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.

Read more by M. Timothy Nolting Login to leave a comment

Comments

LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Evening friend!
Recently Read
2288Across the Fence: I’m a sucker for a saddle
625Observations Only: A matter of matter
747Observations Only: Surprises
1807Time keeps flowing like a river
101At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
Most Read News Stories of 2013
17095Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
2827Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2210The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2074Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
1803Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1694From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1637Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1601From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1589Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1547Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1507Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1465Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1454Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1385Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1329Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1327Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1275Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1256Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1256Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1251Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1232The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1215Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1206Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1199Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1184Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1182No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1177Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1169Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1159Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1149Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1144Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1139From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1132Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1115The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1106Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1099Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1099Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1090From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1089Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1087Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1080Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1079A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1073A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1045A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1035From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
1027From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
1020Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1003Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
1003Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
995A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
992Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
982Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
972A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
967Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
965Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
956Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
952Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
949Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
945Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
945Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
936 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
930From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
929Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
923From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
919Across The Fence: A day For thanks
916Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
916Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
914From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
913Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
908From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
905Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
905Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
902Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
902A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
889Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
889Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
884Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
880Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
876Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
874From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
873Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
868Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
864The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
862A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
853Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
846Across the Fence: The hand dug well
843Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
843Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
842Teen Voice: Catfished
840Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
836The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
835Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
835Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
834Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
831Observations Only: Curious things
826At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
823Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
815Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
813Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
811Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
809Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
807A Stray Moment: God Knows
804Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
803A Stray Moment: Without a net
799A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
799A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
796Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
796Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
794Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
793Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
793The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
791A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
782The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
773Observations Only: Going home
772A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
772Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
770Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
767Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
762Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
761Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
759A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
758A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
758Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
758The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
756Observations Only: Uneventful flight
754Teen Voice: Body image
753Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
753Teen Voice: Living within our means
752The Good Life: The two different types of business people
748Totally Random: My journey, life after living
745Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
741Observations Only: Journey's end
741Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
739Rural America and immigration reform
737From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
737Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
732Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
732Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
732Observations Only: A gift of serenity
732The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
729Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
729Observations Only: The awful truth
728Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
728A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
724Teen Voice: Serendipity
724Teen Voice: Shadow art
722Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
722Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
720Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
718Observations Only: Critical thinking
718Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
716A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
714Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
713Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
711Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
709Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
708Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
706Observations Only: Sister lost
703A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
698Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
696Observations Only: Curious things, part II
694Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
693I'm falling for Tumblr?
693Guest Voices…
690Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
690Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
687Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
684Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
684Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
676Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
676A real leaning tree Christmas
673Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
671Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
670Teen Voice: Being a girl
669Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
669Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
668Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
667Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
666The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
666Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
662Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
659Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
658The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
656The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
655Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
654A Small World: Special guest
653Observations Only : White water
653Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
653Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
652Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
650Our View: The elephant in the room
648Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
645Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
644Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
641Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
641Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
641A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
640Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
636Observations Only: Good and evil
635The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
634Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
631The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
625Observations Only: A fine line
625Observations Only: A matter of matter
625Teeing Off: Around the Green
625Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
624Observations Only: Expect the best
623Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
620The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
619The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
618The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
618Observations Only: The shadow of error
618Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
617Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
615Observations Only: Beginnings
613Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
610Observations Only: Indifferent love
610Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
607Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
606Observations Only: Divine spirit
605Teen Voice: Equality
603Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
599Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
595Anno Domini: We gather together
593Completely Different - The magic of spring
592Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
590Observations Only: Choices
590Observations Only: A matter of paradox
590Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
588A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
587Observations Only: Divine prompts
587Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
581Teen Voice: Silence
581Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
580Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
577Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
575Observations Only: Temptation
570Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
568A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
567Totally Random: Life’s ripples
565Observations Only: Off to the races
564Lyman Review: Devil calf
561Observations Only: A sad week
560Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
560Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
560Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
559Observations Only: The vision
559Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
559Building Bridges: Love your enemies
556Observations Only: Willfulness
550Teen Voice: The need to get away
550A Halloween Story: The scary dream
550The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
549Totally Random: October, the pink month
549Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
546Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
545Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
544Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
543Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
539Observations Only: The need to understand
537Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
535Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
532Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
531Across the Fence: The Pony Express
528Observations Only: A good daughter
522Teen Voice: Stress test
520Teeing Off: Persistence
519Teen Voice: Footprints
516Teeing Off: Mind Gym
516Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
513Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
512Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
511Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
510Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
509Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
508Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
504Teen Voice: The rivalry
502Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
502Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
500Teen Voice: Remember what you have
498Observations Only: Waiting time
497Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
492Observations Only: Saint Marge
489Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
486Lyman Review: The love goat
486Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
486Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
484Teen Voice: The Other Side
483Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
480Teeing Off: The thing about state
478Anno Domini: On this remembering day
475Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
474Totally Random: Happy Halloween
473Teen Voice: What is love?
