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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210Observations Only: The need to understand
210Lyman Review: Devil calf
210Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
210Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
210News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
209Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
209Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
209A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
209Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
209Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
209No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
209Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
208A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
208Teen Voice: The need to get away
208Observations Only: The shadow of error
208The Good Life: The two different types of business people
208Teen Voice: The rivalry
208
208From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
208Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
208Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
208Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
207Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
207Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
207Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
207Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
206Observations Only: A soul’s journey
206Observations Only: The vision
206Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
206No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
206News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
206Washington report: Feeding a world in need
206In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
205Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
205Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
205Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
205Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
205No-Till Notes: Back in the field
205No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
205Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
205A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
205Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
204Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
204Teen Voice: Being a girl
204A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
204From the Hill: More Work Ahead
204Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
204Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
203No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
203No Till Notes: Saying uncle
203From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
202Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
202Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
202No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
202All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
201A Small World: Special guest
201In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
201Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
201News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
200Teen Voice: Shadow art
200Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
200Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
200At the Monument: Night Sky
200Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
200Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
199Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
199Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
199Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
199Observations Only: Expect the best
199Lyman Review: One mean chicken
199 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
199Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
199A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
199A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
199News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
198Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
198Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
198Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
198Teeing Off: Around the Green
198In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
198No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
198At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
198Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
198Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
197Totally Random: Trusting the fates
197Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
197Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
196The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
196A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
196Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
195Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
195Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
195Teen Voice: Cyber War
195All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
194Observations Only: Divine prompts
194Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
194Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
194At the Library: March into a good book
194View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
194Prairie Dogs
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
193Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
193Teen Voice: Silence
193Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
193Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
192Totally Random: The Golden Rule
192Observations Only: Choices
192Observations Only: Divine spirit
192Observations Only: A good daughter
192A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
192Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
192Lyman Review: Dog fun
192At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
192Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
191Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
191History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
191At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
190Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
190Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
190A real leaning tree Christmas
190Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
190Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
190Support letters requested for airport
189Observations Only: Journey's end
189Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
189A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
189Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
189A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
189A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
189Teen Voice: Out with homework
189From the hill: Serving You
188Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
188Observations Only: The visit
188Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
188At the Monument: That old (historic) building
188In the Hills: Explore the state parks
188Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Teeing Off: Persistence
187Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
187Letter to the editor
187Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
186Lyman Review: The love goat
186Teen Voice: Where is the love?
186Teen Voice: Inspire me
186Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
185Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
185Teen Voice: Self-expression
185Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
185Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
184Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
184Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
184Teen Voice: What is love?
184Greetings from the State Capitol
184Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
184
183Teen Voice: Living within our means
183Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
183Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
183Reach out for challenges
183Jane’s Secret: The Telling
183A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
183Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
182Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
182Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
182Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
182Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
182At the Monument: Where are the animals?
182Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
182Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
182From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
181Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
181Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
181Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
181A Small World: Savoring county fair days
181Across The Fence: Last Christmas
181Support emergency services personnel
181Lyman Review: Branding Time
181From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
181Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
181News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
181News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
180Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
180At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
180Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
180At the Monument: Art in National Parks
180Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
179Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
179Totally Random: Where does it go?
179Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
179From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
178Completely Different - The magic of spring
178Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
178Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
177Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
177Totally Random: Happy Halloween
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
177What’s really going on with our water?
177Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
177From the hill: The Year Ahead
176Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
176Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
176Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
176Nature Notes: Love is in the air
176Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
176New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
176In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
176
175From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
175Teen Voice: Catfished
175Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
175Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
175Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
175Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
174Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
174Creatures of the Night
174
174No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
173Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
173Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
173Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
172Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
172From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
172From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
172Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
172Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
172Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
172Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
172Religious freedom must be protected
172Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
172From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
172From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
172News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
171Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
171From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
171Teen Voice: Body image
171Teeing Off: Mind Gym
171Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
171Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
171Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
171Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
171Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
171At the Monument: Junior Rangers
171Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
171Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
170Teen Voice: Serendipity
170Teen Voice: Footprints
170Website Resources
170Fourth of July meetings
170From the hill: Working for you
169Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
169Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
169View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
169Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
169Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
168Lyman Review: Winter's dog
168Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
168Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
168Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
168At the Monument: Living History
167Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
167Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
167Linked Lives
167Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
167At the Monument: Museum collections
167Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
167Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
166Their View: Goal post move unfair
166At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
166Synchronicity:What brings me back
166Power of legumes
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
166Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
166Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
165From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
165Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
165From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
165Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
165Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
165Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
165No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
164Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
164Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
164Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
163Teen Voice: Remember what you have
163At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
163Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
163Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
163In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
163News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
162Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
162The Good Life: All that remains is love
162Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
161Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
161College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
161No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160Across the Fence: The Pony Express
160In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
160Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
160To whom are we thankful?
