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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389Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
389No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
388The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
388Observations Only: Reality check
388Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
388Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
387Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
387Observations Only: The awful truth
387Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
387Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
387From the Capitol: Budget balanced
386Observations Only: Curious things
386Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
386Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
386 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
386Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
385Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
385Observations Only: A sad week
385Observations Only: The vigil
385Observations Only: Final moment
385Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
385All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
384Observations Only: Temptation
384Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
384No-til Notes: Changing plans
384Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
383Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
383Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
383News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
383No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
383Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
382The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
382The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
382Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
382Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
382News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
381The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
381Observations Only: A gift of serenity
381Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
381Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
381Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
381News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
380Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
380Observations Only: Saint Marge
380Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
380For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
380Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
380No-Till Notes: The value of water
380Golden Spade
379Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
379Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
379Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
379No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
378Teen Voice: Stress test
378Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
378Creativity dampened by standardized testing
377Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
377Observations Only: Indifferent love
377Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
377Observations Only: The last toothpick
377Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
377At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
377Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
377Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
376Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
376Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
376Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
376No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
376Building Bridges: Love your enemies
376Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
376Reach out for challenges
376
375Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
375Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
375At the Monument: Night Sky
375Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
375Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
374From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
373Observations Only: Uneventful flight
373Observations Only: A fine line
373The Good Life: The two different types of business people
373Totally Random: My journey, life after living
373No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
373News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
372Observations Only: Off to the races
372Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
372Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
372Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
371Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
371Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
371Observations Only: A matter of matter
371From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
370Guest Voices…
370Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
370Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
369Observations Only: Curious things, part II
369Observations Only: One more time
369Letters to the Editor
368Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
368Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
368Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
368Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
368A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
368From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
368Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
367Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
367Observations Only: Hog wash
367In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
367Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
367News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
367Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
366From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
366Teen Voice: Equality
366Totally Random: October, the pink month
366 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
366Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
366All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
366From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
365Observations Only: The last goodbye
365Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
364Observations Only: Beginnings
364Observations Only: Willfulness
364No-till Notes: Moving forward
364Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
364From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
363Observations Only: A soul’s journey
363A Small World: Special guest
363Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
363Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
363View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
363Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
362Observations Only: Expect the best
362Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
362Observations Only: The need to understand
362Observations Only: A good daughter
362Observations Only: The vision
362Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
362News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
361From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
361Observations Only: The shadow of error
361Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
361Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
361Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
361Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
361From the hill: Healing Our Nation
360Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
359A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
358Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
358Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
358Observations Only: Divine spirit
358No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
358Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
357Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
357Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
357Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
356Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
356From the Hill: More Work Ahead
356Prairie Dogs
356News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
355Teen Voice: Shadow art
355Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
354Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
354Teen Voice: Silence
354Letter to the editor
353Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
353Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
353Teen Voice: The rivalry
353Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
353Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
353From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
352From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
352Teen Voice: Being a girl
352Teeing Off: Around the Green
352Lyman Review: Devil calf
352No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
352Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
352Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
351The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
351At the Library: March into a good book
351Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
351Think about manufacturing at polls
351Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
350Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
350Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
350Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
350News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
349Teen Voice: The need to get away
349Lyman Review: One mean chicken
349
348Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
348A real leaning tree Christmas
348At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
347Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
347Lyman Review: The love goat
347Teen Voice: ACTing out
346Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
346Observations Only: Divine prompts
346Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
345Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
345Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
345Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
345Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
345News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
344From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
344Observations Only: Journey's end
344Totally Random: The Golden Rule
344Observations Only: Choices
344Across The Fence: Last Christmas
344No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
344
344Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
344The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
343A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
343In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
343Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
342Teen Voice: Cyber War
342Religious freedom must be protected
342No-Till Notes: Back in the field
341Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
341Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
341Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
341Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
341Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
340Support letters requested for airport
339Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
339Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
339Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
339Totally Random: Trusting the fates
339Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
338Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
338Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
338At the Monument: That old (historic) building
338Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
338From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
338Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
337Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
337Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
337At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
336Lyman Review: Dog fun
336At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
336Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
336Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
336From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
336From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
335Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
335Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
335Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
335Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
334Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
334Teen Voice: Where is the love?
