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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201Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
201 Across The Fence: County Fair
200Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
200For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
200Letters to the Editor
199A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
199No-till Notes: Moving forward
199No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
198Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
198The Good Life: The two different types of business people
198From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
198Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
198Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
197Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
197Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
197Teen Voice: The need to get away
197Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
197News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
197Washington report: Feeding a world in need
196From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
196Teen Voice: Being a girl
196Lyman Review: Devil calf
196Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
196Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
196Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
196Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
196Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
196
196Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
196No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
196Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
196Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
195Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
195Observations Only: A soul’s journey
195Teen Voice: The rivalry
195A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
195Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
195A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
195From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
195In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
194Observations Only: The vision
194No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
194No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
194Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
194Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
194No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
194Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
193Observations Only: The shadow of error
193Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
193Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
193A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
193Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
193From the Hill: More Work Ahead
193Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
193No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
193All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
193Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
192No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
192No Till Notes: Saying uncle
192Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
192Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
191Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
191No-Till Notes: Back in the field
191Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
191At the Monument: Night Sky
191A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
191A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
191Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
190Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
189Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
189Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
189Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
189Observations Only: Expect the best
189Teen Voice: Shadow art
189The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
189A Small World: Special guest
189In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
189Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
189Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
188Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
188Teeing Off: Around the Green
188Lyman Review: One mean chicken
188 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
188Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
188Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
188Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
188Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
187Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
187Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
187Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
187News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
187News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
187News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
187“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
186In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
186Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
186At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
185Observations Only: Divine prompts
185Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
185Totally Random: Trusting the fates
185Teen Voice: Cyber War
185A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
185At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
185Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
184Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
184From the hill: Stand Up for Life
183Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
183Observations Only: Choices
183Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
183No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
183Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
182Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
182Observations Only: A good daughter
182A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
182Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
182Teen Voice: Silence
182Prairie Dogs
182Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
182Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
182From the hill: Serving You
182All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
181Totally Random: The Golden Rule
181Observations Only: Divine spirit
181Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
181A real leaning tree Christmas
181At the Library: March into a good book
181History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
181A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
181At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
181Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
180From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
180Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
180Lyman Review: Dog fun
180Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
180A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
180Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
179Observations Only: Journey's end
179Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
178View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
178Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
178A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
178From the hill: Giving Thanks
177Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
177Teeing Off: Persistence
177Observations Only: The visit
177Teen Voice: Inspire me
177At the Monument: That old (historic) building
177Letter to the editor
177Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
177A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
177Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
177Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
177From the hill: Keeping America Safe
176Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
176Lyman Review: The love goat
176Teen Voice: What is love?
176Teen Voice: Where is the love?
176A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
176From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
176Teen Voice: Out with homework
175Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
175Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
175Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
175In the Hills: Explore the state parks
175Greetings from the State Capitol
175
175Support letters requested for airport
175Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
175Jane’s Secret: The Telling
174Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
174Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
174Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
174At the Monument: Where are the animals?
174No-Till Notes: 10 tips
173Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
173Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
173Teen Voice: Self-expression
173Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
173The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
172Teen Voice: Living within our means
172Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
172Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
172Across The Fence: Last Christmas
172Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
172Lyman Review: Branding Time
172Reach out for challenges
172Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
172Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
172News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
171Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
171Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
171At the Monument: Art in National Parks
171Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
171Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
170Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
170Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
170Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
170A Small World: Savoring county fair days
170At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
170Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
170Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
170Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
170News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
169Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
169Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
169Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
168Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
168From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
168New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
168Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
168From the hill: The Year Ahead
168No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
167Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
167Totally Random: Happy Halloween
167Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
167Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
167From the hill: Working for you
166Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
166Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
166Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
166Totally Random: Where does it go?
166Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
165Completely Different - The magic of spring
165Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
165Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
165What’s really going on with our water?
