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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60At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
60Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
60Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
60Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
60Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
60At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
59Observations Only: A soul’s journey
59Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
59Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
59Completely Different - The magic of spring
59Observations Only: Divine prompts
59Lyman Review: One mean chicken
59Observations Only: The vigil
59Across The Fence: Last Christmas
59Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
59Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
59Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
59At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
59Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
59Synchronicity:What brings me back
59Fourth of July meetings
59At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
59No Till Notes:
59Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
59No Till Notes: Moving Forward
59The Good Life: There is good everywhere
59A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
58Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
58Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
58Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
58A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
58Totally Random: Life’s ripples
58No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
58SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
58Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
58At the Library: March into a good book
58In the Hills: Explore the state parks
58College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
58No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
58Prairie Dogs
58Letters to the Editor
57Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
57Observations Only: Beginnings
57Observations Only: Willfulness
57Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
57The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
57Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
57Teen Voice: Cyber War
57Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
57Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
57Be kind through communications
57At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
57
57Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
56Teen Voice: Living within our means
56Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
56Observations Only: Expect the best
56Observations Only: Temptation
56Guest Voices…
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
56The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
56Totally Random: Trusting the fates
56Why you should visit the zoo in February
56Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
56Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
56For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
56In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
56Letter to the Editor
55From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
55Observations Only: Curious things
55Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
55Observations Only: Curious things, part II
55From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
55Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
55Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
55Teeing Off: Persistence
55Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
55Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
55Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
55Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
55Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
55At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
55Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
55No-Till Notes: The value of water
55Our View: A failure to communicate
54The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
54Observations Only: Critical thinking
54Teen Voice: Serendipity
54Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
54Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
54Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
54The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
54Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
54Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
54View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
54Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
54Website Resources
54Letter to the editor
54No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
54Reach out for challenges
53Observations Only: Journey's end
53I'm falling for Tumblr?
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Totally Random: The Golden Rule
53The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
53Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
53Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
53Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
53Lyman Review: Dog fun
53Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
53Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
53Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
53Support letters requested for airport
52Observations Only: Uneventful flight
52Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
52Across the Fence: The Pony Express
52Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
52Teen Voice: The need to get away
52Observations Only: Choices
52Teen Voice: Shadow art
52Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
52Teen Voice: Footprints
52Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
52Religious freedom must be protected
52View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
52Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
52Linked Lives
52Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
52No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
52The Christmas Story
51From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
51Observations Only : White water
51Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
51Teeing Off: Mind Gym
51Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
51No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
51Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
51Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
51No-til Notes: Changing plans
51Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
51Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
51All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
51Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
51All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
51Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
51To The Editor
50Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
50Teen Voice: Catfished
50Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
50Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
50Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
50Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
50Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
50Greetings from the State Capitol
50To whom are we thankful?
50A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
50Letter to the Editor
49Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
49Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
49Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
49Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
49The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
49Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
49Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
49Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
49Teen Voice: Inspire me
49Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
49
48Teen Voice: Equality
48Lyman Review: Winter's dog
48Their View: Goal post move unfair
47Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
47Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
47Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
47At the Monument: Where are the animals?
47Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
47Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
46The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
46The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
46Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
46Totally Random: Where does it go?
46Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
45From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
45Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
45Teen Voice: Where is the love?
45Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
45No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
45Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
45The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
45At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
44Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
44Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
43Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
43Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
42Teen Voice: What is love?
42Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
42From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
42Letter to the Editor
41From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
38Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
38No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
37Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
37Our View: The elephant in the room
37A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
35Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
35Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
17Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
Most Read News Stories of 2012
303At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
280Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
225The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
204Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
195Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
192Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
191At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
190Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
186Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
184The Good Life: All that remains is love
173Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
172Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
170Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
168No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
164Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
160Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
150At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
148Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
148At the Monument: Find Your Park
146No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
145Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
145Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
145Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
140Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
137Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
130Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
126Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
124Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
123Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
122Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
119Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
119No-Till Notes: Observations
117Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
117Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
117No Till Notes: Saying uncle
115No-Till Notes: Potential
114Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
112Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
111Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
109Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
108Completely Different: It's all in the family
107Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
105Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
104No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
104Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
104Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
103A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
103No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
103Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
102Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
102Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
101Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
101A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
101Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
100Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
100Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
99Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
99Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
98Teeing Off: Around the Green
98Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
98No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
97Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
96What's the deal with organic milk?
96Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
96Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
95Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
95A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
95Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
94Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
94Anno Domini: On this remembering day
94Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
94Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
93Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
93Lyman Review: Devil calf
93Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
93Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
92A Stray Moment: God Knows
92Observations Only: Hog wash
92Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
92Observations Only: Final moment
92Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
92No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
91The zombie apocalypse and you
91Across the Fence: Building Barns
91Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
91Observations Only: The awful truth
91Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
91Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
91Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
91Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
91Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
90 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
90A Stray Moment: Without a net
90A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
90Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
90Observations Only: A sad week
90Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
90Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
90Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
89Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
89Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
89Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
89Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
89Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
89Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
88Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
88Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
88Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
88Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
88Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
88Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
87The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
87Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
87A real leaning tree Christmas
87Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
87Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
87Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
87Teen Voice: He’s my dad
86Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
86Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
86No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
86Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
85A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
85Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
85Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
85Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
85Observations Only: One more time
85Totally Random: My journey, life after living
85Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
85Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
85Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
85A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
85Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
84From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
84Observations Only: A matter of matter
84Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
84Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
84Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
84Observations Only: Gone away
84Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
84Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
84Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
84A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
84A mom’s thoughts on social media
83A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
83A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
83A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
83A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
83Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
83A Halloween Story: The scary dream
83Across The Fence: A day For thanks
83Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
83Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
83Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
83Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
83At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
83Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
83No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
82Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
82Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
82Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
82Observations Only: The vision
82Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
82Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
82Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
82Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
82Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
82Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
81The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
81Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
81Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
81Observations Only: A day in August
81The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
81Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
81Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
81A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
81Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
81Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
81A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
81No Till Notes: Final Stop
81Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
80From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
80A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
80Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
80 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
80Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
80Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
80Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
80No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
80
80At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
80Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
80No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
80Our view: United we can build
79Completely Different: Your local government and you
79Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
79A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
79Observations Only: Off to the races
79Observations Only: Waiting time
79Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
79Anno Domini: We gather together
79Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
79At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Observations Only: A new direction
78Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
78Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
78Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
78Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
78A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
78Observations Only: The shadow of error
78Observations Only: Divine spirit
78Observations Only: A good daughter
78Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
78Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
78Building Bridges: Love your enemies
78No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
78
78A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
78No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
78Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
78Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
77Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
77Observations Only: Saturday delight
77Across the Fence: On The road
77Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
77A Small World: Savoring county fair days
77Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
77Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
77Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
77Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
77Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
77 Across The Fence: County Fair
77Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
77A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
77Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
76Across the fence: Something worth remembering
76Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
76A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
76Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
76Observations Only: A gift of serenity
76The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
76Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
76Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
76Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
76Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
76Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
76A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
76Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
75Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
75Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
75The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
75Observations Only: The visit
75Lyman Review: The love goat
75Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
75Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
75Letters to the Editor
75Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
75Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
75A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
75Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
75No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
75Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
75Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
74Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
74Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
74Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
74A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
74A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
74Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
74Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
74Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
74Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
74A Small World: Special guest
74The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
74Observations Only: Reality check
74Teen Voice: Self-expression
74Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
74Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
74Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
74Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
74Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
74In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
74History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
74Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
74Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
74Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
74Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
73Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
73Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
73Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
73A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
73Assad’s endgame
73The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
73Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
73A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
73A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
73Totally Random: October, the pink month
73Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
73No-Till Notes: Looking Back
73Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
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72Observations only : Sisters of the world
72It's no surprise
72Observations Only: Just around the corner
72Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
72Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
72Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
72From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
72Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
72Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
72Teeing Off: The thing about state
72Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
72Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
72Observations Only: The last goodbye
72Our View: Community responsible for kids
72Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
72Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
72Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
72Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
72No-till Notes: Stripper head
71Observations Only : The orphanage
71Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
71SELL-OUT!
71Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
71Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
71Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
71Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
71Observations Only: Good and evil
71Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
71Observations Only: Indifferent love
71Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
71Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
71Teen Voice: My rebellion
71Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
71Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
71The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
71Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
71Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
71A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
71At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
71No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
71Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
71Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
71Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
71Jane’s Secret: The Telling
71Easter
70Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
70Completely Different: The Quest
70Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
70Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
70Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
70Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
70Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
70A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
70Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
70Observations Only: The need to understand
70Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
70Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
70At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
70Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
70Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
70Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
70Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
70Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
69Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
69Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
69A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
69Observations Only: Surprises
69From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
69A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
69From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
69A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
69Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
69Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
69Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
69Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
69Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
69Across the Fence: The hand dug well
69A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
69
69Observations Only: Saint Marge
69Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
69Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
69Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
69Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
69A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
69
69In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
69Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
69Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
69A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
69Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
68Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
68Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
68The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
68Timing makes perfect
68Trash cans
68 Taking a big risk
68Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
68Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
68Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
68Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
68Teen Voice: Being a girl
68Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
68Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
68Teen Voice: Silence
68Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
68Totally Random: Happy Halloween
68No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
68Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
68Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
68No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
68Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
68A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
67It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
67Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
67Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
67A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
67Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
67Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
67Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
67Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
67Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
67Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
67Teen Voice: Stress test
67Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
67Across the Fence: Amanda
67Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
67No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
66Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
66Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
66The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
66Life's curve balls
66The Block
66The hills, part 1: Mustangs
66Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
66Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
66Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
66Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
66Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
66Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
66Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
66At the Monument: That old (historic) building
66At the Monument: Night Sky
66Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
66
66No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
65We need a few good people
65Time keeps flowing like a river
65Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
65Economic development update
65Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
65Observations Only: The joy of money
65Do You Tube?
65Observations Only: Together again
65Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
65Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
65Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
65Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
65Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
65From the Hill: More Work Ahead
65Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
65Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
65Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
65Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
65Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
65At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
65Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
65Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
64A Small World: Time traveling
64Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
64Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
64Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
64Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
64Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
64Observations Only: Blue chip stock
64Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
64Observations Only: Sister lost
64Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
64Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
64Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
64Rural America and immigration reform
64The Good Life: The two different types of business people
64Teen Voice: The rivalry
64Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
64Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
64Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
64Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
64In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
64No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
64
64At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
64At the Monument: Museum collections
64Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
63Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
63From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
63Home of the Brave
63Welcome to Gering
63Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
63Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
63The ghost of Ayn Rand
63Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
63A Stray Moment: The last time
63Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
63Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
63Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
63A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
63Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
63From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
63Teen Voice: Body image
63Observations Only: A matter of paradox
63Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
63Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
63Nature Notes: Love is in the air
63In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
63Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
63All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
63No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
63Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
62Observations Only : Mission accomplished
62Observations Only - Two ages of man
62Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
62Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
62Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
62Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
62Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
62A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
62Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
62Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
62Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
62Observations Only: A fine line
62Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
62Support emergency services personnel
62At the Monument: Art in National Parks
62No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
62Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
62At the Monument: Junior Rangers
62Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
62At the Monument: Living History
62Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
62Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
62Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
61Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
61Our view . . .Sports Complex
61Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
61Teen Voice: The more the merrier
61Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
61Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
61Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
61The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
61Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
61Teen Voice: Remember what you have
61Observations Only: The last toothpick
61Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
61No-till Notes: Moving forward
61New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
61Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
61At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
61No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
61In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
60A last look at the Nebraska Zone
60Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
60Being a Nebraskan – border to border
60Age of reason
60Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
60Observations Only: North Powder
60Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
60Observations Only: Going home
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
60The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
60Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
60Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
60Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
60Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
60Teen Voice: The Other Side
60Teen Voice: The gift of caring
60Teen Voice: To the future
60Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
60What’s really going on with our water?
