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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391Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
390Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
388Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
384Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
381Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
381Lyman Review: Branding Time
379In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
378Across The Fence: Last Christmas
378View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
377Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
375Observations Only: The last toothpick
374Teen Voice: Where is the love?
374Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
372No-till Notes: Moving forward
371Nature Notes: Love is in the air
371Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
370Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
368Our View: Community responsible for kids
368Totally Random: Where does it go?
367Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
367Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
366Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
363Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
362Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
361Totally Random: Trusting the fates
361Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
360Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
359In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
355Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
350No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
349Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
349Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
349Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
348Observations Only: The vigil
347Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
347Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
346Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
346Linked Lives
345Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
344At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
342History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
338Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
337Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
334Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
332Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
332Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
332Support emergency services personnel
332Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
327Religious freedom must be protected
327At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
326Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
321Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
320Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
320College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
318Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
317Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
316Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
315In the Hills: Explore the state parks
313Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
313At the Monument: That old (historic) building
313Website Resources
311Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
310Lyman Review: Winter's dog
309No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
306Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
306Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
306Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
306From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
304Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
303Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
303No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
302Across the Fence: Amanda
301Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
300Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
299Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
299Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
297Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
297Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
296Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
291New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
290Lyman Review: Dog fun
284At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
284Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
284At the Monument: Where are the animals?
284Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
284Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
283No-til Notes: Changing plans
281Teen Voice: Inspire me
276Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
276Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
274Greetings from the State Capitol
272Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
270No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
264No-Till Notes: Back in the field
257Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
255Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
254Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
252Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
250Be kind through communications
249At the Monument: Art in National Parks
241Synchronicity:What brings me back
241Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
239View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
239Letter to the editor
232Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
232Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
230No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
229Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
225Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
223Letters to the Editor
215In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
213A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
211Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
209A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
203A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
196Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
196Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
186Fourth of July meetings
185A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
180Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
176Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
176Prairie Dogs
175Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
174No-Till Notes: The value of water
169Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
166Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
165Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
165Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
164 Across The Fence: County Fair
164Creatures of the Night
162
161
160
159Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
159Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
156No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
155At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
154Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
152Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
148Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
148
145Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
142No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
142At the Monument: Night Sky
140A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
138Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
136No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
136Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
135No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
132In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
132Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
130A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
129No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
126Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
119Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
116Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
112
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107At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
106Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
106At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
103Reach out for challenges
96Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
83Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
71In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
67At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
49Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
45Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
41No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
19Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
13Letters to the Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
17905Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
5100We need a few good people
3249What's the deal with organic milk?
2873Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2670Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
2668Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
2316Being a Nebraskan – border to border
2265Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
2263The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2261Completely Different: It's all in the family
2118Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
2109Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
2090Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
2021Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
1974Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
1971Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
1968Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
1966Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
1922The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
1901Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
1888A Small World: Time traveling
1877Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
1868Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
1862Completely Different: Tales from the mat
1858Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1837Time keeps flowing like a river
1810A last look at the Nebraska Zone
1793Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
1789Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1787Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
1782Letter to the Editor
1772Observations Only : The orphanage
1757My mini Pen and me
1743Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1734Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1729Teen Voice: March Madness
1729From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1725Our view . . .Sports Complex
1725Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1712Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1711Completely Different: Your local government and you
1710Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1705Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1703Remembering When
1696Observations only : Sisters of the world
1693Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1688Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1684Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1682Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1679Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1678Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1677Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1666Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1663Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1643From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1642Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1638It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1618Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1601Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1579Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1539Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1520Observations Only: Reality check
1496SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
1489Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1480Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1470Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1464Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1459Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1374Completely Different: The Quest
1358Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1354Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1326Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1315Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1308Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1289Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1289Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1284Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1281Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1274From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1265Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1260The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1257Across the Fence: Building Barns
1256Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1250Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1246Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1245Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1242Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1234Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1222From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1222From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1219Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1219No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1216Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1208Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1205From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1200From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1196Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1191Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1184Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1179Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1172Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1171The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1170A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1163Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1160A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1158Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1156Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1155Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1146Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1145Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1143Across the Fence: On The road
1136Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1132From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1127Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
1127Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1122Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1118Assad’s endgame
1118A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1117The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1113From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1108Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1098Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
1096Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
1096Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
1096Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
1093Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
1092Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
1089From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
1086From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
1081A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1081Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
1074Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
1073Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1072Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
1065Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
1061Observations Only - Two ages of man
1048Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
1046A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
1045Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
1045The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
1045Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
1043Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
1039Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
1034From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
1027Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
1022Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
1021A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
1019Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
1016 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
1012Observations Only: Painting a picture
1007Teen Voice: Today’s television
1006Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
1000Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
999Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
997Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
996Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
996Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
994Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
992Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
988From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
987Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
987Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
986Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
982From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
982Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
979From the Superintendent’s Desk
977Across The Fence: A day For thanks
974From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
973From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
