140Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
140A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
140News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
140From the hill: Keeping America Safe
140“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
139Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
139Lyman Review: Dog fun
139Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
139Letters to the Editor
139Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
139The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
139No-Till Notes: 10 tips
138Observations Only: Journey's end
138Observations Only: Choices
138A Small World: Special guest
138Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
138Totally Random: Trusting the fates
138At the Library: March into a good book
138Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
138At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
138From the hill: Giving Thanks
138Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
137Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
137From the Hill: More Work Ahead
137At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
137Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
137All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
136Teen Voice: Silence
136Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
136In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
136Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
136At the Monument: Night Sky
136Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
136News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
136Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
136From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
135Observations Only: Divine prompts
135Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
135Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
135Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
134From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
134Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
134Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
134Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
134A real leaning tree Christmas
134Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
134Prairie Dogs
134Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
134Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
134Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
134Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
133A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
133Observations Only: The visit
133Teen Voice: Where is the love?
133Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
133Teen Voice: Inspire me
133History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
133No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
133All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
132Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
132Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
132At the Monument: That old (historic) building
132Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
132At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
131Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
131Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
131Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
131Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
131No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
131A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
131From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
131Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
130The Good Life: The two different types of business people
130Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
130Across The Fence: Last Christmas
130Across The Fence: Van Tassell
130No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
129Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
129Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
129In the Hills: Explore the state parks
129No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
129Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
128Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
128Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
128Teeing Off: Persistence
128The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
128Teen Voice: What is love?
128Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
128Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
128At the Monument: Art in National Parks
128Letter to the editor
128
128Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
128From the hill: Spurring Innovation
128From the hill: The Year Ahead
127Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
127Teen Voice: Living within our means
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
127Observations Only: Divine spirit
127Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
127Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
127Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
127Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
126Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
126Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
126Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
126Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
126From the hill: Working for you
125Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
125Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
125Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
125A Small World: Savoring county fair days
125Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
125Totally Random: Where does it go?
125Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
125 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
125Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
125From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
124Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
124Lyman Review: The love goat
124Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
124At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
124Support letters requested for airport
124Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
124News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
123Completely Different - The magic of spring
123Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
123Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
123Nature Notes: Love is in the air
123Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
123No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
123No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
123From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
123Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
123From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
122From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
122Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
122I'm falling for Tumblr?
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
122Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
122Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
122Teen Voice: Out with homework
121From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
121Teen Voice: Body image
121Totally Random: Happy Halloween
121Teen Voice: Self-expression
121Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
121Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
121Teen Voice: Footprints
121No-Till Notes: Back in the field
121No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
121Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
121Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
121Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
121Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
121Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
121Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
121From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
121Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
121An open letter to Trump supporters
120Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
120Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
120Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
120Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
120View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
120Lyman Review: Branding Time
120Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
120Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
120No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
120Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
119Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
119Support emergency services personnel
119At the Monument: Where are the animals?
119Reach out for challenges
119
119From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
119Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
118Teen Voice: Serendipity
118From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
118Teeing Off: Mind Gym
118Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
118Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
118From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
118Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
118A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
118Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
118Infamy - by Richard Reeves
118Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
118News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
118A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
117Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
117Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
117Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
117Creatures of the Night
117In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
117Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
117News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
117Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
116Teen Voice: Catfished
116From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
116Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
116At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
116Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
116Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
116No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
116Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
116News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
116Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
115Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
115Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
115Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
115Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
114Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
114View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
114Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
114Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
114Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
114No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
114Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
114No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
114Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
114News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
113Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
113Teen Voice: Remember what you have
113Greetings from the State Capitol
113Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
113Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
113Synchronicity:What brings me back
113
113At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
113A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
112Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
112Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
112Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
112At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
112Fourth of July meetings
112Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
112Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
112Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
112Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
112Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
112Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
111From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
111Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
111Lyman Review: Winter's dog
111Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
111What’s really going on with our water?