160No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
160Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
160Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
159Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
159Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
159 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
158Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
158Rural America and immigration reform
158Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
157A Halloween Story: The scary dream
157Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
157At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
157Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
157No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
157Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
155No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
154Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
154Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
154Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
154A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153Teeing Off: The thing about state
153Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
152Our View: The elephant in the room
152All Points West: The only stupid question
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
152LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
151Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
151At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
151 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
150In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
150No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
150Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
150Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
149Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
149From the hill: The PAWS Act
148
148In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
148From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
147At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
147Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
147Infamy - by Richard Reeves
147Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
147Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
146Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
145Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
143Teen Voice: The Other Side
143No Till Notes: Moving Forward
143No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Be kind through communications
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
141Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
140No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
140No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
140Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
140Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
137Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
137From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
136Achieving your dreams takes work
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
135No-till Notes: Stripper head
135Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
135Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134No Till Notes: Residue levels
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
134A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
133
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
133Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
132
132‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
132No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
131No-Till Notes: Potential
131Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
130Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
130
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
129Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
128Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
125Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
124Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
122Tumbleweeds on the loose
122Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117No-Till Notes: Water conservation
116Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
113A mom’s thoughts on social media
112A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
112Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
111Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
109The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
109Easter
108Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
107At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
107Enjoy the festivities
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
106Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
105A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
104At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
104Simply October
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
101At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
99I love Thanksgiving
98No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
96Our view: United we can build
96Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
92NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
85Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
85Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
85The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
81At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
78In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
73Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
73At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
73Welcome home
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
66Letter to the Editor
66Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
63Letter to the Editor
61‘Is there something I can do?’
60Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
59Golden Spade
57
55Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
54Letter to the Editor
51Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
51Our View: A failure to communicate
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44To The Editor
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2674Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1506Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1305Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1276From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1223All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1192The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1146From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
941All Points West: We’re on the same team
830Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
683The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
640Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
634No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
625Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
617Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
609News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
608Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
580All Points West: Long live great coffee
578From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
549Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
535All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
530Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
497Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
487Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
483Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
478Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
475Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
472Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
468Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
466Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
465Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
465Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
464Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
459In My View: Defying disabilities
446Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
443Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
434Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
433No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
433Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
433Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
426Washington: Protecting taxpayers
422Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
421Washington Report: Power of the Purse
419From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
419News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
418Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
416Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
415Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
412The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
412From the Hill: Working for Offutt
409Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
403From the hill: Accountability Matters
399Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
398Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
398All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
396Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
394All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
389From the capitol: A System That Cares
385From the hill: “Hello” World
383From the hill: Good Neighbors
382Observations Only : White water
382From the Hill: May in Nebraska
381Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
377Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
377From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
373Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
368All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
367Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
364From the hill: Kerrie On
363Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
361Teen Voice: Teen slang
358Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
356News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
355Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
355All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
355Jack’s Insights – April 2016
354All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
354From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
351No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
349Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
349Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
348News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
346Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
345Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
345All Points West: Rising above ourselves
341Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
339All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
338A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
337Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
336Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
335Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
335Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
335Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
334News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
331Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
331From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
331Washington: Mindful of our heroes
330All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
330Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
330Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
327Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
327Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
327All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
327Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
327Healthy: What you believe, you become
326Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
324Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
323All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
322Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
321Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
320Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
319Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
318Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
317Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
314Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
314Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
314Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
313Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
313Anno Domini: On this remembering day
312In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
311Observations Only: Gone away
310Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
310Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
310The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
310Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
310News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
309Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
308Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
308News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
307Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
306Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
306From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
306Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
305All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
304Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
303Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
303From the Capitol: Budget balanced
302Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
302Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
302A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
302The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
301Across The Fence: A day For thanks
300Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
300Washington report: Conservative Champions
300News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
299Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
299Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
296All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
296Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
296Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
295Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
294Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
294News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
294No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
294Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
293Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
293Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
293Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
293All Points West: Led by our tongues
292A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
292Teen Voice: The gift of caring
291Anno Domini: We gather together
291News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
289Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
289Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
289Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
289News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
288Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
287Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
287Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
286What's the deal with organic milk?
285Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
284Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
284Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
283Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
283Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
283Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
283Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
282Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
282No-Till Notes: Looking Back
282From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
281Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
281Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
280Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
279Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
278News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
277Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
277Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
277News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
276Across the Fence: The hand dug well
276The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
275A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
275Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
274A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
274Creativity dampened by standardized testing
274News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
274From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
273Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
273Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
272Observations Only: Critical thinking
272Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
271Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
270I'm falling for Tumblr?
270A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
270Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
270Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
269Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
269Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
269News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
269No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
268Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
268Teen Voice: To the future
268Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
267A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
267Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
267Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
266News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
266Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
265Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
265Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
264Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
264Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
264Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
264Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
264Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
264Think about manufacturing at polls
263From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
262A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
262All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
261Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
261Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
261Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
261From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
261Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
260Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
260No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
260Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
260Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
260From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
259Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
259Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
259Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
259Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
258Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
258Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
258A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
258Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
257Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
257The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
257Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
257Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
256Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
256Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
255Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
255Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
255Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
255Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
255Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
255SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
255Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
255Across the Fence: Amanda
255From the hill: A Safer Place
254A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
254The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
254Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
254Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
254No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
254Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
254All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
253Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
252The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
252Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
252All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
251Observations Only: Sister lost
251Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
251Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
251Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
251From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
251From the hill: Healing Our Nation
250Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
250Why you should visit the zoo in February
250Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
250Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
250Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
249Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
249Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
249Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
249Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
249Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
248Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
248Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
248Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
248Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
248News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
247From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
247The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
247A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
247Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
247A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
246Our View: Community responsible for kids
246Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
246All Points West: A community on the move
246All Points West: We shall not give into fear
246From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
245Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
245No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
245No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
244The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
244From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
244All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
244All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
244Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
243Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
243Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
243Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
243No Till Notes: Final Stop
242Observations Only: Going home
242Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
242Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
242Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
242Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
241Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
241The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
241Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
241Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
241Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
241Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
241Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
240Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
240Totally Random: Life’s ripples
240The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
239The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
239Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
239Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
239Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
239Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
239No Till Notes:
239All Points West: Never far from the trail
239News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
238Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
238Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
237Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
237Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
237No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
237No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
237Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
237Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
237From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
236Observations Only: Good and evil
236The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
236Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
236Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
236Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
236Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
236From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
236News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
236Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
235No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
235A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
235Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
235Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
234Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
234The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
234Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
234No-Till Notes: The value of water
234News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
233Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
233Observations Only: Final moment
233No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
233Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
232A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
232Guest Voices…
232A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
232Observations Only: A day in August
232Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
231Observations Only: Reality check
231Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
231Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
231Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
230Time keeps flowing like a river
230A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
230The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
230Observations Only: A gift of serenity
230Observations Only: Saint Marge
230News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
230Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
229Observations Only: Temptation
229Observations Only: Waiting time
229Teen Voice: Stress test
229Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
229Observations Only: The last toothpick
229Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
229Why parents are important
229Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
229Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
228Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
228Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
228Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
228Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
228Observations Only: Indifferent love
228Observations Only: The awful truth
228Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
228Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
228Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
228Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
228Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
228Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
228News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
227A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
227Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
227No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
227Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
226Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
226Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
226Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
226News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
225Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
225A Stray Moment: God Knows
225The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
225Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
225Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
225The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
225Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
