Gering takes 3rd in Twin City tourney
October 06, 2011 Terry Gaston   

Photo by Sheila Weber/for the Citizen Gering senior Kenzie Duncan (No. 3) spikes the volleyball while Bulldog senior Morgan Greene eyes the play from floor level during the Bulldogs' third-place victory over Scottsbluff in th

Gering and Scottsbluff were not scheduled to play on the volleyball court again until Oct. 13. As fate had it, and thanks to an unexpected run of success by Scottsbluff, the arch-rivals and tournament co-hosts found themselves playing for third place Saturday in the Twin City Invitational at the Gering High School gymnasium.

The Bulldogs (17-5), semifinal losers to Ogallala, rebounded from that defeat to take out the Bearcats in the third-place match 25-12, 25-15.

The third-place win came after the Bulldogs had beaten Gordon-Rushville 25-23, 25-11 in Saturday’s quarterfinals but then lost a hard-fought, three-game battle to Ogallala, 21-25, 25-12, 25-22.
“You can’t fault the kids in that match,” Schadwinkel said of the loss to Ogallala. ‘“They left everything on the court.

“Then we turned around a beat a Scottsbluff team that has been really hot on the court this weekend. I give credit to the kids and the goals they wanted to accomplish this weekend.”

The loss ended a spirited Twin City Invite run by the Bearcats (6-13), who entered the tournament with just two wins but rode a four-match winning streak into the semifinals. Scottsbluff began Saturday’s bracket by downing McCook 25-19, 25-8 but was denied a berth in the finals by eventual tournament champion Grand Island Northwest with a semifinal loss of 25-13, 25-9.

Northwest (21-3), which emerged from pool play as the tournament bracket’s No. 3 seed behind Gering and Scottsbluff (all were unbeaten at 3-0), then overpowered Ogallala (15-7) in the championship match 25-10, 25-14.

“We needed to get a little conference back,” Scottsbluff coach Megan Burda said. “Grand Island Northwest was so quick, then playing Gering right after, we just came out flat.

“The girls came together really, really well. We are going to take the great things out of this tournament and build on them (this) week in practice. Against McCook, they came out ready to play ball.”
Among Scottsbluff’s three victories on Friday was a 25-19, 25-23 win over Ogallala. The Bearcats also won their pool by beating Gordon-Rushville 25-18, 25-10 and Lexington 25-17, 25-11.

Gering advanced to Saturday’s bracket after sweeping through its pool schedule on Friday at GHS. The Bulldogs defeated Cheyenne South 25-6, 25-13, McCook 25-12, 25-7 and Torrington 15-17, 25-11.

“That first day, the kids played really well,” Schadwinkel said. “They came our aggressively and wanted to dictate the tempo of the match, and you could see that by the scores of the matches.”

In Saturday’s matches, Gering was led against Gordon-Rushville by senior Kayleigh Schadwinkel’s 15 assists and seven kills, along with seven digs and one service ace. Senior Darci Kaufman had team highs of 15 digs and two aces, while senior Morgan Greene had 14 digs and a team-best seven blocks (all solo). Senior Morgan Broussard had 14 assists, 10 digs, six kills and three blocks, and senior Stephanie Coley also made six kills.

Against Ogallala, Kaufman had 34 digs and senior Amy Christensen made 24, while Schadwinkel had 16 digs, 20 assists and five kills. Broussard had 19 assists and a team-high 10 kills and four blocks (three solo). Senior Kenzie Duncan added six kills, eight digs and to solo blocks.

In beating Scottsbluff, Schadwinkel had 13 digs and eight kills for team highs, along with 10 assists and two solo blocks. Broussard had a team-high 11 assists and four solo blocks and two aces. Kaufman had 12 digs and Christen made eight while Greene had three solo blocks and four kills.

