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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288Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
287A Stray Moment: God Knows
287Observations Only: Waiting time
287A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
287News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
286The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
286Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
286Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
285The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
285Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
285No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
285Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
285Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
284Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
284Observations Only: Good and evil
284Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
284The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
284Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
284Observations Only: Final moment
284From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
284News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
283Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
283Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
283Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
283Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
282Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
282A Stray Moment: Without a net
282Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
282Observations Only: Reality check
282The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
282Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
282A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
282Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
282Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
282Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
281Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
281Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
281Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
281Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
280A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
280Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
280Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
280No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
280Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
280Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
280Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
280Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
280No-Till Notes: The value of water
280Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
280Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
279The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
279Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
279No-til Notes: Changing plans
279Letters to the Editor
279Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
279From the hill: Healing Our Nation
279From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
278Observations Only: Temptation
278Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
278Observations Only: The vigil
278Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
278From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
277Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
277Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
277Observations Only: A gift of serenity
277Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
277Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
277Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
277News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
277Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
276 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
276Observations Only: The awful truth
276Teen Voice: Stress test
276Teen Voice: My rebellion
276Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
276At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
275Observations Only: Curious things
275Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
275A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
275Guest Voices…
275Observations Only: Indifferent love
275Observations Only: Saint Marge
275Observations Only: The last toothpick
275Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
275Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
275For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
275Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
275A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
274The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
274Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
274Observations Only: A matter of paradox
274Totally Random: My journey, life after living
274Building Bridges: Love your enemies
274Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
273Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
273Observations Only: A sad week
273Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
272A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
272Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
272Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
272Observations Only: A matter of matter
272Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
272Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
272Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
272Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
271Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
271The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
271Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
271Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
271Washington Report: Improving rural air service
270Observations Only: Uneventful flight
270Teen Voice: Equality
270Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
270Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
270Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
270Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
270Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
270A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
270Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
270Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
269Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
269The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
269Observations Only: Off to the races
269Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
269Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
269News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
268The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
268Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
268A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
268A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
268A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
268The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
268Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
267Observations Only: The last goodbye
267News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
266Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
266Observations Only: A fine line
266Observations Only: Hog wash
266Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
266Observations Only: One more time
266Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
266View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
266News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
265Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
265Observations Only: Willfulness
265Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
265Totally Random: October, the pink month
265Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
265No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
265Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
264From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
264The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
264Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
264Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
264Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
264
263Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
263No-till Notes: Moving forward
263In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
263Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
263Why parents are important
263All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
262Observations Only: Curious things, part II
262Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
262 Across The Fence: County Fair
262Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261Observations Only: The need to understand
261Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
261Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
261Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
261Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
261From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
260Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
260Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
260The Good Life: The two different types of business people
260Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
260A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
260Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
259Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
259Letters to the Editor
259Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
259Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
258From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
258Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
258Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
258Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
258News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
258Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
257Observations Only: Beginnings
257Observations Only: The vision
257Lyman Review: Devil calf
257A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
257Teen Voice: The rivalry
257Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
256From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
256A Small World: Special guest
256Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
256Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
256Washington report: Feeding a world in need
256All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
256Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
255Observations Only: A soul’s journey
255Observations Only: The shadow of error
255History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
255No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
255No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
255At the Monument: Night Sky
255A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
255Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
254Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
253Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
253Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
253Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
253Teeing Off: Around the Green
253Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
253No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
253Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
253From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
253From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
252Teen Voice: Being a girl
252Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
252Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
252In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
251From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
251Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
251Observations Only: Expect the best
