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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27Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
27Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
27Observations Only: The last goodbye
27Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
27Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
27Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
27Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
27Letters to the Editor
27Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
27Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
27No Till Notes: Saying uncle
27Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
27All Points West: A community on the move
27No Till Notes: Residue levels
27Across The Fence: Van Tassell
27Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
27The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
27Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
27A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
27Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
27No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
26A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
26Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
26Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
26Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
26Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
26Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
26The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
26A Stray Moment: Without a net
26Observations Only: Indifferent love
26Observations Only: The awful truth
26Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
26Observations Only: A day in August
26Teen Voice: My rebellion
26At the Library: March into a good book
26Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
26Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
26Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
26A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
26Drowning in Regulation
26Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
26Our view: United we can build
26No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
26Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
26Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
26Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
26No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
26Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
26Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
25Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
25Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
25Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
25From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
25The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
25Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
25Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
25A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
25Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
25Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
25Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
25Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
25Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
25Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
25Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
25Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
25No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
25Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
25At the Monument: Night Sky
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25Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
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25Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
25No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
25Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
25Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
25At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
25No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
25Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
25Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
25At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
25Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
25Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
25No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
25Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
25Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
25Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
25Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
24Observations Only: Journey's end
24Teen Voice: Equality
24Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
24Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
24Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
24Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
24Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
24Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
24Our View: Community responsible for kids
24Totally Random: My journey, life after living
24Observations Only: The vigil
24Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
24Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
24Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
24Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
24Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
24No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
24Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
24Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
24No-Till Notes: The value of water
24NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
24Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
24Transgender issues need to be addressed
24Teen Voice: He’s my dad
24Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
24At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
24Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
24Why parents are important
24Property tax relief still in the works
24Packing bill is a bad idea
24Keeping America Safe
23Observations Only : White water
23Observations Only: Curious things
23Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
23Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
23Observations Only: A soul’s journey
23Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
23Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
23Observations Only: Hog wash
23Anno Domini: On this remembering day
23 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
23Anno Domini: We gather together
23Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
23Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
23Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
23Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
23Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
23Synchronicity:What brings me back
23Letter to the editor
23Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
23Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
23Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
23Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
23All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
23Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
23Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
23Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
23At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
23Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
23Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
23Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
23Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
23We shall not give into fear
23Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
23From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
23Defending life is essential to defending freedom
23Nebraska’s Heroes
22Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
22From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
22Observations Only: Beginnings
22Observations Only: The need to understand
22Observations Only: The vision
22The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
22Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
22Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
22Observations Only: Waiting time
22Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
22Observations Only: A sad week
22Observations Only: One more time
22Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
22Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
22Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
22No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
22Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
22A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
22Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
22At the Monument: Find Your Park
22At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
22Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
22Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
22Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
22The State of Nebraska Agriculture
22Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
22Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
22Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
22All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
22Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
22Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
22Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
21Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
21Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
21Teen Voice: Being a girl
21A Stray Moment: God Knows
21Observations Only: A gift of serenity
21The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
21A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
21Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
21Teeing Off: Around the Green
21Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
21Teen Voice: The rivalry
21Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
21Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
21Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
21Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
21Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
21Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
21In the Hills: Explore the state parks
21Lyman Review: Branding Time
21For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
21Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
21Power of legumes
21Support letters requested for airport
21A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
21No Till Notes: Moving Forward
21The Good Life: There is good everywhere
21No-till Notes: Stripper head
21A mom’s thoughts on social media
21Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
21Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
21No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
21Teen Voice: Out with homework
21This year in the Regulation Rewind
21Serving You
21Stand Up for Life
21Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
21Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
20Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
20Observations Only: Curious things, part II
20Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
20Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
20The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
20Teen Voice: The need to get away
20Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
20The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
20Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
20Teen Voice: Self-expression
20A real leaning tree Christmas
20Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
20Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
20Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
20Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
20In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
20Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
20Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
20No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
20‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
20Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
20No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
20Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
20Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
20Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
20Walkable, bikeable communities
20 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
20A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
20News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
19Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
19A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
19Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
19Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
19The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
19Observations Only: A fine line
19Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
19Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
19Observations Only: A matter of paradox
19Observations Only: A good daughter
19A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
19Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
19Teen Voice: Stress test
19Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
19Across The Fence: Last Christmas
19Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
19Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
19Teen Voice: Where is the love?
19Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
19Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
19Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
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19The Christmas Story
19Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
19Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
19No-Till Notes: Potential
19Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
19‘Is there something I can do?’
19To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
19Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
19From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
19Tumbleweeds on the loose
19A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
19News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
19Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
18Teen Voice: Serendipity
18Teen Voice: Living within our means
18Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
18Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
18Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
18Observations Only: Willfulness
18Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
18Teen Voice: Shadow art
18Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
18Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
18Observations Only: A matter of matter
18Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
18Observations Only: Off to the races
18Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
18A Small World: Special guest
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Lyman Review: Devil calf
18Observations Only: The visit
18Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
18Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
18Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
18Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
18No-till Notes: Moving forward
18View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
18Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
18History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
18No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
18Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
18Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
18No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
18Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
18Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
18A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
18Enjoy the festivities
18A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
18News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
18The Year Ahead
18Reversing the President’s failed agenda
18Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
17Totally Random: The Golden Rule
17Observations Only: Choices
17Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
17Teeing Off: Persistence
17Lyman Review: One mean chicken
17Totally Random: Happy Halloween
17Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
17Teen Voice: What is love?
17Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
17Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
17Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
17At the Monument: Art in National Parks
17Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
17Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
17At the Monument: Junior Rangers
17No-til Notes: Changing plans
17A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
17Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
17No-Till Notes: Observations
17A new chapter for the U.S. House
17Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
17A national day of Thanksgiving
17Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
17The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
16Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
16A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
16Teen Voice: Remember what you have
16The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
16Teeing Off: Mind Gym
16A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
16Teen Voice: Silence
16A Halloween Story: The scary dream
16Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
16View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
16Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
16No-Till Notes: Back in the field
16Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
16The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
16Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
16Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
16Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
16Reach out for challenges
16At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
16Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
16Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
16No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
16No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
16Practicing Fiscal Restraint
16Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
16Spurring Innovation
16Unprovoked dangers
16Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
16Giving Thanks
16State Senators visit western Nebraska
16Hog bill vote was disappointing
16No-Till Notes: Water conservation
16From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
15Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
15Observations Only: The shadow of error
15Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
15A Small World: Savoring county fair days
15Lyman Review: The love goat
15Teen Voice: Cyber War
15Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
15From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
15Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
15College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
15No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
15Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
15Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
15At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
15A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
15Honoring Our Veterans
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15Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
15A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
15Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
15Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
15Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
15The Good Life: All that remains is love
15I love Thanksgiving
15No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
15Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
15No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
14From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
14Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
14Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
14Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
14I'm falling for Tumblr?
14Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
14Observations Only: Expect the best
14Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
14Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
14Observations Only: Divine prompts
14Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
14Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
14Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
14Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
14Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
14In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
14Support emergency services personnel
14Linked Lives
14At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
14Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
14Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
14At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
14Achieving your dreams takes work
14Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
14Veterans Day
14A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
14Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
14A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
14At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
14Letter to the Editor
14Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
14Tourism can bolster economy
14It’s Fall in Nebraska
14Keeping Nebraska Safe
14Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
13Teen Voice: Catfished
13Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
13Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
13From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
13Across the Fence: The Pony Express
13Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
13Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
13The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
13Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
13Teen Voice: Body image
13Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
13Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
13Teeing Off: The thing about state
13Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
13The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
13Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
13Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
13Teen Voice: Inspire me
13Lyman Review: Dog fun
13Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
13At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
13Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
13Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
13Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
13At the Monument: Where are the animals?
13Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
13Fourth of July meetings
13No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
13In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
13Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
13Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
13Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
13At the Monument: Museum collections
13At the Monument: Living History
13At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
13Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
13Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
13Budgeting the Nebraska Way
13Protecting Our Local Communities
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
12Completely Different - The magic of spring
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
12From the Hill: More Work Ahead
12Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
12Greetings from the State Capitol
12New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
12Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
12No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
12Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
12Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
12In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
12Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
12No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
12No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
12Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
12Back to Where it All Began
12Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
12Committee reviews property tax proposals
11From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
11Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
11Observations Only: Divine spirit
11Rural America and immigration reform
11Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
11Lyman Review: Winter's dog
11Nature Notes: Love is in the air
11At the Monument: That old (historic) building
11Religious freedom must be protected
11Be kind through communications
11In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
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11In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
11Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
11Letter to the Editor
11Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
11Welcome home
11All Points West: The only stupid question
11Simply October
10Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
10From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
10Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
10Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
10Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
10Totally Random: Where does it go?
10At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
10Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
10Website Resources
10Their View: Goal post move unfair
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10Creatures of the Night
10Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
10Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
10Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
10Letter to the Editor
10Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
9From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
9Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
9Guest Voices…
9The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
9Teen Voice: Footprints
9Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
9Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
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9At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
9To whom are we thankful?
9The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
9At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
9Feeding a world in need
8Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
8From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
8Teen Voice: The Other Side
8Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
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8Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
8At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
8Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
7Our View: The elephant in the room
7The Good Life: The two different types of business people
7Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
7Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
6Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
6Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
6What’s really going on with our water?
6In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
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6Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
6Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
6Our View: A failure to communicate
6To The Editor
5Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
4Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
4PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
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206Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
202Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
200A System That Cares
199Healthy: What you believe, you become
154Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
151News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
146From the Hill: Working for Offutt
144No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
136Power of the Purse
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136Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
134Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
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119Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
116The Trouble with Taxes
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110Young Nebraskans serving community and country
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102Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
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100Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
98Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
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95Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
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93Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
91Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
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90Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
89Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
86Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
85Teen Voice: Teen slang
84Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
84Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
84Jack’s Insights – April 2016
83No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
81Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
80Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
79Accountability Matters
77What's the deal with organic milk?
73Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
71Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
69Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
68Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
68Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
68A Successful Session
67Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
66Infrastructure Facilitates Life
66Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
65All Points West: Led by our tongues
64Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
62Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
61Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
61Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
60Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
60All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
60News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
59Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
58Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
58Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
57Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
56Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
56From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
56A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
55Observations Only: Gone away
55Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
55A Safer Place
55No-Till Notes: 10 tips
55All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
54Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
54Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
54Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
53Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
53Across The Fence: A day For thanks
53Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
52Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
52Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
52Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
52A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
52All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
52Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
52Senator requests priority for dignity act
52Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
51Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
51Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
51Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
50Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
50An open letter to Trump supporters
50Healing Our Nation
50Growing a Culture of Life
50Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
49All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
49Maintaining Local Control
49Addressing the rising cost of higher education
48Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
48Building Bridges: Love your enemies
48Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
48Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
48All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
48Conservative Champions
48News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
47Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
47Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
47Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
47Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
47Why you should visit the zoo in February
47A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
47Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
46Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
46Nebraska’s Special Heroes
45Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
45Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
45Teen Voice: The more the merrier
45Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
45A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
45Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
45Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
45Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
45Why we need international tax reform
44A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
44Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
44No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
44All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
44Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
44No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
43Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
43Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
43Observations Only: Critical thinking
43Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
43Teen Voice: To the future
43Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
43Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
42A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
42Across the Fence: The hand dug well
42Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
42Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
42On the Road in Eastern Nebraska
41Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
41Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
41Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
41Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
41Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
41At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
41Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
41Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
41Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
41A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
41The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
41Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
40Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
40Completely Different: It's all in the family
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
40Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
40A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
40Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
40Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
40Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
40Opportunities for young Nebraskans
40No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
39Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
39Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
39No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
39The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
39Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
39No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
39Exposing a Rogue Regime
39Legislation addressed parks system
38Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
38Observations Only: What's in a word?
38Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
38A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
38Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
38Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
38A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
38Totally Random: October, the pink month
38Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
38Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
38No-Till Notes: Looking Back
38Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
38Easter
38Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
38Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
38All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
38Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
37Age of reason
37Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
37Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
37A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
37Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
37A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
37Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
37Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
37Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
37Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
37Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
37Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
37Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
37A Prescription Nebraska Can’t Afford
36The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
36Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
36Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
36Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
36Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
36Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
36Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
36Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
36No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
36Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
36A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
36At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
36Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
36Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
36Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
36No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
36Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
36LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
35Completely Different: Tales from the mat
35From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
35Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
35Trash cans
35 Taking a big risk
35Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
35Across the Fence: Building Barns
35Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
35A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
35Observations Only: Sister lost
35From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
35Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
35The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
35Teen Voice: The gift of caring
35Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
35Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
35Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
35Jane’s Secret: The Telling
35The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
34Time keeps flowing like a river
34Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
34Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
34A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
34Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
34Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
34Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
34Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
34Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
34Totally Random: Life’s ripples
34Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
34Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
34Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
34A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
34Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
34Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
34Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
34No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
34Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
34Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
34No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
34Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
34Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
34No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
33Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
33Across the fence: Something worth remembering
33Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
33Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
33Observations Only: Just around the corner
33Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
33 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
33The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
33Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
33Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
33Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
33Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
33No Till Notes: Final Stop
33Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
33Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
33A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
33No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
33A Highway Bill for Nebraska
33No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
32Permission to remember
32Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
32Life's curve balls
32Welcome to Gering
32It's no surprise
32Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
32Assad’s endgame
32Observations Only: The meeting
32Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
32Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
32Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
32SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
32Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
32No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
32Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
32Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
32A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
32Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
32Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
32Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
32“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
32Torn between now and somewhere down the line
31Observations only : Sisters of the world
31The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
31From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
31Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
31A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
31A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
31A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
31Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
31Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
31Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
31Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
31Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
31A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
31The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
31Observations Only: Saint Marge
31Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
31Observations Only: Final moment
31Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
31Prairie Dogs
31Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
31Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
31All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
31Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
31 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
31Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
31Greetings from the Capitol
30Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
30Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
30Observations Only: No thank you
30The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
30Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
30Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
30Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
30Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
30Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
30Observations Only: The last toothpick
30Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
30Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
30Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
30Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
30No Till Notes:
30A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
30Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
30Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
30Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
30No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
30No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
30Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
30No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
30No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
30Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
30Creativity dampened by standardized testing
30Working for you
30Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
29We need a few good people
29Economic development update
29The ghost of Ayn Rand
29From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
29Observations Only: Going home
29From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
29Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
29Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
29Observations Only: Reality check
29Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
29Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
29Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
29Totally Random: Trusting the fates
29Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
29 Across The Fence: County Fair
29Letters to the Editor
29No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
29Nebraska needs tax reform
29Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
29Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
29Infamy - by Richard Reeves
29Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
29Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
29Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
29All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
29Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
29Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
28Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
28SELL-OUT!
