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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212Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
212Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
212Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
212Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
212Teen Voice: He’s my dad
211Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
211A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
211Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
211 Across The Fence: County Fair
211No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
210From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
209From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
209Observations Only: Beginnings
209Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
209Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
209Observations Only: The need to understand
209Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
209Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
209Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
209Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
209Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
208Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
208Lyman Review: Devil calf
208Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
208A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
208No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
208Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
208News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
207Observations Only: The shadow of error
207The Good Life: The two different types of business people
207Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
207From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
207Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
207Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
207Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
207Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
207Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
207Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
207Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
206A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
206Teen Voice: The need to get away
206Teen Voice: The rivalry
206
206No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
205Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
205Observations Only: A soul’s journey
205Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
205Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
205A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
205Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
205News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
205Washington report: Feeding a world in need
204Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
204Observations Only: The vision
204Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
204Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
204Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
204No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
203Teen Voice: Being a girl
203Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
203From the Hill: More Work Ahead
203No-Till Notes: Back in the field
203No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
203From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
202Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
202A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
202No Till Notes: Saying uncle
202Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
201In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
201No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
201News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
201Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
201All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
201Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
200Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
200Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
200A Small World: Special guest
200Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
200At the Monument: Night Sky
200Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
199Teen Voice: Shadow art
199Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
199Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
199A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
199Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
199Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
198Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
198Lyman Review: One mean chicken
198 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
198No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
198A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
198Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
198News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
197Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
197Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
197Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
197Observations Only: Expect the best
197Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
197At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
197Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
196Teeing Off: Around the Green
196Totally Random: Trusting the fates
196In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
195The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
195Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
195A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
195Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
194Teen Voice: Cyber War
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
193Observations Only: Divine prompts
193Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
193Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
193Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
193At the Library: March into a good book
193All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
192Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
192View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
192Prairie Dogs
192Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
192Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
191From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
191Totally Random: The Golden Rule
191Observations Only: Choices
191At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
191Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
190Observations Only: Divine spirit
190Teen Voice: Silence
190Lyman Review: Dog fun
190History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
190At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
190Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
189Observations Only: A good daughter
189A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
189A real leaning tree Christmas
189Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
189Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
189A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189From the hill: Serving You
188Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
188Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
188A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
188Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Observations Only: Journey's end
187Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
187Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
187Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
187In the Hills: Explore the state parks
187Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
187A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
187Support letters requested for airport
187A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
187Teen Voice: Out with homework
186Teeing Off: Persistence
186Observations Only: The visit
186Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
186At the Monument: That old (historic) building
185Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
185Teen Voice: Inspire me
185Letter to the editor
185Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
184Lyman Review: The love goat
184Teen Voice: Self-expression
184Teen Voice: Where is the love?
184Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
184Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
183Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
183Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183Greetings from the State Capitol
183
183Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
182Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
182Jane’s Secret: The Telling
182A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
182From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
182Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
181Teen Voice: Living within our means
181Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
181Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
181Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
181Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
181At the Monument: Where are the animals?
181Reach out for challenges
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
180Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
180Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
180Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
180Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
180Lyman Review: Branding Time
180Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
180Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
180Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
179Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
179A Small World: Savoring county fair days
179Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
179At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
179At the Monument: Art in National Parks
179From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
179Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
179Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
179From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
179News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
179Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
178Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
178Across The Fence: Last Christmas
178Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
178Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
177Completely Different - The magic of spring
177Totally Random: Where does it go?
177Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
176Totally Random: Happy Halloween
176Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
176What’s really going on with our water?
176Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
176From the hill: The Year Ahead
175Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
175Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
175Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
175New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
175Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
175
174Teen Voice: Catfished
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
174Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
174Nature Notes: Love is in the air
174Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
174Support emergency services personnel
174Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
174In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
174No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
173Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
173Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
173Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
172From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
172Creatures of the Night
172
172Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
172News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
171Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
171From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
171From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
171Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
171Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
171Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
171Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
171Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
171From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
171Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
170Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
170Teen Voice: Body image
170Teeing Off: Mind Gym
170Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
170Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
170Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
170Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
170At the Monument: Junior Rangers
170Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
170Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
170Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
170From the hill: Working for you
169From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
169Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
169Religious freedom must be protected
169Fourth of July meetings
169Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
168Teen Voice: Serendipity
168Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
168Teen Voice: Footprints
168Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
168From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
167View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
167Website Resources
167Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
167Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
167At the Monument: Living History
166Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
166Lyman Review: Winter's dog
166Linked Lives
166Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
166Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
166Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
166Power of legumes
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166At the Monument: Museum collections
166Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
166Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
165Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
165At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
165Synchronicity:What brings me back
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
164From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
164Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
164Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
164From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
164Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
164Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
164Their View: Goal post move unfair
164At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
164Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
164Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
164Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
163Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
162Teen Voice: Remember what you have
162Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
162Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
162In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
162Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
162News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
161Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
161Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
161At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
161Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
161The Good Life: All that remains is love
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
160No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
159Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
159No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
159Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
159Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
158Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
158Across the Fence: The Pony Express
158In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
158Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
158To whom are we thankful?
158Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
157Rural America and immigration reform
157No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156A Halloween Story: The scary dream
156Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
156Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
155Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
155At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
155No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
155Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
154Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
154 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
153Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
152Teeing Off: The thing about state
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
151 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
151A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
151LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
150Our View: The elephant in the room
150Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
150Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
149In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
149Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
149At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
149All Points West: The only stupid question
147
147Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
147Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
147Infamy - by Richard Reeves
147From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
147From the hill: The PAWS Act
146No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
145In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
145A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
145Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
145Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
145Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
144Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
144Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
142Teen Voice: The Other Side
142No Till Notes: Moving Forward
142No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
140No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
140Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
139Be kind through communications
139No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
139Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
137From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
136Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
136From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
135Achieving your dreams takes work
135No-till Notes: Stripper head
135Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
133No Till Notes: Residue levels
132
132‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
132Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
132A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
131
131Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
130No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
130No-Till Notes: Potential
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
129
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
129From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
128
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
127Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
126Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
125Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
124Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
122Tumbleweeds on the loose
122Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
122No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
121Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117No-Till Notes: Water conservation
115Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
112A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
112A mom’s thoughts on social media
111Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
110No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
108Easter
108Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
107Enjoy the festivities
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
105Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
104A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
104Simply October
103At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
100At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
97I love Thanksgiving
97No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
97Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
96Our view: United we can build
95Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
91NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
84Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
84The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
83Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
81At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
78At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
77In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
73At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
73Welcome home
72Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
66Letter to the Editor
66Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
62Letter to the Editor
61‘Is there something I can do?’
57
55Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
54Letter to the Editor
54Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
51Golden Spade
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
50Our View: A failure to communicate
49Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
43To The Editor
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2653Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1471Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1304Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1274From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1221All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1192The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1144From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
939All Points West: We’re on the same team
829Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
683The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
640Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
633No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
624Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
616Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
608Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
607News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
579All Points West: Long live great coffee
578From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
548Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
533All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
530Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
496Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
484Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
481Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
478Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
471Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
470Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
465Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
465Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
464Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
463Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
458In My View: Defying disabilities
457Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
442Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
440Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
434Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
432Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
431No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
429Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
425Washington: Protecting taxpayers
420Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
419Washington Report: Power of the Purse
419News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
417From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
415Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
415Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
414Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
411From the Hill: Working for Offutt
409The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
408Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
403From the hill: Accountability Matters
399Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
398Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
395Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
395All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
393All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
389From the capitol: A System That Cares
384From the hill: “Hello” World
383From the hill: Good Neighbors
382From the Hill: May in Nebraska
380Observations Only : White water
380Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
377Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
377From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
371Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
367All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
365Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
362Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
362From the hill: Kerrie On
360Teen Voice: Teen slang
357Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
355Jack’s Insights – April 2016
355News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
354Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
354All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
354From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
353All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
351No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
348Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
347Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
346News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
344Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
343Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
342All Points West: Rising above ourselves
341Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
338A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
337All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
335Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
335Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
335Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
334News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
334Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
333Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
331Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
330From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
330Washington: Mindful of our heroes
329All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
329Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
329Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
327Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
326Healthy: What you believe, you become
325Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
324Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
324Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
323All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
323Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
321All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
318Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
317Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
317Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
317Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
314Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
313Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
313Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
312Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
312Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
311Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
311Anno Domini: On this remembering day
311In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
309Observations Only: Gone away
309News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
308Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
308Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
308Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
308News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
308Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
307The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
307Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
307Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
305From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
305Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
304Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
304Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
304All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
303From the Capitol: Budget balanced
302Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
302The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
300Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
300A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
300News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
299Across The Fence: A day For thanks
299Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
299Washington report: Conservative Champions
298Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
297Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
296Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
296Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
295Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
295All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
294No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
294Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
293Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
293News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
292Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
292All Points West: Led by our tongues
291Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
291Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
291Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
290A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
289Anno Domini: We gather together
289Teen Voice: The gift of caring
289News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
288Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
288Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
288News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
287Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
287Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
286Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
286Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
284What's the deal with organic milk?
284Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
283Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
283Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
282Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
282Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
282Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
282From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
281Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
281Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
281No-Till Notes: Looking Back
281Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
280Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
279Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
278Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
278News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
277News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
275Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
275Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
274A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
274Across the Fence: The hand dug well
274Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
273A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
273The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
273Creativity dampened by standardized testing
273News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
273Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
273From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
272Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
271Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
270Observations Only: Critical thinking
269A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
269Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
269Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
269No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
268I'm falling for Tumblr?
267Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
267Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
267Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
267Teen Voice: To the future
266A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
266Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
266Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
265News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
265Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
264Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
264Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
264Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
264Think about manufacturing at polls
263Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
263Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
263Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
263Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
262Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
262Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
262News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
262From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
261All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
261From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
260Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
260A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
259Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
259No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
259Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
259From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
258Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
258Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
258Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
258Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
258A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
258Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
257Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
257Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
257Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
257Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
257Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
256Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
256Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
256Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
256Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
255Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
255Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
254Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
254The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
254Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
254Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
254SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
254Across the Fence: Amanda
254Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
254From the hill: A Safer Place
253Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
253A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
253Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
252Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
252No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
252Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
251The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
251Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
251Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
251Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
251Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
251All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
251From the hill: Healing Our Nation
251All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
250The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
250Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
249Observations Only: Sister lost
249Why you should visit the zoo in February
249Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
249Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
249Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
249Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
249Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
248Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
248Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
248News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
248Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
247Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
247Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
247Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
247Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
247Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
246From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
246The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
246A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
246Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
246Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
246A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
246From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
245No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
245All Points West: A community on the move
245All Points West: We shall not give into fear
245From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
244Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
244Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
243The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
243Our View: Community responsible for kids
243Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
243Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
243No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
243No Till Notes: Final Stop
243All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
243Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
242From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
242All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
242Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
241Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
241Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
241Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
241Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
241Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
240Observations Only: Going home
240The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
240Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
240Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
239Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
239Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
239Totally Random: Life’s ripples
239Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
239The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
239News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
239Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
238The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
238Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
238Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
238No Till Notes:
238Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
238Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
238Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
237Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
237All Points West: Never far from the trail
237Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
236Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
236Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
236Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
236Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
236No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
236From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
236From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
235Observations Only: Good and evil
235Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
235Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
235No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
235Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
235Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
234Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
234No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
234No-Till Notes: The value of water
234News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
234Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
234News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
233The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
233The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
233A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
233Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
232Observations Only: Final moment
232No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
232Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
231A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
231Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
231Guest Voices…
231Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
231Observations Only: A day in August
231Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
231Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
230A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
230Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
230News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
229A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
229The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
229Observations Only: A gift of serenity
229Observations Only: Reality check
229Observations Only: Saint Marge
229Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
228Time keeps flowing like a river
228Teen Voice: Stress test
228Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
228Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
228Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
228Why parents are important
228News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
227Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
227Observations Only: Temptation
227Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
227Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
227Observations Only: Waiting time
227Observations Only: The last toothpick
227Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
227Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
227No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
227Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
227Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
226Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
226Observations Only: Indifferent love
226A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
226Observations Only: The awful truth
226Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
226Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
226Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
226News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
226Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
226Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
225Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
225Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
225Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
225From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
224Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
224Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
224Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
224The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
224From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
224Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
223Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
223Observations Only: Uneventful flight
223Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
223A Stray Moment: God Knows
223The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
223Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
223Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
223Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
223Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
223Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
223At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
223Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
223No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
223Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
223Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
223Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
222Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
222Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
222 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
222Observations Only: A matter of paradox
222Observations Only: A sad week
222Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
222Building Bridges: Love your enemies
222Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
222Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
222Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
222Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
221Completely Different: It's all in the family
221Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
221Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
221Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
221Observations Only: A matter of matter
221The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
221Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
221Totally Random: My journey, life after living
221Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
221A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
221The Christmas Story
221Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
221From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
220A last look at the Nebraska Zone
220Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
220Observations Only: The vigil
220No-til Notes: Changing plans
220News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
219Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
219Observations Only: Curious things
219A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
219Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
219Observations Only: One more time
219Observations Only: The last goodbye
219Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
218Observations Only: Off to the races
218Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
218Letters to the Editor
218Washington Report: Improving rural air service
217A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
217Teen Voice: Equality
217Observations Only: Willfulness
217Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
217Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
217Totally Random: October, the pink month
217Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
216Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
216The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
216Observations Only: A fine line
216Teen Voice: My rebellion
216Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
216Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
215A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
215Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
215Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
215A Stray Moment: Without a net
215Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
215Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
215Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
215From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
214From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
214Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
214Observations Only: Hog wash
214Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
213Observations Only: Curious things, part II
213Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
213No-till Notes: Moving forward
213For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
213Letters to the Editor
212Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
212Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
212The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
212Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
212Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
212Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
212Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
212Teen Voice: He’s my dad
211Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
211A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
211Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
211 Across The Fence: County Fair
211No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
210From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
209From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
209Observations Only: Beginnings
209Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
209Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
209Observations Only: The need to understand
209Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
209Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
209Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
209Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
209Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
208Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
208Lyman Review: Devil calf
208Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
208A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
208No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
208Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
208News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
207Observations Only: The shadow of error
207The Good Life: The two different types of business people
207Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
207From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
207Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
207Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
207Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
207Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
207Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
207Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
207Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
206A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
206Teen Voice: The need to get away
206Teen Voice: The rivalry
206
206No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
205Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
205Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
205Observations Only: A soul’s journey
205Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
205Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
205A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
205Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
205News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
205Washington report: Feeding a world in need
204Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
204Observations Only: The vision
204Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
204Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
204Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
204No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
203Teen Voice: Being a girl
203Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
203From the Hill: More Work Ahead
203No-Till Notes: Back in the field
203No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
203From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
202Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
202A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
202No Till Notes: Saying uncle
202Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
201In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
201No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
201News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
201Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
201All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
201Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
200Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
200Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
200A Small World: Special guest
200Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
200At the Monument: Night Sky
200Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
199Teen Voice: Shadow art
199Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
199Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
199A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
199Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
199Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
198Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
198Lyman Review: One mean chicken
198 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
198No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
198A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
198Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
198News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
197Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
197Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
197Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
197Observations Only: Expect the best
197Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
197At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
197Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
196Teeing Off: Around the Green
196Totally Random: Trusting the fates
196In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
195Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
195Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
195The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
195Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
195A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
195Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
194Teen Voice: Cyber War
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
193Observations Only: Divine prompts
193Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
193Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
193Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
193At the Library: March into a good book
193All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
192Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
192Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
192Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
192View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
192Prairie Dogs
192Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
192Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
191Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
191From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
191Totally Random: The Golden Rule
191Observations Only: Choices
191At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
191Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
190Observations Only: Divine spirit
190Teen Voice: Silence
190Lyman Review: Dog fun
190History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
190At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
190Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
189Observations Only: A good daughter
189A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
189A real leaning tree Christmas
189Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
189Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
189A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189From the hill: Serving You
188Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
188Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
188A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
188Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Trash cans
187Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
187Observations Only: Journey's end
187Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
187Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
187Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
187In the Hills: Explore the state parks
187Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
187A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
187Support letters requested for airport
187A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
187Teen Voice: Out with homework
186Across the Fence: Building Barns
186Teeing Off: Persistence
186Observations Only: The visit
186Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
186At the Monument: That old (historic) building
185Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
185Teen Voice: Inspire me
185Letter to the editor
185Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
184Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
184Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
184Lyman Review: The love goat
184Teen Voice: Self-expression
184Teen Voice: Where is the love?
184Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
184Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
183Observations only : Sisters of the world
183Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
183Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183Greetings from the State Capitol
183
183Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
182Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
182Jane’s Secret: The Telling
182A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
182From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
182Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
181Teen Voice: Living within our means
181Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
181Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
181Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
181Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
181At the Monument: Where are the animals?
181Reach out for challenges
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
180Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
180Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
180Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
180Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
180Lyman Review: Branding Time
180Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
180Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
180Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
179Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
179A Small World: Savoring county fair days
179Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
179At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
179At the Monument: Art in National Parks
179From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
179Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
179Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
179From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
179News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
179Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
178Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
178Across The Fence: Last Christmas
178Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
178Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
177Completely Different - The magic of spring
177Totally Random: Where does it go?
177Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
176Observations Only : The orphanage
176Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
176Totally Random: Happy Halloween
176Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
176What’s really going on with our water?
176Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
176From the hill: The Year Ahead
175Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
175Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
175Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
175New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
175Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
175
174Teen Voice: Catfished
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
174Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
174Nature Notes: Love is in the air
174Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
174Support emergency services personnel
174Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
174In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
174No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
173Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
173Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
173Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
172Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
172From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
172Creatures of the Night
172
172Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
172News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
171The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
171Teen Voice: The more the merrier
171Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
171From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
171From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
171Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
171Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
171Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
171Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
171Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
171From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
171Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
170Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
170Teen Voice: Body image
170Teeing Off: Mind Gym
170Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
170Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
170Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
170Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
170At the Monument: Junior Rangers
170Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
170Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
170Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
170From the hill: Working for you
169Observations Only: A new direction
169A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
169From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
169Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
169Religious freedom must be protected
169Fourth of July meetings
169Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
168We need a few good people
168Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
168The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
168A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
168Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
168Teen Voice: Serendipity
168Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
168Teen Voice: Footprints
168Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
168From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
167View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
167Website Resources
167Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
167Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
167At the Monument: Living History
166It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
166Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
166It's no surprise
166Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
166Lyman Review: Winter's dog
166Linked Lives
166Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
166Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
166Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
166Power of legumes
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166At the Monument: Museum collections
166Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
166Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
165Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
165Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
165Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
165At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
165Synchronicity:What brings me back
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
164Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
164From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
164Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
164Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
164From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
164Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
164Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
164Their View: Goal post move unfair
164At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
164Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
164Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
164Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
163Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
163From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
163Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
163Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
162Teen Voice: Remember what you have
162Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
162Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
162In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
162Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
162News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
161From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
161Home of the Brave
161Observations Only: The meeting
161Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
161Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
161At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
161Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
161The Good Life: All that remains is love
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
160College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
160No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
159Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
159Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
159No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
159Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
159Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
158Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
158Across the Fence: The Pony Express
158In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
158Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
158To whom are we thankful?
158Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
157Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
157Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
157Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
157Rural America and immigration reform
157No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
156Observations Only: Saturday delight
156A Halloween Story: The scary dream
156Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
156Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
155Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
155At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
155No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
155Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
154Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
154 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153Assad’s endgame
153Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
153Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
153Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
153Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
152Life's curve balls
152Teeing Off: The thing about state
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
151Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
151Observations Only - Two ages of man
151 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
151A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
151LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
150Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
150Our View: The elephant in the room
150Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
150Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
149Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
149Age of reason
149In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
149Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
149At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
149All Points West: The only stupid question
148Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
148The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
147Observations Only: Just around the corner
147Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
147
147Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
147Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
147Infamy - by Richard Reeves
147From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
147From the hill: The PAWS Act
146No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145Across the fence: Something worth remembering
145At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
145In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
145A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
145Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
145Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
145Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
144Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
144Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
144Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
143A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
142Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
142The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
142Teen Voice: The Other Side
142No Till Notes: Moving Forward
142No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
141Completely Different: Tales from the mat
141SELL-OUT!
141Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
141Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
140 Taking a big risk
140No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
140Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
139Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
139Being a Nebraskan – border to border
139Permission to remember
139Be kind through communications
139No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
139Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
138Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
138From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
137From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
136Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
136A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
136The ghost of Ayn Rand
136Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
136Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
136From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
135Achieving your dreams takes work
135No-till Notes: Stripper head
135Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
134Observations Only: Extreme measures
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
133Observations Only : Mission accomplished
133Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
133No Till Notes: Residue levels
132A Small World: Time traveling
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
132Observations Only: What's in a word?
132Observations Only: Together again
132
132‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
132Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
132A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
131My mini Pen and me
131
131Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
130Observations Only: The joy of money
130No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
130No-Till Notes: Potential
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
129Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
129
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
129From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
128Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
128
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
127Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
127Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
127Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
126Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
125Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
125Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
124Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
124Our view . . .Sports Complex
124Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
124Observations Only: North Powder
124Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
123Observations Only: Painting a picture
123A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
122Observations Only: Sister odyssey
122Tumbleweeds on the loose
122Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
122No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
121Welcome to Gering
121Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
121Observations Only: No thank you
121Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
121Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
120A Stray Moment: The last time
120Observations Only: Blue chip stock
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Observations Only: Spider adventure
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
117A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
117Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
117No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117No-Till Notes: Water conservation
115Completely Different: The Quest
115Silence please
115Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
115Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
115Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
115Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Across the Fence: On The road
114From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
113Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
113Observations Only: Giving up
113A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
113Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
112Seeing the works of the master
112Economic development update
112The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
112Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
112A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
112A mom’s thoughts on social media
111Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
111Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
110Completely Different: Your local government and you
110No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
109Observations Only: Counting chickens
109Observations Only: Surprises
109Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
109Observations Only: Scourge of violence
108Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
108A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
108Easter
108Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
107The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
107Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
107Enjoy the festivities
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106The zombie apocalypse and you
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
106Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
106Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
106The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
105Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
105Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
105Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
105Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
105Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
104Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
104Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
104A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
104Simply October
103At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
102Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
102Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
100Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
100Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
100Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
100At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
99Do You Tube?
99Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
98Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
98From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
97Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
97The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
97Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
97Teen Voice: Today’s television
97I love Thanksgiving
97No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
97Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
96Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
96Our view: United we can build
95Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
95Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
92From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
92From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
92From the Superintendent’s Desk
91NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
90Letter to the Editor
90Social time has important benefits
90Our View: Bravo OTD committee
90LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
89Teen Voice: Not just another ride
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
88Teen Voice: March Madness
87From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
86Timing makes perfect
86Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
85Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
85LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
84Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
84Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
84Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
84The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
83Practice safe barbecue basics
83Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
82Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
81View from the block
81Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
81At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
78Our View: Visionaries wanted
78Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
78Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
78At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
77In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
75From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
75Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
73At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
73Welcome home
72Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
66Remembering When
66Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
66Letter to the Editor
66Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
65Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
64From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
63The hills, part 1: Mustangs
63Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
62Letter to the Editor
61‘Is there something I can do?’
57
56Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
56Teen Voice: Happy news
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
55Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
54Letter to the Editor
54Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
53From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
52Teen Voice: The road of hatred
51Golden Spade
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
50Our View: A failure to communicate
49Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
43To The Editor
42My Thanksgiving prayer
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
39Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
35Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
34Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
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