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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215From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
215Washington Report: Improving rural air service
214From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
214Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
214A Stray Moment: Without a net
214Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
214Observations Only: Hog wash
214Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
214Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
213Observations Only: Curious things, part II
213Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
213Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
212The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
212Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
212Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
212Letters to the Editor
212Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
211Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
211Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
211A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
211Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
211Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
211Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
211No-till Notes: Moving forward
211For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
211Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
211Teen Voice: He’s my dad
210From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
210Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
210 Across The Fence: County Fair
209Observations Only: Beginnings
209Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
209Observations Only: The need to understand
209Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
209No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
208From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
208Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
208Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
207Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
207The Good Life: The two different types of business people
207Lyman Review: Devil calf
207Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
207Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
207No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
207Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
207News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
207Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
206A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
206Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
206Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
206Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
206A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
206Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
206Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
206Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
205Observations Only: A soul’s journey
205Teen Voice: The need to get away
205Teen Voice: The rivalry
205
205From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
205Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
204Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
204Observations Only: The shadow of error
204Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
204Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
204No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
204A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
204Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
204News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
204Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
203Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
203Teen Voice: Being a girl
203Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
203No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
203Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
203Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
203Washington report: Feeding a world in need
202Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
202Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
202Observations Only: The vision
202A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
202From the Hill: More Work Ahead
202No-Till Notes: Back in the field
202Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
202No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
202No Till Notes: Saying uncle
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
202From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
202In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
201Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
200No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
200Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
200All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
200Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
200Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
199Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
199Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
199A Small World: Special guest
199Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
199In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
199News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
199Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
198Teen Voice: Shadow art
198Lyman Review: One mean chicken
198Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
198Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
198At the Monument: Night Sky
198Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
198A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
198Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
197Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
197Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
197 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
197No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
197A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
197Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
197News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
197Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
197Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
196Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
196Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
196Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
196Observations Only: Expect the best
196Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
196Teeing Off: Around the Green
196In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
196At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
195The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
195Totally Random: Trusting the fates
195Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
195Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
195“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
194Teen Voice: Cyber War
194A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193Observations Only: Divine prompts
193Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
193Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
193Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
193At the Library: March into a good book
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
193Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
192Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
192Prairie Dogs
192All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
192Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
191Totally Random: The Golden Rule
191Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
191Observations Only: Choices
191View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
191At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
190Teen Voice: Silence
190Lyman Review: Dog fun
190History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
190Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
190Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
189From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
189Observations Only: Divine spirit
189Observations Only: A good daughter
189A real leaning tree Christmas
189Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
189At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
189From the hill: Serving You
188Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
188A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
188A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
188Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Observations Only: Journey's end
187Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
187Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
187Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
187Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
187Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
187Support letters requested for airport
187A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
186Teeing Off: Persistence
186In the Hills: Explore the state parks
186Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
186A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
185Observations Only: The visit
185Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
185Teen Voice: Inspire me
185At the Monument: That old (historic) building
185Letter to the editor
185Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
185Teen Voice: Out with homework
184Lyman Review: The love goat
184Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
184Teen Voice: Where is the love?
184Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
184No-Till Notes: 10 tips
183Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
183Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
183Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
183Teen Voice: Self-expression
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183Greetings from the State Capitol
183Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
182
182Jane’s Secret: The Telling
182A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
182From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
182Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
181Teen Voice: Living within our means
181Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
181Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
181Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
180Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
180Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
180Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
180Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
180Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
180Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
180Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
180At the Monument: Where are the animals?
180Reach out for challenges
180Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
180Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
179Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
179A Small World: Savoring county fair days
179Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
179At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
179Lyman Review: Branding Time
179Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
179News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
178Across The Fence: Last Christmas
178Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
178At the Monument: Art in National Parks
178From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
178Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
178Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
178The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
178Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
178News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
177Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
177Totally Random: Where does it go?
177Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
177From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
177Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
176Totally Random: Happy Halloween
176What’s really going on with our water?
