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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201Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
200Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
200Teen Voice: Remember what you have
200Lyman Review: Branding Time
200At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
199Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
199A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
199Teen Voice: Self-expression
198Teen Voice: The Other Side
198Lyman Review: Winter's dog
198Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
198Letter to the editor
198
197Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
197Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
197Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
197Guest Voices…
197Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
197Teen Voice: To the future
197Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
197Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
196Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
196Totally Random: Life’s ripples
196Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
196Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
196New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
196Fourth of July meetings
196Reach out for challenges
195I'm falling for Tumblr?
195Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
195Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
195Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
195Easter
194Our View: The elephant in the room
194Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
194Totally Random: Trusting the fates
194Nature Notes: Love is in the air
194At the Library: March into a good book
194Linked Lives
194
194Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
194Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
193From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
193Teen Voice: The rivalry
193Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
193Why you should visit the zoo in February
192Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
192Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
192Teen Voice: Cyber War
192View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
192Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
192What’s really going on with our water?
192
192Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
191Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
191Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
191Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
190Teen Voice: Equality
190Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
190Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
190Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
190Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
189Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
189Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
189To The Editor
189Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
188Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
188Our View: Community responsible for kids
188In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
188At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
188For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
188Be kind through communications
188Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
188Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
187From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
187From the Hill: More Work Ahead
186Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
186Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
186View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
186Their View: Goal post move unfair
185Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
185Teen Voice: Where is the love?
185Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
185Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
185In the Hills: Explore the state parks
185Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
184From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
184Teen Voice: Footprints
184Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
184Support emergency services personnel
184Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
184Synchronicity:What brings me back
184Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
184Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
184Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
184No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
183Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
183Totally Random: Where does it go?
182Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
182Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
182Letters to the Editor
182In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
182At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
182Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
181Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
181Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
180Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
180Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
179Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
179
179Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
178Rural America and immigration reform
178Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
178Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
177Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
177Teen Voice: Inspire me
176Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
176Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
176Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
175No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
174Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
174Teen Voice: What is love?
174Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
173Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
172Religious freedom must be protected
172Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
172Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
171A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
170Greetings from the State Capitol
169Letter to the Editor
168Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
168Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
168From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
167Letter to the Editor
164Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
161Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
156Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
153Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
153Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
142At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
132A mom’s thoughts on social media
123At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
107Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
106Letter to the Editor
100Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
92Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
92Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
54Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
49Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1099Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
854NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
843Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
772All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
669Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
649The Christmas Story
598Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
594Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
583To whom are we thankful?
568A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
562Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
562Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
558A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
556Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
529Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
519Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
517A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
503No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
500Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
499Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
488Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
486Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
480At the Monument: Museum collections
476Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
471No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
468Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
460Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
460Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
459Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
454No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
449Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
443A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
441The Good Life: There is good everywhere
436Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
433Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
432Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
430The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
428Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
424A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
419History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
418Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
418Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
416Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
416No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
415Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
414No Till Notes:
413Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
413Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
411Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
408Support letters requested for airport
407Observations Only: A soul’s journey
406Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
405Observations Only : White water
405A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
405A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
401A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
398Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
396Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
392Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
390Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
390Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
389What's the deal with organic milk?
388Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
388Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
383Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
379At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
378Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
378A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
378Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
378Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
378Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
377A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
377Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
376A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
372No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
371Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
370Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
370Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
370The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
368Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
366Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
364Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
363Across the Fence: The hand dug well
363In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
361Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
357Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
356Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
355Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
355Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
355At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
354Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
354Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
352A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
352Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
352Letters to the Editor
349Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
349No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
348Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
347Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
347Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
347Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
347Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
347Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
345Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
343Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
343Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
341A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
340Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
339Building Bridges: Love your enemies
338Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
338Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
338
337Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
337Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
336Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
336The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
335Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
335All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
334Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
334Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
334Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
333Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
332A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
332Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
332Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
331No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
331Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
330Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
329Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
329No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
329At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
328Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
327A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
326Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
326Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
325No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
325Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
324From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
324Jane’s Secret: The Telling
323A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
323Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
323Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
323A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
322Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
322No-Till Notes: The value of water
322In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
321Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
321A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
321Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
321Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
320A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
320A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
320Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
319Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
319Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
319No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
318Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
318 Across The Fence: County Fair
317Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
317Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
316Observations Only: Indifferent love
316Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
316A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
315Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
315Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
315Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
315Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
315Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
314Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
313A real leaning tree Christmas
313At the Monument: Where are the animals?
313At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
312Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
312Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
311Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
311Observations Only: A good daughter
310A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
310Teen Voice: Serendipity
310Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
310A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
310The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
310Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
308Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
308A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
308Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
308No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
308At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
307Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
307Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
307Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
306Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
306Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
306Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
306Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
305Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
305No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
305Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
305No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
304A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
304Anno Domini: We gather together
303Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
303Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
303No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
302Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
301A Stray Moment: Without a net
301Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
301Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
301Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
300Observations Only: Temptation
300Observations Only: The shadow of error
300Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
300Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
300Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
300Across the Fence: Amanda
300Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
299Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
299Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
299Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
298Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
298A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
298Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
298Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
298Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
298A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
297Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
297Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
296Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
296Across The Fence: A day For thanks
296Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
296Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
295Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
295Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
294Observations Only: A gift of serenity
294Observations Only: The need to understand
294Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
294Anno Domini: On this remembering day
294A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
294Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
293Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
293Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
293A Stray Moment: God Knows
293No-Till Notes: Looking Back
293No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
292Across the Fence: Building Barns
292Observations Only: Gone away
292Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
292Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
292At the Monument: Living History
291Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
291Observations Only: Divine spirit
291Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
291Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
290Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
290Observations Only: Journey's end
290Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
290Observations Only: Divine prompts
290A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
290Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
290Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
290Our view: United we can build
289Observations Only: Beginnings
289Observations Only: Reality check
289Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
289 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
289Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
289No-til Notes: Changing plans
289No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
289At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
288Observations Only: A sad week
288Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
288Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
288No Till Notes: Moving Forward
287Observations Only: Expect the best
287Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
287Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
286Completely Different: It's all in the family
286Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
286Observations Only: Critical thinking
286Observations Only: A matter of matter
286Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
286Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
286No Till Notes: Final Stop
285Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
285No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
284Observations Only: Curious things, part II
284Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
284Observations Only: Saint Marge
284Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
283Observations Only: Uneventful flight
283Observations Only: Curious things
283Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
283Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
283Across The Fence: Last Christmas
282Observations Only: A matter of paradox
282Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
282Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
282Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
281Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
280Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
280Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
280No-till Notes: Stripper head
279Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
279Observations Only: Choices
278College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
278No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
277Observations Only: Off to the races
276Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
276Observations Only: The vision
276Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
276Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
276Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
276Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
275Observations Only: Going home
275Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
275Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
275No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
275Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
275Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
274Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
274Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
274Observations Only: The awful truth
274No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
274Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
274Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
273Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
273Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
273Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
272Observations Only: Sister lost
272Totally Random: The Golden Rule
272The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
272Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
271Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
271Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
271Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
271Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
271No-till Notes: Moving forward
270Observations Only: Willfulness
270 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
270Observations Only: The visit
270Observations Only: Final moment
270Creatures of the Night
270Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
269Observations Only: A fine line
268Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
268Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
267Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
267No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
266Observations Only: Good and evil
266The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
266Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
265Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
264Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
264Observations Only: A day in August
263Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
262The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
262Observations Only: Waiting time
262No-Till Notes: Back in the field
262
261Observations Only: One more time
261
261Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
260Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
260The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
260Observations Only: Hog wash
260SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
260All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
259A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
258Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
258Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
258The Good Life: The two different types of business people
258No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
257Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
257Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
257Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
256From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
256The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
256Observations Only: The vigil
255Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
254Observations Only: The last goodbye
254Observations Only: The last toothpick
253Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
252From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
252Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
251At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
251Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
250The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
249Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
249From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
248The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
248Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
247Assad’s endgame
247Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
247The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
245At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
244Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
244At the Monument: Night Sky
243The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
243The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
241The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
241Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
240Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
240Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
240Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
239Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
239Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
239From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
239A Small World: Special guest
239Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
239Totally Random: My journey, life after living
239At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
239Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
238In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
238Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
237Across the Fence: On The road
237The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
236Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
235From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
235From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
235Lyman Review: Devil calf
235Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
234Teen Voice: My rebellion
233The ghost of Ayn Rand
233Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
233Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
232Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
232The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
232The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
232A Halloween Story: The scary dream
231Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
231Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
231Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
231Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
231At the Monument: Junior Rangers
230No-Till Notes: Potential
229Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
229Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
229Teen Voice: Silence
227Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
227Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
227In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
226Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
226Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
226Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225At the Monument: Art in National Parks
224Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
224The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
224Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
224Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
224Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
224Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
223Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
223Teen Voice: The need to get away
223Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
222Lyman Review: One mean chicken
221Teen Voice: The gift of caring
221Prairie Dogs
221Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
220Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
220Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
220Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
220Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
220Teen Voice: Being a girl
220Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
220At the Monument: That old (historic) building
219Lyman Review: The love goat
219Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
218A last look at the Nebraska Zone
218Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
217Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
217Teeing Off: Persistence
217Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
216Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
216Teeing Off: Around the Green
216Our View: A failure to communicate
215Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
215Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
215Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
215Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
215Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
215Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
215A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
215Totally Random: October, the pink month
214Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
213In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
212From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
212Completely Different - The magic of spring
212Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
212Teen Voice: Stress test
212Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
211Time keeps flowing like a river
211Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
211Across the Fence: The Pony Express
211Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
210A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
210Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
210At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
210
210Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
209Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
209Teen Voice: Shadow art
209Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
209Teeing Off: Mind Gym
209Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
208Observations only : Sisters of the world
208A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
208From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
208Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
208Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
208Totally Random: Happy Halloween
208Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
207Across the fence: Something worth remembering
207Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
207Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
207Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
207Website Resources
206Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
206Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
206Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
206Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
206Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
206Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
206Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
206
205A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
205A Stray Moment: The last time
205Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
205Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
205Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
205A Small World: Savoring county fair days
205Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
204Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
204A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
204A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
204Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
204Teeing Off: The thing about state
203Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
203Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203Teen Voice: Body image
203Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
202Observations Only: Blue chip stock
202Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
202Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
202Lyman Review: Dog fun
201Teen Voice: Catfished
201Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
201Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
201
201Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
200A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
200From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
200Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
200Teen Voice: Remember what you have
200Lyman Review: Branding Time
200At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
199Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
199Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
199A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
199Teen Voice: Self-expression
198Teen Voice: The Other Side
198Lyman Review: Winter's dog
198Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
198Letter to the editor
198
197Observations Only : The orphanage
197Observations Only: A new direction
197Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
197Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
197A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
197Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
197Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
197Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
197Guest Voices…
197Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
197Teen Voice: To the future
197Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
197Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
196Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
196Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
196Totally Random: Life’s ripples
196Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
196Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
196New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
196Fourth of July meetings
196Reach out for challenges
195I'm falling for Tumblr?
195Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
195Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
195Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
195Easter
194Our View: The elephant in the room
194Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
194Totally Random: Trusting the fates
194Nature Notes: Love is in the air
194At the Library: March into a good book
194Linked Lives
194
194Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
194Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
193From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
193Teen Voice: The rivalry
193Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
193Why you should visit the zoo in February
192Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
192Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
192Teen Voice: Cyber War
192View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
192Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
192What’s really going on with our water?
