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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166Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
166No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
166News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
166Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
165Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
165Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
165Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
165Totally Random: My journey, life after living
165Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
165Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
165No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
164Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
164Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
164Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
164Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
164News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
163Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
163The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
163Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
163Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
163No Till Notes: Saying uncle
163News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
162A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
162From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
162Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
162Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
162For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
162Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
162No-Till Notes: The value of water
162Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
162No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
162News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
162From the hill: Stand Up for Life
161Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
161Teen Voice: Being a girl
161The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
161The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
161Lyman Review: Devil calf
161 Across The Fence: County Fair
161A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
161The Christmas Story
160Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
160Observations Only: The need to understand
160Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
160Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
160Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
160The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
160Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
160From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
159Observations Only: The shadow of error
159Teen Voice: My rebellion
159No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
159A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
159Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
159From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
158A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
158Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
158Observations Only: The vision
158Teen Voice: The rivalry
158Washington report: Feeding a world in need
158From the hill: Serving You
157Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
157From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
157Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
157No-til Notes: Changing plans
157A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
157No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
157A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
157Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
157Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
157Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
157No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
156Observations Only: A soul’s journey
156Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
156“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
155Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
155Teeing Off: Around the Green
155Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
155From the hill: Giving Thanks
155News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
154Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
154Observations Only: Expect the best
154Teen Voice: The need to get away
154Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
154 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
154Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
154
153Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
153Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
153Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
153Jane’s Secret: The Telling
152A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
152Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
152All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
151Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
151Teen Voice: Cyber War
151No-till Notes: Moving forward
151At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
151A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
151Letters to the Editor
151Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
151A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
150Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
150Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
150Teen Voice: Shadow art
150Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
150Totally Random: Trusting the fates
150In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
150The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
150At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
150From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
150Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
150All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
149From the Hill: More Work Ahead
149A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
149Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
149Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
149From the hill: Keeping America Safe
148Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
148A Small World: Special guest
148Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
148Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
148Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
148Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
147Observations Only: Choices
147Observations Only: Divine prompts
147The Good Life: The two different types of business people
147A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
147Lyman Review: One mean chicken
147At the Library: March into a good book
147Lyman Review: Dog fun
147Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
147Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
147News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
146Observations Only: Journey's end
146Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
146Observations Only: A good daughter
146In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
146History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
146Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
146At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
146Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
145Totally Random: The Golden Rule
145Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
144Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
144Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
144A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
144A real leaning tree Christmas
144Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
144No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
144No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
144Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
144Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
144Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
143Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
143Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
143Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
143A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
143All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
143Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
142From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
142Teen Voice: Silence
142Observations Only: The visit
142Teen Voice: Where is the love?
142At the Monument: Night Sky
142From the hill: The Year Ahead
142No-Till Notes: 10 tips
141Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
141Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
141The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
141Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
141Letter to the editor
141Prairie Dogs
141Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
141Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
141From the hill: Spurring Innovation
141From the hill: Working for you
141In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
140Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
140Teen Voice: Inspire me
140Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
139Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
139At the Monument: That old (historic) building
139Across The Fence: Van Tassell
139Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
138Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
138Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
138Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
138Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
138Teen Voice: What is love?
138Across The Fence: Last Christmas
138Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
138Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
138No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
138No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
137Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
137Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
137In the Hills: Explore the state parks
137
137Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
136Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
136Teeing Off: Persistence
136Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
136At the Monument: Art in National Parks
136Lyman Review: Branding Time
136Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
135Teen Voice: Living within our means
135Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
135Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
135Support letters requested for airport
135Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
135Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
135No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
135 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
135From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
135Teen Voice: Out with homework
134Observations Only: Divine spirit
134Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
134Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
134View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
134Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
134News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
133Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
133Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
133Teen Voice: Self-expression
133Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
133Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
133At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
133No-Till Notes: Back in the field
133Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
133Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
133Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
133Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
132Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
132A Small World: Savoring county fair days
132Lyman Review: The love goat
132Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
132From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
132From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
132News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
131Completely Different - The magic of spring
131Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
131Totally Random: Where does it go?
131At the Monument: Where are the animals?
131Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
131Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
131No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
131An open letter to Trump supporters
130From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
130Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
130I'm falling for Tumblr?
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
130Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
130Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
130Nature Notes: Love is in the air
130Support emergency services personnel
130Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
130Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
130
130Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
130Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
130News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
130Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
129Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
129Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
129Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
129Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
129No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
129In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
129The Good Life: All that remains is love
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
129From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
129Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
128Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
128From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
128Teen Voice: Body image
128Totally Random: Happy Halloween
128Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
128Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
128Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
128Greetings from the State Capitol
128Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
128No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
128Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
127Teen Voice: Serendipity
127Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
127Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
127Teen Voice: Footprints
127Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
127Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
127A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
127No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
127Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
127News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
126Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
126Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
126Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
126Creatures of the Night
126No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
126Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
126Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
126Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
126Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
125Teen Voice: Catfished
125Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
125Teeing Off: Mind Gym
125Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
125New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
125Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
125Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
125Reach out for challenges
125Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
125Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
125Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
125Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
125Infamy - by Richard Reeves
125News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
125Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
124View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
124Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
124Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
124At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
124Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
124Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
124From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
123From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
123Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
123From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
123Power of legumes
123At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
123At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
123No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
123Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
122Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
122Fourth of July meetings
122Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
122Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
122
122A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
122Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
121Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
121Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
121What’s really going on with our water?
121No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
121News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
120Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
120Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
120Lyman Review: Winter's dog
120Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
120At the Monument: Junior Rangers
120Synchronicity:What brings me back
120Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
120At the Monument: Living History
120Washington Report: Improving rural air service
119Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
119Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
119Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
118Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
118From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
118Across the Fence: The Pony Express
118Teen Voice: Remember what you have
118Religious freedom must be protected
118At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
118Website Resources
118College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
118Their View: Goal post move unfair
118In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
118Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
118Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
118From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
117From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
117Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
117At the Monument: Museum collections
117Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
117Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
117LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
116Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
116Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
116Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
116Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
115At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
115A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
115Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
115From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
115A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
114Rural America and immigration reform
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114All Points West: The only stupid question
114A national day of Thanksgiving
114From the hill: The PAWS Act
113Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
113Linked Lives
113Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
113Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
113Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
113The Good Life: There is good everywhere
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
112Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
112Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
112Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
112No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
112Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
112Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
112Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
111Teeing Off: The thing about state
111Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
111In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
111Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
111To whom are we thankful?
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
110Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
110Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
110‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
109Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
109Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
109Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
109Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
108Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
107Our View: The elephant in the room
107From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
106No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
106Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
106No-till Notes: Stripper head
106Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
106No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
105
105Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
105Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
104Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
104A Halloween Story: The scary dream
104In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
104No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
104Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
104Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
104Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
104From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
103Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
103Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
102Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
102Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
101No Till Notes: Moving Forward
101No-Till Notes: Potential
101No-Till Notes: Observations
101Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
100Be kind through communications
100In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
100No Till Notes: Residue levels
99Teen Voice: The Other Side
99At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
99Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
97Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
97Torn between now and somewhere down the line
96Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
96No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
95Easter
94
94
94From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
94Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
93Simply October
92Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
92From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
91At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
91Walkable, bikeable communities
90
90A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
90 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
89Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
88Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
88
88Achieving your dreams takes work
88Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
87The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
87A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
86Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
86At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
86Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
85Tumbleweeds on the loose
85Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
84Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
83No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
82At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
82Enjoy the festivities
82No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
82News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
80Our view: United we can build
80A mom’s thoughts on social media
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
77No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
75Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
72Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
72NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
70At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
69I love Thanksgiving
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
67The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
66At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
66Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
66Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
64No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
63Welcome home
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
60Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
58Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
57Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
55Letter to the Editor
53‘Is there something I can do?’
49Letter to the Editor
47
44Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
43Letter to the Editor
42Our View: A failure to communicate
40At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
39Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
31To The Editor
26In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Most Read News Stories of 2012
1952Across The Fence: C.B. Irwin: Wyoming’s “Giant Cowboy”
1268From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
1218Across the Fence: Trails across Nebraska
1159The Oregon Trail’ by Rinker Buck
902From the capitol: Customer Friendly Government
793All Points West: Making sense of Pokemon Go craze
645The Good Life: Memorial Day more than barbeque
571Building Bridges: #speaklife is a goal for students, a goal for all
564Capitol View: Plans coming together for 150th birthday
541No-Till Notes: "Different Approaches"
541Capitol View: Term limits, partisan governor changing Nebraska Legislature
525Curiosity Corner: Playing the Nebraska license plate game
522News from Lincoln: Cooperation assures fire safety
517All Points West: Long live great coffee
505From the capitol: An Unfair and Unjust Law
482Book Review: The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
469Capitol View: Term limits tossing out 11 veterans
466All Points West: Bullying death shocks family
424Capitol View: National Republican Convention 60 years ago had Nebraska twist
411Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
402Capitol View: The end is near, haste makes waste
402Washington Report: Excellence in economic development
392Teen Voice: Playing backup goalie was the best thing
388In My View: Defying disabilities
385Capitol View: The watched pot begins to boil
385Capitol View: Nice or not, Tourism Commission dealings under the microscope
376Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
375Across The Fence: Massacre Canyon
375Capitol View: Voting no? Do you have a better solution?
371From the Hill: Working for Offutt
368Across The Fence: The Pawnee and human sacrifice
365Washington Report: Power of the Purse
361Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
360Washington Report: Obamacare’s continued co-op failures
359Dynasty made Gering the biggest little town in Nebraska
354Capitol View: The interim, that awkward time
351From the hill: Connecting Through Safe Skies
348Washington Report: Competing in a global economy
347Washington: Protecting taxpayers
346From the capitol: A System That Cares
345Capitol View: The Hall of Fame Commission wants to hear from you
344Curiosity Corner: A very bad, bad storm
340Washington report: Young Nebraskans serving community and country
339From the hill: Accountability Matters
335From the hill: Good Neighbors
334Observations Only : White water
333Bulldog Time: Teachers need to adjust their Habitudes
331Washingorn report: American leadership needed in a chaotic world
328From the hill: “Hello” World
324From the Hill: May in Nebraska
324From the Hill: We must unite to defeat ISIL
322The final decades of Howard Hughes after his fake death
321All Points West: Hitting a milestone, plus one
320No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
318Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
318All Points West: Here’s to qualified moms everywhere
314Jack’s Insights – April 2016
311From the hill: Kerrie On
310Capitol View: What have we become America? Where are the answers?
309Teen Voicen: Is there a cure for Senioritis?
307Washington Report: Regulation rewind rolls on
306Healthy: What you believe, you become
306Teen Voice: Rape decision sends wrong message
304Curiosity Corner: Rattlesnakes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
301News from Lincoln: New technology brings new challenges
299Jane’s Secret, CXIV: The secret
295Washington report: Helping Nebraska producers feed the world
293Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
293All Points West: Suffering from American-itis:
292Jane’s Secret, CXI: A bloody Day
291Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
290Jane’s secret, CVIII: Bridget’s lament
289News from Lincoln: Senator addresses aging population
288A Stray Moment: Prince – When Doves Cry
287All Points West: We couldn’t stop the fire
283No-Till Notes: Managing your bucket
282Capitol View: One year later, some things have changed
280Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
278News from Lincoln: The 2016 session is winding down
278All Points West: Staying alive in the gun trade
275Capitol View: What just happened? Is it over yet?
