Giving American history the bluff
June 30, 2011 Lisa Betz   

Bell Island, left, and Chris Work put a humorous spin on Lewis and Clark in The Complete History of America, Abridged. The show continues through Saturday at WNCC's Little Theatre

Comedy has an important role to play during difficult times. Throughout theatre history, comedic theatre has been a salve to the masses. While theatre has lost a great deal of its cultural influence, it preserves the power to alter one's perspective and attitude.

For this reason, Theatre West struck the perfect chord in its decision to produce The Complete History of America, Abridged. We could all use a good laugh about now.

Saturday night's performance of The Complete History of America, Abridged, had the audience laughing hysterically, stony-faced at times and occasionally wishing they'd chosen seats in the back row, but we'll get to that later.

One never knows what to expect from the script as the three performers, Chris Work, Justin J. Lane and Bell Island take the audience through 50 thousand years of American history in two hours, with a 15-minute intermission. That's right, 50 thousand years of American history. If that doesn't give a clue about the tone of this play, then this production is not for you.

If, however, you can take a few doses of truth, delivered gently and with sense of humor, some ribald jokes, hysterical pokes at your favorite and less-than-favorite (depending upon your persuasion) politicians, then this play is a great opportunity to unwind, relax and forget about the day's cares.

One of the early lines in the play, "History is written by the winners" is well-taken as an introduction to the presentation of "facts" throughout the play.

Some of the harder truths about America's past are there, but quickly glossed over by schtick that ensures the fog will once again settle over the truths we choose to ignore about our glorious beginnings as a country.

Chris Work's performance of a poem turned rap about the Jamestown Colony is one such moment, packed with regrettable truths but finishing with a joke and poke and on we go to happier historical tales.

Director, Parker Reed, along with the actors, has devised clever staging that jacks up the fun. This is especially true of their portrayal of "the shot heard 'round the world" and the re-enactment of the recruitment of "the Minute Men."

The play is full of silliness, peppered very lightly with truths that can either strike a chord or be ignored. Fortunately, most of the “history” in this play is treated irreverently so as to completely strip away the possibility of taking offense, and yet, this reviewer found it a challenge to listen to some the segments about Native Americans.

Nothing is sacred in this play. No one is immune from ridicule, except it seems, President Obama. Perhaps the reason for this is the date the script was printed, (January of 2007) or perhaps that topic is just too fresh for us to laugh about, since some jokes did include references to more recent personalities on America’s political stage.

Theatre has the power to make us squirm in our seats, laugh with abandon and walk away with a few ideas to consider. The Complete History of America, Abridged, did just that on Saturday. If you go, the best seats are further back in the house. If you like to be close, wear something …well, just plan for anything. One thing is guaranteed, you will enjoy a good laugh.

The Complete History of America, Abridged continues at Western Nebraska Community College's Little Theatre through this weekend. Show times are Wed-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17; with discounted tickets for seniors, $16 and students $7. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early if purchasing tickets at the door, to ensure that the play will begin on time. The final production of the Theatre West season is the musical “All Shook Up” which is scheduled to open on July 20.