251Teen Voice: Shadow art
251Observations Only: Divine spirit
251Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
250Teen Voice: The need to get away
250Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
250Observations Only: A good daughter
250No-Till Notes: Back in the field
250Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
250Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
249Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
249Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
249From the Hill: More Work Ahead
249In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
248Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
248Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
248Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
248 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
248Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
247Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
247Teen Voice: Silence
247Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
247News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
247News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
246Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
246At the Library: March into a good book
246Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
246Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
246No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
246Prairie Dogs
245Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
245Lyman Review: One mean chicken
245Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
245Totally Random: Trusting the fates
245Reach out for challenges
244Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
243Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
243Teen Voice: Cyber War
243Religious freedom must be protected
243At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
243Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
243
242Observations Only: Choices
242Observations Only: Divine prompts
242Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
242Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
242Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
242Golden Spade
241Lyman Review: The love goat
241Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
241Lyman Review: Dog fun
241Letter to the editor
241Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
241From the hill: Serving You
240Totally Random: The Golden Rule
240The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
239Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
239Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
239Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
238Observations Only: Journey's end
238Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
238At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
238From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
238Support letters requested for airport
238No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
238News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
237Observations Only: The visit
237Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
237Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
237All Points West: The energy to do things right
236Teeing Off: Persistence
236A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
236Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
236At the Monument: That old (historic) building
236In the Hills: Explore the state parks
236Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
236Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
236Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
236News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
236Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
235Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
235A real leaning tree Christmas
235Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
235Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
235Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
235Greetings from the State Capitol
235At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
235Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
235Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
234Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
234Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
234
234No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
233Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
232Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
232Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
232Teen Voice: Self-expression
232Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
232Lyman Review: Branding Time
232Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
232Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
231Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
231Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
230Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
230Teen Voice: Inspire me
230At the Monument: Where are the animals?
230Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
229Teen Voice: Where is the love?
229Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
229Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
229Teen Voice: He’s my dad
229Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
229From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
229From the hill: Stand Up for Life
228Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
228Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
228Across The Fence: Last Christmas
228Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
228Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
228Support emergency services personnel
228Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
228Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
227Teen Voice: Living within our means
227Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
227Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
227Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
227From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
226A Small World: Savoring county fair days
226Teen Voice: What is love?
226Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
226Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
225Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
225Totally Random: Where does it go?
225At the Monument: Art in National Parks
224Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224What’s really going on with our water?
224From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
224Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
224A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
223Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
223Teen Voice: Serendipity
223Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
223Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
223Teen Voice: Footprints
223New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
223Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
223Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
223Teen Voice: Out with homework
222From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
222Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
222Nature Notes: Love is in the air
222At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
221Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
221Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
221Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
221At the Monument: Junior Rangers
221In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
221A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
221From the hill: The Year Ahead
220Teen Voice: Catfished
220From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
220Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
220Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
220Completely Different - The magic of spring
220Totally Random: Happy Halloween
220Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
220Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
220No Till Notes: Saying uncle
220Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
220“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
219Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
219Teeing Off: Mind Gym
219View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
219Their View: Goal post move unfair
219
219Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
219From the hill: Keeping America Safe
218Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
218At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
218Synchronicity:What brings me back
218Creatures of the Night
218Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
218No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
217From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
217Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
217Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
217Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
217At the Monument: Living History
216Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
216Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
216Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
216Lyman Review: Winter's dog
216Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
216Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
216Fourth of July meetings
216Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
216Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
215Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
215Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
215Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
215Linked Lives
215From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
215From the hill: Giving Thanks
214Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
214Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
214At the Monument: Museum collections
214Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
213From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
213Website Resources
212Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
212Teen Voice: Body image
212Teen Voice: Remember what you have
212Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
212Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
211From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
211From the hill: Working for you
211Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
210At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
210College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
210Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
210At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
209Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
209Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
208Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
208From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
207Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
207Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
207Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
207Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
207No-Till Notes: 10 tips
206From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
206Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
206In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
205Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
205In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
205Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
205Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
205In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
205From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
204Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
204To whom are we thankful?
