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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251Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
250From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
250Observations Only: The visit
249Teen Voice: Serendipity
249No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
249Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
248Lyman Review: The love goat
248Teen Voice: Self-expression
248At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
247A Halloween Story: The scary dream
247No-till Notes: Moving forward
247Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
247Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
246Observations Only: The vigil
246Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
246Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
245Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
245Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
245At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
245No Till Notes: Moving Forward
245From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
244Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
244Teen Voice: Shadow art
244Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
244A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
244At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
244A new chapter for the U.S. House
243Totally Random: Happy Halloween
243Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
243No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
242Observations Only: Uneventful flight
242Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
242Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
242No-Till Notes: The value of water
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242Simply October
241Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
241Observations Only: Going home
241Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
241Teen Voice: The rivalry
241Practicing Fiscal Restraint
240Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
240Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
240In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
240All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
240Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
240Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
240Keeping Nebraska Safe
239Teen Voice: Equality
239The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
239Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
239No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
238Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
238Teen Voice: Cyber War
238Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
238No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
237Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
237Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
237No-till Notes: Stripper head
236Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
236Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
236Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
236Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
236Lyman Review: Dog fun
236Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
236No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
235From the Hill: More Work Ahead
235Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
234Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
234The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
234Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
234At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
234Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
234Transgender issues need to be addressed
233No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
233At the Monument: Living History
233Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
232Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
232From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
232No-til Notes: Changing plans
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
231Veterans Day
231We shall not give into fear
230Rural America and immigration reform
230No-Till Notes: Back in the field
230At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
230Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
229Completely Different - The magic of spring
229To whom are we thankful?
229Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
228Teen Voice: Body image
228New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
228Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
227From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
227Observations Only: Curious things
227Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
227Totally Random: Trusting the fates
227Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
227Nebraska needs tax reform
227NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
226Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
225The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
224Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
224No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
224Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
223At the Library: March into a good book
223In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
223Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
223Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
223Committee reviews property tax proposals
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
222Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
221Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
220Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
220Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
220Teen Voice: The Other Side
220
220Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
220In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
219From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
219Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
219Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
219At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
219Letters to the Editor
219No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
219Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
219Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
219
219The Good Life: There is good everywhere
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
218Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
218Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
217Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
217For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
217Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
217Working for you
216Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
216Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
216Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
216Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
216Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
216At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
216A national day of Thanksgiving
215Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
215The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
215Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
215Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
214From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
214Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
214Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
214Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
214Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
214Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
214Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
213Teen Voice: Inspire me
213In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
212From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
212Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
211Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
211Website Resources
211Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
211News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
210No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
209Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
209Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
209Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
209Prairie Dogs
209At the Monument: Night Sky
209Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
208Nature Notes: Love is in the air
208Letter to the editor
208Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
208Honoring Our Veterans
207Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
207Lyman Review: Branding Time
207Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
207Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
206Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
206Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
205Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
205Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
205Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
205Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
205Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
205Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
205
205I love Thanksgiving
204Observations Only: Choices
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
204Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
204Linked Lives
204At the Monument: Junior Rangers
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
203At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
203Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
203Easter
202Their View: Goal post move unfair
202The State of Nebraska Agriculture
201Serving You
200Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
200Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
200Fourth of July meetings
200
199Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
199At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
198Across the Fence: The Pony Express
198Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
198Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
197Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
197Tumbleweeds on the loose
196Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
196Guest Voices…
196Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
196In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
196Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
196Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
196At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
196Giving Thanks
195Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
195Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
195View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
195At the Monument: That old (historic) building
195At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
195Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
195This year in the Regulation Rewind
194Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
194Creatures of the Night
194PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
193Letters to the Editor
192Teen Voice: Catfished
192Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
191
190At the Monument: Art in National Parks
190View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
189Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
189Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
189Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
189Reach out for challenges
189Budgeting the Nebraska Way
188Support emergency services personnel
188Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
188A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
187Teen Voice: Where is the love?
187No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
187Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
186Synchronicity:What brings me back
185From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
185Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
185Feeding a world in need
184Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
184Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
181I'm falling for Tumblr?
181In the Hills: Explore the state parks
181From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
181Be kind through communications
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
179Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
179Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
179Our view: United we can build
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178Greetings from the State Capitol
178
177Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
177At the Monument: Where are the animals?
177At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
177A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
176
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
174College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
174Support letters requested for airport
173What’s really going on with our water?
172At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
172In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
169Unprovoked dangers
168From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
168Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
167Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
166Religious freedom must be protected
166At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
165Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
164Totally Random: Where does it go?
162No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
159
159To The Editor
158Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
152Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
152Our View: A failure to communicate
151Protecting Our Local Communities
150Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
148Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
147
146Our View: The elephant in the room
145From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
144
144Letter to the Editor
144No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
141Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
140Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
140Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
135Letter to the Editor
129Letter to the Editor
122Packing bill is a bad idea
119The Year Ahead
118All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
116Spurring Innovation
106It’s Fall in Nebraska
106Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
104Hog bill vote was disappointing
92Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
90Walkable, bikeable communities
82News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
82Defending life is essential to defending freedom
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
77Stand Up for Life
75Nebraska’s Heroes
72Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
60Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
58Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
31Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1954Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
869Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
752Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
750Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
733Creativity dampened by standardized testing
724Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
698Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
652Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
645Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
632Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
621Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
615Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
603Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
603Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
598Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
587No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
554Reversing the President’s failed agenda
547Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
544A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
539Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
534Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
533Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
532What's the deal with organic milk?
532A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
530Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
526A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
524A Stray Moment: Without a net
521Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
513Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
506Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
504Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
502Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
498Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
496Completely Different: It's all in the family
494The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
490Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
488No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
486Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
480Infamy - by Richard Reeves
478Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
478Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
474A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
474Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
472Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
472A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
467The Good Life: All that remains is love
463Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
462Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
461At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
459All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
459Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
458Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
458Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
457At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
457All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
452Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
446Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
445A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
438Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
437Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
434Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
434A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
434No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
433No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
432All Points West: Never far from the trail
432Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
431Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
429Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
425Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
425All Points West: The only stupid question
423No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
423Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
422Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
421Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
421State Senators visit western Nebraska
420Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
419Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
419Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
419No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
418Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
418Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
416Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
411Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
407Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
406Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
403Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
400All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
400The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
399All Points West: A community on the move
398 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
395Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
394Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
394Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
393Across the Fence: The hand dug well
391Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
391Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
389Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
389Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
388A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
388Across The Fence: Van Tassell
386Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
386Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
385Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
385Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
385Observations Only: Gone away
385Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
385Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
385Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
384No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
383The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
382Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
381Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
381Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
380Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
380Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
380Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
379Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
378Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
377Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
377Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
376 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
376Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
376Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
375No Till Notes: Residue levels
372Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
372Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
372Power of legumes
372Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
371Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
371The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
370A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
370Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
370Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
368Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
367From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
367Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
366Across The Fence: A day For thanks
366No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
365Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
365A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
365A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
365Teen Voice: He’s my dad
365Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
365Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
365 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
364A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
364Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
363Observations Only: A new direction
363Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
362Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
361Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
360Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
360Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
359Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
358Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
358Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
356A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
356Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
356No Till Notes: Saying uncle
355Observations Only: Indifferent love
355Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
355Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
354No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
353SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
353Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
352Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
352Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
352Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
351It's no surprise
351Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
351Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
351Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
351No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
350Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
348Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
348A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
348Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
346Teen Voice: Being a girl
346Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
346Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
346Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
345Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
345Totally Random: My journey, life after living
345Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
345Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
344Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
343At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
342Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
342Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
341Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
340Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
340A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
339Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
339A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
338No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
337All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
336Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
335Tourism can bolster economy
334Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
334A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
333Lyman Review: Devil calf
332Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
332A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
331Achieving your dreams takes work
330Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
329A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
329Teen Voice: To the future
329Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
329Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
328Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
327The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
327Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
327Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
326Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
326Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
326Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
326Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
326Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
325The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
324No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
324Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
323Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
323A Stray Moment: God Knows
323Teeing Off: Around the Green
323Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
322Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
321Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
321Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
321Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
321Anno Domini: On this remembering day
321Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
320Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
320Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
320Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
320Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
320Anno Domini: We gather together
320 Across The Fence: County Fair
320A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
319A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
319Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
319Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
318Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
318Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
318Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
317Observations Only: Final moment
317Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
317Across the Fence: Amanda
317Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
317Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
316Observations Only: Willfulness
316Observations Only: A gift of serenity
316Observations Only: A good daughter
316Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
316A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