165Creatures of the Night
165
165From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
165From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
165Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
164From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
164Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
164Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
164Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
164Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
164Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
164Nature Notes: Love is in the air
164Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
164Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
164In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
164
164From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
163Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
163Teen Voice: Body image
163Support emergency services personnel
163Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
163Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
163Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
163Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
163News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
163No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
162Teen Voice: Catfished
162Teen Voice: Serendipity
162From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
162From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
162Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
162Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
162Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
162Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
161Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
161Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
161Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
161Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
161At the Monument: Find Your Park
161Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
161Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
160Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
160From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
160Teeing Off: Mind Gym
160Religious freedom must be protected
160Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
160From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
160News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
160Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
159View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
159At the Monument: Junior Rangers
159At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
159Synchronicity:What brings me back
159Fourth of July meetings
159Power of legumes
159At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
159At the Monument: Museum collections
159Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
158Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
158Lyman Review: Winter's dog
158Teen Voice: Footprints
158Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
158Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
158Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
158Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
158From the hill: Spurring Innovation
157Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
157From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
157Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
157At the Monument: Living History
156From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
156Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
156Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
156Website Resources
156Linked Lives
156Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
156Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
156The Good Life: All that remains is love
156Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
156Across The Fence: Van Tassell
155Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
155Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
155In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
155Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
155No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
154Teen Voice: Remember what you have
154Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
154Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
154Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
154Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
154Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
154No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
154From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
154News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
154Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
153Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
153At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
153Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
153A national day of Thanksgiving
152No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
152Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
152Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
151Across the Fence: The Pony Express
151Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
151College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
151Their View: Goal post move unfair
151Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
150Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
150Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
150In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
150At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
150To whom are we thankful?
149Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
149Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
149Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
149Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
149No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
149Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
149An open letter to Trump supporters
148Rural America and immigration reform
148A Halloween Story: The scary dream
148Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
148No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
148No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
148Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
148Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
147Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
147Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
147Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
147Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
147No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
146Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
145 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
145 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
145LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
144Teeing Off: The thing about state
144Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
144From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
144No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
143Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
143From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
143A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
143From the hill: The PAWS Act
142Our View: The elephant in the room
142All Points West: The only stupid question
141Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
141At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
141Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
141Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
141Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
140
140Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
140Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
140Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
140A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
140Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
139In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
139Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
139Infamy - by Richard Reeves
137At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
137Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
136No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
136Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
136Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
136Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
136Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
135Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
135Teen Voice: The Other Side
135In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
134No Till Notes: Moving Forward
134A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
134No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
134No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
134No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
134Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
133Be kind through communications
132Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
132Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
131Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
131From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
131Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
131From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
131Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
130No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
130Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
130Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
129Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
129Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
128The Good Life: There is good everywhere
128Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
127No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
127No Till Notes: Residue levels
127Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
126Achieving your dreams takes work
126‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
126No-Till Notes: Observations
126From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
125Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
125A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
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124No-till Notes: Stripper head
124Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
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123No-Till Notes: Potential
123No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
123No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
122Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
122Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
122Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
122No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
122Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
121Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
121Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
121Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
120Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
120Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
119Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
118No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
118No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
118Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
118Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
118No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
117Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
116Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
115Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
115Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
114Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
114Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
114Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
114From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
112No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
112News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
110Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
110Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
110Torn between now and somewhere down the line
109No-Till Notes: Water conservation
109Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
107No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
105A mom’s thoughts on social media
104Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
104Enjoy the festivities
104Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
103At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
103Walkable, bikeable communities
103Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
102Simply October
101The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
101No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
101Easter
101Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
100Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
97At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
96Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
95Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
92I love Thanksgiving
90Our view: United we can build
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
89No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
85Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
82Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
81Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
79At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
78Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
77The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
73At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
70Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
70In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
69Welcome home
64Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
61Letter to the Editor
61Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
60‘Is there something I can do?’