111New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
111At the Monument: Junior Rangers
111At the Monument: Living History
111No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
111No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
111Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
110Religious freedom must be protected
110Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
110Website Resources
110Their View: Goal post move unfair
110The Good Life: All that remains is love
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
109Across the Fence: The Pony Express
109At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
109College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
109Linked Lives
109Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
109Power of legumes
109Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
108Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
108From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
108Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
108Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
108Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
108Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
108From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
107Teeing Off: The thing about state
107Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
107In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
107Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
107No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107All Points West: The only stupid question
107A national day of Thanksgiving
107Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
107All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
106Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
106Rural America and immigration reform
106Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
106At the Monument: Museum collections
106Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
106Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
106LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
105Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
105Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
105Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
105Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
105Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
104Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
104To whom are we thankful?
104A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
104From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
103Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
103Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
103At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
103Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
103Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
103No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
103Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
102Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
102Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
102No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
102Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
101Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
101In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
101Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
100
100Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
100The Good Life: There is good everywhere
100From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
99Our View: The elephant in the room
99A Halloween Story: The scary dream
99Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
99Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
98Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
98Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
98No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
98No-till Notes: Stripper head
98Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
98No Till Notes: Residue levels
97Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
97‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
97Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
97Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
97Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
96No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
96No Till Notes: Moving Forward
96Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
96Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
96From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
96Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
96Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
95In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95No-Till Notes: Potential
95Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
94In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
94From the hill: The PAWS Act
94Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
94News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
93Teen Voice: The Other Side
93Be kind through communications
93Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
93No-Till Notes: Observations
92Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
92Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
92Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
92In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
91No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
91Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
91No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
91No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
90Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
90From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
89At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
89Torn between now and somewhere down the line
88Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
88Easter
87From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
86A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
85
84
84No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
84 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
83
83A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
83From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
82Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
82Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
82Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
82Simply October
81At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
81Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
80At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
80Walkable, bikeable communities
80No-Till Notes: Water conservation
79
79Enjoy the festivities
78Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
77At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
77News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
76The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
76Tumbleweeds on the loose
76Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
75No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
75Our view: United we can build
75No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
75Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
75Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
74Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
74No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
73A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71Achieving your dreams takes work
71Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
71News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
68Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
68Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
68No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
67At the Monument: Find Your Park
66NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
66At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
65Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
61At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
61Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
61Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
61At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
61The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
60I love Thanksgiving
59Welcome home
58No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
54Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
54Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
52Letter to the Editor
52Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
52‘Is there something I can do?’
52Washington Report: Improving rural air service
46
46Letter to the Editor
39Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
39Our View: A failure to communicate
39Letter to the Editor
35At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
35Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
31Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
27To The Editor
14In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1841Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1266From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1191Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1144The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
888From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
634The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
552Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
529No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
525Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
522Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
508Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
505News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
504All Points West: Long live great coffee
487From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
470Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
450Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
441All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
407Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
394Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
385Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
384Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
374Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
372In My View: Defying disabilities
369Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
368Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
360Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
359Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
357Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
353From the Hill: Working for Offutt
347Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
347Washington Report: Power of the Purse
346Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
342Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
338From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
337Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
335Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
334Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
333Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
332Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
332From the capitol: A System That Cares
328Washington: Protecting taxpayers
326From the hill: Accountability Matters
324Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
321From the hill: Good Neighbors
314From the hill: “Hello” World
309Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
309Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
308Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
308From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
304Jack’s Insights – April 2016
304All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
302No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
300All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
300From the Hill: May in Nebraska
299Healthy: What you believe, you become
298Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
297The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
297Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
293Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
293From the hill: Kerrie On
293Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
290Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
285Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
284News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
277A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
277Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
275News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
274Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
274All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
271Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
270All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
269Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
268Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
268No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
264News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
263Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
263All Points West: Rising above ourselves
262Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
262All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
262Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
259Washington: Mindful of our heroes
255From the Capitol: Budget balanced
255Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
254From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
254All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
253Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
251All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
250Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
250Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
249Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
249Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
248Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
247Observations Only : White water
246Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
246No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
244Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
244Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
243Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
240Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
240Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
239Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
239The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
238In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
238News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
237Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
234Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
233Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
233Across The Fence: A day For thanks
232Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
232News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
231Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
231Observations Only: Gone away
231Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
230What's the deal with organic milk?
