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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203From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
203The Good Life: The two different types of business people
203Lyman Review: Devil calf
203Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
203Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
203Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
202A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
202Teen Voice: The need to get away
202Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
202From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
202Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
201Observations Only: The shadow of error
201Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
201A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
201Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
201No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
200Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
200Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
200Observations Only: A soul’s journey
200Teen Voice: Being a girl
200Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
200A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
200Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
200News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
200Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
200Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
200Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
199Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
199Observations Only: The vision
199Teen Voice: The rivalry
199Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
199Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
199No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
199No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
199
199Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
199Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
199Washington report: Feeding a world in need
199From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
198Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
198A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
198From the Hill: More Work Ahead
198No-Till Notes: Back in the field
198No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
198Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
198Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
198Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
198No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
198All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
198In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
197Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
197Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
197No Till Notes: Saying uncle
197No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
197Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
196Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
196Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
196At the Monument: Night Sky
196Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
195Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
195A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
195Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
194Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
194Teen Voice: Shadow art
194Teeing Off: Around the Green
194A Small World: Special guest
194Lyman Review: One mean chicken
194In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
194Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
194Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
194Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
193Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
193Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
193The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
193 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
193At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
193Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
193A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
193Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
192Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
192Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
192Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
192Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
192Totally Random: Trusting the fates
192In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
192Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
192Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
192News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
192News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
191Observations Only: Expect the best
191Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
191Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
191“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
190Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
190Teen Voice: Cyber War
190A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
190From the hill: Stand Up for Life
189Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
189Observations Only: Divine prompts
189Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
189At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
189News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
188Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
188Observations Only: Choices
188Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
188Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
187Totally Random: The Golden Rule
187Observations Only: A good daughter
187Teen Voice: Silence
187Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
187No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
187Prairie Dogs
187Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
187All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
186At the Library: March into a good book
186Lyman Review: Dog fun
186History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
186Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
185Observations Only: Divine spirit
185A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
185A real leaning tree Christmas
185A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
185Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
185At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
185From the hill: Serving You
184Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
184Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
183From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
183Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
183Observations Only: The visit
183View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
183Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
183A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
183From the hill: Giving Thanks
182Observations Only: Journey's end
182Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
182Teen Voice: Inspire me
182Letter to the editor
182Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
182Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
181Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
181Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
181Lyman Review: The love goat
181Teen Voice: What is love?
181Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
181A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
181A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
181From the hill: Keeping America Safe
180Teeing Off: Persistence
180Teen Voice: Where is the love?
180At the Monument: That old (historic) building
180In the Hills: Explore the state parks
180Support letters requested for airport
180Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
180From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
179Teen Voice: Living within our means
179Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
179Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
179Greetings from the State Capitol
179Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
179Teen Voice: Out with homework
178Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
178Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
178Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
178Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
178Jane’s Secret: The Telling
178The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
178A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
178No-Till Notes: 10 tips
177Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
177Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
177Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
177Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
177Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
177Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
177At the Monument: Where are the animals?
177
177News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
176Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
176Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
176Teen Voice: Self-expression
176Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
176At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
176Lyman Review: Branding Time
176Reach out for challenges
175Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
175A Small World: Savoring county fair days
175Across The Fence: Last Christmas
175Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
175At the Monument: Art in National Parks
175Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
175Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
175Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
174Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
174Totally Random: Happy Halloween
174From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
174Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
173New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
173Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
173News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
172Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
172Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
172Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
172Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
172Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
172Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
172From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
172No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
171Completely Different - The magic of spring
171Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
171Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
171Totally Random: Where does it go?
171What’s really going on with our water?
