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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257From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
256Observations Only: Curious things, part II
256Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
256Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
256Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
256Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
256In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
255Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
255Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
255Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
255Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
255Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
254Observations Only: Willfulness
254 Across The Fence: County Fair
254Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
254Letters to the Editor
254Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
254Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
254Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
254News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
253Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
253Teen Voice: The rivalry
253Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
253A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
253News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
253Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
253Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
252From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
252Observations Only: Beginnings
252Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
252Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
252Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
252Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
251From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
251The Good Life: The two different types of business people
251Observations Only: The need to understand
251A Small World: Special guest
251Lyman Review: Devil calf
251Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
251No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
251Washington report: Feeding a world in need
251All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
250A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
250Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
250History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
250Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
249Observations Only: The shadow of error
249Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
249A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
249Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
248Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
248Observations Only: A soul’s journey
248Observations Only: The vision
248Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
248Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
248All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
247Teen Voice: Being a girl
247No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
246Teen Voice: The need to get away
246Teen Voice: Shadow art
246Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
246Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
245Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
245Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
245Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
245Teeing Off: Around the Green
245Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
245No-Till Notes: Back in the field
245At the Monument: Night Sky
245From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
245From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
244From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
244Observations Only: Expect the best
244Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
244Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
244Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
244In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
243Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
243Observations Only: Divine spirit
243In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
243No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
242Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
242Teen Voice: Silence
242Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
242From the Hill: More Work Ahead
242Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
241Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
241Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
241 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
241At the Library: March into a good book
241Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
241No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
241Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
241Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
241News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
240Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
240Observations Only: A good daughter
240Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
240Lyman Review: One mean chicken
240Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
240Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
240Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
240No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
239Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
239Prairie Dogs
239Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
238Totally Random: Trusting the fates
238Religious freedom must be protected
238From the hill: Serving You
238Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
237Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
237Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
237Letter to the editor
237
237Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
236Lyman Review: The love goat
236Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
236Teen Voice: Cyber War
236Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
236Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
236No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
235Totally Random: The Golden Rule
235At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
235Reach out for challenges
235From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
234Observations Only: Divine prompts
234The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
234Lyman Review: Dog fun
234News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
233Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
233Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
233Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
233At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
233Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
233News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
232Observations Only: Choices
232A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
232Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
232Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
232Support letters requested for airport
232Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
232Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
232A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
232No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
231Observations Only: Journey's end
231Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
231Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
231Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
230Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
230In the Hills: Explore the state parks
230Greetings from the State Capitol
230Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
230
230Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
230No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
230Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
229Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
229Teeing Off: Persistence
229Observations Only: The visit
229Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
229At the Monument: That old (historic) building
229Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
229At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
229News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
229Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
228A real leaning tree Christmas
228Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
228Golden Spade
227Lyman Review: Branding Time
227Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
226Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
226Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
226Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
226Teen Voice: He’s my dad
226Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
225Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
225Teen Voice: Self-expression
225Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
225Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
225Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
224Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
224Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
224Teen Voice: Where is the love?
224Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
224At the Monument: Where are the animals?
224From the hill: Stand Up for Life
224From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
223Teen Voice: Living within our means
223Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
223Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
223Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
223Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
223Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
223Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
223From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
223Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
222Across The Fence: Last Christmas
222Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
222Teen Voice: Inspire me
222Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
222Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
222A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
222Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
222Teen Voice: Out with homework
221Support emergency services personnel
221Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
221Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
220Teen Voice: What is love?
220What’s really going on with our water?
219A Small World: Savoring county fair days
219Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
219Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
219At the Monument: Art in National Parks
219Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
218Totally Random: Where does it go?
