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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73Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
72Guest Voices…
72Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
72Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
72Teen Voice: The rivalry
72Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
72Fourth of July meetings
72Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
72In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
72At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
72Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
72Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
71Observations Only : White water
71Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
71Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
71Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
71Teeing Off: Persistence
71Teen Voice: The Other Side
71Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
71Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
71New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
71
71Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
70Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
70Rural America and immigration reform
70Across The Fence: Last Christmas
70No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
70Nature Notes: Love is in the air
70Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
70Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
70Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
70Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
70No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
70Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
69Teen Voice: Living within our means
69Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
69Totally Random: The Golden Rule
69Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
69Lyman Review: One mean chicken
69Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
69Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
69College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
69All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
68Observations Only: Uneventful flight
68From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
68Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
68Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
68Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
68Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
68At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
68The Christmas Story
68No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
67Teen Voice: Serendipity
67The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
67Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
67Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
67Support emergency services personnel
67Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
67In the Hills: Explore the state parks
67Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
67At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
67In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
66The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
66Teen Voice: Remember what you have
66Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
66The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
66Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
66Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
66Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66Lyman Review: Dog fun
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
65Teen Voice: Catfished
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
65Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
65Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
65No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
65At the Library: March into a good book
65What’s really going on with our water?
65For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
65Be kind through communications
65Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
64From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
64Teen Voice: Equality
64Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
64Totally Random: Trusting the fates
64View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
64Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
64Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
64At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
64Website Resources
64Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64Reach out for challenges
64No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
63Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
63Observations Only: Choices
63Why you should visit the zoo in February
63Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
63Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
63Letter to the Editor
63To The Editor
62Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
62Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
62Teen Voice: Shadow art
62Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
62Lyman Review: Winter's dog
62Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
62No-til Notes: Changing plans
62Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
62All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
61Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
61Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
61Across the Fence: The Pony Express
61The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
61Teen Voice: The need to get away
61Teeing Off: Mind Gym
61Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
61Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
61Teen Voice: Inspire me
61Teen Voice: Footprints
61Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
61Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
60Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
60Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
60The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
60Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
60Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
60View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
60Linked Lives
60Their View: Goal post move unfair
60Letter to the editor
60Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
60Support letters requested for airport
60The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
60A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
60
60At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
60Our View: A failure to communicate
59Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
59From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
59Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
59Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
59Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
59Greetings from the State Capitol
59At the Monument: Where are the animals?
58Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
58Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
58Religious freedom must be protected
58Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
58No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
58Letter to the Editor
57Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
57Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
57Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
57Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
56Teen Voice: Where is the love?
56Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
56Totally Random: Where does it go?
56
54Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
54Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
54Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
54From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
53Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
53Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
53Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
52Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
52Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
52Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
51Teen Voice: What is love?
50Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
50Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
50Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
49Letter to the Editor
48Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
47Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
47Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
47Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
44Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
40Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
40Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
40Our View: The elephant in the room
25No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
18Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
Most Read News Stories of 2012
335At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
307Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
293The Good Life: All that remains is love
255The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
252Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
241At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
235Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
233Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
233No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
224Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
221Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
220Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
218Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
216No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
215Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
214At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
209Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
200Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
195Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
194Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
192Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
192No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
191Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
189Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
177Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
171At the Monument: Find Your Park
169Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
168Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
168Teen Voice: He’s my dad
167Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
166Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
160Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
159Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
156No Till Notes: Saying uncle
155Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
154Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
153No-Till Notes: Potential
151Completely Different: It's all in the family
151Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
150Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
150No-Till Notes: Observations
149Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
148Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
147A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
146Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
145Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
145All Points West: Never far from the trail
144Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
141Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
141Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
141Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
141A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
140Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
139Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
138Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
138No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
134Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
134Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
131A Stray Moment: God Knows
131Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
130A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
129Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
129Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
129No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
129A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
128Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
127What's the deal with organic milk?
127Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
127Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
126Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
126Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
126No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
125Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
125Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
125Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
125Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
124Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
124No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
124Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
123A Stray Moment: Without a net
123Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
122A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
122Welcome home
121Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
120Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
120A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
119Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
119A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
118Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
118Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
117A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
116The zombie apocalypse and you
116From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
116Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
116Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
116Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
116No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
115Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
114Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
113A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
113Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
113Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
112Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
112 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
112Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
112Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
112Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
112Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
112Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
111Across the Fence: Building Barns
111A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
111Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
111Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
111Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
111Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
111Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
111Enjoy the festivities
110Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
110Totally Random: My journey, life after living
110Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
110Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
110No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
109Observations Only: The awful truth
109Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
109Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
109A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
109Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
109Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
109Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
108Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
108A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
108Teeing Off: Around the Green
108Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
108Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
108Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
107The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
107Observations Only: Hog wash
107Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
107Observations Only: Gone away
107Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
107Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
107Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
107A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
107Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
106A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
106Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
106Lyman Review: Devil calf
106Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
106Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
106Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
106Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
106Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
105Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
105Anno Domini: On this remembering day
105No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
105Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
105Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
104A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
104Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
104A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
104Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
104A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
103Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
103A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
103A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
103Teen Voice: Being a girl
103Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
103Across the Fence: The hand dug well
103Observations Only: Final moment
103A real leaning tree Christmas
103Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
103History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
102Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
102Observations Only: A sad week
102Observations Only: One more time
102Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
102Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
102Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
102A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
102No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
102At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
102Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
101Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
101Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
101Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
101Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
101Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
101Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
101Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
100Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
100Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
100Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
100A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
100Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
99Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
99Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
99Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
99A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
99A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
99Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
99Anno Domini: We gather together
99Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
99Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
99A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
99Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
99No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
99At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
99All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
98Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
98Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
98Observations Only: A new direction
98Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
98A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
98Observations Only: A matter of matter
98The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
98Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
98Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
98Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
98 Across The Fence: County Fair
98Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
98No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
98Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
98Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
97Completely Different: Your local government and you
97Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
97Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
97Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
97Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
97Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
97Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
97Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
97Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
97Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
97Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
97Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
97No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
97Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
97Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
97Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
96Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
96Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
96Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
96Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
96Observations Only: The vision
96Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
96Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
96The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
96Across The Fence: A day For thanks
96Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
96Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
96Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
96A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
96Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
96Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
95Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
95Observations Only: Good and evil
95Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
95Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
95Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
95Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
95Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
95Jane’s Secret: The Telling
95Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
95Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
94Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
94Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
94Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
94Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
94Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
94Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
94Observations Only: A day in August
94Building Bridges: Love your enemies
94Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
94At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
93From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
93A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
93Observations Only: A good daughter
93Observations Only: Off to the races
93Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
93Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
93No Till Notes: Final Stop
93No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
93A mom’s thoughts on social media
92Observations only : Sisters of the world
92Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
92Across the fence: Something worth remembering
92The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
92Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
92Observations Only: The shadow of error
92Observations Only: Divine spirit
92Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
92The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
92Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
91Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
91Completely Different: The Quest
91Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
91A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
91Across the Fence: On The road
91Observations Only: Sister lost
91Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
91Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
91Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
91The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
91Observations Only: Waiting time
91Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
91 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
91Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
91Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
91Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
91Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
91A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
91Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
90Observations Only: Saturday delight
90Observations Only: Just around the corner
90Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
90A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
90A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
90Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
90Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
90Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
90A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
90Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
90A Small World: Savoring county fair days
90Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
90Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
90Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
90Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
90Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
90No-till Notes: Stripper head
89Time keeps flowing like a river
89SELL-OUT!
89Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
89Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
89Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
89Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
89Observations Only: A gift of serenity
89A Small World: Special guest
89Totally Random: October, the pink month
89A Halloween Story: The scary dream
89Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
89Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
89Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
89Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
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89No Till Notes: Moving Forward
89A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
88Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
88Trash cans
88Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
88A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
88Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
88From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
88Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
88Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
88Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
88A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
88Observations Only: Reality check
88Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
88Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
88Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
88Letters to the Editor
88A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
88Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
87The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
87Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
87It's no surprise
87Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
87Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
87Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
87Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
87From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
87Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
87Across the Fence: Amanda
87No-Till Notes: Looking Back
87Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
87Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
87Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
87Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
87Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
87Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
87No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
87Our view: United we can build
86Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
86Observations Only : The orphanage
86From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
86Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
86Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
86Observations Only: Expect the best
86Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
86The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
86Teen Voice: Silence
86Observations Only: The visit
86Lyman Review: The love goat
86Our View: Community responsible for kids
86Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
86A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
86Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
86At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
85Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
85Observations Only: The joy of money
85Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
85A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
85Assad’s endgame
85Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
85Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
85Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
85Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
85A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
85At the Monument: Living History
85Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
84Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
84Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
84Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
84Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
84Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
84Observations Only: Indifferent love
84The Good Life: The two different types of business people
84Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
84Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
84Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
84No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
84Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
84Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
84Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
83A last look at the Nebraska Zone
83Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
83Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
83Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
83Observations Only: Surprises
83From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
83Observations Only: Willfulness
83Observations Only: A fine line
83Observations Only: The need to understand
83
83Teen Voice: Self-expression
83Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
83Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
83Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
83At the Monument: Night Sky
83Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
83At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
83Easter
82A Small World: Time traveling
82Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
82We need a few good people
82Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
82Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
82Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
82Do You Tube?