228Teen Voice: Teen slang
228Think about manufacturing at polls
228Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
226Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
226News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
226News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
226Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
225The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
225Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
224A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
223Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
223Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
222All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
222Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
222Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
221All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
221Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
221From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
220Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
218A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
218Anno Domini: On this remembering day
218All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
217Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
217Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
217Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
217Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
217All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
217News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
216Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
216Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
215A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
214News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
213Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
213Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
213All Points West: Led by our tongues
212A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
212Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
212News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
211Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
211Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
211Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
211Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
209A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
209Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
208Observations Only: Critical thinking
208Across the Fence: The hand dug well
208Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
206Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
206Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
206Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
205Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
205Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
205Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
205Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
205Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
204A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
204Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
204Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
204Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
203Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
203Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
203Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
203No-Till Notes: Looking Back
202Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
202Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
202The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
202Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
202Washington report: Conservative Champions
201Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
200Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
200Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
200Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
200Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
200A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
200From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
200From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
199Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
199Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
199No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
198Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
198News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
197Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
197Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
197Anno Domini: We gather together
197From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
196Teen Voice: The gift of caring
196Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
196A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
196Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
195Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
195Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
195Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
195Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
195Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
195SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
194Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
193Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
193Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
193Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
193Why you should visit the zoo in February
193A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
193Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
192A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
192Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
192Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
192Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
192Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
191Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
191From the hill: A Safer Place
191From the hill: Healing Our Nation
190Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
190Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
190Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
190Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
190Creativity dampened by standardized testing
190Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
190News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
189Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
189Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
189No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
189Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
189Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
189All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
189Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
188Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
188From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
188Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
188News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
188Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
187Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
187Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
186Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
186Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
186Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
186Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
185Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
185Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
185Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
185Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
185From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
185Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
184Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
184Observations Only: Sister lost
184Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
184Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
184Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
184Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
183A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
183Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
183Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
183From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
183News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
182Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
182Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
182From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
182Guest Voices…
182A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
182Observations Only: Saint Marge
182Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
182Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
182Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
182The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
182News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
182Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
181Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
181Across the Fence: Amanda
181Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
181Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
181A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
181Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
181Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
180Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
180Totally Random: Life’s ripples
180Teen Voice: To the future
180Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
180Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
180All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
179Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
179From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
179No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
178Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
178The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
178Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
178Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
178Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
178Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
178Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
177A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
177Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
177Observations Only: Temptation
177The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
177Observations Only: A day in August
177Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
177Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
176Observations Only: Going home
176Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
176Observations Only: Good and evil
176Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
176All Points West: Never far from the trail
176Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
176From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
175The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
175Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
175The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
175Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
175Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
175Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
175No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
175Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
175All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
174Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
174Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
174No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
174Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
174From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
173Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
173Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
173Observations Only: The last toothpick
173Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
173Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
172Observations Only: Indifferent love
172Observations Only: Reality check
172Observations Only: Final moment
172News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
171Observations Only: Uneventful flight
171A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
171Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
171No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
171Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
170Observations Only: The awful truth
170Teen Voice: Stress test
170Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
170Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
169Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
169Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
169The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
169Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
169Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
169Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
169The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
169Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
169Building Bridges: Love your enemies
169Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
169Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
169All Points West: A community on the move
168Time keeps flowing like a river
168Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
168Observations Only: Waiting time
168Observations Only: The vigil
168From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
167Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
167A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
167Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
167Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
167Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
167Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
167From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
166A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
166Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
166Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
166Observations Only: A matter of matter
166Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
166Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
166No Till Notes: Final Stop
166Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
165Observations Only: Curious things, part II
165Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
165Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
165Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
165At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
165Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
165Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
165Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
165News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
164Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
164Teen Voice: Equality
164Observations Only: Willfulness
164Observations Only: A gift of serenity
164The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
164A Stray Moment: Without a net
164Observations Only: The last goodbye
164No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
164Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
164Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
163Completely Different: It's all in the family
163Observations Only: Curious things
163Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
163Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
163Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
163Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
163Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
163Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
163Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
163Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
162A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
162A Stray Moment: God Knows
162Observations Only: A sad week
162Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
162Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
162Why parents are important
162News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
162From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
161Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
161The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
161Observations Only: Hog wash
161Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
161Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
161Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
161From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
160The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
160Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
160 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
160Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
160Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
160Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
159From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
159Observations Only: A fine line
159The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
159Observations Only: Off to the races
159Totally Random: October, the pink month
159Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
159Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
159Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
159Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
159Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
159Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
159Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
158Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
158Observations Only: A matter of paradox
158Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
158Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
158Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
158Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
158Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
158Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
158Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
158A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
158Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
158Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
158News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
157A last look at the Nebraska Zone
157Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
157Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
157Letters to the Editor
157No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
157Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
157Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
157No Till Notes:
156Trash cans
156Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
156Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
156A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
156Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
156The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
156Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
156Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
156All Points West: We shall not give into fear
156All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
155Observations Only : The orphanage
155A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
155From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
155Observations Only: Beginnings
155Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
155Our View: Community responsible for kids
155Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
155No Till Notes: Saying uncle
155Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
155No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
155Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
154Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
154Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
154Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
154Observations Only: One more time
154Totally Random: My journey, life after living
154Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
154Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
154Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
153Teen Voice: Being a girl
153The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
153Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
153No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
153No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
153Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
153A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
153Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
153Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
152Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
152Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
152Lyman Review: Devil calf
152Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
152Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
152 Across The Fence: County Fair
152No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
152News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
152Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
151Observations Only: The shadow of error
151Observations Only: The need to understand
151Observations Only: The vision
151Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
151Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
151A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
151No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
151Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
150Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
150Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
150Teen Voice: My rebellion
150No-til Notes: Changing plans
150Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
150The Christmas Story
149Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
149No-Till Notes: The value of water
149Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
149From the hill: Stand Up for Life
148Observations only : Sisters of the world
148Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
148Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
148Observations Only: A soul’s journey
148The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
148Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
148Teeing Off: Around the Green
148For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
148Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
148A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
147Across the Fence: Building Barns
147Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
147Teen Voice: The rivalry
147News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
147News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
147From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
146A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
146Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
146The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
146No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
146Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
146No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
146News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
145Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
145Observations Only: Expect the best
145 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
145
145From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
145Jane’s Secret: The Telling
145Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
145Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
144Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
144Teen Voice: The need to get away
144Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
144A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
144Teen Voice: He’s my dad
143Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
143Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
143From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
143Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
143Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
143A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
143A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
143A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
143A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
143Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
143From the hill: Serving You
142Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
142Observations Only: A good daughter
142Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
142Teen Voice: Cyber War
142In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
142No-till Notes: Moving forward
142Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
142A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
142All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
141Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
141Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
141Teen Voice: Shadow art
141Lyman Review: One mean chicken
141Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
141The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
141Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
141A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
141Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
141Washington report: Feeding a world in need
140Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
140From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
140Observations Only: A new direction
140It's no surprise
140Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
140Teen Voice: The more the merrier
140Totally Random: The Golden Rule
140Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
140Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
140A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
140News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
140From the hill: Keeping America Safe
140“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
139Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
139A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
139From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
139Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
139Lyman Review: Dog fun
139Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
139Letters to the Editor
139Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
139The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
139No-Till Notes: 10 tips
138Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
138Observations Only: Journey's end
138Observations Only: Choices
138A Small World: Special guest
138Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
138Totally Random: Trusting the fates
138At the Library: March into a good book
138Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
138At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
138From the hill: Giving Thanks
138Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
137Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
137Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
137Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
137From the Hill: More Work Ahead
137At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
137Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
137All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
136Teen Voice: Silence
136Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
136In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
136Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
136At the Monument: Night Sky
136Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
136News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
136Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
136From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
135Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
135Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
135Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
135Observations Only: The meeting
135Observations Only: Divine prompts
135Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
135Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
135Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
134Observations Only: Just around the corner
134Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
134From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
134Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
134Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
134Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
134A real leaning tree Christmas
134Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
134Prairie Dogs
134Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
134Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
134Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
134Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
133Observations Only: Saturday delight
133A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
133Observations Only: The visit
133Teen Voice: Where is the love?
133Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
133Teen Voice: Inspire me
133History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
133No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
133All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
132Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
132Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
132Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
132Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
132Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
132At the Monument: That old (historic) building
132Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
132At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
131Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
131Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
131Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
131Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
131No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
131A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
131From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
131Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
130We need a few good people
130Life's curve balls
130Home of the Brave
130The Good Life: The two different types of business people
130Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
130Across The Fence: Last Christmas
130Across The Fence: Van Tassell
130No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
129Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
129The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
129Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
129Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
129In the Hills: Explore the state parks
129No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
129Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
128It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
128Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
128Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
128Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
128Teeing Off: Persistence
128The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
128Teen Voice: What is love?
128Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
128Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
128At the Monument: Art in National Parks
128Letter to the editor
128
128Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
128From the hill: Spurring Innovation
128From the hill: The Year Ahead
127Age of reason
127Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
127Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
127Teen Voice: Living within our means
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
127Observations Only: Divine spirit
127Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
127Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
127Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
127Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
126A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
126Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
126Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
126Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
126Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
126From the hill: Working for you
125Assad’s endgame
125Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
125Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
125Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
125Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
125A Small World: Savoring county fair days
125Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
125Totally Random: Where does it go?
125Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
125 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
125Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
125From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
124The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
124Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
124Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
124Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
124Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
124Lyman Review: The love goat
124Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
124At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
124Support letters requested for airport
124Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
124News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
123Completely Different - The magic of spring
123Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
123Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
123Nature Notes: Love is in the air
123Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
123No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
123No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
123From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
123Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
123From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
122Observations Only - Two ages of man
122Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
122From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
122Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
122I'm falling for Tumblr?
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
122Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
122Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
122Teen Voice: Out with homework
121Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
121From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
121Teen Voice: Body image
121Totally Random: Happy Halloween
121Teen Voice: Self-expression
121Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
121Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
121Teen Voice: Footprints
121No-Till Notes: Back in the field
121No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
121Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
121Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
121Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
121Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
121Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
121Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
121From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
121Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
121An open letter to Trump supporters
120Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
120 Taking a big risk
120Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
120Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
120Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
120Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
120View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
120Lyman Review: Branding Time
120Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
120Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
120No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
120Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
119Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
119Support emergency services personnel
119At the Monument: Where are the animals?
119Reach out for challenges
119
119From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
119Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
118Across the fence: Something worth remembering
118Observations Only: Extreme measures
118Observations Only: Together again
118Teen Voice: Serendipity
118From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
118Teeing Off: Mind Gym
118Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
118Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
118From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
118Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
118A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
118Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
118Infamy - by Richard Reeves
118Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
118News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
118A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
117The ghost of Ayn Rand
117The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
117Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
117Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
117Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
117Creatures of the Night
117In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
117Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
117News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
117Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
116Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
116Teen Voice: Catfished
116From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
116Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
116At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
116Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
116Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
116No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
116Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
116News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
116Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
115Observations Only: The joy of money
115Observations Only: What's in a word?
115Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
115Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
115Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
115Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
115Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
115Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
114Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
114Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
114View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
114Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
114Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
114Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
114No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
114Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
114No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
114Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
114News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
113A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
113From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
113Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
113Teen Voice: Remember what you have
113Greetings from the State Capitol
113Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
113Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
113Synchronicity:What brings me back
113
113At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
113A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
112Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
112Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
112Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
112Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
112Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
112At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
112Fourth of July meetings
112Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
112Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
112Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
112Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
112Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
112Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
111Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
111From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
111Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
111Lyman Review: Winter's dog
111Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
111What’s really going on with our water?
111New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
111At the Monument: Junior Rangers
111At the Monument: Living History
111No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
111No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
111Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
110Religious freedom must be protected
110Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
110Website Resources
110Their View: Goal post move unfair
110The Good Life: All that remains is love
109SELL-OUT!
109The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
109Across the Fence: The Pony Express
109At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
109College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
109Linked Lives
109Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
109Power of legumes
109Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
108Observations Only : Mission accomplished
108Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
108Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
108From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
108Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
108Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
108Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
108Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
108From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
107Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
107Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
107Teeing Off: The thing about state
107Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
107In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
107Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
107No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107All Points West: The only stupid question
107A national day of Thanksgiving
107Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
107All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
106Observations Only: Painting a picture
106Observations Only: North Powder
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
106Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
106Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
106Rural America and immigration reform
106Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
106At the Monument: Museum collections
106Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
106Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
106LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
105Completely Different: Tales from the mat
105My mini Pen and me
105A Stray Moment: The last time
105Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
105Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
105Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
105Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
105Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
104Being a Nebraskan – border to border
104Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
104Observations Only: Sister odyssey
104Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
104To whom are we thankful?
