Work smarter but keep the Gering Police Department
February 24, 2011 Al and Lois Herbel   
The following is a letter written on Feb. 15 by Lois and Al Herbel to the Gering City Council members concerning the proposed merger of the Gering and Scottsbluff police departments. A condensed version of the letter was published in the Feb. 24 edition of the Gering Citizen as a guest editorial. Below is the letter in its entirety.

To: Gering City Council

It will be necessary for us to be out of town on February 24, 2011, the date for the combined city councils meeting. Therefore, we are writing to you to encourage you to vote “no” on any consolidation of the Scottsbluff and Gering Police Departments. This request is based on information given to the public in the form of newspaper articles and information discussed at city meetings. Listed below are some of our concerns with this proposal.

• No financial savings will be realized from employee salaries. The combined departments create a situation of comparability with larger departments across the state for salary negotiations which calls for higher salaries. No savings would be realized for many years, if ever.
• Costs to consolidate appear one way on paper but, in actuality, could end up costing more than projected. There are always unanticipated costs that cause projects to cost more than was predicted. Consolidation of the police departments would be no different.
• The additional costs in making the departments consistent have not been addressed in the studies. A consolidated department would need to have standardization throughout the department. That means weapons, badges, fleet, uniforms, letterheads, and other essential equipment would need to be purchased so both departments are standardized. These costs have not been addressed.
• Gering City Council would lose all control over the police department. As it stands now, Gering needs can be addressed by Gering City Council to improve quality of life for Gering residents, but consolidation would take that away. Gering would be at the mercy of Scottsbluff Council or some sort of joint service agency. Gering’s needs could easily be tabled or ignored because Gering would have relinquished control to another agency.
• Residents would be asked to pay an additional tax to support consolidation. Presently, we pay a city tax which funds the Gering Police Department but we do not pay an additional tax for protection. However, with consolidation, taxpayers would be asked to pay the additional tax as well as the city tax. Gering City Council, as a whole, will lose any power to control this new tax or how it is spent.
• If a joint service agency is formed, how would agency members be trained to govern police departments? It will be very easy for this agency and the chief of police to become quite political.
• If a joint service agency is formed, it was stated that the agency would be comprised of 1-2 council members from each city council. Gering has 8 council members and Scottsbluff has 4. If 2 council members from each city are members of the agency, Scottsbluff would have 50% of their council represented and Gering would have 25% of their council represented. Gering City Council would be at a disadvantage in representation to the joint service council.
• Recently, consolidation information has been presented by Scottsbluff only. We have not heard from Gering Police chief, Gering patrol officers, Gering captains, etc. The presentations have come from one department. If Gering Police Department is in the background prior to consolidation, one can only assume what could happen after consolidation. If consolidated, we see this one-sidedness continuing to be an ongoing and a growing problem.
• We need to hear from both Scottsbluff and Gering officers on the street. We have only heard from administration. Many are fearful of retaliation but the patrol officers have much “in the trenches” knowledge that could help in this decision and their information is being ignored.
• Living in Gering is different than living in Scottsbluff. Gering has a more relaxed, small-town atmosphere than Scottsbluff. We have something that most communities do not have – a choice of which city we would like to reside. Bigger is not always better and often times is less sustainable. We need to appreciate this luxury we have and capitalize on it.
• Gering and Scottsbluff are similar in location only. The cities are very different in philosophies, form of government, needs, crime rates, crime types, etc. If consolidated, it appears that it could be very difficult for Scottsbluff to understand Gering’s problems. Therefore, we could expect very little resolution when the need arises for such things as more staff, different ordinances, equipment, training, etc.
• Ordinances are not uniform. Gering needs are different than Scottsbluff and does not need uniform ordinances between the two cities. Ordinances need to be written to deal with situations at hand, not written for both cities because the other has to address a specific need.
• Several enticements have been mentioned in this consolidation proposal (Gering schools could have a resource officer, Gering could have another beat, there would be a child abuse investigator, 12 hour shifts, etc.) However, nothing has been mentioned as to when those enticements would be put into place. We know some of those enticements have been mentioned for years and they have never been implemented. After a consolidation is in place, there is no guarantee those enticements would become reality or they could be implemented and discontinued shortly afterwards. As funding becomes an issue, those enticements would be the first to be eliminated. Consolidation is not needed to implement these enticements because they could be implemented at any time without consolidation.
• Regarding 12 hour shifts, criminals don’t work shifts and they commit crimes at anytime during a shift. How will 12 hour shifts save overtime when officers respond to calls toward the end of shifts and then must write their reports? We wonder how many times report writing can not be completed in the 1 ½ hours at the end of shifts. Will the exhausted report writer be more or less accurate at the end of shift with longer duty days? How will reliability of those late hour reports affect court cases?
• Currently, Scottsbluff and Gering Police Departments, as well as Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Department and Nebraska State Patrol, share personnel, equipment and mutual aid. We would highly recommend that this cooperation, sharing of resources and support to Scottsbluff continue.
