Teen Voice: The ones who made history
October 20, 2011 Teen columnist, Zoey Rada   
It is six to nothing with two outs in the last inning of our district game in Lexington. I stand on first base expecting that the ball is going to come to me. Instead, the batter hits it to shortstop and my stomach is now in my throat as the shortstop fires to my glove. The ball sticks to my glove like glue as if I couldn’t believe I actually caught it. That was it, the last out, we had won the battle.

I looked down at my glove with the ball in it and back up at my team as they scream and launch themselves at one another because we did it. Those tight grips of the team hand in hand in the dugout, our racing hearts, our blood and sweat; we had just won districts and we were going to state for the first time in school history.

State softball is a memorable experience and if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s how ever struggle contains a sense of success. Last August, softball conditioning was nothing but hard training to make ourselves better because the talk around town was that because we lost all nine of our seniors from last year, we weren’t going to be very successful.

We were nervous to take our first step of the season because the talk, but we also had previously faced a huge dilemma. In the past year, NSAA punished the golf and softball teams due to paying for the use of a training facility in the off season. They were going to take away the golf state trophies, but instead they punished our head coaches by not letting them coach the first two games, districts or state.

Our head coach Kendall Vogel explained the punishment he received to the whole team, and we gave him the deer in the headlights look because we were scared. We were scared that the people of our community and even around our area were going to be right about the lack of success for the Bearcat softball team.

Halfway through the season we had more wins than losses. We knew we needed to take it to the next level, and we had girls step up to play each game because our coaches gave us speeches before each game to raise our motivation. We had only had one goal: to be the first team to make it to state. The softball team fought and fought through each game one at a time, winning each battle slowly, and pouring our hearts and souls out because we needed to reach our goal. We wanted it.

A few weeks later, we were headed east toward Lexington to take on our district teams. We played a total of three games in a row, winning all three with a rough start, but we dug so deep within ourselves that we knew we couldn’t be defeated. Each of us were speechless as we were holding the plaque on home plate that said in bold DISTRICT CHAMPS, letting the tears that ran down our faces speak loud for our emotions.

Our head coach couldn’t be there with us, but before we left we knew we wanted this for him. He had spoken to us through a speaker phone on a cell phone right after we won and all he could say was “good job girls,” because tears had taken over him as well.

About halfway home on the bus, it finally hit me. I heard people say that we were going to state, but we were really going to state. We had done it. The goal was now in the palm of our heads.

Softball isn’t just about keeping your glove down and charging the ball or turning your back hip toward the pitcher to make all the force of your body push the ball off the bat as hard as you possibly can. It’s about the memories you make and the people who had a huge impact on your experience.

To be at state softball surrounded by hundreds of people and other teams who have fought to reach the same goal was a huge blessing. There are so many teams and athletes that don’t get to partake in events like these, so walking up toward these challenges was a big honor.

Making new memories on the same dirt as my other teammates was something I will never forget. It is a moment that I will cherish because we always played every game like it was our last, and the struggles we had faced, well all of those were forgotten, left behind, taken over by a moment so huge that none of that will ever matter.

What really mattered was the people who shared this with us and encouraged us to become better athletes and better people. “With every struggle comes success,” are the words of a bright human being. They are the words of the human being that never gave up, even when times became rough. That was the Bearcats, the softball players who never gave up because we made history. Who are we? We are Champions. What do we do? Win.

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269From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
269Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
269Observations Only: A fine line
269Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
269Totally Random: October, the pink month
269Observations Only: Hog wash
269Observations Only: One more time
269View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
269Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
269No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
268Observations Only: Willfulness
268Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
268In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
268
268Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
267Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
267News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
266Observations Only: Curious things, part II
266Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
266Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
266Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
266Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
266No-till Notes: Moving forward
266 Across The Fence: County Fair
266Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
266Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
266All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
265Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
264Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
264Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
264Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
264Observations Only: The need to understand
264Why parents are important
263Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
263The Good Life: The two different types of business people
263Teen Voice: The rivalry
263A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
263Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
263Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
262From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
262Observations Only: Beginnings
262Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
262Letters to the Editor
262Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
262Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
262News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
262From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
261Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
260From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
260Observations Only: A soul’s journey
260Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
260Observations Only: The vision
260Lyman Review: Devil calf
260A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
260Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
260Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
260Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
260No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
260At the Monument: Night Sky
259A Small World: Special guest
259Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
258Observations Only: The shadow of error
258History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
258A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
258Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
258All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
258Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
258All Points West: The energy to do things right
257No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
257Washington report: Feeding a world in need
257Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
257Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
256Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
256Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
256Teen Voice: Being a girl
256Observations Only: Divine spirit
256Teeing Off: Around the Green
256No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
255Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
255Observations Only: Expect the best
255Teen Voice: Shadow art
255Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
255Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
255Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
255From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
254Teen Voice: The need to get away
254Observations Only: A good daughter
254Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
254Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
254From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
253From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
253Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
253From the Hill: More Work Ahead
253 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
253No-Till Notes: Back in the field
253Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
252Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
252Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
252Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
252In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
252In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
251Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
251Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
251Teen Voice: Silence
251Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
251News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
250Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
249Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
249At the Library: March into a good book
249Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
249Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
249No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
249Prairie Dogs
249Reach out for challenges
249News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
248Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
248Lyman Review: One mean chicken
248Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
248Totally Random: Trusting the fates
248At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
248
247Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
247Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
247Teen Voice: Cyber War
247Religious freedom must be protected
247Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
246Lyman Review: The love goat
246Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
245Observations Only: Choices
245Observations Only: Divine prompts
245The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
245Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
245Letter to the editor
245Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
245Golden Spade
244Lyman Review: Dog fun
244Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
243Totally Random: The Golden Rule
243Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
243Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
243From the hill: Serving You
243Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
242Observations Only: Journey's end
242A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
242Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
242Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
241Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
241At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
241From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
241Support letters requested for airport
241No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
241Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
241Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
240Observations Only: The visit
240Teen Voice: Self-expression
240Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
240At the Monument: That old (historic) building
240In the Hills: Explore the state parks
240At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
239Teeing Off: Persistence
239A real leaning tree Christmas
239Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
239Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
239Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
239Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
239Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
239Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
239News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
238Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
238Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
238Greetings from the State Capitol
238News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
237Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
237Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
237
237A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
236Lyman Review: Branding Time
236Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
235Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
235Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
235Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235Teen Voice: Inspire me
235Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
235Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
235Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
235Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
234Across The Fence: Last Christmas
234At the Monument: Where are the animals?
234Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
233Teen Voice: Living within our means
233Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
233Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
232Teen Voice: Where is the love?
232Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
232Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
232Teen Voice: He’s my dad
232From the hill: Stand Up for Life
231Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
231Totally Random: Happy Halloween
231Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
231Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
231Support emergency services personnel
231Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
231Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
230Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
230Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
230Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
230From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
230Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
229A Small World: Savoring county fair days
229Teen Voice: What is love?
229Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
229Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
229From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
229Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
229Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
229From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
228Teen Voice: Catfished
228Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
228Totally Random: Where does it go?
228At the Monument: Art in National Parks
228Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
227Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
227Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
227Nature Notes: Love is in the air
227Teen Voice: Footprints
227What’s really going on with our water?
