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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58No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
58Prairie Dogs
58Letters to the Editor
57Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
57Observations Only: Beginnings
57Guest Voices…
57Observations Only: Willfulness
57Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
57The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
57Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
57Teen Voice: Cyber War
57Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
57Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
57Be kind through communications
57At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
57
57Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
56Teen Voice: Living within our means
56Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
56Observations Only: Expect the best
56Observations Only: Temptation
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
56The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
56Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
56Totally Random: Trusting the fates
56Why you should visit the zoo in February
56Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
56Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
56For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
56In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
56Letter to the Editor
55From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
55Observations Only: Curious things
55Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
55Observations Only: Curious things, part II
55From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
55Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
55Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
55Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
55Teeing Off: Persistence
55Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
55Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
55Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
55Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
55Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
55Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
55At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
55Letter to the editor
55Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
55No-Till Notes: The value of water
55Our View: A failure to communicate
54The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
54Observations Only: Critical thinking
54Teen Voice: Serendipity
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
54Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
54Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
54Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
54The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
54Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
54View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
54Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
54Website Resources
54Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
54No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
54Reach out for challenges
53Observations Only: Journey's end
53I'm falling for Tumblr?
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Totally Random: The Golden Rule
53The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
53Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
53Lyman Review: Dog fun
53Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
53Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
53Support letters requested for airport
53The Christmas Story
52Observations Only: Uneventful flight
52Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
52Across the Fence: The Pony Express
52Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
52Teen Voice: The need to get away
52Observations Only: Choices
52Teen Voice: Shadow art
52Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
52Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
52Teen Voice: Footprints
52Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
52Religious freedom must be protected
52View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
52Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
52Linked Lives
52Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
52No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
52All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
51From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
51Observations Only : White water
51Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
51Teeing Off: Mind Gym
51No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
51Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
51Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
51No-til Notes: Changing plans
51Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
51Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
51Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
51All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
51Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
51To The Editor
50Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
50Teen Voice: Catfished
50The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
50Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
50Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
50Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
50Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
50Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
50Greetings from the State Capitol
50To whom are we thankful?
50A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
50Letter to the Editor
49Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
49Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
49Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
49Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
49Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
49Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
49Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
49Teen Voice: Inspire me
49Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
49
48Teen Voice: Equality
48Lyman Review: Winter's dog
48Their View: Goal post move unfair
47Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
47Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
47Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
47At the Monument: Where are the animals?
47Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
47Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
47Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
46The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
46The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
46Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
46Totally Random: Where does it go?
45From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
45Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
45Teen Voice: Where is the love?
45Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
45No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
45Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
45The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
45At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
44Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
44Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
44A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
43Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
43Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
43Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
42Teen Voice: What is love?
42From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
42Letter to the Editor
41From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
40No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
39Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
37Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
37Our View: The elephant in the room
35Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
35Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
18Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
Most Read News Stories of 2012
303At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
280Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
225The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
204Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
195Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
193Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
191At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
190Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
186Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
184The Good Life: All that remains is love
173Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
172Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
170Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
168No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
165Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
162Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
150At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
149Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
149At the Monument: Find Your Park
146Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
146Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
146No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
145Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
142Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
137Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
130Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
127Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
125Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
123Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
122Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
119Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
119No-Till Notes: Observations
117Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
117Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
117No Till Notes: Saying uncle
115No-Till Notes: Potential
114Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
113Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
111Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
109Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
108Completely Different: It's all in the family
108Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
105Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
104No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
104No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
104Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
104Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
103A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
103Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
102Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
102Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
101Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
101Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
101A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
101Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
100Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
99Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
99Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
98Teeing Off: Around the Green
98Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
98Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
98No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
97What's the deal with organic milk?
96Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
96Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
95Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
95A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
95Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
94Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
94Anno Domini: On this remembering day
94Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
94Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
94Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
93Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
93Lyman Review: Devil calf
93Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
93Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
93No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
92A Stray Moment: God Knows
92Observations Only: Hog wash
92Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
92Observations Only: Final moment
91The zombie apocalypse and you
91Across the Fence: Building Barns
91Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
91Observations Only: The awful truth
91Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
91Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
91Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
91Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
91Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
90 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
90A Stray Moment: Without a net
90A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
90Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
90Observations Only: A sad week
90Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
90Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
90Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
89Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
89Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
89Totally Random: My journey, life after living
89Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
89Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
89Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
89Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
88Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
88Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
88Observations Only: Gone away
88Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
88Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
88Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
88Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
88Teen Voice: He’s my dad
87The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
87Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
87A real leaning tree Christmas
87No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
87Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
87Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
87Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
86Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
86Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
86Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
86Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
85A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
85From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
85Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
85Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
85Observations Only: One more time
85Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
85Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
85Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
85A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
85Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
84Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
84Observations Only: A matter of matter
84Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
84Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
84Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
84Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
84Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
84Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
84Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
84A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
84A mom’s thoughts on social media
84Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
83A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
83A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
83A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
83A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
83Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
83A Halloween Story: The scary dream
83Across The Fence: A day For thanks
83Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
83Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
83Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
83At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
83No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
82Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
82Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
82Observations Only: The vision
82Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
82Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
82Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
82Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
82Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
82Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
82Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
81From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
81The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
81Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
81Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
81Observations Only: A day in August
81The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
81Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
81Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
81A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
81Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
81A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
81No Till Notes: Final Stop
81Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
80Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
80A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
80Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
80 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
80Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
80Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
80Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
80Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
80No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
80
80At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
80Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
80No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
80Our view: United we can build
79Completely Different: Your local government and you
79Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
79Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
79A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
79Observations Only: Off to the races
79Observations Only: Waiting time
79Anno Domini: We gather together
79Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
79At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
78Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
78Observations Only: A new direction
78Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
78Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
78A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
78Observations Only: The shadow of error
78Observations Only: Divine spirit
78Observations Only: A good daughter
78Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
78Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
78Building Bridges: Love your enemies
78No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
78Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
78History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
78
78A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
78No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
78Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
78Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
77Observations Only: Saturday delight
77Across the Fence: On The road
77Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
77A Small World: Savoring county fair days
77Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
77Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
77Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
77Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
77Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
77 Across The Fence: County Fair
77Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
77A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
77A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
77Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
76Across the fence: Something worth remembering
76Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
76Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
76A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
76Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
76Observations Only: A gift of serenity
76The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
76Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
76Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
76Our View: Community responsible for kids
76Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
76Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
76Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
76Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
75Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
75Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
75Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
75The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
75Observations Only: The visit
75Lyman Review: The love goat
75Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
75Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
75Letters to the Editor
75Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
75Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
75A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
75Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
75No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
75Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
75Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
74Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
74Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
74Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
74Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
74A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
74A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
74Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
74Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
74Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
74Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
74A Small World: Special guest
74The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
74Observations Only: Reality check
74Teen Voice: Self-expression
74Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
74Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
74Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
74Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
74Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
74In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
74Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
74Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
74Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
74Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
73Observations only : Sisters of the world
73Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
73A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
73Assad’s endgame
73Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
73The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
73A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
73A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
73Totally Random: October, the pink month
73Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
73Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
73No-Till Notes: Looking Back
73Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
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72Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
72It's no surprise
72Observations Only: Just around the corner
72Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
72Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
72From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
72Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
72Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
72Teeing Off: The thing about state
72Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
72Observations Only: The last goodbye
72Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
72Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
72Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
72Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
72No-till Notes: Stripper head
71Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
71Observations Only : The orphanage
71Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
71SELL-OUT!
71Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
71Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
71Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
71Observations Only: Good and evil
71Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
71Observations Only: Indifferent love
71Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
71Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
71Teen Voice: My rebellion
71Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
71Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
71Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
71The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
71Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
71Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
71A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
71At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
71No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
71Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
71Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
71Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
71Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
71Jane’s Secret: The Telling
71Easter
70Completely Different: The Quest
70Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
70Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
70Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
70Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
70Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
70A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
70Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
70Observations Only: The need to understand
70Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
70Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
70At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
70Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
70Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
70Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
70Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
70A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
69Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
69Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
69The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
69Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
69Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
69A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
69Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
69Observations Only: Surprises
69From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
69A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
69From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
69A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
69Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
69Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
69Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
69Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
69Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
69Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
69Across the Fence: The hand dug well
69A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
69
69Observations Only: Saint Marge
69Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
69Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
69A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
69
69In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
69Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
69Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
69A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
69Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
68Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
68Timing makes perfect
68Trash cans
68 Taking a big risk
68Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
68Teen Voice: Being a girl
68Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
68Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
68Teen Voice: Silence
68Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
68Totally Random: Happy Halloween
68No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
68Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
68Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
68Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
68No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
68Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
67It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
67Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
67Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
67A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
67Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
67Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
67Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
67Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
67Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
67Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
67Teen Voice: Stress test
67Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
67Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
67Across the Fence: Amanda
67Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
67No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
66We need a few good people
66Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
66Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
66The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
66Do You Tube?