170From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
170Nature Notes: Love is in the air
170Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
170Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
170In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
170Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
170
170From the hill: Working for you
170From the hill: The Year Ahead
169Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
169Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
169Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
169Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
169No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
169Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
168Teen Voice: Catfished
168From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
168Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
168Teen Voice: Body image
168Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
168Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
168Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
168Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
168Creatures of the Night
168Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
168Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
168From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
167Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
167Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
167Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
167Support emergency services personnel
167Fourth of July meetings
167
167Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
167From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
167Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
166Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
166From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
166Teeing Off: Mind Gym
166Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
166News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
166News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
165Teen Voice: Serendipity
165Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
165Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
165Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
165Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
164From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
164Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
164Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
164Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
164Religious freedom must be protected
164At the Monument: Junior Rangers
164Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
164Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
164Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
164Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
164From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
164Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
163Lyman Review: Winter's dog
163Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
163Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
163At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
163Synchronicity:What brings me back
163At the Monument: Living History
162Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
162Teen Voice: Footprints
162View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
162Website Resources
162Power of legumes
162At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
162Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
162At the Monument: Museum collections
162At the Monument: Find Your Park
162Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
161Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
161From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
161Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
161Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
161Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
161Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
161Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
161No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
160Linked Lives
160Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
160In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
160Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
160From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
159From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
159Their View: Goal post move unfair
159Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
158Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
158Teen Voice: Remember what you have
158Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
158Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
158Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
158Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
158No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
157Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
157Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
157Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
157At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
157The Good Life: All that remains is love
157Across The Fence: Van Tassell
157News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
156Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
156No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
156No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
156Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
155Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
155Across the Fence: The Pony Express
155In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
155Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
154Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
154Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
154College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
154Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
154To whom are we thankful?
154Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
154A national day of Thanksgiving
153A Halloween Story: The scary dream
153Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
153Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
153No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
153Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
153An open letter to Trump supporters
152Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
152Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
152At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
152Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
152No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
152Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
151Rural America and immigration reform
151Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
151No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
151Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
150Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
150No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
150 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
149Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
148Teeing Off: The thing about state
148LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
147Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
147 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
147From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
146Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
146A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
145Our View: The elephant in the room
145Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
145In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
145All Points West: The only stupid question
144Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
144Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
144Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
144Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143
142At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
142Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
142A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
142Infamy - by Richard Reeves
141No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
141Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
141Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
141Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
140At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
140Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
140Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
139Teen Voice: The Other Side
139In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
139Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
138Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
138No Till Notes: Moving Forward
138Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
138No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
138Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
137No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
137Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
136Be kind through communications
135No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
135From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
135Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
134Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
133Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
133Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
133Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
133Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
133Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
133From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
133Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
132No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
132No-till Notes: Stripper head
132Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
131The Good Life: There is good everywhere
131Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
131Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
130Achieving your dreams takes work
130Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
130No Till Notes: Residue levels
129‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
129No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
129A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
128
128
128No-Till Notes: Potential
128No-Till Notes: Observations
128From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
127Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
127No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
126
126No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
125
125Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
124No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
124Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
124Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
124Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
123Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
123No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
123Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
123Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
123Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
122Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
122Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
121Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
120Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
120No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
119Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
118Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
118Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
117Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
117Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
117Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
116Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
116From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
114News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Torn between now and somewhere down the line
112Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
112No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
112No-Till Notes: Water conservation
112Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
111Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
106A mom’s thoughts on social media
106Enjoy the festivities
106Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
105Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
105Easter
104No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
104Simply October
104Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
103The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
103Walkable, bikeable communities
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
101Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
101At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
98Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
97Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
95Our view: United we can build
93I love Thanksgiving
93No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
92Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
87Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
85Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
82Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
82Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
80At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
80Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
80The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
75At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
71In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
70Welcome home
68Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
63Letter to the Editor
62Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
61‘Is there something I can do?’
59Letter to the Editor
56
53Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
53Letter to the Editor
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
48Our View: A failure to communicate
45Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41To The Editor
25Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
23Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
18Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
15Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
14Golden Spade
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2583Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1299Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1274From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1210All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1187The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1140From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
932All Points West: We’re on the same team
822Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
680The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
633Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
619No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
616Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
607Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
599Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
599News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
572From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
570All Points West: Long live great coffee
535Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
528All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
527Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
489Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
474Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
471Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
468Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
461Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
459Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
457Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
454Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
453Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
451In My View: Defying disabilities
450Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
438Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
431Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
428Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
427Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
423Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
422Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
415Washington Report: Power of the Purse
413No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
412Washington: Protecting taxpayers
411From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
411News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
408Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
407From the Hill: Working for Offutt
406Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
404Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
402Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
399Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
398The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
396From the hill: Accountability Matters
395Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
392Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
387All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
386Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
386All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
380From the capitol: A System That Cares
379From the hill: “Hello” World
379From the hill: Good Neighbors
375Observations Only : White water
374From the Hill: May in Nebraska
372Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
372From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
371Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
359Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
358All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
357From the hill: Kerrie On
354Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
352From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
349Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
349News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
349All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
348Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
348Teen Voice: Teen slang
347Jack’s Insights – April 2016
346Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
346All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
342Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
340News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
338No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
337Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
337All Points West: Rising above ourselves
335Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
332Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
332All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
332News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
331Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
331A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
329Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
329Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
327Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
327Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
327Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
327Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
325Washington: Mindful of our heroes
324Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
323All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
322Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
322From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
322Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
320Healthy: What you believe, you become
317Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
317Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
316Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
316Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
313All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
312Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
312All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
311Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
308Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
308Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
307Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
307Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
307In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
306Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
305News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
305News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
304Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
304Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
304The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
304Observations Only: Gone away
304Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
303Anno Domini: On this remembering day
301Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
301Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
300From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
299From the Capitol: Budget balanced
299Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
299The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
298Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
298Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
298Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
297All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
297Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
296Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
296News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
294Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
293Across The Fence: A day For thanks
292A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
292Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
291Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
291Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
289Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
289Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
289Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
289Washington report: Conservative Champions
289All Points West: Led by our tongues
288All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
288News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
288Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
287Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
287No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
286Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
286News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
285Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
284A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
284News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
283What's the deal with organic milk?
283Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
282Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
282Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
281Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
281Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
281Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
280Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
280Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
279Anno Domini: We gather together
279Teen Voice: The gift of caring
279Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
278Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
278Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
278Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
278From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
278Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
277Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
276Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
274Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
274Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
274Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
274News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
273Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
273Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
273No-Till Notes: Looking Back
272News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
271The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
270A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
270Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
270News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
269Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
269From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
268A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
267Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
267Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
266Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
266Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
266Creativity dampened by standardized testing
266Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
265Observations Only: Critical thinking
265I'm falling for Tumblr?
265A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
265Across the Fence: The hand dug well
263Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
263Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
263Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
263No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
262Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
262Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
261Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
261Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
261Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
261Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
260News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
259Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
259Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
259Teen Voice: To the future
259Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
257Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
257Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
257A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
257Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
257Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
257Think about manufacturing at polls
257From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
256Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
256A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
256From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
255Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
255Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
255From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
254Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
254Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
254All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
253Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
253Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
253Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
253News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
252Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
252Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
252No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
252A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
251Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
251Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
251SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
251Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
251Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
251Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
251Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
250Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
250Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
249Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
249The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
249A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
249Across the Fence: Amanda
249Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
249Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
249Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
248Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
248Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
248Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
248Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
248Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
247Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
247From the hill: A Safer Place
246Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
246Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
246Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
245The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
245Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
245All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
245Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
244Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
244Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
244Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
244Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
244All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
243Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
243The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
243Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
243No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
243A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
242Observations Only: Sister lost
242From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
242Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
242Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
242Why you should visit the zoo in February
242News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
241Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
241Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
241Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
241Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
241Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
240The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
240A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
240Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
240Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
240From the hill: Healing Our Nation
239The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
239Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
238Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
238Observations Only: Going home
238Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
238Our View: Community responsible for kids
238No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
238All Points West: A community on the move
238All Points West: We shall not give into fear
238From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
237Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
237Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
237No Till Notes: Final Stop
237From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
236Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
236Totally Random: Life’s ripples
236Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
236No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
235Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
235From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
235Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
235Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
235From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
235Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
235Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
235The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
235Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
234The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
234The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
234Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
234Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
234All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
234All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
234Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
233Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
233Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
233Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
232Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
232Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
232Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
232No Till Notes:
232A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
232All Points West: Never far from the trail
232News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
232News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
232Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
232Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
231Observations Only: Good and evil
231Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
231Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
230The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
230Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
229The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
229Observations Only: A day in August
229Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
229Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
229Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
229No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
229From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
228A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
228Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
228Observations Only: Final moment
228Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
228Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
227Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
227Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
227Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
227Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
227No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
226A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
226Observations Only: Saint Marge
226No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
226Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
226No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
226Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
226News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
226Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
225Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
225Guest Voices…
225A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
225Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
225No-Till Notes: The value of water
225Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
225News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
225Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
224The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
223Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
223Observations Only: A gift of serenity
223Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
223Observations Only: The awful truth
223Observations Only: The last toothpick
222Time keeps flowing like a river
222Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
222Observations Only: Indifferent love
222Observations Only: Reality check
222Teen Voice: Stress test
222From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
222Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
221Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
221Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
221Observations Only: Temptation
221Observations Only: Waiting time
221Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
221Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
221Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
221Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
221Why parents are important
221News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
220Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
220Observations Only: Uneventful flight
220Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
220Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
220The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
220Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
220Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
220At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
220From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
