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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22Observations Only : White water
22Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
22Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
22Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
22Observations Only: A soul’s journey
22Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
22Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
22 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
22Our View: Community responsible for kids
22Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
22Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
22Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
22Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
22Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
22Letter to the editor
22Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
22Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
22All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
22No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
22Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
22NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
22No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
22Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
22Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
22Transgender issues need to be addressed
22Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
22No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
22Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
22Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
22Property tax relief still in the works
22From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
22Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
21Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
21Observations Only: Curious things
21Observations Only: Beginnings
21Teen Voice: Being a girl
21Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
21Observations Only: The need to understand
21Observations Only: The vision
21Observations Only: Waiting time
21Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
21Observations Only: A sad week
21Observations Only: Hog wash
21Anno Domini: On this remembering day
21Observations Only: One more time
21Anno Domini: We gather together
21Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
21Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
21Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
21Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
21Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
21Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
21Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
21No Till Notes: Moving Forward
21Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
21At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
21Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
21Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
21Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
21We shall not give into fear
21Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
21This year in the Regulation Rewind
21The State of Nebraska Agriculture
21Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
21Serving You
21Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
21All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
20Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
20Observations Only: Curious things, part II
20From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
20Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
20A Stray Moment: God Knows
20Observations Only: A gift of serenity
20A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
20Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
20Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
20Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
20Teen Voice: Self-expression
20Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
20In the Hills: Explore the state parks
20For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
20No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
20Power of legumes
20Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
20Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
20Support letters requested for airport
20The Good Life: There is good everywhere
20Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
20Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
20Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
20At the Monument: Find Your Park
20Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
20Teen Voice: Out with homework
20Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
20Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
20Stand Up for Life
20Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
20Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
19Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
19Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
19The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
19Teen Voice: The need to get away
19Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
19Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
19Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
19The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
19Teeing Off: Around the Green
19Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
19Teen Voice: The rivalry
19Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
19Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
19Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
19A real leaning tree Christmas
19Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
19Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
19Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
19Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
19Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
19Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
19Lyman Review: Branding Time
19Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
19In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
19Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
19Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
19No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
19A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
19A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
19Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
19At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
19A mom’s thoughts on social media
19Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
19Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
19At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
19Walkable, bikeable communities
19 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
19Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
19A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
19A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
19Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
19News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
18Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
18Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
18Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
18Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
18Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
18Observations Only: Willfulness
18Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
18Teen Voice: Shadow art
18The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
18Observations Only: A good daughter
18The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Teen Voice: Stress test
18Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
18Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
18Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
18Teen Voice: Where is the love?
18Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
18No-till Notes: Moving forward
18View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
18Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
18‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
18No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
18Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
18Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
18Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
18No-till Notes: Stripper head
18No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
18Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
18Enjoy the festivities
18Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
18Tumbleweeds on the loose
18News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
18News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
18Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
18Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
17Teen Voice: Serendipity
17Teen Voice: Living within our means
17Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
17The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
17Observations Only: A fine line
17Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
17Observations Only: A matter of matter
17Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
17Observations Only: A matter of paradox
17Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
17A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
17Observations Only: Off to the races
17A Small World: Special guest
17Lyman Review: One mean chicken
17Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
17Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
17Teen Voice: What is love?
17Across The Fence: Last Christmas
17Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
17At the Monument: Art in National Parks
17Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
17Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
17History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
17Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
17
17The Christmas Story
17No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
17Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
17Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
17‘Is there something I can do?’
17A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
17To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
17From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
17The Year Ahead
17Reversing the President’s failed agenda
16A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
16Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
16Totally Random: The Golden Rule
16A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
16Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
16Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
16Teeing Off: Persistence
16The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
16Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
16Lyman Review: Devil calf
16A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
16Teen Voice: Silence
16Observations Only: The visit
16A Halloween Story: The scary dream
16Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
16Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
16View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
16Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
16Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
16Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
16At the Monument: Junior Rangers
16No-til Notes: Changing plans
16A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
16Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
16Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
16No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
16Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
16No-Till Notes: Potential
16No-Till Notes: Observations
16A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
16Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
16Practicing Fiscal Restraint
16Spurring Innovation
16A national day of Thanksgiving
16The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
16From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
15Observations Only: Choices
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
15Teen Voice: Remember what you have
15Teeing Off: Mind Gym
15Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
15Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
15Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
15From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
15Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
15Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
15Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
15Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
15Reach out for challenges
15Honoring Our Veterans
15
15No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
15Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
15A new chapter for the U.S. House
15Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
15Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
15Unprovoked dangers
15Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
15Giving Thanks
15I love Thanksgiving
15Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
15Hog bill vote was disappointing
15No-Till Notes: Water conservation
14From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
14I'm falling for Tumblr?
14Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
14Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
14Observations Only: The shadow of error
14Observations Only: Divine prompts
14Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
14Totally Random: Happy Halloween
14Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
14Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
14Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
14Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
14Linked Lives
14Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
14No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
14Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
14At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
14Veterans Day
14Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
14A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
14Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
14Tourism can bolster economy
14It’s Fall in Nebraska
14Keeping Nebraska Safe
14No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
14Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
14No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
14State Senators visit western Nebraska
13Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
13Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
13Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
13From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
13Across the Fence: The Pony Express
13Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
13Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
13Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
13Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
13The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
13A Small World: Savoring county fair days
13Lyman Review: The love goat
13Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
13Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
13Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
13Teen Voice: Cyber War
13Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
13Teen Voice: Inspire me
13Lyman Review: Dog fun
13Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
13Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
13In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
13Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
13Support emergency services personnel
13Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
13No-Till Notes: Back in the field
13Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
13The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
13College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
13Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
13Fourth of July meetings
13Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
13At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
13Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
13Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
13At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
13Achieving your dreams takes work
13Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
13At the Monument: Museum collections
13A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
13A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
13Letter to the Editor
13Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
13The Good Life: All that remains is love
13Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
13Budgeting the Nebraska Way
12Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
12Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
12Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
12Observations Only: Expect the best
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
12Completely Different - The magic of spring
12Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
12Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
12Teen Voice: Body image
12Teeing Off: The thing about state
12Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
12At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
12Greetings from the State Capitol
12New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
12At the Monument: Where are the animals?
12At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
12Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
12No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
12No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
12Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
12A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
12Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
12In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
12Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
12Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
12No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
12At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
12Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
12Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
12Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
12No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
12Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
12Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
12Back to Where it All Began
12Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
12Protecting Our Local Communities
11From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
11Teen Voice: Catfished
11Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
11Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
11The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
11Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
11From the Hill: More Work Ahead
11Lyman Review: Winter's dog
11At the Monument: That old (historic) building
11Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
11Be kind through communications
11In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
11Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
11In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
11Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
11In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
11Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
11At the Monument: Living History
11At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
11Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
11No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
11Welcome home
11All Points West: The only stupid question
11Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
11Committee reviews property tax proposals
10Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
10Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
10Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
10Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
10Rural America and immigration reform
10Totally Random: Where does it go?
10Religious freedom must be protected
10At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
10Website Resources
10
10Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
10Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
10Letter to the Editor
10Simply October
9From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
9From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
9Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
9From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
9Guest Voices…
9Observations Only: Divine spirit
9Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
9Teen Voice: Footprints
9Their View: Goal post move unfair
9
9Creatures of the Night
9
9Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
9To whom are we thankful?
9The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
9Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
8Teen Voice: The Other Side
8The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
8Nature Notes: Love is in the air
8Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
8Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
8Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
8At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
8At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
8Letter to the Editor
8Feeding a world in need
7Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
7Our View: The elephant in the room
7From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
7The Good Life: The two different types of business people
7Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
7
7Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
7At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
7Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
6Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
6Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
6Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
6In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
6
6Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
6
6Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
6Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
6Our View: A failure to communicate
5What’s really going on with our water?
5Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
5To The Editor
4PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
3Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
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221Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
212Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
212All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
211All Points West: Long live great coffee
204Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
202Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
200A System That Cares
198Healthy: What you believe, you become
151News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
150Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
144No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
135Power of the Purse
135From the Capitol: Budget balanced
132“Hello” World
132Good Neighbors
132From the Hill: Working for Offutt
129American leadership needed in a chaotic world
125Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
117All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
117Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
116Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
116The Trouble with Taxes
115Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
103Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
100Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
99Young Nebraskans serving community and country
99Think about manufacturing at polls
95Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
95Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
94The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
94Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
93Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
93Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
91Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
91Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
89Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
88Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
88Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
87Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
85Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
84Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
82Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
82Teen Voice: Teen slang
82No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
79Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
77Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
75Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
75Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
74What's the deal with organic milk?
72Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
71Jack’s Insights – April 2016
69Accountability Matters
66Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
65Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
64Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
64Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
64Infrastructure Facilitates Life
64Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
62Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
62Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
61All Points West: Led by our tongues
60Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
60Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
59Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
59A Successful Session
58All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
58Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
57News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
56Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
56Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
54Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
54Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
54From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
53Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
53A Safer Place
52Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
52Observations Only: Gone away
52Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
52No-Till Notes: 10 tips
51Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
51Across The Fence: A day For thanks
51Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
51Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
50Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
50Senator requests priority for dignity act
49Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
49Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
49Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
49Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
49A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
49Healing Our Nation
49Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
48Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
48An open letter to Trump supporters
48Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
48Growing a Culture of Life
47Building Bridges: Love your enemies
47Maintaining Local Control
47All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
47News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
47A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
46Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
46Why you should visit the zoo in February
46All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
46Addressing the rising cost of higher education
46Conservative Champions
46All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
45Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
45Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
45Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
45Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
45Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
45Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
45Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
45All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
44A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
44Nebraska’s Special Heroes
43Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
43Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
43Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
43No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
43All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
43Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
43Why we need international tax reform
42Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
42Teen Voice: The more the merrier
42Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
42Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
42Observations Only: Critical thinking
42A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
42A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
42Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
42Teen Voice: To the future
42Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
42Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
42Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
42Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
41Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
41Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
41Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
41A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
41Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
41No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
40Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
40Across the Fence: The hand dug well
40Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
40Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
40Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
40On the Road in Eastern Nebraska
39Completely Different: It's all in the family
39Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
39A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
39Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
39Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
39The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
39Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
39Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
39Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
39No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
39Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
38Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
38A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
38Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
38No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
38Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
37Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
37Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
37Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
37Observations Only: What's in a word?
37Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
37A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
37Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
37Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
37Totally Random: October, the pink month
37Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
37Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
37At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
37The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
37Opportunities for young Nebraskans
36Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
36A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
36A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
36Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
36Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
36A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
36Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
36Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
36No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
36Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
36Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
36Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
36Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
36All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
36Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
36Exposing a Rogue Regime
36Legislation addressed parks system
35Completely Different: Tales from the mat
35Age of reason
35Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
35Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
35Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
35No-Till Notes: Looking Back
35Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
35Easter
35Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
35Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
35Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
35Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
34Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
34From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
34Trash cans
34The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
34Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
34Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
34Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
34A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
34From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
34Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
34Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
34Totally Random: Life’s ripples
34Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
34Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
34Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
34Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
34Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
34Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
34A Prescription Nebraska Can’t Afford
34The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
33Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
33Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
33Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
33Across the Fence: Building Barns
33Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
33Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
33The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
33Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
33Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
33Teen Voice: The gift of caring
33A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
33At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
33Jane’s Secret: The Telling
33Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
33Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
33A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
33No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
33Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
33Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
33No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
33LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
32Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
32Across the fence: Something worth remembering
32Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
32Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
32 Taking a big risk
32A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
32Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
32Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
32Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
32 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
32No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
32Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
32No Till Notes: Final Stop
32Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
32Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
32Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
32No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
32A Highway Bill for Nebraska
31Time keeps flowing like a river
31Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
31Welcome to Gering
31Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
31Observations Only: Just around the corner
31Assad’s endgame
31Observations Only: The meeting
31Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
31Observations Only: Sister lost
31Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
31The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
31Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
31The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
31Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
31Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
31Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
31Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
31SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
31Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
31Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
31No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
31Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
31Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
31No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
31Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
31Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
30The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
30Permission to remember
30Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
30From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
30Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
30A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
30Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
30A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
30Observations Only: Saint Marge
30Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
30A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
30Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
30All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
30Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
30A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
30Addressing Washington’s spending addiction
30Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
30No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
30Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
30Torn between now and somewhere down the line
29Life's curve balls
29It's no surprise
29Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
29The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
29A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
29Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
29Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
29Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
29Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
29Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
29Observations Only: Final moment
29Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
29Prairie Dogs
29Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
29No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
29No Till Notes:
29Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
29A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
29 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
29Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
28Observations Only: No thank you
28Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
28A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
28Observations Only: Going home
28The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
28Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
28Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
28Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
28Observations Only: Reality check
28Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
28Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
28Observations Only: The last toothpick
28Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
28Totally Random: Trusting the fates
28Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
28Letters to the Editor
28Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
28No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
28Nebraska needs tax reform
28A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
28Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
28Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
28Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
28Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
28No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
28No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
28Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
28Infamy - by Richard Reeves
28Creativity dampened by standardized testing
28Working for you
28Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
28All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
28Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
28Greetings from the Capitol
28“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
27Observations only : Sisters of the world
27We need a few good people
27Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
27SELL-OUT!