471Observations Only: Reality check
471Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
470Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
469Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
467Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
466Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
465Observations Only: Gone away
461Teen Voice: My rebellion
460Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
458Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
457Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
457Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
456Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
454Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
450No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
447Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
445Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
444Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
442Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
440Teen Voice: Self-expression
440 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
438Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
437Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
435Observations Only: Hog wash
433Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
433Why you should visit the zoo in February
431Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
430Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
429Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
423From the Hill: More Work Ahead
422Lyman Review: One mean chicken
420Teen Voice: Cyber War
416
414At the Library: March into a good book
413Observations Only: The visit
412For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
406SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
405Observations Only: A day in August
404Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
402Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
402What’s really going on with our water?
400Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
397Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
390Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
385No-Till Notes: Looking Back
385In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
383Observations Only: The last goodbye
382Observations Only: One more time
380Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
378Observations Only: Final moment
377Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
375No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
375Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
375Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
373Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
373A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
372Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
372Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
370Teen Voice: The gift of caring
368Teen Voice: To the future
367Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
367Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
366Lyman Review: Branding Time
363Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
363Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
362Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
361Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
361View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
360Across The Fence: Last Christmas
359At the Monument: Junior Rangers
356Teen Voice: Where is the love?
355Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
354Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
353Their View: Goal post move unfair
352Totally Random: Where does it go?
352Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
350Our View: Community responsible for kids
350Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
349Observations Only: The last toothpick
349Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
349Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
349Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
343Nature Notes: Love is in the air
343Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
340In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
339Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
336Totally Random: Trusting the fates
335Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
334Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
333In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
331Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
330Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
330Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
329Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
329Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
329Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
326Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
325Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
324Observations Only: The vigil
321Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
320Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
317Linked Lives
317Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
316Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
316Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
310History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
309Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
307Religious freedom must be protected
307Support emergency services personnel
306At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
303Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
303Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
299Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
297Lyman Review: Winter's dog
297Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
296In the Hills: Explore the state parks
294At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
293Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
292Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
290Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
289At the Monument: That old (historic) building
289Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
289Website Resources
288Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
285From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
284Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
283College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
283Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
282Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
282No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
281No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
280Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
280Across the Fence: Amanda
280Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
279Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
278Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
276Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
273No-till Notes: Moving forward
273Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
272Lyman Review: Dog fun
272Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
270No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
267New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
267At the Monument: Where are the animals?
267Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
264At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
263Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
262Teen Voice: Inspire me
261Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
261Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
255Greetings from the State Capitol
253No-til Notes: Changing plans
252Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
252Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
251Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
249Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
245Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
244No-Till Notes: Back in the field
241Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
241No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
235Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
226At the Monument: Art in National Parks
222Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
220View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
216Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
216Be kind through communications
215Synchronicity:What brings me back
213Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
209Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
206No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
205Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
202Letter to the editor
191Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
183Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
180Letters to the Editor
179In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
172Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
163A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
157Fourth of July meetings
154Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
144Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
144A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
132Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
126Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
125Prairie Dogs
121Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
121 Across The Fence: County Fair
118Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
114No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
114Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
114
112Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
110Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
102No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
101At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
97In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
89Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
86Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
84Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
81No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
75
54Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
50At the Monument: Night Sky
40No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
31Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
Most Read News Stories of 2012
17095Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
5054We need a few good people
3156What's the deal with organic milk?