218From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
218Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
218Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
217Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
217Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
217Nature Notes: Love is in the air
217Teen Voice: Footprints
217No Till Notes: Saying uncle
217At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
217Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
216Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
216Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
216Completely Different - The magic of spring
216In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
216Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
216A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
216From the hill: The Year Ahead
215Teen Voice: Catfished
215Teen Voice: Serendipity
215From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
215Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
215Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
215Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
215Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
215New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
215Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
215Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
214From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
214Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
214Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
214Totally Random: Happy Halloween
214View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
214Their View: Goal post move unfair
214Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
213Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
213Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
213Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
213Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
213Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
213“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
212Teeing Off: Mind Gym
212Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
212Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
212At the Monument: Junior Rangers
212At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
212Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
212Creatures of the Night
212
212No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
211From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
211Lyman Review: Winter's dog
211Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
211Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
211Fourth of July meetings
211At the Monument: Living History
211From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
211From the hill: Giving Thanks
211From the hill: Keeping America Safe
210Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
210Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
210Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
210Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
210Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
210Linked Lives
210Synchronicity:What brings me back
209From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
209Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
209News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
209Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
208Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
208Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
208Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
208Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
208Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
207Teen Voice: Body image
207Website Resources
206Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
206Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
206At the Monument: Museum collections
206From the hill: Working for you
206Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
205Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
204Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
204Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
204At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
204College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
204At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
204Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
203From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
203Teen Voice: Remember what you have
203Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
203Jane’s Secret: The Telling
203From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
203No-Till Notes: 10 tips
202Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
202In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
202News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
202Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
201From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
201Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
201Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
201Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
201From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
200Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
200Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
200Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
200In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
200To whom are we thankful?
199Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
199In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
199Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
198Rural America and immigration reform
198Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
196Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
196A Halloween Story: The scary dream
196At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
196From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
195Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
195Across the Fence: The Pony Express
195Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
195Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
195No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
194Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
194Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
193Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
193Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
192Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
192The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
192No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
190Our View: The elephant in the room
190Teeing Off: The thing about state
189
189In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
189 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
188Power of legumes
188Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
187At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
186Teen Voice: The Other Side
186No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
186Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
186Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
186Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
184Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
183Be kind through communications
183From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
183Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
180From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
179All Points West: The only stupid question
179Infamy - by Richard Reeves
179No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
179Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
178Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
178From the hill: Spurring Innovation
178A national day of Thanksgiving
178An open letter to Trump supporters
178From the hill: The PAWS Act
177Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
177No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
177Across The Fence: Van Tassell
176
176Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
176No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
176Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
176Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
176A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
176Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
175At the Monument: Find Your Park
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
174Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
173Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
173Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
172The Good Life: All that remains is love
172A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
172Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
172From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
171Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
170Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
170
170Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
170Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
170 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
170A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
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168
168No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
168Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
168Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
168From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
167No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
167No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
167LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
165At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
165Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
165A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
163No Till Notes: Moving Forward
162Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
162Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
162Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
161Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
161Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
161No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
159Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
159Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
158Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
158Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
158No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
157Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
157From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
156Achieving your dreams takes work
156From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
156News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
155Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
154Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
154No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
154All Points West: The energy to do things right
153Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
152No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
152Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
152No Till Notes: Residue levels
152Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
151No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
151No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
150Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
149Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
148Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
148Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
146A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
146The Good Life: There is good everywhere
146Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
145No-Till Notes: Potential
145No-Till Notes: Observations
145Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
144Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
144No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
144Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
143Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
142Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
142No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
141No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
141Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
141Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
141Teen Voice: That was intense
140Tumbleweeds on the loose
139Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
139Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
138From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
137Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
137Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
137No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
136No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
135Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
134Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
134Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
133Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
133Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
133Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
133No-Till Notes: Water conservation
133Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
129A mom’s thoughts on social media
129Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
129Torn between now and somewhere down the line
127Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
126Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
126Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
125No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
125No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
121Enjoy the festivities
120No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
120I love Thanksgiving
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
119At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
119Simply October
116The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
116Walkable, bikeable communities
114Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
114At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
111At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
110Our view: United we can build
110In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
109Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
109The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
107Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
107Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
102All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
101NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
97Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
96Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
93At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
93Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
93Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
93Welcome home
90At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
89Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
88Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
86At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
80Letter to the Editor
79Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
76‘Is there something I can do?’
75Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
72Letter to the Editor
69
69Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
64Letter to the Editor
61At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
61Our View: A failure to communicate
60To The Editor
57Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
54Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
40Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8092Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
2948Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1771Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1343Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1292From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1291All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1225The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1177From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1022All Points West: We’re on the same team
991Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
711The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
695No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
687Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
686Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
678News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
673Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
658Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
635All Points West: Long live great coffee
635From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
608Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
598All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
594Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
581Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
579Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
578Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
575Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
563Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
560Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
557Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
544The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
525Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
524Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
513Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
504Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
503Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
501No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
500In My View: Defying disabilities
497Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
495Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
493Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
492Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
489Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
487Washington: Protecting taxpayers
484News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
483News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
479Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
478Washington Report: Power of the Purse
477Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
477Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
470Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
469Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
468All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
465All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
455From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
449Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
436From the hill: Accountability Matters
435From the Hill: Working for Offutt
430Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
430All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
430Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
428Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
426Observations Only : White water
426From the hill: “Hello” World
421Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
420All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
419Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
418Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
417Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
417From the capitol: A System That Cares
416From the Hill: May in Nebraska
415Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
414Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
414News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
413News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
411From the hill: Good Neighbors
409Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
409From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
408All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
407All Points West: Rising above ourselves
406From the hill: Kerrie On
405All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
404All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
403All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
400Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
400Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
399Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
397Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
397Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
397Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
396Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
396Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
393Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
393Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
393All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
392Teen Voice: Teen slang
391Washington: Mindful of our heroes
389No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
389Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
388A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
387Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
383Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
382Anno Domini: On this remembering day
382From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
382Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
380Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
380Jack’s Insights – April 2016
379Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
379News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
378Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
377Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
376Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
376Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
375A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
375Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
374Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
373Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
371Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
371Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
370Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
370Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
369News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
368A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
368News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
367Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
366Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
364Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
362Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
361Anno Domini: We gather together
361All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
361In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
360A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
360Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
359Observations Only: Gone away
359Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
359Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
359From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
359News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
359Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
357Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
356Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
356All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
356Washington report: Conservative Champions
355News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
354Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
354Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
354Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
353Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
353Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
352Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
351Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
351The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
351Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
350Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
350Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
350Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
349Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
349News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
347Across The Fence: A day For thanks
347All Points West: Led by our tongues
344Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
344Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
344Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
343Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
343Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
343Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
343Healthy: What you believe, you become
342Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
341Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
341Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
340Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
340Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
340News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
339News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
338Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
338From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
337A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
337Teen Voice: The gift of caring
337Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
336Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
335Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
335Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
334A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
334Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
334No Till Notes:
333A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
333Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
333No-Till Notes: Looking Back
333Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
332Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
331A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
331Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
331Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
330Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
330Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
330Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
329Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
329Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
328Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
328From the Capitol: Budget balanced
327Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
326A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
326News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
326The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
325Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
325News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
324Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
324Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
324Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
323A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
323Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
322Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
322Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
322Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
321What's the deal with organic milk?
321Observations Only: Critical thinking
321Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
320Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
319Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
318The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
318Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
318Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
318No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
317Across the Fence: The hand dug well
317Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
317All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
317News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
316Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
316Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
316Teen Voice: To the future
316Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
316Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
316News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
315All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
314Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
313Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
313Our View: Community responsible for kids
313Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
313From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
313Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
312Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
312Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
312All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
312Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
311Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
310Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
310Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
310A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
310All Points West: We shall not give into fear
309Observations Only: Sister lost
309Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
309Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
309Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
309Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
308I'm falling for Tumblr?
308Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
307Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
307Creativity dampened by standardized testing
306A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
305Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
305Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
304Across the Fence: Amanda
303Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
303Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
303Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
303All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
302Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
302Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
302No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
301Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
301A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
301Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
301From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
300Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
300Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
300The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
300Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
300News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
299Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
299No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
299Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
298Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
298Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
298From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
297Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
297The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
297Why you should visit the zoo in February
297Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
297No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
296Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
296All Points West: A community on the move
296From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
296Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
295A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
295Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
295Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
295Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
295Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
294Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
294All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
293SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
293Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
293News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
293Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
293Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
292A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
292From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
292Totally Random: Life’s ripples
292Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
292No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
292No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
292Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
292Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
292News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
292News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
291A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
291All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
290The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
290Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
290Think about manufacturing at polls
289Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
289Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
289Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
289Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
289No Till Notes: Final Stop
289News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
288A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
288Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
288Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
288From the hill: A Safer Place
288From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
287A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
287The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
287Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
287The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
287Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
286Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
286Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
286Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
286No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
286Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
285Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
285News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
284Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
284Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
284Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
284All Points West: Never far from the trail
284Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
284Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
283From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
282Observations Only: Going home
282Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
282Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
282No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
282The Christmas Story
282News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
281Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
281Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
281Observations Only: A day in August
281Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
281No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
281Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
281A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
281Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
281From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
280The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
280A Stray Moment: God Knows
280No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
280Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
279Time keeps flowing like a river
279The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
279Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
279Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
279Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
279Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
279Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
278Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
278Observations Only: Good and evil
278Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
278The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
278Observations Only: Waiting time
278The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
278A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
278Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
277Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
277Observations Only: Final moment
277From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
276A Stray Moment: Without a net
276Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
276Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
276Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
276Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
275Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
275Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
275Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
275Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
275No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
275Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
275From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
275Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
274Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
274Observations Only: Reality check
274Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
274Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
274Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
273A last look at the Nebraska Zone
273The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
273Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
273Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
273Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
273No-til Notes: Changing plans
273Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
273News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
273From the hill: Healing Our Nation
273Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
272Guest Voices…
272Letters to the Editor
272No-Till Notes: The value of water
272News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
271Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
271Observations Only: A gift of serenity
271 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
271Observations Only: The awful truth
271Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
271Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
271Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
271Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
271Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
271Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
271Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
270A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
270Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
270Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
270Observations Only: Temptation
270Teen Voice: My rebellion
270Observations Only: The vigil
270Observations Only: The last toothpick
270Building Bridges: Love your enemies
270For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
270Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
270At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
270Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
270Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
270From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
269Observations Only: Curious things
269Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
269A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
269Observations Only: Saint Marge
269Teen Voice: Stress test
269Totally Random: My journey, life after living
269Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
268The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
268Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
268Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
267Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
267Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
266Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
266Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
266Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
266Observations Only: A matter of paradox
266Observations Only: Indifferent love
266Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
266A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
266Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
265A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
265Observations Only: Uneventful flight
265Observations Only: A matter of matter
265Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
265The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
265Washington Report: Improving rural air service
264Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
264Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
264The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
264Observations Only: A sad week
263Completely Different: It's all in the family
263Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
263Teen Voice: Equality
263Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
263The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
263Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
263Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
263A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
263Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
263Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
262Observations Only: Off to the races
262Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
262Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
262Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
262Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
262A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
262A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
262Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
261Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
261Observations Only: A fine line
261View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
261Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
260The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
260Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
260Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
260Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
260A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
260Why parents are important
260News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
260Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
259Observations Only: Hog wash
259Observations Only: One more time
259Observations Only: The last goodbye
259Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
259Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
259No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
259
259News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
259Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
258Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
258From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
258Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
258The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
258Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
258Totally Random: October, the pink month
258Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
258From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
257Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
257Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
257No-till Notes: Moving forward
257From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
256Observations Only: Curious things, part II
256Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
256Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
256Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
256Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
256In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
255Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
255Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
255Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
255Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
255Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
254Observations Only: Willfulness
254 Across The Fence: County Fair
254Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
254Letters to the Editor
254Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
254Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
254Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
254News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
253Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
253Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
253Teen Voice: The rivalry
253Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
253A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
253News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
253Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
253Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
252From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
252Observations Only: Beginnings
252Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
252Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
252Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
252Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
251From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
251The Good Life: The two different types of business people
251Observations Only: The need to understand
251A Small World: Special guest
251Lyman Review: Devil calf
251Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
251No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
251Washington report: Feeding a world in need
251All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
250Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
250A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
250Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
250History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
250Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
249Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
249Observations Only: The shadow of error
249Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
249A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
249Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
248Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
248Observations Only: A soul’s journey
248Observations Only: The vision
248Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
248Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
248All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
247Teen Voice: Being a girl
247No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
246Teen Voice: The need to get away
246Teen Voice: Shadow art
246Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
246Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
245Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
245Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
245Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
245Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
245Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
245Teeing Off: Around the Green
245Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
245No-Till Notes: Back in the field
245At the Monument: Night Sky
245From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
245From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
244From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
244Observations Only: Expect the best
244Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
244Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
244Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
244In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
243Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
243Observations Only: Divine spirit
243In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
243No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
242Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
242Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
242Teen Voice: Silence
242Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
242From the Hill: More Work Ahead
242Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
241Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
241Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
241 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
241At the Library: March into a good book
241Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
241No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
241Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
241Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
241News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
240Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
240Observations Only: A good daughter
240Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
240Lyman Review: One mean chicken
240Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
240Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
240Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
240No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
239Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
239Prairie Dogs
239Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
238Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
238Totally Random: Trusting the fates
238Religious freedom must be protected
238From the hill: Serving You
238Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
237Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
237Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
237Letter to the editor
237
237Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
236Lyman Review: The love goat
236Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
236Teen Voice: Cyber War
236Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
236Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
236No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
235Totally Random: The Golden Rule
235At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
235Reach out for challenges
235From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
234Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
234Observations Only: Divine prompts
234The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
234Lyman Review: Dog fun
234News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
233Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
233Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
233Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
233At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
233Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
233News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
232Observations Only: Choices
232A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
232Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
232Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
232Support letters requested for airport
232Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
232Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
232A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
232No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
231Observations Only: Journey's end
231Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
231Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
231Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
230Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
230In the Hills: Explore the state parks
230Greetings from the State Capitol
230Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
230
230Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
230No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
230Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
229Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
229Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
229Teeing Off: Persistence
229Observations Only: The visit
229Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
229At the Monument: That old (historic) building
229Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
229At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
229News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
229Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
228A real leaning tree Christmas
228Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
228Golden Spade
227Lyman Review: Branding Time
227Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
226Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
226Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
226Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
226Teen Voice: He’s my dad
226Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
225Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
225Teen Voice: Self-expression
225Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
225Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
225Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
224Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
224Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
224Teen Voice: Where is the love?
224Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
224At the Monument: Where are the animals?
224From the hill: Stand Up for Life
224From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
223Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
223Teen Voice: Living within our means
223Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
223Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
223Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
223Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
223Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
223Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
223From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
223Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
222Across The Fence: Last Christmas
222Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
222Teen Voice: Inspire me
222Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
222Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
222A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
222Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
222Teen Voice: Out with homework
221Support emergency services personnel
221Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
221Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
220Trash cans
220Teen Voice: What is love?
220What’s really going on with our water?
219Across the Fence: Building Barns
219A Small World: Savoring county fair days
219Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
219Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
219At the Monument: Art in National Parks
219Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
218Totally Random: Where does it go?
