The Good Life: The orphan Thanksgiving
November 24, 2011 Lisa Betz   
There is absolutely nothing in the world more effective to help one appreciate one’s own family than spending Thanksgiving as an orphan with someone else’s.

I wish I’d kept a journal of each and every orphan Thanksgiving I’ve experienced over the years. You see, in my professional actress days, I could rarely come home for turkey day. We always had rehearsal the day before and the day after and one never, ever misses a rehearsal unless one is dead or dying.

You never realize just how normal your family is until you see how other families behave around the holiday table.

There are some archetypes and dynamics you’ll find over and over. It’s kind of fun to try to pick them out of a stranger’s family once you start to recognize them.

There’s the long suffering old maid care-giving aunt and that older uncle who never married but still lives at home. Sadly, there’s often the overweight member of the family that gets picked on. I’ve seen that too many times to count.

There’s the set of young parents who just cannot manage their bratty children, and the dog who shouldn’t be inside at all but I guess they think it’s family.

There’s the hostess who must achieve perfection at all costs, even if everyone is frazzled and unhappy. There’s the lazy daughter-in-law who never helps to do the dishes.

Then there’s that relative who always brings something odd to share, like a can of vegetables, unopened. There’s often a braggart who works really hard to impress everyone.

And there seems to always be that one relative who is horrified by uncle Bobby or Jimmy’s drunkenness. I always wondered if they put on a show for me, the stranger, or if they truly were horrified.

One year, we were invited to spend the holiday with my husband’s work friend. The moment we walked in the door they put a cocktail in our hands, even though my husband didn’t drink. They seemed baffled and awkward when he asked for a coke.

Later, after too many cocktails, two people started yelling at each other. It got downright scary and we left.

A professional Thanksgiving orphan develops serious acting chops just by responding to concerned family members when things get embarrassing. I learned that my job was to smile and pretend I hadn’t noticed whatever it was. Sometimes more sensitive family members just need to be comforted by the strange cuckoo in their midst so they can shrug and go on with their family holiday.

The worst orphan Thanksgiving I experienced was hosted by a theatre that I worked for. For some reason, they chose to serve ham instead of turkey and it was in a cold hall that felt very institutional.

Now don’t get me wrong, I was as grateful as an orphan actor can be to be included in a Thanksgiving dinner put on expressly by theatre patrons but it was a test of my acting skill when I made the horrified realization that turkey would not be a feature of the day.

Of course, that also meant no stuffing. What’s the point? I started thinking of it as a company meal, it certainly didn’t feel like Thanksgiving. But then, what is Thanksgiving? Is it feasting at a table groaning with plenty?

It isn’t supposed to be only that. We are meant to give thanks for our blessings and perhaps that disappointing orphan Thanksgiving taught me this.

Even with no turkey and no stuffing and none of mom’s German rye bread, there was a sweet potato dish to beat all I’ve ever tasted and that was something to be thankful for. I really wish I’d gotten the recipe.

No matter how many times I was an orphan at Thanksgiving, I always, always missed having leftovers. Nothing makes one feel more like an orphan than going home without Thanksgiving leftovers.

Then there are those Thanksgivings when you’re invited as an honored guest by a family you may very well become part of. That happened one year when I lived in Virginia.

They were a lovely Italian family and they were looking me over as a potential daughter-in-law.

The spread was magnificent and everyone was there, even ancient old grandma who came over from Italy but was now retired in Florida. That first moment when I took my pumpkin cheesecake into the kitchen and asked where I should put it was pretty awkward though.

You would think I had loudly passed gas and then laughed about it for the reaction I received. The women present froze. No one said anything. I stood there with the heavy plate in my hand and finally just set it down somewhere there was room.