2827Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2493Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
2269Being a Nebraskan – border to border
2210The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2206Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
2179Completely Different: It's all in the family
2074Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
2065Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
2041Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
1986Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
1942Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
1938Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
1934Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
1932Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
1894The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
1867Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
1857A Small World: Time traveling
1827Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
1821Completely Different: Tales from the mat
1807Time keeps flowing like a river
1803Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1775A last look at the Nebraska Zone
1774Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1766Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
1766Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
1759Letter to the Editor
1741Observations Only : The orphanage
1728My mini Pen and me
1712Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1710Teen Voice: March Madness
1701Our view . . .Sports Complex
1694From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1691Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1687Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1681Completely Different: Your local government and you
1672Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1671Observations only : Sisters of the world
1661Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1655Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1655Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1654Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1652Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1652Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1649Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1639Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1637Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1601From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1597It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1597Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1596Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1595Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1589Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1586Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1547Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1507Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1465Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1457Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1454Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1446Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1385Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1345Completely Different: The Quest
1329Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1327Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1275Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1256Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1256Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1251Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1239Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1232The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1221Across the Fence: Building Barns
1217Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1216From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1215Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1213Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1206Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1199Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1191Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1188From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1184Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1182No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1177Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1169Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1159Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1157Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1157From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1149Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1145Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1144Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1142From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1139From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1132Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1125Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1125Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1123Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1115The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1113A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1106Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1101Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1099Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1099Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1094Across the Fence: On The road
1090Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1090From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1089Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1087Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1080Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1079A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1075Assad’s endgame
1074From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1073A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1067Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
1066The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1065Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1062Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1053Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
1052Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
1051Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
1045A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1042Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
1039Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
1035From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
1034Observations Only - Two ages of man
1027From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
1025Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
1024Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
1020Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1015The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
1013Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
1005Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
1003Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
1003Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
995A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
992Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
986From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
985Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
982Observations Only: Painting a picture
982Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
979Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
977Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
972A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
967Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
966Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
965Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
964Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
961Teen Voice: Today’s television
956Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
954Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
953Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
952Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
952Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
950Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
949Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
945Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
945Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
943Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
936 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
934Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
930From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
930From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
929Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
928From the Superintendent’s Desk
926Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
923From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
921From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
920Observations Only: A new direction
919Across The Fence: A day For thanks
918Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
916Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
916Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
914From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
913Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
912The zombie apocalypse and you
912Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
908From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
905Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
905Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
902Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
902A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
889Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
889Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
889Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
888Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
886Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
884Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
880Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
878From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
876Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
874Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
874From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
873Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
871Observations Only: Giving up
868Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
868Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
865Trash cans
864The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
863From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
862A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
862A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
859A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
853Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
851The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
850From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
849Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
849The hills, part 1: Mustangs
848Teen Voice: The road of hatred
846Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
846Across the Fence: The hand dug well
844Observations Only: The joy of money
843Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
843Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
843Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
842Teen Voice: Catfished
840Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
839Teen Voice: The more the merrier
837Observations Only: Saturday delight
836Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
836The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
835Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
835Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
834Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
831Observations Only: Curious things
828The Block
826A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
826At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
823Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
821Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
815Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
813Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
811Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
809A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
809Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
808Life's curve balls
807 Taking a big risk
807A Stray Moment: God Knows
806Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
805From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
804Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
804Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
803A Stray Moment: Without a net
799The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
799A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
799A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
798Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
797A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
796Teen Voice: Not just another ride
796Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
796Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
795A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
794Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
793Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
793The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
791Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
791A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
788Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
786Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
785Observations Only: Scourge of violence
784From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
782Seeing the works of the master
782The ghost of Ayn Rand
782The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
781Observations Only: Counting chickens
779Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
778Observations Only: Extreme measures
778Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
775Timing makes perfect
773Observations Only: Going home
772A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
772Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
771Observations Only: Just around the corner
770View from the block
770Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
770Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
768Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
767The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
767Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
763SELL-OUT!
763Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
762Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
761Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
761Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
761Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
759A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
758A Stray Moment: The last time
758A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
758Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
758The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
756Observations Only: Uneventful flight
754Teen Voice: Body image
753Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
753Teen Voice: Living within our means
752Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
752The Good Life: The two different types of business people
749It's no surprise
748Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
748Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
748Totally Random: My journey, life after living
747Observations Only: Surprises
745Welcome to Gering
745Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
744Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
744Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
741Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
741Observations Only: Journey's end
741Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
740Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
739A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
739Rural America and immigration reform
738Silence please
737Age of reason
737From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
737Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
734Observations Only: No thank you
732Observations Only: What's in a word?
732Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
732Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
732Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
732Observations Only: A gift of serenity
732The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
729Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
729Observations Only: The awful truth
728Do You Tube?
728Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
728A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
724Teen Voice: Serendipity
724Teen Voice: Shadow art
722Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
722Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
721Economic development update
720Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
719LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
718Observations Only: Critical thinking
718Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
716Observations Only: North Powder
716A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
715Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
715Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
714Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
713Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
713Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
712Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
711Observations Only: Together again
711Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
711Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
709Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
709From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
709Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
708Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
706Observations Only: Sister odyssey
706Observations Only: Sister lost
703Observations Only: Blue chip stock
703The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
703A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
702Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
701Observations Only: Spider adventure
700From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
698Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
696Observations Only: Curious things, part II
694Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
693Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
693I'm falling for Tumblr?
693Guest Voices…
690Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
690Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
688Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
687Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
684Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
684Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
679From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
678From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
676Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
676A real leaning tree Christmas
673Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
671Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
670Teen Voice: Being a girl
669A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
669Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
669Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
668Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
667Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
666Permission to remember
666My Thanksgiving prayer
666The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
666Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
662Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
661Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
659Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
658The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
656The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
655Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
654Observations Only: The meeting
654A Small World: Special guest
653Observations Only : White water
653Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
653Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
652Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
650Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
650Our View: The elephant in the room
648Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
648Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
647Social time has important benefits
647The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
645Home of the Brave
645Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
644Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
641Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
641Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
641A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
640Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
639Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
636Observations Only: Good and evil
635Practice safe barbecue basics
635Teen Voice: Happy news
635The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
634Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
631The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
630LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
628Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
627Remembering When
626Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
625Observations Only: A fine line
625Observations Only: A matter of matter
625Teeing Off: Around the Green
625Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
624Observations Only: Expect the best
623Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
620The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
619The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
618The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
618Observations Only: The shadow of error
618Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
617Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
615Observations Only: Beginnings
613Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
612Our View: Bravo OTD committee
610Observations Only: Indifferent love
610Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
607Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
606Observations Only: Divine spirit
605Teen Voice: Equality
603Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
599Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
595Anno Domini: We gather together
593Completely Different - The magic of spring
592Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
590Observations Only: Choices
590Observations Only: A matter of paradox
590Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
588A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
587Observations Only: Divine prompts
587Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
581Teen Voice: Silence
581Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
580Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
577Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
575Observations Only: Temptation
570Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
568A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
567Totally Random: Life’s ripples
565Observations Only: Off to the races
564Lyman Review: Devil calf
561Observations Only: A sad week
560Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
560Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
560Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
559Observations Only: The vision
559Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
559Building Bridges: Love your enemies
556Observations Only: Willfulness
550Teen Voice: The need to get away
550A Halloween Story: The scary dream
550The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
549Totally Random: October, the pink month
549Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
546Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
545Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
544Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
543Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
540Our View: Visionaries wanted
539Observations Only: The need to understand
537Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
535Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
532Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
531Across the Fence: The Pony Express
528Observations Only: A good daughter
522Teen Voice: Stress test
520Teeing Off: Persistence
519Teen Voice: Footprints
516Teeing Off: Mind Gym
516Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
513Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
512Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
511Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
510Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
509Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
508Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
504Teen Voice: The rivalry
502Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
502Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
500Teen Voice: Remember what you have
498Observations Only: Waiting time
497Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
492Observations Only: Saint Marge
489Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
486Lyman Review: The love goat
486Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
486Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
484Teen Voice: The Other Side
483Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
480Teeing Off: The thing about state
478Anno Domini: On this remembering day
475Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
474Totally Random: Happy Halloween
473Teen Voice: What is love?
