Across the Fence: Connections
November 24, 2011 M. Timothy Nolting   
I am always intrigued by the connections I often find in the history of the places where I have lived. Of course I realize that all of history is interconnected and the events, as they unfold, become a part of the collective story of humankind. However, for someone like me, who is keenly interested in local history, those connections often present doorways for new discoveries and interesting stories.

One of these interesting pieces of history, that I most recently discovered, took place on November 20th, 1843. It was on this date that an important fur trading post on the banks of the Missouri River had a change of name. Prior to the name change, this early western trading post in the Platte Territory was known as The Blacksnake Hills Trading Post. The picturesque location in the hills above the Missouri river was a major gathering place for the surrounding native tribes of Ioway, Sac, Fox, Sioux, Kickapoo, Delaware, Pawnee and Winnebago.

Native legend tells the story of how this area gained its namesake. According to Indian stories, many thousands of moons ago, two enemy tribes, one being the ‘Black Snakes,’ engaged in a terrible bloody battle that continued for days. At the end of the battle the Black Snake tribe was driven to the top of a nearby hill called ‘Kings Hill’ where they were brutally exterminated.

From that time forward the place was known as Black Snake Hills and was regarded as sacred ground. It was near the Black Snake Hills on the river bluffs behind, known to the Indians as Council Hills, that the native people believed the souls of their ancestors came for their departure to the Great Spirit on the rays of the setting sun. They called the place La-No-Wah, the ‘sunbridge.’ The area surrounding Black Snake Hills and Council Hills was called ‘Wah-wah-lanawa,’ a holy place of peace, a refuge where weapons and bloodshed were forbidden. It was to them, ‘the holiest place on Earth.’

Seventeen years before the historic name change, in 1826, French-Canadian Joseph Robidoux III established the Black Snake Hills Trading Post. This was one of the earliest posts of the American Fur Trading Company and was shrewdly operated by Robidoux. After the decline of the fur trade, Joseph Robidoux continued living in Black Snake Hills and became a successful and prominent businessman. By 1836, the Indians in the area had been forced out by encroaching settlement and the former Platte Territory became the state of Missouri. In 1843, the fledgling post had become a growing and wealthy town and its citizens decided a more respectable name should be given. And so, Black Snake Hills became Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The thriving town became a gathering place for westbound immigrants where wagons, oxen and supplies could be gathered for the trip. In 1849 alone, more than 2,000 wagons crossed the Missouri River at St. Joe. Later, in 1860, St. Joe would become the eastern terminus of the famous Pony Express. It would become a major shipping point for Texas Longhorns driven north to the cow towns of Kansas, then by rail for slaughter in the packing plants of St. Joseph, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois.

I was born and raised a short 50 miles south of St. Joseph, Missouri, where my ancestors settled, a stones throw off The Old Santa Fe Trail. At various times I have immersed myself in the history of that area. From the romance of the Pony Express to the drama of the assassination of Jesse James, the happenings in St. Joe were a part of my own history. And the connections between family and the events of history continued.

Joseph Robidoux III had six sons. At least two of those sons were raised under the tutelage of their father in the business of trade. Both Joseph Robidoux IV and his brother Antoine Robidoux were active in the settlement of the west as traders along the Oregon Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Courthouse Rock, Chimney Rock, Scotts Bluff and beyond.

It was either Antoine or Joseph Robidoux IV who founded and operated the trading post and blacksmith shop on the Oregon-California Trail in the Wildcat Hills near present day Gering, Nebraska. The pass, now known as Robidoux Pass, was first used by early fur trappers in the 1830s. It was there, in 1841 that the first transcontinental wagon train, the Bidwell-Bartleson Expedition, with 80 emigrants and Catholic missionary Father De Smet crossed over the pass to the western plains toward Oregon. Robidoux came to the area in the later 1840s and saw the heaviest use of the pass during the California gold rush. In 1851, Mitchell Pass became the more popular route through the Scotts Bluff area and Robidoux Pass and the trading post faded into history.
Today, my wife Deb and I live about 50 miles to the south of Robidoux Pass and I have begun to immerse myself in the local history of Nebraska. If you haven’t been up Robidoux Road, south of Gering, through the rugged canyon to the recreated trading post and on up through the pass, you owe it to yourself to make the short journey. At the old post and at the summit of the pass you can almost hear the rattle of wagon wheels and the plodding hooves of oxen teams. Listen to the ring of hammer and anvil as oxen shoes are made and wagon wheel rims are repaired. Listen to the wind galloping across the prairie and hear the excitement of adventure, the voices of the past and make your own connection with our history.


Read more by M. Timothy Nolting
Login to leave a comment

Comments

LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Evening friend!