972From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
972Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
971Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
970Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
969Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
964Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
960Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
960Observations Only: A new direction
960Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
957Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
948Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
947From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
944Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
942Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
941The zombie apocalypse and you
941A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
933Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
932Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
925Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
924Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
923From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
922Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
920Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
919Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
915Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
914From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
914From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
910Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
909The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
903A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
901Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
900Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
900Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
899Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
898Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
897Trash cans
895Observations Only: Giving up
894Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
889A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
887The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
887The hills, part 1: Mustangs
884From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
884Across the Fence: The hand dug well
884Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
883Observations Only: Curious things
882A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
878Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
878Teen Voice: Catfished
878Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
877Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
877Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
874Teen Voice: The road of hatred
874Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
871Observations Only: The joy of money
870At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
869Teen Voice: The more the merrier
867Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
865The Block
863The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
859A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
858Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
858Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
856A Stray Moment: Without a net
854Observations Only: Saturday delight
853A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
853Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
850Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
847Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
846Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
845Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
842Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
839A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
838Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
837 Taking a big risk
837Life's curve balls
837Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
837A Stray Moment: God Knows
834A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
832The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
830From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
829Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
829Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
828Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
828Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
827A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
825Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
823A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
822Teen Voice: Not just another ride
822Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
821Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
819Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
818Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
818From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
818Observations Only: Scourge of violence
817The ghost of Ayn Rand
817The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
816Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
815Observations Only: Going home
814Seeing the works of the master
813Observations Only: Extreme measures
810A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
810A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
808Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
808Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
807The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
807Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
806Timing makes perfect
806The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
804Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
804A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
802Observations Only: Counting chickens
801Observations Only: Just around the corner
801Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
800View from the block
800The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
798Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
797Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
797A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
797Teen Voice: Body image
796Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
795The Good Life: The two different types of business people
792Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
791SELL-OUT!
791Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
790Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
790Totally Random: My journey, life after living
789Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
788Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
787Observations Only: Uneventful flight
785It's no surprise
785A Stray Moment: The last time
783The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
782A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
778Teen Voice: Living within our means
777Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
775Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
774Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
773Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
772Welcome to Gering
772Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
772Observations Only: A gift of serenity
772Rural America and immigration reform
772Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
771Observations Only: Surprises
770Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
769A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
769Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
768Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
768Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
768Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
767Age of reason
767Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
767Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
765Silence please
765Observations Only: Journey's end
763From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
763Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
762Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
761Observations Only: No thank you
761Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
761Observations Only: The awful truth
760Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
760Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
758Observations Only: Critical thinking
758Teen Voice: Shadow art
757Do You Tube?
755Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
754Observations Only: What's in a word?
754Teen Voice: Serendipity
752Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
751Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
750Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
750A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
749Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
748LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
748Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
747Observations Only: North Powder
743Economic development update
743Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
742Observations Only: Sister odyssey
742A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
741Observations Only: Together again
741Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
741Observations Only: Curious things, part II
740Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
739Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
736Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
735From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
733Observations Only: Sister lost
733Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
732Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
731Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
730Observations Only: Spider adventure
730Observations Only: Blue chip stock
730The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
730Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
730Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
727From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
724Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
722Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
719Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
718Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
717Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
716I'm falling for Tumblr?
716Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
716Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
714Guest Voices…
713Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
713A real leaning tree Christmas
712Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
709Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
709Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
706A Small World: Special guest
705From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
701From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
701Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
700Teen Voice: Being a girl
700Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
699Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
699Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
699The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
698Observations Only : White water
696Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
696The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
696The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
694Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
693A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
692Permission to remember
692Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
691Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
689Observations Only: The meeting
687Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
687Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
686My Thanksgiving prayer
686Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
686The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
686Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
681Our View: The elephant in the room
679Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
678Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
678Observations Only: A matter of matter
677Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
677A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
676Home of the Brave
675Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
673The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
672The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
672Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
671Social time has important benefits
667Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
667The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
665Observations Only: Good and evil
665Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
665Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
664Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
663Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
663Observations Only: The shadow of error
663Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
662Observations Only: Indifferent love
661Teen Voice: Happy news
661Teeing Off: Around the Green
659The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
658Practice safe barbecue basics
658Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
657Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
656Observations Only: Expect the best
654LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
651Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
651Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
648Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
647Observations Only: A fine line
646The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
646Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
644Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
644Observations Only: Beginnings
644The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
640Observations Only: Divine spirit
638Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
635Anno Domini: We gather together
628Our View: Bravo OTD committee
627Teen Voice: Equality
627Observations Only: A matter of paradox
627Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
624Observations Only: Divine prompts
623Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
621Observations Only: Choices
620Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
619Observations Only: A sad week
614Completely Different - The magic of spring
614A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
613Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
612A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
610Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
610Teen Voice: Silence
606A Halloween Story: The scary dream
606Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
604Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
604Building Bridges: Love your enemies
602Totally Random: Life’s ripples
601Observations Only: Temptation
601Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
600Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
599Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
599Totally Random: October, the pink month
598Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
597Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
596Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
594Lyman Review: Devil calf
593Observations Only: Off to the races
590Observations Only: The vision
583Observations Only: Willfulness
582Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
580Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
579Teen Voice: The need to get away
577Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
572Observations Only: A good daughter
571Observations Only: The need to understand
565Teen Voice: Stress test
565Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
564Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
562Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
560Our View: Visionaries wanted
557Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
557Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
555Teeing Off: Persistence
552Across the Fence: The Pony Express
551Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
550Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
547Teeing Off: Mind Gym
545Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
539Teen Voice: Remember what you have
537Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
537Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
536Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
534Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
534Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
533Teen Voice: Footprints
531Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
528Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
528Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
525Teen Voice: The rivalry
523Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
523Anno Domini: On this remembering day
521Observations Only: Saint Marge
521Lyman Review: The love goat
521Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
520Teeing Off: The thing about state
519Observations Only: Waiting time
518Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
515Teen Voice: The Other Side
515Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
515Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
514Totally Random: Happy Halloween
512Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
509Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
508Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
505No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
505Teen Voice: My rebellion
504Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
503Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
497Observations Only: Gone away
495Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
490A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
489Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
486Teen Voice: What is love?