219Observations Only: A matter of matter
219Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
219Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
219A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
219Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
219Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
219Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
219Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
219Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
219News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
219Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
218Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
218 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
218Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
218Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
218No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
218Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
218From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
218Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
217Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
217Observations Only: A matter of paradox
217Observations Only: A sad week
217Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
217Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
217Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
217Building Bridges: Love your enemies
217Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
216Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
216A Stray Moment: God Knows
216Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
216The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
216Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
216Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
216Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
216Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
216Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
216Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
215Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
215Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
215A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
215Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
215The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
215Observations Only: The vigil
215No-til Notes: Changing plans
215Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
215No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
214A last look at the Nebraska Zone
214Observations Only: Curious things
214A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
214Observations Only: A fine line
214Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
214Teen Voice: My rebellion
214Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
214A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
213A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
213Teen Voice: Equality
213Observations Only: Willfulness
213Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
213Observations Only: One more time
213Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
213Observations Only: The last goodbye
213Totally Random: My journey, life after living
213Letters to the Editor
212Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
212Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
212Observations Only: Off to the races
212Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
212The Christmas Story
212Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
212Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
212News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
211Completely Different: It's all in the family
211A Stray Moment: Without a net
211Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
211Totally Random: October, the pink month
211Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
211From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
210From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
210The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
210Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
210Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
210Observations Only: Hog wash
210Washington Report: Improving rural air service
209Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
209Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
209Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
209Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
209Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
209Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
209Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
208Observations Only: Curious things, part II
208The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
208Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
208Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
208Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
207Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
207Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
207Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
207Letters to the Editor
207Teen Voice: He’s my dad
206Observations Only: Beginnings
206Observations Only: The need to understand
206Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
206 Across The Fence: County Fair
205From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
205Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
205Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
205Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
205Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
205No-till Notes: Moving forward
205For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
204A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
204Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
204No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
204Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
204News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
203Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
203From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
203The Good Life: The two different types of business people
203Lyman Review: Devil calf
203Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
203Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
203Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
202A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
202Teen Voice: The need to get away
202Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
202From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
202Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
201Observations Only: The shadow of error
201Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
201A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
201Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
201No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
200Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
200Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
200Observations Only: A soul’s journey
200Teen Voice: Being a girl
200Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
200A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
200Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
200News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
200Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
200Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
200Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
199Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
199Observations Only: The vision
199Teen Voice: The rivalry
199Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
199Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
199No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
199No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
199
199Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
199Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
199Washington report: Feeding a world in need
199From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
198Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
198A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
198From the Hill: More Work Ahead
198No-Till Notes: Back in the field
198No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
198Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
198Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
198Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
198No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
198All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
198In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
197Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
197Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
197No Till Notes: Saying uncle
197No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
197Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
196Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
196Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
196At the Monument: Night Sky
196Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
195Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
195A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
195Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
194Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
194Teen Voice: Shadow art
194Teeing Off: Around the Green
194A Small World: Special guest
194Lyman Review: One mean chicken
194In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
194Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
194Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
194Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
193Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
193Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
193The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
193 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
193At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
193Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
193A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
193Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
192Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
192Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
192Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
192Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
192Totally Random: Trusting the fates
192In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
192Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
192Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
192News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
192News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
191Observations Only: Expect the best
191Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
191Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
191“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
190Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
190Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
190Teen Voice: Cyber War
190A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
190From the hill: Stand Up for Life
189Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
189Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
189Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
189Observations Only: Divine prompts
189Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
189At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
189News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
188Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
188Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
188Observations Only: Choices
188Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
188Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
187Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
187Totally Random: The Golden Rule
187Observations Only: A good daughter
187Teen Voice: Silence
187Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
187No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
187Prairie Dogs
187Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
187All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
186Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
186At the Library: March into a good book
186Lyman Review: Dog fun
186History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
186Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
185Trash cans
185Observations Only: Divine spirit
185A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
185A real leaning tree Christmas
185A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
185Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
185At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
185From the hill: Serving You
184Across the Fence: Building Barns
184Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
184Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
183From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
183Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
183Observations Only: The visit
183View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
183Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
183A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
183From the hill: Giving Thanks
182Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
182Observations Only: Journey's end
182Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
182Teen Voice: Inspire me
182Letter to the editor
182Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
182Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
181Observations only : Sisters of the world
181Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
181Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
181Lyman Review: The love goat
181Teen Voice: What is love?
181Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
181A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
181A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
181From the hill: Keeping America Safe
180Teeing Off: Persistence
180Teen Voice: Where is the love?
180At the Monument: That old (historic) building
180In the Hills: Explore the state parks
180Support letters requested for airport
180Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
180From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
179Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
179Teen Voice: Living within our means
179Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
179Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
179Greetings from the State Capitol
179Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
179Teen Voice: Out with homework
178Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
178Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
178Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
178Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
178Jane’s Secret: The Telling
178The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
178A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
178No-Till Notes: 10 tips
177Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
177Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
177Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
177Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
177Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
177Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
177At the Monument: Where are the animals?
177
177News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
176Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
176Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
176Teen Voice: Self-expression
176Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
176At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
176Lyman Review: Branding Time
176Reach out for challenges
175Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
175Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
175A Small World: Savoring county fair days
175Across The Fence: Last Christmas
175Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
175At the Monument: Art in National Parks
175Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
175Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
175Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
174Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
174Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
174Totally Random: Happy Halloween
174From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
174Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
173New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
173Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
173News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
172Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
172Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
172Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
172Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
172Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
172Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
172From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
172No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
171Completely Different - The magic of spring
171Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
171Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
171Totally Random: Where does it go?
171What’s really going on with our water?
170Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
170From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
170Nature Notes: Love is in the air
170Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
170Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
170In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
170Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
170
170From the hill: Working for you
170From the hill: The Year Ahead
169Observations Only : The orphanage
169Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
169Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
169Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
169Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
169No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
169Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
168A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
168Teen Voice: Catfished
168From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
168Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
168Teen Voice: Body image
168Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
168Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
168Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
168Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
168Creatures of the Night
168Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
168Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
168From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
167Observations Only: A new direction
167Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
167Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
167Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
167Support emergency services personnel
167Fourth of July meetings
167
167Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
167From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
167Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
166The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
166Teen Voice: The more the merrier
166Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
166From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
166Teeing Off: Mind Gym
166Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
166News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
166News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
165It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
165The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
165Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
165Teen Voice: Serendipity
165Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
165Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
165Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
165Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
164We need a few good people
164Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
164A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
164From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
164Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
164Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
164Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
164Religious freedom must be protected
164At the Monument: Junior Rangers
164Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
164Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
164Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
164Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
164From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
164Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
163It's no surprise
163Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
163Lyman Review: Winter's dog
163Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
163Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
163At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
163Synchronicity:What brings me back
163At the Monument: Living History
162Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
162Teen Voice: Footprints
162View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
162Website Resources
162Power of legumes
162At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
162Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
162At the Monument: Museum collections
162At the Monument: Find Your Park
162Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
161Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
161Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
161From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
161Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
161Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
161From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
161Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
161Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
161Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
161Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
161Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
161No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
160Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
160Linked Lives
160Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
160In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
160Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
160From the hill: Spurring Innovation
160From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
159Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
159From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
159Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
159From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
159Their View: Goal post move unfair
159Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
158Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
158Teen Voice: Remember what you have
158Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
158Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
158Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
158Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
158No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
157Home of the Brave
157Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
157Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
157Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
157Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
157At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
157The Good Life: All that remains is love
157Across The Fence: Van Tassell
157News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
156Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
156No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
156No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
156Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
155Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
155Observations Only: The meeting
155Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
155Across the Fence: The Pony Express
155In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
155Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
154Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
154Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
154Observations Only: Saturday delight
154Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
154Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
154Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
154College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
154Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
154To whom are we thankful?
154Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
154A national day of Thanksgiving
153Assad’s endgame
153A Halloween Story: The scary dream
153Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
153Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
153No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
153Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
153An open letter to Trump supporters
152Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
152Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
152Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
152At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
152Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
152No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
152Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
151Rural America and immigration reform
151Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
151No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
151Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
150Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
150No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
150 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
149Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
149Observations Only - Two ages of man
149Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
149Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
149Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
148Life's curve balls
148Teeing Off: The thing about state
148LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
147Age of reason
147The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
147Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
147 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
147From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
146Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
146Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
146A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
145Observations Only: Just around the corner
145Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
145Our View: The elephant in the room
145Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
145In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
145All Points West: The only stupid question
144Across the fence: Something worth remembering
144Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
144Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
144Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
144From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
144Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
144From the hill: The PAWS Act
143Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
143
142At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
142Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
142A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
142Infamy - by Richard Reeves
141No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
141Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
141Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
141Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
140Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
140Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
140Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
140Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
140At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
140Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
140Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
139Completely Different: Tales from the mat
139Being a Nebraskan – border to border
139A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
139The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
139Teen Voice: The Other Side
139In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
139Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
138Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
138SELL-OUT!
138Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
138No Till Notes: Moving Forward
138Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
138No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
138Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
137No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
137Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
136Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
136Permission to remember
136 Taking a big risk
136Be kind through communications
135A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
135No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
135A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
135No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
135From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
135Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
134Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
134Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
133Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
133Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
133Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
133Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
133Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
133Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
133From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
133Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
132Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
132The ghost of Ayn Rand
132No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
132No-till Notes: Stripper head
132Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
131Observations Only : Mission accomplished
131Observations Only: Extreme measures
131The Good Life: There is good everywhere
131Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
131Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
130A Small World: Time traveling
130Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
130Observations Only: What's in a word?
130Observations Only: Together again
130From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
130Achieving your dreams takes work
130Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
130No Till Notes: Residue levels
129My mini Pen and me
129Observations Only: The joy of money
129‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
129No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
129A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
128Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
128The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
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128No-Till Notes: Potential
128No-Till Notes: Observations
128From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
127Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
127No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
126Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
126
126No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
125Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
125
125Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
124Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
124No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
124Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
124Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
124Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
123Our view . . .Sports Complex
123Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
123A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
123Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
123No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
123Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
123Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
123Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
123Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
122Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
122Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
122Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
121Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
121Welcome to Gering
121Observations Only: Painting a picture
121Observations Only: North Powder
121Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
120Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
120Observations Only: Sister odyssey
120Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
120No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
119Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
119Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
119Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
118Observations Only: No thank you
118A Stray Moment: The last time
118Observations Only: Blue chip stock
118Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
118Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
118Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
117Observations Only: Spider adventure
117Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
117Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
117Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
117Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
116A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
116Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
116Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
116From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
114Silence please
114Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
114Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
114News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
114Torn between now and somewhere down the line
113Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
112Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
112Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
112Observations Only: Giving up
112A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
112Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
112Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
112Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
112No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
112No-Till Notes: Water conservation
112Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
111Completely Different: The Quest
111Economic development update
111Across the Fence: On The road
111From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
111Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
110Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
109Observations Only: Surprises
109Observations Only: Scourge of violence
108Completely Different: Your local government and you
108Seeing the works of the master
108The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
108A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
107Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
106Observations Only: Counting chickens
106Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
106At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
106A mom’s thoughts on social media
106Enjoy the festivities
106Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
105Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
105The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
105Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
105Easter
104Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
104Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
104No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
104Simply October
104Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
103Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
103The zombie apocalypse and you
103Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
103The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
103Walkable, bikeable communities
102Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
102Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
102Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
102Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
101Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
101Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
101Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
101At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
100Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
99Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
98From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
98Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
98Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
97Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
97Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
97Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
97Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
96Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
96Teen Voice: Today’s television
95Do You Tube?
95The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
95Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
95Our view: United we can build
94Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
93I love Thanksgiving
93No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
92Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
92Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
91From the Superintendent’s Desk
90From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
89Letter to the Editor
89From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
88Our View: Bravo OTD committee
88Teen Voice: Not just another ride
87Social time has important benefits
87LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
87Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
86Teen Voice: March Madness
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
85Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
84Timing makes perfect
84Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
83Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
82LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
82Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
82Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
82Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
82Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
81View from the block
81Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
80Practice safe barbecue basics
80Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
80At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
80Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
80The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
77Our View: Visionaries wanted
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
76Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
75At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
74Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
71Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
71In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
70Welcome home
68Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65Remembering When
64Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
64Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
63The hills, part 1: Mustangs
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
63Letter to the Editor
62A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
62The Block
62Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
62From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
62Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
61From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
61‘Is there something I can do?’
59Letter to the Editor
56Teen Voice: Happy news
56
55Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
53Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
53Letter to the Editor
52From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
51Teen Voice: The road of hatred
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
48Our View: A failure to communicate
45Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
42Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
41My Thanksgiving prayer
41To The Editor
38Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
35Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
34Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
25Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
23Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
18Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
15Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
14Golden Spade
Fresh Foods
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson