An Italian Thanksgiving proves to be more than a slight challenge
November 24, 2011 Lesley Bell   
Buongiorno!
I’m originally from Gering (as Jerry Purvis knows), but currently live in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Five years ago my mother, Janet Bell, was visiting as I awaited the birth of my first child.
My son was born on Nov. 18, 2006, and my mother stayed well after his birth to help out and enjoy being Grandma. We thought it would be fun to do “Thanksgiving” here. All of our Italian relatives had heard of Thanksgiving and had mental pictures of turkeys and trimmings from movies they’d seen.

My mother came well prepared, loading her luggage with pumpkin pie filling, cranberries, cherry pie filling and my favorite, raspberry Jello, dried raspberries and marshmallows to make one of my favorite family holiday desserts.

The tricky part to doing Thanksgiving in Italy was getting a turkey. Italians eat turkey legs and cold cut turkey breast meat but never do they cook a whole turkey. However, unlike Western Nebraska, where I found it basically impossible to find a butcher who could procure me a custom cut of meat the last time I was back, the Italian butcher “culture” is alive and well (there are many butcher shops here – you simply walk in and find a wide array of meats and cuts and order what you don’t see).

With the help of my husband, my mother managed to order a turkey for the feast...but the butcher couldn’t give any guarantees as to what size the beast might be. That should have been a warning sign!
Thanksgiving Day arrived and it was time to go and pick-up the turkey. My husband accompanied my mother to pick it up and found a massive 10 kilo (22 lb) bird waiting for them!

At the time, I had a pathetic, cramped, little gas oven, so it had been decided in advance that my sister-in-law’s house and her ample oven would be used to cook the bird. Nonetheless, even her spacious oven had difficulty accommodating such a monstrous bird!
Its legs had to be cut off just to fit it into the oven. My mother usually cooks her turkey in one of those “turkey bags” – a nice way to keep all the juices in while cooking and renders the final product moist and tasty. She had brought her “turkey bag” along in her luggage and struggled to close it around the enormous bird. She recalled that in all of her years of preparing turkeys, she had NEVER encountered one as massive as this Italian turkey.

I was at home being a new mother while my mother spent the morning cooking the bird with my sister-in-law. Not expecting anyone back before noon, I was surprised when our buzzer rang and my husband and mother rushed into our apartment, my husband collecting all of the rags he could get his hands on.

There was a turkey emergency and my sister-in-law’s kitchen was a mess. And then he was gone. My mother remained, as she had all of the trimmings to prepare. She had expected to leave the turkey to cook in peace at my sister-in-law’s and come back home and calmly prepare the rest of the meal. She explained that the turkey was so large that even with the legs cut off, the bag the turkey was in was touching the edges of the oven.

One can imagine the scene: the plastic turkey bag touching the hot metal oven wall and the bag rupturing spilling all of those turkey juices – not only inside of the oven, but overflowing out onto the kitchen floor. It was a turkey containment nightmare!

My husband worked feverishly to aid his sister in cleaning the mess while the turkey cooked on. My mother hustled to prepare the rest of our Thanksgiving staples hoping that the turkey would somehow miraculously get cooked!

Several hours later (more than anticipated), the bird was cooked and found its way back to my home to be carved. For me it was a taste of home – real comfort food as only a mother can make.
For my Italian relatives, it was a meal from the movies and experience in American culture. For everyone involved it was certainly unforgettable!
So Happy Thanksgiving to all
! Eat an extra plate of turkey with all the trimmings for me and my family. I won’t be attempting to tackle an Italian turkey this year or anytime in the near future!
Editor’s note: Lesley submitted this story as part of a Facebook solicitation by the Citizen for readers’ Thanksgiving horror stories.

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145News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
145Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
144The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
144Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
144No-Till Notes: The value of water
144Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
144Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
143Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
143For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
143Jane’s Secret: The Telling
143Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
143From the hill: Stand Up for Life
143From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
142Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
142Observations Only: Expect the best
142Teen Voice: The need to get away
142A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
142Teen Voice: The rivalry
142
142No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
142A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
142Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
142Teen Voice: He’s my dad
141Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
141Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
141 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
141News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
141Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
141No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
141Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
141News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
140From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
140Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
140A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
140A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
140From the hill: Serving You
140All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
139Teen Voice: Shadow art
139Teen Voice: Cyber War
139A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
139Washington report: Feeding a world in need
138Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
138Totally Random: The Golden Rule
138Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
138Observations Only: A good daughter
138Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
138Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
138No-till Notes: Moving forward
138The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
138Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
138Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
138From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
138A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
137Lyman Review: One mean chicken
137Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
137In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
137The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
137From the hill: Giving Thanks
136Observations Only: Journey's end
136Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
136A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
136A Small World: Special guest
136Totally Random: Trusting the fates
136A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
136Letters to the Editor
136Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
136Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
135Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
135From the Hill: More Work Ahead
135Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
135Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
135At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
135News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
134Observations Only: Choices
134Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
134At the Library: March into a good book
134From the hill: Keeping America Safe
134No-Till Notes: 10 tips
133Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
133Teen Voice: Silence
133Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
133At the Monument: Night Sky
133Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
133Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
133At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
133Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
133Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
133“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
132Observations Only: Divine prompts
132Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
132Teen Voice: Where is the love?
132Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
132Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
132No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
132Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
132Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
132News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
132All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
131A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
131Lyman Review: Dog fun
131In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
131History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
131Prairie Dogs
131Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
131Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
130Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
130Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
130Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
130Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
129From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
129Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
129A real leaning tree Christmas
129Teen Voice: Inspire me
129Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
129Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
128Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
128The Good Life: The two different types of business people
128Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
128Observations Only: The visit
128Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
128Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
128No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
128At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
127Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
127Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
127Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
127Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
127Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
126Across The Fence: Last Christmas
126At the Monument: That old (historic) building
126In the Hills: Explore the state parks
126No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
126
126A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
126Across The Fence: Van Tassell
126From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
126From the hill: The Year Ahead
125Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
125Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
125Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
125Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
125Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
125Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
125No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
124Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
124Teeing Off: Persistence
124Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
124Teen Voice: What is love?
124Letter to the editor
124Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
124Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
124From the hill: Spurring Innovation
123Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
123Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
123The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
123Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
123Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
123At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
123Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
123From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
123From the hill: Working for you
122Observations Only: Divine spirit
122A Small World: Savoring county fair days
122Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
122At the Monument: Art in National Parks
122Support letters requested for airport
122Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
122 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
121Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
121Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
121Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
121Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
120Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
120Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
120Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
120Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
120Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
120Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
119From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
119I'm falling for Tumblr?
119Teen Voice: Living within our means
119Completely Different - The magic of spring
119Teen Voice: Body image
119Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
119Nature Notes: Love is in the air
119Totally Random: Where does it go?
119View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
119No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
119Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
119Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
119Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
119No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
119Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
119Teen Voice: Out with homework
119Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
119An open letter to Trump supporters
118Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
118Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
118From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
118Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
118Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
118Teen Voice: Self-expression
118Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
118No-Till Notes: Back in the field
118Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
118Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
118Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
118From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
118Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
117Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
117Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
117Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
117
117A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
117Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
117Infamy - by Richard Reeves
117No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
117Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
117News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
117No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
116Lyman Review: The love goat
116Totally Random: Happy Halloween
116Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
116Teen Voice: Footprints
116Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
116Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
116Creatures of the Night
116No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
116From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
116Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
115Teen Voice: Serendipity
115Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
115Teeing Off: Mind Gym
115Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
115Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
115At the Monument: Where are the animals?
115Reach out for challenges
115News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
115Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
115From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
115Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
115News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
115News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
114Teen Voice: Catfished
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
114Lyman Review: Branding Time
114Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
114Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
113Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
113Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
113Support emergency services personnel
113From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
113Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
113Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
113No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
113Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
112From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
112Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
112From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
112Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
112Synchronicity:What brings me back
112At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
112In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
112No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
112Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
112A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
111Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
111View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
111Greetings from the State Capitol
111Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
111Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
111Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
111
111Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
111Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
111Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
111Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
110From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
110Teen Voice: Remember what you have
110Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
110Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
110At the Monument: Living History
110Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
110Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
110News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
109Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
109Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
109Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
109Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
109No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
109Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
109Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
108Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
108Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
108What’s really going on with our water?
108New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
108Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
108Linked Lives
108At the Monument: Junior Rangers
108At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
108Fourth of July meetings
108Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
108At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
108Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
108Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
107Across the Fence: The Pony Express
107Religious freedom must be protected
107Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
107Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
107College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
107Their View: Goal post move unfair
107Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
107Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
107The Good Life: All that remains is love
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
106Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
106At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
106Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
106Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
106Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
106Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
106No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
106All Points West: The only stupid question
106Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
105Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
105Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
105From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
105Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
105Lyman Review: Winter's dog
105Website Resources
105Power of legumes
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
104Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
104In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
104Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
104No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
104Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
104A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
103Teeing Off: The thing about state
103Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
103At the Monument: Museum collections
103Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
103From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
103From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
102Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
102Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
102Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
102At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
102To whom are we thankful?
102A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
101Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
101Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
101Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
101From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
101A national day of Thanksgiving
101Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
101LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
101From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
100Rural America and immigration reform
100In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
100Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
100No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
100Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
100All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
99Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
99The Good Life: There is good everywhere
99Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
99Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
99Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
99All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
98Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
98Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
98No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
98From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
97Our View: The elephant in the room
97Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
97Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
96
96No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
96Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
96Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
95Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
95Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
95Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
95No Till Notes: Moving Forward
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
95Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
94A Halloween Story: The scary dream
94Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
94Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
94Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
94Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
93In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
93‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
93No-till Notes: Stripper head
93No-Till Notes: Potential
93Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
93Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
92Be kind through communications
92In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
92No-Till Notes: Observations
92Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
92Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
92Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
91No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
91No Till Notes: Residue levels
91Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
91From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
91From the hill: The PAWS Act
90Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
90Teen Voice: The Other Side
90Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
89Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
88No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
88Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
87At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
87Easter
86Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
86Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
86No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
85A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
85No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
85Torn between now and somewhere down the line
85In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
83
83From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
83From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
82
81Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
81A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
81Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
81 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
80
80Simply October
79From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
78
78At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
78No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
78Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
78At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
78Enjoy the festivities
77Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
76The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
76Walkable, bikeable communities
76No-Till Notes: Water conservation
75Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
74Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
73Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
73No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
73At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
72Our view: United we can build
72A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Tumbleweeds on the loose
72Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
71No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
71Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
70Achieving your dreams takes work
70News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
69Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
68Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
68No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
66NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
66News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
65At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
65Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
64Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
64At the Monument: Find Your Park
63No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
60At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
60Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
60At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
59Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
58I love Thanksgiving
57The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
56Welcome home
53Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
52Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
52No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
51Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
50Letter to the Editor
50‘Is there something I can do?’
49Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
45
45Letter to the Editor
38Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
38Our View: A failure to communicate
38Letter to the Editor
38Washington Report: Improving rural air service
35Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
30Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26To The Editor
12In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1819Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1266From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1180Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1139The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
887From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
629The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
546Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
525No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
518Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
515Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
500News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
496All Points West: Long live great coffee
493Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
476From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
464Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
443Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
435All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
395Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
382Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
378Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
378Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
368Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
368In My View: Defying disabilities
364Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
361Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
358Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
354Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
353Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
350From the Hill: Working for Offutt
340Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
339Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
338Washington Report: Power of the Purse
337Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
331Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
330Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
329From the capitol: A System That Cares
327Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
327Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
326From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
325Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
319From the hill: Good Neighbors
318From the hill: Accountability Matters
317Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
314Washington: Protecting taxpayers
306From the hill: “Hello” World
305Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
305Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
304Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
304From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
298No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
298All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
297From the Hill: May in Nebraska
295Jack’s Insights – April 2016
295Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
292The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
292Healthy: What you believe, you become
292Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
292All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
292Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
290From the hill: Kerrie On
287Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
285Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
280Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
280News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
269All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
269News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
267Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
265All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
265A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
265Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
265Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
264Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
260Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
260Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
259All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
258News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
258All Points West: Rising above ourselves
257Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
257No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
256Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
255Washington: Mindful of our heroes
254From the Capitol: Budget balanced
249All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
247Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
247Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
246Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
246All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
246Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
245Observations Only : White water
244From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
243No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
242Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
242Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
240Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
239Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
238Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
237Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
237Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
234News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
233Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
233In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
233The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
230Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
230Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
230Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
230News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
229Observations Only: Gone away
228What's the deal with organic milk?
228Across The Fence: A day For thanks
228Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
227Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
226Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
225Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
224Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
223Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
222Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
222Think about manufacturing at polls
221The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
221Teen Voice: Teen slang
221Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
220Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
220Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
220Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
218All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
218From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
217A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
217All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
217News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
217News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
216All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
216Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
215Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
214A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
214Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
214All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
213Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
213Anno Domini: On this remembering day
212Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
212Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
212Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
212News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
211Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
211Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
210A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
210Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
210News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
209Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
208Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
208Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
208Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
207A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
207Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
207Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
207All Points West: Led by our tongues
206Observations Only: Critical thinking
206Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
206News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
205Across the Fence: The hand dug well
205Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
204Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
204A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
203Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
202Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
202A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
202Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
202Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
202Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
201Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
201Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
201Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
200The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
199Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
199Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
199No-Till Notes: Looking Back
199Washington report: Conservative Champions
199From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
198Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
198Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
198Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
198A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
197Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
197Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
197Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
196Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
196Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
196Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
195Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
195Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
195Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
195Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
194Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
194SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
194From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
194Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
193No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
193From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
193Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
192Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
192Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
192Anno Domini: We gather together
192Teen Voice: The gift of caring
192Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
191Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
191Why you should visit the zoo in February
191Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
191A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
191News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
190Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
190Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
190Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
190Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
189A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
189Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
189Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
189Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
188Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
188Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
188Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
187Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
187Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
187Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
187Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
187All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
186From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
186Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
186From the hill: A Safer Place
186Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
185Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
185Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
185No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
185Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
185Creativity dampened by standardized testing
185News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
184Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
184Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
184Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
184Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
184A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
184From the hill: Healing Our Nation
183Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
183Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
183Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
183Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
183Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
183Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
183Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
183Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
182Observations Only: Sister lost
182Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
182Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
182Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
181Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
181Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
181News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
180A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
180A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
180Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
180Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
180From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
179Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
179Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
179Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
179Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
178Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
178Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
178From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
178Guest Voices…
178Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
178Observations Only: Saint Marge
178Teen Voice: To the future
178News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
178From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
177Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
177Totally Random: Life’s ripples
177Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
177Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
177Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
177The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
177Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
177Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
176Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
176The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
176Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
176Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
176From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
176All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
175Observations Only: Good and evil
175A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
175Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
175News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
175Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
175From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
174Observations Only: Temptation
174The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
174Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
174Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
174Observations Only: A day in August
174Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
174Across the Fence: Amanda
174Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
174Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
174Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
174Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
173A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
173Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
173Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
173Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
173Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
173All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
173All Points West: Never far from the trail
172Observations Only: Going home
172Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
172No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
172Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
172Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
172Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
172Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
171Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
171Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
171Observations Only: The last toothpick
171Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
171From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
170The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
170Observations Only: Reality check
170Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
170Observations Only: Final moment
170Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
170Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
169Observations Only: Indifferent love
169The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
169Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
169Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
169No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
169Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
168Observations Only: Uneventful flight
168Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
168A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
168Teen Voice: Stress test
168Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
168Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
168Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
168Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
168News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
167Observations Only: The vigil
167No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
167No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
166Time keeps flowing like a river
166Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
166A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
166Observations Only: The awful truth
166Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
166All Points West: A community on the move
165Building Bridges: Love your enemies
165Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
165Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
165From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
165Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
165From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
164A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
164The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
164Observations Only: A matter of matter
164Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
164Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
164The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
164Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
164Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
164At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
164Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
163Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
163Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
163Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
163Observations Only: Waiting time
163Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
163Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
163Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
163Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
162Observations Only: Curious things, part II
162Teen Voice: Equality
162Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
162Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
162Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
162No Till Notes: Final Stop
162Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
162Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
161Completely Different: It's all in the family
161Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
161Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
161Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
161Observations Only: Willfulness
161Observations Only: A gift of serenity
161A Stray Moment: Without a net
161Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
161Observations Only: The last goodbye
161Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
161Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
161Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
161Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
160A Stray Moment: God Knows
160The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
160No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
160Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
160Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
160Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
160Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
159Observations Only: Curious things
159Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
159Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
159The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
159Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
159Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
159Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
159Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
159Why parents are important
158A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
158Observations Only: A fine line
158The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
158Observations Only: A sad week
158Observations Only: Hog wash
158Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
158Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
158News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
158From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
157 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
157Observations Only: Off to the races
157Totally Random: October, the pink month
157Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
157Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
157News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
157Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
156Trash cans
156From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
156Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
156Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
156Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
155A last look at the Nebraska Zone
155Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
155Observations Only: A matter of paradox
155Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
155Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
155Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
155From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
154Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
154The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
154Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
154Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
154Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
154Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
154Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
154Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
154A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
154All Points West: We shall not give into fear
154All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
154Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
153From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
153Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
153Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
153Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
153Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
153Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
153No Till Notes:
153News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
152Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
152A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
152Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
152Observations Only: Beginnings
152Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
152The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
152Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
152Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
152Letters to the Editor
152Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
152No Till Notes: Saying uncle
152No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
152Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
151Observations Only : The orphanage
151Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
151A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
151Observations Only: One more time
151Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
151Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
151Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
151No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
151Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
151News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
151Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
151Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
150Teen Voice: Being a girl
150Observations Only: The vision
150Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
150Totally Random: My journey, life after living
150No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
150Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
150Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
150Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
149Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
149Observations Only: The need to understand
149Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
149Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
149Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
149No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
149 Across The Fence: County Fair
149Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
149No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
149No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
148Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
148Observations Only: The shadow of error
148The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
148Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
148Our View: Community responsible for kids
148Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
148A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
148Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
147Observations only : Sisters of the world
147No-til Notes: Changing plans
147A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
147The Christmas Story
146Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
146Observations Only: A soul’s journey
146Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
146Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
146Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
146Teen Voice: My rebellion
146Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
146Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
145Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
145Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
145Teeing Off: Around the Green
145The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
145Lyman Review: Devil calf
145Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
145A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
145News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
145Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
144A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
144The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
144Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
144No-Till Notes: The value of water
144Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
144Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
143Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
143For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
143Jane’s Secret: The Telling
143Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
143From the hill: Stand Up for Life
143From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
142Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
142Across the Fence: Building Barns
142Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
142Observations Only: Expect the best
142Teen Voice: The need to get away
142A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
142Teen Voice: The rivalry
142
142No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
142A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
142Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
142Teen Voice: He’s my dad
141Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
141Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
141 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
141News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
141Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
141No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
141Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
141News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
140Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
140From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
140Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
140A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
140A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
140From the hill: Serving You
140All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
139Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
139Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
139From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
139It's no surprise
139Teen Voice: Shadow art
139Teen Voice: Cyber War
139A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
139Washington report: Feeding a world in need
138Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
138A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
138Observations Only: A new direction
138From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
138Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
138Totally Random: The Golden Rule
138Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
138Observations Only: A good daughter
138Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
138Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
138No-till Notes: Moving forward
138The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
138Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
138Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
138From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
138A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
137Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
137Lyman Review: One mean chicken
137Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
137In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
137The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
137From the hill: Giving Thanks
136Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
136Teen Voice: The more the merrier
136Observations Only: Journey's end
136Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
136A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
136A Small World: Special guest
136Totally Random: Trusting the fates
136A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
136Letters to the Editor
136Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
136Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
135Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
135Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
135Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
135Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
135From the Hill: More Work Ahead
135Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
135Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
135At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
135News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
134Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
134Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
134Observations Only: Choices
134Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
134At the Library: March into a good book
134From the hill: Keeping America Safe
134No-Till Notes: 10 tips
133Observations Only: Just around the corner
133Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
133Teen Voice: Silence
133Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
133At the Monument: Night Sky
133Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
133Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
133At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
133Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
133Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
133“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
132Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
132Observations Only: The meeting
132Observations Only: Divine prompts
132Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
132Teen Voice: Where is the love?
132Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
132Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
132No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
132Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
132Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
132News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
132All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
131Observations Only: Saturday delight
131Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
131A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
131Lyman Review: Dog fun
131In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
131History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
131Prairie Dogs
131Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
131Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
130We need a few good people
130Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
130Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
130Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
130Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
130Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
129Life's curve balls
129Home of the Brave
129Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
129Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
129From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
129Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
129A real leaning tree Christmas
129Teen Voice: Inspire me
129Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
129Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
128It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
128Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
128The Good Life: The two different types of business people
128Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
128Observations Only: The visit
128Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
128Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
128No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
128At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
127Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
127Age of reason
127Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
127Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
127Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
127Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
127Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
126The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
126A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
126Across The Fence: Last Christmas
126At the Monument: That old (historic) building
126In the Hills: Explore the state parks
126No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
126
126A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
126Across The Fence: Van Tassell
126From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
126From the hill: The Year Ahead
125Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
125Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
125Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
125Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
125Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
125Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
125Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
125No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
124Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
124Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
124Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
124Teeing Off: Persistence
124Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
124Teen Voice: What is love?
124Letter to the editor
124Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
124Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
124From the hill: Spurring Innovation
123Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
123Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
123The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
123Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
123Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
123At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
123Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
123From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
123From the hill: Working for you
122Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
122The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
122Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
122Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
122Assad’s endgame
122Observations Only: Divine spirit
122A Small World: Savoring county fair days
122Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
122At the Monument: Art in National Parks
122Support letters requested for airport
122Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
122 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
121Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
121Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
121Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
121Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
121Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
121Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
120 Taking a big risk
120Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
120Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
120Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
120Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
120Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
120Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
119Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
119Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
119Observations Only - Two ages of man
119From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
119I'm falling for Tumblr?
119Teen Voice: Living within our means
119Completely Different - The magic of spring
119Teen Voice: Body image
119Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
119Nature Notes: Love is in the air
119Totally Random: Where does it go?
119View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
119No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
119Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
119Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
119Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
119No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
119Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
119Teen Voice: Out with homework
119Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
119An open letter to Trump supporters
118Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
118Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
118From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
118Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
118Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
118Teen Voice: Self-expression
118Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
118No-Till Notes: Back in the field
118Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
118Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
118Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
118From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
118Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
117Observations Only: Together again
117The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
117Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
117Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
117Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
117
117A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
117Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
117Infamy - by Richard Reeves
117No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
117Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
117News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
117No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
116Across the fence: Something worth remembering
116Observations Only: Extreme measures
116Lyman Review: The love goat
116Totally Random: Happy Halloween
116Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
116Teen Voice: Footprints
116Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
116Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
116Creatures of the Night
116No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
116From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
116Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
115Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
115Teen Voice: Serendipity
115Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
115Teeing Off: Mind Gym
115Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
115Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
115At the Monument: Where are the animals?
115Reach out for challenges
115News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
115Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
115From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
115Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
115News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
115News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
114Observations Only: What's in a word?
114Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
114Teen Voice: Catfished
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
114Lyman Review: Branding Time
114Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
114Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
113Observations Only: The joy of money
113The ghost of Ayn Rand
113Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
113Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
113Support emergency services personnel
113From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
113Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
113Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
113No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
113Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
112Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
112From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
112From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
112Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
112From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
112Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
112Synchronicity:What brings me back
112At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
112In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
112Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
112No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
112Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
112A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
111Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
111View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
111Greetings from the State Capitol
111Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
111Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
111Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
111
111Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
111Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
111Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
111Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
110Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
110Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
110From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
110Teen Voice: Remember what you have
110Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
110Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
110At the Monument: Living History
110Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
110Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
110News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
109Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
109SELL-OUT!
109Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
109Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
109Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
109Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
109Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
109No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
109Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
109Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
108Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
108Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
108What’s really going on with our water?
108New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
108Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
108Linked Lives
108At the Monument: Junior Rangers
108At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
108Fourth of July meetings
108Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
108At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
108Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
108Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
107Observations Only : Mission accomplished
107The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
107Across the Fence: The Pony Express
107Religious freedom must be protected
107Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
107Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
107College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
107Their View: Goal post move unfair
107Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
107Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
107The Good Life: All that remains is love
107Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
107No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
106Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
106A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
106Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
106Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
106At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
106Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
106Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
106Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
106Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
106No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
106All Points West: The only stupid question
106Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
105Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
105Observations Only: Painting a picture
105A Stray Moment: The last time
105Observations Only: North Powder
105Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
105Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
105From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
105Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
105Lyman Review: Winter's dog
105Website Resources
105Power of legumes
105Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
104Completely Different: Tales from the mat
104Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
104Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
104In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
104Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
104No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
104Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
104A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
103Being a Nebraskan – border to border
103Observations Only: Sister odyssey
103Observations Only: Blue chip stock
103Teeing Off: The thing about state
103Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
103At the Monument: Museum collections
103Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
103From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
103From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
102Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
102Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
102My mini Pen and me
102Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
102Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
102Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
102Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
102At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
102To whom are we thankful?
102A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
101Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
101Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
101Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
101Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
101From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
101A national day of Thanksgiving
101Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
101LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
101From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
100A Small World: Time traveling
100A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
100Observations Only: Spider adventure
100Rural America and immigration reform
100In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
100Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
100No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
100Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
100All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
99Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
99Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
99Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
99The Good Life: There is good everywhere
99Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
99Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
99Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
99All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
98Across the Fence: On The road
98Observations Only: No thank you
98Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
98Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
98Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
98Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
98No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
98From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
97Our View: The elephant in the room
97Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
97Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
96Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
96Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
96Observations Only: Surprises
96From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
96
96No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
96Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
96Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
95Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
95Permission to remember
95Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
95Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
95Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
95Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
95Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
95Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
95No Till Notes: Moving Forward
95Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
95Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
95Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
94Our view . . .Sports Complex
94Silence please
94The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
94A Halloween Story: The scary dream
94Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
94Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
94Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
94Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
93Observations Only: Counting chickens
93A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
93Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
93In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
93‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
93No-till Notes: Stripper head
93No-Till Notes: Potential
93Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
93Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
92Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
92Observations Only: Scourge of violence
92Be kind through communications
92In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
92No-Till Notes: Observations
92Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
92Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
92Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
92No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
91Completely Different: Your local government and you
91Economic development update
91Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
91No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
91No Till Notes: Residue levels
91Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
91From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
91From the hill: The PAWS Act
90A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
90Observations Only: Giving up
90A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
90Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
90Teen Voice: The Other Side
90Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
89Completely Different: The Quest
89Welcome to Gering
89Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
89Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
89Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
88Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
88No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
88Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
87From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
87Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
87At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
87Easter
86Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
86Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
86No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
85Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
85Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
85Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
85A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
85No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
85Torn between now and somewhere down the line
85In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
84Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
83The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
83Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
83From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
83
83From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
83From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
82Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
82Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
82Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
82
81Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
81From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
81LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
81From the Superintendent’s Desk
81Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
81Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
81A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
81Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
81 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
80The zombie apocalypse and you
80Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
80
80Simply October
79Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
79Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
79Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
79From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
78Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
78
78At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
78No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
78Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
78At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
78Enjoy the festivities
77Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
76Letter to the Editor
76Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
76Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
76The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
76Walkable, bikeable communities
76No-Till Notes: Water conservation
75The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
75Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
74Seeing the works of the master
74Do You Tube?
74Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
73Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
73Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
73From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
73Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
73No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
73At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
72Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
72Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
72Teen Voice: Not just another ride
72Our view: United we can build
72A mom’s thoughts on social media
72Tumbleweeds on the loose
72Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
71Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
71Teen Voice: Today’s television
71No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
71Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
71News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
70Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
70Social time has important benefits
70The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
70Achieving your dreams takes work
70News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
69Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
69Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
68Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
68No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
67Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
67Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
66NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
66News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
65Our View: Visionaries wanted
65Our View: Bravo OTD committee
65Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
65Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
65At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
65Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
64Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
64At the Monument: Find Your Park
63Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
63Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
63No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
61Teen Voice: March Madness
60Timing makes perfect
60At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
60Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
60Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
60At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
59View from the block
59Practice safe barbecue basics
59Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
59Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
58Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
58I love Thanksgiving
57The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
56Welcome home
54Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
53Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
52The hills, part 1: Mustangs
52From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
52Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
52No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
51Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
51Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
50A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
50Remembering When
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
50From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
50From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
50Letter to the Editor
50‘Is there something I can do?’
49Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
47From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
46Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
45The Block
45
45Letter to the Editor
43Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
40Teen Voice: Happy news
39From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
38Teen Voice: The road of hatred
38Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
38Our View: A failure to communicate
38Letter to the Editor
38Washington Report: Improving rural air service
36From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
35Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
31My Thanksgiving prayer
30Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
28Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
27Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
27Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
26To The Editor
12In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
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