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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78Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
78Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
78Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
78Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
78In the Hills: Explore the state parks
78View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
78Fourth of July meetings
77The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
77Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
77Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
77A Stray Moment: God Knows
77The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
77
77Teen Voice: Self-expression
77Observations Only: The vigil
77Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
77Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
77
77Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
76A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
76Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
76Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
76The Good Life: The two different types of business people
76Teeing Off: The thing about state
76Teen Voice: The rivalry
76Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
76Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
76No-Till Notes: Looking Back
76No-till Notes: Moving forward
76Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
76Linked Lives
76Letter to the editor
75From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
75Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
75The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
75Observations Only: The last goodbye
75Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
75Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
75Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
75Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
74From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
74Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
74Teen Voice: Shadow art
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
74Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
74A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
74Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
74Observations Only: One more time
74Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
74Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
74At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
73Our View: The elephant in the room
73The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
73Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
73Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
73Totally Random: October, the pink month
73Observations Only: Hog wash
73Totally Random: Happy Halloween
73Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
73What’s really going on with our water?
73Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
72Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
72Completely Different - The magic of spring
72Teen Voice: The Other Side
72Teeing Off: Mind Gym
72At the Monument: Art in National Parks
72Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
72Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
72Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
71Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
71Teen Voice: Living within our means
71Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
71Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
71Observations Only: The last toothpick
71Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
71Teen Voice: Where is the love?
71In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
71Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
71Website Resources
71For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
70Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
70Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
69I'm falling for Tumblr?
69Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
69Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
69Guest Voices…
69Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
69Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
69Totally Random: Trusting the fates
69Teen Voice: Footprints
69Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
68From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
68Teen Voice: Equality
68Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
68Our View: Community responsible for kids
68Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
68Lyman Review: Winter's dog
68Teen Voice: Cyber War
68Lyman Review: Dog fun
68View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
68Religious freedom must be protected
68Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
68Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
68Their View: Goal post move unfair
68Synchronicity:What brings me back
67Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
67From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
67Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
67Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
67Teen Voice: To the future
67Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
67Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
67Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
67At the Monument: That old (historic) building
67No-Till Notes: Back in the field
67Letters to the Editor
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
66Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
66Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
66Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
66Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
66Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
66Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
66Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
65Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
65Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
65Nature Notes: Love is in the air
65Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
65Support emergency services personnel
64No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
64Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
63The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
63From the Hill: More Work Ahead
63Totally Random: Where does it go?
63No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
62Why you should visit the zoo in February
62Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
62At the Library: March into a good book
62Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
62At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
62
61Teen Voice: What is love?
61Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
61Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
60Teen Voice: Inspire me
60Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
59Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
59Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
59Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
59Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
57Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
57Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
57From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
56Rural America and immigration reform
55Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
53Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
52Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
50Greetings from the State Capitol
46Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
46Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
30Letter to the Editor
27Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
26Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
24Letter to the Editor
22Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
22Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
Most Read News Stories of 2012
597Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
572All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
500The Christmas Story
459Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
435To whom are we thankful?
366Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
341A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
324Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
314At the Monument: Museum collections
306Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
303A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
302A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
292Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
290Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
287Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
273Support letters requested for airport
266Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
265Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
258Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
257No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
257The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
238Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
236A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
233In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
232At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
231Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
226Letters to the Editor
224Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
223No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
222Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
216Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
215Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
210Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
208Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
207A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
205Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
203At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
202No Till Notes:
199Observations Only : White water
199A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
198Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
197In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
195No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
193At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
188Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
188Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
188Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
186A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
185What's the deal with organic milk?
183Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
183Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
183Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
179The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
178Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
177Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
175At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
171At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
169
165Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
164Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
163Completely Different: It's all in the family
163Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
162Observations Only: A soul’s journey
162College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
159All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
158At the Monument: Where are the animals?
158Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
157Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
157Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
156Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
156All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
154Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
154Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
153Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
151Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
151Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
150Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
150No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
149At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
149No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
147Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
147Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
142Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
142Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
139Creatures of the Night
138Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
138From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
138A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
138
137Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
136A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
133Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
133Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
132Totally Random: The Golden Rule
131Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
130A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
129Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
129Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
129Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
129
127Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
127Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
127Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
127Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
126Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
126 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
126Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
125Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
125Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
125Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
125Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
124Across the Fence: The hand dug well
124At the Monument: Living History
123Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
123No Till Notes: Moving Forward
122A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
122Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
121Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
121Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
121Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
121Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
121In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
121Jane’s Secret: The Telling
120Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
120Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
120Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
119The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
119Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
118Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
118Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
118A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
117Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
117Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
117A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
116Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
116Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
116Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
116Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
115Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
115Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
114Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
114Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
114Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
113Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
113Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
112Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
112The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
112Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
111Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
111Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
111Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
111Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
110Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
110Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
110Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
109Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
108Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
108A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
108Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
108Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
108Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
108No-Till Notes: The value of water
107Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
107Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
107Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
107Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
107Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
106From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
106Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
106Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
106A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
106Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
106Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
106Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
106Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
106Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
106At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
105Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
105Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
105Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
105A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
105Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
105 Across The Fence: County Fair
105No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
105Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
104Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
104A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
104Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
104The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
104The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
104Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
104Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
103Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
103Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
103From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
103No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
103Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
103Observations Only: Gone away
103A real leaning tree Christmas
103No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
102Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
102Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
102Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
102Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
102History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
101Assad’s endgame
101A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
101A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
101Observations Only: Reality check
101Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
101Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
101A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
100Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
100From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
100Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
100Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
100Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
100The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
100Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
100Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
100No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
100A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
99Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
99Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
99Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
99A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
99A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
99Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
99Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
99A Small World: Special guest
99Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
99Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
99Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
99Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
98Across the Fence: On The road
98Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
98Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
98From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
98Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
98Observations Only: Temptation
98Observations Only: A sad week
98In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
97Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
97Across the Fence: Building Barns
97Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
97From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
97Observations Only: The shadow of error
97A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
97Observations Only: Indifferent love
96Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
96Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
96A Halloween Story: The scary dream
96Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
96No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
96Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
96Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
96No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
96Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
96Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
95The ghost of Ayn Rand
95Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
95Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
95The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
95Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
95Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
95Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
95The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
95Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
94Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
94Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
94Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
94Observations Only: Divine spirit
94Observations Only: The need to understand
94Anno Domini: On this remembering day
94Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
94Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
94Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
94Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
94No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
93Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
93Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
93From the Superintendent’s Desk
93From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
93Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
93From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
93A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
93Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
93A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
93Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
93Teen Voice: The need to get away
93A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
93Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
93At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
92The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
92Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
92Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
92Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
92Totally Random: My journey, life after living
92Building Bridges: Love your enemies
92Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
92Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
91Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
91Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
91Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
91Observations Only: Critical thinking
91Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
91Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
91Teeing Off: Persistence
91Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
91Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
91Lyman Review: Devil calf
91Teen Voice: Silence
91Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
91Anno Domini: We gather together
91Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
91Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
91No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
90Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
90Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
90From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
90Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
90Observations Only: Uneventful flight
90Observations Only: Curious things
90Observations Only: Beginnings
90Observations Only: A gift of serenity
90Observations Only: Divine prompts
90Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
90Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
90Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
90Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
90Across the Fence: Amanda
90Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
90No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
89Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
89Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
89Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
89Teeing Off: Around the Green
89Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
89Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
89Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
89Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
89
88Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
88Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
88Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
88Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
88The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
88Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
88Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
88From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
88Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
88Observations Only: A good daughter
88Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
88Lyman Review: One mean chicken
88No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
88Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
88Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
88Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
87Completely Different: Tales from the mat
87Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
87Teen Voice: Today’s television
87Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
87Observations Only: Curious things, part II
87Observations Only: Journey's end
87Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
87Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
87Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
87Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
87Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
87No-til Notes: Changing plans
87At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
87
87Reach out for challenges
86Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
86Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
86Observations Only: Expect the best
86Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
86Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
86Observations Only: A matter of matter
86Observations Only: A matter of paradox
86Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
86Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
86Across The Fence: A day For thanks
86Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
86Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
86Be kind through communications
86Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
86Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
85Being a Nebraskan – border to border
85From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
85Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
85Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
85Teen Voice: Remember what you have
85A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
85Observations Only: The vision
85Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
85Observations Only: Off to the races
85Observations Only: Saint Marge
85Observations Only: The visit
85Lyman Review: The love goat
85Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
85Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
85Teen Voice: My rebellion
85Across The Fence: Last Christmas
85Teen Voice: The gift of caring
85Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
85No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
85In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
84Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
84A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
84From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
84Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
84Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
84Observations Only: The awful truth
84A Small World: Savoring county fair days
84Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
84Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
84Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
84SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
84In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
83Observations Only: Just around the corner
83A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
83Observations Only: The meeting
83Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
83Observations Only: Good and evil
83Observations Only: Choices
83Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
83The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
83Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
83Observations Only: Final moment
83Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
83No Till Notes: Final Stop
82Observations only : Sisters of the world
82A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
82It's no surprise
82Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
82Across the Fence: The Pony Express
82The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
82Observations Only: Willfulness
82Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
82The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
82A Stray Moment: Without a net
82The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
82Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
82Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
82Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
82
82Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
81Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
81Observations Only: A new direction
81Observations Only: Giving up
81Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
81Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
81Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
81A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
81Observations Only: Waiting time
81Teen Voice: Stress test
81Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
81 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
81Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
81At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
80Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
80Across the fence: Something worth remembering
80Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
80Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
80The Block
80Observations Only: Scourge of violence
80Teen Voice: Catfished
80Observations Only: Going home
80Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
80Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
80Teen Voice: Being a girl
80Teen Voice: Body image
80Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
80Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
80Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
80Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
80Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
80Prairie Dogs
80Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
79Observations Only : The orphanage
79Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
79Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
79From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
79Observations Only: Sister lost
79Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
79Observations Only: A fine line
79Totally Random: Life’s ripples
79Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
79Observations Only: A day in August
79Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
79New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
79At the Monument: Junior Rangers
79Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
79
79At the Monument: Night Sky
79Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
78Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
78Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
78Observations Only: Sister odyssey
78Observations Only: Blue chip stock
78A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
78Teen Voice: Serendipity
78Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
78Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
78Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
78Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
78Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
78Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
78Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
78In the Hills: Explore the state parks
78View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
78Fourth of July meetings
77A last look at the Nebraska Zone
77Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
77The hills, part 1: Mustangs
77A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
77A Stray Moment: The last time
77Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
77The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
77Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
77Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
77A Stray Moment: God Knows
77The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
77
77Teen Voice: Self-expression
77Observations Only: The vigil
77Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
77Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
77
77Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
76It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
76Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
76Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
76Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
76A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
76Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
76Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
76The Good Life: The two different types of business people
76Teeing Off: The thing about state
76Teen Voice: The rivalry
76Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
76Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
76No-Till Notes: Looking Back
76No-till Notes: Moving forward
76Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
76Linked Lives
76Letter to the editor
75Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
75The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
75Observations Only: The joy of money
75A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
75Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
75Observations Only: North Powder
75Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
75From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
75Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
75The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
75Observations Only: The last goodbye
75Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
75Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
75Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
75Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
74Time keeps flowing like a river
74Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
74Age of reason
74Observations Only: Extreme measures
74A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
74Observations Only: Painting a picture
74Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
74From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
74Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
74Teen Voice: Shadow art
74Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
74Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
74A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
74Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
74Observations Only: One more time
74Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
74Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
74At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
73Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
73Trash cans
73Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
73From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
73Our View: The elephant in the room
73The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
73Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
73Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
73Totally Random: October, the pink month
73Observations Only: Hog wash
73Totally Random: Happy Halloween
73Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
73What’s really going on with our water?
73Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
72A Small World: Time traveling
72Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
72Observations Only: Saturday delight
72Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
72Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
72Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
72Completely Different - The magic of spring
72Teen Voice: The Other Side
72Teeing Off: Mind Gym
72At the Monument: Art in National Parks
72Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
72Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
72Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
71Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
71Silence please
71Observations Only: No thank you
71A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
71Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
71Observations Only: Surprises
71Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
71Teen Voice: Living within our means
71Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
71Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
71Observations Only: The last toothpick
71Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
71Teen Voice: Where is the love?
71In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
71Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
71Website Resources
71For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
70Observations Only : Mission accomplished
70From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
70Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
70Observations Only: Spider adventure
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
70Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
70Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
69Observations Only - Two ages of man
69Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
69Teen Voice: Not just another ride
69Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
69Observations Only: Together again
69The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
69I'm falling for Tumblr?
69Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
69Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
69Guest Voices…
69Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
69Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
69Totally Random: Trusting the fates
69Teen Voice: Footprints
69Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
68Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
68Completely Different: Your local government and you
68The zombie apocalypse and you
68 Taking a big risk
68Teen Voice: The more the merrier
68The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
68From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
68Teen Voice: Equality
68Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
68Our View: Community responsible for kids
68Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
68Lyman Review: Winter's dog
68Teen Voice: Cyber War
68Lyman Review: Dog fun
68View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
68Religious freedom must be protected
68Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
68Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
68Their View: Goal post move unfair
68Synchronicity:What brings me back
67Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
67Do You Tube?
67Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
67From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
67Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
67Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
67Teen Voice: To the future
67Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
67Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
67Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
67At the Monument: That old (historic) building
67No-Till Notes: Back in the field
67Letters to the Editor
66My mini Pen and me
66Life's curve balls
66Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
66Observations Only: What's in a word?
66The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
66Teen Voice: The road of hatred
66Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
66Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
66Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
66Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
66Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
66Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
66Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
66Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
66Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
65Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
65SELL-OUT!
65Economic development update
65Home of the Brave
65From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
65Observations Only: Counting chickens
65Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
65Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
65Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
65Nature Notes: Love is in the air
65Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
65Support emergency services personnel
64Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
64View from the block
64Remembering When
64Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
64Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
64The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
64No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
64Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
63Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
63The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
63Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
63The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
63From the Hill: More Work Ahead
63Totally Random: Where does it go?
63No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
62Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
62Completely Different: The Quest
62The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
62Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
62LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
62Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
62Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
62Teen Voice: Happy news
62Why you should visit the zoo in February
62Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
62At the Library: March into a good book
62Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
62At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
62
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
61Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
61Welcome to Gering
61Teen Voice: What is love?
61Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
61Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
60Letter to the Editor
60Timing makes perfect
60Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
60Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
60Teen Voice: Inspire me
60Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
59Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
59Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
59Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
59Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
59Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
59Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
59Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
59Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
59Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
58We need a few good people
58Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
58Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
58From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
58LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
58Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
58Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
58Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
57Teen Voice: March Madness
57From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
57Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
57Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
57Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
57From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
56Practice safe barbecue basics
56From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
56Rural America and immigration reform
55Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
55Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
55Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
54Our view . . .Sports Complex
54Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
54Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
54Seeing the works of the master
54Permission to remember
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
54Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
53Social time has important benefits
53Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
53From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
53Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
52My Thanksgiving prayer
52Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
50Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
50Greetings from the State Capitol
49Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
47Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
46Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
46Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
43Our View: Visionaries wanted
43Our View: Bravo OTD committee
30Letter to the Editor
27Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
26Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
24Letter to the Editor
22Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
22Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
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