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158Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
158A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
158From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
158News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
157Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
157Observations Only: The vision
157The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
157Teen Voice: The rivalry
157Teen Voice: My rebellion
157No-til Notes: Changing plans
157A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
157Washington report: Feeding a world in need
157From the hill: Serving You
157No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
156Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
156A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
156A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
156Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
156Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
156Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
155Observations Only: A soul’s journey
155Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
155No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
155“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
154From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
154Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
154Teeing Off: Around the Green
154
154Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
154From the hill: Giving Thanks
154News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
153Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
153Observations Only: Expect the best
153Teen Voice: The need to get away
153Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
153Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
153Jane’s Secret: The Telling
152Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
152Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
151Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
151 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
151Teen Voice: Cyber War
151No-till Notes: Moving forward
151At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
151A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
151A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
151Letters to the Editor
151All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
150Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
150Totally Random: Trusting the fates
150In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
150Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
150At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
150A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
149Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
149Teen Voice: Shadow art
149Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
149Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
149The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
149Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
148Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
148Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
148A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
148Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
148From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
148Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
148Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
148From the hill: Keeping America Safe
147Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
147A Small World: Special guest
147From the Hill: More Work Ahead
147Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
147At the Library: March into a good book
147Lyman Review: Dog fun
147Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
147Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
146Observations Only: Choices
146Observations Only: Divine prompts
146Lyman Review: One mean chicken
146In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
146History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
146At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
146News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
145The Good Life: The two different types of business people
145Observations Only: A good daughter
145A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
145Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
144Observations Only: Journey's end
144Totally Random: The Golden Rule
144Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
144Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
144Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
144No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
144Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
144Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
143Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
143Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
143A real leaning tree Christmas
143Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
143Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
143No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
143Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
143All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
142A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
142Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
142Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
142No-Till Notes: 10 tips
141Teen Voice: Silence
141Observations Only: The visit
141Teen Voice: Where is the love?
141Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
141Letter to the editor
141Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
141At the Monument: Night Sky
141A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
141All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
141Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
140From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
140Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
140Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
140Teen Voice: Inspire me
140Prairie Dogs
140Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
140From the hill: Spurring Innovation
140From the hill: The Year Ahead
139The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
139At the Monument: That old (historic) building
139Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
139Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
139From the hill: Working for you
139Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
138Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
138Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
138Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
138Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138Across The Fence: Van Tassell
138No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
137Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
137Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
137In the Hills: Explore the state parks
137No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
137Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
136Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
136Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
136Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
136Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
136Across The Fence: Last Christmas
136Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
136
136Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
135Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
135Teeing Off: Persistence
135Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
135Teen Voice: What is love?
135At the Monument: Art in National Parks
135 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
134Teen Voice: Living within our means
134Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
134Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
134Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
134Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
134Support letters requested for airport
134Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
134No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
134Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
134From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
134Teen Voice: Out with homework
133Observations Only: Divine spirit
133Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
133View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
133Lyman Review: Branding Time
133Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
133Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
133Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
133News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
132Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
132Teen Voice: Self-expression
132At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
132No-Till Notes: Back in the field
132Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
132In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
131A Small World: Savoring county fair days
131Lyman Review: The love goat
131Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
131Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
131Totally Random: Where does it go?
131Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
131Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
131Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
131No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
131From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
131From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
131News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
130Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
130Completely Different - The magic of spring
130At the Monument: Where are the animals?
130Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
130Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
130An open letter to Trump supporters
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129I'm falling for Tumblr?
129Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
129Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
129Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
129Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
129Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
129Nature Notes: Love is in the air
129Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
129Support emergency services personnel
129No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
129Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
128From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
128Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
128Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
128Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
128Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
128In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
128
128The Good Life: All that remains is love
128Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
128Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
128News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
128Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
127Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
127From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
127From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
127Teen Voice: Body image
127Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
127Totally Random: Happy Halloween
127Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
127Teen Voice: Footprints
127Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
127Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
127Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
127Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
127A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
127No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
127Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
127From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
127Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
126Teen Voice: Serendipity
126Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
126Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
126Greetings from the State Capitol
126Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
126Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
126No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
126Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
126Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
126No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
126News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
125Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
125Creatures of the Night
125Reach out for challenges
125Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
125Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
125Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
125Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
125Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
124Teen Voice: Catfished
124Teeing Off: Mind Gym
124View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
124Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
124Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
124Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
124Infamy - by Richard Reeves
124News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
124Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
124Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
123Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
123Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
123Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
123Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
123From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
123New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
123Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
123Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
123At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
123At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