274All Points West: Rising above ourselves
274Washington: Mindful of our heroes
274Washington Report: A better way to help those in need
272Anno Domini: Still flying high at 239
272From the Capitol: Holding government accountable
270Washington Report: Joining forces to fight red tape
270From the hill: A Bipartisan Biotech Compromise
268All Points West: One of the dog days of summer
268Teen Voice: Social media preys on short attention spans
268From the Capitol: Budget balanced
268All Points West: Newspapers still hold value
267Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
265Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
265Capitol View: Four fountains becoming a capitol reality, finally
264Jane’s Secret, CVI: The meeting
263Curiosity Corner: If old barns could talk
260Jane’s Secret, CIX: Windfall
260Capitol View: Could they get elected again?
259Jane’s Secret, CVII: The meeting, part II
258In my view: Citizens back protecting themselves
257The Good Life: Honoring our pioneer legacy
255Jane’s Secret, CIV: Fool’s luck part II
255Jane’s Secret, CX: Final arrangements
255News from Lincoln: Going under the knife
254Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
254Teen Voice: Against all odds? No sweat
253No-Till Notes: 10 tips, part 3
251Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
250Capitol View: Nebraska Democrats - yes Democrats - making some noise
249Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
248Nebraska Beef: It’s What’s For Dinner
247Across The Fence: Flossie, love child of the eighties.
246What's the deal with organic milk?
246Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
245Capitol View: Memorial Day is over, it must be summer
245News from Lincoln: Concluding the 2016 Legislative Session
244All Points West: Looking for holiday inspiration?
243News from Lincoln: Group studies state’s economic future
243Washington Report: Keeping meat on the menu
242The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
242Across The Fence: A day For thanks
242Observations Only: Gone away
242All Points West: Coming home, a veteran’s perspective on what it means
240News from Lincoln: Filibuster kills gun rights bill
239Capitol View: Veterans’ treatment court idea just makes sense
239Washington report: Why we need international tax reform
239Teen Voice: Teen slang
238Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
238Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
236Curiosity Corner: An Uncommon Christmas Story
235Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
235All Points West: Taking action against child abuse
234All Points West: Getting to the truth of the matter
233A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
233All Points West: Led by our tongues
233Think about manufacturing at polls
233From the hill: EPA mandates are harming Nebraskans
232Star Gazing: Earth Day call to action: we must do more
232Jane’s Secret, CII: Fool’s bargain, part II
232News from Lincoln: Educating our youth about Nebraska
231Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
231A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
231Jane’s Secret LIX: Gertrude’s vow
230Anno Domini: On this remembering day
230Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
230Across the Fence: Here lies Major Alexander Culbertson
228Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
228Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
228Across The Fence: Over The Edge; Niagara’s Argonauts
228Washington report: Conservative Champions
227Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
227Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
226Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
225Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
225News from Lincoln: Senator fights for local control
224Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
224Across The Fence: Three Queens, Women in Rodeo.
223A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
223Across the Fence: The hand dug well
222News from Lincoln: State to release plan to fight Alzheimer’s
221Across The Fence: Relay race to Roseburg
220From the hill: Nebraska’s Special Heroes
220Curiosity Corner: A Tale of Two Giants: Frederic and Theodore
219A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
219Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
219Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
218Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
218Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
218The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
218Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
218A Stray Moment: My brother, a canoe, and Big Lake Alice
217Observations Only: Critical thinking
217Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
217Washington report: Addressing the rising cost of higher education
217From the Hill: Providing Better Health Care for Our Children
216Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
216Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
215Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
215Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
215Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
215A look at - and helping - the State of the Valley
214Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
214Jane’s Secret, CV: The quarrel
213Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
213Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
213Creativity dampened by standardized testing
212Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
212Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
212News from Lincoln: Veterans Day
212No-Till Notes: Harvesting water
211Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
211A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
211Teen Voice: The gift of caring
211Washington report: Keeping our commitment to Nebraska veterans
211News from Lincoln: Senator seeks EMT tax exemption
210Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
210Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
210Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
210Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
210Anno Domini: We gather together
210Across The Fence: “Medicine Bill”
210From the hill: A Safer Place
209Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
209No-Till Notes: Looking Back
209Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
209Across The Fence: Steamboats on the Missouri
209From the hill: Remembering the Fallen
208Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
207Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
206SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
206Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
206A Stray Moment: Robin Williams – Good night sweet prince
206Across the Fence: FDR’s New Deal and the CCC
206Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
205Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
205Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
204Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
204Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
204Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
204Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
204Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
204Capitol View:Lawmakers see the faces of the uninsured
203Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
203Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
203Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
203Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
203The Good Life: Eclipse, a metaphor for life
203Jane’s Secret, CI Fools bargain
203News from Lincoln: Senator requests priority for dignity act
202Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
202Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
202Across the Fence: Amanda
202Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
202Washington report: Opportunities for young Nebraskans
202All Points West: A prairie pursuit of happiness
202From the hill: Healing Our Nation
202Jane’s secret, CXVI: The telling
201Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
201Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
201Across The Fence: Scalped at Plum Creek
201A Stray Moment: Reflections on Oregon Trail Days
201From the capitol: Infrastructure Facilitates Life
200Why you should visit the zoo in February
200Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
200From the hill: Nebraska’s Heroes
199Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
199Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
199Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
199Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
199Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
198Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
198Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
198A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
198Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
198Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
198Guest Opinion: Property tax levies part of problem
197A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
197Jane’s secret LVIII: Mr. Valentine
197News from Lincoln: Looking ahead to the 2016 Legislative session
196Observations Only: Sister lost
196From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
196Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
196Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
196Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
196News from Lincoln: Time flies on legislative session
195The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
195The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
195Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
195Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
195No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
195Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
195Teen Voice: To the future
195Jane’s Secret LXIV: The rescue
195Anno Domini: Curtain Call: A Song for a Friend
194The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
194Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
194Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
194Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
194Across The Fence: Grandpa’s Grays
194Jane’s Secret, C: The first goodbye
194Capitol View: Property tax debate continues as session winds down
194Teen Voice: Pancakes a better fundraising flavor
194Jane’s Secret, CXIII: New York
194Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
193Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
193All Points West: Huskers win hearts and minds at Holiday Bowl
193Anno Domini: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Miracle
193All Points West: Living outside my comfort zone
193Washington Report: A better way to empower Americans
192Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
192Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
192Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
191Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
191From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
191Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
191Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
191Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
191From the Hill: Protecting Your Financial Decisions
190The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
190Observations Only: Saint Marge
190Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
190Wind Farms Expand, But Can They Survive Political Wrangling?