No one ever explained it but as I discovered at dessert time, a famous pumpkin roll was the only dessert served by this family and it was one woman’s crowning glory that I had apparently trampled on. My cheesecake was never cut or commented on.

That day was cut short for me because of the telling of a racist story by the family patriarch. Nope, I realized, I’m not going to fit in with that family. I think they agreed.

One year I dined at the Washington Hotel in D.C. with a boyfriend and his mother. It was all very elegant and yet it felt hollow somehow. I understood though, my date was an only child and his father had recently passed away. I’d been through that myself. It was a very sad Thanksgiving and a small one, limited to just his remaining family and myself. I believe I was a tiny light in the midst of their sadness.

I’ve always thought my family was loud and obnoxious (in a good way, of course) but after the many, many orphan Thanksgivings I’ve experienced, I wouldn’t trade my boisterous, fun family for anyone else’s. We play cards and games after the meal and genuinely have a memorable good time with each other.

I’m the weird one who goes home when the football starts unless there’s a good game of cards on. I think we’re all a little weird but my family is my brand of weird and of course, that’s the best kind, right?

I’m visiting another branch of family for Thanksgiving this year. We know that they don’t love mom’s German rye bread so we’ll do without that this year. I may not get to enjoy my favorite oyster dressing and I have no idea whether they will do a nice turkey or plan something different. My fingers are crossed for turkey though.

I’m pretty sure that nobody will drink too much and it will be me that has the unruly dog but he is my baby after all. The little kids running all over are my sweet little cousins and they are never naughty, only completely adorable. It’s going to be a joyous Thanksgiving Day.

No matter what dishes are served at table nor how you celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s easy to take one’s family for granted. Spend a few Thanksgivings without them as an orphan at someone else’s turkey (ham?) dinner and you will find that what you can be truly grateful for is family.