• Consolidation will only lead to more hard feelings between the two communities. One could blame the other when services are not rendered as expected. Over the last several years, efforts to create harmony between the two communities have been a priority. We foresee this police consolidation actually working in reverse if it were to take place.
• Scottsbluff Police Department is understaffed and often short-handed. This is not a new development but has been the standard mode of operation for the past few years. Since they have failed to fully staff their department, when would full staffing finally occur? How would they be required to keep their department fully staffed so officers are not pulled from Gering to cover the larger amount of crime that Scottsbluff experiences? We definitely foresee that Gering will lack adequate coverage in the event of consolidation. We do not see any concrete evidence, other than promises, that indicate otherwise.
• With Scottsbluff Police Department understaffed, attrition seems to have already taken place in that agency. Yet, in reality, Scottsbluff is still short-handed many times and must call on other agencies for assistance, require their officers to work on their scheduled days-off or work extended shifts, require supervisors to work beats, etc. If the departments were consolidated, Scottsbluff would probably be using Gering officers to alleviate staffing shortages they are currently experiencing.
• It has been suggested that a chief and two captains would be retained in a consolidated department. The remaining chief and two captains would be demoted but receive the same salary. How demoralizing it would be to be the chief and captains who were demoted! They posses the skills and abilities to perform the tasks of the job yet they would not be allowed to do so. This seems to be a real waste of talent and skills. Those who had been demoted might want to seek chief/captain positions with other agencies. How is a demotion going to be viewed by future potential employers? The demotion would be no fault to the employee but a future employer is not going to know that. How would sergeants view demoted captains receiving more pay for doing the same job the sergeants are doing? Would the demoted chief/captains receive annual raises like the other employees or would their salaries be frozen until it equaled the other sergeants? No morale building would take place with this decision.
• We have been told that through attrition, money would be saved. In reality, the departments do not have extra manpower now. We do not foresee a situation where attrition can ever take place to save additional budgeted funds.
• Since Gering has statistical proof of less crime and is considered a safer community, our seasoned officers could be placed or called into coverage of heavier Scottsbluff crime scenes. Logic follows that new officers will be sent to Gering for lighter duty to begin their law enforcement experience while experienced officers could be assigned beats in Scottsbluff. Once again, Gering would be at a disadvantage if new or inexperienced officers were only placed in Gering.
• Scottsbluff seems to have more difficulty with their budget than Gering. (ex: funding shortcomings for their cemetery, the zoo, fire department, etc). When Scottsbluff makes cuts to the budget, Gering police department could expect to be affected negatively if the departments were consolidated. Without consolidation, Gering is not affected by Scottsbluff’s budget.
• If consolidation results, Gering City Council and City Administrator will not have any control over the hiring and firing of the officers placed in Gering. They will not have control over who goes to training, what training the officers in Gering receive, or how often officers receive training. Gering’s crime rate is considerably less than Scottsbluff so one would wonder if the officers in Gering would receive less training. How will a joint service agency ensure Gering officers receive the same amount of training as officers in Scottsbluff? How often would officers receive training? Who determines who goes to training, or what training is needed?
• If combining Gering with Scottsbluff, we need to open the position of Police Chief to a nation-wide search and application process. We deserve a chief who has the experience, background and knowledge to blend two departments. We deserve someone we can all trust for our communities’ best interest. To our knowledge, neither chief nor any of the 4 captains have that expertise.
• Before any consolidation of agencies would take place, an external review of each agency needs to be conducted. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each agency? How are they working internally as far as following written policies, morale of officers, the scheduling of trainings for officers, etc.? Both have unions but how is that working for each department? Having an unbiased team come in and evaluate each agency is critical for Gering’s best interest. Why would we want our officers to join another force without knowing how that force is really functioning? That knowledge would come from examination of practices that exist when following policies, viewing the policies and procedures, interviewing employees at the administration and patrol levels, etc.
• Currently, Gering Police Department has a very excellent response time. Gering officers working in a much larger area with train tracks to cross would decrease the response time for Gering residents immensely.
• Distance in responding to Gering will inevitability increase the fuel budget, a cost that must be added to the expense of consolidation. This budget item would probably never decrease due to increased fuel usage and rising fuel prices in increasing response distance. This budget increase goes against efforts to otherwise be more sustainable.
• Economic development will be negatively affected for businesses of Gering with the consolidation. Scottsbluff and Gering Police Departments do not use the same facility to supply fuel, tires, etc. for their patrol fleets. With consolidation, the supplier of these goods would probably not be a Gering business. Gering officers patronize Gering food establishments during meal times. Those businesses could expect less patronization if consolidation were to happen. Both of these items affect the amount of sales tax Gering would collect, which is vital so several programs/projects continue and property tax relief is realized. Our downtown business world has decline greatly and we need to encourage as much business as possible.
• In order to strive to be more sustainable, a community needs to be walkable with services and business accessible to the residents. In a consolidated police department, the main office would be in Scottsbluff. Currently, the location of the main office in Gering is easily accessible to our residents. In order to be more sustainable, Gering needs to protect the walkability of its community.
• We strongly believe that implementation of the city sustainability plan will do more to conserve current and future city budgets than any possible financial savings that could result from a police consolidation. Even on paper, there appears to be no financial savings, immediately or within the next several years. However, by embedding the sustainability plan into daily city operations, savings could be realized immediately.

When marketing our communities, we need to advertise the resources we have and build on them. We have two distinct, unique communities that provide diversity to the residents of this area. We need to capitalize on that and promote it to others that might want to re-locate here. Let’s not destroy what we have, but instead let us promote it.

We need to work smarter but keep our police department as Gering’s. We need to continue to work with, be supportive and cooperative with Scottsbluff. We need to be the best neighbor we can be without giving away ourselves and our city. We encourage the Gering City Council to vote “no” on any consolidation option.

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684A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
684A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
684All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
683Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
683Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
682Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
682Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
682Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
681Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
681Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
679Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
678Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
677Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
675From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
673Observations Only: Choices
672A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
672All Points West: We shall not give into fear
671Teen Voice: The gift of caring
671Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
671Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
670Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
668News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
668Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
667Why you should visit the zoo in February
666From the hill: Accountability Matters
666Capitol View: Nebraska has lost another statesman
665Observations Only: Journey's end
665A Stray Moment: God Knows
665Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
665From the Hill: Working for Offutt
664History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
663Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
663A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
663Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
662No-Till Notes: Looking Back
661A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
661Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
661Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
660A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
660From the hill: Kerrie On
658Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
657No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
656A Stray Moment: Without a net
656Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
656From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
653From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
653Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
653From the Hill: May in Nebraska
651A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
651Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
650A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
648Observations Only: The visit
648A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
647News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
645A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
645A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
644A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
643A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
642A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
641Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
640No Till Notes:
640All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
639Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
638Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
637Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
637Teen Voice: ACTing out
635Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
634Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
634Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
634Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
634Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
634Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
633Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
633Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
632Golden Spade
631Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
631Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
630A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
630Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
630Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
630From the capitol: A System That Cares
629Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
628Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
627The Christmas Story
626Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
624From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
624Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
624News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
623Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
620Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
620Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
620Teen Voice: To the future
619Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
619News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
619Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
618A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
616Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
616Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
616Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
615Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
614A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
614All Points West: A community on the move
613No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
613Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
612No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
611Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
611All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
611Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
610No Till Notes: Final Stop
609At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
608No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
608Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
607Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
607Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
606No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
606Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
606Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
606News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
605I'm falling for Tumblr?
604Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
603Letters to the Editor
603No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
603Washington: Mindful of our heroes
602Jack’s Insights – April 2016
601Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
601Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
600Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
599Totally Random: My journey, life after living
599Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
599Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
598All Points West: Never far from the trail
598Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
597No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
597Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
596Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
596In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
595Building Bridges: Love your enemies
594Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
593Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
591Totally Random: Life’s ripples
591Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
590VA wrestles with health care system changes
589Teen Voice: Teen slang
588Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
588Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
588Teen Voice: My rebellion
588No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
588Washington report: Conservative Champions
587From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
586Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
585Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
585No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
585Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
584Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
584Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
584At the Monument: Night Sky
584Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
584Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
582SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
582No-til Notes: Changing plans
582Reach out for challenges
582The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
582Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
581Guest Voices…
581No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
580Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
580News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
580News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
580News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
579Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
579Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
578The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
577Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
577Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
577Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
577No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
577Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
576Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
575In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
574No-Till Notes: The value of water
574Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
573Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
573For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
573No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
571No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
571A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
571Capitol View: Someday you can get there from here
570From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
569A Small World: Special guest
569Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
569Letters to the Editor
569Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
568Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
568All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
568News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
567Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
567Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
566Teen Voice: Stress test
565Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
564Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
564A real leaning tree Christmas
564
563Letter to the editor
563News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
562Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
562Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
562Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
561A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
560From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
560Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
560View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
560Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
559Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
559Book review: The Girls – by Emma Cline
558Teen Voice: Being a girl
558Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
558News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
557Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
556Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
556No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
556Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
555Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
555Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
554Teen Voice: Equality
554Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
553Lyman Review: Devil calf
553Teen Voice: The rivalry
553Totally Random: October, the pink month
553Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
552A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
552Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
551Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
551Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
550Teen Voice: The need to get away
550No-till Notes: Moving forward
550Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
549Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
548Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
548Teen Voice: Silence
548From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
547Teen Voice: Shadow art
547From the Hill: More Work Ahead
547Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
547Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
546Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
546Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
546
545Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
545Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
544From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
544Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
544Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
544Prairie Dogs
544At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
543Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
543In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
543Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
542Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
542Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
541Totally Random: The Golden Rule
541From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
541News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
540Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
539Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
539Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
539Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
539Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
539Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
539Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
539From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
539From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
538Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
538News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
537Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
537Teeing Off: Around the Green
537Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
537No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
537Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
536From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
535Totally Random: Trusting the fates
535Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
535
534Lyman Review: One mean chicken
534Lyman Review: Dog fun
534Support letters requested for airport
533Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
533Teen Voice: Cyber War
533At the Monument: That old (historic) building
533Religious freedom must be protected
533Lyman Review: Branding Time
533Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
532Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
532Lyman Review: The love goat
532In the Hills: Explore the state parks
531Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
531At the Library: March into a good book
531Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
531Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
530Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
530Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
530Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
530From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
530News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
530From the hill: A Safer Place
530Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
529Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
528Teen Voice: Self-expression
528Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
528Nature Notes: Love is in the air
528Support emergency services personnel
528At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
527At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
526Teen Voice: Catfished
526Synchronicity:What brings me back
526At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
525Teeing Off: Persistence
525Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
524Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
524From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
524Teen Voice: Serendipity
524Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
524At the Monument: Art in National Parks
524No-Till Notes: Back in the field
523Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
523Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
523Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
523From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
522Teen Voice: Living within our means
522Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
522Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
522Squirrel hunting teaches survival skills
521Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
521Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
521Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
521Totally Random: Happy Halloween
521Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
521Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
521Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
521Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
520Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
520Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
520Completely Different - The magic of spring
519From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
519Teen Voice: Where is the love?