483Observations Only: Hog wash
482Teen Voice: Self-expression
481Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
479Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
478Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
472Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
472 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
470Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
467Why you should visit the zoo in February
467No Till Notes: Final Stop
465Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
462Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
458Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
455Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
453From the Hill: More Work Ahead
453Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
452Observations Only: The visit
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447For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
446Lyman Review: One mean chicken
446Observations Only: A day in August
443Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
442Teen Voice: Cyber War
440Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
440At the Library: March into a good book
429Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
429Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
424Observations Only: One more time
421Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
420In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
419Observations Only: The last goodbye
418What’s really going on with our water?
415Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
410Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
407No-Till Notes: Looking Back
406Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
406Teen Voice: The gift of caring
406Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
404Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
401Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
401Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
401Their View: Goal post move unfair
399Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
398Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
395Observations Only: Final moment
395Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
394At the Monument: Junior Rangers
392Teen Voice: To the future
391No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
391Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
391Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
390Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
388Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
384Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
381Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
381Lyman Review: Branding Time
379In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
378Across The Fence: Last Christmas
378View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
377Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
375Observations Only: The last toothpick
374Teen Voice: Where is the love?
374Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
372No-till Notes: Moving forward
371Nature Notes: Love is in the air
371Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
370Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
368Our View: Community responsible for kids
368Totally Random: Where does it go?
367Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
367Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
366Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
363Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
362Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
361Totally Random: Trusting the fates
361Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
360Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
359In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
355Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
350No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
349Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
349Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
349Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
348Observations Only: The vigil
347Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
347Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
346Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
346Linked Lives
345Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
344At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
342History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
338Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
337Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
334Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
332Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
332Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
332Support emergency services personnel
332Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
327Religious freedom must be protected
327At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
326Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
321Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
320Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
320College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
318Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
317Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
316Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
315In the Hills: Explore the state parks
313Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
313At the Monument: That old (historic) building
313Website Resources
311Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
310Lyman Review: Winter's dog
309No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
306Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
306Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
306Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
306From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
304Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
303Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
303No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
302Across the Fence: Amanda
301Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
300Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
299Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
299Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
297Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
297Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
296Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
291New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
290Lyman Review: Dog fun
284At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
284Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
284At the Monument: Where are the animals?
284Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
284Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
283No-til Notes: Changing plans
281Teen Voice: Inspire me
276Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
276Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
274Greetings from the State Capitol
272Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
270No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
264No-Till Notes: Back in the field
257Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
255Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
254Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
252Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
250Be kind through communications
249At the Monument: Art in National Parks
241Synchronicity:What brings me back
241Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
239View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
239Letter to the editor
232Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
232Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
230No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
229Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
225Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
223Letters to the Editor
215In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
213A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
211Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
209A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
203A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
196Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
196Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
186Fourth of July meetings
185A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
180Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
176Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
176Prairie Dogs
175Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
174No-Till Notes: The value of water
169Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
166Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
165Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
165Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
164 Across The Fence: County Fair
164Creatures of the Night
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159Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
159Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
156No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
155At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
154Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
152Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
148Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
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145Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
142No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
142At the Monument: Night Sky
140A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
138Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
136No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
136Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
135No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
132In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
132Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
130A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
129No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
126Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
119Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
116Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
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107At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
106Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
106At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
103Reach out for challenges
96Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
83Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
71In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
67At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
49Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
45Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
41No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
19Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
13Letters to the Editor
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