218From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
218Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
218Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
217Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
217Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
217Nature Notes: Love is in the air
217Teen Voice: Footprints
217No Till Notes: Saying uncle
217At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
217Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
216A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
216Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
216Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
216Completely Different - The magic of spring
216In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
216Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
216A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
216From the hill: The Year Ahead
215Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
215Teen Voice: Catfished
215Teen Voice: Serendipity
215From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
215Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
215Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
215Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
215Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
215New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
215Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
215Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
214From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
214Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
214Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
214Totally Random: Happy Halloween
214View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
214Their View: Goal post move unfair
214Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
213Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
213Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
213Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
213Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
213Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
213“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
212Teeing Off: Mind Gym
212Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
212Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
212At the Monument: Junior Rangers
212At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
212Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
212Creatures of the Night
212
212No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
211Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
211A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
211From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
211Lyman Review: Winter's dog
211Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
211Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
211Fourth of July meetings
211At the Monument: Living History
211From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
211From the hill: Giving Thanks
211From the hill: Keeping America Safe
210Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
210Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
210Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
210Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
210Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
210Linked Lives
210Synchronicity:What brings me back
209From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
209Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
209News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
209Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
208Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
208Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
208Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
208Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
208Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
208Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
208Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
207Teen Voice: Body image
207Website Resources
206Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
206Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
206At the Monument: Museum collections
206From the hill: Working for you
206Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
205Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
205Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
205Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
204Observations only : Sisters of the world
204Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
204Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
204At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
204College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
204At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
204Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
203From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
203Teen Voice: Remember what you have
203Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
203Jane’s Secret: The Telling
203From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
203No-Till Notes: 10 tips
202Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
202In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
202News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
202Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
201We need a few good people
201Observations Only : The orphanage
201From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
201Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
201Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
201Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
201From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
200Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
200Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
200Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
200Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
200In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
200To whom are we thankful?
199It's no surprise
199Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
199In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
199Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
198Rural America and immigration reform
198Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
196It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
196Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
196Teen Voice: The more the merrier
196Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
196A Halloween Story: The scary dream
196At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
196From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
195Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
195Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
195Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
195Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
195Across the Fence: The Pony Express
195Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
195Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
195No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
194The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
194Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
194Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
193Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
193Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
192Observations Only: A new direction
192Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
192Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
192The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
192No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
190From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
190Our View: The elephant in the room
190Teeing Off: The thing about state
189Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
189
189In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
189 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
188The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
188A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
188Power of legumes
188Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
187At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
186Observations Only: Saturday delight
186Assad’s endgame
186Teen Voice: The Other Side
186No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
186Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
186Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
186Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
185Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
184Home of the Brave
184Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
183Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
183Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
183Be kind through communications
183From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
183Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
182Observations Only: The meeting
181Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
180Across the fence: Something worth remembering
180Observations Only - Two ages of man
180Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
180From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
179From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
179All Points West: The only stupid question
179Infamy - by Richard Reeves
179No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
179Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
178Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
178Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
178From the hill: Spurring Innovation
178A national day of Thanksgiving
178An open letter to Trump supporters
178From the hill: The PAWS Act
177The ghost of Ayn Rand
177Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
177No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
177Across The Fence: Van Tassell
176Age of reason
176
176Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
176No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
176Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
176Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
176A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
176Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
175Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
175Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
175At the Monument: Find Your Park
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
174Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
173Observations Only : Mission accomplished
173A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
173Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
173Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
173Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
172SELL-OUT!