225From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
224Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
224Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
224Observations Only: Uneventful flight
224Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
224Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
224Observations Only: A matter of paradox
224Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
224Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
224Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
224Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
224Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
224From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
224Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
224No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
224Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
223Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
223Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
223Observations Only: A matter of matter
223 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
223Observations Only: A sad week
223Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
223Totally Random: My journey, life after living
223Building Bridges: Love your enemies
223At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
223Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
223Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
223Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
222A last look at the Nebraska Zone
222Completely Different: It's all in the family
222Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
222Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
222The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
222Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
222Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
222Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
222Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
221The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
221Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
221Observations Only: One more time
221Observations Only: The last goodbye
221Observations Only: The vigil
221A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
221The Christmas Story
221From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
221News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
220Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
220Observations Only: Curious things
220A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
220A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
220Observations Only: Off to the races
220Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
220No-til Notes: Changing plans
220Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
220Washington Report: Improving rural air service
219Observations Only: A fine line
219Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
219Teen Voice: My rebellion
219Letters to the Editor
218Teen Voice: Equality
218Observations Only: Willfulness
218Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
218Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
218Totally Random: October, the pink month
217A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
217Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
217Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
217Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
217A Stray Moment: Without a net
217Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
217Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
216From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
216Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
216Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
216Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
216From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
215Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
215Observations Only: Hog wash
215Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
215Letters to the Editor
215Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
215Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
215Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
214Observations Only: Curious things, part II
214Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
214Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
214Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
214For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
214Teen Voice: He’s my dad
213Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
213Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
213The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
213Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
213Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
213No-till Notes: Moving forward
212Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
212Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
212A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
212Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
212No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
211From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
211From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
211Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
211Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
211Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
211 Across The Fence: County Fair
210Observations Only: Beginnings
210Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
210Observations Only: The need to understand
210Lyman Review: Devil calf
210Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
210Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
210News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
209Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
209Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
209A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
209Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
209Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
209No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
209Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
208A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
208Teen Voice: The need to get away
208Observations Only: The shadow of error
208The Good Life: The two different types of business people
208Teen Voice: The rivalry
208
208From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
208Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
208Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
208Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
207Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
207Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
207Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
207Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
207Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
206Observations Only: A soul’s journey
206Observations Only: The vision
206Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
206No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
206News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
206Washington report: Feeding a world in need
206In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
205Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
205Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
205Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
205Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
205No-Till Notes: Back in the field
205No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
205Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
205A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
205Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
204Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
204Teen Voice: Being a girl
204A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
204From the Hill: More Work Ahead
204Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
204Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
204No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
203No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
203No Till Notes: Saying uncle
203From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
203Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
202Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
202Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
202No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
202All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
202Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
202Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
201A Small World: Special guest
201In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
201Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
201News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
200Teen Voice: Shadow art
200Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
200Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
200At the Monument: Night Sky
200Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
200Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
199Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
199Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
199Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
199Observations Only: Expect the best
199Lyman Review: One mean chicken
199 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
199Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
199A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
199A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
199News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
198Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
198Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
198Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
198Teeing Off: Around the Green
198In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
198No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
198At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
198Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
198Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
197Totally Random: Trusting the fates
197Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
197“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
197Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
196Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
196The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
196A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
196Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
195Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
195Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
195Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
195Teen Voice: Cyber War
195All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
194Observations Only: Divine prompts
194Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
194Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
194At the Library: March into a good book
194View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
194Prairie Dogs
194News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
193Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
193From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
193Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
193Teen Voice: Silence
193Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
193From the hill: Stand Up for Life
193Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
192Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
192Totally Random: The Golden Rule
192Observations Only: Choices
192Observations Only: Divine spirit
192Observations Only: A good daughter
192A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
192Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
192Lyman Review: Dog fun
192At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
192Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
191Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
191Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
191History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
191Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
191At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
190Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
190Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
190A real leaning tree Christmas
190Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
190Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
190Support letters requested for airport
189Observations Only: Journey's end
189Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
189A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
189Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
189A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
189A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
189A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
189Teen Voice: Out with homework
189From the hill: Serving You
188Trash cans
188Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
188Across the Fence: Building Barns
188Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
188Observations Only: The visit
188Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
188At the Monument: That old (historic) building
188In the Hills: Explore the state parks
188Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
188From the hill: Giving Thanks
187Teeing Off: Persistence
187Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
187Letter to the editor
187Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
186Lyman Review: The love goat
186Teen Voice: Where is the love?
