The Good Life: We have much to be grateful for
July 21, 2011 Lisa Betz   
Every year the Panhandle community comes together to celebrate our shared heritage at Oregon Trail Days. Now in its 90th year, Gering’s Oregon Trail Days is the oldest festival of its kind in the State of Nebraska. Now that is something to be proud of.
I wonder about those Old Settlers who have passed on from this earth. Do they join us each year and smile upon us as we honor our roots, the ones they planted here, that sprouted in their lifetime and thrived with the tending of generations that followed?
Every year on the Gering Citizen Facebook page, I put up photos of the OTD events. It is a big undertaking to do but each year many former residents thank us for making it possible for them to be at Oregon Trail Days in spirit, even though they couldn’t make it home this time.
What astounds me most about the interactions we see on our Facebook page are the complaints, the criticisms and the fault-finding. Somebody thought it was sad that Miss America received more applause than the National Guard. Somebody else was angry that the Color Guard presenting the American flag didn’t stop and fire their guns in salute.
What is it about people today that finding something good to say, something joyful and grateful and positive to say is so difficult? Why do we expect everything to be perfect?
I don’t have an answer but I will say that when Miss America Teresa Scanlan rode by on her float looking beautiful, I felt hopeful and grateful and a feeling of pride swelled in my heart. This young woman has done so much to represent our corner of the world in such a positive way. God bless her in the pursuit her dreams. She also holds ours.
When the flag went by and I saw the Scottsbluff Firefighters Local 1454 Honor Guard looking crisp in their Class A dress uniforms, I felt a lump in my throat. I felt pride and joy in our community.
When the Old Settlers president, Don Parmenter went by and waved to me, I thought of my dear grandfather, Cleo Gering, who loved this place with such a heart full of pride. I thought of my great-grandmother Pansy Gering, who was the loveliest soul I ever knew, who had once been honored as a vice president of the Old Settler’s Club.
These are the experiences that Oregon Trail Days is all about. It is a time for us to feel connections to our roots and those ancestors who built this community out of nothing, with very little to start with.
It doesn’t even matter when your ancestors landed here or even if you are the first of your line to join us in this great creative project that is the Valley. We are all building together.
We have so much to be thankful for and proud of here. While things are never perfect, life is so much better when we focus on the good things and honor the efforts made by everyone around us who contributes to our beloved Valley.
Thank you to the committee members of Oregon Trail Days: Chuck Cowan, Bill Schlaepfer, Vera Dulaney, Mike Minzey, Gail Ellison, Bill Peters, John Ewing, Jodi Ruzicka, Joan Fisher, Rebecca Shields and Lillis Grassmick. Having a hand in the Gering Arts Festival myself, which is just a one-day event in Legion Park; I understand what an incredible undertaking Oregon Trail Days must be. It boggles my mind that you good people, with the help of many more volunteers, do this year after year after year. I am thankful for each of you and grateful that you continue to help Gering and the entire Valley shine on this weekend.
Thank you for reminding me of my roots, for giving me a chance to honor today’s pioneers like Teresa Scanlan, who is trailblazing a positive path for young girls, like Old Settlers President Don Parmenter who has lived the good life in our Valley, and like our brave local armed forces. I think my ancestors and yours are looking down upon us, and their hearts are swelling with pride.