For Scottsbluff against Gering, senior Morgan Yost had team highs of eight digs and four kills with two aces, while seniors Abby Benson and Megan Gealy had seven digs apiece and Benson had a team-high 10 assists.

In the Bearcats’ win over McCook, junior Morgan Westphal had 11 kills, seven digs, two blocks and one ace. Junior Brayden Auer had a team-best three kills, Benson made 20 assists and senior Taylor Muzzey had five blocks, five kills and two aces.

Against Northwest, Westphal had six kills, while Yost and junior Lauren Miller had four digs apiece and Benson made seven assists.
After playing at Alliance on Tuesday night, Gering will join Scottsbluff and the rest of the Western Conference field for their annual league tournament Saturday in Sidney. Scottsbluff plays at Chadron on Thursday before making the conference tourney trip to Sidney.

“One of the kids’ goals is a fourth-straight conference championship. That’s never been done in all the years I’ve been around,” Schadwinkel said. “It will be a tough tournament. It won’t be given to the winner, they will have to earn it.”

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117Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
117Teen Voice: The Other Side
117Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
117Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
117Lyman Review: Dog fun
117View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
117Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
117In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
116Teen Voice: Living within our means
116Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
116Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
116Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
116Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
116In the Hills: Explore the state parks
116What’s really going on with our water?
116Letter to the editor
115Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
115Totally Random: Happy Halloween
115Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
115Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
115Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
114From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
114From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
114Teeing Off: The thing about state
114Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
114Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
114Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
113
113A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
113Totally Random: Trusting the fates
113Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
113Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
113Website Resources
112Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
112From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
112Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
112Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
112Our View: Community responsible for kids
112Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
112Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
112View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
112Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
112For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
112Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
112Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
111Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
111Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
111Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
111Teen Voice: Shadow art
111Teen Voice: To the future
111Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
111Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
111
111Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
110Teen Voice: Equality
110Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
110Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
110Teen Voice: Cyber War
110In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
109I'm falling for Tumblr?
109Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
109Teen Voice: Where is the love?
109Nature Notes: Love is in the air
109Teen Voice: Footprints
109Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
109Synchronicity:What brings me back
108From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
108Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
108Support emergency services personnel
107Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
107From the Hill: More Work Ahead
107Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
107Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
107Their View: Goal post move unfair
106Our View: The elephant in the room
106Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
106Why you should visit the zoo in February
106At the Library: March into a good book
106Teen Voice: Inspire me
106Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
106Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
105Teeing Off: Mind Gym
105Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
105Religious freedom must be protected
104Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
104Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
104Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
104Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
103From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
103Guest Voices…
103Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
103At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
103Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
102Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
102Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
102Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
102Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
102Letters to the Editor
101Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
101Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
101Totally Random: Where does it go?
100Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
100Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
100Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
99Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
99Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
98Greetings from the State Capitol
98Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
97Rural America and immigration reform
97Teen Voice: What is love?
97Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
96Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
95Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
95From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
94Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
90Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
81Letter to the Editor
80Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
80To The Editor
52Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
51Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
Most Read News Stories of 2012
702Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
681Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
645All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
553The Christmas Story
509Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
498To whom are we thankful?
444Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
441Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
422A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
408A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
387Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
381A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
381At the Monument: Museum collections
381Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
377Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
377Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
361The Good Life: There is good everywhere
352Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
350No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
346Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
345Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
341No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
326Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
325Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
319A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
318Support letters requested for airport
315Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
314A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
309The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
307A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
301Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
298Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
294Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
294Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
291The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
291Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
284No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
283No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
279Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
278Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
278At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
278Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
277A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
275No Till Notes:
273Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
272In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
270A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
269Observations Only: A soul’s journey
268What's the deal with organic milk?
268At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
267Letters to the Editor
267No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
264Observations Only : White water
263Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
263Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
262Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
261Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
261Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
261Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
260Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
255Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
253Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
252Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
249Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
249Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
247At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
245Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
243Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
243In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
242Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
238Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
234Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
233
231Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
229Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
228All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
227At the Monument: Where are the animals?
227Jane’s Secret: The Telling
226Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
225Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
225A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
223Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
222Teen Voice: Serendipity
222A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
222At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
220No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
219At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
218Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
218Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
216Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
214Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
214Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
214Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
213Across the Fence: The hand dug well
212Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
212A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
212Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