190All Points West: Never far from the trail
189Guest Voices…
189Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
189Teen Voice: What I’ve learned
188A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
188Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
188Observations Only: Good and evil
188Totally Random: Life’s ripples
188Across The Fence: The Christmas Truce of 1914
188A Stray Moment: Library at Legion Park worth exploring
188From the capitol: Maintaining Local Control
188Jane’s Secret, CIII: Fool’s luck
187Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
187Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
187From the hill: Drowning in Regulation
187From the hill: Exposing a Rogue Regime
187Capitol View: Legal battle continues over Panhandle fracking decision
186Observations Only: Going home
186Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
186Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
186News from Lincoln: Nebraska’s roads still a challenge
186News from Lincoln: Legislation addressed parks system
185Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
185Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
185Observations Only: Temptation
185Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
185Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
185Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
185Capitol View: Can Nebraska afford another assault on Cash Reserve Fund?
184A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
184Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
184The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
184Observations Only: A day in August
184Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
184All Points West: A community on the move
183Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
183Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
183Observations Only: The last toothpick
183Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
183Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
183No-Till Notes: Dakota Lakes Dry Land Rotations
182Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
182Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
182The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
182Observations Only: Final moment
182Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
182Anno Domini: Giving thanks for what matters
182No-Till Notes: 10 Tips, part 2
181Teen Voice: Stress test
181Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
181Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
181No-Till Notes: Different Approaches Part II
181No Till Notes: Final Stop
181Jane’s Secret, LXXX: Revealed at last
181From the capitol: Growing Overseas Trade
180Observations Only: Uneventful flight
180Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
180A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
180No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
180Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
180Across the Fence: The Battle of Coon Creek
180Across The Fence: Victory at Valverde and on to Glorieta
180News from Lincoln: Property tax relief still in the works
180Washington report: Protecting the Constitutional right to bear arms
179Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
179Observations Only: Indifferent love
179Observations Only: The awful truth
179Observations Only: Reality check
179Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
179Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
178Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
178Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
178Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
178The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
178The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
178From the hill: A Highway Bill for Nebraska
178From the Capitol: Good Life, Great Opportunity
177Time keeps flowing like a river
177Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
177From the capitol: Growing a Culture of Life
176Completely Different: It's all in the family
176Observations Only: A gift of serenity
176The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
176Observations Only: A matter of matter
176Observations Only: The vigil
176Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
176Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
176Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
176Teen Voice: Too many activities leads to negative effects
175The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
175Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
175Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
175A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
175Observations Only: Waiting time
175Observations Only: The last goodbye
175Building Bridges: Love your enemies
175Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
175Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
175Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
175Jane’s Secret XLX: Day’s end
175At the Library: Son by Lois Lowry
175Religious freedom or freedom to discriminate?
175Jane’s secret LXI: Molly’s premonition
175Guest Editorial: Medicaid expansion creates unfair playing field
174Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
174Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
174A Stray Moment: God Knows
174No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
174All Points West: We shall not give into fear
173Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
173A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
173Teen Voice: Equality
173Why parents are important
173Capitol View: Lawmakers want to consider old friend, school foundation aid
173Washington report: To protect Americans, stop underestimating ISIS
173Capitol View: Warning: Election Year Legislative session ahead
173All Points West: A warm feeling on a big winter day
172A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
172Observations Only: Curious things
172Observations Only: Willfulness
172A Stray Moment: Without a net
172Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
172Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
172Observations Only: A sad week
172Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
172Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
172Across the Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill
172Capitol View: They’re back, and look what they brought with them
171Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
171 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
171Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
171Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
171Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
171Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
171Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
171Building Bridges – Teens in the Driver Seat is a program for LIFE
170Observations Only: Curious things, part II
170The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
170Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
170Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
170Washington: Service to Nebraskans comes first
169A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
169Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
169Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
169Observations Only: A matter of paradox
169Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
169Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
169Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
169Our View: Community responsible for kids
169No-Till Notes: American Society of Agronomy
169Across The Fence: Deserters or Outcasts; Three who left. (Part I)
169No Till Notes:
169A Stray Moment: To honor them all their days
169News from Lincoln: Packing bill is a bad idea
169Capitol View: Pig ownership may be defining moment in urban-rural relations
168Observations Only: A fine line
168Observations Only: Off to the races
168Totally Random: October, the pink month
168Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
168No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
168Letters to the Editor
168Across the Fence: Before Barbed Wire
168Capitol View: A new twist just might get health insurance for the working poor
167Observations Only: Beginnings
167Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
167Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
167Teen Voice: He’s my dad
167Washington report: Young leaders in Nebraska agriculture
167News from Lincoln: Health services continue to improve
166A last look at the Nebraska Zone
166From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
166Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
166Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
166Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
166Observations Only: Hog wash
166Observations Only: One more time
166Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
166Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
166Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
166No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
166News from Lincoln: Nebraska needs tax reform
166Jane’s Secret, XCV: Hazel’s decision
165Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
165Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
165Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
165Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
165Totally Random: My journey, life after living
165Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
165Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
165No-Till Notes: Drilling Edible Beans, part 2
164Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
164Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
164Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
164Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
164News from Lincoln: Transgender issues need to be addressed
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIII: Clem’s onus
164Jane’s Secret, XCVIX: Endings and beginnings
163Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
163The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
163Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
163Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
163No Till Notes: Saying uncle
163News from Lincoln: The Forecasting Board met, priority designation is completed
162A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
162From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
162Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
162Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
162For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
162Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
162No-Till Notes: The value of water
162Across The Fence: “…a date that will live in infamy.”
162No-till Notes: Early registration discounts
162News from Lincoln: Tourism can bolster economy
162From the hill: Stand Up for Life
161Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
161Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
161Teen Voice: Being a girl
161The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
161The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
161Lyman Review: Devil calf
161 Across The Fence: County Fair
161A Stray Moment: Thanksgiving myths and traditions
161The Christmas Story
160Trash cans
160Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
160Observations Only: The need to understand
160Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
160Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
160Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
160The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
160Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
160From the capitol: Honoring Our Veterans
159Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
159Observations Only: The shadow of error
159Teen Voice: My rebellion
159No-Till Notes: Two-Thirds
159A Stray Moment: Review: ‘The Book Thief’ steals the fiction stage
159Curiosity Corner: Using the brain
159From the Capitol: Legislative session progresses
158A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
158Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
158Observations Only: The vision
158Teen Voice: The rivalry
158Washington report: Feeding a world in need
158From the hill: Serving You
157Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
157Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
157From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
157Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
157No-til Notes: Changing plans
157A Stray Moment: Goodbye old house – sorting their things
157No Till Notes: Drilling edible beans
157A Stray Moment: O Holy Night
157Across The Fence: Charley Nebo, cowboy; just passin’ through
157Anno Domini: A time when manners were more important
157Teen Voice: Character exceeds good grades
157No-Till Notes: Blue Dasher Farm
156Observations Only: A soul’s journey
156Across The Fence: The Eighth Wonder of the World
156“The Ex” by Alafair Burke
155Observations Only : The orphanage
155Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
155Teeing Off: Around the Green
155Jane’s Secret LI: The telling
155A Stray Moment: Those we lost in 2014
155Capitol View: Say goodbye to ConAgra, but don’t lament departure
155From the hill: Giving Thanks
155News from Lincoln: Hog bill vote was disappointing
154Across the Fence: Building Barns
154Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
154Observations Only: Expect the best
154Teen Voice: The need to get away
154Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
154 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
154Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
154
153Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
153Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
153Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
153Jane’s Secret: The Telling
152A Stray Moment: Brand new used cars
152Washington report: A new chapter for the U.S. House
152All Points West: The better qualities of leadership
151Observations only : Sisters of the world
151Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
151Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
151Teen Voice: Cyber War
151No-till Notes: Moving forward
151At the Library: One Zentangle a Day
151A Stray Moment: Football – Violence, Death, and Denial
151Letters to the Editor
151Building Bridges: Regionalism should be focus of our core-idor
151A Stray Moment: Summer dreaming about the ’70s
150Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
150Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
150Teen Voice: Shadow art
150Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
150Totally Random: Trusting the fates
150In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
150The Good Life: Reflecting on the first six years of the Gering Citizen
150At the Library: An Irish Country...The Novels of Patrick Taylor
150From the hill: Back to Where it All Began
150Washington report: The hope of Christmas in an uncertain world
150All Points West: Time for gathering around the table
149Observations Only: A new direction
149A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
149From the Hill: More Work Ahead
149A Stray Moment: Time to get moving
149Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT
149Capitol View: Where’s the peace and joy in border closings and gun-free zones?
149From the hill: Keeping America Safe
148Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
148It's no surprise
148Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
148A Small World: Special guest
148Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
148Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
148Across The Fence: Salt Creek Massacre, May 18, 1871
148Lawmakers taking another shot at Medicaid expansion
147Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
147Observations Only: Choices
147Observations Only: Divine prompts
147The Good Life: The two different types of business people
147A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
147Lyman Review: One mean chicken
147At the Library: March into a good book
147Lyman Review: Dog fun
147Across The Fence: The Long Hard Pull
147Jane’s Secret LXV Quicksand
147News from Lincoln: State Senators visit western Nebraska
146Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
146From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
146Observations Only: Journey's end
146Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
146Observations Only: A good daughter
146In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
146History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
146Building Bridges: Seeking a big win out of the 4th quarter
146At the Library: Book Review: “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell
146Washington Report: Standing against abuses of power
145Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
145Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
145Totally Random: The Golden Rule
145Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
144Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
144A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
144Teen Voice: The more the merrier
144Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
144Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
144A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
144A real leaning tree Christmas
144Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
144No-Till Notes: Enjoyable Day
144No-Till Notes: "Harvest"
144Across the Fence: Deserters or outcasts; Three who left (Part II)
144Gering freshmen introduce personalities, styles: Writing assignment encourages students to let individualism shine
144Curiosity Corner: A Story of News
143Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
143Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
143Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
143Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
143Across The Fence: New England’s Heroine Scalptress
143A Stray Moment: A ‘city boy’ visits the Harvest Festival
143All Points West: The mind is a terrible thing to waste
143Capitol View: Lengthy debate, little progress as Legislature grinds on
142From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
142Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
142From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
142Teen Voice: Silence
142Observations Only: The visit
142Teen Voice: Where is the love?
