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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343Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
342Observations Only: The last toothpick
342Totally Random: Where does it go?
342Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
342At the Monument: Junior Rangers
339Their View: Goal post move unfair
338Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
337Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
333Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
332Nature Notes: Love is in the air
331Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
329Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
328Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
326Totally Random: Trusting the fates
321In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
321Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
319Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
319Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
319Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
318Observations Only: The vigil
318Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
317Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
317In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
313Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
313Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
311Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
309Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
308Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
308Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
302Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
299Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
297Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
297Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
296Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
296Support emergency services personnel
293Linked Lives
291Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
291Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
289History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
288Religious freedom must be protected
288In the Hills: Explore the state parks
287At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
287Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
286Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
282Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
281Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
281At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
280At the Monument: That old (historic) building
279Lyman Review: Winter's dog
273Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
273College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
272Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
271Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
271Website Resources
270Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
270From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
268Across the Fence: Amanda
268Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
267Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
264No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
262Lyman Review: Dog fun
261Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
261Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
261Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
261Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
258Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
258Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
257At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
257Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
256Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
255Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
253Teen Voice: Inspire me
250No-till Notes: Moving forward
250New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
250At the Monument: Where are the animals?
248Greetings from the State Capitol
246Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
241No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
241Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
238Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
234Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
231Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
231No-til Notes: Changing plans
228No-Till Notes: Back in the field
226Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
226Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
224No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
218Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
216Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
213At the Monument: Art in National Parks
211View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
209Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
199Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
199Synchronicity:What brings me back
199No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
198Be kind through communications
197Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
194Letter to the editor
192No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
192Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
187Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
173Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
169Letters to the Editor
163Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
159In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
158Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
146A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
143Fourth of July meetings
137Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
124Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
117Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
103A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
96Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
96No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
91Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
90Prairie Dogs
88Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
84Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
77Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
75 Across The Fence: County Fair
66No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
64Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
60Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
57In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
50Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
16A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
10
9At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
4Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
Most Read News Stories of 2012
16412Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
4912We need a few good people
3123What's the deal with organic milk?
2796Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2405Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
2243Being a Nebraskan – border to border
2200The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2169Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
2155Completely Different: It's all in the family
2057Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
2034Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
2008Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
1978Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
1929Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
1916Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
1915Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
1912Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
1881The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
1848A Small World: Time traveling
1841Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
1809Completely Different: Tales from the mat
1809Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
1792Time keeps flowing like a river
1778Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1762A last look at the Nebraska Zone
1757Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1756Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
1755Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
1743Letter to the Editor
1723Observations Only : The orphanage
1720My mini Pen and me
1703Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1699Teen Voice: March Madness
1687Our view . . .Sports Complex
1678Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1668Completely Different: Your local government and you
1666From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1660Observations only : Sisters of the world
1657Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1657Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1648Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1645Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1645Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1643Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1639Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1632Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1627Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1620Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1617Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1591It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1583Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1578Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1570Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1566Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1558Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1555From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1517Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1468Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1451Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1435Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1433Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1410Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1341Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1331Completely Different: The Quest
1321Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1271Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1246Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1245Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1224Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1218The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1212Across the Fence: Building Barns
1208Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1204Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1203Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1192From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1190Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1184Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1175Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1174Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1170Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1165From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1163Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1160Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1156No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1151Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1135Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1134Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1126From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1120Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1114Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1113From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1113Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1105Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1102Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1102The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1097From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1093Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1091Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1089A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1084Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1083Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1077Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1072Across the Fence: On The road
1071Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1067A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1066Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1061From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1060Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1057From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1056Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1050The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1049Assad’s endgame
1045Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1043Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1043Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
1042Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1037A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1027Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
1026Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
1022Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
1022Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
1016Observations Only - Two ages of man
1015A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1014Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
1011Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1007From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
1005Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
1003The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
999Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
995From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
991Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
985Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
977Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
974A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
970Observations Only: Painting a picture
966Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
965Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
964Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
959Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
957Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
956Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
949From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
947Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
946Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
943A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
940Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
940Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
940Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
939Teen Voice: Today’s television
938Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
935Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
934Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
932Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
931Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
928Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
925Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
921Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
917Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
916Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
912Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
908Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
908Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
908From the Superintendent’s Desk
908From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
905From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
905Across The Fence: A day For thanks
904Observations Only: A new direction
903From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
903Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
903 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
902From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
894The zombie apocalypse and you
892From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
890Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
888Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
887Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
886Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
877Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
876Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
875Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
873Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
870Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
870From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
867Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
865Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
862A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
861Observations Only: Giving up
860Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
858Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
858Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
856Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
855Trash cans
852Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
851From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
848From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
847Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
843From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
843The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
842A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
841A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
841Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
838The hills, part 1: Mustangs
838Teen Voice: The road of hatred
837Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
837A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
836From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
836Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
835The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
833Observations Only: The joy of money
833Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
832Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
830Teen Voice: The more the merrier
825Teen Voice: Catfished
824The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
824Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
822Observations Only: Saturday delight
819Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
818Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
816A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
816The Block
816Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
815Across the Fence: The hand dug well
815Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
815At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
814Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
814Observations Only: Curious things
812Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
810Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
807Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
803Life's curve balls
803A Stray Moment: God Knows
801Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
796Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
794 Taking a big risk
794From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
794Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
793A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
793Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
791Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
790A Stray Moment: Without a net
787A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
786A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
784Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
784A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
784The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
783The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
782Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
780Teen Voice: Not just another ride
779A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
778Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
777Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
776The ghost of Ayn Rand
774Observations Only: Counting chickens
774Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
772From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
771Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
770Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
770Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
770Observations Only: Scourge of violence
769Timing makes perfect
769Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
769Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
766Seeing the works of the master
766Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
766Observations Only: Extreme measures
766A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
763The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
761Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
760Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
759View from the block
758Observations Only: Going home
754Observations Only: Just around the corner
754Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
754Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
754Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
753Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
752The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
750Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
750Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
749SELL-OUT!
747A Stray Moment: The last time
744Observations Only: Uneventful flight
744A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
742It's no surprise
742Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
742Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
741Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
741The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
739Teen Voice: Body image
739A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
736Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
736A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
735Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
735Welcome to Gering
735Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
734Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
731Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
731Rural America and immigration reform
731The Good Life: The two different types of business people
730Silence please
730Observations Only: Surprises
727Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
724Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
724Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
723Age of reason
722Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
722Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
722Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
721Observations Only: What's in a word?
721A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
721Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
721Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
720Observations Only: No thank you
719Observations Only: A gift of serenity
719The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
719Observations Only: The awful truth
718Do You Tube?
718Teen Voice: Living within our means
717Observations Only: Journey's end
716Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
714Observations Only: Critical thinking
714From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
712Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
712Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
711Teen Voice: Serendipity
711Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
711Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
710Teen Voice: Shadow art
708Economic development update
707Totally Random: My journey, life after living
705LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
705A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
704Observations Only: Together again
704Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
704Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
703From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
703Observations Only: North Powder
703A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
702Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
702Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
702Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
701Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
699Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
699Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
697Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
697Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
697Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
696From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
695Observations Only: Sister odyssey
694Observations Only: Blue chip stock
694A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
693The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
691Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
690Observations Only: Spider adventure
690Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
689Observations Only: Curious things, part II
687Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
685Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
683Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
682Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
681Observations Only: Sister lost
679Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
677Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
677Guest Voices…
675Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
670Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
668Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
665Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
663I'm falling for Tumblr?
662From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
661A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
661Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
661Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
660From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
657Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
657A real leaning tree Christmas
656Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
655Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
655The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
654Permission to remember
653Teen Voice: Being a girl
652Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
651Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
649Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
649Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
648The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
648The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
645My Thanksgiving prayer
643Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
643Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
643Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
642Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
641Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
641Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
638Social time has important benefits
637Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
636Observations Only: The meeting
636Observations Only : White water
636Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
635A Small World: Special guest
634Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
632Home of the Brave
632Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
632Our View: The elephant in the room
632Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
629The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
628Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
628Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
626A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
624Practice safe barbecue basics
624Observations Only: Good and evil
623LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
623Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
623Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
623The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
622Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
620Teen Voice: Happy news
620The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
618Remembering When
616Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
615Observations Only: Expect the best
615Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
615Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
614Observations Only: A fine line
612Teeing Off: Around the Green
611Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
611The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
611The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
609Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
608Our View: Bravo OTD committee
608Observations Only: A matter of matter
608Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
607Observations Only: The shadow of error
605The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
603Observations Only: Beginnings
599Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
597Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
595Observations Only: Indifferent love
594Observations Only: Divine spirit
591Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
587Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
586Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
586Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
585Teen Voice: Equality
585Observations Only: A matter of paradox
585Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
583Observations Only: Choices
583Anno Domini: We gather together
579A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
575Completely Different - The magic of spring
574Observations Only: Divine prompts
569Teen Voice: Silence
567Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
566Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
566Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
561Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
559Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
559Totally Random: Life’s ripples
558A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
557Observations Only: Off to the races
555Observations Only: Temptation
553Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
552Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
549Observations Only: The vision
549Observations Only: A sad week
547Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
546Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
546Lyman Review: Devil calf
545Teen Voice: The need to get away
544Observations Only: Willfulness
540Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
538Our View: Visionaries wanted
538Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
534Totally Random: October, the pink month
532Observations Only: The need to understand
532Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
532Building Bridges: Love your enemies
531Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
530Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
526Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
523Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
522A Halloween Story: The scary dream
519Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
518Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
517Teeing Off: Persistence
510Observations Only: A good daughter
510Teen Voice: Stress test
509Teeing Off: Mind Gym
508The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
506Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
505Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
504Across the Fence: The Pony Express
504Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
504Teen Voice: Footprints
501Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
501Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
497Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
491Teen Voice: The rivalry
491Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
489Teen Voice: Remember what you have
489Observations Only: Waiting time
487Observations Only: Saint Marge
485Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
484Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
482Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
480Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
475Teeing Off: The thing about state
473Teen Voice: The Other Side
472Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
471Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
466Lyman Review: The love goat
465Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
465Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
457Observations Only: Reality check
457Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
457Anno Domini: On this remembering day
456Teen Voice: What is love?
