THIS WEEK IN WW-II
January 20, 2011 Tom Gribble   

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, return to the White House after his is sworn in for his third presidential term on Jan. 20, 1941.

Jan. 16, 1941 (Thursday): President Roosevelt proposed the making of 200 cargo ships and asked Congress for $350,000,000 to do so.

Six years later President Truman announced an agreement had been reached by Army and Navy leaders to join forces under a new Department of Defense. Both would retain subordinate t Departments within the organization. The agreement would also create a new and equal Department of the Air Force.

Just recently, a proposal to make the Marine Corps a Department level service has made the rounds. Though I am an ex-Marine (if there is such a thing - once a Marine, always a Marine) with five years active "duty, I am opposed to Department level status for the Marine Corps.

The Corps was founded on Nov. 10, 1775, nearly eight months before our Declaration of Independence. The Corps served aboard ships and made its first amphibious landing on March 3, 1776. The Marine Corps, a component of the Navy Department, was officially established by Congress on July 11, 1798.

While article II, Section 2 of U.S. Constitution makes the President the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, Article I, Section 8 says only Congress may declare war. With this, I feel quite strongly that the President does not have the authority to send our armed forces into foreign combats without a Congressional Declaration of War.
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n defiance of this, every American war since the end of WW-II has been begun by a sitting President: Korea, Vietnam (including Cambodia and Laos), Grenada, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Kuwait/Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, and Afghanistan.

Eight full-scale wars that were, contrary to our Constitution, not declared by Congress. How many Americans paid in blood? I have been able to locate reasonably accurate numbers for four of those wars: Korea, Vietnam, the 1991 Gulf War, and the 2003-2009 Iraq War. The total comes to 117,175 dead Americans. Another 288,582 wounded.
Casualty numbering for the ongoing war in Afghanistan is difficult to quantify. The number of dead and wounded is given by the month, but seems to be published only sporadically, so totals by the year – or so far into the war – are not readily arrived at.

Rather than making the Corps a Department level entity, I would propose the Marine Corps be made the President's Own. The President would be able to use only the Corps at his/her discretion without a Declaration of War by Congress.

This will allow a President to quickly dispatch armed forces to trouble spots for the protection of American lives and property, but would prevent him/her from getting us entangled in multiple full-scale undeclared wars.

To avoid massive wars, such as we have seen during the last sixty years, the size of the Corps should be limited during peacetime. The Marine Corps has on active duty three Divisions along with three supporting Air Wings (plus one of each in the Reserves) equipped with fighters, fighter/bombers, and transports, including air-to-air refuelers. This is more than sufficient for limited engagements.

I do respect and admire those who have served and are now serving in these wars. I am merely against undeclared wars. If a war is worth fighting, make it Constitutionally correct.
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he Marine Corps Band, by the way, is called the President's Own. And do you think it odd that Article II, Section 2 has not been amended to include the Air Force?
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an. 17, 1941: Rear Admiral Richard K. Turner, Director of the U.S. Navy's War Plans Division, informed Admiral Harold R. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations -(CNO), that the U.S. Navy could be able to perform transatlantic escort-of-convoy missions from North America to Scotland by the first of April, provided plans for this duty were immediately worked out.

Six years later President Truman clarified yesterday's announcement by saying only the Secretary of Defense would be a Cabinet level official; the Secretaries of the Army and Navy would not have a seat in the Cabinet, nor would the new Air Force Secretary.

Monday, Jan. 17, 2011: Born on January 15, 1929. Shot dead on April 4, 1968. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan 18, 1941: Six years later (1947) Pope Pius said, "The tyranny of Communism succeeded the tyranny of Nazism." I wonder how many surviving European Jews would have agreed with him.