104A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
104From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
103Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
103Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
103Observations Only: Blue chip stock
103Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
103Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
103At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
103Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
103Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
103No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
103Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
102Across the Fence: On The road
102Observations Only: Spider adventure
102Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
102Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
102Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
102No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
102Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
101A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
101Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
101Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
101In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
101Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
100A Small World: Time traveling
100Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
100
100Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
100The Good Life: There is good everywhere
100From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
99Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
99Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
99Our View: The elephant in the room
99A Halloween Story: The scary dream
99Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
99Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
98Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
98Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
98Observations Only: No thank you
98From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
98Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
98Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
98Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
98No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
98No-till Notes: Stripper head
98Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
98No Till Notes: Residue levels
97Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
97The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
97Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
97‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
97Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
97Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
97Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
96Our view . . .Sports Complex
96Permission to remember
96Observations Only: Surprises
96A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
96Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
96No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
96No Till Notes: Moving Forward
96Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
96Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
96From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
96Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
96Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
95Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
95Silence please
95Observations Only: Counting chickens
95Observations Only: Scourge of violence
95Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
95In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95No-Till Notes: Potential
95Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
94Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
94In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
94From the hill: The PAWS Act
94Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
94News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
93Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
93Welcome to Gering
93Teen Voice: The Other Side
93Be kind through communications
93Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
93No-Till Notes: Observations
92Completely Different: Your local government and you
92Economic development update
92A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
92A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
92Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
92Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
92Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
92Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
92In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
91Completely Different: The Quest
91Observations Only: Giving up
91No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
91Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
91No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
91No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
90Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
90From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
89Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
89Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
89At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
89Torn between now and somewhere down the line
88From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
88Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
88Easter
87From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
86Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
86Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
86Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
86A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
85Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
85Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
85From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
85
84The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
84Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
84Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
84
84No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
84 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
83Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
83Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
83Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
83Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
83
83A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
83From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
82Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
82Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
82Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
82Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
82Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
82Simply October
81The zombie apocalypse and you
81From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
81LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
81From the Superintendent’s Desk
81At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
81Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
80Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
80Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
80At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
80Walkable, bikeable communities
80No-Till Notes: Water conservation
79Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
79The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
79
79Enjoy the festivities
78Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
77Letter to the Editor
77At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
77News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
76Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
76Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
76From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
76The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
76Tumbleweeds on the loose
76Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
75Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
75Seeing the works of the master
75Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
75Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
75No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
75Our view: United we can build
75No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
75Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
75Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
74Do You Tube?
74Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
74No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
73Teen Voice: Not just another ride
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
73A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
72Teen Voice: Today’s television
72Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
71The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
71Achieving your dreams takes work
71Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
71News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
70Social time has important benefits
70Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
70Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
69Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
68Our View: Bravo OTD committee
68Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
68Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
68No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
67Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
67At the Monument: Find Your Park
66NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
66At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
65Our View: Visionaries wanted
65Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
64Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
62Teen Voice: March Madness
61Practice safe barbecue basics
61Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
61At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
61Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
61Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
61At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
61The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
60View from the block
60Timing makes perfect
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
60I love Thanksgiving
59Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
59Welcome home
58No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
55Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
54The hills, part 1: Mustangs
54Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
54Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
53From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
53Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
52Remembering When
52From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
52Letter to the Editor
52Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
52‘Is there something I can do?’
52Washington Report: Improving rural air service
51A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
47The Block
46Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
46
46Letter to the Editor
44Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
40From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
40Teen Voice: Happy news
39Teen Voice: The road of hatred
39Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
39Our View: A failure to communicate
39Letter to the Editor
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
35At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
35Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
31My Thanksgiving prayer
31Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
29Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
28Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
28Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
27To The Editor
14In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Fresh Foods
American Legacy
Kendell Henderson