204Jane’s Secret: The Telling
204Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
204News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
203A Halloween Story: The scary dream
203Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
202Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
202Rural America and immigration reform
201Across the Fence: The Pony Express
201Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
201Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
201Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
200At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
200From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
199Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
199Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
199Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
199Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
199Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
199No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
197Teeing Off: The thing about state
196Our View: The elephant in the room
196In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
195The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
194No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
193Teen Voice: The Other Side
193
193Be kind through communications
192At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
192 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
191No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
191Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188Power of legumes
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
187Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
187Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
183Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
183Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
183From the hill: The PAWS Act
182Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
182All Points West: The only stupid question
182From the hill: Spurring Innovation
181Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
181Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
181From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
181A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
181An open letter to Trump supporters
181Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
180
180Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
180Infamy - by Richard Reeves
180No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
179Across The Fence: Van Tassell
179No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
179A national day of Thanksgiving
179Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
178No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
177Teen Voice: That was intense
176Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
176Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
176Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
175
175A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
174
174The Good Life: All that remains is love
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
174 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
173
173A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
173LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
172Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
171Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
170Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
168News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
167No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
167Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
167No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
167Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
166No Till Notes: Moving Forward
166Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
164Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
164Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162Achieving your dreams takes work
162Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
162Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
162From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
162Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
161Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
160Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
160Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
156Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
155No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
155Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
154No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
154No Till Notes: Residue levels
153No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
151Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
150Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
150Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
149No-Till Notes: Potential
148No-Till Notes: Observations
148Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
148Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
147A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
147The Good Life: There is good everywhere
147No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
146Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
146Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
146No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
145No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
145Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
145Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
143Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
142Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
141Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
141From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
141All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
140Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
139Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
139Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139No-Till Notes: Water conservation
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
138Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
136Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
136Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
132A mom’s thoughts on social media
130Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
130Torn between now and somewhere down the line
129Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
128Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
128Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
127Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
127No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
126No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
123Simply October
122Enjoy the festivities
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
121I love Thanksgiving
120The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
120At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
118Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
117At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
117Walkable, bikeable communities
116The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
115Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
113Our view: United we can build
113At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
111Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
102NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
100Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
95Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
93Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
93Welcome home
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
90Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
89Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
86At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
81Letter to the Editor
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
77‘Is there something I can do?’
75Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
73Letter to the Editor
71Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
70
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
65Letter to the Editor
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62Our View: A failure to communicate
60To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8093Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
2956Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1791Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1350Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1299All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1294From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1232The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1186From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1033All Points West: We’re on the same team
999Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
716The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
701No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
698Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
695Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
687News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
681Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
671Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
646From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
640All Points West: Long live great coffee
620Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
607All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
599Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
593Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
591Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
589Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
585Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
574Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
569Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
568Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
555The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
538Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
530Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
522News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
521Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
513Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
510Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
509No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
506In My View: Defying disabilities
504Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
503Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
503Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
502Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
496Washington: Protecting taxpayers
494News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
493Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
487Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
486Washington Report: Power of the Purse
485Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
485Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
480All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
477Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
475Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
474All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
461From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
453Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
445From the hill: Accountability Matters
441All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
441Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
440Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
440From the Hill: Working for Offutt
434From the hill: “Hello” World
434Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
433Observations Only : White water
430All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
429Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
427Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
427Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
427Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
424Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
422From the capitol: A System That Cares
421From the hill: Good Neighbors
421From the Hill: May in Nebraska
419News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
418All Points West: Rising above ourselves
417All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
417Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
417News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
414From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
413All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
412All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
412Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
412From the hill: Kerrie On
411Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
411All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
410Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
409Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
406Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
406Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
405Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
405Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
404Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
403A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
403All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
402Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
400Washington: Mindful of our heroes
400Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
398Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
397A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
397No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
394Teen Voice: Teen slang
392Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
392Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
391Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
391Anno Domini: On this remembering day
390Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
389Jack’s Insights – April 2016
389From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
386News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
386Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
385Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
385Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
384Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
384Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
383A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
383Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
383Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
382Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
380Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
380Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
379News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
377Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
376Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
375Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
373News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
372Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
371Anno Domini: We gather together
371Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
371Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
370Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
369News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
369Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
368Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
368Observations Only: Gone away
368Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
368All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
367In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
366A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
365Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
365Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
365From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
364Washington report: Conservative Champions
364Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
363Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
362All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
362Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
362Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
361Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
361Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
361Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
361News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
361News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
360Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
360Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
359Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
359Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
358Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
357The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
356Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
355Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
354Across The Fence: A day For thanks
353Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
353Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
353Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
353All Points West: Led by our tongues
352Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
350Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
350Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
349Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
349Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
349Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
347Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
347Healthy: What you believe, you become
347From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
346Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
345Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
345Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
344A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
344Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
343A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
343Teen Voice: The gift of caring
343Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
342Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
342Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
341Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
341No-Till Notes: Looking Back
341No Till Notes:
341News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
341News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
339A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
339A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
339Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
338Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
338Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
337Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
337Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
337Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
337Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
337Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
336Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
336Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
335Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
335A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
335Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
335Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
335All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
333Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
333Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
333The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
332News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
332News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
331Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
331From the Capitol: Budget balanced
330Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
329A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
328Observations Only: Critical thinking
328Across the Fence: The hand dug well
328Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
328Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
326Our View: Community responsible for kids
326Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
326Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
326No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
326All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
325What's the deal with organic milk?
325Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
325Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
325Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
325All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
325Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
324Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
324News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
324From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
323Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
323The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
323Teen Voice: To the future
323News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
323Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
321Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
321Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
321Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
320All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
320Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
319Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
319Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
318Observations Only: Sister lost
318A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
318Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
317Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
317Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
317All Points West: We shall not give into fear
317Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
316Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
316Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
315Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
315Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
315Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
314Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
313I'm falling for Tumblr?
313A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
312Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
312Across the Fence: Amanda
311Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
311Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
310Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
310Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
310Creativity dampened by standardized testing
309No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
308Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
308Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
308Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
307Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
307No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
307A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
307Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
307From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
306Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
306Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
306Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
306Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
306Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
305Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
305The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
305From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
304The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
304Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
304Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
304News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
304From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
303Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
302Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
302Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
302Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
302A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
302Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
302Why you should visit the zoo in February
302No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
302News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
302Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
302Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
300SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
300Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
300No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
300All Points West: A community on the move
300All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
299From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
299Totally Random: Life’s ripples
299Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
299Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
298A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
298A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
298No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
298Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
297Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
297The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
297Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
297Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
297News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
297News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
296The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
296Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
296Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
296All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
295Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
295A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
295Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
295Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
295Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
295From the hill: A Safer Place
295News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
294The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
294Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
294A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
294Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
294Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
294No Till Notes: Final Stop
293No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
293From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
292Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
292Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
292Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
292Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
292Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
292Think about manufacturing at polls
291Observations Only: Going home
291Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
291All Points West: Never far from the trail
291From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
291Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
291Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
290Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
290Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
290No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
290Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
289Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
289From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
289The Christmas Story
289News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
289Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
289Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
288Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
288Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
288Observations Only: A day in August
288No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
288Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
287A Stray Moment: God Knows
287Observations Only: Waiting time
287A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
287News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
286The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
286Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
286Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
285The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
285Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
285No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
285Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
285Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
284Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
284Observations Only: Good and evil
284Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
284The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
284Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
284Observations Only: Final moment
284From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
284News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
283Time keeps flowing like a river
283Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
283Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
283Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
283Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
282Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
282A Stray Moment: Without a net
282Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
282Observations Only: Reality check
282The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
282Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
282A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
282Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
282Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
282Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
281Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
281Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
281Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
281Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
280A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
280Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
280Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
280No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
280Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
280Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
280Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
280Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
280No-Till Notes: The value of water
280Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
280Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
279A last look at the Nebraska Zone
279The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
279Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
279No-til Notes: Changing plans
279Letters to the Editor
279Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
279From the hill: Healing Our Nation
279From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
278Observations Only: Temptation
278Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
278Observations Only: The vigil
278Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
278From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
277Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
277Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
277Observations Only: A gift of serenity
277Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
277Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
277Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
277News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
277Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
276 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
276Observations Only: The awful truth
276Teen Voice: Stress test
276Teen Voice: My rebellion
276Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
276At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
275Observations Only: Curious things
275Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
275A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
275Guest Voices…
275Observations Only: Indifferent love
275Observations Only: Saint Marge
275Observations Only: The last toothpick
275Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
275Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
275For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
275Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
275A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
274Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
274The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
274Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
274Observations Only: A matter of paradox
274Totally Random: My journey, life after living
274Building Bridges: Love your enemies
274Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
273Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
273Observations Only: A sad week
273Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
272A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
272Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
272Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
272Observations Only: A matter of matter
272Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
272Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
272Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
272Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
271Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
271The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
271Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
271Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
271Washington Report: Improving rural air service
270Observations Only: Uneventful flight
270Teen Voice: Equality
270Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
270Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
270Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
270Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
270Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
270A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
270Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
270Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
269Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
269The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
269Observations Only: Off to the races
269Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
269Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
269News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
268Completely Different: It's all in the family
268The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
268Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
268A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
268A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
268A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
268The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
268Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
267Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
267Observations Only: The last goodbye
267News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
266Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
266Observations Only: A fine line
266Observations Only: Hog wash
266Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
266Observations Only: One more time
266Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
266View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
266News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
265Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
265Observations Only: Willfulness
265Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
265Totally Random: October, the pink month
265Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
265No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
265Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
264From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
264The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
264Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
264Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
264Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
264
263Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
263No-till Notes: Moving forward
263In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
263Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
263Why parents are important
263All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
262Observations Only: Curious things, part II
262Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
262 Across The Fence: County Fair
262Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261Observations Only: The need to understand
261Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
261Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
261Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
261Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
261From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
260Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
260Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
260The Good Life: The two different types of business people
260Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
260A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
260Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
259Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
259Letters to the Editor
259Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
259Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
258From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
258Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
258Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
258Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
258News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
258Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
257Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
257Observations Only: Beginnings
257Observations Only: The vision
257Lyman Review: Devil calf
257A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
257Teen Voice: The rivalry
257Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
256From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
256A Small World: Special guest
256Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
256Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
256Washington report: Feeding a world in need
256All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
256Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
255Observations Only: A soul’s journey
255Observations Only: The shadow of error
255History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
255No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
255No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
255At the Monument: Night Sky
255A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
255Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
254Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
254Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
253Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
253Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
253Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
253Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
253Teeing Off: Around the Green
253Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
253No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
253Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
253From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
253From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
252Teen Voice: Being a girl
252Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
252Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
252In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
251From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
251Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
251Observations Only: Expect the best
251Teen Voice: Shadow art
251Observations Only: Divine spirit
251Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
250Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
250Teen Voice: The need to get away
250Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
250Observations Only: A good daughter
250No-Till Notes: Back in the field
250Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
250Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
249Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
249Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
249Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
249From the Hill: More Work Ahead
249In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
248Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
248Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
248Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
248 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
248Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
247Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
247Teen Voice: Silence
247Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
247News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
247News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
246Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
246At the Library: March into a good book
246Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
246Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
246No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
246Prairie Dogs
245Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
245Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
245Lyman Review: One mean chicken
245Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
245Totally Random: Trusting the fates
245Reach out for challenges
244Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
243Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
243Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
243Teen Voice: Cyber War
243Religious freedom must be protected
243At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
243Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
243
242Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
242Observations Only: Choices
242Observations Only: Divine prompts
242Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
242Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
242Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
242Golden Spade
241Lyman Review: The love goat
241Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
241Lyman Review: Dog fun
241Letter to the editor
241Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
241From the hill: Serving You
240Totally Random: The Golden Rule
240The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
239Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
239Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
239Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
238Observations Only: Journey's end
238Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
238At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
238From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
238Support letters requested for airport
238No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
238News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
237Observations Only: The visit
237Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
237Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
237All Points West: The energy to do things right
236Teeing Off: Persistence
236A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
236Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
236At the Monument: That old (historic) building
236In the Hills: Explore the state parks
236Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
236Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
236Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
236News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
236Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
235Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
235Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
235A real leaning tree Christmas
235Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
235Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
235Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
235Greetings from the State Capitol
235At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
235Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
235Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
234Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
234Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
234
234No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
233Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
232Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
232Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
232Teen Voice: Self-expression
232Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
232Lyman Review: Branding Time
232Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
232Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
231Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
231Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
230Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
230Teen Voice: Inspire me
230At the Monument: Where are the animals?
230Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
229Teen Voice: Where is the love?
229Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
229Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
229Teen Voice: He’s my dad
229Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
229From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
229From the hill: Stand Up for Life
228Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
228Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
228Across The Fence: Last Christmas
228Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
228Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
228Support emergency services personnel
228Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
228Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
227Teen Voice: Living within our means
227Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
227Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
227Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
227From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
226Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
226A Small World: Savoring county fair days
226Teen Voice: What is love?
226Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
226Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
225Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
225Totally Random: Where does it go?
225At the Monument: Art in National Parks
224Across the Fence: Building Barns
224Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224What’s really going on with our water?
224From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
224Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
224A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
223Trash cans
223Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
223Teen Voice: Serendipity
223Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
223Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
223Teen Voice: Footprints
223New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
223Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
223Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
223Teen Voice: Out with homework
222From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
222Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
222Nature Notes: Love is in the air
222At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
221Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
221Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
221Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
221Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
221At the Monument: Junior Rangers
221In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
221A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
221From the hill: The Year Ahead
220A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
220Teen Voice: Catfished
220From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
220Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
220Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
220Completely Different - The magic of spring
220Totally Random: Happy Halloween
220Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
220Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
220No Till Notes: Saying uncle
220Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
220“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
219Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
219Teeing Off: Mind Gym
219View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
219Their View: Goal post move unfair
219
219Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
219From the hill: Keeping America Safe
218Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
218Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
218Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
218At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
218Synchronicity:What brings me back
218Creatures of the Night
218Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
218No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
217From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
217Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
217Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
217Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
217At the Monument: Living History
216A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
216Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
216Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
216Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
216Lyman Review: Winter's dog
216Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
216Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
216Fourth of July meetings
216Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
216Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
215Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
215Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
215Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
215Linked Lives
215From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
215From the hill: Giving Thanks
214Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
214Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
214At the Monument: Museum collections
214Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
213From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
213Website Resources
212Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
212Teen Voice: Body image
212Teen Voice: Remember what you have
212Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
212Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
211Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
211Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
211From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
211From the hill: Working for you
211Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
210At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
210College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
210Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
210At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
209Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
209Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
209Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
208Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
208From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
207Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
207Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
207Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
207Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
207No-Till Notes: 10 tips
206Observations only : Sisters of the world
206From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
206Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
206In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
205Observations Only : The orphanage
205Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
205In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
205Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
205Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
205In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
205From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
204Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
204To whom are we thankful?
204Jane’s Secret: The Telling
204Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
204News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
203Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
203A Halloween Story: The scary dream
203Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
202It's no surprise
202Teen Voice: The more the merrier
202Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
202Rural America and immigration reform
201We need a few good people
201Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
201Across the Fence: The Pony Express
201Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
201Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
201Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
200Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
200At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
200From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
199It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
199Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
199Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
199Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
199Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
199Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
199Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
199No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
197Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
197Observations Only: A new direction
197Teeing Off: The thing about state
196The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
196Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
196Our View: The elephant in the room
196In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
195The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
194No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
193Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
193Teen Voice: The Other Side
193
193Be kind through communications
192The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
192At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
192 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
191A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
191From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
191No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
191Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
190Assad’s endgame
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Observations Only: Saturday delight
189Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188Power of legumes
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
187Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
187Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
185Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
185Observations Only - Two ages of man
185Home of the Brave
185Observations Only: The meeting
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
184Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
184Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
183Across the fence: Something worth remembering
183Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
183Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
183Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
183From the hill: The PAWS Act
182From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
182Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
182Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
182Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
182All Points West: The only stupid question
182From the hill: Spurring Innovation
181Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
181Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
181From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
181A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
181An open letter to Trump supporters
181Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
180Age of reason
180
180Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
180Infamy - by Richard Reeves
180No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
179The ghost of Ayn Rand
179Across The Fence: Van Tassell
179No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
179A national day of Thanksgiving
179Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
178Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
178No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
177Observations Only : Mission accomplished
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
177Teen Voice: That was intense
176Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
176Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
176Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
176Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
175Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
175Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
175Life's curve balls
175Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
175A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
175
175A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
174
174The Good Life: All that remains is love
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
174 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
173Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
173SELL-OUT!