60Lyman Review: Branding Time
60No-Till Notes: Back in the field
60Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
60No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
60In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
60Creatures of the Night
60At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
60Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
60Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
60Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
60Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
60At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
59Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
59My mini Pen and me
59Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
59Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
59Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
59Permission to remember
59Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
59Our View: Bravo OTD committee
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
59Observations Only: Extreme measures
59Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
59Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
59From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
59Observations Only: A soul’s journey
59Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
59Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
59Completely Different - The magic of spring
59Observations Only: Divine prompts
59Lyman Review: One mean chicken
59Observations Only: The vigil
59Across The Fence: Last Christmas
59Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
59Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
59Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
59At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
59Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
59Synchronicity:What brings me back
59Fourth of July meetings
59At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
59No Till Notes:
59Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
59No Till Notes: Moving Forward
59The Good Life: There is good everywhere
59A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
58Observations Only: Painting a picture
58Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
58From the Superintendent’s Desk
58Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
58Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
58Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
58Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
58Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
58Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
58A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
58Totally Random: Life’s ripples
58No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
58SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
58Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
58At the Library: March into a good book
58In the Hills: Explore the state parks
58College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
58No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
58Prairie Dogs
58Letters to the Editor
57Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
57Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
57LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
57Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
57Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
57Observations Only: Beginnings
57Observations Only: Willfulness
57Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
57The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
57Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
57Teen Voice: Cyber War
57Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
57Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
57Be kind through communications
57At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
57
57Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
56Completely Different: Tales from the mat
56Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
56Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
56Letter to the Editor
56View from the block
56From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
56Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
56Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
56From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
56Teen Voice: Living within our means
56Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
56Observations Only: Expect the best
56Observations Only: Temptation
56Guest Voices…
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
56The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
56Totally Random: Trusting the fates
56Why you should visit the zoo in February
56Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
56Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
56For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
56In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
56Letter to the Editor
55Practice safe barbecue basics
55Teen Voice: Not just another ride
55Observations Only: Counting chickens
55From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
55Observations Only: Curious things
55Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
55Observations Only: Curious things, part II
55From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
55Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
55Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
55Teeing Off: Persistence
55Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
55Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
55Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
55Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
55Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
55At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
55Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
55No-Till Notes: The value of water
55Our View: A failure to communicate
54Observations Only: Spider adventure
54Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
54Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
54The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
54The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
54Observations Only: Critical thinking
54Teen Voice: Serendipity
54Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
54Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
54Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
54The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
54Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
54Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
54View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
54Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
54Website Resources
54Letter to the editor
54No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
54Reach out for challenges
53Seeing the works of the master
53Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
53From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
53Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
53Observations Only: Journey's end
53I'm falling for Tumblr?
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Totally Random: The Golden Rule
53The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
53Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
53Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
53Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
53Lyman Review: Dog fun
53Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
53Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
53Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
53Support letters requested for airport
52Teen Voice: March Madness
52Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
52A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
52The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
52From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
52Observations Only: Uneventful flight
52Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
52Across the Fence: The Pony Express
52Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
52Teen Voice: The need to get away
52Observations Only: Choices
52Teen Voice: Shadow art
52Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
52Teen Voice: Footprints
52Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
52Religious freedom must be protected
52View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
52Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
52Linked Lives
52Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
52No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
52The Christmas Story
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
51Observations Only: Giving up
51From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
51Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
51Observations Only: Sister odyssey
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
51From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
51Observations Only : White water
51Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
51Teeing Off: Mind Gym
51Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
51No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
51Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
51Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
51No-til Notes: Changing plans
51Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
51Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
51All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
51Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
51All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
51Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
51To The Editor
50Silence please
50Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
50Observations Only: The meeting
50The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
50Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
50Teen Voice: Catfished
50Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
50Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
50Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
50Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
50Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
50Greetings from the State Capitol
50To whom are we thankful?
50A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
50Letter to the Editor
49Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
49Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
49Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
49Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
49Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
49Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
49Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
49The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
49Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
49Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
49Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
49Teen Voice: Inspire me
49Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
49
48Observations Only: What's in a word?
48The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
48From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
48Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
48Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
48Teen Voice: Equality
48Lyman Review: Winter's dog
48Their View: Goal post move unfair
47The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
47Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
47Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
47Teen Voice: Today’s television
47Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
47Observations Only: Scourge of violence
47Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
47Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
47Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
47At the Monument: Where are the animals?
47Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
47Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
46Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
46Social time has important benefits
46Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
46Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
46Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
46Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
46The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
46The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
46Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
46Totally Random: Where does it go?
46Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
45Observations Only: No thank you
45LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
45Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
45From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
45Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
45Teen Voice: Where is the love?
45Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
45No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
45Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
45The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
45At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
44From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
44Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
44Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
44Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
44Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
43Remembering When
43From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
43Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
43Teen Voice: Happy news
43Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
43Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
42Teen Voice: The road of hatred
42The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
42Teen Voice: What is love?
42Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
42From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
42Letter to the Editor
41Our View: Visionaries wanted
41Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
41From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
38Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
38No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
37Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
37Our View: The elephant in the room
37A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
35Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
35Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
34My Thanksgiving prayer
34Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
31Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
17Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
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Vista Energy
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