333Teen Voice: Living within our means
333Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
333Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
333In the Hills: Explore the state parks
333Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
333Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
333Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
333Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
332Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
332News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
331Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
331At the Monument: Art in National Parks
331Lyman Review: Branding Time
331Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
330Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
330Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
330Teen Voice: Self-expression
330Synchronicity:What brings me back
329Observations Only: The visit
329Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
329Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
328Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
328Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
328Greetings from the State Capitol
328Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
328Washington Report: Improving rural air service
327Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
327Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
327Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
327Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
327Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
327Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
326Totally Random: Happy Halloween
326Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
326Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
326Support emergency services personnel
326From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
326Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
326A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
326Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
325From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
325Teeing Off: Persistence
325Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
325Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
324Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
324Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
324Teen Voice: Footprints
324Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
324Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
324Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
324A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
323Teen Voice: Serendipity
323Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
323Nature Notes: Love is in the air
323Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
323Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
323Why parents are important
323Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
322Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
322At the Monument: Where are the animals?
322Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
321Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
321What’s really going on with our water?
321New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
321News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
321News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
320Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
320A Small World: Savoring county fair days
320Teen Voice: Inspire me
320Totally Random: Where does it go?
319From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
319Teen Voice: Catfished
319Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
319Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
318Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
318Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
318Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
318Creatures of the Night
318Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
318At the Monument: Living History
318Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
317Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
317Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
317Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
317Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
317Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
317Teen Voice: What is love?
317At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
317Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
317News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
316Completely Different - The magic of spring
316Fourth of July meetings
316
315Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
315From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
315Lyman Review: Winter's dog
315Their View: Goal post move unfair
315In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
314Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
314Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
314View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
314Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
314At the Monument: Junior Rangers
314News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
313Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
313Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
312From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
312Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
312Website Resources
312Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
312From the hill: Keeping America Safe
312Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
311Teen Voice: Body image
311Linked Lives
311At the Monument: Museum collections
310Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
310Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
310Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
310Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
309From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
309Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
309Teeing Off: Mind Gym
309Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
309A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
308At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
308In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
308In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
308In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
307Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
307Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
307Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
306Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
306Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
306From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
306Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
305Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
305College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
305Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
304Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
304Across the Fence: The Pony Express
304Teen Voice: Remember what you have
304At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
304Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
303Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
303Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
303Rural America and immigration reform
302Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
302Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
302To whom are we thankful?
302Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
301Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
301Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
301Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
301Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
301News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
300Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
300At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
300Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
300From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
300No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
300News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
299In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
299No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
299News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
296Teeing Off: The thing about state
296Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
296Be kind through communications
296In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
296Washington report: Feeding a world in need
295A Halloween Story: The scary dream
295Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
294Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
292Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
290Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
290From the hill: Serving You
290Capitol View: Voters to decide death penalty issue
289From the hill: Stand Up for Life
288Our View: The elephant in the room
288Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
288At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
288No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
287
286At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
286“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
285Teen Voice: The Other Side
283
283No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
282From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
278No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
277From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
277From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
276Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
276Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
274Teen Voice: He’s my dad
274Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
274No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
273Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
272Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
272
272Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
271Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
270Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
270From the hill: The Year Ahead
269Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
268Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
267
267Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
266Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
266Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
266No-Till Notes: 10 tips
265
265Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
264News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
261A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
260LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
258Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
257From the hill: Giving Thanks
257No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
256 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
256From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
255Teen Voice: Out with homework
253A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
253From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
253No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
252Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
252From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
251From the hill: Working for you
248News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
247News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
246No Till Notes: Saying uncle
246All Points West: The only stupid question
246Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
245An open letter to Trump supporters
244Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
243Jane’s Secret: The Telling
243From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
241The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
240A national day of Thanksgiving
240Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
238Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
237Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
236Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
236Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
236From the hill: The PAWS Act
234A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
234No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
233 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
231A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
228Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
227Power of legumes
227Across The Fence: Van Tassell
225Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
225Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
225Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
225Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
224Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
220From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
219From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
219News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
218Infamy - by Richard Reeves
217From the hill: Spurring Innovation
217From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
216The Good Life: All that remains is love
214No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
213Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
213Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
210Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
210No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
210Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
209No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
209From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
209From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
208Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
208No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
208Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
207Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
207Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
205A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
205Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
204No Till Notes: Moving Forward
204At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
204Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
202Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
202From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
202No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
201Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
200At the Monument: Find Your Park
200Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
199Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
199Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
199From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
198Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
198No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
198No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
198Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
198Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
197Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
197No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
197Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
196Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
195Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
195Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
194Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
194Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
193Achieving your dreams takes work
193Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
191Torn between now and somewhere down the line
191No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
190Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
189Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
188The Good Life: There is good everywhere
188No-till Notes: Stripper head
187No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
187Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
187No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
186Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
186No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
185Tumbleweeds on the loose
184Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
184Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
184No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
183No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
183Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
182Anno Domini: Memories like starlight
181Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
180Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
179Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
179Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
178No Till Notes: Residue levels
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation
177Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
176Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
175‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
175Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
175No-Till Notes: Observations
175No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
174Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
174Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
174No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
173No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
172No-Till Notes: Potential
170No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
170Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
167No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
167Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
166Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
164Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
164In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
163Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
163A mom’s thoughts on social media
160Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
159Simply October
155The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
155Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
154The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
151Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
150No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
150I love Thanksgiving
149At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
148Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
147At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
146Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
144Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
144A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
144Our view: United we can build
143No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
142At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
140Enjoy the festivities
134Easter
132Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
131Walkable, bikeable communities
128Across the Fence: For what do we give thanks?
124Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
123Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
122Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
119NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
119Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
114At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
114Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
113Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
111Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
111Welcome home
110At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
106At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
100Letter to the Editor
97At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
95‘Is there something I can do?’
94Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
92
91Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
84Letter to the Editor
84Letter to the Editor
83Skeletons, Part XVII: The letter
79Curiosity Corner: Ella Lanouette, Beloved pioneer woman
78Our View: A failure to communicate
76Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
74To The Editor
69Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
67Teen View: Seasons come and seasons go
65Teen View: Attitude of gratitude
63Across the Fence: Ned Dunlap: Kearney’s only Cow Boy
52All Points West: Activiate! summit needs your ideas
47For What it’s Worth: Getting along with family, post election
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8125Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
3461Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1937Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1494All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1467Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1315From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1289The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1286A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
1254From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1178All Points West: We’re on the same team
1161Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
1123Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
914Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
870Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
869Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
847Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
830Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
816From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
815No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
811Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
810The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
800Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
800All Points West: The energy to do things right
789Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
781News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
768All Points West: Long live great coffee
766The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
757Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
751Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
747All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
730Capitol View: Prison inmates and staff, more than just numbers
715Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
706Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
696The Good Life: Thanks for reading
694Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
682News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
681Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
679Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
673Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
671Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
664Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
655Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
649Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
641No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
637All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
633Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
627Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
623Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
621Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
618All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
617Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
615Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
611All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
611All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
608Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
606All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
604Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
601Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
598Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
596Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
593Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
592Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
587In My View: Defying disabilities
583Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
582All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
579Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
579All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
577Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
576Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
571Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
569Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
566Washington: Protecting taxpayers
564A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
564All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
564All Points West: Rising above ourselves
563Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
561Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
561Washington Report: Power of the Purse
561Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
561Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
560Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
560Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
558Anno Domini: On this remembering day
558Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
558News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
550Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
548Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
547Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
546The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
545Capitol View: Nebraska has lost another statesman
544Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
544From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
543All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
543All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
542Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
540Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
539Anno Domini: We gather together
539Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
538Observations Only : White water
537Teen Voice: That was intense
536Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
535Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
535Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
534Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
533Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
532Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
532Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
531Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
530Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
529Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
529Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
528Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
527All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
525From the hill: “Hello” World
524Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
524Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
522Teen Voice: Ignoring sex in
521A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
521Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
518Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
518Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
517Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
517From the hill: Accountability Matters
516A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
515Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
515A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
514Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
514A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
514Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
512Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
511A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
510Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
509A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
509Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
508Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
508A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
507Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
507All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
506Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
506Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
505A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
505Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
505From the hill: Good Neighbors
505From the Hill: May in Nebraska
505From the hill: Kerrie On
503Observations Only: Gone away
502From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
502Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
501Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
501Our View: Community responsible for kids
500Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
499Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
499News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
498From the Hill: Working for Offutt
498Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
493Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
493Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
493Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
491Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
490Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
490Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
489Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
488All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
488From the capitol: A System That Cares
487Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
485Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
485Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
485Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
484Across The Fence: A day For thanks
484News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
482Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
482Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
481Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
480Washington: Mindful of our heroes
480Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
479Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
478All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
476Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
475Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
473Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
473All Points West: Led by our tongues
471Teen Voice: A life worth living
470Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
470Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
469Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
469Teen Voice: Teen slang
468A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
468Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
467No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
466Jack’s Insights – April 2016
465A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
465Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
465News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
464Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
464Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
464Teen Voice: The gift of caring
463Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
462No-Till Notes: Looking Back
461Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
460Across the Fence: Amanda
460Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
459Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
459Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
458Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
458A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
457Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
457Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
456A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
456A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
456Across the Fence: The hand dug well
456Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
456Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
456Washington report: Conservative Champions
456Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
455Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
455All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
454A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
454News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
454Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
453Observations Only: Critical thinking
452Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
452Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
451All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
451News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
450A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
449Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
449Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
449From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
449Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
448Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
447Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
447Capitol View: Someday you can get there from here
446What's the deal with organic milk?
446Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
446Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
446Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
445A Stray Moment: God Knows
445From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
443A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
443No Till Notes:
443Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
442Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
442A Stray Moment: Without a net
442In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
441Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
441Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
440Observations Only: Sister lost
440Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
440News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
439A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
439Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
438Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
438A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
438Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
438A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
437A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
437Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
436Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
435A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
435All Points West: We shall not give into fear
434Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
434Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
434The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
434Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
434All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
434News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
434News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
433Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
433A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
433Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
432Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
432Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
432The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
432Teen Voice: To the future
432Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
432Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
431Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
431Book review: The Girls – by Emma Cline
430News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
430Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
429A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
429Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
427The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
427Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
425Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
425A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
425Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
425Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
425Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
424From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
424Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
424Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
424Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
424Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
424A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
424Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
424Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
423The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
423Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
423Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
423Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
421The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
421Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
420Time keeps flowing like a river
420Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
420The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
420Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
419Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
419Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
419From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
419Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
418Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
418No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
418Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
418No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
417Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
417Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
417Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
417The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
416Observations Only: Going home
416Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
416Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
416Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
416Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
416Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
416Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
415Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
415A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
415The Christmas Story
415All Points West: Closing time at the Citizen
414Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
414Why you should visit the zoo in February
414A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
414From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
413Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
413History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
413Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
413News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
413Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
412Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
411Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
410Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
409Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
409From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
409Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
408Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
408No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
408Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
407Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
406Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
406Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
405I'm falling for Tumblr?
405Observations Only: Waiting time
405Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
405Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
405News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
404A last look at the Nebraska Zone
404Observations Only: A day in August
404Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
404Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
404Letters to the Editor
404 Across The Fence: County Fair
404News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
404Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
403Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
403Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
403The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
403All Points West: A community on the move
402Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
402Healthy: What you believe, you become
401The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
401Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
401Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
401SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
401Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
401All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
400Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
400Teen Voice: My rebellion
400Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
400News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
399Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
399Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
399Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
398Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
398Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
398No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
398No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
398Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
397Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
397Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
396Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
396Totally Random: Life’s ripples
396No Till Notes: Final Stop
396Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
396Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
395The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
395Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
394The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
394Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
394Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
394No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
394All Points West: Never far from the trail
394Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
394Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
393Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
393No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
393Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
393From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
392Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
392No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
392Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
392From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
391The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
390Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
390Observations Only: Good and evil
390Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
390Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
390Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
390From the hill: A Safer Place
389The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
389Observations Only: A matter of paradox
389Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
389No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
388The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
388Observations Only: Reality check
388Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
388Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
387Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
387Observations Only: The awful truth
387Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
387Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
387From the Capitol: Budget balanced
386Observations Only: Curious things
386Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
386Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
386 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
386Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
385Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
385Observations Only: A sad week
385Observations Only: The vigil
385Observations Only: Final moment
385Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
385All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
384Observations Only: Temptation
384Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
384No-til Notes: Changing plans
384Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
383Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
383Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
383News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
383No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
383Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
382The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
382The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
382Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
382Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
382News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
381The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
381Observations Only: A gift of serenity
381Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
381Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
381Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
381News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
380Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
380Observations Only: Saint Marge
380Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
380For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
380Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
380No-Till Notes: The value of water
380Golden Spade
379Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
379Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
379Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
379No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
378Teen Voice: Stress test
378Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
378Creativity dampened by standardized testing
377Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
377Observations Only: Indifferent love
377Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
