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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145From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
144Teen Voice: The rivalry
144For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
144No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
144Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
143Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
143Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
143 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
143News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
143Jane’s Secret: The Telling
143Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
143News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
142Observations Only: Expect the best
142Teen Voice: The need to get away
142A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
142A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
142
142A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
142Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
142Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
142Teen Voice: He’s my dad
142No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
142Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
141Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
141Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
141A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
141From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
141A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
141From the hill: Serving You
140From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
140Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
140Observations Only: A good daughter
140Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
140Teen Voice: Cyber War
140The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
140All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
139Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
139Teen Voice: Shadow art
139Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
139In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
139No-till Notes: Moving forward
139Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
139A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
139Washington report: Feeding a world in need
138Totally Random: The Golden Rule
138Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
138A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
138Lyman Review: One mean chicken
138Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
138Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
138Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
138Letters to the Editor
138From the hill: Giving Thanks
137Observations Only: Journey's end
137Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
137Totally Random: Trusting the fates
137The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
137“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
136Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
136Observations Only: Choices
136A Small World: Special guest
136From the Hill: More Work Ahead
136Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
136A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
136Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
136Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
136From the hill: Keeping America Safe
136No-Till Notes: 10 tips
135Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
135At the Library: March into a good book
135Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
135At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
135News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
135News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
134Teen Voice: Silence
134At the Monument: Night Sky
134Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
134At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
134Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
133From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
133Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
133Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
133Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
133Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
133Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
133Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
133Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
133Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
132Observations Only: Divine prompts
132A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
132Teen Voice: Where is the love?
132Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
132Prairie Dogs
132No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
132Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
132All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
131Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
131Teen Voice: Inspire me
131Lyman Review: Dog fun
131In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
131History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
131Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
131Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
130Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
130Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
130Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
130Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
129Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
129Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
129The Good Life: The two different types of business people
129A real leaning tree Christmas
129Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
129Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
129At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
129From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
129Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
128Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
128Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
128Observations Only: The visit
128At the Monument: That old (historic) building
128Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
128No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
127Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
127Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
127In the Hills: Explore the state parks
127No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
127A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
127Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
127From the hill: The Year Ahead
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
126Teeing Off: Persistence
126Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
126Across The Fence: Last Christmas
126Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
126
126Across The Fence: Van Tassell
125The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
125Teen Voice: What is love?
125Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
125Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
125Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
125At the Monument: Art in National Parks
125Letter to the editor
125Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
125Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
125From the hill: Spurring Innovation
125From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
125Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
125No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
124Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
124Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
124Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
124From the hill: Working for you
124All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
123Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
123A Small World: Savoring county fair days
123At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
123Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
123Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
122Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
122Teen Voice: Living within our means
122Completely Different - The magic of spring
122Observations Only: Divine spirit
122Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
122Nature Notes: Love is in the air
122Support letters requested for airport
122Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
122 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
122From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
121Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
121Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
121Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
121Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
121Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
121Totally Random: Where does it go?
121Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
121Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
121Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
121No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
120From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
120Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
120No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
120Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
120Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
120Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
120Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
120No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
120Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
120No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
120Teen Voice: Out with homework
120From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
120Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
120Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
120News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
119Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
119I'm falling for Tumblr?
119From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
119Teen Voice: Body image
119Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
119Lyman Review: The love goat
119Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
119View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
119No-Till Notes: Back in the field
119Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
119Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
119An open letter to Trump supporters
118Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
118Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
118Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
118Teen Voice: Self-expression
118Teen Voice: Footprints
118Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
118
118Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
118Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
118From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
118Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
118From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
117Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
117Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
117Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
117A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
117Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
117Infamy - by Richard Reeves
117From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
116Teen Voice: Serendipity
116Teeing Off: Mind Gym
116Totally Random: Happy Halloween
116Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
116Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
116At the Monument: Where are the animals?