Recently Read
1525Across the Fence: Connections
9500A Day in the Life: Please don't take my sunshine away
139Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
553A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
2466Across the Fence: The Bloody-Shouldered Arabian
Most Read News Stories of 2013
13127Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
2747Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2163The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2026Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
1726Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1620From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1585Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1548Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1487From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1445Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1419Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1389Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1335Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1307Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1274Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1222Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1208Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1195Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1180The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1179Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1142Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1135Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1124Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1114Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1100Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1091No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1087Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1082Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1074Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1066The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1062From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1056Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1053Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1041Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1039Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1036A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1028From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1021Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1016Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1012Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1009Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
994Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
988Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
970A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
959From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
953From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
950A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
939A Small World: Savoring county fair days
930Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
919Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
913Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
913Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
909Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
907Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
899Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
895Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
890Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
889Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
889Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
886Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
874Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
870A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
869From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
868Across The Fence: A day For thanks
866From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
866Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
864From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
863Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
844Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
844Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
840From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
840Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
838Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
837Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
835 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
820Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
818A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
811Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
804Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
804Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
803Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
802Teen Voice: Catfished
801The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
797From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
793The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
789Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
789Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
788At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
787A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
785Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
782A Stray Moment: God Knows
782Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
780Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
775Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
772Observations Only: Curious things
769Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
768Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
767A Stray Moment: Without a net
764Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
761A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
761The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
759Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
758A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
757Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
750Across the Fence: The hand dug well
749Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
738Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
738Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
737A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
737Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
729Observations Only: Going home
728Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
722Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
721The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
716Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
716Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
714A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
714The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
710Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
710Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
708Observations Only: Uneventful flight
707Rural America and immigration reform
706A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
706Teen Voice: Body image
705Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
704A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
702Teen Voice: Living within our means
701Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
700Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
699Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
698Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
697Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
694Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
693Observations Only: A gift of serenity
693The Good Life: The two different types of business people
693Observations Only: The awful truth
691The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
690Observations Only: Journey's end
690Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
686From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
685Teen Voice: Shadow art
684Observations Only: Critical thinking
683Teen Voice: Serendipity
683Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
682Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
679Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
679A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
675Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
669A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
665Observations Only: Curious things, part II
665Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
664Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
662Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
661A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
659Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
659Guest Voices…
658Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
657Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
657Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
655Observations Only: Sister lost
654Totally Random: My journey, life after living
649I'm falling for Tumblr?
642Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
642Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
639Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
636The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
636Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
632Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
632Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
631Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
630Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
629Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
624Teen Voice: Being a girl
622Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
619Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
619Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
619A real leaning tree Christmas
618The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
617Our View: The elephant in the room
617Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
617Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
617The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
613Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
612Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
610Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
608Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
608Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
607Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
606Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
602A Small World: Special guest
602Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
599Observations Only : White water
597Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
596Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
596The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
596Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
595The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
594The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
594Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
593Observations Only: Expect the best
593Observations Only: Good and evil
593The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
593Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
590Observations Only: A fine line
589Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
588A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
583Teeing Off: Around the Green
579Observations Only: The shadow of error
579Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
577The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
575Observations Only: Beginnings
575Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
570Observations Only: A matter of matter
566Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
562Observations Only: Indifferent love
562Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
560Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
559Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
556Teen Voice: Equality
555Observations Only: A matter of paradox
554Observations Only: Divine spirit
553A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
552Observations Only: Choices
549Completely Different - The magic of spring
549Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
546Observations Only: Divine prompts
545Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
545Anno Domini: We gather together
540Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
539Totally Random: Life’s ripples
537Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
537Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
536Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
535Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
534Teen Voice: Silence
534Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
531A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
527Observations Only: Off to the races
526Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
524Observations Only: The vision
522Observations Only: Temptation
522Observations Only: Willfulness
521Teen Voice: The need to get away
521Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
515Observations Only: A sad week
515Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
514Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
513Totally Random: October, the pink month
512Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
511Observations Only: The need to understand
508Lyman Review: Devil calf
506Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
506A Halloween Story: The scary dream
505Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
496Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
495Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
494Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
493Building Bridges: Love your enemies
490Teen Voice: Stress test
489Teeing Off: Persistence
488Observations Only: A good daughter
487Teeing Off: Mind Gym
487Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
486Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
484Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
484Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
483Across the Fence: The Pony Express
475Teen Voice: The rivalry
472Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
471Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
468Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
465Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
463Teen Voice: Footprints
460Teeing Off: The thing about state
460Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
459Observations Only: Waiting time
458Observations Only: Saint Marge
456Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
455Teen Voice: Remember what you have
455Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
455Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
451Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
449Teen Voice: The Other Side
448Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
444Lyman Review: The love goat
444Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
442Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
441Observations Only: Reality check
434Teen Voice: What is love?
434Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
433Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
432Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
431Anno Domini: On this remembering day
430Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
427Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
425Totally Random: Happy Halloween
424Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
423Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
423Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
421Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
418Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
416Observations Only: Gone away
414Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
409Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
408Observations Only: Hog wash
407Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
406Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
406No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
405Teen Voice: My rebellion
405Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
403Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
402Teen Voice: Self-expression
402Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
401Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
400Lyman Review: One mean chicken
395 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
391Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
387Why you should visit the zoo in February
382Teen Voice: Cyber War
381Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
380Observations Only: The visit
380From the Hill: More Work Ahead
380Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
377
377The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
371Observations Only: A day in August
370Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
369Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
365Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
364Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
360SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
360At the Library: March into a good book
359Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
358Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
355Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
353Observations Only: The last goodbye
347Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
346No-Till Notes: Looking Back
345Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
342Observations Only: One more time
342Observations Only: Final moment
340Teen Voice: The gift of caring
340No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
337Teen Voice: To the future
337Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
336Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
336Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
334Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
333What’s really going on with our water?
331Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
328Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
324Across The Fence: Last Christmas
324Observations Only: The last toothpick
323Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
322Our View: Community responsible for kids
321Teen Voice: Where is the love?
321Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
320Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
319Lyman Review: Branding Time
317Totally Random: Trusting the fates
317Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
312Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
310Nature Notes: Love is in the air
309View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
307Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
305Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
303Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
299Observations Only: The vigil
298Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
297Totally Random: Where does it go?
295Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
295Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
295In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
295Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
295Their View: Goal post move unfair
294Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
294Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
291Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
287In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
286Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
285Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
281Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
277Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
272Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
272Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
268Religious freedom must be protected
268At the Monument: Junior Rangers
267Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
265Lyman Review: Winter's dog
264Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
264Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
263Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
260Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
260Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
256Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
256In the Hills: Explore the state parks
254At the Monument: That old (historic) building
254In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
253Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
253Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
253Linked Lives
251For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
246Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
241Lyman Review: Dog fun
241Across the Fence: Amanda
241At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
239Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
239Support emergency services personnel
238Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
237At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
236College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
234Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
233Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
231Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
231Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
228Teen Voice: Inspire me
226Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
226Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
225At the Monument: Where are the animals?
224Greetings from the State Capitol
223From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
222Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
222No-till Notes: Moving forward
219Website Resources
217Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
209New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
208Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
206No-Till Notes: Back in the field
205No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
204Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
203Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
201Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
201Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
199View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
199Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
199Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
195Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
193No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
193History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
192Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
189At the Monument: Art in National Parks
188Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
184Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
184Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
181No-til Notes: Changing plans
175At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
171Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
160Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
157Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
154Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
153No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
148Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
141Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
139Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
131Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
125Synchronicity:What brings me back
123No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
112Be kind through communications
102Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
88Letters to the Editor
88Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
69Letter to the editor
57Fourth of July meetings
44Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
41Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
35In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
30Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
17Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
Most Read News Stories of 2012
13127Across The Fence: Portugee Phillips and a horse named Dandy
3763We need a few good people
3063What's the deal with organic milk?
2747Jane’s Secret, XXXX: A tale of mayhem
2281Across the Fence: Roosevelt’s campaign tour of the west
2188Being a Nebraskan – border to border
2163The Good Life: Today we celebrate Global Oneness Day
2128Across the Fence: The Soldier’s Free Homestead Colony of Gibbon
2100Completely Different: It's all in the family
2026Completely Different: The Disney princess debate: an exercise in the ridiculous
1979Completely Different : Could you come down off your soap box please?
1965Lyman Review: Let’s get back to the subject of bullying
1947Elizabeth's top ten movie list of 2011
1904Life in the Rearview Mirror: Invisible scars have lasting effects
1900Teen Voice: Thank you, Gering Speech Team
1887Our View... Preserve Gering’s form of government
1874Jane’s Secret, part II: Gertrude’s choice
1852The Good Life: Campaign ad using Jesus goes too far
1826A Small World: Time traveling
1815Our View: Museum merger a good thing, but let’s go slowly
1788Teen Voice: Just ten minutes
1778Completely Different: Tales from the mat
1766Time keeps flowing like a river
1744A last look at the Nebraska Zone
1737Life in the west: Betting on the end of the world
1731Our View: Mayor should insist on civility
1729Completely Different: Look around, what are you missing?
1726Totally Random: Astrology: It’s all in the stars…
1720Letter to the Editor
1698Observations Only : The orphanage
1695My mini Pen and me
1682Teen Voice: March Madness
1677Observations Only : Mission accomplished
1660Our view . . .Sports Complex
1650Completely Different: Your local government and you
1648Observations Only: Little Girl Lost: Adopted
1638Observations Only: Sisters lost, part I
1636Observations only : Sisters of the world
1635Livestock Production: My Paradigm Shift
1632Bright Ideas! Brighter Future! Common sense prevails
1627Our view... Gering stands upon important threshold
1623Curiosity Corner : The tale of the travelling train station
1620From the Pastor's Pen: Unbelievable breaking news
1619Bright Ideas, Brighter Future: Leaving a Legacy
1618Observations Only: Little girl lost, part 3
1599Observations Only: Little Girl Lost, part six
1589Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part I
1585Completely Different: The good, the bad, and the remedy
1575It's a small world : Everything we do has meaning
1566Teen Voice : Leave your legacy
1552Our View: Scottsbluff attitude damages future collaborations
1548Teen Voice: What diabetes taught me
1520Across the Fence: James Butler Hickok: The thoughtful gunfighter
1506Across the Fence: All aboard the Transcontinental Express
1487From the Superintendent’s Desk - Parent Teacher Conferences
1474Across the Fence: Ah-ho-appa (fallen leaf)
1445Across the Fence: Bose Ikard; Texas Cowboy
1419Jane’s Secret, XXX: A new wrinkle
1415Across the fence: Something worth remembering
1389Totally Random: December 6, the day I lived
1388Jane’s Secret, part XVIII : Devil’s bargain
1335Across the Fence - Catherine’s boys
1307Completely Different: The Quest
1307Our View: Come home to Nebraska, but not just anywhere
1274Teen Voice: Don’t be fooled by fads
1222Miss Movies: Miss Movies recommends her top 10 films of 2013
1208Totally Random: The Golden Rule
1195Barr’s Bacon Wrapped Fantasy Picks: A rookie's guide to drafting your dream team
1182Across the Fence: Building Barns
1180The Good Life: Extending grace, the lost art
1179Jane’s Secret, XXIV: The last drive
1146Across the Fence: Sioux Ordnance Depot: stories to be told
1145Theatre West’s Cabaret torch burns brightly
1142Across The Fence: Union Pacific robbery at Big Springs
1140From the Superintendent's Desk: Thank You
1138From the Superintendent’s Desk: Get ready for Parent-teacher conferences
1136Life in the Rearview Mirror: I’m on a road to someplace
1135Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Governor’s Ag Conference overview
1124Observations Only: A soul’s journey
1119Across the Fence: Lions, wolves and bears
1114Building Bridges: Save the world, educate through agriculture
1103Observations Only: Blinders aren’t just for horses
1102From the Superintendent's Desk: NePAS – State Accountability
1100Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest, part 1
1091No-Till Notes: Plan to attend 2014 No-Till Conference
1087Across the Fence: Burnett’s Mound and the Topeka tornado
1082Totally Random: Hemp: considering the real benefits of the miracle plant
1079Our view: Gering’s future needs your vote
1074Jane’s Secret, XXIII: Molly’s plan
1071From the Superintendent’s Desk: Welcome to new certified staff
1068Life in the West: Inside the minds of serial killers
1066Across the Fence: Wyoming settlers lay siege to the TA Ranch
1066The Good Life: Through my father’s eyes
1062From the Superintendent’s Desk - Option Enrollment
1056Across the Fence: Class of ’67, last remnants of home
1053Jane’s Secret, XXV: Mysteries
1051Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a mixed bag
1051A Stray Moment: Merry Christmas – God save us all
1046Completely Different: It’s the end of the world as we know it
1041Across The Fence: Crow Dog, Spotted Tail’s assassin
1039Across the Fence: Dull Knife’s Quest: Part 2 of 2
1036A Stray Moment : Carry the weight
1033Jane’s Secret, part XI: Grand Duchess
1029Across the Fence: On The road
1028From the Superintendent’s Desk: Early Childhood Education
1021Jane’s Secret, XXXIII: Night walk
1020From the Superintendent’s Desk : Thank You for another Great Year
1016Completely Different: New Year’s Resolutions
1014Jane’s Secret, part VI: Molly’s surprise
1012Completely Different: The game is afoot, a look at Sherlock Holmes
1011The Good Life: Hey, I’m a winner!