316No-Till Notes: Observations
316To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
315Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
315From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
315From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
315Observations Only: A matter of matter
315Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
315Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
315Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
314Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
314Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
314From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
314Teen Voice: The need to get away
314Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
314The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
314Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
313Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
313Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
313Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
313Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
312Teen Voice: The gift of caring
312Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
311Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
311Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
311Teen Voice: Silence
311Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
311Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
310Time keeps flowing like a river
310Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
310Building Bridges: Love your enemies
309Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
309Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
309Observations Only: A sad week
309Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
309 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
309Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
308The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
308Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
307Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
307The Good Life: The two different types of business people
307Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
307Observations Only: The awful truth
307Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
306Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
306Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
306All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
306Property tax relief still in the works
305Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
305Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
305Observations Only: Hog wash
305Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
305Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
305Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
305Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
304It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
304Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
304Observations Only: Saint Marge
304Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
304Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
303Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
303Totally Random: Life’s ripples
303Observations Only: One more time
303A real leaning tree Christmas
303Enjoy the festivities
302Completely Different: Tales from the mat
302A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
302Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
301Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
301History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
300A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
300Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
300Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
299A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
299The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
299Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
299Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
299Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
298The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
298Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
298No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
297Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
297Observations Only: Good and evil
297Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
297Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
297A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
296Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
296Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
296Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
296Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
295Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
295The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
295Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
295No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
295Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
294Observations only : Sisters of the world
294Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
294Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
294Observations Only: A matter of paradox
294Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
293From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
293A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
293Observations Only: The vision
293Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
293Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
292Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
292Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
292The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
292Totally Random: October, the pink month
292Jane’s Secret: The Telling
291A Small World: Time traveling
291A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
291Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
291Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
291Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
291Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
290Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
290A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
290A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
290Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
290No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
290No-Till Notes: Potential
289The zombie apocalypse and you
289Observations Only: Critical thinking
289Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
289Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
289Observations Only: Temptation
289No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
288Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
288Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
288Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
288News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
287Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
287The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
287Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
287Observations Only: The last toothpick
287Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
287Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
287Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
287Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
286Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
286Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
285Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
285Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
285Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
285No Till Notes: Final Stop
284Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
284Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
284Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
284Observations Only: The need to understand
284Teen Voice: My rebellion
284Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
284Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
284Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
283Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
283Observations Only: The shadow of error
283Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
283Why you should visit the zoo in February
283Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
282Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
282Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
281Observations Only: Beginnings
281Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
281Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
281Drowning in Regulation
280Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
280Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
280Observations Only: A fine line
280Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
280No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
280A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
279Observations Only: Just around the corner
279Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
279Across the Fence: Building Barns
279Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
279A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
279Observations Only: Sister lost
279Observations Only: Divine spirit
279Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
279Observations Only: Off to the races
279Welcome home
278Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
278Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
278Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
277Observations Only : The orphanage
277Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
277Observations Only: Waiting time
277Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
277A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
277Back to Where it All Began
276Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
276Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
276No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
276Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
275Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
275Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
275Teen Voice: Remember what you have
275No-Till Notes: Looking Back
275The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
274Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
274Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
274Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
274Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
274The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
274Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
274The Christmas Story
274Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
274Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
273Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
273The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
273Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
273Observations Only: A day in August
273‘Is there something I can do?’
272Observations Only: The joy of money
272The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
272Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
272Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
272Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
272Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
272Observations Only: Divine prompts
272Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
272Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
272Why parents are important
271Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
271Teen Voice: The more the merrier
271Across the Fence: On The road
271The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
271Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
271Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
271Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
271Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
271No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
270A Small World: Savoring county fair days
270Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
270Our View: Community responsible for kids
270Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
270A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
270Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
270Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
270Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
269Completely Different: Your local government and you
269The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
269A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
269Observations Only: Reality check
269Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
268Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
268Observations Only: Curious things, part II
268Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
268A Small World: Special guest
268Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
268Teen Voice: Stress test
268Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
268Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
268Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
268Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
268No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
267A last look at the Nebraska Zone
267Observations Only: Extreme measures
267Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
267The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
267Observations Only : White water
267Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
267Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
267At the Monument: Find Your Park
267A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
266Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
266Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
266Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
266Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
266No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
265We need a few good people
265From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
265Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
265Across The Fence: Last Christmas
265Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
265No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
265A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
265‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
265Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
265Teen Voice: Out with homework
264Observations Only: Journey's end
264Teeing Off: Persistence
264A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
264Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
264Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
264No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
263Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
263Teeing Off: Mind Gym
263Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
263A warm feeling on a big winter day
262Completely Different: The Quest
262Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
262Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
261Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
261Totally Random: The Golden Rule
261Teeing Off: The thing about state
261Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
261A Highway Bill for Nebraska
260Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
260Being a Nebraskan – border to border
260Across the fence: Something worth remembering
260A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
260Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
260Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
260Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
260Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
260A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
259Trash cans
259Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
259Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
259Observations Only: A soul’s journey
259Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
259No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
258Do You Tube?
258Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
258The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
258Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
258Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
258Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
257Our view . . .Sports Complex
257Observations Only: Saturday delight
257No Till Notes:
257Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
257All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
256Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
256Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
256Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
256No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
256Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
255Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
255Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
254Lyman Review: One mean chicken
253Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
253Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
253Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
253Observations Only - Two ages of man
253Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
253Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
252Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
252Life's curve balls
252Observations Only: What's in a word?
252Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
252Observations Only: The last goodbye
252No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
251From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
251Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
251Observations Only: Expect the best
251A mom’s thoughts on social media
251Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
250Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
250From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
250Observations Only: The visit
249Teen Voice: Serendipity
249No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
249Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
248Observations Only: Blue chip stock
248Lyman Review: The love goat
248Teen Voice: Self-expression
248At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
247A Halloween Story: The scary dream
247No-till Notes: Moving forward
247Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
247Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
246Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
246Observations Only: The vigil
246Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
246Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
245Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
245Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
245At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
245No Till Notes: Moving Forward
245From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
244Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
244Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
244Teen Voice: Shadow art
244Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
244A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
244Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
244At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
244A new chapter for the U.S. House
243A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
243Totally Random: Happy Halloween
243Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
243No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
242Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
242Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
242Observations Only: Uneventful flight
242Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
242Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
242No-Till Notes: The value of water
242Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
242Simply October
241Observations Only : Mission accomplished
241The ghost of Ayn Rand
241Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
241Observations Only: Going home
241Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
241Teen Voice: The rivalry
241Practicing Fiscal Restraint
240Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
240Permission to remember
240Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
240Observations Only: Surprises
240Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
240Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
240In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
240All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
240Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
240Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
240Keeping Nebraska Safe
239Age of reason
239Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
239Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
239Teen Voice: Equality
239The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
239Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
239No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
238The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
238Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
238Teen Voice: Cyber War
238Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
238No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
237Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
237A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
237Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
237Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
237No-till Notes: Stripper head
236SELL-OUT!
236Home of the Brave
236Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
236Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
236Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
236Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
236Lyman Review: Dog fun
236Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
236No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
235Seeing the works of the master
235Observations Only: Painting a picture
235From the Hill: More Work Ahead
235Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
235Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
234Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
234The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
234Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
234Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
234The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
234Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
234At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
234Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
234Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
234Transgender issues need to be addressed
233A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
233No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
233At the Monument: Living History
233Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
232Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
232From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
232No-til Notes: Changing plans
232A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
231A Stray Moment: The last time
231Veterans Day
231We shall not give into fear
230Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
230Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
230Rural America and immigration reform
230No-Till Notes: Back in the field
230At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
230Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
230Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
229Our View: Bravo OTD committee
229A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
229Observations Only: The meeting
229Completely Different - The magic of spring
229To whom are we thankful?
229Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
228Economic development update
228Teen Voice: Body image
228New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
228Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
227From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
227Observations Only: Curious things
227Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
227Totally Random: Trusting the fates
227Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
227Nebraska needs tax reform
227NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
226Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
225Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
225Lyman Review: Winter's dog
225At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
225The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
224Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
224Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
224Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
224Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
224No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
224Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
223Assad’s endgame
223At the Library: March into a good book
223In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
223Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
223Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
223Committee reviews property tax proposals
222Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
222Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
222Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
222Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
222At the Monument: Museum collections
221From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
221Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
221Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
221Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
220Observations Only: North Powder
220Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
220Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
220Teen Voice: The Other Side
220
220Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
220In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
219Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
219From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
219Observations Only: Counting chickens
219From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
219Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
219Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
219At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
219Letters to the Editor
219No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
219Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
219Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
219
219The Good Life: There is good everywhere
218Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
218Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
218Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
218Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
217From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
217Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
217Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
217For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
217Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
217Working for you
216Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
216Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
216Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
216Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
216Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
216At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
216A national day of Thanksgiving
215The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
215Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
215The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
215Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
215Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
214 Taking a big risk
214Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
214From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
214From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
214Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
214Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
214Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
214Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
214Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
214Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
213Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
213Observations Only: Scourge of violence
213Teen Voice: Inspire me
213In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
212Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
212Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
212From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
212Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
211Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
211Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
211Website Resources
211Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
211News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
210Welcome to Gering
210From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
210Observations Only: Together again
210Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
210No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
209Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
209Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
209Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
209Prairie Dogs
209At the Monument: Night Sky
209Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
208Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
208Nature Notes: Love is in the air
208Letter to the editor
208Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
208Honoring Our Veterans
207Timing makes perfect
207Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
207Lyman Review: Branding Time
207Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
207Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
206Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
206Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
206Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
205Teen Voice: Not just another ride
205Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
205Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
205Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
205Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
205Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
205Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
205
205I love Thanksgiving
204Practice safe barbecue basics
204From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
204Observations Only: Choices
204Teen Voice: Footprints
204Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
204Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
204Linked Lives
204At the Monument: Junior Rangers
203Teen Voice: Living within our means
203Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
203At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
203Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
203Easter
202Observations Only: Sister odyssey
202Their View: Goal post move unfair
202The State of Nebraska Agriculture
201Serving You
200Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
200Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
200Fourth of July meetings
200
199Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
199Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
199At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
198Across the Fence: The Pony Express
198Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
198Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
197The hills, part 1: Mustangs
197Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
197Tumbleweeds on the loose
196The Block
196Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
196Guest Voices…
196Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
196In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
196Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
196Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
196At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
196Giving Thanks
195Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
195Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
195The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
195Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
195Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
195View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
195At the Monument: That old (historic) building
195At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
195Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
195This year in the Regulation Rewind
194Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
194Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
194Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
194Creatures of the Night
194PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
193Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
193Letters to the Editor
192Social time has important benefits
192Teen Voice: Catfished
192Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
191Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
191
190Letter to the Editor
190At the Monument: Art in National Parks
190View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
189Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
189Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
189Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
189Reach out for challenges
189Budgeting the Nebraska Way
188Observations Only: Giving up
188Support emergency services personnel
188Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
188A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
187Teen Voice: Where is the love?
187No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
187Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
186View from the block
186Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
186Synchronicity:What brings me back
185Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
185Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
185From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
185Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
185Feeding a world in need
184Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
184Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
184Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
183From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
183Teen Voice: What is love?
183No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
182My mini Pen and me
182Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
182Observations Only: Spider adventure
181A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
181I'm falling for Tumblr?
181In the Hills: Explore the state parks
181From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
181Be kind through communications
181The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
180Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
180Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
179Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
179Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
179Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
179In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
179Our view: United we can build
178Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
178Greetings from the State Capitol
178
177Teen Voice: March Madness
177Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
177Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
177At the Monument: Where are the animals?
177At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
177A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
176
176Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
175Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
174Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
174College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
174Support letters requested for airport
173Remembering When
173What’s really going on with our water?
172Silence please
172At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
172In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
170LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
169The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
169Unprovoked dangers
168From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
168From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
168Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
167From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
167Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
166Religious freedom must be protected
166At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
165Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
165A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
165Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
164Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
164Totally Random: Where does it go?
162From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
162No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
162News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
161From the Superintendent’s Desk
160Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
159From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
159
159To The Editor
158Observations Only: No thank you
158LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
158Teen Voice: Today’s television
158Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
156Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
152Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
152Our View: A failure to communicate
151Protecting Our Local Communities
150Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
149From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
148Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
147
146Our View: The elephant in the room
145From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
144
144Letter to the Editor
144No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
143Our View: Visionaries wanted
143From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
143Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
141Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
141Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
140Teen Voice: The road of hatred
140Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
140Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
137Teen Voice: Happy news
135Letter to the Editor
129Letter to the Editor
127Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
123From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
123Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
122Packing bill is a bad idea
121Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
119The Year Ahead
118All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
116Spurring Innovation
106It’s Fall in Nebraska
106Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
104Hog bill vote was disappointing
92Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
90Walkable, bikeable communities
82News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
82Defending life is essential to defending freedom
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80My Thanksgiving prayer
77Stand Up for Life
75Nebraska’s Heroes
72Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
60Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
58Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
31Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
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