116Creatures of the Night
116No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
116Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
116News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
115Teen Voice: Catfished
115Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
115From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
115Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
115Lyman Review: Branding Time
115From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
115Reach out for challenges
115Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
115News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
115Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
115News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
114From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
114Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
114Support emergency services personnel
114Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
114Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
114No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
114Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
114A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
114Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
113Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
113Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
113At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
113In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
113Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
113Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
112Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
112Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
112Synchronicity:What brings me back
112Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
112
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
112No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
112Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
112News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
112Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
111Teen Voice: Remember what you have
111Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
111View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
111Greetings from the State Capitol
111Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
111Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
111Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
110From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
110Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
110Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
110At the Monument: Junior Rangers
110Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
110Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
110Fourth of July meetings
110Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
110At the Monument: Living History
110At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
110No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
110Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
110Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
110Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
109Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
109What’s really going on with our water?
109New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
109Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
109The Good Life: All that remains is love
109Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
109Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
108Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
108Across the Fence: The Pony Express
108Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
108At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
108Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
108Linked Lives
108Their View: Goal post move unfair
108At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
108Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
108No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
108No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
108Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
107Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
107Religious freedom must be protected
107Website Resources
107College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
107Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
107Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
107Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
106From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
106Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
106Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
106Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
106In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
106Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
106No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
106All Points West: The only stupid question
105Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
105Lyman Review: Winter's dog
105Power of legumes
105Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
105Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
105From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
104Teeing Off: The thing about state
104At the Monument: Museum collections
104A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
104From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
104All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
104Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
103Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
103Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
103To whom are we thankful?
103Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
103Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
103LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
102Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
102Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
102Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
102Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
102At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
101Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
101Rural America and immigration reform
101Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
101Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
101Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
101A national day of Thanksgiving
101Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
100In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
100The Good Life: There is good everywhere
100No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
100Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
100Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
99Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
99No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
99Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
99From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
98Our View: The elephant in the room
98Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
98
98Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
98Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
98Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
97A Halloween Story: The scary dream
97Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
97No-till Notes: Stripper head
97Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
96Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
96Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
96No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
95Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
95Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
95‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
95No Till Notes: Moving Forward
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
95Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
95Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
94Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
93In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
93No-Till Notes: Potential
93No Till Notes: Residue levels
93From the hill: The PAWS Act
92Be kind through communications
92In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
92No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
92No-Till Notes: Observations
92Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
92Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
92Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
92From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
92Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
91Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
91Teen Voice: The Other Side
90Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
90News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
89Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
89No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
88At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
88Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
88Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
88In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
87Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
87Easter
87No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
86From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
86No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
86Torn between now and somewhere down the line
85A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
84From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
83
83
83 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
82
82Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
81Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
81A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
81From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
80No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
80Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
80Simply October
79At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
79At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
79Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
78
78Enjoy the festivities
78No-Till Notes: Water conservation
77Walkable, bikeable communities
76The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
76Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
75Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
74Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
74Our view: United we can build
74At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
74News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
74Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
73No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
73No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
73Tumbleweeds on the loose
73Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
72A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71Achieving your dreams takes work
71Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
71News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
69Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
69No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
66NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
66At the Monument: Find Your Park
65At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
65Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
64Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
64No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
61Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
60At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
60At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
59Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
59I love Thanksgiving
59The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
58Welcome home
53Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
53Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
53No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
51Letter to the Editor
51Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
51‘Is there something I can do?’
48Washington Report: Improving rural air service
45
45Letter to the Editor
39Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
38Our View: A failure to communicate
38Letter to the Editor
35Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
31Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26To The Editor
14In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1835Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1266From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1182Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1141The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
888From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
631The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
546Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
527No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
521Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
519Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
502All Points West: Long live great coffee
501News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
500Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
483From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
467Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
445Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
438All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
402Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
386Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
381Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
380Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
371Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
369In My View: Defying disabilities
364Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
364Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
358Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
356Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
354Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
351From the Hill: Working for Offutt
343Washington Report: Power of the Purse
342Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
340Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
339Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
334Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
332Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
330Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
330From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
329From the capitol: A System That Cares
328Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
326Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
321Washington: Protecting taxpayers
320From the hill: Good Neighbors
320Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
320From the hill: Accountability Matters
309From the hill: “Hello” World
307Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
307Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
305Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
305From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
300No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
299All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
298Jack’s Insights – April 2016
297All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
297From the Hill: May in Nebraska
296Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
295Healthy: What you believe, you become
293The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
293Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
292From the hill: Kerrie On
292Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
288Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
287Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
281Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
281News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
272All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
272News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
270Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
270A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
268Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
266All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
265Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
265Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
265Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
262All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
261Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
260Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
260No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
260All Points West: Rising above ourselves
259News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
257Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
255Washington: Mindful of our heroes
254From the Capitol: Budget balanced
250Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
249Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
249All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
249Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
248From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
247Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
247All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
246Observations Only : White water
245Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
245Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
243No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
242Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
242Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
241Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
239Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
238Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
235Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
235Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
235The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
234In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
234News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
232Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
231Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
231Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
231News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
230Observations Only: Gone away
229What's the deal with organic milk?