123No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
123Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
123From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
122From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
122At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
122Fourth of July meetings
122Power of legumes
122A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
122Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
121Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
121Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
121Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
121
121No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
120Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
120What’s really going on with our water?
120Synchronicity:What brings me back
120Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
119Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
119Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
119Lyman Review: Winter's dog
119At the Monument: Junior Rangers
119At the Monument: Living History
119Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
118Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
118Religious freedom must be protected
118Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
118Website Resources
118Their View: Goal post move unfair
118In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
118Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
118Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
118Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
117From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
117Teen Voice: Remember what you have
117Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
117At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
117College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
117At the Monument: Museum collections
117Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
117Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
117From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
116Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
116Across the Fence: The Pony Express
116From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
116Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
116Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
116Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
116LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
115Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
115Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
115At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
115A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
115News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
114All Points West: The only stupid question
114From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
113Linked Lives
113Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
113Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
113A national day of Thanksgiving
112Rural America and immigration reform
112Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
112Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
112Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
112Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
112Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
112Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
112Washington Report: Improving rural air service
111Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
111Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
111In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
111Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
111To whom are we thankful?
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
111Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
111Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
111From the hill: The PAWS Act
110Teeing Off: The thing about state
110The Good Life: There is good everywhere
110A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
109Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
109Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
109‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
109Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
108Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
108Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
108Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
107Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
106Our View: The elephant in the room
106No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
106Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
106No-till Notes: Stripper head
106No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
106From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
105Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
104In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
104No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
104Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
104Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
103
103A Halloween Story: The scary dream
103Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
103Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
103Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
103Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
102Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
102Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
102From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
101Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
101Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
100In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
100No Till Notes: Moving Forward
100No-Till Notes: Potential
100No-Till Notes: Observations
99Be kind through communications
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99No Till Notes: Residue levels
99Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
99Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
99Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
98At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
97Teen Voice: The Other Side
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
97Torn between now and somewhere down the line
96Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
96Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
96No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
95Easter
94
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
93
93From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
92Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
92Simply October
92Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
91Walkable, bikeable communities
91From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
90At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
90 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
89
89A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
88
88Achieving your dreams takes work
88Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
87Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
87A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
86The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
86At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
86Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
85Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
85Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
84Tumbleweeds on the loose
84Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
83No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
83Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
82At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
82Enjoy the festivities
82No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
81News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
80Our view: United we can build
80A mom’s thoughts on social media
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
77No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
75Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
72Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
71NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
68I love Thanksgiving
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
67Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
67The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
66At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
66Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
65Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
63Welcome home
63No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
59Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
57Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
57Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
55Letter to the Editor
53‘Is there something I can do?’
49Letter to the Editor
46
44Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
42Our View: A failure to communicate
42Letter to the Editor
40At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
39Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
31To The Editor
23In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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1930Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1268From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1215Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1156The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
900From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
746All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
644The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
564Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
563Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
539No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
538Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
524Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
519News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
514All Points West: Long live great coffee
502From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
481Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
467Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
463All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
421Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
410Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
399Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
399Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
391Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
387In My View: Defying disabilities
384Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
383Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
375Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
373Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
369Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
369From the Hill: Working for Offutt
368Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
364Washington Report: Power of the Purse
360Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
359Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
357Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
352Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
349From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
347Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
345Washington: Protecting taxpayers
344Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
343From the capitol: A System That Cares
343Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
339Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
338From the hill: Accountability Matters
334Observations Only : White water
334From the hill: Good Neighbors
330Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
327From the hill: “Hello” World
327Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
322From the Hill: May in Nebraska
322From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
321The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
317Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
317No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
314All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
313All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
312Jack’s Insights – April 2016
307Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
307From the hill: Kerrie On
306Healthy: What you believe, you become
305Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
304Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
304Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
299News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
298Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
293Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
293Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
291Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
290All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
290Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
287Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
287A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
286Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
285News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
284All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
281No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
280Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
279Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
277News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
274Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
274All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
273Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
272Washington: Mindful of our heroes
271Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
271All Points West: Rising above ourselves
269From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
268Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
267Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
267All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
267From the Capitol: Budget balanced
265Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
264All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
263Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
263Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
262Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
261Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
259Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
258Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
257Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
255Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
254Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
254In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
254The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
254From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
253Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
252News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
251No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
251Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
250Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
247Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
246Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
246Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
245Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
245Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
244What's the deal with organic milk?
243Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
243News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
242Across The Fence: A day For thanks
242All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
241All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
241News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
240The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
240Observations Only: Gone away
240Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
238Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
238Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
238Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
238Teen Voice: Teen slang
237News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
237Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
235Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
233Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
233All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
232A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
232Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
232Think about manufacturing at polls
231A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
231Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
231All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
231Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
231From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
230Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
230Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
230All Points West: Led by our tongues
230News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
229Anno Domini: On this remembering day
229Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
228Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
227Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
227Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
227Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
227Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
225Washington report: Conservative Champions
224Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
223Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
223Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
223Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
222Across the Fence: The hand dug well
222News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
221A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
221Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
221News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
220Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
219A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
219Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
219From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
218Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
218Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
218Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
218A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
217The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
217Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
216Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
216Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
215Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
215Observations Only: Critical thinking
215Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
215From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
214Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
214Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
214Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
213Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
213A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
213Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
212Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
212Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
212Creativity dampened by standardized testing
211Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
211Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
211No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
210A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
210Teen Voice: The gift of caring
210News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
210Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
209Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
209Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
209Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
209Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
209Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
209Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
209Anno Domini: We gather together
209No-Till Notes: Looking Back
209News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
208Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
208Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
207Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
207Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
207Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
207From the hill: A Safer Place
206A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
206Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
206From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
205Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
205SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
204Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
204Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
204Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
204Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
204Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
203Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
203Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
203Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
203Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
203Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
203Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
202Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
202Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
202Across the Fence: Amanda
202Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
202Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
202News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
202Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
201Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
201Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
201A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
201From the hill: Healing Our Nation
200Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
200Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
200The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
200Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
200All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
199Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
199Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
199Why you should visit the zoo in February
199Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
198Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
198Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
198Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
198A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
198Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
198Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
198Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
198From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
197Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
197Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
197From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
197Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
196From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
196A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
196Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
196Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
195Observations Only: Sister lost
195Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
195Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
195No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
195Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
195Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
195News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
195News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
194The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
194Teen Voice: To the future
194Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
194Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
194Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
194Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
193The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
193Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
193Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
193Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
193Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
193Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
192Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
192The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
192Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
192Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
192Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
192Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
191From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
191Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
191Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
191Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
191Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
191All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
190Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
190Observations Only: Saint Marge
190Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
190All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
190From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
190Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
190Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
189The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
189Guest Voices…
189Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
189Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
189All Points West: Never far from the trail
188A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
188Observations Only: Good and evil
188Totally Random: Life’s ripples
188Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
188Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
188Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
187Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
187A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
187Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
187From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
186Observations Only: Going home
186Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
186Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
186Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
186From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
185Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
185Observations Only: Temptation
185Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
185From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
184A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
184Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
184Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
184Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
184News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
183Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
183Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
183The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
183Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
183Observations Only: A day in August
183No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
183All Points West: A community on the move
183News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
182Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
182Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
182Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
182Observations Only: Final moment
182Observations Only: The last toothpick
182Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
182Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
182Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
182No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
181The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
181Teen Voice: Stress test
181Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
181Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