1010Assad’s endgame
1009Across the Fence: Judge Roy Bean : Texas prizefight promoter
1006Jane’s Secret, part XIII: Blackberry pie
1004Jane’s Secret, part IX: Mrs. Huber’s chagrin
994Jane’s Secret, part XX: Change of plans
988Lyman Review: Hubby’s got my goat
988Across the Fence: Discovering Ed Stemler
987Observations Only - Two ages of man
987Jane’s Secret, part VII Clem’s confession
981Jane’s Secret, part VIII: Molly's plan
981Guest Editorial: Fischer will see U.S. ‘living within means’
980Teen Voice: I guess it’s just a western Nebraska thing
979The Good Life: Your dollar is a vote for what you care about
970A Stray Moment: All's well that ends well, usually
966Across the Fence: Consumed by fire
961Miss Movies: “Bully” a powerful documentary
960Across the Fence: The Spirit of Crazy Horse
959From the Superintendent’s Desk: Thanks for the memories
953From the Superintendent’s Desk - Haig and Aurora Buildings
950A Stray Moment: Earth Day, am I doing my part?
939A Small World: Savoring county fair days
937Jane’s Secret, part XVII : Plans gone awry
933Observations Only: Painting a picture
932Jane’s Secret, part XVI: Fate takes a hand
930Thinking About Health: The challenge of signing up for Obamacare
926Across the Fence: The Great Solomon River Stampede
919From the Superintendent’s Desk: Accountability
919Life in the Rearview Mirror: I hate coffee
916Jane’s Secret, part V: Aggie’s complaint
913Jane’s Secret, Part XVIV: Crystal Waters
913Across The Fence: Billy Dixon; Plainsman, Hunter, Indian fighter and Scout
909Completely Different: That’s so Pinteresting
908Across the Fence: The Wellnitz Fire, day 1 and 2
907Teen Voice: Today’s television
907Across the Fence: Black Hills Gold and the Thoen Stone
906Jane’s Secret, part XIV: Molly’s dream
904Across the Fence: Mud Springs revisited
899Across The Fence: The Hat Creek Outpost
898Jane’s Secret, part XV: Unrequited love
897Across the Fence: The much maligned Ms. Watson
896Across the Fence: First scalp for Custer
895Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
890Jane’s Secret, XXVIII: Lame Johnny
889Teen Voice: New Year’s goals
889Jane’s Secret, part XXII: While the cat’s away
886Our View: County Manager option leads to Good Old Boys' Club
884Across the Fence: Just For the Thrill of It
881Across the Fence: A hometown 4th of July
880Across the Fence: Sitting Bull: The Last Surrendering Sioux
875From the Superintendent’s Desk: Current enrollment count
874Teen Voice: What senior year taught me
873From the Superintendent’s Desk
872From the Superintendent’s Desk: Parents’ role in the educational process
870The zombie apocalypse and you
870A Small World: Chokecherry season evokes memories of yesterday
869From the Superintendent’s Desk: Summer School – 2013
868Across The Fence: A day For thanks
867Jane’s Secret, part XII: Jane's Vow
866From the Superintendent’s Desk - District purchase of building
866Miss Movies: Ten movies for romance
864From the Pastor's Pen: Lord, teach us to pray
863Teen Voice: Learning calculus more than numbers
861Observations Only: A new direction
853Life in the Rearview Mirror: Cleaning off the ‘what if’ shelf
852Teen Voice: Experiencing versus remembering
844Completely Different: What’s speech got to do with it?
844Across the Fence - Boston: April 18, 1775
840From the Superintendent’s Desk : Draft Calendar 2013-14
840Across the Fence: Fort Mitchell on the Great Platte River Road
838Completely Different: The Marilyn Monroe conundrum
837Teen Voice: Fifty reasons to smile
836Observations Only: Giving up
835Across the Fence: Submarines and railroads
835 Across the Fence: ‘Aunt Sally’ and Dakota Gold
834Teen Voice: Respond to defeat
833Across the Fence: Faded photos and vivid memories
825Trash cans
820Completely Different: Confessions of an out of shape twenty something
820Jane’s Secret, part XXI: Gertrude’s Agenda
819A Stray Moment - Celebrating Gering's Quasquicentennial
818A Stray Moment: Star Trek: Infinite diversity in infinite combinations
816From the Superintendent's Desk: Election over – work begins
813The hills, part 1: Mustangs
813A Stray Moment: In praise of silence
813Teen Voice: The road of hatred
812The Good Life: Our most precious right, gagged
812From the Superintendent’s Desk: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
811Lyman Review - Tales of the renegade rooster
811From the Superintendent's Desk: Elementary attendance areas
811Jane’s Secret, XXVII: Town Meeting
809Teen Voice: Let us be beautiful
804Observations Only: The joy of money
804Teen Voice: 'Pretty Little Liars'
804Across the Fence: Bloody Pocket, the final battle
804Totally Random: I’m a backwards reader
803Observations Only: Sisters lost, part IV
802Teen Voice: Catfished
801The Good Life: It’s hard to believe, the Citizen is four years old
797From the Superintendent’s Desk - Financial Outlook for Gering Public Schools
794Teen Voice: The more the merrier
793The Block
793Completely Different: The Hills, part 3: Rediscovering the spirit
793The Good Life: The best Christmas gift
791A Stray Moment: Waiting on a train
790Observations Only: Saturday delight
790Teen Voice: Lessons I learned from my eight-year-old brother
789Completely Different: The mystery of Vivian Maier
789Anno Domini: Independence, an ideal worth celebrating
788At the Library: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
787A Stray Moment: Now is the winter of our disconnect
785Across the Fence: Cynthia Ann Parker, Comanche captive
782A Stray Moment: God Knows
782Thinking about Health: Getting insurance under the Affordable Care Act
780Observations Only: Sisters lost, part III
775Life in the Rearview Mirror: Greensburg strong
773From the Superintendent's Desk: School year now in full swing
772A Stray Moment: On Canada and the forgotten bicentennial
772Observations Only: Curious things
770Life's curve balls
769Across the Fence: Fact, fiction or fragmented dreams?
768Jane's Secret, part X: The arrival
768Across the Fence: Rural free delivery
767A Stray Moment: Without a net
766 Taking a big risk
764Across the Fence: A Cheyenne weekend
761Completely Different: The Mind Palace Memory Technique
761A Stray Moment: Tacos! Our embarrassment of riches
761The Good Life: Mom, my partner in life
760A Stray Moment: It's a dog's life
759Completely Different: Remembering Aurora
759Jane’s Secret, XXIX: Fred’s debacle
758A Stray Moment: I love Sookie Stackhouse
757Completely Different: The Hills, part 2: The Civilian Conservation Corps
757Across the Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part II
756Teen Voice: Not just another ride
755The ghost of Ayn Rand
754Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
753Teen Voice: Confessions of the financially disabled
751A Small World: Scotts Bluff Valley Fiber Arts Fair classes offer great variety
750Across the Fence: The hand dug well
749Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
747Observations Only: Extreme measures
746Observations Only: Counting chickens
746Miss Movies: Ten great horror flicks for Halloween, part 2
744Seeing the works of the master
742From the Superintendent's Desk: PLAS School
741The Good Life: We are not separate, we are one family
739Our View: Extreme caution needed with fireworks
738Teen Voice: What’s so great about pizza?
738Political Cartoon by Doug Hoevet
737Timing makes perfect
737Observations Only: Scourge of violence
737A Stray Moment: World War Two is not forgotten
737Across the Fence: Standing on the wagon
736Pulpit of Bones: Man's best friend
736The Good Life: Leave the quilt shop and laundromat alone
734View from the block
731SELL-OUT!
730Observations Only: Just around the corner
729Observations Only: Going home
728Life in the Rearview Mirror: The Moments we live for
726Across the Fence: Wounded Knee; December 29, 1890
723A Stray Moment: The last time
722Across the Fence: When Fiddler quit running
721The Good Life: A farm girl in my heart
717Teen Voice: Not according to the plan
717Completely Different: Happy Hollowthanksmas
716Welcome to Gering
716Teen Voice: Congratulations, you’re awful
716Teen Voice: Gleek tragedy
715It's no surprise
715Observations Only: The two faces of poverty
714A Stray Moment: A voice from the past, haunting myself
714The Good Life: Christina Baker’s mom: Thank you
710Across the Fence: When Lady Luck sleeps
710Capitol View: Lincoln Highway captures spotlight
708Observations Only: Uneventful flight
707Rural America and immigration reform
706A Stray Moment: - The case for Hagel
706Teen Voice: Body image
705Our View: County has some ‘splainin’ to do
704Completely Different: How the savings stole Christmas
704A ‘city’ kid goes to the fair
703Observations Only: Surprises
702Across the Fence: Places near forgotten
702Teen Voice: Living within our means
701Jane’s Secret, XXXII Jane’s Bad Day
700Silence please
700Across the Fence : November 1864: Pole Creek, Politics and Patriots
700Life in the Rearview Mirror: Personal control of an individual response
699Do You Tube?
699A Stray Moment: Ready for the storm
699Our View: Pipeline not a solution to oil problems
698Across the Fence: Tomb of the Unknown
698Observations Only: A soul's journey, part III
697Across the Fence: Cheyenne County, Nebraska: cattle country
696Guest Editorial: Bob Kerrey is the true fiscal conservative
695Miss Movies: Top ten holiday films, part II
695Across the Fence: A boy called Slon-Ha
694Observations Only: No thank you
694Teen Voice: Twitter as sleep criminal
693Observations Only: Musings of an odd duck
693Observations Only: A gift of serenity
693The Good Life: The two different types of business people
693Observations Only: The awful truth
692Observations Only: What's in a word?