453Totally Random: Happy Halloween
453Observations Only: Gone away
452Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
451Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
450Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
448Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
447Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
444Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
444Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
443Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
443Teen Voice: My rebellion
439Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
439Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
437No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
435Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
434Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
428Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
428Teen Voice: Self-expression
426Observations Only: Hog wash
422Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
422 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
422Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
421Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
419Why you should visit the zoo in February
411Lyman Review: One mean chicken
411Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
410Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
407Observations Only: The visit
405Teen Voice: Cyber War
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402From the Hill: More Work Ahead
402At the Library: March into a good book
392Observations Only: A day in August
390Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
390SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
386Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
386Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
385Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
384What’s really going on with our water?
381Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
376Observations Only: The last goodbye
376For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
375No-Till Notes: Looking Back
371Observations Only: Final moment
370Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
368Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
365Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
364Observations Only: One more time
361Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
359Teen Voice: To the future
359Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
358No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
357Teen Voice: The gift of caring
356Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
355Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
355In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
353Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
351Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
351Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
350Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
350Lyman Review: Branding Time
349View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
348Across The Fence: Last Christmas
347Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
346Teen Voice: Where is the love?
345Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
344Our View: Community responsible for kids
343Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
343Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
342Observations Only: The last toothpick
342Totally Random: Where does it go?
342Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
342At the Monument: Junior Rangers
339Their View: Goal post move unfair
338Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
337Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
333Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
332Nature Notes: Love is in the air
331Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
329Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
328Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
326Totally Random: Trusting the fates
321In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
321Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
319Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
319Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
319Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
318Observations Only: The vigil
318Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
317Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
317In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
313Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
313Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
311Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
309Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
308Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
308Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
302Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
299Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
297Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
297Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
296Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
296Support emergency services personnel
293Linked Lives
291Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
291Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
289History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
288Religious freedom must be protected
288In the Hills: Explore the state parks
287At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
287Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
286Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
282Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
281Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
281At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
280At the Monument: That old (historic) building
279Lyman Review: Winter's dog
273Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
273College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
272Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
271Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
271Website Resources
270Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
270From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
268Across the Fence: Amanda
268Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
267Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
264No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
262Lyman Review: Dog fun
261Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
261Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
261Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
261Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
258Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
258Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
257At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
257Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
256Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
255Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
253Teen Voice: Inspire me
250No-till Notes: Moving forward
250New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
250At the Monument: Where are the animals?
248Greetings from the State Capitol
246Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
241No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
241Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
238Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
234Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
231Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
231No-til Notes: Changing plans
228No-Till Notes: Back in the field
226Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
226Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
224No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
218Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
216Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
213At the Monument: Art in National Parks
211View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
209Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
199Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
199Synchronicity:What brings me back
199No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
198Be kind through communications
197Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
194Letter to the editor
192No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
192Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
187Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
173Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
169Letters to the Editor
163Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
159In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
158Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
146A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
143Fourth of July meetings
137Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
124Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
117Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
103A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
96Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
96No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
91Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
90Prairie Dogs
88Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
84Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
77Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
75 Across The Fence: County Fair
66No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
64Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
60Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
57In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
50Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
16A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
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9At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
4Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
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