27Economic development update
27Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
27Observations Only: A new direction
27A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
27Observations Only: Together again
27Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
27Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
27From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
27Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
27Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
27From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
27Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
27Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
27Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
27Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
27No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
27Across the Fence: Amanda
27Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
27Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
27A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
27Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
27Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
27No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
27Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
27Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
27Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
27Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
27Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
26Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
26Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
26The ghost of Ayn Rand
26Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
26Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
26Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
26Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
26Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
26Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
26Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
26Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
26Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
26Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
26Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
26Observations Only: The last goodbye
26Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
26Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
26Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
26Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
26Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
26Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
26 Across The Fence: County Fair
26A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
26Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
26Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
26Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
26No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
26Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
26Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
26Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
26Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
26Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
26A warm feeling on a big winter day
26A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
26Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
26Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
25Observations Only : Mission accomplished
25Being a Nebraskan – border to border
25Observations Only: The joy of money
25Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
25Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
25Observations Only: Extreme measures
25A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
25The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
25Observations Only: Uneventful flight
25Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
25Observations Only: Good and evil
25Observations Only: Temptation
25Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
25From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
25The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
25Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
25Observations Only: Indifferent love
25Observations Only: The awful truth
25Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
25Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
25Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
25Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
25Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
25Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
25Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
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25Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
25Our view: United we can build
25The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
25No Till Notes: Saying uncle
25All Points West: Never far from the trail
25No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
25Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
25The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
25Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
24My mini Pen and me
24Our view . . .Sports Complex
24Observations Only - Two ages of man
24Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
24Observations Only: Saturday delight
24Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
24Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
24A Stray Moment: The last time
24Observations Only: North Powder
24Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
24Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
24A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
24Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
24Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
24Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
24Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
24Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
24Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
24Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
24Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
24The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
24A Stray Moment: Without a net
24Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
24Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
24Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
24A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
24Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
24Observations Only: A day in August
24Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
24Teen Voice: My rebellion
24Totally Random: My journey, life after living
24Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
24Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
24Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
24At the Library: March into a good book
24Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
24Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
24Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
24Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
24No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
24Letters to the Editor
24Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
24Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
24Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
24Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
24No Till Notes: Residue levels
24Across The Fence: Van Tassell
24Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
24Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
24Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
24No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
24Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
24Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
24No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
24Keeping America Safe
23Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
23Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
23Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
23Observations Only : The orphanage
23From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
23Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
23From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
23Observations Only: Journey's end
23Teen Voice: Equality
23Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
23Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
23Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
23Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
23Observations Only: The vigil
23Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
23Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
23Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
23Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
23Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
23No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
23Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
23Synchronicity:What brings me back
23Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
23Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
23At the Monument: Night Sky
23No-Till Notes: The value of water
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23Drowning in Regulation
23Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
23Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
23At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
23At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
23Teen Voice: He’s my dad
23Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
23All Points West: A community on the move
23Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
23Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
23Why parents are important
23No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
23Packing bill is a bad idea
23Defending life is essential to defending freedom
23Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
23Nebraska’s Heroes
23Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
22Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
22Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
22Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
22LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
22Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
22Observations Only: Blue chip stock
22A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
22Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
22Observations Only : White water
22Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
22Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
22Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
22Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
22Observations Only: A soul’s journey
22Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
22Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
22 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
22Our View: Community responsible for kids
22Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
22Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
22Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
22Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
22Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
22Letter to the editor
22Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
22Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
22All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
22No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
22Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
22NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
22No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
22Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
22Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
22Transgender issues need to be addressed
22Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
22No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
22Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
22Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
22Property tax relief still in the works
22From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
22Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
21It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
21Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
21A last look at the Nebraska Zone
21Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
21Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
21Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
21Home of the Brave
21Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
21Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
21Across the Fence: On The road
21A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
21From the Superintendent’s Desk
21Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
21Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
21Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
21Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
21Observations Only: Curious things
21Observations Only: Beginnings
21Teen Voice: Being a girl
21Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
21Observations Only: The need to understand
21Observations Only: The vision
21Observations Only: Waiting time
21Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
21Observations Only: A sad week
21Observations Only: Hog wash
21Anno Domini: On this remembering day
21Observations Only: One more time
21Anno Domini: We gather together
21Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
21Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
21Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
21Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
21Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
21Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
21Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
21No Till Notes: Moving Forward
21Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
21At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
21Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
21Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
21Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
21We shall not give into fear
21Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
21This year in the Regulation Rewind
21The State of Nebraska Agriculture
21Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
21Serving You
21Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
21All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
20Our View: Visionaries wanted
20Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
20Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
20From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
20Observations Only: Scourge of violence
20Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
20Observations Only: Curious things, part II
20From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
20Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
20A Stray Moment: God Knows
20Observations Only: A gift of serenity
20A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
20Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
20Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
20Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
20Teen Voice: Self-expression
20Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
20In the Hills: Explore the state parks
20For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
20No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
20Power of legumes
20Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
20Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
20Support letters requested for airport
20The Good Life: There is good everywhere
20Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
20Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
20Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
20At the Monument: Find Your Park
20Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
20Teen Voice: Out with homework
20Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
20Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
20Stand Up for Life
20Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
20Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
19A Small World: Time traveling
19Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
19Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
19Timing makes perfect
19Observations Only: Painting a picture
19LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
19From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
19The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
19Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
19Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
19The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
19Teen Voice: The need to get away
19Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
19Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
19Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
19The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
19Teeing Off: Around the Green
19Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
19Teen Voice: The rivalry
19Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
19Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
19Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
19A real leaning tree Christmas
19Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
19Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
19Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
19Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
19Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
19Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
19Lyman Review: Branding Time
19Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
19In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
19Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
19Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
19No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
19A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
19A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
19Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
19At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
19A mom’s thoughts on social media
19Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
19Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
19At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
19Walkable, bikeable communities
19 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
19Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
19A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
19A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
19Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
19News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
18Completely Different: Your local government and you
18Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
18Teen Voice: Not just another ride
18Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
18Observations Only: Giving up
18Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
18Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
18Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
18Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
18Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
18Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
18Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
18Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
18Observations Only: Willfulness
18Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
18Teen Voice: Shadow art
18The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
18Observations Only: A good daughter
18The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
18Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
18Teen Voice: Stress test
18Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
18Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
18Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
18Teen Voice: Where is the love?
18Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
18No-till Notes: Moving forward
18View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
18Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
18‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
18No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
18Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
18Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
18Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
18No-till Notes: Stripper head
18No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
18Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
18Enjoy the festivities
18Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
18Tumbleweeds on the loose
18News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
18News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
18Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
18Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
17Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
17Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
17Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
17A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
17Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
17Observations Only: Spider adventure
17Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
17Teen Voice: Serendipity
17Teen Voice: Living within our means
17Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
17The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
17Observations Only: A fine line
17Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
17Observations Only: A matter of matter
17Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
17Observations Only: A matter of paradox
17Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
17A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
17Observations Only: Off to the races
17A Small World: Special guest
17Lyman Review: One mean chicken
17Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
17Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
17Teen Voice: What is love?
17Across The Fence: Last Christmas
17Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
17At the Monument: Art in National Parks
17Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
17Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
17History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
17Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
17
17The Christmas Story
17No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
17Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
17Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
17‘Is there something I can do?’
17A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
17To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
17From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
17The Year Ahead
17Reversing the President’s failed agenda
16Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
16Observations Only: Sister odyssey
16Observations Only: Surprises
16Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
16A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
16Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
16Totally Random: The Golden Rule
16A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
16Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
16Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
16Teeing Off: Persistence
16The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
16Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
16Lyman Review: Devil calf
16A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
16Teen Voice: Silence
16Observations Only: The visit
16A Halloween Story: The scary dream
16Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
16Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
16View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
16Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
16Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
16Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
16At the Monument: Junior Rangers
16No-til Notes: Changing plans
16A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
16Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
16Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
16No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
16Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
16No-Till Notes: Potential
16No-Till Notes: Observations
16A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
16Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
16Practicing Fiscal Restraint
16Spurring Innovation
16A national day of Thanksgiving
16The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
16From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
15Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
15Seeing the works of the master
15Do You Tube?