Jan. 19, 1941: Hitler summoned a "shaken and humiliated" Mussolini to Berghof, his villa above Berchtesgaden, for a two-day conference. II Duce thought this would be 4-8 hours of rebuke and chastisement. His son-in-law, Count Galeazzo Ciano, saw Mussolini "frowning and nervous" as he boarded the train.

Turns out Hitler was in an expansive mood and treated his guests graciously. General Alfedo Guzzoni, then Chief of Staff, was with Mussolini, as was Ciano, Italy’s Foreign Minister. What Hitler wanted to discuss was his plans for helping the Italians in their war on Greece.

Hitler also told his allies, "I don't see great danger coming from America even if she should enter the war. The much greater danger is the gigantic block of Russia. Though we have very favorable political and economic agreements with Russia, I prefer to rely on powerful means at my disposal." However, he did not elaborate, nor did he mention his intended Russian invasion.

Six years later (19-47) French forces began attacking Viet Nam troops in Hue. I wonder if anyone in America took notice. I would have just turned 13 years old. I did not take notice.

Jan. 20, 1941: Fifty-eight year old Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in for his unprecedented third term as President of the United States.
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ix years later the U.S. signed World War Two peace treaties with Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Rumania. That's 20 months after the end of hostilities in Europe. Actually, quite quick work for diplomats. Not until 1951 did the U.S. sign formal peace treaties with our major foes, Japan and Germany; the first on Sept. 8, the latter on Oct. 19.

Jan. 21, 1941: Once again Yosuke Matsuoka, Japan's Foreign Minister, chastised America for "interfering" in Asian affairs.
In a related action, the U.S. announced it was ending the prohibition of exports to the U.S.S.R. The ban had been a part of our so called "moral embargo."

In North Africa the British and Australians penetrated the Italian lines at Tobruk on the Mediterranean Sea coast in northeast Libya.
Six years later General George C. Marshall, Army Chief of Staff throughout WW-II, was appointed U.S. Secretary of State. He will while in that position do" wonders for Europe, and especially so for Germany.

Jan. 22, 1941: The fighting for Tobruk ended with the capture of 25,000 Italians. Compare that to the less than 400 Allied casualties.

"Shoot all the blue jays you want," Atticus tells Jem, his not quite teenage son, "if you can hit 'em, but remember, it's a sin To Kill A Mockingbird."

Mockingbirds eat weed seeds and insects we don't like, often picking the bugs out of car and truck radiators while the vehicles are parked. But, there's more to them than that.
As Calpurnia tells Scout, Jem's younger by four years sister, "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin To Kill a Mockingbird."

We have wandered into the little town of Maycomb. We are going through our darkest years of our deepest depression. But, at their last convention the Democrat's sang "Happy Days Are Here Again!" And during his inauguration our new President told us, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

For some, perhaps, in Maycomb County. If you're white and own the land the sharecroppers work. Or, should you have a small business in this tiny county seat.

Should you be born black, though, through no fault of your own, happy days are few. You work" for The Man you fear. You live in the shack The Man provides on his place. Perhaps someone will teach your kids how to read and write. But it won't be in a school.
And if a young white girl like Mayella Ewell says a black man like Tom Robinson tried to rape her, the all-white jury will believe her. Regardless of the lack of evidence. Or faulty testimony. (Her face had been badly battered on the right side. Tom's useless left arm dangles at his side. He can use only his right arm. Mayella's dad, Bob Ewell, is left-handed.)

The jury spends more than eight hours in deliberation. All 12 members know Tom is innocent. But this is Alabama. And this is 1935. Tom's wife, Helen, will be a widow tomorrow.