66Life's curve balls
66The Block
66The hills, part 1: Mustangs
66Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
66Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
66Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
66Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
66Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
66Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
66At the Monument: That old (historic) building
66At the Monument: Night Sky
66Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
66
66No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
65Time keeps flowing like a river
65Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
65Economic development update
65Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
65Observations Only: The joy of money
65Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
65Observations Only: Together again
65Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
65Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
65Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
65Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
65Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
65From the Hill: More Work Ahead
65Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
65Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
65Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
65Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
65At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
65Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
65NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
65Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
64A Small World: Time traveling
64Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
64Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
64Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
64Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
64Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
64Observations Only: Blue chip stock
64Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
64Observations Only: Sister lost
64Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
64Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
64From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
64Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
64Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
64Rural America and immigration reform
64The Good Life: The two different types of business people
64Teen Voice: The rivalry
64Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
64Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
64Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
64Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
64In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
64No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
64
64At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
64At the Monument: Museum collections
64Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
63Observations Only : Mission accomplished
63Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
63From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
63Home of the Brave
63Welcome to Gering
63Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
63The ghost of Ayn Rand
63Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
63A Stray Moment: The last time
63Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
63Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
63Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
63A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
63Teen Voice: Body image
63Observations Only: A matter of paradox
63Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
63Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
63Nature Notes: Love is in the air
63In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
63Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
63All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
63No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
63Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
62Observations Only - Two ages of man
62Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
62Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
62Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
62Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
62Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
62Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
62A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
62Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
62Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
62Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
62Observations Only: A fine line
62Observations Only: The vigil
62Teen Voice: To the future
62Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
62Support emergency services personnel
62At the Monument: Art in National Parks
62No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
62Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
62At the Monument: Junior Rangers
62Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
62At the Monument: Living History
62Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
62Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
62Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
61Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
61Our view . . .Sports Complex
61Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
61Teen Voice: The more the merrier
61Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
61Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
61The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
61Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
61Teen Voice: Remember what you have
61Observations Only: The last toothpick
61Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
61No-till Notes: Moving forward
61New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
61Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
61At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
61No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
61In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
60A last look at the Nebraska Zone
60Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
60Being a Nebraskan – border to border
60Age of reason
60Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
60Observations Only: North Powder
60Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
60Observations Only: Going home
60Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
60The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
60Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
60Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
60Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
60Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
60Teen Voice: The Other Side
60Teen Voice: The gift of caring
60Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
60What’s really going on with our water?
60Lyman Review: Branding Time
60No-Till Notes: Back in the field
60Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
60No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
60In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
60Creatures of the Night
60At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
60Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
60Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
60Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
60Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
60At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
59Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
59My mini Pen and me
59Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
59Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
59Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
59Permission to remember
59Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
59Our View: Bravo OTD committee
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
59Observations Only: Extreme measures
59Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
59From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
59Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
59From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
59Observations Only: A soul’s journey
59Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
59Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
59Completely Different - The magic of spring
59Observations Only: Divine prompts
59Lyman Review: One mean chicken
59Across The Fence: Last Christmas
59Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
59Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
59Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
59At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
59Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
59Synchronicity:What brings me back
59Fourth of July meetings
59At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
59No Till Notes:
59Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
59No Till Notes: Moving Forward
59The Good Life: There is good everywhere
59A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
58Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
58Observations Only: Painting a picture
58Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
58From the Superintendent’s Desk
58Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
58Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
58Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
58Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
58Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
58Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
58A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
58Totally Random: Life’s ripples
58No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
58SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
58Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
58At the Library: March into a good book
58In the Hills: Explore the state parks
58College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
58No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
58Prairie Dogs
58Letters to the Editor
57Completely Different: Tales from the mat
57Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
57LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
57Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
57Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
57Observations Only: Beginnings
57Guest Voices…
57Observations Only: Willfulness
57Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
57The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
57Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
57Teen Voice: Cyber War
57Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
57Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
57Be kind through communications
57At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
57
57Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
56Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
56Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
56Letter to the Editor
56View from the block
56From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
56Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
56Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
56From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
56Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
56Teen Voice: Living within our means
56Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
56Observations Only: Expect the best
56Observations Only: Temptation
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
56The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
56Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
56Totally Random: Trusting the fates
56Why you should visit the zoo in February
56Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
56Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
56For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
56In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
56Letter to the Editor
55Practice safe barbecue basics
55Teen Voice: Not just another ride
55Observations Only: Counting chickens
55From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
55Observations Only: Curious things
55Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
55Observations Only: Curious things, part II
55From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
55Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
55Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
55Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
55Teeing Off: Persistence
55Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
55Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
55Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
55Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
55Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
55Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
55At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
55Letter to the editor
55Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
55No-Till Notes: The value of water
55Our View: A failure to communicate
54Observations Only: Spider adventure
54Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
54Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
54Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
54The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
54The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
54Observations Only: Critical thinking
54Teen Voice: Serendipity
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
54Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
54Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
54Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
54Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
54The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
54Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
54View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
54Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
54Website Resources
54Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
54No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
54Reach out for challenges
53Seeing the works of the master
53From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
53Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
53Observations Only: Journey's end
53I'm falling for Tumblr?
53Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
53Totally Random: The Golden Rule
53The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
53Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
53Lyman Review: Dog fun
53Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
53Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
53Support letters requested for airport
53The Christmas Story
52Teen Voice: March Madness
52Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
52A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
52The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
52From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
52Observations Only: Uneventful flight
52Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
52Across the Fence: The Pony Express
52Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
52Teen Voice: The need to get away
52Observations Only: Choices
52Teen Voice: Shadow art
52Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
52Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
52Teen Voice: Footprints
52Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
52Religious freedom must be protected
52View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
52Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
52Linked Lives
52Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
52No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
52All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
51Observations Only: Giving up
51From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
51Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
51Observations Only: Sister odyssey
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
51The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
51From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
51Observations Only : White water
51Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
51Teeing Off: Mind Gym
51No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
51Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
51Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
51No-til Notes: Changing plans
51Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
51Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
51Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
51All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
51Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
51To The Editor
50Silence please
50Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
50Observations Only: The meeting
50Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
50Teen Voice: Catfished
50The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
50Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
50Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
50Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
50Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
50Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
50Greetings from the State Capitol
50To whom are we thankful?
50A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
50Letter to the Editor
49Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
49Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
49Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
49Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
49Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
49Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
49Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
49Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
49Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
49Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
49Teen Voice: Inspire me
49Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
49
48Observations Only: What's in a word?
48The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
48From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
48Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
48Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
48Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
48Teen Voice: Equality
48Lyman Review: Winter's dog
48Their View: Goal post move unfair
47The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
47Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
47Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
47Teen Voice: Today’s television
47Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
47Observations Only: Scourge of violence
47Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
47Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
47Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
47At the Monument: Where are the animals?
47Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
47Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
47Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
46Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
46Social time has important benefits
46Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
46Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
46Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
46The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
46The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
46Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
46Totally Random: Where does it go?
45Observations Only: No thank you
45LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
45Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
45From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
45Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
45Teen Voice: Where is the love?
45Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
45No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
45Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
45The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
45At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
44Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
44From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
44Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
44Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
44Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
44Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
44A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
43Remembering When
43From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
43Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
43Teen Voice: Happy news
43Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
43Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
43Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
42Our View: Visionaries wanted
42Teen Voice: The road of hatred
42The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
42Teen Voice: What is love?
42From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
42Letter to the Editor
41Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
41From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
41Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
40No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
39Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
37Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
37Our View: The elephant in the room
35Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
35Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
34My Thanksgiving prayer
34Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
31Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
18Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
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