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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28Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
28Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
28In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
28Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
28A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
28
28Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
27Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
27Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
27From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
27Teen Voice: Serendipity
27Observations Only: Journey's end
27I'm falling for Tumblr?
27Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
27Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
27Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
27Across the Fence: The hand dug well
27The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
27Observations Only: Choices
27Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
27Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
27The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
27Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
27Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
27Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
27Rural America and immigration reform
27The Good Life: The two different types of business people
27Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
27The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
27The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
27Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
27Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
27Lyman Review: The love goat
27Teen Voice: Stress test
27Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
27From the Hill: More Work Ahead
27A Halloween Story: The scary dream
27Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
27Teen Voice: To the future
27Totally Random: Trusting the fates
27Why you should visit the zoo in February
27Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
27Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
27View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
27Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
27Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
27Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
27At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
27No-Till Notes: Looking Back
27Support emergency services personnel
27Lyman Review: Branding Time
27Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
27Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
27Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
27Their View: Goal post move unfair
27At the Monument: Junior Rangers
27In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
27Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
27History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
27Letters to the Editor
27Be kind through communications
27Reach out for challenges
27Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
27
27Letters to the Editor
27No Till Notes:
27To whom are we thankful?
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
27Letter to the Editor
27No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
26Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
26From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
26Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
26Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
26From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
26Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
26The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
26Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
26Across the Fence: The Pony Express
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
26Guest Voices…
26Observations Only: Willfulness
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
26Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
26Teen Voice: Remember what you have
26Teen Voice: Silence
26Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
26Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
26Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
26Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
26Observations Only: The vigil
26Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
26Lyman Review: Winter's dog
26Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
26Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
26Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
26Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
26Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
26Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
26At the Monument: Art in National Parks
26No-till Notes: Moving forward
26In the Hills: Explore the state parks
26What’s really going on with our water?
26Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
26At the Monument: Where are the animals?
26Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
26Synchronicity:What brings me back
26No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
26Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
26Prairie Dogs
26No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
26No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
26
26At the Monument: Night Sky
26
26No-Till Notes: The value of water
26At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
26No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
26Support letters requested for airport
26All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
26Letter to the Editor
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
25Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
25Our View: The elephant in the room
25Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
25The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
25Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
25A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
25Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
25
25Teen Voice: The rivalry
25Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
25Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
25Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
25Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
25Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
25Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
25SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
25Teen Voice: Cyber War
25Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
25Teen Voice: Footprints
25Totally Random: Where does it go?
25In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
25Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
25Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
25Religious freedom must be protected
25At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
25Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
25View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
25Greetings from the State Capitol
25College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
25No-til Notes: Changing plans
25Letter to the editor
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
25At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
25The Christmas Story
25The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
24Teen Voice: Catfished
24Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
24Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
24The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
24Teeing Off: Persistence
24Teen Voice: The Other Side
24Teen Voice: Self-expression
24Teen Voice: What is love?
24Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
24Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
24Teen Voice: Where is the love?
24Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
24From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
24No-Till Notes: Back in the field
24Linked Lives
24No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
24No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
24Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
24Creatures of the Night
24Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
23Teeing Off: Mind Gym
23Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
23Teen Voice: Inspire me
23No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
23No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
22Teen Voice: My rebellion
22Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
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125Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
94Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
75No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
70Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
60Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
59Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
58Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
56No-Till Notes: Observations
55The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
54Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
53Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
52Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
52Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
51Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
50No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
50Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
47Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
47Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
47Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
47Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
46Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
45No-Till Notes: Potential
45Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
44Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
43No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
43Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
43A mom’s thoughts on social media
42 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
42At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
42Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
42At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
41A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
41A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
41Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
41Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
40Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
40Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
40At the Monument: Find Your Park
39Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
39Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
39Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
39Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
39Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
39No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
38A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
38Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
38Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
38A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
38Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
38A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
38A Stray Moment: Without a net
38Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
38Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
38Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
38Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
38Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
38Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
38At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
38A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
38Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
38Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
38Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
38Our view: United we can build
37A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
37Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
37A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
37A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
37Anno Domini: On this remembering day
37Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
37Observations Only: Final moment
37A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
37A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
37Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
37Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
37Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
37Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
37Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
36What's the deal with organic milk?
36The zombie apocalypse and you
36Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
36Observations Only: Just around the corner
36A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
36Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
36Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
36Observations Only: Surprises
36A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
36Observations Only: Blue chip stock
36Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
36Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
36A Stray Moment: God Knows
36Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
36A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
36Observations Only: The awful truth
36Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
36Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
36Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
36A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
36Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
36Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
36Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
36NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
36Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
36A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
35Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
35Completely Different: Your local government and you
35Completely Different: The Quest
35Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
35Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
35Observations Only: Saturday delight
35Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
35A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
35Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
35A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
35A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
35Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
35Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
35Observations Only: A fine line
35Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
35Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
35Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
35Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
35Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
35Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
35Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
35Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
35Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
35Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
35Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
35Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
35Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
35Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
35Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
35No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
35No-till Notes: Stripper head
35Easter
34Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
34Across the fence: Something worth remembering
34Observations Only - Two ages of man
34Seeing the works of the master
34Observations Only: The joy of money
34Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
34It's no surprise
34Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
34Assad’s endgame
34Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
34Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
34Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
34Observations Only: Curious things
34Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
34Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
34Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
34Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
34A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
34Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
34Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
34Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
34From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
34Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
34Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
34Observations Only: A matter of matter
34Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
34Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
34Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
34Observations Only: Waiting time
34Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
34Across The Fence: A day For thanks
34Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
34Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
34Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
34Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
34Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
34Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
34Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
34Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
34
34A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
34No Till Notes: Moving Forward
34Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
34Our View: A failure to communicate
34Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
34Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
33A Small World: Time traveling
33Observations Only : The orphanage
33Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
33Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
33Age of reason
33Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
33 Taking a big risk
33Welcome to Gering
33Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
33The hills, part 1: Mustangs
33Observations Only: Giving up
33A Stray Moment: The last time
33Across the Fence: Building Barns
33From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
33Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
33Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
33A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
33From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
33Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
33Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
33A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
33Observations Only: Good and evil
33A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
33The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
33Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
33Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
33Observations Only: A good daughter
33Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
33Lyman Review: Devil calf
33Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
33The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
33Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
33 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
33Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
33Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
33Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
33Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
33Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
33Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
33Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
33Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
33A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
33No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
33Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
33A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
33A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
33All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
33Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
33Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
32Observations only : Sisters of the world
32Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
32SELL-OUT!
32Trash cans
32Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
32Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
32Home of the Brave
32Observations Only: A new direction
32A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
32Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
32Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
32Teen Voice: The more the merrier
32Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
32Teen Voice: Not just another ride
32Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
32From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
32Observations Only: Counting chickens
32A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
32Observations Only: The meeting
32Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
32Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
32Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
32Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
32Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
32From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
32Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
32Observations Only: Curious things, part II
32Observations Only: Going home
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
32Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
32Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
32Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
32Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
32Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
32Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
32Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
32Observations Only: A gift of serenity
32Observations Only: Divine spirit
32Observations Only: A matter of paradox
32Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
32Teeing Off: The thing about state
32Teeing Off: Around the Green
32The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
32Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
32Observations Only: Saint Marge
32Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
32Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
32Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
32Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
32Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
32Observations Only: Hog wash
32Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
32Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
32Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
32Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
32Observations Only: Gone away
32Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
32Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
32Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
32Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
32No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
32In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
32Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
32Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
32Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
32Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
32No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
32Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
32Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
32Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
32Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
32At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
32Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
32No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
31Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
31Observations Only : Mission accomplished
31Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
31Being a Nebraskan – border to border
31Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
31Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
31The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
31Life's curve balls
31Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
31Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
31From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
31Across the Fence: On The road
31From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
31Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
31Observations Only: Painting a picture
31Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
31Observations Only: Together again
31Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
31Observations Only: Sister odyssey
31From the Superintendent’s Desk
31Observations Only: North Powder
31Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
31Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
31From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
31From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
31Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
31Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
31A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
31Observations Only: Critical thinking
31Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
31From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
31Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
31Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
31Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
31Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
31Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
31Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
31Observations Only: The shadow of error
31A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
31Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
31Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
31Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
31The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
31Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
31Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
31Observations Only: A sad week
31Observations Only: One more time
31Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
31Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
31Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
31Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
31Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
31Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
31Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
31Building Bridges: Love your enemies
31Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
31Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
31Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
31Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
31Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
31Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
31New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
31The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
31Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
31Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
31No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
31For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
31Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
31Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
31In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
31A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
31Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
31Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
31Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
31Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
31Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
31Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
31In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
31A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
31
31No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
31Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
31A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
31No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
31Letter to the Editor
31To The Editor
30Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
30Time keeps flowing like a river
30Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
30Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
30Completely Different: It's all in the family
30Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
30Our view . . .Sports Complex
30The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
30Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
30Permission to remember
30Economic development update
30Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
30Practice safe barbecue basics
30Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
30Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
30Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
30Our View: Bravo OTD committee
30The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
30Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
30Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
30Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
30Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
30Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
30Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
30Teen Voice: Today’s television
30Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
30Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
30Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
30Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
30Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
30Teen Voice: Equality
30Observations Only: Sister lost
30Observations Only: A soul’s journey
30Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
30Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
30Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
30Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
30Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
30Observations Only: Expect the best
30Observations Only: Beginnings
30Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
30Observations Only: Temptation
30Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
30Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
30Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
30Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
30Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
30Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
30The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
30Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
30Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
30A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
30Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
30Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
30Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
30Observations Only: Reality check
30Lyman Review: One mean chicken
30Totally Random: October, the pink month
30Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
30Observations Only: A day in August
30Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
30Anno Domini: We gather together
30Totally Random: My journey, life after living
30Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
30Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
30No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
30At the Monument: That old (historic) building
30Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
30Fourth of July meetings
30Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
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30Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
30At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
30At the Monument: Museum collections
30No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
30Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
30A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
30At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
30Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
30Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
30The Good Life: There is good everywhere
30Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
30At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
29It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
29Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
29Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
29Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
29Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
29From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
29Our View: Visionaries wanted
29Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
29Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
29From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
29A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
29The ghost of Ayn Rand
29The Block
29Teen Voice: The road of hatred
29Observations Only: Spider adventure
29Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
29Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
29Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
29Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
29Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
29Observations Only: Scourge of violence
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
29Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
29Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
29Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
29From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
29Teen Voice: Living within our means
29Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
29Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
29Totally Random: The Golden Rule
29Teen Voice: Being a girl
29The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
29Completely Different - The magic of spring
29From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
29Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
29Observations Only: Divine prompts
29Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
29Observations Only: Indifferent love
29Observations Only: The vision
29Observations Only: Off to the races
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
29The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
29Observations Only: The visit
29Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
29Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
29Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
29Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
29Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
29The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
29Observations Only: The last goodbye
29Across The Fence: Last Christmas
29Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
29Observations Only: The last toothpick
29A real leaning tree Christmas
29No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
29Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
29Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
29Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
29Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
29Lyman Review: Dog fun
29Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
29Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
29Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
29Across the Fence: Amanda
29Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
29Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
29Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
29Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
29Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
29At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
29Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
29Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
29 Across The Fence: County Fair
29Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
29Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
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29Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
29Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
29Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
29At the Monument: Living History
29All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
29Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
29Jane’s Secret: The Telling
29Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
29Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
29Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
29No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
29Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
28Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
28Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
28Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
28Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
28Do You Tube?
28Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
28Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
28Observations Only: Extreme measures
28From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
28Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
28The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
28Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
28Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
28Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
28The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
28Observations Only: Uneventful flight
28Observations Only : White water
28Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
28Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
28From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
28Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
28A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
28Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
28Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
28Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
28From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
28Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
28Teen Voice: The need to get away
28Teen Voice: Shadow art
28Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
28Teen Voice: Body image
28The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
28Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
28Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
28Observations Only: The need to understand
28Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
28A Small World: Special guest
28A Small World: Savoring county fair days
28Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
28A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
28Totally Random: Life’s ripples
28Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
28Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
28Totally Random: Happy Halloween
28No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
28Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
28Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
28Our View: Community responsible for kids
28Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
28Teen Voice: The gift of caring
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
28Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
28Nature Notes: Love is in the air
28At the Library: March into a good book
28Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
28Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
28Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
28Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
28Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
28Website Resources
28Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
28At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
28Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
28Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
28At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
28Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
28No Till Notes: Final Stop
28Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
28Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
28Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
28In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
28Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
28A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
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28Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
27Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
27A last look at the Nebraska Zone
27Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
27Teen Voice: March Madness
27View from the block
27Timing makes perfect
27Observations Only: What's in a word?
27Remembering When
27From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
27Observations Only: No thank you
27From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
27Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
27Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
27Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
27From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
27Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
27Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
27The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
27From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
27Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
27Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
27From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
27Teen Voice: Serendipity
27Observations Only: Journey's end
27I'm falling for Tumblr?
27Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
27Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
27Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
27Across the Fence: The hand dug well
27The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
27Observations Only: Choices
27Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
27Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
27The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
27Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
27Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
27Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
27Rural America and immigration reform
27The Good Life: The two different types of business people
27Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
27The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
27The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
27Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
27Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
27Lyman Review: The love goat
27Teen Voice: Stress test
27Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
27From the Hill: More Work Ahead
27A Halloween Story: The scary dream
27Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
27Teen Voice: To the future
27Totally Random: Trusting the fates
27Why you should visit the zoo in February
27Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
27Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
27View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
27Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
27Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
27Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
27At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
27No-Till Notes: Looking Back
27Support emergency services personnel
27Lyman Review: Branding Time
27Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
27Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
27Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
27Their View: Goal post move unfair
27At the Monument: Junior Rangers
27In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
27Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
27History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
27Letters to the Editor
27Be kind through communications
27Reach out for challenges
27Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
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27Letters to the Editor
27No Till Notes:
27To whom are we thankful?
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
27Letter to the Editor
27No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
26We need a few good people
26Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
26My mini Pen and me
26Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
26Letter to the Editor
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
26Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
26Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
26Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
26The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
26LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
26Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
26Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
26From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
26From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
26Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
26Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
26Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
26From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
26Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
26Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
26From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
26Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
26The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
26Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
26Across the Fence: The Pony Express
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
26Guest Voices…
26Observations Only: Willfulness
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
26Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
26Teen Voice: Remember what you have
26Teen Voice: Silence
26Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
26Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
26Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
26Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
26Observations Only: The vigil
26Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
26Lyman Review: Winter's dog
26Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
26Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
26Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
26Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
26Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
26Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
26At the Monument: Art in National Parks
26No-till Notes: Moving forward
26In the Hills: Explore the state parks
26What’s really going on with our water?
26Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
26At the Monument: Where are the animals?
26Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
26Synchronicity:What brings me back
26No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
26Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
26Prairie Dogs
26No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
26No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
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26At the Monument: Night Sky
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26No-Till Notes: The value of water
26At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
26No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
26Support letters requested for airport
26All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
26Letter to the Editor
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
25Completely Different: Tales from the mat
25Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
25Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
25Social time has important benefits
25Silence please
25Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
25The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
25Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
25Teen Voice: Happy news
25Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
25Our View: The elephant in the room
25Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
25The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
25Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
25A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
25Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
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25Teen Voice: The rivalry
25Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
25Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
25Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
25Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
25Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
25Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
25SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
25Teen Voice: Cyber War
25Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
25Teen Voice: Footprints
25Totally Random: Where does it go?
25In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
25Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
25Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
25Religious freedom must be protected
25At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
25Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
25View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
25Greetings from the State Capitol
25College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
25No-til Notes: Changing plans
25Letter to the editor
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
25At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
25The Christmas Story
25The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
24LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
24The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
24My Thanksgiving prayer
24Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
24Teen Voice: Catfished
24Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
24Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
24The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
24Teeing Off: Persistence
24Teen Voice: The Other Side
24Teen Voice: Self-expression
24Teen Voice: What is love?
24Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
24Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
24Teen Voice: Where is the love?
24Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
24From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
24No-Till Notes: Back in the field
24Linked Lives
24No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
24No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
24Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
24Creatures of the Night
24Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
23From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
23Teeing Off: Mind Gym
23Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
23Teen Voice: Inspire me
23No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
23No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
22Teen Voice: My rebellion
22Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
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