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251Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
251Teen Voice: Self-expression
251No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
251Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
250Teen Voice: Serendipity
250Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
250Lyman Review: The love goat
250At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
249Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
249At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
249No-till Notes: Moving forward
248A Halloween Story: The scary dream
248Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
248Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
248No Till Notes: Moving Forward
247Observations Only: Uneventful flight
247Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
247A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
247Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
247From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
246Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
246No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
246No-Till Notes: The value of water
246At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
246Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
245Teen Voice: Shadow art
245Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
245Totally Random: Happy Halloween
245A new chapter for the U.S. House
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
243Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
243Observations Only: Going home
243Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
243No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
242Teen Voice: The rivalry
242Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242Veterans Day
242All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
242No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
242Simply October
242Practicing Fiscal Restraint
242Keeping Nebraska Safe
241Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
241The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
241Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
241In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
241Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
240Teen Voice: Equality
240Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
239Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
239Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
239Teen Voice: Cyber War
239Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
238Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
238Lyman Review: Dog fun
238Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
238No-till Notes: Stripper head
237Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
237Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
237No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
237Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
236Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
236From the Hill: More Work Ahead
236Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
236Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
236Transgender issues need to be addressed
235Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
235The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
235No-til Notes: Changing plans
235No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
235Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
234At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
233From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
233At the Monument: Living History
233NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
232Completely Different - The magic of spring
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
232At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
231New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
231No-Till Notes: Back in the field
231We shall not give into fear
231Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
230Observations Only: Curious things
230Teen Voice: Body image
230Rural America and immigration reform
230Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
230To whom are we thankful?
230Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
229Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
229Totally Random: Trusting the fates
228Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
228Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
228Nebraska needs tax reform
228Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
227From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
227Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
227Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
227At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
227Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
226At the Library: March into a good book
226In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
226The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
226Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
225Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
225Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
225Committee reviews property tax proposals
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
223Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
223Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
223Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
222From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
222Teen Voice: The Other Side
222Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
222Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
221Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
221No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
221Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
221The Good Life: There is good everywhere
220Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
220Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
220
220Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
220Letters to the Editor
220Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
220Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
219At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
219
219Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
219No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
218From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
218Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
218Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
218For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
218Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
218Working for you
218Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
217Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
217Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
217Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
217At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
216Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
216Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
216Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
216Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
216A national day of Thanksgiving
215The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
215Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
215Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
214Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
214Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
214Teen Voice: Inspire me
214In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
214News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
213From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
212Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
212Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
212Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
212Website Resources
212Prairie Dogs
211Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210Nature Notes: Love is in the air
210Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
210At the Monument: Night Sky
210I love Thanksgiving
209Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
209Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
209Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
209Letter to the editor
209Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
209Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
209Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
208Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
208Honoring Our Veterans
208Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
207Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
207Lyman Review: Branding Time
207Linked Lives
206Observations Only: Choices
206Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
206Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
206Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
206
205Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
205Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
205At the Monument: Junior Rangers
205Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
205Serving You
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204Easter
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
203The State of Nebraska Agriculture
202Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
202Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
202Their View: Goal post move unfair
202At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
201Across the Fence: The Pony Express
201Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
201Fourth of July meetings
201
201Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
200View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
199Guest Voices…
199Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
198Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
198At the Monument: That old (historic) building
198In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
198Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
198At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
198Giving Thanks
198Tumbleweeds on the loose
197Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
197Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
197Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
197Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
197Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
197Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
197This year in the Regulation Rewind
196Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
196Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
196At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
196PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
194Creatures of the Night
194Letters to the Editor
194
193Teen Voice: Catfished
193At the Monument: Art in National Parks
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
192View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
191Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
191Reach out for challenges
191A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
190Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
189From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
189Teen Voice: Where is the love?
189Support emergency services personnel
189Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
189Budgeting the Nebraska Way
188Synchronicity:What brings me back
188No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
187Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
187Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186Feeding a world in need
185From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
185Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183In the Hills: Explore the state parks
183No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
182I'm falling for Tumblr?
182Our view: United we can build
181Be kind through communications
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
180Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
180Greetings from the State Capitol
180Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
180In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
179Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
179
179
179At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178What’s really going on with our water?
178At the Monument: Where are the animals?
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
176At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
175College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
175Support letters requested for airport
174In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
172From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
170Unprovoked dangers
169Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
169Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
168A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
167At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
167Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
167News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
166Religious freedom must be protected
165Totally Random: Where does it go?
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
163Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
162
162Nebraska’s Heroes
161To The Editor
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
153Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
153Our View: A failure to communicate
152Protecting Our Local Communities
150
149Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
148From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
147Our View: The elephant in the room
145
145Letter to the Editor
145Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
144Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
144No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
142Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
140Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
138All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
135Letter to the Editor
130Letter to the Editor
130Packing bill is a bad idea
126Hog bill vote was disappointing
125The Year Ahead
117Spurring Innovation
109It’s Fall in Nebraska
107Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
102News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
100No-Till Notes: Water conservation
94Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
91Walkable, bikeable communities
86Defending life is essential to defending freedom
79Stand Up for Life
66Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
49Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1982Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
882Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
761Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
758Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
742Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
735Creativity dampened by standardized testing
705Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
658Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
650Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
633Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
621Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
621Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
608Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
606Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
605Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
590No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
563Reversing the President’s failed agenda
551Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
546A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
540Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
539Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
537What's the deal with organic milk?
537A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
536Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
535Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
528A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
525A Stray Moment: Without a net
523Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
514Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
510Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
507Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
507Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
502Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
501Completely Different: It's all in the family
499Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
498The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
493Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
490No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
482Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
482Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
480Infamy - by Richard Reeves
479Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
479Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
478A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
477Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
473A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
468The Good Life: All that remains is love
466Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
462Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
461Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
461At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
461All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
459All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
459Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
457At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
455Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
451Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
447A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
443Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
441Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
437A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
437Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
436All Points West: Never far from the trail
436No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
435Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
435No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
433Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
431Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
431Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
429Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
428All Points West: The only stupid question
428Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
427Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
426No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
424State Senators visit western Nebraska
422Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
422Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
422Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
421Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
421Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
421No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
420Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
415Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
412Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
407Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
407The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
406Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
402Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
402All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
401 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
400All Points West: A community on the move
398Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
397Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
397Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
396Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
395Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
394Across the Fence: The hand dug well
393Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
392No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
390Across The Fence: Van Tassell
389Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
388Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
388A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
388Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
388Observations Only: Gone away
388Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
388Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
386Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
386Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
386The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
386Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
385Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
383Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
383Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
382Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
382Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
382Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
382Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
380Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
380Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
379 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
379Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
378Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
377No Till Notes: Residue levels
376Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
375Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
373Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
373A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
373Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
373Power of legumes
372The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
372Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
372Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
371Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
370A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
370Teen Voice: He’s my dad
369Across The Fence: A day For thanks
369No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
369Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
368From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
368A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
367Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
366Observations Only: A new direction
366A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
366Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
366Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
366Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
366 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
365Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
365Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
365Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
363Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
363Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
362Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
362Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
361A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
360Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
360Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
359Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
358News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
357Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
357Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
357No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
357No Till Notes: Saying uncle
356Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
356Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
355Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
355Observations Only: Indifferent love
354SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
353It's no surprise
353Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
353Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
353No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
352Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
352Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
351Teen Voice: Being a girl
351Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
351Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
350Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
349Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
349A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
349Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
348Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
347Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
347Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
346Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
346Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
346Totally Random: My journey, life after living
345Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
345Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
344Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
344At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
344Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
342A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
342No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
342A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
340Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
339A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
339Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
337Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
337All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
336Tourism can bolster economy
335Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
334Lyman Review: Devil calf
334Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
333Achieving your dreams takes work
333A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
332The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
332Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
331A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
331Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
331Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
330Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
330The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
329Teen Voice: To the future
329Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
329Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
328Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
327Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
327Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
327Teeing Off: Around the Green
327Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
327No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
327Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
326Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
326Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
325Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
325Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
325A Stray Moment: God Knows
324Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
324Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
324Anno Domini: On this remembering day
324Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
323Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
323Observations Only: Willfulness
323Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
323A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
322A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
322From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
322Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
322Anno Domini: We gather together
322Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
321 Across The Fence: County Fair
321Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
320Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
320Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
319Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
319Observations Only: A matter of matter
319Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
319Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
318The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
318Observations Only: A good daughter
318Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
318Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
318Observations Only: Final moment
318Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
318Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
318A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
318Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
318Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
318To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
317Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
317From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
317Teen Voice: The need to get away
317Observations Only: A gift of serenity
317Across the Fence: Amanda
317Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
317Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
317No-Till Notes: Observations
316Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
316Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
316From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
316Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
315Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
315Teen Voice: The gift of caring
315Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
315Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
314Time keeps flowing like a river
314Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
313Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
313Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
313Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
313Teen Voice: Silence
313Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
313Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
312Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
312Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
312Building Bridges: Love your enemies
312Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
311Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
311 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
310Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
309Observations Only: The awful truth
309Observations Only: A sad week
308It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
308Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
308Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
308The Good Life: The two different types of business people
308The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
308Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
308Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
308All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
308Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
308Property tax relief still in the works
307Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
307Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
307Totally Random: Life’s ripples
307Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
307Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
306Completely Different: Tales from the mat
306Observations Only: Hog wash
306Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
306Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
305A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
305Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
305Observations Only: Saint Marge
305Observations Only: One more time
305Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
305Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
305Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
304Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
304A real leaning tree Christmas
304Enjoy the festivities
303A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
302Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
302Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
301The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
301Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
301Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
301History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
301Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
301No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
301Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
300Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
300A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
300Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
300The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
299Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
299Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
299Observations Only: Good and evil
299Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
299Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
299Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
299Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
298Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
298Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
297Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
297Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
297Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
297The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
297Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
297Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
297Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
297A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
296Observations only : Sisters of the world
296Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
296Jane’s Secret: The Telling
296No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
295A Small World: Time traveling
295Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
295Observations Only: The vision
295Totally Random: October, the pink month
294From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
294Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
294A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
294Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
294A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
294Observations Only: Temptation
294Observations Only: A matter of paradox
294Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
293Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
293The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
293No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
292Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
292Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
292Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
292A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
291The zombie apocalypse and you
291Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
291A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
291Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
291No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
291No-Till Notes: Potential
291Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
290Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
290The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
290Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
289Observations Only: Critical thinking
289Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
289Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
289Teen Voice: My rebellion
289Observations Only: The last toothpick
288Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
288Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
288Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
288No Till Notes: Final Stop
288Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
288Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
287Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
287Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
287Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
287Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
287Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
287Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
286Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
286Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
286Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
286Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
286Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
286Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
285Observations Only: The need to understand
285Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
284Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
284Observations Only: Beginnings
284Observations Only: The shadow of error
284Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
284Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
284Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
283Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
283Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
283Observations Only: A fine line
283Observations Only: Off to the races
283Why you should visit the zoo in February
282A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
282Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
282Drowning in Regulation
281Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
281Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
281Observations Only: Divine spirit
281Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
281Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
281No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
281A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
280Across the Fence: Building Barns
280Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
280Observations Only: Sister lost
280Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
279Observations Only: Just around the corner
279Teen Voice: The more the merrier
279Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
279Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
279Welcome home
279Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
278Observations Only : The orphanage
278Observations Only: Waiting time
278Observations Only: A day in August
278No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
278Back to Where it All Began
277Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
277Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
277The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
277Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
277The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
277A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
277Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
276Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
276Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
276Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
276Teen Voice: Remember what you have
276Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
276No-Till Notes: Looking Back
276A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
276Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
275Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
275The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
275The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
275Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
275‘Is there something I can do?’
275Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
275Why parents are important
274Observations Only: The joy of money
274Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
274Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
274Observations Only: Divine prompts
274Teen Voice: Stress test
274Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
274The Christmas Story
273Completely Different: Your local government and you
273The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
273Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
273Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
273Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
273Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
273Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
273Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
273Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
272A last look at the Nebraska Zone
272The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
272Across the Fence: On The road
272A Small World: Special guest
272Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
272Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
272Our View: Community responsible for kids
272Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
272Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
272Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
272Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
272Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
271Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
271A Small World: Savoring county fair days
271Observations Only: Reality check
271A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
271No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
271Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
271No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
270Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
270Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
270The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
270A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
270Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
270Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
270Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
269Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
269Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
269Observations Only : White water
269Observations Only: Curious things, part II
269Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
269Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
269A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
269Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
268Observations Only: Extreme measures
268Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
268Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
268Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
268Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
268‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
268No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
268At the Monument: Find Your Park
267Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
267A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
267Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
267A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
267Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
267A warm feeling on a big winter day
266No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
266No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
265We need a few good people
265Completely Different: The Quest
265From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
265Observations Only: Journey's end
265Teeing Off: Persistence
265Across The Fence: Last Christmas
265Teen Voice: Out with homework
264Being a Nebraskan – border to border
264Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
264Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
264Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
264Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
264Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
264Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
264A Highway Bill for Nebraska
263Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
263Teeing Off: Mind Gym
263All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
262Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
262Across the fence: Something worth remembering
262A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
262Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
262Totally Random: The Golden Rule
262Teeing Off: The thing about state
262Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
261Trash cans
261Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
261Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
261Observations Only: A soul’s journey
261Lyman Review: One mean chicken
261Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
261Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
260Our view . . .Sports Complex
260Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
260Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
260No Till Notes:
260Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
260No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
259Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
259Do You Tube?
259The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
259Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
259No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
259Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
258Observations Only: Saturday delight
258Observations Only: What's in a word?
258Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
257Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
257Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
257Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
256Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
256Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
256Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
256Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
256Observations Only: The last goodbye
255Observations Only - Two ages of man
255Life's curve balls
255Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
255A mom’s thoughts on social media
255Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
254Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
254Observations Only: The visit
254No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
253Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
253Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
253Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
252Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
252Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
252From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
252Observations Only: Expect the best
252Observations Only: The vigil
251From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
251Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
251Teen Voice: Self-expression
251No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
251Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
250Teen Voice: Serendipity
250Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
250Lyman Review: The love goat
250At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
249Observations Only: Blue chip stock
249Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
249At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
249No-till Notes: Moving forward
248Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
248A Halloween Story: The scary dream
248Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
248Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
248No Till Notes: Moving Forward
247Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
247Observations Only: Uneventful flight
247Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
247A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
247Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
247From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
246Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
246No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
246No-Till Notes: The value of water
246At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
246Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
245Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
245Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
245Teen Voice: Shadow art
245Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
245Totally Random: Happy Halloween
245A new chapter for the U.S. House
244Permission to remember
244Observations Only: Surprises
244A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
243Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
243Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
243Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
243Observations Only: Going home
243Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
243No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
242Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
242The ghost of Ayn Rand
242Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
242Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
242Teen Voice: The rivalry
242Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242Veterans Day
242All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
242No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
242Simply October
242Practicing Fiscal Restraint
242Keeping Nebraska Safe
241Observations Only : Mission accomplished
241Age of reason
241Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
241Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
241The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
241Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
241In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
241Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
240Teen Voice: Equality
240Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
239A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
239Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
239Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
239Teen Voice: Cyber War
239Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
238The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
238Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
238Lyman Review: Dog fun
238Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
238No-till Notes: Stripper head
237Seeing the works of the master
237Home of the Brave
237The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
237Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
237Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
237Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
237No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
237Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
236SELL-OUT!
236Observations Only: Painting a picture
236Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
236From the Hill: More Work Ahead
236Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
236Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
236Transgender issues need to be addressed
235Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
235Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
235The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
235No-til Notes: Changing plans
235No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
235Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
234A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
234At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
233A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
233From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
233At the Monument: Living History
233NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
232Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
232Completely Different - The magic of spring
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
232At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
231A Stray Moment: The last time
231New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
231No-Till Notes: Back in the field
231We shall not give into fear
231Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
230Observations Only: Curious things
230Teen Voice: Body image
230Rural America and immigration reform
230Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
230To whom are we thankful?
230Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
229Economic development update
229Our View: Bravo OTD committee
229Observations Only: The meeting
229Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
229Totally Random: Trusting the fates
228Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
228Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
228Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
228Nebraska needs tax reform
228Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
227From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
227Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
227Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
227At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
227Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
226Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
226At the Library: March into a good book
226In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
226The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
226Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
225Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
225Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
225Committee reviews property tax proposals
224Assad’s endgame
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
223From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
223Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
223Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
223Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
223Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
222Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
222From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
222Teen Voice: The Other Side
222Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
222Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
221In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
221Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
221No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
221Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
221The Good Life: There is good everywhere
220Observations Only: North Powder
220From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
220Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
220Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
220Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
220
220Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
220Letters to the Editor
220Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
220Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
219Observations Only: Counting chickens
219Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
219At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
219
219Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
219No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
218 Taking a big risk
218The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
218From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
218Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
218Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
218For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
218Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
218Working for you
218Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
217Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
217Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
217Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
217At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
216From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
216Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
216Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
216Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
216Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
216A national day of Thanksgiving
215Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
215Observations Only: Scourge of violence
215The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
215Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
215Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
214Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
214Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
214Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
214Teen Voice: Inspire me
214In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
214News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
213Observations Only: Together again
213Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
213From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
212From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
212Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
212Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
212Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
212Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
212Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
212Website Resources
212Prairie Dogs
211Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
210Welcome to Gering
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210Nature Notes: Love is in the air
210Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
210At the Monument: Night Sky
210I love Thanksgiving
209Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
209Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
209Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
209Letter to the editor
209Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
209Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
209Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
208Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
208Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
208Honoring Our Veterans
208Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
207Timing makes perfect
207Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
207Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
207Lyman Review: Branding Time
207Linked Lives
206Teen Voice: Not just another ride
206Observations Only: Choices
206Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
206Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
206Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
206
205From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
205Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
205Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
205At the Monument: Junior Rangers
205Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
205Serving You
204Practice safe barbecue basics
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204Easter
203Observations Only: Sister odyssey
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
203The State of Nebraska Agriculture
202Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
202Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
202Their View: Goal post move unfair
202At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
201Across the Fence: The Pony Express
201Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
201Fourth of July meetings
201
201Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
200View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
199Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
199Guest Voices…
199Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
198The hills, part 1: Mustangs
198Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
198At the Monument: That old (historic) building
198In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
198Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
198At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
198Giving Thanks
198Tumbleweeds on the loose
197The Block
197The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
197Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
197Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
197Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
197Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
197Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
197Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
197This year in the Regulation Rewind
196Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
196Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
196At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
196PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
195Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
195Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
195Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
194Creatures of the Night
194Letters to the Editor
194
193Letter to the Editor
193Teen Voice: Catfished
193At the Monument: Art in National Parks
192Social time has important benefits
192Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
192View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
191Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
191Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
191Reach out for challenges
191A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
190Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
189Observations Only: Giving up
189From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
189Teen Voice: Where is the love?
189Support emergency services personnel
189Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
189Budgeting the Nebraska Way
188View from the block
188Synchronicity:What brings me back
188No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
187Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
187Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
187Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
187Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
186Feeding a world in need
185My mini Pen and me
185From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
185Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
184Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
183A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
183From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
183Observations Only: Spider adventure
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183In the Hills: Explore the state parks
183No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
182I'm falling for Tumblr?
182Our view: United we can build
181Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
181Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
181Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
181Be kind through communications
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
180Teen Voice: March Madness
180Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
180Greetings from the State Capitol
180Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
180In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
179Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
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179At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
178Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178What’s really going on with our water?
178At the Monument: Where are the animals?
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
176At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
175Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
175College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
175Support letters requested for airport
174In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
173Silence please
173Remembering When
173LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
172From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
170From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
170Unprovoked dangers
169The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
169From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
169Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
169Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
168A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
167At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
167Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
167News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
166Religious freedom must be protected
165Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
165Totally Random: Where does it go?
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
164From the Superintendent’s Desk
164Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
163From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
163Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
162
162Nebraska’s Heroes
161Observations Only: No thank you
161To The Editor
159LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
159From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
159Teen Voice: Today’s television
159Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
153Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
153Our View: A failure to communicate
152Protecting Our Local Communities
150From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
150
149Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
148Our View: Visionaries wanted
148From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
147Our View: The elephant in the room
145
145Letter to the Editor
145Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
144Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
144No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
143From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
143Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
142Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
142Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
141Teen Voice: The road of hatred
140Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
138All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
137Teen Voice: Happy news
135Letter to the Editor
130Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
130Letter to the Editor
130Packing bill is a bad idea
126Hog bill vote was disappointing
125The Year Ahead
124From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
124Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
122Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
117Spurring Innovation
109It’s Fall in Nebraska
107Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
102News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
100No-Till Notes: Water conservation
94Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
91Walkable, bikeable communities
86Defending life is essential to defending freedom
82My Thanksgiving prayer
79Stand Up for Life
66Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
49Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
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