56Letter to the Editor
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52Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
52Letter to the Editor
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
47Our View: A failure to communicate
44Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
41To The Editor
40Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
Most Read News Stories of 2012
2559Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1298Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1274From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1206All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
1185The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
1138From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
919All Points West: We’re on the same team
816Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
677The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
629Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
613No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
611Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
604Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
594News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
589Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
564All Points West: Long live great coffee
562From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
525Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
521Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
517All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
484Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
468Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
467Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
463Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
456Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
453Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
450In My View: Defying disabilities
447Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
446Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
444Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
444Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
430Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
426Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
422Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
419Washington Report: Reining in a lawless EPA
412Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
409Washington Report: Working together to fight overreach
408No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
407Washington Report: Power of the Purse
403Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
402Washington: Protecting taxpayers
401Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
400From the Hill: Working for Offutt
400News from Lincoln: Senator celebrates cowboy culture
398Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
397Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
396Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
396From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
394Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
392The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
384Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
383From the hill: Accountability Matters
383All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
379Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
374From the capitol: A System That Cares
374All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
372Observations Only : White water
372From the hill: “Hello” World
368From the hill: Good Neighbors
368Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
367Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
366From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
364From the Hill: May in Nebraska
354From the hill: Kerrie On
351From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
348Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
347Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
346All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
345News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
344Teen Voice: Teen slang
343Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
342Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
341All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
340All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
340Jack’s Insights – April 2016
339News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
337Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
334Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
333All Points West: Rising above ourselves
332No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
327Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
327News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
326Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
326All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
326Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
325Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
325Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
324Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
324Small Business: Group ranks Nebraska among worst for taxes
323Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
321Washington: Mindful of our heroes
320A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
320All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
319Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
317Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
316Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
316Healthy: What you believe, you become
314From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
313Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
312Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
311Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
310Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
308All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
307All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
306Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
305Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
304Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
304Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
304Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
303Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
302Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
302In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
302News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
301Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
300Observations Only: Gone away
299Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
299Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
298From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
297Anno Domini: On this remembering day
297Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
296Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
296The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
296The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
295From the Capitol: Budget balanced
295News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
294Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
293Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
292Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
291All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
291News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
290Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
289Curiosity Corner: Black Robe and Horse Creek Treaty
288Across The Fence: A day For thanks
287Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
286Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
286Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
286Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
285Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
285Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
285All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
285Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
284Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
284News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
284Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
282A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
282No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
282News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
281What's the deal with organic milk?
281Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
281Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
280Washington report: Conservative Champions
279A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
279Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
279All Points West: Led by our tongues
279Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
279News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
278Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
277Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
277Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
276Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
276Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
274Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
274Teen Voice: The gift of caring
274Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
273Anno Domini: We gather together
273Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
273Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
272Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
272Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
271Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
271From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
271News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
270Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
270Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
269Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
269News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
268No-Till Notes: Looking Back
268Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
268Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
267A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
267Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
267Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
267From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
265A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
265The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
265Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
265News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
263Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
263Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
262Observations Only: Critical thinking
262Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
262Creativity dampened by standardized testing
261Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
261Across the Fence: The hand dug well
261Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
260Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
260Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
260No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
260Teen Voice: DC trip offered a spectrum of humanity
259Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
259Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
258I'm falling for Tumblr?
258A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
258Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
257Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
256Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
256Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
256Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
256From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
255News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
255Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
255Think about manufacturing at polls
254Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
254Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
254From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
253Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
253Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
253Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
253Teen Voice: To the future
253A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
252Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
252Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
252Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
251Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
251From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
250Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
250A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
250Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
249Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
249Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
249Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
248Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
248Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
248Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
248No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
248Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
248Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
248News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
247Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
247SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
247A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
247Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
246Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
246Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
246All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
246Guest Column: Tax reform can add certainty to budget picture
245Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
245Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
245Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
244Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
244The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
244Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
244Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
244Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
243A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
243Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
243Across the Fence: Amanda
242Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
242Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
242Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
242Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
242Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
241Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
241From the hill: A Safer Place
240Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
240Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
240All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
239From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
239The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
239Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
239A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
239Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
238Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
238Observations Only: Sister lost
238Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
238Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
238Why you should visit the zoo in February
238Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
238All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
238Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
237The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
237The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
237Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
237No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
237Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
236Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
236A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
236Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
236Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
236Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
236Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
236From the hill: Healing Our Nation
235Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
235Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
235Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
235Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
234Our View: Community responsible for kids
234Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
234All Points West: We shall not give into fear
234From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
234News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
233Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
233From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
232The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
232Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
232No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
232Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
232No Till Notes: Final Stop
232All Points West: A community on the move
231Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
231Observations Only: Going home
231Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
231Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
231Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
231Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
231Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
230From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
230All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
230The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
230All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
229The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
229Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
229Totally Random: Life’s ripples
229Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
229Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
229From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
229Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
229All Points West: Never far from the trail
229News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
229News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
229Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
229Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
228Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
228Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
228Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
228Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
228Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
228No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
227The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
227A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
227Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
227From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
227Capitol View: Let the state budget planning, whining begin
226The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
226Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
225A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
225Observations Only: Good and evil
225The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
225Observations Only: Final moment
225No Till Notes:
225Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
225Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
224Observations Only: A day in August
224Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
224Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
224Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
223Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
223Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
223Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
223News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
222Observations Only: Saint Marge
222Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
222News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
222Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
222Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
222Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
222Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
221A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
221Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
221A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
220Guest Voices…
220Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
220No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
220Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
220No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
220Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
220No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
220Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
219Time keeps flowing like a river
219Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
219Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
219Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
219The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
219No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
219No-Till Notes: The value of water
218Observations Only: A gift of serenity
218Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
218Observations Only: The awful truth
218Observations Only: Reality check
218Observations Only: The last toothpick
218Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
218Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
218News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
218Why parents are important
217Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
217Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
217Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
217Observations Only: Temptation
217Teen Voice: Stress test
217Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
217Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
217From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
217From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
216Observations Only: Indifferent love
216A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
216Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
216Observations Only: Waiting time
216Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
216Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
216Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
216News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
215Observations Only: Uneventful flight
215Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
215Observations Only: A matter of matter
215The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
215Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
215At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
215Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
215Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
214Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
214Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
214 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
214Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
214Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
214Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
214Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
214Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
213Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
213Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
213Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
213No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
213Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
213Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
212A last look at the Nebraska Zone
212Observations Only: A matter of paradox
212Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
212Building Bridges: Love your enemies
212The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
212Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
212Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
212Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
212From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
211Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
211The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
211Observations Only: A sad week
211Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
211Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
211Observations Only: The last goodbye
211Observations Only: The vigil
211Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
211No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
210Completely Different: It's all in the family
210Observations Only: Curious things
210A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
210Teen Voice: Equality
210Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
210A Stray Moment: God Knows
210Observations Only: A fine line
210Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
210Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
210Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
210Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
209A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
209Observations Only: Willfulness
209A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
209Observations Only: Off to the races
209Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
209Observations Only: One more time
209Totally Random: My journey, life after living
209Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
209Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
209Letters to the Editor
209Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
209News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
209Anno Domin: The backroads of my mind
208Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
208Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
208Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
208Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
208Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
208A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
208The Christmas Story
208Washington Report: Improving rural air service
207A Stray Moment: Without a net
207Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
207Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
207Teen Voice: My rebellion
207Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
206Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
206From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
206Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
206Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
206Totally Random: October, the pink month
206No-til Notes: Changing plans
206From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
205Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
205Observations Only: Curious things, part II
205The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
205Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
205The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
205Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
205Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
205Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
204Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
204Observations Only: Hog wash
204Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
204Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
203Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
203Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
203Observations Only: Beginnings
203Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
203Teen Voice: He’s my dad
202From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
202Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
202Observations Only: The need to understand
202Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
202Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
202Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
202News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
201Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
201A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
201Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
201Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
201 Across The Fence: County Fair
200Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
200For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
200Letters to the Editor
199A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
199No-till Notes: Moving forward
199No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
198Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
198The Good Life: The two different types of business people
198From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
198Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
198Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
197Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
197Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
197Teen Voice: The need to get away
197Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
197News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
197Washington report: Feeding a world in need
196From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
196Teen Voice: Being a girl
196Lyman Review: Devil calf
196Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
196Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
196Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
196Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
196Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
196
196Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
196No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
196Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
196Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
195Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
195Observations Only: A soul’s journey
195Teen Voice: The rivalry
195A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
195Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
195A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
195From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
195In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
194Observations Only: The vision
194No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
194No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
194Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
194Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
194No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
194Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
193Observations Only: The shadow of error
193Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
193Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
193A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
193Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
193From the Hill: More Work Ahead
193Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
193No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
193All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
193Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
192No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
192No Till Notes: Saying uncle
192Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
192Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
191Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
191No-Till Notes: Back in the field
191Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
191At the Monument: Night Sky
191A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
191A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
191Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
190Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
189Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
189Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
189Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
189Observations Only: Expect the best
189Teen Voice: Shadow art
189The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
189A Small World: Special guest
189In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
189Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
189Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
188Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
188Teeing Off: Around the Green
188Lyman Review: One mean chicken
188 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
188Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
188Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
188Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
188Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
187Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
187Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
187Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
187Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
187News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
187News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
187News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
187“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
186Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
186Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
186In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
186Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
186At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
185Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
185Observations Only: Divine prompts
185Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
185Totally Random: Trusting the fates
185Teen Voice: Cyber War
185A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
185At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
185Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
184Trash cans
184Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
184From the hill: Stand Up for Life
183Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
183Observations Only: Choices
183Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
183No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
183Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
182Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
182Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
182Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
182Observations Only: A good daughter
182A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
182Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
182Teen Voice: Silence
182Prairie Dogs
182Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
182Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
182From the hill: Serving You
182All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
181Totally Random: The Golden Rule
181Observations Only: Divine spirit
181Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
181A real leaning tree Christmas
181At the Library: March into a good book
181History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
181A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
181At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
181Capitol View: Pay attention to death penalty ballot wording
180From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
180Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
180Lyman Review: Dog fun
180Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
180A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
180Teen Voice: Taking time off, pays off
179Observations Only: Journey's end
179Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
178View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
178Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
178A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
178From the hill: Giving Thanks
177Observations only : Sisters of the world
177Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
177Across the Fence: Building Barns
177Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
177Teeing Off: Persistence
177Observations Only: The visit
177Teen Voice: Inspire me
177At the Monument: That old (historic) building
177Letter to the editor
177Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
177A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
177Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
177Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
177From the hill: Keeping America Safe
176Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
176Lyman Review: The love goat
176Teen Voice: What is love?
176Teen Voice: Where is the love?
176A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
176From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
176Teen Voice: Out with homework
175Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
175Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
175Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
175In the Hills: Explore the state parks
175Greetings from the State Capitol
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175Support letters requested for airport
175Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
175Jane’s Secret: The Telling
174Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
174Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
174Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
174Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
174At the Monument: Where are the animals?
174No-Till Notes: 10 tips
173Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
173Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
173Teen Voice: Self-expression
173Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
173The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
172Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
172Teen Voice: Living within our means
172Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
172Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
172Across The Fence: Last Christmas
172Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
172Lyman Review: Branding Time
172Reach out for challenges
172Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
172Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
172News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
171Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
171Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
171At the Monument: Art in National Parks
171Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
171Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
170Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
170Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
170Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
170A Small World: Savoring county fair days
170At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
170Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
170Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
170Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
170News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
169Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
169Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
169Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
168Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
168From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
168New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
168Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
168From the hill: The Year Ahead
168No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
167Observations Only : The orphanage
167Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
167Totally Random: Happy Halloween
167Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
167Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
167From the hill: Working for you
166Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
166Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
166Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
166Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
166Totally Random: Where does it go?
166Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
165A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
165Completely Different - The magic of spring
165Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
165Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
165What’s really going on with our water?
165Creatures of the Night
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165From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
165From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
165Teen Voice: Thankful for memories, hard work
164The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
164Observations Only: A new direction
164A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
164From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
164Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
164Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
164Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
164Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
164Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
164Nature Notes: Love is in the air
164Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
164Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
164In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
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164From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
163Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
163Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
163Teen Voice: Body image
163Support emergency services personnel
163Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
163Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
163Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
163Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
163News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
163No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
162The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
162It's no surprise
162Teen Voice: The more the merrier
162Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
162Teen Voice: Catfished
162Teen Voice: Serendipity
162From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
162From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
162Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
162Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
162Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
162Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
162Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
161It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
161Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
161Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
161Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
161Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
161At the Monument: Find Your Park
161Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
161Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
160We need a few good people
160Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
160Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
160From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
160Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
160Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
160From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
160Teeing Off: Mind Gym
160Religious freedom must be protected
160Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
160From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
160News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
160Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
159Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
159View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
159At the Monument: Junior Rangers
159At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
159Synchronicity:What brings me back
159Fourth of July meetings
159Power of legumes
159At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
159At the Monument: Museum collections
159Teen Voice: Having Faith, the world is beautiful
158From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
158Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
158Lyman Review: Winter's dog
158Teen Voice: Footprints
158Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
158Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
158Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
158Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
158From the hill: Spurring Innovation
157Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
157From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
157Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
157At the Monument: Living History
156Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
156Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
156Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
156From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
156Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
156Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
156Website Resources
156Linked Lives
156Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
156Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
156The Good Life: All that remains is love
156Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
156Across The Fence: Van Tassell
155Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
155Observations Only: The meeting
155Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
155Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
155In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
155Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
155No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
154Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
154Home of the Brave
154Teen Voice: Remember what you have
154Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
154Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
154Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
154Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
154Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
154No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
154From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
154News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
154Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
153Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
153Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
153Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
153Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
153At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
153Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
153A national day of Thanksgiving
152No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
152Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
152Mom Knows Best: Is your grad ready to say goodbye?
151Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
151Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
151Across the Fence: The Pony Express
151Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
151College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
151Their View: Goal post move unfair
151Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
150Observations Only: Saturday delight
150Assad’s endgame
150Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
150Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
150In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
150At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
150To whom are we thankful?
149Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
149Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
149Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
149Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
149No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
149Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
149An open letter to Trump supporters
148Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
148Rural America and immigration reform
148A Halloween Story: The scary dream
148Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
148No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
148No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
148Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
148Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
147Observations Only - Two ages of man
147Life's curve balls
147Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
147The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
147Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
147Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
147Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
147Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
147No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
146Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
146Age of reason
146Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
145 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
145 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
145LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
144Observations Only: Just around the corner
144Teeing Off: The thing about state
144Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
144From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
144No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
143Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
143Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
143From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
143A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
143From the hill: The PAWS Act
142Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
142Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
142Our View: The elephant in the room
142All Points West: The only stupid question
141Across the fence: Something worth remembering
141Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
141At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
141Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
141Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
141Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
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140Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
140Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
140Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
140A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
140Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
139The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
139In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
139Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
139Infamy - by Richard Reeves
138Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
137Completely Different: Tales from the mat
137Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
137Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
137A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
137Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
137At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
137Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
136Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
136Being a Nebraskan – border to border
136 Taking a big risk
136No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
136Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
136Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
136Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
136Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
135Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
135SELL-OUT!
135Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
135Teen Voice: The Other Side
135In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
134A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
134No Till Notes: Moving Forward
134A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
134No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
134No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
134No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
134Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
133Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
133Be kind through communications
132Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
132Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
132Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
131Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
131Permission to remember
131The ghost of Ayn Rand
131Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
131From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
131Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
131From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
131Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
130Observations Only : Mission accomplished
130From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
130No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
130Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
130Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
129Observations Only: Extreme measures
129Observations Only: Together again
129Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
129Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
128Observations Only: The joy of money
128Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
128The Good Life: There is good everywhere
128Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
127My mini Pen and me
127Observations Only: What's in a word?
127The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
127No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
127No Till Notes: Residue levels
127Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
126A Small World: Time traveling
126Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
126Achieving your dreams takes work
126‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
126No-Till Notes: Observations
126From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
125Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
125A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
124Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
124Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
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124No-till Notes: Stripper head
124Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
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123No-Till Notes: Potential
123No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
123No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
122Our view . . .Sports Complex
122Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
122Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
122Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
122Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
122No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
122Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
121Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
121A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
121Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
121Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
121Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
120Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
120Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
119Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
119Welcome to Gering
119Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
119Observations Only: Painting a picture
119Observations Only: Sister odyssey
119Observations Only: North Powder
119Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
118Observations Only: Blue chip stock
118No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
118No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
118Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
118Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
118No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
117A Stray Moment: The last time
117Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
117Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
116Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
116Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
116Tumbleweeds on the loose
116Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
116Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
115Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
115Observations Only: No thank you
115Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
115Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
114Observations Only: Spider adventure
114Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
114Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
114Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
114Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
114Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
114From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
113Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
112A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
112Silence please
112No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
112News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
111From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
111Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
110Completely Different: The Quest
110Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
110Across the Fence: On The road
110Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
110Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
110Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
110Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
110Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
110Torn between now and somewhere down the line
109Economic development update
109Observations Only: Giving up
109A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
109No-Till Notes: Water conservation
109Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
108Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
107Completely Different: Your local government and you
107Seeing the works of the master
107Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
107Observations Only: Surprises
107A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
107No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
106Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
106The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
106Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
106A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
105Observations Only: Counting chickens
105Observations Only: Scourge of violence
105A mom’s thoughts on social media
104Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
104The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
104Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
104Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
104Enjoy the festivities
104Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
103Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
103At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
103Walkable, bikeable communities
103Capitol View: Newbies and a shortfall = toxic mix in next Legislature
102A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
102Simply October
101Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
101Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
101From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
101The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
101No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
101Easter
101Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
100The zombie apocalypse and you
100Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
100Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
100Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
100Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
99Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
99Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
99Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
99Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
99Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
99At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
98Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
97At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
96Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
96From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
96Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
95Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
95Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
94Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
94The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
93Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
93Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
93Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
92Teen Voice: Today’s television
92I love Thanksgiving
91Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
91Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
90Do You Tube?
90From the Superintendent’s Desk
90Our view: United we can build
89From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
89NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
89Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
89No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
88Letter to the Editor
88From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
87Our View: Bravo OTD committee
86Social time has important benefits
86Teen Voice: Not just another ride
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
85LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
85Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
84Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
82Teen Voice: March Madness
82Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
82Timing makes perfect
82LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
82Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
82Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
81View from the block
81Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
80Practice safe barbecue basics
80Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
79Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
79At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
79Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
78Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
78Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
77The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
76Our View: Visionaries wanted
76Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
75Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
75Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
73At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
72From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
72Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
72At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
70Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
70In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
69Welcome home
64Remembering When
64Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
64Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
63From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
63Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
62The hills, part 1: Mustangs
62From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
61A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
61The Block
61Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
61Letter to the Editor
61Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
60From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
60From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
60‘Is there something I can do?’
56Teen Voice: Happy news
56Letter to the Editor
54Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
54From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
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52Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
52Letter to the Editor
51From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
51Teen Voice: The road of hatred
50At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
47Our View: A failure to communicate
44Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
41My Thanksgiving prayer
41To The Editor
40Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
38Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
33Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
32Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
Fresh Foods
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