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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775Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
774Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
771Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
771Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
769The zombie apocalypse and you
767Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
764Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
762A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
762Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
755Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
754Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
752Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
751Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
749From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
745Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
744Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
742Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
739Observations Only: A new direction
730Teen Voice: Today’s television
730Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
722From the Superintendent’s Desk
721Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
720From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
719Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
719Observations Only: Giving up
718Trash cans
718Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
717Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
716Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
715Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
714Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
714Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
712Teen Voice: The road of hatred
712Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
709From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
708A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
708Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
707From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
706Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
705Observations Only: The joy of money
705Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
705From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
705Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
702Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
701Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
697A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
697Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
696Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
695Teen Voice: The more the merrier
695Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
694From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
690Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
689The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
689Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
686The Block
684Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
680Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
679 Taking a big risk
677From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
674Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
671Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
670Observations Only: Saturday delight
670Teen Voice: Catfished
666From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
666Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
665The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
665A Small World: Savoring county fair days
664Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
663Life's curve balls
662The hills, part 1: Mustangs
660From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
659Seeing the works of the master
659Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
658Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
654Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
653Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
652The ghost of Ayn Rand
651Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
651From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
651Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
649Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
647A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
646Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
646From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
646Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
645Observations Only: Extreme measures
644A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
644Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
643Timing makes perfect
643Teen Voice: Not just another ride
643Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
642Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
639Observations Only: Counting chickens
638Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
637Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
637Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
636Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
633Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
631From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
631Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
630SELL-OUT!
627Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
625A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
625Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
624A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
622A Stray Moment: God Knows
620Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
619A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
618It's no surprise
616Observations Only: Just around the corner
615A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
613Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
613Do You Tube?
613Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
612Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
611Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
610The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
610Observations Only: Scourge of violence
607Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
607Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
607A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
606View from the block
603Welcome to Gering
603The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
600Observations Only: What's in a word?
600From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
600A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
600Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
599Silence please
599The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
596Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
595From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
593A Stray Moment: The last time
593The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
592A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
590A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
590Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
587LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
587Observations Only: Together again
587Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
586Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
584Age of reason
584From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
584Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
582Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
581A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
579The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
579Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
578Observations Only: Going home
578Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
577Economic development update
577A Stray Moment: Without a net
576Observations Only: No thank you
576Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
575Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
575Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
573Observations Only: Curious things
570Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
569 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
568Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
568Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
568Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
567Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
567Observations Only: Surprises
565From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
564Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
563Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
562Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
561From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
558Observations Only: Spider adventure
556Observations Only: North Powder
556Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
556Observations Only: Uneventful flight
556Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
556Guest Voices…
556Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
555Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
555At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
554A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
553Observations Only: Sister odyssey
553Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
553Teen Voice: Living within our means
553Rural America and immigration reform
552Observations Only: Blue chip stock
552Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
552Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
550Teen Voice: Body image
549Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
548Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
547Observations Only: Critical thinking
547Teen Voice: Shadow art
546The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
544A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
543The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
543Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
543A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
542Across the Fence: The hand dug well
539Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
538From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
538Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
537Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
536Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
535Permission to remember
534Observations Only: The awful truth
534Across The Fence: A day For thanks
533A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
532From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
532Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
529Teen Voice: Serendipity
525Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
523Our View: The elephant in the room
523The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
522LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
522Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
521Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
520Observations Only: Journey's end
518Social time has important benefits
518Home of the Brave
518Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
515Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
514From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
513Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
512Observations Only: Curious things, part II
512Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
511Practice safe barbecue basics
511Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
511Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
511Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
510Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
509Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
507Observations Only: The meeting
507Observations Only: Sister lost
505Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
505Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
503Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
502Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
500The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
500Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
498My Thanksgiving prayer
498Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
497The Good Life: The two different types of business people
496Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
495Our View: Bravo OTD committee
493A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
492Totally Random: My journey, life after living
489I'm falling for Tumblr?
489The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
487Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
486Remembering When
486Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
485Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
483Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
483Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
482Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
481Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
481Observations Only: A gift of serenity
480Teen Voice: Being a girl
480Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
479A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
479A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
478Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
475Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
474The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
473Teen Voice: Happy news
472Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
468Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
468Observations Only : White water
465Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
461Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
457A Small World: Special guest
454Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
453Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
451Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
450Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
449Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
449Observations Only: A fine line
448Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
447Observations Only: Good and evil
446Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
446Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
445Teen Voice: Equality
443Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
443Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
441Our View: Visionaries wanted
441Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
441The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
438Observations Only: Expect the best
436Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
436A real leaning tree Christmas
433Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
432Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
432Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
431Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
424Observations Only: The shadow of error
422The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
421The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
421The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
419Observations Only: A matter of matter
418Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
418The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
418Observations Only: Indifferent love
417The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
416Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
413Observations Only: Beginnings
413Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
413Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
412Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
412Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
409Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
409Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
407Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
404Observations Only: Choices
404Observations Only: Divine spirit
402Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
402Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
401Completely Different - The magic of spring
399Observations Only: Temptation
396The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
396Totally Random: Life’s ripples
390Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
389Observations Only: Willfulness
382Observations Only: Divine prompts
380Teeing Off: Around the Green
379Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
379Teen Voice: The need to get away
377Observations Only: A matter of paradox
376Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
375A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
375A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
375Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
371Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
370Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
368A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
368Anno Domini: We gather together
368Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
367Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
367Observations Only: The vision
367Observations Only: Off to the races
362Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
362Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
361Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
361Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
357Across the Fence: The Pony Express
356Totally Random: October, the pink month
355Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
353Observations Only: The need to understand
353Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
352Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
347Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
345Observations Only: A good daughter
344Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
343Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
339Teeing Off: Mind Gym
337Teen Voice: Silence
336A Halloween Story: The scary dream
335Building Bridges: Love your enemies
334Teeing Off: Persistence
329Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
329Lyman Review: Devil calf
327Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
327Teen Voice: Stress test
325Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
322Teen Voice: Remember what you have
322Observations Only: A sad week
321Teen Voice: The Other Side
319Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
315Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
314Teen Voice: What is love?
313Teeing Off: The thing about state
312Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
310Observations Only: Waiting time
305Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
304Teen Voice: The rivalry
302Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
299Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
298Observations Only: Reality check
295Observations Only: Hog wash
295Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
294Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
288Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
285Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
284Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
283Lyman Review: The love goat
282Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
281Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
280Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
280Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
278Observations Only: Saint Marge
277Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
272Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
270Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
270Totally Random: Happy Halloween
270Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
268Lyman Review: One mean chicken
265Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
264Anno Domini: On this remembering day
264Observations Only: Gone away
262Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
257
257Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
253Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
252Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
250Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
248Teen Voice: Self-expression
247No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
247Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
245Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
244Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
243From the Hill: More Work Ahead
240Observations Only: The visit
236 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
230Teen Voice: My rebellion
229Teen Voice: Cyber War
224Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
224Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
223Observations Only: A day in August
221Why you should visit the zoo in February
220Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
219Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
217Observations Only: The last goodbye
217Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
217Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
216Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
214Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
205Teen Voice: The gift of caring
204Observations Only: The last toothpick
203Observations Only: One more time
203No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
202Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
201Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
201Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
197Totally Random: Trusting the fates
197Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
193Observations Only: The vigil
189Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
188Observations Only: Final moment
186Teen Voice: To the future
184Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
182Our View: Community responsible for kids
181Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
178Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
176Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
174Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
169Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
167Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
165Across The Fence: Last Christmas
163SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
157Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
156Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
155Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
154Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
152Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
151Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
151At the Library: March into a good book
146Teen Voice: Where is the love?
146Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
145Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
143Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
139Lyman Review: Winter's dog
134Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
131Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
129No-Till Notes: Looking Back
127Nature Notes: Love is in the air
126Totally Random: Where does it go?
122In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
119Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
113Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
103Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
103Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
100Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
97Lyman Review: Dog fun
93Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
90At the Monument: That old (historic) building
88Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
87Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
85Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
84Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
83Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
81Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
81Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
77Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
77Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
77Religious freedom must be protected
66Teen Voice: Inspire me
66Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
63Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
63View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
61Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
61Across the Fence: Amanda
57At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
56Teen Voice: Footprints
11Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
10No-till Notes: Moving forward
7Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
7Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
7At the Monument: Art in National Parks
6Support emergency services personnel
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