519Greetings from the State Capitol
519Creatures of the Night
518Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
518Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
518No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
517From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
516Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
516Teen Voice: Inspire me
516Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
516At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
516Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
516From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
515Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
515Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
514Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
514Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
514Teen Voice: Footprints
514At the Monument: Living History
514Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
513Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
513In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
513
513A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
512What’s really going on with our water?
512A national day of Thanksgiving
511Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
511Their View: Goal post move unfair
511Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
511Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
511At the Monument: Museum collections
511Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
511Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
511Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
510Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
510Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
510From the hill: Healing Our Nation
509Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
509Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
509View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
509From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
509News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
508Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
508Lyman Review: Winter's dog
508New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
507Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
507Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
507Totally Random: Where does it go?
507To whom are we thankful?
507News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
507Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
506Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
506Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
506Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
506Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
505Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
505Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
505From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
505A Small World: Savoring county fair days
505Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
505Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
505Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
503Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
503Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
503From the hill: Keeping America Safe
503Healthy: What you believe, you become
502Teen Voice: Body image
502Rural America and immigration reform
502Teeing Off: The thing about state
502In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
502Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
501Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
501At the Monument: Junior Rangers
501Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
500At the Monument: Where are the animals?
500Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
500Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
499In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
499News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
498From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
498From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
498Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
497Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
497Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
497Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
497College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
497Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
496Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
496Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
496Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
496Linked Lives
496Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
495Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
495Teen Voice: Remember what you have
495At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
493Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
493Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
493Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
493Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
493From the Capitol: Budget balanced
492Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
492Teeing Off: Mind Gym
492Teen Voice: What is love?
492Website Resources
492At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
492Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
491Fourth of July meetings
489Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
488At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
488Think about manufacturing at polls
487In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
487No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
486In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
486Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
485Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
485Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
485Across the Fence: The Pony Express
485Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
485Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
483News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
483Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
482From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
481Be kind through communications
480Our View: The elephant in the room
479No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
479Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
479News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
478Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
478At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
477A Halloween Story: The scary dream
476Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
475News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
475Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
474Teen Voice: The Other Side
474Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
474Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
473Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
470Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
469Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
469From the hill: Serving You
468Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
468Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
467Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
466Creativity dampened by standardized testing
466Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
466From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
464
464Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
464News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
463
463News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
463From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
462Jane’s Secret: The Telling
462Across The Fence: Van Tassell
460Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
460Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
460Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
460Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
457A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
457Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
457Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
457News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
457Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
456Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
456Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
455
455Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
454
454From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
454News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
452An open letter to Trump supporters
450
450Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
450Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
448Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
448Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
441Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
441News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
440The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
435Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
435In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
434News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
433Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
432Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
432Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
430No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
428News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
426No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
425From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
423Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
423Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
423Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
422Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
422Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
420News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
416Washington Report: Improving rural air service
414Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
413Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
413From the hill: Stand Up for Life
412Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
410A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
410Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
409Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
409Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
409Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
407Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
407The Good Life: All that remains is love
407“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
406Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
406Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
405Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
405Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
405Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
405Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
405Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
405News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
405Capitol View: Voters to decide death penalty issue
404 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
404From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
403Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
402Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
402From the hill: The Year Ahead
396Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
396Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
396News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
396From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
395Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
392Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
392News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
391Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
390Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
389Why parents are important
388Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
386From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
383From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
382Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
382No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
379Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
376Washington report: Feeding a world in need
375The Good Life: There is good everywhere
372Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
371Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
370Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
367Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
366Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
366Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
366Simply October
365Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
365Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
365Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
365Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
365From the hill: The PAWS Act
364From the hill: Working for you
362From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
360LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
360No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
359Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
355News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
354No-Till Notes: 10 tips
351No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
347Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
346The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
346Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
346 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
346A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
343From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
341All Points West: The only stupid question
341No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
341Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
340Teen Voice: He’s my dad
340From the hill: Giving Thanks
340News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
338Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
338From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
333Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
330From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
328No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
328Teen Voice: Out with homework
326At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
324A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
323No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
321Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
318News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
309A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
309Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
308A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
308From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
308Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
307From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
301No Till Notes: Saying uncle
299From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
299From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
294Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
293No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
291From the hill: Spurring Innovation
290From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
289Power of legumes
289News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
286From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
284From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
282Infamy - by Richard Reeves
281In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
280No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
280Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
276Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
276No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
275Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
274Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
272No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
271Across the Fence: The War Horse
270No Till Notes: Moving Forward
270No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
268Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
268Across the Fence: Armistice Day
267Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
267No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
266No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
261No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
260Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
255Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
255No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
254Torn between now and somewhere down the line
253No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
251A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
247No-Till Notes: Water conservation
246No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
245At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
245No-till Notes: Stripper head
243No-Till Notes: Observations
243Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
242Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
240At the Monument: Find Your Park
240Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
239Achieving your dreams takes work
239The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
238No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
237No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
237No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
237No Till Notes: Residue levels
235No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
234Tumbleweeds on the loose
233No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
232No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
231No-Till Notes: Potential
230Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
229No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
229Teen Voice: America, the great divide
227Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
225‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
219A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
215No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
212Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
208A mom’s thoughts on social media
207Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
205No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
203Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
203Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
199I love Thanksgiving
197At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
197At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
186No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
182Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
181Our view: United we can build
180Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
180NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
174Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
174Enjoy the festivities
173Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
173Walkable, bikeable communities
172Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
172Easter
171Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
170Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
168At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
164Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
159At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
159‘Is there something I can do?’
157Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
149At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
148Welcome home
146Letter to the Editor
145At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
135
133Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
124Letter to the Editor
121Letter to the Editor
119Our View: A failure to communicate
116Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
112Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
112News from Lincoln: It’s your duty to vote
106To The Editor
94Time to clean up your Facebook friends’ list
85From the Capitol: Honor Them
84Washington Report: Thanking our veterans
82Capitol View: The election is over, the results are well known
79Stakeholders weigh in on death penalty vote
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8316Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
4101Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
2660Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
2617Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
2469The Good Life: A new kind of goal this year
2189Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1952The Good Life: Thanks for reading
1816Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1781All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1681Anno Domini: Memories like starlight
1564All Points West: Closing time at the Citizen
1548A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
1443Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
1429The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1428Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
1425Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
1423All Points West: We’re on the same team
1406Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1383Across the Fence: For what do we give thanks?
1381From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1365Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1360From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1351Curiosity Corner: Ella Lanouette, Beloved pioneer woman
1323All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
1302Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1289Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
1288Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
1279The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
1263Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
1234All Points West: Activiate! summit needs your ideas
1233For What it’s Worth: Getting along with family, post election
1233Across the Fence: Ned Dunlap: Kearney’s only Cow Boy
1227Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
1207From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
1205Skeletons, Part XVII: The letter
1186Teen View: Attitude of gratitude
1164Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
1163Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
1163Teen View: Seasons come and seasons go
1115Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
1090All Points West: The energy to do things right
1084Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
1074The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
1071Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
1065All Points West: Long live great coffee
1063Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
1056Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
1048All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
1043Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
1039Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1034No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
1029News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
1008Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
1003Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
997Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
991Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
988Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
985Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
982Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
981All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
980Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
979Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
965Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
960Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
960Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
956Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
941All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
938Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
937Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
923Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
917Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
915No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
915Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
914A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
913Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
911Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
907Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
907Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
907Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
906Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
904The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
903Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
898Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
897Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
896Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
895Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
894Anno Domini: On this remembering day
893Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
891All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
890All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
888Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
888Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
887All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
880Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
880Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
879Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
876Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
873Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
872Anno Domini: We gather together
871All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
871All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
870Observations Only: Gone away
860Observations Only : White water
859Across the Fence: The hand dug well
857Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
856Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
855Teen Voice: Learning a second language allows for empathy
854Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
853Across The Fence: A day For thanks
853All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
851Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
850Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
849Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
848Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
848Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
845All Points West: Rising above ourselves
844Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
844Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
843Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
840Across the Fence: Amanda
837Capitol View: Prison inmates and staff, more than just numbers
835Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
827Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
827Teen Voice: Ignoring sex in
825Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
824Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
824Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
819Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
816Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
815Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
815Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
814Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
813Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
811Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
809Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
808Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
808From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
800Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
799Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
799Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
799All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
798Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
796The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
793Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
792Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
791The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
791Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
789Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
789Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
787Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
787Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
785Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
785Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
784Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
783Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
781Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
781Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
780Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
780News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
779All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
777Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
775Observations Only: Critical thinking
775Teen Voice: That was intense
774Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
774Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
773Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
773Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
772Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
771The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
771All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
770Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
769Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
769Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
769 Across The Fence: County Fair
767Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
767Observations Only: Sister lost
765Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
765The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
765Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
765All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
764Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
764Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
764Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
763Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
763Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
762Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
761Observations Only: Going home
761Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
759A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
758Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
756Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
756Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
756Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
756Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
755The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
755Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
753Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
753Teen Voice: A life worth living
752The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
752Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
751Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
749Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
749Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
748Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
748Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
746A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
746Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
745Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
744Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
744Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
744Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
744Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
743Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
742The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
742A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
742Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
741Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
741From the hill: “Hello” World
740A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
740Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
739Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
739The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
738Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
738Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
738In My View: Defying disabilities
737Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
737Washington Report: Power of the Purse
737Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
736Observations Only: Good and evil
736Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
735A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
734A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
734Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
734Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
733Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
731Observations Only: Waiting time
731Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
731A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
730The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
730A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
730Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
730All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
729Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
729All Points West: Led by our tongues
728Observations Only: A day in August
728Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
727The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
727Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
726Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
726The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
726The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
726Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
725Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
725The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
724Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
724Observations Only: The last toothpick
724Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
723Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
723Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
723Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
722Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
722Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
721The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
721Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
720Washington: Protecting taxpayers
719Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
718Observations Only: Temptation
718Observations Only: A gift of serenity
717Observations Only: A matter of paradox
717Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
716Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
716Observations Only: A fine line
716Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
716All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
716Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
715Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
714Observations Only: Curious things
714Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
714Observations Only: The awful truth
713A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
713Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
713 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
713Observations Only: Final moment
712Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
712The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
712Observations Only: A sad week
712Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
712Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
711Observations Only: Uneventful flight
711Observations Only: The vigil
711Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
710Observations Only: Reality check
710Across The Fence: Last Christmas
710All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
710Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
709Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
709Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
708Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
706Observations Only: Willfulness
706Observations Only: Saint Marge
706Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
706Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
705Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
704Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
703Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
702Observations Only: Beginnings
702The Good Life: The two different types of business people
702Observations Only: Hog wash
701Observations Only: Curious things, part II
699Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
699Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
699Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
698Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
698Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
698Our View: Community responsible for kids
698From the hill: Good Neighbors
697Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
696Observations Only: A matter of matter
695Observations Only: Divine spirit
695The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
695From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
695The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
694Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
693Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
693Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
693Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
692Observations Only: Divine prompts
692Observations Only: Indifferent love
692Observations Only: Off to the races
691Observations Only: Expect the best
691Observations Only: The shadow of error
691Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
691Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
690A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
689Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
689Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
688 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
688Observations Only: The need to understand
687Observations Only: One more time
686Observations Only: A good daughter
686Observations Only: The vision
685Observations Only: The last goodbye
685Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
685Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
684Observations Only: A soul’s journey
684A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
684A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
684All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
683Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
683Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
682Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
682Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
682Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
681Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
681Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
679Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
678Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
677Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
675From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
673Observations Only: Choices
672A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
672All Points West: We shall not give into fear
671Teen Voice: The gift of caring
671Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
671Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
670Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
668News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
668Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
667Why you should visit the zoo in February
666From the hill: Accountability Matters
666Capitol View: Nebraska has lost another statesman
665Observations Only: Journey's end
665A Stray Moment: God Knows
665Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
665From the Hill: Working for Offutt
664History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
663Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
663A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
663Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
662No-Till Notes: Looking Back
661A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
661Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
661Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
660A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
660From the hill: Kerrie On
658Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
657No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
656A Stray Moment: Without a net
656Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
656From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
653From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
653Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
653From the Hill: May in Nebraska
651A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
651Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
650A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
648Observations Only: The visit
648A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
647News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
645A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
645A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
644A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
643A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
642A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
641Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
640No Till Notes:
640All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
639Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
638Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
637Time keeps flowing like a river
637Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
637Teen Voice: ACTing out
635Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
634Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
634Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
634Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
634Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
634Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
633Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
633Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
632Golden Spade
631Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
631Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
630A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
630Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
630Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
630From the capitol: A System That Cares
629Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
628Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
627The Christmas Story
626Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
624From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
624Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
624News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
623Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
621Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
621Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
620Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
620Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
620Teen Voice: To the future
619A last look at the Nebraska Zone
619Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
619News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
619Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
618A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
616Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
616Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
616Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
615Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
614A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
614All Points West: A community on the move
613No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
613Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
612No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
611Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
611All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
611Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
610No Till Notes: Final Stop
609At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
608No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
608Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
607Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
607Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
606No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
606Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
606Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
606News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
605Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
605I'm falling for Tumblr?
604Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
603Letters to the Editor
603No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
603Washington: Mindful of our heroes
602Jack’s Insights – April 2016
601Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
601Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
601Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
600Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
599Totally Random: My journey, life after living
599Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
599Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
598All Points West: Never far from the trail
598Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
597No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
597Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
596Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
596In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
595Building Bridges: Love your enemies
594What's the deal with organic milk?
594Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
593Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
591Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
591Totally Random: Life’s ripples
591Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
590VA wrestles with health care system changes
589Teen Voice: Teen slang
588Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
588Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
588Teen Voice: My rebellion
588No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
588Washington report: Conservative Champions
587From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
586Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
585Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
585No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
585Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
584Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
584Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
584At the Monument: Night Sky
584Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
584Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
582SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
582No-til Notes: Changing plans
582Reach out for challenges
582The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
582Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
581Guest Voices…
581No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
580Across the Fence: Building Barns
580Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
580News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
580News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
580News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
579Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
579Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
578The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
577Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
577Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
577Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
577No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
577Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
576Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
575In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
574Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
574No-Till Notes: The value of water
574Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
573Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
573Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
573For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
573No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
571Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
571No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
571A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
571Capitol View: Someday you can get there from here
570From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
569A Small World: Special guest
569Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
569Letters to the Editor
569Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
568Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
568All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
568News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
567Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
567Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
566Teen Voice: Stress test
565Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
564Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
564A real leaning tree Christmas
564
563Letter to the editor
563News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
562Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
562Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
562Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
561A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
560From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
560Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
560View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
560Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
559Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
559Book review: The Girls – by Emma Cline
558Teen Voice: Being a girl
558Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
558News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
557Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
556Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
556No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
556Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
555Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
555Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
554Teen Voice: Equality
554Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
553Lyman Review: Devil calf
553Teen Voice: The rivalry
553Totally Random: October, the pink month
553Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
552A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
552Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
551Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
551Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
551Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
551Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
550Teen Voice: The need to get away
550No-till Notes: Moving forward
550Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
549Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
549Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
548Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
548Teen Voice: Silence
548From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
547Teen Voice: Shadow art
547From the Hill: More Work Ahead
547Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
547Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
546Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
546Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
546
545Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
545Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
544From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
544Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
544Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
544Prairie Dogs
544At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
543Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
543In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
543Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
542Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
542Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
541Totally Random: The Golden Rule
541From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
541News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
540Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
539Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
539Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
539Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
539Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
539Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
539Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
539From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
539From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
538Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
538News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
537Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
537Teeing Off: Around the Green
537Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
537No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
537Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
536From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
535Totally Random: Trusting the fates
535Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
535
534Trash cans
534Lyman Review: One mean chicken
534Lyman Review: Dog fun
534Support letters requested for airport
533Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
533Teen Voice: Cyber War
533At the Monument: That old (historic) building
533Religious freedom must be protected
533Lyman Review: Branding Time
533Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
532Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
532Lyman Review: The love goat
532In the Hills: Explore the state parks
531Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
531At the Library: March into a good book
531Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
531Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
530Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
530Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
530Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
530From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
530News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
530From the hill: A Safer Place
530Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
529Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
528Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
528Teen Voice: Self-expression
528Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
528Nature Notes: Love is in the air
528Support emergency services personnel
528At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
527At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
526Teen Voice: Catfished
526Synchronicity:What brings me back
526At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
525Teeing Off: Persistence
525Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
524Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
524From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
524Teen Voice: Serendipity
524Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
524At the Monument: Art in National Parks
524No-Till Notes: Back in the field
523Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
523Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
523Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
523From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
522Teen Voice: Living within our means
522Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
522Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
522Squirrel hunting teaches survival skills
521Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
521Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
521Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
521Totally Random: Happy Halloween
521Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
521Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
521Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
521Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
520Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
520Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
520Completely Different - The magic of spring
519From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
519Teen Voice: Where is the love?