186Teen Voice: Inspire me
186Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
185Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
185Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
185Teen Voice: Self-expression
185Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
185Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
185No-Till Notes: 10 tips
184Observations only : Sisters of the world
184Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
184Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
184Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
184Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
184Teen Voice: What is love?
184Greetings from the State Capitol
184Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
184
183Teen Voice: Living within our means
183Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
183Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
183Reach out for challenges
183Jane’s Secret: The Telling
183A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
183Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
182Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
182Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
182Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
182Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
182At the Monument: Where are the animals?
182Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
182Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
182From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
182From the hill: Keeping America Safe
181Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
181Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
181Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
181A Small World: Savoring county fair days
181Across The Fence: Last Christmas
181Support emergency services personnel
181Lyman Review: Branding Time
181From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
181Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
181The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
181Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
181News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
181News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
180Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
180At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
180Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
180At the Monument: Art in National Parks
180Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
179Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
179Totally Random: Where does it go?
179Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
179From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
178Completely Different - The magic of spring
178Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
178Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
178No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
177Observations Only : The orphanage
177Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
177Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
177Totally Random: Happy Halloween
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
177What’s really going on with our water?
177Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
177From the hill: The Year Ahead
176Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
176Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
176Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
176Nature Notes: Love is in the air
176Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
176New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
176In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
176
175From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
175Teen Voice: Catfished
175Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
175Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
175Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
175Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
174Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
174Creatures of the Night
174
174No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
173The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
173Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
173Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
173Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
173Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
172Teen Voice: The more the merrier
172Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
172From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
172From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
172Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
172Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
172Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
172Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
172Religious freedom must be protected
172Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
172From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
172From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
172News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
171Observations Only: A new direction
171Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
171From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
171Teen Voice: Body image
171Teeing Off: Mind Gym
171Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
171Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
171Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
171Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
171Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
171At the Monument: Junior Rangers
171Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
171Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
171Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
171Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
170The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
170Teen Voice: Serendipity
170Teen Voice: Footprints
170Website Resources
170Fourth of July meetings
170From the hill: Working for you
169We need a few good people
169Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
169A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
169Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
169Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
169View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
169Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
169Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
169News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
169From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
169Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
168Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
168A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
168Lyman Review: Winter's dog
168Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
168Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
168Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
168At the Monument: Living History
167It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
167Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
167Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
167Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
167Linked Lives
167Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
167At the Monument: Museum collections
167Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
167Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
166Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
166It's no surprise
166Their View: Goal post move unfair
166At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
166Synchronicity:What brings me back
166Power of legumes
166Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
166At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
166Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
166Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
165Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
165Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
165From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
165Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
165From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
165Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
165Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
165Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
165No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
165No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
164Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
164Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
164Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
164Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
164At the Monument: Find Your Park
163From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
163Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
163Teen Voice: Remember what you have
163At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
163Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
163Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
163In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
163Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
163News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162Observations Only: The meeting
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
162Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
162The Good Life: All that remains is love
162Across The Fence: Van Tassell
162From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
161From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
161Home of the Brave
161Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
161College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
161No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
161From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
160Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
160Across the Fence: The Pony Express
160In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
160Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
160To whom are we thankful?
160No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
160Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
160Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
159Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
159Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
159 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
158Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
158Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
158Rural America and immigration reform
158Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
158Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
158A national day of Thanksgiving
157Observations Only: Saturday delight
157Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
157Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
157Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
157A Halloween Story: The scary dream
157Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
157At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
157Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
157No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
157Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
157An open letter to Trump supporters
156Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
156No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
156Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
155Assad’s endgame
155Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
155No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
155Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
154Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
154Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
154Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
154Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
154Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
154A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
154Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
153Teeing Off: The thing about state
153Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
153No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
152Life's curve balls
152Our View: The elephant in the room
152All Points West: The only stupid question
152From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
152LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
151Observations Only - Two ages of man
151Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
151At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
151 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
150Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
150Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
150In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
150No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
150Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
150Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
149Age of reason
149The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
149Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
149From the hill: The PAWS Act
148Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
148
148In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
148From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
147Observations Only: Just around the corner
147Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
147At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
147Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
147Infamy - by Richard Reeves
147Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
147Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
146Across the fence: Something worth remembering
146Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
146Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
146Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
145Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
145A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
145Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
143Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
143Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
143SELL-OUT!
