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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56From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
56The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
56Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
56College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
56In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
56At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
56
56Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
55Observations Only: Curious things
55Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
55Observations Only: Curious things, part II
55Observations Only: Expect the best
55Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
55The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
55Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
55Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
55Teeing Off: Persistence
55A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
55Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
55Totally Random: Trusting the fates
55Why you should visit the zoo in February
55Teen Voice: Cyber War
55Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
55Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
55Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
55Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
55Letter to the Editor
55Our View: A failure to communicate
54The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
54Observations Only: Critical thinking
54Teen Voice: Serendipity
54From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
54Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
54Guest Voices…
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
54Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
54Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
54The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
54Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
54Website Resources
54Letter to the editor
54Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
54No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
54Reach out for challenges
54At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
53Observations Only: Journey's end
53I'm falling for Tumblr?
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Totally Random: The Golden Rule
53Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
53Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
53Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
53Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
53Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
53Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
53At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
53For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
53Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
52From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
52Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
52Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
52Teen Voice: The need to get away
52Observations Only: Choices
52The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
52Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
52Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
52Lyman Review: Dog fun
52Teen Voice: Footprints
52View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
52Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
52Religious freedom must be protected
52View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
52Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
52Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
52Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
52Linked Lives
52No-Till Notes: The value of water
52Support letters requested for airport
52No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
52The Christmas Story
51Observations Only: Uneventful flight
51Observations Only : White water
51Across the Fence: The Pony Express
51Teen Voice: Shadow art
51Teeing Off: Mind Gym
51Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
51Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
51Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
51No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
51Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
51No-til Notes: Changing plans
51Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
51Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
51All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
51All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
50From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
50Teen Voice: Catfished
50Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
50Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
50Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
50Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
50To whom are we thankful?
50Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
50Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
50To The Editor
49Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
49Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
49Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
49Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
49Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
49Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
49Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
49Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
49Greetings from the State Capitol
49
49Letter to the Editor
48Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
48Teen Voice: Equality
48The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
48Lyman Review: Winter's dog
48Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
48Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
48Teen Voice: Inspire me
48Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
48Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
48Their View: Goal post move unfair
47Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
47At the Monument: Where are the animals?
47Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
47A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
47Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
46The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
46Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
46Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
46Totally Random: Where does it go?
45The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
45Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
45Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
45Teen Voice: Where is the love?
45No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
45Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
45At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
44From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
44The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
43Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
43Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
43Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
42Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
42Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
42Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
41From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
41Teen Voice: What is love?
41Letter to the Editor
41Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
40From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
37Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
37Our View: The elephant in the room
35Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
34Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
33Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
Most Read News Stories of 2012
298At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
276Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
224The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
198Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
193Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
187Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
187At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
186Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
185Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
172Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
170Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
170Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
164No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
163The Good Life: All that remains is love
162Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
156Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
147Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
147At the Monument: Find Your Park
144Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
141Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
139Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
139At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
135Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
134Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
129Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
121Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
121No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
119Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
118Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
118Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
118No-Till Notes: Observations
115Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
115No Till Notes: Saying uncle
113No-Till Notes: Potential
113Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
112Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
112Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
109Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
108Completely Different: It's all in the family
108Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
106Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
103Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
103Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
102Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
102No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
102Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
102Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
101A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
101No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
98Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
98Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
97Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
97Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
97A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
97Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
96What's the deal with organic milk?
96Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
95Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
95Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
95Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
95Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
95No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
94Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
94Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
93Teeing Off: Around the Green
93Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
93Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
92Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
92A Stray Moment: God Knows
92A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
92Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
91The zombie apocalypse and you
91Lyman Review: Devil calf
91Observations Only: Final moment
90Across the Fence: Building Barns
90Anno Domini: On this remembering day
90Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
90Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
90Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
90Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
90No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
89Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
89Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
89Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
89Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
89Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
89Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
88Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
88A Stray Moment: Without a net
88A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
88Observations Only: The awful truth
88Observations Only: Hog wash
88Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
88Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
87Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
87 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
87Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
87Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
87Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
87Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
87Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
87Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
87Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
86Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
86Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
86Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
86Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
86A real leaning tree Christmas
86Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
86Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
85Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
85Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
85No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
85A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
85Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
84A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
84Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
84Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
84Observations Only: A sad week
84Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
84Observations Only: Gone away
84Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
84Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
84Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
84Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
83A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
83A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
83Observations Only: A matter of matter
83Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
83Totally Random: My journey, life after living
83Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
83Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
83Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
83Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
83Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
82A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
82A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
82Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
82Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
82From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
82Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
82Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
82The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
82Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
82Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
82At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
81Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
81Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
81Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
81Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
81Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
81Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
81Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
81A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
81A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
81Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
81A mom’s thoughts on social media
81Teen Voice: He’s my dad
80A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
80Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
80Observations Only: The vision
80Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
80Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
80Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
80Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
80Across The Fence: A day For thanks
80Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
80Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
80No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
80
80Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
79Completely Different: Your local government and you
79Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
79Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
79The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
79Observations Only: One more time
79Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
79Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
79Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
79No Till Notes: Final Stop
79Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
79At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
79At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
79Our view: United we can build
78Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
78Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
78A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
78Observations Only: The shadow of error
78Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
78A Halloween Story: The scary dream
78Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
78Building Bridges: Love your enemies
78A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
78A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
78Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
78No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
77Observations Only: A new direction
77Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
77A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
77Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
77Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
77No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
77Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
77Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
76Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
76Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
76Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
76From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
76Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
76Observations Only: Divine spirit
76Observations Only: A good daughter
76Observations Only: Waiting time
76Observations Only: A day in August
76The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
76Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
76Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
76Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
76Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
76 Across The Fence: County Fair
76
76A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
76A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
76No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
75Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
75Observations Only: Saturday delight
75Across the Fence: On The road
75A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
75Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
75Observations Only: A gift of serenity
75Observations Only: Off to the races
75Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
75A Small World: Savoring county fair days
75 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
75Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
75Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
75Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
75Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
75Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
75Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
75Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
75Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
74Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
74Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
74Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
74Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
74Anno Domini: We gather together
74In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
74Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
74Letters to the Editor
74Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
74Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
74Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
74No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
74Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
74Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
73Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
73Across the fence: Something worth remembering
73A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
73Assad’s endgame
73A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
73Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
73The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
73The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
73Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
73Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
73Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
73Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
73No-Till Notes: Looking Back
73History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
73
73A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
73Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
73Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
72Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
72Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
72Observations Only: Just around the corner
72A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
72Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
72Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
72The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
72Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
72Our View: Community responsible for kids
72Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
72Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
72Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
72Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
72Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
72Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
72Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
72
72Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
71Observations only : Sisters of the world
71Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
71Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
71From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
71Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
71Teeing Off: The thing about state
71A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
71A Small World: Special guest
71Observations Only: Reality check
71Lyman Review: The love goat
71Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
71Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
71Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
71Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
71Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
71A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
71No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
71Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
71Jane’s Secret: The Telling
71No-till Notes: Stripper head
70Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
70Observations Only : The orphanage
70Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
70Completely Different: The Quest
70SELL-OUT!
70Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
70Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
70Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
70Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
70Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
70Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
70Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
70Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
70Observations Only: Good and evil
70Observations Only: Indifferent love
70Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
70Observations Only: The visit
70Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
70Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
70Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
70Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
70Easter
69Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
69Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
69Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
69Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
69Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
69A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
69From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
69Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
69A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
69Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
69Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
69Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
69Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
69The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
69A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
69Totally Random: October, the pink month
69Teen Voice: Self-expression
69Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
69At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
69Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
69Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
69The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
69Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
69Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
69At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
69A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
69Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
69Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
69A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
68Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
68The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
68Trash cans
68Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
68Observations Only: Surprises
68From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
68A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
68A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
68Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
68Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
68Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
68Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
68Across the Fence: The hand dug well
68Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
68Observations Only: Saint Marge
68Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
68Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
68Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
68Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
68No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
68
68Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
68In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
68Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
68Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
67 Taking a big risk
67Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
67It's no surprise
67A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
67Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
67Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
67A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
67Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
67Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
67Observations Only: The last goodbye
67Across the Fence: Amanda
67Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
67Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
67Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
67Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
66Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
66The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
66Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
66From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
66Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
66Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
66Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
66Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
66Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
66Observations Only: The need to understand
66Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
66
66Teen Voice: Silence
66At the Monument: That old (historic) building
66Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
66No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
66
66Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
65It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
65Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
65Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
65Timing makes perfect
65Observations Only: The joy of money
65Life's curve balls
65Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
65Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
65Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
65Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
65Teen Voice: Being a girl
65Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
65No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
65Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
65Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
65Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
65At the Monument: Night Sky
65Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
65At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
65Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
64Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
64Economic development update
64Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
64Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
64Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
64Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
64The Block
64The hills, part 1: Mustangs
64Observations Only: Together again
64Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
64Observations Only: Blue chip stock
64Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
64Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
64Observations Only: Sister lost
64Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
64Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
64Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
64Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
64Teen Voice: Stress test
64Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
64Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
64Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
64Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
64Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
64No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
63Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
63Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
63Home of the Brave
63Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
63The ghost of Ayn Rand
63Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
63A Stray Moment: The last time
63Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
63Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
63Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
63Observations Only: A matter of paradox
63Rural America and immigration reform
63Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
63Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
63Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
63Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
63No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
63
63At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
63At the Monument: Museum collections
63Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
62A Small World: Time traveling
62Observations Only : Mission accomplished
62Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
62Observations Only - Two ages of man
62Do You Tube?
62Welcome to Gering
62Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
62Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
62Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
62Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
62Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
62From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
62Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
62Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
62A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
62From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
62Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
62Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
62The Good Life: The two different types of business people
62Teen Voice: The rivalry
62Totally Random: Happy Halloween
62Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
62Teen Voice: My rebellion
62Nature Notes: Love is in the air
62Support emergency services personnel
62At the Monument: Art in National Parks
62No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
62All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
62At the Monument: Living History
62Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
62No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
61We need a few good people
61Time keeps flowing like a river
61Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
61Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
61Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
61Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
61Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
61Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
61Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
61Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
61Observations Only: A fine line
61Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
61From the Hill: More Work Ahead
61Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
61In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
61Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
61At the Monument: Junior Rangers
61In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
61No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
61In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
61Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
61Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
60Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
60Our view . . .Sports Complex
60From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
60Age of reason
60Teen Voice: The more the merrier
60Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
60A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
60Observations Only: Going home
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
60The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
60Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
60Teen Voice: Body image
60Teen Voice: Remember what you have
60Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
60Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
60Lyman Review: Branding Time
60Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
60At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
60Creatures of the Night
60At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
60Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
60A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
60Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
59A last look at the Nebraska Zone
59My mini Pen and me
59Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
59Being a Nebraskan – border to border
59Permission to remember
59Our View: Bravo OTD committee
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
59Observations Only: Extreme measures
59Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
59Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
59Observations Only: North Powder
59Observations Only: A soul’s journey
59Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
59Completely Different - The magic of spring
59The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
59Observations Only: Divine prompts
59Lyman Review: One mean chicken
59Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
59Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
59Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
59Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
59Observations Only: The vigil
59Observations Only: The last toothpick
59Teen Voice: The gift of caring
59What’s really going on with our water?
59New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
59No-Till Notes: Back in the field
59Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
59Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
59Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
59Synchronicity:What brings me back
59Fourth of July meetings
59No Till Notes:
59Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
59Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
59The Good Life: There is good everywhere
59Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
58Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
58Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
58Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
58Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
58Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
58Observations Only: Painting a picture
58From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
58Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
58Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
58Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
58Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
58Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
58Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
58Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
58Teen Voice: The Other Side
58Across The Fence: Last Christmas
58Teen Voice: To the future
58Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
58At the Library: March into a good book
58Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
58Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
58No-till Notes: Moving forward
58No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
58Prairie Dogs
58In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
58Letters to the Editor
58Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
58No Till Notes: Moving Forward
58At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
58A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
57Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
57Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
57Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
57From the Superintendent’s Desk
57From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
57Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
57Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
57Observations Only: Beginnings
57Totally Random: Life’s ripples
57No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
57SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
57Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
57At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
57Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
57In the Hills: Explore the state parks
57Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
57No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
57Be kind through communications
57Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
57Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
56Completely Different: Tales from the mat
56Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
56Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
56Letter to the Editor
56LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
56Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
56Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
56Teen Voice: Living within our means
56Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
56Observations Only: Temptation
56Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
56Observations Only: Willfulness
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
56The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
56Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
56College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
56In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
56At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
56
56Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
55Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
55View from the block
55Observations Only: Counting chickens
55From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
55Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
55From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
55Observations Only: Curious things
55Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
55Observations Only: Curious things, part II
55Observations Only: Expect the best
55Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
55The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
55Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
55Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
55Teeing Off: Persistence
55A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
55Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
55Totally Random: Trusting the fates
55Why you should visit the zoo in February
55Teen Voice: Cyber War
55Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
55Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
55Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
55Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
55Letter to the Editor
55Our View: A failure to communicate
54Practice safe barbecue basics
54Teen Voice: Not just another ride
54Observations Only: Spider adventure
54Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
54The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
54The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
54Observations Only: Critical thinking
54Teen Voice: Serendipity
54From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
54Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
54Guest Voices…
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
54Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
54Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
54The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
54Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
54Website Resources
54Letter to the editor
54Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
54No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
54Reach out for challenges
54At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
53Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
53Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
53Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
53Observations Only: Journey's end
53I'm falling for Tumblr?
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Totally Random: The Golden Rule
53Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
53Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
53Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
53Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
53Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
53Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
53At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
53For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
53Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
52Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
52A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
52The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
52From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
52From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
52Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
52Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
52Teen Voice: The need to get away
52Observations Only: Choices
52The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
52Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
52Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
52Lyman Review: Dog fun
52Teen Voice: Footprints
52View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
52Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
52Religious freedom must be protected
52View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
52Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
52Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
52Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
52Linked Lives
52No-Till Notes: The value of water
52Support letters requested for airport
52No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
52The Christmas Story
51Teen Voice: March Madness
51Seeing the works of the master
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
51Observations Only: Giving up
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
51Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
51Observations Only: Sister odyssey
51Observations Only: Uneventful flight
51Observations Only : White water
51Across the Fence: The Pony Express
51Teen Voice: Shadow art
51Teeing Off: Mind Gym
51Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
51Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
51Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
51No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
51Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
51No-til Notes: Changing plans
51Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
51Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
51All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
51All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
50Silence please
50From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
50Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
50Observations Only: The meeting
50From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
50Teen Voice: Catfished
50Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
50Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
50Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
50Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
50To whom are we thankful?
50Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
50Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
50To The Editor
49Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
49Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
49The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
49Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
49Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
49Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
49Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
49Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
49Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
49Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
49Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
49Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
49Greetings from the State Capitol
49
49Letter to the Editor
48Observations Only: What's in a word?
48The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
48From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
48Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
48Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
48Teen Voice: Equality
48The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
48Lyman Review: Winter's dog
48Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
48Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
48Teen Voice: Inspire me
48Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
48Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
48Their View: Goal post move unfair
47The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
47Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
47Teen Voice: Today’s television
47Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
47Observations Only: Scourge of violence
47Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
47Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
47At the Monument: Where are the animals?
47Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
47A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
47Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
46Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
46Social time has important benefits
46Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
46Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
46Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
46Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
46Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
46The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
46Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
46Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
46Totally Random: Where does it go?
45Observations Only: No thank you
45LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
45The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
45Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
45Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
45Teen Voice: Where is the love?
45No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
45Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
45At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
44Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
44From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
44The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
43Remembering When
43From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
43Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
43Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
43From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
43Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
43Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
43Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
43Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
42Teen Voice: The road of hatred
42Teen Voice: Happy news
42Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
42Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
42Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
41Our View: Visionaries wanted
41Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
41The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
41From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
41Teen Voice: What is love?
41Letter to the Editor
41Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
40From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
37Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
37Our View: The elephant in the room
35Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
34My Thanksgiving prayer
34Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
34Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
33Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
31Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
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