377Observations Only: The last toothpick
377Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
377At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
377Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
377Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
376Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
376Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
376Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
376No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
376Building Bridges: Love your enemies
376Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
376Reach out for challenges
376
375Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
375Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
375At the Monument: Night Sky
375Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
375Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
374From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
373Observations Only: Uneventful flight
373Observations Only: A fine line
373The Good Life: The two different types of business people
373Totally Random: My journey, life after living
373No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
373News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
372Observations Only: Off to the races
372Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
372Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
372Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
371Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
371Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
371Observations Only: A matter of matter
371From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
370Guest Voices…
370Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
370Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
369Observations Only: Curious things, part II
369Observations Only: One more time
369Letters to the Editor
368Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
368Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
368Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
368Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
368A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
368From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
368Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
367Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
367Observations Only: Hog wash
367In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
367Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
367News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
367Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
366From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
366Teen Voice: Equality
366Totally Random: October, the pink month
366 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
366Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
366All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
366From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
365Observations Only: The last goodbye
365Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
364Observations Only: Beginnings
364Observations Only: Willfulness
364No-till Notes: Moving forward
364Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
364From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
363Observations Only: A soul’s journey
363A Small World: Special guest
363Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
363Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
363View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
363Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
362Observations Only: Expect the best
362Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
362Observations Only: The need to understand
362Observations Only: A good daughter
362Observations Only: The vision
362Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
362News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
361From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
361Observations Only: The shadow of error
361Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
361Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
361Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
361Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
361From the hill: Healing Our Nation
360Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
359A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
358Completely Different: It's all in the family
358Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
358Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
358Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
358Observations Only: Divine spirit
358No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
358Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
357Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
357Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
357Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
356Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
356From the Hill: More Work Ahead
356Prairie Dogs
356News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
355Teen Voice: Shadow art
355Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
354Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
354Teen Voice: Silence
354Letter to the editor
353Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
353Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
353Teen Voice: The rivalry
353Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
353Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
353From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
352From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
352Teen Voice: Being a girl
352Teeing Off: Around the Green
352Lyman Review: Devil calf
352No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
352Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
352Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
351The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
351At the Library: March into a good book
351Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
351Think about manufacturing at polls
351Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
350Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
350Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
350Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
350News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
349Teen Voice: The need to get away
349Lyman Review: One mean chicken
349
348Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
348A real leaning tree Christmas
348At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
347Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
347Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
347Lyman Review: The love goat
347Teen Voice: ACTing out
346Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
346Observations Only: Divine prompts
346Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
345Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
345Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
345Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
345Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
345News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
344Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
344From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
344Observations Only: Journey's end
344Totally Random: The Golden Rule
344Observations Only: Choices
344Across The Fence: Last Christmas
344No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
344
344Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
344The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
343Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
343A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
343In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
343Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
342Teen Voice: Cyber War
342Religious freedom must be protected
342No-Till Notes: Back in the field
341Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
341Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
341Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
341Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
341Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
340Support letters requested for airport
339Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
339Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
339Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
339Totally Random: Trusting the fates
339Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
338Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
338Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
338Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
338At the Monument: That old (historic) building
338Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
338From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
338Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
337Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
337Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
337At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
336Lyman Review: Dog fun
336At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
336Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
336Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
336From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
336From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
335Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
335Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
335Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
335Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
335Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
334Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
334Teen Voice: Where is the love?
333Teen Voice: Living within our means
333Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
333Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
333In the Hills: Explore the state parks
333Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
333Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
333Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
333Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
332Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
332News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
331Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
331At the Monument: Art in National Parks
331Lyman Review: Branding Time
331Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
330Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
330Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
330Teen Voice: Self-expression
330Synchronicity:What brings me back
329Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
329Observations Only: The visit
329Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
329Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
328Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
328Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
328Greetings from the State Capitol
328Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
328Washington Report: Improving rural air service
327Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
327Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
327Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
327Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
327Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
327Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
326Totally Random: Happy Halloween
326Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
326Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
326Support emergency services personnel
326From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
326Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
326A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
326Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
325Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
325From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
325Teeing Off: Persistence
325Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
325Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
324A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
324Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
324Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
324Teen Voice: Footprints
324Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
324Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
324Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
324A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
323Teen Voice: Serendipity
323Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
323Nature Notes: Love is in the air
323Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
323Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
323Why parents are important
323Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
322Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
322At the Monument: Where are the animals?
322Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
321Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
321What’s really going on with our water?
