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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212Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
212Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
212Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
212Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
212Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
211Observations Only: The shadow of error
211Teen Voice: The rivalry
211Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
211A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
211No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
210A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
210Teen Voice: The need to get away
210The Good Life: The two different types of business people
210Observations Only: The vision
210No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
210
210Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
210News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
209Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
209Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
209Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
209No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
209Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
208Observations Only: A soul’s journey
208Teen Voice: Being a girl
208Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
208From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
208Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
208Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
208Washington report: Feeding a world in need
208Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
208In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
207Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
207A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
207Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
207No-Till Notes: Back in the field
207Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
207Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
207A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
207News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
206Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
206From the Hill: More Work Ahead
206No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
206No Till Notes: Saying uncle
206No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
206Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
205Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
205Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
205A Small World: Special guest
205In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
205News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
205All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
205Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
204Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
204Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
204From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203Observations Only: Expect the best
203Teeing Off: Around the Green
203Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
203No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
203Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
202Teen Voice: Shadow art
202Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
202Lyman Review: One mean chicken
202At the Monument: Night Sky
202A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
202A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
202Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
201Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
201Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
201Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
201 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
201Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
201No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
201Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
201A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
201News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
200Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
200Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
200Totally Random: Trusting the fates
200In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
200At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
200Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
200Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
199The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
199Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
199Prairie Dogs
198Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
198Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
198Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
198Teen Voice: Cyber War
198View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
197From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
197Teen Voice: Silence
197Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
197At the Library: March into a good book
197Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
197All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
196Observations Only: Divine prompts
196Observations Only: Divine spirit
196A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
195Observations Only: A good daughter
195Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
195Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
195Teen Voice: Out with homework
195News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
195From the hill: Stand Up for Life
194Observations Only: Journey's end
194Totally Random: The Golden Rule
194Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
194Observations Only: Choices
194Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
194Lyman Review: Dog fun
194At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
194Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
194Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
193Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
193A real leaning tree Christmas
193History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
193At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
193A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
192Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
192A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
192Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
192Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
192A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
192Support letters requested for airport
192From the hill: Serving You
191Teeing Off: Persistence
191Observations Only: The visit
191At the Monument: That old (historic) building
191In the Hills: Explore the state parks
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
190Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
190Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
190Letter to the editor
190Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
190
190A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189Teen Voice: Where is the love?
189Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
189Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
189From the hill: Giving Thanks
189Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
188Lyman Review: The love goat
188Teen Voice: Inspire me
188Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
188Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
188Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
187Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
187Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
187Teen Voice: Self-expression
187Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
186Teen Voice: Living within our means
186Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
186Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
186Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
186Teen Voice: What is love?
186Greetings from the State Capitol
186Reach out for challenges
185Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
185Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
185Lyman Review: Branding Time
185At the Monument: Where are the animals?
185Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
185Jane’s Secret: The Telling
185Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
185From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
185From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
185From the hill: Keeping America Safe
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
184A Small World: Savoring county fair days
184Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
184Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
184Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
183Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
183Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
183Across The Fence: Last Christmas
183Totally Random: Where does it go?
183Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
183Support emergency services personnel
183From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
183Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
183A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
182Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
182Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
182At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
182At the Monument: Art in National Parks
182From the hill: The Year Ahead
182Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
182News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
182News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
181Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
181Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
180Completely Different - The magic of spring
180Nature Notes: Love is in the air
180Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
180
179Teen Voice: Catfished
179Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
179Totally Random: Happy Halloween
179Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
179What’s really going on with our water?
