Pulpit of Bones - Book review: 'To Be Sung Underwater'
May 19, 2011 Deb Carpenter-Nolting   
This novel by Tom McNeal is about Judith, a young woman who, when her parents divorce, moves from Vermont to a small college town in Nebraska where her father is a professor. It is also about Willy, a young man she “abandoned, and yet never quite left behind.”

The story is about two worlds: the surface and what lies beneath the surface; the present and the past; the world Judith finds herself in when she reaches a mid-life crisis, and the world she longs for.

Judith lives in Los Angeles with her husband of twenty years. She edits movies. The turning point or “swerve” in her life begins when her husband buys a new bedroom set for their daughter Camille and places the old set out by the pool. To Judy, this bedroom set is not just any furniture. It is a birds-eye maple bedroom set that has family history and a special significance to her.

Judith rents a storage unit and secretly reconstructs it to look like the room she had when she was a teen. She escapes her reality of editing movies and the façade of her marriage by thinking back to the simple joys of her high school years. She finds herself drawn to the storage unit, again and again losing track of all time while she naps peacefully on her birds-eye maple bed.

We quickly realize that Judith’s life in Los Angeles is superficial. Her musings about the high plains of Nebraska have the depth of simplicity. Her memories reveal who Judith really is beneath the surface. Those memories involve Willy, a young carpenter who ushered her into womanhood on the birds-eye maple bed and helped her appreciate the beauty of a sunset and his dream of a little acreage where he would one day create a small lake.

Judith’s transformation into an alternate world is so complete that she creates a new identity and hires a detective to find three friends from her past. Of course, one of them is Willy, the boy she left in Nebraska.

Tom McNeal, author of award winning “Goodnight, Nebraska,” spent part of every summer in Nebraska, at a farm where his mother was raised. To those of us familiar with the area, we recognize Rufus Sage as Chadron and are pleasantly startled to read references to Hemingford, Highway 385, Herman the Germans and other local places. I was not surprised, however, to realize that what matters most happens in small communities in America’s heartland, and not on either coast.

I wondered about the title of the book, but then I thought about when I was a kid, taking a bath, and I let my head rest on the bottom of the tub, ears completely submerged, nose above waterline. I remember singing and listening to how different the tune sounded underwater. I remember how the words and music were clear and pure and limited to the voice inside my own head. Those two worlds – life on the surface and life beneath the surface – still mesmerize me and those same worlds are captured eloquently and reflectively by Tom McNeal.

Immerse yourself. This book is “to be sung underwater.”

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96Observations Only: Going home
96Observations Only: Journey's end
96Teen Voice: Remember what you have
96Across The Fence: Last Christmas
96Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
96Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
96Nature Notes: Love is in the air
96At the Library: March into a good book
96Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
96Website Resources
96In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
96
95The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
95Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
95Teeing Off: Persistence
95The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
95Rural America and immigration reform
95No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
95Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
95Be kind through communications
95No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
95In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95The Good Life: There is good everywhere
94Teen Voice: Serendipity
94Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
94Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
94Synchronicity:What brings me back
94Fourth of July meetings
94Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
94Creatures of the Night
94Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
93Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
93Teen Voice: The need to get away
93The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
93Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
93Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
93Totally Random: Trusting the fates
93Support emergency services personnel
93
93No-Till Notes: The value of water
92Guest Voices…
92The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
92SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
92Lyman Review: Dog fun
92Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
92Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
92Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
91Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
91Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
91Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
91Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
91Lyman Review: Branding Time
91Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
91Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
91At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
90Observations Only: Uneventful flight
90From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
90Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
90Observations Only: Choices
90Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
90Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
90At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
90For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
90Letter to the editor
90At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
89Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
89Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
89Teen Voice: Shadow art
89Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
89Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
89Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
89Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
89Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
89No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
89A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
88Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
88Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
88Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
88Lyman Review: One mean chicken
88Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
88No-til Notes: Changing plans
88At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
88Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
88At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
87Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
87Teen Voice: Catfished
87Teen Voice: Living within our means
87Across the Fence: The Pony Express
87Teeing Off: Mind Gym
87Lyman Review: Winter's dog
87No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
86From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
86Teen Voice: Equality
86Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
86Teen Voice: Footprints
86View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
85Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
85Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
85Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
85All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
84Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
84From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
84Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
84Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
84Teen Voice: Inspire me
84At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
84Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
84Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
84College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
84Their View: Goal post move unfair
84Reach out for challenges
84No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
84Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
83Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
83Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
83Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
83What’s really going on with our water?
83The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
82Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
82Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
82Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
82
81Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
81I'm falling for Tumblr?
81Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
81Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
81Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
81From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
80From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
80The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
80Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
80Religious freedom must be protected
80Greetings from the State Capitol
80Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
80Linked Lives
80Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
79Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
79Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
78Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
78Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
78Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
77Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
77Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
77Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
77Support letters requested for airport
77At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
77To The Editor
76Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
76Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
76Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
76Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
75Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
75Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
75Letter to the Editor
74Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
74
73From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
73Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
73Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
73Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
73A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
72Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
72Our View: A failure to communicate
71From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
70Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
70Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
70At the Monument: Where are the animals?
70Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
69Teen Voice: What is love?
69Teen Voice: Where is the love?
68Totally Random: Where does it go?
67Letter to the Editor
65Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
63Letter to the Editor
59Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
59Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
57Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
53Our View: The elephant in the room
52A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
11Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
Most Read News Stories of 2012
376Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
368Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
363Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
357At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
336The Good Life: All that remains is love
330Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
309Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
301Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
298Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
284No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
278At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
277A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
275The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
274Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
274Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
272Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
268Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
266Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
263At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
260All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
256Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
254Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
253No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
252Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
251All Points West: Never far from the trail
246Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
245Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
242Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
242No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
238Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
237Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
236Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
234Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
227Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
221Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
213Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
213Teen Voice: He’s my dad
212Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
212Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
210Completely Different: It's all in the family
208Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
205Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
205A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
204A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
203Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
203No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
202Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
201What's the deal with organic milk?
195A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
192No Till Notes: Residue levels
191Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
189Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
189No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
188Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
188At the Monument: Find Your Park
188Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
187Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
184Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
184Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
184Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
184Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
183No Till Notes: Saying uncle
182Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
182Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
180Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
180Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
180Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
179A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
178No-Till Notes: Potential
177Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
177A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
177Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
175No-Till Notes: Observations
175Welcome home
174Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
174Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
173A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
173Enjoy the festivities
171Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
170Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
169A Stray Moment: God Knows
168Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
167Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
166Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
166Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
165A Stray Moment: Without a net
165Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
163Across the Fence: The hand dug well
163Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
163Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
163Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
163No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
162Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
162Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
162Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
161Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
160Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
160A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
160Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
159Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
159Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
158Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
157Teeing Off: Around the Green
156Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
155Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
154Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
154Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
153Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
153No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
152Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
152Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
151Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
151Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
151Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
149Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
149A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
148Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
148Observations Only: The awful truth
148Observations Only: Gone away
148Totally Random: My journey, life after living
148Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
148Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
147Observations Only: A matter of matter
147Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
147Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
147Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
147Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
147Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
147No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
146A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
146Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
146A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
145Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
145Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
145Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
145A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
145Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
145Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
144A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
144The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
144Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
144A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
143Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
143Observations Only: The vision
143Observations Only: A sad week
143 Across The Fence: County Fair
143Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
142The zombie apocalypse and you
142From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
142 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
142Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
142Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
142Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
141Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
141Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
141Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
141Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
141Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
141Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
140Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
140Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
140No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
140Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
139A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
139Teen Voice: Being a girl
139Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
139Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
139Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
139Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
139No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
139History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
139Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
138Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
138A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
138Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
137Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
137A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
137Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
137Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
137No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
137All Points West: A community on the move
136Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
136Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
136Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
136Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
136Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
135Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
135A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
135Observations Only: A good daughter
135Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
135Lyman Review: Devil calf
135Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
135Anno Domini: On this remembering day
134Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
134Across the Fence: Building Barns
134A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
134Observations Only: A gift of serenity
134Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
134Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
134Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
134Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
133Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
133A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
133A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
132Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
132Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
132Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
132Observations Only: Final moment
132A real leaning tree Christmas
132Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
132Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
131Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
131A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
131Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
131Observations Only: Indifferent love
131Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
131Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
131Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
130Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
130Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
130The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
130Observations Only: Hog wash
130Observations Only: One more time
130Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
130Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
130No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
130A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
130Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
129Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
129A Halloween Story: The scary dream
129Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
129A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
129Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
129Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
128Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
128Observations Only: Divine spirit
128Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
128Anno Domini: We gather together
128Building Bridges: Love your enemies
128Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
127Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
127From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
127A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
127Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
127Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
127At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
127Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
127Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
126Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
126Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
126Observations Only: The shadow of error
126Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
126Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
126No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
126No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
126Jane’s Secret: The Telling
125Time keeps flowing like a river
125A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
125Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
125From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
125Observations Only: Willfulness
125Observations Only: Off to the races
125Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
125Totally Random: October, the pink month
125Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
125A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
125Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
124Observations Only: A new direction
124A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
124Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
124Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
124Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
124A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
124Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
124All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
124At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
124Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
123Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
123A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
123Observations Only: Good and evil
123Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
123Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
123Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
123Across the Fence: Amanda
123Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
123Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
123Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
123Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
123Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
122Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
122Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
122Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
122Across The Fence: A day For thanks
122Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
122Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
121Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
121Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
121Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
121Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
121Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
121Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
121Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
121Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
121Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
120Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
120Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
120A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
120Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
120Observations Only: A fine line
120A Small World: Special guest
120The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
120Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
120
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
119Completely Different: Your local government and you
119Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
119Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
119Observations Only: Sister lost
119A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
119Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
119No Till Notes: Final Stop
119Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
119Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
118Completely Different: The Quest
118Across the fence: Something worth remembering
118Trash cans
118The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
118Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
118Across the Fence: On The road
118Observations Only: Expect the best
118Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
118Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
118Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
118The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
118Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
118Letters to the Editor
118Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
118Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
118At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
117Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
117The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
117Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
117Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
117Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
117Teen Voice: Silence
117Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
117Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
117Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
117A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
117No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
117Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
117Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
116SELL-OUT!
116Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
116Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
116Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
116Observations Only: The visit
116 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
116Observations Only: A day in August
116Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
116Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
116Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
116Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
116Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
116Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
115A Small World: Time traveling
115Observations Only: The joy of money
115Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
115Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
115Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
115Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
115Observations Only: Temptation
115Observations Only: The need to understand
115
115The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
115Observations Only: Waiting time
115Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
115Teen Voice: To the future
115Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
115Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
115Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
115
115Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
114Observations only : Sisters of the world
114Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
114Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
114Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
114Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
114Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
114In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
114Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
113A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
113A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
113Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
113Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
113Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
113Observations Only: Beginnings
113Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
113The Good Life: The two different types of business people
113Observations Only: Saint Marge
113Teen Voice: Self-expression
113Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
113Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
113Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
113A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
113At the Monument: Living History
113No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
112From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
112Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
112Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
112Observations Only: A matter of paradox
112Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
112Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
112A Small World: Savoring county fair days
112Lyman Review: The love goat
112Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
112No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
111Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
111From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
111Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
111Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
111Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
111Completely Different - The magic of spring
111Teen Voice: Body image
111The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
111Teeing Off: The thing about state
111The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
111Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
111Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
111No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
111Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
110Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
110Observations Only: Critical thinking
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
110Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
110Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
110Totally Random: The Golden Rule
110Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
110Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
110A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
110Observations Only: Reality check
110Observations Only: The last goodbye
110Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
110Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
110No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
110Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
109A last look at the Nebraska Zone
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
109Observations Only: Saturday delight
109Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
109A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
109Observations Only: Divine prompts
109Teen Voice: Stress test
109Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
109Our View: Community responsible for kids
109No-Till Notes: Looking Back
109Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
109Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
109No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
109Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
109
108Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
108Observations Only: Just around the corner
108The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
108Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
108From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
108The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
108Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
108Teen Voice: The gift of caring
108Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
108The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
108A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
108The Christmas Story
108Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
108No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
107Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
107 Taking a big risk
107A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
107Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
107Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
107Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
107Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
107Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
107Totally Random: Happy Halloween
107Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
107At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
107Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
107At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
107NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
107A mom’s thoughts on social media
106Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
106Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
106Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
106Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
106Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
106All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
105Completely Different: Tales from the mat
105Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
105Being a Nebraskan – border to border
105Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
105It's no surprise
105Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
105Observations Only: Curious things, part II
105The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
105Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
105From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
105Teen Voice: The rivalry
105Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
105Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
105In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
105In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
105Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
105Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
105Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
104It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
104Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
104Life's curve balls
104Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
104Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
104A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
104Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
104Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
104Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
104Observations Only: The last toothpick
104No-till Notes: Moving forward
104Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
104Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
104
104No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
104No-till Notes: Stripper head
103We need a few good people
103Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
103Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
103Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
103Do You Tube?
103Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
103The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
103Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
103Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
103Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
103Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
103No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
103No Till Notes:
103To whom are we thankful?
103At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
103Our view: United we can build
103Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
102Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
102Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
102Our view . . .Sports Complex
102Timing makes perfect
102Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
102Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
102Teen Voice: The more the merrier
102Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
102Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
102The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
102Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
102Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
102No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
102At the Monument: Night Sky
102No Till Notes: Moving Forward
102Easter
101Observations Only : The orphanage
101The ghost of Ayn Rand
101Observations Only: Blue chip stock
101Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
101Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
101The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
101Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
101View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
101Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
101At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
101Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
101Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
101Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
100Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
100Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
100Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
100Assad’s endgame
100A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
100A Stray Moment: The last time
100Observations Only: Surprises
100Observations Only: Curious things
100Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
100Observations Only: The vigil
100Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
100Teen Voice: Cyber War
100In the Hills: Explore the state parks
100New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
100Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
100Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
100No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
99Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
99View from the block
99Economic development update
99Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
99Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
99Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
99Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
99Observations Only: A soul’s journey
99Teen Voice: The Other Side
99Totally Random: Life’s ripples
99Teen Voice: My rebellion
99Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
99Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
99No-Till Notes: Back in the field
99Prairie Dogs
99
98From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
98The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
98From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
98Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
98Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
98Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
98Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
98From the Hill: More Work Ahead
98Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
98Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
98Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
98In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
98At the Monument: Art in National Parks
98No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
98In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
98Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
98All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
98Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
97Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
97Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
97From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
97Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
97Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
97Why you should visit the zoo in February
97At the Monument: That old (historic) building
97Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
97Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
97No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
97At the Monument: Junior Rangers
97Letters to the Editor
97At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
97At the Monument: Museum collections
96Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
96Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
96Observations Only : White water
96Observations Only: Going home
96Observations Only: Journey's end
96Teen Voice: Remember what you have
96Across The Fence: Last Christmas
96Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
96Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
96Nature Notes: Love is in the air
96At the Library: March into a good book
96Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
96Website Resources
96In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
96
95Letter to the Editor
95Welcome to Gering
95Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
95The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
95Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
95Teeing Off: Persistence
95The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
95Rural America and immigration reform
95No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
95Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
95Be kind through communications
95No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
95In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
95The Good Life: There is good everywhere
94Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
94Observations Only : Mission accomplished
94Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
94The hills, part 1: Mustangs
94Observations Only: Together again
94Teen Voice: Serendipity
94Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
94Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
94Synchronicity:What brings me back
94Fourth of July meetings
94Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
94Creatures of the Night
94Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
93Observations Only - Two ages of man
93Permission to remember
93Observations Only: Extreme measures
93Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
93Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
93Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
93Teen Voice: The need to get away
93The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
93Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
93Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
93Totally Random: Trusting the fates
93Support emergency services personnel
93
93No-Till Notes: The value of water
92Our View: Bravo OTD committee
92Observations Only: Painting a picture
92Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
92Guest Voices…
92The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
92SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
92Lyman Review: Dog fun
92Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
92Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
92Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
91Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
91Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
91Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
91Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
91Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
91Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
91Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
91Lyman Review: Branding Time
91Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
91Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
91At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
90Age of reason
90Home of the Brave
90Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
90Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
90From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
90Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
90Observations Only: Uneventful flight
90From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
90Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
90Observations Only: Choices
90Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
90Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
90At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
90For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
90Letter to the editor
90At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
89The Block
89Observations Only: Giving up
89Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
89Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
89Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
89Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
89Teen Voice: Shadow art
89Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
89Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
89Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
89Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
89Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
89No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
89A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
88Remembering When
88Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
88Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
88Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
88Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
88Lyman Review: One mean chicken
88Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
88No-til Notes: Changing plans
88At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
88Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
88At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
87Teen Voice: Not just another ride
87Observations Only: North Powder
87Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
87Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
87Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
87Teen Voice: Catfished
87Teen Voice: Living within our means
87Across the Fence: The Pony Express
87Teeing Off: Mind Gym
87Lyman Review: Winter's dog
87No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
86Teen Voice: March Madness
86Seeing the works of the master
86From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
86Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
86Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
86The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
86From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
86Teen Voice: Equality
86Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
86Teen Voice: Footprints
86View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
85My mini Pen and me
85Practice safe barbecue basics
85Observations Only: What's in a word?
85Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
85Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
85Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
85Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
85All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
84From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
84Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
84From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
84Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
84Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
84Teen Voice: Inspire me
84At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
84Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
84Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
84College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
84Their View: Goal post move unfair
84Reach out for challenges
84No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
84Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
83Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
83Observations Only: Counting chickens
83LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
83Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
83Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
83Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
83What’s really going on with our water?
83The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
82The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
82Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
82Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
82Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
82
81The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
81The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
81Observations Only: Sister odyssey
81Observations Only: The meeting
81Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
81Observations Only: Scourge of violence
81Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
81I'm falling for Tumblr?
81Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
81Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
81Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
81From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
80From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
80The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
80Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
80Religious freedom must be protected
80Greetings from the State Capitol
80Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
80Linked Lives
80Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
79Silence please
79Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
79Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
79Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
79Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
79Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
78A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
78From the Superintendent’s Desk
78From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
78Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
78Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
78Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
77From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
77Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
77Observations Only: Spider adventure
77Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
77Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
77Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
77Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
77Support letters requested for airport
77At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
77To The Editor
76Social time has important benefits
76Observations Only: No thank you
76Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
76From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
76Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
76Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
76Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
76Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
75Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
75From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
75Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
75Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
75Letter to the Editor
74Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
74Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
74Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
74Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
74Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
74
73Our View: Visionaries wanted
73From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
73From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
73Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
73Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
73Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
73A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
72Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
72Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
72Teen Voice: Happy news
72Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
72Our View: A failure to communicate
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
71From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
70Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
70Teen Voice: The road of hatred
70Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
70Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
70At the Monument: Where are the animals?
70Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
69Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
69Teen Voice: What is love?
69Teen Voice: Where is the love?
68Totally Random: Where does it go?
67Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
67LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
67Letter to the Editor
65From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
65Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
64Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
64Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
63Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
63Letter to the Editor
61Teen Voice: Today’s television
60Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
59Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
59Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
57Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
53Our View: The elephant in the room
52My Thanksgiving prayer
52A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
46Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
11Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
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