228Across The Fence: A day For thanks
228Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
228Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
226Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
226Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
225Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
225Teen Voice: Teen slang
225Think about manufacturing at polls
223Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
223News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
223Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
222The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
221Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
221Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
221Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
220A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
220All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
220News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
219From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
218All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
218Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
217A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
217Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
216All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
216All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
216Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
215Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
214Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
214Anno Domini: On this remembering day
214Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
213Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
213Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
213News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
213News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
212A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
212Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
212Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
211Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
211A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
209Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
209Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
209Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
208Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
208Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
207Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
207News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
207All Points West: Led by our tongues
206Observations Only: Critical thinking
206Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
205Across the Fence: The hand dug well
205A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
204Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
203Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
203Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
203Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
202Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
202A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
202Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
202Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
201Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
201Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
201Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
201Washington report: Conservative Champions
200Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
200The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
200No-Till Notes: Looking Back
200From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
199Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
198Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
198Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
198Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
198Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
198Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
198A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
198From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
198Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
197Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
197Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
197Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
197Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
197Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
196Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
196Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
195Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
195No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
194Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
194SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
193Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
193Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
193News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
193From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
193Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
192Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
192Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
192Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
192Anno Domini: We gather together
192Teen Voice: The gift of caring
192Why you should visit the zoo in February
192Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
192Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
191A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
191Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
191A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
191Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
190Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
190Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
190Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
190Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
189Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
189Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
189Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
189From the hill: A Safer Place
188Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
188A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
188All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
187From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
187Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
187Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
187Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
187Creativity dampened by standardized testing
187From the hill: Healing Our Nation
187Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
186Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
186Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
186No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
186Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
186News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
185Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
185Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
185Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
185Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
184Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
184Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
184Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
184Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
184Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
183Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
183Observations Only: Sister lost
183Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
183News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
183Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
183Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
183From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
183Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
182A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
182Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
182Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
181Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
181A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
181Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
181Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
181From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
180Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
180From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
180Guest Voices…
180Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
180Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
179Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
179Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
179Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
179Teen Voice: To the future
179Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
179Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
179The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
179News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
179All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
179Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
178Observations Only: Saint Marge
178Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
178Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
178From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
177The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
177Totally Random: Life’s ripples
177Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
177Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
177A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
177Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
177Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
177News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
177Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
177Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
177Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
176Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
176Observations Only: Temptation
176Observations Only: A day in August
176Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
176Across the Fence: Amanda
176Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
176From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
176Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
175Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
175Observations Only: Good and evil
175The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
175All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
175Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
174Observations Only: Going home
174Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
174Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
174Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
174Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
174Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
173A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
173Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
173Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
173No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
173Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
173Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
173Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
173All Points West: Never far from the trail
172Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
172Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
172Observations Only: The last toothpick
172Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
172From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
171Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
171Observations Only: Reality check
171Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
171Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
171No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
170The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
170Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
170Observations Only: Final moment
170Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
170Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
169Observations Only: Uneventful flight
169A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
169Observations Only: Indifferent love
169The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
169Teen Voice: Stress test
169No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
169No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
169Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
168Observations Only: The awful truth
168Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
168Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
168Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
168All Points West: A community on the move
168News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
167Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
167Observations Only: The vigil
167Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
167Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
166Time keeps flowing like a river
166The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
166The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
166A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
166Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
166From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
166From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
165Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
165Building Bridges: Love your enemies
165Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
165Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
165No Till Notes: Final Stop
165Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
164Observations Only: Curious things, part II
164A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
164Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
164Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
164Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
164Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
164Observations Only: A matter of matter
164Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
164Observations Only: Waiting time
164Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
164Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
164Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
164At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
164Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
163Observations Only: A gift of serenity
163The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
163Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
163Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
163Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
163Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
163Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
162Completely Different: It's all in the family
162Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
162Observations Only: Curious things
162Teen Voice: Equality
162Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
162Observations Only: Willfulness
162A Stray Moment: Without a net
162Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
162Observations Only: The last goodbye
162Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
162Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
162Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
162News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
161Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
161A Stray Moment: God Knows
161Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
161No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
161Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
161Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
161Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
161From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
160A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
160Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
160The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
160Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
160Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
159Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
159Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
159Observations Only: Hog wash
159Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
159Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
159Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
159Why parents are important
159News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
158Observations Only: A fine line
158The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
158 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
158Observations Only: Off to the races
158Observations Only: A sad week
158Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
158Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
158Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
157From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
157Observations Only: A matter of paradox
157Totally Random: October, the pink month
157Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
157Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
157Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
157Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
156A last look at the Nebraska Zone
156Trash cans
156The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
156Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
156Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
156Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
156Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
156Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
156A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
156From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
155Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
155Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
155Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
155Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
155All Points West: We shall not give into fear
155All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
155Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
154A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
154From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
154A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
154Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
154Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
154Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
154Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
154Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
154Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
154Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
154Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
154Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
154Letters to the Editor
154Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
154Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
154No Till Notes:
154News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
154Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
153Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
153Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
153Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
153Observations Only: Beginnings
153Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
153No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
153Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
153Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
152Observations Only : The orphanage
152The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
152Observations Only: One more time
152Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
152No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
152Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
152No Till Notes: Saying uncle
152News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
152Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
151Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
151Our View: Community responsible for kids
151Totally Random: My journey, life after living
151Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
151Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
151Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
151No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
151No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
151A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
151Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
151Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
151Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
150Teen Voice: Being a girl
150Observations Only: The need to understand
150Observations Only: The vision
150Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
150The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
150Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
150Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
150No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
150 Across The Fence: County Fair
149Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
149No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
148Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
148Observations Only: The shadow of error
148Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
148Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
148No-til Notes: Changing plans
148Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
148A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
147Observations only : Sisters of the world
147Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
147Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
147Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
147Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
147The Christmas Story
147From the hill: Stand Up for Life
147Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
146Observations Only: A soul’s journey
146Lyman Review: Devil calf
146Teen Voice: My rebellion
146Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
146No-Till Notes: The value of water
146Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
146A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
146Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
145The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
145Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
145Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
145Teeing Off: Around the Green
145The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
145News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
145From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
144A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
144Teen Voice: The rivalry
144For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
144No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
144Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
143Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
143Across the Fence: Building Barns
143Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
143Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
143 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
143News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
143Jane’s Secret: The Telling
143Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
143News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
142Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
142Observations Only: Expect the best
142Teen Voice: The need to get away
142A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
142A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
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142A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
142Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
142Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
142Teen Voice: He’s my dad
142No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
142Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
141Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
141Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
141A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
141From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
141A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
141From the hill: Serving You
140From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
140Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
140Teen Voice: The more the merrier
140From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
140Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
140Observations Only: A good daughter
140Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
140Teen Voice: Cyber War
140The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
140All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
139Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
139It's no surprise
139From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
139Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
139Teen Voice: Shadow art
139Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
139In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
139No-till Notes: Moving forward
139Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
139A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
139Washington report: Feeding a world in need
138Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
138A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
138Observations Only: A new direction
138Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
138Totally Random: The Golden Rule
138Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
138A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
138Lyman Review: One mean chicken
138Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
138Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
138Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
138Letters to the Editor
138From the hill: Giving Thanks
137Observations Only: Journey's end
137Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
137Totally Random: Trusting the fates
137The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
137“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
136Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
136Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
136Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
136Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
136Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
136Observations Only: Choices
136A Small World: Special guest
136From the Hill: More Work Ahead
136Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
136A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
136Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
136Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
136From the hill: Keeping America Safe
136No-Till Notes: 10 tips
135Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
135Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
135Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
135At the Library: March into a good book
135Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
135At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
135News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
135News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
134Teen Voice: Silence
134At the Monument: Night Sky
134Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
134At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
134Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
133Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
133Observations Only: Just around the corner
133Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
133From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
133Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
133Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
133Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
133Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
133Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
133Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
133Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
133Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
132Observations Only: Saturday delight
132Observations Only: The meeting
132Observations Only: Divine prompts
132A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
132Teen Voice: Where is the love?
132Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
132Prairie Dogs
132No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
132Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
132All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
131Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
131Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
131Teen Voice: Inspire me
131Lyman Review: Dog fun
131In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
131History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
131Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
131Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
130We need a few good people
130Life's curve balls
130Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
130Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
130Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
130Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
130Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
130Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
129Home of the Brave
129Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
129Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
129The Good Life: The two different types of business people
129A real leaning tree Christmas
129Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
129Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
129At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
129From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
129Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
128It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
128Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
128Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
128Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
128Observations Only: The visit
128At the Monument: That old (historic) building
128Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
128No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
127Age of reason
127The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
127Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
127Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
127In the Hills: Explore the state parks
127No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
127A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
127Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
127From the hill: The Year Ahead
126A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
126Teeing Off: Persistence
126Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
126Across The Fence: Last Christmas
126Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
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126Across The Fence: Van Tassell
125Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
125Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
125Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
125The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
125Teen Voice: What is love?
125Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
125Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
125Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
125At the Monument: Art in National Parks
125Letter to the editor
125Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
125Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
125From the hill: Spurring Innovation
125From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
125Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
125No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
124Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
124Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
124Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
124Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
124From the hill: Working for you
124All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
123The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
123Assad’s endgame
123Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
123A Small World: Savoring county fair days
123At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
123Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
123Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
122Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
122Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
122Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
122Teen Voice: Living within our means
122Completely Different - The magic of spring
122Observations Only: Divine spirit
122Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
122Nature Notes: Love is in the air
122Support letters requested for airport
122Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
122 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
122From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
121Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
121Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
121Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
121Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
121Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
121Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
121Totally Random: Where does it go?
121Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
121Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
121Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
121No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
120Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
120Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
120Observations Only - Two ages of man
120 Taking a big risk
120From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
120Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
120No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
120Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
120Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
120Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
120Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
120No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
120Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
120No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
120Teen Voice: Out with homework
120From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
120Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
120Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
120News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
119Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
119I'm falling for Tumblr?
119From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
119Teen Voice: Body image
119Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
119Lyman Review: The love goat
119Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
119View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
119No-Till Notes: Back in the field
119Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
119Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
119An open letter to Trump supporters
118Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
118Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
118Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
118Teen Voice: Self-expression
118Teen Voice: Footprints
118Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
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118Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
118Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
118From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
118Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
118From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
117Across the fence: Something worth remembering
117Observations Only: Extreme measures
117Observations Only: Together again
117The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
117Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
117Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
117Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
117A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
117Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
117Infamy - by Richard Reeves
117From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
116Teen Voice: Serendipity
116Teeing Off: Mind Gym
116Totally Random: Happy Halloween
116Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
116Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
116At the Monument: Where are the animals?
116Creatures of the Night
116No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
116Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
116News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
115Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
115Observations Only: The joy of money
115The ghost of Ayn Rand
115Teen Voice: Catfished
115Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
115From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
115Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
115Lyman Review: Branding Time
115From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
115Reach out for challenges
115Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
115News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
115Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
115News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
114Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
114Observations Only: What's in a word?
114Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
114From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
114Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
114Support emergency services personnel
114Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
114Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
114No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
114Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
114A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
114Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
113Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
113Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
113At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
113In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
113Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
113Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
112From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
112Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
112Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
112Synchronicity:What brings me back
112Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
112
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
112No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
112Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
112News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
112Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
111Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
111Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
111Teen Voice: Remember what you have
111Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
111View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
111Greetings from the State Capitol
111Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
111Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
111Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
110Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
110A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
110Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
110From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
110Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
110Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
110At the Monument: Junior Rangers
110Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
110Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
110Fourth of July meetings
110Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
110At the Monument: Living History
110At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
110No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
110Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
110Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
110Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
109SELL-OUT!
109Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
109What’s really going on with our water?
109New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
109Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
109The Good Life: All that remains is love
109Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
109Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
108Observations Only : Mission accomplished
108The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
108Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
108Across the Fence: The Pony Express
108Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
108At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
108Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
108Linked Lives
108Their View: Goal post move unfair
108At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
108Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
108No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
108No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
108Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
107Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
107Religious freedom must be protected
107Website Resources
107College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
107Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
107Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
107Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
106Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
106Observations Only: Painting a picture
106Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
106From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
106Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
106Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
106Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
106In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
106Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
106No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
106All Points West: The only stupid question
105Completely Different: Tales from the mat
105A Stray Moment: The last time
105Observations Only: North Powder
105Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
105Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
105Lyman Review: Winter's dog
105Power of legumes
105Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
105Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
105From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
104Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
104Observations Only: Sister odyssey
104Teeing Off: The thing about state
104At the Monument: Museum collections
104A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
104From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
104All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
104Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
103Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
103Being a Nebraskan – border to border
103Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
103Observations Only: Blue chip stock
103Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
103Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
103To whom are we thankful?
103Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
103Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
103LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
102My mini Pen and me
102Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
102Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
102Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
102Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
102At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
101A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
101Observations Only: Spider adventure
101Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
101Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
101Rural America and immigration reform
101Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
101Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
101Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
101A national day of Thanksgiving
101Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
100A Small World: Time traveling
100Across the Fence: On The road
100Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
100In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
100The Good Life: There is good everywhere
100No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
100Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
100Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
99Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
99Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
99No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
99Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
99From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
98Observations Only: No thank you
98Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
98Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
98Our View: The elephant in the room
98Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
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98Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
98Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
98Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
97Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
97Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
97A Halloween Story: The scary dream
97Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
97No-till Notes: Stripper head
97Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
96Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
96Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
96Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
96Observations Only: Surprises
96From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
96Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
96Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
96Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
96No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
95Our view . . .Sports Complex
95Permission to remember
95Silence please
95Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
95Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
95‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
95No Till Notes: Moving Forward
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
95Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
95Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
94Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
94Observations Only: Counting chickens
94The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
94A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
94Observations Only: Scourge of violence
94Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
94Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
93In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
93No-Till Notes: Potential
93No Till Notes: Residue levels
93From the hill: The PAWS Act
92Completely Different: Your local government and you
92Economic development update
92Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
92Be kind through communications
92In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
92No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
92No-Till Notes: Observations
92Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
92Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
92Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
92From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
92Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
91Welcome to Gering
91A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
91Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
91Teen Voice: The Other Side
90Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
90A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
90Observations Only: Giving up
90Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
90News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
89Completely Different: The Quest
89Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
89Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
89Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
89Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
89No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
88From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
88At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
88Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
88Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
88In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
87Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
87Easter
87No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
86Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
86From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
86No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
86Torn between now and somewhere down the line
85Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
85Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
85Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
85From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
85Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
85A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
84Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
84From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
83The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
83Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
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83 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
82Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
82Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
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82Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
81Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
81From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
81LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
81From the Superintendent’s Desk
81Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
81Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
81Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
81A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
81From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
80The zombie apocalypse and you
80Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
80No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
80Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
80Simply October
79Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
79Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
79At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
79At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
79Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
78Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
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78Enjoy the festivities
78No-Till Notes: Water conservation
77The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
77Walkable, bikeable communities
76Letter to the Editor
76Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
76The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
76Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
75From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
75Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
74Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
74Seeing the works of the master
74Do You Tube?
74Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
74Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
74Our view: United we can build
74At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
74News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
74Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
73Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
73Teen Voice: Not just another ride
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
73No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
73No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
73Tumbleweeds on the loose
73Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
72Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
72A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
71Teen Voice: Today’s television
71Achieving your dreams takes work
71Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
71News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
70Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
70Social time has important benefits
70The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
69Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
69Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
69No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
67Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
67Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
66NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
66At the Monument: Find Your Park
65Our View: Visionaries wanted
65Our View: Bravo OTD committee
65Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
65At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
65Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
64Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
64Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
64No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
63Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
61Teen Voice: March Madness
61Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
61Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
60Timing makes perfect
60Practice safe barbecue basics
60At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
60At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
59View from the block
59Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
59Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
59I love Thanksgiving
59The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
58Welcome home
55Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
53From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
53Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
53Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
53No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
52The hills, part 1: Mustangs
52Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
51A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
51Remembering When
51From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
51Letter to the Editor
51Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
51‘Is there something I can do?’
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
48Washington Report: Improving rural air service
47The Block
47From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
46Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
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45Letter to the Editor
43Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
40From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
40Teen Voice: Happy news
39Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
38Teen Voice: The road of hatred
38Our View: A failure to communicate
38Letter to the Editor
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
35Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
31My Thanksgiving prayer
31Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
29Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
28Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
27Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
26To The Editor
14In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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