142At the Monument: Night Sky
142From the hill: The Year Ahead
142No-Till Notes: 10 tips
141The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
141Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
141Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
141Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
141The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
141Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
141Letter to the editor
141Prairie Dogs
141Jane’s Secret, XC: Clem’s story
141Teen Voice: Positive effects of social media
141From the hill: Spurring Innovation
141From the hill: Working for you
141In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
140Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
140Teen Voice: Inspire me
140Across The Fence: Antoine Barada, larger than life
139We need a few good people
139Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
139Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
139Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
139At the Monument: That old (historic) building
139Across The Fence: Van Tassell
139Across The Fence: The Solomon River Stampede
138It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
138Home of the Brave
138Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
138Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
138Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
138Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
138Teen Voice: What is love?
138Across The Fence: Last Christmas
138Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
138Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
138No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
138Jane’s Secret LII: Eavesdroppers
138Capitol View: Ricketts, some lawmakers want to put a lid on it, again
138No-Till Notes: Water conservation, part 2
137Observations Only: Just around the corner
137Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
137Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
137Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
137Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
137In the Hills: Explore the state parks
137
137Jane’s Secret, LXVIII: An old wrong revealed
136Observations Only: The meeting
136Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
136Teeing Off: Persistence
136Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
136At the Monument: Art in National Parks
136Lyman Review: Branding Time
136Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
135Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
135The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
135Observations Only: Saturday delight
135Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
135Teen Voice: Living within our means
135Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
135Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
135Support letters requested for airport
135Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part II of III)
135Jane’s Secret, LXVII For heaven’s sake
135No-till Notes” Conservation Agriculture, part 2
135 The Blight Way – Bo Tully #1 - by Patrick F. McManus
135From the hill: Unprovoked dangers
135Teen Voice: Out with homework
134Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
134Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
134Observations Only: Divine spirit
134Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
134Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
134View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
134Across The Fence: Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain (Part I)
134News from Lincoln: Committee reviews property tax proposals
133Life's curve balls
133Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
133Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
133Teen Voice: Self-expression
133Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
133Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
133At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
133No-Till Notes: Back in the field
133Jack’s Insights: A word about weed control
133Star Gazing: Arts programming, something to be considered
133Across The Fence: From the Golden Gate to the Big Apple
133Capitol View: How Nebraska rates is a good tool
132Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
132Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
132A Small World: Savoring county fair days
132Lyman Review: The love goat
132Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
132From the Hill: LEAP to New Opportunities
132From the capitol: The State of Nebraska Agriculture
132News from Lincoln: Greetings from the Capitol
131Completely Different - The magic of spring
131Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
131Totally Random: Where does it go?
131At the Monument: Where are the animals?
131Across The Fence: Battle of the Wabash: St. Clair’s Defeat
131Curiosity Corner: The Boss of the Plains
131No-till Notes: CSC Classroom
131An open letter to Trump supporters
130Age of reason
130A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
130From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
130Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
130I'm falling for Tumblr?
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
130Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
130Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
130Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
130Nature Notes: Love is in the air
130Support emergency services personnel
130Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
130Sychronicity: Thrive, don't just survive
130
130Capitol View: Credit Where Credit Is Due
130Curiosity Corner: A forever Christmas
130News From Lincoln: Legislative big crush begins
130Capitol View: Lawmakers convene 2016 session
130No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
129Observations Only - Two ages of man
129Assad’s endgame
129Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
129The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
129From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
129Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
129Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
129Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
129Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
129No-Till Notes: Last chance for North, South Dakota tour
129In the Hills: Learn the Dutch Oven
129The Good Life: All that remains is love
129Across The Fence: The Butterfield Overland Mail
129Capitol View: Corrections director knows challenge, forges ahead
129From the hill: Protecting Our Local Communities
129Jack’s Insights: We could all benefit from more ‘think’ time
128Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
128Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
128From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
128Teen Voice: Body image
128Totally Random: Happy Halloween
128Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
128Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
128Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
128Greetings from the State Capitol
128Jane’s Secret LVII: A mystery revealed
128No-Till Notes: Field Days, thank you
128Jane’s Secret, LXVI: The note
127Teen Voice: Serendipity
127Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
127Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
127Teen Voice: Footprints
127Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
127Building Bridges: Honoring our blessings and our leaders
127A Stray Moment: Precious time is time shared
127No-Till Notes: Reminiscing
127Across the Fence: A gathering of warriors at Arikaree Fork
127News from Lincoln: PROPERTY TAXES REMAIN THE NUMBER ONE FOCUS, BUT WHERE IS THE FIX?
126Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
126Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
126Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
126Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
126Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
126Creatures of the Night
126No-Till Notes: It’s more than no tillage
126Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
126Jane’s Secret LX: Stephen’s onus
126Teen Voice: Dating scene has come a long way
126Curiosity Corner: Exploring the Oregon Trail, backwards
125Teen Voice: Catfished
125Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
125Teeing Off: Mind Gym
125Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
125New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
125Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
125Building Bridges: Fair time—learn, respect, appreciate, enjoy!
125Reach out for challenges
125Rotary International observes World Polio Day Oct. 24
125Curiosity Corner: A Christmas with Buffalo Bill
125Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight a Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part I)
125Across The Fence: Old Julesburg and new
125Infamy - by Richard Reeves
125News from Lincoln: TIF program gets abused
125Jane’s Secret, XCVII: The vision
124Across the fence: Something worth remembering
124Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
124View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
124Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
124Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
124At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
124Building Bridges: “It’s happening” at the Harvest Festival
124Across The Fence: The Zeek Homestead
124From the capitol: A new era for the Nebraska National Guard
123Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
123Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
123 Taking a big risk
123Observations Only: Extreme measures
123Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
123Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
123From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
123Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
123From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
123Power of legumes
123At the Monument: So You want to be a Ranger?
123At the Monument: Domestic Animals on the Oregon Trail
123No-Till Notes: Field Pea disease
123Across the Fence: Buffalo Baron, Charles Rath
123Guest View: Nebraska (property) tax system ‘dysfunctional’
122Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
122Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
122Fourth of July meetings
122Jack’s Insights: Knowing harvest
122Our View: Let the downtown revitalization begin
122
122A book review: Once Shadows Fall, by Robert Daniels
122Jane’s Secret, XCVI: Threads
121Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
121Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
121What’s really going on with our water?
121No-Till Notes: PNTP Field Days
121News from Lincoln: Celebrations mean making connections
120Observations Only: Together again
120Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
120Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
120Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
120Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
120Lyman Review: Winter's dog
120Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
120At the Monument: Junior Rangers
120Synchronicity:What brings me back
120Building Bridges: Supporting our teachers supports our children
120At the Monument: Living History
120Washington Report: Improving rural air service
119Observations Only: What's in a word?
119The ghost of Ayn Rand
119The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
119Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
119Across The Fence: From Wounded Knee to the Land of Oz
119Jane’s Secret LXII: True colors
118Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
118Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
118Observations Only: The joy of money
118Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
118From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
118Across the Fence: The Pony Express
118Teen Voice: Remember what you have
118Religious freedom must be protected
118At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
118Website Resources
118College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
118Their View: Goal post move unfair
118In the Hills: Nature for the Holidays
118Anno Domini: It’s a Grand Old Flag
118Across the Fence: Re-writing Wyoming’s history
118From the capitol: Practicing Fiscal Restraint
117SELL-OUT!
117A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
117From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
117Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
117At the Monument: Museum collections
117Across The Fence: The Harmar Campaign
117Lyman Review: A Tunnel of Birds
117LR 35 is a dangerous proposition for our state and nation
116Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
116Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
116Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
116Jane’s Secret, XCI: Sticks and stones
115Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
115From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
115At the Library: “The Master Switch” The rise and fall of information empires By Tim Wu
115A Stray Moment: Leonard Nimoy - Live long and prosper
115Star Gazing: My father’s daughter
115From the Capitol: Investing in infrastructure
115A Stray Moment: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’
114Rural America and immigration reform
114Building Bridges: Shovels and skills are as valuable as degrees
114All Points West: The only stupid question
114A national day of Thanksgiving
114From the hill: The PAWS Act
113Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
113Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
113Linked Lives
113Teen Voice: Unexpected joys of being a sibling
113Across the Fence: Ladies First or First Ladies
113Jane’s Secret column on hiatus
113The Good Life: There is good everywhere
113Jane's Secret LVI: A mystery part II
113Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag
113No-Till Notes: Irrigation rotation
112Observations Only : Mission accomplished
112My mini Pen and me
112Observations Only: North Powder
112Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
112Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
112Jane’s Secret LIII: The bargain
112No-Till Notes: Observations, part 2
112Jane’s Secret LXIII: Gertrude’s choice
112Jane’s Secret, XCIII: Hazel’s story
112Jack’s Insights: Research and Extension Center to undergo review
111Teeing Off: The thing about state
111Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
111In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
111Building Bridges: Help! is the key word for the holidays
111To whom are we thankful?