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263Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
261At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
260Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
259Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
259Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
257Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
256New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
255Teen Voice: Inspire me
253At the Monument: Where are the animals?
251Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
250No-till Notes: Moving forward
249Greetings from the State Capitol
248No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
243Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
243Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
238Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
237Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
235No-til Notes: Changing plans
234Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
231No-Till Notes: Back in the field
228Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
226No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
226Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
222Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
220No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
217At the Monument: Art in National Parks
211View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
209Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
206Synchronicity:What brings me back
205Be kind through communications
202Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
198Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
196Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
195No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
195Letter to the editor
192Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
171Letters to the Editor
170Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
165In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
163Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
153A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
146Fourth of July meetings
144Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
132Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
128A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
123Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
120A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
108Prairie Dogs
105Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
100Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
99Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
98No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
89Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
87 Across The Fence: County Fair
84Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
83Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
78No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
68In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
58Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
47At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
46Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
32
Most Read News Stories of 2012
16464Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
4918We need a few good people
3129What's the deal with organic milk?
2801Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2424Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
2251Being a Nebraskan – border to border
2202The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2180Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
2164Completely Different: It's all in the family
2068Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
2041Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
2015Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
1980Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
1931Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
1920Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
1917Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
1916Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
1884The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
1848A Small World: Time traveling
1844Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
1813Completely Different: Tales from the mat
1812Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
1795Time keeps flowing like a river
1788Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1768A last look at the Nebraska Zone
1759Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1759Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
1756Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
1748Letter to the Editor
1727Observations Only : The orphanage
1721My mini Pen and me
1705Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1701Teen Voice: March Madness
1689Our view . . .Sports Complex
1681From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1678Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1671Completely Different: Your local government and you
1662Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1662Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1661Observations only : Sisters of the world
1648Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1647Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1647Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1647Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1641Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1639Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1636Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1629Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1621Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1592It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1584Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1580Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1574Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1572Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1570Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1570From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1525Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1471Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1456Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1438Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1436Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1421Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1354Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1335Completely Different: The Quest
1323Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1287Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1251Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1248Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1231Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1228Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1221The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1214Across the Fence: Building Barns
1213Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1205Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1195From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1194Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1193Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1178Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1178Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1177Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1177Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1166From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1161Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1161No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1158Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1146Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1140Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1131From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1128Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1124Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1118Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1117From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1110Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1107Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1105The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1104Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1099From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1097Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1096A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1090Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1085Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1081Across the Fence: On The road
1078Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1077Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1073Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1070A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1067Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1066Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1065From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1061From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1060Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1053Assad’s endgame
1052The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1051A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1048Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1048Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
1048Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1034Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
1033Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
1031Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
1027Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
1021Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
1020Observations Only - Two ages of man
1018A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1015From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
1013Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1010Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
1005The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
1002Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
998From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
995Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
993Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
980Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
979A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
972Observations Only: Painting a picture
970Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
970Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
968Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
965Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
964Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
961From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
960Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
953Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
949A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
948Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
947Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
944Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
943Teen Voice: Today’s television
942Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
942Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
940Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
939Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
939Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
936Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
934Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
930Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
924Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
924Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
920Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
917Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
913From the Superintendent’s Desk
913 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
912From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
911Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
911Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
909From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
908Observations Only: A new direction
908Across The Fence: A day For thanks
907Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
906From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
905From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
899The zombie apocalypse and you
899Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
894Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
893From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
890Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
890Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
886Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
881Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
879Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
878A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
876Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
872From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
871Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
870Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
869Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
866Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
865Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
862Observations Only: Giving up
860Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
860Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
859Trash cans
856From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
855Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
855Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
853From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
851Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
849A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
849The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
846A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
846From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
844A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
843The hills, part 1: Mustangs
842Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
841Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
838Teen Voice: The road of hatred
837Observations Only: The joy of money
837From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
835The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
833Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
832Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
830Teen Voice: The more the merrier
830Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
828The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
826Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
825Observations Only: Saturday delight
825Teen Voice: Catfished
824Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
823The Block
821Across the Fence: The hand dug well
820Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
819A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
819Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
819Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
817Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
817Observations Only: Curious things
816At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
813Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
810Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
805Life's curve balls
805A Stray Moment: God Knows
805Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
802Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
799A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
798Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
796Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
795 Taking a big risk
795Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
795From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
792Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
790A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
790A Stray Moment: Without a net
789A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
789A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
788Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
787Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
787The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
784The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
781Teen Voice: Not just another ride
781A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
781Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
781Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
781Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
779The ghost of Ayn Rand
778Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
776Observations Only: Counting chickens
776Observations Only: Scourge of violence
775Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
773From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
772Observations Only: Extreme measures
772A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
772Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
772The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
771Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
771Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
769Timing makes perfect
768Seeing the works of the master
767Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
765Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
765Observations Only: Going home
762Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
761View from the block
760Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
757Observations Only: Just around the corner
756Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
756Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
755A Stray Moment: The last time
755Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
754The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
754Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
750SELL-OUT!
749A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
748Observations Only: Uneventful flight
748A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
745Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
745Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
745Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
744It's no surprise
743Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
743The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
742Teen Voice: Body image
740A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
739Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
738Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
737Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
736Welcome to Gering
735The Good Life: The two different types of business people
734Observations Only: Surprises
733Silence please
732Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
732Rural America and immigration reform
731Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
731Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
731Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
728Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
728Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
728Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
727Age of reason
726A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
725Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
724Teen Voice: Living within our means
723Observations Only: A gift of serenity
722Do You Tube?
722Observations Only: What's in a word?
722Observations Only: No thank you
722Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
722Observations Only: The awful truth
719Observations Only: Journey's end
719The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
717Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
716Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
715Observations Only: Critical thinking
715From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
715Teen Voice: Shadow art
715Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
714Teen Voice: Serendipity
713Economic development update
713Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
713Totally Random: My journey, life after living
712Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
710Observations Only: Together again
710A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
709LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
707Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
707A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
707Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
706Observations Only: North Powder
705Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
704From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
704Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
702Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
702Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
702Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
701Observations Only: Sister odyssey
701Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
701Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
700Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
700Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
699Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
698Observations Only: Blue chip stock
698A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
696From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
695The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
694Observations Only: Spider adventure
693Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
691Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
691Observations Only: Curious things, part II
686Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
685Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
684Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
684Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
683Observations Only: Sister lost
683Guest Voices…
680Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
678Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
676Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
671Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
669Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
666From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
666I'm falling for Tumblr?
666Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
665Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
662A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
662From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
660Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
659Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
659Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
659A real leaning tree Christmas
658The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
657Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
655Permission to remember
654Teen Voice: Being a girl
654Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
652Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
652Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
650The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
650The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
649Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
647My Thanksgiving prayer
647Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
645Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
645Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
644Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
644Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
641Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
641Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
640Observations Only: The meeting
639Social time has important benefits
639Observations Only : White water
637A Small World: Special guest
636Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
635Our View: The elephant in the room
634Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
633The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
632Home of the Brave
632Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
632A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
631Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
630Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
629Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
627Practice safe barbecue basics
627Observations Only: Good and evil
626LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
626The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
625Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
623Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
622Teen Voice: Happy news
622The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
621Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
620Remembering When
618Observations Only: Expect the best
618Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
617Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
615Observations Only: A fine line
614Teeing Off: Around the Green
611Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
611The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
611The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
610Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
610Observations Only: A matter of matter
609Our View: Bravo OTD committee
608Observations Only: The shadow of error
608Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
607The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
604Observations Only: Beginnings
604Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
603Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
597Observations Only: Divine spirit
596Observations Only: Indifferent love
595Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
594Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
591Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
590Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
588Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
587Completely Different - The magic of spring
586Observations Only: A matter of paradox
585Teen Voice: Equality
585Observations Only: Choices
584Anno Domini: We gather together
580A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
575Observations Only: Divine prompts
572Teen Voice: Silence
571Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
569Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
568Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
565Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
563Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
561Observations Only: Temptation
561Totally Random: Life’s ripples
559A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
557Observations Only: Off to the races
554Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
554Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
552Observations Only: A sad week
551Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
551Observations Only: The vision
548Observations Only: Willfulness
548Lyman Review: Devil calf
548Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
546Teen Voice: The need to get away
544Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
541Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
540Totally Random: October, the pink month
538Our View: Visionaries wanted
535Observations Only: The need to understand
535Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
534Building Bridges: Love your enemies
532Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
532Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
529Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
525A Halloween Story: The scary dream
524Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
524Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
519Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
519The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
517Teeing Off: Persistence
514Observations Only: A good daughter
513Teen Voice: Stress test
511Teeing Off: Mind Gym
510Teen Voice: Footprints
509Across the Fence: The Pony Express
509Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
507Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
507Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
504Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
503Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
498Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
497Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
493Teen Voice: Remember what you have
492Teen Voice: The rivalry
491Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
490Observations Only: Waiting time
489Observations Only: Saint Marge
485Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
482Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
480Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
477Teeing Off: The thing about state
475Teen Voice: The Other Side
475Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
474Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
473Lyman Review: The love goat
467Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
467Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
460Teen Voice: What is love?
459Anno Domini: On this remembering day
458Observations Only: Reality check
458Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
457Totally Random: Happy Halloween
456Observations Only: Gone away
455Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
454Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
454Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
452Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
451Teen Voice: My rebellion
449Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
446Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
445Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
444Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
444Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
440Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
438No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
436Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
435Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
433Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
428Teen Voice: Self-expression
427Observations Only: Hog wash
427Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
426 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
423Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
421Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
421Why you should visit the zoo in February
419Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
416Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
414Lyman Review: One mean chicken
411Teen Voice: Cyber War
410Observations Only: The visit
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406At the Library: March into a good book
403From the Hill: More Work Ahead
393Observations Only: A day in August
393SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
392Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
389Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
387Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
387Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
386What’s really going on with our water?
383Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
382For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
378Observations Only: The last goodbye
375No-Till Notes: Looking Back
373Observations Only: Final moment
373Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
371Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
367Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
366Observations Only: One more time
364Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
363Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
363Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
363Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
363Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
362No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
361Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
361Teen Voice: To the future
360Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
359Teen Voice: The gift of caring
356In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
353Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
353Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
353Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
351View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
351Lyman Review: Branding Time
351Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
350Across The Fence: Last Christmas
347Teen Voice: Where is the love?
347Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
345Our View: Community responsible for kids
344Totally Random: Where does it go?
344Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
344Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
344At the Monument: Junior Rangers
342Observations Only: The last toothpick
341Their View: Goal post move unfair
340Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
339Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
338Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
333Nature Notes: Love is in the air
333Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
330Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
330Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
327Totally Random: Trusting the fates
325In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
323Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
322In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
321Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
321Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
319Observations Only: The vigil
319Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
318Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
315Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
315Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
313Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
312Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
311Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
311Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
308Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
308Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
302Linked Lives
301Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
301Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
300History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
299Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
297Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
297Support emergency services personnel
295Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
295Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
293Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
293At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
290In the Hills: Explore the state parks
289Religious freedom must be protected
287Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
286Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
286Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
284At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
281Lyman Review: Winter's dog
281At the Monument: That old (historic) building
278Website Resources
274Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
274Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
274From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
274College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
273Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
273Across the Fence: Amanda
273Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
271Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
270Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
269Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
269No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
267Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
266Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
265Lyman Review: Dog fun
263Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
263Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
261At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
260Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
259Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
259Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
257Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
256New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
255Teen Voice: Inspire me
253At the Monument: Where are the animals?
251Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
250No-till Notes: Moving forward
249Greetings from the State Capitol
248No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
243Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
243Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
238Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
237Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
235No-til Notes: Changing plans
234Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
231No-Till Notes: Back in the field
228Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
226No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
226Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
222Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
220No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
217At the Monument: Art in National Parks
211View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
209Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
206Synchronicity:What brings me back
205Be kind through communications
202Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
198Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
196Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
195No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
195Letter to the editor
192Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
171Letters to the Editor
170Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
165In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
163Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
153A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
146Fourth of July meetings
144Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
132Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
128A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
123Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
120A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
108Prairie Dogs
105Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
100Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
99Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
98No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
89Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
87 Across The Fence: County Fair
84Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
83Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
78No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
68In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
58Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
47At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
46Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
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