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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272Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
272Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
272A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
272A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
272Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
271Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
271Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
271Observations Only: Off to the races
271Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
271News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
270The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
270Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
270A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
270Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
270Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
270Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
269The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
269Observations Only: The last goodbye
269Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
269A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
269Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
269Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
268Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
268Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
268Observations Only: A fine line
268Observations Only: Hog wash
268Observations Only: One more time
268Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
268View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
268Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
268The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
268News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
267From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
267Observations Only: Willfulness
267Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
267Totally Random: October, the pink month
267Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
267No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
266Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
266Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
266
266Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
266News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
266Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
265Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
265Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
265Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
265No-till Notes: Moving forward
265In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
265 Across The Fence: County Fair
265Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
264Observations Only: Curious things, part II
264Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
264All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
263Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
263Observations Only: The need to understand
263Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
263Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
263Why parents are important
262Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
262Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
262The Good Life: The two different types of business people
262Teen Voice: The rivalry
262A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
262Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
262From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
261Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
261Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
261Letters to the Editor
261Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
260Observations Only: Beginnings
260Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
260Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
260Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
259From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
259Observations Only: The vision
259Lyman Review: Devil calf
259A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
259Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
259Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
259No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
259At the Monument: Night Sky
259News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
258A Small World: Special guest
258Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
257Observations Only: A soul’s journey
257Observations Only: The shadow of error
257Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
257History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
257A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
257Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
257Washington report: Feeding a world in need
257All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
257Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
257Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
256No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
256Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
255Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
255Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
255Teen Voice: Being a girl
255Observations Only: Divine spirit
255Teeing Off: Around the Green
255No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
255From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
254Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
254Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
254Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
254Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
254From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
253Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
253Observations Only: Expect the best
253Teen Voice: The need to get away
253Teen Voice: Shadow art
253Observations Only: A good daughter
252From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
252Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
252From the Hill: More Work Ahead
252No-Till Notes: Back in the field
252Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
252Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
252In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
251Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
251Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
251Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
251In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
250Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
250Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
250Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
250Teen Voice: Silence
250 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
250Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
249Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
248Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
248At the Library: March into a good book
248Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
248Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
248No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
248Prairie Dogs
248News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
248News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
247Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
247Lyman Review: One mean chicken
247Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
247Totally Random: Trusting the fates
247Reach out for challenges
246Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
246Religious freedom must be protected
246Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
246
245Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
245Lyman Review: The love goat
245Teen Voice: Cyber War
245At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
245Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
245All Points West: The energy to do things right
244Observations Only: Choices
244Observations Only: Divine prompts
244The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
244Letter to the editor
244Golden Spade
243Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
243Lyman Review: Dog fun
243Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
243Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
242Totally Random: The Golden Rule
242Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
242Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
242From the hill: Serving You
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
241Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
241Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
241No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
240Observations Only: Journey's end
240Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
240At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
240Support letters requested for airport
240Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
239A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
239Observations Only: The visit
239In the Hills: Explore the state parks
239From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
239At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
238Teeing Off: Persistence
238A real leaning tree Christmas
238Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
238Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
238Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
238At the Monument: That old (historic) building
238Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
238Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
238Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
238News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
238News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
238Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
237Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
237Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
237Teen Voice: Self-expression
237Greetings from the State Capitol
237Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
237Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
236Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
236Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
236
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
235Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
235No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
234Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
234Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
234Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
234Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
234Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
234Lyman Review: Branding Time
234Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
234Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
233Teen Voice: Inspire me
233At the Monument: Where are the animals?
233Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
233Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
232Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
232From the hill: Stand Up for Life
231Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
231Across The Fence: Last Christmas
231Teen Voice: Where is the love?
231Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
231Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
230Teen Voice: Living within our means
230Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
230Totally Random: Happy Halloween
230Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
230Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
230Support emergency services personnel
230Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
230Teen Voice: He’s my dad
230Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
230Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
229Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
229From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
229Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
228A Small World: Savoring county fair days
228Teen Voice: What is love?
228Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
228Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
228Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
228From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
228Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
228From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
227Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
227Totally Random: Where does it go?
227At the Monument: Art in National Parks
227Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
227Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
226Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
226Teen Voice: Footprints
226What’s really going on with our water?
226Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
225Teen Voice: Serendipity
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
225Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
225New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
225Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
224Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
224From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
224Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
224Nature Notes: Love is in the air
224A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
224At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
224Teen Voice: Out with homework
223Teen Voice: Catfished
223Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
223Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
223Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
223Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
223At the Monument: Junior Rangers
223In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
223From the hill: The Year Ahead
222Completely Different - The magic of spring
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
222Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
222View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
222Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
222Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
221From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
221Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
221Teeing Off: Mind Gym
221Their View: Goal post move unfair
221Creatures of the Night
221
221No Till Notes: Saying uncle
221A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
220Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
220From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
220Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
220At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
220Synchronicity:What brings me back
220Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
220From the hill: Keeping America Safe
220“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
220No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
219Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
219Lyman Review: Winter's dog
219Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
219Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
219Fourth of July meetings
219Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
219Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
219At the Monument: Living History
219Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
218Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
218Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
218Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
218Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
218Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
217Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
217Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
217Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
217Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
217Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
217Linked Lives
216Website Resources
216At the Monument: Museum collections
215Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
215Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
215From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
215From the hill: Giving Thanks
215Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
214From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
214Teen Voice: Body image
214Teen Voice: Remember what you have
214At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
213From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
213Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
213Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
213Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
212Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
212At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
212College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
212Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
211From the hill: Working for you
210Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
210Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
210Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
210Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
210From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
208From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
208Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
208Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
208In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
208No-Till Notes: 10 tips
207Rural America and immigration reform
207In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
207Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
207Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
207In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
207To whom are we thankful?
207Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
206Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
206Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
206From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
205A Halloween Story: The scary dream
205Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
205News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
204Across the Fence: The Pony Express
204Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
204Jane’s Secret: The Telling
203Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
202Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
202Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
202Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
202Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
201Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
201Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
201At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
201Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
200From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
199Teeing Off: The thing about state
199No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
198Our View: The elephant in the room
198In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
196Teen Voice: The Other Side
196Be kind through communications
196The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
195
195No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
194No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
193At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
193Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
193 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188Power of legumes
188Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
188Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
186Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
185From the hill: Spurring Innovation
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
183
183Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
183Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
183From the hill: The PAWS Act
182Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
182All Points West: The only stupid question
182From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
182A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
181Across The Fence: Van Tassell
181Infamy - by Richard Reeves
181Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
181Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
181An open letter to Trump supporters
180Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
180No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
180From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
180Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
180Teen Voice: That was intense
179No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
179No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
179A national day of Thanksgiving
178Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
178
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
177
177Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
175
175A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
174The Good Life: All that remains is love
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
174 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
173Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
173LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
171Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
170Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
169News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
168No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
168No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
168Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
167Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
166No Till Notes: Moving Forward
166Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
165Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
165Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
164Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
164From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
163Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
162Achieving your dreams takes work
162Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
162Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
160Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
160Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
156Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
155No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
155No Till Notes: Residue levels
155Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
154No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
153No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
152Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
151Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
150Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
150Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
149No-Till Notes: Potential
149No-Till Notes: Observations
148A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
148Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
147The Good Life: There is good everywhere
147Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
147No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
147No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
146No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
146Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
146Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
146Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
145All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
144Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
142Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
142Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
142From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
141Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
139Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
139Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139No-Till Notes: Water conservation
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
139Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
137Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
136Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
133A mom’s thoughts on social media
132Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
132Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
131Torn between now and somewhere down the line
131No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
130Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
129Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
129Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
126No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
126Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
123Simply October
122Enjoy the festivities
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
121I love Thanksgiving
120The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
120At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
117At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
117Walkable, bikeable communities
116Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
116The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
113Our view: United we can build
113At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
111Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
102NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
101Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
97Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
93Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
93Welcome home
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
90Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
90Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
88At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
81Letter to the Editor
81Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
78‘Is there something I can do?’
