Observations Only: Return to graciousness
September 22, 2011 Nina Betz, Contributing Columnist   
A month ago I opened my mail and found my new social security card. I looked at it in amazement.

My mind screamed! No, I’m not sixty-five, how can this be? I’m only forty-five. That’s how old I feel and doesn’t that count the most?

Reality sank in as I showed it to my daughter and friends, and my mind drifted back over the cultural changes that have gradually taken place as generally happens when one has suffered a shock.

Upon reflection I believe the changes began partly with the rise of Gloria Steinem and the woman’s ‘lib’ movement. There are good things that came from the movement like the opportunity to have a career other than teaching, nursing or secretarial work if a woman wanted something else for herself.

No one wants to go back to the days when women were banned from the higher echelons of the business world, medical profession or education. Thanks to Gloria, a woman can work in any field of endeavor she wishes for equal pay and equal status; not a bad thing.

However, there was a price to pay when women went out to work. There was no one to mind the children, so daycare became a new industry. Some children were cared for by grandmothers or other family members but soon they wanted to go out to work as well.

Some mothers, like myself, looked at the situation and decided they didn’t want to work all day, then come home and work half the night caring for their families. We were scorned and looked down upon by other women. Gradually, men began expecting their wives to work and reluctantly agreed to help out with the housework and child rearing. Unfortunately though, in some households this agreement was soon forgotten. As parents became increasingly busy, the finer points of etiquette and manners became less important with each generation.

The rise of the ‘me’ generation of the seventies encouraged a further decline in manners. The right to say and do as one wishes became more important than the rights of the person next to them.
Gradually as months became years and years became decades, children matured and raised their own families with more and more relaxed principles of conduct. Behaviors once considered unacceptable became commonplace. Educators and psychologists began teaching the idea that pointing out shameful behavior and expecting it to be corrected was the same as shaming the person, which it is not.

The court system became lenient with lawbreakers and made excuses for them, forgetting the plight of the people who were harmed. Speaking to a stranger about inappropriate behavior became unthinkable as well as dangerous.

As I mulled over these thoughts, the fireworks debacle became an issue and outraged citizens began writing letters of complaint to the newspapers demanding that city governments do something about it. I thought wistfully about the days of graciousness when everyone used their manners, not just some, and how nice it was.
I began to wonder what would happen today if we all thought about our actions and how they might impact someone else, and acted upon those thoughts for the good of others, ahead of ourselves.

Think of the accidents that could be avoided if an impaired driver put aside his or her pride and allows themself to be driven home or lets the other driver have the right-of-way even if it isn’t theirs.
Our lives would be happier and less stressful because no one would need to clean up other people’s messes. No one would be cranky because an inconsiderate neighbor woke them up at night for any reason. Disgruntled people could use their time for the pursuit of happiness instead of writing letters of complaint. The Gering City Council could tend to important business of the city. Children would learn to respect themselves as well as others by the example set for them by their parents and no one would be subjected to language or behaviors that should be kept within the privacy of the home.

All of us would find it easier to wear a smile because the graciousness would become reciprocal over time as each new generation practiced kindness and consideration for others.
Graciousness is an old-fashioned word that very badly needs to be practiced in our schools, on street corners, in homes and places of business.

Martin Luther King had a dream. A peaceful, kind world in which to live is also a dream that many of us have.

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827From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
826Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
826A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
824Observations Only: A soul’s journey
823Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
822Observations Only: Painting a picture
820Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
817Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
817Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
816Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
815Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
812Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
806Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
801Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
795Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
795Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
794Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
791Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
788Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
787Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
785The zombie apocalypse and you
783Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
779A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
778Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
775Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
769Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
768Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
768From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
767Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
766Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
766Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
763Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
756Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
752Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
751Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
749Teen Voice: Today’s television
747Observations Only: A new direction
742Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
740From the Superintendent’s Desk
738From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
736Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
736Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
735Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
733Observations Only: Giving up
733Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
731Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
730Trash cans
728Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
728Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
726Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
725Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
725Teen Voice: The road of hatred
724Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
724From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
723A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
722Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
722Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
721From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
721Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
719From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
718Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
716Observations Only: The joy of money
715Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
714Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
713Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
712From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
709Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
707Teen Voice: The more the merrier
706The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
706A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
705Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
699The Block
699Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
697Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
693From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
692 Taking a big risk
690A Small World: Savoring county fair days
689Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
687From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
687Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
683Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
683Teen Voice: Catfished
682Observations Only: Saturday delight
682Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
679From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
676The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
674The hills, part 1: Mustangs
674Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
672From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
671Seeing the works of the master
670Life's curve balls
670Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
667Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
667Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
667Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
666Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
664Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
664Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
663Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
662A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
662Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
661The ghost of Ayn Rand
660A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
659Observations Only: Extreme measures
658From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
657Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
655Timing makes perfect
655Teen Voice: Not just another ride
653Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
653Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
650Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
649Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
647Observations Only: Counting chickens
647Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
647Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
645Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
644From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
643A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
643Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
640SELL-OUT!
640A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
639A Stray Moment: God Knows
636Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
634A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
633A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
632A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
631Observations Only: Just around the corner
631Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
631Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
630It's no surprise
628Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
628The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
626Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
624Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
623Do You Tube?
622Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
621At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
620View from the block
620From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
620Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
619Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
618Welcome to Gering
618Observations Only: Scourge of violence
615A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
615A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
614The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
614From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
613The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
611Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
610The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
609Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
608Silence please
607Observations Only: What's in a word?
603A Stray Moment: The last time
603A Stray Moment: Without a net
601From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
600A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
600A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
599LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
598Observations Only: Together again
598Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
597Age of reason
597Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
596Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
595Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
593The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
593 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
592Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
592Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
592Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
592Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
591Economic development update
591Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
591Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
590Observations Only: Curious things
589Observations Only: Going home
588Observations Only: No thank you
588Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
587Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
587Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
585Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
585Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
584Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
581Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
581From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
576Observations Only: Surprises
575Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
575Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
575Observations Only: Uneventful flight
575Guest Voices…
573From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
571Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
571Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
570Teen Voice: Living within our means
568Observations Only: Spider adventure
568Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
567Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
567Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
567Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
566Observations Only: North Powder
566Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
565A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
565Rural America and immigration reform
564Observations Only: Sister odyssey
563Observations Only: Blue chip stock
563Teen Voice: Body image
561Observations Only: Critical thinking
561Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
560Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
559Across the Fence: The hand dug well
558A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
558Teen Voice: Shadow art
558The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
557The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
557From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
557Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
555Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
554Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
552Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
552A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
551Permission to remember
547From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
547Across The Fence: A day For thanks
546Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
546A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
543Observations Only: The awful truth
543Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
541Teen Voice: Serendipity
540Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
540The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
538Our View: The elephant in the room
537Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
534Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
534Observations Only: Journey's end
532Social time has important benefits
532Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
532Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
531LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
530Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
530Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
528Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
528Observations Only: Curious things, part II
527From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
527Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
527Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
526Home of the Brave
523Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
522Observations Only: Sister lost
521Practice safe barbecue basics
521Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
520Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
517Observations Only: The meeting
517My Thanksgiving prayer
517Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
516The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
516Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
515Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
511Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
511Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
508A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
507Our View: Bravo OTD committee
506Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
506Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
505I'm falling for Tumblr?
505Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
505The Good Life: The two different types of business people
502Totally Random: My journey, life after living
501Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
501The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
498Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
498A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
496Teen Voice: Being a girl
496Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
495Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
495A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
494Remembering When
494Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
492Observations Only: A gift of serenity
490Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
490Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
489Teen Voice: Happy news
485Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
485Observations Only : White water
484The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
482Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
477Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
477Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
472A Small World: Special guest
470Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
467Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
466Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
466Observations Only: Good and evil
464Observations Only: A fine line
463Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
463Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
462Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
460Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
460Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
460Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
457Teen Voice: Equality
457Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
455Our View: Visionaries wanted
454Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
453Observations Only: Expect the best
452The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
451A real leaning tree Christmas
450Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
445Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
444Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
443Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
442Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
436The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
435Observations Only: The shadow of error
434Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
433Observations Only: A matter of matter
433Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
432The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
430The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
429The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
429Observations Only: Indifferent love
428Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
428The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
426Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
426Observations Only: Beginnings
425Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
425Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
423Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
422Completely Different - The magic of spring
421Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
417Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
415Observations Only: Divine spirit
414Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
413Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
412Observations Only: Temptation
412Observations Only: Choices
407Totally Random: Life’s ripples
404The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
403Observations Only: Willfulness
399Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
395Teen Voice: The need to get away
395Observations Only: Divine prompts
394Teeing Off: Around the Green
392Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
389Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
389Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
388A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
388A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
385Observations Only: A matter of paradox
382Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
381Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
381Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
380Anno Domini: We gather together
379A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
376Observations Only: Off to the races
374Observations Only: The vision
374Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
372Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
371Across the Fence: The Pony Express
371Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
370Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
369Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
365Observations Only: The need to understand
364Totally Random: October, the pink month
364Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
364Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
363Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
359Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
356Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
356Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
355Observations Only: A good daughter
352Building Bridges: Love your enemies
350Teeing Off: Mind Gym
349A Halloween Story: The scary dream
347Teen Voice: Silence
345Teeing Off: Persistence
345Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
342Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
342Lyman Review: Devil calf
338Teen Voice: Stress test
337Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
334Teen Voice: Remember what you have
334Observations Only: A sad week
329Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
328Teen Voice: The Other Side
324Observations Only: Waiting time
322Teeing Off: The thing about state
322Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
319Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
319Teen Voice: What is love?
318Teen Voice: The rivalry
313Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
313Observations Only: Reality check
309Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
308Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
305Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
304Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
303Observations Only: Hog wash
301Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
300Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
298Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
297Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
295Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
295Lyman Review: The love goat
294Observations Only: Saint Marge
291Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
291Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
290Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
289Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
285Totally Random: Happy Halloween
282Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
280Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
279Lyman Review: One mean chicken
276Anno Domini: On this remembering day
274Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
272Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
271Observations Only: Gone away
270Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
269Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
266
266Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
261Teen Voice: Self-expression
259Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
258No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
256Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
253Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
253Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
252From the Hill: More Work Ahead
251Observations Only: The visit
247 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
242Teen Voice: Cyber War
240Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
239Teen Voice: My rebellion
236Why you should visit the zoo in February
234Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
234Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
230Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
229Observations Only: The last goodbye
229Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
228Observations Only: A day in August
228Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
221Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
220Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
216Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
214Teen Voice: The gift of caring
212Observations Only: The last toothpick
212Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
212Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
211No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
210Observations Only: One more time
210Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
208Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
207Observations Only: Final moment
206Totally Random: Trusting the fates
202Observations Only: The vigil
200Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
199Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
198Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
196Teen Voice: To the future
193Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
190Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
189Our View: Community responsible for kids
177Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
176Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
174SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
173Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
172Across The Fence: Last Christmas
172Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
167At the Library: March into a good book
166Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
165Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
163Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
161Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
158Teen Voice: Where is the love?
158Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
157Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
154Lyman Review: Winter's dog
154No-Till Notes: Looking Back
146Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
146Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
145In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
142Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
141Totally Random: Where does it go?
139Nature Notes: Love is in the air
130Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
124Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
122Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
120Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
119Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
117Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
117Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
109Lyman Review: Dog fun
108Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
107Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
105Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
104At the Monument: That old (historic) building
101Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
99Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
99Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
97Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
93Religious freedom must be protected
83Teen Voice: Inspire me
82Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
81At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
76Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
76View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
75Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
74Across the Fence: Amanda
69Teen Voice: Footprints
63Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
57In the Hills: Explore the state parks
56Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
50Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
50Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
49No-till Notes: Moving forward
45Support emergency services personnel
40At the Monument: Art in National Parks
40Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
39Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
31Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
31Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
27View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
22Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
16What’s really going on with our water?
14Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
11Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
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