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98Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
98Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
98No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
98Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
98Letters to the Editor
98Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
98From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
98“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
97Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
97Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
97Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
97Observations Only: Beginnings
97A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
97Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
97Observations Only: The vision
97Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
97Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
97Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
97Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
97Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
97No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
97No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
97Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
97No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
96Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
96Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
96Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
96Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
96Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
96Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
96From the hill: Giving Thanks
96All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
96Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
96Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
96News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
96No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
95A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
95From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
95Observations Only: A soul’s journey
95Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
95Observations Only: The shadow of error
95 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
95Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
95At the Library: March into a good book
95Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
95Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
95For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
95No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
95 Across The Fence: County Fair
95Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
95Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
94The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
94Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
94Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
94Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
94Totally Random: My journey, life after living
94No-Till Notes: The value of water
94The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
94Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
94All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
93Teen Voice: Being a girl
93Teen Voice: Shadow art
93Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
93Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
93Teen Voice: Inspire me
93Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
93Prairie Dogs
93A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
93Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
93From the hill: Stand Up for Life
92A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
92Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
92Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
92Teen Voice: The rivalry
92Teen Voice: My rebellion
92Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
92Teen Voice: He’s my dad
92A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
92A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
92From the hill: Keeping America Safe
91A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
91Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
91Teen Voice: The need to get away
91The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
91Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
91Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
91Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
91Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
91At the Monument: Night Sky
91Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
91Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
91Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
91Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
91No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
91Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
91 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
91Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
91Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
91News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
91An open letter to Trump supporters
90Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
90Teen Voice: Where is the love?
90Teen Voice: Cyber War
90Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
90Infamy - by Richard Reeves
90Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
89Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
89Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
89Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
89Totally Random: The Golden Rule
89A Small World: Special guest
89Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
89Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
89News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
89From the hill: Serving You
88From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
88Observations Only: Journey's end
88Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
88A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
88At the Monument: That old (historic) building
88Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
88Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
88Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
88Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
88Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
87Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
87Teeing Off: Persistence
87Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
87In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
87Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
87Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
87Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
86The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
86No-till Notes: Moving forward
86Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
86
86Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
86No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
86Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
86Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
86Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
85The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
85A real leaning tree Christmas
85In the Hills: Explore the state parks
85Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
85Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
85No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
85At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
85Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
85Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
85Across The Fence: Van Tassell
85No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
85From the hill: Working for you
84Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
84Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
84Observations Only: A good daughter
84Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
84Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
84Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
84LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83Observations Only: Choices
83Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
83Lyman Review: One mean chicken
83Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
83Lyman Review: Dog fun
83In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
83A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
83A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
83Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
83Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
83Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
82Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
82Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
82Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
82A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
82Observations Only: Divine prompts
82Teen Voice: Silence
82Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
82Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
82No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
82Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
82From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
81Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
81Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
81Totally Random: Where does it go?
81At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
81A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
81Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
81At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
81No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
81Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
81Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
81Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
80Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
80Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
80Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
80Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
80No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
80A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
80Support letters requested for airport
80
80From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
80From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
80From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
79Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
79Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
79Completely Different - The magic of spring
79Teen Voice: What is love?
79Nature Notes: Love is in the air
79Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
79Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
79Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
79No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
79From the hill: Spurring Innovation
79From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
79Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
79News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
79Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
79A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
79No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
78From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
78Observations Only: The visit
78Totally Random: Happy Halloween
78Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
78Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
78View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
78Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
78Letter to the editor
78Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
78At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
78A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
78No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
78A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
78Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
78No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
78Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
78News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
78Teen Voice: Out with homework
78Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
77Teen Voice: Serendipity
77I'm falling for Tumblr?
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
77A Small World: Savoring county fair days
77A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
77Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
77A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
77Power of legumes
77Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
77
77Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
77Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
77Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
77Easter
77Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
77Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
77From the hill: The Year Ahead
77Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
76Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
76Teen Voice: Living within our means
76From the Hill: More Work Ahead
76Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
76View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
76No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
76Reach out for challenges
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
76Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
76Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
76Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
75Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
75Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
75From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
75Teen Voice: Body image
75Observations Only: Divine spirit
75Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
75Teen Voice: Self-expression
75Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
75Across The Fence: Last Christmas
75Teen Voice: Footprints
75Support emergency services personnel
75Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
75Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
75No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
75Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
75No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
75No-till Notes: Stripper head
75Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
75Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
75Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
75All Points West: The only stupid question
75From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
75Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
74Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
74Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
74No-Till Notes: Back in the field
74Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
74Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
74A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
74In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
74Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
74No-Till Notes: Observations
74Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
74Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
74Washington report: Feeding a world in need
74Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
74No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
73Greetings from the State Capitol
73Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
73The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
73Synchronicity:What brings me back
73Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
73Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
73Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
73From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
73Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
73News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
72Teeing Off: Mind Gym
72The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
72At the Monument: Art in National Parks
72Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
72Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
72Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
72Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
72News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
71Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
71Teeing Off: The thing about state
71Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
71Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
71From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
71At the Monument: Where are the animals?
71At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
71Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
71Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
71No Till Notes: Moving Forward
71Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
71A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
70Across the Fence: The Pony Express
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
70Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
70Lyman Review: The love goat
70Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
70Linked Lives
70Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
70Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
70Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
70Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
70Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
69Teen Voice: Remember what you have
69Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
69Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
69Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
69No-Till Notes: Potential
69From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
69No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
68Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
68Their View: Goal post move unfair
68Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
68Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
68Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
68In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
68At the Monument: Living History
68A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
68Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
68Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
67Teen Voice: Catfished
67From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
67Lyman Review: Branding Time
67History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
67Creatures of the Night
67Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
67No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
67Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
67Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
67A national day of Thanksgiving
67Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
67Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
67Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
67A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
66The Good Life: The two different types of business people
66The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
66At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
66Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
66Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
66Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
65Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
65Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
65Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
65Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
65Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
65Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
65Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
65‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
65To whom are we thankful?
65Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
64Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
64Lyman Review: Winter's dog
64Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
64New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
64Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
64College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
64At the Monument: Junior Rangers
64At the Monument: Museum collections
64News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
63Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
63Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
63At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
63No Till Notes: Residue levels
62Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
62Rural America and immigration reform
62Religious freedom must be protected
62Fourth of July meetings
62Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
62The Good Life: There is good everywhere
62From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
61Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
61In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
61From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
60Our View: The elephant in the room
60Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
60
60Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
60What’s really going on with our water?
60Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
60At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
60No-Till Notes: Water conservation
59Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
59Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
59Website Resources
59In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
59No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
59Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
59Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
58Our view: United we can build
58 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
58Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
57Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
57Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
57In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
57News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
56Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
56Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
56No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
56Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
56At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
56Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
56Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
55At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
54A Halloween Story: The scary dream
54No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
54NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
54Enjoy the festivities
54Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
54Tumbleweeds on the loose
54No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
53Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
52
52At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
52Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
51Teen Voice: The Other Side
51Walkable, bikeable communities
51Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
50A mom’s thoughts on social media
49Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
49Be kind through communications
49
49
49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
49Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
47
47Achieving your dreams takes work
47Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
46At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
46A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
43Simply October
43I love Thanksgiving
43The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41‘Is there something I can do?’
39Letter to the Editor
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
38Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
38No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
36Letter to the Editor
36Welcome home
34Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
34Letter to the Editor
31
27Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
22To The Editor
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1703Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
757The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
752From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
579The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
483Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
443All Points West: Long live great coffee
442Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
433Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
415News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
408From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
374All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
370Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
343Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
322Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
317Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
311Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
307From the capitol: A System That Cares
304Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
300Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
300Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
298From the Hill: Working for Offutt
276Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
276Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
275Washington Report: Power of the Purse
273Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
271Healthy: What you believe, you become
268No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
263Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
261Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
261Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
259From the hill: Good Neighbors
258Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
255Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
253Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
253Jack’s Insights – April 2016
251Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
249Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
248From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
245Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
243From the hill: “Hello” World
243Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
239Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
238Washington: Protecting taxpayers
237From the hill: Accountability Matters
232From the Capitol: Budget balanced
230No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
230All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
230Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
229News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
224Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
224Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
223Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
223From the Hill: May in Nebraska
222From the hill: Kerrie On
221News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
220All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
219The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
218Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
212No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
211Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
211Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
210Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
209Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
208No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
207Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
205Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
204Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
200Think about manufacturing at polls
200Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
199All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
197Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
196Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
194Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
194Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
194All Points West: Rising above ourselves
191From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
190Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
189All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
188Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
187What's the deal with organic milk?
187A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
186Washington: Mindful of our heroes
186Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
184Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
182Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
180Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
179Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
179All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
179Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
179News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
174News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
174Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
172News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
171Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
170Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
170Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
169Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
168Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
167Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
167Across The Fence: A day For thanks
167Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
167Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
166Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
165Observations Only: Gone away
165Teen Voice: Teen slang
163Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
160From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
160All Points West: Led by our tongues
159News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
158No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
157News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
156Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
155Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
155Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
155Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
154Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
154A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
154Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
153Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
153Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
153Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
153From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
153All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
152Observations Only: Critical thinking
152Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
152Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
151A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
151From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
150Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
150A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
149Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
149No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
148Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
148Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
148Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
148Why you should visit the zoo in February
148All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
147Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
147Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
147Across the Fence: The hand dug well
147Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
146Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
146Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
145From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
145The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
145Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
145Washington report: Conservative Champions
145Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
144Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
144Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
144Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
143Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
143Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
143From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
143Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
142Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
142The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
142Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
141Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
141Guest Voices…
141Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
141Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
141All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
141News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
141Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
140Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
140Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
140A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
139Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
139Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
139Anno Domini: On this remembering day
139SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
139Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
139Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
138Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
138Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
137Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
137Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
137Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
137Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
137From the hill: A Safer Place
136Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
136Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
136Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
136No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
135Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
135A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
135Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
135Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
135Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
135No-Till Notes: Looking Back
135From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
134Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
134Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
133Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
133From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
133Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
133Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
133All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
133Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
133From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
132Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
132News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
132From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
132All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
132News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
132Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
131Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
131Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
131Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
130Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
130Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
130Observations Only: Sister lost
130Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
130A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
130Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
130From the hill: Healing Our Nation
130From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
129Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
129Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
129Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
129Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
129Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
129Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
129Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
128Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
128Totally Random: Life’s ripples
128Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
128Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
128A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
128A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
128Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
127Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
127Building Bridges: Love your enemies
127All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
127From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
126Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
126Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
125Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
125Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
125All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
125Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
124Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
124Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
124No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
124Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
124Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
123Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
123Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
123Observations Only: Saint Marge
123Teen Voice: Stress test
123Observations Only: A day in August
123Observations Only: The last toothpick
123All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
123News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
122Completely Different: It's all in the family
122Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
122Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
122Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
122A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
122News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
121Trash cans
121Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
121Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
121From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
120Observations Only: Good and evil
120Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
120Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
120Teen Voice: The gift of caring
120Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
119Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
119Observations Only: Indifferent love
119Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
119Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
119Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
119Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
119Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
119A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
118A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
118A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
118Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
118Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
118Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
118Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
118Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
118No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
117Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
117Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
117Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
117Anno Domini: We gather together
117Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
117Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
117No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
117Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
117Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
117Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
117From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
116Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
116Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
116Observations Only: Reality check
116Teen Voice: To the future
116At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
116No Till Notes: Saying uncle
116Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
116The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
116Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
116From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
115Time keeps flowing like a river
115Observations Only: Going home
115Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
115Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
115Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
115Observations Only: Final moment
115Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
114From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
114Observations Only: Temptation
114 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
114Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
114Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
114Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
114Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
114Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
114News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
114Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
114Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
114Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
113Observations Only: Uneventful flight
113A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
113Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
113Observations Only: The vigil
113Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
113Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
113No Till Notes: Final Stop
113Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
113All Points West: Never far from the trail
112Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
112Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
112Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
112Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
112Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
112Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
112No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
112Across the Fence: Amanda
112No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
112From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
112Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
112Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
111Observations only : Sisters of the world
111Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
111From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
111Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
111Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
111Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
111Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
111Observations Only: The awful truth
111Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
111Jane’s Secret: The Telling
111Creativity dampened by standardized testing
110Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
110The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
110Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
110Observations Only: The last goodbye
110Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
110Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
110Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
110Letters to the Editor
110Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
110All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
110Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
110From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
110Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
109Across the Fence: Building Barns
109Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
109Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
109News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
109Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
109Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
108Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
108Observations Only: Curious things
108Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
108Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
108Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
107The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
107Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
107A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
107The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
107Totally Random: October, the pink month
107Observations Only: A sad week
107Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
107Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
107Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
107Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
107Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
107Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
107Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
107Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
107All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
106Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
106Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
106From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
106Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
106Observations Only : White water
106Observations Only: Curious things, part II
106Observations Only: A matter of matter
106Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
106Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
106Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
106No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
106At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
106Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
106Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
106News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
106In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
105Teen Voice: The more the merrier
105Teen Voice: Equality
105Observations Only: A gift of serenity
105Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
105Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
105Teeing Off: Around the Green
105Observations Only: Hog wash
105Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
105Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
105Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
105Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
105From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
105No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
105Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
105No-Till Notes: 10 tips
104Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
104A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
104Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
104Observations Only: Waiting time
104Observations Only: One more time
104Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
104
104Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
104No Till Notes:
104All Points West: We shall not give into fear
104News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
104News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
103A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
103The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
103A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
103Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
103Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
103Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
103Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
103News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
102A last look at the Nebraska Zone
102Age of reason
102Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
102Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
102Observations Only: The meeting
102Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
102Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
102Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
102Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
102Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
102Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
101Observations Only: The need to understand
101Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
101Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
101Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
101Our View: Community responsible for kids
101Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
101Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
101Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
101Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
101Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
101Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
101No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
101Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
101All Points West: A community on the move
101Why parents are important
100Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
100From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
100It's no surprise
100The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
100Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
100Totally Random: Trusting the fates
100No-til Notes: Changing plans
100The Christmas Story
100A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
100News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
99Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
99Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
99The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
99Observations Only: A fine line
99The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
99Observations Only: A matter of paradox
99A Stray Moment: Without a net
99The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
99Observations Only: Off to the races
99Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
99Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
99Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
99Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
99Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
98Observations Only: Saturday delight
98Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
98Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
98Observations Only: Expect the best
98Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
98A Stray Moment: God Knows
98Observations Only: Willfulness
98Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
98The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
98Lyman Review: Devil calf
98Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
98Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
98No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
98Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
98Letters to the Editor
98Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
98From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
98“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
97Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
97Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
97Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
97Observations Only: Beginnings
97A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
97Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
97Observations Only: The vision
97Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
97Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
97Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
97Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
97Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
97No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
97No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
97Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
97No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
96Observations Only : The orphanage
96Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
96Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
96Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
96Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
96Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
96Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
96Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
96From the hill: Giving Thanks
96All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
96Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
96Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
96News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
96No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
95We need a few good people
95SELL-OUT!
95A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
95From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
95Observations Only: A soul’s journey
95Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
95Observations Only: The shadow of error
95 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
95Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
95At the Library: March into a good book
95Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
95Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
95For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
95No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
95 Across The Fence: County Fair
95Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
95Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
94Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
94A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
94Observations Only: A new direction
94The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
94Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
94Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
94Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
94Totally Random: My journey, life after living
94No-Till Notes: The value of water
94The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
94Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
94All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
93Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
93Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
93Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
93Teen Voice: Being a girl
93Teen Voice: Shadow art
93Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
93Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
93Teen Voice: Inspire me
93Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
93Prairie Dogs
93A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
93Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
93From the hill: Stand Up for Life
92Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
92Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
92Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
92A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
92Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
92Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
92Teen Voice: The rivalry
92Teen Voice: My rebellion
92Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
92Teen Voice: He’s my dad
92A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
92A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
92From the hill: Keeping America Safe
91 Taking a big risk
91Observations Only: Just around the corner
91From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
91A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
91Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
91Teen Voice: The need to get away
91The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
91Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
91Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
91Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
91Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
91At the Monument: Night Sky
91Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
91Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
91Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
91Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
91No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
91Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
91 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
91Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
91Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
91News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
91An open letter to Trump supporters
90It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
90Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
90Observations Only: Together again
90Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
90Teen Voice: Where is the love?
90Teen Voice: Cyber War
90Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
90Infamy - by Richard Reeves
90Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
89Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
89Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
89Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
89Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
89Totally Random: The Golden Rule
89A Small World: Special guest
89Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
89Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
89News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
89From the hill: Serving You
88Home of the Brave
88From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
88Observations Only: Journey's end
88Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
88A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
88At the Monument: That old (historic) building
88Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
88Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
88Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
88No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
88News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
88Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
88Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
87My mini Pen and me
87Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
87Observations Only: Extreme measures
87Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
87Teeing Off: Persistence
87Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
87In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
87Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
87Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
87Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
86Completely Different: Tales from the mat
86Life's curve balls
86Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
86Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
86The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
86No-till Notes: Moving forward
86Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
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86Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
86No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
86No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
86Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
86Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
86Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
85Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
85Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
85The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
85A real leaning tree Christmas
85In the Hills: Explore the state parks
85Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
85Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
85No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
85At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
85Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
85Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
85Across The Fence: Van Tassell
85No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
85From the hill: Working for you
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
84Observations Only: The joy of money
84Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
84Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
84Observations Only: A good daughter
84Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
84Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
84Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
84LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
83The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
83A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
83The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
83Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
83Observations Only: Choices
83Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
83Lyman Review: One mean chicken
83Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
83Lyman Review: Dog fun
83In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
83A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
83A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
83Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
83Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
83Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
82Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
82Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
82Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
82Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
82Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
82Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
82A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
82Observations Only: Divine prompts
82Teen Voice: Silence
82Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
82Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
82No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
82Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
82From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
81Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
81Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
81Totally Random: Where does it go?
81At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
81A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
81Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
81At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
81No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
81Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
81Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
81Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
80Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
80Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
80Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
80Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
80Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
80No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
80A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
80Support letters requested for airport
80
80From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
80From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
80From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
79Across the fence: Something worth remembering
79Observations Only: What's in a word?
79Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
79Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
79Completely Different - The magic of spring
79Teen Voice: What is love?
79Nature Notes: Love is in the air
79Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
79Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
79Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
79No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
79From the hill: Spurring Innovation
79From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
79Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
79News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
79Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
79A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
79No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
78Being a Nebraskan – border to border
78From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
78Observations Only: The visit
78Totally Random: Happy Halloween
78Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
78Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
78View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
78Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
78Letter to the editor
78Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
78At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
78A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
78No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
78A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
78Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
78No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
78Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
78News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
78Teen Voice: Out with homework
78Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
77Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
77Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
77Observations Only: No thank you
77Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
77Teen Voice: Serendipity
77I'm falling for Tumblr?
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
77Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
77A Small World: Savoring county fair days
77A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
77Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
77A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
77Power of legumes
77Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
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77Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
77Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
77Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
77Easter
77Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
77Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
77From the hill: The Year Ahead
77Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
76Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
76Observations Only - Two ages of man
76LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
76Observations Only: Sister odyssey
76From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
76Observations Only: Blue chip stock
76Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
76Teen Voice: Living within our means
76From the Hill: More Work Ahead
76Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
76View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
76No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
76Reach out for challenges
76No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
76Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
76Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
76Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
76Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
75Assad’s endgame
75Observations Only: North Powder
75Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
75Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
75Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
75From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
75Teen Voice: Body image
75Observations Only: Divine spirit
75Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
75Teen Voice: Self-expression
75Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
75Across The Fence: Last Christmas
75Teen Voice: Footprints
75Support emergency services personnel
75Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
75Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
75No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
75Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
75No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
75No-till Notes: Stripper head
75Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
75Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
75Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
75All Points West: The only stupid question
75From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
75Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
74Observations Only : Mission accomplished
74Observations Only: Painting a picture
74Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
74Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
74Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
74No-Till Notes: Back in the field
74Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
74Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
74A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
74In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
74Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
74No-Till Notes: Observations
74Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
74Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
74Washington report: Feeding a world in need
74Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
74No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
74Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
73The ghost of Ayn Rand
73Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
73Greetings from the State Capitol
73Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
73The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
73Synchronicity:What brings me back
73Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
73Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
73Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
73From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
73Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
73News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
72A Small World: Time traveling
72Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
72Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
72Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
72Teeing Off: Mind Gym
72The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
72At the Monument: Art in National Parks
72Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
72Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
72Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
72Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
72News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
72Torn between now and somewhere down the line
71Permission to remember
71Economic development update
71Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
71Observations Only: Spider adventure
71Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
71Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
71Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
71Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
71From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
71Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
71Teeing Off: The thing about state
71Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
71Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
71From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
71At the Monument: Where are the animals?
71At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
71Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
71Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
71No Till Notes: Moving Forward
71Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
71A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
71No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
70Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
70Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
70A Stray Moment: The last time
70Across the Fence: The Pony Express
70Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
70Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
70Lyman Review: The love goat
70Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
70Linked Lives
70Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
70Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
70Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
70Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
70Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
70Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
69Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
69Teen Voice: Remember what you have
69Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
69Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
69Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
69No-Till Notes: Potential
69From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
69From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
69News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
69No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
68Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
68Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
68From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
68Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
68Their View: Goal post move unfair
68Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
68Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
68Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
68In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
68At the Monument: Living History
68A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
68Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
68Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
67Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
67Completely Different: The Quest
67Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
67Teen Voice: Catfished
67From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
67Lyman Review: Branding Time
67History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
67Creatures of the Night
67Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
67No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
67Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
67Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
67A national day of Thanksgiving
67Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
67Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
67Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
67A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
66Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
66A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
66Across the Fence: On The road
66A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
66The Good Life: The two different types of business people
66The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
66At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
66Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
66Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
66Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
65Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
65Our view . . .Sports Complex
65Completely Different: Your local government and you
65The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
65Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
65Welcome to Gering
65From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
65Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
65Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
65Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
65Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
65Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
65Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
65Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
65Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
65‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
65To whom are we thankful?
65Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
64The zombie apocalypse and you
64Observations Only: Surprises
64Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
64Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
64Lyman Review: Winter's dog
64Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
64New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
64Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
64College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
64At the Monument: Junior Rangers
64At the Monument: Museum collections
64News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
63Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
63Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
63Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
63At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
63No Till Notes: Residue levels
62Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
62Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
62From the Superintendent’s Desk
62Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
62From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
62Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
62Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
62Rural America and immigration reform
62Religious freedom must be protected
62Fourth of July meetings
62Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
62The Good Life: There is good everywhere
62From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
61From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
61Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
61Observations Only: Counting chickens
61LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
61Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
61Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
61Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
61In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
61From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
60A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
60Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
60Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
60Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
60Our View: The elephant in the room
60Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
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60Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
60What’s really going on with our water?
60Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
60At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
60No-Till Notes: Water conservation
59A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
59Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
59The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
59Observations Only: Scourge of violence
59Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
59Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
59Website Resources
59In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
59No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
59Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
59Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
58Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
58Silence please
58Observations Only: Giving up
58Our view: United we can build
58 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
58Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
57Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
57Do You Tube?
57Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
57Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
57Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
57In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
57At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
57Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
57No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
57News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
56Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
56Our View: Visionaries wanted
56Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
56A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
56Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
56Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
56No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
56Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
56At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
56Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
56Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
55The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
55At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
55The Good Life: All that remains is love
54Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
54Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
54A Halloween Story: The scary dream
54No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
54NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
54Enjoy the festivities
54Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
54Tumbleweeds on the loose
54No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
53From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
53Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
53Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
52Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
52Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
52Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
52Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
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52At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
52At the Monument: Find Your Park
52Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
52Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
51Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
51Teen Voice: The Other Side
51Walkable, bikeable communities
51Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
50Letter to the Editor
50Seeing the works of the master
50Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
50At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
50A mom’s thoughts on social media
49Teen Voice: Not just another ride
49Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
49Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
49Be kind through communications
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49At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
49Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
48Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
48Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
47Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
47Our View: Bravo OTD committee
47From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
47
47Achieving your dreams takes work
47Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
46At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
46A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
45Practice safe barbecue basics
45Teen Voice: Today’s television
45From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
45Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
45Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
44Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
44Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
43The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
43Simply October
43I love Thanksgiving
43The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
42Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
42Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
41Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
41Remembering When
41The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
41Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
41‘Is there something I can do?’
40Timing makes perfect
40Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
39Letter to the Editor
39Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
38The hills, part 1: Mustangs
38Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
38No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
37The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
36Teen Voice: March Madness
36Social time has important benefits
36The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
36Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
36Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
36From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
36Letter to the Editor
36Welcome home
34View from the block
34A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
34The Block
34From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
34From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
34Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
34Letter to the Editor
33From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
33From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
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30From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
27Our View: A failure to communicate
27Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
26At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
26Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
25My Thanksgiving prayer
23Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
23Teen Voice: Happy news
22From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
22To The Editor
20Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
18Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
15Teen Voice: The road of hatred
13Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
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