73Letter to the Editor
72Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
70
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
66Letter to the Editor
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62Our View: A failure to communicate
60To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8094Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
2959Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1793Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1350Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1301All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1294From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1233The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1189From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1035All Points West: We’re on the same team
1001Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
717The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
703No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
700Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
697Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
690News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
682Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
673Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
647From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
641All Points West: Long live great coffee
621Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
609All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
599Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
596Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
595Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
593Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
587Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
577Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
572Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
571Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
557The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
540Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
532Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
530News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
523Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
514No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
513Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
511Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
510In My View: Defying disabilities
505Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
504Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
504Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
503Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
497Washington: Protecting taxpayers
497News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
494Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
488Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
487Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
486Washington Report: Power of the Purse
486Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
483All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
481Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
477All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
476Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
463From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
453Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
449From the hill: Accountability Matters
445Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
444Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
443All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
440From the Hill: Working for Offutt
436Observations Only : White water
436From the hill: “Hello” World
435Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
433Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
432All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
430Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
429Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
429Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
425Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
424From the capitol: A System That Cares
423Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
423From the Hill: May in Nebraska
422From the hill: Good Neighbors
421All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
420News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
419All Points West: Rising above ourselves
419News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
416All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
416From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
414Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
414Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
414From the hill: Kerrie On
413Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
413All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
413All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
412Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
412Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
408Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
408Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
407Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
407Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
406A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
406All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
404A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
403Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
402Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
401Washington: Mindful of our heroes
399Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
399No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
397Teen Voice: Teen slang
395Anno Domini: On this remembering day
395Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
395Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
394Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
392Jack’s Insights – April 2016
390Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
390Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
390From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
387Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
387A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
387News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
386Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
386Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
386Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
386Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
385Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
384Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
383Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
381Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
380News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
379Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
378Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
376Anno Domini: We gather together
376Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
375Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
375Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
374Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
374News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
373Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
373Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
372Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
371Observations Only: Gone away
371News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
369Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
369All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
368A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
368Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
368From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
368In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
366Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
366Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
366Washington report: Conservative Champions
365News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
364Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
364Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
364Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
363Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
363Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
363All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
363News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
363Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
362Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
361Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
361The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
361Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
361Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
361Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
358Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
358Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
356Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
356Across The Fence: A day For thanks
355Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
354Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
354Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
354All Points West: Led by our tongues
353Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
353Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
353Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
352Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
350Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
349Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
349Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
349Healthy: What you believe, you become
347A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
347Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
347Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
347Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
347Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
347From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
346Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
346Teen Voice: The gift of caring
345Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
345A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
343No-Till Notes: Looking Back
343No Till Notes:
343Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
342A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
342News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
341A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
341Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
341Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
341Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
341Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
341Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
341News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
341All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
340Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
339Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
338Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
338Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
337Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
337A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
337Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
337Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
336Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
336Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
336The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
335News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
334Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
334From the Capitol: Budget balanced
334News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
333Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
333Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
333Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
332Across the Fence: The hand dug well
332Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
331Our View: Community responsible for kids
330Observations Only: Critical thinking
330A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
328Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
328All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
327Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
327Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
327Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
327Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
326Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
326Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
326All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
326No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
325What's the deal with organic milk?
325Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
325Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
325The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
325Teen Voice: To the future
325News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
325From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
325Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
324Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
324News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
324Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
323Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
322All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
322Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
321Observations Only: Sister lost
321Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
321Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
320Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
320Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
320Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
319Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
319A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
319Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
318Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
318All Points West: We shall not give into fear
317Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
317Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
316Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
315I'm falling for Tumblr?
315Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
315A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
315Across the Fence: Amanda
315Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
313Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
313Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
313Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
312Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
311Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
311Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
310No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
310Creativity dampened by standardized testing
310Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
310From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
310No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
309Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
309Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
309A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
308Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
308Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
307Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
307The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
307Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
307Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
306Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
306Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
306News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
306From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
305A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
305Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
305The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
305Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
305No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
305Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
305Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
304Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
304Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
304A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
304Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
304Why you should visit the zoo in February
304News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
304From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
303No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
302Totally Random: Life’s ripples
302SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
302Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
301From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
301Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
301All Points West: A community on the move
301Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
301All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
300A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
300No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
300Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
299Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
299The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
299Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
299Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
299Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
298A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
298Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
298Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
298Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
298News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
298News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
297Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
297The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
297Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
297All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
296Observations Only: Going home
296The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
296Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
296Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
296Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
296No Till Notes: Final Stop
295A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
295Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
295Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
295Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
295From the hill: A Safer Place