519Greetings from the State Capitol
519Creatures of the Night
518Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
518Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
518Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
518No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
517Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
517From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
516Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
516Teen Voice: Inspire me
516Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
516At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
516Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
516From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
515Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
515Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
514Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
514Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
514Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
514Teen Voice: Footprints
514At the Monument: Living History
514Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
513Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
513In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
513
513A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
512What’s really going on with our water?
512A national day of Thanksgiving
511Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
511Their View: Goal post move unfair
511Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
511Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
511At the Monument: Museum collections
511Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
511Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
511Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
510Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
510Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
510From the hill: Healing Our Nation
509Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
509Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
509View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
509From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
509News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
508Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
508Lyman Review: Winter's dog
508New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
507Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
507Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
507Totally Random: Where does it go?
507To whom are we thankful?
507News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
507Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
506Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
506Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
506Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
506Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
506Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
505Observations Only : The orphanage
505Completely Different: It's all in the family
505Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
505Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
505From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
505A Small World: Savoring county fair days
505Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
505Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
505Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
503Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
503Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
503Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
503From the hill: Keeping America Safe
503Healthy: What you believe, you become
502Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
502Teen Voice: Body image
502Rural America and immigration reform
502Teeing Off: The thing about state
502In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
502Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
501The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
501Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
501At the Monument: Junior Rangers
501Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
500At the Monument: Where are the animals?
500Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
500Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
499In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
499News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
498From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
498From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
498Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
497Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
497Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
497Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
497College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
497Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
496Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
496Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
496Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
496Linked Lives
496Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
495Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
495Teen Voice: Remember what you have
495At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
493Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
493Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
493Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
493Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
493From the Capitol: Budget balanced
492Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
492Teeing Off: Mind Gym
492Teen Voice: What is love?
492Website Resources
492At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
492Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
491Fourth of July meetings
489Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
488Across the fence: Something worth remembering
488At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
488Think about manufacturing at polls
487In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
487No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
486In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
486Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
485Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
485Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
485Across the Fence: The Pony Express
485Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
485Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
483News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
483Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
482From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
481Be kind through communications
480Our View: The elephant in the room
479No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
479Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
479News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
478It's no surprise
478Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
478At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
477A Halloween Story: The scary dream
476Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
475News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
475Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
474Teen Voice: The Other Side
474Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
474Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
473Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
473Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
472The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
471Observations only : Sisters of the world
471Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
470Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
470Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
469Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
469From the hill: Serving You
468Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
468Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
467Observations Only: A new direction
467Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
466Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
466Creativity dampened by standardized testing
466Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
466From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
464
464Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
464News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
463
463News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
463From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
462Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
462Jane’s Secret: The Telling
462Across The Fence: Van Tassell
461Observations Only - Two ages of man
461Observations Only: Saturday delight
461Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
460Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
460Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
460Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
460Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
458Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
457Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
457A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
457Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
457Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
457News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
457Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
456Observations Only : Mission accomplished
456Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
456Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
456Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
455
455Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
454
454From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
454News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
452An open letter to Trump supporters
450
450Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
450Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
449Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
448Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
448Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
443Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
442Observations Only: The meeting
441Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
441A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
441Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
441Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
441News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
440Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
440The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
435Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
435In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
434News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
433Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
432Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
432Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
431Observations Only: Just around the corner
430No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
428News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
426No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
425From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
423Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
423Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
423Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
423Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
422Age of reason
422Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
422Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
420Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
420News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
419Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
418Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
416Washington Report: Improving rural air service
414 Taking a big risk
414Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
413A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
413Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
413From the hill: Stand Up for Life
412Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
410Life's curve balls
410A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
410Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
409Observations Only: The joy of money
409Observations Only: What's in a word?
409Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
409Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
409Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
407Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
407The Good Life: All that remains is love
407“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
406Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
406Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
406Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
405Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
405Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
405Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
405Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
405Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
405News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
405Capitol View: Voters to decide death penalty issue
404Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
404 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
404From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
403Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
402Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
402From the hill: The Year Ahead
398A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
396Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
396Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
396News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
396From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
395Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
393Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
392Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
392News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
391Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
390Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
389Why parents are important
388Observations Only: Blue chip stock
388Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
387Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
387Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
386From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
383The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
383From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
382Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
382No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
380Across the Fence: On The road
379Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
379Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
377Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
377The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
376Washington report: Feeding a world in need
375The Good Life: There is good everywhere
374The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
372Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
371Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
370Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
369Assad’s endgame
368Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
367Silence please
367Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
366Observations Only: Together again
366Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
366Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
366Simply October
365Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
365Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
365Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
365Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
365Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
365From the hill: The PAWS Act
364Observations Only: Extreme measures
364From the hill: Working for you
363The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
363Observations Only: Painting a picture
362Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
362From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
361Observations Only: North Powder
360Observations Only: Spider adventure
360LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
360No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
359Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
357Observations Only: Sister odyssey
357Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
356Observations Only: Giving up
355Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
355News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
354No-Till Notes: 10 tips
352Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
351No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
349Observations Only: No thank you
348Observations Only: Scourge of violence
347Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
346Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
346The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
346Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
346 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
346A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
344Observations Only: Counting chickens
343From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
342Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
342Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
342The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
342Observations Only: Surprises
342The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
341All Points West: The only stupid question
341No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
341Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
340Teen Voice: He’s my dad
340From the hill: Giving Thanks
340News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
339Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
338Teen Voice: The more the merrier
338Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
338From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
337Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
337Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
336A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
333Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
331Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
331SELL-OUT!
331From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
330From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
328No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
328Teen Voice: Out with homework
327Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
327The ghost of Ayn Rand
326Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
326At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
324A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
324A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
323It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
323We need a few good people
323No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
321Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
320Home of the Brave
319From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
318News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
317Permission to remember
313A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
311Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
311Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
311A Stray Moment: The last time
310A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
309A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
309Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
308A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
308From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
308Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
307Being a Nebraskan – border to border
307From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
306Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
305Completely Different: Tales from the mat
304Our view . . .Sports Complex
302Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
301No Till Notes: Saying uncle
299From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
299From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
297Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
294Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
293Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
293No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
292A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
291From the hill: Spurring Innovation
290From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
289Power of legumes
289News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
287Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
286A Small World: Time traveling
286From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
284Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
284From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
284From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
283Seeing the works of the master
282Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
282Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
282Infamy - by Richard Reeves
281In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
280No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
280Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
279Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
277Completely Different: The Quest
276Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
276No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
275The zombie apocalypse and you
275Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
274Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
272No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
271Across the Fence: The War Horse
270Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
270No Till Notes: Moving Forward
270No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
268Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
268Across the Fence: Armistice Day
267Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
267No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
266My mini Pen and me
266Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
266No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
261Completely Different: Your local government and you
261No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
260Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
258Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
256Welcome to Gering
255Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
255Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
255No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
254Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
254Torn between now and somewhere down the line
253No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
251Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
251A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
250Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
250Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
249Do You Tube?
247No-Till Notes: Water conservation
246Economic development update
246No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
245At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
245No-till Notes: Stripper head
243No-Till Notes: Observations
243Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
242Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
242Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
240Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
240At the Monument: Find Your Park
240Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
239Achieving your dreams takes work
239The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
238Our View: Bravo OTD committee
238No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
237No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
237No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
237No Till Notes: Residue levels
236Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
235No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
234Tumbleweeds on the loose
233Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
233No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
232No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
231No-Till Notes: Potential
230Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
229No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
229Teen Voice: America, the great divide
227Social time has important benefits
227Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
225‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
219A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
217Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
215No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
214Teen Voice: March Madness
213Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
212Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
211Letter to the Editor
211Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
208A mom’s thoughts on social media
207Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
205No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
204Timing makes perfect
203From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
203Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
203Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
202Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
202Teen Voice: Today’s television
202Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
199I love Thanksgiving
197At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
197At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
195View from the block
195Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
193Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
193Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
192Practice safe barbecue basics
192Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
191Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
189Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
189From the Superintendent’s Desk
187From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
186No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
185From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
183Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
183Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
182Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
181Our view: United we can build
180Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
180Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
180NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
176From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
174Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
174Enjoy the festivities
173From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
173Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
173Walkable, bikeable communities
172Teen Voice: Not just another ride
172Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
172Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
172Easter
171Our View: Visionaries wanted
171From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
171Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
170Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
170Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
168At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
166LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
165Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
164Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
159At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
159‘Is there something I can do?’
157Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
154The Block
153Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
153From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
152Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
151The hills, part 1: Mustangs
150Remembering When
150Teen Voice: The road of hatred
149At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
148From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
148LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
148Welcome home
146From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
146Letter to the Editor
145Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
145At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
143From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
139A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
139Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
139Teen Voice: Happy news
135From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
135
133Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
131Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
128From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
128From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
124Letter to the Editor
121Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
121Letter to the Editor
119Our View: A failure to communicate
116Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
113Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
112Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
112News from Lincoln: It’s your duty to vote
108My Thanksgiving prayer
106To The Editor
97Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
94Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
94Time to clean up your Facebook friends’ list
85From the Capitol: Honor Them
84Washington Report: Thanking our veterans
82Capitol View: The election is over, the results are well known
79Stakeholders weigh in on death penalty vote
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