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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90A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
90A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
90From the hill: Giving Thanks
90All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
90Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
89Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
89Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
89A Stray Moment: God Knows
89Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
89The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
89Observations Only: Off to the races
89Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
89Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
89Lyman Review: Devil calf
89Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
89At the Library: March into a good book
89For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
89Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
89Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
89Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
89No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
89Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
89Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
89Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
89All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
89From the hill: Stand Up for Life
88A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
88Observations Only: Expect the best
88Observations Only: Willfulness
88The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
88Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
88Observations Only: The vision
88 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
88Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
88Teen Voice: Inspire me
88Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
88No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
88 Across The Fence: County Fair
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
88 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
88Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
87From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
87Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
87Observations Only: Beginnings
87Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
87Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
87Teen Voice: The rivalry
87Teen Voice: My rebellion
87Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
87Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
87Infamy - by Richard Reeves
87News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
87From the hill: Keeping America Safe
86A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
86Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
86Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
86Teen Voice: Being a girl
86Teen Voice: The need to get away
86Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
86Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
86Prairie Dogs
86At the Monument: Night Sky
86No-Till Notes: The value of water
86A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
86Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
86Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
85Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
85Observations Only: The shadow of error
85Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
85Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
85Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
85Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
85Teen Voice: Where is the love?
85Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
85Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
85Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
85Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
85Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
85Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
85Teen Voice: He’s my dad
85Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
84A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
84Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
84The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
84Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
84Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
84Totally Random: My journey, life after living
84Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
84Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
84Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
84No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
83Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
83Totally Random: The Golden Rule
83A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
83Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
83Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
83Teen Voice: Cyber War
83Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
83Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
83Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
83At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
83Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
83Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
83No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
83From the hill: Serving You
83LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
82Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
82Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
82Teen Voice: Shadow art
82Teeing Off: Persistence
82Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
82Across The Fence: Van Tassell
82News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
82News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
81Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
81Observations Only: A soul’s journey
81Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
81At the Monument: That old (historic) building
81Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
81Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
81Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
81Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
81Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
80From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
80Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
80A Small World: Special guest
80In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
80No-till Notes: Moving forward
80
80Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
80No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
80Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
80Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
79No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
79Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
79Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
79Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
79Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
79From the hill: Working for you
79Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
78Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
78Observations Only: Journey's end
78The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
78The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
78Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
78Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
78A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
78Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
78Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
78From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
77Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
77Lyman Review: One mean chicken
77Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
77Lyman Review: Dog fun
77In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
77Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
77No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
77Easter
77Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
77Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
77From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
77From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
77News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
77From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
77A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
77No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
76Teen Voice: Silence
76In the Hills: Explore the state parks
76No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
76Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
76Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
76No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
76Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
76No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
75Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
75Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
75Completely Different - The magic of spring
75A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
75Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
75A real leaning tree Christmas
75Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
75Power of legumes
75Support letters requested for airport
75
75No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
75Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
75From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
75Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
74Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
74Observations Only: Choices
74Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
74Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
74Totally Random: Where does it go?
74No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
74A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
74A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
74A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
74No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
74No-till Notes: Stripper head
74Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
74Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
74News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
74From the hill: Spurring Innovation
74Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
73Observations Only: A good daughter
73Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
73Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
73View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
73At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
73Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
73Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
73At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
73Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
73No-Till Notes: Observations
73Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
73All Points West: The only stupid question
73Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
73No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
73Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
73Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
73Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
73Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
72Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
72Teen Voice: What is love?
72Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
72Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
72Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
72Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
72Nature Notes: Love is in the air
72Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
72Letter to the editor
72A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
72A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
72Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
72Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
72From the hill: The Year Ahead
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
71Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
71Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
71Totally Random: Happy Halloween
71Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
71
71Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
71Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
71Teen Voice: Out with homework
71Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
70Observations Only: Divine prompts
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
70A Small World: Savoring county fair days
70Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
70No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
70Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
70A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
70A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
70Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
70Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
69Teen Voice: Serendipity
69I'm falling for Tumblr?