691The Good Life: We are the Valley’s emissaries
690Economic development update
690LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gering Public Schools seeks imput
690Observations Only: Journey's end
690Completely Different: The bucket list phenomenon
687Age of reason
687From the Superintendent's Desk: Student transportation changes for 2012-13
686From the Superintendent's Desk: School Safety and Security
685Teen Voice: Shadow art
684Observations Only: Together again
684Observations Only: Critical thinking
683Teen Voice: Serendipity
683Teen Voice: The benefits of online learning
682Teen: Voice : Drinking enough water
680Teen Voice: Sit back and enjoy YouTube
679Life in the Rearview Mirror: Is it possible to just drive in the 21st Century?
679Across the Fence: Thanks for the memory
679Guest Voice: If I could do it over again
679A Stray Moment: For the love of theatre
676From the Superintendent's Desk: Our goal: Improve student performance
676Teen Voice: Eighth day of the week - Someday
675Capitol View: Wild life proposal costly but worthwhile
674Teen Voice: An eventful homecoming
674Miss Movies: The top ten films of 2012: The year of the geek
673Observations Only: North Powder
671Observations Only: A strange Thanksgiving
669A Stray Moment - A night owl born to an 8 to 5 world
668Observations Only: Sister odyssey
666Observations Only: Spider adventure
665Observations Only: Curious things, part II
665Completely Different: Perfect memories made in imperfect moments
664Completely Different: Hey there, four eyes!
663The Good Life: A very interesting meeting indeed
662Across The Fence: Jules, Jack and lawless justice
661A Stray Moment: Having a blast on the Fourth of July
659Completely Different: Do you know John Green?
659Guest Voices…
658Life in the Rearview Mirror: The world is a stage
657Observations Only: Blue chip stock
657Across the Fence: Wasicu Wakan
657Teeing Off: Lessons learned from golf
655Observations Only: Sister lost
654Totally Random: My journey, life after living
653Their View: Hey Gering, mind your own business!
649I'm falling for Tumblr?
646Teen Voice: On becoming politically active
644From the Superintendent's Desk: State report card
642Anno Domini: The memorial nobody wants
642Building Bridges: Cleaning up for company--or not--reveals a lot
640From the Superintendent's Desk: Why so soon?
639Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
638Permission to remember
636The Good Life: The lasting effects of bullying
636Across The Fence: The hanging of Cornelius Donahue a.k.a. John A. Hurley
635A Stray Moment: Guilty pleasures
632Observations Only: Expect the best, part II
632Jane’s secret, XXVI: The suitcase
631Completely Different: I go to seek a Great Perhaps
630My Thanksgiving prayer
630Teen Voice: Dealing with stress
629Observations Only: Sisters lost, part two
624Teen Voice: Being a girl
622Five Good Reasons to Create an Investment Strategy
619Teen Voice: Pinning your interest
619Jane’s Secret XXXV: Bugs and things
619A real leaning tree Christmas
618Miss Movies: Top Ten Holiday Films
618The Good Life: A time to be proud of our ancestors
617Our View: The elephant in the room
617Across The Fence: The Heartland plague of 1874-75
617Across The Fence: The Spanish Flu
617The Good Life: A holiday recipe for peace
613Teen Voice: Until we say goodbye
612Home of the Brave
612Teen Voice: Indulge In moderation
611Observations Only: The meeting
610Social time has important benefits
610Observations Only: A soul's journey, part two
609The Good Life: The economic footprint of one small business
608LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No tax state unrealistic
608Jane's Secret, XXXI: Sixes and sevens
608Building Bridges: Chautauqua will bring out the best in everyone
607Teen Voice: Say yes to branching out
606Teen Voice: Go ahead, make my day
605Life in the Rearview Mirror: The cumulative effects of giving
604Observations Only: Wilkerson Pass
602Teen Voice: Outbreak of the Gamers
602A Small World: Special guest
602Across The Fence: Freedom Triumphant Over War and Peace
601Practice safe barbecue basics
599Observations Only : White water
598Teen Voice: Practice makes perfect
597Life in the Rearview Mirror: Work is more than a four-letter word
596Teen Voice: Happy news
596Across The Fence: Billy Dixon at Adobe Walls, June 1874
596The Lyman Review: I love baby ducks
596Building Bridges: Planning now for tourism season 2014
595The Good Life: Cooler breezes bring anticipation of fall
594The Good Life: Innovation and young energy enriches us all
594Teen Voice: Saying Goodbye
593Remembering When
593Observations Only: Expect the best
593Observations Only: Good and evil
593The Good Life: People of the Valley, we have a choice
593Across the Fence: Pawnee legends in the Nebraska Panhandle
591Our View: Bravo OTD committee
590Observations Only: A fine line
589Teen Voice: By my side until the newness wears off
588A Small World: Legends week promises fun for everyone
586Teen Voice: Making sense of the Sandy Hook tragedy
583Teeing Off: Around the Green
579Observations Only: The shadow of error
579Across The Fence: By the dawn’s early light
577The Good Life - The worst day on record at the Citizen
575Observations Only: Beginnings
575Teen Voice: The daily struggle to a lifelong battle
570Observations Only: A matter of matter
566Teen Voice - On the outside looking In
562Observations Only: Indifferent love
562Jane's Secret XXXIV: Gin Rummy
560Teen Voice: I’ll be healthy – tomorrow
559Across the Fence: The Overland Camel Company
556Teen Voice: Equality
555Observations Only: A matter of paradox
554Observations Only: Divine spirit
553A Stray Moment: Learning how to walk
552Observations Only: Choices
549Completely Different - The magic of spring
549Building Bridges: Being grateful for the hardships in life
546Observations Only: Divine prompts
545Across The Fence: The Pawnee on Pumpkin Creek
545Anno Domini: We gather together
540Life in the Rearview Mirror: Experiencing life passion
539Totally Random: Life’s ripples
537Life in the Rearview Mirror: Adapt and adjust
537Building Bridges: Tend to 2014 and be Happy, Happy, Happy
536Teen Voice:  Body bashing and self-image
535Teen Voice: Previously unwritten cell phone rules
534Teen Voice: Silence
534Teen Voice: Sticks and stones
531A Stray Moment: In praise of encouragement
527Observations Only: Off to the races
526Across the Fence; Prelude to the Red River War of 1874
524Observations Only: The vision
522Our View: Visionaries wanted
522Observations Only: Temptation
522Observations Only: Willfulness
521Teen Voice: The need to get away
521Dear Fellow Nebraskans: We Are Proud of the Nebraska National Guard
515Observations Only: A sad week
515Book Review: I Forgot to Remember By Su Meck
514Teen Voice: Thanksgiving
513Totally Random: October, the pink month
512Teen Voice: Do It Anyway
511Observations Only: The need to understand
508Lyman Review: Devil calf
506Life in the Rearview Mirror: Life enhancing memories
506A Halloween Story: The scary dream
505Observations Only: Fuzzy angel
496Building Bridges: Celebrating the Bulldog homecoming
495Across The Fence: First train from Saply Grove
494Anno Domini: Ask the digital dust
493Building Bridges: Love your enemies
490Teen Voice: Stress test
489Teeing Off: Persistence
488Observations Only: A good daughter
487Teeing Off: Mind Gym
487Guest Editorial: The future of health care at Regional West
486Across The Fence: Amos Bad Heart Bull
484Welcome to Gering and the 92nd Oregon Trail Days Celebration.
