Across the Fence: I’m a sucker for a saddle
February 10, 2011 M. Timothy Nolting   
Every saddle has a story to tell and I try to listen to every one that speaks to me. Some of them have stories that are very obvious, especially the ones that are hand tooled on the fenders with words like, ‘Rodeo Queen 1995’ or ‘Bulldogging Champion 1977.’ Museums located in many parts of the west often display saddles donated by families of early cowboys and ranchers or perhaps there’s a silver studded saddle that belonged to someone famous. These saddles often have a story that’s easy to pick up on, since it’s generally written out on a card attached to the display. I especially like to listen to the saddles that are a bit more reluctant to speak and you have to coax the story out of them. Most especially I like to listen to the stories of those old saddles made in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

I wish that I had the saddles of my grandfathers, but you may remember when I told of my Grandpa Nolting’s horse barn that burned and he lost all of his horses and tack in the fire. The McClellan that he brought back with him from Ft. Riley and was promised to me, got lost in the shuffle over the years and was sold at his brother-in-laws estate sale. I didn’t even remember it was there until it was too late. My Grandpa Zeek, as I remember, had a beautiful, heavy, black working saddle that sold at auction after his stroke, when he and Grandma had to move to town. I’m hopeful that I’ll be the one chosen to receive my Dad’s saddle. It has stories to tell that I am already very familiar with.

Back in the mid-seventies, after a few years in the brick and concrete canyons of Kansas City I moved to Colorado and spent another several years riding a desk, all decked out in a three-piece suit. When I finally regained my senses and got back to grass and cattle and horses, I bought an old, 1912 high backed, A-fork, double rigged working saddle from an old retired cowboy in Longmont, Colo.

The leather wrap on the horn had been scarred and worn but not completely stripped away. He must have been a cowboy who tied hard and fast. Although the saddle has seen a lot of miles and plenty of wear, it’s still in good shape. Unfortunately it doesn’t fit too many of today’s horses whose backs are broader and withers less narrow that the cow ponies at the turn of the century. Now days it sits on a saddle rack in my office.

My next working saddle was an old Hereford saddle, well broke in but not worn out. It was the first, and only, padded seat saddle I’ve ever owned. I hated to admit that I no longer sat a hard-seated saddle but dang it all, it sure is comfortable. However, time and circumstance were such that I didn’t get to put many miles on the

Hereford, but it’s sitting in barn, covered with an old tarp and waiting.

Along the way, I’ve picked up other old saddles that have caught my eye and wanted to tell me their story. If I were a man of means, I’d have a barn full of old saddles. It seems that they call to me, like a cute little puppy in a pet store window that begs to be taken home.

I’ve brought home a very old, probably early 1870s, high backed, open seat saddle that is beyond its usable life but has plenty of stories to tell. The leather wrap around the horn is completely gone, the work of a dally man. The right side fender and skirt are rubbed thin from the wear of a rifle scabbard. For many, many years,
Levi Strauss and company manufactured their denim jeans with a metal rivet holding together the four corners of material at the crotch.

For almost as many years, cowboys complained about the discomfort of those jeans and schoolteachers complained about the deep scratches they left on the wooden seats of classroom desks. This old saddle has two layers of leather worn down to the tin cover over the tree.

The leather is worn in a half-inch wide, three-inch long scar. No doubt the result of the constant rubbing of rivet on leather. You should hear the stories it tells me about life in the days of the great cattle drives.

I’ve gathered up rawhide-covered saddletrees of all shapes and sizes, with dreams of someday reproducing the saddles that were built over them. My daughter presented me with a very old child’s high backed saddle that was nearly worn out, repaired and used some more. I think that with a little work, it may still be used again. In the meantime, I can look at that saddle and see a little buckaroo, riding beside his dad on a fall gather in the Nebraska sandhills.