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
69Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
69A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
69Teen Voice: Footprints
69Greetings from the State Capitol
69Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
69Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
69No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
69No Till Notes: Moving Forward
69Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
69Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
69Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
69Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
69Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
69From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
69Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
69Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
68Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
68Teen Voice: Living within our means
68Observations Only: The visit
68From the Hill: More Work Ahead
68Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
68Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
68View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
68Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
68Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
68Synchronicity:What brings me back
68Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
68Reach out for challenges
68Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
67Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
67Teen Voice: Body image
67Teeing Off: Mind Gym
67Across The Fence: Last Christmas
67Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
67Support emergency services personnel
67No-Till Notes: Back in the field
67Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
67Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
67In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
67At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
67Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
67No-Till Notes: Potential
67Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
67Washington report: Feeding a world in need
67News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
67No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
66From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
66Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
66Teeing Off: The thing about state
66The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
66Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
66Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
66Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
66Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
66The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
66A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
66A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
66Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
66No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
66Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
66Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
66News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
66A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
65Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
65From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
65Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
65Lyman Review: The love goat
65Teen Voice: Self-expression
65At the Monument: Art in National Parks
65Linked Lives
65At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
65Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
65Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
65Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
65Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
65Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
65From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
65Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
65Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
64Across the Fence: The Pony Express
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
64Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
64Observations Only: Divine spirit
64Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
64From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
64At the Monument: Where are the animals?
64Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
64Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
64Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
63From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
63Teen Voice: Remember what you have
63Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
63History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
63Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
63‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
63At the Monument: Living History
63News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
63News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
62From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
62Their View: Goal post move unfair
62Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
62Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
62Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
62In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
62Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
61Teen Voice: Catfished
61Lyman Review: Branding Time
61Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
61Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
61No Till Notes: Residue levels
61Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
60Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
60Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
60Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
60The Good Life: The two different types of business people
60Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
60At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
60Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
60Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
60The Good Life: There is good everywhere
60At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
60News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
60From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
59Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
59From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
59Lyman Review: Winter's dog
59Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
59College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
59At the Monument: Junior Rangers
59Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
59Creatures of the Night
59At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
59A national day of Thanksgiving
58Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
58Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
58At the Monument: Museum collections
58Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
58To whom are we thankful?
58Our view: United we can build
58From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
57Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
57Rural America and immigration reform
57The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
57Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
57Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
57Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
57News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
57No-Till Notes: Water conservation
57Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
56Religious freedom must be protected
56New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
56Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
56Fourth of July meetings
55
55Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
55No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
55Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
55Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
54Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
54What’s really going on with our water?
54In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
54Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
54Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
54Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
54At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
53Our View: The elephant in the room
53Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
53Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
53In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
53No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
53NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
53Enjoy the festivities
53 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
53Tumbleweeds on the loose
53No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
52No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
51Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
51In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
51Website Resources
51Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
51At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
51At the Monument: Find Your Park
51Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
51Walkable, bikeable communities
51Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
50Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
50No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
50Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
50In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
49Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
49A Halloween Story: The scary dream
49Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
48At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
48A mom’s thoughts on social media
48Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
47
47Achieving your dreams takes work
47At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
46Teen Voice: The Other Side
46Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
46At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
46Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
45Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
45Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
45All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
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44
44Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
43A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
43The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
43Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
42Be kind through communications
42
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41Simply October
40The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
39At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
39‘Is there something I can do?’
39I love Thanksgiving
38Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
38Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
36Letter to the Editor
34Letter to the Editor
34Welcome home
34No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
32Letter to the Editor
30Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
29
27Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
25Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
23At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
20To The Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1613Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
747From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
666The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
574The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
477Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
435All Points West: Long live great coffee
433Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
430Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
408From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
407News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
368All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
364Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
317Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
312Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
309Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
303From the capitol: A System That Cares
300Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
300Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
295Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
293From the Hill: Working for Offutt
280Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
270Healthy: What you believe, you become
268Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
266Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
264Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
262No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
260Washington Report: Power of the Purse
258Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
255Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
254From the hill: Good Neighbors
254Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
252Jack’s Insights – April 2016
248Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
246Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
244Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
244From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
243Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
242Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
239Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
237From the hill: “Hello” World
236Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
234Washington: Protecting taxpayers
233From the hill: Accountability Matters
233Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
228From the Capitol: Budget balanced
226News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
225Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
223All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
220No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
218Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
216From the Hill: May in Nebraska
214All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
214From the hill: Kerrie On
214News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
213Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
212Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
211No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
210The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
207Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
206Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
205No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
204Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
202Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
201Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
200Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
198Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
198Think about manufacturing at polls
194Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
192All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
191Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
190Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
189From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
186Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
186All Points West: Rising above ourselves
184Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
184All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
184A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
182What's the deal with organic milk?
180Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
180Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
178Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
178News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
178Washington: Mindful of our heroes
176Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
176Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
174Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
174Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
173News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
171Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
170All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
165Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
164Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
164Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
164Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
164News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
162Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
162Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
161Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
161Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
160Across The Fence: A day For thanks
160Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
159Teen Voice: Teen slang
157From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
154All Points West: Led by our tongues
153Observations Only: Gone away
153News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
153No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
152Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
150From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
149Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
149Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
149Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
148A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
148Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
148Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
148Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
148No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
147Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
147Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
145A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
145Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
144Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
144News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
143Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
143Across the Fence: The hand dug well
143Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
142Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
142Why you should visit the zoo in February
141Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
141Observations Only: Critical thinking
141A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
141Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
140Washington report: Conservative Champions
139Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
139Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
139From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
139The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
139Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
139All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
139Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
138Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
138Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
138Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
138Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
137Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
137Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
137Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
137Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
137Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
136Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
136Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
136Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
136Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
136Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
136Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
136From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
135Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
135A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
134Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
134Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
134Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
134Guest Voices…
134All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
134News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
134Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
133The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
133Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
132SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
131Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
131Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
131Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
130Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
130Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
130Anno Domini: On this remembering day
129Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
129Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
129Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
129All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
129From the hill: A Safer Place
129From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
128Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
128Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
128A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
128From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
128Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
127Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
127From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
127Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
127Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
127Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
127Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
127From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
127All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
126Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
126No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
126Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
126No-Till Notes: Looking Back
126News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
126From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
125Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
125Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
125Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
125News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
125From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
125Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
125Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
124Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
124Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
124Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
124From the hill: Healing Our Nation
123Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
123Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
123A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
123Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
123Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
123Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
123A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
122Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
122Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
122Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
122Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
121Completely Different: It's all in the family
121Building Bridges: Love your enemies
120Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
120Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
119Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
119Observations Only: Sister lost
119Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
119Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
119Totally Random: Life’s ripples
119Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
119Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
119All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
118Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
118Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
118Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
118All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
118News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
117Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
117A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
117A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
116Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
116Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
116A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
116All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
116From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
116News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
115Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
115Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
115Teen Voice: Stress test
115Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
115No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
115Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
115All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
114Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
114No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
113Trash cans
113Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
113Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
113A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
113Observations Only: Saint Marge
113Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
113Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
113Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
112A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
112Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
112Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
112Observations Only: The last toothpick
112Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
112Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
112No Till Notes: Saying uncle
112The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
111Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
111Observations Only: Good and evil
111Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
111Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
111Observations Only: A day in August
111Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
111Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
111Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
111Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
111Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
111From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
111Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
110Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
110Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
110Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
110No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
110News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
109Time keeps flowing like a river
109Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
109Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
109Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
109Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
109Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
109Teen Voice: The gift of caring
109Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
109Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
109Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
108Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
108Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
108From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
108 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
108Observations Only: Indifferent love
108Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
108Anno Domini: We gather together
108Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
108At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
108News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
108Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
108Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
108Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
107Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
107Observations Only: Reality check
107Across the Fence: Amanda
107Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
107Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
107Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
107From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
106Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
106Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
106Across the Fence: Building Barns
106A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
106Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
106Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
106Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
106Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
106No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
106Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
106No Till Notes: Final Stop
106Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
106Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
106News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