181No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
181Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
180Observations Only: Uneventful flight
180Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
180No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
180Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
180Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
180Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
180Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
179Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
179A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
179Observations Only: Indifferent love
179Observations Only: The awful truth
179Observations Only: Reality check
179Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
179No Till Notes: Final Stop
179Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
179Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
178Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
178Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
178Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
178Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
178From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
177Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
177From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
177News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
177Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
176Time keeps flowing like a river
176The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
176Observations Only: A matter of matter
176The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
176Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
176Observations Only: The vigil
175Completely Different: It's all in the family
175Observations Only: A gift of serenity
175Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
175A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
175Observations Only: Waiting time
175Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
175Building Bridges: Love your enemies
175Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
175At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
174Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
174Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
174Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
174Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
174Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
174Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
174Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
174Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
174From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
173Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
173A Stray Moment: God Knows
173The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
173The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
173Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
173Observations Only: The last goodbye
173No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
173Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
173Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
172Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
172Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
172Why parents are important
172All Points West: We shall not give into fear
172All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
171A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
171A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
171Teen Voice: Equality
171Observations Only: Willfulness
171A Stray Moment: Without a net
171Observations Only: A sad week
171Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
171Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
171Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
171Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
171Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
171Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
171Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
171Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
171Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
171From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
170Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
170Observations Only: Curious things
170 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
170Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
170Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
170Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
170Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
169Observations Only: Curious things, part II
169Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
169No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
169Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
169No Till Notes:
169A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
168Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
168The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
168Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
168Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
168Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
168Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
168No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
168News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
168Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
167Observations Only: A fine line
167Observations Only: A matter of paradox
167Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
167Observations Only: Off to the races
167Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
167Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
167Letters to the Editor
167Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
167Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
166Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
166Totally Random: October, the pink month
166Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
166Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
166Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
166No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
166Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
165A last look at the Nebraska Zone
165From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
165Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
165A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
165Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
165Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
165Observations Only: Hog wash
165Our View: Community responsible for kids
165Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
165Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
165Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
165No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
165Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
165Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
164Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
164Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
164Observations Only: Beginnings
164Observations Only: One more time
164Totally Random: My journey, life after living
164Teen Voice: He’s my dad
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
163Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
163Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
163Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
163Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
163Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
163News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
163No Till Notes: Saying uncle
162Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
162Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
162Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
162Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
162Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
162Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
162No-Till Notes: The value of water
162Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
162No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
161A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
161The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
161For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
161 Across The Fence: County Fair
161A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
161The Christmas Story
161News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
161News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
161News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
160Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
160From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
160Teen Voice: Being a girl
160Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
160Lyman Review: Devil calf
159Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
159Trash cans
159Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
159The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
159Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
159Observations Only: The need to understand
159Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
159The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
159From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
159No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
159From the hill: Stand Up for Life
159Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
158Observations Only: The shadow of error
158Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
158Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
158Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
158A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
158From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
158News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
157Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
157Observations Only: The vision
157The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
157Teen Voice: The rivalry
157Teen Voice: My rebellion
157No-til Notes: Changing plans
157A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
157Washington report: Feeding a world in need
157From the hill: Serving You
157No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
156Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
156Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
156A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
156A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
156Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
156Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
156Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
155Observations Only : The orphanage
155Observations Only: A soul’s journey
155Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
155No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
155“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
154From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
154Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
154Teeing Off: Around the Green
154
154Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
154From the hill: Giving Thanks
154News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
153Across the Fence: Building Barns
153Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
153Observations Only: Expect the best
153Teen Voice: The need to get away
153Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
153Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
153Jane’s Secret: The Telling
152Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
152Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
151Observations only : Sisters of the world
151Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
151 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
151Teen Voice: Cyber War
151No-till Notes: Moving forward
151At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
151A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
151A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
151Letters to the Editor
151All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
150Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
150Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
150Totally Random: Trusting the fates
150In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
150Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
150At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
150A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
149A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
149Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
149Teen Voice: Shadow art
149Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
149Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
149The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
149Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
148Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
148Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
148Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
148A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
148Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
148From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
148Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
148Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
148From the hill: Keeping America Safe
147Observations Only: A new direction
147Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
147A Small World: Special guest
147From the Hill: More Work Ahead
147Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
147At the Library: March into a good book
147Lyman Review: Dog fun
147Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
147Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
146Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
146From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
146Observations Only: Choices
146Observations Only: Divine prompts
146Lyman Review: One mean chicken
146In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
146History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
146At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
