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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254Observations Only: The last goodbye
254No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
254Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
253Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
253Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
252Observations Only: Expect the best
252Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
251From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
251No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
250Lyman Review: The love goat
250Observations Only: The vigil
249Teen Voice: Serendipity
249Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
249Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
249Teen Voice: Self-expression
249At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
249No-till Notes: Moving forward
248Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
248A Halloween Story: The scary dream
248Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
248Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
248Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
248At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
248No Till Notes: Moving Forward
246Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
246Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
246Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
246From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
245Observations Only: Uneventful flight
245Teen Voice: Shadow art
245Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
245A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
245No-Till Notes: The value of water
244Totally Random: Happy Halloween
244No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
244At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
244A new chapter for the U.S. House
243Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
243Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
242Observations Only: Going home
242Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
242Teen Voice: The rivalry
242Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
242Simply October
242Keeping Nebraska Safe
241Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
241Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
241In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
241No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
241All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
241Practicing Fiscal Restraint
240Teen Voice: Equality
240Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
240Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
239The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
239Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
239Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
238Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
238Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
238Teen Voice: Cyber War
238No-till Notes: Stripper head
237Lyman Review: Dog fun
237Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
237Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
237Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
236Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
236No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
235From the Hill: More Work Ahead
235Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
235Veterans Day
235Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
235Transgender issues need to be addressed
235Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
234Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
234Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
234The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
234No-til Notes: Changing plans
234At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
233From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
233At the Monument: Living History
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
231Completely Different - The magic of spring
231No-Till Notes: Back in the field
231At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
231NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
231We shall not give into fear
231Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
230Teen Voice: Body image
230Rural America and immigration reform
230New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
230To whom are we thankful?
230Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
229Observations Only: Curious things
229Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
228Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
228Totally Random: Trusting the fates
228Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
227From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
227Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
227Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
227Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
227Nebraska needs tax reform
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
225Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
225Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
225At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
225Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
225The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
224Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
224At the Library: March into a good book
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
224Committee reviews property tax proposals
224Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
223Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
222Teen Voice: The Other Side
222Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
222Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
222Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
221Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
221No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
220From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
220
220Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
220Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
220Letters to the Editor
220The Good Life: There is good everywhere
219Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
219At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
219Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
219Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
219
219Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
218Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
218Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
218Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
218For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
217Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
217Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
217Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
217At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
217Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
217Working for you
216Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
216Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
216Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
216A national day of Thanksgiving
216Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
215From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
215The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
215Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
215Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
215Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
215No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
214Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
214In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
214Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
214News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
213From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
213Teen Voice: Inspire me
212Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
212Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
211Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
211Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
211Website Resources
211Prairie Dogs
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210At the Monument: Night Sky
210Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
209Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
209Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
209Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
209Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
209Letter to the editor
209Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
209Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
209Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
208Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
208Nature Notes: Love is in the air
208Honoring Our Veterans
208Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
207Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
207Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
207Lyman Review: Branding Time
207Linked Lives
207I love Thanksgiving
207Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
206Observations Only: Choices
205Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
205Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
205Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
205Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
205At the Monument: Junior Rangers
205
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
204Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
204Easter
204Serving You
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
202Their View: Goal post move unfair
202The State of Nebraska Agriculture
201Across the Fence: The Pony Express
201Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
201Fourth of July meetings
201
201At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
200Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
200Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
199Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
199Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
198Guest Voices…
198View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
198Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
198At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
198Tumbleweeds on the loose
197Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
197Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
197Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
197Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
197In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
197Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
197Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
197Giving Thanks
196Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
196At the Monument: That old (historic) building
196At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
196This year in the Regulation Rewind
195Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
195Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
195PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
194Creatures of the Night
194Letters to the Editor
194
193At the Monument: Art in National Parks
192Teen Voice: Catfished
192View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
191Reach out for challenges
190Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
190Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
190A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
189Teen Voice: Where is the love?
189Support emergency services personnel
189Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
189Budgeting the Nebraska Way
188No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
187Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
186From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
186Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186Synchronicity:What brings me back
185Feeding a world in need
184Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183In the Hills: Explore the state parks
183From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
183No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
182I'm falling for Tumblr?
181Be kind through communications
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
180Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
180Greetings from the State Capitol
180Our view: United we can build
179Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
179
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178At the Monument: Where are the animals?
178
178At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
177Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
176What’s really going on with our water?
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
175College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
175At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
174Support letters requested for airport
173In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
170Unprovoked dangers
169From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
169Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
168Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
167At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
167Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
166Religious freedom must be protected
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
165Totally Random: Where does it go?
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
163News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162
162No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
160To The Editor
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
153Our View: A failure to communicate
151Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
151Protecting Our Local Communities
150
149Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
148Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
146Our View: The elephant in the room
146From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
145
144Letter to the Editor
144No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
143Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
142Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
140Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
140Nebraska’s Heroes
135Letter to the Editor
130Letter to the Editor
130Packing bill is a bad idea
130All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
122The Year Ahead
120Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
118Hog bill vote was disappointing
117Spurring Innovation
107It’s Fall in Nebraska
107Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
95News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
94No-Till Notes: Water conservation
93Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
90Walkable, bikeable communities
82Defending life is essential to defending freedom
78Stand Up for Life
64Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
46Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1966Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
876Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
759Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
753Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
735Creativity dampened by standardized testing
732Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
700Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
658Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
646Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
633Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
621Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
619Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
607Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
606Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
604Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
589No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
563Reversing the President’s failed agenda
547Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
545A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
539Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
538Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
537A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
535What's the deal with organic milk?
535Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
533Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
527A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
525A Stray Moment: Without a net
523Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
513Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
509Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
507Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
506Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
501Completely Different: It's all in the family
500Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
499Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
497The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
491Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
489No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
480Infamy - by Richard Reeves
479Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
479Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
479Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
478Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
477A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
473A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
467Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
467The Good Life: All that remains is love
464Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
461Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
461At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
460Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
459All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
459All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
459Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
457At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
454Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
451Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
447A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
441Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
440Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
437A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
436Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
436No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
435Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
434No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
433All Points West: Never far from the trail
431Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
431Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
431Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
429Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
428Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
427All Points West: The only stupid question
426No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
425Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
422State Senators visit western Nebraska
421Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
421Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
421Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
421No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
420Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
420Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
420Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
414Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
408Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
406Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
406Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
406The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
402Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
401All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
400All Points West: A community on the move
399 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
397Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
397Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
396Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
395Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
394Across the Fence: The hand dug well
393Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
392No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
391Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
390Across The Fence: Van Tassell
388A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
388Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
388Observations Only: Gone away
387Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
387Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
386Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
386Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
386Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
385Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
385The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
385Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
383Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
382Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
382Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
382Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
382Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
381Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
380Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
379Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
379Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
378 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
377Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
377Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
376No Till Notes: Residue levels
375Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
374Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
373Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
373Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
373Power of legumes
372A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
372Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
371The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
371Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
370Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
369A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
369Across The Fence: A day For thanks
369Teen Voice: He’s my dad
368From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
368A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
368No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
368Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
367Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
366Observations Only: A new direction
366A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
366Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
366Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
365Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
365Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
365Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
365Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
365 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
362Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
362Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
361Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
361Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
359Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
359A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
358Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
358Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
356Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
356Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
356Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
356No Till Notes: Saying uncle
355Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
355Observations Only: Indifferent love
355Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
354SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
354No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
353It's no surprise
353Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
353No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
352Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
351Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
351Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
351Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
351News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
350Teen Voice: Being a girl
350Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
349Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
349A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
348Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
348Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
347Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
347Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
346Totally Random: My journey, life after living
346Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
345Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
345Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
344Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
344Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
344At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
343Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
343Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
342No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
342A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
340Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
339A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
339A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
337All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
336Tourism can bolster economy
335Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
333Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
333Lyman Review: Devil calf
333Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
332Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
332Achieving your dreams takes work
332A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
331A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
331Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
330Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
330The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
330The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
330Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
330Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
329Teen Voice: To the future
329Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
328Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
327Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
327Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
327Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
327Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
327Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
326Teeing Off: Around the Green
326Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
325A Stray Moment: God Knows
325No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
325Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
324Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
324Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
324Anno Domini: On this remembering day
323Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
323Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
323Observations Only: Willfulness
323Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
322From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
322Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
322Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
322Anno Domini: We gather together
322Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
322A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
321A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
321Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
321Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
320Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
320 Across The Fence: County Fair
319Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
319Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
318Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
318Observations Only: Final moment
318A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
318Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
318Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
317From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
317Observations Only: A gift of serenity
317Observations Only: A matter of matter
317Observations Only: A good daughter
317Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
317Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
317Across the Fence: Amanda
317Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
317Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
317Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
317To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
316Teen Voice: The need to get away
316Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
316The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
316Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
316No-Till Notes: Observations
315Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
315Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
315From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
315Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
315Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
314Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
314Teen Voice: The gift of caring
313Time keeps flowing like a river
313Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
313Teen Voice: Silence
313Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
312Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
312Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
312Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
312Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
312Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
312Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
311Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
311Building Bridges: Love your enemies
311Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
310Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
310Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
310 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
309Observations Only: A sad week
309Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
308Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
308The Good Life: The two different types of business people
308Observations Only: The awful truth
308The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
307It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
307Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
307Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
307Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
307Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
307All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
307Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
307Property tax relief still in the works
306Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
306Totally Random: Life’s ripples
306Observations Only: Hog wash
306Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
306Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
306Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
305Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
305Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
305Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
304Completely Different: Tales from the mat
304A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
304Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
304Observations Only: Saint Marge
304Observations Only: One more time
304Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
304Enjoy the festivities
303A real leaning tree Christmas
303Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
302A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
302Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
301Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
301History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
301No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
300The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
300A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
300Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
300The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
300Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
300Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
300Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
300Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
299Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
299Observations Only: Good and evil
299Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
299Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
298Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
298Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
298Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
297Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
297Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
297Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
297A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
296Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
296Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
296Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
296No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
295Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
295Observations only : Sisters of the world
295The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
295Totally Random: October, the pink month
295Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
295Jane’s Secret: The Telling
294Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
294From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
294Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
294A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
294Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
294Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
294A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
294Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
294Observations Only: A matter of paradox
294Observations Only: The vision
293A Small World: Time traveling
293Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
293Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
293No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
292Observations Only: Temptation
292The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
291Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
291Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
291Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
291A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
291A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
291No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
291No-Till Notes: Potential
291Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
290Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
290Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
290Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
289The zombie apocalypse and you
289Observations Only: Critical thinking
289Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
289Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
289The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
289Observations Only: The last toothpick
288Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
288Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
288Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
287Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
287Teen Voice: My rebellion
287Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
287Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
286Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
286Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
286Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
286Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
286Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
286Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
286Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
286Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
286No Till Notes: Final Stop
286Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
286Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
285Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
285Observations Only: The need to understand
285Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
284Observations Only: The shadow of error
284Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
284Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
283Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
283Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
283Observations Only: Beginnings
283Observations Only: A fine line
283Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
283Observations Only: Off to the races
283Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
283Why you should visit the zoo in February
282Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
282A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
281Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
281Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
281Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
281No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
281Drowning in Regulation
280Across the Fence: Building Barns
280Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
280Observations Only: Sister lost
280Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
280Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
280A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
279Observations Only: Just around the corner
279Observations Only: Divine spirit
279Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
279Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
279Welcome home
279Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
278Observations Only : The orphanage
278Observations Only: Waiting time
278No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
277Observations Only: A day in August
277The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
277A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
277Back to Where it All Began
276Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
276Teen Voice: The more the merrier
276Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
276Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
276Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
276Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
276The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
276Teen Voice: Remember what you have
276Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
276No-Till Notes: Looking Back
276Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
275Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
275The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
275Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
275Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
275Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
275Why parents are important
274Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
274The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
274Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
274Observations Only: Divine prompts
274Teen Voice: Stress test
274Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
274The Christmas Story
274A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
273The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
273Observations Only: The joy of money
273Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
273Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
273Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
273Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
273Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
273‘Is there something I can do?’
272Completely Different: Your local government and you
272Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
272The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
272Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
272Across the Fence: On The road
272Our View: Community responsible for kids
272Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
272Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
271A Small World: Special guest
271Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
271Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
271Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
271Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
271Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
271No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
270A last look at the Nebraska Zone
270Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
270Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
270The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
270A Small World: Savoring county fair days
270A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
270Observations Only: Reality check
270Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
270Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
270Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
270A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
270Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
270No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
269Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
269Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
269Observations Only: Curious things, part II
269Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
269Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
268Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
268Observations Only : White water
268Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
268Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
268Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
268At the Monument: Find Your Park
267Observations Only: Extreme measures
267Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
267Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
267Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
267Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
267‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
267Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
267No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
266A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
266No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
266A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
266No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
265We need a few good people
265Completely Different: The Quest
265From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
265Across The Fence: Last Christmas
265Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
265A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
265Teen Voice: Out with homework
265A warm feeling on a big winter day
264Observations Only: Journey's end
264Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
264Teeing Off: Persistence
264Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
263Being a Nebraskan – border to border
263Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
263Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
263Teeing Off: Mind Gym
263A Highway Bill for Nebraska
262A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
262Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
262Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
262Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
262Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
262All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
261Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
261Across the fence: Something worth remembering
261Trash cans
261Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
261Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
261Totally Random: The Golden Rule
261Teeing Off: The thing about state
261Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
261Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
260Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
260Observations Only: A soul’s journey
260Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
260No Till Notes:
259Do You Tube?
259Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
259The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
259Lyman Review: One mean chicken
259No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
259Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
259Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
259No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
258Our view . . .Sports Complex
258Observations Only: Saturday delight
258Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
258Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
257Observations Only: What's in a word?
257Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
256Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
256Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
256Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
256Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
256Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
256Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
255Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
255Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
255A mom’s thoughts on social media
255Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
254Observations Only - Two ages of man
254Observations Only: The visit
254Observations Only: The last goodbye
254No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
254Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
253Life's curve balls
253Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
253Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
253Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
252Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
252Observations Only: Expect the best
252Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
251From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
251Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
251From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
251No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
250Lyman Review: The love goat
250Observations Only: The vigil
249Observations Only: Blue chip stock
249Teen Voice: Serendipity
249Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
249Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
249Teen Voice: Self-expression
249At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
249No-till Notes: Moving forward
248Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
248Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
248A Halloween Story: The scary dream
248Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
248Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
248Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
248At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
248No Till Notes: Moving Forward
246Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
246Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
246Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
246From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
245Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
245Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
245Observations Only: Uneventful flight
245Teen Voice: Shadow art
245Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
245A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
245No-Till Notes: The value of water
244Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
244A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
244Totally Random: Happy Halloween
244No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
244At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
244A new chapter for the U.S. House
243Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
243Permission to remember
243Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
243Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
242Observations Only: Surprises
242Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
242Observations Only: Going home
242Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
242Teen Voice: The rivalry
242Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
242Simply October
242Keeping Nebraska Safe
241Observations Only : Mission accomplished
241Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
241Age of reason
241The ghost of Ayn Rand
241Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
241Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
241Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
241Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
241In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
241No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
241All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
241Practicing Fiscal Restraint
240Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
240Teen Voice: Equality
240Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
240Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
239A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
239The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
239Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
239Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
238The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
238Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
238Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
238Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
238Teen Voice: Cyber War
238No-till Notes: Stripper head
237Seeing the works of the master
237Home of the Brave
237The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
237Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
237Lyman Review: Dog fun
237Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
237Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
237Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
236SELL-OUT!
236Observations Only: Painting a picture
236Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
236No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
235Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
235From the Hill: More Work Ahead
235Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
235Veterans Day
235Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
235Transgender issues need to be addressed
235Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
234A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
234Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
234Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
234The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
234No-til Notes: Changing plans
234At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
233A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
233From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
233At the Monument: Living History
232Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
231A Stray Moment: The last time
231Completely Different - The magic of spring
231No-Till Notes: Back in the field
231At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
231NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
231We shall not give into fear
231Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
230Teen Voice: Body image
230Rural America and immigration reform
230New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
230To whom are we thankful?
230Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
229Our View: Bravo OTD committee
229Observations Only: The meeting
229Observations Only: Curious things
229Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
228Economic development update
228Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
228Totally Random: Trusting the fates
228Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
227Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
227From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
227Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
227Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
227Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
227Nebraska needs tax reform
225Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
225Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
225Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
225At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
225Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
225The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
224Assad’s endgame
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
224Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
224At the Library: March into a good book
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
224Committee reviews property tax proposals
224Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
223From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
223Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
223Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
222Teen Voice: The Other Side
222Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
222Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
222Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
221From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
221In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
221Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
221No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
220Observations Only: North Powder
220From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
220
220Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
220Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
220Letters to the Editor
220The Good Life: There is good everywhere
219Observations Only: Counting chickens
219Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
219Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
219At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
219Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
219Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
219
219Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
218 Taking a big risk
218From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
218Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
218Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
218Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
218For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
217Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
217Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
217Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
217At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
217Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
217Working for you
216The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
216Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
216Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
216Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
216A national day of Thanksgiving
216Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
215Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
215From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
215Observations Only: Scourge of violence
215From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
215The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
215Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
215Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
215Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
215No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
214Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
214Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
214In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
214Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
214News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
213From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
213Teen Voice: Inspire me
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
212Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
212Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
212Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
212Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
211From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
211Observations Only: Together again
211Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
211Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
211Website Resources
211Prairie Dogs
210Welcome to Gering
210Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
210Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
210At the Monument: Night Sky
210Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
209Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
209Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
209Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
209Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
209Letter to the editor
209Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
209Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
209Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
208Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
208Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
208Nature Notes: Love is in the air
208Honoring Our Veterans
208Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
207Timing makes perfect
207Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
207Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
207Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
207Lyman Review: Branding Time
207Linked Lives
207I love Thanksgiving
207Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
206Teen Voice: Not just another ride
206Observations Only: Choices
205From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
205Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
205Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
205Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
205Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
205At the Monument: Junior Rangers
205
204Practice safe barbecue basics
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
204Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
204Easter
204Serving You
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
202Observations Only: Sister odyssey
202Their View: Goal post move unfair
202The State of Nebraska Agriculture
201Across the Fence: The Pony Express
201Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
201Fourth of July meetings
201
201At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
200Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
200Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
199Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
199Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
199Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
198Guest Voices…
198View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
198Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
198At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
198Tumbleweeds on the loose
197The Block
197The hills, part 1: Mustangs
197The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
197Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
197Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
197Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
197Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
197In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
197Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
197Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
197Giving Thanks
196Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
196At the Monument: That old (historic) building
196At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
196This year in the Regulation Rewind
195Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
195Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
195Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
195Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
195Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
195PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
194Creatures of the Night
194Letters to the Editor
194
193Letter to the Editor
193At the Monument: Art in National Parks
192Social time has important benefits
192Teen Voice: Catfished
192View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
191Reach out for challenges
190Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
190Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
190Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
190A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
189Observations Only: Giving up
189Teen Voice: Where is the love?
189Support emergency services personnel
189Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
189Budgeting the Nebraska Way
188No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
187View from the block
187Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
187Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
186Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
186From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
186Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186Synchronicity:What brings me back
185My mini Pen and me
185Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
185Feeding a world in need
184Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
183A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
183Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
183From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
183Observations Only: Spider adventure
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183In the Hills: Explore the state parks
183From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
183No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
182I'm falling for Tumblr?
181Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
181Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
181Be kind through communications
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
180Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
180Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
180Greetings from the State Capitol
180Our view: United we can build
179Teen Voice: March Madness
179Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
179
178Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178At the Monument: Where are the animals?
178
178At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
178A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
177Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
176What’s really going on with our water?
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
175Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
175College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
175At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
174Support letters requested for airport
173Remembering When
173In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
172Silence please
172LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
170Unprovoked dangers
169The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
169From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
169Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
168From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
168Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
167From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
167At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
167Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
166Religious freedom must be protected
166A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
165Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
165Totally Random: Where does it go?
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
163From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
163News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
162From the Superintendent’s Desk
162Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
162
162No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
160To The Editor
159Observations Only: No thank you
159LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
159From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
159Teen Voice: Today’s television
158Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
155Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
153Our View: A failure to communicate
151Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
151Protecting Our Local Communities
150From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
150
149Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
148Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
147Our View: Visionaries wanted
146Our View: The elephant in the room
146From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
145
144Letter to the Editor
144No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
143From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
143Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
143Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
142Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
142Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
141Teen Voice: The road of hatred
140Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
140Nebraska’s Heroes
137Teen Voice: Happy news
135Letter to the Editor
130Letter to the Editor
130Packing bill is a bad idea
130All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
129Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
124From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
124Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
122Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
122The Year Ahead
120Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
118Hog bill vote was disappointing
117Spurring Innovation
107It’s Fall in Nebraska
107Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
95News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
94No-Till Notes: Water conservation
93Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
90Walkable, bikeable communities
82Defending life is essential to defending freedom
80My Thanksgiving prayer
78Stand Up for Life
64Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
46Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
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