176From the hill: The Year Ahead
175Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
175Completely Different - The magic of spring
175Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
175Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
175New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
174Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
174Nature Notes: Love is in the air
174Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
174Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
174In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
174
174Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
173Teen Voice: Catfished
173Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
173Support emergency services personnel
173Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
173Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
173No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
172From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
172Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
172
172Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
171From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
171Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
171Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
171Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
171Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
171Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
171Creatures of the Night
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
171News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
170Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
170Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
170From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
170Teen Voice: Body image
170Teeing Off: Mind Gym
170Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
170Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
170Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
170Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
170Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
170Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
170From the hill: Working for you
169From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
169Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
169Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
169Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
169At the Monument: Junior Rangers
169Fourth of July meetings
169Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
169Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
168Teen Voice: Serendipity
168Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
168Religious freedom must be protected
168Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
167Teen Voice: Footprints
167View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
167Website Resources
167Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
167Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
167At the Monument: Living History
167From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
166Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
166Lyman Review: Winter's dog
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166At the Monument: Museum collections
165Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
165Linked Lives
165At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
165Synchronicity:What brings me back
165Power of legumes
165Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
165Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
164Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
164Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
164From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
164Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
164Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
164Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
164Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
164At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
164Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
164Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
164No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
163From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
163Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
163Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
163Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
162Teen Voice: Remember what you have
162Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
162Their View: Goal post move unfair
162In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
162Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
162News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
161Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
161Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
161Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
161Across The Fence: Van Tassell
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
160The Good Life: All that remains is love
160No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
159College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
159No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
159Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
159Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
158Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
158Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
158To whom are we thankful?
158Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
157Across the Fence: The Pony Express
157Rural America and immigration reform
157Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
157In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
156A Halloween Story: The scary dream
156Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
156Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
156Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156An open letter to Trump supporters
155Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
155At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
155No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
155No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
155Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
154Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
153 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
152Teeing Off: The thing about state
152Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
151Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
151LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
150Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
150A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
149Our View: The elephant in the room
149Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
149Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
149 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
148In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
148At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
148All Points West: The only stupid question
147
147From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
146No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
146Infamy - by Richard Reeves
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
145In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
145Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
144Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
143A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
143Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
142Teen Voice: The Other Side
142No Till Notes: Moving Forward
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
141Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
141Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
140No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
139Be kind through communications
139No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
139Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
139Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
137No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
137From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
136From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
135Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
134Achieving your dreams takes work
134No-till Notes: Stripper head
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
134Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
133Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
133No Till Notes: Residue levels
132Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
132No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
132A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
131
131‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
130
130No-Till Notes: Potential
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129
129No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
129From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
128Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127
127Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
127Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
126Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
125Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
124Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
124Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
124Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
122No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
121Tumbleweeds on the loose
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
121Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117Torn between now and somewhere down the line
116No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
116No-Till Notes: Water conservation
114Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
111A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
111Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
111A mom’s thoughts on social media
109No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
109Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
108Easter
107Enjoy the festivities
107Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
104Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
104Simply October
103At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
100At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
96Our view: United we can build
96I love Thanksgiving
94Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
94No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
90NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
86Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
83Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
83Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
83The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
81At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
78At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
75In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
73At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
72Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
72Welcome home
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
66Letter to the Editor
65Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
62Letter to the Editor
61‘Is there something I can do?’