111Our View: Lowering teen wage makes Nebraska small
111Jane’s Secret, XCIV: Hazel’s story, part II
110Completely Different: Tales from the mat
110Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
110Being a Nebraskan – border to border
110Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
110Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
110Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
110Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
110‘The Life We Bury’ by By Allen Eskens A book review
109Observations Only: Painting a picture
109Observations Only: Blue chip stock
109Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
109Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
109Building Bridges: Know DOVES and know about domestic violence
109Across The Fence: Road Trip and Discoveries
109Across the Fence: An Old Barn and new memories
108A Stray Moment: The last time
108Observations Only: Sister odyssey
108Senioritis: Get your seniors moving, grooving
107Observations Only: No thank you
107Observations Only: Spider adventure
107Our View: The elephant in the room
107From the capitol: Budgeting the Nebraska Way
106No Till Notes: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Conference
106Jack’s Insights: Basing decisions on facts, not opinion
106No-till Notes: Stripper head
106Across the Fence: Surrender, April 9, 1865
106No Till Notes: Potential, part 2
105A Small World: Time traveling
105Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
105Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
105The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
105Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
105Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
105
105Across The Fence: Battle of Valverde and The Texas Lancers
105Our view: Let’s get the downtown we deserve
104Across the Fence: On The road
104A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
104Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
104Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
104A Halloween Story: The scary dream
104In the Hills: Get to Know Our Feathered Travelers
104No-Till Notes: A word about weed control
104Across The Fence: No way to treat a lady
104Jane’s Secret LIV The bargain part II
104No-Till Notes: Field peas and age
104Across The Fence: Edmund Guerrier: Custer’s scout in 1867
104Our View: City needs to hit green with eatery
104From the capitol: It’s Fall in Nebraska
103Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
103Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
103Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
103Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
103Our View: Officials should take advantage of available training
103Teen Voice: Ready for the world? Get real
102Permission to remember
102A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
102Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
102Across The Fence: Phileas Fogg gets bested by a girl
101Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
101Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
101Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
101From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
101No Till Notes: Moving Forward
101No-Till Notes: Potential
101No-Till Notes: Observations
101Senior View: People get old, but hugs don’t
101Right up Your Allie: A new day, a new me
100Our view . . .Sports Complex
100Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
100Be kind through communications
100In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
100No Till Notes: Residue levels
99Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
99A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
99Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
99Teen Voice: The Other Side
99At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
99Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight; A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)
99Review: ‘Half Bad’ by author Sally Green
99Curiosity Corner: Amazing Grace
98Observations Only: Counting chickens
98Observations Only: Surprises
97Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
97No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 3
97Torn between now and somewhere down the line
96Completely Different: The Quest
96Economic development update
96Welcome to Gering
96Silence please
96Observations Only: Giving up
96A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
96Observations Only: Scourge of violence
96Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and the Ghost Dance War (Part I)
96No-Till Notes: No-Till Conference
96No-Till Notes: Power of Legumes, Part 4
95Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
95Easter
94Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
94Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
94
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94From the capitol: Keeping Nebraska Safe
94No-Till Notes: Water Conservation, part 2
94Teen Voice: What makes young people truly outstanding?
93Completely Different: Your local government and you
93The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
93From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
93Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
93Simply October
92Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
92Letter to the Editor: A call to defend the U.S. Constitution
92From the Capitol: Prioritizing taxpayers
91Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
91Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
91Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
91At the Monument: Bird Homes at the Bluff
91Walkable, bikeable communities
90Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
90Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
90
90A Stray Moment: Winter Wonderland (and Thank You to the Snow Crews)
90 Giving thanks for family, faith and friends
89Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
89Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
89Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
89No Till Notes: It’s All About the Carbon
88Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
88Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
88
88Achieving your dreams takes work
88Teen Voice: Looking to be teacher’s pet?
87Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
87From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
87The Good Life: Looking back on 2014
87A Stray Moment: Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo
86Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
86Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
86The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
86Building Bridges: On tourism and trash
86At the Library: Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
86Compassion, respect don’t cost a thing
85From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
85Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
85Tumbleweeds on the loose
85Our view: Getting the Gering plaza right
84Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
84From the Superintendent’s Desk
84Stop texting your wish-list to Santa
83Seeing the works of the master
83The zombie apocalypse and you
83Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
83Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
83Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
83No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health
82LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
82At the Monument: Geology and its impacts
82Enjoy the festivities
82No-Till Notes: The Power of Legumes, part II
82News From Lincoln: Session gets underway
81Letter to the Editor
81The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
81No-Till Notes: Water conservation
80No-Till Notes: Path to Soil Health II
80Our view: United we can build
80A mom’s thoughts on social media
79Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
79Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
79From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
79Across The Fence: The Youngest Discoverer
78Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
78Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
77Do You Tube?
77Teen Voice: Not just another ride
77Teen Voice: Today’s television
77No-Till Notes: The power of legumes, part 3
75Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
75Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
75Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
75Our View: Law enforcement deserves respect
74From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
74Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
74Guest Opinion: Nebraska losing big-time
73Social time has important benefits
73LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
72Across The Fence: Ms. Goodale and The Ghost Dance War (Part III)
72NRD Update: National Groundwater Awareness Week
71Timing makes perfect
71Our View: Bravo OTD committee
71Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
70Our View: Visionaries wanted
70Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
70At the Monument: Water, Will There Be Enough?
70Building Bridges: Building a bridge that lasts and endures
70At the Monument: Find Your Park
69Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
69Building Bridges: The ‘School of Hard Knocks’ teaches life
69I love Thanksgiving
68Practice safe barbecue basics
67Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
67Across The Fence: …and a Happy New Year.
67The Pros: Doctors, Lawyers and...Teachers?
66View from the block
66At the Library:Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
66Rural mail will suffer with more mail plant closures
66Lyman Review: The Frozen Tundra
65Teen Voice: March Madness
64Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
64No Till Notes: Seven billion plus
63Welcome home
62Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
62At the Library: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
60Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina At the Library
58Remembering When
58Teen View: My crazy, wonderful life
57From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
57Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
57Letter to the Editor - Injection well public hearing restricts participation
56From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
56Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
55The hills, part 1: Mustangs
55From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
55Letter to the Editor
54From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
53A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
53‘Is there something I can do?’
51From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
50The Block
50Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
49Letter to the Editor
47Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
47
44Across the Fence: Oliver T. Jackson, Colorado pioneer
43Letter to the Editor
42From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
42Our View: A failure to communicate
41Teen Voice: Happy news
40Teen Voice: The road of hatred
40From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
40At the Library: The Underground Girls of Kabul - In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
39Our View: Streamlining is great...when all are informed
34My Thanksgiving prayer
34Jane’s Secret LV A mystery
31To The Editor
30Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
30Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
29Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
26In My View: It’s never too early to start thinking about retirement
Fresh Foods
American Legacy
Kendell Henderson