172Life's curve balls
172Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
172The Good Life: All that remains is love
172A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
172Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
172From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
171Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
171Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
170Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
170Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
170Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
170
170Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
170Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
170 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
170A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
169Permission to remember
168Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
168Observations Only: Just around the corner
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168
168No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
168Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
168Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
168From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
167Being a Nebraskan – border to border
167No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
167No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
167LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
166Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
166Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
166From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
165Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
165At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
165Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
165A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
164Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
163No Till Notes: Moving Forward
162Completely Different: Tales from the mat
162Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
162Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
162Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
161Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
161The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
161Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
161Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
161No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
160A Small World: Time traveling
160 Taking a big risk
160Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
159Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
159Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
158Observations Only: The joy of money
158Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
158Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
158No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
157A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
157Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
157Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
157From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
156Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
156Achieving your dreams takes work
156From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
156News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
155Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
155Our view . . .Sports Complex
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
155Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
154Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
154No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
154All Points West: The energy to do things right
153Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
153A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
153Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
152A Stray Moment: The last time
152No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
152Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
152No Till Notes: Residue levels
152Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
151Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
151Observations Only: Extreme measures
151Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
151No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
151No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
150My mini Pen and me
150Observations Only: Together again
150The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
150Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
149Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
148Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
148Observations Only: What's in a word?
148Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
148Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
147Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
146A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
146A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
146The Good Life: There is good everywhere
146Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
145Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
145No-Till Notes: Potential
145No-Till Notes: Observations
145Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
144Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
144Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
144No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
144Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
143Welcome to Gering
143Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
143Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
142Completely Different: The Quest
142Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
142Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
142No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
141The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
141No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
141Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
141Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
141Teen Voice: That was intense
140Tumbleweeds on the loose
139A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
139Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
139Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
139Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
138From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
137Observations Only: North Powder
137Observations Only: Blue chip stock
137Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
137Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
137No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
136Silence please
136Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
136Observations Only: Painting a picture
136No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
135Completely Different: Your local government and you
135Seeing the works of the master
135The zombie apocalypse and you
135Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
135Observations Only: No thank you
135Observations Only: Sister odyssey
135Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
134Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
134Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
134Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
134Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
133Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
133Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
133Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
133Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
133No-Till Notes: Water conservation
133Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
132Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
131Economic development update
131Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
131Observations Only: Spider adventure
131Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
129Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
129Observations Only: Giving up
129A mom’s thoughts on social media
129Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
129Torn between now and somewhere down the line
128Across the Fence: On The road
127Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
127Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
127Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
127Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
126Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
126Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
126Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
125Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
125From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
125No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
125No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
124The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
124Observations Only: Counting chickens
124Observations Only: Surprises
123Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
123Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
121Enjoy the festivities
120Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
120No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
120I love Thanksgiving
119Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
119Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
119Observations Only: Scourge of violence
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
119At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
119Simply October
118Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
118Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
118Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
117Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
117Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
116Do You Tube?
116Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
116Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
116The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
116Walkable, bikeable communities
115From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
115The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
114Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
114Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
114At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
113Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
112Letter to the Editor
112Social time has important benefits
112From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
111Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
111At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
110Our View: Bravo OTD committee
110Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
110Our view: United we can build
110In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
109Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
109The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
108Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
108Teen Voice: Today’s television
107Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
107Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
106Timing makes perfect
105Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
104Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
104Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
103From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
103The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
102Teen Voice: March Madness
102From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
102All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
101NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
100From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
100LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
100From the Superintendent’s Desk
98View from the block
98Practice safe barbecue basics
98Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
97Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
97Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
97Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
96Our View: Visionaries wanted
96Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
94Teen Voice: Not just another ride
94Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
94Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
93At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
93Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
93Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
93Welcome home
92LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
90At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
89Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
88Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
88Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
87From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
86At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
84Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
80A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
80Letter to the Editor
79Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
78From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
78Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
77The hills, part 1: Mustangs
76From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
76Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
76‘Is there something I can do?’
75Remembering When
75Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
74The Block
73Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
72Letter to the Editor
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
69
69Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
67Teen Voice: Happy news
66Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
64Letter to the Editor
61At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
61Our View: A failure to communicate
60From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
60Teen Voice: The road of hatred
60To The Editor
57Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
54Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
50My Thanksgiving prayer
48Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
42Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
41Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
40Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
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