321New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
321News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
321News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
320Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
320A Small World: Savoring county fair days
320Teen Voice: Inspire me
320Totally Random: Where does it go?
319From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
319Teen Voice: Catfished
319Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
319Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
318Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
318Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
318Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
318Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
318Creatures of the Night
318Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
318At the Monument: Living History
318Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
317Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
317Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
317Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
317Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
317Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
317Teen Voice: What is love?
317At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
317Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
317News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
316Completely Different - The magic of spring
316Fourth of July meetings
316
315A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
315Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
315From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
315Lyman Review: Winter's dog
315Their View: Goal post move unfair
315In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
314Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
314Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
314View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
314Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
314At the Monument: Junior Rangers
314News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
313Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
313Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
312From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
312Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
312Website Resources
312Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
312From the hill: Keeping America Safe
312Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
311Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
311Teen Voice: Body image
311Linked Lives
311At the Monument: Museum collections
310Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
310Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
310Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
310Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
309From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
309Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
309Teeing Off: Mind Gym
309Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
309A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
308Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
308At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
308In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
308In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
308In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
307Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
307Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
307Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
306Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
306A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
306Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
306Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
306From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
306Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
305Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
305College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
305Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
304Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
304Across the Fence: The Pony Express
304Teen Voice: Remember what you have
304At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
304Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
303Across the Fence: Building Barns
303Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
303Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
303Rural America and immigration reform
302Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
302Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
302To whom are we thankful?
302Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
301Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
301Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
301Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
301Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
301News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
300Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
300At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
300Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
300From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
300No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
300News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
299In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
299No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
299News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
297Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
296Teeing Off: The thing about state
296Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
296Be kind through communications
296In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
296Washington report: Feeding a world in need
295A Halloween Story: The scary dream
295Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
294Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
292Trash cans
292Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
290Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
290From the hill: Serving You
290Capitol View: Voters to decide death penalty issue
289Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
289From the hill: Stand Up for Life
288Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
288Our View: The elephant in the room
288Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
288At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
288No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
287
286At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
286“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
285Teen Voice: The Other Side
283Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
283Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
283
283No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
282From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
281Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
281Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
278Assad’s endgame
278No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
277From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
277From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
276Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
276Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
274Teen Voice: He’s my dad
274Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
274No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
273Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
272Observations Only : The orphanage
272Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
272
272Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
271Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
270Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
270From the hill: The Year Ahead
269Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
269Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
268Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
267
267Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
266Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
266Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
266Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
266No-Till Notes: 10 tips
265Observations only : Sisters of the world
265Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
265
265Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
264News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
263Teen Voice: The more the merrier
261A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
260It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
260Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
260LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
258Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
257The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
257Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
257From the hill: Giving Thanks
257No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
256Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
256The ghost of Ayn Rand
256 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
256From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
255It's no surprise
255Teen Voice: Out with homework
253A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
253From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
253No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
252Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
252From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
251Across the fence: Something worth remembering
251From the hill: Working for you
250Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
250Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
250Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
249A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
248News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
247From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
247News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
246We need a few good people
246The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
246No Till Notes: Saying uncle
246All Points West: The only stupid question
246Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
245A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
245An open letter to Trump supporters
244Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
244Observations Only: A new direction
244Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
243Jane’s Secret: The Telling
243From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
242Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
241Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
241Observations Only - Two ages of man
241A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
241Observations Only: The meeting
241The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
240A national day of Thanksgiving
240Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
239Home of the Brave
239A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
238Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
237Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
237Observations Only: Saturday delight
237A Stray Moment: The last time
237Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
236Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
236Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
236Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
236Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
236From the hill: The PAWS Act
235Observations Only : Mission accomplished
235From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
234SELL-OUT!
234A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
234No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
233 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
231Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
231A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
229Permission to remember
229Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
228Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
228Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
228Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
227Power of legumes
227Across The Fence: Van Tassell
225Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
225Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
225Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
225Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
225Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
225Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
224Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
223Completely Different: Tales from the mat
223Observations Only: Just around the corner
222Life's curve balls
222A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
221Our view . . .Sports Complex
221Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
220Age of reason
220From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
220From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
219From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
219News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
218Infamy - by Richard Reeves
217Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
217From the hill: Spurring Innovation
217From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
216The Good Life: All that remains is love
214A Small World: Time traveling
214Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
214No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
213Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
213Being a Nebraskan – border to border
213Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
213Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
211Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
210Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
210Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
210No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
210Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
209No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
209From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
209From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
208 Taking a big risk
208Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
208Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
208No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
208Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
207Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
207Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
205Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
205A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
205Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
204Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
204No Till Notes: Moving Forward
204At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
204Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
202Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
202Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
202From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
202No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
201Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
200Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
200Observations Only: The joy of money
200Observations Only: What's in a word?
200Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
200At the Monument: Find Your Park
200Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
199Completely Different: The Quest
199Seeing the works of the master
199Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
199Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
199From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
198Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
198No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
198No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
198Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
198Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
197Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
197Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
197No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
197Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
196Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
196Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
195My mini Pen and me
195Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
195Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
195Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
194Observations Only: Blue chip stock
194Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
194Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
194Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
193Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
193Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
193Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
193Achieving your dreams takes work
193Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
191The zombie apocalypse and you
191Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
191The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
191Torn between now and somewhere down the line
191No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
190Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
189Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
188The Good Life: There is good everywhere
188No-till Notes: Stripper head
187No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
187Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
187No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
186Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
186No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
185Tumbleweeds on the loose
184The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
184Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
184Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
184No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
183Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
183Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
183No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
183Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
182Anno Domini: Memories like starlight
181The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
181Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
180Completely Different: Your local government and you
180Observations Only: Extreme measures
180Observations Only: Together again
180Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
180Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
179Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
179Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
178Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
178Welcome to Gering
178Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
178No Till Notes: Residue levels
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation
177Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
176Silence please
176Observations Only: North Powder
176Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
175Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
175‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
175Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
175No-Till Notes: Observations
175No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
174Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
174Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
174No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
173Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
173Observations Only: Painting a picture
173No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
172No-Till Notes: Potential
171Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
170Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
170Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
170Observations Only: Giving up
170No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
170Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
169Across the Fence: On The road
169Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
169Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
168Observations Only: Sister odyssey
167Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
167Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
167No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
167Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
166Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
165Economic development update
165Observations Only: No thank you
164The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
164Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
164In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
163Observations Only: Spider adventure
163Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
163A mom’s thoughts on social media
162Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
161Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
161Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
161Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
160Observations Only: Surprises
160Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
159Do You Tube?
159Observations Only: Counting chickens
159Observations Only: Scourge of violence
159Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
159Simply October
158Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
157Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
157Social time has important benefits
156Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
155From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
155The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
155Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
154The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
153Our View: Bravo OTD committee
152Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
152The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
151Letter to the Editor
151Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
150Teen Voice: March Madness
150No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
150I love Thanksgiving
149At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
148The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
148Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
148Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
147At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
146Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
146Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
146Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
146Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
145From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
144Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
144Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
144Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
144A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
144Our view: United we can build
143No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
142From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
142At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
140Enjoy the festivities
139Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
138Timing makes perfect
138Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
135Teen Voice: Today’s television
134Easter
132Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
132Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
132Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
131View from the block
131Walkable, bikeable communities
130Practice safe barbecue basics
129From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
128Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
128Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
128From the Superintendent’s Desk
128Across the Fence: For what do we give thanks?
127Our View: Visionaries wanted
127From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
125LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
125Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
124From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
124Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
123Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
122Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
119NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
119Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
117Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
116Teen Voice: Not just another ride
114At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
114Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
113Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
112LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
111Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
111Welcome home
110From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
110At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
108Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
106At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
105Remembering When
105From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
102Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
102From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
102Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
100The Block
100Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
100Letter to the Editor
99The hills, part 1: Mustangs
99Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
97At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
96From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
95A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
95‘Is there something I can do?’
94Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
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91From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
91From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
91Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
88Teen Voice: The road of hatred
87Teen Voice: Happy news
84Letter to the Editor
84Letter to the Editor
83Skeletons, Part XVII: The letter
82Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
82From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
79Curiosity Corner: Ella Lanouette, Beloved pioneer woman
78Our View: A failure to communicate
76Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
74To The Editor
70My Thanksgiving prayer
69Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
68Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
67Teen View: Seasons come and seasons go
65Teen View: Attitude of gratitude
63Across the Fence: Ned Dunlap: Kearney’s only Cow Boy
61Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
56Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
52All Points West: Activiate! summit needs your ideas
47For What it’s Worth: Getting along with family, post election
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