28Observations Only: A new direction
28A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
28Observations Only: Together again
28Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
28Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
28Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
28Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
28Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
28Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
28The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
28Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
28Observations Only: Temptation
28Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
28Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
28Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
28Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
28Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
28Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
28Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
28Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
28No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
28Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
28Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
28Across the Fence: Amanda
28Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
28Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
28Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
28A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
28Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
28A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
28Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
28The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
28All Points West: Never far from the trail
28Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
28Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
28No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
28A warm feeling on a big winter day
28Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
28Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
27Observations Only : The orphanage
27Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
27Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
27Observations Only: The joy of money
27Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
27Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
27A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
27The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
27Observations Only: Uneventful flight
27Observations Only: Good and evil
27Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
27Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
27Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
27Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
27Observations Only: The last goodbye
27Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
27Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
27Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
27Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
27Letters to the Editor
27Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
27Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
27No Till Notes: Saying uncle
27Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
27All Points West: A community on the move
27No Till Notes: Residue levels
27Across The Fence: Van Tassell
27Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
27The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
27Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
27A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
27Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
27No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
26Observations Only : Mission accomplished
26Our view . . .Sports Complex
26Being a Nebraskan – border to border
26Observations Only: Extreme measures
26Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
26Observations Only: North Powder
26Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
26A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
26Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
26Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
26Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
26Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
26Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
26The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
26A Stray Moment: Without a net
26Observations Only: Indifferent love
26Observations Only: The awful truth
26Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
26Observations Only: A day in August
26Teen Voice: My rebellion
26At the Library: March into a good book
26Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
26Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
26Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
26A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
26Drowning in Regulation
26Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
26Our view: United we can build
26No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
26Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
26Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
26Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
26No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
26Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
26Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
25Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
25Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
25Observations Only - Two ages of man
25Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
25Observations Only: Saturday delight
25From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
25Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
25Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
25Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
25From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
25The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
25Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
25Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
25A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
25Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
25Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
25Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
25Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
25Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
25Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
25Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
25Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
25No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
25Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
25At the Monument: Night Sky
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25Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
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25Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
25No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
25Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
25Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
25At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
25No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
25Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
25Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
25At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
25Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
25Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
25No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
25Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
25Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
25Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
25Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
24My mini Pen and me
24Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
24A Stray Moment: The last time
24Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
24Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
24Observations Only: Journey's end
24Teen Voice: Equality
24Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
24Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
24Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
24Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
24Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
24Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
24Our View: Community responsible for kids
24Totally Random: My journey, life after living
24Observations Only: The vigil
24Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
24Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
24Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
24Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
24Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
24No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
24Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
24Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
24No-Till Notes: The value of water
24NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
24Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
24Transgender issues need to be addressed
24Teen Voice: He’s my dad
24Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
24At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
24Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
24Why parents are important
24Property tax relief still in the works
24Packing bill is a bad idea
24Keeping America Safe
23A last look at the Nebraska Zone
23Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
23Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
23Across the Fence: On The road
23A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
23Observations Only: Blue chip stock
23From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
23A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
23Observations Only : White water
23Observations Only: Curious things
23Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
23Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
23Observations Only: A soul’s journey
23Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
23Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
23Observations Only: Hog wash
23Anno Domini: On this remembering day
23 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
23Anno Domini: We gather together
23Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
23Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
23Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
23Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
23Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
23Synchronicity:What brings me back
23Letter to the editor
23Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
23Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
23Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
23Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
23All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
23Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
23Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
23Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
23At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
23Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
23Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
23Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
23Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
23We shall not give into fear
23Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
23From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
23Defending life is essential to defending freedom
23Nebraska’s Heroes
22Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
22Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
22Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
22Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
22Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
22LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
22Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
22Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
22The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
22Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
22Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
22Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
22From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
22Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
22Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
22From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
22Observations Only: Beginnings
22Observations Only: The need to understand
22Observations Only: The vision
22The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
22Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
22Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
22Observations Only: Waiting time
22Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
22Observations Only: A sad week
22Observations Only: One more time
22Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
22Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
22Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
22No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
22Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
22A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
22Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
22At the Monument: Find Your Park
22At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
22Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
22Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
22Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
22The State of Nebraska Agriculture
22Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
22Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
22Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
22All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
22Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
22Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
22Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
21It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
21Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
21Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
21Home of the Brave
21Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
21Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
21Observations Only: Painting a picture
21LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
21From the Superintendent’s Desk
21Observations Only: Scourge of violence
21Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
21Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
21Teen Voice: Being a girl
21A Stray Moment: God Knows
21Observations Only: A gift of serenity
21The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
21A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
21Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
21Teeing Off: Around the Green
21Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
21Teen Voice: The rivalry
21Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
21Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
21Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
21Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
21Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
21Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
21In the Hills: Explore the state parks
21Lyman Review: Branding Time
21For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
21Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
21Power of legumes
21Support letters requested for airport
21A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
21No Till Notes: Moving Forward
21The Good Life: There is good everywhere
21No-till Notes: Stripper head
21A mom’s thoughts on social media
21Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
21Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
21No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
21Teen Voice: Out with homework
21This year in the Regulation Rewind
21Serving You
21Stand Up for Life
21Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
21Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
20A Small World: Time traveling
20Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
20Our View: Visionaries wanted
20Observations Only: Giving up
20Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
20Observations Only: Curious things, part II
20Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
20Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
20The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
20Teen Voice: The need to get away
20Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
20The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
20Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
20Teen Voice: Self-expression
20A real leaning tree Christmas
20Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
20Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
20Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
20Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
20In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
20Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
20Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
20No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
20‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
20Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
20No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
20Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
20Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
20Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
20Walkable, bikeable communities
20 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
20A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
20News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
19Timing makes perfect
19Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
19A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
19Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
19Observations Only: Spider adventure
19From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
19Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
19Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
19Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
19A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
19Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
19Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
19The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
19Observations Only: A fine line
19Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
19Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
19Observations Only: A matter of paradox
19Observations Only: A good daughter
19A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
19Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
19Teen Voice: Stress test
19Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
19Across The Fence: Last Christmas
19Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
19Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
19Teen Voice: Where is the love?
19Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
19Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
19Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
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19The Christmas Story
19Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
19Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
19No-Till Notes: Potential
19Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
19‘Is there something I can do?’
19To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
19Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
19From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
19Tumbleweeds on the loose
19A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
19News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
19Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
18Completely Different: Your local government and you
18Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
18Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
18Teen Voice: Not just another ride
18Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
18Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
18Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
18Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
18Teen Voice: Serendipity
18Teen Voice: Living within our means
18Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
18Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
18Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
18Observations Only: Willfulness
18Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
18Teen Voice: Shadow art
18Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
18Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
18Observations Only: A matter of matter
18Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
18Observations Only: Off to the races
18Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
18A Small World: Special guest
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Lyman Review: Devil calf
18Observations Only: The visit
18Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
18Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
18Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
18Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
18No-till Notes: Moving forward
18View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
18Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
18History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
18No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
18Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
18Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
18No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
18Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
18Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
18A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
18Enjoy the festivities
18A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
18News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
18The Year Ahead
18Reversing the President’s failed agenda
18Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
17Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
17Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
17Observations Only: Sister odyssey
17Observations Only: Surprises
17Totally Random: The Golden Rule
17Observations Only: Choices
17Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
17Teeing Off: Persistence
17Lyman Review: One mean chicken
17Totally Random: Happy Halloween
17Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
17Teen Voice: What is love?
17Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
17Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
17Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
17At the Monument: Art in National Parks
17Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
17Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
17At the Monument: Junior Rangers
17No-til Notes: Changing plans
17A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
17Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
17No-Till Notes: Observations
17A new chapter for the U.S. House
17Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
17A national day of Thanksgiving
17Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
17The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
16Seeing the works of the master
16Do You Tube?
16Our View: Bravo OTD committee
16Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
16Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
16Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
16Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
16A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
16Teen Voice: Remember what you have
16The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
16Teeing Off: Mind Gym
16A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
16Teen Voice: Silence
16A Halloween Story: The scary dream
16Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
16View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
16Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
16No-Till Notes: Back in the field
16Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
16The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
16Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
16Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
16Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
16Reach out for challenges
16At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
16Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
16Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
16No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
16No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
16Practicing Fiscal Restraint
16Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
16Spurring Innovation
16Unprovoked dangers
16Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
16Giving Thanks
16State Senators visit western Nebraska
16Hog bill vote was disappointing
16No-Till Notes: Water conservation
16From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
15Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
15Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
15Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
15Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
15The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
15Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
15Observations Only: The shadow of error
15Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
15A Small World: Savoring county fair days
15Lyman Review: The love goat
15Teen Voice: Cyber War
15Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
15From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
15Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
15College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
15No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
15Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
15Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
15At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
15A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
15Honoring Our Veterans
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15Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
15A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
15Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
15Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
15Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
15The Good Life: All that remains is love
15I love Thanksgiving
15No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
15Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
15No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
14Completely Different: The Quest
14Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
14The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
14Silence please
14Remembering When
14From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
14Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
14From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
14Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
14Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
14Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
14I'm falling for Tumblr?
14Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
14Observations Only: Expect the best
14Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
14Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
14Observations Only: Divine prompts
14Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
14Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
14Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
14Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
14Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
14In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
14Support emergency services personnel
14Linked Lives
14At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
14Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
14Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
14At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
14Achieving your dreams takes work
14Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
14Veterans Day
14A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
14Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
14A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
14At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
14Letter to the Editor
14Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
14Tourism can bolster economy
14It’s Fall in Nebraska
14Keeping Nebraska Safe
14Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
13Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
13Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
13The zombie apocalypse and you
13Social time has important benefits
13The Block
13Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
13The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
13Observations Only: Counting chickens
13Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
13Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
13Teen Voice: Catfished
13Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
13Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
13From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
13Across the Fence: The Pony Express
13Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
13Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
13The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
13Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
13Teen Voice: Body image
13Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
13Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
13Teeing Off: The thing about state
13Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
13The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
13Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
13Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
13Teen Voice: Inspire me
13Lyman Review: Dog fun
13Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
13At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
13Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
13Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
13Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
13At the Monument: Where are the animals?
13Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
13Fourth of July meetings
13No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
13In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
13Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
13Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
13Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
13At the Monument: Museum collections
13At the Monument: Living History
13At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
13Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
13Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
13Budgeting the Nebraska Way
13Protecting Our Local Communities
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
12Teen Voice: March Madness
12Practice safe barbecue basics
12From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
12From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
12From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
12Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
12Completely Different - The magic of spring
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
12From the Hill: More Work Ahead
12Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
12Greetings from the State Capitol
12New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
12Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
12No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
12Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
12Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
12In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
12Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
12No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
12No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
12Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
12Back to Where it All Began
12Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
12Committee reviews property tax proposals
11From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
11Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
11From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
11The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
11From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
11Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
11Observations Only: Divine spirit
11Rural America and immigration reform
11Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
11Lyman Review: Winter's dog
11Nature Notes: Love is in the air
11At the Monument: That old (historic) building
11Religious freedom must be protected
11Be kind through communications
11In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
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11In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
11Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
11Letter to the Editor
11Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
11Welcome home
11All Points West: The only stupid question
11Simply October
10Letter to the Editor
10Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
10Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
10Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
10Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
10From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
10Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
10Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
10Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
10Totally Random: Where does it go?
10At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
10Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
10Website Resources
10Their View: Goal post move unfair
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10Creatures of the Night
10Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
10Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
10Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
10Letter to the Editor
10Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
9View from the block
9Teen Voice: Happy news
9Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
9From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
9Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
9Guest Voices…
9The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
9Teen Voice: Footprints
9Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
9Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
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9At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
9To whom are we thankful?
9The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
9At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
9Feeding a world in need
8The hills, part 1: Mustangs
8From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
8My Thanksgiving prayer
8From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
8Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
8Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
8From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
8Teen Voice: The Other Side
8Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
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8Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
8At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
8Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
7Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
7A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
7Teen Voice: Today’s television
7From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
7Our View: The elephant in the room
7The Good Life: The two different types of business people
7Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
7Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
6From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
6Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
6Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
6Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
6Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
6Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
6What’s really going on with our water?
6In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
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6Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
6Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
6Our View: A failure to communicate
6To The Editor
5Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
4Teen Voice: The road of hatred
4Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
4PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
3Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
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