211From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
211Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
211Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
210Completely Different: It's all in the family
210Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
209Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
209Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
208Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
208Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
208At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
208Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
207A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
204Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
204A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
204Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
203Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
203All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
202Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
201Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
201Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
201Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
200Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
200College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
199Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
199Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
198At the Monument: Living History
198No Till Notes: Moving Forward
197The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
197Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
196Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
196Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
196Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
196Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
195Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
195Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
195Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
195Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
195Creatures of the Night
194Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
194Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
192Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
192Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
190Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
189Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
189Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
189Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
189Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
188Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
187Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
187Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
187The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
187No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
186Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
186History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
186No-Till Notes: The value of water
186Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
185Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
185No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
185Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
185Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
185Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
183A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
183Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
182Totally Random: The Golden Rule
182A real leaning tree Christmas
182Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
181A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
181A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
181Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
181Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
181Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
181Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
181Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
181Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
180A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
180Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
180 Across The Fence: County Fair
179Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
179A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
179 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
179
179
178Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
178Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
178Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
178Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
178No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
177A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
177Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
177No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
176A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
176Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
176Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
175Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
175Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
175Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
175Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
175Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
175Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
174Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
174Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
174Building Bridges: Love your enemies
174Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
174A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
174Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
173A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
173Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
173Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
173Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
172Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
172Observations Only: Temptation
172Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
172Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
172Observations Only: Reality check
172Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
172Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
171Observations Only: Indifferent love
171Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
171Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
170Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
170Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
170Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
170Observations Only: The shadow of error
170Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
170Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
169A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
169Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
169Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
169Observations Only: Divine prompts
169Observations Only: A sad week
169Observations Only: Gone away
169Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
169No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
169Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
169No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
169Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
168A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
168Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
168Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
167Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
167Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
167Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
167Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
167Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
167Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
167Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
167Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
166Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
166Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
166Observations Only: Curious things
166Observations Only: Curious things, part II
166Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
166Anno Domini: We gather together
166Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
165Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
165A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
165Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
165Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
165The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
165Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
164Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
164Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
164Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
164Observations Only: The need to understand
164Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
164Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
164Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
163A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
163Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
163Observations Only: A matter of matter
163Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
163Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
163Across the Fence: Amanda
162Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
162Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
162Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
162Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
162No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
162Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
161Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
161Observations Only: Beginnings
161From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
161The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
161Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
161Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
161No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
161No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
160Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
160Observations Only: Divine spirit
160Observations Only: The vision
160A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
160Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
160In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
160Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
160No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
159Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
159Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
159Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
159A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
159Observations Only: Off to the races
159Anno Domini: On this remembering day
159Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
159Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
159Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
159Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
159Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
158Observations Only: A gift of serenity
158A Stray Moment: Without a net
158Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
158The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
158Observations Only: Saint Marge
158Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
158Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
158Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
158Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
158No-til Notes: Changing plans
157Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
157Observations Only: Going home
157Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
157Observations Only: The awful truth
157Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
157Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
157No-Till Notes: Looking Back
157No Till Notes: Final Stop
157Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
156From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
156Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
156Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
156Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
156Across The Fence: A day For thanks
156Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
156At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
155Observations Only: Critical thinking
155Observations Only: Uneventful flight
155Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
155Observations Only: Willfulness
155Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
155Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
155Observations Only: A matter of paradox
155Observations Only: A good daughter
155Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
155Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
155Across The Fence: Last Christmas
155Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
154Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
154Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
154Observations Only: Good and evil
154The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
154Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
154 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
154No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
154Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
153Observations Only: Journey's end
153From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
153A Stray Moment: God Knows
153Observations Only: Choices
153Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
153Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
152Across the Fence: Building Barns
152A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
152A Halloween Story: The scary dream
152Observations Only: Final moment
152Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
151Across the Fence: On The road
151Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
151Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
151Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
151Observations Only: Expect the best
151Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
150Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
150Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
150Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
150Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
150Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
149Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
149Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
149Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
149Observations Only: Waiting time
149Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
149At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
149At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
148Observations Only: The visit
148Observations Only: A day in August
147Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
147Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
147Assad’s endgame
147Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
147Observations Only: Hog wash
147Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
147Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
147In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
146Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
146Observations Only: A fine line
146At the Monument: Night Sky
145Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
145Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
145No-till Notes: Moving forward
144Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
144SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
144A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
143Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
143The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
143From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
143Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
143The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
142A Small World: Special guest
142Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
142Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
142Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
142No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
141The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
141Totally Random: My journey, life after living
141Observations Only: The vigil
141No-Till Notes: Back in the field
141
141Our View: A failure to communicate
140Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
140Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
140Observations Only: Sister lost
140Teen Voice: My rebellion
140The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
140Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
139Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
139Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
139From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
139Teen Voice: The need to get away
139Lyman Review: Devil calf
138The ghost of Ayn Rand
138Observations Only: One more time
137Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
137Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
137The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
137The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
137Teeing Off: Around the Green
137No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
137Letter to the Editor
136Observations only : Sisters of the world
136From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
136Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
136Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
136Lyman Review: The love goat
136Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
136Observations Only: The last goodbye
135Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
135Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
135Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
135The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
135Teen Voice: Silence
135Lyman Review: One mean chicken
135Observations Only: The last toothpick
135At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
134Observations Only : The orphanage
134Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
134Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
134Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
134The Good Life: The two different types of business people
134Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
134No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
134At the Monument: Junior Rangers
133Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
133Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
133The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
132Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
132The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
132At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
132Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
131Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
131Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
131Observations Only: Scourge of violence
131Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
131Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
131In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
131Prairie Dogs
130Observations Only: Just around the corner
130A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
130A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
130Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
130Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
130Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
129Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
129Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
129Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
129Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
129Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
129The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
129Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
129Teeing Off: Persistence
129A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
129Teen Voice: The gift of caring
129Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
129
128Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
128Teen Voice: Stress test
128Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
128At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
128Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
128Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
127Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
127Teen Voice: Being a girl
127At the Monument: Art in National Parks
127Lyman Review: Branding Time
126A last look at the Nebraska Zone
126Observations Only: A new direction
126The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
126Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
126Observations Only: Blue chip stock
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
126Teen Voice: Catfished
126Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
126Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
126Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
126Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
126Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
126Be kind through communications
125Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
125 Taking a big risk
125A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
125Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
125From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
125Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
125
125Reach out for challenges
124Across the fence: Something worth remembering
124A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
124A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
124A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
124The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
124Fourth of July meetings
124No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
123A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
123A Stray Moment: The last time
123Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
123Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
123Across the Fence: The Pony Express
123Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
123Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
123Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
123Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
123Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
123Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
122Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
122From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
122Observations Only: Giving up
122Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
121Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
121Teen Voice: Remember what you have
121Totally Random: Life’s ripples
121Teen Voice: Self-expression
121At the Monument: That old (historic) building
121Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
120Age of reason
120Observations Only: Extreme measures
120Observations Only: Together again
120Observations Only: Sister odyssey
120Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
120Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
120Completely Different - The magic of spring
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
120Teen Voice: Body image
120Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
120
120Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
120
119Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
119From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
119Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
119Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
119Teen Voice: The rivalry
119Totally Random: October, the pink month
119Lyman Review: Winter's dog
118Time keeps flowing like a river
118Observations Only: Painting a picture
118Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
118A Small World: Savoring county fair days
118Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
118New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
118Linked Lives
117Observations Only: Spider adventure
117Observations Only: The meeting
117Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
117Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
117Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
117Teen Voice: The Other Side
117Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
117Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
117Lyman Review: Dog fun
117View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
117Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
117In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
116Observations Only: The joy of money
116Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
116It's no surprise
116From the Superintendent’s Desk
116Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
116Teen Voice: Living within our means
116Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
116Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
116Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
116Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
116In the Hills: Explore the state parks
116What’s really going on with our water?
116Letter to the editor
115Observations Only: North Powder
115From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
115Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
115Totally Random: Happy Halloween
115Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
115Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
115Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
114Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
114The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
114From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
114From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
114Teeing Off: The thing about state
114Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
114Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
114Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
113Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
113Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
113Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
113
113A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
113Totally Random: Trusting the fates
113Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
113Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
113Website Resources
112Being a Nebraskan – border to border
112Observations Only - Two ages of man
112Trash cans
112Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
112From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
112Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
112Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
112Our View: Community responsible for kids
112Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
112Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
112View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
112Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
112For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
112Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
112Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
111Silence please
111Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
111Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
111Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
111Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
111Teen Voice: Shadow art
111Teen Voice: To the future
111Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
111Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
111
111Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
110Completely Different: Tales from the mat
110Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
110Teen Voice: Equality
110Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
110Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
110Teen Voice: Cyber War
110In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
109Life's curve balls
109Observations Only: Surprises
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
109I'm falling for Tumblr?
109Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
109Teen Voice: Where is the love?
109Nature Notes: Love is in the air
109Teen Voice: Footprints
109Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
109Synchronicity:What brings me back
108The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
108Observations Only: Saturday delight
108Observations Only: No thank you
108From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
108Teen Voice: Today’s television
108Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
108From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
108Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
108Support emergency services personnel
107Observations Only: What's in a word?
107Observations Only: Counting chickens
107Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
107From the Hill: More Work Ahead
107Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
107Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
107Their View: Goal post move unfair
106Observations Only : Mission accomplished
106Our View: The elephant in the room
106Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
106Why you should visit the zoo in February
106At the Library: March into a good book
106Teen Voice: Inspire me
106Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
106Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
105Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
105Teeing Off: Mind Gym
105Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
105Religious freedom must be protected
104From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
104Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
104Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
104Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
104Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
103Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
103From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
103From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
103Guest Voices…
103Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
103At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
103Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
102The Block
102Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
102Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
102Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
102Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
102Letters to the Editor
101The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
101Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
101Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
101Totally Random: Where does it go?
100Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
100Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
100Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
100Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
99The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
99The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
99Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
99Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
98The hills, part 1: Mustangs
98Greetings from the State Capitol
98Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
97Rural America and immigration reform
97Teen Voice: What is love?
97Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
96It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
96From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
96Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
95The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
95From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
95Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
95From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
94Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
93SELL-OUT!
93Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
93The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
92Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
92Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
92Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
90Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
88My mini Pen and me
88Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
87Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
87Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
87A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
87From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
87Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
87Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
86A Small World: Time traveling
85Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
84Teen Voice: The more the merrier
84Teen Voice: Not just another ride
84Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
84Remembering When
84From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
83The zombie apocalypse and you
83Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
82Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
82Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
82Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
82Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
81Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
81Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
81Completely Different: Your local government and you
81Do You Tube?
81Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
81Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
81Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
81Letter to the Editor
80Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
80Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
80To The Editor
79Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
79Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
79Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
79Teen Voice: The road of hatred
79Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
79Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
79Teen Voice: Happy news
78Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
77Completely Different: The Quest
77Economic development update
77Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
76Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
76Timing makes perfect
76From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
76LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
75We need a few good people
75Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
75Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
74Our view . . .Sports Complex
74Welcome to Gering
74Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
74Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
74From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
74Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
73Seeing the works of the master
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
73Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
72Letter to the Editor
71Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
71View from the block
71Home of the Brave
71Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
69Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
69From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
68Teen Voice: March Madness
68Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
68Social time has important benefits
68From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
68Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
68From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
67Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
67Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
67My Thanksgiving prayer
66Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
65Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
65Permission to remember
65Practice safe barbecue basics
63Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
63Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
63Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
61From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
56Our View: Visionaries wanted
52Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
51Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
48Our View: Bravo OTD committee
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