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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2830Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2502Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
2273Being a Nebraskan – border to border
2212Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
2210The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2186Completely Different: It's all in the family
2077Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
2068Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
2046Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
1988Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
1943Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
1940Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
1935Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
1934Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
1895The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
1870Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
1860A Small World: Time traveling
1828Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
1823Completely Different: Tales from the mat
1810Time keeps flowing like a river
1806Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1776Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1775A last look at the Nebraska Zone
1768Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
1767Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
1760Letter to the Editor
1744Observations Only : The orphanage
1731My mini Pen and me
1714Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1712Teen Voice: March Madness
1701Our view . . .Sports Complex
1697From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1693Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1688Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1683Completely Different: Your local government and you
1674Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1673Observations only : Sisters of the world
1663Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1662Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1659Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1655Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1654Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1653Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1651Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1641Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1638Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1602From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1601Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1600Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1599It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1596Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1594Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1587Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1550Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1511Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1470Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1458Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1457Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1448Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1389Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1346Completely Different: The Quest
1332Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1329Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1277Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1261Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1257Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1254Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1241Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1232The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1221Across the Fence: Building Barns
1220From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1219Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1217Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1214Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1210Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1201Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1196Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1190From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1185Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1185No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1181Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1171Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1161Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1160Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1160From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1152Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1151Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1146Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1145From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1142From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1134Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1128Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1128Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1126Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1116A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1116The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1109Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1103Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1103Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1102Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1097Across the Fence: On The road
1096Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1094Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1094From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1089Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1084Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
1082A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1079Assad’s endgame
1076From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1075A Small World: Savoring county fair days
1071Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
1067The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1067Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1064Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1055Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
1055Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
1054Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
1046A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
1045Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
1040Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
1039From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
1036Observations Only - Two ages of man
1031From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
1028Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
1027Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
1023Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
1016The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
1014Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
1006Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
1006Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
1004Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
1000Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
996A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
989From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
988Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
985Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
984Observations Only: Painting a picture
982Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
977Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
973A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
969Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
968Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
967Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
967Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
963Teen Voice: Today’s television
959Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
956Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
954Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
954Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
953Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
952Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
951Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
948Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
947Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
943Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
940 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
938Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
932From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
932From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
931From the Superintendent’s Desk
929Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
926Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
925From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
923Observations Only: A new direction
923From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
923Across The Fence: A day For thanks
919Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
918Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
918From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
917Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
914The zombie apocalypse and you
913Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
913Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
910Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
909From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
906A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
906Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
903Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
892Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
890Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
890Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
889Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
889Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
887Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
881From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
881Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
878Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
875Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
875From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
875Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
873Observations Only: Giving up
870Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
870Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
868Trash cans
866From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
864A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
864The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
863A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
861A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
855Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
854The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
851From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
850Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
850The hills, part 1: Mustangs
849Teen Voice: The road of hatred
848Observations Only: The joy of money
848Across the Fence: The hand dug well
847Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
847Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
846Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
845Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
845Teen Voice: Catfished
841Teen Voice: The more the merrier
840Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
840Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
838Observations Only: Saturday delight
838Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
836Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
836The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
836Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
832The Block
832Observations Only: Curious things
829At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
828A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
825Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
822Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
816Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
813Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
813Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
813Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
812A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
811Life's curve balls
809 Taking a big risk
809A Stray Moment: God Knows
808Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
807From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
805Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
805Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
805A Stray Moment: Without a net
802A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
801The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
801A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
800Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
800A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
798Teen Voice: Not just another ride
798A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
798Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
797Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
797Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
795The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
794Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
792Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
792A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
791Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
787The ghost of Ayn Rand
787Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
787Observations Only: Scourge of violence
785From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
784Seeing the works of the master
784Observations Only: Counting chickens
782The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
780Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
779Observations Only: Extreme measures
779Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
775Timing makes perfect
774Observations Only: Just around the corner
774Observations Only: Going home
774A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
774Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
772Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
770View from the block
770Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
770Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
768Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
767The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
765SELL-OUT!
764Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
764Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
764Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
763Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
762Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
762A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
760A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
760Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
760The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
759A Stray Moment: The last time
758Observations Only: Uneventful flight
755Teen Voice: Body image
754Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
754Teen Voice: Living within our means
753Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
753The Good Life: The two different types of business people
753Totally Random: My journey, life after living
752It's no surprise
749Observations Only: Surprises
748Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
748Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
746Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
746Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
745Welcome to Gering
745Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
745Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
743Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
742Silence please
742Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
742Observations Only: Journey's end
741A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
740Rural America and immigration reform
739From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
738Age of reason
738Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
735Observations Only: No thank you
735Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
734Observations Only: A gift of serenity
733Observations Only: What's in a word?
733Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
733The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
732Do You Tube?
732Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
731A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
731Observations Only: The awful truth
729Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
728Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
727Teen Voice: Shadow art
725Teen Voice: Serendipity
723LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
723Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
723Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
722Economic development update
721Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
721Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
720Observations Only: Critical thinking
720A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
720Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
718Observations Only: North Powder
717Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
717Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
716Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
714Observations Only: Together again
713Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
712Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
712Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
712Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
711From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
711Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
710Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
710Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
708Observations Only: Sister odyssey
708Observations Only: Sister lost
705Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
705The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
704Observations Only: Blue chip stock
704A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
702Observations Only: Spider adventure
701From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
699Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
697Observations Only: Curious things, part II
695Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
694Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
694I'm falling for Tumblr?
693Guest Voices…
693Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
692Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
690Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
690Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
686Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
685Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
681From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
680A real leaning tree Christmas
679From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
678Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
674Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
672Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
671Teen Voice: Being a girl
670A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
670Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
670Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
669Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
669Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
668Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
667My Thanksgiving prayer
667The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
666Permission to remember
662Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
662Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
662The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
661Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
657Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
656Observations Only : White water
656Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
656The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
655Observations Only: The meeting
655Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
655A Small World: Special guest
654Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
651Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
651Our View: The elephant in the room
650Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
648Home of the Brave
648Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
648The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
647Social time has important benefits
647Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
645Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
643Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
642Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
642Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
642A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
639Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
639Observations Only: Good and evil
638The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
636Practice safe barbecue basics
636Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
635Teen Voice: Happy news
633The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
632LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
629Remembering When
629Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
628Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
627Observations Only: A matter of matter
627Teeing Off: Around the Green
626Observations Only: Expect the best
626Observations Only: A fine line
626Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
623Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
621The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
621The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
620The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
620Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
619Observations Only: The shadow of error
619Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
618Observations Only: Beginnings
614Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
613Observations Only: Indifferent love
612Our View: Bravo OTD committee
611Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
610Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
609Observations Only: Divine spirit
606Teen Voice: Equality
605Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
601Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
596Anno Domini: We gather together
594Completely Different - The magic of spring
594Observations Only: A matter of paradox
593Observations Only: Choices
592Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
592Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
591Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
590Observations Only: Divine prompts
589A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
582Teen Voice: Silence
581Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
580Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
577Observations Only: Temptation
577Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
571Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
570A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
567Observations Only: Off to the races
567Totally Random: Life’s ripples
567Building Bridges: Love your enemies
565Lyman Review: Devil calf
565Observations Only: A sad week
564Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
563The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
562Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
560Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
560Observations Only: The vision
560Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
557Observations Only: Willfulness
553Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
552A Halloween Story: The scary dream
550Teen Voice: The need to get away
550Totally Random: October, the pink month
547Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
546Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
545Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
545Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
541Our View: Visionaries wanted
541Observations Only: The need to understand
539Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
538Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
535Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
533Across the Fence: The Pony Express
530Observations Only: A good daughter
523Teen Voice: Stress test
521Teen Voice: Footprints
520Teeing Off: Persistence
518Teeing Off: Mind Gym
518Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
517Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
513Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
513Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
511Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
510Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
509Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
506Teen Voice: The rivalry
506Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
504Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
500Teen Voice: Remember what you have
499Observations Only: Waiting time
498Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
494Observations Only: Saint Marge
492Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
490Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
490Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
486Lyman Review: The love goat
484Teen Voice: The Other Side
484Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
482Teeing Off: The thing about state
479Anno Domini: On this remembering day
478Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
475Totally Random: Happy Halloween
473Observations Only: Reality check
473Teen Voice: What is love?
472Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
472Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
470Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
470Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
467Observations Only: Gone away
466Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
465Teen Voice: My rebellion
465Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
462Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
461Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
461Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
458Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
458Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
453No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
453Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
448Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
447Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
446Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
444Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
441Teen Voice: Self-expression
440 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
439Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
437Observations Only: Hog wash
436Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
435Why you should visit the zoo in February
432Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
432Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
432Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
424From the Hill: More Work Ahead
422Lyman Review: One mean chicken
420Teen Voice: Cyber War
418At the Library: March into a good book
417
415Observations Only: The visit
415For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
410SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
409Observations Only: A day in August
407Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
404Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
403What’s really going on with our water?
400Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
399Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
392Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
390In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
387No-Till Notes: Looking Back
386Observations Only: The last goodbye
384Observations Only: One more time
381Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
380Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
379Observations Only: Final moment
379A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
378Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
377Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
375Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
375No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
374Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
374Teen Voice: The gift of caring
372Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
370Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
369Teen Voice: To the future
367Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
367Lyman Review: Branding Time
365Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
364Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
363Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
362Across The Fence: Last Christmas
362Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
362View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
362At the Monument: Junior Rangers
356Teen Voice: Where is the love?
356Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
355Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
354Their View: Goal post move unfair
353Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
353Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
352Totally Random: Where does it go?
351Our View: Community responsible for kids
350Observations Only: The last toothpick
350Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
350Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
349Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
347Nature Notes: Love is in the air
344Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
344In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
340Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
337Totally Random: Trusting the fates
337In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
337Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
335Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
332Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
332Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
331Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
331Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
330Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
330Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
327Observations Only: The vigil
326Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
326Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
323Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
321Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
319Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
317Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
317Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
317Linked Lives
312History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
311Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
308Support emergency services personnel
307Religious freedom must be protected
307At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
304Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
303Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
301Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
299In the Hills: Explore the state parks
298Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
297Lyman Review: Winter's dog
296At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
293Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
293Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
292At the Monument: That old (historic) building
291Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
290Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
290Website Resources
288From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
288Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
287Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
285Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
285College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
285Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
284No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
284No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
282Across the Fence: Amanda
282Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
281Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
281Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
281Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
278Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
275No-till Notes: Moving forward
275Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
274Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
272Lyman Review: Dog fun
270At the Monument: Where are the animals?
270No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
269New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
269Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
267At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
264Teen Voice: Inspire me
264Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
263Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
263Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
256Greetings from the State Capitol
255Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
254No-til Notes: Changing plans
253Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
252Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
251Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
248Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
248No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
247No-Till Notes: Back in the field
243Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
235Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
228At the Monument: Art in National Parks
223Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
221View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
219Be kind through communications
217Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
216Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
216Synchronicity:What brings me back
210Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
208Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
207No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
204Letter to the editor
192Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
188Letters to the Editor
185In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
185Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
176Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
167A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
162Fourth of July meetings
158Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
149A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
146Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
135Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
129Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
127Prairie Dogs
125Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
122Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
122 Across The Fence: County Fair
120Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
120Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
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115No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
115Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
107At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
103No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
102In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
97Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
94Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
90Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
85Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
85No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
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60Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
57At the Monument: Night Sky
45No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
35Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
27Creatures of the Night
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17Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
14Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
7No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
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