143A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
143The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
143Teen Voice: The Other Side
143No Till Notes: Moving Forward
143No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
142Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
142Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
142Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
141Completely Different: Tales from the mat
141Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
141Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
141Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
141Be kind through communications
141Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
141No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
141Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
140Being a Nebraskan – border to border
140Permission to remember
140 Taking a big risk
140No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
140No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
140Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
140Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
139From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
139Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
138Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
138No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
138From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
137Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
137From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
136Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
136A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
136The ghost of Ayn Rand
136Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
136Achieving your dreams takes work
136Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
136A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
136Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
136Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
135A Small World: Time traveling
135No-till Notes: Stripper head
135Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
135Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
134Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
134Observations Only: Extreme measures
134No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
134Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
134No Till Notes: Residue levels
134Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
134No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
134A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
133Observations Only : Mission accomplished
133Observations Only: What's in a word?
133Observations Only: Together again
133
133The Good Life: There is good everywhere
133Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
133Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
132My mini Pen and me
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
132Observations Only: The joy of money
132
132‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
132No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
131No-Till Notes: Potential
131Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
130The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
130Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
130
130No-Till Notes: Observations
130From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129
129Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
129Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
128Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
128Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
128Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
128Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
127Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
127Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
127Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
127Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
126Observations Only: North Powder
126Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
126No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
125Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
125Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
125Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
125Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
125Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
124Our view . . .Sports Complex
124Welcome to Gering
124Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
124Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
124Observations Only: Painting a picture
124Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
123A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
123Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
123No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
122Observations Only: Sister odyssey
122Tumbleweeds on the loose
122Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
121Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
121Observations Only: No thank you
121A Stray Moment: The last time
121Observations Only: Blue chip stock
121Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
121No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
120Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
120From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
119Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
119Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
119Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Observations Only: Spider adventure
118Torn between now and somewhere down the line
117Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
117A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
117Silence please
117Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
117Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
117No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
117Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
117No-Till Notes: Water conservation
116Completely Different: The Quest
116Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
116Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
115Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
115From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
115Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
115News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Across the Fence: On The road
114Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
114Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
113Seeing the works of the master
113The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
113Observations Only: Giving up
113A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
113Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
113A mom’s thoughts on social media
112Economic development update
112Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
112A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
112Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
111Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
111No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
111Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
110Completely Different: Your local government and you
110Observations Only: Counting chickens
110Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
109Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
109Observations Only: Surprises
109Observations Only: Scourge of violence
109The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
109Easter
108Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
108A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
108Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
108Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
107The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
107At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
107Enjoy the festivities
107Walkable, bikeable communities
106Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
106The zombie apocalypse and you
106Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
106Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
106Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
106Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
106Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
105Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
105Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
105A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
104Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
104Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
104At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
104Simply October
102Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
101Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
101Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
101Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
101At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
100Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
100Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
99Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
99Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
99Do You Tube?
99From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
99Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
99I love Thanksgiving
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
96Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
96Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
96Our view: United we can build
96Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
92From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
92From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
92From the Superintendent’s Desk
92NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
91Our View: Bravo OTD committee
90Letter to the Editor
90Social time has important benefits
90LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
89Teen Voice: March Madness
89Teen Voice: Not just another ride
89Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
87Timing makes perfect
87From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
86Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
86Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
85LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
85Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
85Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
85Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
85The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
84Practice safe barbecue basics
84Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
83Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
82Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
82Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
81View from the block
81At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79Our View: Visionaries wanted
79Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
79At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
78Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
78In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
77Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
75From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
73Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
73At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
73Welcome home
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
67From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
67Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
66Remembering When
66Letter 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
63The hills, part 1: Mustangs
63Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
63Letter to the Editor
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
61‘Is there something I can do?’
60Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
59Golden Spade
57Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
57
56Teen Voice: Happy news
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
55Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
54From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
54Letter to the Editor
52Teen Voice: The road of hatred
51Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
51Our View: A failure to communicate
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44To The Editor
42My 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
Fresh Foods
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