56
54Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
54Letter to the Editor
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
49Our View: A failure to communicate
48Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
45Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
43To The Editor
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41Golden Spade
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2632Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1399Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1303Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1274From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1220All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1192The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1143From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
938All Points West: We’re on the same team
825Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
681The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
636Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
632No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
623Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
613Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
607Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
605News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
578All Points West: Long live great coffee
578From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
546Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
532All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
529Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
494Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
479Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
479Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
477Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
468Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
468Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
464Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
463Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
463Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
461Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
456In My View: Defying disabilities
450Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
441Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
439Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
433Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
431Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
430No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
427Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
424Washington: Protecting taxpayers
419Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
419News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
418Washington Report: Power of the Purse
417From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
413Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
413Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
412Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
410From the Hill: Working for Offutt
406Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
403The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
403From the hill: Accountability Matters
399Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
397Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
394Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
394All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
391All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
388From the capitol: A System That Cares
383From the hill: “Hello” World
382From the hill: Good Neighbors
382From the Hill: May in Nebraska
380Observations Only : White water
377Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
377From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
376Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
369Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
365All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
362Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
361Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
360From the hill: Kerrie On
358Teen Voice: Teen slang
356Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
355News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
354Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
354Jack’s Insights – April 2016
353From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
352All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
352All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
351No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
346Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
345News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
343Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
343Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
341All Points West: Rising above ourselves
340Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
340Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
338A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
336All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
334Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
334News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
333Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
333Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
333Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
332Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
330Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
330From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
329Washington: Mindful of our heroes
328Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
328Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
327All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
326Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
326Healthy: What you believe, you become
323Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
322Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
322Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
321Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
320All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
319All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
316Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
316Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
316Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
314Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
314Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
311Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
311Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
311Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
310Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
310In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
309Anno Domini: On this remembering day
309Observations Only: Gone away
308News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
307Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
307The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
307Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
306Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
306Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
306Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
306News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
306Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
304Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
304From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
303Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
302All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
302From the Capitol: Budget balanced
302Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
301Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
301The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
300News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
299Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
299Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
298Across The Fence: A day For thanks
298A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
297Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
297Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
296Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
296Washington report: Conservative Champions
295Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
295Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
295Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
294All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
294No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
293Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
293Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
292News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
291Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
291All Points West: Led by our tongues
290Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
290A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
290Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
289Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
288Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
288Anno Domini: We gather together
288Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
287Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
287News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
287News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
286Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
286Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
286Teen Voice: The gift of caring
283What's the deal with organic milk?
283Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
283Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
282Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
282Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
282From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
281Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
280Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
280Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
280Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
279Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
279No-Till Notes: Looking Back
279Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
278Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
277Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
277Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
277News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
277News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
274A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
274Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
273A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
273Across the Fence: The hand dug well
273The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
273Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
273News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
273From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
272Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
272Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
271Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
271Creativity dampened by standardized testing
270Observations Only: Critical thinking
269A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
269Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
269No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
268I'm falling for Tumblr?
268Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
268Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
267Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
266Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
265Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
265News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
264A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
264Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
264Teen Voice: To the future
264Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
264Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
264Think about manufacturing at polls
264Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
263Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
263Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
263Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
263Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
263Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
261Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
261Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
261News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
260A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
260Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
259Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
259No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
259From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
259From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
259From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
258Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
258Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
258Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
258Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
258All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
257Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
257Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
256Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
256Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
256A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
256Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
255Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
255Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
255Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
255Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
254Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
254The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
254Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
254Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
253Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
253A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
253SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
253Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
253Across the Fence: Amanda
253Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
253Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
253Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
253From the hill: A Safer Place
252Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
252Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
252Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
251The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
251Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
251Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
250Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
250Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
250No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
250All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
250From the hill: Healing Our Nation
249The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
249Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
249Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
248Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
248Why you should visit the zoo in February
248Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
248Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
248Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
248News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
248Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
248All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
247Observations Only: Sister lost
247Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
247Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
247Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
247Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
247Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
247Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
246From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
246Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
246Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
245Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
244Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
244The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
244A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
244A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
244All Points West: A community on the move
244All Points West: We shall not give into fear
244From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
244From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
243Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
243Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
243No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
242The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
242Our View: Community responsible for kids
242No Till Notes: Final Stop
242Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
241Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
241Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
241Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
241No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
241All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
241Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
240Observations Only: Going home
240From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
240Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
240Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
240All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
239Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
239The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
239Totally Random: Life’s ripples
239Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
239The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
238Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
238Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
238Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
238Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
238Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
238Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
238News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
237The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
237Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
237Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
237Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
237Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
237Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
236No Till Notes:
236From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
236All Points West: Never far from the trail
236Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
235Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
235Observations Only: Good and evil
235Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
235Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
235No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
235Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
235Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
235From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
235Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
234Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
234Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
234Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
234No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
234Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
233The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
233The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
233Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
233No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
233A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
233News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
233News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
232Observations Only: Final moment
232No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
232No-Till Notes: The value of water
232Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
231A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
231Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
231Guest Voices…
231Observations Only: A day in August
231Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
231Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
230Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
230Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
230Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
230News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
229A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
229Observations Only: A gift of serenity
229A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
229Observations Only: Reality check
229Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
228The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
228Observations Only: Saint Marge
228Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
228Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
227Time keeps flowing like a river
227Observations Only: Temptation
227Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
227Observations Only: Waiting time
227Teen Voice: Stress test
227Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
226Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
226Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
226Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
226Observations Only: Indifferent love
226Observations Only: The awful truth
226Observations Only: The last toothpick
226No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
226News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
226Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
226Why parents are important
226News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
226Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
225A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
225Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
225Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
225Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
225Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
225Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
224Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
224Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
224Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
224Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
224Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
224Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
224Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
224From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
224Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
223Observations Only: Uneventful flight
223Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
223The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
223Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
223Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
223Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
223Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
223From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
223Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
222Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
222Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
222Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
222 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
222Observations Only: A matter of paradox
222Observations Only: A sad week
222Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
222Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
222The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
222At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
222Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
222No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
221Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
221Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
221A Stray Moment: God Knows
221Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
221Observations Only: A matter of matter
221Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
221Building Bridges: Love your enemies
221Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
221Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
221Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
221From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
221Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
221Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
220Completely Different: It's all in the family
220Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
220The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
220Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
220Observations Only: The vigil
220Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
220Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
219A last look at the Nebraska Zone
219Observations Only: Curious things
219A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
219Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
219Totally Random: My journey, life after living
219No-til Notes: Changing plans
219News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
218Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
218Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
218Observations Only: One more time
218Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
218Observations Only: The last goodbye
218Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
218A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
218The Christmas Story
217A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
217Teen Voice: Equality
217Observations Only: Willfulness
217Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
217Observations Only: Off to the races
217Totally Random: October, the pink month
217Letters to the Editor
216Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
216Observations Only: A fine line
216Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
216Teen Voice: My rebellion
216Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
216Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
215A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
215Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
215The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
215From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
215Washington Report: Improving rural air service
214From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
214Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
214A Stray Moment: Without a net
214Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
214Observations Only: Hog wash
214Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
214Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
213Observations Only: Curious things, part II
213Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
213Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
212Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
212The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
212Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
212Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
212Letters to the Editor
212Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
211Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
211Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
211A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
211Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
211Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
211Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
211No-till Notes: Moving forward
211For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
211Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
211Teen Voice: He’s my dad
210From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
210Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
210 Across The Fence: County Fair
209Observations Only: Beginnings
209Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
209Observations Only: The need to understand
209Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
209No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
208From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
208Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
208Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
207Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
207The Good Life: The two different types of business people
207Lyman Review: Devil calf
207Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
207Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
207No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
207Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
207News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
207Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
206A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
206Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
206Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
206Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
206A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
206Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
206Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
206Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
205Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
205Observations Only: A soul’s journey
205Teen Voice: The need to get away
205Teen Voice: The rivalry
205
205From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
205Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
204Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
204Observations Only: The shadow of error
204Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
204Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
204No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
204A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
204Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
204News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
204Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
203Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
203Teen Voice: Being a girl
203Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
203No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
203Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
203Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
203Washington report: Feeding a world in need
202Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
202Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
202Observations Only: The vision
202A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
202From the Hill: More Work Ahead
202No-Till Notes: Back in the field
202Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
202No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
202No Till Notes: Saying uncle
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
202From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
202In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
201Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
200No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
200Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
200All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
200Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
200Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
199Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
199Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
199A Small World: Special guest
199Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
199In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
199News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
199Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
198Teen Voice: Shadow art
198Lyman Review: One mean chicken
198Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
198Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
198At the Monument: Night Sky
198Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
198A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
198Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
197Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
197Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
197 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
197No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
197A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
197Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
197News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
197Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
197Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
196Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
196Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
196Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
196Observations Only: Expect the best
196Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
196Teeing Off: Around the Green
196In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
196At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
195The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
195Totally Random: Trusting the fates
195Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
195Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
195“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
194Teen Voice: Cyber War
194A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
193Observations Only: Divine prompts
193Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
193Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
193Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
193At the Library: March into a good book
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
193Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
192Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
192Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
192Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
192Prairie Dogs
192All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
192Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
191Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
191Totally Random: The Golden Rule
191Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
191Observations Only: Choices
191View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
191At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
190Teen Voice: Silence
190Lyman Review: Dog fun
190History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
190Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
190Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
189Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
189From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
189Observations Only: Divine spirit
189Observations Only: A good daughter
189A real leaning tree Christmas
189Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
189At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
189From the hill: Serving You
188Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
188A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
188A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
188Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
187Observations Only: Journey's end
187Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
187Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
187Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
187Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
187Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
187Support letters requested for airport
187A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
186Trash cans
186Teeing Off: Persistence
186In the Hills: Explore the state parks
186Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
186A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
185Observations Only: The visit
185Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
185Teen Voice: Inspire me
185At the Monument: That old (historic) building
185Letter to the editor
185Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
185Teen Voice: Out with homework
184Across the Fence: Building Barns
184Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
184Lyman Review: The love goat
184Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
184Teen Voice: Where is the love?
184Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
184No-Till Notes: 10 tips
183Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
183Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
183Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
183Teen Voice: Self-expression
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183Greetings from the State Capitol
183Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
182Observations only : Sisters of the world
182
182Jane’s Secret: The Telling
182A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
182From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
182Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
181Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
181Teen Voice: Living within our means
181Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
181Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
181Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
180Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
180Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
180Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
180Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
180Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
180Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
180Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
180At the Monument: Where are the animals?
180Reach out for challenges
180Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
180Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
179Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
179A Small World: Savoring county fair days
179Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
179At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
179Lyman Review: Branding Time
179Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
179News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
178Across The Fence: Last Christmas
178Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
178At the Monument: Art in National Parks
178From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
178Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
178Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
178The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
178Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
178News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
177Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
177Totally Random: Where does it go?
177Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
177From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
177Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
176Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
176Totally Random: Happy Halloween
176What’s really going on with our water?
176From the hill: The Year Ahead
175Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
175Completely Different - The magic of spring
175Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
175Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
175New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
174Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
174Nature Notes: Love is in the air
174Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
174Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
174In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
174
174Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
173Teen Voice: Catfished
173Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
173Support emergency services personnel
173Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
173Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
173No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
172Observations Only : The orphanage
172Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
172From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
172Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
172
172Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
171The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
171From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
171Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
171Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
171Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
171Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
171Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
171Creatures of the Night
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
171News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
170Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
170Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
170From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
170Teen Voice: Body image
170Teeing Off: Mind Gym
170Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
170Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
170Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
170Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
170Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
170Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
170From the hill: Working for you
169Observations Only: A new direction
169Teen Voice: The more the merrier
169From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
169Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
169Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
169Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
169At the Monument: Junior Rangers
169Fourth of July meetings
169Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
169Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
168We need a few good people
168A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
168Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
168A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
168Teen Voice: Serendipity
168Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
168Religious freedom must be protected
168Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
167Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
167The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
167Teen Voice: Footprints
167View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
167Website Resources
167Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
167Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
167At the Monument: Living History
167From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
166It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
166It's no surprise
166Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
166Lyman Review: Winter's dog
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166At the Monument: Museum collections
165Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
165Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
165Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
165Linked Lives
165At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
165Synchronicity:What brings me back
165Power of legumes
165Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
165Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
164Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
164Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
164Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
164Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
164From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
164Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
164Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
164Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
164Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
164At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
164Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
164Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
164No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
163Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
163From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
163Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
163From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
163Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
163Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
163Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
162Teen Voice: Remember what you have
162Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
162Their View: Goal post move unfair
162In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
162Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
162News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
161From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
161Observations Only: The meeting
161Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
161Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
161Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
161Across The Fence: Van Tassell
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
160Home of the Brave
160At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
160The Good Life: All that remains is love
160No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
159College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
159No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
159Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
159Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
158Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
158Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
158To whom are we thankful?
158Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
157Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
157Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
157Across the Fence: The Pony Express
157Rural America and immigration reform
157Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
157In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
156Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
156Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
156Observations Only: Saturday delight
156Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
156A Halloween Story: The scary dream
156Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
156Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
156Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156An open letter to Trump supporters
155Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
155At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
155No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
155No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
155Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
154Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153Assad’s endgame
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
153 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
152Life's curve balls
152Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
152Teeing Off: The thing about state
152Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
151Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
151Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
151Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
151LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
150Observations Only - Two ages of man
150Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
150Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
150A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
149Age of reason
149Our View: The elephant in the room
149Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
149Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
149 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
148Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
148The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
148In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
148At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
148All Points West: The only stupid question
147Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
147Observations Only: Just around the corner
147Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
147
147From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
146No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
146Infamy - by Richard Reeves
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145Across the fence: Something worth remembering
145At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
145In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
145Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
144Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
144Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
143Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
143A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
143Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
142The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
142Teen Voice: The Other Side
142No Till Notes: Moving Forward
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
141Completely Different: Tales from the mat
141Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
141Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
141Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
141Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
140SELL-OUT!
140Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
140No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
139Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
139Being a Nebraskan – border to border
139Be kind through communications
139No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
139Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
139Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
138Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
138 Taking a big risk
137From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
137No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
137From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
136Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
136Permission to remember
136A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
136The ghost of Ayn Rand
136Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
136From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
135Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
134Observations Only: Extreme measures
134Achieving your dreams takes work
134No-till Notes: Stripper head
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
134Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
133Observations Only : Mission accomplished
133Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
133Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
133No Till Notes: Residue levels
132Observations Only: What's in a word?
132Observations Only: Together again
132Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
132No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
132A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
131A Small World: Time traveling
131
131‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
130My mini Pen and me
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
130Observations Only: The joy of money
130
130No-Till Notes: Potential
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129
129No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
129From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
128Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
128The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
128Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
127Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
127
127Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
127Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
126Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
125Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
125Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
124Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
124Our view . . .Sports Complex
124Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
124Observations Only: North Powder
124Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
124Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
124Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
123Observations Only: Painting a picture
123A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
122Observations Only: Sister odyssey
122No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
121Welcome to Gering
121Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
121Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
121Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
121Tumbleweeds on the loose
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
121Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
120Observations Only: No thank you
120A Stray Moment: The last time
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Observations Only: Blue chip stock
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Observations Only: Spider adventure
117A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
117Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117Torn between now and somewhere down the line
116Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
116No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
116No-Till Notes: Water conservation
115Silence please
115Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
115Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
115Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
114Completely Different: The Quest
114From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
114Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
113Across the Fence: On The road
113Observations Only: Giving up
113A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
113Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
112Economic development update
112Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
112Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
111Seeing the works of the master
111Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
111A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
111Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
111A mom’s thoughts on social media
109Completely Different: Your local government and you
109The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
109Observations Only: Surprises
109Observations Only: Scourge of violence
109No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
109Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
108Observations Only: Counting chickens
108A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
108Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
108Easter
107Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
107The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
107Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
107Enjoy the festivities
107Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106The zombie apocalypse and you
106Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
106The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
105Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
105Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
105Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
105Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
105Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
105Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
104Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
104Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
104Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
104Simply October
103At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
102Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
101Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
100Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
100Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
100At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
99Do You Tube?
99Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
99Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
98Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
98From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
97Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
97The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
97Teen Voice: Today’s television
96Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
96Our view: United we can build
96I love Thanksgiving
95Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
95Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
94Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
94No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
92From the Superintendent’s Desk
91From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
91From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
90Letter to the Editor
90Our View: Bravo OTD committee
90LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
90NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Social time has important benefits
89Teen Voice: Not just another ride
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
88Teen Voice: March Madness
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
86From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
86Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
86Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
85Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
85Timing makes perfect
84LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
84Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
84Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
83Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
83Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
83The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
82Practice safe barbecue basics
82Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
81View from the block
81Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
81At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
78Our View: Visionaries wanted
78Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
78At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
77Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
75Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
75In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
74From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
73At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
72Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
72Welcome home
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
66Remembering When
66Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
66Letter to the Editor
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
65Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
65Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
64From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
63The hills, part 1: Mustangs
63Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
62From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
62Letter to the Editor
61‘Is there something I can do?’
56Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
56Teen Voice: Happy news
56
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
54Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
54Letter to the Editor
53From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
51Teen Voice: The road of hatred
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
49Our View: A failure to communicate
48Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
45Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
43To The Editor
42My Thanksgiving prayer
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41Golden Spade
38Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
35Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
34Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
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