295News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
295From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
294Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
294Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
294No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
293Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
293All Points West: Never far from the trail
292From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
292Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
292Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
292No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
292Think about manufacturing at polls
292Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
292Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
291Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
291Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
291Observations Only: A day in August
291No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
291The Christmas Story
291From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
291Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
290A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
290Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
290Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
289A Stray Moment: God Knows
289Observations Only: Waiting time
289News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
289Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
288Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
288The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
288Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
288No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
288Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
287The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
287The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
287Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
287News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
287Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
286Observations Only: Good and evil
286A Stray Moment: Without a net
286Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
286Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
286Observations Only: Final moment
286Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
286Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
285Time keeps flowing like a river
285Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
285Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
285Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
285Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
285No-til Notes: Changing plans
285Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
285News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
284The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
284Observations Only: Reality check
284Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
284Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
284From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
283A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
283Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
283Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
283Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
283Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
283No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
283Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
283Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
283Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
283The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
283Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
283Letters to the Editor
283A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
283Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
283Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
283Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
282Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
282Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
282Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
282No-Till Notes: The value of water
282Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
282From the hill: Healing Our Nation
282Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
281A last look at the Nebraska Zone
281Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
281Observations Only: Temptation
281Observations Only: The vigil
281Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
281Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
280Observations Only: A gift of serenity
280Observations Only: The awful truth
280Teen Voice: Stress test
280Teen Voice: My rebellion
280Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
280From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
280Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
279A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
279Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
279Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
279Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
279At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
279Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
279From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
278Observations Only: Curious things
278Guest Voices…
278 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
278Observations Only: Saint Marge
278Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
278Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
278Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
277Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
277Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
277Observations Only: A matter of paradox
277Observations Only: Indifferent love
277Observations Only: The last toothpick
277News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
276The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
276Totally Random: My journey, life after living
276Building Bridges: Love your enemies
276For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
276Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
276A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
275A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
275Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
275Observations Only: A sad week
275Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
275Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
274Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
274Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
274Observations Only: A matter of matter
274Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
274Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
274The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
274Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
274Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
273Observations Only: Uneventful flight
273Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
273Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
273Washington Report: Improving rural air service
272Teen Voice: Equality
272Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
272The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
272Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
272Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
272Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
272Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
272A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
272A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
272Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
271Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
271Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
271Observations Only: Off to the races
271Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
271News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
270Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
270The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
270Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
270A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
270Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
270Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
270Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
269Completely Different: It's all in the family
269The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
269Observations Only: The last goodbye
269Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
269A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
269Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
269Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
268Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
268Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
268Observations Only: A fine line
268Observations Only: Hog wash
268Observations Only: One more time
268Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
268View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
268Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
268The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
268News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
267From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
267Observations Only: Willfulness
267Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
267Totally Random: October, the pink month
267Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
267No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
266Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
266Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
266
266Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
266News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
266Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
265Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
265Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
265Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
265No-till Notes: Moving forward
265In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
265 Across The Fence: County Fair
265Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
264Observations Only: Curious things, part II
264Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
264All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
263Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
263Observations Only: The need to understand
263Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
263Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
263Why parents are important
262Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
262Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
262The Good Life: The two different types of business people
262Teen Voice: The rivalry
262A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
262Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
262From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
261Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
261Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
261Letters to the Editor
261Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
260Observations Only: Beginnings
260Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
260Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
260Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
259From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
259Observations Only: The vision
259Lyman Review: Devil calf
259A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
259Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
259Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
259No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
259At the Monument: Night Sky
259News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
258A Small World: Special guest
258Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
257Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
257Observations Only: A soul’s journey
257Observations Only: The shadow of error
257Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
257History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
257A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
257Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
257Washington report: Feeding a world in need
257All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
257Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
257Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
256Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
256No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
256Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
255Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
255Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
255Teen Voice: Being a girl
255Observations Only: Divine spirit
255Teeing Off: Around the Green
255No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
255From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
254Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
254Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
254Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
254Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
254Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
254From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
253Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
253Observations Only: Expect the best
253Teen Voice: The need to get away
253Teen Voice: Shadow art
253Observations Only: A good daughter
252From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
252Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
252From the Hill: More Work Ahead
252No-Till Notes: Back in the field
252Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
252Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
252In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
251Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
251Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
251Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
251In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
250Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
250Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
250Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
250Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
250Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
250Teen Voice: Silence
250 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
250Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
249Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
248Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
248At the Library: March into a good book
248Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
248Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
248No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
248Prairie Dogs
248News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
248News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
247Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
247Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
247Lyman Review: One mean chicken
247Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
247Totally Random: Trusting the fates
247Reach out for challenges
246Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
246Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
246Religious freedom must be protected
246Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
246
245Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
245Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
245Lyman Review: The love goat
245Teen Voice: Cyber War
245At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
245Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
245All Points West: The energy to do things right
244Observations Only: Choices
244Observations Only: Divine prompts
244The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
244Letter to the editor
244Golden Spade
243Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
243Lyman Review: Dog fun
243Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
243Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
242Totally Random: The Golden Rule
242Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
242Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
242From the hill: Serving You
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
241Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
241Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
241No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
240Observations Only: Journey's end
240Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
240At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
240Support letters requested for airport
240Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
239A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
239Observations Only: The visit
239In the Hills: Explore the state parks
239From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
239At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
238Teeing Off: Persistence
238A real leaning tree Christmas
238Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
238Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
238Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
238At the Monument: That old (historic) building
238Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
238Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
238Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
238News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
238News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
238Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
237Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
237Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
237Teen Voice: Self-expression
237Greetings from the State Capitol
237Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
237Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
236Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
236Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
236
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
235Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
235Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
235No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
234Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
234Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
234Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
234Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
234Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
234Lyman Review: Branding Time
234Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
234Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
233Teen Voice: Inspire me
233At the Monument: Where are the animals?
233Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
233Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
232Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
232From the hill: Stand Up for Life
231Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
231Across The Fence: Last Christmas
231Teen Voice: Where is the love?
231Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
231Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
230Teen Voice: Living within our means
230Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
230Totally Random: Happy Halloween
230Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
230Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
230Support emergency services personnel
230Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
230Teen Voice: He’s my dad
230Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
230Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
229Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
229From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
229Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
228A Small World: Savoring county fair days
228Teen Voice: What is love?
228Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
228Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
228Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
228From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
228Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
228From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
227Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
227Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
227Totally Random: Where does it go?
227At the Monument: Art in National Parks
227Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
227Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
226Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
226Teen Voice: Footprints
226What’s really going on with our water?
226Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
225Across the Fence: Building Barns
225Teen Voice: Serendipity
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
225Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
225New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
225Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
224Trash cans
224Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
224From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
224Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
224Nature Notes: Love is in the air
224A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
224At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
224Teen Voice: Out with homework
223Teen Voice: Catfished
223Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
223Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
223Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
223Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
223At the Monument: Junior Rangers
223In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
223From the hill: The Year Ahead
222Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
222Completely Different - The magic of spring
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
222Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
222View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
222Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
222Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
221A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
221From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
221Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
221Teeing Off: Mind Gym
221Their View: Goal post move unfair
221Creatures of the Night
221
221No Till Notes: Saying uncle
221A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
220Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
220From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
220Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
220At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
220Synchronicity:What brings me back
220Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
220From the hill: Keeping America Safe
220“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
220No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
219Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
219Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
219Lyman Review: Winter's dog
219Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
219Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
219Fourth of July meetings
219Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
219Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
219At the Monument: Living History
219Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
218Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
218Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
218Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
218Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
218Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
218Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
217Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
217Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
217Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
217Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
217Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
217Linked Lives
216A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
216Website Resources
216At the Monument: Museum collections
215Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
215Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
215From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
215From the hill: Giving Thanks
215Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
214From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
214Teen Voice: Body image
214Teen Voice: Remember what you have
214At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
213Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
213From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
213Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
213Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
213Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
212Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
212At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
212College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
212Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
211Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
211From the hill: Working for you
210Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
210Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
210Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
210Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
210From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
209Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
208From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
208Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
208Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
208In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
208No-Till Notes: 10 tips
207Observations Only : The orphanage
207Rural America and immigration reform
207In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
207Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
207Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
207In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
207To whom are we thankful?
207Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
206Observations only : Sisters of the world
206Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
206Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
206From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
205A Halloween Story: The scary dream
205Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
205News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
204It's no surprise
204Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
204Across the Fence: The Pony Express
204Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
204Jane’s Secret: The Telling
203Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
202We need a few good people
202Teen Voice: The more the merrier
202Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
202Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
202Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
202Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
201Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
201Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
201Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
201Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
201At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
201Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
200Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
200From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
199It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
199Teeing Off: The thing about state
199No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
198Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
198Observations Only: A new direction
198Our View: The elephant in the room
198In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
196The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
196Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
196Teen Voice: The Other Side
196Be kind through communications
196The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
195Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
195
195No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
194No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
193A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
193From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
193At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
193Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
193 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
192The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
191Assad’s endgame
190Observations Only: Saturday delight
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
188Power of legumes
188Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
188Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
187Observations Only - Two ages of man
186Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
186Observations Only: The meeting
186Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
185Home of the Brave
185Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
185From the hill: Spurring Innovation
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
184From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
184Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
184Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
183Across the fence: Something worth remembering
183
183Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
183Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
183From the hill: The PAWS Act
182Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
182Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
182All Points West: The only stupid question
182From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
182A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
181Age of reason
181Across The Fence: Van Tassell
181Infamy - by Richard Reeves
181Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
181Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
181An open letter to Trump supporters
180The ghost of Ayn Rand
180Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
180No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
180From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
180Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
180Teen Voice: That was intense
179Observations Only : Mission accomplished
179No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
179No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
179A national day of Thanksgiving
178Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
178Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
178Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
178
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
177
177Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
176Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
176Life's curve balls
176Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
176A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
175Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
175SELL-OUT!
175
175A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
174The Good Life: All that remains is love
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
174 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
173Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
173Permission to remember
173Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
173LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
172Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
172Observations Only: Just around the corner
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
171Being a Nebraskan – border to border
171Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
170Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
170Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
170From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
170Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
169Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
169News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
168No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
168No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
168Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
167Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
166A Small World: Time traveling
166Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
166No Till Notes: Moving Forward
166Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
165Completely Different: Tales from the mat
165Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
165Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
165Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
164Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
164Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
164From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
163 Taking a big risk
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
163Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
162Achieving your dreams takes work
162Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
162Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
161Observations Only: The joy of money
161Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
161The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
160Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
160A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
160Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
160Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
158Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
158Our view . . .Sports Complex
157Observations Only: What's in a word?
157A Stray Moment: The last time
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
156Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
156A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
156Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
155No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
155No Till Notes: Residue levels
155Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
154Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
154No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
153Observations Only: Extreme measures
153Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
153No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
152Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
152Observations Only: Together again
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
152Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
151My mini Pen and me
151The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
151Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
150Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
150Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
149No-Till Notes: Potential
149No-Till Notes: Observations
148Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
148Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
148Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
148Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
148A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
148Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
147Welcome to Gering
147A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
147The Good Life: There is good everywhere
147Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
147No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
147No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
146No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
146Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
146Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
146Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
145All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
144Completely Different: The Quest
144Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
142Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
142Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
142Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
142From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
141Observations Only: Painting a picture
141The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
141Observations Only: Blue chip stock
141A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
141Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
140Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
140Silence please
140Observations Only: North Powder
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
139Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
139Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139No-Till Notes: Water conservation
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
139Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
138The zombie apocalypse and you
138Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
137Seeing the works of the master
137Observations Only: No thank you
137Observations Only: Sister odyssey
137Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
137Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
137Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
137Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
136Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
136Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
136Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
135Completely Different: Your local government and you
135Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
134Economic development update
134Observations Only: Spider adventure
133A mom’s thoughts on social media
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
132Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
132Observations Only: Giving up
132Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
132Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
132Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
131Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
131Across the Fence: On The road
131Torn between now and somewhere down the line
131No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
130The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
130Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
129Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
129Observations Only: Surprises
129Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
129Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
129Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
128From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
128Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
126Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
126Observations Only: Counting chickens
126No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
126Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
124Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
124Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
123Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
123Observations Only: Scourge of violence
123Simply October
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
122Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
122Enjoy the festivities
121Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
121I love Thanksgiving
120Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
120Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
120The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
120At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
119Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
119Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
118The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
117From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
117Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
117At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
117Walkable, bikeable communities
116Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
116Do You Tube?
116Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
116Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
116The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
115Letter to the Editor
114Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
113Social time has important benefits
113Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
113Our view: United we can build
113At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
112Our View: Bravo OTD committee
112From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
111Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
111Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
110The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
109Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
108Teen Voice: Today’s television
107Timing makes perfect
107Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
106From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
105From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
105Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
104Teen Voice: March Madness
104From the Superintendent’s Desk
102NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
101From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
101LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
101Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
101Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
101Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
100Teen Voice: Not just another ride
99View from the block
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
98Practice safe barbecue basics
97Our View: Visionaries wanted
97Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
97Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
94LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
94Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
93Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
93Welcome home
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
90Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
90Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
89Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
88At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
84Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
81Letter to the Editor
81Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
80A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
79The hills, part 1: Mustangs
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
78Remembering When
78Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
78‘Is there something I can do?’
77Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
76The Block
74Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
73From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
73Letter to the Editor
72Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
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69Teen Voice: Happy news
66Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
66Letter to the Editor
64Teen Voice: The road of hatred
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
62Our View: A failure to communicate
60To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
52My Thanksgiving prayer
49Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
43Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
43Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
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