471Observations Only: Reality check
471Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
470Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
469Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
467Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
466Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
465Observations Only: Gone away
461Teen Voice: My rebellion
460Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
458Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
457Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
457Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
456Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
454Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
450No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
447Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
445Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
444Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
442Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
440Teen Voice: Self-expression
440 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
438Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
437Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
435Observations Only: Hog wash
433Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
433Why you should visit the zoo in February
431Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
430Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
429Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
423From the Hill: More Work Ahead
422Lyman Review: One mean chicken
420Teen Voice: Cyber War
416
414At the Library: March into a good book
413Observations Only: The visit
412For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
406SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
405Observations Only: A day in August
404Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
402Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
402What’s really going on with our water?
400Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
397Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
390Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
385No-Till Notes: Looking Back
385In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
383Observations Only: The last goodbye
382Observations Only: One more time
380Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
378Observations Only: Final moment
377Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
375No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
375Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
375Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
373Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
373A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
372Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
372Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
370Teen Voice: The gift of caring
368Teen Voice: To the future
367Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
367Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
366Lyman Review: Branding Time
363Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
363Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
362Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
361Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
361View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
360Across The Fence: Last Christmas
359At the Monument: Junior Rangers
356Teen Voice: Where is the love?
355Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
354Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
353Their View: Goal post move unfair
352Totally Random: Where does it go?
352Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
350Our View: Community responsible for kids
350Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
349Observations Only: The last toothpick
349Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
349Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
349Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
343Nature Notes: Love is in the air
343Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
340In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
339Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
336Totally Random: Trusting the fates
335Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
334Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
333In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
331Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
330Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
330Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
329Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
329Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
329Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
326Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
325Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
324Observations Only: The vigil
321Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
320Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
317Linked Lives
317Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
316Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
316Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
310History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
309Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
307Religious freedom must be protected
307Support emergency services personnel
306At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
303Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
303Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
299Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
297Lyman Review: Winter's dog
297Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
296In the Hills: Explore the state parks
294At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
293Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
292Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
290Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
289At the Monument: That old (historic) building
289Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
289Website Resources
288Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
285From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
284Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
283College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
283Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
282Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
282No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
281No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
280Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
280Across the Fence: Amanda
280Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
279Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
278Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
276Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
273No-till Notes: Moving forward
273Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
272Lyman Review: Dog fun
272Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
270No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
267New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
267At the Monument: Where are the animals?
267Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
264At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
263Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
262Teen Voice: Inspire me
261Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
261Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
255Greetings from the State Capitol
253No-til Notes: Changing plans
252Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
252Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
251Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
249Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
245Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
244No-Till Notes: Back in the field
241Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
241No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
235Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
226At the Monument: Art in National Parks
222Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
220View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
216Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
216Be kind through communications
215Synchronicity:What brings me back
213Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
209Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
206No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
205Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
202Letter to the editor
191Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
183Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
180Letters to the Editor
179In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
172Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
163A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
157Fourth of July meetings
154Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
144Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
144A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
132Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
126Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
125Prairie Dogs
121Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
121 Across The Fence: County Fair
118Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
114No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
114Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
114
112Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
110Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
102No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
101At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
97In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
89Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
86Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
84Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
81No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
75
54Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
50At the Monument: Night Sky
40No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
31Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
Dominos Pizza
Hale Multimedia LLC
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson