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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160No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
160No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
160No Till Notes: Saying uncle
160News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
159A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
159Teen Voice: Being a girl
159Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
159Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
159Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
159 Across The Fence: County Fair
159Teen Voice: He’s my dad
159From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
158From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
158Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
158Observations Only: The need to understand
158The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
158Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
158Lyman Review: Devil calf
158For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
158Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
158No-Till Notes: The value of water
158A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
158News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
158News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
158Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
158News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
157The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
157Observations Only: The shadow of error
157Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
157Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
157The Christmas Story
157A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
157From the hill: Stand Up for Life
157From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
156Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
156Observations Only: The vision
156Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
156No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
155Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
155Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
155A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
155The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
155Teen Voice: The rivalry
155Teen Voice: My rebellion
155From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
155No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
155From the hill: Serving You
154Observations Only: A soul’s journey
154Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
154Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
153From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
153Teeing Off: Around the Green
153No-til Notes: Changing plans
153No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
153Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
153Washington report: Feeding a world in need
152Observations Only: Expect the best
152Teen Voice: The need to get away
152Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
152The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
152News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
152“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
151Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
151Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
151Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
151Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
151A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
151Jane’s Secret: The Telling
150Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
150Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
150 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
150A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
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150A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
150Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
150From the hill: Giving Thanks
150All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
149Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
149Teen Voice: Cyber War
149Letters to the Editor
148Teen Voice: Shadow art
148Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
148Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
148A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
148A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
148The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
148Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
147Totally Random: Trusting the fates
147In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
147No-till Notes: Moving forward
147Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
147At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
147Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
147At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
147Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
146Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
146Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
146Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
146From the hill: Keeping America Safe
145Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
145Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
145Observations Only: Divine prompts
145A Small World: Special guest
145Lyman Review: One mean chicken
145From the Hill: More Work Ahead
145Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
145At the Library: March into a good book
145Lyman Review: Dog fun
145Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
145Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
145Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
145From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
144Observations Only: Choices
144Observations Only: A good daughter
144A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
144A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
144Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
144News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
143Observations Only: Journey's end
143Totally Random: The Golden Rule
143Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
143The Good Life: The two different types of business people
143Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
143In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
143Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
143News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
142Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
142A real leaning tree Christmas
142History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
142At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
141A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
141Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
141No-Till Notes: 10 tips
140Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
140Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
140Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
140Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
140All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
140Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
139From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
139Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
139Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
139Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
139Observations Only: The visit
139Teen Voice: Where is the love?
139Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
139Letter to the editor
139Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
139Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
139Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
139From the hill: The Year Ahead
138Teen Voice: Silence
138Teen Voice: Inspire me
138Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
138No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
138No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
138At the Monument: Night Sky
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138From the hill: Working for you
137Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
137The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
137At the Monument: That old (historic) building
137Prairie Dogs
137Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
137A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
137Across The Fence: Van Tassell
137No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
136Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
136Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
136From the hill: Spurring Innovation
135Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
135Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
135Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
135Across The Fence: Last Christmas
135Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
135Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
135Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
134Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
134Teeing Off: Persistence
134In the Hills: Explore the state parks
134No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
134Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
134Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
134Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
134All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
133Teen Voice: Living within our means
133Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
133Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
133Teen Voice: What is love?
133Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
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132Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
132Observations Only: Divine spirit
132At the Monument: Art in National Parks
132Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
132Support letters requested for airport
132 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
132Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
131Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
131Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
131Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
131Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
131From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
130A Small World: Savoring county fair days
130Lyman Review: The love goat
130Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
130Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
130Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
130Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
130No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
130Teen Voice: Out with homework
130News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
129Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
129Teen Voice: Self-expression
129Totally Random: Where does it go?
129At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
129View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
129Lyman Review: Branding Time
129No-Till Notes: Back in the field
129Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
129Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
129From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
129News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
129From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
129No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
128Completely Different - The magic of spring
128Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
128Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
128Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
127From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
127Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
127I'm falling for Tumblr?
127Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
127Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
127Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
127Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
127Nature Notes: Love is in the air
127Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
127Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
127No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
127Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
127Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
127Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
127Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
127News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
127An open letter to Trump supporters
126From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
126Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
126Teen Voice: Body image
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
126Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
126Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
126Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
126Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
126No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
126Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
126From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
125Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
125From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
125Totally Random: Happy Halloween
125Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
125Teen Voice: Footprints
125Support emergency services personnel
125At the Monument: Where are the animals?
125In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
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125No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
125Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
125Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
124Teen Voice: Serendipity
124Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
124Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
124Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
124Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
124The Good Life: All that remains is love
124No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
124Infamy - by Richard Reeves
124Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
123Teeing Off: Mind Gym
123Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
123Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
123Greetings from the State Capitol
123Creatures of the Night
123A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
123No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
123Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
123News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
123News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
123Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
123Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
123In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
122Teen Voice: Catfished
122Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
122Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
122Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
122Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
122Reach out for challenges
122Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
122At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
122Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
122No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
122Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
121View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
121From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
121Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
121Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
121At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
121Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
121Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
121Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
121A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
121Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
120From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
120Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
119Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
119New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
119Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
119Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
119At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
119Fourth of July meetings
119Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
119Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
119Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
119From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
118Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
118Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
118Synchronicity:What brings me back
118
118Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
117Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
117Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
117Power of legumes
117Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
117At the Monument: Living History
117No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
117Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
116Teen Voice: Remember what you have
116Lyman Review: Winter's dog
116What’s really going on with our water?
116Website Resources
116Their View: Goal post move unfair
116At the Monument: Junior Rangers
116Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
116In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
116Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
116LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
115From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
115Across the Fence: The Pony Express
115From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
115Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
115Religious freedom must be protected
115At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
115Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
115College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
115Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
115From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
115Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
113Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
113Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
113Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
113At the Monument: Museum collections
113Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
112Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
112No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
111Linked Lives
111Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
111All Points West: The only stupid question
111A national day of Thanksgiving
111Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
111Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
110Rural America and immigration reform
110Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
110Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
110Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
110No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
110Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
109Teeing Off: The thing about state
109To whom are we thankful?
109A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
108Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
108Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
108Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
108Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
108In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
108At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
108Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
108Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
108Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
107Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
107Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
107The Good Life: There is good everywhere
107Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
106No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
106No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
106From the hill: The PAWS Act
105Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
105‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
105No-till Notes: Stripper head
104Our View: The elephant in the room
104Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
104Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
104From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
104News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
103Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
103Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
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102No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
102Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
102Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
101Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
101A Halloween Story: The scary dream
101In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
101Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
101Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
101From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
100Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
100Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
100No Till Notes: Moving Forward
100Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99No-Till Notes: Potential
99No Till Notes: Residue levels
99Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
98In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
98No-Till Notes: Observations
97Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
97Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
96Teen Voice: The Other Side
96At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
96Washington Report: Improving rural air service
95Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
95Be kind through communications
95Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
95Easter
95Torn between now and somewhere down the line
94No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
92From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
91Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
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90From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
89A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
89Walkable, bikeable communities
88At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
88Simply October
87Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
86Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
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86 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
86Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
85Achieving your dreams takes work
85A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
85Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
84
84At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
84Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
84Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
83The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
83No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
83Tumbleweeds on the loose
83Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
81Enjoy the festivities
81Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80Our view: United we can build
80At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
79No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
79A mom’s thoughts on social media
79News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
78No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
77No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
74Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
68At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
68I love Thanksgiving
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
66At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
66The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
65Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
64Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
64Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
62Welcome home
62No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
57Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
57Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
56Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
55Letter to the Editor
53‘Is there something I can do?’
49Letter to the Editor
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42Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
42Our View: A failure to communicate
42Letter to the Editor
39At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
37Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
33Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
30To The Editor
21In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1906Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1268From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1211Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1155The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
898From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
693All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
642The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
562Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
554Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
535Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
533No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
521Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
517News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
513All Points West: Long live great coffee
498From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
479Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
466Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
460All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
418Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
408Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
396Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
396Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
387Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
383In My View: Defying disabilities
381Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
381Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
371Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
370Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
368Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
366From the Hill: Working for Offutt
365Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
361Washington Report: Power of the Purse
360Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
356Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
352Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
350Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
348From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
345Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
344Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
342From the capitol: A System That Cares
342Washington: Protecting taxpayers
341Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
338Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
337From the hill: Accountability Matters
333From the hill: Good Neighbors
332Observations Only : White water
325Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
324From the hill: “Hello” World
321Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
320The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
320From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
318From the Hill: May in Nebraska
314Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
313No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
313All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
312Jack’s Insights – April 2016
312All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
306Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
305Healthy: What you believe, you become
304Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
304From the hill: Kerrie On
302Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
302Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
298Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
297News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
290Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
290Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
290Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
288All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
287Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
287Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
287A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
284News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
283All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
279No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
278Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
276Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
275News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
273All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
272Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
271Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
269Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
269Washington: Mindful of our heroes
268All Points West: Rising above ourselves
266From the Capitol: Budget balanced
266From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
266Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
265Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
263Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
262All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
262Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
261Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
261All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
260Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
259Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
258Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
256Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
256Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
255Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
251Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
251No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
251In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
251The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
250Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
250News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
248Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
248Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
244Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
244Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
241What's the deal with organic milk?
241Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
241Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
241Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
241News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
240Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
239Across The Fence: A day For thanks
239News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
238Observations Only: Gone away
238All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
238Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
237The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
237Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
236Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
236All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
236Teen Voice: Teen slang
235Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
234Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
234News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
232Think about manufacturing at polls
230Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
230A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
230All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
229Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
229Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
229From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
228Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
228Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
228News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
228From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
227Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
227Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
227All Points West: Led by our tongues
226Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
226A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
226Anno Domini: On this remembering day
226All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
225Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
224Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
224Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
224Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
223Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
222Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
222Washington report: Conservative Champions
221News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
220Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
220Across the Fence: The hand dug well
220Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
220Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
219A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
219Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
219News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
218From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
217Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
216A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
216Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
216A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
215Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
215Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
215Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
214Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
214Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
214Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
213The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
213Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
213Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
212Observations Only: Critical thinking
212Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
212Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
212Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
212Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
212From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
210Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
210Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
209Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
209A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
208Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
208Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
208Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
208A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
208Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
208News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
208No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
207Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
206Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
206Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
206Anno Domini: We gather together
206Teen Voice: The gift of caring
206No-Till Notes: Looking Back
206Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
206Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
206Creativity dampened by standardized testing
206From the hill: A Safer Place
205Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
205Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
205Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
205Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
204Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
204From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
203Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
203Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
203SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
203Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
203News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
203Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
202Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
202A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
202Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
201Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
201Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
201Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
200Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
200Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
200Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
200Across the Fence: Amanda
200Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
200Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
200News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
199Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
199Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
199Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
199A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
199Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
199From the hill: Healing Our Nation
198Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
198All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
197Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
197Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
197Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
197Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
197Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
197From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
197Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
196Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
196Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
196A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
196Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
196Why you should visit the zoo in February
196Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
196Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
196Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
196The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
195Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
195Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
194Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
194Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
194From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
194Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
193Observations Only: Sister lost
193From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
193A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
193No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
193Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
193Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
192Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
192Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
192News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
192Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
192News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
191Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
191Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
191Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
191Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
191Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
191Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
191Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
191Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
190Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
190The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
190Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
190Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
190Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
190Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
189From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
189Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
189Teen Voice: To the future
189Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
189Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
189All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
188The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
188Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
188The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
188Observations Only: Saint Marge
188Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
188Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
188From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
187Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
187Guest Voices…
187Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
187Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
187Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
186A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
186Observations Only: Good and evil
186A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
186From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
186Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
185The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
185Totally Random: Life’s ripples
185Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
185Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
185All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
185From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
184Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
184Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
184Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
184Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
184All Points West: Never far from the trail
184Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
183Observations Only: Temptation
183Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
183Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
183Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
182A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
182Observations Only: Going home
182Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
182Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
182From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
182Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
182No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
181Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
181No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
181News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
180Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
180Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
180Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
180Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
180Observations Only: A day in August
180All Points West: A community on the move
179Observations Only: The last toothpick
179Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
179Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
179Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
179Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
179News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
179Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
178The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
178Teen Voice: Stress test
178No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
178Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
178No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
178Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
178Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
177Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
177Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
177Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
177A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
177Observations Only: Indifferent love
177The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
177Observations Only: The awful truth
177Observations Only: Reality check
177Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
177Observations Only: Final moment
177Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
177Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
177Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
177Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
176Observations Only: Uneventful flight
176Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
176Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
176Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
175Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
175No Till Notes: Final Stop
175Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
175From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
174Time keeps flowing like a river
174Completely Different: It's all in the family
174Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
174Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
174Observations Only: The vigil
174News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
174Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
173Observations Only: A gift of serenity
173Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
173A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
173Building Bridges: Love your enemies
173From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
173From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
172Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
172Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
172A Stray Moment: God Knows
172Observations Only: A matter of matter
172The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
172Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
172Observations Only: Waiting time
172Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
172Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
172Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
172Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
171The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
171The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
171The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
171Observations Only: The last goodbye
171Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
171Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
171At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
171Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
170Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
170Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
170A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
170Observations Only: Willfulness
170A Stray Moment: Without a net
170Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
170Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
170Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
170Why parents are important
170Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
170Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
170All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
169Observations Only: Curious things
169Teen Voice: Equality
169Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
169Observations Only: A sad week
169No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
169Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
169Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
169Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
169Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
169Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
169Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
168A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
168Observations Only: Curious things, part II
168 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
168Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
168Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
168Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
168Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
168Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
167Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
167Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
166Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
166The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
166Observations Only: Off to the races
166Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
166Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
166Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
166All Points West: We shall not give into fear
165Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
165Observations Only: A fine line
165Observations Only: A matter of paradox
165Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
165Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
165Letters to the Editor
165No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
165A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
165News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
164Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
164Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
164Observations Only: Hog wash
164Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
164Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
164Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
164No Till Notes:
164Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
164Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
163A last look at the Nebraska Zone
163From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
163Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
163A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
163Observations Only: Beginnings
163Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
163Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
163Totally Random: October, the pink month
163Our View: Community responsible for kids
163Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
163Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
163Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
163Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
162Observations Only: One more time
162Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
162Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
162Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
162Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
161Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
161Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
161Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
161Totally Random: My journey, life after living
161Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
161Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
161Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
161No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
161No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
161Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
160Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
160Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
160Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
160Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
160No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
160No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
160No Till Notes: Saying uncle
160News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
159A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
159Teen Voice: Being a girl
159Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
159Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
159Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
159 Across The Fence: County Fair
159Teen Voice: He’s my dad
159From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
158Trash cans
158Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
158From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
158Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
158Observations Only: The need to understand
158The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
158Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
158Lyman Review: Devil calf
158For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
158Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
158No-Till Notes: The value of water
158A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
158News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
158News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
158Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
158News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
157The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
157Observations Only: The shadow of error
157Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
157Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
157The Christmas Story
157A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
157From the hill: Stand Up for Life
157From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
156Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
156Observations Only: The vision
156Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
156No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
155Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
155Observations Only : The orphanage
155Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
155Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
155A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
155The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
155Teen Voice: The rivalry
155Teen Voice: My rebellion
155From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
155No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
155From the hill: Serving You
154Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
154Observations Only: A soul’s journey
154Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
154Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
153From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
153Teeing Off: Around the Green
153No-til Notes: Changing plans
153No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
153Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
153Washington report: Feeding a world in need
152Observations Only: Expect the best
152Teen Voice: The need to get away
152Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
152The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
152News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
152“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
151Across the Fence: Building Barns
151Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
151Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
151Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
151Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
151A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
151Jane’s Secret: The Telling
150Observations only : Sisters of the world
150Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
150Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
150 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
150A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
150
150A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
150Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
150From the hill: Giving Thanks
150All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
149Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
149A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
149Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
149Teen Voice: Cyber War
149Letters to the Editor
148Teen Voice: Shadow art
148Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
148Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
148A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
148A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
148The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
148Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
147Totally Random: Trusting the fates
147In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
147No-till Notes: Moving forward
147Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
147At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
147Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
147At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
147Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
146Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
146Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
146From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
146Observations Only: A new direction
146Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
146Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
146Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
146From the hill: Keeping America Safe
145Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
145Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
145Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
145Observations Only: Divine prompts
145A Small World: Special guest
145Lyman Review: One mean chicken
145From the Hill: More Work Ahead
145Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
145At the Library: March into a good book
145Lyman Review: Dog fun
145Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
145Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
145Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
145From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
144It's no surprise
144Observations Only: Choices
144Observations Only: A good daughter
144A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
144A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
144Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
144News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
143Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
143Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
143Observations Only: Journey's end
143Totally Random: The Golden Rule
143Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
143The Good Life: The two different types of business people
143Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
143In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
143Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
143News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
142Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
142A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
142Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
142From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
142Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
142A real leaning tree Christmas
142History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
142At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
141Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
141Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
141Teen Voice: The more the merrier
141A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
141Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
141No-Till Notes: 10 tips
140Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
140Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
140Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
140Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
140Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
140All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
140Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
139From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
139Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
139Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
139Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
139Observations Only: The visit
139Teen Voice: Where is the love?
139Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
139Letter to the editor
139Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
139Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
139Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
139From the hill: The Year Ahead
138The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
138Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
138Teen Voice: Silence
138Teen Voice: Inspire me
138Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
138No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
138No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
138At the Monument: Night Sky
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138From the hill: Working for you
137It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
137We need a few good people
137Observations Only: Just around the corner
137Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
137Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
137The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
137At the Monument: That old (historic) building
137Prairie Dogs
137Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
137A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
137Across The Fence: Van Tassell
137No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
136Observations Only: The meeting
136Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
136Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
136From the hill: Spurring Innovation
135Home of the Brave
135Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
135Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
135Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
135Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
135Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
135Across The Fence: Last Christmas
135Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
135Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
135Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
134Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
134Observations Only: Saturday delight
134Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
134Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
134Teeing Off: Persistence
134In the Hills: Explore the state parks
134No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
134Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
134Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
134Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
134All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
133Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
133Teen Voice: Living within our means
133Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
133Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
133Teen Voice: What is love?
133Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
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132Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
132Life's curve balls
132Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
132Observations Only: Divine spirit
132At the Monument: Art in National Parks
132Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
132Support letters requested for airport
132 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
132Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
131Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
131Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
131Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
131Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
131From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
130The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
130A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
130Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
130A Small World: Savoring county fair days
130Lyman Review: The love goat
130Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
130Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
130Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
130Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
130No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
130Teen Voice: Out with homework
130News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
129Age of reason
129Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
129Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
129Teen Voice: Self-expression
129Totally Random: Where does it go?
129At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
129View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
129Lyman Review: Branding Time
129No-Till Notes: Back in the field
129Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
129Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
129From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
129News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
129From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
129No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
128Completely Different - The magic of spring
128Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
128Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
128Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
127Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
127Assad’s endgame
127From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
127Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
127I'm falling for Tumblr?
127Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
127Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
127Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
127Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
127Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
127Nature Notes: Love is in the air
127Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
127Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
127No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
127Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
127Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
127Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
127Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
127News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
127An open letter to Trump supporters
126Observations Only - Two ages of man
126From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
126Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
126Teen Voice: Body image
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
126Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
126Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
126Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
126Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
126No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
126Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
126From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
125Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
125Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
125Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
125From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
125Totally Random: Happy Halloween
125Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
125Teen Voice: Footprints
125Support emergency services personnel
125At the Monument: Where are the animals?
125In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
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125No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
125Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
125Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
124Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
124The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
124Teen Voice: Serendipity
124Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
124Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
124Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
124Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
124The Good Life: All that remains is love
124No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
124Infamy - by Richard Reeves
124Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
123Observations Only: Extreme measures
123Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
123Teeing Off: Mind Gym
123Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
123Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
123Greetings from the State Capitol
123Creatures of the Night
123A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
123No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
123Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
123News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
123News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
123Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
123Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
123In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
122Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
122Across the fence: Something worth remembering
122Teen Voice: Catfished
122Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
122Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
122Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
122Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
122Reach out for challenges
122Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
122At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
122Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
122No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
122Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
121Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
121 Taking a big risk
121Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
121View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
121From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
121Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
121Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
121At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
121Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
121Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
121Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
121A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
121Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
120Observations Only: Together again
120From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
120Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
119Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
119The ghost of Ayn Rand
119Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
119New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
119Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
119Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
119At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
119Fourth of July meetings
119Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
119Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
119Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
119From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
118Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
118Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
118Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
118Synchronicity:What brings me back
118
118Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
117Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
117Observations Only: The joy of money
117Observations Only: What's in a word?
117The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
117Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
117Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
117Power of legumes
117Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
117At the Monument: Living History
117No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
117Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
116Teen Voice: Remember what you have
116Lyman Review: Winter's dog
116What’s really going on with our water?
116Website Resources
116Their View: Goal post move unfair
116At the Monument: Junior Rangers
116Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
116In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
116Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
116LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
115Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
115From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
115Across the Fence: The Pony Express
115From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
115Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
115Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
115Religious freedom must be protected
115At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
115Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
115College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
115Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
115From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
115Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
114SELL-OUT!
114A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
114From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
113Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
113Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
113Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
113Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
113At the Monument: Museum collections
113Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
112Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
112No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
111My mini Pen and me
111Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
111Observations Only: North Powder
111Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
111Linked Lives
111Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
111All Points West: The only stupid question
111A national day of Thanksgiving
111Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
111Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
110Observations Only : Mission accomplished
110Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
110Rural America and immigration reform
110Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
110Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
110Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
110No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
110Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
109Completely Different: Tales from the mat
109Being a Nebraskan – border to border
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
109Observations Only: Painting a picture
109Teeing Off: The thing about state
109To whom are we thankful?
109A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
108Observations Only: Sister odyssey
108Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
108Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
108Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
108Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
108In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
108At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
108Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
108Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
108Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
107Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
107Observations Only: Spider adventure
107A Stray Moment: The last time
107Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
107Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
107Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
107The Good Life: There is good everywhere
107Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
106Observations Only: Blue chip stock
106No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
106No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
106From the hill: The PAWS Act
105Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
105Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
105Observations Only: No thank you
105Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
105Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
105‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
105No-till Notes: Stripper head
104Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
104Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
104Our View: The elephant in the room
104Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
104Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
104From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
104News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
103A Small World: Time traveling
103Across the Fence: On The road
103A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
103Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
103Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
102The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
102Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
102
102No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
102Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
102Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
101Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
101Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
101From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
101A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
101Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
101Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
101Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
101A Halloween Story: The scary dream
101In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
101Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
101Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
101From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
100Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
100Permission to remember
100Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
100Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
100Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
100No Till Notes: Moving Forward
100Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
99Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99No-Till Notes: Potential
99No Till Notes: Residue levels
99Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
98Our view . . .Sports Complex
98Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
98Observations Only: Counting chickens
98In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
98No-Till Notes: Observations
97Observations Only: Surprises
97Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
97Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
97Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
96Welcome to Gering
96A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
96Silence please
96Observations Only: Scourge of violence
96Teen Voice: The Other Side
96At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
96Washington Report: Improving rural air service
95Completely Different: The Quest
95Observations Only: Giving up
95A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
95Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
95Be kind through communications
95Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
95Easter
95Torn between now and somewhere down the line
94Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
94No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
93Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
93Economic development update
93From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
92Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
92Completely Different: Your local government and you
92Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
92From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
91Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
91Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
91Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
91Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
90The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
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90From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
89Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
89Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
89A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
89Walkable, bikeable communities
88At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
88Simply October
87Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
87Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
87Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
87Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
86Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
86From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
86Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
86
86 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
86Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
85Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
85Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
85Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
85Achieving your dreams takes work
85A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
85Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
84From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
84Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
84From the Superintendent’s Desk
84The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
84
84At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
84Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
84Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
83The zombie apocalypse and you
83The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
83No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
83Tumbleweeds on the loose
83Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
82Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
81Seeing the works of the master
81LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
81Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
81Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
81Enjoy the festivities
81Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
80Our view: United we can build
80At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
79Letter to the Editor
79From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
79No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
79A mom’s thoughts on social media
79News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
78Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
78The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
78No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
77Do You Tube?
77Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
77No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
76Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
76Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
76Teen Voice: Not just another ride
76Teen Voice: Today’s television
75Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
74Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
74Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
74Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
72Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
71Social time has important benefits
71Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
70Our View: Bravo OTD committee
70Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69Our View: Visionaries wanted
69Timing makes perfect
69Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
69NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
68Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
68At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
68I love Thanksgiving
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
66Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
66At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
66The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
65Teen Voice: March Madness
65View from the block
65Practice safe barbecue basics
65Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
64Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
64Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
64Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
62Welcome home
62No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
61Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
58Remembering When
57Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
57Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
56From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
56Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
56Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
56Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
55The hills, part 1: Mustangs
55Letter to the Editor
54From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
54From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
53‘Is there something I can do?’
52A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
49The Block
49Letter to the Editor
48Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
47Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
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42From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
42Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
42Our View: A failure to communicate
42Letter to the Editor
40Teen Voice: The road of hatred
40From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
40Teen Voice: Happy news
39At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
37Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34My Thanksgiving prayer
33Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
30Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
30Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
30To The Editor
29Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
21In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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