This past weekend another saddle caught my eye and begged to tell me its story. We were at an auction in Scottsbluff and it just sat there, staring at me with its forlorn pommel, begging me to take it home. It’s a late 1800s Miles City Montana Saddlery, high backed, double rigged saddle. No doubt it belonged to a dally man as the leather is stripped from the horn. Any saddle made in Miles City, Mont. likely started life between a horse and a cowboy beneath Montana skies. The cowboy who used this saddle must have been a larger than average man. The leather at the top of the cantle is worn almost to the point where the stitching is about to wear through. In fact, at some point it was re-stitched. It takes a pretty good-sized fella to wear the leather down on the top edge of a high back cantle. The left fender has stretched and torn just above the skirt edge and has been reinforced with a leather strip that has also been worn in two. And some day, the old saddle will tell me a story about its days on a west Texas ranch. How do I know?

The scratches on the fenders and the added, hand-made tapaderos tell of mesquite brush and cactus.

However, with a little saddle soap, elbow grease and leather scraps, I plan to bring a bit of renewed life to the old saddle and give it a chance to gather up some new stories to tell.

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160Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
160Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
160No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
160No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
160News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
160No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
160Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
159A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
159Teen Voice: Being a girl
159Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
159Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
159Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
159 Across The Fence: County Fair
159No Till Notes: Saying uncle
159Teen Voice: He’s my dad
158From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
158Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
158Observations Only: The need to understand
158The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
158Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
158Lyman Review: Devil calf
158No-Till Notes: The value of water
158News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
158News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
158News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
157Observations Only: The shadow of error
157Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
157For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
157Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
157A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
157Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
157The Christmas Story
157From the hill: Stand Up for Life
157Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
157From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
157Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
156The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
156Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
156Observations Only: The vision
156Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
156A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
156No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
155Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
155Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
155A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
155No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
155From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
154Observations Only: A soul’s journey
154The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
154Teen Voice: The rivalry
154Teen Voice: My rebellion
154From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
154From the hill: Serving You
153From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
153Teeing Off: Around the Green
153No-til Notes: Changing plans
153No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
153Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
153Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
153Washington report: Feeding a world in need
152Observations Only: Expect the best
152Teen Voice: The need to get away
152Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
152The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
152Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
152News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
152“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
151Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
151Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
151Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
151Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
151A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
150Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
150Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
150 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
150A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
150
150Jane’s Secret: The Telling
150Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
150From the hill: Giving Thanks
150All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
149Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
149Teen Voice: Cyber War
149A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
148Teen Voice: Shadow art
148Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
148Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
148A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
148A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
148Letters to the Editor
147Totally Random: Trusting the fates
147In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
147No-till Notes: Moving forward
147Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
147The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
147Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
146Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
146Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
146At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
146Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
146At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
146Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
146Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
146From the hill: Keeping America Safe
145Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
145Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
145Observations Only: Divine prompts
145A Small World: Special guest
145Lyman Review: One mean chicken
145From the Hill: More Work Ahead
145Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
145At the Library: March into a good book
145Lyman Review: Dog fun
145Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
145Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
145Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
145From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
144Observations Only: Choices
144Observations Only: A good daughter
144A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
144A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
144News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
143Observations Only: Journey's end
143Totally Random: The Golden Rule
143The Good Life: The two different types of business people
143Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
143In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
143Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
143Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
142Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
142Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
142History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
141A real leaning tree Christmas
141Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
141No-Till Notes: 10 tips
140Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
140Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
140Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
140All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
139From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
139Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
139Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
139Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
139A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
139Observations Only: The visit
139Teen Voice: Where is the love?
139Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
139Letter to the editor
139Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
139Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
139Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
139From the hill: The Year Ahead
139Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
139News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
138Teen Voice: Silence
138Teen Voice: Inspire me
138Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
138No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
138No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
138At the Monument: Night Sky
138At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
138From the hill: Working for you
137Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
137The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
137At the Monument: That old (historic) building
137Prairie Dogs
137Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
137A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
137Across The Fence: Van Tassell
137No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
136Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
136Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
136From the hill: Spurring Innovation
135Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
135Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
135Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
135Across The Fence: Last Christmas
135Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
135Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
135Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
134Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
134Teeing Off: Persistence
134In the Hills: Explore the state parks
134No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
134Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
133Teen Voice: Living within our means
133Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
133Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
133Teen Voice: What is love?
133Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
133
133Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
133Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
132Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
132Observations Only: Divine spirit
132At the Monument: Art in National Parks
132Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
132Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
132All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
131Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
131Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
131Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
131Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
131Support letters requested for airport
131 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
131From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
130A Small World: Savoring county fair days
130Lyman Review: The love goat
130Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
130Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
130Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
130Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
130No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
129Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
129Teen Voice: Self-expression
129Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
129Totally Random: Where does it go?
129At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
129View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
129Lyman Review: Branding Time
129No-Till Notes: Back in the field
129Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Teen Voice: Out with homework
129From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
129News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
129No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
128Completely Different - The magic of spring
128Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
128Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
128Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
128News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
127From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
127Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
127I'm falling for Tumblr?
127Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
127Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
127Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
127Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
127Nature Notes: Love is in the air
127Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
127Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
127No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
127Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
127Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
127Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
127From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
127Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
127News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
127Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
127Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
127An open letter to Trump supporters
126From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
126Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
126Teen Voice: Body image
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
126Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
126Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
126Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
126Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
126No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
126From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
125Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
125From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
125Totally Random: Happy Halloween
125Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
125Teen Voice: Footprints
125Support emergency services personnel
125At the Monument: Where are the animals?
125In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
125
125No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
125Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
125Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
125Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
125Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
124Teen Voice: Serendipity
124Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
124Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
124Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
124No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
124Infamy - by Richard Reeves
124Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
123Teeing Off: Mind Gym
123Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
123Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
123Creatures of the Night
123Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
123A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
123No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
123News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
123News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
123Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
123Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
122Teen Voice: Catfished
122Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
122Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
122Greetings from the State Capitol
122Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
122Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
122Reach out for challenges
122Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
122Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
122The Good Life: All that remains is love
122Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
122Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
121View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
121From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
121Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
121Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
121At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
121Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
121At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
121Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
121A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
121Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
120From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
120Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
120No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
120Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
119Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
119New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
119Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
119Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
119At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
119Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
119In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
118Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
118Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
118Synchronicity:What brings me back
118Fourth of July meetings
118Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
118
118Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
118Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
118From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
117Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
117Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
117Power of legumes
117Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
117At the Monument: Living History
117No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
117Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
116Teen Voice: Remember what you have
116What’s really going on with our water?
116Website Resources
116Their View: Goal post move unfair
116At the Monument: Junior Rangers
116Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
116In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
116Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
115From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
115Across the Fence: The Pony Express
115From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
115Lyman Review: Winter's dog
115Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
115Religious freedom must be protected
115At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
115Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
115College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
115Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
115Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
114A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
114LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
113Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
113Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
113At the Monument: Museum collections
113Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
112No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
111Linked Lives
111Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
111A national day of Thanksgiving
111Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
111Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
110Rural America and immigration reform
110Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
110Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
110Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
110Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
110No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
110Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
110All Points West: The only stupid question
109Teeing Off: The thing about state
109Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
109To whom are we thankful?
108Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
108Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
108Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
108Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
108A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
108Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
108Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
108Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
107Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
107In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
107Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
107The Good Life: There is good everywhere
107Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
106At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
106From the hill: The PAWS Act
105Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
105‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
105No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
105No-till Notes: Stripper head
105No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
104Our View: The elephant in the room
104Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
104Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
104From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
103Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
102
102No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
102Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
102Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
102News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
101Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
101A Halloween Story: The scary dream
101In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
101Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
101Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
101Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
101From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
100Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
100Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
100No Till Notes: Moving Forward
100Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99No-Till Notes: Potential
99No Till Notes: Residue levels
98In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
98No-Till Notes: Observations
98Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
97Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
97Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
96Teen Voice: The Other Side
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
95Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
95At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
95Be kind through communications
95Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
95Easter
95Torn between now and somewhere down the line
94No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
92From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
91Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
91Washington Report: Improving rural air service
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90From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
89A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
89Walkable, bikeable communities
88At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
88Simply October
87Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
86Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
86
86 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
86Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
85A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
85Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
84
84Achieving your dreams takes work
84Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
83At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
83Tumbleweeds on the loose
83Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
82The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
82No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
82Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
81Enjoy the festivities
81Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80Our view: United we can build
80At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
79No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
79News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
78A mom’s thoughts on social media
78No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
76No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
74Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
68At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
67I love Thanksgiving
66The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
65At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
65Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
64Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
64Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
62No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
61Welcome home
57Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
56Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
56Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
55Letter to the Editor
53‘Is there something I can do?’
49Letter to the Editor
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42Our View: A failure to communicate
42Letter to the Editor
41Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
38At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
37Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
33Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
29To The Editor
20In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1902Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1268From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1211Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1154The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
898From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
682All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
641The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
562Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
551Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
534Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
533No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
521Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
517News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
513All Points West: Long live great coffee
497From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
479Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
466Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
460All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
418Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
408Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
396Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
395Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
387Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
382In My View: Defying disabilities
381Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
381Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
371Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
370Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
367Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
366From the Hill: Working for Offutt
365Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
361Washington Report: Power of the Purse
359Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
356Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
350Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
350Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
348From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
345Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
344Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
342From the capitol: A System That Cares
342Washington: Protecting taxpayers
341Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
338Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
337From the hill: Accountability Matters
333From the hill: Good Neighbors
332Observations Only : White water
325Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
324From the hill: “Hello” World
321Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
320The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
320From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
317From the Hill: May in Nebraska
314Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
313All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
312No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
312Jack’s Insights – April 2016
312All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
306Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
304Healthy: What you believe, you become
304Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
304From the hill: Kerrie On
302Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
302Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
297Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
297News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
290Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
290Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
290Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
287Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
287All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
287A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
286Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
283All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
283News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
279No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
278Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
276Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
275News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
273All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
272Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
271Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
269Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
269Washington: Mindful of our heroes
268All Points West: Rising above ourselves
266From the Capitol: Budget balanced
266From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
266Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
265Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
263Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
262Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
261All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
261Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
261All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
260Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
259Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
258Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
256Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
255Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
255Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
251Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
251No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
250Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
250In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
250News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
250The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
248Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
248Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
244Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
244Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
241Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
241Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
241News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
240What's the deal with organic milk?
240Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
240Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
239Across The Fence: A day For thanks
239News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
238All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
238Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
237The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
237Observations Only: Gone away
236Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
235Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
235All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
235Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
235Teen Voice: Teen slang
234Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
234News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
232Think about manufacturing at polls
230Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
230A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
229Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
229All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
229Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
229From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
228Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
227Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
227Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
227All Points West: Led by our tongues
227News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
226Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
226Anno Domini: On this remembering day
226Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
226All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
225Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
225A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
224Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
224Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
224Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
223Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
222Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
222Washington report: Conservative Champions
221News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
220Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
220Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
220Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
219A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
219Across the Fence: The hand dug well
219Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
219News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
219From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
218From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
216A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
216Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
215Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
215Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
214Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
214Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
214Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
214A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
213The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
213Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
213Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
213Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
212Observations Only: Critical thinking
212Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
212Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
212Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
212Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
212From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
210Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
209Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
209Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
209A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
208Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
208Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
208Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
208A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
208Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
208News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
207Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
207No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
206Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
206Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
206Anno Domini: We gather together
206Teen Voice: The gift of caring
206No-Till Notes: Looking Back
206Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
206From the hill: A Safer Place
205Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
205Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
205Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
205Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
204Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
204Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
204Creativity dampened by standardized testing
204From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
203Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
203Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
203SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
203Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
203News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
202Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
202Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
201Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
201Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
201Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
201Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
200Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
200Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
200Across the Fence: Amanda
200A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
200Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
200Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
199Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
199Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
199Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
199Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
199News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
199Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
199From the hill: Healing Our Nation
198Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
198Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
198A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
198All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
197Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
197Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
197Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
197Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
196Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
196A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
196Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
196Why you should visit the zoo in February
196Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
196Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
196Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
196Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
196The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
196From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
195Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
195Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
195Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
194Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
194From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
194Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
193Observations Only: Sister lost
193From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
193A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
193No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
193Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
193Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
192Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
192Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
192Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
192News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
192Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
192News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
191Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
191Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
191Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
191Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
191Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
191Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
190Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
190The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
190Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
190Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
190Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
190Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
189Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
189Teen Voice: To the future
189Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
189Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
189All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
189Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
189Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
188From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
188The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
188Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
188The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
188Observations Only: Saint Marge
188Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
188From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
187Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
187Guest Voices…
187Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
187Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
186A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
186Observations Only: Good and evil
186A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
186From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
186Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
185The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
185Totally Random: Life’s ripples
185Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
185All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
185Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
185From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
185Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
184Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
184Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
184Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
184Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
184Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
183Observations Only: Temptation
183Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
183Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
183Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
183Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
183All Points West: Never far from the trail
182A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
182Observations Only: Going home
182Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
182Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
182From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
182Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
182No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
181Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
181No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
181News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
180Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
180Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
180Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
180Observations Only: A day in August
180All Points West: A community on the move
179Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
179Observations Only: The last toothpick
179Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
179Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
179Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
179Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
179News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
179Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
178Teen Voice: Stress test
178No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
178Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
177Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
177Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
177The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
177Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
177A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
177Observations Only: Indifferent love
177The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
177Observations Only: The awful truth
177Observations Only: Reality check
177Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
177Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
177Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
177Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
177Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
177Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
177Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
176Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
176Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
176Observations Only: Final moment
176Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
176No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
175Observations Only: Uneventful flight
175Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
175From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
174Time keeps flowing like a river
174Completely Different: It's all in the family
174Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
174Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
174Observations Only: The vigil
174No Till Notes: Final Stop
174Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
174News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
174Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
173Observations Only: A gift of serenity
173Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
173A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
173Building Bridges: Love your enemies
173From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
173From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
172Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
172Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
172A Stray Moment: God Knows
172Observations Only: A matter of matter
172The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
172Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
172Observations Only: Waiting time
172Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
172Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
172Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
172Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
171The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
171The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
171The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
171Observations Only: The last goodbye
171Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
171Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
171At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
171Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
170Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
170A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
170Observations Only: Willfulness
170A Stray Moment: Without a net
170Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
170Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
170Why parents are important
170All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
169Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
169Observations Only: Curious things
169Teen Voice: Equality
169Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
169Observations Only: A sad week
169Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
169Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
169Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
169Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
169Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
169Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
168A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
168Observations Only: Curious things, part II
168 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
168Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
168Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
168No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
168Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
168Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
168Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
167Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
167Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
167Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
167Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
166Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
166The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
166Observations Only: Off to the races
166Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
166Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
166Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
166Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
165Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
165Observations Only: A fine line
165Observations Only: A matter of paradox
165Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
165Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
165Letters to the Editor
165No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
165A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
165All Points West: We shall not give into fear
165News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
164Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
164Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
164Observations Only: Hog wash
164Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
164Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
164Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
164No Till Notes:
164Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
163From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
163Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
163A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
163Observations Only: Beginnings
163Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
163Totally Random: October, the pink month
163Our View: Community responsible for kids
163Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
163Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
163Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
163Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
162A last look at the Nebraska Zone
162Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
162Observations Only: One more time
162Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
162Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
162Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
161Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
161Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
161Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
161Totally Random: My journey, life after living
161Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
161Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
161Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
161No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
161Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
160Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
160Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
160Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
160Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
160No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
160No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
160News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
160No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
160Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
159A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
159Teen Voice: Being a girl
159Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
159Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
159Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
159 Across The Fence: County Fair
159No Till Notes: Saying uncle
159Teen Voice: He’s my dad
158Trash cans
158From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
158Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
158Observations Only: The need to understand
158The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
158Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
158Lyman Review: Devil calf
158No-Till Notes: The value of water
158News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
158News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
158News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
157Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
157Observations Only: The shadow of error
157Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
157For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
157Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
157A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
157Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
157The Christmas Story
157From the hill: Stand Up for Life
157Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
157From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
157Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
156The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
156Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
156Observations Only: The vision
156Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
156A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
156No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
155Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
155Observations Only : The orphanage
155Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
155Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
155A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
155No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
155From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
154Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
154Observations Only: A soul’s journey
154The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
154Teen Voice: The rivalry
154Teen Voice: My rebellion
154From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
154From the hill: Serving You
153From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
153Teeing Off: Around the Green
153No-til Notes: Changing plans
153No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
153Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
153Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
153Washington report: Feeding a world in need
152Observations Only: Expect the best
152Teen Voice: The need to get away
152Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
152The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
152Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
152News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
152“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
151Across the Fence: Building Barns
151Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
151Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
151Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
151Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
151A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
150Observations only : Sisters of the world
150Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
150Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
150 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
150A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
150
150Jane’s Secret: The Telling
150Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
150From the hill: Giving Thanks
150All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
149Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
149A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
149Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
149Teen Voice: Cyber War
149A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
148Teen Voice: Shadow art
148Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
148Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
148A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
148A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
148Letters to the Editor
147Totally Random: Trusting the fates
147In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
147No-till Notes: Moving forward
147Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
147The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
147Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
146Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
146From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
146Observations Only: A new direction
146Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
146Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
146At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
146Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
146At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
146Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
146Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
146From the hill: Keeping America Safe
145Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
145Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
145Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
145Observations Only: Divine prompts
145A Small World: Special guest
145Lyman Review: One mean chicken
145From the Hill: More Work Ahead
145Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
145At the Library: March into a good book
145Lyman Review: Dog fun
145Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
145Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
145Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
145From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
144It's no surprise
144Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
144Observations Only: Choices
144Observations Only: A good daughter
144A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
144A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
144News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
143Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
143Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
143Observations Only: Journey's end
143Totally Random: The Golden Rule
143The Good Life: The two different types of business people
143Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
143In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
143Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
143Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
142Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
142A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
142Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
142From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
142Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
142Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
142History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
141Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
141Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
141Teen Voice: The more the merrier
141A real leaning tree Christmas
141Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
141No-Till Notes: 10 tips
140Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
140Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
140Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
140Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
140All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
139From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
139Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
139Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
139Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
139A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
139Observations Only: The visit
139Teen Voice: Where is the love?
139Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
139Letter to the editor
139Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
139Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
139Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
139From the hill: The Year Ahead
139Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
139News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
138The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
138Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
138Teen Voice: Silence
138Teen Voice: Inspire me
138Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
138No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
138No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
138At the Monument: Night Sky
138At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
138From the hill: Working for you
137We need a few good people
137Observations Only: Just around the corner
137Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
137Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
137The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
137At the Monument: That old (historic) building
137Prairie Dogs
137Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
137A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
137Across The Fence: Van Tassell
137No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
136Observations Only: The meeting
136Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
136Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
136From the hill: Spurring Innovation
135It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
135Home of the Brave
135Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
135Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
135Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
135Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
135Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
135Across The Fence: Last Christmas
135Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
135Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
135Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
134Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
134Observations Only: Saturday delight
134Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
134Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
134Teeing Off: Persistence
134In the Hills: Explore the state parks
134No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
134Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
133Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
133Teen Voice: Living within our means
133Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
133Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
133Teen Voice: What is love?
133Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
133
133Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
133Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
132Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
132Life's curve balls
132Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
132Observations Only: Divine spirit
132At the Monument: Art in National Parks
132Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
132Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
132All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
131Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
131Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
131Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
131Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
131Support letters requested for airport
131 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
131From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
130The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
130A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
130Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
130A Small World: Savoring county fair days
130Lyman Review: The love goat
130Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
130Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
130Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
130Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
130No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
129Age of reason
129Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
129Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
129Teen Voice: Self-expression
129Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
129Totally Random: Where does it go?
129At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
129View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
129Lyman Review: Branding Time
129No-Till Notes: Back in the field
129Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Teen Voice: Out with homework
129From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
129News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
129No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
128Completely Different - The magic of spring
128Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
128Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
128Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
128News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
127Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
127Assad’s endgame
127From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
127Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
127I'm falling for Tumblr?
127Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
127Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
127Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
127Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
127Nature Notes: Love is in the air
127Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
127Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
127No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
127Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
127Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
127Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
127From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
127Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
127News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
127Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
127Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
127An open letter to Trump supporters
126Observations Only - Two ages of man
126From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
126Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
126Teen Voice: Body image
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
126Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
126Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
126Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
126Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
126No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
126From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
125Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
125Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
125Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
125From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
125Totally Random: Happy Halloween
125Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
125Teen Voice: Footprints
125Support emergency services personnel
125At the Monument: Where are the animals?
125In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
125
125No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
125Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
125Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
125Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
125Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
124Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
124The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
124Teen Voice: Serendipity
124Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
124Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
124Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
124No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
124Infamy - by Richard Reeves
124Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
123Observations Only: Extreme measures
123Teeing Off: Mind Gym
123Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
123Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
123Creatures of the Night
123Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
123A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
123No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
123News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
123News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
123Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
123Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
122Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
122Across the fence: Something worth remembering
122Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
122Teen Voice: Catfished
122Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
122Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
122Greetings from the State Capitol
122Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
122Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
122Reach out for challenges
122Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
122Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
122The Good Life: All that remains is love
122Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
122Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
121Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
121 Taking a big risk
121Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
121View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
121From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
121Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
121Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
121At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
121Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
121At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
121Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
121A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
121Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
120Observations Only: Together again
120From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
120Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
120No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
120Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
119The ghost of Ayn Rand
119Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
119New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
119Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
119Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
119At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
119Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
119In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
118Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
118Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
118Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
118Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
118Synchronicity:What brings me back
118Fourth of July meetings
118Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
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118Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
118Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
118From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
117Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
117Observations Only: The joy of money
117Observations Only: What's in a word?
117Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
117Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
117Power of legumes
117Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
117At the Monument: Living History
117No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
117Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
116The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
116Teen Voice: Remember what you have
116What’s really going on with our water?
116Website Resources
116Their View: Goal post move unfair
116At the Monument: Junior Rangers
116Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
116In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
116Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
115From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
115Across the Fence: The Pony Express
115From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
115Lyman Review: Winter's dog
115Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
115Religious freedom must be protected
115At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
115Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
115College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
115Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
115Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
114SELL-OUT!
114A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
114Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
114From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
114A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
114LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
113Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
113Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
113Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
113At the Monument: Museum collections
113Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
112No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111My mini Pen and me
111Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
111Observations Only: North Powder
111Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
111Linked Lives
111Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
111A national day of Thanksgiving
111Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
111Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
110Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
110Rural America and immigration reform
110Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
110Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
110Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
110Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
110No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
110Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
110All Points West: The only stupid question
109Completely Different: Tales from the mat
109Observations Only : Mission accomplished
109Teeing Off: The thing about state
109Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
109To whom are we thankful?
108Being a Nebraskan – border to border
108Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
108Observations Only: Painting a picture
108Observations Only: Sister odyssey
108Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
108Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
108Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
108Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
108A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
108Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
108Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
108Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
107Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
107Observations Only: Spider adventure
107A Stray Moment: The last time
107Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
107Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
107In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
107Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
107The Good Life: There is good everywhere
107Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
106Observations Only: Blue chip stock
106At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
106From the hill: The PAWS Act
105Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
105Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
105Observations Only: No thank you
105Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
105Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
105‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
105No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
105No-till Notes: Stripper head
105No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
104Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
104Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
104Our View: The elephant in the room
104Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
104Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
104From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
103A Small World: Time traveling
103A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
103Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
102Across the Fence: On The road
102The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
102Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
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102No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
102Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
102Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
102News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
101Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
101Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
101From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
101A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
101Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
101Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
101Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
101A Halloween Story: The scary dream
101In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
101Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
101Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
101Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
101From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
100Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
100Permission to remember
100Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
100Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
100Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
100No Till Notes: Moving Forward
100Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
99Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99No-Till Notes: Potential
99No Till Notes: Residue levels
98Our view . . .Sports Complex
98In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
98No-Till Notes: Observations
98Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
97Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
97Observations Only: Counting chickens
97Observations Only: Surprises
97Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
97Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
97Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
96Welcome to Gering
96A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
96Silence please
96Observations Only: Scourge of violence
96Teen Voice: The Other Side
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
95Observations Only: Giving up
95A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
95Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
95At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
95Be kind through communications
95Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
95Easter
95Torn between now and somewhere down the line
94Completely Different: The Quest
94Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
94No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
93Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
93Economic development update
93From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
92Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
92Completely Different: Your local government and you
92Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
92From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
91Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
91Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
91Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
91Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
91Washington Report: Improving rural air service
90The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
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90From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
89Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
89Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
89A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
89Walkable, bikeable communities
88At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
88Simply October
87Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
87Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
87Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
86Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
86Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
86From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
86Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
86
86 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
86Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
85Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
85Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
85Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
85A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
85Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
84From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
84Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
84From the Superintendent’s Desk
84The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
84
84Achieving your dreams takes work
84Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
83The zombie apocalypse and you
83At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
83Tumbleweeds on the loose
83Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
82The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
82No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
82Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
81Seeing the works of the master
81LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
81Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
81Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
81Enjoy the festivities
81Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
80Our view: United we can build
80At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
79Letter to the Editor
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
79No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
79News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
78Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
78From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
78The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
78A mom’s thoughts on social media
78No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
77Do You Tube?
77Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
76Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
76Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
76Teen Voice: Not just another ride
76Teen Voice: Today’s television
76No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
75Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
74Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
74Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
73Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
72Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
71Social time has important benefits
71Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
70Our View: Bravo OTD committee
70Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69Our View: Visionaries wanted
69Timing makes perfect
69Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
69NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
68Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
68At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
67I love Thanksgiving
66The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
65Teen Voice: March Madness
65View from the block
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
65At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
65Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
64Practice safe barbecue basics
64Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
64Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
64Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
62No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
61Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
61Welcome home
58Remembering When
57Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
56From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
56Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
56Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
56Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
56Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
55The hills, part 1: Mustangs
55Letter to the Editor
54From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
54From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
53‘Is there something I can do?’
52A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
49The Block
49Letter to the Editor
48Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
47Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
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42From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
42Our View: A failure to communicate
42Letter to the Editor
41Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
40Teen Voice: The road of hatred
40From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
40Teen Voice: Happy news
38At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
37Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34My Thanksgiving prayer
33Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
30Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
30Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
29Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
29To The Editor
20In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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