15Our View: Bravo OTD committee
15Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
15Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
15Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
15Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
15Observations Only: Choices
15Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
15Teen Voice: Remember what you have
15Teeing Off: Mind Gym
15Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
15Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
15Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
15From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
15Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
15Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
15Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
15Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
15Reach out for challenges
15Honoring Our Veterans
15
15No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
15Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
15A new chapter for the U.S. House
15Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
15Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
15Unprovoked dangers
15Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
15Giving Thanks
15I love Thanksgiving
15Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
15Hog bill vote was disappointing
15No-Till Notes: Water conservation
14Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
14Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
14Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
14From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
14I'm falling for Tumblr?
14Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
14Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
14Observations Only: The shadow of error
14Observations Only: Divine prompts
14Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
14Totally Random: Happy Halloween
14Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
14Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
14Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
14Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
14Linked Lives
14Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
14No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
14Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
14At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
14Veterans Day
14Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
14A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
14Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
14Tourism can bolster economy
14It’s Fall in Nebraska
14Keeping Nebraska Safe
14No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
14Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
14No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
14State Senators visit western Nebraska
13Completely Different: The Quest
13The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
13Silence please
13The Block
13From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
13Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
13The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
13Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
13Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
13Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
13From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
13Across the Fence: The Pony Express
13Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
13Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
13Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
13Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
13The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
13A Small World: Savoring county fair days
13Lyman Review: The love goat
13Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
13Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
13Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
13Teen Voice: Cyber War
13Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
13Teen Voice: Inspire me
13Lyman Review: Dog fun
13Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
13Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
13In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
13Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
13Support emergency services personnel
13Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
13No-Till Notes: Back in the field
13Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
13The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
13College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
13Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
13Fourth of July meetings
13Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
13At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
13Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
13Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
13At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
13Achieving your dreams takes work
13Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
13At the Monument: Museum collections
13A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
13A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
13Letter to the Editor
13Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
13The Good Life: All that remains is love
13Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
13Budgeting the Nebraska Way
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
12Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
12The zombie apocalypse and you
12Social time has important benefits
12Practice safe barbecue basics
12From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
12Remembering When
12The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
12Observations Only: Counting chickens
12Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
12Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
12Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
12Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
12Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
12Observations Only: Expect the best
12From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
12Completely Different - The magic of spring
12Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
12Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
12Teen Voice: Body image
12Teeing Off: The thing about state
12Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
12At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
12Greetings from the State Capitol
12New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
12At the Monument: Where are the animals?
12At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
12Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
12No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
12No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
12Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
12A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
12Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
12In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
12Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
12Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
12No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
12At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
12Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
12Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
12Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
12No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
12Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
12Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
12Back to Where it All Began
12Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
12Protecting Our Local Communities
11Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
11Teen Voice: March Madness
11Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
11From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
11Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
11From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
11Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
11From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
11From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
11Teen Voice: Catfished
11Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
11Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
11The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
11Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
11From the Hill: More Work Ahead
11Lyman Review: Winter's dog
11At the Monument: That old (historic) building
11Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
11Be kind through communications
11In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
11Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
11In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
11Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
11In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
11Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
11At the Monument: Living History
11At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
11Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
11No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
11Welcome home
11All Points West: The only stupid question
11Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
11Committee reviews property tax proposals
10Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
10From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
10Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
10The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
10Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
10Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
10Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
10Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
10Rural America and immigration reform
10Totally Random: Where does it go?
10Religious freedom must be protected
10At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
10Website Resources
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10Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
10Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
10Letter to the Editor
10Simply October
9Letter to the Editor
9View from the block
9Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
9Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
9Teen Voice: Happy news
9From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
9From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
9Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
9From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
9Guest Voices…
9Observations Only: Divine spirit
9Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
9Teen Voice: Footprints
9Their View: Goal post move unfair
9
9Creatures of the Night
9
9Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
9To whom are we thankful?
9The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
9Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
8The hills, part 1: Mustangs
8My Thanksgiving prayer
8From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
8Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
8Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
8Teen Voice: The Other Side
8The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
8Nature Notes: Love is in the air
8Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
8Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
8Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
8At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
8At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
8Letter to the Editor
8Feeding a world in need
7A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
7Teen Voice: Today’s television
7From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
7Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
7Our View: The elephant in the room
7From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
7The Good Life: The two different types of business people
7Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
7
7Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
7At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
7Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
6Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
6Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
6From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
6Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
6Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
6Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
6Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
6In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
6
6Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
6
6Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
6Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
6Our View: A failure to communicate
5From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
5Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
5What’s really going on with our water?
5Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
5To The Editor
4Teen Voice: The road of hatred
4PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
3Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
3Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
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