484Observations Only: Afraid of the dark
483Across the Fence: The Pony Express
475Teen Voice: The rivalry
472Observations Only: The unvarnished truth
471Updates from NRD: NRD promotes conservation
468Across the Fence: A Cowboy kind of Christmas
465Lyman Review: The elusive farm cat
463Teen Voice: Footprints
460Teeing Off: The thing about state
460Dear Nebraskans: Massachusetts should not determine Nebraska’s Presidential vote
459Observations Only: Waiting time
458Observations Only: Saint Marge
456Building Bridges: Building us up to be what others see
455Teen Voice: Remember what you have
455Building Bridges: Observing bullies, abuse and pastors
455Building Bridges: Serve on the school board—or say no more
451Teen Voice: Is respect dead?
449Teen Voice: The Other Side
448Building Bridges: “New” will become a buzzword in the Valley
444Lyman Review: The love goat
444Up The Creek Without A Paddle: The NRD wants to do what with your money?
442Our View: Why rush the interlocal agreement?
441Observations Only: Reality check
434Teen Voice: What is love?
434Across The Fence: A Fourth of July Montage
433Building Bridges: Following the spirit of Gering
432Dear Fellow Nebraskans: Collegebound Nebraska
431Anno Domini: On this remembering day
430Jane’s Secret XXXVII: A starry night
427Final Point: Golf, cross country feats headline fall season successes
425Totally Random: Happy Halloween
424Update From the NRD: Winter has arrived
423Teen Voice: Nobody else can lower you
423Capitol View: Delay tactics a gamble as session draws to a close
421Lyman Review: Now that's a set of handlebars!
418Across The Fence; ‘Johnny Appleseed’ of the Oregon Trail
416Observations Only: Gone away
414Across the Fence: The Blizzard of ‘49
409Across The Fence: The Three Guardsmen
408Observations Only: Hog wash
407Building Bridges: Pause a moment...save a child’s life
406Lyman Review: Something wicked this way comes
406No-Till Notes: Water Funding Task Force
405Teen Voice: My rebellion
405Welcome to the ‘New’ in Gering
403Teen Voice: Shopping days or holidays?
402Teen Voice: Self-expression
402Building Bridges: Asking officials to speak and work as a body
401Jane’s Secret XXXVI:  The dream
400Lyman Review: One mean chicken
395 Across the Fence: Remembering Armistice Day
391Jane’s Secret, XXXVIII: Bad girls
387Why you should visit the zoo in February
382Teen Voice: Cyber War
381Across the Fence; Massacre on the Marias River
380Observations Only: The visit
380From the Hill: More Work Ahead
380Building Bridges: Objectivity and fairness make a winning plan
377
377The Good Life: What a wild ride it’s been
371Observations Only: A day in August
370Across The Fence: Moc-chi, A Southern Cheyenne warrior
369Across The Fence: Mustangs on Pumpkin Creek
365Jane’s Secret, XLI Black widow spider
364Across the Fence: New eyes on the Panhandle
360SBNM View: Do you want to be a VIP?
360At the Library: March into a good book
359Teen Voice: Hope for a New Year
358Across The Fence: Crazy Horse’s Last Battle
355Updates from NRD: Happy New Year
353Observations Only: The last goodbye
347Our View: Childcare not school district’s role
346No-Till Notes: Looking Back
345Teen Voice: My School, Their Rules
342Observations Only: One more time
342Observations Only: Final moment
340Teen Voice: The gift of caring
340No-Till Notes: Joe Franks Memorial
337Teen Voice: To the future
337Teen Voice: Family for all intents and purposes
336Lyman Review: Goat-chasing cardio
336Teen Voice: Writing love on our hearts
334Across the Fence: Remembering English Joe
333What’s really going on with our water?
331Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLIII: Jail house rock
328Capitol View: Yes, Virginia, the Legislature has done something, so far
324Across The Fence: Last Christmas
324Observations Only: The last toothpick
323Across the Fence: John Colter, the first mountain man
322Our View: Community responsible for kids
321Teen Voice: Where is the love?
321Capitol View: Considering additional education choices
320Across the Fence: Prelude to Battle
319Lyman Review: Branding Time
317Totally Random: Trusting the fates
317Across the Fence: The Colorado Coalfield War
312Letter to Editor clarifies drug testing policy
310Nature Notes: Love is in the air
309View from Capitol Hill: Solutions for our economy and the budget
307Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret, XLII: Sunflowers
305Christmas stories from Freshman Academy students
303Mayor’s Monthly: Moving on Gering’s momentum
299Observations Only: The vigil
298Coach Schadwinkel promoted strong sense of tradition
297Totally Random: Where does it go?
295Teen Voice: Trouble Maker or Hard Worker?
295Across the Fence: Roy Bean; scoundrel with a law book
295In the Hills: Arbor Day in Nebraska
295Building Bridges: Be a Destination Ambassador
295Their View: Goal post move unfair
294Dear Nebraskans: Nebraska is the place for business
294Building Bridges: Be American - help your candidate
291Lyman Review: Taste of boot?
287In the Hills: Nebraska Bighorn Sheep
286Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLIV: Jail break
285Building Bridges: Awards are only part of our success
281Lyman Review: Nudge to the Butt
277Notes from NRD: Thanks agricultural producers
272Jane’s Secret: Jane’s Secret XLV: Gun smoke
272Capitol View: There was more to the session than just the big ticket items
268Religious freedom must be protected
268At the Monument: Junior Rangers
267Across the Fence: Missing; Nelson Buck survey party
265Lyman Review: Winter's dog
264Our View: Confidentiality agreement disrespectful
264Building Bridges: Five years old IS a milestone
263Capitol View: Legislature overrides gubernatorial vetoes
260Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
260Across the Fence: David F. Cook and ‘Indian Joe’
256Teen Voice: Holiday horrors
256In the Hills: Explore the state parks
254At the Monument: That old (historic) building
254In the Hills: Pollinators – the buzz
253Capitol View: Redistricting needs new procedure
253Capitol View: The 103rd Legislature is history … finally
253Linked Lives
251For the love of the game – best courses in the valley
246Across the Fence: On the Old Chisholm Trail
241Lyman Review: Dog fun
241Across the Fence: Amanda
241At the Library: “I Shall Be Near to You” By Erin Lindsay McCabe
239Capitol View: It sounded like a good idea at first
239Support emergency services personnel
238Update from the NRD: March updates from the NRD
237At the Zoo: Spring in to the zoo
236College Thoughts: Rotten for the minds? Think again
234Capitol View: The Legislature did provide tax relief
233Capitol View: Clock keeps tickin,’ many issues remain unresolved
231Capital View: Can prison reform survive property tax relief?
231Across the Fence: Who was Martha Jane Canary?
228Teen Voice: Inspire me
226Across the Fence: Investigation at Spring Creek
226Across the Fence: Charles Badger Clark
225At the Monument: Where are the animals?
224Greetings from the State Capitol
223From the Capitol: The conduct we choose reflects our character
222Building Bridges: Don’t wait to develop
222No-till Notes: Moving forward
219Website Resources
217Across the Fence: Old barns and memories
209New at the Zoo: Volunteer at the Zoo
208Capitol View: Legislature to tackle meatier issues
206No-Till Notes: Back in the field
205No-Till Notes: Cheat grass
204Gering ninth graders answer the questions of life
203Teen Voice: Home is where the heart is
201Final Point: Citizen receives first honor for ‘Final Point’
201Building Bridges: When ‘FAMILY’ and fellow Nebraskans are all you’ve got
199View of the Zoo: VIPs at RCD
199Across the Fence: The Spring Creek Raid
199Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin
195Dear Nebraskans: Technology helps serve Nebraskans
193No-Till Notes: “Fish and Mud”
193History Revisited:A Stray Moment: Life (and death) on the Oregon Trail
192Jane’s Secret XLVI: Sour grapes
189At the Monument: Art in National Parks
188Washington Report: Honoring America’s heroes
186Building Bridges: Dive into summer—dive into living
184Teen Voice: The clock is ticking
184Anno Domini: The Textbook of Freedom
181No-til Notes: Changing plans
175At the Library: “My Name is Resolute” By Nancy E. Turner
171Capitol View: State aid proposal just might make some sense
160Fellow Nebraskans: Congratulations on graduation day
157Across the Fence: Battle of Summit Springs, Part I: Tall Bull Killed
154Across the Fence: Six went to the gallows
153No-Till Notes: Annual PNTP Tour
148Jane’s Secret XLVII: A stormy afternoon
141Lyman Review: Sheep Royalty
139Arts Scene: Theatre West’s Les Miserables not to be missed: Anniversary production proves to be a memorable winner
131Across The Fence: Hinhan Kaga Paha
125Synchronicity:What brings me back
123No-Till Notes:Enjoyable meeting
112Be kind through communications
102Jane’s Secret XLVIII: Jane’s agenda
88Letters to the Editor
88Building Bridges: Oregon Trail Days—making our present a celebrated past
69Letter to the editor
57Fourth of July meetings
44Battle of Summit Springs, part II: Warpath to White Bear Creek
41Building Bridges: Turning a space into a sense of place
35In the Hills: Awesome Amphibians and Rough Reptiles
30Across the Fence: Aftermath: Part III, The Battle of Summit Springs
17Jane’s Secret XLIX: Phillip’s agenda
Dominos Pizza
Fresh Foods
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson