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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75Letters to the Editor
75To whom are we thankful?
75Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
74Teen Voice: Body image
74The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
74Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
74At the Monument: That old (historic) building
74In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
74No-Till Notes: Back in the field
74
74At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
74Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
73Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
73Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
73Guest Voices…
73From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
73Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
73Teeing Off: Persistence
73Teen Voice: The rivalry
73Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
73Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
73Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
73Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
73Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
72Observations Only : White water
72Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
72Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
72Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
72Teen Voice: The Other Side
72No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
72Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
72New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
72Fourth of July meetings
72Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
72Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
72Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
71Observations Only: Uneventful flight
71Totally Random: The Golden Rule
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
71Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
71Rural America and immigration reform
71Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
71Nature Notes: Love is in the air
71Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
71Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
71Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
71No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
70Teen Voice: Living within our means
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
70Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
70Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
70Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
70Across The Fence: Last Christmas
70Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
70Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
70Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
70College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
70In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
70Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
69Teen Voice: Serendipity
69The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
69Lyman Review: One mean chicken
69Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
69Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
69Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
69All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
68From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
68The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
68Teen Voice: Remember what you have
68Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
68The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
68Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
68Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
68Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
68In the Hills: Explore the state parks
68At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
68At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
68Be kind through communications
68The Christmas Story
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
67Teen Voice: Equality
67Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
67Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
67Totally Random: Trusting the fates
67Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
67Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
67Why you should visit the zoo in February
67No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
67Support emergency services personnel
67Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
66Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
66Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66At the Library: March into a good book
66Lyman Review: Dog fun
66View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
66What’s really going on with our water?
66For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
66Reach out for challenges
65Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
65Teen Voice: Catfished
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
65Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
65At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
65Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
65Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
65Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
65No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
65Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
64Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
64From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
64Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
64The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
64Observations Only: Choices
64Teen Voice: Shadow art
64Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
64Website Resources
64Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
63Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
63Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
63Teen Voice: The need to get away
63Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
63Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
63Lyman Review: Winter's dog
63Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
63Teen Voice: Inspire me
63Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
63No-til Notes: Changing plans
63Letter to the Editor
63To The Editor
62From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
62Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
62Across the Fence: The Pony Express
62Teeing Off: Mind Gym
62Teen Voice: Footprints
62Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
62Support letters requested for airport
62All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
61Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
61Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
61Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
61The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
61Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
61View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
61Their View: Goal post move unfair
61The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
61A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
61
61Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
61Our View: A failure to communicate
60Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
60Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
60Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
60Greetings from the State Capitol
60Linked Lives
60Letter to the editor
60At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
60No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
59Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
59Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
59Religious freedom must be protected
59Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
59Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
59At the Monument: Where are the animals?
59
59No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
58Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
58Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
58Letter to the Editor
57From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
57Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
57Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
57Totally Random: Where does it go?
57Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
56Teen Voice: Where is the love?
56Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
56Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
54Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
54Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
54Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
54From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
53Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
52Teen Voice: What is love?
52Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
52Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
52Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
51Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
51Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
50Letter to the Editor
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
49Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
48Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
48Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
44Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
43Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
41Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
40Our View: The elephant in the room
34Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
Most Read News Stories of 2012
335At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
310Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
296The Good Life: All that remains is love
255The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
254Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
243At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
238Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
238Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
237Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
237No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
221Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
221Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
220Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
217No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
217At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
216Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
211Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
210Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
200Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
198Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
198Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
196Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
196No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
195Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
179Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
179Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
172Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
171At the Monument: Find Your Park
171Teen Voice: He’s my dad
169Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
169Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
169Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
165Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
163Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
161Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
159No Till Notes: Saying uncle
156Completely Different: It's all in the family
156All Points West: Never far from the trail
155Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
155No-Till Notes: Potential
151A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
151Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
151No-Till Notes: Observations
150Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
150Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
148Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
148Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
148Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
148A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
144Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
144Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
142Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
141Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
139Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
139Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
139No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
136Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
136A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
135Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
134What's the deal with organic milk?
133Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
133A Stray Moment: God Knows
133Welcome home
132Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
132Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
132A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
131No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
129Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
129Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
129No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
129Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
129Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
128Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
128Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
127Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
126Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
125Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
125Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
125No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
125Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
124A Stray Moment: Without a net
123A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
123Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
123Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
122Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
122A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
122A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
121Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
121No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
120A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
119Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
119Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
119Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
119Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
118The zombie apocalypse and you
118Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
118Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
118Enjoy the festivities
117From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
117Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
117Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
117All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
116Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
116Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
115Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
115A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
115Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
114A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
114 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
114Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
114Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
114Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
113Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
113Totally Random: My journey, life after living
113Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
113Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
113Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
113Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
112A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
112Observations Only: The awful truth
112Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
112No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
112A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
112Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
111Across the Fence: Building Barns
111Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
111Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
111Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
110A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
110Teeing Off: Around the Green
110Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
110A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
110Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
110Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
110Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
109Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
109Observations Only: Hog wash
109Observations Only: Gone away
109Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
109Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
109Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
109Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
109Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
108Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
108Lyman Review: Devil calf
108Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
108Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
108Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
108A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
107Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
107Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
107The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
107Anno Domini: On this remembering day
107Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
107No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
107Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
107Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
106Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
106A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
106Across the Fence: The hand dug well
106A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
106Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
106Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
105A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
105Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
105Observations Only: A sad week
105Observations Only: One more time
105Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
105A real leaning tree Christmas
105Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
104Teen Voice: Being a girl
104Observations Only: Final moment
104History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
104At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
104A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
103Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
103A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
103Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
103A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
103Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
103Building Bridges: Love your enemies
103Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
103Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
103A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
102Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
102Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
102Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
102Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
102Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
102Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
102Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
102Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
102Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
102A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
102No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
102Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
101A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
101Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
101Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
101Anno Domini: We gather together
101Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
101 Across The Fence: County Fair
101Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
101No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
101Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
100Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
100Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
100Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
100Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
100A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
100Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
100Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
100Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
100A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
100Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
100At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
99Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
99Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
99Observations Only: A new direction
99Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
99Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
99Observations Only: A matter of matter
99Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
99The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
99Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
99Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
99Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
99Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
99No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
98Completely Different: Your local government and you
98Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
98Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
98Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
98Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
98Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
98Across The Fence: A day For thanks
98Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
98Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
98Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
98No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
98A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
98Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
98Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
98Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
97Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
97Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
97The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
97Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
97Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
97Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
97Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
97Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
97Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
97Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
96From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
96Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
96Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
96Observations Only: Good and evil
96Observations Only: The vision
96Observations Only: Off to the races
96Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
96Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
96Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
96Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
96Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
96Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
96Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
96No Till Notes: Final Stop
96Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
96Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
96Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
95Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
95Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
95Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
95Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
95Observations Only: A day in August
95Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
95Jane’s Secret: The Telling
95Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
94Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
94Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
94Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
94A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
94A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
94Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
94Observations Only: The shadow of error
94Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
94Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
94A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
93Observations only : Sisters of the world
93Time keeps flowing like a river
93Completely Different: The Quest
93Across the fence: Something worth remembering
93The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
93A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
93Observations Only: A good daughter
93The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
93Observations Only: Waiting time
93Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
93 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
93Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
93Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
93
93No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
93A mom’s thoughts on social media
92Across the Fence: On The road
92Observations Only: Sister lost
92Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
92Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
92Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
92Observations Only: A gift of serenity
92Observations Only: Divine spirit
92The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
92Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
92A Halloween Story: The scary dream
92Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
92Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
92Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
91SELL-OUT!