226Teen Voice: Serendipity
226Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
226Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
226New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
226Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
226Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
225Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
225From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
225Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
225Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
225Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
224From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
224Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
224Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
224View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
224At the Monument: Junior Rangers
224In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
224A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
224Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
224At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
224Teen Voice: Out with homework
223Completely Different - The magic of spring
223Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
223Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
223Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
223A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
223From the hill: The Year Ahead
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
222Teeing Off: Mind Gym
222Their View: Goal post move unfair
222Synchronicity:What brings me back
222Creatures of the Night
222
221Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
221From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
221Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
221Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
221At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
221Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
221Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
221No Till Notes: Saying uncle
221Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
221From the hill: Keeping America Safe
220Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
220Lyman Review: Winter's dog
220Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
220Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
220Fourth of July meetings
220Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
220At the Monument: Living History
220“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
220No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
219Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
219Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
219Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
219Linked Lives
219Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
218Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
218Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
218Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
218Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
217Website Resources
217At the Monument: Museum collections
217Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
216Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
216From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
216Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
215From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
215Teen Voice: Body image
215Teen Voice: Remember what you have
215At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
215From the hill: Giving Thanks
215Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
214From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
214Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
214Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
213Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
213At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
213College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
213Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
212From the hill: Working for you
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
211Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
211Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
210Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
210From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
209From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
209Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
209Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
209In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
209News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
208Rural America and immigration reform
208In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
208Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
208Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
208In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
208To whom are we thankful?
208Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
208No-Till Notes: 10 tips
207Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
207A Halloween Story: The scary dream
206Across the Fence: The Pony Express
206Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
206Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
206From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
205Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
205Jane’s Secret: The Telling
204Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
204Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
204Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
204Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
204Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
203Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
202At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
201Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
200Teeing Off: The thing about state
200From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
199Our View: The elephant in the room
199In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
199No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
197Teen Voice: The Other Side
197Be kind through communications
197Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
196
196No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
196The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
195No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
194At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
194Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
194 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Power of legumes
189Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
189Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
188Teen Voice: That was intense
185From the hill: Spurring Innovation
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
185From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
184
184Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
184From the hill: The PAWS Act
183Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
183All Points West: The only stupid question
183Infamy - by Richard Reeves
183Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
183Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
182Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
182Across The Fence: Van Tassell
182A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
181
181No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
181From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
181Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
181An open letter to Trump supporters
180
180No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
180Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
179Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
179No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
179A national day of Thanksgiving
179Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
177Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
176
175The Good Life: All that remains is love
175A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
175Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
173Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
173LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
172Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
171Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
171News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
170No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
169Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
169No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
169Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
166No Till Notes: Moving Forward
166Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
166From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
166Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
165Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
164Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
164From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
164Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
163Achieving your dreams takes work
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
160Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
160Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
157Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
157No Till Notes: Residue levels
156No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
156No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
156All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
155Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
153No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
152Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
151Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
151Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
150Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
149The Good Life: There is good everywhere
149No-Till Notes: Potential
149No-Till Notes: Observations
149Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
148A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
148No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
148Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
147Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
147Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
147No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
147Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
146No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
145Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
144Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
143Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
142From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
141Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
140Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
140No-Till Notes: Water conservation
139Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
139Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
138Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
138Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
137Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
137Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
133Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
133A mom’s thoughts on social media
132Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
132Torn between now and somewhere down the line
131No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
130Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
129Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
126No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
123Simply October
122The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
122Enjoy the festivities
122I love Thanksgiving
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
120At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
117At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
117Walkable, bikeable communities
116Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
116The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
113Our view: United we can build
113At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
112Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
103Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
103NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
97Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
95Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
95Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
93Welcome home
92Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
91Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
88At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
82Letter to the Editor
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
78‘Is there something I can do?’
73Letter to the Editor
72Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
70
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
66Letter to the Editor
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62Our View: A failure to communicate
61To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
37Capitol View: Prison inmates and staff, more than just numbers
Most Read News Stories of 2012
8094Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
2961Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1794Teen Voice: Choosing CHOICES
1350Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1302All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1294From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1234The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1189From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
1036All Points West: We’re on the same team
1002Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
717The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
706No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
702Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
699Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
691News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
683Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
674Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
647From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
643All Points West: Long live great coffee
622Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
612All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
602Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
600Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
600Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
598Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
587Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
577Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
574Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
573Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
559The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
541Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
537News from Lincoln: Positive impact of schools, business
533Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
524Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
515No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
514Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
512Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
511In My View: Defying disabilities
507Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
505Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
505Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
504Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
498Washington: Protecting taxpayers
497News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
495Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
490Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
488Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
487Washington Report: Power of the Purse
486Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
484All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
483Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
478All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
477Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
465From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
453Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
449Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
449From the hill: Accountability Matters
446All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
445Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
440From the Hill: Working for Offutt
438Observations Only : White water
436From the hill: “Hello” World
436Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
435All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
434Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
434Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
431Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
430Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
426From the capitol: A System That Cares
425Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
424Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
424From the Hill: May in Nebraska
423All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
422From the hill: Good Neighbors
420All Points West: Rising above ourselves
420News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
419News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
418All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
417Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
417From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
415Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
415Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
415Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
415All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
415From the hill: Kerrie On
414All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
413A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
412Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
411Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
411Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
409Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
408All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
407Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
405A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
404Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
403Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
402Washington: Mindful of our heroes
400Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
400No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
398Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
397Anno Domini: On this remembering day
397Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
397Teen Voice: Teen slang
395Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
392Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
392Jack’s Insights – April 2016
390A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
390Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
390From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
389Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
389Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
388News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
387Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
387Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
386Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
386Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
386Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
385Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
385Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
382Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
382Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
381Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
381News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
378Anno Domini: We gather together
378Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
377Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
376Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
375News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
374Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
374Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
373Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
372Observations Only: Gone away
372All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
372News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
371Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
369A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
368Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
368Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
368Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
368Washington report: Conservative Champions
368Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
368From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
368In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
367Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
366All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
366News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
365Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
365Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
365Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
364Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
364Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
364Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
364News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
364Washington Report: Keeping government accessible
363Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
362The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
362Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
361Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
360Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
360Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
357Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
357Across The Fence: A day For thanks
356Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
356Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
356All Points West: Led by our tongues
355Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
354Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
354Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
354Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
354Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
351Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
351Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
351Healthy: What you believe, you become
350Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
349A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
349Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
349Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
349Teen Voice: The gift of caring
349Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
347A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
347Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
347From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
347All Points West: Having our Park cake, and eating it too
346Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
346Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
344A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
344No-Till Notes: Looking Back
344No Till Notes:
343A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
343Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
343Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
343News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
342Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
342Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
342Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
341News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
341Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
341Guest Columnist: Nebraska takes more from taxpayers, when compared with other states
340Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
340Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
339A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
339Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
339Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
339Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
339Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
336Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
336Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
336The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
335Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
335News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
334Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
334From the Capitol: Budget balanced
334News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
334Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
333Observations Only: Critical thinking
333Across the Fence: The hand dug well
333Our View: Community responsible for kids
333Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
331A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
330Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
330Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
329Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
329Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
329All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
328Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
328Teen Voice: To the future
328Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
328Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
327What's the deal with organic milk?
327Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
327The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
327All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
326Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
326Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
326From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
326No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
326Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
325Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
325All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
325News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
324Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
324News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
324Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
323Observations Only: Sister lost
322Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
322Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
322Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
322Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
321Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
320Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
319Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
319Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
319A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
319All Points West: We shall not give into fear
319Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
318Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
318Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
317Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
317Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
316I'm falling for Tumblr?
316Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
316A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
316Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
316Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
316Across the Fence: Amanda
315Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
314Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
313Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
313Creativity dampened by standardized testing
313Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
312A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
312From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
311No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
311Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
311Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
310Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
310No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
309A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
309Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
309The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
309Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
309Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
309Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
308Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
308Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
308News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
307Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
307Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
307Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
306Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
306The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
306A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
306Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
306No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
306News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
306From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
306Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
305Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
305Why you should visit the zoo in February
305SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
305No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
304From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
303From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
303Totally Random: Life’s ripples
303Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
303All Points West: A community on the move
303Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
302A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
302No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
302Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
302Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
302Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
302All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
301A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
301Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
301The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
301Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
301Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
300Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
300Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
300News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
299Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
299Observations Only: Going home
299The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
299A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
299Capitol View: It’s that awkward time of year
298Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
298Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
298Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
298All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
298Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
298News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
297The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
297Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
297Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
297Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
297No Till Notes: Final Stop
296Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
296No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
296From the hill: A Safer Place
295Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
295Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
295Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
295News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
295From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
294A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
294All Points West: Never far from the trail
294Capitol View: Trying times, bright spots at corrections
293Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
293From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
293Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
293Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
293No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
293No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
293The Christmas Story
293Think about manufacturing at polls
292Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
292Observations Only: A day in August
292Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
292Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
292Washington Report: Innovation in agriculture
291From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
291Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
290A Stray Moment: God Knows
290The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
290Observations Only: Waiting time
290Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
289Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
289Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
289No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
289Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
289News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
289News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
288The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
288Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
288The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
288Observations Only: Final moment
288Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
288Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
287Time keeps flowing like a river
287Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
287Observations Only: Good and evil
287Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
287A Stray Moment: Without a net
287Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
287Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
287Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
287Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
287News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
287Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
286Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
286No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
286Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
286No-til Notes: Changing plans
286Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
286A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
286Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
286Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
285A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
285The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
285Observations Only: Reality check
285Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
285Letters to the Editor
285Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
285From the hill: Healing Our Nation
284Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
284Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
284Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
284Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
284Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
284Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
284The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
284Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
284Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
284From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
283A last look at the Nebraska Zone
283Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
283No-Till Notes: The value of water
283Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
283Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
282Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
282Observations Only: Temptation
282 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
282Teen Voice: My rebellion
282Observations Only: The vigil
282Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
282Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
282Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
281A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
281Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
281Observations Only: A gift of serenity
281Observations Only: The awful truth
281Teen Voice: Stress test
281Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
280Observations Only: Curious things
280Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
280Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
280Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
280Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
280At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
280From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
279Guest Voices…
279Observations Only: Saint Marge
279Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
279Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
279Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
279Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
279Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
279Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
279From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
278Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
278Observations Only: A matter of paradox
278Observations Only: Indifferent love
278Observations Only: The last toothpick
278A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
278News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
277A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
277Observations Only: Uneventful flight
277The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
277Totally Random: My journey, life after living
277Building Bridges: Love your enemies
277For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
277Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
276Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
276Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
276Observations Only: A sad week
275Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
275Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
275Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
275Observations Only: A matter of matter
275Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
275The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
275Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
275Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
275Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
275Curiosity Corner: Prince of the prairies, the windmill
274Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
274Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
274Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
274A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
273Teen Voice: Equality
273Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
273Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
273The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
273Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
273Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
273A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
273Washington Report: Improving rural air service
272Completely Different: It's all in the family
272Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
272Observations Only: Off to the races
272Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
272Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
272News from Lincoln: In praise of Nebraska’s citizens
271Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
271The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
271Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
271A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
271A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
271Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
271The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
270Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
270The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
270Observations Only: The last goodbye
270Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
270News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
270Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
270Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
270Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
269Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
269From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
269Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
269Observations Only: A fine line
269Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
269Totally Random: October, the pink month
269Observations Only: Hog wash
269Observations Only: One more time
269View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
269Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
269No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
268Observations Only: Willfulness
268Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
268In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
268
268Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
268Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
267Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
267News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
266Observations Only: Curious things, part II
266Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
266Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
266Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
266Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
266No-till Notes: Moving forward
266 Across The Fence: County Fair
266Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
266Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
266All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
265Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
264Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
264Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
264Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
264Observations Only: The need to understand
264Why parents are important
263Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
263The Good Life: The two different types of business people
263Teen Voice: The rivalry
263A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
263Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
263Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
262From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
262Observations Only: Beginnings
262Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
262Letters to the Editor
262Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
262Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
262News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
262From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
262Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
261From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
261Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
260From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
260Observations Only: A soul’s journey
260Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
260Observations Only: The vision
260Lyman Review: Devil calf
260A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
260Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
260Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
260Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
260No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
260At the Monument: Night Sky
259A Small World: Special guest
259Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
258Observations Only: The shadow of error
258History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
258A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
258Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
258All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
258Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
258Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
258All Points West: The energy to do things right
257Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
257No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
257Washington report: Feeding a world in need
257Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
257Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
256Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
256Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
256Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
256Teen Voice: Being a girl
256Observations Only: Divine spirit
256Teeing Off: Around the Green
256No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
255Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
255Observations Only: Expect the best
255Teen Voice: Shadow art
255Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
255Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
255Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
255From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
254Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
254Teen Voice: The need to get away
254Observations Only: A good daughter
254Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
254Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
254From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
253From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
253Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
253From the Hill: More Work Ahead
253 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
253No-Till Notes: Back in the field
253Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
252Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
252Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
252Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
252In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
252In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
251Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
251Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
251Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
251Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
251Teen Voice: Silence
251Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
251News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
250Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
249Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
249At the Library: March into a good book
249Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
249Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
249No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
249Prairie Dogs
249Reach out for challenges
249News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
248Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
248Lyman Review: One mean chicken
248Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
248Totally Random: Trusting the fates
248At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
248
247Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
247Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
247Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
247Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
247Teen Voice: Cyber War
247Religious freedom must be protected
247Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
246Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
246Lyman Review: The love goat
246Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
245Observations Only: Choices
245Observations Only: Divine prompts
245The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
245Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
245Letter to the editor
245Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
245Golden Spade
244Lyman Review: Dog fun
244Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
243Totally Random: The Golden Rule
243Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
243Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
243From the hill: Serving You
243Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
242Observations Only: Journey's end
242A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
242Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
242Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
242No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
241Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
241At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
241From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
241Support letters requested for airport
241No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
241Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
241Capitol View: Throwing stones at a stubborn man
240Observations Only: The visit
240Teen Voice: Self-expression
240Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
240At the Monument: That old (historic) building
240In the Hills: Explore the state parks
240At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
239Teeing Off: Persistence
239A real leaning tree Christmas
239Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
239Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
239Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
239Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
239Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
239Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
239News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
238Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
238Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
238Greetings from the State Capitol
238News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
237Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
237Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
237
237A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
236Lyman Review: Branding Time
236Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
236Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
236No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
235Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
235Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
235Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
235Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235Teen Voice: Inspire me
235Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
235Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
235Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
235Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
234Across The Fence: Last Christmas
234At the Monument: Where are the animals?
234Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
233Teen Voice: Living within our means
233Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
233Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
232Teen Voice: Where is the love?
232Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
232Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
232Teen Voice: He’s my dad
232From the hill: Stand Up for Life
231Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
231Totally Random: Happy Halloween
231Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
231Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
231Support emergency services personnel
231Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
231Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
231No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
231Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
230Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
230Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
230Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
230From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
230Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
229A Small World: Savoring county fair days
229Teen Voice: What is love?
229Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
229Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
229From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
229Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
229Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
229From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
228Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
228Teen Voice: Catfished
228Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
228Totally Random: Where does it go?
228At the Monument: Art in National Parks
228Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
227Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
227Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
227Nature Notes: Love is in the air
227Teen Voice: Footprints
227What’s really going on with our water?
226Teen Voice: Serendipity
226Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
226Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
226New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
226Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
226Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
225Across the Fence: Building Barns
225Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
225From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
225Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
225Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
225Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
224Trash cans
224From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
224Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
224Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
224View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
224At the Monument: Junior Rangers
224In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
224A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
224Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
224At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
224Teen Voice: Out with homework
223Completely Different - The magic of spring
223Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
223Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
223Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
223A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
223From the hill: The Year Ahead
222Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
222Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
222Teeing Off: Mind Gym
222Their View: Goal post move unfair
222Synchronicity:What brings me back
222Creatures of the Night
222
221A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
221Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
221From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
221Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
221Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
221At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
221Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
221Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
221No Till Notes: Saying uncle
221Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
221From the hill: Keeping America Safe
220Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
220Lyman Review: Winter's dog
220Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
220Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
220Fourth of July meetings
220Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
220At the Monument: Living History
220“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
220No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
219Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
219Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
219Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
219Linked Lives
219Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
218Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
218A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
218Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
218Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
218Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
218Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
217Website Resources
217At the Monument: Museum collections
217Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
216Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
216From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
216Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
215From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
215Teen Voice: Body image
215Teen Voice: Remember what you have
215At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
215News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
215From the hill: Giving Thanks
215Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
214Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
214From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
214Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
214Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
213Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
213At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
213College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
213Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
212Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
212From the hill: Working for you
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
211Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
211Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
211Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
210Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
210From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
209Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
209From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
209Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
209Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
209In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
209News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
208Observations only : Sisters of the world
208Rural America and immigration reform
208In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
208Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
208Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
208In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
208To whom are we thankful?
208Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
208No-Till Notes: 10 tips
207Observations Only : The orphanage
207Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
207A Halloween Story: The scary dream
206Across the Fence: The Pony Express
206Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
206Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
206From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
205Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
205Jane’s Secret: The Telling
204Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
204It's no surprise
204Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
204Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
204Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
204Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
204Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
204Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
203We need a few good people
203Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
203Teen Voice: The more the merrier
203Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
202Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
202At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
201Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
200Teeing Off: The thing about state
200From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
199It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
199Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
199Our View: The elephant in the room
199In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
199No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
198Observations Only: A new direction
197The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
197Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
197Teen Voice: The Other Side
197Be kind through communications
197Capitol View: Partisan politics, debates and complaints
196Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
196
196No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
196The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
195No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
194A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
194From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
194At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
194Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
194 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
193The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
191Assad’s endgame
190Observations Only: Saturday delight
190Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
190Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
189Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
189Power of legumes
189Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
189Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
189Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
188Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
188From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
188Teen Voice: That was intense
187Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
187Observations Only - Two ages of man
187Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
187Observations Only: The meeting
186Home of the Brave
185From the hill: Spurring Innovation
185From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
185From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
184From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
184Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
184Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
184
184Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
184From the hill: The PAWS Act
183Across the fence: Something worth remembering
183Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
183Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
183All Points West: The only stupid question
183Infamy - by Richard Reeves
183Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
183Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
182Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
182Across The Fence: Van Tassell
182A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
181Age of reason
181
181No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
181From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
181Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
181An open letter to Trump supporters
180The ghost of Ayn Rand
180
180No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
180Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
179Observations Only : Mission accomplished
179Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
179No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
179A national day of Thanksgiving
179Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
178Life's curve balls
178Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
178Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
178Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
178Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
177Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
177Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
177At the Monument: Find Your Park
176Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
176SELL-OUT!
176Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
176A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
176
175Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
175The Good Life: All that remains is love
175A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
175No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
175 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
175Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
175A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
174Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
173Permission to remember
173Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
173LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
172Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
172Observations Only: Just around the corner
172Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
172Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
171Being a Nebraskan – border to border
171No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
171Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
171News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
170Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
170Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
170From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
170No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
170Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
169Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
169Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
169No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
169Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
168At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
167Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
166A Small World: Time traveling
166Completely Different: Tales from the mat
166No Till Notes: Moving Forward
166Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
166Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
166From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
166Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
165Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
165Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
164Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
164Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
164Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
164From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
164Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
163 Taking a big risk
163Achieving your dreams takes work
163No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
161Observations Only: The joy of money
161Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
161The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
160Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
160A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
160Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
160Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
159Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
159No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
158Our view . . .Sports Complex
158Observations Only: What's in a word?
157A Stray Moment: The last time
157Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
157Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
157No Till Notes: Residue levels
156Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
156Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
156Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
156A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
156No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
156No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
156All Points West: Nation at a crossroads after 9-11
155Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
155No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
155No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
155Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
155Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
154‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
154No-till Notes: Stripper head
153Observations Only: Extreme measures
153Observations Only: Together again
153The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
153No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
152Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
152Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
152Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
151My mini Pen and me
151Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
151Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
150Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
150Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
149Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
149The Good Life: There is good everywhere
149No-Till Notes: Potential
149No-Till Notes: Observations
149Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
148Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
148Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
148A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
148A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
148No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
148Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
147Welcome to Gering
147Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
147Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
147No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
147Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
146No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
145Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
144Completely Different: The Quest
144Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
143Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
142Observations Only: Blue chip stock
142A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
142Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
142Tumbleweeds on the loose
142From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
141Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
141Observations Only: Painting a picture
141The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
141Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
140Silence please
140Observations Only: North Powder
140Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
140No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
140Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
140No-Till Notes: Water conservation
139The zombie apocalypse and you
139Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
139Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
139No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
139Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
138Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
138Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
138Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
138Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
138Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
137Seeing the works of the master
137Observations Only: No thank you
137Observations Only: Sister odyssey
137Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
137Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
137Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
137Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
137Capitol View: Death and taxes, perennial issue draws attention
136Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
136Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
136Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
135Completely Different: Your local government and you
134Economic development update
134Observations Only: Spider adventure
133Across the Fence: On The road
133Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
133Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
133A mom’s thoughts on social media
132Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
132Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
132Observations Only: Giving up
132Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
132Torn between now and somewhere down the line
131Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
131Observations Only: Surprises
131Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
131No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
130The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
130Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
129Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
129Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
129Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
128From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
127Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
126Observations Only: Counting chickens
126No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
124Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
124Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
124Observations Only: Scourge of violence
123Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
123Simply October
122Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
122Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
122Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
122The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
122Enjoy the festivities
122I love Thanksgiving
121No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
120Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
120Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
120At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
120Easter
120Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
119Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
119Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
119Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
119A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
118Do You Tube?
118The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
118In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
117From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
117Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
117At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
117Walkable, bikeable communities
116Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
116Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
116Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
116The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
115Letter to the Editor
114Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
114Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
114From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
113Social time has important benefits
113Our view: United we can build
113At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
112Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
112Our View: Bravo OTD committee
112Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
110The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
109Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
109Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
109Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
108Timing makes perfect
108Teen Voice: Today’s television
107From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
107Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
106Teen Voice: March Madness
105From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
105Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
104From the Superintendent’s Desk
103View from the block
103Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
103NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
102From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
102LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
101Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
101Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
100Teen Voice: Not just another ride
99Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
98Our View: Visionaries wanted
98Practice safe barbecue basics
97Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
97Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
96At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
95Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
95Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
95Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
95Teen Voice: Leaving a leader’s legacy
94LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
94Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
93Welcome home
92Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
92At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
91Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
90Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
88From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
88At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
86Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
82Letter to the Editor
80A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
80From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
79The hills, part 1: Mustangs
79Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
78Remembering When
78Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
78‘Is there something I can do?’
77Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
76The Block
74Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
74From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
73Letter to the Editor
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
72Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
71From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
70
69Teen Voice: Happy news
67Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
66Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
66Letter to the Editor
64From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
64Teen Voice: The road of hatred
63At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
62Our View: A failure to communicate
61To The Editor
56Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
52My Thanksgiving prayer
49Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
43Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
43Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
37Capitol View: Prison inmates and staff, more than just numbers
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