179No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
178Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
178Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
178Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
178Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
178Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
178Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
178New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
178Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
178In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
177From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
177Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
177Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
177Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
177Religious freedom must be protected
177Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
177Creatures of the Night
177Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
176Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
176Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
176
176Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
175Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
175Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
175Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
175Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
175Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
175No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
174Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
174From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
174From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
174Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
174Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
174Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
174Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
174From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
173From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
173Teen Voice: Body image
173Teeing Off: Mind Gym
173Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
173Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
173Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
173Teen Voice: Footprints
173Website Resources
173At the Monument: Junior Rangers
173Fourth of July meetings
173News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
172Teen Voice: Serendipity
172Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
172View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
172Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
172From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
172Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
172From the hill: Working for you
171Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
171Lyman Review: Winter's dog
171Linked Lives
171Their View: Goal post move unfair
171Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
171Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
171At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
171From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
171Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
171No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
170Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
170Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
170Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
170At the Monument: Museum collections
170Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
170At the Monument: Living History
170Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
169Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
169Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
169At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
169Power of legumes
169Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
168From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
168Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
168Synchronicity:What brings me back
168From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
168Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
167From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
167Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
167Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
166Teen Voice: Remember what you have
166Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
166At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
166Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
165Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
165In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
164Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
164Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
164In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
164To whom are we thankful?
164Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
164News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
163Across the Fence: The Pony Express
163Rural America and immigration reform
163College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
163The Good Life: All that remains is love
163Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
162Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
162A national day of Thanksgiving
162 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
161Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
161No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
161No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160A Halloween Story: The scary dream
160At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
160Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
160Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
160Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
160Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
159Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
159Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
159Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
158No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
158All Points West: The only stupid question
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
157Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
157No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
157Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156Teeing Off: The thing about state
156Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
156No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
155Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
155Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
154Our View: The elephant in the room
154Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
154A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
153
153Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
153In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
153 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
153From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
153LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
152In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
152No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
152At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
152Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
152From the hill: The PAWS Act
151At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
150Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
150Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
150Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
149Infamy - by Richard Reeves
149From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
149Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
148Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
148Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
148A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
146Teen Voice: The Other Side
146Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
145Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
145No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
144Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
144Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
144From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
143Be kind through communications
143No Till Notes: Moving Forward
143No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
142No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
142No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
142Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
141A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
140From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
139Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
138Achieving your dreams takes work
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
138No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
138Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
137
136No-till Notes: Stripper head
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136No Till Notes: Residue levels
135
135‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
135Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
135Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
135Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
135Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134
134
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
134A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
133Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133No-Till Notes: Potential
133No-Till Notes: Observations
133Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
133Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
133Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
132No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
131No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
130Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
130From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
130Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
129Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
128No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
128Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
126Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
125Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123Tumbleweeds on the loose
123No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
122Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
122From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
121Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
119Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
118No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
118No-Till Notes: Water conservation
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
116Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
115A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
115A mom’s thoughts on social media
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
113Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
112No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
110Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
109The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
109Easter
109Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
108At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
108Walkable, bikeable communities
107Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
107Enjoy the festivities
106A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
105At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
105Simply October
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
101At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
100I love Thanksgiving
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
99Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
98Our view: United we can build
98No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
93NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
90Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
89Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
88The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
86Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
85Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
83At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
82Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
81In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
80At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
77Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
76At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
74Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
74Golden Spade
73Welcome home
72Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
67Letter to the Editor
66Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
64Letter to the Editor
64‘Is there something I can do?’
59
56Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
55Letter to the Editor
52Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
51At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
51Our View: A failure to communicate
49To The Editor
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2720Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1532Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1308Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1276From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1227All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1194The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1147From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
944All Points West: We’re on the same team
833Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
685The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
643Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
642No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
630Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
619Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
610News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
609Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
583All Points West: Long live great coffee
581From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
553Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
538All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
530Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
500Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
493Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
490Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
487Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
484Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
483Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
475Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
470Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
470Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
468Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
467Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
461In My View: Defying disabilities
449Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
446Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
439Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
438Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
437No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
435Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
429Washington: Protecting taxpayers
427Washington Report: Power of the Purse
427Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
422Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
422News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
421Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
421From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
417Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
416The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
414From the Hill: Working for Offutt
412Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
406From the hill: Accountability Matters
400Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
400Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
400All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
399Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
399All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
390From the capitol: A System That Cares
388From the hill: “Hello” World
387From the hill: Good Neighbors
385Observations Only : White water
384From the Hill: May in Nebraska
384Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
380From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
378Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
377Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
371All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
370Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
367From the hill: Kerrie On
365Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
364Teen Voice: Teen slang
362Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
359Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
358All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
358All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
357News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
356Jack’s Insights – April 2016
355From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
354Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
352Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
352News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
351Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
351No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
348Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
347All Points West: Rising above ourselves
344All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
343Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
341Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
341Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
339Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
339A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
338Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
336News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
336Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
336Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
335Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
334Washington: Mindful of our heroes
333Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
333All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
332Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
332Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
331Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
331All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
331Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
331From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
330Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
329All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
328Healthy: What you believe, you become
326Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
326Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
325Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
323Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
322Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
322Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
321Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
318Anno Domini: On this remembering day
317Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
317Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
316Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
315Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
315The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
315Observations Only: Gone away
315Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
315In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
314Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
312Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
312Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
311News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
310Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
310Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
310Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
310Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
310News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
309All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
308Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
308Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
307Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
307Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
307From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
306Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
306A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
305News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
304Across The Fence: A day For thanks
304From the Capitol: Budget balanced
303Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
303Washington report: Conservative Champions
303The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
301Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
300All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
299Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
299Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
299Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
298A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
298Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
297Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
297Teen Voice: The gift of caring
297Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
296Anno Domini: We gather together
296Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
295News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
295All Points West: Led by our tongues
295No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
294Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
293Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
292Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
291Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
291Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
291News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
289Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
289Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
289News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
288Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
288Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
287What's the deal with organic milk?
287Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
287Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
286Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
285Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
285Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
285No-Till Notes: Looking Back
285Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
285Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
285Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
284From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
283Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
283Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
283Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
281Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
280The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
279A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
279Across the Fence: The hand dug well
279Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
279News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
278A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
278News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
277Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
276Teen Voice: To the future
276Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
276Creativity dampened by standardized testing
276From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
275Observations Only: Critical thinking
275Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
275Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
275Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
275News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
274I'm falling for Tumblr?
274A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
274Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
271Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
271Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
271Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
271Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
271Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
270A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
270Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
270News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
269Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
269Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
269Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
269No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
268Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
268Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
267Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
267Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
267Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
267Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
267News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
266Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
266All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
265Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
265Think about manufacturing at polls
265From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
264From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
263Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
263Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
263No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
263Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
263A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
263A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
262Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
262Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
262Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
262From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
261Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
261Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
261Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
260Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
260Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
260Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
260Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
259Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
259The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
258The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
258Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
258SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
258Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
258No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
258Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
257Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
257Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
257Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
257A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
257Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
257Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
257Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
257Across the Fence: Amanda
257All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
256Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
256From the hill: A Safer Place
256Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
255The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
255Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
255Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
254Observations Only: Sister lost
254Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
254Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
254Why you should visit the zoo in February
254Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
254Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
254All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
254Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
253Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
252Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
252Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
252Our View: Community responsible for kids
252Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
252From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
252From the hill: Healing Our Nation
252Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
251Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
251The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
251Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
251Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
251Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
251Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
251All Points West: We shall not give into fear
250Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
250Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
250All Points West: A community on the move
250All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
249From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
249A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
248Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
248No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
248A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
248Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
248News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
247Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
247No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
247Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
247All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
247From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
246The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
246From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
246No Till Notes: Final Stop
246Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
245Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
245The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
245Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
245Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
245Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
245Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
244Observations Only: Going home
244Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
244Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
244The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
244Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
243Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
243The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
243Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
243Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
243Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
243Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
243Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
242Totally Random: Life’s ripples
242Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
242No Till Notes:
241Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
241Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
241No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
241All Points West: Never far from the trail
241News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
241From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
241Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
240Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
240Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
240Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
240Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
240No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
240Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
239Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
239A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
239Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
238Observations Only: Good and evil
238The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
238Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
238No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
238News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
238Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
238Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
238Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
237Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
237The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
237Observations Only: Final moment
237No-Till Notes: The value of water
237News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
236Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
236A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
236Observations Only: A day in August
236Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
236From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
236Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
235No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
235Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
235News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
234A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
234Observations Only: Temptation
234Guest Voices…
234Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
234Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
233Time keeps flowing like a river
233The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
233Observations Only: A gift of serenity
233Observations Only: Reality check
233Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
232A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
232Observations Only: Waiting time
232Observations Only: Saint Marge
232Teen Voice: Stress test
232Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
232Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
232Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
232Why parents are important
232Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
231Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
231Observations Only: Indifferent love
231A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
231Observations Only: The last toothpick
231The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
231Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
231Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
231Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
231Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
230Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
230Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
230Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
230Observations Only: The awful truth
230Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
230Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
230Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
230Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
230No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
230Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
230Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
230Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
229Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
229Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
228Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
228A Stray Moment: God Knows
228Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
228Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
228Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
228Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
228Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
228From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
228News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
228Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
227Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
227Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
227Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
227Observations Only: A matter of matter
227 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
227The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
227Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
227Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
227Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
227News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
227Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
226Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
226Observations Only: Uneventful flight
226Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
226Observations Only: A matter of paradox
226Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
226Observations Only: A sad week
226Observations Only: The vigil
226Building Bridges: Love your enemies
226Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
226At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
226Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
226From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
225Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
225Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
225The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
225Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
225The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
225Totally Random: My journey, life after living
225A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
225Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
225No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
224A last look at the Nebraska Zone
224Completely Different: It's all in the family
224Observations Only: A fine line
224A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
224Observations Only: One more time
224Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
224No-til Notes: Changing plans
224The Christmas Story
224Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
224Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
223Observations Only: Curious things
223Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
223Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
223Observations Only: Off to the races
223Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
223Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
223Observations Only: The last goodbye
223Washington Report: Improving rural air service
222Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
222A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
222A Stray Moment: Without a net
222Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
222Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
222Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
222From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
222News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
222Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
221Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
221Teen Voice: My rebellion
221Letters to the Editor
220Teen Voice: Equality
220Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
220Observations Only: Willfulness
220Totally Random: October, the pink month
220Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
219A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
219Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
219Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
219Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
219Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
219Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
218From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
218Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
218Observations Only: Hog wash
217Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
217Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
217Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
217Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
217For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
217Letters to the Editor
217Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
217From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
216Observations Only: Curious things, part II
216From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
216The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
216Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
216No-till Notes: Moving forward
216Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
216Teen Voice: He’s my dad
216Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
215Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
215A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
215Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
215Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
215Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
214From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
214Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
214Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
214Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
214 Across The Fence: County Fair
214No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
213Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
213Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
213Observations Only: Beginnings
213Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
213Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
213Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
212Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
212Observations Only: The need to understand
212Lyman Review: Devil calf
212Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
212Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
212Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
212Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
212Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
212Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
212Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
211Observations Only: The shadow of error
211Teen Voice: The rivalry
211Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
211A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
211No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
210A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
210Teen Voice: The need to get away
210The Good Life: The two different types of business people
210Observations Only: The vision
210No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
210
210Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
210News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
209Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
209Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
209Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
209Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
209No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
209Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
208Observations Only: A soul’s journey
208Teen Voice: Being a girl
208Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
208From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
208Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
208Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
208Washington report: Feeding a world in need
208Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
208In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
207Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
207A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
207Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
207No-Till Notes: Back in the field
207Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
207Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
207A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
207News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
206Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
206From the Hill: More Work Ahead
206No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
206No Till Notes: Saying uncle
206No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
206Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
205Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
205Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
205A Small World: Special guest
205In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
205News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
205All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
205Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
204Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
204Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
204From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203Observations Only: Expect the best
203Teeing Off: Around the Green
203Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
203No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
203Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
202Teen Voice: Shadow art
202Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
202Lyman Review: One mean chicken
202At the Monument: Night Sky
202A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
202A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
202Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
201Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
201Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
201Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
201Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
201 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
201Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
201No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
201Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
201A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
201News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
200Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
200Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
200Totally Random: Trusting the fates
200In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
200At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
200Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
200Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
199The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
199Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
199Prairie Dogs
198Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
198Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
198Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
198Teen Voice: Cyber War
198View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
197From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
197Teen Voice: Silence
197Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
197At the Library: March into a good book
197Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
197All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
196Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
196Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
196Observations Only: Divine prompts
196Observations Only: Divine spirit
196A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
195Observations Only: A good daughter
195Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
195Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
195Teen Voice: Out with homework
195News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
195From the hill: Stand Up for Life
194Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
194Observations Only: Journey's end
194Totally Random: The Golden Rule
194Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
194Observations Only: Choices
194Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
194Lyman Review: Dog fun
194At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
194Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
194Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
193Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
193Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
193A real leaning tree Christmas
193History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
193At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
193A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
192Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
192A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
192Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
192Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
192A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
192Support letters requested for airport
192From the hill: Serving You
191Teeing Off: Persistence
191Observations Only: The visit
191At the Monument: That old (historic) building
191In the Hills: Explore the state parks
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
190Across the Fence: Building Barns
190Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
190Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
190Letter to the editor
190Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
190
190A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189Trash cans
189Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
189Teen Voice: Where is the love?
189Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
189Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
189From the hill: Giving Thanks
189Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
188Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
188Lyman Review: The love goat
188Teen Voice: Inspire me
188Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
188Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
188Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
187Observations only : Sisters of the world
187Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
187Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
187Teen Voice: Self-expression
187Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
186Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
186Teen Voice: Living within our means
186Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
186Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
186Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
186Teen Voice: What is love?
186Greetings from the State Capitol
186Reach out for challenges
185Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
185Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
185Lyman Review: Branding Time
185At the Monument: Where are the animals?
185Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
185Jane’s Secret: The Telling
185Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
185From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
185From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
185From the hill: Keeping America Safe
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
184A Small World: Savoring county fair days
184Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
184Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
184Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
183Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
183Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
183Across The Fence: Last Christmas
183Totally Random: Where does it go?
183Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
183Support emergency services personnel
183From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
183Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
183A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
182Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
182Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
182At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
182At the Monument: Art in National Parks
182From the hill: The Year Ahead
182Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
182News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
182News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
181Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
181Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
180Observations Only : The orphanage
180Completely Different - The magic of spring
180Nature Notes: Love is in the air
180Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
180
179Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
179Teen Voice: Catfished
179Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
179Totally Random: Happy Halloween
179Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
179What’s really going on with our water?
179No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
178Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
178Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
178Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
178Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
178Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
178Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
178New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
178Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
178In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
177The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
177From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
177Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
177Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
177Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
177Religious freedom must be protected
177Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
177Creatures of the Night
177Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
176Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
176Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
176
176Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
175Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
175Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
175Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
175Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
175Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
175No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
174Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
174Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
174From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
174From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
174Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
174Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
174Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
174Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
174From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
173Observations Only: A new direction
173Teen Voice: The more the merrier
173From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
173Teen Voice: Body image
173Teeing Off: Mind Gym
173Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
173Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
173Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
173Teen Voice: Footprints
173Website Resources
173At the Monument: Junior Rangers
173Fourth of July meetings
173News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
172We need a few good people
172The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
172Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
172Teen Voice: Serendipity
172Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
172View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
172Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
172From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
172Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
172From the hill: Working for you
171Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
171Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
171Lyman Review: Winter's dog
171Linked Lives
171Their View: Goal post move unfair
171Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
171Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
171At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
171From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
171Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
171No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
170Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
170A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
170A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
170Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
170Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
170Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
170At the Monument: Museum collections
170Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
170At the Monument: Living History
170Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
169Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
169Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
169Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
169At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
169Power of legumes
169Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
168It's no surprise
168Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
168From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
168Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
168Synchronicity:What brings me back
168From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
168Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
167Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
167From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
167Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
167Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
166Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
166Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
166From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
166Teen Voice: Remember what you have
166Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
166At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
166Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
165Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
165In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
164Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
164Observations Only: The meeting
164Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
164Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
164Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
164In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
164To whom are we thankful?
164Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
164News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
163From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
163Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
163Across the Fence: The Pony Express
163Rural America and immigration reform
163College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
163The Good Life: All that remains is love
163Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
162Home of the Brave
162Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
162Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
162Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
162A national day of Thanksgiving
162 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
161Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
161Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
161No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
161No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160A Halloween Story: The scary dream
160At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
160Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
160Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
160Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
160Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
159Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
159Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
159Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
159Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
158Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
158Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
158No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
158All Points West: The only stupid question
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
157Observations Only: Saturday delight
157Assad’s endgame
157Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
157No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
157Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
156Teeing Off: The thing about state
156Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
156No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
155Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
155Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
155Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
154Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
154Our View: The elephant in the room
154Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
154A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
153Observations Only - Two ages of man
153Life's curve balls
153
153Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
153In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
153 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
153From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
153LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
152Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
152Age of reason
152In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
152No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
152At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
152Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
152From the hill: The PAWS Act
151At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
150Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
150Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
150Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
150Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
149Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
149Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
149The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
149Infamy - by Richard Reeves
149From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
149Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
148Across the fence: Something worth remembering
148Observations Only: Just around the corner
148Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
148Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
148A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
147SELL-OUT!
146Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
146Teen Voice: The Other Side
146Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
145Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
145The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
145Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
145No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
144Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
144Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
144Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
144From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
143Being a Nebraskan – border to border
143A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
143Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
143Be kind through communications
143No Till Notes: Moving Forward
143No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
142Permission to remember
142 Taking a big risk
142Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
142No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
142No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
142Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
141Completely Different: Tales from the mat
141Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
141Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
141Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
141From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
141A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
140From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
139Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
138Achieving your dreams takes work
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
138No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
138Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
137A Small World: Time traveling
137
136Observations Only : Mission accomplished
136A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
136The ghost of Ayn Rand
136Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
136No-till Notes: Stripper head
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136No Till Notes: Residue levels
135Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
135Observations Only: Extreme measures
135
135‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
135Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
135Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
135Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
135Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
134Observations Only: Together again
134
134
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
134A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
133My mini Pen and me
133Observations Only: The joy of money
133Observations Only: What's in a word?
133The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
133Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133No-Till Notes: Potential
133No-Till Notes: Observations
133Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
133Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
133Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
132Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
132No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
131No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
130Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
130From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
130Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
129Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
129Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
128No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
128Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
127Observations Only: North Powder
127Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
127Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
126Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
126Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
125Our view . . .Sports Complex
125A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
125Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
124Welcome to Gering
124Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
124Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
124Observations Only: Painting a picture
124Observations Only: Sister odyssey
124Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
124No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123Tumbleweeds on the loose
123No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
122Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
122Observations Only: No thank you
122Observations Only: Blue chip stock
122Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
122From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
121A Stray Moment: The last time
121Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
119Completely Different: The Quest
119Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
119Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
119Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
118A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
118Silence please
118Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
118Observations Only: Spider adventure
118No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
118No-Till Notes: Water conservation
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
117Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
116Seeing the works of the master
116Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
116Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
116Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
115Economic development update
115From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
115A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
115A mom’s thoughts on social media
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
114Across the Fence: On The road
114Observations Only: Giving up
114Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
113A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
113Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
112Completely Different: Your local government and you
112Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
112No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
111Observations Only: Counting chickens
111Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
111Observations Only: Scourge of violence
110Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
110Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
110Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
110Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
109Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
109Observations Only: Surprises
109A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
109Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
109The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
109Easter
109Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
108Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
108Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
108Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
108Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
108Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
108At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
108Walkable, bikeable communities
107The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
107Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
107Enjoy the festivities
106The zombie apocalypse and you
106Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
106Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
106A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
105At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
105Simply October
104Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
104Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
103Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
101Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
101Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
101From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
101Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
101At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
100Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
100Do You Tube?
100Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
100I love Thanksgiving
99Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
99Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
98Our view: United we can build
98No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
97The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
97Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
97Teen Voice: Today’s television
97Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
95From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
93Our View: Bravo OTD committee
93NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
92Letter to the Editor
92From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
92From the Superintendent’s Desk
91Social time has important benefits
91LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
90Timing makes perfect
90From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
90Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
89Teen Voice: March Madness
89Teen Voice: Not just another ride
89Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
88The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
87Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
87Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
87Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
86LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
86Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
85Practice safe barbecue basics
85Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
85Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
84View from the block
83Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
83At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
82Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
82Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
81Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
81In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
80At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
79Our View: Visionaries wanted
79Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
77Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
77Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
76From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
76At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
74Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
74Golden Spade
73Welcome home
72Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
69Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
67Remembering When
67From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
67Letter to the Editor
66Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
65Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
64The hills, part 1: Mustangs
64Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
64Letter to the Editor
64‘Is there something I can do?’
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
59
58Teen Voice: Happy news
57Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
56Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
55Letter to the Editor
54From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
52Teen Voice: The road of hatred
52Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
51At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
51Our View: A failure to communicate
49To The Editor
43My Thanksgiving prayer
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
39Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
35Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
34Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
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