106From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
105From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
105Observations Only: Temptation
105Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
105Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
105Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
105Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
105Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
105Observations Only: Final moment
105Teen Voice: To the future
105Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
105All Points West: Never far from the trail
105From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
104Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
104Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
104Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
104Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
104Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
104No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
104Jane’s Secret: The Telling
104Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
104Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
104Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
104Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
103Teen Voice: The more the merrier
103Observations Only: Uneventful flight
103Observations Only: Going home
103From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
103The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
103Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
103From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
103Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
103At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
103No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
103Creativity dampened by standardized testing
103Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
103No-Till Notes: 10 tips
102The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
102Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
102Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
102Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
102The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
102Observations Only: The vigil
102Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
102Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
102Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
102Letters to the Editor
102Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
102Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
102Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
102All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
101Observations only : Sisters of the world
101A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
101Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
101Observations Only: The awful truth
101Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
101Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
101Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
101Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
101Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
100Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
100A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
100A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
100Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
100Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
100Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
100Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
99Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
99Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
99Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
99Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
99Teeing Off: Around the Green
99Totally Random: October, the pink month
99Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
99Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
99Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
99Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
99Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
99Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
99No Till Notes:
99No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
99Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
98Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
98From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
98Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
98Observations Only: The meeting
98Teen Voice: Equality
98Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
98Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
98Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
98Observations Only: The last goodbye
98Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
98Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
98Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
98News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
98All Points West: We shall not give into fear
98News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
97Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
97Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
97Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
97The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
97A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
97Observations Only: Hog wash
97No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
97Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
96Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
96Observations Only: Curious things
96Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
96Observations Only: A matter of matter
96Observations Only: A sad week
96Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
96Our View: Community responsible for kids
96
96“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
95Age of reason
95It's no surprise
95Observations Only: Curious things, part II
95Observations Only: A gift of serenity
95Observations Only: Waiting time
95Observations Only: One more time
95Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
95Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
95Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
95Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
95Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
95Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
95Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
95Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
95Why parents are important
95News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
95News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
95No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
94Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
94We need a few good people
94A last look at the Nebraska Zone
94SELL-OUT!
94Observations Only: Saturday delight
94Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
94Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
94Observations Only : White water
94Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
94Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
94Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
94All Points West: A community on the move
94From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
93Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
93The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
93Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
93Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
93Totally Random: Trusting the fates
93No-til Notes: Changing plans
93Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
93Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
93No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
93Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
92Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
92Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
92A Stray Moment: Without a net
92The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
92Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
92Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
92Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
92Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
92Letters to the Editor
92The Christmas Story
92A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
92The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
92Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
92No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
91Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
91Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
91The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
91A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
91Observations Only: A matter of paradox
91Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
91Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
91No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
91No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
91Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
91Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
91Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
91An open letter to Trump supporters
90Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
90Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
90The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
90Observations Only: A fine line
90Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
90Observations Only: The need to understand
90Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
90Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
90Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
90A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
90A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
90From the hill: Giving Thanks
90All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
90Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
89A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
89Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
89Observations Only: A new direction
89From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
89Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
89Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
89A Stray Moment: God Knows
89Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
89The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
89Observations Only: Off to the races
89Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
89Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
89Lyman Review: Devil calf
89Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
89At the Library: March into a good book
89For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
89Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
89Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
89Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
89No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
89Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
89Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
89Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
89All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
89From the hill: Stand Up for Life
88Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
88A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
88Observations Only: Expect the best
88Observations Only: Willfulness
88The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
88Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
88Observations Only: The vision
88 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
88Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
88Teen Voice: Inspire me
88Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
88No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
88 Across The Fence: County Fair
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
88 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
88Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
87Observations Only : The orphanage
87Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
87 Taking a big risk
87From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
87Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
87Observations Only: Beginnings
87Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
87Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
87Teen Voice: The rivalry
87Teen Voice: My rebellion
87Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
87Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
87Infamy - by Richard Reeves
87News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
87From the hill: Keeping America Safe
86Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
86Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
86Observations Only: Together again
86Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
86A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
86Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
86Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
86Teen Voice: Being a girl
86Teen Voice: The need to get away
86Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
86Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
86Prairie Dogs
86At the Monument: Night Sky
86No-Till Notes: The value of water
86A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
86Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
86Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
85Completely Different: Tales from the mat
85Home of the Brave
85Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
85Observations Only: The shadow of error
85Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
85Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
85Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
85Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
85Teen Voice: Where is the love?
85Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
85Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
85Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
85Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
85Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
85Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
85Teen Voice: He’s my dad
85Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
84My mini Pen and me
84Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
84Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
84Observations Only: Just around the corner
84A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
84Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
84The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
84Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
84Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
84Totally Random: My journey, life after living
84Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
84Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
84Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
84No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
83It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
83Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
83Totally Random: The Golden Rule
83A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
83Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
83Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
83Teen Voice: Cyber War
83Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
83Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
83Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
83At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
83Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
83Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
83No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
83From the hill: Serving You
83LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
82The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
82A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
82The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
82Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
82Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
82Teen Voice: Shadow art
82Teeing Off: Persistence
82Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
82Across The Fence: Van Tassell
82News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
82News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
81Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
81Observations Only: Extreme measures
81Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
81Observations Only: A soul’s journey
81Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
81At the Monument: That old (historic) building
81Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
81Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
81Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
81Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
81Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
80Life's curve balls
80From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
80Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
80A Small World: Special guest
80In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
80No-till Notes: Moving forward
80
80Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
80No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
80Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
80Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
79Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
79No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
79Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
79Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
79Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
79Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
79From the hill: Working for you
79Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
78Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
78Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
78Across the fence: Something worth remembering
78Observations Only: The joy of money
78Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
78Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
78Observations Only: Journey's end
78The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
78The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
78Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
78Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
78A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
78Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
78Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
78From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
77Being a Nebraskan – border to border
77Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
77Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
77Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
77Lyman Review: One mean chicken
77Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
77Lyman Review: Dog fun
77In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
77Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
77No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
77Easter
77Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
77Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
77From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
77From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
77News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
77From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
77A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
77No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
76Teen Voice: Silence
76In the Hills: Explore the state parks
76No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
76Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
76Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
76No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
76Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
76No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
75Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
75Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
75Completely Different - The magic of spring
75A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
75Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
75A real leaning tree Christmas
75Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
75Power of legumes
75Support letters requested for airport
75
75No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
75Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
75From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
75Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
74From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
74Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
74Observations Only: Choices
74Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
74Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
74Totally Random: Where does it go?
74No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
74A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
74A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
74A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
74No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
74No-till Notes: Stripper head
74Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
74Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
74News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
74From the hill: Spurring Innovation
74Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
73From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
73Observations Only: A good daughter
73Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
73Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
73View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
73At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
73Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
73Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
73At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
73Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
73No-Till Notes: Observations
73Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
73All Points West: The only stupid question
73Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
73No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
73Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
73Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
73Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
73Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
72Observations Only - Two ages of man
72Observations Only: What's in a word?
72Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
72Teen Voice: What is love?
72Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
72Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
72Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
72Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
72Nature Notes: Love is in the air
72Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
72Letter to the editor
72A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
72A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
72Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
72Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
72From the hill: The Year Ahead
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71A Small World: Time traveling
71Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
71The ghost of Ayn Rand
71Assad’s endgame
71Observations Only: Sister odyssey
71Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
71Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
71Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
71Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
71Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
71Totally Random: Happy Halloween
71Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
71
71Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
71Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
71Teen Voice: Out with homework
71Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
70Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
70Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
70Observations Only: Painting a picture
70Observations Only: No thank you
70Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
70Observations Only: Blue chip stock
70Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
70Observations Only: Divine prompts
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
70A Small World: Savoring county fair days
70Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
70No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
70Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
70A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
70A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
70Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
70Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
69Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
69Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
69Economic development update
69A Stray Moment: The last time
69Observations Only: North Powder
69Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
69Teen Voice: Serendipity
69I'm falling for Tumblr?
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
69Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
69A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
69Teen Voice: Footprints
69Greetings from the State Capitol
69Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
69Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
69No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
69No Till Notes: Moving Forward
69Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
69Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
69Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
69Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
69Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
69From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
69Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
69Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
68Permission to remember
68Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
68Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
68Teen Voice: Living within our means
68Observations Only: The visit
68From the Hill: More Work Ahead
68Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
68Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
68View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
68Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
68Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
68Synchronicity:What brings me back
68Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
68Reach out for challenges
68Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
67Observations Only: Spider adventure
67Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
67Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
67Teen Voice: Body image
67Teeing Off: Mind Gym
67Across The Fence: Last Christmas
67Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
67Support emergency services personnel
67No-Till Notes: Back in the field
67Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
67Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
67In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
67At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
67Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
67No-Till Notes: Potential
67Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
67Washington report: Feeding a world in need
67News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
67No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
66Observations Only : Mission accomplished
66Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
66Across the Fence: On The road
66From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
66Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
66Teeing Off: The thing about state
66The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
66Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
66Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
66Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
66Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
66The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
66A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
66A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
66Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
66No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
66Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
66Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
66News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
66A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
65Our view . . .Sports Complex
65The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
65Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
65Welcome to Gering
65Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
65A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
65Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
65Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
65From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
65Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
65Lyman Review: The love goat
65Teen Voice: Self-expression
65At the Monument: Art in National Parks
65Linked Lives
65At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
65Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
65Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
65Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
65Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
65Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
65From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
65Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
65Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
64Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
64Completely Different: Your local government and you
64Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
64Completely Different: The Quest
64A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
64Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
64Across the Fence: The Pony Express
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
64Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
64Observations Only: Divine spirit
64Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
64From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
64At the Monument: Where are the animals?
64Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
64Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
64Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
63The zombie apocalypse and you
63Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
63From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
63Teen Voice: Remember what you have
63Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
63History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
63Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
63‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
63At the Monument: Living History
63News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
63News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
62Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
62Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
62Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
62From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
62From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
62Their View: Goal post move unfair
62Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
62Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
62Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
62In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
62Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
61From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
61Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
61Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
61From the Superintendent’s Desk
61Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
61Teen Voice: Catfished
61Lyman Review: Branding Time
61Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
61Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
61No Till Notes: Residue levels
61Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
60From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
60Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
60Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
60Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
60The Good Life: The two different types of business people
60Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
60At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
60Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
60Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
60The Good Life: There is good everywhere
60At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
60News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
60From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
59LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
59Observations Only: Surprises
59Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
59Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
59Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
59From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
59Lyman Review: Winter's dog
59Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
59College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
59At the Monument: Junior Rangers
59Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
59Creatures of the Night
59At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
59A national day of Thanksgiving
58A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
58A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
58Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
58Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
58Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
58At the Monument: Museum collections
58Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
58To whom are we thankful?
58Our view: United we can build
58From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
57Observations Only: Counting chickens
57Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
57Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
57Rural America and immigration reform
57The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
57Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
57Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
57Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
57News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
57No-Till Notes: Water conservation
57Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
56Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
56The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
56Religious freedom must be protected
56New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
56Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
56Fourth of July meetings
55Our View: Visionaries wanted
55Do You Tube?
55
55Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
55No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
55Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
55Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
54Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
54A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
54Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
54Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
54What’s really going on with our water?
54In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
54Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
54Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
54Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
54At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
53Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
53Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
53Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
53The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
53Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
53Observations Only: Scourge of violence
53Our View: The elephant in the room
53Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
53Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
53In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
53No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
53NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
53Enjoy the festivities
53 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
53Tumbleweeds on the loose
53No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
52Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
52Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
52From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
52Silence please
52Observations Only: Giving up
52No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
51Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
51Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
51Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
51In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
51Website Resources
51Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
51At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
51At the Monument: Find Your Park
51Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
51Walkable, bikeable communities
51Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
50Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
50Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
50Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
50No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
50Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
50In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
49Teen Voice: Not just another ride
49Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
49Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
49A Halloween Story: The scary dream
49Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
48Seeing the works of the master
48Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
48At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
48A mom’s thoughts on social media
48Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
47Our View: Bravo OTD committee
47Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
47
47Achieving your dreams takes work
47At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
46Letter to the Editor
46From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
46Teen Voice: The Other Side
46Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
46At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
46Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
45Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
45Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
45Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
45Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
45All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
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44
44Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
43Practice safe barbecue basics
43Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
43Teen Voice: Today’s television
43From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
43Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
43A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
43The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
43Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
42Be kind through communications
42
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41Remembering When
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41Simply October
40Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
40The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
40Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
40The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
39Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
39Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
39At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
39‘Is there something I can do?’
39I love Thanksgiving
38Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
38Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
37Timing makes perfect
37The hills, part 1: Mustangs
36Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
36Letter to the Editor
35Teen Voice: March Madness
35The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
35Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
34Social time has important benefits
34View from the block
34The Block
34The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
34Letter to the Editor
34Welcome home
34No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
33From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
33From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
32From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
32Letter to the Editor
31A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
31From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
30Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
29From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
29
27Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
25My Thanksgiving prayer
25Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
23Teen Voice: Happy news
23At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
22From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
21Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
20To The Editor
18Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
18Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
15Teen Voice: The road of hatred
13Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
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