146News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
145It's no surprise
145Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
145The Good Life: The two different types of business people
145Observations Only: A good daughter
145A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
145Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
144Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
144Observations Only: Journey's end
144Totally Random: The Golden Rule
144Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
144Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
144Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
144No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
144Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
144Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
143Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
143A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
143Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
143Teen Voice: The more the merrier
143Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
143Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
143Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
143Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
143A real leaning tree Christmas
143Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
143Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
143No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
143Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
143All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
142From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
142A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
142Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
142Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
142No-Till Notes: 10 tips
141Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
141Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
141Teen Voice: Silence
141Observations Only: The visit
141Teen Voice: Where is the love?
141Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
141Letter to the editor
141Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
141At the Monument: Night Sky
141A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
141All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
141Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
140From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
140Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
140Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
140Teen Voice: Inspire me
140Prairie Dogs
140Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
140From the hill: Spurring Innovation
140From the hill: The Year Ahead
139The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
139Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
139The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
139At the Monument: That old (historic) building
139Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
139Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
139From the hill: Working for you
139Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
138It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
138We need a few good people
138Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
138Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
138Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
138Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138Across The Fence: Van Tassell
138No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
137Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
137Observations Only: Just around the corner
137Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
137Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
137Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
137In the Hills: Explore the state parks
137No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
137Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
136Observations Only: The meeting
136Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
136Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
136Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
136Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
136Across The Fence: Last Christmas
136Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
136
136Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
135Home of the Brave
135Observations Only: Saturday delight
135Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
135Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
135Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
135Teeing Off: Persistence
135Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
135Teen Voice: What is love?
135At the Monument: Art in National Parks
135 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
134Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
134The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
134Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
134Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
134Teen Voice: Living within our means
134Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
134Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
134Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
134Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
134Support letters requested for airport
134Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
134No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
134Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
134From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
134Teen Voice: Out with homework
133Life's curve balls
133Observations Only: Divine spirit
133Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
133View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
133Lyman Review: Branding Time
133Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
133Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
133Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
133News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
132Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
132Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
132Teen Voice: Self-expression
132At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
132No-Till Notes: Back in the field
132Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
132In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
131A Small World: Savoring county fair days
131Lyman Review: The love goat
131Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
131Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
131Totally Random: Where does it go?
131Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
131Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
131Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
131No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
131From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
131From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
131News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
130Age of reason
130A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
130Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
130Completely Different - The magic of spring
130At the Monument: Where are the animals?
130Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
130Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
130An open letter to Trump supporters
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129Assad’s endgame
129Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
129I'm falling for Tumblr?
129Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
129Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
129Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
129Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
129Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
129Nature Notes: Love is in the air
129Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
129Support emergency services personnel
129No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
129Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
128Observations Only - Two ages of man
128Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
128From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
128Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
128Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
128Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
128Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
128In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
128
128The Good Life: All that remains is love
128Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
128Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
128News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
128Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
127The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
127Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
127From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
127From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
127Teen Voice: Body image
127Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
127Totally Random: Happy Halloween
127Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
127Teen Voice: Footprints
127Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
127Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
127Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
127Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
127A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
127No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
127Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
127From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
127Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
126Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
126Teen Voice: Serendipity
126Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
126Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
126Greetings from the State Capitol
126Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
126Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
126No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
126Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
126Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
126No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
126News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
125Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
125Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
125Creatures of the Night
125Reach out for challenges
125Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
125Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
125Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
125Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
125Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
124Across the fence: Something worth remembering
124Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
124Teen Voice: Catfished
124Teeing Off: Mind Gym
124View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
124Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
124Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
124Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
124Infamy - by Richard Reeves
124News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
124Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
124Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
123Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
123Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
123Observations Only: Extreme measures
123Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
123Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
123Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
123Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
123Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
123From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
123New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
123Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
123Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
123At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
123At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
123No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
123Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
123From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
122 Taking a big risk
122Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
122From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
122At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
122Fourth of July meetings
122Power of legumes
122A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
122Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
121Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
121Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
121Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
121
121No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
120Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
120Observations Only: Together again
120Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
120What’s really going on with our water?
120Synchronicity:What brings me back
120Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
119The ghost of Ayn Rand
119Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
119Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
119Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
119Lyman Review: Winter's dog
119At the Monument: Junior Rangers
119At the Monument: Living History
119Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
118Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
118Observations Only: What's in a word?
118The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
118Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
118Religious freedom must be protected
118Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
118Website Resources
118Their View: Goal post move unfair
118In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
118Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
118Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
118Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
117Observations Only: The joy of money
117From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
117Teen Voice: Remember what you have
117Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
117At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
117College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
117At the Monument: Museum collections
117Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
117Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
117From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
116Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
116Across the Fence: The Pony Express
116From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
116Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
116Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
116Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
116LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
115Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
115SELL-OUT!
115A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
115Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
115From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
115Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
115Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
115At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
115A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
115News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
114All Points West: The only stupid question
114From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
113Linked Lives
113Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
113Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
113A national day of Thanksgiving
112Observations Only : Mission accomplished
112Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
112Observations Only: North Powder
112Rural America and immigration reform
112Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
112Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
112Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
112Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
112Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
112Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
112Washington Report: Improving rural air service
111My mini Pen and me
111Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
111Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
111In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
111Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
111To whom are we thankful?
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
111Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
111Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
111From the hill: The PAWS Act
110Completely Different: Tales from the mat
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
110Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
110Teeing Off: The thing about state
110The Good Life: There is good everywhere
110A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
109Being a Nebraskan – border to border
109Observations Only: Painting a picture
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
109Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
109Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
109‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
109Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
108Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
108Observations Only: Sister odyssey
108Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
108Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
108Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
107Observations Only: No thank you
107Observations Only: Spider adventure
107A Stray Moment: The last time
107Observations Only: Blue chip stock
107Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
106Our View: The elephant in the room
106No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
106Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
106No-till Notes: Stripper head
106No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
106From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
105A Small World: Time traveling
105Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
105Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
105Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
105Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
104Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
104Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
104In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
104No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
104Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
104Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
103Across the Fence: On The road
103A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
103The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
103Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
103
103A Halloween Story: The scary dream
103Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
103Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
103Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
103Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
102Permission to remember
102Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
102Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
102Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
102Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
102Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
102From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
101Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
101Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
101Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
101From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
101A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
101Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
101Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
100In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
100No Till Notes: Moving Forward
100No-Till Notes: Potential
100No-Till Notes: Observations
99Our view . . .Sports Complex
99Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
99Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
99Be kind through communications
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99No Till Notes: Residue levels
99Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
99Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
99Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
98Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
98A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
98Observations Only: Counting chickens
98Observations Only: Surprises
98At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
97Teen Voice: The Other Side
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
97Torn between now and somewhere down the line
96Completely Different: The Quest
96Economic development update
96Welcome to Gering
96Silence please
96A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
96Observations Only: Scourge of violence
96Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
96Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
96No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
95Observations Only: Giving up
95Easter
94Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
94Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
94
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
93Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
93From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
93Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
93
93From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
92Completely Different: Your local government and you
92The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
92Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
92Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
92Simply October
92Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
91Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
91Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
91Walkable, bikeable communities
91From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
90Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
90Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
90Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
90At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
90 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
89Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
89
89A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
88Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
88
88Achieving your dreams takes work
88Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
87Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
87Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
87A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
86Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
86Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
86From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
86The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
86At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
86Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
85Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
85The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
85Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
85Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
84Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
84From the Superintendent’s Desk
84Tumbleweeds on the loose
84Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
83Seeing the works of the master
83The zombie apocalypse and you
83No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
83Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
82LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
82Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
82Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
82At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
82Enjoy the festivities
82No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
81Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
81News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80Letter to the Editor
80The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
80No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
80Our view: United we can build
80A mom’s thoughts on social media
79Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
79From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
78Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
78Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
78Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
77Do You Tube?
77Teen Voice: Today’s television
77No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
76Teen Voice: Not just another ride
75Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
75Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
75Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
75Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
73Social time has important benefits
73From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
72Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
72Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
71Timing makes perfect
71Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
71NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
70Our View: Visionaries wanted
70Our View: Bravo OTD committee
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
69At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
68Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
68I love Thanksgiving
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
67Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
67The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
66View from the block
66Practice safe barbecue basics
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
66At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
66Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
65Teen Voice: March Madness
65Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
64Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
63Welcome home
63No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
62Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
59Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
58Remembering When
57Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
57Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
56From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
56Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
56Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
55The hills, part 1: Mustangs
55From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
55Letter to the Editor
54From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
53A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
53‘Is there something I can do?’
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
50The Block
50Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
49Letter to the Editor
47Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
46
44Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
42From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
42Our View: A failure to communicate
42Letter to the Editor
41Teen Voice: Happy news
40Teen Voice: The road of hatred
40From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
40At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
39Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34My Thanksgiving prayer
34Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
31To The Editor
30Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
30Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
29Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
23In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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