82 Taking a big risk
82Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
82Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
82Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
82Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
82Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
82The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
82Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
82Teen Voice: My rebellion
82Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
82Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
82Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
82The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
82In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
82Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
82Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
82Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
82No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
81It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
81The hills, part 1: Mustangs
81A Stray Moment: The last time
81Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
81Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
81Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
81From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
81Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
81Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
81Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
81A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
81Observations Only: The last goodbye
81Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
81Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
81Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
81Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
81Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
81At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
81In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
81
81NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
80Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
80Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
80Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
80Life's curve balls
80Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
80A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
80From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
80Observations Only: Critical thinking
80Observations Only: Curious things
80Observations Only: Journey's end
80The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
80Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
80The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
80Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
80Observations Only: Saint Marge
80Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
80Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
80At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
80Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
80
80At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
80No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
80Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
79Timing makes perfect
79Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
79A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
79Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
79Observations Only: Going home
79Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
79Observations Only: A soul’s journey
79Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
79Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
79Observations Only: The last toothpick
79No-till Notes: Moving forward
79
79Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
79The Good Life: There is good everywhere
78Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
78Our view . . .Sports Complex
78Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
78From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
78Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
78Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
78Observations Only: Curious things, part II
78The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
78Observations Only: A matter of paradox
78No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
78Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
78Observations Only: The vigil
78Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
78Teen Voice: To the future
78Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
78No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
78At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
78Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
78No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
77Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
77View from the block
77Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
77Welcome to Gering
77The ghost of Ayn Rand
77Observations Only: Together again
77Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
77Observations Only: Beginnings
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
77Totally Random: Happy Halloween
77Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
77Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
77
77No Till Notes:
77All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
77Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
77Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
76Observations Only - Two ages of man
76Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
76Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
76The Block
76Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
76Observations Only: Blue chip stock
76Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
76Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
76Teeing Off: The thing about state
76Teen Voice: Stress test
76Teen Voice: The gift of caring
76Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
76At the Monument: Junior Rangers
76No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
76No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
76Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
76At the Monument: Museum collections
76In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
76Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
76Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
75Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
75Being a Nebraskan – border to border
75Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
75Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
75Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
75Observations Only: Divine prompts
75SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
75No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
75Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
75In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
74Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
74Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
74Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
74Observations Only: Temptation
74Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
74Completely Different - The magic of spring
74Teen Voice: Body image
74Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
74Totally Random: Life’s ripples
74From the Hill: More Work Ahead
74Teen Voice: Cyber War
74At the Monument: Art in National Parks
74Synchronicity:What brings me back
74To whom are we thankful?
74Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
74At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
74A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
73Completely Different: Tales from the mat
73Permission to remember
73Economic development update
73Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
73Observations Only: Painting a picture
73Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
73Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
73Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
73Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
73The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
73The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
73Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
73Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
73The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
73Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
73Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
73At the Monument: That old (historic) building
73In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
73Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
73No-Till Notes: Back in the field
73Prairie Dogs
73Creatures of the Night
73No-Till Notes: The value of water
73Letters to the Editor
73Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
72Observations Only : Mission accomplished
72Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
72Observations Only: Extreme measures
72Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
72Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
72Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
72Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
72Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
72Guest Voices…
72Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
72Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
72Teen Voice: The rivalry
72Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
72Fourth of July meetings
72Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
72In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
72At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
72Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
72Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
71Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
71Age of reason
71Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
71Our View: Bravo OTD committee
71Observations Only : White water
71Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
71Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
71Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
71Teeing Off: Persistence
71Teen Voice: The Other Side
71Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
71Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
71New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
71
71Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
70Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
70Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
70The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
70Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
70Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
70From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
70Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
70Rural America and immigration reform
70Across The Fence: Last Christmas
70No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
70Nature Notes: Love is in the air
70Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
70Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
70Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
70Lyman Review: Branding Time
70Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
70Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
70No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
70Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
69My mini Pen and me
69Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
69Teen Voice: The more the merrier
69From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
69Observations Only: North Powder
69From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
69Teen Voice: Living within our means
69Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
69Totally Random: The Golden Rule
69Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
69Lyman Review: One mean chicken
69Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
69Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
69College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
69All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
68Seeing the works of the master
68Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
68Observations Only: Giving up
68Observations Only: Counting chickens
68Observations Only: Uneventful flight
68From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
68Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
68Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
68Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
68Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
68At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
68The Christmas Story
68No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
67Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
67Practice safe barbecue basics
67Home of the Brave
67The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
67Teen Voice: Serendipity
67The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
67Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
67Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
67Support emergency services personnel
67Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
67In the Hills: Explore the state parks
67Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
67At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
67In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
66Letter to the Editor
66Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
66The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
66Teen Voice: Remember what you have
66Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
66The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
66Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
66Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
66Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
66Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
66Lyman Review: Dog fun
65Teen Voice: March Madness
65From the Superintendent’s Desk
65Observations Only: The meeting
65Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
65The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
65Observations Only: Scourge of violence
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
65Teen Voice: Catfished
65I'm falling for Tumblr?
65Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
65Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
65Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
65No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
65At the Library: March into a good book
65What’s really going on with our water?
65For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
65Be kind through communications
65Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
64From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
64Teen Voice: Not just another ride
64From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
64Observations Only: Spider adventure
64Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
64Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
64From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
64Teen Voice: Equality
64Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
64Totally Random: Trusting the fates
64View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
64Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
64Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
64At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
64Website Resources
64Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
64Reach out for challenges
64No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
63Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
63Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
63Observations Only: Sister odyssey
63Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
63Observations Only: Choices
63Why you should visit the zoo in February
63Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
63Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
63Letter to the Editor
63To The Editor
62Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
62Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
62From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
62Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
62Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
62Teen Voice: Shadow art
62Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
62Lyman Review: Winter's dog
62Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
62No-til Notes: Changing plans
62Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
62All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
61Observations Only: What's in a word?
61The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
61Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
61From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
61Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
61Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
61Across the Fence: The Pony Express
61The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
61Teen Voice: The need to get away
61Teeing Off: Mind Gym
61Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
61Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
61Teen Voice: Inspire me
61Teen Voice: Footprints
61Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
61Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
60A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
60Silence please
60From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
60Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
60Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
60Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
60The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
60Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
60Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
60View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
60Linked Lives
60Their View: Goal post move unfair
60Letter to the editor
60Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
60Support letters requested for airport
60The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
60A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
60
60At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
60Our View: A failure to communicate
59From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
59Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
59The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
59Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
59Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
59From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
59Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
59Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
59Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
59Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
59Greetings from the State Capitol
59At the Monument: Where are the animals?
58Observations Only: No thank you
58Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
58Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
58Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
58Religious freedom must be protected
58Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
58No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
58Letter to the Editor
57From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
57Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
57Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
57Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
57Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
57Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
56From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
56Teen Voice: Happy news
56From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
56Teen Voice: Where is the love?
56Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
56Totally Random: Where does it go?
56
55Remembering When
55Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
55From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
54Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
54Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
54Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
54Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
54From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
53LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
53Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
53Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
53Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
53Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
52Social time has important benefits
52Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
52Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
52From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
52Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
52Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
52Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
52Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
51Our View: Visionaries wanted
51Teen Voice: The road of hatred
51Teen Voice: Today’s television
51Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
51Teen Voice: What is love?
50From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
50Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
50Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
50Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
50Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
49Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
49From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
49Letter to the Editor
48Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
47Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
47Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
47Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
45Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
44Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
40Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
40Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
40Our View: The elephant in the room
39Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
39My Thanksgiving prayer
25No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
18Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
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