192
192Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
191Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
191It's no surprise
191Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
191Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
191Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
190Observations Only: Scourge of violence
190Teen Voice: Equality
190Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
190Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
190Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
190Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
189Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
189Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
189Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
189Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
189To The Editor
189Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
188Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
188Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
188Our View: Community responsible for kids
188In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
188At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
188For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
188Be kind through communications
188Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
188Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
187Observations Only: Just around the corner
187From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
187From the Hill: More Work Ahead
186Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
186Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
186View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
186Their View: Goal post move unfair
185Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
185Teen Voice: Where is the love?
185Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
185Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
185In the Hills: Explore the state parks
185Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
184 Taking a big risk
184Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
184From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
184Teen Voice: Footprints
184Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
184Support emergency services personnel
184Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
184Synchronicity:What brings me back
184Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
184Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
184Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
184No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
183Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
183Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
183Observations Only: Giving up
183Observations Only: The meeting
183Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
183Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
183Totally Random: Where does it go?
182Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
182Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
182Letters to the Editor
182In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
182At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
182Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
181Observations Only: The joy of money
181Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
181Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
181Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
180Observations Only: Extreme measures
180Observations Only: Together again
180Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
180Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
179Age of reason
179Observations Only: North Powder
179Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
179
179Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
178Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
178Observations Only: Painting a picture
178Observations Only: Spider adventure
178Observations Only: Sister odyssey
178Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
178Rural America and immigration reform
178Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
178Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
177The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
177Observations Only: Surprises
177Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
177Teen Voice: Inspire me
176Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
176Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
176Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
176Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
175No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
174Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
174Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
174Teen Voice: What is love?
174Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
173Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
172Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
172Religious freedom must be protected
172Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
172Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
171Silence please
171Observations Only: Counting chickens
171Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
171A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
170Observations Only : Mission accomplished
170Observations Only - Two ages of man
170Greetings from the State Capitol
169Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
169Letter to the Editor
168Life's curve balls
168Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
168Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
168Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
168From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
167Trash cans
167Letter to the Editor
166Observations Only: Saturday delight
166Observations Only: No thank you
165Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
165Observations Only: What's in a word?
164Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
162From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
161The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
161Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
160Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
158From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
157Being a Nebraskan – border to border
157Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
156Completely Different: Tales from the mat
156Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
154The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
153Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
153Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
151The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
150Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
150From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
150Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
149Teen Voice: Today’s television
149From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
148The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
148Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
148The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
147The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
144From the Superintendent’s Desk
142At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
140The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
139Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
135It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
134From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
132A mom’s thoughts on social media
131From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
129The hills, part 1: Mustangs
129Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
128From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
126Do You Tube?
125The zombie apocalypse and you
124From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
124Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
123At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
122Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
122From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
122Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
121Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
121The Block
119Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
119Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
118Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
117Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
117Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
116My mini Pen and me
116Teen Voice: The more the merrier
116Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
116Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
115Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
115Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
115From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
114A Small World: Time traveling
114SELL-OUT!
113Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
112Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
110A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
110Remembering When
110Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
109Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
109Completely Different: The Quest
109Teen Voice: Not just another ride
108View from the block
108Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
108Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
107Completely Different: Your local government and you
107Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
106Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
106Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
106LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
106Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
106Letter to the Editor
105Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
105Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
104Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
104Our view . . .Sports Complex
104Economic development update
104Teen Voice: The road of hatred
104Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
104Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
103We need a few good people
103Timing makes perfect
103Home of the Brave
102Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
102Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
101From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
100Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
100Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
100Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
98Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
98Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
98Teen Voice: Happy news
97Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
97Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
96Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
95Practice safe barbecue basics
95From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
94Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
94Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
93Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
93Teen Voice: March Madness
93Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
93LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
92Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
92Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
91Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
91Seeing the works of the master
91Welcome to Gering
90From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
90From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
89Letter to the Editor
89Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
88Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
87Social time has important benefits
87Permission to remember
87Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
86From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
86Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
83Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
82From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
79My Thanksgiving prayer
68Our View: Visionaries wanted
68Our View: Bravo OTD committee
54Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
49Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
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