91Observations Only: Saturday delight
91Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
91Observations Only: Just around the corner
91Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
91A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
91Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
91Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
91Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
91Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
91Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
91A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
91Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
91Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
91Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
91Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
91Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
91No Till Notes: Moving Forward
91Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
90Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
90It's no surprise
90A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
90Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
90From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
90Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
90Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
90A Small World: Savoring county fair days
90Totally Random: October, the pink month
90Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
90Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
90Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
90Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
90Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
90No-till Notes: Stripper head
89Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
89Trash cans
89Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
89Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
89Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
89Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
89Observations Only: Expect the best
89A Small World: Special guest
89A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
89Our View: Community responsible for kids
89Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
89Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
89Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
89Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
89A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
89A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
89Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
89Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
89
89At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
89Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
89Our view: United we can build
88The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
88Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
88Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
88Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
88Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
88Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
88Observations Only: Reality check
88Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
88Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
88Across the Fence: Amanda
88No-Till Notes: Looking Back
88Letters to the Editor
88Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
88A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
88Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
87Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
87Assad’s endgame
87From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
87Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
87Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
87From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
87The Good Life: The two different types of business people
87Teen Voice: Silence
87Observations Only: The visit
87Lyman Review: The love goat
87No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
87Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
86Observations Only : The orphanage
86Observations Only: The joy of money
86Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
86A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
86Observations Only: Willfulness
86The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
86Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
86Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
86Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
86Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
86At the Monument: Night Sky
86At the Monument: Living History
85Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
85Observations Only: Surprises
85Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
85Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
85Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
85From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
85Observations Only: Indifferent love
85Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
85Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
85Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
85In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
84A last look at the Nebraska Zone
84Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
84Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
84Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
84Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
84Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
84Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
84Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
84Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
84Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
84Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
84From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
84Observations Only: A fine line
84The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
84Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
84Observations Only: The last goodbye
84Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
84Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
84Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
84Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
84No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
84Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
84At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
84Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
84No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
84At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
84Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
84NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
84Easter
84No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
83A Small World: Time traveling
83We need a few good people
83Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
83Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
83Do You Tube?
83 Taking a big risk
83Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
83Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
83From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
83Observations Only: Critical thinking
83Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
83Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
83Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
83Observations Only: The need to understand
83Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
83
83Teen Voice: Self-expression
83Teen Voice: My rebellion
83Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
83Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
83Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
83Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
83The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
83
83In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
82It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
82Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
82A Stray Moment: The last time
82Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
82Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
82Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
82Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
82Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
82Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
82Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
82At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
82Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
82Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
82Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
82
82Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
82
82Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
82No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
82Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
81Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
81Life's curve balls
81Welcome to Gering
81The hills, part 1: Mustangs
81A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
81Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
81Observations Only: Curious things
81Observations Only: Going home
81Observations Only: Journey's end
81Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
81Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
81The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
81A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
81Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
81Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
81Observations Only: The last toothpick
81No-till Notes: Moving forward
81At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
81At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
81No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
80From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
80Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
80A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
80The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
80Observations Only: Beginnings
80The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
80Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
80Observations Only: A matter of paradox
80Observations Only: Saint Marge
80Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
80Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
80Teen Voice: To the future
80Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
80No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
80Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
80
80Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
79Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
79Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
79View from the block
79Timing makes perfect
79Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
79Observations Only: Together again
79Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
79Observations Only: Curious things, part II
79Observations Only: A soul’s journey
79Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
79Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
79SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
79Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
79No Till Notes:
79All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
79Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
79The Good Life: There is good everywhere
78Our view . . .Sports Complex
78Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
78Being a Nebraskan – border to border
78Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
78Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
78The ghost of Ayn Rand
78Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
78Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
78No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
78Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
78Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
78Observations Only: The vigil
78Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
78No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
78No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
78In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
78Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
77Observations Only - Two ages of man
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
77Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
77Observations Only: Blue chip stock
77Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
77Teeing Off: The thing about state
77Teen Voice: Stress test
77Totally Random: Happy Halloween
77Teen Voice: Cyber War
77At the Monument: Art in National Parks
77At the Monument: Museum collections
77Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
77Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
77A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
76Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
76The Block
76The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
76Completely Different - The magic of spring
76Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
76Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
76Totally Random: Life’s ripples
76Teen Voice: The gift of caring
76No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
76At the Monument: Junior Rangers
76In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
76No-Till Notes: The value of water
76At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
75Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
75Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
75Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
75Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
75Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
75The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
75Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
75Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
75Observations Only: Temptation
75Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
75Observations Only: Divine prompts
75Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
75From the Hill: More Work Ahead
75Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
75Synchronicity:What brings me back
75In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
75Prairie Dogs
75Creatures of the Night
75Letters to the Editor
75To whom are we thankful?
75Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
74Completely Different: Tales from the mat
74Economic development update
74Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
74Observations Only: Painting a picture
74Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
74LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
74Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
74Teen Voice: Body image
74The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
74Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
74At the Monument: That old (historic) building
74In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
74No-Till Notes: Back in the field
74
74At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
74Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
73Observations Only : Mission accomplished
73Permission to remember
73Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
73Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
73Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
73Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
73Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
73Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
73Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
73Guest Voices…
73From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
73Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
73Teeing Off: Persistence
73Teen Voice: The rivalry
73Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
73Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
73Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
73Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
73Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
72Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
72Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
72Observations Only: Extreme measures
72Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
72Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
72From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
72Observations Only : White water
72Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
72Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
72Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
72Teen Voice: The Other Side
72No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
72Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
72New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
72Fourth of July meetings
72Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
72Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
72Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
71Age of reason
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
71Our View: Bravo OTD committee
71Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
71Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
71Observations Only: Uneventful flight
71Totally Random: The Golden Rule
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
71Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
71Rural America and immigration reform
71Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
71Nature Notes: Love is in the air
71Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
71Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
71Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
71No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
70Teen Voice: The more the merrier
70From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
70The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
70Observations Only: North Powder
70Teen Voice: Living within our means
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
70Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
70Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
70Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
70Across The Fence: Last Christmas
70Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
70Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
70Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
70College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
70In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
70Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
69My mini Pen and me
69Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
69Letter to the Editor
69Seeing the works of the master
69Home of the Brave
69Observations Only: Counting chickens
69Teen Voice: Serendipity
69The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
69Lyman Review: One mean chicken
69Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
69Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
69Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
69All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
68Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
68Practice safe barbecue basics
68Observations Only: Giving up
68Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
68Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
68From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
68The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
68Teen Voice: Remember what you have
68Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
68The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
68Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
68Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
68Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
68In the Hills: Explore the state parks
68At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
68At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
68Be kind through communications
68The Christmas Story
67Teen Voice: March Madness
67The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
67The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
67Observations Only: Scourge of violence
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
67Teen Voice: Equality
67Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
67Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
67Totally Random: Trusting the fates
67Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
67Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
67Why you should visit the zoo in February
67No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
67Support emergency services personnel
67Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
66Teen Voice: Not just another ride
66Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
66Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
66Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66At the Library: March into a good book
66Lyman Review: Dog fun
66View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
66What’s really going on with our water?
66For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
66Reach out for challenges
65From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
65Observations Only: Spider adventure
65From the Superintendent’s Desk
65Observations Only: The meeting
65Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
65Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
65Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
65Teen Voice: Catfished
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
65Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
65At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
65Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
65Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
65Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
65No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
65Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
64Observations Only: Sister odyssey
64Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
64From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
64Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
64The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
64Observations Only: Choices
64Teen Voice: Shadow art
64Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
64Website Resources
64Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
63Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
63Observations Only: What's in a word?
63Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
63Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
63Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
63Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
63Teen Voice: The need to get away
63Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
63Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
63Lyman Review: Winter's dog
63Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
63Teen Voice: Inspire me
63Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
63No-til Notes: Changing plans
63Letter to the Editor
63To The Editor
62From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
62From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
62Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
62Across the Fence: The Pony Express
62Teeing Off: Mind Gym
62Teen Voice: Footprints
62Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
62Support letters requested for airport
62All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
61The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
61Silence please
61Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
61The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
61Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
61Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
61Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
61Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
61Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
61The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
61Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
61View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
61Their View: Goal post move unfair
61The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
61A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
61
61Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
61Our View: A failure to communicate
60From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
60A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
60From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
60Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
60Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
60Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
60Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
60Greetings from the State Capitol
60Linked Lives
60Letter to the editor
60At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
60No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
59Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
59Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
59Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
59Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
59Religious freedom must be protected
59Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
59Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
59At the Monument: Where are the animals?
59
59No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
58Observations Only: No thank you
58From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
58Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
58Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
58Letter to the Editor
57Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
57From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
57From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
57From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
57Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
57Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
57Totally Random: Where does it go?
57Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
56Remembering When
56Teen Voice: Happy news
56Teen Voice: Where is the love?
56Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
56Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
55LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
54Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
54Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
54From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
54Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
54Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
54Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
54From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
53Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
53Teen Voice: The road of hatred
53Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
53Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
53Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
52Social time has important benefits
52From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
52Teen Voice: Today’s television
52Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
52Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
52Teen Voice: What is love?
52Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
52Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
52Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
51Our View: Visionaries wanted
51Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
51Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
51Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
50Letter to the Editor
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
49Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
48Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
48Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
45Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
44Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
43Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
41Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
40Our View: The elephant in the room
39Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
39My Thanksgiving prayer
34Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
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