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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23Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
23From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
23Teen Voice: Equality
23Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
23Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
23Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
23Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
23Observations Only: Expect the best
23A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
23Observations Only: Beginnings
23Observations Only: Good and evil
23A Stray Moment: God Knows
23The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
23Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
23Observations Only: Choices
23Observations Only: The shadow of error
23Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
23The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
23Teeing Off: Mind Gym
23Observations Only: The need to understand
23Observations Only: Off to the races
23Observations Only: The awful truth
23A Small World: Special guest
23Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
23Observations Only: Waiting time
23Totally Random: Happy Halloween
23Observations Only: One more time
23Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
23Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
23Observations Only: The vigil
23Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
23A real leaning tree Christmas
23Teen Voice: The gift of caring
23Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
23Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
23Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
23Why you should visit the zoo in February
23Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
23Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
23Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
23Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
23Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
23Teen Voice: Footprints
23View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
23Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
23Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
23Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
23Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
23Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
23Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
23Linked Lives
23At the Monument: Junior Rangers
23A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
22The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
22Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
22Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
22Teen Voice: Serendipity
22Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
22Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
22Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
22From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
22Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
22Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
22Observations Only: Willfulness
22Completely Different - The magic of spring
22The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
22Observations Only: Divine prompts
22Teen Voice: Body image
22A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
22Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
22Observations Only: A matter of paradox
22Teen Voice: The Other Side
22The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
22Observations Only: A good daughter
22Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
22Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
22Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
22Teen Voice: The rivalry
22Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
22Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
22Teen Voice: Stress test
22Observations Only: Hog wash
22Anno Domini: On this remembering day
22Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
22Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
22Observations Only: A day in August
22Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
22Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
22Our View: Community responsible for kids
22Observations Only: Final moment
22Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
22Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
22Teen Voice: Where is the love?
22Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
22Teen Voice: Cyber War
22Teen Voice: Inspire me
22Totally Random: Where does it go?
22Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
22Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
22Support emergency services personnel
22What’s really going on with our water?
22Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
22No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
22Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
22At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
22Letters to the Editor
22No-Till Notes: The value of water
21Observations Only: Going home
21Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
21Across the Fence: The Pony Express
21Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
21The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
21Guest Voices…
21Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
21Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
21Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
21Teeing Off: The thing about state
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21A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
21From the Hill: More Work Ahead
21Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
21Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
21The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
21Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
21Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
21Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
21No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
21Teen Voice: To the future
21Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
21Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
21Nature Notes: Love is in the air
21Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
21Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
21Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
21Religious freedom must be protected
21At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
21Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
21Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
21Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
21In the Hills: Explore the state parks
21New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
21No-Till Notes: Back in the field
21Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
21Website Resources
21College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
21Fourth of July meetings
21Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
21A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
21No Till Notes: Final Stop
20Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
20Our View: The elephant in the room
20Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
20A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
20The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
20A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
20Lyman Review: One mean chicken
20Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
20Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
20Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
20Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
20Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
20Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
20Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
20Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
20Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
20View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
20Greetings from the State Capitol
20Lyman Review: Branding Time
20From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
20Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
19I'm falling for Tumblr?
19Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
19From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
19Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
19Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
19The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
19Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
19Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
19Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
19SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
19At the Library: March into a good book
19Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
19Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
18Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
18Rural America and immigration reform
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Lyman Review: Winter's dog
18Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
18No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
7Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Most Read News Stories of 2012
327All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
319Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
172Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
166Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
146Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
134Support letters requested for airport
131Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
131A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
123At the Monument: Museum collections
122Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
118At the Monument: Where are the animals?
110Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
110No Till Notes:
109A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
105No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
105A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
104Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
102In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
102At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
99Letters to the Editor
97Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
88No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
83Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
76Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
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71Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
67At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
66Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
62Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
57Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
55What's the deal with organic milk?
54Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
52Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
49Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
49No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
44Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
44Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
42Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
42Observations Only: A soul’s journey
42Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
42Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
42Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
41Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
41Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
41Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
41Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
41Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
40Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
40Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
40Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
40Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
39Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
39Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
39Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
39Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
38Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
38Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
38Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
38The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
38Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
37Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
37Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
37Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
37In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
36Completely Different: It's all in the family
36Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
36Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
35A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
35From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
35A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
35Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
35Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
35Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
35Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
35Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
34Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
34Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
34Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
34The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
34Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
34Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
34At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
33Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
33Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
33Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
33Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
33Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
33From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
33Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
33Totally Random: The Golden Rule
33Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
33The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
33Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
33Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
33Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
33Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
33Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
32Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
32Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
32Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
32Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
32Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
32Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
32Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
32From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
32Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
32Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
32A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
32Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
32Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
32Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
32Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
32Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
32Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
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31Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
31The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
31Across the Fence: On The road
31Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
31Across the Fence: Building Barns
31From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
31From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
31Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
31Observations Only : White water
31Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
31Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
31Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
31Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
31Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
31Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
31Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
31Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
31Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
31Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
31A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
31Reach out for challenges
30Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
30From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
30From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
30Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
30From the Superintendent’s Desk
30Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
30From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
30Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
30Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
30A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
30Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
30Anno Domini: We gather together
30Totally Random: My journey, life after living
30Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
30Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
30Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
30Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
30Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
30No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
30Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
30 Across The Fence: County Fair
30Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
29Across the fence: Something worth remembering
29Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
29Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
29Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
29Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
29Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
29Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
29Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
29Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
29A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
29From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
29Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
29Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
29Observations Only: Temptation
29A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
29Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
29 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
29Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
29Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
29Observations Only: Reality check
29Teen Voice: Silence
29The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
29Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
29At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
29Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
29Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
29In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
29Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
29Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
29In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
29Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
29Creatures of the Night
29A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
28Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
28A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
28Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
28Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
28Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
28Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
28Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
28Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
28Across the Fence: The hand dug well
28Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
28Observations Only: Divine spirit
28A Stray Moment: Without a net
28Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
28The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
28Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
28A Small World: Savoring county fair days
28Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
28Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
28Observations Only: Saint Marge
28Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
28Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
28Across The Fence: Last Christmas
28Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
28Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
28Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
28Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
28Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
28Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
28Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
28Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
28Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
28No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
28Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
28No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
27A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
27Assad’s endgame
27Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
27A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
27From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
27Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
27Teen Voice: Today’s television
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
27From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
27Observations Only: Curious things
27Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
27From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
27Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
27Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
27Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
27Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
27Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
27Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
27Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
27Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
27The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
27Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
27Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
27Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
27Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
27Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
27Across The Fence: A day For thanks
27Observations Only: Gone away
27Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
27Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
27Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
27Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
27Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
27Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
27Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
27In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
27Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
27Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
27A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
27Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
27Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
26Observations Only : The orphanage
26Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
26Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
26Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
26Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
26Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
26Observations Only: Just around the corner
26Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
26Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
26Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
26From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
26Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
26A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
26From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
26From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
26Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
26Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
26Observations Only: Critical thinking
26Observations Only: Curious things, part II
26Observations Only: Journey's end
26Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
26Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
26Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
26Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
26Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
26Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
26From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
26Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
26Observations Only: A gift of serenity
26Teen Voice: Shadow art
26Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
26Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
26Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
26The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
26Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
26Observations Only: Indifferent love
26Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
26Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
26Lyman Review: Devil calf
26Teen Voice: Self-expression
26 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
26Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
26Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
26Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
26Their View: Goal post move unfair
26Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
26At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
26Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
26History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
26No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
26Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
26Prairie Dogs
26Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
26In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
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26At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
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26Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
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26Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
25Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
25Completely Different: Your local government and you
25Observations Only - Two ages of man
25Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
25Home of the Brave
25Observations Only: A new direction
25Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
25Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
25Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
25Observations Only: Painting a picture
25Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
25Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
25Observations Only: Sister odyssey
25Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
25Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
25Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
25Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
25Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
25A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
25From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
25Observations Only: Uneventful flight
25A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
25A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
25Observations Only: Sister lost
25Teen Voice: Living within our means
25A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
25Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
25Teen Voice: Being a girl
25Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
25From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
25Teen Voice: The need to get away
25A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
25Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
25Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
25Teen Voice: Remember what you have
25Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
25The Good Life: The two different types of business people
25A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
25Teeing Off: Around the Green
25Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
25The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
25Totally Random: Life’s ripples
25Observations Only: The visit
25Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
25A Halloween Story: The scary dream
25No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
25Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
25Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
25Observations Only: The last toothpick
25Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
25Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
25Totally Random: Trusting the fates
25At the Monument: That old (historic) building
25Across the Fence: Amanda
25No-Till Notes: Looking Back
25At the Monument: Art in National Parks
25Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
25Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
25Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
25Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
25Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
25Synchronicity:What brings me back
25Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
25No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
25Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
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24Teen Voice: March Madness
24Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
24Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
24Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
24Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
24Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
24The zombie apocalypse and you
24SELL-OUT!
24Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
24Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
24Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
24Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
24Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
24Observations Only: Extreme measures
24Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
24Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
24Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
24Teen Voice: Happy news
24Teen Voice: Catfished
24A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
24Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
24The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
24Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
24Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
24Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
24Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
24Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
24Observations Only: A fine line
24Observations Only: A matter of matter
24Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
24Teeing Off: Persistence
24Observations Only: The vision
24Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
24Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
24Lyman Review: The love goat
24Totally Random: October, the pink month
24Observations Only: A sad week
24Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
24Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
24Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
24Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
24Teen Voice: My rebellion
24Observations Only: The last goodbye
24Teen Voice: What is love?
24Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
24Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
24Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
24Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
24Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
24No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
24Building Bridges: Love your enemies
24Lyman Review: Dog fun
24In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
24Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
24Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
24No-till Notes: Moving forward
24Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
24For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
24No-til Notes: Changing plans
24No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
24Be kind through communications
24Letter to the editor
24Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
24Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
24No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
24At the Monument: Night Sky
24No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
24Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
23Observations only : Sisters of the world
23Completely Different: Tales from the mat
23Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
23Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
23Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
23Being a Nebraskan – border to border
23Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
23Trash cans
23Observations Only: The joy of money
23Do You Tube?
23Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
23Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
23A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
23Observations Only: What's in a word?
23The ghost of Ayn Rand
23From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
23Silence please
23Remembering When
23The hills, part 1: Mustangs
23Observations Only: Counting chickens
23LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
23Observations Only: Spider adventure
23Observations Only: North Powder
23Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
23Observations Only: The meeting
23Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
23Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
23Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
23A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
23Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
23From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
23Teen Voice: Equality
23Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
23Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
23Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
23Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
23Observations Only: Expect the best
23A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
23Observations Only: Beginnings
23Observations Only: Good and evil
23A Stray Moment: God Knows
23The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
23Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
23Observations Only: Choices
23Observations Only: The shadow of error
23Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
23The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
23Teeing Off: Mind Gym
23Observations Only: The need to understand
23Observations Only: Off to the races
23Observations Only: The awful truth
23A Small World: Special guest
23Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
23Observations Only: Waiting time
23Totally Random: Happy Halloween
23Observations Only: One more time
23Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
23Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
23Observations Only: The vigil
23Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
23A real leaning tree Christmas
23Teen Voice: The gift of caring
23Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
23Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
23Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
23Why you should visit the zoo in February
23Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
23Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
23Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
23Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
23Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
23Teen Voice: Footprints
23View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
23Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
23Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
23Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
23Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
23Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
23Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
23Linked Lives
23At the Monument: Junior Rangers
23A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
22My mini Pen and me
22Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
22Completely Different: The Quest
22Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
22From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
22Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
22Practice safe barbecue basics
22Observations Only: Saturday delight
22It's no surprise
22Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
22Teen Voice: Not just another ride
22Observations Only: Giving up
22A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
22Teen Voice: The road of hatred
22Observations Only: No thank you
22A Stray Moment: The last time
22Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
22Observations Only: Blue chip stock
22Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
22Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
22Observations Only: Scourge of violence
22The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
22Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
22Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
22Teen Voice: Serendipity
22Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
22Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
22Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
22From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
22Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
22Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
22Observations Only: Willfulness
22Completely Different - The magic of spring
22The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
22Observations Only: Divine prompts
22Teen Voice: Body image
22A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
22Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
22Observations Only: A matter of paradox
22Teen Voice: The Other Side
22The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
22Observations Only: A good daughter
22Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
22Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
22Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
22Teen Voice: The rivalry
22Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
22Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
22Teen Voice: Stress test
22Observations Only: Hog wash
22Anno Domini: On this remembering day
22Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
22Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
22Observations Only: A day in August
22Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
22Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
22Our View: Community responsible for kids
22Observations Only: Final moment
22Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
22Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
22Teen Voice: Where is the love?
22Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
22Teen Voice: Cyber War
22Teen Voice: Inspire me
22Totally Random: Where does it go?
22Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
22Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
22Support emergency services personnel
22What’s really going on with our water?
22Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
22No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
22Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
22At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
22Letters to the Editor
22No-Till Notes: The value of water
21It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
21Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
21Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
21A last look at the Nebraska Zone
21Time keeps flowing like a river
21Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
21Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
21Permission to remember
21Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
21Life's curve balls
21A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
21The Block
21From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
21From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
21Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
21Observations Only: Together again
21LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
21Observations Only: Surprises
21Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
21From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
21Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
21Observations Only: Going home
21Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
21Across the Fence: The Pony Express
21Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
21The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
21Guest Voices…
21Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
21Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
21Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
21Teeing Off: The thing about state
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21A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
21From the Hill: More Work Ahead
21Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
21Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
21The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
21Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
21Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
21Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
21No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
21Teen Voice: To the future
21Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
21Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
21Nature Notes: Love is in the air
21Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
21Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
21Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
21Religious freedom must be protected
21At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
21Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
21Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
21Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
21In the Hills: Explore the state parks
21New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
21No-Till Notes: Back in the field
21Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
21Website Resources
21College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
21Fourth of July meetings
21Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
21A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
21No Till Notes: Final Stop
20Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
20Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
20Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
20We need a few good people
20Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
20Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
20Observations Only : Mission accomplished
20Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
20The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
20Social time has important benefits
20Age of reason
20Timing makes perfect
20Economic development update
20The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
20 Taking a big risk
20Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
20Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
20Teen Voice: The more the merrier
20From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
20Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
20The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
20Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
20The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
20Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
20The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
20Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
20Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
20Our View: The elephant in the room
20Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
20A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
20The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
20A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
20Lyman Review: One mean chicken
20Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
20Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
20Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
20Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
20Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
20Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
20Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
20Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
20Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
20View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
20Greetings from the State Capitol
20Lyman Review: Branding Time
20From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
20Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
19A Small World: Time traveling
19Letter to the Editor
19Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
19Seeing the works of the master
19View from the block
19Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
19A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
19From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
19Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
19Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
19The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
19Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
19I'm falling for Tumblr?
19Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
19From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
19Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
19Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
19The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
19Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
19Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
19Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
19SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
19At the Library: March into a good book
19Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
19Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
18Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
18Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
18Our view . . .Sports Complex
18Our View: Visionaries wanted
18Welcome to Gering
18From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
18The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
18Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
18Rural America and immigration reform
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Lyman Review: Winter's dog
18Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
18No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
17My Thanksgiving prayer
16Our View: Bravo OTD committee
7Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Dominos Pizza
Fresh Foods
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson