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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49A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
49At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
49Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
49Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
49No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
49Greetings from the Capitol
48Observations Only: Curious things
48Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
48Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
48Observations Only: One more time
48No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
48Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
48Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
48Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
48No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
48Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
48Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
48A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
48No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
48Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
48All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
47Observations Only: Uneventful flight
47Observations Only: Off to the races
47Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
47Observations Only: The last goodbye
47Anno Domini: We gather together
47Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
47Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
47 Across The Fence: County Fair
47No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
47Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
47A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
46A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
46Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
46Teen Voice: Equality
46Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
46Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
46Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
46Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
46Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
46Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
46No-til Notes: Changing plans
46Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
46Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
46Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
46Power of legumes
46A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
46Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
46Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
46No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
46Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
46Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
46Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
46Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
46Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
46 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
46No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
46Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
46Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
46Torn between now and somewhere down the line
45A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
45Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
45Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
45A Stray Moment: Without a net
45A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
45Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
45Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
45Totally Random: Trusting the fates
45Prairie Dogs
45
45Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
45Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
45No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
45No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
45Why parents are important
45Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
44Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
44Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
44Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
44A Stray Moment: God Knows
44Observations Only: A fine line
44Observations Only: A gift of serenity
44Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
44The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
44Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
44Teen Voice: My rebellion
44Our View: Community responsible for kids
44Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
44Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
44No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
44No-Till Notes: The value of water
44Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
44Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
44Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
44Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
44Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
44A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
44No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
44The State of Nebraska Agriculture
44Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
44Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
44Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
43Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
43Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
43Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
43Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
43The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
43Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
43Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
43Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
43Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
43Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
43Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
43Totally Random: My journey, life after living
43Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
43Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
43At the Monument: Night Sky
43A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
43Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
43The Christmas Story
43A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
43Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
43Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
43Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
43Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
42Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
42Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
42Observations Only: Beginnings
42Observations Only: Willfulness
42Teen Voice: The need to get away
42Observations Only: The need to understand
42Observations Only: The vision
42Observations Only: A sad week
42Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
42At the Library: March into a good book
42Letter to the editor
42Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
42The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
42Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
42Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
42Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
42The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
42Working for you
42A warm feeling on a big winter day
42All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
42Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
42No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
42“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
41Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
41Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
41Observations Only: Waiting time
41Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
41Observations Only: Hog wash
41Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
41Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
41Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
41For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
41Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
41No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
41Veterans Day
41Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
41Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
41Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
41Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
41Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
41From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
41Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
41Keeping America Safe
40Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
40Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
40Observations Only: A soul’s journey
40Totally Random: The Golden Rule
40Teen Voice: Being a girl
40Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
40Teen Voice: Shadow art
40The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
40A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
40Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
40 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
40A real leaning tree Christmas
40Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
40Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
40Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
40Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
40Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
40Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
40Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
40Teen Voice: He’s my dad
40Property tax relief still in the works
40Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
40Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
40Packing bill is a bad idea
40Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
40Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
39Observations Only: Journey's end
39Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
39Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
39The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
39The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
39A Small World: Special guest
39Lyman Review: Devil calf
39Teen Voice: Where is the love?
39Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
39Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
39Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
39
39Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
39Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
39Honoring Our Veterans
39Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
39Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
39No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
39Transgender issues need to be addressed
39No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
39Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
39No Till Notes: Residue levels
39Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
39We shall not give into fear
39Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
39Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
39Reversing the President’s failed agenda
39A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
39Nebraska’s Heroes
38Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
38Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
38Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
38Observations Only: The shadow of error
38Observations Only: A matter of matter
38Lyman Review: One mean chicken
38Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
38Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
38Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
38Teen Voice: Cyber War
38Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
38Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
38Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
38Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
38A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
38No Till Notes: Moving Forward
38No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
38Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
38Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
38No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
38Giving Thanks
37Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
37A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
37Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
37Observations Only: Choices
37Observations Only: A matter of paradox
37Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
37No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
37Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
37Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
37No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
37Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
37Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
37Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
37Serving You
37Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
37Defending life is essential to defending freedom
36Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
36From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
36Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
36Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
36Teen Voice: The rivalry
36Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
36Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
36Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
36No-Till Notes: Back in the field
36No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
36
36Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
36Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
36To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
36A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
36Stand Up for Life
36Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
35Observations Only: Expect the best
35Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
35Observations Only: The visit
35Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
35Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
35‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
35Support letters requested for airport
35Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
35Our view: United we can build
35Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
35Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
35From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
35Teen Voice: Out with homework
35This year in the Regulation Rewind
35Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
35Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
35Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
35Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
34Teen Voice: Serendipity
34Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
34Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
34Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
34Lyman Review: Branding Time
34In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
34Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
34Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
34Reach out for challenges
34A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
34No-till Notes: Stripper head
34No-Till Notes: Potential
34Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
34No-Till Notes: Observations
34Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
34Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
34Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
33The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
33Completely Different - The magic of spring
33Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
33Teeing Off: Persistence
33Teeing Off: Mind Gym
33Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
33Teen Voice: Silence
33Teen Voice: Inspire me
33Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
33No-till Notes: Moving forward
33From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
33Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
33Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
33Enjoy the festivities
33All Points West: The only stupid question
33A national day of Thanksgiving
33A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
33Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
33Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
32From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
32Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
32The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
32Observations Only: A good daughter
32Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
32Totally Random: Happy Halloween
32Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
32Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
32Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
32In the Hills: Explore the state parks
32Synchronicity:What brings me back
32No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
32A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
32No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
32At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
32Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
32Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
32Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
32News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
32From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
31Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
31From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
31Teen Voice: Remember what you have
31Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
31A Small World: Savoring county fair days
31Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
31Teen Voice: Self-expression
31Nature Notes: Love is in the air
31Lyman Review: Dog fun
31View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
31Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
31Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
31Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
31Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
31Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
31A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
31Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
31Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
31At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
31
31Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
31No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
31At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
31Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
31Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
31A new chapter for the U.S. House
31At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
31Unprovoked dangers
31 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
31No-Till Notes: Water conservation
30Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
30Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
30Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
30A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
30Lyman Review: The love goat
30From the Hill: More Work Ahead
30Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
30Across The Fence: Last Christmas
30History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
30In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
30Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
30A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
30Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
30The Good Life: There is good everywhere
30A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
30Practicing Fiscal Restraint
30Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
30No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
30Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
29Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
29Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
29Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
29A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
29Observations Only: Divine prompts
29Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
29Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
29In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
29Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
29Linked Lives
29Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
29Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
29At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
29No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
29Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
29Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
29NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
29At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
29A mom’s thoughts on social media
29Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
29Spurring Innovation
29Tumbleweeds on the loose
29No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
29The Year Ahead
28Teen Voice: Catfished
28Teen Voice: Living within our means
28Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
28Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
28View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
28Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
28College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
28In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
28Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
28Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
28At the Monument: Find Your Park
28Walkable, bikeable communities
28Keeping Nebraska Safe
28Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
28News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
28News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
27Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
27Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
27From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
27Across the Fence: The Pony Express
27The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
27Teen Voice: What is love?
27At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
27At the Monument: Art in National Parks
27Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
27The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
27Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
27Fourth of July meetings
27Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
27Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
27Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
27Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
27Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
27Tourism can bolster economy
27Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
27Budgeting the Nebraska Way
27Hog bill vote was disappointing
26From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
26Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
26Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
26The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
26Totally Random: Where does it go?
26At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
26At the Monument: Where are the animals?
26At the Monument: Junior Rangers
26Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
26Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
26Creatures of the Night
26Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
26Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
26Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
26At the Monument: Museum collections
26At the Monument: Living History
26Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
26The Good Life: All that remains is love
26It’s Fall in Nebraska
25From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
25From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
25I'm falling for Tumblr?
25From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
25Teen Voice: Body image
25Teeing Off: The thing about state
25
25Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
25At the Monument: That old (historic) building
25Support emergency services personnel
25Greetings from the State Capitol
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
25A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
25Achieving your dreams takes work
25Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
25To whom are we thankful?
25Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
25Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
25Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
25No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
25No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
25‘Is there something I can do?’
25Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
25Back to Where it All Began
25State Senators visit western Nebraska
24Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
24Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
24Our View: The elephant in the room
24Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
24Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
24Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
24Observations Only: Divine spirit
24Lyman Review: Winter's dog
24Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
24Their View: Goal post move unfair
24Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
24Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
24A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
24Letter to the Editor
24I love Thanksgiving
24The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
23A Halloween Story: The scary dream
23Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
23Religious freedom must be protected
23New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
23In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
23
23At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
23Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
23Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
23Committee reviews property tax proposals
23Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
23Protecting Our Local Communities
22Rural America and immigration reform
22Website Resources
22Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
22No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
22Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
22Simply October
22Feeding a world in need
21Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
21Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
21At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
20Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
20The Good Life: The two different types of business people
20Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
20Teen Voice: Footprints
20At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
20Be kind through communications
20At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
20Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
20Letter to the Editor
20Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
19Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
19Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
19Welcome home
18The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
18Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
18What’s really going on with our water?
18
18Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
17Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
17Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
17
17The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
17Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
17Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
17Letter to the Editor
16Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
16Teen Voice: The Other Side
16Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
16
16Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
16Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
16Our View: A failure to communicate
15In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
15
15At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
13Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
10To The Editor
10PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
Most Read News Stories of 2012
507Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
413Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
361All Points West: Long live great coffee
292An Unfair and Unjust Law
284All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
283Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
281Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
265Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
261Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
249Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
245Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
240A System That Cares
238Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
235Healthy: What you believe, you become
228From the Hill: Working for Offutt
222Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
202Cooperation assures fire safety
184Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
183Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
183Good Neighbors
177News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
174From the Capitol: Budget balanced
174Jack’s Insights – April 2016
173Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
173No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
170Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
167Power of the Purse
167Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
166Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
163American leadership needed in a chaotic world
162“Hello” World
161Young Nebraskans serving community and country
160Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
157All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
155Accountability Matters
155Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
154The Trouble with Taxes
151A Successful Session
150Connecting Through Safe Skies
146Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
144Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
139Think about manufacturing at polls
136Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
135Washington: Protecting taxpayers
134Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
133The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
124What's the deal with organic milk?
124Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
124Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
124Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
124Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
123Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
120Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
119Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
119From the Hill: May in Nebraska
118Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
117Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
113Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
113A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
112All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
112Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
111Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
111Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
110Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
109Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
109All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
108Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
108No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
107Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
107Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
106Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
106Teen Voice: Teen slang
106No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
103All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
101Unwavering defense of life
100Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
99From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
98Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
97Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
96All Points West: Led by our tongues
96Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
95Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
94Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
92Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
91Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
91Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
90Guest Voices…
89News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
88Observations Only: Gone away
88Maintaining Local Control
88Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
87Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
87Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
87Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
86No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
85Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
85Infrastructure Facilitates Life
84Across The Fence: A day For thanks
84Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
84Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
84From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
83Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
83Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
83Why you should visit the zoo in February
83All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
83Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
81Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
81Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
80Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
80Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
80Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
79A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
79Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
79Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
78Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
78All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
77Observations Only: Critical thinking
76Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
76Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
76Across the Fence: The hand dug well
76Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
76All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
76Growing a Culture of Life
75Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
75A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
75Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
74Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
74A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
74Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
74No-Till Notes: Looking Back
74A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
74All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
74All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
74Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
74Conservative Champions
73Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
73Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
73All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
72Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
72A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
72Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
72Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
72Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
72Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
72Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
71Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
71Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
71Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
71Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
71A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
71Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
71Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
71Building Bridges: Love your enemies
71No-Till Notes: 10 tips
70A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
70Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
70SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
70A Safer Place
70Healing Our Nation
69Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
69Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
69Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
69Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
69Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
69Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
69Addressing the rising cost of higher education
68Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
68The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
68Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
68Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
68No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
68Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
68Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
67Completely Different: It's all in the family
67Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
66Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
66From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
66Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
66From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
66No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
66Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
66Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
66The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
66Senator requests priority for dignity act
65Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
65Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
65Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
65Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
65Why we need international tax reform
65Excellence in economic development
64Trash cans
64Teen Voice: The more the merrier
64Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
64A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
64Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
64Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
64Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
64No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
64News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
63Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
63A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
63Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
63Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
63Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
63Nebraska’s Special Heroes
62Observations Only: The meeting
62Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
62Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
62Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
62Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
62Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
62Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
62No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
61Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
61Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
61Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
61Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
61Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
61Totally Random: Life’s ripples
61The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
61Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
61A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
61Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
61No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
61Kerrie On
60Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
60Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
60Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
60Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
60Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
60Totally Random: October, the pink month
60Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
60Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
60Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
60Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
60Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
59Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
59Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
59Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
59Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
59Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
59From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
59Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
59Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
59Teen Voice: The gift of caring
59Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
59No Till Notes: Final Stop
59A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
59Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
59Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
59An open letter to Trump supporters
58Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
58Age of reason
58Across the Fence: Building Barns
58A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
58Observations Only: Sister lost
58Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
58Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
58Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
58No Till Notes: Saying uncle
58Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
58A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
57Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
57Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
57Observations Only: Good and evil
57Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
57Jane’s Secret: The Telling
57Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
57No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
57A Highway Bill for Nebraska
57Educating our youth about Nebraska
56Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
56Time keeps flowing like a river
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
56Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
56Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
56Anno Domini: On this remembering day
56Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
56Teen Voice: To the future
56Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
56Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
56No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
56A Prescription Nebraska Can’t Afford
56No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
55From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
55Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
55A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
55Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
55The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
55Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
55Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
55Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
55Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
55Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
55At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
55Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
55No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
55No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
55Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
55Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
55Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
54Completely Different: Tales from the mat
54 Taking a big risk
54Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
54Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
54From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
54A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
54 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
54Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
54Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
54Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
54Observations Only: The vigil
54Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
54No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
54All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
54Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
54Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
54Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
54Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
54All Points West: A community on the move
54Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
54Exposing a Rogue Regime
54Opportunities for young Nebraskans
54On the Road in Eastern Nebraska
54Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
54The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
53It's no surprise
53Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
53The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
53Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
53Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
53Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
53Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
53Teeing Off: Around the Green
53Observations Only: Saint Marge
53Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
53Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
53Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
53Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
53Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
53No Till Notes:
53Nebraska needs tax reform
53Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
53Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
53Creativity dampened by standardized testing
52Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
52Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
52Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
52A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
52The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
52Observations Only: Temptation
52Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
52Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
52Observations Only: Reality check
52Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
52Observations Only: Final moment
52Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
52Letters to the Editor
52Drowning in Regulation
52Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
52Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
51We need a few good people
51Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
51Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
51Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
51Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
51The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
51The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
51Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
51Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
51Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
51Teen Voice: Stress test
51Observations Only: A day in August
51Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
51Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
51Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
51Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
51All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
51Easter
51Infamy - by Richard Reeves
51Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
51Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
51Legislation addressed parks system
50Observations only : Sisters of the world
50Across the fence: Something worth remembering
50The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
50Observations Only: A new direction
50Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
50Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
50Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
50Observations Only: The awful truth
50Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
50Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
50Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
50Across the Fence: Amanda
50Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
50Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
50Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
50Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
50At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
50Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
50All Points West: Never far from the trail
50Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
50Across The Fence: Van Tassell
50No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
50LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
49Observations Only: What's in a word?
49The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
49Observations Only : White water
49Observations Only: Curious things, part II
49Observations Only: Going home
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
49Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
49Observations Only: Indifferent love
49A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
49Observations Only: The last toothpick
49Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
49Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
49Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
49Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
49Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
49Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
49Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
49Letters to the Editor
49No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
49A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
49At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
49Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
49Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
49No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
49Greetings from the Capitol
48Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
48Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
48Being a Nebraskan – border to border
48Life's curve balls
48Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
48The ghost of Ayn Rand
48Observations Only: Curious things
48Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
48Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
48Observations Only: One more time
48No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
48Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
48Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
48Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
48No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
48Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
48Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
48A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
48No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
48Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
48All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
47A last look at the Nebraska Zone
47A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
47Observations Only: Just around the corner
47Observations Only: Uneventful flight
47Observations Only: Off to the races
47Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
47Observations Only: The last goodbye
47Anno Domini: We gather together
47Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
47Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
47 Across The Fence: County Fair
47No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
47Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
47A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
46SELL-OUT!
46Permission to remember
46From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
46A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
46Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
46Teen Voice: Equality
46Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
46Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
46Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
46Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
46Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
46Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
46No-til Notes: Changing plans
46Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
46Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
46Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
46Power of legumes
46A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
46Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
46Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
46No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
46Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
46Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
46Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
46Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
46Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
46 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
46No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
46Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
46Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
46Torn between now and somewhere down the line
45Observations Only : The orphanage
45Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
45Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
45Assad’s endgame
45Observations Only: No thank you
45Observations Only: Together again
45A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
45Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
45Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
45A Stray Moment: Without a net
45A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
45Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
45Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
45Totally Random: Trusting the fates
45Prairie Dogs
45
45Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
45Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
45No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
45No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
45Why parents are important
45Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
44Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
44Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
44Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
44Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
44A Stray Moment: God Knows
44Observations Only: A fine line
44Observations Only: A gift of serenity
44Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
44The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
44Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
44Teen Voice: My rebellion
44Our View: Community responsible for kids
44Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
44Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
44No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
44No-Till Notes: The value of water
44Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
44Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
44Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
44Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
44Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
44A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
44No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
44The State of Nebraska Agriculture
44Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
44Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
44Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
43Our view . . .Sports Complex
43Economic development update
43Observations Only: Saturday delight
43Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
43Observations Only: Extreme measures
43Observations Only: Sister odyssey
43Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
43Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
43Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
43Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
43The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
43Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
43Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
43Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
43Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
43Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
43Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
43Totally Random: My journey, life after living
43Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
43Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
43At the Monument: Night Sky
43A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
43Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
43The Christmas Story
43A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
43Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
43Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
43Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
43Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
42It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
42Home of the Brave
42A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
42From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
42Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
42Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
42Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
42Observations Only: Beginnings
42Observations Only: Willfulness
42Teen Voice: The need to get away
42Observations Only: The need to understand
42Observations Only: The vision
42Observations Only: A sad week
42Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
42At the Library: March into a good book
42Letter to the editor
42Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
42The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
42Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
42Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
42Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
42The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
42Working for you
42A warm feeling on a big winter day
42All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
42Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
42No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
42“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
41Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
41Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
41Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
41Observations Only: Waiting time
41Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
41Observations Only: Hog wash
41Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
41Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
41Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
41For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
41Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
41No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
41Veterans Day
41Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
41Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
41Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
41Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
41Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
41From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
41Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
41Keeping America Safe
40Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
40Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
40The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
40Observations Only: The joy of money
40Welcome to Gering
40A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
40A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
40A Stray Moment: The last time
40Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
40From the Superintendent’s Desk
40Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
40Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
40Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
40Observations Only: A soul’s journey
40Totally Random: The Golden Rule
40Teen Voice: Being a girl
40Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
40Teen Voice: Shadow art
40The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
40A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
40Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
40 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
40A real leaning tree Christmas
40Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
40Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
40Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
40Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
40Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
40Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
40Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
40Teen Voice: He’s my dad
40Property tax relief still in the works
40Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
40Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
40Packing bill is a bad idea
40Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
40Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
39My mini Pen and me
39Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
39Observations Only: Painting a picture
39LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
39Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
39Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
39Observations Only: Journey's end
39Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
39Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
39The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
39The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
39A Small World: Special guest
39Lyman Review: Devil calf
39Teen Voice: Where is the love?
39Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
39Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
39Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
39
39Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
39Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
39Honoring Our Veterans
39Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
39Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
39No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
39Transgender issues need to be addressed
39No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
39Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
39No Till Notes: Residue levels
39Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
39We shall not give into fear
39Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
39Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
39Reversing the President’s failed agenda
39A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
39Nebraska’s Heroes
38Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
38Observations Only : Mission accomplished
38Observations Only - Two ages of man
38Observations Only: North Powder
38A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
38Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
38Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
38Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
38Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
38Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
38Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
38Observations Only: The shadow of error
38Observations Only: A matter of matter
38Lyman Review: One mean chicken
38Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
38Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
38Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
38Teen Voice: Cyber War
38Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
38Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
38Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
38Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
38A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
38No Till Notes: Moving Forward
38No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
38Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
38Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
38No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
38Giving Thanks
37Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
37Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
37Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
37LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
37Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
37Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
37A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
37Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
37Observations Only: Choices
37Observations Only: A matter of paradox
37Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
37No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
37Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
37Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
37No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
37Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
37Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
37Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
37Serving You
37Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
37Defending life is essential to defending freedom
36A Small World: Time traveling
36The zombie apocalypse and you
36Our View: Visionaries wanted
36Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
36Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
36From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
36Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
36From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
36Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
36Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
36Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
36Teen Voice: The rivalry
36Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
36Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
36Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
36No-Till Notes: Back in the field
36No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
36
36Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
36Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
36To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
36A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
36Stand Up for Life
36Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
35Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
35Across the Fence: On The road
35Observations Only: Spider adventure
35Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
35Observations Only: Blue chip stock
35From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
35Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
35Observations Only: Expect the best
35Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
35Observations Only: The visit
35Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
35Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
35‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
35Support letters requested for airport
35Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
35Our view: United we can build
35Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
35Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
35From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
35Teen Voice: Out with homework
35This year in the Regulation Rewind
35Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
35Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
35Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
35Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
34Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
34Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
34Completely Different: Your local government and you
34Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
34Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
34Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
34Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
34A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
34Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
34Teen Voice: Serendipity
34Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
34Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
34Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
34Lyman Review: Branding Time
34In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
34Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
34Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
34Reach out for challenges
34A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
34No-till Notes: Stripper head
34No-Till Notes: Potential
34Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
34No-Till Notes: Observations
34Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
34Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
34Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
33Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
33Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
33Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
33Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
33Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
33Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
33The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
33Completely Different - The magic of spring
33Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
33Teeing Off: Persistence
33Teeing Off: Mind Gym
33Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
33Teen Voice: Silence
33Teen Voice: Inspire me
33Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
33No-till Notes: Moving forward
33From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
33Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
33Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
33Enjoy the festivities
33All Points West: The only stupid question
33A national day of Thanksgiving
33A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
33Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
33Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
32Do You Tube?
32Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
32Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
32Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
32Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
32From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
32Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
32The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
32Observations Only: A good daughter
32Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
32Totally Random: Happy Halloween
32Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
32Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
32Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
32In the Hills: Explore the state parks
32Synchronicity:What brings me back
32No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
32A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
32No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
32At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
32Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
32Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
32Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
32News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
32From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
31Completely Different: The Quest
31Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
31Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
31Observations Only: Scourge of violence
31Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
31Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
31From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
31Teen Voice: Remember what you have
31Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
31A Small World: Savoring county fair days
31Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
31Teen Voice: Self-expression
31Nature Notes: Love is in the air
31Lyman Review: Dog fun
31View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
31Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
31Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
31Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
31Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
31Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
31Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
31Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
31A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
31Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
31Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
31At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
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31Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
31No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
31At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
31Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
31Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
31A new chapter for the U.S. House
31At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
31Unprovoked dangers
31 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
31No-Till Notes: Water conservation
30Silence please
30Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
30Observations Only: Giving up
30The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
30Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
30Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
30Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
30Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
30A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
30Lyman Review: The love goat
30From the Hill: More Work Ahead
30Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
30Across The Fence: Last Christmas
30History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
30In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
30Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
30A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
30Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
30The Good Life: There is good everywhere
30A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
30Practicing Fiscal Restraint
30Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
30No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
30Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
29Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
29Seeing the works of the master
29Timing makes perfect
29Observations Only: Surprises
29Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
29Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
29Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
29Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
29Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
29A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
29Observations Only: Divine prompts
29Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
29Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
29In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
29Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
29Linked Lives
29Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
29Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
29At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
29No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
29Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
29Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
29NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
29At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
29A mom’s thoughts on social media
29Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
29Spurring Innovation
29Tumbleweeds on the loose
29No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
29The Year Ahead
28Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
28From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
28Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
28Teen Voice: Catfished
28Teen Voice: Living within our means
28Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
28Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
28View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
28Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
28College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
28In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
28Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
28Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
28At the Monument: Find Your Park
28Walkable, bikeable communities
28Keeping Nebraska Safe
28Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
28News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
28News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
27Teen Voice: Not just another ride
27Observations Only: Counting chickens
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
27Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
27Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
27From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
27Across the Fence: The Pony Express
27The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
27Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
27Teen Voice: What is love?
27At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
27At the Monument: Art in National Parks
27Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
27The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
27Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
27Fourth of July meetings
27Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
27Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
27Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
27Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
27Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
27At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
27Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
27Tourism can bolster economy
27Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
27Budgeting the Nebraska Way
27Hog bill vote was disappointing
26Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
26Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
26From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
26Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
26Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
26The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
26Totally Random: Where does it go?
26At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
26At the Monument: Where are the animals?
26At the Monument: Junior Rangers
26Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
26Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
26Creatures of the Night
26Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
26Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
26Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
26At the Monument: Museum collections
26At the Monument: Living History
26Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
26The Good Life: All that remains is love
26It’s Fall in Nebraska
25Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
25A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
25From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
25From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
25From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
25I'm falling for Tumblr?
25From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
25Teen Voice: Body image
25Teeing Off: The thing about state
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25Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
25At the Monument: That old (historic) building
25Support emergency services personnel
25Greetings from the State Capitol
25In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
25At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
25A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
25Achieving your dreams takes work
25Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
25To whom are we thankful?
25Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
25Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
25Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
25No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
25No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
25‘Is there something I can do?’
25Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
25Back to Where it All Began
25State Senators visit western Nebraska
24Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
24Remembering When
24Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
24Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
24The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
24Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
24Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
24Our View: The elephant in the room
24Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
24Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
24Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
24Observations Only: Divine spirit
24Lyman Review: Winter's dog
24Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
24Their View: Goal post move unfair
24Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
24Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
24A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
24Letter to the Editor
24I love Thanksgiving
24The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
23Letter to the Editor
23Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
23Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
23A Halloween Story: The scary dream
23Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
23Religious freedom must be protected
23New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
23In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
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23At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
23Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
23Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
23Committee reviews property tax proposals
23Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
23Protecting Our Local Communities
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
22Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
22Practice safe barbecue basics
22Our View: Bravo OTD committee
22The Block
22Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
22Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
22Rural America and immigration reform
22Website Resources
22Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
22No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
22Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
22Simply October
22Feeding a world in need
21Social time has important benefits
21Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
21Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
21Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
21At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
20The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
20Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
20From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
20Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
20Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
20The Good Life: The two different types of business people
20Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
20Teen Voice: Footprints
20At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
20Be kind through communications
20At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
20Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
20Letter to the Editor
20Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
19View from the block
19Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
19Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
19Welcome home
18The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
18From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
18From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
18Teen Voice: Today’s television
18The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
18The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
18Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
18What’s really going on with our water?
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18Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
17Teen Voice: March Madness
17Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
17From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
17Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
17Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
17
17The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
17Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
17Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
17Letter to the Editor
16A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
16The hills, part 1: Mustangs
16Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
16Teen Voice: The Other Side
16Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
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16Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
16Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
16Our View: A failure to communicate
15From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
15From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
15In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
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15At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
14From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
13Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
13Teen Voice: Happy news
13Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
12Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
11Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
11My Thanksgiving prayer
10From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
10To The Editor
10PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
9Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
9Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
8Teen Voice: The road of hatred
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