173
173A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
173LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
172Permission to remember
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
172Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
171Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
171Observations Only: Just around the corner
171Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
170Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
170Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
169Being a Nebraskan – border to border
169Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
169From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
168Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
168News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
167No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
167Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
167No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
167Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
166No Till Notes: Moving Forward
166Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
165Completely Different: Tales from the mat
165Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
164A Small World: Time traveling
164Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
164Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
164Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
163Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162 Taking a big risk
162Achieving your dreams takes work
162Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
162Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
162From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
162Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
161Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
161The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
161Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
160Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
160Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
159Observations Only: The joy of money
159A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
157Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
157Our view . . .Sports Complex
157Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
156Observations Only: What's in a word?
156A Stray Moment: The last time
156Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
155A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
155No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
155Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
154Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
154No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
154No Till Notes: Residue levels
153Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
153Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
153No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
152Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
152Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
152Observations Only: Extreme measures
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
151My mini Pen and me
151Observations Only: Together again
151The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
151Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
150Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
150Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
149No-Till Notes: Potential
148No-Till Notes: Observations
148Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
148Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
147Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
147Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
147A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
147A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
147The Good Life: There is good everywhere
147No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
146Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
146Welcome to Gering
146Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
146Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
146Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
146No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
145No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
145Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
145Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
144Completely Different: The Quest
143Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
142Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
141The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
141A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
141Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
141Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
141From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
141All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
140Observations Only: Painting a picture
140Observations Only: Blue chip stock
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
140Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
139Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
139Silence please
139Observations Only: North Powder
139Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
139Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139No-Till Notes: Water conservation
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
138Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
137Seeing the works of the master
137Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
137Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
137Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
137Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
136The zombie apocalypse and you
136Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
136Observations Only: No thank you
136Observations Only: Sister odyssey
136Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
136Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
135Completely Different: Your local government and you
134Economic development update
134Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
134Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
133Observations Only: Spider adventure
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
132Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
132A mom’s thoughts on social media
131Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
131Across the Fence: On The road
131Observations Only: Giving up
131Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
130Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
130Torn between now and somewhere down the line
129The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
129Observations Only: Surprises
129Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
129Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
128From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
128Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
128Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
128Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
127Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
127Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
127No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
126Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
126No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
125Observations Only: Counting chickens
123Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
123Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
123Simply October
122Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
122Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
122Enjoy the festivities
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
121Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
121Observations Only: Scourge of violence
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
121I love Thanksgiving
120Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
120The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
120At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
119Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
119Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
118Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
118Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
117From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
117The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
117Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
117At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
117Walkable, bikeable communities
116Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
116Do You Tube?
116The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
115Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
114Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
114Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
113Letter to the Editor
113Social time has important benefits
113Our view: United we can build
113At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
112Our View: Bravo OTD committee
112Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
112From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
111Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
110The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
109Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
109Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
108Teen Voice: Today’s television
107Timing makes perfect
107Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
105Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
104From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
104From the Superintendent’s Desk
103Teen Voice: March Madness
102NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
101From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
101LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
101Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
100Teen Voice: Not just another ride
100Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
100Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
99View from the block
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
98Practice safe barbecue basics
97Our View: Visionaries wanted
97Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
95Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
94LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
94Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
94Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
93Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
93Welcome home
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
90Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
89Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
88Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
86At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
84Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
81Letter to the Editor
80A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
79The hills, part 1: Mustangs
79From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
78Remembering When
78Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
77‘Is there something I can do?’
76The Block
76Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
75Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
74Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
73Letter to the Editor
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
71From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
71Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
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69Teen Voice: Happy news
66Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
65Letter to the Editor
64Teen Voice: The road of hatred
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62Our View: A failure to communicate
61From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
60To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
50My Thanksgiving prayer
49Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
43Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
43Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
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