Anno Domini: A random walk down memory lane
September 29, 2011 Jerry Purvis   
When I look out the front window of the Citizen offices, what one city council member derisively called “that newspaper downtown,” one of the familiar landmarks across the street is the old city hall, again vacant for the umpteenth time.

I ran across an old picture of when it was the Swan Hotel, but as a teenager, it was always Gering’s city hall. The electric department was on the second floor. It had a big room that was also used for dances – with real, live bands that had names like the Majestics, the Premiers, and of course, the Dynamics.

That’s where I got my introduction to playing loud, rock ‘n roll music. I think it was also the place where I started working on the case of tinnitus that’s still a minor annoyance.

Playing in bands in the mid-1960s was intriguing in itself. Looking back on it, I realize that most of the people I made music with through high school were complete jerks. (Not me, of course!)

Today, I can only hope they’ve gained a modicum of maturity and grace as they approach old age, wherever they may be.

Many high schools still had live bands for homecoming back then. I remember playing at Banner County School. And at our home school, the principal would usually call us down to the office sometime during the week to warn us about playing too loud at the after game dance on Friday night. He’d also remind us our hair was getting too long for school policy. It was a different world back then.

Anyway, a couple of months ago, I got a call from a friend who moved to North Carolina from his native Philadelphia. I met him when he was a student at Hiram Scott College.

Louie asked about the town and what had changed. He asked about the A&W Root Beer stand, about Dairy Queen, Vic’s Pizza and the Woodshed, where a lot of “Scotties” went to get sloshed. I must admit, the place made a very good Tom Collins.

And he asked if people were still “dragging main.” I wouldn’t know, as I don’t get downtown at night very often.

That call got me thinking about the ghosts of part of my childhood, about how much has changed – and why I didn’t pay closer attention.
When my family first moved back here from California, I remember the Fairmont Dairy still delivered milk. Whatever happened with that?
After a few years at Longfellow Elementary, it was on to Scottsbluff Junior High, located in the old high school building. It’s still in use today, although it’s called Middle School.

For many of us junior high kids, we’d duck out at lunch and go across the street to Crown Lanes for greasy French fries and burgers. And it only cost 10 cents a game to play the pinball machine.

Then it was on to high school. Drug use wasn’t very prevalent back then, as only a few of the kids were potheads. Most of us thought they were weird. No, the entertainment of choice was still a six-pack of Budweiser on a Friday night.

And during breaks between classes, a few of the kids sneaked out the east end of the building for a quick smoke before some faculty member noticed. Overall, we were a pretty strange bunch, back when big hair seemed to be the fashion for the girls.

On weeknights during high school, a few of us would occasionally visit Midwest Billiards, in the basement of the Midwest Theater, to shoot a game of snooker. The sign above the stairs read “No one under 18 allowed,” but no one paid attention. And the manager rarely enforced the rule.

Speaking of that, the manager was a guy called Sliver. I guess that was his nickname because he was about as big around as a pool cue. Someone recently told me his name was Gus Simmons, but I’ve been unable to uncover much about the guy. Maybe this is where someone out in our readership can help me out with anything they might know about him. If so, let me know. And I thank you in advance.

The food served at the various area restaurants was something else that I remember with fondness. There was Vic’s Pizza, sliced in the traditional Chicago box cut. And I sure can’t forget about the Dash Inn, where they had salty, not sweet, onion rings. They also served a local favorite called the Wagon Wheel. For drinks, there was Rumba and Hot-‘n- Tot Cokes and a lime phosphate concoction called a Green River. Great stuff.

For standard, good ole home cooking, there was the Eagle Café in downtown Scottsbluff. And for the adventurous, one of the few oriental restaurants was downtown, the King Fong Café.

The area’s oldest Mexican food place, Taco Town, was always there. It was the only place where peas were part of the ingredient list for the tacos.

Big John’s BBQ Pit was out on East Overland before it burned down and later moved. And after high school games, everyone would head to King’s for Cheese Frenchees. I sure could use a big order of all of those about now.

The culinary landscape has changed dramatically over the years. Even locally, it was mostly overrun by the fast food places, where the same bland food tastes the same across the country.

It is good to know that, at least in a small part, the area’s gastronomic palate has expanded to where fewer people are turning up their noses at dishes outside the ubiquitous “meat ‘n taters” paradigm. And yet, some of them would still turn nauseous if I pointed out that calamari is squid.

Gone are the Cheese Frenchees and the Dash Inn onion rings. Along with so many of our customs and rituals, they’ve been relegated to memory and to local history. But they’re part of the threadwork that makes up this grand tapestry we call our Americana, our cultural history. And because it’s my undeclared major, I think that culture is worth preserving for future generations.

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881Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
879Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
872The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
870Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
867Across the Fence: On The road
863From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
863From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
860The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
856Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
852Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
850Assad’s endgame
846The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
846Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
844Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
839Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
836Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
836Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
833A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
825Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
824Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
816A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
814Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
813Observations Only: Painting a picture
811Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
811From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
810Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
808Observations Only: A soul’s journey
806Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
804Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
803Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
803Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
800Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
789Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
787Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
786Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
783Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
783Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
781Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
777Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
776Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
775The zombie apocalypse and you
771Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
771Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
769A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
767Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
761Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
760Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
756Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
756From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
755Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
752Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
750Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
747Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
741Observations Only: A new direction
740Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
736Teen Voice: Today’s television
728Observations Only: Giving up
727From the Superintendent’s Desk
727Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
726From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
725Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
724Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
724Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
723Trash cans
723Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
723Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
719Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
718Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
718Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
716Teen Voice: The road of hatred
716Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
715From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
715Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
713From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
712A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
712Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
712Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
712Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
710Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
708Observations Only: The joy of money
707Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
707From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
707Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
703From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
701Teen Voice: The more the merrier
700A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
699Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
698The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
697Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
692The Block
691Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
689Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
689Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
685From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
683 Taking a big risk
680Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
676From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
676A Small World: Savoring county fair days
674Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
674Teen Voice: Catfished
671Observations Only: Saturday delight
671Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
671Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
671From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
669The hills, part 1: Mustangs
668The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
664Life's curve balls
664Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
664Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
662Seeing the works of the master
661From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
661Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
657Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
656Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
656Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
655The ghost of Ayn Rand
653Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
653A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
652Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
651A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
651From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
651Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
651Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
649Observations Only: Extreme measures
648Teen Voice: Not just another ride
648Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
646Timing makes perfect
646Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
646Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
643Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
642Observations Only: Counting chickens
642Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
641Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
638A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
636Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
636Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
636From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
636Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
635SELL-OUT!
633A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
629Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
628A Stray Moment: God Knows
627Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
626It's no surprise
624A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
622Observations Only: Just around the corner
622A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
621Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
621Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
618Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
617A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
617Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
616Do You Tube?
616The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
613Observations Only: Scourge of violence
611Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
610View from the block
610Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
609Welcome to Gering
608Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
607The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
606The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
605A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
604Observations Only: What's in a word?
604From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
602Silence please
602From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
601Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
600Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
600The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
599A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
597A Stray Moment: The last time
594A Stray Moment: Without a net
593LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
592From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
592A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
590Observations Only: Together again
590Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
590Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
588Age of reason
588Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
587Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
587Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
586A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
584The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
582Economic development update
582Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
581Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
581Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
581Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
580Observations Only: Going home
579Observations Only: No thank you
579 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
579At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
578Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
577Observations Only: Curious things
577Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
576Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
575Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
574Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
572From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
571Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
570Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
568Observations Only: Surprises
568Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
567From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
564Observations Only: Uneventful flight
562Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
562Guest Voices…
561Observations Only: Spider adventure
561Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
559Observations Only: North Powder
559Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
559Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
559Teen Voice: Living within our means
559Teen Voice: Body image
559Rural America and immigration reform
558Observations Only: Sister odyssey
558Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
557Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
557A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
555Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
555Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
555Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
554Observations Only: Blue chip stock
553The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
552Observations Only: Critical thinking
551Teen Voice: Shadow art
549Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
548A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
548Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
548Across the Fence: The hand dug well
547The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
547Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
546From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
545A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
544Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
542Permission to remember
541A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
540Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
538Across The Fence: A day For thanks
537From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
537Teen Voice: Serendipity
537Observations Only: The awful truth
534Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
534The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
532Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
530Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
530Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
529Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
528Our View: The elephant in the room
526LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
526Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
525Observations Only: Journey's end
523Social time has important benefits
522Home of the Brave
520Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
520Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
518Observations Only: Curious things, part II
517Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
516From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
516Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
516Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
515Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
515Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
514Practice safe barbecue basics
513Observations Only: Sister lost
513Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
510Observations Only: The meeting
509Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
509Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
508Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
507Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
506My Thanksgiving prayer
506The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
504Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
503A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
502Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
501Our View: Bravo OTD committee
501The Good Life: The two different types of business people
497Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
497The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
495Totally Random: My journey, life after living
494I'm falling for Tumblr?
493Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
490Remembering When
490Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
489Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
488Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
488Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
487Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
486A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
486Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
486A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
485Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
485Teen Voice: Being a girl
485Observations Only: A gift of serenity
480Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
478Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
478The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
476Teen Voice: Happy news
474Observations Only : White water
471Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
469Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
468Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
466Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
462A Small World: Special guest
459Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
456Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
456Observations Only: A fine line
456Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
455Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
455Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
454Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
453Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
452Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
452Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
451Observations Only: Good and evil
451Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
448Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
447Teen Voice: Equality
445Our View: Visionaries wanted
445The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
443Observations Only: Expect the best
442A real leaning tree Christmas
441Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
440Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
439Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
437Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
436Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
428The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
426Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
425Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
425Observations Only: The shadow of error
425Observations Only: A matter of matter
425The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
424The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
423The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
422The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
422Observations Only: Indifferent love
420Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
419Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
418Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
418Observations Only: Beginnings
418Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
418Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
416Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
411Completely Different - The magic of spring
408Observations Only: Choices
408Observations Only: Divine spirit
408Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
407Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
406Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
404Observations Only: Temptation
400The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
400Totally Random: Life’s ripples
396Observations Only: Willfulness
392Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
387Observations Only: Divine prompts
387Teeing Off: Around the Green
385Teen Voice: The need to get away
384Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
382Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
381Observations Only: A matter of paradox
381A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
381A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
380Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
375Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
374A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
373Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
373Observations Only: Off to the races
373Anno Domini: We gather together
373Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
371Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
370Observations Only: The vision
366Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
366Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
364Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
364Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
359Across the Fence: The Pony Express
359Observations Only: The need to understand
359Totally Random: October, the pink month
359Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
358Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
355Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
350Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
349Observations Only: A good daughter
349Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
349Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
344Teeing Off: Mind Gym
344A Halloween Story: The scary dream
343Building Bridges: Love your enemies
342Teen Voice: Silence
338Teeing Off: Persistence
335Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
335Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
332Lyman Review: Devil calf
331Teen Voice: Stress test
329Teen Voice: Remember what you have
329Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
328Observations Only: A sad week
327Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
326Teen Voice: The Other Side
318Observations Only: Waiting time
317Teeing Off: The thing about state
317Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
316Teen Voice: What is love?
315Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
310Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
310Teen Voice: The rivalry
305Observations Only: Reality check
305Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
304Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
300Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
297Observations Only: Hog wash
296Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
293Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
293Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
290Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
290Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
289Lyman Review: The love goat
287Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
287Observations Only: Saint Marge
287Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
286Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
283Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
276Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
276Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
275Totally Random: Happy Halloween
273Lyman Review: One mean chicken
270Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
269Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
268Anno Domini: On this remembering day
267Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
265Observations Only: Gone away
264Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
259
258Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
257Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
254Teen Voice: Self-expression
253Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
253No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
249Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
247Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
246From the Hill: More Work Ahead
245Observations Only: The visit
245Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
240 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
232Teen Voice: Cyber War
231Teen Voice: My rebellion
228Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
228Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
224Why you should visit the zoo in February
223Observations Only: A day in August
221Observations Only: The last goodbye
221Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
221Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
221Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
219Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
218Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
216Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
208Teen Voice: The gift of caring
207Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
205Observations Only: Final moment
205Observations Only: The last toothpick
205Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
204No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
203Observations Only: One more time
201Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
200Totally Random: Trusting the fates
199Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
196Observations Only: The vigil
194Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
193Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
190Teen Voice: To the future
190Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
188Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
185Our View: Community responsible for kids
183Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
180Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
178Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
171Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
168SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
166Across The Fence: Last Christmas
160Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
160Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
158Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
158Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
155Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
154Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
153Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
152At the Library: March into a good book
148Teen Voice: Where is the love?
148Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
146Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
143Lyman Review: Winter's dog
140Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
136No-Till Notes: Looking Back
133Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
131Nature Notes: Love is in the air
128Totally Random: Where does it go?
125In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
121Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
116Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
107Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
105Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
102Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
98Lyman Review: Dog fun
96Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
95At the Monument: That old (historic) building
95Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
91Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
90Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
87Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
86Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
85Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
84Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
81Religious freedom must be protected
79Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
79Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
68Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
67Teen Voice: Inspire me
65At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
64Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
64View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
64Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
64Across the Fence: Amanda
58Teen Voice: Footprints
28Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
27Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
26Support emergency services personnel
26No-till Notes: Moving forward
25Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
25At the Monument: Art in National Parks
25Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
18Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
17In the Hills: Explore the state parks
16Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
15Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
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