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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251No-Till Notes: Back in the field
251All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
249Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
249The Good Life: The two different types of business people
248Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
248From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
248The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
248No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
247Observations Only: One more time
247Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
245Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
245Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
245Observations Only: Waiting time
245Observations Only: Hog wash
244Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
244Observations Only: The vigil
244At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
243From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
242Observations Only: The last toothpick
242Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
241Observations Only: The last goodbye
240The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
239From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
239The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
238The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
238Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
236Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
236Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
234The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
234At the Monument: Night Sky
233Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
233Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
232In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
232At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
231The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
231Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
231At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
229Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
229The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
229Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
229Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
227From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
226The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
226Totally Random: My journey, life after living
225The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
225A Small World: Special guest
225A Halloween Story: The scary dream
225Teen Voice: My rebellion
223Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
223From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
223The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
222From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
222Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
222At the Monument: Junior Rangers
222Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
221Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
221Lyman Review: Devil calf
221In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
220Teen Voice: Silence
218Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
217The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
216Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
216Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
216Teen Voice: The need to get away
216Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
215Lyman Review: One mean chicken
215Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
214Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
214Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
214Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
214At the Monument: Art in National Parks
214Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
213Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
213Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
212Teen Voice: The gift of caring
212Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
212Our View: A failure to communicate
212Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
211Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
211Teen Voice: Being a girl
211Lyman Review: The love goat
211Prairie Dogs
210Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
210Teeing Off: Persistence
209Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
209Teeing Off: Around the Green
209At the Monument: That old (historic) building
208Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
208Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
208Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
206Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
206Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
205Teen Voice: Stress test
205Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
204Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
204Across the Fence: The Pony Express
204Completely Different - The magic of spring
204A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
204Totally Random: October, the pink month
204Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
203Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
203At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
202Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
201Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
201In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
200From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
200Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
200Teeing Off: Mind Gym
200Totally Random: Happy Halloween
200Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
200Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
200
199From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
199Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
199Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
198Teen Voice: Shadow art
198Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
198Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
198Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
198Website Resources
198Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
198Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
197Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
197Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
197Teeing Off: The thing about state
197Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
197
196Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
196Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
196A Small World: Savoring county fair days
196Lyman Review: Dog fun
195Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
195Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
194Teen Voice: Catfished
194Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
194Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
194Teen Voice: Body image
194Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
194Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
194Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
194At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
194Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
193Teen Voice: Living within our means
193Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
193Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
193Teen Voice: Remember what you have
193Lyman Review: Branding Time
192
192
191Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
191Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
191A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
191Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
190Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
190Totally Random: Life’s ripples
190Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
190Teen Voice: Self-expression
190Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
189Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
189Letter to the editor
188Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
188Teen Voice: To the future
188Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
188Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
188Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
188Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
188Fourth of July meetings
188Reach out for challenges
187Our View: The elephant in the room
187Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
187Teen Voice: The Other Side
187Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
186I'm falling for Tumblr?
186Teen Voice: The rivalry
186Lyman Review: Winter's dog
186Totally Random: Trusting the fates
186Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
186Nature Notes: Love is in the air
186View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
186
186To The Editor
185Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
185At the Library: March into a good book
185
185Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
184From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
184Why you should visit the zoo in February
184Teen Voice: Cyber War
184Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
184New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
184Linked Lives
183Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
183Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
183Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
183Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
183Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
183Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
182Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
182Teen Voice: Equality
182Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
182Guest Voices…
182Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
182For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
182Be kind through communications
181Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
181From the Hill: More Work Ahead
181Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
181Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
181Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
181In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
181Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
180From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
180Our View: Community responsible for kids
180At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
180Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
180Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
179Teen Voice: Where is the love?
179View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
179Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
178Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
178What’s really going on with our water?
178Their View: Goal post move unfair
178Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
177Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
177Teen Voice: Footprints
177Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
177Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
177At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
176Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
176Synchronicity:What brings me back
176Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
175In the Hills: Explore the state parks
174Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
174Support emergency services personnel
174In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
174
173From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
173Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
173Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
173Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
173Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
173Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
173Letters to the Editor
173Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
172Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
172Totally Random: Where does it go?
172Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
172Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
172Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
171Teen Voice: Inspire me
170Rural America and immigration reform
170Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
170Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
170Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
169Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
168Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
168Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
168Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
168A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
167Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
167Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
167Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
167Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
166Teen Voice: What is love?
166Religious freedom must be protected
166Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
166Letter to the Editor
164Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
161Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
161Greetings from the State Capitol
160Letter to the Editor
160No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
160Easter
159Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
159No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
158From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
157Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
152Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
142Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
134At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
121At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
104Letter to the Editor
104Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
98Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
84Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
78A mom’s thoughts on social media
54Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
41Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1059Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
851NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
832Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
750All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
649Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
638The Christmas Story
586Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
573To whom are we thankful?
571Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
553Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
549Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
549A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
538Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
530A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
519Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
501A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
499Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
489No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
484Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
482Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
471Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
471Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
470At the Monument: Museum collections
464Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
458No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
450Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
445Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
444No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
441Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
437The Good Life: There is good everywhere
433Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
432Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
423Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
422Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
421A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
420Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
420Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
416The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
413A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
408Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
407Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
404History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
403No Till Notes:
402Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
401Support letters requested for airport
400Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
399No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
398Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
395Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
395A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
393Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
390Observations Only: A soul’s journey
390A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
387Observations Only : White water
386Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
385Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
383A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
382Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
381Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
378Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
376Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
376Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
375What's the deal with organic milk?
375Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
371At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
365Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
365No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
365The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
364A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
363A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
363A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
362Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
362Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
362Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
360Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
359Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
357Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
356Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
356Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
349Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
349In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
348Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
348Across the Fence: The hand dug well
347Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
346At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
346Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
345Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
344Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
344Letters to the Editor
343Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
341No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
340Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
340Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
339Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
336A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
336Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
335Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
334Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
334Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
334Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
334Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
333Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
330Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
330Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
330
327Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
327Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
327Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
326Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
324A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
324The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
324Building Bridges: Love your enemies
323Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
323Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
323Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
322Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
322Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
321Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
320Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
320Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
320Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
319At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
318A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
318Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
317From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
317All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
317Jane’s Secret: The Telling
316Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
316Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
315Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
315Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
315Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
315Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
314Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
314No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
312A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
311Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
311Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
311No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
311In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
311At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
310Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
310A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
309Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
307Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
307Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
307Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
307 Across The Fence: County Fair
306A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
306A real leaning tree Christmas
306Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
305A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
305Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
305Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
305At the Monument: Where are the animals?
305No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
304A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
304Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
304Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
304No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
303Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
303Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
302Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
302The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
302Observations Only: Indifferent love
302Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
302Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
302A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
301A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
301Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
300Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
300No-Till Notes: The value of water
299Observations Only: A good daughter
299At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
298A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
298Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
298Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
298Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
298Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
297Teen Voice: Serendipity
297Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
296Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
296Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
296A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
296Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
296Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
295Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
295Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
294Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
294Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
293Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
293Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
293No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
292Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
292Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
292Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
292Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
291No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
291Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
290Anno Domini: We gather together
290Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
290A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
289Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
289Observations Only: The shadow of error
289A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
289Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
289Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
288Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
288Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
287A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
287Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
287Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
287Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
286Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
286Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
286Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
286Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
286Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
286No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
284A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
284Observations Only: Temptation
284Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
284Across the Fence: Amanda
284No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
283Across The Fence: A day For thanks
283Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
283Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
283Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
283At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
282Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
282Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
282No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
282Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
282Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
282At the Monument: Living History
281Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
281A Stray Moment: Without a net
281Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
281Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
281Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
280No-Till Notes: Looking Back
279Across the Fence: Building Barns
279Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
279Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
279Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
279Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
278Observations Only: A gift of serenity
278A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
278Anno Domini: On this remembering day
278 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
278Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
278A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
278Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
277Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
277A Stray Moment: God Knows
277Observations Only: Divine prompts
277Observations Only: Divine spirit
277Observations Only: The need to understand
277Observations Only: Reality check
277Observations Only: Gone away
277Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
276Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
276Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
276Observations Only: Journey's end
276Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
276Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
276No-til Notes: Changing plans
276Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
276Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
276No Till Notes: Moving Forward
275Observations Only: Beginnings
275Observations Only: A sad week
275Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
274Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
274No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
273Completely Different: It's all in the family
273Observations Only: Curious things, part II
273Observations Only: Expect the best
273Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
273Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
273Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
272Observations Only: A matter of matter
272No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
271Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
271Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
271Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
271Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
271Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
271Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
269Across The Fence: Last Christmas
269College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
268Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
268No Till Notes: Final Stop
268Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
268No-till Notes: Stripper head
267Observations Only: Critical thinking
267Observations Only: Saint Marge
267Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
266Observations Only: Uneventful flight
266Observations Only: Curious things
266Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
266Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
266Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
266Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
266No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
265Observations Only: Choices
265Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
265Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
264Totally Random: The Golden Rule
264Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
264Observations Only: A matter of paradox
264Observations Only: Off to the races
264Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
263Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
263Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
263No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
263Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
262Observations Only: The vision
262Observations Only: The awful truth
262No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
261Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
261Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
261Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
260 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
260No-till Notes: Moving forward
260Creatures of the Night
259Observations Only: Going home
259Observations Only: Sister lost
259Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
259The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
259Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
259Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
258Observations Only: Willfulness
258Observations Only: The visit
258Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
258Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
258Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
258Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
257Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
256Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
256Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
256Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
256Our view: United we can build
255Observations Only: Good and evil
255Observations Only: A fine line
255The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
255Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
254The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
254Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
254Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
253Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
253Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
253Observations Only: Final moment
253
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252Observations Only: A day in August
252No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
251Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
251Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
251The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
251SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
251No-Till Notes: Back in the field
251All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
249A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
249Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
249The Good Life: The two different types of business people
248Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
248From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
248The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
248No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
247Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
247Observations Only: One more time
247Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
245Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
245Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
245Observations Only: Waiting time
245Observations Only: Hog wash
244Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
244Observations Only: The vigil
244At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
243From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
242Observations Only: The last toothpick
242Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
241Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
241Observations Only: The last goodbye
240The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
239From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
239The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
238The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
238Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
237Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
236Assad’s endgame
236Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
236Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
234The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
234At the Monument: Night Sky
233Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
233Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
233Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
232Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
232In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
232At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
231The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
231Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
231At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
229Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
229Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
229The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
229Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
229Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
228Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
227From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
226Across the Fence: On The road
226Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
226The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
226Totally Random: My journey, life after living
225The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
225A Small World: Special guest
225A Halloween Story: The scary dream
225Teen Voice: My rebellion
223Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
223Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
223Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
223Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
223From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
223The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
222Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
222The ghost of Ayn Rand
222Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
222From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
222Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
222At the Monument: Junior Rangers
222Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
221Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
221Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
221Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
221Lyman Review: Devil calf
221In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
220Teen Voice: Silence
218Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
218Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
217The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
216Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
216Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
216Teen Voice: The need to get away
216Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
215Lyman Review: One mean chicken
215Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
214Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
214Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
214Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
214At the Monument: Art in National Parks
214Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
213Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
213Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
212Teen Voice: The gift of caring
212Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
212Our View: A failure to communicate
212Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
211Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
211Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
211Teen Voice: Being a girl
211Lyman Review: The love goat
211Prairie Dogs
210Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
210Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
210Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
210Teeing Off: Persistence
209A last look at the Nebraska Zone
209Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
209Teeing Off: Around the Green
209At the Monument: That old (historic) building
208Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
208Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
208Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
208Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
207Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
206Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
206Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
206Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
205Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
205Teen Voice: Stress test
205Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
204Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
204Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
204Across the Fence: The Pony Express
204Completely Different - The magic of spring
204A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
204Totally Random: October, the pink month
204Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
203Time keeps flowing like a river
203A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
203Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
203At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
202Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
201Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
201Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
201In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
200From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
200Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
200Teeing Off: Mind Gym
200Totally Random: Happy Halloween
200Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
200Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
200
199Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
199From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
199Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
199Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
198Across the fence: Something worth remembering
198Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
198Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
198Teen Voice: Shadow art
198Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
198Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
198Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
198Website Resources
198Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
198Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
197A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
197Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
197Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
197Teeing Off: The thing about state
197Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
197
196A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
196A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
196From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
196Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
196Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
196A Small World: Savoring county fair days
196Lyman Review: Dog fun
195Observations only : Sisters of the world
195Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
195Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
194Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
194A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
194A Stray Moment: The last time
194Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
194Teen Voice: Catfished
194Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
194Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
194Teen Voice: Body image
194Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
194Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
194Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
194At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
194Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
193A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
193Teen Voice: Living within our means
193Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
193Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
193Teen Voice: Remember what you have
193Lyman Review: Branding Time
192
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191Observations Only: Blue chip stock
191Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
191Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
191A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
191Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
190Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
190A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
190Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
190Totally Random: Life’s ripples
190Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
190Teen Voice: Self-expression
190Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
189Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
189Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
189Letter to the editor
188Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
188Observations Only: A new direction
188Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
188Teen Voice: To the future
188Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
188Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
188Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
188Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
188Fourth of July meetings
188Reach out for challenges
187Observations Only : The orphanage
187Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
187Our View: The elephant in the room
187Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
187Teen Voice: The Other Side
187Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
186Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
186It's no surprise
186Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
186I'm falling for Tumblr?
186Teen Voice: The rivalry
186Lyman Review: Winter's dog
186Totally Random: Trusting the fates
186Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
186Nature Notes: Love is in the air
186View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
186
186To The Editor
185Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
185Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
185At the Library: March into a good book
185
185Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
184From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
184Why you should visit the zoo in February
184Teen Voice: Cyber War
184Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
184New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
184Linked Lives
183Observations Only: Scourge of violence
183Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
183Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
183Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
183Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
183Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
183Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
182Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
182Observations Only: Just around the corner
182Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
182Teen Voice: Equality
182Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
182Guest Voices…
182Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
182For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
182Be kind through communications
181Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
181From the Hill: More Work Ahead
181Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
181Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
181Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
181In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
181Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
180Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
180From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
180Our View: Community responsible for kids
180At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
180Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
180Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
179Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
179Teen Voice: Where is the love?
179View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
179Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
178Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
178What’s really going on with our water?
178Their View: Goal post move unfair
178Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
177 Taking a big risk
177Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
177Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
177Teen Voice: Footprints
177Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
177Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
177At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
176Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
176Synchronicity:What brings me back
176Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
175In the Hills: Explore the state parks
174The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
174Observations Only: Giving up
174Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
174Support emergency services personnel
174In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
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173Observations Only: Together again
173Observations Only: Sister odyssey
173Observations Only: The meeting
173From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
173Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
173Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
173Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
173Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
173Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
173Letters to the Editor
173Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
172Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
172Age of reason
172Observations Only: The joy of money
172Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
172Totally Random: Where does it go?
172Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
172Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
172Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
171Teen Voice: Inspire me
170Observations Only: Extreme measures
170Observations Only: Painting a picture
170Observations Only: Spider adventure
170Observations Only: North Powder
170Rural America and immigration reform
170Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
170Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
170Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
169Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
169Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
169Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
168Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
168Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
168Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
168A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
167Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
167Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
167Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
167Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
167Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
167Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
166Observations Only: Surprises
166Teen Voice: What is love?
166Religious freedom must be protected
166Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
166Letter to the Editor
165Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
165Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
164Observations Only : Mission accomplished
164Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
164Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
163Silence please
162Observations Only - Two ages of man
162Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
162Observations Only: Counting chickens
161From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
161Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
161Greetings from the State Capitol
160Trash cans
160Life's curve balls
160Observations Only: No thank you
160Letter to the Editor
160No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
160Easter
159Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
159No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
158Observations Only: Saturday delight
158Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
158From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
157Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
157Observations Only: What's in a word?
157The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
157Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
156Being a Nebraskan – border to border
155Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
153Completely Different: Tales from the mat
153From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
152Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
150From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
149The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
148The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
146The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
145Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
144Teen Voice: Today’s television
143Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
143The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
142Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
142From the Superintendent’s Desk
142Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
141The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
141From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
139Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
138The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
134At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
132From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
129It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
128From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
127From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
126The hills, part 1: Mustangs
124Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
123From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
121At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
120Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
120The zombie apocalypse and you
120Do You Tube?
120The Block
120From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
119Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
117Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
117Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
115Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
115Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
115Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
114Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
114My mini Pen and me
114Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
113Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
113Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
112A Small World: Time traveling
112SELL-OUT!
111Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
111Teen Voice: The more the merrier
111From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
110Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
108Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
107Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
107Completely Different: The Quest
107Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
106Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
106Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
106Teen Voice: Not just another ride
105A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
105Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
105Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
105Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
104View from the block
104Remembering When
104Letter to the Editor
104Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
103Our view . . .Sports Complex
103Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
103Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
103Teen Voice: The road of hatred
102Completely Different: Your local government and you
102Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
101Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
101LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
100Timing makes perfect
100Economic development update
100Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
100Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
100Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
100Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
99We need a few good people
99Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
98Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
97Home of the Brave
97From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
97Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
96Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
95Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
95Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
95Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
93LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
92Practice safe barbecue basics
92Teen Voice: Happy news
91Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
91Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
91Seeing the works of the master
90Teen Voice: March Madness
90Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
90From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
90Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
89Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
87Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
87Welcome to Gering
86Letter to the Editor
86Permission to remember
85Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
84Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
84Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
83Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
82Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
82Social time has important benefits
82From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
79From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
78A mom’s thoughts on social media
77My Thanksgiving prayer
66Our View: Bravo OTD committee
64Our View: Visionaries wanted
54Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
41Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
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